|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
“It is a well-known fact that, the Sadguru looks first to the qualification of his disciples and then gives them suitable instructions, without unsettling their minds in the least, and leads them on towards the goal of self-realization. In this respect, some say that, what the Sadguru teaches or instructs should not be divulged to others. They think that their instructions, become useless if they are published. This view is not correct. The Sadguru is like a monsoon cloud. He pours down profusely, i.e., scatters widely his nectar-like teachings. These we should enjoy and assimilate to our heart’s content and then, serve others with them without any reservation. This rule should apply, not only to what he teaches in our waking state but to the visions he gives us in our dreams. To quote an instance, Budhakaushik Rishi published his celebrated Rama-raksha Stotra, which he had seen in his dream.
Like a loving mother forcing bitter, but beneficial medicines down the throats of her children for the sake of their health, Sai Baba imparted spiritual instructions to His devotees. His method was not veiled or secret but quite open. The devotees who followed His instructions, got their object. Sadgurus, like Sai Baba open our (eyes of the) intellect and show us the divine beauties of the Self, and fulfil our tender longings of devotion.
When this is done, our desire for sense-objects vanishes, twin fruits of Viveka (discrimination) and Vairagya (dispassion or non-attachment) come to our hands and knowledge sprouts up even in the sleep. All this we get when we come in contact with Saints (Sadguru), serve them and secure their love. The Lord, Who fulfils the desires of His devotees comes to our aid, removes our troubles and sufferings, and makes us happy. This progress or development is entirely due to the help of the Sadguru, who is regarded as the Lord Himself. Therefore, we should always be after the Sadguru, hear His stories, fall at His Feet and serve Him.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapters XVIII & XIX)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||
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