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|He who cometh to My Samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease.|
|January 2019||Vol 11 / Issue 1|
The true nature of a bhakta praarthana (a devotee’s prayer) is that of a selfless one. So, selfless that he asks nothing for himself, not even moksha. Sounds strange !!! If we don’t ask for moksha, we are again caught in this samsara, which is definitely not desirable, then what should we do?
Let us first understand that, the moment we have surrendered at the feet of our Guru Samartha Sainath Maharaj, we have no worriers to harbour, as HE knows what is good for us and what is not. As mentioned in Sai Satcharitra, when we place our complete belief in our helmsman (i.e. Guru), HE will safely take us across the ocean of samsara and give us moksha. So, by complete surrender at HIS Feet and meekly following HIM, we are sure to get liberated. Now, if we are sure to get moksha, then for what we need to and for whom we need to pray? The answer to this question is well answered in our scriptures that, our prayers should always be towards the benefit of mankind, we should pray that the suffering should be redeemed on the same, the fallen should be uplifted, the oppressed to be pulled up and blessed. In fact, Lord too expects that our prayers should be selfless and always directed towards Loka kalyaana.
May we all pray to our Guru Samartha, to make this world more peaceful, happy and prosperous. LOKAAH SAMASTAAH SUKINO BHAVANTU.
-- Om Sri Sainaathaya Namah --
By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan
In this issue:
207) OM SRI SAI EKATMA SARVADESHADRUSHE NAMAH
[Meaning: - Salutations to Lord Sai Samartha who is that one soul that sees all]
The Supreme One is exolled in our Upanishads as “….. Saakshi Cheta Kevalo Nirgunascha…” [i.e. the Supreme One is the witness of all and is formless]. He is the only one who is existent as the three-fold time (bhoota- past, varthamaana- present and bhavishyat- future), in the animate and inanimate objects, permeates every atom of this existence, though sometimes appears with form, is yet formless and unbound by the dimensions of space and time. So, whatever we utter and extoll or pen down endless definitions or explanations about HIM are still a miniscule and stand fragmentary and incomplete.
Only HE (Supreme One), by HIS immaculate krupa has to shower his benign grace on us by which we will be able to realize HIM. So, to obtain HIS krupaa kataaksha we have to refrain from all the wrong doings that pull us down from the spiritual plane, understand and accept that whatever that has, is and will happen is all by HIS will. When, one understands this he sees the same Universal One in all the souls and finally he realizes that he is none but the Same Universal One who is immanent in everything (i.e. Aaamta saakshaatkaara).
----Jai Sree Sadguru Sai Samartha----
By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan
1. Sai Ambulance Project Gets Maharashtra Government’s Nod - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)
Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Dr.Suresh Haware informed Media Persons through a Press Release on Monday, 31st December 2018 that Maharashtra Government has given its approval for the 25 Crores “Sai Ambulance Project” to provide 500 Ambulance to each of the registered NGO’s of Maharashtra working the field of Healthcare / Service of Patients in order to provide urgent medical services to the needy patients in the rural and remote areas of the State.
Dr.Haware said that due to “Sai Ambulance Project” initiative, patients in rural and remote areas not connected by telephone will get immediate medical attention through the Ambulance made available by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. As a result, Shri Sai Baba’s philosophy of Service to patients will be achieved and thereby teachings of Shri Sai Baba will be implemented. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Act 2004, Section 17(2) encourages any outstanding work which will help in the welfare of mankind. As per and in accordance with that provision of Maharashtra Public Trust Act, 1950 and in accordance with Maharashtra Public Trust Act, 1860 the decision was taken to provide 500 ambulances to through Shri Sai Baba Sansthan to each of the registered NGO’s of Maharashtra working the field of Healthcare / Service of Patients. The Company who need the ambulance should pay Rs.50 lakh to M/s.Mahindra & Mahindra Company and submit the necessary documents. After the companies pay the amount, they need to sign a contract for Rs.5 Lakh with mututal Fund Company. Mahindra and Mahindra company will be providing Bolero-BS IV Model Ambulanes. GPS will be installed in each ambulance. Ambulance Registration and Insurance Liability will have to borne by concerned organizations. Maharashtra Government has approved Rs.25 Crore “Sai Ambulance Project” for purchase of 500 Ambulances by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan with the terms and condition that “Shri Sai Ambulance” must be mentioned on the Ambulance.
Dr.Suresh Haware appealed to the NGO’s who wish to abide by the terms and conditions mentioned above to contact Sansthan’s Vehicle Department on Telephone Numers: (02423) 258787 and Mobile Number: 77200 77259 and register their names.
2. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Celebrate Datta Jayanthi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).
On the auspicious occasion of Datta Jayanthi, birth of Lord Datta was celebrated at the Samadhi Mandir in Shirdi on Saturday, 22nd December 2018. On the occasion, Smt.Saraswati Wakchoure, Temple Department Chief Shri.Ramesh Choudhary, Sansthan Employees, Shirdi Villagers and Sai Devotees participated in large numbers.
On the auspicious occasion of Datta Jayanthi, Samadhi Mandir, Datta Mandir at Lendi Baugh and Temple surroundings were beautifully decorated with flowers.
3. Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Cultural Extravaganza To Welcome New Year 2019 - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).
Chief Executive officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a Press Release on Friday, 21st December 2018 that considering huge crowd which is expected to have Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan due to Christmas Vacation, year end and New Year Celebrations, the Samadhi Mandir will be kept open throughout the whole night on Monday, 31st December 2018.
Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed that every year during Christmas Vacation, year end and New year holidays huge crowd is flocking to Shirdi to have darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Hence, the Samadhi Mandir will be kept open throughout the whole night on Monday, 31st December 2018 to enable Sai devotees to have darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi. Therefore, Shej Aarti on Monday, 31st December 2018 and Kakad Aarti on Tuesday, 1st January 2019 will not be held.
As part of the celebrations, various cultural programs have been organized between 22nd December 2018 and 31st December 2018. On Saturday, 22nd December 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Dwaraka Mandali, Bangalore; on Sunday, 23rd December 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Shri.Manish Dingra from Delhi and from night 8:30 pm to 9:45 pm Shri.Ramesh Oberoi from Mumbai; on Monday, 24th December 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm Shri.Subrat from Orissa; on Tuesday, 25th December 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm Shri.Vinay Kulkarni from Nasik; on Wednesday. 26th December 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm Shri.Anilkumar Miskin from Karnataka; on Thursday, 27th December 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm Shri.Sudhanshu Lokegaonkar from Shirdi; on Friday, 28th December 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm Smt.Shruti Kankan from Yeola; on Saturday, 29th December 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm Shri.Ravindra Pingale from Shirdi; on Sunday, 30th December 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm Shri.Narayan Mundhada and Shri.Sarthak (Appa) Gaikwad from Mumbai and on Monday, 31st December 2018 from evening 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Shri.Jagadish Maruti Patil from Mumbai and from night 9:30 pm to 11:45 pm Sai Swaranjali Sangeet Sanch from Nagpur will be enthralling Sai Devotees with Sai Bhajan Sandhya programmes.
Also, due to Christmas Vacation and New Year Holidays, there will be no Sai Satyavrat Pooja and Abhishek Pooja on three days i.e., on Tuesday, 25h December 2018, Monday, 31st December 2018 and Tuesday, 1st January 2019. In addition to this, there will be no Vehicle Pooja performed on two days i.e., on Monday, 31st December 2018 and Tuesday, 1st January 2019. Smt. Rubal Agarwal appealed to all Sai devotees to make note of these changes.
In order make this festival a huge success, under the able guidance of Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and all the trustees, Sansthan's Deputy Collector Shri.Dhanajay Nikam and Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, all the administrative officers, all the heads of departments and all staff members of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan are putting lot of efforts.
4. Uttar Pradesh Director General Of Police Shri.Om Prakash Singh Visit Shirdi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Uttar Pradesh Director General Of Police Shri.Om Prakash Singh visited Shirdi along with his family members on Sunday, 9th December 2018 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.
5. Union Minister For Agriculture & Farmer Welfare Shri.Radha Mohan Singh Visit Shirdi -Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmer Welfare Shri.Radha Mohan Singh visited Shirdi along with his family members on Saturday, 8th December 2018 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure was also present on the occasion.
After the Minister had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi, he was felicitated by the Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure.
6. Union Minister For Highways, Shipping And Water Conservation Shri.Nitin Gadkari Visit Shirdi -Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Union Minister for Highways, Shipping & Water Conservation Shri.Nitin Gadkari visited Shirdi on Friday, 7th December 2018 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chairman of Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Bipindada Kolhe, Member of Legislative Assembly Smt.Snehlatatai Kolhe and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
After the Minister had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi, he was felicitated by the Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Bipindada Kolhe, Member of Legislative Assembly Smt.Snehlatatai Kolhe and other dignitaries.
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