Sai Satcharitra

Read Sai Satcharita Life of saint Shirdi saibaba

Sai satcharitra is the holy book which helps devotees like us to learn how baba lived his simple life before he attained mukthi in 1918.Reading his life helped me learn how he works in moulding our charecter and life .Its something to be felt by ones own relationship and bond with baba who alone can understand how a true saint can act on him or her. All we must do is complete surrender to sadgurus feet and he will take care of the rest.If you are in pain or sarrows or any worries , read sai satcharitra for 2 reasons. Firstly , for the one who reads this book with total surrender to shirdi saibaba and his thoughts alone, saibaba will surely do a miracle . secondly, as a sai devotee , this book helps you to understand his way of moulding his devotees life even by making them wait to attain benefits , giving them pains, hurdels etc so as to face the karma of their past births and finally giving them materialistic benefits and ultimately the path towards God.

Saibaba Satcharitra


Saibaba Satcharitra -- Saibaba lives in Satcharita

Read Sai Satcharita Life of saint Shirdi saibaba

Shri Sai Satcharita : - A beautiful collection of incidents which happened during shirdi saibaba's life time.

Shri Govind Raghunath Dabholkar whom Sai Baba affectionately called as Hamadpant was blessed with Baba's darshan in the year 1910 , he soon became a ardent devotee of shri sai baba and decided to write Baba's leela , few good incidents as collection of stories. Shama asked Saibaba to belss Hamadpant for writing the book. Baba said Let him surrender his ego and pride, I will myself write the stories ,he is only a instrument. Thus we shirdi saibaba devotees were given the gift of learning from the beautiful miracles and teachings of shirdi saibaba. This is not just a Book which one reads to gain information. This Book has secrets beyound the words you find there. If you assimilate each and every incident of shri shirdi saibaba's life time, the way he worked hard for his devotees welfare, the way saibaba suffered pains to his own body , you will understand not only of Sai baba of shirdi be generally what a gift it is to be a indian because this is a country where few good saints have lived for welfare of others.

Follow the true Path shown by Shirdi Sai baba :

Sai satcharita can be bought in various shirdi saibaba temples in india and abroad. Make sure its written by Hamadpant - Govid Radhunath Dabholkarji. Now a days there are shirdi saibaba books which has information about How baba was born , where he was before his advent in shirdi etc. Please understand even if proof is given for such information, many shirdi saibaba devotees prefer to follow only saibaba's life given as per sai satcharita by hamadpant. If saibaba wants to reveal all the information about his past he would have easily done it but sai has always ignored it and just to few he gave little information based on that now people are adding imaginary stories .

What we have to learn from a saint like saibaba of shirdi is his wisdom from the way he lived and worked on his devotees life and lead them in the path of Light. Teachings of Saint is more important that places and facts. So please stick to Sai sai sai in your own mind. Shirdi Sai baba lives in your own heart. The more good deeds you do like helping others in need as per your ability, the more lamps you light, the more you keep yourself in good habits and away from bad company , sai will surely show you his presence in your own mind.

A SadGuru will bless you with eternal divine Gift - do not trust Mordern gurus who needs your money and brainwash you with tricky methods - Be honest and pure - shirdi sai himself will show you a way :

Please friends in this mordern days , do not trust false gurus, dont go to yoga and meditation class and fall in feets of people who only needs your money. I am not against it. Do any thing thats good but always think 1000 times to accept anyone as Guru. Never depent on anyone completedly because God and infact Shirdi saibaba himself is going to guide you if you are devoted him with pure heart. Now a days there are answer books, online answer books etc for shirdi saibaba to help sai devotees but what matters is do not be upset when you think baba gave you a hint or assurance but it dint happen. Learn to surrender completely in the holy feets of shirdi sai baba. Sai has pulled you to him not for silly benefits here and there but give you the grestest blessings which is to make your soul birthless by letting you payback for your past sins, giving you wisdom to change few charecters you have in this birth and untimately shirdi sai will make you a very nice person and also bless you with a gift that will really give you all peace and happiness in life.

Trust me theres no one like saibaba of shirdi in present days. Its not enough if one can say your future, act smart to build hospitals and schools. Shirdi saibaba's grace and efforts cannot be defined. Sai always liked like a poor fakir. He got dakshina only to teach us non attachment towards materialistic things but even the dakshina collected was given back to other poor devotees who come to see him for darshan. Imagine is there one single saint or person who calls them as SadGuru ...The term sadguru itself means 'True Guru ..The presence of this term itself must help you think deeply and decide whom you must choose as Guru. I never ask any one to follow shirdi saibaba immediately just because i love shirdi sai. I just show the photo of shirdi saibaba where he stands with torn clothes .

Sai devotees call sai satcharita also as sri sai satcharitra and sai satcharitram. I have used sai satcharita mostly because in present books its given as sai satcharita .

Read Sai satcharita regularly :

Please get this book or read it online provided by many websites curtesy of shri saibaba sanstan. I know sai devotees who read this small book again n again and again and get many kinds of blessings for themselves , their family and friends. I know this article has many grammer mistakes, my language is not good..what matters is content. Take what i am trying to express. Help yourself by doing little good deeds of humanity, even if a dog comes to you by wagging tail, please give biscuts of milk if you can but never throw stones n hurt it. Then imagine you must never ever hurt anyone. Baba is living in your own mind and watching you always . When you are in pain with desires unfulfilled , iknow how it is, i have spent years with such sufferings , my family suffered because of me but then sai baba has always helped me to understand Venkat, what you need .... Sai himself with you... Yes Sai of shirdi is Sai who has lived internally in me and helped me serve him whole heartedly.

Start reading sri sai satcharita everyday from this moment.

Light lamps regularly to shirdi saibaba photo or statue in your house.

Give food to hungry, this does not mean donating money to temple n leading your life. what ever u do try to max to get food on your own, give it affectionately to others, give saree or dress to poor women, give books to poor kids...

Always CHANT sai sai sai...sai sai sai...sai sai sai when ever you travel and do odd works n feel like remembering sri saibaba.

I show them below photo and ask - Look at him...Poor fakir....Standing ,weak, old, torn clothes, leading on a wall.......only 4 true servants who knows truth in life are near him. There are millions of devotees for shirdi saibaba but those who are close to sai are not there just to gain money and great career etc etc....they are with saibaba because they know sai has blessed them with eternal gift. Apart from this Can you show a saint today who is has all powers as shirdi saibaba but also leads a life as simple as sai ....there could be few but its hard to find one.The gurus you see on Tv, on the net, with great organisations ,who claim that they build this and that for welfare of devotees, who teaches yoga and meditation.......Vow....think once again...Are they are Getting and expecting something from YOU. Saibaba of shirdi is such a saint who lived in india in late 18th century and very soon Shirdi Saibaba will be a saint whom the world will think about because Shirdi saibaba is a saint who has powers like a million sun put togather but lived like a small candle in a hut and melted himself for the welfare of his devotees whom he affectionately calls my children ...

Below is the original photo of shirdi sai baba ...Saibaba is leading over the wall with his legs crossed and looking at you with love and care...

Shirdi Saibaba Original Picture

The copy rights of sai satcharitra belongs to the author Hemadpant, the publishers of the book Shri Sai Baba Sansthan of Shirdi ....i personally thank everyone for listing contents of the holy book in my site as a service for non commercial purpose.

Sai Satchritra - Chapter I

Salutations -- The Story of Grinding Wheat and Its Philosophical Significance. According to the ancient and revered custom, Hemadpant begins the work, Sai Satcharitra, with various salutations.

First, he makes obeisance to the God Ganesha to remove all obstacles and make the work a success and says that Shri Sai is the God Ganesha.

Then, to the Goddess Saraswati to inspire him to write out the work and says that Shri Sai is one with this Goddess and that He is Himself singing His own life.

Then, to the Gods; Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar - the Creating, Preserving and Destroying Deities respectively; and says that Sainath is one with them and He as the great Teacher, will carry us across the River of Worldly Existence.

Then, to his tutelary Deity Narayan Adinath who manifested himself in Konkan - the land reclaimed by Parashurama, (Rama in the Hindi version) from the sea; and to the Adi (Original) Purusha of the family.

Then, to the Bharadwaja Muni, into whose gotra (clan) he was born and also to various Rishis, Yagyavalakya, Bhrigu, Parashara, Narad, Vedavyasa, Sanak, Sanandan, Sanatkumar, Shuka. Shounak, Vishwamitra, Vasistha, Valmiki, Vamadeva, Jaimini, Vaishampayan, Nava Yogindra etc, and also modern Saints such as Nivritti, Jnanadev, Sopan, Muktabai, Janardan, Ekanath, Namdev, Tukaram, Kanha, and Narahari etc.

Then, to his grandfather Sadashiv, father Raghunath, his mother, who left him in his infancy, to his paternal aunt, who brought him up, and to his loving elder brother.

Then, to the readers and prays them to give their whole and undivided attention to his work. And lastly, to his Guru Shri Sainath - an Incarnation of Shri Dattatreya, Who is his sole Refuge and Who will make him realize that Brahman is the Reality and the world an illusion; and incidentally, to all the Beings in whom the Lord God dwells.

After describing in brief the various modes of devotion according to Parashara, Vyasa and Shandilya etc., the author goes on to relate the following story:

"It was sometime after 1910 A.D. that I went, one fine morning, to the Masjid in Shirdi for getting a darshan of Sai Baba. I was wonder-struck to see the following phenomenon. After washing His mouth and face, Sai Baba began to make preparations for grinding wheat. He spread a sack on the floor; and thereon set a hand-mill. He took some quantity of wheat in a winnowing fan, and then drawing up the sleeves of His Kafni (robe); and taking hold of the peg of the hand-mill, started grinding the wheat by putting a few handfuls of wheat in the upper opening of the mill and rotated it. I thought ‘what business Baba had with the grinding of wheat, when He possessed nothing and stored nothing, and as He lived on alms!’ Some people who had come there thought likewise, but none had the courage to ask baba what He was doing. Immediately, this news of Baba's grinding wheat spread into the village, and at once men and women ran to the Masjid and flocked there to see Baba's act. Four bold women, from the crowd, forced their way up and pushing Baba aside, took forcibly the peg or handle into their hands, and, singing Baba's Leelas, started grinding.

At first Baba was enraged, but on seeing the women's love and devotion, He was much pleased and began to smile. While they were grinding, they began to think that Baba had no house, no property, no children, none to look after, and He lived on alms, He did not require any wheat-flour for making bread or roti, what will He do with this big quantity of flour? Perhaps as Baba is very kind, He will distribute the flour amongst us. Thinking in this way while singing, they finished the grinding and after putting the hand-mill aside, they divided the flour into four portions and began to remove them one per head. Baba, Who was calm and quiet up till now, got wild and started abusing them saying, "Ladies, are you gone mad? Whose father's property are you looting away? Have I borrowed any wheat from you, so that you can safely take the flour? Now please do this. Take the flour and throw it on the village border limits." On hearing this, the women felt abashed and whispering amongst them, went away to the outskirts of the village and spread the flour as directed by Baba.

I asked the Shirdi people - "What was this that Baba did?" They replied that as the Cholera Epidemic was spreading in the village and this was Baba's remedy against the same; it was not wheat that was ground but the Cholera itself was ground to pieces and pushed out of the village. From this time onward, the Cholera Epidemic subsided and the people of the village were happy. I was much pleased to know all this; but at the same time my curiosity was also aroused. I began to ask myself - What earthly connection was there between wheat flour and Cholera? What was the casual relation between the two? And how to reconcile them? The incident seems to be inexplicable. I should write something on this and sing to my heart's content Baba's sweet Leelas. Thinking in this way about this Leela, my heart was filled with joy and I was thus inspired to write Baba's Life - The Satcharita.

And as we know, with Baba's grace and blessing this work was successfully accomplished.

Philosophical Significance of Grinding

Apart from the meaning that the people of Shirdi put on this incident of grinding wheat, there is, we think, a philosophical significance too. Sai Baba lived in Shirdi for about sixty years and during this long period; He did the business of grinding almost every day - not, however, the wheat alone; but the sins, the mental and physical afflictions and the miseries of His innumerable devotees. The two stones of His mill consisted of Karma and Bhakti, the former being the lower and the latter the upper one. The handle with which Baba worked the mill consisted of Jnana. It was the firm conviction of Baba that Knowledge or Self-realization is not possible, unless there is the prior act of grinding of all our impulses, desires, sins; and of the three gunas, viz. Sattva, Raja and Tama; and the Ahamkara, which is so subtle and therefore so difficult to be got rid of.

This reminds us of a similar story of Kabir who seeing a woman grinding corn said to his Guru, Nipathiranjana, "I am weeping because I feel the agony of being crushed in this wheel of worldly existence like the corn in the hand-mill." Nipathiranjana replied, "Do not be afraid; hold fast to the handle of knowledge of this mill, as I do, and do not wander far away from the same but turn inward to the Center, and you are sure to be saved." Bow to Shri Sai -- Peace be to all