Sai emptied my pocket and blessed
me with beautiful rain
Abishekam ( holy bath
) for all Shirdi Saibaba statues in my house :
Apart from the big saibaba statue which i usually
photograph i have more than 10 little saibaba in my house and also
one more dwarakamai saibaba. We light 7 lamps to saibaba everyday
apart from other lamps
The little saibaba murti usually accumulates dirt
and also oily ..even though i do abishekam to little saibaba every
month it remains dirt..
Today i felt like cleaning since my sai friend vidhya
from mumbai told am very rich as i get blessings of so many saibaba....its
like i felt when others appreciate i must atleast keep baba clean.
So i first took a new tooth brush n tried to clean...was
not satisfied..theres a neem tree outside my house...i plucked some
little stem of neem tree with leaves...took them...poured water
to saibaba and nicely rubbed the neem leaves over all saibaba..
I was rubbing Neem leaves over the saibaba statues
contineously chanting Datta stavam written by a Saint who lived
during saibabas time Shri Vasudevanand Saraswathy swamy Maharaj
.... ( Dattatreya
Mantra from www.dattatreyalotus.com )
Milk Abishekam to Saibaba
Really felt blissful ...then i offered milk abishekam
to lord dattatreya, ganesha, saraswathi, shiva with nagam , mahalakshmi
and all saibaba in our house.
Met the very Old saintly
person who used to come once or twice every year to this temple:
In the evening went to saibaba mandhir in my place.I
was sad asking baba whats going to happen especially my parents
are worried a lot about me. Then suddenly i saw the old saintly
man who used to come to saibaba mandhir once in a while. He used
to wear dhoti, have a stick and also torn shirt....he also ties
a turban over his head. He looks very weak due to his age. He always
travels to this saibaba mandhir in coimbatore and also kanchipuram
etc. Once he told us " I have been to shirdi when saibaba lived
and many times later but now it all has become commercial and crowded
and he gets no peace there "
This is the third time i have seen him in nagasai
Earliar i saw in 2007 when he used to say about his
experience with saibaba.
This old saintly man
has seen Saibaba when he was 4 years old :
He has been to shirdi with his father when he was
only 4 years old. He has really seen saibaba friends. Perhaps a
2-3 surviving gifted human being who has seen our saibaba. He said
those days his father took him to shirdi changing more than 4 trains
( I have no confirmation about it but i trust what
this poor old saint tells ...all that he says as i can clearly see
his age, his simplicity . Even the watchman today said " look
how he looks ,same as baba, so simple , we wont have strength to
travel in train and busin this age and he always utters the holy
Never seen some one
so weak . He himself said " theres only Bones remaining in
my body "
Anyway...today when i saw him he was so lean..so weak...no
shirt also. The watchmen in nagasai mandhir told someone has stolen
all his belongings and cloth. so he felt better not to wear anything
Infact he was standing in the corner of the steps
in the baba mandhir supporting himself with a long stick. He was
loudly telling to me and another devotee " Onnu samsaaram irukanum,
illa amma irukanum, illaati namma naaye maari dhaan"
"A man must have
his wife or his mother . If not then he is treated only as a Dog"
Somehow even now when i write this i feel it comes
from saibabas mouth friends. These words seems to be a message for
all of us who ignore our mothers and dear ones feelings at times.When
this saintly man after years of spiritual life speaks out the greatness
of a Mother and Wife, i feel its a message for all of us from saibaba
The past 2 times i met him, i have tried to please
him but since many other devotees will sit around him to get attention
and i can't do much. This time no one was near him. So i was able
to have my time fortunately. I sat near the pillar when he started
naanothu naapathi ettu kilo meter poganum.... ...A/C
bus na irunoothi aymbadhu rooba.
"I have to travel 448 kms. if
its A/C bus then i have to spend 250 rs."
I asked "Thaathaa kaasu vachu irukeengala"
" do you have money with you "
There was this empty expression in his face and hands
widening with a low voice ... "illaa....paakalaam." "
i felt really some chance for me to finally give dakshina
to such a holy man who not only seen saibaba but also leads such
a simple life like Sai himself.
I din't had 100 rupee notes and regreted for it..
All i had was a 50rs , 2-3 20rs and some 10s...i din't count .Since
i myself have very little and he wont wait untill i get money from
ATM, i gave him all the money with only some coins remaining.
I politely said "
thaathaa kaasu vaagikireengala" " grandpa can you accept
this money ? "
I said it with a feeling that i would have given more
but he asked other wise....
he asked " ivolovaa"
...." so much ? "
i really felt happy when he asked why you give me
so much...i murmured i dont have 100 rupee notes.
He asked where are you from ? I said am from coimbatore.
He asked "Proper Coimbatore or little far " I said 10
kms from here.
Soon a auto came to pick him to Bus stand to go chennai....i
also gave me little photos i printed for starsai.com . He took the
auto saying "baaabaaa" baaabaaa....all the time.
The watchman and i were talking sometime about him
and i told him i did abishekam for all saibaba in my house n now
felt happy that i got this holy saints darshan.
Then i went again to Dhuni place and was lighting
all the lamps and candles which were put off by wind..i usually
do it standing there for hours .
Went to tea shop forgetting
that i dont have money to pay :
My sai friend came and we went to near by tea shop
to have a tea. Only when i had tea i remembered i dont have money
as my entire pocket is empty. I asked my friend to pay. He said
with smile that he also dont have. We were relaxed as we know the
people who work in this bakery very well. The bill was 16 RS. i
told the waiter that i will go ATM and come.
I went to the indian bank ATM which was not working...then
i walked in the road searching for other ATM. Finally i saw a Bank
of Maharastra ATM and got the money. When i was searching for ATM
i remembered something people say about saibaba
wills, it won't rain, it pours "
saibaba nenacha mala varaadhu, kottum !....he he
The moment i came out of the ATM it started raining
and i felt the whole experience of saibaba answering my devotion
from morning by making me meet the old saintly man through whom
sai emptied my pocket.
I told to my friend while having tea..."
Saibaba loves to take away wealth of whom he loves the most. I am
happy that today my pocket is emptied"
When i went back to Saibaba mandhir my sai friends
Ramanujam and vijaykumar were taking wooden logs to be dropped in
the holy dhuni.I joined them...Deep in me the words said by the
saintly person keeps repeating
" So much ! "
Even when we give every
little with love to Sai, Sai considers it as "So much "
What i gave was surely not enough for his bus journey.
I wonder how he manages to travel or probably he has some money
in store for travel.All i know is saibaba gave me a beautiful message.
"Either you must
have a caring wife or a Mother or both. Otherwise you are Dog"
He must be over 100 years of age....he himself said
" i only have bones remaining in my body" but the words
that came from him were so true and sharp
"So much ! "
Every drop of rain
is a blessing from Sai :
When the rain drops were falling on my head i feel
every drop is a blessing from Sai. When sai empties my pocket i
know theres so much he wants to give me.
Om sainathaya namaha
C.Venkat Raman - wednesday - 02 : 07 : 2009
i felt this experience as if i have shirdi saibaba live darshan
during saibaba's life time in shirdi.
3 Month later
Sometime before someone in temple told me the Thatha has passed
away and i prayed for him. It was 7:10:2009 when i returned from
Tirupati ,had beautiful darshan of Lord Sri Venkateswara . I went
to Nagasai mandhir with some laddu prasad. I had very little of
them and gave to few sai friends in temple.
I saw this Old saint sitting in varanda of temple but i just walked
inside to main hall, had darshan of beautiful saibaba and came outside
, fell in his feet n he blessed me.
I told him had been to tirupati and have him prasad.He had little
and asked me if i work. I said Yes.Then i left his place and was
near dhuni. After sometime i saw him turning towards me always.
So i went near him and sat. He was teasing the temple priest that
he spends a lot, gives money to all people who asks for money etc.
Then he saw me and said i am his sishya ( the temple priests sishya
). The temple priest said no no he is shishya of him showing saibaba
statue inshide main hall. ( like a joke ) I simple sat near him.
After sometime a lady and my friend vengadesh came near the saint.
He saw me and said "This guy is a selfish....he
will say yes yes to all if he wants his work done...I again asked
what he means. The saint said something like a joke that am selfish.
I told him why he is insulting me when am in temple and am not
like that. The old saint said "Will a theirf accept he is thief"
I was deeply hurted as he said this infront of other devotees and
all were laughing at me. I told him give me a example about me if
am that kind of person. He said I cant say example but you do have
unwanted desires. Then he spoke generally that all are like this
. Once we get married and have children then we realize its all
waste .He said only person who is true God is Mother.
He asked the temple priest , is there any one who prays saibaba
with full heart. Devotees are saying saibaba bless me to be successful
in business, i give you half of my profit etc tec...so people only
need their desires to be fulfilled . They dont love saibaba . I
then asked him why he hurted me and made me worry saying am selfish.
He said its just a joike...he said for fun.
After i came home. I wondered why saibaba made that old man hurt
me and what i learn from this incident. I realized one thing for
When our shirdi saibaba lived, saibaba also teaches
and makes fun with his devotees but sai never lets his children
feel hurted by his words.
Secondly i realized NO saint and no guru in this
universe can be as affectionate and sweet like our shirdi saibaba.
This old saint who used to come to temple , whom we understand
that has seen saibaba himself when he was a little boy is someone
i respected a lot. I know he is very very old, cant even walk or
drink water easily and he loves saibaba. But just because he is
old , looks like shirdi saibaba wearing turban etc , it doesnt mean
he can be like our saibaba. We can fall in feet of such old sai
devotees but never ever think they are saints and their word of
blessing is as sai blessing.
3 month back when the saint blessed me also nothing big happened
in my life and now when this saint blessed me and also called me
selfish also nothing big happened. I mean to say its a message for
all who reads this.
A humble request to all shirdi saibaba devotees
1. Shirdi Saibaba alone is truly affectionate :
I saw this saint , respected him and was happy when he blessed
me. Many in temple bows to him when ever he comes to saibaba temple
in our town. At times he goes to kanchipuram also. So what so special
????????????????????? He is also a sai devotee like us. In your
local temple or any where if there are priests or any one wearing
turban on head or old person , respect them but never
think their blessings can change your life. Only saibaba cares for
you ,, saibaba can make your life good. Many people write
me and i guide them but only their devotion on saibaba can change
SEE SAIBABA DIRECT : dont look for any Guru or other
your devotion to shirdi saibaba must be simple. Honest and DIRECT.
There some some sai devotees who gives money to poor people who
beg for alms thinking they are saibaba. Yes i also agree helping
others is good. Tommrowo lets say someone acts as if hes a guru
or acts as if he is poor and cheats you , will you simplyy say i
thought he is saibaba.
Please leave all this sentiment.If someone asks you a favour .
see.think and then do it.
There only human who asks help not our saibaba :
When were were in tirupati a man his child and a women were standing
in bus stand. The man claims that he lost his purse and he wants
money to provide food. My friend stopped for a moment.My friend
believed that the man says truth. We dragged him and made him realize
this man is just cheating. See...Like this there are many examples.
Respect people who speaks about shirdi saibaba and
his leelas :
Ok now i come to a point. One thing i noticed about saints or gurus
of present time is that THEY COMPLAIN THEY COMPLAIN and always complain.
Theres a sai friend of my who says "Shirdi is commercia....shirdi
is commercial..they made saibaba sit in gold etc etc. Fine. Shirdi
is commercial i agree . If you love saibabaand feel like going shirdi,
you have to accept the truth that shirdi is like this only. Just
see your own devotion and love on shirdi saibaba and dont complain.
Ofcouse when some thing bad happens you try to say others but make
sure your love for saibaba is always there.
People are commercial...shirdi and any pilgrimage locations in
india is commercial...what to do....even i cant go shirdi today
without atleast 5000 rupees in hand as i live 1000 miles away from
Now i come to the point;. The old saint was saying tirupati no
one allows to see god with peace. True. He says in shirdi some complaint.
Ok tommorow he goes to some temple, there also some problem. I would
have been more happy if this old saint said me some leelas about
our shirdi saibaba , about saibabas greatness and how saibaba helped
him etc. Simply to listen to complaints am i getting benefitted.
So why all this happened. Why saibaba made me meet this old saint.
Has he really met saibaba and whats his mind. I dont know. I still
respect him but i dont think i will seek word of blessing from anyone
other than our shirdi saibaba himself. Am sure i will bow to elderly
people, respect all saints and try my best to do good.My love for
shirdi saibaba has increased thousand folds after this incident
as sai made me realize as if he speaks to me..
From this live darshan of shirdi saibaba article , all i request
is readers please read below wordss a message to you from our sai
"Where ever you go, what ever you need. Remember
i am your antaryami - The inner ruler of your heart. Show me your
devotion, remember me sai sai sai always. and ask me alone what
ever you want. I will bless you, take care of you and make your
life good and happy - Shirdi Saibaba.
Om sainathaya namaha
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