Eleven Assurances of Sai Baba


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Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings would come to an end.

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The wretched and miserable would rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb steps of my samadhi

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I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.

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My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.

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I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb.

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My mortal remains would speak from the tomb.

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I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.

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If you look to me, I look to you.

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If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.

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If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.

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There shall be no want in the house of my devotees.

 

HINDI VERSION:

 


Teachings of Sai Baba

  • 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.
  • If the teachings of Sai Baba, which are as interesting and instructive as the Vedic lore, are listened to and meditated upon, the devotees will get what they long for.
  • Hearing my stories and teachings will create faith in devotee’s hearts and they will easily get self-realization and bliss.
  • Those devotees, who are attached to me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. If anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment.
  • It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to me, and who worships Me faithfully and who remembers Me.
  • I shall draw out my devotees from the jaws of death. If My stories are listened to, all diseases will get rid of. So, hear my stories with respect, and think and meditate on them, assimilate them.
  • The description of Baba’s pure fame, and the hearing of the same with love, will destroy the sins of the devotee and, therefore, this is the simple Sadhana for attaining salvation.
  • He should turn all his attention towards Me and avoid the company of atheists, irreligious and wicked people.
  • Sai is the Inner Ruler of all and seated in your hearts. I envelope all the creatures, the movable and immovable world.
  • If anyone prostrates before Sai and surrenders his heart and soul to Him, then all the chief objects of life, viz., Dharma (righteousness), Artha (wealth), Kama (Desire) and Moksha (Deliverance), are easily and unsolicitedly attained.
  • There will never be any dearth or scarcity, regarding food and clothes in My devotee’s home. It is my special characteristic, that I always look after and provide for, the welfare of those devotees, who worship Me whole-heartedly with their minds ever fixed on Me.
  • Whosoever devoutly offers to Me a leaf, a flower or a fruit or water, of that pure-hearted man, I accept that pious offerings.
  • All creatures (cats, pigs, flies, cows etc.) are one with Me. I am roaming in their forms. He, who sees Me in all these creatures, is My Beloved. So, abandon the sense of duality and distinction, and serve Me.
  • We need not study any philosophy. As we trust the helmsman in crossing rivers and seas, so, we have to trust our Satguru in getting over the ocean of wordly existence.
  • The Easiest Path: Hearing the stories of the saints and being in their company.
  • Sai Says: Leave off all cleverness, and always remember ‘ai’ ‘Sai’. If you do that, all your shackles would be removed and you would be free.
  • There are many such persons, whose desire for Baba’s darshan was not thus satisfied. If these persons, believing in Him, listen to His Leelas, their quest for darshan will be, to a great extent, satisfied by the Leelas.
  • Those, who are fortunate and whose demerits have vanished, take to My worship.If you always say ‘Sai’ Sai’ I shall take you over the seven seas and you will be certainly benefited. I rest there, where there is full devotion.
  • However, oppressed and troubled one may be, as soon as he steps in the Masjid, he is on the pathway to happiness.
  • If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Always worship Me, Who is seated in your heart as well as in the hearts of all beings. Blessed and fortunate indeed is he, who knows Me thus.
  • Surrender five things, viz.(1) five pranas (vital forces), (2)five senses, (3) mind, (4) intellect and (5) ego. This path of Brahma-gnyan or self-realization is as hard as treading on the edge of a razor.
  • My treasury is full and I can give anyone, what he wants, but I have to see, whether he is qualified to receive My gift. If you listen to Me carefully, you will be certainly benefitted. While sitting in this Masjid I never speak any untruth.
  • Sadgurus, like Sai Baba open our (eyes of the) intellect and show us the divine beauty of the self, and fulfil our tendcr longings of devotion.
  • As a devotee is resolute and determined, so, is Baba’s immediate response. Some times Baba puts the devotees to severe test and then, gives them ‘Upadesh’(instructions).
  • This Saburi will ferry you across the sea of this mundane existence. Saburi removes all sins and afflictions, gets rid of calamities in various ways, and casts aside all fear, and ultimately, gives you success.
  • Do not try to get Mantra or Upadesh from anybody. Make Me the sole object of your thoughts and actions and you will, no doubt, attain Paramartha(the spiritual goal of life).
  • Look at Me whole-heartedly and I, in turn, look at you. Sitting in this Masjid, I speak the truth. No Sadhana or proficiency in the six Shastras, is necessary.
  • Have faith and confidence in your Guru. Believe that, Guru is the sole Actor or Doer. Blessed is he, who knows the greatness of his Guru and thinks him to be Hari and Brahma (Trimurti) Incarnate.
  • After performing many deeds of merit you are born as a human and if you act like this, how can Shirdi help you in anyway?
  • Baba said that He was Omnipresent, transcending land, air, world, light and heaven and that He was not localized.
  • If any devotee meditated on Him, day and night, with complete self-surrender, he experienced complete union with Him, like sweetness and sugar, waves and sea, eye and its sight.
  • Nobody should take the labour of others in vain. The worker should be paid his dues promptly and liberally.
  • The only way to deliverance is the loving devotion towards the Guru’s feet.
  • Believe Me, though I pass away, My bones in My tomb would be speaking, moving and communicating with those, who would surrender themselves whole-heartedly to Me. Do not be anxious that, I would be absent from you. You will hear My bones speaking and discussing your welfare. But remember Me always, believe in Me heart and soul and then, you will be most benefited.
  • Sai is always with me, whenever and wherever I thought of Him.
  • You must bear the fruit-good or bad-of your past actions: if it is incomplete, suicide won’t help you. You have to take another birth and suffer again; so instead of killing yourself, why not suffer for some time and finish up the fruit of your past deeds and be done with it once and for all?
  • The efficacy of God’s name is well-known. It saves us from all sins and frees us from the cycle of births and deaths. There is no easier Sadhana than this. It is the best purifier of our mind. It requires no restrictions. It is so easy and so effective.
  • Let His man (Devotee) be at any distance, a thousand kos away from Him, he will be drawn to Shirdi, like a sparrow, with a thread tied to its feet.
  • It is always the experience of the bhaktas, that God always helps them in their search for Sadguru and other spiritual endeavours.
  • It is to be noted here that doubts and difficulties surround us, just to move us and confirm our faith. We are tested as it were. If we only hold on steadily to Baba, with full faith and continue our endeavors, our efforts will be ultimately crowned with success.
  • I always think of him, who remembers Me. I require no conveyance, carriage, tonga, train, or aero plane. I manifest Myself to him, who lovingly calls Me.
  • See, to keep My words, I would sacrifice my life. I would never be untrue to My words.
  • He who loves Me most, always sees Me. The whole world is desolate to him without Me, he who tells no stories but Mine; he ceaselessly meditates upon Me and always chants My name. I feel indebted to him who surrenders himself completely to Me, and ever remembers Me. I shall repay his debt by giving him salvation (self-realization).
  • I am dependent on him, who thinks and hungers after Me and who does not eat anything, without first offering it to Me. He who thus comes to Me, becomes one with Me, just as a river gets to the sea and becomes merged (one) with it.
  • So, leaving out pride and egoism and with no trace of them, you should surrender yourself to Me, Who is seated in your heart.
  • You need not go far 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 practice, you will realize all-pervasiveness, and thus attain oneness with Me.
  • He, who carps and cavils at others, pierces Me in the heart and injures Me, but he that suffers and endures, pleases Me most.
  • These Feet are old and holy, you are carefree now; place entire faith in Me and you will soon get your object.
  • Oh, why do you prostrate yourself now and then? One Namaskar offered with love and humility is enough.
  • I draw to Me My man from far off or even across the seven seas, like a sparrow with a string fastened to its feet.
  • Why should you take the responsibility of the actions on you? Do not entertain the sense of doer ship in doing good, as well as for bad deeds; be entirely pride less and egoless in all things and thus your spiritual progress will be rapid.