Eternal Sanctity – An Offering…

Dear Ones…Loving Sairam,

Eternal Sanctity is a stream from my soul…that seeks to caress the Supreme One…forever the Cosmic Beloved. The immensely impactful events of March – April 2011 led to such a gush of sentiments that it flowed forth…making a tender debut in June 2011 as Eternal Sanctity.
Being sensitive to the emotions expressed and felt all over the globe…through mineral, plant, animal and human world…i know the words here represent an oceanic flow from all hearts, minds and souls. 
Since this rivulet of feelings flow through many a page in the booklet Eternal Sanctity…it will appear here as loving symphonies on myriad sheets.
The charming design/art work in this pamphlet attached below is the divine creative inspiration of Ramdas Kasav and the poem Lets Tune In is by Sai Mohan Nambiar.
Hope every word revivifies sweet memories of the Immortal Beloved – Mother Sai…instilling an awareness that…the era of Sathya Sai has much, much more in store!

Eternal Sanctity

Sahasrasirsa Purusah
Sahasrakshah Sahasrapaat
Sabhumim Visvato Vrtvaa
Atyatisthad Dasangulam…

The Supreme Person exists enveloping the whole manifest universe, perceiving through every mind, seeing through every eye and working through every limb. He exists transcending the universe.

Anyatha Sharanam Nasti Tvameva Sharanam Mamah
Rakshamam Saishwara Rakshamam Rakshamam…

The Formless Supreme chose to take on a wondrous form, that of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, with that dark halo of hair, dressed in elegant orange hues, endearing Himself to all hearts. It is His Utmost Grace that we knew of His Presence on earth and can openly say – God walked the earth, we lived with God and witnessed this to be true. That Magnificent Beloved Form will be dearly missed with every breath, but His Energy and Presence can never be missed as it is an existential reality, not only as He always said – in us, around us, above us, below us but with us too, ceaselessly, constantly, continuously…caressing, calming, consoling, cajoling, connecting, correcting, comforting, concretizing, conferring, commanding.  How can there be a last glimpse of One Who is Everlasting? It is right that we think so…for He has no end even as He had no beginning…He was never this or that, He simply is…and forever will be…
Beloved Bhagawan never passed away…but passed into us all. YajurMandiram represented the HrudayaMandiram from where He used to come forth to grant darshan and retreat within.

The transcendental truth that Beloved Bhagawan represented, forever was, forever is and forever will be embodying immortality. It’s time now to experience eternity….His Essence lives on through you and me…a fragment of Him in all that we see…Eternal Sanctity!

Eternal Sanctity – An Offering

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Reflect And Repledge

The Lord speaks from within us all,
Respond must we to His Divine Call,
Urging us to blaze forth His Legacy,
Of Brotherhood, Peace and Harmony,
Prashanti, Prashanti, Prashanti,
Expansion of Peace…
He wanted it so,
And that is how it shall be…
Are we all ready for it?
Putting in all our effort,
Doing our bit,
Can we allow life to pass us by,
Overlooking the message of Beloved Mother Sai?

Introspect, retrospect, inspect, pause and think,
Re-establish, reconnect, de-link and re- link,
Rededicate, re-pledge, replace, reinstate,
The shower of His Love,
The prize winning bait,
Abundance we did receive,
And still do too,
Is there something missing,
That we need to do?
Re-devote, re-commit, resolve, renew,
Our vows to the Beloved One,
To reflect His Glory and Effulgence,
What have we done or left undone?
What do we need to do,
To allow His Message to seep through?

Sathya, Dharma, Shanti,
Prema and Ahimsa,
Simple teachings profound and true,
Love All, Serve All; Help Ever, Hurt Never,
And Samastha Lokaah/Jeeva Sukhino Bhavantu,
Has the flame within burnt through?
Let us re-ignite this spark for it is our Cosmic due,
It’s all about priorities that we must value,
Or sink in the quicksand of regrets and rue,
Introspect, retrospect, inspect, pause and think,
Re-establish, reconnect, delink, relink,
Rededicate, re-pledge, replace, reinstate,
The shower of His Love, His Presence,
The prize winning bait,
Strengthen, deepen, step up and intensify,
For time has no time…
…on swift wings it flies by,

We owe it to the One Who gave us life,
Who is our life,
We owe it, dear ones, to Beloved Mother Sai…

 

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Peace And Harmony…His Presence Is His Legacy

Beloved Bhagawan left us all a legacy – to carry His Mission forward. And just what does this mission entail? It may mean different things to different people but the core remains the same – Selfless Service and Sacrifice. And a life based on the principles of Sathya, Dharma, Shanti, Prema and Ahimsa in thought, word and deed.

It is time to intensely focus on rededicating ourselves to His Mission. It is time to consciously make His Message our life. And it is certainly time to introspect at each step and put in our best efforts individually as well as collectively to live a life that pleases Bhagawan.

The onus is on all of us, His children, to honour, respect and revere His Legacy and allow His Love, Light and Grace to flow to us and through us to all that is around us.

‘Prashanti’ is the expansion of peace.
Prashanti Nilayam is within all of us, blazing forth the harmony of universal brotherhood that Beloved Bhagawan  so perceptibly represents.

And so, right at this moment let us all re-pledge our lives and pray to our Dear Lord, for the restoration of Prashanti…that we may be guided always by Him to be befitting instruments of this harmony.

Wherever we may be…let us pause and pray for the peace that His Presence represents and…only His Presence can bring.

Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu. Samastha Jeeva Sukhino Bhavantu.

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It Doesn’t Matter…For It is Only Matter…Love Is the Sole Content Of The Soul…

All that glitters is not gold. Are gems the only things that glisten and gleam…?
The brilliant Shimmering Presence of the Beloved One is the only sparkling treasure.
Can anything in the created world compare to His Presence…?
To the touch of His Lotus Feet…? To the soft melody of His Sweet Voice…?
What are paper notes compared to His Grace…? Can any metal be considered precious to the steady stream of His Pure Unconditional Love…? Can anything shine more than His Light…?

The Ocean realized this and worshipped His Lotus Feet with pearls from its depths; the Sun too understands this and pays obeisance to Him with its first rays; comprehending this, unseen to the human eye, many a celestial being salute Him silently; thunder and lightning hail Him completely; the elements five submit themselves to Him totally – Earth rejoices at the touch of the Beloved One’s tender Lotus Feet; Fire delights in being offered as Aarati; Space enjoys playing host to Him – its Creator; Air ever so enchanted that the Lord breaths it in and Water experiences the bliss of being drawn upon to wash His Cherished Feet; flowers of a myriad colours blossomed just for Him, vying with each other to be offered to Him; birds chirped a mellow chorus for His Ears alone; saints and holy men wanted nothing more than simply a glimpse of Him…beyond gemstones that glisten and gleam….precious only to mortals and earth beings.

So simple was the Beloved One’s Advent…so unattached was He…a simply robe…bare feet…the only precious gems He endorsed were those that flowed forth as sage words; His actions a treasure trove for all of humanity. For the One Who can create universes at will…to Whom all are alike…a beggar or a king…His children all…the prince or the pauper…dust, gold or copper…it was always only matter…

The heart is the gold mine for He resides within. Our noble thoughts, sweet words and loving deeds – precious ornaments to treasure. His Breath remains in the ether to be inhaled and cherished; memories of His Divine Darshan the only wealth of priceless value; interactions with Him…His Words, His Teachings – the lone fortune of any worth.

His Pure Love is the only inheritance known to the soul. Through this vivid glitter of pure, sweet limitless Love…we became His Bangaru – His Gold…it is this glitter with which lifetimes are measured…and matter can never measure up to this. It holds a value immeasurable and untold. For love is the sole content of the soul.

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Preparing For The Presence

As the body journeyed on,
Through many an age and eon…
…upon the wheels of time,
The soul has intuitively striven…
…with a steadfast yen,
Wading in the whirlpool that fate did dispense,
Indulging in a myriad paradigm,
To Prepare for the Presence,
Even as it played out its role in the Cosmic Pantomime.

In this lifetime,
On the threshold of my mind,
Plays a melody –
If only we could feel…
…grasp, envisage, perceive…
all beings as energy…
Living would be so refined.

Energy, light, life giving force, love…
…is the truth of our being,
If only we could accept this reality,
Become a co-creator…and life redesign,
Amity, synchronicity would replace negativity…
…wicked brutality,
Emphatically,
Humaneness, humanity would regain its lost identity,
Living would be so divine.

All downbeat emotions would disappear in a trice,
So would I, Me and Mine,
Boundaries and chasms would collapse,
Earth would be a radiant common land,
Consciousness would expand,
Compassion would rise to the fore,
Oneness would overwhelm the core,
Self confidence, self reliance, inner strength,
An awakening in the now throughout,
Dependence, insecurities, fear, doubt,
So much that hinders would face a gentle phase out,
A shaking up is so necessary sometimes,
…a blow is a good turn significantly disguised,
Living would go on to be harmoniously streamlined,
Life would then be redefined.

Hatred kills…
…eventually defeats the person emitting this unfeeling feeling,
Manifest Harmony…with truth re-link,
Let us pledge to be more inclined towards all that is positive,
Beyond rigid mindset, attitude, prejudice and viewpoint,
May our goodness and values outlive,
All that is destructive and deceptive…
We are on Earth to –
Live and Let Live.
Care for Life…Concern for Nature…Respect for all beings…
This leads to –
Preparing for the Presence…
That Presence within that is an awakening too,
To Truth and Love, Peace, Kindred Harmony…
…pulsating with Non- Violence,
That exudes and endorses Understanding and Patience,
That Presence in the Avataric Sequence…
…that helps a Spiritual Renaissance and Transcendence…
That Presence that grants charm, zest, élan…
…beauty and purposeful meaning to existence!
Come now, it’s time enough to enhance efforts…
…and Prepare for the Presence…
That Presence…

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Inspirations For The Month Of Sai Lent 2018

Month Of Giving And Forgiving…A Period of Awakening…
…Aaraadhya Ko Samarpit Ek Anokhi Aradhana…
…Daan Aur Kshamadaan Ki Sadhana…
24th March – April 2018
…then on…a lifetime commitment to the Beloved Supreme Being…

All Glory to You, O! Most Precious Bhagawan, it is You Who opened us all to the most vital incomparable beauty of Oneness, ushering a wondrous existence.
All Glory to You, O! Self Illuminating, Resplendent Gurudeva, You are the genesis, the sustaining composition, the final dissipation of creation…of the Cosmic Symphony.
Everything begins, flourishes and eventually gets absorbed in You.
You…are the most Cherished One…we love You, O! Beloved Bhagawan.
..kindly bless our efforts to bloom with earnestness worthy enough to be placed as fragrant blossoms at Thy Cherished Petal Soft Lotus Feet.

1. Faith and Patience is what pleases Sai immensely,
So, today let me begin my day,
With complete focus on Shraddha…and live out the blessing of Saburi

2. Love All, Serve All ka asli mahatva hai kya…?
What is the truly distinct meaning of this adage?
Through the moments of this day,
I deeply must ponder,
Upon the ‘all’ in this profound message,
…and without any expectations,
In selfless service my time engage.

3. Scorching summer heat results in a parched throat,
Felt by humans and all other living beings,
Mustn’t I then intercede…
…and do something to quench the extreme thirst of all those in need…?
Water bowls for birds and animals in my garden/surroundings/ neighbourhood.
Water bottles to adults/children seeking alms at signals and other places/construction sites.
Talk about and spread this message among friends and relatives.
Piyaos or Water Dispensing Booths at public places are an option to consider.

4. Ekoham Bahusyam…thus, the One expanded into the many!
Narayan Seva…is a blessed opportunity to feed the Lord Himself…in the guise of the many in creation.
Let me commence this day by giving grains to the birds, food to animals, cooked meals to appease the hunger of fellow humans, homeless or otherwise…accepting them as my own brethren.

5. All the love Bhagawan showers upon me as a Mother, Father,
Bandhu, Sakha…Sai Natha…
…can I not share it from dawn to dusk…
…and dusk to dawn through Acts of Random Kindness…?
Becoming a Radiant Ray…
…an Arc that encompasses all with love divine…Sai’s ARK!

6. Matru Devo Bhava…Pitru Devo Bhava, our parents gave us their life, time, soul and support.
On this day, let me follow the Lord’s sacred precept and consciously make my parents, and all the elderly people I know and come across feel so, so special. Phone calls, video calls, visits… I can even spend quality time at a Home for the Aged to let the inmates know that they are not forgotten and are special and dear. Verbally adopt a lonely old soul as a grandmother/grandfather/father/mother.

7. Acharya Devo Bhava…Gratitude to Sai Gurudeva…then to Lord Surya…the supreme example of a true Teacher and Karma Yogi – Shines on all uniformly making no distinction…is devoted to and never strays from routine and…asks for nothing in return!
On this day obeisance to Lord Surya – seeking a link between the radiance of the inner sun and the brilliance of the outer Sun leading to an illumined existence.
Also extend wholehearted appreciation to all those from whom I have learnt even a tiny lesson.

8. Five Elements – I may have taken their presence for granted.
Today, let me be consciously aware of, offer gratitude and respect to the five elements and the corresponding sense organ associated with each element.

9. Reflection and Introspection… let me spend as much time as I can in deep reflection and introspection keeping in mind Judgement Day…when I will be shown how much Bhagawan had blessed me with and what I have done with it or overlooked to do! Have I given life, my family, the society, the universe my very best?

10. On this day, I must deeply let go and forgive…myself…as well as all those I hold any resentment or a grudge against…for, as Swami says – This quality of Kshama (forgiveness) is the greatest power for a human being.
Kshama is Sathyam, Kshama is Dharma, Kshama is Ahimsa,
Kshama is Yajna – Sacrifice, Kshama is Santosha – Happiness, Kshama is Daya – Compassion, Kshama is everything in the world.

11. Children are young buds about to bloom, impressionable minds still to find their place and worth…yet, so full of innocent wisdom! I would love to spend quality time with children today in an interactive manner and while learning from them…open them up to the world of values and ethics by involving them in activities that would benefit them as well as the society. Visit and spend time at an orphanage.

12. Respect for Mother Nature…a giving so unconditional and ceaseless!
On this beautiful day, let me look around and learn some valuable lessons from Mother Nature…that I may begin to give without any expectations…then Live and Let Live.
Prakruti sey yeh ahsaas prapt hota hai ki – Nishkaam Daan hi Dharm hai…Jiyo Aur Jeene Do!

13. Today, let me offer as a sacrifice – my anger, impatience, irritation, grudge, hatred and any other negative emotions/qualities into the tender glowing flame of Niswarth Prem…Selfless Love, that Beloved Bhagawan’s Magnanimous All Encompassing Prema may flow to me and through me to all those around me!

14. Let Sathya be my companion during the hours of this day. Let me breathe in and out the Sathya of Sai…in every breath the Truth of Sai…har shwas mey Sai Ki Sacchai!
Love as thought is Truth. – Baba
Then, may I reflect and deliberate – Who am I…what am I…why am I…what is my Truth…meri haqiqat hai kya…?

15. The Sun, the elements, the rivers…everything in the Universe is following a dharma devotedly…today, let me reflect on my personal dharma…and to Dharma be true!
Love as action is Righteous Conduct. – Baba
If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.
– Baba

16. Shanti…inner harmony ensures outer peace.
So, shouldn’t I set time aside on this glowing day to intensify an inner synchronisation so as to exude peace that benefits me, my loved ones and all in the environment?
Love as feeling is Peace. – Baba
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. – Baba

17. Ahimsa – a feeling so subtle yet voluminous…Maitri Bhav…kindred harmony. All through the moments of this day, let my thoughts, words and deeds be drenched in the dulcet fountain of Ahimsa!
Love as understanding is Non-violence. – Baba

18. Only in the depths of Silence…can the voice of God be heard…post haste must I quieten the noisy chitter-chatter of thoughts as well as unnecessary words…consequently, practice, pursue and bathe in the vibrant energy of Sailence and Sai…the silence of Beloved Sai!
Anavashyak chintan aur shabd ko hata kar…Sai ki shanti aur khamoshi mey lipt, magn ho jaen…!

19. Purity and Unity in my thought, word and deed is what I should persevere with complete sincerity on this day…for Bhagawan says –
Those whose thoughts, words and deeds are in perfect harmony are noble ones.
One should have unity of thought, word, and deed. If you have unity, then you will attain purity, and purity will lead you to Divinity. Therefore, have purity in order to attain Divinity.

20. Trash it! Garbage belongs in the bin!
In keeping with Beloved Bhagawan’s words that:
Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Outer and inner cleanliness is but a reflection of the inner achievement…I should focus on inner cleansing as well as outer swachhta.
Trash the trash from the mind and environment.

21. What does water mean to me…to all on the planet?
The Rivers – on this day, I must pay deep respect to our Rivers…and pledge to participate in the campaign to clean our rivers as well as spread the crucial message that wasting water, polluting and littering of rivers, lakes, streams is a BIG, EMPHATIC NO!

22. When Earth is facing such a threat with the loss in forest cover, I will make my today special by planting saplings as well as adopting a tree/trees, read up on its care and make an affirmation to nurture the ones which I have planted. Also, whenever the need arises I must participate in preventing unnecessary felling/hacking of trees. Learn from trees about sacrifice, sturdiness, calm generosity.

 23. Let me step away from the internet on this day and focus on that blessed cosmic connection, truly priceless with no price tag attached – the ‘Innernet’…and from this innernet download the ‘SaiApp’ to immensely benefit from the divine channelling of complimentary pure love, guidance, wisdom, growth, progress and protection. No Price tags. No limits…unlimited data usage!

24.  How can any animal or bird be called a ‘stray’…when every being and bit in creation belongs to Beloved Mother Sai?
Swami referred to a village dog in the Nilgiris as – Shuddha Atma way back in May 1962 and ordered, “Feed Kuttan first!”
Thus, let me adopt the canines in my area and take part in their feeding, spaying, dressing of wounds, medication or call for any veterinary assistance as and when required.

25. Step away from the narrow thoughts of I, Me and Mine…to the Cosmic Path of Oneness – Thine, Sai all are Thine…then, reach out, share a smile, wipe a tear, solve a problem, reduce worry, help eradicate fear…where there is a will and inclination…there and then arise opportunities to serve.

26. Today, I will let go of the definition of ‘sim’ card that relates to a mobile phone and steadfastly put the spotlight on discovering the most significant meaning of SIMSai In Me. The immense joy that this sentiment fills me through this day…will surely bring joy to all, as it helps me to connect the Sai in me…with the Sai in all those around me!

27. Just for today I will try my best to be a good listener and help a person vent the large reservoir of feelings, stress, etc…rather than give my opinion or try to control anyone, be it a family member, friend, colleague or just anyone else.

28. Thorough and honest self scrutiny…antah karan mey jhank kar…through this day let me determinedly face and uproot any negative qualities obstructing my spiritual growth.
Let me awaken to the word ‘Spiritual’ – that which is true to the spirit and beyond mundane, mechanical rituals!

29. Okay, so on this day, an attempt will I resolutely make to say no to ‘Wifi’…and transfer my attention to ‘Why Not Sai?’
Studying Sai Literature, spending more time in sannidhi with Sai – the Supreme Absolute Infinite…yet, so close…Sai And Iunderstanding the Essence of Sai…enhancing empathy, sympathy, tolerance…making His Compassion my mission.

30. Animals are sentient beings…as much a part of creation as any of us.
Swami tenderly reflects upon His visit to Africa – “I could witness an intense, unparalleled love and equality in those animals.”
This statement from the Divine Lips inspires me to adopt an animal at the local zoo and sponsor their food, shelter and upkeep for a day or more…or at least reach out to the animals in need in the areas I frequent.

31. Awaken to the wondrous attitude of Gratitude!
This is what I must endeavour today and steadfastly commit to on all days.
Gratitude to Bhagawan, to the Cosmos, to ancestors, to parents, to teachers.
To all those who serve us and bestow opportunities to serve at home as well as at the work place; to the cleaners, the watchman, etc; to family and pets; to nature, to flora and fauna; to the body and the organs.
Recognition and thanksgiving to the six mothers as taught by Swami – Mother Cow, Motherland, Mother who gave us birth, Mother Earth/Nature, Mother Veda and Divine Mother!
Deep appreciation to be expressed for Life, for creation, for a beautiful home, for all the comforts, for and to all the appliances, for the abundance, for all the good, the not-so-good, the bitter and the bitter-sweet moments…and the learning, the experience that I gained and am as yet achieving through it all.

32. No indulgence in Blame Game. No standing on Judgement.
Rise above criticising, criticism and dwelling in the past.
Learn lessons, accept, adjust, appreciate and move ahead in the Now!

33. A conclusion that blends into an eternal commitment –
Contemplation on the immeasurable vastness of :
Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu…Samastha Jeeva Sukhino Bhavantu.
A truly selfless chant. A blessed intonation that promotes the welfare of all beings – sentient, insentient, incarnate or disincarnate in all the realms and spheres the cosmos through…that definitely includes all our ancestors too!

A royal acknowledgement of the Supreme Creator in every atom of creation spelling –
Santushti for Samastha Shrishti!

I have pledged my endeavours!
Will you join me in this dedication offering everlasting love and earnest allegiance to our Beloved Lord?

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Month Of Giving And Forgiving…A Period of Awakening…

Aaraadhya Ko Samarpit Ek Anokhi Aradhana, Lagan Aur Sadhana…
25 March – 27 April 2018…
…then on…a lifetime commitment to the Beloved Supreme Being…
Beloved Mother Sai…You are my ‘Araadhya…the One to Whom my soul incessantly offers enduring aaradhana…worship and adoration with amaranthine lagan…devotion. Humbly do i beseech Thee to allow my earnest efforts to do so…to be my fervent sadhana.

God is the indwelling divine spirit of all living beings…All life is One…be alike to everyone!
-Baba

Sweetly Cherished Lord, Your footprints in our hearts leave a trail of love so pure…enveloping us…Your Presence it does us assure. In the string of our life Your incomparable love is the brightest bead. All that we are and ever will be we offer to You. Your Love – a balm…Your Mercy – a cure, Your Glance – a power to help endure…Your life a fathomless message that one can eternally explore.

Sai…The Greatest Avatar…The Supreme Absolute,
He gave us life, He is Our Life…
He gave meaning to our existence…He is the reason we exist,
He gave us His Life…His Time…
With a glorious Advent…He allowed us to be a part of His Life,
On Earth,
He gave us innumerable instances divine…
…bestowing darshans fragrant,
How can we let Him know of our love and gratitude…?
Our attitude should glow with eagerness…
…then, to follow His precepts enhance the effort,
The pledge to serve Him in all…reassert.

Life is all about living only to please Bhagawan!
Life is also a journey of awakening from i to Sai…
…from being to becoming,
Living the compassion of Sai.
Consequently, especially during this vital period of time,
It ought to manifest itself thus…
…prompting, precipitating an increase in compassion,
Leading to an expansion in consciousness.
It should then culminate in the celebration of Sai – within and without,
And it is fundamental that Cherished Mother Sai…
…has to be celebrated in every being…
… in every inch and atom that surrounds us.

The aspiration of every Sadhana…
…every Aaradhana is –
Serving Sai!
The Sai that resides in every atom of creation,
The goal, the purpose, the reason for our being is –
To make His Message our life…

Every breath we take is a gift from Bhagawan to us.
To know and feel and experience His Infinite Love…
…what more could our soul ever covet?
This same magnanimous, matchless Sai Love…
…we must radiate and reflect in the world around us,
For to Give is to really Live.
To Forgive is to give ourselves a fresh lease…
…a release from all that disturbs…
…impediments in the flow of peace.

We are the breath of Sai,
May living His Words script the foreword in the book of our life.

As Rama, Krishna, Mahavir, Buddha,
As Jesus, Allah, Zarathustra,
As Shirdi Sai,
Thus, the Supreme Source beckoned us…
…through myriad lifespans gone by,
Now,
On the bed of our karmas as we lie,
Let us honour the Master’s Advent as –
Sathya Sai…
…by intensifying our commitment –
To enhance pure love, selfless service, constant gratitude,
Ceaseless giving and deep forgiving!

Each Soul’s Personal Offering –
Purification of Mind/Chitta Shuddhi – Good Thoughts
Feelings of Sympathy/Empathy/Harmony – Kind Words
Energy Waves of Action coloured by Compassion for all beings – Noble Deeds
When we heed His Dictums…we please the Master indeed…

Amoolya seekh paya hai Aap sey, Sai Maa,
Ab chahtey hain bus yehi –
Manavta…Shrishti…ka kalyan karein,
Zaroorat mando ki Saahayak baney…
From You, Mother Sai, we have learnt priceless lessons indeed,
Now, all that we desire is the expansive welfare of mankind…
…of all of creation…
That we may serve and be a support to any being…
…with selfless love purely aligned…

It is not how much we give,
It is the sentiment of awe in what we are allowed to give,
It is the attitude of humility and gratitude,
That the Cosmic Being…
…granted us the ability, the open mind,
Tender generosity…
…the sensation in our heart which makes us feel,
An Inner Force compels us to give!

Charity begins at home,
So does the act of giving and forgiving,
Begin with yourself,
Give yourself time…forgive yourself time and again,
Give yourself patience,
Give yourself love and space,
Enhance the joy within…
Then this joy naturally spills and embraces the environment…
…and all that does dwell in it,
Loving Rays that glisten with selfless service…

B L I S S – Beauty Lies In Selfless Service!

Sathya, Dharma, Shanti, Prema,
Ahimsa…
Reflect these commandments…
…through ideas, expressions and actions,
Revere the Beloved One’s Words,
Every single day…
With focused dedication…

Samastha Lokaah/Jeeva Sukhino Bhavantu,
Through this selfless chant we offer our love to You,
Energising intents of a peaceful co-existence,
Being aware that this is what pleases You!
Love All, Serve All…
…the Him in all beings…
…Make Service a beautiful hymn…
…offered with gratitude to the all in Him…

Individual Seva –
Silent Sitting, Meditation,
Let Go…Let God…
Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, Matsarya,
Ahamkaar
…in the inner fire make of it all a sacrifice…a tyaag,
Any kind of negative emotions that constantly nag,
Then,
Joyfully attract Expansion in Consciousness,
Inner Peace…Heightening Transformation…
Leading to countless Random Acts of Kindness…

Water for birds and animals,
Our mute brethren,
Grains and food too,
Love is a flow beyond boundaries,
…let it gush towards plants and trees too,
Respect for Mother Earth renew…
Vruksh Daan…Dharti Ko Sammaan…
…each drop makes the Ocean vast,
Indulge in ceaseless Compassion…
…an emotion nothing can surpass…
Care For Life,
Concern For Nature,
Respect and Reverence For All Of Creation…

When we give and forgive…
…that’s when we begin to live,
Indulge in –
Giving and Forgiving,
Elevate destiny,
Illumine Life and Living…

What colossal fortune…
What an immense blessing and boon,
To be present at the same time as the Avatar,
Isn’t it time enough then,
To offer our all to Him?
Oh! Beloved Mother Sai…
With each breath may we be aware,
Of Your Pure Matchless Love that perennially embraces us…
…protects and guides us,
Allow us to pledge our life to the fulfilment of Your Word.

We touch infinity when we wipe another’s tear,
We radiate light from the bosom of eternity,
When we bring a shy smile,
And,
Help erase howsoever minute a clasp of fear,
Let us persevere on…for the ‘Saisphere’ knows no frontier…

 ‘Prema Atma Swarupulara…Divya Atma Swarupulara’
Aisey Shabdon Sey Bhagawan Ney Hamey Pukara,
Ki Divyata Har Ek Praani Ka Hai Astitva,
Kyon Na Zindagi Ko Baksh Dein Ek Pracheen Pehchan…?
Aao Mil Kar Ek Sankalp Karein –
Merey Sai Sab Praniyon Mey Hain Samaye,
Sab Ki Seva Mey Lagan Sey Jut Jaaen…
‘Prema Atma Swarupulara…Divya Atma Swarupulara’
With such profound words the Beloved Master did us address,
And bless,
Should we not then acknowledge and be aware that –
The divinity of every being is an inherent reality…?
Divinity is the axiomatic Truth,
Of each being,
Upon all Life,
Should we not rethink and stamp a venerable identity,
In recognition of this truth…?
And then…adhere to a pledge,
That –
My Beloved Lord is the in-dweller of every created being…
Let me serve Him in all of creation…
…in honour of this sanctified link…
…the blossoming of a love all-embracing.

O! Pyare Sai Maa Hamarey…
Kamal Charano Mey Koti Koti Pranaam…
Aap Ney Kiya Shrishti Ka Nirmaan,
Ye Praan, Sai, Ab Terey Naam,
Aap Ke Ashirvad aur Anugraha Sey –
Jeevan, Jal, Anaaj, Bhojan, Dhan, Rakt, Sur, Gau aur Aushad Daan…
Har Prakaar Ke Daan…
…Sey…
…Karna Chahtey Hain,
 Aap Ke Prati Hamare Prem Ka Pramaan…
Beloved Mother Sai,
You are the Supreme Source,
The Ultimate Force…the Cause of Creation,
We surrender our soul to Your Sacrosanct Name,
Seeking blessings and benedictions…
…that we may be…
…involved in a ceaseless giving…
…selfless acts of every kind in…
The Avenue of Random Kindness…
…endeavours that flow on and caress the Lotus Feet…
…refreshingly anew…
…as…
…eternal examples of our intense love for You…

 

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Oh! 2018…What Manifestations Will You Be Revealing…

The hours and minutes were swiftly ticking by,
As i sat in silence deep…
…sweet memories were a delightful ally…
Intensely immersed in the reminiscence of Sai,
My Beloved Sai…
I heard a sound…
…it arose from within…
…and reverberated all around,
Ah! So sweet a music can only belong…
…to the echo of the Cosmic Song,
The hum that became the cause of creation…
What was it trying to announce…?
What events was it venturing to pronounce…?

The moment passed…gliding into a New Year,
2017 had bowed out,
Now,
This fresh melody exuding heavenly hues…
…continued on to endear…
Just what did it augur…?
A subtle acoustic,
Holding within it all that was aesthetic, dynamic…
…vedic, mystic…
…psychic…as well as karmic…
Sometimes drowned in the material lyric…
…yet the resonance was available for all –
The young, old, rich or poor…
…beings living in the air, land or those aquatic…
…the ascetic…the critic as well as the skeptic…

Oh! 2018…what do you hold within…?
What Manifestations will you be revealing?
Will Dharma come to the fore?
Will Prema fill each heart and brim from the core?
Will there be blessings galore…?
Taking a cue from Mother Nature…
…from the rays of the Sun…
…from that incessant giving that seeks no return…
…an eternal bounty available to all sans differentiation…
Will the human race finally begin to live up to the word human…?
Will humankind rise up to be kind…
…radiating unique sharing, care and concern…
…kindred harmony and harmonious compassion…?

Of Shanti…tolerance…equity…
…kindred harmony…
…of Ahimsa will there be a sharp ascent…?
Will the Supreme Source mercifully relent…?
Of Truth will you bring forth a much awaited Advent?

Oh! 2018…What glorious and joyous surprises will you spring…?
Will Earth witness an elevated swing…?
Will there be a much required reigning in…
…a refinement…a fine tuning of the masses…
…that have been oh, so offensively erring…?
Will my soul receive its most cherished craving…?
Upon my fate…the kismet of creation too…
…what wondrous lines will you be drawing…?
With what enchantments will you be…
…my aura bedecking…?
My entire faith i place upon you…Oh! 2018…
What Manifestations will you be revealing…?

Will you make my heart once again…
…with incomparable, unsurpassable joy eternally sing…?

 

 

 

 

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Know Oneness…No Difference…

What is it that makes one person infer he/she is different from another?
From whence does arise such contemptuous notion fickle, foggy and dense…?
What makes the tongue of arrogance speak words of intolerance?
What makes the sense of ignorance control the intellect?
What makes the mind degenerate into  an abyss of divisions…
…generating me and mine…
…inferior and superior…
…factions and sects?
When logically the five elements that sustain life never do discriminate…
…nor alienate nor isolate…
…forever exhibiting a selfless trait –
The air we breathe…
…the space we live in…
…an easy accessibility in generality…
…none do they disparage nor deprecate…
…fire too offers the same warmth to one and all…
…the rivers, lakes, oceans and seas…
…from any being never do their waters recall…
The rays of the Sun shine blessings on every bit of creation,
Moonbeams do not show any favouritism,
Raindrops too are there for everyone alike…
…sans any bias…
…prejudice or dislike,
Mother Nature’s bounty is available for everybody,
…fruits and shade from trees are a gift expressly extraordinary,
Earth enduringly allows the use of its soil…
…to tread upon, for toil…
…as a home too…
…liberally, munificently…so generously,
Diseases and ailments…mental or physical…
…overpower people without verifying…
…scrutinising, scanning their antecedents…
…faith, beliefs, bank balance, school of thought, poverty or royalty,
The tick of time spares none, nor does death spare anyone evidently,
Love and Fear exists in every heart whosoever they maybe,
From Thirst too none is free,
All beings feel the desire for a Home and Progeny…
…none are absolved from the need for Excretion, Food, Sleep and Energy…
Every being has a shadow…don’t you agree…?
Happiness, Sadness, Ambition, Self Esteem…
…every heart in some manner…doesn’t it stir and capture…?

Then where does arise this sentiment of higher and lower…
…superior and inferior…
…in creed, status, position, social order, gender?
Differences driven by ego that build a wall…
…and many a negative sphere,
Know Oneness…say no to discrimination…
…self-centred intolerance…
…apartheid of any kind, inequity of separation,
Time enough to live in kindred harmony,
As one vast family,
The soul is the same…bodies may differ,
The true Teacher, Guru, the Creator…
…always reveals the path of peace…
…empathy, amity and understanding…
…away from that which instigates violence and anger,
Then why do we indulge in this thought so immature…
…why do we puff up…rebuff and say mine is the best…
…mine…by far surpasses the rest…?

The blossoming of Insaniyat
…Humanity coming to the fore is the answer…
That is the true religion, faith and belief…
…a disassociation from rifts…a glorious coming together,
The only way to restore balance…
…grant our beloved globe a release and a fresh lease…
Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu…
Samastha Jeeva Sukhino Bhavantu…
Peace for all beings…
This thought of kindred harmony and coexistence…
…the natural truce of oneness…
…ultimately brings and beams peace…sweet shanti for me and you…
Santushti For Samastha Shrishti…
Let us bid any kind of discord a forever adieu,
Peace and Contentment for every bit and being in creation,
May this process posthaste have its genesis in every soul,
Shall we initiate this…me and you…?

 

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Sai Maa Merey, Kijiye Sweekar, Janam Din Mubarak, Phir Ek Baar…Oh! Mother Sai, Many A Happy Return, Again And Again…

Tumsey Paaya Hai Shakti,
Bhakti Sweekar Kijiye, Sai Maa…
Tumsey Hain Hum,

Zindagi Sweekar Kijiye, Oh! Sai Maa…
Every iota of strength, power, vitality, energy…
…is a gift from You, Mother Sai,
Kindly accept our devotion…our essence…
…thus do we our joyous endearment specify…
It is to You that we owe our existence,

Our life is Yours too…kindly do it sanctify,
Oh! Divine Mother,
Oh! Primal One…Oh! Goddess Most High…

Antahkaran Mey Tumhi Ho,
Koti Pranam…Sat Koti Pranam, Sai Maa,
Aap Kay Kamal Charano Mey…

Tann, Mann, Hruday, Atma…
Kartein Hain Vinay Purvak Arpan,
Naman…Abhivadanam…Praan Samarpan…

Prem Kartey Hain Aapsey,
Shraddha Sweekar Kijiye, Oh! Sai Maa…
The core of our being, our conscience…
…emotions and sentiments too…
…is permeated, pervaded solely by You,
Body, Mind, Heart and Soul…
…at Your Lotus Feet we do…
…humbly, reverentially surrender and lovingly strew,
We Love You, Mother Sai…
…hear our fervent sigh,
Kindly accept our salutation…
…worship and adoration,
So do we…
…beseech You tenderly…Oh! Beloved Mother Sai…

Tum Hamesha Saath Ho…
Phir Bhi Har Pal Yaad Aate Ho,
Ek Astha Hai…Ek Asha Hai…
Aashish Ki Abhilasha Hai…
Anugraha Baras Dey…Hey Karunasindhu Sai Maa,
Ki Woh Sundar Neeraj Netron Sey,
Jee Bhar Kar Aankhen Mila Sakhein,
Phir Ek Baar, Oh! Sai Maa,
Woh Prem Swaroop Ko Dekh Sakein,
Baar, Baar, Priya Sai Maa,
Woh Komal Charano Ko Pyar Sey Sparsh Kar Sakein,
Anek Baar,
Darshan Dey Dey…Hey Kaliyug Avataar…
Hamari Nivedan Sweekar Kijiye, Oh! Sai Maa,
Naman, Arpan, Atmasamarpan…
…Kartey Huey Kehna Chahtein Hain…
Aur Ek Baar –
Sai Maa Merey…Janam Din Mubaarak Ho Tujhe,
Phir Ek Baar…

You, Beloved Mother Sai…
…are forever within reach and,
Oh! So very near and close by,
Yet, we miss You…we truly do,
Fragrant and steadfast is faith…
…and the radiant hues of hope nothing can subdue…
A yearning unabashedly brims through…
…swirling adoringly…intently intense to woo You,
Seeking that grace…that exclusive benediction,
…that we may be blessed…
…once again…
…to our heart’s content…
…to look into those Enchanting Lotus Eyes,
May we gain and regain,
Over and over again…glimpses,
Sweet glimpses of that Cherished Form,
A Select Rendezvous,
With You…Truly Beloved You,
The Original Personification of Love,
So Pure, Selfless and Supreme,
Then,
Once again,
Receive the privilege most rare…
…to touch those fascinatingly beautiful…
…soft, soft, petal soft Lotus Feet…
…such is the golden craving of each heartbeat…

Oh! Kaliyug Avataar…Grant Darshan,
When…when…when…?
Will You…
Accept this soulful desire that nothing can stem,
Aspirations for the Divine that does drench the inner realm…
…and through eras gone by too…
…have innumerable devout hearts rapturously overwhelmed,
Saluting You…we offer obeisance…
…furthermore do we respectfully submit…
…and surrender to You,
All that we are and ever will be,
Bestow upon us that distinct opportunity…
…that spectacular moment to eternally treasure…
Come, do fulfil our sovereign and earnest yen…
…that we may wish…
You, Oh! Precious Mother Sai –
Happy Birthday once again…
Many A Happy Return…Again And Again…

 

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