guru is not SadGuru ( true guru )- A emotional expression of ordinary
A Simple Meditation remembering Saint Shirdi Sai
Sai Sai friends...
March 11th 2008 was another day for this job less creature roaming
between temples and streets of my hometown. Today i was coming around
dhuni in shirdi saibaba temple at my place and went to Railway station
to pick my parents. I saw posters of a magazine about modern Gurus,
bought it , sat on the platform chair and read which made me write
this article which is one of my goals " to help people not
to fall prey to a false Guru" -
I love saint shirdi saibaba ...this site has helped few sai devotees
to follow saibabas path of light but i never ever write against
other modern Gurus.Today i feel sai made me write it because many
days i used to worry how can a good
hearted person fall prey to false guru who are famous, lead life
in luxury and still says they are serving humanity ?.
Being a soft and sensitive person , i dont like much to talk about
other Gurus and whats happening around the world in the name of
" i will show you light and give you health, wealth and peace
" strategy. All Gurus has common goals. To do good for humanity
but are they "SadGuru" ?
Let me clarify am not writing this article against any specific
gurus or cult ....I welcome their service for welfare of humanity
..but i am here to say what was really "divine"
and "spiritual" in this country and what it is now....
A sad-guru is True Guru. He has
to internally work on a devotees/ followers mind in each and every
aspect and continue to guide them for life time.
The present Gurus in india and abroad can never be matched with
the pure saints and sadguru who sacrificed their life time for welfare
of humanity. I wrote this message especially to help a average person
to first read some books about saints who lived before early 19th
century so that they will understand the right path to choose. The
present Gurus are doing their part to serve humanity but they can
never be treated as SadGuru because our ancient saints lived a simple
life with out craving for name and fame.This one aspect of gathering
crowd , fame and name is common amoung gurus of present days. Its
easy to say its done by the followers but the intention always is
to make their organization grow.Real divinity has nothing to with
a purticular organization but thats what promoted in most cases.
Simply attending a meditation class/joining a organization
wont change charecter or nature of a person unless he/she has gone
through sufferings in life which gives them wisdom :
I am not against purticular modern Guru because in kaliyug we have
to accept things as it were. All i want to express is the fact that
"Its a personal experience" . Its not a 3 month SAP course
to get a new job. Meditation classes...this ...that....fine .....even
i am capable of inventing a new way to see "divine light"
but no matter how many such new gurus and new methods of meditation
is found, in the end of the show what matters is "a personal
what we learn in school and college is knowledge ....and what we
learn by experience due to ups and downs in life is "wisdom".
Person 1 :
Wisdom won't come if i send a software engineer to meditation
classes. Well, he or she will be earning handsome of money, might
be hanging out with friends in coffee shop , there might be few
problems in relationships, career, health , family etc and they
will happily say "This is my Guru " I went there ..had
a nice time...they gave dheeksha, taught this etc etc and i felt
But a guy or girl will surely get enough wisdom if they face some
problems in life for months or years, follow the path of righteousness
, suffer , endure ....
Now thats what i mean by " personal experience" ..Meditation
techniques taught by these modern gurus are taken as blue print for divine
experience and lessons to lead a good life.
Our saints of past are great and none of these present day Gurus can
even come close to their service to Humanity.Now if i ask "Person
2 " to do Annadhaan or help poor people, it makes sense to
them because they have gone through the pains....They
know what it means to make someone happy. How can you impart
wisdom and Self realization to a man/women who lives in comfort
and luxury. They will only nod their head, donate some money to
a organization or temple and stop there. They wont even know where
their money is actually going and they are least bothered about
Why are our innocent people behind such Modern Gurus
It is one's own karma which is responsible for him to be locked
or fixed to a Guru of modern times and nodding his head for what
ever they do. Can any of these modern Gurus live like saint Ramalinga
who's lived for light and himself had samadhi as light ? Can any
of these saints live on alms , in old masjid like shirdi saibaba.
Modern Gurus "Act Smart"...Its almost like a corporate
world with many day to day business happening there. They have trustees
, founders, co founders,so many many way of revenue streams.
Vast majority of people think "India is spiritual
country and these modern gurus are helping india".
This statement might become untrue if we compare present day gurus
with that of ancient saints and how far they are taking us away
from divinity . I am not against commercialization of such organizations....its unavoidable but in every corner of our world new gurus are emerging brain washing people making them believe in what ever they say.If we indian's are running behind such modern Gurus,
then our divinity will only remain in books, dvds, bhajans, posters,
photos,gatherings etc.... Where is the Light and where are we taking
our men ?
Let us maintain the status that "India is a spiritual country'
Please don't blind foldedly follow someone as Guru
and ruin the divinity which is in you.
Again i repeat...I am not personally saying all such Gurus are
wrong . I am only speaking generally that its ignorance of innocent
people and MEDIA hype "who associate few Gurus with divinity and
I can also speak few words about athma, karma , make few techniques
of meditation , release DVDs , Give dheeksha..Does this make me
a NEW GURU ? How strange it is that we get inspired from life of
swami Vivekananda but life of these modern Gurus can only be like
a Novel with lots of testimonials - "I went to this class/gathering
/ and i got job....i was in debt and he helped me...i got married
because of his blessings" Vow....Testimonials
are flooding and people who have problems will flood to the feets
of such modern Gurus. How long are we going to be innocently
locked to modern Gurus ?
In kaliyug it happens and we have to accept things as it were.
But its also duty of few ordinary person like me to make people
with problems " think" ...think again and again and ask
Is it not better if you go to temple,
read a good Book, do some good deeds like giving food to poor, books,
pens to children as per your ability, chant your favourite Gods
name and come back home....?
Many people are complicating their life falling under feets of
someone whom they never know is really divine or not. Every time
i say this to my friends, they say people get materialistic benefits
from such Guru's .To an extent its possible but it might have happened
because its in your Karma to hook you to the wrong Guru by showing
you few benefits.
What can a ordinary person like me do if you choose to think the
modern Guru you have choosen are great. Am i getting any benefits
by this message in my site ? or do i have personal grudge against
anyone. The basic reason which makes me express this feeling is
"Why search else where and run to a gathering , be in crowd, listen
to their hypes when the "Key is in your own mind".
I am simply requesting read few books , life story of ancient saints.
If you search such books with pure heart , you can come across one
easily. Read these life history of our ancient saints, gurus and
then think how they lived and served humanity. Now a days the simple
reasoning of these modern Guru is "I am only showing way to my followers"
vow.... thats truely a good answer but are you sure they way they
show is correct.
In spirituality God is the master and unless you
have personally analysed , experienced and searched for truth, you
cant be sure if you are following the true path of light or you
are made to follow the path they thought is correct.
Poster culture of Modern Gurus in india ...
Tv programes and events to gather crowd :
Have you seen product launch for a new brand - Whats their advertising
expenditure.Some of our Gurus are spending more than what indias
biggest brands might spend.I really wish i could get contract for
printing posters of these modern Gurus . The other day i started
my journey in town bus from shirdi saibaba temple to my house. A
10 kms journey. Each and every single electricity post, telephone
post, railings between road has poster announcing their Gurus arrival.
Finally i reached my house and found the poster stuck to the telephone
post in front of my own house...even before entering the house i
tore it and throwed it out. What kind of nonsense is this culture
to stuck posters ...Where is divinity and where is gathering crowd
? A real SadGuru works in a devotees mind internally.Thats how our
ancient saints like shirdi saibaba helped devotees. As baba says
" Its not a you but me who is waiting for your darshan"
. Even when shirdi sai lived, he appears in dream of good souls
, makes them come to shirdi and help them" ....How many modern
Gurus can do this kind of effort carefully choosing good souls and
personally inviting them.
In a crowd of 10,000 there will even be robbers and men who has
come to look at women and enjoy their time.They might hurt other
good souls. Hope now you understand the disadvantages of advertising
enormously in "spiritual matters"
Did our ancient saint "advertised" themselves ? I
really wonder whats happening to our Men and women who are highly educated and brainy. Simply do good deeds buddy.
Thats enough. Thats going to take you to light than meeting a New
guru and following them.
A SadGuru helps a person immediately - a pure ancient
saint lives inside ones own mind :
I know men and women who are part of such organizations of new
Gurus. There are good and bad people in all places. Take for example
a modern Guru has a follower who drinks too much and suffers not
able to leave his habit. He needs to get some guidance from his
Guru. Now a SadGuru of ancient times will know this problem of the
devotee before he communicates to Guru and so the Guru gives a guidance
internally. This is "Divinity".
The miracle of how a Guru knows
the pains faced by a devotee and helping him before he seeks for
the help shows how"sacred our indian saints were" .
Now even if there are saints who say they do have such powers,
i wont consider them as sadguru because they will have other negatives
which i cant speak about. I leave it to the decision of public.
One has to think 1000 times before he or she follows a Guru. Now
a days people walk into a gathering of spiritual leaders and become
their followers. They think they are big , their words and actions
are pure etc but even these Gurus of mordern times has their own
set of "Big Mistakes" .Its hard to find out...its really
really hard to survive in this country if i openly discuss mistakes
of mordern gurus of india coming like mushrooms in every single
city, town and village in india cheating innocent people using their
weakness in health and financial status. Let me clarify again i
am not specifying anyone .
I am humbly expressing only to the "young
innocent souls " of this country. the following points
Keep them as a cinema - be there for 2 hours -come out - dont fall
in their feets as if you are dependant only on them - real divinity
is the life you lead :
1. Keep the modern Gurus just as "Guidance"
in your path...I can go to the extent of saying " i
fall in your feets, please think 1000 times before you accept anyone
as Guru. Just because a person exactly finds your problem, gives
solution to it, they are not capable of being a Guru. Guru is someone
who must destroy darkness in you and shows light. Just because they
show light in your career and health doesn't mean you will also
reach the eternal light of the supreme God with the same Gurus guidance.
What i mean to say is do yoga, learn meditation if you want But
remember " the real sadGuru Lives in you"
The moment you realize "sadguru" lives in your as antaryami
- antarvasini -the one who lives inside - then its your first step
towards eternal light of supreme.
I have a relative you underwent a heart surgery during which time
he met such a Guru. He believed he was saved by blessings of this
guru and built a Ashram for him. He asked my relative to throw away
all Gods pictures and follow only his meditation techniques. After
10 years my realtive has realized that Guru is not behaving properly
and closed the ashram. Such extreme cases are there but am even
against someone nodding their head always to their guru.
Even i have a good guru who is a servant of shirdi saibaba but
he is affectionate , never gathers crowd and there are less than
10 people who call him guru. Whats most important is he never taught
me any specific way of meditating or any crap done by false Gurus.The
best part is he listens to me and never treats me as someone below
him and never preached me anything.
Its like the story which comes in sai satcharita. A mother tortoise
will leave her young ones in bank and go to other bank to catch
food. The mother tortoise is away from her kids but her gaze on
the young ones is enough. Similarly a Sadguru sometimes doesn't
seem to help us. He wont make false promises and assurances like
modern false Gurus.( but do not read assurances of sai in some answer
books/dreams to justify this ) A sadguru will always give the best
to his devotee.
He always says "Catch to one thing and hold
on to it for ever" Meaning, if you love shirdi saibaba
hold on to sai forever. Even when it seems saibaba of shirdi is
not at all helping you in career and personal life , dont get fed
up and run to another Guru. This is the biggest test shirdi saibaba
or any pure saint of ancient indian will give to their followers.
They wont seem to help us always but its our faith on them which
must help us hold ourselves in their thoughts and believing someday
shirdi sai will help us.
Lord Shiva is in our own mind :
2. Don't foolishly spend entire life time doing one way of meditation
or any rituals or mantras or always going to gatherings of modern
gurus etc blindly participating in their gatherings. Even i request
people to light lamps etc but beyond also these rituals and pooja
is the "lord supreme" . . Think hard how it has helped
you . Its not time pass friends. Lord Shiva is in ourselves ...we
only have to purify our mind to realize the shiv in us.
3.some of these Gurus say they give "deeksha" to open
the light in you. They will speak about visions you get, experiences
etc. Don't be hooked to such words...They are brainwashing you friends.
Be careful. This human life must not be wasted by falsely wasting
time and energy in
Worlds best selling spiritual real estate :
4.Do not trust anyone who asks for money to do rituals and pooja
to help you. Even meditation is gods own property but now it has
become worlds best selling spiritual real estate. Everyone speaks
about meditation, releases dvds, takes classes and gives deeksha.
Vow whos property is it ? Its Gods own pure way of helping a soul
for merging with the light in the end.... No one has rights to intervene
another mens soul using their innocence. Do not think when these
modern Gurus says , they will give you Deeksha and help you lead
happy life.Think again if something is in your, all you need is
hold on to a real sadguru who can act internally. why do you need
to go behind a guru to whom you must pay money, fall in feets, participate
in gatherings.... why do these modern False Gurus advertise and
pull you to their feets ? I am not writing this article only to
hindus but to all men in all religion because all over the world
, people are getting cheated by false Gurus/ priests etc.
5. Finally i must say that its my humble request do not misunderstand
that this article is written to prove that only shirdi saibaba is
purest saint and Guru and i am totally against all modern Saint.
There are even people who call me Guru though i always write them
back that" i am living with desires like you. so see shirdi
saibaba as Guru because sai works internally."
Finding your True GURU :
I never ask anyone who does not believe in shirdi saibaba or who
is not in saibabas fold to accept sai as Guru. Even the caption
of starsai is "giving alone can change your life" which
is a message of humanity and this message i will spread for rest
of my life to good souls in all religion. so i cant expect everyone
to follow shirdi saibaba alone. All i request is when you accept
anyone as Guru , ask yourself , "can they live in my own mind
and guide me internally" ...Only God and few ancient saints
has such ability. So better research saints and gurus who lives
on and before 18th century and early 19th century .Am sure you will
find the best..
its my long time wish to help devotees not to fall prey and loose
entire life time in the hands of wrong Guru ...Its ok if you dont
follow my shirdi saibaba but do not blindly think someone who seems
to be good is always good and accept them as Guru. Not at all. Friends...its
like a business for these modern false Gurus. Be careful . Some
of them can brain wash you and ruin your life. They seem to help
you with materialistic benefits and bless you and praise you but
they are misleading you for their growth and selfish reason.
Shirdi Saibaba's blessings :
Finally i thank all of you who read this message. Its not a article
friends...Its a emotional pain in me for years togather. I also
can't specifically say who is bad and good. So many good hearted
people are innocently telling me that they see such false people
as Guru. It hurts me from bottom of heart that in kaliyug even God
cant stop it. Leave off all the False Gurus. There are even people
who say "shirdi saibaba talks to them, they are babas messengers
etc" and cheat many people. There is one big crowd using shirdi
sai himself and making money cheating people.
I leave it to your own decision....If you think i am wrong forgive
me. I cant bear when innocent people who has problem in health,
family and career,look at the posters and tv programmes of such
false gurus and spend so money and fall in their feets. These saints
themselves has done so many sins. They have support of politicians
and big authories. So our job is not at all to investigate them
trying to dumb them. I repeat the golden sentance again " in
Kaliyug these things happens and we have to take it as it were"
Now you must be a good hearted soul....Only God and my sweet saint
shirdi saibaba has made you read this. I never asked you to follow
any purticular religion or shirdi saibaba. I also never wrote this
article to prove all modern gurus are misleading but i wrote it
to prove "ancient saints" are always the best to be choosen
as Guru because they guide you with out any rules. All they expect
from you is to do good deeds.
1. Help people in need as per your
2.Work hard and earn your living
doing hard work honestly
3. If you are a shirdi saibaba
devotee , take time to read sai satcharita written by hamadpant
4. Do not hurt anyone. Especially
do not cheat any women or men in relationship. even if someone has
hurt you, please only think good for them.
5. Surrender Body , mind and soul
to God. Simply saying i went to meditation class yoga class is nothing.
Only when you surrender fully to God, your bad habits, ego, lust,anger
will be destroyed in the fire of divinity and you will find peace
in your self and spread love for all the lives on earth
My language is not Good because i am not writer. I am a ordinary
29 year old job less creature ( in year 2008 , duno what sai has
in days to come ) ,coming around dhuni in shirdi saibaba temple
in my home town , doing little good deeds as much as i can. I also
have desires probably my desires took me to hold saibaba's holy
Shirdi Sai Baba has said
" I will give my devotees what
ever they ask for untill they ask for what i want to give them"
Here shirdi sai tells about his wealth of wisdom.
I also started praying baba from 1993 when i was in school.After
few failures and experiences in 2004, i devoted my time for Sai
here i am . Its sai who has given birth to StarSai but my pains
and sufferings are with me . Thats why i used to tell my sai friends
" Think Sai gave me what he
wants to give me before he wants to give what i asked for "
i have lots more to learn in shirdi saibaba's ways and also in
the path towards Light. I am full of desires. I do mistakes . I
am neither a saint or a sinner or a Guru. I am a ordinary indian
who loves to serve other good hearted shirdi saibaba devotees with
little words that heals them and brings them strongly in the path
Sai, you are my heart, You are my
soul and i wish to serve you untill i reach your holy feets
Always in the holy feets of Shirdi Saibaba
you can mail me from the contact emails given in this site.I reply
mails when i have time.
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