Monday, October 29, 2012

Mother, Father, Guide, True Friend, Philosopher, Mentor...many words, one form - SRI SAI MASTER !!

Jai Sai Master!

Everyone needs a GUIDE in their life, without whom we can not go ahead in life. 

A statement that reminds us the need to chose the RIGHT guide to achieve progress in life. If one carefully looks at his / her life, they understand how many hands helped them to reach that stage. Without any, no one can. It is just that at different times, different names are given to those helping hands, but nevertheless there are those helping hands to whom we must be thankful at all times.

This is what Sri Shirdi Sai Baba said.

HE said - "once four of us were walking in a jungle discussing after reading holy scriptures and trying to understand them. While doing so, they found a person who enquired where they were going. They did not reply but continued. That person, looking like a coolie, warned them that they might lose their way if they do not have a person to guide them through that jungle. But they did not heed to his words and continued and lost their way. By sheer grace, they returned to the same spot and again the person appeared in front of them and said - "It is not proper to depend only on your intelligence. For everything, one needs a guide. Without the grace, no meeting happens with others. You must take it as a good omen if someone gives food and should never say no. With empty stomach no one can go on searching. One must be patient and calm"

(From Sri Sai Leelamrutam - a holy biography of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba written by Sri Sai Master)