|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
“From this time onward, the cholera epidemic subsided and the people of the village were happy. The incident seems to be inexplicable. I should write something on this and sing to my heart’s content Baba’s sweet leelas, thinking in this way about this leela, my heart was filled with joy and I was thus, inspired to write Baba’s life – The Sai Satcharita.
Apart from the meaning which the people of Shirdi put on this incident of grinding wheat, there is, we think, a philosophical significance too. Baba lived in Shirdi for about sixty years and during this long period, He did the business of grinding almost every day – not, however, the wheat alone; but the sins, the mental and physical afflictions and the miseries of His innumerable devotees.
It was the firm conviction of Baba that knowledge or self-realization is not possible, unless there is the prior act of grinding of all our impulses, desires, sins; and of three gunas, viz. Sattva, Rajas and Tamas; and the Ahankara, which is so subtle and therefore, so difficult to get rid of.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter I)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||
|| Happy and Blessed Baba’s Day to you all 🙂 _/\_ ||