|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Drawn To Shirdi
In this chapter the story of two more devotees that were drawn to Shirdi, is narrated.
Chapter XXX – Preliminary
“Bow to the Kind Sai Who is the Abode of Mercy and Who is affectionate towards His devotees. By His mere Darshan, He does away with their fear of worldly illusions (Sansaar) and destroys their calamities. He was first Nirgun (formless) but on account of the devotion of His Bhaktas, He was obliged to take a form. To give liberation, self-realisation to the Bhaktas is the mission of the saints, and for Sai, the Chief of them, that mission is inevitable. Those who take refuge in His Feet, have all their sins destroyed and their progress is certain. Remembering His Feet, Brahmins from holy places come to Him and read scriptures and chant the Gayatri Mantra in His presence. We, who are weak and without any merits, do not know what Bhakti is but we know this much, that though all others may leave us, Sai won’t forsake us. Those whom He favours get enormous strength, discrimination between the unreal and the real and knowledge.
Sai knows fully the desire of His devotees and fulfils the same. Hence, they get what they want and are grateful. So we invoke Him and prostrate ourselves before Him. Forgetting all our faults let Him free us from all anxieties. He who being overcome with calamities remembers and prays Sai thus, will get his mind calmed and pacified through His grace.
This Sai – the ocean of mercy, says Hemadpant favoured him, and the result of this, is the present work Sai Satcharita. Otherwise, what qualifications had he to undertake this enterprise? But as Sai took all the responsibility, Hemadpant felt no burden, nor any care about this. When the powerful Light of Knowledge was there to inspire his speech and pen, why should he entertain any doubt or feel any anxiety? Sai got the service in the form of this book done by him; this is due to the accumulation of his merits in the past births and therefore, he thinks himself fortunate and blessed.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter XXX)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||