Guru Madhye Sthitham Vishwam
Vishwa Madhye sthitho Guruhu;
Gurur-Vishwam Nacha Anyosthi
Thasmai Shri Gurave Namaha.
 
 
The universe has its being within the Guru; the Guru abides within the universe (as its essence); the Guru is the universe; nothing exists besides him. Salutations to such a Guru. (Shri Guru Gita)
 
     
Sai Sookthi
I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.
Jai Sai Master

The most potent means of self-preparation is the devout and intelligent study of the lives and teachings of the great Masters. The Master is the bridge between the human and the Divine, objectively. When a seeker reads his life, the human in the seeker intuits and intuitively contacts the Divine in himself and the inner bridge is thus built.

Let us remember that all true Hindu, Buddhists, Christians and Muslims are people who are drawn to true religion by the lives of the Sages, the Buddha, the Christ and the Prophet. This tradition is represented by the works, Sri Gurucharitra in Maharashtra (India), and by Periyapuranam in Tamilnadu (India).

In ancient India The Gurugita and The Bhagavata were widely used for the purpose. The instances of readers who were divinely directed to their Masters by such study are legion. The most famous is the instance of young Venkataraman being galvanized into an ardent seeker by a study of The Periyapuranam and, after his subsequent Self-realization, which can be traced to it, he became famous as Sri Ramana Maharshi.

In this context, the life of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi, I feel, is unique. He does not merely teach about the omnipresent Spirit. Indeed, his verbal teaching is minimal. For there are scriptures galore to do that. But mere verbal teaching cannot strike deep root in the hearts of common folk. Sri Sai Baba has therefore taught through direct experiences. He baptized mostly through the Holy Ghost. He showed unerring, at-one-ment with all gods of Hindus, all saints, all creatures and even with so-called inanimate objects. He was ever aware of what transpired within and without his devotees everywhere. His devotees had no choice but to be aware of an omnipresent and omniscient Baba. The result is that at one stroke, their conduct and attitude to fellow-creatures were bound to conform to the highest codes of altruism. Wherever the devotee was, he was made to recognize that Baba was, in spirit, with him indeed. The implications of this aspect of Baba are rich beyond measure. The heart of all spiritual endeavor is to cultivate the presence of the Spirit uninterruptedly and this was secured for the Sai devotee.


- Acharya Ekkirala Bharadwaja
- Source: Saibaba The Master  


Jai Sai Master
 Acharya Vani
If we dedicate(by surrendering) ourselves to our Guru, all our sins are washed away"
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