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March 2019 Vol 11 / Issue 3

Dear Sai Bandhus,

Dear Sai bandhus,

Guru is none but the “Shiva Manifest”. In reality, the unmanifest which is the source cause for the seeding, sustenance and sublimation of the entire universe, the eternal, the unending and the one who has no beginning is difficult to contemplate on. Hence the Unmanifest donns a form to uplift the fallen from this samsara and bestows onto them the unparallel Janmaraahitya from this cycle of births and deaths. Such a manifest principle of the Brahman is extolled as “Guru” in our scriptures. Hence, it would be a misnomer if we say “Guru is equal to Brahman”, because here, by saying so, we are trying to rationalize or try to equalize the status of the former with latter, in reality, there is no room for trying to equate Guru with Supreme One because, it’s a clear dictum establish in our great scriptures like Guru Geetha, that it is the Supreme One himself who will manifest in flesh and blood as a Guru. Hence, we should clearly understand and firmly fix in our minds that “ GURU IS NONE BUT THE BRAHMAN HIMSELF WITH NONE EQUALS TO HIM”.

-- Om Sree Sainaathaya Namah --

By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan

In this issue:

• Editorial
• Sahasranama Bhashya
• News
• Archives


Sri Sai Sahasranama Bhashya


208th naamavali continued….. (OM SRI SAI EKESHWARA PRATEETAYENAMAH)

The essence of Upanishads say “Brahmah ekah evah….” [Brahman alone exists], again they say “ Ayam Aatma brahmah” [Brahman is this Self]. So, for us to understand these words and attain the same need to do- Gurupraapti  (resort to a Guru’s feet who himself has realized oneness with Brahman and very clearly understands that this creation is but a mere illusion), after resorting to such a Sadguru, one should offer himself unconditionally (Sarvasya sharanaagati) at the feet of his master with a firm dictum, “ Come what may be… Oh Lord! I shall never forsake your feet, redeem me from this samsara”. Then after complete surrender, do nothing but meekly follow his instructions (Guru aajnaanuvarti) and accept whatever he gives us in our lives as mahaprasada. If we do so then sure are we to realize that Only Brahman permeates this entire creation and even beyond it and at the same time also realize that we are none but that “Eternal One Himself”.

Salutations to Lord Sai who is none but that Eternal One Brahman himself who manifested in flesh and blood for the sake of his devotees and showed them the path of aatma saakshatkaara


----Jai Sree Sadguru Sai Samartha----

 By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan


1. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Offers Financial Aid Of Rs.2.51 Crores To The Families Of Martyred Soliders of 14th February 2019 Attack - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

As we are all very much aware, forty four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers were martyred when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into their bus in Jammu and Kashimir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, 14th February 2019. Chairman of Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware informed Media Person through a Press Release on Saturday, 16th February 2019 that on behalf of all Sai devotees and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, a financial helping fund of Rs. 2.51 crores will be given to family members of all soldiers martyred in this terrorist attack.

Dr.Haware said that 44 CRPF soldiers were martyred in a orchestrating attack by terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. This incident is being condemned at all levels. The soldiers of India and government will definitely teach lesson to terrorists responsible for this gruesome atttack. People across the Country have expressed sensitive feelings about this incident.  Shri Sai Baba Sansthan respects sensitive feelings of people of our Country. Dr.Haware said that he has discussed with all the trustees of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi with regard to giving financial helping hand of Rs. 2.51 crores to the families of martyred soldiers. Dr.Haware also added that this fund will be given after the decision of Honorable High Court and with due permission of Maharashtra government.

2. Well Known Sai Personality & President Of First Sai Baba Temple In The World Shri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan Passes Away - Smt.Sheetal Pradhan and Smt.Shreya Nagaraj.

It is with deep regret we wish to inform that Well known Sai Personality and President of first Sai Baba Temple in the world Shri. Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan attained the lotus feet of Shri Sai Baba on Sunday, 10th February 2019 at 3.15 am. He was 80 years old at the time of demise.

Sri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan was the Grand Son (3th Generation) of Sai Mahabhakta Sri.Ramachandra Pradhan to whom Shirdi Saibaba gave his photograph in the year 1916.

“Pradhan” is the Surname of the family and the family hails from Bhivpuri Village a place situated about 13 KMS Karjat-Neral Railway Station on the Mumbai Pune Railway Route and about 2 KMS from Bhivpuri Road Railway Station.

Sri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan was born on 2nd September 1939 at Bhivpuri Village in the Raigad District of Maharashtra. His parents were Late Sri.Dattatreya Keshav Pradhan and Late Smt.Kamalai Dattatreya Pradhan. Sri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan completed his high school education and served for 28 years in M/s.Hindustan Construction Company at Mumbai. After successful stint with the company and retiring from the organization, he was the President and Trustee of Bhivpuri Saibaba Temple Trust. He owned the ancestral house in Bhivpuri village which he inherited from his grand father. He was married to Smt.Manisha Pradhan and had two sons namely Sri. Yogesh Pradhan and Sri.Dhanesh Pradhan and was leading a happy and peaceful life at Bhivpuri Village till his last days.

www.saiamrithadhara.com condoles the death of Shri. Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan and prays Shri Sai Baba to give strength to the family members to bear this loss.

3. Well Known Water Conservationist & Environmentalist Shri.Rajendra Singh Visit Shirdi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Well Known Water Conservationist & Environmentalist Shri.Rajendra Singh visited Shirdi on Wednesday, 6th February 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.

4. Well Known Music Director & Singer Shri.Shankar Mahadevan Visit Shirdi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Well known Music Director & Singer Shri.Shankar Mahadevan visited Shirdi along with his family members on Monday, 4th February 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. On the occasion, Deputy District Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade were also present.


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