Monday, 9 June 2014

Posted by Samirsinh Dattopadhye On June 09, 2014

Sai Satcharitra
Shri Saisatcharitra through its narration of stories of Sai Baba’s devotees and their experiences teaches us the same as taught by our scriptures and other sacred work.  However, for ordinary human beings, Saisatcharitra is like a teacher who teaches her children some important lessons in life.  It simplifies the lessons of life by arousing a curiosity to learn more.

Everyone wants peace and joy to last lifelong in one’s life. By studying Sai Satcharitra, one can, not only groom oneself but also model one’s behavior, based on the behavior of some great devotees which we read in the Charitra. Imbibing these behavioural patterns would help us make progress towards taking a step closer to God.  The Sai Satcharitra through narration of devotees’ experiences, teaches the ways in which one can remain firmly anchored in one’s faith inspite of difficulties.  It also allows us to experience God’s existence in every moment of one’s life. Sai Satcharitra is in itself a whole universe of Devotion, of love among people and of divine interventions of God. It welcomes anyone who wishes to savor its taste. It also teaches the ways in which one can take on the journey towards “Him”.  It helps one to become more self-aware.  It quenches the thirst for everyone who wishes to seek God and then surprisingly, makes one want more of it.

Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu
Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu

The Panchasheel Examination is conducted by ‘Shri Sai Samartha Vidnyan Prabodhini’. The institute was established by the blessings and grace of Sadguru Shri Aniruddha Bapu It definitely evaluates knowledge of a person but with a different touch. Param Pujya Aniruddha Bapu says,
"studying the Shri Sai Satcharitra not only implies taking inside of us, the values that it contains, but also acknowledging and implementing them on the outside."

For instance, Sai Satcharitra teaches that God exists inside of everyone. It is therefore, imperative that one acknowledges his presence in everyone. As a result, one is connected to everyone around. One’s interaction with fellow beings ought to improve. If one is passing through difficult times, it is the unwavering faith and perseverance that ought to help him overcome those challenging situations.  It would also mean then, that faith and perseverance are two sides of the same coin.

One would then garner strength to face life. It is also important to remember that chanting God’s name would also facilitate one to experience him. One needs to begin chanting his name regularly.  Everything is perishable but one must know that HIS name, his love and his grace will never perish. They are driven by his will and his wish. Hence whatever he desires will naturally be implemented. One’s devotion towards God, one’s sentiments towards him, are, in fact, his love and grace.

The Udi, the sacred ash, is what remains after a burning down process occurs. The Sai Satcharitra narrates several experiences of devotees who benefitted immensely by consuming it and by adorning it on one’s forehead.

The Udi is an embodiment of the following words by Aniruddha Bapu:

You and I firm together, nothing can stand in the way, ever.


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