One of my Sai friends mailed me asking how to chant “Sai, Sai, Sai” one lakh times. I myself have not counted the chantings I do but during Shirdi Saibaba’s life time, few of his close devotees used to organize 7 day continuous Naam saptah of Lord Rama and other Gods. Sai used to encourage devotees to involve in Naam saptah. In Kaliyug, chanting the holy name of Saints, Gods and Goddess is enough to gain blessings. Such is the power of Naam smaran – Music of holy name of Saints and Gods you love.
After Sai’s Mahasamadhi, devotees gradually realized the greatness in chanting his holy name – Sai,Sai,Sai. This way they were able to feel the presence of Sainath. So is it possible to Chant Sai Sai Sai one lakh times?
You think people who are living a fast life, who go to movies, restaurants, have hectic work schedule cannot do it? Fine. Its really not necessary to chant Shirdi Saibaba’s holy name if you don’t want to do it. Just live your life doing good and thinking good. That’s the biggest favor you do to Saibaba.
One of those things that really hurts me is people think men and women who are devoted, who go to temples and do some kind of pooja etc are actually “Spiritual” type. Honestly, I am not at all spiritual because I have desires and I go behind my desires. Spiritual people to me are those who are spiritually inclined completely.
For example, My father and some of his friends are doing seva in near by Ganesha temple and I like what they do. My Dad even sweeps the temple when the maid doesn’t turn up. ( News – Today my father said the servant who usually sweeps in temple din’t turn up as she was angry with Lord Ganesha as he din’t give her enough money during construction of her house). Well. We all fight with Gods and Saints we love when they don’t seem to bother us.
Now a days, I Sai has a trouble handling me as I also talk to him internally that he doesn’t bother me at all. Anyway, That’s what human’s are. I am telling this to you because its hard to call myself as a Spiritual person. I simply have devotion on Sai and all the Gods I love. I love Ganesha, Shiva, Venkateswara, Lakshmi and Saraswathi.
And I dearly Love Sai and the holy fire of Sai – The Dhuni.
Few years back, I wrote this article
Many thousands of devotees would have looked at this article and I wonder how many actually tried to Chant “Sairam, Sairam, Sairam in Mind”
Leave the count. Count doesn’t matter for you, me and Sai himself. What matters is did you do it with devotion?
Devotion is the unlimited Love that gust out of your heart and pour into the divine holy feet of Sai
Something that really hurt me was a mail from a devotee who wrote “You are impractical.No body can chant “Sairam, Sairam” for 50,000 a day. Sai himself never asked anyone to do chantings like this”
Look. Its not the numbers which I try to project but its the importance and value of Chanting which I am trying to spread. I want Sai children to try chanting contineously or once in a while in mind when ever they can.
You might be in office, school or even traveling. What matters is really, truly believing that Sai lives in your heart and imagining your soul as Dwarakamai and chanting “Sai, Sai, Sai”.
Do it simply when you feel like.
Do it when you realize Sai is calling you by your name.
Do chantings only when you can do it.
Life is getting too fast but suddenly people get into depression when things doesn’t work out. So I want you to try chanting few minutes a day when you do odd works, Sometimes, if you are free, Close your eyes and chant peacefully
You will love and feel the presence of Sai by your side.
How to Chant Sai Sai Sai one lakh times?
For people living abroad One lakh is tenth of a Million – That’s so much.
1. Start to chant Sai, Sai Sai when you are traveling to any place you might have to go everyday
2. Naturally we all get distracted when we see people and other issues. So its OK to stop it. Suddenly, when your soul calls for remembering Sai, please Chant Sai, Sai, Sai.
3. In the evenings, You can visit a near by temple or where ever you choose to go. Make sure, in between your wordly life, You can certainly remember Shirdi Saibaba and Chant – Sai Sai Sai in your mind.
Kindly never move your lips when you chant. I did before and now I learned to make my Mind to Chant Sai,Sai, Sai. You too can do it.
The above tips is for Sai devotees who wish to Chant Sai’s holy name but have a very busy schedule.
Now, I shall come to the real One lakh times chanting..
How to really Chant Sai,Sai,Sai One Lakh times
Sometimes, we get enough time which we only spend in a depressing state of mind. We never feel like doing anything. We feel nobody including Sai cares for us and we lost a big deal in life. During such times, you can do lots of useful things like reading a good book, listening to good music, learning to recite a good mantra or simply learn new art or go for a new course.
If all the above Maya of the world doesn’t interest you, you are ready for One lakh times chanting.
1. You can choose a whole week to chant holy name of Sai
2. Wake up early in the morning, take bath, light lamps in a safe place ( if its possible or its OK)
3. Chant Sai, Sai, Sai,
Sai Sai Sai
in mind for few hours.
4. You can go out to work but keep yourself focused on Sai, Sai, Sai. You can chant when you even work but be careful. You really need to work with dedication too.
5. During lunch, instead of chatting with friends, you can try to chant.
6. Never say anyone who might make fun of you that you are chanting Gods name. It depends on whom you can tell what you are doing.
7. In the evenings please allot at least one hour to chant
8. Night after dinner is your time friend. Please chant at least 2 hours before you go to sleep.
With in a Week to 15 days, You can surely complete chanting Sai,Sai,Sai one lakh times or take it longer.
During Shirdi Saibaba’s life time, the real Naam saptah happens. Many devotees are organizing similar Naam Saptah in Saibaba temples across the globe.
They arrange a specific place to gather and do chantings of Sai’s holy name continuously for 3 days and also over a weeks time. They change shifts as group of devotees and chant 24 hours a day.
My article is suitable for Sai devotees who are individually trying to chant Sai’s holy name.
Please for God’s sake never think that chanting is all Sai wants. Nope. Sai is happy even if you do your work sincerely, think and do good. Chanting of Gods or Saints name washes away sin’s and its for people who really wish to try it to their best ability.
All that matters is pure love and devotion on Sai.
Kindly share your experience about Naam Smaran – Chanting of holy name.
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