Wednesday, December 20, 2006

About Sai SatCharitra


A gift beyond our comprehension.

Sai SatCharitra, when it was first given me to read, I had not gone into it deeply. Matter of fact is that I did not read more than two chapters at that time. It pains me even as I write this.

During those times I was much into philosophy, and wanted clear explanations, to the mind, or rather looking for what appealed to the mind. After reading a couple of chapters, the intellectual mind did not find it appealing, thought to be mere stories with hyped up miracles.

Many of the intellectual minded people might find it same today. But the book has much more than mere intellect of the thought, which can be found in millions of books in libraries and even in the weekly magazines and daily newspapers.

Sai Satcharitra is a wealth given by Shirdi Sai Baba, and is blessed by Grace. It has the most amazing thing that only few Masters like Sai Baba can give. It has the grace, which is beyond any level of intelligence. The grace that can clean and purify our minds, the grace that attracts us towards the highest.

Every time I read it, it gives different when meaning. Each chapter when read at different times brings about the calmness, with the meaning relevant for that time. Though the book is most of the time pointing to the timelessness, it seems to guide me, with utmost love and care that only rare book can render.

In emotionally and mental disturbance of a greater intensities, even hugging to the book have helped a lot. Only hugging the book in those intense moments, when one does not even feels like reading, the grace from the book gives solace and soothing effects on heart and head.

At the time of reading though it has been read again and again, there is a sense of newness every time. One does not feel anything repetitive. And it always gives a feeling of togetherness, with Sai Baba. It's like living with Him. If we go everyday and meet him, it is always going to be great. The love and grace never becomes stale. There is always newness in it.

The sacred book is not read with the aim to learn something, but only for the feeling of grace and love felt through it, yet it never ceases to give appropriate directions. And one feels it is all with Sai Baba’s direction and grace one is drawn to write this. One feels it is Baba’s work His grace will guide whoever needs to read it.

Even the word I seem to be heavy so the word one is used, because the I is not there. Only the grace is there. If I is there, that I would be much thinking over what is being written, what will the readers say, what will the intellectual people say. I is always surrounded with fears, and ifs. Even while reading the great blessed book Sai SatCharitra, it is better that the I is absent. The I with the wants, the I looking for directions, the I looking for the learning.

It’s best when the I is absent and only the grace of Baba is felt, the grace is allowed to work on mind rather than mind working to find the meanings.

The mind or I can never fathom the grace, the grace has to be allowed to work on mind. As Baba has indicated it requires a calm mind to grasp the grace. And only the grace can calm the mind. When the mind or I is trying to get calm it can never be.

We have to leave it to the grace of Sai Baba and allow His grace to work. It is very difficult for the mind or I to leave everything to Sai Baba. It might say I have left everything to Baba, and immediately after saying it starts all it’s effort for securing its identity, gathered from society.

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sai Ram

Rani said...

hello
my name is rani from andhra pradesh
thanks for giving such nice site
sai baba will bless everyone.
but i don't know he is not showing his blessings upon me
what mistake i have done i do not know
will sai baba help me?

Jayesh Kr. Jain said...

Thanks a lot Sir, I am feeling so great to come across this blog... Thanks a lot again... May Sai baba bless us all !!

Alpesh said...

Thanks Rani, Thanks Neelima and thanks Jayesh. May the Love and Grace of Baba always be on us !!!

Anonymous said...

SAI RAM

Hi Alpeshbhai,i live in nairobi ,kenya you have done wonders by putting this blog, am also a strong devotee of sai baba and visit saibaba mandir every thursdays. Please assist me on downloading th emain title song in the series on star plus.
thank you

sonia said...

jai sai ram

alpeshbhai try and come to nairobi at sai dham mandir we were recently given darshan by baba when we were singing bhajans and he blessed us with hi foot prints on the window which states he was amoung us.

sonia

ShastriX said...

Excellent compilation, Alpesh.

Have gnoted the Telugu version ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi my special thanks to the site creater today I am very much happy to download sai satcharitra.

Anonymous said...

hi alpesh
This is kanika . Thanks for creating such a great site .This work that you are doing indeed is very noble . good luck .
OM SAI RAM

Anonymous said...

Sairam

I was very desperate to read swamis satcharithra, since am in abroad , i was unable to buy the same immediately. i was searching for the online satcharithra, found in this site. Very happy and thank you so much for this kind of seva.

Love all, Serve All, Help ever , Hurt Never.

Thanks Sir
Viji

aarthi said...

hi
i'm aarthi. can anyone tell me the procedure to read Sai Satcharitra.plz help.like when to read.. aany restrictions to read.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I have done many mistakes and hurted many people in my life. i want to change everything about me now. My husband doesnt believe me any more and maybe doenst love me too. I have thought i would start reading this book and maybe i could try to get back the trust he has in me. Can anyone tell me that i can get back the trust by Sai's grace?

Anonymous said...

hi alpesh
you have well said..
grace has to be there to calm mind
and also its very difficult to surrender everything to sai baba, as mind always comes back to its ilusion that it is the one doing everything.
may lord sai bless us all and make us his own.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much to the site creaters
Jai Sai Nath

Anonymous said...

Jai Sai Ram!
Thank you all for your posts on this wonderful website. Here is my first experience with Sai...
I prayed to baba to give me his darshan. I live in the U.S. and because I am a student rarely do I get time to visit a Sai temple. However, I always pray to god and visit the temple near my house. I was a little disappointed when I did not get darshan by Sai after repeated prayers - not in my dream or while praying at the temple. Instead, Baba came all the way from India. One of my Uncle whom I have not met for a long time happened to be in town. I had no idea but somehow it happened that we met. When I went to see him and we were exchanging contact infos before saying good-bye he opened his wallet and there I saw Sai Baba's original picture. My heart is very happy. Thank you Sai for your blessings. Always keep Shradha and Saburi and he shall answer our prayers for he lives within us.
Jai Sai Ram!

Anonymous said...

Hi I am Sanjay from Hyderabad,Recently i completed reading Shri Sai Charitra which is compiled by E.Bharadwaja.Believe me after reading that book I have become a huge believer/diciple of shri Sai Baba. I request each and every Individual to read this book so that they can get self confidence and self belief in ourself....OM SAI RAM...

Divya said...

Om Sai Ram Alpeshji
I had requested Sai Sansthan for Shri Sai Satcharita and had sent a check of 70/- for the book and two photographs of our Sai Babaji. Now how can i know if it has reached there or not and then in how many days i will be able to get the delivery?

Alpesh said...

Om Sai Ram Divya,

I am not aware of Sai Baba Sainasthan's way of sending the book and photos. Many times Sansthan does not stock of Sai Satcharitra of some languages. That might delay the sending of the book.

Best would be to send an email to Sai Baba Sansthan from their website and they should respond your question. Sai Baba Sansthan responds to email queries pretty fast. This has been my personal experience.

Divya said...

Om Sai Ram
Thanks a lot Alpeshji

SR Durga said...

Om Sai Ram,

I started believing Saibaba when i was young and at every walk of my life. But since couple of months nothing is going in my way. I am in US lost my job , so send my family back home. Already it is 2 months since i lost job and eagerly waiting for a job. I dont know what sin i have done with Saibaba, if anything of that sort has been done by me ..Baba Please forgive me if any Sin i have done knowingly or unknowingly and be with me and my family always and show me a way to servive from this critical situation.

Anonymous said...

From many days i am searching for the site where i can intract with sai devotees.& know i am very happy that i get such site.thank you so much baba.I know you help me in this.

babu said...

sai baba give me a house.and bless me for the re union with saly.

JR Julius said...

I have seen a advertisement before Chennai Mylapore saibaba temple. Satcharita(Tamil Audio CD). But sold out. Any one guide me to get the Audio CD/ Download satcharita in Tamil. email:: jrjulius2004@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

om sai ram
iam ravi from hyderabad india
baba teachings can find in daily life
baba speak less and do more for all, just belive him, b4 baba gives us baba teaches and make us realise it value of that thing r desir be it money .fame e.t c so be patient it happend with me
baba bless us
om sai baba

Anonymous said...

Hi,

There has been some incidents in my life that drove me closer to beliving in baba and I would like to share one with all of you devotees.
I live in the U.S. and am a student. The temple I usually go to near my school is beautiful and has idols of most of the gods but does not have baba's idol. I wanted to go for baba's darshan so I searched for the nearest temple for baba. Miraculously, there is a shirdi temple here in Chicago. I was very happy to find this and went for baba's darshan - the temple is beautiful and reminded me of shirdi from the description satcharitra. I have never been to Shirdi myself so, this is the closest feeling I can relate to and I am very positive that the real Shirdi temple should be no different - as I could feel baba's presence here. After having baba's darshan and prashad, I took off but while driving back home I started thinking that I would love to come here often but it is so far - 1.5 hr drive is something I cannot afford being in medical school. During my thought process I told baba that may be I should talk to the temple authorities near my house and see if they can bring in baba's idol. If they don't, I told myself I should offer them to bring one in for devotees. And, then again I started thinking, how will I afford it when I myself live on loans. Again, I thought to myself I shall atleast bring in baba's picture - that shouldn't be hard. I made up my mind that everyone should have an opportunity to get baba's darshan. This way I reached home. Couple weeks later, I had completely forgotten about my thought process that day and I visited the temple near my house. We were on the other end of the temple doing Shivji's aarti as my view of the front of the temple was blocked by other devotees. In midst of performing the aarti I happened to glance at the front of the temple not paying much attention to that end but something caught my attention. Then again, I looked closer, this time with all my attention - there was a baba's huge picture sent in by some devotee for darshan. My happiness new no bounds - I took baba's darshan, performed aarti and left happily. However, after that day I've never seen the picture at the temple again. The day I saw it I spoke with the pujariji and he said a devotee brought it in long time back then it was sent to some other temple and now we have it back. The story didn't make sense but I nodded and left. Perhaps they took the picture back - I honestly, don't know what happened but in my mind, as if, baba came to fulfill my wish once, gave me his darshan, blessed me and went onto his journey to bless his other devotees. Keep your faith in baba. Many bad things have happened in my life but baba keeps me going. The positive energy he imparts us is incredible. He keeps telling me that it is important to be a good human being above all - keep shradha & Saburi!
Lets pray for everyone to sai baba. May his blessings show us the right path always...
Jai Sai nath!

Anonymous said...

hi every one i am srinivas reall y i love sri shiridi sai baba

Anonymous said...

hi to every body for the devotees of the sr shiridi sai baba,
i want to tell my real time experience which i faced in my life, intially, i didnt belived in the lord sai baba,then after sme days i unexpectedly believed in the saibaba and visited with my wife to shiridi, and from that day evrything is in smoothflow. so every one saly atleast once for day "SRI SACHIDANANDA SATGURU SAINATH MAHARAJ KI JAI"

Anonymous said...

hi
I am vadhana here we got new job offer because of shri sai baba in seven days i finished sai sath charithiram. but on 9th day we got job offer. we cant believe this. Its a miracle we got job in our favourite place , good salary like that... i cant forget that incident

Anonymous said...

Om Sai Ram to all the devotees of Sai. Feels good to see response from all around the world. This dear devotee of Sai is called Deepika. My whole Family is devotee of Sai. My father is a pilgrim and goes to Shidi from Pune with the palkhi...
I would like to share one experience with u all. Every year we have padukas of Sai at our place for a day... We call as many devotees as we can on that day and perform Aartis and Bhajans. We offer naivaidya to Sai and then distribute among the poor people. On the day when we were suppose to get those padukas from a temple my father called rickshaw to travel from the temple to our house. As they reached our place, by the time my father could remove money from the pocket the rickshaw had disappered. It was Sai who had delivered His own padukas....one more incident happened on the same day. After the Aarti was over, it had to be given to all. Some people were standing and elder ladies who could not stand for long sat.A person took the plate with burning camphor to individual person giving them the aarti. Suddenly the plate with burning camphor fell on a elderly lady's saree... Everyone were scared. However it is rightly said you need not worry if Sai is with you. To our surprise neither she was hurt nor a single burn on her SAREE!!!!..

Lastly Thanks to Alpesh for creating this website. May Sai bless all... Om Sai Ram.

SRDURGA said...

Om Sai Ram,

Dear Alpesh Ji.. somewhere in our blog i found a link that leads to SAI PRERANA written by SHANTILALA GOPALDAS PANCHAL. I guess you must be knowing about this book , by reading which one's wishes will be fulfilled. I have this in HINDI language, but i want it in ENGLISH. If anybody knows and have a link in ENGLISH please let me know.

Alpesh said...

I'll let you know if i come across that book.

Alpesh said...

Om Sai Ram,

Thanks Deepika for sharing those experience with Sai Baba.

Anonymous said...

Om Sai Ram i am ong seng teck from Malaysia. i have downloaded the original Marathi sai Satcharitra English version but one of the chapter is missing, "chapter 45" could you please replace it. thanks Alpesh

Anonymous said...

Om Sai Nathaye namah,
Sabhi Sai Bhakto ko Meri Shubh Kamnaayen.Mai Mukesh Shrivastava Sirf Itna Hi Kahna Chahunga Ki Baba ki Krapa Sab Par Barabar Hai Wo Sabse Barabar Sneh Rakhte Hai, Jaise Ek Maa Apne Bachcho Me Farq Nahi Karti. Baba Par Jo Pura Vishwas Karta Hai Uske Ahit(Bure) Me Bhi Hit(Achchha) Karte Hain Baba.
Ant Me Sirf Itna Hi,
SAI TUM HO AATMA MERE ANDAR KI,
AUR MAI EK BOOND HU TERE SAMANDAR KI.
Email- imukeshshrivastava@yahoo.com
Mukeshshrivastava13@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Alpeshji,
Om Sai Nathaye Namah
Apka Prayas Bahut Hi Prashansniya Hai.Hum Aapke Bahut Aabhari Hai Ki Aap Baba Aur Bhakton Ke Beech Ek Ram Setu Ka Kaam Kar Rahen Hai. Bhakton Ko Baba Ke Aur Kareeb Le Jaane Me Ye Website Mil Ka Patthar Sabit Ho Rahi Hai.Iske Liye Ek Baar Phir Dhanywad.
Sai Bhakt,
Mukesh Shrivastava
Email-mukeshshrivastava13@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Jai Shri Sai,
I am looking for a free book on Shri Sai Satcharita and the sacred which can be ordered online but i am not able to get the link, can some one pls help me out soon pls.

Alpesh said...

Om Sai Ram,

All the details are given in the post. Kindly read the whole post and you should get the link.

Also there is a link on the right hand sidebar of this blog.

real dreams said...

om sai ram

Anonymous said...

rules to read shree sai satcharitra in seven days,my husband non veg....., please tell me the details

Alpesh said...

I hope the following article should help
Sai SatCharitra Parayan
Om Sai Ram!

Anonymous said...

jai shri sai nath. I have recently started reading shri sai satcharitra. Finished first time and have started second time. When i was reading it as per day one chapter this incident took place sai baba lovingly blessed me. I am a teacher. We had to give demo classes to get selected for the next year faculty. I prepared but was looking for information regarding sir newton. that day our net was not working and the next day i had to give my demo. i was very upset. when i went to my class one girl came with the information about sir newton and i was so happy in mind and thanked baba for providing me information this manner. Sai baba will bless all of us like this forever. bow to shri sai peace be to all.

Anonymous said...

Om Sai Ram. May Sadguru Sri Shiridi Sai Baba bless everyone.

I am Dinesh from Hyderabad.
I had recently came over this site and downloaded the PDF files of Satcharitra in Telugu. I had found all the chapters separately as separate files. I had made them as a single PDF file. If Sri Alpesh agrees i can send him the file to post it here.

Sai Baba had done many miracles in my life. Previously i did not believe him and when i started reading the Satcharitra, my life changed a lot and now I read it daily. May everyone be blessed by Sai Baba.

Many thanks to Sri Alpesh for bringing this site.

Alpesh said...

Om Sai Ram Dinesh,

You can send me the file and i will put it for download on this page.

Thanks!

Gita said...

hi
I am Geetha here. i got new job offer because of shri sai baba in seven days i finished sai sath charithiram. but on 7th day itself i got a job offer.Om Sai Ram

Dhana Lakshmi Chowdary .Boyapati said...

hi friends today i completed reading sai satcharitra second time and i was surprised to see baba in my dreams...... sai was really great and love n believe sai baba for ever and i got job offer on the 7th day of completing satcharitra 2nd time om sai ram.........

Anonymous said...

i want buy this book in english version . where can i buy it at singapore

Anonymous said...

I wish to have the Sri Saisatcharitra in MP3 format in Tamil. Where from can I download? Can any one suggest pl?
Thanks
Pasupathi
Chennai

Anonymous said...

Om sai ram.....
i surrender myself to u sai ram....Baba please forgive me for all my mistakes i have done knowingly or unknowingly and be with me and my family always and show me a way to servive from this critical situation. henceforth i ll not hurt anyone ....

om sai nathaya namaha..

Anonymous said...

om sai ram om sai ram

Anonymous said...

hi ,

can any one send me the saibaba parayanam audio mp3 in telugu free download.

Anonymous said...

hello every1,,,, shikha here, i wont say that i m a big devotee of shri sai baba. bcoz i dont do any pooja-archna of shri sai baba. and dont chant his name always. bt i can surely say i have full faith on him,,,, i can feel that he is a great supporter of me. whenever i m in trouble or get upset,, i jst remember him n jst believe i get a great peace of mind.... i always pray 2 sai baba 2 keep blessing upon me. thanx baba.

Arun said...

Dear all,

Om Sri Sai Ram,

My name is Arun Deshpande and I am staying in Nairobi. Baba has blessed Kenya with a beautiful "SAI CENTRE" and the address is: Musa Gitau Rd, Off Waiyaki Way (Road A-104)
P.O.Box 1098-00606, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel no. is: 00254 20 4448708. If you are a visiting devotee or a resident devotee in Nairobi; and if you need any transport assistance to come to Sai Centre, you can call me on 0736928057. I will pick you and drop you at your place. The bhajan timings are: Thursdays: 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm; and saturdays: 6 pm to 7.15 pm.

Jai Sairam!!

Arun Deshpande
Nairobi
Cell: 00254 736928057

kaushi said...

om sai ram....this kaushik can any one send me sai sacharitha to kaushi71993@gmail.com

Usha said...

"JAI SACCHIDANANDA SADGURU SAI NATHA MAHARAJ KI JAI"

Virendra said...

This is really a great link which helps devotees getting a chance to read the Satcharitra and other valuable downloads.
If you do no mind I would like to provide these links on my blog..."allahmaalik.blogspot.com"
Thanks a lot...
Jai Sai Ram...

Alpesh said...

Om Sai Ram Virendra,

It's ok if you share a link on your blog to this, or any other post you like.

Virendra said...

Shri Sainath Maharaj Kee Jai...
May every devotee of Shri Sai be blessed with happy, healthy, wealthy and successful life...
Thank you Alpesh :)

Anonymous said...

sai my girl friend talking to me as a normal plz forgive me sai baba shiridi

Anonymous said...

sai rammm

Anonymous said...

Jai Ho Shri Sai Baba ki..!!

Thanks Alpesh for such a beautiful site.

Simon said...

Jaisainath!

I wish to have the Sri Saisatcharitra in MP3 (audio) format in Marathi, Gujarati or Hindi. Where from can I download? Can any one suggest please?

Thanks,
Satish Patil
Surat

Alpesh said...

Om Sai Ram Satish Patil,

below is the link from where you can download Sai SatCharitra audio in Hindi.

Sai SatCharitra Hindi Audio

jsaichandra said...

Hi,
This is sai chandra from Guntur, INDIA
I am soo lucky that on getting this blog,
Love all serve all,
Read charitra and get moksham to our life for the karma we did,
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA sai----------------

nalini said...

om sai ram.blessed are we the devotees of sai.many are the miracles HE has performed.sarve janaaha sukhino bhavantu.om sai ram.

Ujjval said...

Om sai Ram,,,,

I am Ujjval from Vadodara,,,trying to be a devotee,,,you are a great help,,,Om Sai Ram to all....

punjabi said...

om sai ram.............

Anonymous said...

om sai ram

this site is really nice. thks babji showing me right path through this.....but i dont find the link frm where i can download sai charitra....

saipavan said...

om sai ram ......baba any time will save the world... jai.sai....ram

saipavan said...

sai ram help me pls avoid my probe's...pls give me u r blessings

Anonymous said...

Iam from Mumbai and My name is Mr Pranab Modak.I want to go Shirdi to get babas blessing!!!

Manikprabhu Suryakantrao Uttarwar said...

Thanks for making available Shri Sai Sat-Charitra in MARATHI .PDF Format....!!!

Request you to please post CORRECT .PDF File of Chapter 42.

Anonymous said...

sainath devotees are blessed ones they lead a peaceful joyful blissful life for ever

Anonymous said...

The tamil complete download link is not working .Please correct the same

Alpesh said...

Om Sai!

The links will be working very soon.

Krishna said...

Hey can you also upload the book Shri Sai Satcharita (http://www.amazon.com/Shri-Sai-Satcharita-Govind-Dabholkar/dp/8120721535)

Thanks for all the links.
May Sai shower his blessings on you.

Anonymous said...

Baba ki kirpa se mere sab kam ho raha hai, baba meri nas nas me base hai. Baba aap aise hi hamesha mere sath rehena har pal mein.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I want to request you all please pray for me. I lost my mangalsutram. I am so disturbed why because before my first my marriage anniversary it was happen.

my beloved god is SAI BABA and I am also praying him.

Anonymous said...

2011 has been very turbulent year . I am trying to cope but .... please baba I PRAY AND I PRAY ......

Anonymous said...

My relationship with my dad has always turbulent .I can do nothing right and my younger sister can do nothing wrong . i jut have faith that my real dad baba sai will do justice .....love u baba u r all i have

Anonymous said...

i dont have trust on baba...i had never done any bad nothing still i got horrible life..i am suffering after my marriage...i never wanted husband which i got...i had never asked for money nor anything but i got bad treatmrnt....and now i am fed up...no one can do anything ....

seema said...

Its such a wonderful blog......... i love it :):):) i am so happy

Alpesh Patel said...

Om Sai Ram,
Thanks, It's all Baba's grace.

ShirdiSaiHolidays said...

Om Sai Ram!

Thanks for such a beautiful website. My name is Venkat from Bangalore. I was not a strong believer in god. But recently one of my friends Mr Sadiq, who is a baba devotee who runs a travel agency in Bangalore booked a flight ticket for me from Bangalore to Pune, for Shirdi Sai Darshan. Slowly, there was a shift in my consciousness. Everything happened as if Baba was guiding me to visit him. I am person who fears heights, I could not even look down from second floor of our building. We Baba in the thoughts and feelings, there was no fear in me whatsoever when the flight took off. Moreover, I was enjoying the flight looking out from the window. The entire experience was Shirdi Visit was heavenly. Inspired, I started a travel agency mainly concentrating on Shirdi Sai Darshan Packages with whatever money I have. My wife who is a Baba devotee was very happy for me. Now I know with Baba's blessings, my life has started to change.

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