Friday, January 5, 2007

Love and Grace Of Sai Baba, that's all we need


Sai Baba our Sadguru is always showering his love and grace on us. Sai Baba is always eager to help his devotees and erase their problems. We the devotees always run with our problems to Sai Baba, we visit the Holy Land Shirdi, in the hope of getting free from our conflicts and problems. Some of us looks out for mantras and attend aarti, sing song of Sai Baba. And why not it is this great characteristic of Sai Baba of Shirdi, that he runs for his devotees welfare and is always anxious to solve their problems.

After giving us so much and making us free from our anxieties, Sai Baba asks us for faith and devotion, which is much needed for the us to get closer to his infinite self and merge into it and get the ultimate freedom. How many of us can do this, even after getting so much love and care from our Sadaguru.

Should not our ultimate goal should be listen to him and look only for his love and grace, after demanding so many things from him and getting all the help.

Truly all we need is Sai Baba's love and grace, and nothing more than that. Nothing can be better than that. This reminds me of a Sufi story, which i will narrate as i remember.

There was a Sufi dervish, who used to live with a group of followers. The Sufi Master had much love for God and wanted nothing more than the love and grace of God. Once it happened that the while moving about, the group got lost in the forest. They had to pass through much discomfort and hardships. Even food and water was not available for the whole day while they were roaming about to find a way out of the forest. After the exhausting day physically and mentally, finally they manage to reach a village in the evening. The villagers of the village they reached were rather fanatic in nature, who hated Sufi culture. So the Sufi Master and the his followers, who had reached there after facing much difficulties, were drove out of the village with harsh words spoken to them and even stone thrown at them. After all this, the Sufi Master sat for his regular prayers. The prayer that ways always in his heart and always flowed through his mouth. He would pray Oh God thank you for everything you have given me, I thank you immensely for all the love and grace you shower on me always. Listening to this one of the disciple could not hold himself. He told his master that it was too much to say that for, after what they had gone through that day. He told his Master that at least for that day, the Master should have complained to the God. If not complained it was too much to thank him. To this the Master asked him to keep quiet, he told, " None knows better than my God what is best for me. Indeed this was needed, otherwise why would he give it to me. The Almighty knows best what is good and needed for me, otherwise there is no reason this should have happened to me. I know his Love and Grace is with me and that is all that I need. Nothing more is required."

How many of us can pray only for Sai Baba's Love and Grace. How many of us have such Faith in Sai Baba.

This also reminds of a similar Zen Story titled Is That So

A beautiful girl in the village was pregnant. Her angry parents demanded to know who was the father. At first resistant to confess, the anxious and embarrassed girl finally pointed to Hakuin, the Zen master whom everyone previously revered for living such a pure life. When the outraged parents confronted Hakuin with their daughter's accusation, he simply replied "Is that so?"

When the child was born, the parents brought it to the Hakuin, who now was viewed as a pariah by the whole village. They demanded that he take care of the child since it was his responsibility. "Is that so?" Hakuin said calmly as he accepted the child.

For many months he took very good care of the child until the daughter could no longer withstand the lie she had told. She confessed that the real father was a young man in the village whom she had tried to protect. The parents immediately went to Hakuin to see if he would return the baby. With profuse apologies they explained what had happened. "Is that so?" Hakuin said as he handed them the child.

"Why Fear When I am With you".........Sai Baba

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

SHRADHHA SABURI
SACHIDANAND SHRI GURUDEV-DUTT SAAINAATH MAHARAJ KI JAI

FRIENDS
I AM ABHISHEK JAIN,THINK MYSELF THE ONE OF THE REAL BHAKT OF THE BABA JI AND MAINE AAJ SE DO SAAL PEHLE SAAI BABA KE BAARE MAIN SUNA THA AUR TAB HEE MAINE UNSE MANN HEE MANN KAHA KI AGAR SACH MAIN AAP HO TO MERA BIGDA HUA KAAM BANADE MERI LAAJ RAKH LO BABA....AND BABA NE MERI SUN LI USKE BAAD SE NA JAANE KITNI BAAR MAINE BABA JI KO DIL SE YAAD KIYA AUR MERE SAARE DUKHON KA UNHONE NIVAARAN KIYA.
MAIN HAR ROZ UNKA NAAM LEKAR APNA DIN SHURU KARTA HOON AUR YADI KABHI DIN BHAR MAIN PARESHAAN HOTA HOON TO KAHIN PE BHI KAISE BHI KOI NA KOI BABA JI KI TASVEER NAZAR AA JAATI HAI AUR DIL KO RAAHAT MIL JAATI HAI. SABKA MAALIK EK 'SAI'.
OM SAI RAM

Ashwini said...

om sai ram. mera naam ab mai kya bolu bas baba ki ek bhaktin hu.sab ki tarha .waise mai unhe mere best friend maanti hu .waise mai unse kuch nahi chupati hu sab kuch unhise to bolti hu .mera din unhi se shuru hota hai aur khatam bhi unhi se. aur sacchi baat bolu woh zara saburi rakhne ke liye kehte hai aur yehi to jeevan ki sacchai hai agar shraddha aur saburi ho to hum apne laksh ko aasaan se paasakte hai.(jai sainath).

bhupesh said...

Mera Naam Bhupesh Hai mein bad yehi kehna chata hun jisne bhi Sai ji ko mann se puja hai uske dukhon ka niwaran hua hai...Jai Sainath

Anonymous said...

Om Saai Raam ! ! !
Mera naam Praveen hai, mai apne mummy papa ko shirdi saai baba k darshan ko bhejna chahta hu... Hum Bikaner me hai, koi mujhe please bataayega ki mujhe mere mummy papa ko darshan ke liye bhejne me kitna kharcha aayega, coz mai ek lower middle class se belong karta hoo, so mai jaanana chahta hu.

UMESH VERMA said...

MAIN,UMESH VERMA,NTPC ENGINEER BABA KA BAHUT AABHAARI HOON.HAMARA JIVAN POORI TARAH SE BABA KO SAMRPIT HAI.HAMARE DIN KA ARAMBH AUR ANT BABA KO YAAD KARTE HUE HOTA HAI.HAMARE SAARE DIKKATON KA HAL BABA KE PAAS HAI.JAI SHRI SAAI BABA

Anonymous said...

Om Sai Ram Baba ji ko dil se yaad baba sab kuch sunate hain aaur jawab bhi dete hain main baba ji
se bahut pyaar karti huu.

Alpesh said...

Baba se bahut pyaar, yahi to chahiye. Bus dil main Baba, man main Baba. Sai Baba, Sai Baba. Aur Baba har kshan hamare saath hote hai.

mani said...

mera naam manisha h.m sai baba ko dil se manti hu aur mujhe pta h saibaba mere sare dukh jarur dur krenge.saibaba sach me hamare dil me hi h bas mahsus krna jaruri h.om sai natheye namah

Anonymous said...

i believe in saibaba so much.jb bhi m saibaba ko dil se yaad krti hu wo mujhe mere pas mahsus hote h

Anonymous said...

om sai ram,,sai baba ne hmesha meri help ki hai,,just shrdha aur saburi honi chahiye man main,,,pls sai baba ji ,,be wid me always,,meri aur meri family ki sari prblms door kar do,,om sai ram,,om sai ram,,om sai ram,,,

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