Monday, December 12, 2005

Sri Sai Nath

Shirdi Sai Baba

1838 - 1918.

"Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere.
If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away, but receive them well and treat them with due respect.
Shri Hari (God) will be certainly pleased if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked and your verandah to strangers for sitting and resting. If anybody wants any money from you and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do not bark at him like a dog."


"There will never be any dearth or scarcity,
regarding food and clothes, in any devotees' homes.
It is my special characteristic, that I always look to,
and provide, for the welfare of those devotees,
who worship Me whole-heartedly with their minds ever fixed on Me.
Lord Krishna has also said the same in the Gita."


"Be wherever you like, do whatever you choose,
remember this well that all that you do is known to me.
I am the Inner Ruler of all and seated in their hearts.
I envelope all creatures. I am the Controller -
the wire-puller of the show of this Universe.
I am the mother - origin of all beings -
the harmony of the three gunas (attributes),
the propeller of all senses,
the Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer.
Nothing will harm who turns his attention towards me,
but Maya will lash or whip him who forgets Me.
All the insects, ants, the visible, movable and immovable world
is my Body or form."


"You need not go far, or anywhere in search of Me.
Barring your name and form,
there exists in you,
as well as in all beings,
a sense of Being or Consciousness of Existence.
That is Myself.
Knowing this, you see Me inside yourself
as well as in all beings.
If you practise this, you will realize all pervasiveness
and thus attain oneness with Me."


"If you look at me I look at you.
If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.
If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once."

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