Thursday, February 09, 2012

Spirituality as a backbone for every householder - Relevance of Sri Sai Master's path

We believe in thirtythree thousand crores of gods (with not much of impact on how we behave with all). The reason - we do not have faith in ourselves. (By Sri Swami Vivekananda)

This is the essence of what Swami Vivekananda said. Why we do not have faith in ourselves? Because we are living a confused life as we take most of the decisions based on emotions rather than with clear understanding. For one to take a decision and implement, clarity is required on what we are looking for. Take for example, a successful businessman (whom we follow as icons or inspiration in life). They take informed decisions based on analysis carried out with focus. Is it not the way we need to do, in every case leading a householder's life, taking informed decisions? With intelligence and knowledge, and with an eye on the intent of the activity always which is to help all.

Then what is the way in which we, the householders, live happily? For this, one needs to understand who is a householder and their responsibiilities. Householders are those who run the society, for they are the earners. However, if the earning is for a larger purpose, helping the cause of society, that householder always will be happy. If one thinks that whatever they are getting is a gracious gift, then they will be always happy. Every householder has to work for the society and should not limit it to his small family. To live like this in current world, only thing that can help us is "being spiritual". This is the only thread with which we are connected to the LORD who can help us in any situation, provided we have surrendered to HIM completely as a PROTECTOR. Sri Sai Leelamrutham provides many such instances to validate this statement.

Infact, the life of writer of Sri Sai Leelamrutham is a biggest validation for everyone,  for Sri Sai Master (Pujya Acharya Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja) is a householder, but lived all the time helping the right cause and working for the betterment of society. In this current situation, which everyone has a reason to say we can be perfect, he showed how to be spiritual and be very very happy. At everystep, he believed in "ALLAH MALIK" to the core. As Sri Shirdi Sai Baba said, those who utter HIS name all the time, those who sing about HIS deeds all the time, become like HIM. How true it is in Sri Sai Master's case?

Today is a great day for every householder in this world. This day, Sri Sai Master found his GURU and got enlightenment. He gave us the path, the clear path, to walk on without fear for he has walked already..happily till the end reaching the goal in Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. Why fear when he is there? What stops us in surrendering completely to him and follow-him?

Clear ourselves, have complete faith in ourselves, surrender completely to him and walk on the path blazed by him. ALLAH MALIK.

Jai Sai Master!!