करुणामय श्री साई बाबा


अध्याय २

" The Lord residing at Shirdi "

Sri Sai Samadhi Mandir , Shirdi

विषय:
i) श्री अप्पा पाटिल एवं बायजा
ii) तम्बोलीका साथ कुस्ती
iii) तकियामा नृत्य
iv) माधवराज देशपांडेको विद्यालय
v) शामाको दुई रुपैयां !
vi) देविदाससँग प्रेम
vii) बाबाको कला

प्राक्कथन
प्ररम्भदेखि नै श्री साई बाबा कसैसँग पनि धेरै कुराकानी गर्नुहुन्न थियो। कसैले केही सवाल गरेमा खाली त्यसको जवाफ मात्र दिनुहुन्थ्यो। दिनभरिजसो आस-पासको जंगलमा जानुहुन्थ्यो र साँझको समयमा नीमको रुखमुनी बसेर ध्यानमा मग्न हुनुहुन्थ्यो । रात्रिमा मस्जिदमा(द्वारकामाई) बोराका टुक्रा ओछ्याएर विश्राम गर्नु हुन्थ्यो । रात्रिभर उहांको भगवत जप चली रहन्थ्यो । उहांको रहन-सहन पहलमानको जस्तै थियो । लामा-लामा कपाल, गोडामा पेशावी जुत्ता। कसलाई के थाहा थियो र भविष्यमा यस अती सुन्दर बालकको नाम ‘साई’को उच्चारण गर्दा मानिसहरुले मोक्ष पाउनेछन ।

श्री अप्पा पाटिल र वायजा
शिरडीका मानिसहरुमा श्री अप्पा पाटिल र उनकै श्रीमती वायजा प्रमुख थिए जसले सुरुमै बाबाको दिव्य शक्तिलाई बुझेका थिए । पहिलो पटक श्री अप्पा पाटिल र वायजा बाबासँग भेट्न नीम रुखमुनी जांदा बाबाले आफ्नो स्थानमा खडा भएर भन्नुभयो ” वायजा मेरी पूर्वजन्मकि वहिनी हुन। ” यस्तो कुरा सुनेर वायजा आमा प्रसन्न हुनुभयो र निश्चय गर्नुभयो कि जबसम्म प्रतिदिन बाबालाई पहिले भोजन गराइंदैन तबसम्म आफू भोजन

ग्रहण गर्ने छैन । कैयौं पटक त बाबालाई खोज्न उहांले कोशौंसम्म हिंद्नुपर्दथ्यो । तर बाबाले पनि उहांको छोरा तात्या पाटिललाई विशेष रुपबाट आशीर्वाद दिनु भयो ।

तम्बोलीसँग कुस्ती
शिरडीमा मोहिद्दिन तम्बोली नाम गरेको एउटा पहलमान थियो । उसको बाबासँग कुनै कुरालाई लिएर विवाद खडा भयो र दुबैबीच कुस्ती हुन गयो । बाबाले कुस्तीमा हार्नु भयो तर त्यस उपरान्त उहांले आफ्नो रहन-सहन बदल्नु भयो । उहां पहिले त दुई वर्षका लागि शिरडीबाट लुप्त हुनुभयो । उहांले आफ्नो कपाल कटाउनु भयो । लंगौटी र कफनी लगाउन थाल्नु भयो । शिरमा साफा बांध्नुहुन्थ्यो । उहांले सधैं भन्न थाल्नुभयो, ‘गरीबी अब्बल बाद्शाही हो र अमीरी छिट्टै नै लुप्त हुने वाला छ । अल्लाह सधैं गरीबको साथमा हुनुहुन्छ । ‘बाबा कहिले मस्जिदमा रहनुहुन्थ्यो , काहीले तकियामा त कहिले जंगलमा जानुहुन्थ्यो । उहांका कुराहरु रसस्यमयी हुन्थे त्यसैले कैयौंले उहांलाई पागल ठान्दथे । बाबाले एउटा बगैंचा पनि बनाउनुभएको थियो र त्यहांबाट फल र फूल टिपेर शनि र गणपती मन्दिरमा पठाउनु हुन्थ्यो ! आज जहां समाधि मन्दिर छ , त्यहीं त्यो बगैंचा पनि थियो । बाबाको आशीर्वादले नाना डेंगले तथा गोपालगुंडलाई पुत्रहरुको प्राप्ती भएको थियो र बाबाको प्रसिद्धी चारैतर्फ फैलिन गयो । हजारौं लाखौं मानिसहरु शिरडी आउन थाले र सबैको आफ्नो-आफ्नो अनुभव रह्यो । ती अनुभवमध्य केही हामीले यस पुस्तकमा प्रकाशित गर्ने प्रयास गरेका छौं ।

तकियामा नृत्य
तकिया त्यो स्थान हो जहाँ यवन मानिसहरु शिरडीमा आएर विश्राम गर्दथे । यो स्थान दीक्षितवाडाको नजिकै थियो जसलाई पछि शिरडी संस्थानले कुनै कारणवश भत्काइदियो । तकियामा बाबा गोडामा घुँघरू बाँधेर नाच्नुहुन्थ्यो । उहाँ कबीरका भजन गाएर सबैलाई मोहित गरिदिनुहुन्थ्यो । उहाँले नृत्य गरेको देख्दा यस्तो आभाष हुन्थ्यो कि साक्षात शिव नै नृत्य गरिरहनु भएको छ ।

माधवराव देशपांडेको विद्यालय
शामा उपनाम गरेका माधवराव देशपांडे श्री साई बाबाका परम भक्त थिए । प्रारम्भको १५ वर्षमा उनी बाबालाई पागल नै ठान्दथे । उनी शिरडीको एउटा सानो विद्यालयमा अध्यापक थिए । यो विद्यालय मस्जिदको साथ एउटा कोठामा थियो । मस्जिद र विद्यालयको एउटै गाह्रो थियो । सुरुमा जब श्री साई बाबा मस्जिदमा आउनुभयो तब शामा पनि रातमा विद्यालयमा नै विश्राम गर्दथे । एक रात उनले बाबाले आफैँसँग उर्दू ,अरबी ,पर्सियन र अंग्रेजीमा कुरा गरिरहनु भएको देखे । बिस्तारै-बिस्तारै श्री साई बाबाका प्रति उनको दृढ-विश्वास बस्न गयो । एउटा अवसरमा बाबाले उनलाई भन्नुभएको पनि थियो ,’म पछिल्ला ७२ जन्मदेखि तिम्रो साथ छु । ‘शामाको दृढ भक्ति देखेर बाबा प्रसन्न हुनुहुन्थ्यो । शामा कहिले-काहिँ नीम वृक्ष मुनी (गुरुस्थान )विश्राम गर्दथे । तब रात्रिभर उनको मुखबाट ‘साई-साई’ को उच्चारण हुन्थ्यो । उनी निंद्रामा पनि बाबाकै नाम लिन्थे । कहिले-काहिँ त बाबा र शामा मित्रहरुले कुराकानी गरे जसरी आपसमा वार्तालाप गर्दथे ।

शामाको दुई रुपैयाँ !
शामा साधारणतया: कुनै त कुनै नयाँ तरिकाबाट बाबालाई जाँच्ने प्रयास गर्दथे । प्रतिदिन श्री साई बाबा अन्य भक्तहरु सहित लेण्डी बाग जानुहुन्थ्यो । एक दिन बाबाले बागका लागि प्रस्थान गरेपछि शामाले मस्जिदमा आस-पास कोही पनि नभएको मौका पारि बाबाको गादीबाट दुई रुपैयाँ झिके । यस घटनाको दुई या तीन महिना पश्चात शामाको घरमा अढाइ सय रुपैयाँको चोरी भयो । शामा रुँदै-रुँदै मस्जिदमा आए र उनले श्री साई बाबालाई चोरीको विषयमा बताए । उनको कुरा सुनेपछि बाबाले उनलाई भन्नुभयो ,’तिमीलाई आफ्नो अढाइ सय रुपैयाँको चिन्ता छ ,यहाँ केही महिनादेखि हराएको मेरो दुई रुपैयाँ भेटिएकै छैन !’

देवीदाससँग प्रेम
श्री साई बाबाको शिरडीमा आगमनभन्दा लगभग १२ वर्ष अगाडि श्री देवीदास दस-बाह्र वर्षको उमेरमा शिरडी आएका थिए । उनी एउटा सानो मारुति मन्दिरमा बस्दथे । देवीदास आध्यात्मिक मार्गमा धेरै अग्रसर भईसकेका थिए र आफ्नो दिव्यशक्तिबाट उनले श्री साई बाबाको शक्तिलाई चिनीसकेका थिए । बाबा देवीदासलाई एकदमै मन पराउनुहुन्थ्यो र कहिले मस्जिदमा त कहिले चावडीमा बसेर उनीसँग ईश्वरका लीलाका विवरण गर्नुहुन्थ्यो । एक दिन बाबाले देवीदासको हात समातेर उनलाई नीम वृक्षको मुनी लिएर जानुभयो र भन्नुभयो ,’यो मेरो तपस्याको स्थान हो । हामीले वैराग्य अवश्य राख्नुपर्दछ । धन , लोभ, मोह र अहंकारलाई टाढै राखेर हामीले ईश्वरको भक्ति गर्नु पर्दछ । आध्यात्मिक पथमा स्त्री एक रोकावट हो । बाबाले श्री विश्वामित्रको पूर्ण कथा पनि देवीदासलाई सुनाउनुभयो ।
बाबाले यस्तो किन गर्नुभयो , यसको कारण त हामीलाई थाह छैन तर बाबाको साथ रहेर देवीदास पूर्णरूपले ईश्वरमा समर्पित भए । पछि गएर उनले मानिसहरुलाई ‘बाबा मेरा शिष्य हुन ‘ भनेर भन्ने जावर अलीलाई आध्यात्मिक वार्तालापमा नराम्रो गरी पराजित गरे जसका कारणले जावर अली शिरडी छोडेर भाग्यो ।

बाबाको कला
मनुष्यमा तीन गुण हुन्छन सत् ,रज र तम् । साधारणतया मनुष्य रजोगुणी या तमोगुणी हुन्छन् । कर्मोनुसार मनुष्यको गुणको अनुमान लगाउन सकिन्छ । तमोगुणी मनुष्य कहिले पनि ईश्वरको स्मरण गर्दैन अपितु उसको ध्यान अन्य कार्यमा अग्रसर रहन्छ । रजोगुणी मनुष्य ईश्वरको नाम पनि लिन्छ तर साथ-साथ साधारण गृहस्थ कार्य पनि गर्दछ । सतोगुणी मनुष्य केवल ईश्वरको नै स्मरण गर्दछ । उ पूर्ण रूपमा ईश्वरमा समर्पित हुन्छ ।
श्री साई बाबा सबै कलामा सम्पूर्ण हुनुहुन्थ्यो । उहाँको एउटा कला यस्तो थियो कि यदि कोही मानिस उहाँको शरणमा आउँदछ भने उहाँले उसका समस्त इच्छाहरु पूरा गरिदिनुहुन्छ र बिस्तारै-बिस्तारै उसको मोहलाई कम गरी उसलाई तमोगुणीबाट रजोगुणी बनाइदिनुहुन्छ । केही रजोगुणी मनुष्य श्रद्धा एवं सबुरीबाट साई भक्ति गरी सतोगुणी बन्दछन् उदाहरणका लागि काका साहेब दीक्षित , म्हालसापत्ति , नाना साहेब चांदोरकर ,मेघा इत्यादी ! अब आउने अध्यायहरुमा यी सबै भक्तहरुका अनुभव छन् जसले हामीलाई साई बाबाको भक्तिका तर्फ अग्रसर गर्दछन् ।

श्री सद्गुरु साईनाथापर्णमस्तु ! शुभं भवतु ।।

Orignal work in Hindi by : Vikas Meheta

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Sai Baba of Shirdi

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शिरडीमा आगमन :-भक्तहरुको उध्दारका लागि ईश्वर समय समयमा प्रकट हुनुहुन्छ । श्री साई बाबा कुनै नयाँ हुनुहुन्न बरु उहाँ पहिले पनि अन्य रूपहरुमा प्रकट भईसक्नुभएको छ । उहाँ र भक्तहरुको सम्बन्ध जन्म जन्मान्तरको छ । यस्तो हामी यत्रो द्रिढतासँग यसकारण भन्न सक्दछौं किनकि उहाँ स्वयमले नै कैयौं भक्तहरुसँग यस प्रकारको कुरा गर्नुभएको थियो । यस पटक अठारौं शताब्दीको मध्यमा आठ वर्षको वालकका रुपमा शिरडीमा नीमको रुखमुनी प्रकट हुनुभयो । ती साना वालक दिन रात ध्यानमा मग्न रहन्थे र कसैलाई पनि केही नभनी शिरडिका गल्लीमा घुम्दथे । अचानक एक दिन ती वालक शिरडीबाट हराए । जन्तीसंगै फेरि आगमन :- औरङावादको एउटा सानो गाउँ , धूपगाउँका निवासी श्री चाँद पाटिलको वालकसँग अचानक भेट भयो । त्यस समय चान्द पाटिल आफ्नो घोडीलाई खोज्दै थिए । चारै तर्फ खोज्दा पनि उनी असफल भए तव त्यस तरुण वालकले उसलाइ वोलाए । वालक आफ्नो चिलम सल्काइ रहेका थिए र खाली पानीको आवश्यकता बाँकी थियो । वालकले आफ्नो चिम्टालाई भूमीमा गाडे र त्यहिबाट पानीको फोहोरा उत्पन्न हुनथाल्यो । पानीले कपडालाई भिजाएर वालकले चिलमलाई सल्काए र चान्द पाटिललाई पनि तमाखु खान वोलाए । यस्तो देखेर चान्द पाटिल छक्क परे र वालकको क्रिपाबाट उनको हराएको घोडा पनि पाए । चान्द पाटिलले वालकलाई आफ्नो घर जान अनुरोध गरे जसलाई वालकले स्विकार गरे । त्यसपछी तिनै वालकको चान्द पाटिलकी पत्नीका भतिजा , भदाका विवाहमा जन्ती भएर शिरडीमा पुनरागमन भयो । साई नामबाट सम्बोधन :- धूपगाउँबाट जन्ती शिरडीमा खन्डोवा मन्दिर अगाडी आएर रोकियो । वैलगाडाहरुबाट केटाकेटीहरु , स्वस्नीमानिसहरु तथा अन्य व्यक्तिहरू पनि ओर्लिए । आफ्नो शरीरलाई च्यतिएको कपडाले ढाकेका एक अति सुन्दर वालकले पनि शिरडीको धरतीमा आफ्नो चरण राखे । त्यहि ठाउँमा पछि काका साहेब दीक्षित एवम् अन्य भक्तहरुले पादुकाहरुको स्थापना गरे ! वालकलाई देख्नासाथ मन्दिरका पूजारी श्री म्हालसापत्ती चिमनजी नागरेले ” आउनुहोस् साई ” भनेर सम्बोधन गर्नु भयो । विवाह समारोह समाप्त भएपछि चान्द पाटिल र जन्तीहरु शिरडी छोडेर गए तर बाबा भने शिरडीको नै भएर बस्नुभयो । साईको अर्थ हो ईश्वर र बाबाको अर्थ हो माता-पिता । श्री साई बाबाले ईश्वरको रुपमा सधैं भक्तहरुको रक्षा गर्नुभएको छ र उनिहरुलाई माता-पिताको स्नेह पनि दिनुभएको छ । बाबाको सरकार :- सेलू , महाराष्र्ट्रका सन्त श्री गोपलराव देशमुखले वालकलाई भन्नुभयो :”मेरो बाबु ! पश्चिमतर्फ जाउ!गोदावरीको दक्षिण तटतर्फ जाउ । यहाँ सेलूमा नबस । विभिन्न ठाउँमा भौंतारिनु भन्दा एउटै ठाउँमा रहनु राम्रो हुन्छ । जोसुकै पनि तिम्रोसामु आउँछ भने उसलाई आध्यात्मिक शिक्षा दिनू । सात वर्षीय वालकले आफ्नो द्रिढ भक्तिले गोपलराव देशमुखको दिल जितेका थिए ! काशीका सन्त रामानन्दले पुन: जन्म लिएका थिए । सम्पूर्ण कथा यसप्रकार छ :- जम्बावी गाउँका केशव बाबा साहेबको घरमा एउटा वालकले जन्म लियो जसको नाम गोपाल रखियो । केही वर्षपछी उसको विवाह सोलूमा गरियो जहां गोपाल रावले जागिर , जन्तूरका पेशवाहरुसँग जमिन लिएर एक किला बनाए । गोपालराव भगवान वेन्कटेशका परम भक्त थिए । एक सन्ध्या समय उनी किलाको ढोकामा उभिइरहेका थिए जब उनको द्रिष्टि एक एक्काइस वर्षिय अर्धनग्न स्त्रीमाथि पर्यो जो लघुशंकाका लागि गएकी थिइन । वासनाले आघात गर्न खोजेपछी उनी तूरन्तै आफ्नो मन्दिरमा गए र सियो लिएर आफ्ना दुवै आँखालाई फोरे । यस घटनालाई लिएर मानिसहरुले उनी पागल भएको ठन्न थाले तर केही समयपछि नै उनको पूजा भक्ति देखेर मानिसहरुले उनलाई एक महान सन्त मान्न थाले । एकपटक एउटी आईमाइ उनको प्रसिद्धी थाहा पाएर आफ्नो द्रिष्टि माग्न उनिकहां आईन । स्त्री जन्मैदेखि अन्धी थिइन । गोपलरावको आज्ञा पालना गर्दै उनको सेवकले रातो खोर्सानी पिसेर त्यसको लेप तयार पार्यो र गोपलरावले स्त्रीका आँखामा त्यो लेप लगाइदिए । आश्चर्यको कुरा के भयो भने त्यस स्त्रीले देख्न थालिन । यस घटना चारैतिर आगो फैलिए जसरी फैलिन थाल्यो र छेउछाउका गाउँका सबै मानिसहरु गोपलरा्वकहाँ आउन थाले । गोपलराव उनिहरुलाई आध्यात्मिक पथमा हिंड्न अग्रसर गर्दथे । एक पटक गोपलराव उत्तर भारततर्फ तीर्थयात्राका लागि गए । त्यस अवसरमा बाटोमा पर्ने अहमदावादमा फकिर सुवाग शाहको दरगाहमा दर्शनका नीम्ति गए । मस्जिदको भित्र छिर्नासाथ उनका आँखाबाट आंफै प्रसन्नताको आसुँ झर्न थाल्यो र उनी सम्भषण गर्न लागे । त्यसै समय त्यहां यो भविष्यवाणी भयो ,” गोपलराव ! तिमी नै पूर्वजन्ममा काशीको सन्त रामानन्द थियौ तर अब तिमी ग्रिहस्थ आश्रममा छौ । तिम्रो शिष्य कबिर पनि छिट्टै नै तिम्रो सामु आउने छ किनकी उसले एक फकिरको घर जन्म लिइसकेको छ । ” फर्केर घर पुग्दा गोपलरावले आफ्नो छोरा लक्ष्मणको मृत्यु भएको खबर पाए । सन्त भएको हुनाले उनलाई छोराको मृत्युले ज्यादा दुखी पारेन । केही दिनपछी नै हातहरुमा हरियो कंगन पहिरिएकी एक स्त्री गोपलरावको सामु पाथर्डी गाउँबाट आई । त्यस आईमाईसँग लगभग पाँच वर्षको वालक पनि थियो जसले फाटेको झुत्तो लुगा लगाएको थियो । वालकको मुखमा रोटी थियो । त्यस आईमाईको लोग्ने केही दिन पहिले मात्र मरेको थियो र उसैको आदेशानुसार नै उ गोपलरावकहाँ आएकी थीई । गोपालरावले पहिले त उसलाइ शरण दिन मानेनन् तर पछि अहमदावादमा भएको भविष्यवानी सम्झे र उसलाई आफ्नो शरणमा राखे । उनलाई पूर्ण विश्वास थियो की यो वालक अरु कोहि नभएर कबिर नै हो ! थोरै समयमा नै दुवैबिच प्रगाढ प्रेम बस्न पुग्यो । वालकको भक्ति देखेर गोपलराव प्रसन्न भए र वालकलाई दिन-रात आध्यत्मिक बाटोमा अगाडी बढाउन थाले । तिनै दिनहरुमा वालककी आमाको मृत्यु हुन गयो । त्यस समय वालकको उमेर लगभग १२ वर्ष थियो । गुरु-शिष्यको प्रेम देखेर अन्य शिष्यले ईर्ष्या गर्न थाले र आपसमा विचार गर्न थाले कि यस्तो के छ कि गोपलराव यो यवन वालकलाई ज्यादा प्रेम गर्नुहुन्छ । यस यवन वालकले त हाम्रो गुरुको पनि धर्म भ्रष्ट गरिदिएको छ । उनिहरुले यवन वालकलाई मार्ने जाल पनि रचे तर गोपलरावलाई पहिले नै यसको आभष भयो र उनी बालकलाई लिएर नजिकको जंगलमा गएर बसे । एक दिन अन्य शिष्यले दुबैलाइ एउटा रुखमुनी विश्राम गरिरहेको पाए र उनिहरुले एउटा ईटा उठाएर बालकतिर फ्यांके तर त्यो ईटा गोपलरावको शिरमा लाग्न पुग्यो र उनी नराम्रो किसिमले घयल हुन पुगे । उनको टाउकोबाट लगातार रगत बगिरहेको थियो । बालकले एउटा कपडा आफ्नो गुरुको शिरमा बाँधिदियो । बालकले गोपलरावसँग प्रार्थना गरे कि तपाईं मलाई छोडिदिनू किनकि मेरो कारणले नै तपाईंको यस्तो गति हुन पुग्यो तर गोपलरावले केही पनि मानेनन् र बालकलाई भने , मेरो अन्त नजिक आएको छ र म आफ्नो समस्त शक्तिहरु तिमीलाई दिन चाहन्छु । त्यहि बेला एउटा काली गाईबाट उनले तीन लोटा दूध दुहे र बालकलाई पिलाइदिए र यसै प्रकारले आफ्ना समस्त शक्तिहरु बालकलाई दिए । भोलिपल्ट गोपालराव बालकलाई लिएर गाउँ फर्किए त त्यहिँ आफ्नो आखिरी सास फेर्न पुगे । उनले आफ्नो शिरको कपडा फुकालेर वालकलाई दिए र गोदावरीको दक्षिण तटतर्फ जानलाई भने । गोपलरावले बालकलाई आफ्नो कफनी पनि दिए । बालकको घुम्दा-घुम्दै चाँद पाटिलसँग भेट भयो र उनीसंगै शिरडी पुगे । आफ्नो अन्तिम समयसम्म साई बाबाले त्यस इटा , कफनी र शिरको फेटा आफ्नो साथ राख्नुभयो । जुन दिन बाबाले आफ्नो शरीरलाई त्यग्नुभयो त्यसै दिन त्यो इटा फुटेको थियो र यस्तो देखेर बाबाले यसो भन्नुभएको थियो कि यो इटा टुटेको नभएर मेरो भाग्य फुटेको हो । बाबा पहिलो पटक शिरडी पाल्नुहुंदा उहाँसँग इट र कफनी थिएनन । उहाँले पुन: गएर यी सबै आफ्नो साथ ल्यौनुभएको थियो । बाबा सेलू , जालना, बीड, मनमाड, प्रभामानी तथा पाथर्डीका बाटाहरुसँग भलिभाँति परिचित हुनुहुन्थ्यो र कहिले-काहिँ त्यहाँका मानिसहरुका नाम लिएर उनिहरुको विषयमा सोध्ने गर्नुहुन्थ्यो ।

एउटा अवसरमा श्री साई बाबाले स्वयम् यस कुराको पुष्टि गर्नुभएको थियो कि उहाँको आयु लाखौं वर्ष हो र उहां कबीर हुनुहुन्छ । अनुभव यस प्रकार छ :-
एउटा चोरलाई पुलिसले केही गरगहना सहित समातेछन । त्यस चोरले पुलिसलाई यस्तो वयान दिएछ कि ती गहना उसलाई श्री साई बाबाले दिनुभएको हो । बाबालाई धुलिया कोर्टबाट अदालतमा हाजिर हुने खत प्राप्त भयो । बाबाले उक्त खतलाई धूनीमा हालिदिनुभयो । केही दिनपछी श्री गणपतराव , पुलिस हेड कन्स्टेबल कोपरगाउँबाट बाबाको लागि पक्राउ पूर्जी लिएर आए । बाबाले उसलाइ रिसाउंदै भन्नुभयो ,’यो पूर्जी शौचालयमा फ्यांकिदेउ र गएर स्नान गर । ‘भक्तहरुलाई जब यस कुराको जानकारी मिल्यो तब उनिहरुले धूलिया अदालतमा अर्जी दिए कि श्री सै बाबा कुनै साधरण मानिस हुनुहुन्न । लाखौं मानिसहरु उहाँलाई ईश्वर मान्दछन यसकारण उहाँको एउटा सधारण मान्छेको जस्तो अदालतमा जान उपयुक्त हुंदैन । धूलिया कोर्टका न्ययाधिशले मजिस्ट्रेट नाना जोशीलाई सोध्पूछका लागि नियुक्त गरी शिरडी पठाउनु भयो । नाना जोशीको शिरडी आउने सूचना भन्दा पहिले नै बाबाले मस्जिदमा टेबल-कुर्सीहरु राख्न लगाउनु भयो र मस्जिदलाई एउटा अदालतमा रूपान्तरित गरिदिनुभयो । नाना जोशी :- तिम्रो नाम के हो ?
बाबा:- यी मानिसहरु मलाई साई बाबा भन्दछन । नाना जोशी:- पिताको नाम ? बाबा:- साई बाबा । नाना जोशी :- गुरुका नाम ?
बाबा:- वेनकुंशा अर्थात वेंकटेश । नाना जोशी :-तिम्रो धर्म के हो? बाबा:- कबीर
नाना जोशी :- जाति कुन हो?
बाबा:- परवरदिगार । नाना जोशी :-तपाइंको आयु कति हो ?
बाबा:- लखौं वर्ष नाना जोशी :-के तपाईं कसम खानु हुन्छ कि तपाईं जे भनिरहनुभएको छ त्यो साँचो हो ? बाबा:- हजुर । साँचो हो । नाना जोशी :- के गहना-चोरलाई चिन्दछौ? बाबा:- म सबैलाई चिन्दछु । नाना जोशी :- के यो तिमीसँग बस्दथ्यो? बाबा:- हजुर । म सबैको साथै रहन्छु । नाना जोशी :- के चोरिको गहना तपांईले उसलाइ दिनुभएको हो? बाबा:- हो ! मैले दिएको हो । कस्ले कसलाई दिन्छ र ?
शिरडी एउटा सानो गाउँ थियो र त्यस बेला बाहिरबाट शिरडीमा जो आउंदथे उनिहरुको नाम र ठेगाना एउटा रजिस्टरमा लेखिने गरिन्थ्यो । नाना जोशीले त्यस रजिस्टरको अवलोकन गरे र पाए कि त्यो चोर काहीले पनि शिरडीमा आएको नै थिएन । पछि गएर चोरलाई पनि आफ्नो गल्ती महसुस भयो । उसले आफ्नो पहिलो वयान बदल्यो र श्री साई बाबासँग माफि माग्यो ! यहाँ यो ध्यान दिन योग्य कुरा छ कि बाबाले गोपालरावलाई आफ्नो गुरु नभनी वेनकुंशा अर्थात भगवान वेंकटेशलाई भन्नु भयो जसको उहाँको गुरु पूजा गर्नुहुन्थ्यो । यसमा कुनै अतिशयोक्ती छैन कि बाबा लाखौं वर्षदेखी हुनुहुन्छ र शिरडीमा नीमको रुखमुनी उहाँको पूर्व गुरुको समाधि पनि छ ।
शिरडीको विशेषता र द्वारकामाईको रहस्य:- शिरडी एउटा सानो गाउँ भएकाले यसको कुनै विशेष धार्मिक इतिहास थिएन । बाबाको आगमनपूर्व यहाँ खन्डोवाको सप्ताहमा तीन दिन पूजा हुने गर्दथ्यो । एउटा अवसरमा खन्डोबाको ध्यनमा मग्न एक व्यक्तिलाइ खण्डोवाको आदेश भयो कि श्री साई बाबाले यहाँ शिरडीमा धेरै तपस्या गर्नुभएको छ र उहां स्वयं ईश्वर हुनुहुन्छ ! शिरडीको दर्शनोपरान्त र श्री साई सत् चरित्रको पठन-पाठन पछि यस्तो सवाल आउंदछ की श्री साई बाबाले पैथन , नाशिक, पूताम्बेलाई छोडेर एउटा साधारण सानो गाउँ शिरडीमा नै रहन किन मनपराउनुभयो र फेरि शिरडीमा एउटा टुटे-फुटेको मस्जिद नै किन ! केही पुस्तकहरुको अध्ययन पश्चात बाबाले स्वयं यसको उत्तर दिनुभयो ! बाबा स्वयं भन्नुहुन्थ्यो की ऋणानुबन्धका कारण नै हामी एक-अर्काको समिप आएका हौं यसैले हामीले प्रत्येकको आदर गर्नुपर्दछ ! जस्तो की खन्डोबा भगवानले आफ्नो भक्तलाई भन्नुभयो की बाबाले धेरै वर्ष शिरडीमा तपस्या गर्नुभएको छ । बाबाका पहिला गुरु श्री मु्झफर शाह एक अत्यन्त नै धनी व्यक्ति हुनुहुन्थ्यो । शिरडीदेखी नांदकुरिसम्म उहांको जमिन थियो ! उहांका पुत्र र बाबा एकसाथ बस्दथे ! नीमको रुखदेखी लिएर चावडिसम्म एउटा गुफा छ जसमा बाबाले तपस्या गर्नुभएको थियो । एकचोटि उहांको दाढी यति धेरै बढेको थियो की त्यसले जमिन साफ गर्दथ्यो । मस्जिदमा(द्वारकामाई) बाबाका गुरुले आफ्नो पंचभूत शरीर त्याग गर्नुभएको थियो त्यसैले बाबाले रहनको लागि द्वा्रकामाईलाई नै चुन्नुभयो र त्यहि स्थनमा धूनी प्रज्ज्वलित गर्नुभयो । श्री साई बाबा चाहे कबीर ,शिव,या पीर-पैगम्बर जो सुकै हुन, हाम्रो लागि त उनी श्री साई बाबा नै हुन। मन उनको दर्शन नगरी प्रसन्नचित्त हुँदैन । श्री साई बाबाजस्ता अरु देवता छैनन् । उहांमा अगाध दया अगाध शक्ति छ। आफ्ना भक्तहरुका सबै त्रुटीहरुलाई भूलेर उनिहरुलाई ग्रिहस्थ आश्रममा नै मोक्ष प्राप्त गराई दिनुहुने देव श्री साई बाबा नै हुनुहुन्छ । श्री सद्गुरु साईनाथापर्णमस्तु ! शुभं भवतु ।।

HEY MERE SATGURU…!


Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Jo Tune Diya,
Aur
Jo Tune Naa Diya,
Aur
Jo Tune De Kar Le Liya,
Unn Sab Par Tera “Shukar Hai Waheguru”

KYON KE…

Jo Tune Diya Woh Teri “RAHMAT”,

Jo Tuna Naa Diya Unn Mein “HAMARI BHALAI”

Aur Jo Tune De Kar Le Liya Woh Hammara “IMTIHAN”

Hey Mere ‘WAHEGURU’
Hummain Har Haal Mein Shukar Ada Karney Ki “RAHMAT” Bakhsho.

“WAHEGURU RAKHA”

Source:Sent by Dev Rajani To members of Sub Ka Malik Ek (Facebook)

THE WORLD POST 2000 A.D( PROPHECY,FORECASTING,PREMONITION AND MUCH MORE…)


When Russia created a base in Cuba, by establishing nuclear missiles over there, an intense reaction was seen in America in 1962 A.D.  There was a time when both countries got ready to wage a war.  On the one hand Russia’s army, navy etc. headed for Cuba and at the other end, America was getting ready for a war with the help of destructive weapons, atomic bombs etc.  What remained was that the switch of war had to be pressed for the war to commence.

At that time French leaders asked the famous French prophesizer Jules Berne – “Who will win this war?”  Berne replied – “No one because Russia will pull out and thus no war will ensue.”

As usual no one believed Berne at that time but when later a radio station announced that – “Russia has pulled out and that there is no war,” everyone was amazed.  Thus they agreed and praised Bernes’ prophecy.

Dr. Jules Berne was a famous writer.  Despite this he gained fame mainly as a prophesizer.  He was given international recognition along with other stalwarts like Dixon, Anderson, Cheiro etc.  Some of his prophecies were so correct that it seemed as though he himself had designed those events that came true!  Ten years in advance, Jules Berne predicted that a space craft manned by a human being will land on Moon in 1969 A.D.  Today we know that his prophecy was cent percent true.  He further said that Japan will take over Manchuria and Italy will take over Albania and Ethiopia.  No one believed Bernes.  When between 1939 to 1942 A.D. all the above events did occur, people were forced to believe him.  Once Hitler’s army had taken over Denmark, Belgium and Luxemburg, so people asked Bernes – “Will Hitler defeat France too?”  Jules Bernes replied – “On June 20, 1940 A.D., France will accept defeat.”  Well Bernes’ Prophecy did come true albeit 2 days later i.e. on June 22, 1940.

“China will make an atom bomb.  Fiery turbulence will manifest in the Middle East and a greater portion of Arab countries will be taken over by Israel.”  This prophecy of Bernes too came true.  These prophecies resulted in major leaders of France and Europe not taking any risky decisions until they got astrological guidance from famous astrologers.  Lord Mountbatten had accepted that an invisible cosmic power is intelligently working in the cosmos.  Man does not understand the plans of this power.  Only rare men with subtle intuition can understand God’s design.  There are cosmic events that destroy man’s arrogance and guide him to walk towards truth.

There is a very interesting chain of Jules Bernes’ prophecies.  Many of them came true and many were about to be proved correct.  For e.g. Jules Bernes said – “Within the year 1990 A.D., the smoke emanating from factories and urban areas of the entire world will be so intense, that 80% air pollution will be recorded.  Man’s body will be tied to an oxygen machine which will weigh a little less than human weight.  It is not as though world humanity will die due to air pollution, yet its state will be akin to a half-mad person.  Diseases will be on the rise, enterprise will decline, wrath and hatred will be directed at technological culture and races of Europe etc. will turn towards spiritual nations like India for true guidance.  People will dress, eat and live like Indians.  The white race (Western countries) will be so enchanted by Indian spirituality and culture that by 2000 A.D., major countries of the world will see temples of Hindu Gods and Goddesses being built in their lands.  World humanity will visit these temples and experience the joy of worship and singing prayers to God, based on Indian culture.  I can see photographs of Indian Gods etc. in the homes of Europeans.”

”Even if China makes an atomic bomb, it will not become the leading nation of Asia.  For a long time it will harbour enmity towards India.  India will regain a portion of its land form China.  Tibet too will become free and it is possible that it will merge with India.  A portion of Pakistan will be taken over by Afghanistan and a little bit will be taken by India. ”

“After man lands on moon, he will search other planets too.  By 1985 A.D. all information related to the solar system, including Pluto, will be collected.  Space crafts carrying human beings will reach either Venus or Mars or both and return safely to earth.  Man will master gravity and energy more powerful than nuclear energy will be discovered.  Certain materials, books, gold coins etc. will be unearthed from a most ancient mountain of Earth (maybe Himalayas of India) which will change the history of Pre-Christ Era.  Not only this, but that this snow clad mountain area will become so powerful that even if Russia, America, Britain etc. unite and confront this mountainous region, they will fail miserably.   From a particular area of this region will manifest a mysterious individual.  He will become the most powerful person in the annals of eternal world history.  All his injunctions will be followed by world humanity.  Within the year 2050 A.D. these injunctions will help unite all nations of the world under one flag i.e. a single universal nation will come into being.”

“Between the years 1970 to 1980 A.D. great natural calamities will occur like floods, plane crashes, earthquakes, famines etc.  A major portion of Turkey will be destroyed due to earthquakes.  There will be in fighting amongst Arabs and thus Israel will benefit.  Sea storms will be on the rise and an ocean devastation could occur.  Sea shore areas and islands will be destroyed.  Some new islands may emerge along with a powerful race.  Vaults of jewels will be found on these islands which will augment the finance of that race.”

“Uptil 2000 A.D. the world population will be about 640 crores.  A major portion of it will reside in America, Asia.  Definitely nuclear warfare will not take place yet communal violence may take over.  On the one hand there will be agitations and on the other hand, a new spiritual revolution will arise which will unfold new mysteries of God and the soul.  Science will prove these mysteries to be true.  Thus atheism and the Vaam path will be destroyed.  It will be replaced by faith, justice, ethics, discipline and a sense of dutifulness.  These changes will become the foundation stones of World Peace.

When Jules Berne was asked as to where this transformation will originate and that who will direct it, he replied – “ I have a premonition that this spiritual revolution will originate in India and regarding who will direct it, I differ with Jean Dixon.  This person has already taken birth i.e. before 1962 A.D.  Presently he is involved in a major task in India.  He may even participate in the freedom movement in India and his followers are many.  His followers will form a powerful organization and in a short time span will influence the entire world.  With the help of their soul force they will easily succeed in executing tasks that were otherwise impossible to execute.

Bernes’ above philosophy was published on 4th April in Nav Bharat Times newspaper.  He proclaims that the desire to know the future is proof of the immortal nature of the soul.  It is a fact because the body never ever thinks that it is immortal.  The body is perishable but the soul is immortal.  Hence our desire to know the future is manifold compared to our desire to know the past. If man conjoins his intelligence, understanding and effort to these prophecies, he can change not only his own future, but that of the entire world so as to manifest radiance.  When these tasks are not executed by ordinary human beings, great souls along with their aides appear on earth and create a world as per God’s wish.  Jules Bernes believes that history is about to repeat itself and hence none can obstruct Era Transformation.

AUTHOR: Shriram Sharma Acharya founder of the International Gayatri Family was a great Yogi seer and incarnation of God who wrote volumes of scientific literature mainly on spiritual subjects for world welfare and peace.

Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya

कबीर के कुछ प्रसिद्ध दोहों


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कबीरा खड़ा बाजार में मांगे सब की खैर
ना काहू से दोस्ती, ना काहू से बैर!

साँईं इतना दीजिये जामें कुटुम्ब समाये
मैं भी भूखा ना रहूँ, साधू ना भूखा जाये।

बुरा जो देखन में चला, बुरा ना मिलया कोई
जो मन खोजा आपना, मुझ से बुरा ना कोई।

माया मरी ना मन मरा, मर मर गये शरीर
आशा त्रिश्णा ना मरी, कह गये दास कबीर।

दुख में सुमिरन सब करें, सुख में करे ना कोये
जो सुख में सुमिरन करे, तो दुख काहे को होये।

चलती चक्की देख के, दिया कबीरा रोए
दो पाटन के बीच में, साबुत बचा ना कोए।

धीरे धीरे रे मना, धीरज से सब होये
माली सिंचे सौ घड़ा, ऋतु आये फ़ल होये।

ऐसी वाणी बोलिये, मन का आपा खोये
औरों को शीतल करे, आपहुँ शीतल होये।

जाती ना पूछो साधु की, पूछ लीजिये ज्ञान
मोल करो तलवार की पड़ी रेहन जो म्यान।

माटी कहे कुम्हार से, काहे रोंदे मोहे
ईक दिन ऐसा आयेगा, मैं रौंदूगीं तोहे।

साधु ऐसा चाहिये, जैसा सूप सुहाय
सार सार को गही रहे, थोथा देय उडाय।

बड़ा हुआ तो क्या हुआ, जैसे पेड़ खजूर
पंथी को छाया नही, फल लगे अति दूर।

Meditation, yoga, alternative lifestyle….:A Glimpse at Kathmandu


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: Interview with Sadhak Som


Sadhak Som gets up at four in the morning and starts performing a series of physical and breathing exercises. Our neighbour uncle is seen happier these days after he has entered the mission of Dr. Swami Vikashananda. In a similar manner, many people are found to be practicing some sort of alternative lifestyle techniques nowadays. As we are either directly or indirectly related to these practices we have decided to do research on the subject. The change in lifestyle brought about in Kathmandu is not the result of a single effort of a single person or an organization but is the combined effect of several reverend Gurus.

Though terms like “yoga”, ”meditation” sound quite familiar to us the topic selected is a vast one like an ocean out of which even by collecting few drops of water we would find ourselves successful. It is not possible for any researcher to do research on such a wide subject that too in a limited area in a limited amount of time by field visits. In our research we have visited the sites of Manokranti, Nepal in Samakhusi and Siddhashram Shakti Kendra, Basundhara. All other information have been taken from books and the internet.

People have been practicing yoga since the ancient times. “Earliest archaeological evidence of Yoga’s existence could be found in stone seals which depict figures of Yoga Poses. The stone seals place Yoga’s existence around 3000 B.C.”(http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/beginnersguide/yogahistory.asp )Now suddenly it has again started entering the homes of millions. The biggest problem faced these days is related in one or the other way to our mind. Millions have become the victims of depression. They are not able to communicate well with others in contact. ”Head to head communication is through though thoughts and words; while heart to heart communication is through feelings, People throughout the ages, have felt that they cannot communicate their feelings, if we could communicate all our feelings through words; then we would be leading very shallow lives. Life is rich because feelings cannot be captured in words! So we use all these gestures-we hug, so that hearts come closer, we give flowers, so that feelings are conveyed ….We put all our efforts in to expressing our feelings….and still, feelings remain unexpressed”(Ravi Shankar,2005,p.1).It has been the nature of human mind to raise several questions and search for respective answers. In questions related to mind, spirit and eternity, only Eastern philosophers have been able to provide justifiable answers. People nowadays are found to be affected by their own negative emotions. Ravi Shankar (2005) says “Love! Love is responsible for all our negative emotions! If there were no love on this planet, there wouldn’t have been any problem at all – nobody would be jealous; no body ever be greedy; no one ever get angry at any thing”(p.11).Statements like the above one soothe people healing their emotional injuries.
Besides ordinary people, in most of the cases patients suffering from serious mental problems are the followers of alternative treatments. “Research however, has scientifically proven that meditation, through contemplation and deliberation, is one of the safest practices in alternative and complementary medicine. Its numerous values have become well known and practiced for thousands of years; therefore more and more doctors are nowadays promoting the benefits of meditation as means to cure many stress related activities”( http://www.thespiritualhealth.com/meditation/meditation-for-mental-health.htm). Also the world wide inclination towards alternative treatments is the result of the probable side effects of following allopathic treatment. Lets take an example: Out of several medicines given to the patients of Mania, lithium carbonate is one. Its probable side effects are:
o Kidney damage
o Intense thirst
o Frequent urination
o Decrease in mental capacity
o Epilepsy(if the drug is taken under or overdose)

We had conducted an interview with Sadhak Som(called by himself,age:22,sex:male,date:24th March 2009,3:45p.m.) of Manokranti Nepal in its branch office in Samakhusi. According to him he had been involved in the mission for 8-9 months. The head of the mission was Dr. Swami Vikashananda. He informed us that besides patients his organization was the source of new life to all those interested in learning new things. For curing incurable diseases the help of some Aayurvedic medicines were also taken as he informed. However modern medicines were completely out of use there. Another interesting thing mentioned was the increasing number of students especially of science faculty (Ascol, was the name focused) joining the mission. He informed us that the head office of the mission was in Godavari and that the programmes conducted were Yog, Reiki, super learning, manokranti dhyan etc. He further informed that the information we were asking for was one to be experienced by oneself practically.

Our next destination was Siddhashram Shakti Kendra, Basundhara.(24th March 2009,4:45pm).We were warmly welcomed with the enchantation “Jay Gurudev” inside the ashram. According to the person at the information department, their mission was led by invisible Gurus namely Guru Gorakhnath and Paramhansha Nikhileshworananda. He told us that the ashram conducted several programmes like healing, tantric meditation and so on. Even incurable disease like cancers could be cured in short duration of time as he told us. The meditation was a 7-level one and was available to only those who were the members of the monthly publication of the ashram “Gorakshya Nikhil Vaani”.
According to history, for the first time Hippies were the people following alternative lifestyle techniques being frustrated by the materialistic western life.” The hippies were a social group that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s during a period of political unrest in the United States. Most were white, middle-class young people who advocated peace, love,and beauty. They withdrew from traditional modern society and “tuned in” to their deeper spiritual feelings. Hippies were most famous for their controversial alternative lifestyle, such as group living (called communes) and for their opposition to the Vietnam War (1957–75). They also claimed to be against the mainstream capitalist (an economic system based on private or corporate ownership and free enterprise), industrial society, advocating a simple way of life that involved owning few possessions and taking as little personal responsibility as possible. They wore tie-dyed clothes, braided beads, and went barefoot. The hippies were followers of a new generation of rock-and-roll artists that included the Beatles,…”( http://www.enotes.com/history-fact-finder/political-social-movements/who-were-hippies).
The popularity and practice of yoga and alternative lifestyle is due to the involvement of celebrated personalities. “”It’s a known fact that golf maestro Tiger Woods meditates and does yoga for concentration,” says Ajay Kumar, director of sales and marketing at Le Meriden Gokarna Forest Golf Resort and Spa, Kathmandu’s pride and one of South Asia’s finest golf resorts.”( http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news/Nepal-to-Introduce-Art-of-Living-for-Golfers-18761-1/).Due to ignorance even the so called educated fellows would be repelled by these practices before.But now time has changed.NASA scientists and molecular biologists can be seen in the retreat centres. “Sw Vasanto and Ma Abhiru are scientist couples from France who came to Tapoban this October to participate in the seven days intense silence meditation camp. While Swami Vasanto has already filed two major patents and has forty three of his designs on the space shuttle, ISS (International Space Station), Ma Abhiru is a holder of two PhDs and works on molecular biology in the R&D center of a private company ” (http://www.sannyasnews.org/latest/archives/188).This shows that the more human society is advancing towards new technologies the more it has become inclined towards the eastern way of living.
Thus with the rise of meditation, yoga and other systems of alternative treatments we are entering into a fusion of technologies. Lets hope that the human life becomes easier by their application.
References:
Shankar,R.(2005).Secrets of Relationships. Bangalore:Vyakti Vikas Kendra, India-Publication Division.
2003-2009 ABC of Yoga. MaxLifestyle International Inc. Retrieved March 30,2009, from http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/beginnersguide/yogahistory.asp
Valen Designs LLC. WordPress. TheSpiritualHealth. Retrieved March 30,2009, from http://www.thespiritualhealth.com/meditation/meditation-for-mental-health.htm
2009 Enotes.Retrieved March 30,2009, from http://www.enotes.com/history-fact-finder/political-social-movements/who-were-hippies
2003-2009 Bio-Medicine. Retrieved March 30,2009, from http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news/Nepal-to-Introduce-Art-of-Living-for-Golfers-18761-1/
Questionnaire:

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2. Age:
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4. Name and information of organization:
5. What type of people visit the organization?
6. What are the types of treatment?
7. What is the normal time period of treatment?

ON BABA’S SAMADHI DAY – CRONOLOGICAL LIST OF EVENTS (Episodes) CONCERNING SHRI SAI BABA


1913
Baba gave at Dwarakamai darshan of himself as Vitthal and Rakhumai of Pandharpur to the wife and mother of R. B. Purandare of Bandra.

1913, Ram-Navaimi
Bala Buva Satarkar performed Ram-Navami Kirtan at Shirdi and Baba gave him a gift of Rs.150/- for the Kirtan. These coins were collected in a dish (Thali) after Baba’s prayer (Aarti). Baba poured the whole dish in Satarkars bag (zoli)

1913, May
Wamanrao Patel (Aged 24 – 25 Years.) (Swami Sai Sharanananda ji) visited Shirdi again and this time stayed for 11 months.

1913
Rao Bahadur Sathe got a son by Baba’s Grace at the age of 57 years.

1914
Sapatnekar of Akkalkot arrived at Shirdi again with wife and returned being blessed for begetting a son.

1914, Feb 14
Mr.B.V. Deo (Memlatdar of Dahanu in Thane Distict) was charged and reprimanded by Baba for stealing His rag and after lot of abusing and scolding was favoured with instruction to read Dnyaneshawari regularly every day as per Deo’s desire. This episode is an example of how Baba sometimes displayed his transcendental powers to read devotees mental inclinations even without formal oral communication.

1914, Feb 22
A Sadhak of Yoga (Swami Ram Baba) visited Shirdi and seeing Baba eating bread with onion got suspicious and disappointed. However Baba proved His power of omniscience by reading his mind and the Sadhak returned highly satisfied and blessed.

1914, April 2
Before the year was over, Baba appeared to Deo in a dream and inquired if he understood Dnyaneshwari properly. Deo said ‘No’ and added that without Baba’s Grace it will not be understood. Then Baba explained to Deo how to read it slowly (and without making haste) with full concentration for knowing the subtle meaning between the lines (Bodha -Knowledge)

1914, Ram-Navami
Das Ganu was ordained by Baba to perform Ram-Navami Kirtan at Shirdi every year.

1914, Shravan
H. H. Shri Vasudevananda Saraswati (Aged 80 years) (Tembe Swami) left His mundane body at Garudeshwar on the banks of River Nannada in Gujarat.

1914. July 15
Kashinath Upasani left Shird! (total stay 3 years, 19 days) and proceeded towards Nagpur, Khadakpur etc.

1915, Dec
Sai Baba suffered from asthma and was very weak. Yet He climbed over Radhakrishna Mai’s roof with a ladder. Paid Rs. 2/- to the person bringing and placing the ladder. Honouring a worker for his work, Baba showed how Dignity of labour should be maintained.

1915, Dec
Balakram Mankar passed away at Shirdi.

1915, Dec
Mrs Tarkhad (wife of Babasaheb Tarkhad of Bandra) sent a pedha (made of milk and sugar) which was already offered as naivedya and that too with Balakram’s son Govindji who was in mourning. Yet Baba swollowed it with great eagerness and love.

1915, Dec 30
Construction work of Butty’s Wada was in progress. Baba occasionally used to go at this place to see the progress of this work and gave instructions.

1916
Sai Baba made Das Ganu to do ‘Nam-saptah and Kirtan’ at Shirdi for a week.

1916
Radhakrishna Mai (Aged 35 years) passed away. Baba used to bless her by sending a portion of food collected by him by way of Bhiksha.

1916.
Arrival of a Madrasi Bhajani Mela (Party of the Ramdasi Order). Baba gave darshan to the chief’s wife in the form of her beloved diety Shri Rama. The chief also got a dream and his attitude towards Baba was completely changed.

1916
Nephew of Dr. Mulky from Malegaon (District Nasik), suffering from tubercular bone-abcess, was fully cured by Sai Baba’s Udi and his loving glance. The doctor himself visited Shirdi afterwards and became a staunch devotee of Shri Sai Baba realising that Baba’s service is to be performed not only for the sake of money or other mundane things but for the welfare of the disabled, helpless and downtrodden.

1916
Annasaheb Dabholkar (Hemadpant) retired from Govt. service. On Guru Poumima Day while at Shirdi, Anna Chinchanikar pleaded before Baba for getting some other appointment for Hemadpant as his pension was quite insufficient and his family was growing. Baba assured him about his source of income for livelyhood after retirement.

1916, Vijaya Dashami
When in the evening Shirdi residents were returning from ‘Simollanghan’ ceremony (crossing of the border or limits of the kingdom village), Baba suddenly got into wild rage and taking off His head-dress, kafni and langota (loin cloth) etc., tore them into pieces and threw them in the burning Dhuni before Him. The fire in the Dhuni became brighter and Baba stood there stark naked. Later when cooled down and dressed again Baba said, “This is My Simollanghan” and thus hinted at His departure from this world soon on Dassehra Day. This Darshan provided an enlightenment that Baba’s body cannot be described as Hindu or Muslim or of any cast or belonging to any religion in vogue.

1916
Ramchandra Dada Patil became seriously ill. One night. appearing before him, Baba told him that he would recover soon but Tatya Patil will die on Vijaya Dashami Day in 1918. Thus by substituting Tatya’s name for HIS, Baba foretold Tatya’s passing away. However, Baba sacrificed his body to save devotees life by saying ‘instead of him another person will go?’.

1916
Baba averted Gopal Narayan Ambadekar’s effort of suicide by prompting him to read an appropriate incident from Akkalkot Swami’s Chaiitra (religious scripture) and avoided greatest sin in his devotees life.

1917
Shyam, the faithful servant of Baba falls at Baba’s feet and dies, merging in Baba.

1917
Baba tells Shringeri Sharada Devi, “Gori, I will appear in Andhra [Pradesh] with the same name of Sai Baba but in another Avathar . Then again, you will come to me. I will keep you with me and give you joy.”

1917
Baba names a young girl Shivamma Thayee and proclaims that she will be a saint.

1917
Haribhau Karnik of Dahanu (District Thane) wished to offerd. one more rupee to Baba while leaving Shirdi, but could not do so. On the way at Nasik, in the Kala Rama Temple another saint Narasing Maharaj demanded one rupee from him. Karnik gave it willingly thinking that Baba was demanding the rupee he wanted to offer at Shirdi. Baba fulfilled in HIS many mysterious ways devotees’ desire to offer dakshina through all the media.

1917
Sai Baba appeared at Thane (North of Bombay) to inquire the well-being of Appasaheb Appasaheb “>Appasaheb “>Kulkarni’s wife and children when he was away on tour. When Appasaheb returned Baba not only fulfilled his desire of offering Rs.10 as Dakshina but also favoured him by returning nine rupees consecrated by His touch. These nine rupees are the symbol of nine bhakti services done to HIM.

1917
Upasani Maharaj (Aged 47 years) made Sakuri (near Rahata) his permanent residence.

1918
Rao Bahadur Moreshwar Pradhan purchased Lendi Lendi “>Lendi “>Baug and later presented it to Shirdi Sansthan’. Baba himself planted some trees at the Lendi Baug.

1918, April 1
At Vile Parle (East) (now suburb of Bombay) on Hanuman Road, Narayan Mahadev Thosar’s residence (later known as Narayan Ashram) was built a Hanuman Temple. On the day it was consecrated, Baba paid Rs. 25 to a Brahmin named Waze and made him perform Shri Satya-narayan Pooja.

1918
Prof. G. G. Narke, son-in-law of Butty got a permanent job by Baba’s Grace as Professor in the Engineering College at Pune. Baba always remebered him by saying ‘where has he (Narke) gone? Baba gave him a begging bag (zoli) for collecting food -an exercise in cultivating humility and eliminating ego.

1918, August
Baba offered Hemadpant a glass of butter-milk and said, “Drink it all, you won’t get such opportunity again suggesting that time for his Samadhi has arrived.

1918, Sep 9
Das Ganu wrote ‘Shri Sai Stavan Manjaril at Maheshwar (Madhya Pradesh) on the banks of River Narmada.

1918, Sept 28
Nath Panthi saint Rama-Maruti of Kalyan passed away.

1918, Sept 28
Sai Baba had a slight attack of fever which lasted for 3-4 days. Since then Baba abstained from food and day by day His weakness increased.

1918, Oct 1
Baba asked a Brahmin devotee by the name Waze to read ‘Raum- Vijay’ (by Sridhar Swami) and listened to it for 14 days.

1918,Oct 8
A tiger met its death at the feet and presence of Sai Baba and was emancipated.

1918, Oct 15, Tuesday
On Vijaya Dashmi, Sai Baba left his mortal coil at about 2-30 p.m. Few minutes before He gave Rs. 9/- as prasad to Laxmi Shinde. These nine coins represent nine dimensional devotion to GOD.

1918, Oct 16
WednesdayEarly morning Baba appeared to Das Ganu at Pandharpur, in dream and said, “The Dwaraka mai has collapsed and all the oilmen and grocers have troubled Me a lot. So I am leaving the place. Go there quickly and cover My body copiously with flowers”.

1918, Oct 16
Wednesday in the evening Baba’s body was taken in procession through the Shirdi village and then interred in Butty Wada with due formalities.

1918, Oct 27
On the 13th day Baba’s devotees from all over gathered and funeral rites were performed by Balasaheb Bhate with a feast (Bhandara) to Brahmins and poor. Later Upasani accompanied by Bapusaheb Jog went to Prayag (Allahabad) and performed all the remaining obsequies on the banks of River Ganges.

BABA BLESS US ALL AND BE WITH ALL OF US ALWAYS

OM SAI RAM …. JAI SAI RAM …..