Vijayadashami Special at Shirdi – Sept 28
Posted by shirdisainath on September 15, 2009
Shirdi Sai BABA has left his mortal coil on 15th of October 1918, on Vijayadashami day.
SAI BABA did not have any known true disciples whom HE has initiated and asked them to carry on His work to humanity.
Since then and now in present times; people have been swayed by the benevolence and kindness of this Mad Old Fakir accepting Shirdi Sai BABA as Sadguru.
Some of these people were chosen by BABA to carry on the light of Sai philosophy by spreading Sai Tatv – of Universal love, compassion and brotherhood in all the
corners of the world.Sai Baba alone assigns each person different tasks. Sai Baba assigned different jobs to various people according to Sai wish him to do. Sai message is about praying, love, and compassion, sharing, listening, respecting and giving. One finds these characters or qualities in followers of Sadguru,
though they may not be aware of it. Shirdi Sai Baba’s teachings have always been shrouded with mysticism. BABA always spoke in parables as is evident in Sai
Satcharitha. It is difficult for common man to understand these teachings unless the Guru graces the man. During His time BABA tested his followers, Chapter 14 of
Satcharitha testifies this fact “Woman and wealth are the two main obstacles in the way of our Paramartha (ultimate purpose of life); and Baba provided in Shirdi two
institutions, viz., Dakshina and Radha-Krishna-Mai. Whenever they came to Him, He demanded Dakshina from them, and asked them to go to the ‘SCHOOL’ (Radha-Krishna-Mai’s house).
If they stood these two tests well, i.e. if they showed that they were free from attachment for woman and wealth, their progress in spirituality was rapid and assured by
Baba’s grace and blessings.”We consider BABA as Anantha, the one with no beginning and end and all pervasive, so it is fair to assume that this MAD old man does
pull the strings and tests His children even to this day and time. One might wonder what is the relevance of this point in providing service to humanity. While doing service
to fellow beings, Sai followers get emotionally attached to people whom they are serving, as a result a bond is established, now at this point it becomes necessary to use
our discretion. One must hold on steady fast to the holy feet of the lord and analyze the emotions that we go through. In heightened emotional state, one might think they
are in love – as associated with physical wanting, hatred, anger, desire etc.; towards the person who are helped and consider these feelings are ordained by BABA.
This happens many a times and is still happening now.It is essential that one who is involved in such sacred work be aware of the situations and gear accordingly and
understands that it is a situation created by Lord to test the sincerity of the person. It is up to us to use our discretion and act accordingly by severing to the best of our
Shirdi Sai Baba has so subtly warned His children of this effect when He said “Though I have become a Fakir, have no house or wife, and though leaving off all cares, I have stayed at one place, the inevitable Maya teases Me often.
Though I forgot Myself I cannot forget Her. She always envelops Me. This Maya (illusive power) of the Lord (Shri Hari) teases God Brahma and others, then what to speak of a poor Fakir like Me? Those who take refuge in the Lord will be freed from Her clutches with his grace”.
The maya here BABA speaks is interpreted as 6 inner enemies – Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha Madha and MathsaryaThese inner enemies do surface at some point when we are involved in serving the MASTER when take up his work of serving the humanity.
When that happens mind is clouded with ignorance and we indulge in infidelity, arguments, scandalizing, sin and are self opinionated and pompous in our actions without considering the consequence of our actions. One should keep future aspects of actions in view rather than acting on the spur of the moment.
One derives satisfaction to ego at that moment, but Lord is our witness, and we will reap the fruits of our actions either good or bad later – there is no escape.
BABA gave an antidote for such behavior. Chapter 20 of Satcharitha, in which Hemadpant writes about Ishaopanishad describing it as “The poetry of the Ishopanishad is a Commixture of moral, mystical and metaphysical (ibid, Page 41)”.” Das Ganu learnt through the actions of the poor girl that “all our feelings of pain and pleasure depend upon the attitude of our mind”.
We have to surrender negative thoughts and feelings to Lotus feet of our Sadguru and ask Him to guide us and help us to take hold of the reins of these wild thoughts and actions so that we may do our service diligently and with purity. One falters in the way of executing works of BABA, but by using knowledge and focusing on goals one needs to render highest quality of Service. BOW TO SHRI SAI-PEACE BE TO ALL.