Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Master of the Universe

Jai Sai Master!

Great to see this blog going on!! Master's birthday is at the end of this month, on October 30th. Amma's Birthday has just been celebrated on October 1st! What better month is there to start writing in this blog?

In my first post, I would love to share a few things.

First :
This stotram on Master is compiled by yours' truly. Any mistakes in chanda or pada be forgiven by mother saraswati, and may the readers take the meaning of it to heart, rather than the letter. Here it is.

For those who do not read Telugu, here it is :
Sreenidhim Nidhiravyaktam Nirdwandwam Nischalam Vibhum
Kevalam Vipulam Saakshim Bharadwajam Aham Bhaje
Bhaya Klesha Haram Shaantam Vairaagyaadi Subhuushitam,
Sai Sishyam Muni Sreshtham Bharadwajam Aham Bhaje
Rachanaamrita Daataaram Vachanaamrita Saagaram
Bodhanaamrita Roopam Tam Bharadwaajam Aham Bhaje
Dwaadasaakshari Swaroopam Tam Viswaroopa Viraajitam
Kaalaroopam Viroopaaksham Bharadwaajam Aham Bhaje
Jagadeeswaram Kavim Devam Anasooyaatri Nandanam
Vedagamyam Parama Purusham Bharadwaajam Aham Bhaje

Bhagavaan Bharadwaja Krupaalambane Sarwa Bhedaan Samantu
ChandaaksharaPadaadi doshaan Bhakti moolaan Samantu!

Second :
Braille Editions of Master's books will be available by Dattajayanti.

By the grace of Master, we hope to make available braille editions of Sai Baba the Master (and other books as required) for the benefit of our brothers who are blind. This was declared in the Divine presence of Amma on the Divine occassion of Her Birthday. May Master be with us all, bless us all, and guide us all from darkness to Light!!

Jai Sai Master!!

Sai Master's encounter with Ma Anandmayi

In this auspicious Navarathri time, let us talk about one of the Greatest Saints of India - Sri Anandamayi amma - for she was widely prayed as living Kali. 

She is widely recognized as a personality of great spiritual eminence and exalted soul by many. Like another saint, Chivatam Amma, she was also simple in explaining and showing the right way. Here is an example (excerpt from anandamayi.org):

How can we get rid of the sense of 'me' and 'mine' ('amar' in Bengali)?

Ma: Delete this ‘a’ at the beginning; what remains is ‘mar’ (lit ‘belonging to Ma’, ‘of Ma’). Let< the five senses and the five organs of action do their work, but stay put on the Name; then, your ego will gradually diminish. When you feel that the recitation of the Name is going on spontaneously from within, the ego will decrease as well.