Friday, August 31, 2012

Lifetime Teachings 10- BABA SAYS.....

Jai Sai Master!

In Sri Sai Leelamrutam, we find that Kushabhau, Sathe and Hemadpanth reached a stage where they could be blessed by Sri Shirdi Sai Baba in the best manner, only after they did parayana of Sri Gurucharitra. Sri Vasudevananda Saraswati, Rangavadhuta and Nane Maharaj were all given directions and enabled to receive the blessings of their Guru to  become mahatmas, only after they did parayana of this holy book, Sri Guru Charitra.  After second avatar of Lord Datta, Sri Nrisimha Saraswati left this world, Namadharaka, who heard about HIS greatness through various leelas performed by the Lord, comes to Sri Kshetra Gangapur. There, Sri Nrisimha Saraswati appears to him as Siddha in his dream. When Namadharaka wakes up, Siddha yogi, appears to him in physical form and recites Sri Gurucharitra to him..

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba told many to follow this process and thus reiterated the point that this is the only way to find a Sadguru. As one reads this holy book, they become aware of dharma and start living in the way. Slowly their yearning becomes so great, that Sadguru comes to him as a mother comes to the child. Then that Sadguru takes the yearning disciple in to HIS fold and takes him in the path of salvation.

That is the reason why this has become a holy book. In the introduction of Sri Gurucharitra english, Sri Sai Master gave five-fold purpose. One of them, HE mentions, is through reading of this holy book, devotees will be sufficiently informed about the hallmarks of the Perfect Masters and would not fall prey to the vile of half-baked, self-seeking charlatans who trade in instant, effortless "techniques" of psuedo-spiritualism. 

It is our duty to remember the greatness of this holy book and hence, once in a year, it was decided to perform puja to this Holy book, which in turn is performing puja to Lord in the holy book form. As Sidda Yogi mentions, it is important to feel the presence of the Holy one, when this holy book is being recited. Then the impact would be different. 

Let us celebrate this 2nd September 2012, and perform puja to Lord, who is residing in our home in the form of this Holy book and pray to HIM with all reverence to show us a Sadguru. Those who want to know more, may read about the event (given in Telugu)   here.

Jai Sai Master!!

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