|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Chapter XXVII – Preliminary
“When a man takes a plunge into the sea, he gets the merit of bathing in all the Tirthas and sacred rivers. Similarly, when a man takes refuge at the feet of the Sadguru, he gets the merit of bowing to the Trinity, i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and also Para-Brahma. Victory be unto Shri Sai, the wish-fulfilling tree and the ocean of knowledge, who gives us self-realisation.
Oh Sai, create in us reverence for Your stories. Let the readers and audience devour them with the same relish, with which the chatak bird drinks the water from the clouds and becomes happy. While listening to Your stories, let them and their families get all the pious emotions, viz. let their bodies perspire, let their eyes be full of tears, let their breath be steady, let their minds be composed, let their hair stand on end, let them cry, sob and quiver, let their hostilities vanish.
When these things happen, that is a sign of the grace of the Guru dawning upon them. When these emotions grow in you, the Guru is most pleased, and will certainly lead you on to the path of self-realisation. The best way, therefore, to get free from the shackles of Maya, is our complete and whole-hearted surrender to Baba. The Vedas cannot take you across the ocean of Maya. It is only the Sadguru, who can do so and make you see God in all creatures.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter XXVII)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||