You might have received this kind of email with Goddess Mahalakshmi, Lord Shiva , Ganesha and Shirdi Saibaba . There will be this beautiful photo of shirdi saibabas samadhi statue and below that its written as if to force you to show devotion …
MR.so and so farwarded this email to 1o people and he immediately got his new job with big salary.
Mr.No and no farwarded got this email but deleted it , so he lost his job.
You see when we get such emails dont you think it has following disadvantages ..
1. If you are a sai devotee and if something bad happens to you lets say you got hurt in finger , some might innocenly think it happened because they dint farwarded the email. Now is it true. No . Its not true. Where ever you go, what ever you do, trust in the god you love and chant their name.
Even if you get hurt its due to your past karma and not because 1 big god is hurt that you dint farward their email or sms.
2.Once i got a email from my sister …she farward this kind of mail which she received and wrote
Venkat, whats this foolish thing people are doing ..
My sister is also devoted to saibaba and she also lights lamp everyday . Just that shes not too much into sai bhakti. Some people are really devoted . they might not read sai satcharitra or like us always chant sai sai sai, but surely they respect saibaba of shirdi.
To such practical people, dont we show saibaba in a wrong way. Logically speaking lets say i received a email saying Lord Ganesha will bless me if i farward it to 10 people. Is it true. No lord ganesha will bless me if i show devotion to him.
Any god and in any religion loves our deep personal love on them. Lets say i offer a single leaf in holy feets of shirdi saibaba photo in my house and pray sai peacefully, that personal prayer pleases saibaba.
Not in the 10 worlds will any god be pleased when you farward a email or get angry when you dont.
Same applies for one stupid junk sms also.
the sms goes like this
“This message comes from shirdi. Saibaba is going to do miracle in your life if you farward this to 9 of your friends”
Oh god …what a message. I want to take saibabas little satka and give one nice blow on any finger that typed this sms first and spoils the image of the great saint , the sadhguru whom we love and respect.
The difference between spam and devotion :
Lets say your friend loves shirdi saibaba or lord ganesha or any God…if you want to make them happy, search for a good photo or any good mantra or mp3, attach and send it personally to their email id alone. This way you are inspiring them…You are making them feel God has come to them ..
Instead of farwarding emails and sms let our devotion to saibaba be personal.
Infact when sai devotees ask me shall i send your site url to my friends..i clearly tell them “SEND ONLY TO YOUR CLOSE FRIENDS”… meaning only if you know the person is interested in saibaba, let them come to starsai, if you send to all emails in your address book, then surely someone who doesnt believe in saibaba will only get frustrated.
Not only such spiritual spams any kind of spam is not good. lets say it takes 10 seconds for someone to open a spam mail and delete it.Lets assume its sent to 10,000 people…so how many 5 seconds are you wasting.
Time is Gold for some and in reality Time is God.
In indian spirituality Kaala bhairavar and Kal devata are related to Time. I kindly request all good sai children to farward emails only when they feel its really useful and do it on personal basis
Be devoted to saibaba and any god you love.
Make others believe in saibaba but do it softly..personally …let there be a Human touch
Om sainathaya namaha
Below is a fake stupid file which is being farwarded..if u receive such a email please immediately do not farward…please respect our shirdi saibabas feelings. Saibaba dont want to reach inbox of many people and hurt them or forcely make them do anything..devotion must come with love not by force
The first photo where someone showing hand is not at all SAIBABA..please for gods sake dont farward such stupid files….
Now see one of the response from a sai devotee
Please go through the below mail. The below mail scares everyone if they do not send this to 20 people, then they will have some problem. I do not believe in this. I believe a lot in Baba. Baba is there to take care of me. I have a strong belief that even if i do not send this to 20 people as mentioned in the below mail, I will not have any problem as Baba is there with us always to protect us.
I need your advice on this. Please let me know what i am thinking is right or wrong
Thanks & Regards/LalithaVenkat
to help such devotees, i wrote this article in good intention….
i really feel painful at times when people play with belief.
sai ki jai
The article also addresses mail farwards of Lord Ganesha, venkateswara and other Hindu Gods.
The article is not only for mail farwards of shirdi saibaba, its also for Lord ganesha and venkateswara. Look below for the photos of Tirupati venkateswara swamy temple which is circulated in such manner. Ofcourse its a blessing to receive such mail and to see beautiful images of temples. But theres no need to write if you farward you will be benefitted. God only looks at our personal internal devotion. If you wish to be blessed do naam smaran, Chanting Gods name contineously for few minutes everyday.
Om Namo Narayanana
Om namo narayanaya