Thursday, January 25, 2007

Holier than thou

Om SaiNathaya Namah

Today happens to be my birthday. I'll just chant for today's post

Om Sai Ram
Om SaiNathaya Namah .......... This reminds me of the Shirdi where continuously this Mantra is herd in the Sacred Land. Most of the time the Audio is played of this Mantra in Shirdi.
Baba Sai Baba Sai
Sadguru SaiNath Maharaj Ki Jai

And now a prayer flows through my heart

Oh Sai, How can i ever repay you,
repay you of whatever you have done for me and for all your beloved devotees,
certainly no words and deeds are enough, to repay,
you ask simple things like remembering you, meditate on you, read and write about your glories,
and solve complex problems in miraculous ways,
and this too, we tend to forget sometimes,
Still your mercy and grace is always with you,
How can we ever repay

Nothing was coming in the mind when i started writing this post. Suddenly the feeling of writing comes. Oh Sai, there is a big hurdle which can come in your devotees mind. The holier than thou feeling. Oh Sai Baba please help me and all your devotees that we never get into the holier than feeling. There is a story i remember about Prophet Muhammad or may be a Sufi Master. He was returning with a disciple after early morning Namer az the prayer to the infinite, the Almighty. On the way back, after the prayer, the disciple saw people snoring. He said how unfortunate are the people, they know nothing about God. To this the reply came that, the morning prayer had gone in vain because of that feeling.

Yes we are the children of Sai Baba, and never ever compare our Bhakti or relation with Sai Baba we feel with anybody. Sometimes the feeling comes we are not doing enough, that can be helpful, if it gives us the drive for Bhakti and devotion with more intensity.

The other that i know more about Sai Baba, i know more about Shirdi, i know more about Sai SatCharitra, does not at all serve the purpose of Sai Baba's teachings and his Will.

The incident narrated in Sai SatCharitra comes to my mind when a devotee was scandalizing. Upon which Sai Baba said "Behold how, with what relish it is gorging dung. Your conduct is similar. You go on reviling your own brethren to your heart's content. After performing many deeds of merit, you are born a man, and if you act like this, will Shirdi help you in any way?"

Oh Sai grant me as my Birthday gift that i never feel that i know more about you than others. It always remain in my heart and mind that i the finite can never know the leelas of the infinite.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

sai ram

ShastriX said...

Belated wishes, AquaMonk* :-)

Enjoy your posts. Thanks.

* Short for your Aquarian Monkey combination, which Suzanne White says is one of the best.

Saiparthasarathy said...

Belated Wishes. May sai be with u and with your family forever.

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