॥ ॐ सांई राम ॥
॥ सदगुर साईनाथ महाराज की जय ॥
Since Sai Baba fulfills our desires He is so popular and praised among the devotees. First step to become Sai Baba's devotee is getting a desire fulfilled, or praying to Sai Baba or doing a vratta in the name of Holy Sai Baba and get out of a difficult and distracting situation.
Saibaba always used to say that , "I give people what they want so that I can give what I want to give them."
This statement has been repeated on this blog few times, and i remember a comment on a social sharing site that ' i wonder what he(Shri Sai Baba) wants to give?'
What Saibaba wants to give is a spiritual urge and interest in spiritual matters tat will lead the devotees to the spiritual progress, untill they melt and merge into the divine one. 'Be one with Me' Sai Baba used to say. Being one with Sai Baba is melting and merging in the divine reality.
Many would term that as spiritual attainment or divine attainment. That is the language of our ego or our wrong self, which is always after attaining something. It wants to attain power, it wants to attain security, it wants to attain peace. It even wants to attain divinity, which is impossible.
How can a small self always getting disturbed with petty things, it can get disturb with a single statement from somebody attain the greatest, "Divinity".?
But that is the wa our self works. Being petty it asks and thinks petty (little).
One petty desire is fulfilled, it asks for another,and this continues until one realizes that, what is important is not the fulfillment of desires but ending of desire itself.
When the petty self gets attacked by fear due to some insecurity, it goes to Sai Baba and most probably tells Sai Baba the solution of the problem. Baba if this thing happens, I will do this or that. And keep praying and remembering Sai Baba until that happens, get relived. The intensity of prayers and remembrance of Sai Baba or God or Divine reduces until another insecurity strikes and the petty self trembles from fear.
While asking and suggesting the solution to SaiBaba it forgets, that the solution is coming out of the petty self, and so has to be petty and temporary.
Why can't the mind say 'O Sai Baba i am in trouble, or my system is attacked by fear, please remove the fear, rather than giving Him the solution? Why can't it be humble enough in front of Sai Baba? That you have the solution and i cannot show you the solution to the problem. Most of the time we put more weight on our solutions rather than asking for His solution. Result! Sometimes when our solution does not happen, the self gets more stressed and goes to the point to even abuse the merciful Baba or saying that Sai Baba does not care (the saddest part). This result has nothing do with Sai Baba or the Divine, but for the love of the soution our petty self has created, which has to be petty,
The love of te petty self, which has the habit of going down due to petty reasons rules over the Divine. The result?
Would not it be better if we let the Divine will work on us and forget our self's will? Surrender to the Divine will, put more stress on Divine words fallen from Sai Baba's mouth like remembering God or Allah always. Reading holy scriptures and Sri Sai SatCharitra. Considering the Divine love over everything, everything our petty mind can produce as a solution to the so called Happy living.
The real solution comes when the Divine Love and Divine energy fills the self or erase the self, removes the insecurity and wants. The self that was insecure, always looking for this and that, thinking it would satisfy the needs, is lost! and only Divinity persists.
So rather than giving a solution to Sai Baba, why not say Baba i am troubled with a problem, i surrender the problem to you, i surrender the petty self to you and you fill it with Your Divine love, Your Divine protection, Your Divine devotion, and Your Divine Shakti (energy).
Bolo SatChit Anand SadGuru Shri SaiNath Maharaj Ki Jai!
Last Hanuman Jayanti April 19-20 my mom sat to recite 108 Hanman Chalisa in front of a Havan at my home. I was also pulled by the Havan and took Sai Baba picture and some dhoop of Loban and meditated on Sai Baba's picture along with the sacred energy from the scarf on the head and chanting of Sai Baba's mantras. Suddenly had an urge of writing took pen and a notebook and the above article happened. Today Thursday i copied and typed the same after praying to Baba to fill this article with His Divine Love and Grace.
How to love God
How our Beloved Guru Sri Sai Baba Works on us
Leave the results on Sai Baba as it happens because of His love