Saturday, September 06, 2014

Sri Guru Charitra - The Guru in our midst..

Jai Sai Master!

Everyday is a regular day and we continue to live in a state of confusion, with no understanding of what is life and why we were born as humans? Anyone will be surprised if posed a question of that kind, and feel the one who is asking has gone crazy. People who live with the "short term and long term goals in life", do not even know if there can be a purpose in life. However, majority live in constant fear of God and keep going to temples on those "auspicious" days, without even understanding why there are so many of them. When asked, either they shy away from answering or feel those questions are irrelevant in front of the bigger challenges world has thrown at them, like insecurity for family, rising costs, quality of life or horrible traffic which is depriving them of the so called "happiness" which they are searching for in various organisations or bigger hyper malls or multiplexes. 

Behind all these aritificiality, every human being is so confused, many of them want to get on to the route of becoming a Sishya and chooses a Guru for themselves and start proclaiming that they are the followers of so and so, and the rest continue to live their "life". However, if Guru were to be available so easily like a vegetable to be picked up by choice in a super market, then all those scriptures or the Mahathmas would not have struggled so much in teaching or God would have taken rest happily thinking every human being would attain liberation end of their life time. But it is not TRUE. Then, how to go about?

Like for every life threatening problem, there is a strong and challenging solution, here too, there is one. Try preparing oneself to be able to understand what Guru might offer, if at all HE comes infront. Without preparation, no one can face anything. For this preparation, age old tradition is to read scriptures and follow them in real life. 

In Sri Sai Leelamrutham, Shirdi Sai Baba says the following, which says, the one who reads about HIM, talks about HIM or sings about HIM will be protected. All those who follow HIM, will get happiness when they read HIS charitra. HE also says, all those who think about HIM or HIS leelas, or pray to HIM continuously, will be free of issues pertaining senses. HE also said HE will protect anyone from death if they listen to HIS  with bhakthi and sincerity, and will be liberated from diseases, and will get peace and happiness:

One has to constantly read about HIM and understand HIM. Sri Shirdi Sai Baba also indicated to many of devotees to read Sri Guru Charitra, a holy book, which explains life and teachings of Lord Dattatreya and HIS other avataras, Sri Sri Pada Vallabha and Sri Nrusimha Saraswati also knows as Sri Guru. This is the holy book which is recommended to read to prepare oneself well for understanding who is  Guru and why one should aspire for a Guru in life. This is akin to many other religions, where the holy scriptures are read by every member of the family diligently as a tradition. In Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib ji is revered as Guru by all Sikhs. In Maharastra, even today, many families do puja to Sri Guru Charitra, as their Guru. That is the importance given to Sri Guru Charitra in our lives.

Every human being must understand what is the purpose of the life, why only self is human while there are many life forms, why intelligent is treated as differentiator and how to use it, to attain the final goal of human life, that is - liberation. On the eve of SRI GURUCHARITRA KRUTAGNATARCHANA tomorrow, let us try our best to follow the chosen tradition and make use of this Holy scripture available for all of us. Let us pray to Lord Dattatreya and HIS many forms, to bless us with the our life goal. 

Jai Sai Master!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Guru Purnima - A day to contemplate on the essence of Lord Dattatreya!

Jai Sai Master!

Guru Purnima - a day, on which people throng to the temples of Shirdi Sai Baba for paying obeisance and pray for the boons. The only puja, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba directly mentioned to HIS devotees in Shirdi. 

However, the way HE mentioned, if you read Sri Sai Leelamrutam, is very interesting. HE never said, "do puja to me". Instead, HE asked one of the devotees to do puja to the pillar inside the masjid. HE mentioned in a cryptic fashion, to do puja to ones GURU. 


Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Karma and Chemical Equilibrium

Jai Sai Master!


A wonderful subject which will help anyone understand the physics of human body in an excellent fashion. 

The vessel called human body is a group of molecules and the whole process of living can be beautifully understood through chemistry. Be the energy generation or mass converting in to energy, creation of thoughts, response to the thoughts etc..

The whole universe is interconnected. Everything. As the saying goes, on earth, a small movement of butterfly can cause changes in the weather conditions otherside of the globe is not a joke. Lawrence Krauss has proved that the whole place is like a medium and every single body is displacing the medium when it is moving. Every single body in the sense, be human body or the animal or the planet. The space that we see, is full of matter. If we understand this and start visualising, then we understand the words, resistance, drag etc. much better. However, many of us, when we hear this, say, we know it. But, how many of us understand the implications of this?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Money matters in life. Does it?

Jai Sai Master!

What is the primary goal of education? What is the primary goal of a vocation? What is the primary goal of starting any work? 

If you take a pause, and answer the question, many of us would answer, earn and save for the future so that we can be happy. Be any such question, and when the purpose is searched, the final point or the frontier on which the whole thing is built would be something related to money. However, none of us can predict what is going to happen next moment. Still, we would like to secure our future and try building castles on the same. And, when we lose, we get shaken with fear. Rarely, people fight back, but most drop out of race and become a burden to whole society.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Chivatam Amma Aaradhana in Divyajanani Sannidhi@Nagole

Jai Sai Master!

June 15, 2013 - It was aaradhana day of Avadhuta Sri Chivatam Amma. 

Chivatam is a small village close to Tanuku, and there lived a lady by name Achhamma, who trasnformed in to an Avadhuta, and was later called as Chivatam Amma. 

Once a person asked Amma, what is Tattvamasi. She immediately replied, burning of self. What SHE meant was when one loses the identify with I, then they get the realisation. This is exactly what Bhagavan Sri Ramana taught everyone who came to him. 

Sri Chivatam Amma lived in the same way. She lived as a digambari (renounced clothing) all through HER life. She was known for her simplicity and lucidity while explaining. Surprisingly she had no formal education. This is one way of telling everyone, that to realise god, or the universal consciousness, one need not be a scholar. But pure in heart, compassionate and ever loving, and yearn for the realisation sincerely.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lifetime Teachings 22 - SAI MASTER SAYS.....

Jai Sai Master!

There are few holy scriptures that help us live in a proper way and help us stay stable inspite of ups and downs in life. One of such holy scriptures is Sri Sai Leelamrutam. The one that was penned by Pujya Acharya Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja, the Sadguru, who followed in letter and spirit what HIS Guru told HIM and showed that one can live like that and be very happy throughout.

It is very difficult to imagine living a simple life, as the word simple, will have different definitions for everyone. In today's world one can see how youngsters change once they get in to earning mode. It is not about the external but more about internal. The attitude and outlook towards every other thing changes so drastically that it would be difficult to comprehend the force which changed the suddenly.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Photostory of Gangapur and Maniknagar trip to Divyajanani - Part 2 !

Jai Sai Master!

From Sri Kshetra Gangapur, Divyajanani went to Maniknagar, and stayed there for 11 days. Those who spent time there can never forget the way those days went off through their life. It was quite pleasant, quite filling in every way, with 3 events celebrated there (Sri Rama Navami, Sri Sai Master Aaradhana thithiwise, deeksha). 

The 60 odd people stayed there in parayana, visiting the temple of Sri Manik Prabhu (3rd Datta avatar after Sri Sri Pada Sri Vallabha and Sri Nrisimha Saraswati). Visiting the Challa is also one more great experience. Challa, on top of a small hillock, quiet and wonderfully blessed place that leaves a person spell bound with its stillness and peace. Those who go to Maniknagar, may not feel for staying, but the one who stay there for more than 3 days, will yearn to come back to this place repeatedly for staying more days in parayana and dhyanam. Even a thought of staying for longer time will pass through their minds once they get it.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Photostory of Gangapur and Maniknagar trip to Divyajanani - Part 1 !

Jai Sai Master!

On April 10th, Nagole Satsang members had a wonderful opportunity of going to a Datta teertham with Divyajanani. Coming after a gap of 5 years, this kind of trips is much awaited by many. This year, it turned out to be much more than expected with visiting not one, but two places - Gangapur and Maniknagar.

Here are some glimpses of that great trip as photostory...

Vehicle approaching Gangapur on 11th morning.. All conditions perfectly set for the arrival...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sai Leelamrutham Kritagnatarchana 2013 - A brief

Jai Sai Master!

Today, 12th May 2013, like every year, Sri Sai Leelamrutam Kritagnatarchana was celebrated at Nagole in Divyajanani Sannidhi. An event which is observed as a gratitude to Sri Sai Master, is celebrated on 2nd Sunday of the month of May every year. 

Sri Sai Leelamrutam, one of the holy books written on Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, gives a glimpse of what HE is and the more we try to understand the better it helps us to understand the presence of the Consciousness which HE is, every where. In Sri Sai Leelamrutam, Sri Sai Master gives a wonderful picture of Sri Sai Baba so that we can remember HIM any time of the day, doing any activity. Infact, the more and more we understand HIM, the more and more we will be surprised at HIS omnipresence, which will help us walk in the right way in any situation. For giving us such a book, we must be indebted to Sri Sai Master for ever and as a part expressing our gratitude, this function was celebrated today (being second sunday of the month May).