Thursday, August 14, 2008

Can we understand His activities ? Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Just as the last post about not allowing the thought of only my idea is true was over, the next paragraph holds another important aspect for bhakti, devotion, God, Sadguru, meditation .....

A few quotes from Shri Sai SatCharitra to begin with

While meditating on him my mind and intellect were stunned and I had thus to keep quiet and bow to him in silence.

"I resorted to My Guru for 12 years. He brought Me up. There was no dearth of food and clothing. He was full of love nay, he was love incarnate. How can I describe it? He loved Me most. Rare is a Guru like him. When I looked at him, he seemed as if he was in deep meditation, and then we both were filled with Bliss. Night and day, I gazed at him with no thought of hunger and thirst. Without him, I felt restless. I had no other object to meditate, nor any other thing than My Guru to attend. He was My sole refuge. My mind was always fixed on him. This is one pice Dakshina. Saburi (Patience or perseverance) is the other pice. I waited patiently and very long on My Guru and served him. This Saburi will ferry you across the sea of this mundane existence. Saburi is manliness in man, it removes all sins and afflictions, gets rid of calamities in various ways, and casts aside all fear, and ultimately gives you success. Saburi is the mine of virtues, consort of good thought. Nishtha (Faith) and Saburi (Patience) are like twin sisters, loving each other very intimately."

Then Sai Baba spoke as follows:- "My method is quite unique. Remember well, this one story, and it will be very useful. To get the knowledge (realization) of the Self, Dhyana (meditation) is necessary. If you practice it continuously, the Vrittis (thoughts) will be pacified. Being quite desireless, you should meditate on the Lord, Who is in all the creatures, and when the mind is concentrated, the goal will be achieved. Meditate always on My formless nature, which is knowledge incarnate, consciousness and bliss. If you cannot do this, meditate on My Form from top to toe as you see here night and day. As you go on doing this, your Vrittis will concentrate on one point and the distinction between the Dhyata (meditator), Dhyana (act of meditation), Dhyeya (this meditated upon) will be lost and the meditator will be one with the Consciousness and be merged in the Brahman. The (mother) tortoise is on one bank of the river, and her young ones are on the other side. She gives neither milk, nor warmth to them. Her mere glance gives them nutrition. The young ones do nothing, but remember (meditate upon) their mother. The tortoise glance is, to the young ones, a down-pour of nectar, the only source of sustenance and happiness. Similar is the relation, between the Guru and disciples."

Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa in Gospel of Sri RamaKrishna : " What can a man understand of God's activities? The facets of God's creation are infinite. I do not try to understand God's action at all. I have heard that everything is possible in God's creation, and I always bear that in mind. Therefore I donot give a thought to the world, but meditate on the God alone. Once Hanuman was asked,' What day of the Lunar month is it?' Hanuman said : ' I don't know anything about the day of the month, the position of the moon and stars, or any such things. I think of Rama alone.'

So much synchronicity in the teachings. Why should we try to understand Baba's leela. Just as He said we should meditate on Sai Baba and think of Sai Baba, alone and not put the heart and mind on anything else. Than the mind will be shunned and in silence He will reveal Himself to us.

Aum SaiNathaya Namahah.


Anonymous said...

Sairam Alpesh Bhai ...
this is best message I have ever got in past few days so beautifully written and conveyed thanks a lot for making understand in between the lines ..
...Baba is always sending something to learn .Your parayan of Sai satcharitra reflects deep understanding of what Baba wants to convey and what we miss sometime when we just read rather than absorb and understand...great post ..
At the feet of my Sathguru Sai

Anonymous said...

The question was lingering in my mind as what could be meaning of Haji Phalke actions and Baba's asking him to pay Rs 40,000 and could he come thru narrow lane and others.....This article of Activities of baba has answered my query....

Thank you very much

Sai Servant


sai said...

Hi this is a beautiful website with very useful stories and leela of shri sainath maharaj,

devotees will be much benefited from this site,

only sairam can save us and give unlimeited happiness to every body.

jai sairam!!

Anonymous said...

Om Shri Anant Koti Brahmand Nayak Raja Dhi Raj Yogi Raj Para Brahma Shri Sachidanand Sadguru Sai Nath Maharaj Ki Jai!!!! coming to you sai!!!

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