Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Glimpse into Sai's life through Sat Charitra - Chapter 1

The wonderful Life and Teachings of Shri Sai Baba
A Glimpse into Chapter 1
“Whosoever offers to Me, with love or devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, that offering of live of the pure and self-controlled man is willingly and readily accepted by me”.  – Lord Shri Krishna in   Bhagwad Gita,IX – 26

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 miseries of His innumerable devotees.  The two stones of His mill consisted of karma and bhakti; the former being the lower one and the latter, the upper one.  The handle, with which Baba worked the mill, consisted of dhyan.  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 Ahankar, which is so subtle and therefore, so difficult to get rid of. (P-3)

This reminds us of a similar story of Kabir, who seeing a woman grinding corn, said to his Guru, Nipatniranjan, “I am weeping, because I feel the agony of being crushed under this wheel of worldly existence, like the corn in the hand-mill”.  Nipatniranjan replied:” Do not be afraid, hold fast to the handle of knowledge of this mill, as I do, and do not wander far away from the same, but turn inward to the centre, and you are sure to be saved”. (P-4)

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