FEATURE OF THE WEEK: Shirdi mein mujhe bulaale re...
Jee karta hain mere Sayee.. mein Shirdi mein hee bas
Lekin jab tak thoo na chaahe.. mein Shirdi mei kaise aaoon
Shirdi mein mujhe bulaale re...
Shirdi mein mujhe bulaale re..
I wish I could come stay in Shirdi forever and ever Oh Sai!
But, how could I? Unless you wish I could!
Call me to Shirdi my Sayee....Call me to Shirdi!
Baba said, "I draw to Me my man from far off, or even across
the seven seas, like a sparrow with a string fastened to its feet." He also
made it clear to him that if he were not Baba's man, he would not be
attracted to Him and given a darshan. Baba also said that He is not the
three cubits long body that lived in Shirdi but He will manifest wherever
there is true longing and devotion. The above statements may appear to
contradict unless one sees the real context in which they are uttered or
used. Realizing Baba in places other than Shirdi is a true pursuit of Baba
in the attempts to see Baba in every being. However, visiting a pilgrim
center such as Shirdi is a recommended practice for a Saadhaka. It is a
suggested that every Muslim must do Haj at least once in his lifetime. It is
also true that visiting Babylon is one of the desires of most Christians.
The physical presence of a devotee in Shirdi, the taste of
its water, soil, and breeze, the perfumes of the air and the chanting of the
aarthis in the presence of so many other devotees has a magical effect.
Standing in the Samadhi mandir, in front of the piercing eyes of love and
compassion does away with the pain and suffering of the visitors with one
stroke. The assurances of material and spiritual wealth come to reality.
Once a devotee steps on the soil of Shirdi, his life is set on a different
course. One immense longing that a devotee leaves Shirdi with is that he
should return to Shirdi. The power of the magic soil is such.
Let me start with thanking Baba for providing everything. I being the worst
child of Baba, He still loves me, He smiles at my arrogance and ignorance,
He always smiles at me and guides me as my mother. Thanks Baba, without You
I am lost, guide and bless me always, with your permission I wanted to
submit this experience. I wrote a small important note couple of years back
and kept it in my purse. Few days' back I suddenly remembered it and looked
(I was very careful while searching for it and I am very much sure that
nothing slipped out of my purse) in the purse. I could not find it. I prayed
to Baba and asked Him to find it for me. I was thinking that it was a small
piece of paper and it will be hard to find. While thinking this suddenly I
accidentally spilled glass of water on my keyboard. To brush away the water
on the keyboard I lifted it and there I found my piece of paper under the
keyboard. I getting a thought that it was hard to find that small piece of
paper and at that very moment water spilling is like Baba placing it there
and he was telling me to look at that particular place. Thanks Baba
Dear Sai bandhus, my father Late Sri Rajasekharuni undertook reciting of Sai
Satcharitra, Telugu version during 1995 - 1996 when he lived in Sydney,
Australia and recorded readings on audiotapes. Recently my brother Syam
arranged the audio in MP3 version of this Sai Satcharitra in Telugu to be
available on the following web pages: http://www.itmodule.com/sairam and
http://www.itmodule.com/sairam/bychapter-teluguver.htm. Hope this helps
those devotees wanting to listen to Sai Satcharitra in Telugu. This web site
also has Sai Satcharitra audio in English language.
As vowed I am posting this here. My husband was having a hard time getting a
position for summer internship and I had vowed that if he gets a position by
Baba's grace, I will thank Baba in Sai Vichaar. My husband did not get a
position but instead just a project. I was not very happy with this and
since my prayers were not completely answered, I chose to postpone writing
here. But Baba did not like this behavior. On one single day i.e. this
Monday we received two bad news and one of these could ruin my husband's
future. I was suddenly reminded of this vow. As soon as I decided to post
this on Sai Vichaar, one of the matters was taken care of! I am sure Baba,
with His love and grace, will calm the storms that are rocking our lives
right now. Baba please bless my family and me always. Please give us the
required shraddha and saburi to serve You. Please keep everyone in this
world happy and contented.
Sai Ram, I want to let Keshav know that Baba will definitely solve your
daughter's problem by prayers, but I also want to tell you that Baba's udi
(sacred ash) is extremely effective in curing any kind of diseases. So if
can get any or have any please mix it with any suitable skin cream and take
Baba's name and apply it on the spots. I am very sure Sai will cure it soon.
Have full faith in Him and everything will be fine.
As I promised to Saibaba I am posting my experience today. My mother-in-law
was suffering from cancer from one year. She took medicine and it worked
well and now for last three months she is not taking any medicine. Suddenly
the doctor said that she has to start taking medicine again. He said that he
needs to see her after two months. I prayed Saibaba that if she doesn't have
any cancer cells in her body I would post in Sai Vichaar. Surprisingly three
weeks before she went to the doctor, who said she does not have cancer any
more. My husband and me are happy to hear that. If you believe Baba anything
may happen at anytime.
I went to India to get married. I was supposed to see a girl, so I prayed to
Sai Baba that if I see You anywhere in this process, I will think that You
have also accepted her. So, I went to see the girl but the girl did not
believed in God and was not as per what I had expected but still I thought
that if I will see Sai Baba's picture anywhere, accordingly I will decide.
But I could not see Him anywhere. Next day I went to see another girl. She
was into spirituality like me and we were sent in her room to talk to each
other. You won't believe while talking to her, she opened her
cupboard(closet) to take out something and there I saw Sai Baba's picture. I
was very much satisfied and with His grace we got engaged and getting
married in December. I hope Sai Baba will always hear me like this. There
are many instances where I have felt that He listens to whatever I tell Him
and He helps me.
Pranam Baba, Baba you know my father's financial condition is very bad,
please help him Baba. My mother's health is also not good as she is
suffering from asthma. Please shower Your blessings on my parents, my
sisters and on us. Baba my father throughout his life has suffered from
financial crisis, please Sai Baba help him in getting some decent job with
good money so that he can become prosperous in life. Please help my Papa,
Today again I need your help Baba. I don't know what should I do. Even I
have no money for your naivedya. Please help me Baba because without Your
help I can't do anything. I always feel You near me but I want to see you.
Accept me Baba.
Please forgive my husband, and me if we had done any mistakes and please let
not to make anymore. Please bless our lives to be peaceful and bless us with
kids and success in our career.
My mother is suffering from an abscess in her toe, which is showing no sign
of healing, and my father has a bad ulcer, Baba please bless them both and
cure them from there suffering.
My dad is standing in elections. This is his lifetime dream. He is great
devotee of Baba, please bless him Baba that he should win in this election.
Baba, by your grace, my sister gets engaged. Baba, You know the situation in
which this happened. I request You, Baba to please take care her. Please
bless her with a happy married life and please look after that everything
will go smoothly.
I earnestly pray to You from the bottom of my heart, Baba please arrange for
Dearest Shirdi Sai Baba, our son always falls sick and he is undergrown due
to these sickness. Baba please bless him with good health and recover his
growth. Also You are aware of the state of our company where I am working.
Baba, please help me in this situation to take good decision and help me in
getting good job. Jai Sai Ram.
Om Sai Ram. Please help me in getting this job Baba. You know everything
what I am going through to settle in my life. Please give me confidence.
Shower Your Blessings on us Baba to get a child and good job.
My sincere Pranams to you Sai Baba.You have been with us through thick and
thin. Please this time take care of may father who is suffering from cancer
and lessen his pain, only You can help him with your gracious blessing. Jai
EXPERIENCE OF DEVOTEES:
Last week my wife had been to a routine checkup with her family doctor where
she was asked to get a Mammogram taken. We went the next day to get her
Mammogram done and did not consider this seriously as she is in her 30's.
Couple of days later we got a call from the doctor's clinic that she needs
to get another set of pictures taken as the original test indicated some
calcifications. We were asked to come to another clinic where pictures can
be taken digitally. We went there, and she got the pictures taken. I was
sitting in the waiting area with a hope that everything will be normal.
Doctor called me and has shown the picture where he was suspecting an
indication of cancer and he said that a biopsy is needed in order to
completely confirm if that was a normal one or an indication of real cancer.
We were shocked and couldn't decide immediately whether we should get biopsy
done. Later we decided to get biopsy done, took appointment to see after 5
days. We came home and both of us are still worried. I prayed Baba to be
with us and I have left this at his feet. Next day I completed Guruchatra
Parayanam in one day. Fortunately, we became busy looking after arrangements
for Jeeyar swamy who came to our place. We decided not to think about the
biopsy until that day arrives and have participated in Srinivasa
Kalyanavostham by Jeeyar Swamy. We also went to his place where he was
staying ,next day and he gave Thirtham the holy water.
That day has arrived and we went to the clinic. I was again sitting in the
Waiting area and was very nervous. I took the picture of Baba from my pocket
and asked him to help us out.35 minutes later, nurse came by to give me an
update and said that they were having trouble to identify the calcification
and will be using more advanced machine to locate it. After 30 more min ,
she came by and asked me to walk into the doctor's room. I walked into the
room and Doctor told me that they could not locate the calcification even
after 30-40 attempts which they saw in 2 attempts just few days back. I was
so relieved and expressed my heartfelt thanks to Baba. He being an avatar of
Dutta who has all three forms Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara, it may be Him
that came in the form of Jeeyar swamy. We have experienced several leela's
of Sai and He is always there for us. Always be with us Sai.
I would like to share my experience about Baba's presence during my journey
in passing my CPA exams. Baba showered me with blessings right from the
beginning just to show that I have nothing to fear for when I have Him. I
had applied for my transcripts evaluation in July 2004 and had to sign up
for a course in Sept 2004. I was supposed to get the evaluation by August
1st but I did not get a response even after 20th August. I then proposed a
test. I prayed to Baba that if I get my evaluation response by 31st August,
I would pass my CPA without worries. Exactly, on 31st August 2004, I got the
response that I was eligible for enrollment. My exam experience was a
nightmare but I just kept remembering Baba and was reciting the Aarti
mentally throughout the exam. I was sure I had failed but kept praying to
Baba and asked my mom and mother-in-law to do pooja in the Sai Mandir. I
gave my third paper in August 2005 and this time I didn't pray for anything
specific. We were going through a bad patch and my prayers were directed
more towards it than my studies. But my Karunamayi, gave me such a score in
high 90s. I gave my last and final paper last month and got a 99 in it. I
was nervous during the last exam because it was a tough subject and many of
them were finding the time management difficult. But, I, as usual, kept
muttering the Aarti. It enhanced my concentration and I was able to finish
the paper without any problems with time. Also, I had not paid attention to
a small but important detail while solving a problem. I generally, don't
revise my answers but this time 10 minutes before the finish, something
tugged me to revise. I found out I had missed a very small but important
detail. If I hadn't rectified the error I would have not got such good
grades. I know I don't deserve the credit but nobody can stop a Mother from
looking after Her child. All this just shows the infinite mercy our Mother
Sai has on us.
Gurupoornima at Shirdi Sai Temple, Chicago and Suburbs,
Gurupoornima celebrations will be held in Shirdi Sai Temple, Chicago from
Tuesday, July 11th through Thursday, July 13th 2006. Program highlights:
Maha Abhishek, Aarthis, Satcharita parayan, Sri Sai Satyanarayan Vratha, Sri
Datta Moola Mantra Homam, Palaki procession and more. For program details
please visit the temple website www.saibaba.us or contact the Temple office
Shri Saibaba Mandir, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saibaba activities in Minneapolis were conducted at Shirdi Saibaba Prayer
center since the year 2002. Now, with the grace and blessings of Baba and
the support of devotees, a new Saibaba Mandir will begin to function at 1835
Polk St NE, Minneapolis from July 11th, 2006, Gurupoornima day. The day
program will include Sai satcharitha parayan, Sai aarathis, bhajans and Sai
Naama jap. Please visit www.hamaresai.org for all details.
Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple of DFW Metroplex is located at 2109 West Parker
(Parker Plaza), Suite 212, Plano, TX 75023. For temple hours and
Gurupoornima event please call the temple office at 469-467-3388 or visit
the website www.shirdisaidallas.org.
Guru Poornima celebrations, Bay Area, California
Dear Shirdi Sai devotees, we welcome all of you with family to join us for
Shirdi Sai Gurupoornima celebrations on July 15th (Saturday) in Sunnyvale
between 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sanatan Dharma Kendra, 897 E Kifer Rd,
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (located in Reliance Technical Service complex). For
details please call 408-564-6704 or send email to email@example.com or
Sai Satsang, New Jersey, USA
Shirdi Sai Dham, Inc regularly conducts Sai bhajans followed by Aarti and
Prasad on every 1st Saturday of each month at Durga Mandir, Kendall Park,
New Jersey. All are requested to kindly come and receive Baba's blessings.
For more information, please call us at 609-275-1334 or visit
www.shirdisaidham.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gurupoornima in Toronto, Canada
Gurupoornima celebrations will be held in Toronto on Sunday, July 16th 2006
from 7:00 a.m. with Bhupali and Kakad Aarti to 8:00 p.m. Shej Aarti at Gur
Mandir, 207 Queen's Plate Dr., Toronto. Program highlights: Maha Abhishek,
Satcharita parayan, Sri Sai Satyavratha Puja, Sri Sai Palaki procession,
Bhajan Sandhaya, Mahaprasaad and more. To participate in Annadaan
(Charitable Food Drive), details to volunteer, for program information
please visit events at www.shirdisainath.org or contact at 416-402-8089 or
Shirdi Sai Mandir, Toronto, Canada
The Shirdi Sai Mandir located at 2721 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario,
M1X 1L5 (Intersection of Markham and Nashdene) is open Monday to Friday from
6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m.
Dhoop Aarti is at 7:30 p.m. everyday. Bhajans are on Saturday from 6:00 p.m.
onwards. For other temple activities and information please call
647-444-4724 or send an email to email@example.com.
Gurupoornima Celebrations in Sydney, Australia
Shree Shirdi Sai Sansthan Sydney invites you to with family and friends to
join and celebrate Guru Poornima on 9th and 11th July 2006 at 420 Liverpool
Road, Strathfield South, NSW 2136, Australia. For more details contact
contact Sansthan's Info-Line 0500 524 724 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guru Poornima celebrations in Auckland , New Zealand
Guru Poornina is celebrated on 15th July (Saturday ) at Mahatma Ghandhi
Center, New North Road, Auckland. Program includes Sri Sai Baba Arathis(all
four) from 6:30 am followed by Sai Abhishek, Guru Pooja, Sai Bhajans, a
short play on Sai Baba Leelas, Maha Prasad and more. All are welcome. For
details contact Sam at 625 2930 or visiit www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz.
Sai Satsang in Westborough, MA
Dear Sai devotees in Westborough and near by cities in MA, every Thursday
from 7:30 pm to 9 pm we do Shirdi Sai Bhajans in Westborough, MA. Please
email me at email@example.com for more information.
Sai Satsangs in Singapore
Dear Sai devotees in Singapore, Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan (Singapore)
conducts regular Sai bhajans every Saturday from 6:30 p.m. at Shri
Vadapathira Kalliamman Temple, Serangoon Road, Little India, Singapore.
Please visit the web site http://www.saisansthan.com for more details.
Shirdi Sai parivar, Vancouver, Canada
Shirdi Sai parivar in Vancouver invites you all for Sai satsang on Thursday
from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and first Sunday of every month from 11:30 am to 1
pm, at 8571, 118A St, Delta, V4C 6L2. For further details contact (604)592
4182 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sri Shirdi Sai Akshaya Meditation, Malaysia
We have regular gatherings, bhajans on Thursdays at Sri Shirdi Sai Akshaya
Meditation Centre, Brickfields, Kualalumpur, Malaysia. For more information
please call 60322606030 or send email to email@example.com