One step closer to Brahma Gyan

A 'devotee' goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to the Temple . 'I've gone for 30 years now, he wrote, and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 mantras. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the Gurus are wasting theirs by giving services at all. This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this... They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to the Temple for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today! When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment! ------------------------------ So easy to beat yourself up over mistakes you've made. So many amongst us live in the past rather than loving the present and building a brilliant future. Some people stay stuck for years over something they did or a failure they've experienced. Sad. A life is a terrible thing to waste. But let me ask you a question: "is there really such a thing as a mistake?" First of all, no one tries to fail or mess things up. Every one of us wakes up in the morning, walks out into the world and does the best we can do based on what we know and the skills we have. But even more importantly, every so-called "mistake' is actually a rich source of learning. An opportunity to build more awareness and understanding and gain precious experience. Experience that will help us do, feel and be even better. So, just maybe, there are no mistakes. Just maybe what we could call failures are actually growth lessons in wolf's clothing. And just maybe the person who experiences the most wins. ---------------------- A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to Leave the examination room and said, 'Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.' Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know.' 'You don't know? You, a Christian man, Do not know what is on the other side?' The doctor was holding the handle of the door; On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness. Turning to the patient, the doctor said, 'Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, But I do know one thing... I know my Master is there and that is enough.' ------------------------------- A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of marbles. The girl had some sweets with her. The boy told the girl that he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets. The girl agreed. The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave the rest to the girl. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had promised. That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn't sleep as he kept wondering if the girl had hidden some sweets from him the way he had hidden his best marble. Moral of the story: If you don't give your hundred percent in a relationship, you'll always keep doubting if the other person has given his/her hundred percent.. This is applicable for any relationship like love, employer-employee relationship, friendship etc., Give your hundred percent to everything you do and sleep peacefully ---------------------- The tragedy of life is not death,but what we let die inside us while we live.When u were born,the world rejoiced while u cried,-live ur life in such a way that when you die,-the world cries while u rejoice.. -------------------------------- Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your days, so you craft your life. What you do today is actually creating your future. The words you speak, the thoughts you think, the food you eat and the actions you take are defining your destiny รข€“ shaping who you are becoming and what your life will stand for. There's no such thing as an unimportant day. Each of us is called to greatness. Each of us has an exquisite power within us. But for this power to grow, we need to use it. The more you exercise it each day, the stronger it gets. The more this power gets tapped, the more confident you grow. The best among us are not more gifted than the rest. They just take small steps each day as they march towards their biggest life. And the days slip into weeks, the weeks into months and before they know it, they arrive at a place called Extraordinary. ----------------------------- If you can not respect , love , care about ,stand by or be honest with your own parents ,-who gave birth to you and were the very first people who fell in love with you -- then whether you accept this or not but you do not love anyone else in this world either with all your heart and soul ....and time will show that none of your children will stand by you either- when you will need them the most.. ----------------------------------- If you sit with a person who is smoking, even without ur knowledge- You will end up inhaling second hand smoke.In the same way, if you be in the company of saints who constantly preach about the importance of doing good karma-, automatically even without ur knowledge- u will end up doing a lot of positive and humble deeds. If you be in the company of a person who keeps saying bad words and abusing others then then obviously whether u like it or not -- u will end up being the same kind of person sooner or later. And if u constantly listen to Gods name, his praises, his bhajans-even without you being aware of it - the words that will come out of your mouth will be nothing but the nectar of love and bliss. So be in the company of God and even without your knowledge-You will find him seated in your heart - talking to you and finding solutions to ur problems and worries.You just need to take one step towards Him and He will take 100 steps towards you.. By Deepa H inspired by Sai -------------------------------------------- Always tell someone that you love them because you never know what day Will be their last, or your own. Always seek to resolve your problems or disagreements with loved ones Because if either of you should pass on before, the one who is left alive will have the rest of their life to ponder those unresolved feelings but will never find closure. And closure usually brings Peace... ....Very fortunate is the one who has learned to admire, but not to envy................ Pin all your hopes in god, and then you will not be pinned down by man................. The wealth of a rich man can be stolen or burnt, but the happiness & wisdom of the wise remain................ Life may be struggling, but is very good............ When in doubt, just take a positive step......... Life is too short, but we all have to go long way....... Your work would not take care of your health, but your Prayer to Baba,who is your father, mother & friend, will answer it............ Never be anxious to win every argument. Listen to others also................. Smiling is more healing than crying alone. Never get angry, Baba knows, when & how to take care of you............... Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque. Make peace with your past & don't screw up the present. Never compare your life with others to make yourself miserable............... Never make any relationship a secret............... Everything can change in the blink of an eye. Have Shraddha & Saburi inBaba.............. Take a deep breath to calm the mind........... Be resourceful to acquire what you love in life....... Burn the candles to enlighten others. Don't save it for a specialoccasion. Today is special............ No one is in charge of your happiness but you. Be selective & choosey.............. Forgive & Forget to make others happy. Time heals all the wounds. Have patience. Good or bad is never permanent, welcome a change. God loves you because you are one of His creations. Come out & adopt positive attitude to witness miraculous ways of Baba........... Envy is a waste of time............ The best in you is knocking your door. Look in to feel His presence........... Never get into any arguments; feel fresh, get up, dress up & show upwith a smile................... Life isn't tied with a bow, but still is a gift showered by GodAlmighty................... If I keep the weaknesses of others in my mind, they soon become a part of me................... The ego is the poison of the soul...drink in the bliss and spit out the poison............... To be free from negative thoughts is to be free from punishment.................. In the long run the most difficult thing is to search for an easy way out............... If I enjoy praise, it means I can be easily hurt by defamation.................. Try to conquer greed now because “while man becomes old, his greed becomes youthful........... The end of birth is death. The end of death is birth........ The stronger your attachment the greater the power of the Maya (the illusion : Her creation) over you..... "I put firm faith in the words of my Guru, considering them more valuable than all the shastras put together." ........... Don't poison your soul, mind, heart and body with negativity....bathe in Divine positive love............ Your Soul is always trying to be heard above the noise of your mind, when you quiet your mind your Soul takes command!.................... Pin all your hopes in god, then you will not be pinned down by man................. Remember that you are very special. NO ONE can play your role better than you.................. If someone defames you or insults you, shower him with flowers, smiles and good wishes............ When you get angry, you lose more than your temper When all your attachments are with the one God, then your achievements are many............... When people cannot stand you because they do not understand you, God will stand by you........... To give happiness to others is a great act of charity. A slip of the foot we many recover, but a slip of the tongue leaves a deep imprint............ Life is like a drama. If I understand the plot, there is great happiness........... To smile in the face of disaster is the result of a stable mind............ If God answers ur prayer,He is increasing ur faith. If He delays,He is increasing ur patience. If he doesn’t answer,He knows u can handle........... You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree............... Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present............... Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about............ If a relationship has to be a secret,you shouldn't be in it........... However good or bad a situation is, it will change Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."......... How many times should I forgive, I am tired of forgiving? – Forgive as many times as you would wish God to forgive you!................ Never do anything which you would not wish to do during the last hour of your life.............. Ego-based desire is the root cause of all suffering......... Contentment is the destroyer of all three - desires, anger and greed......... Knowledge leads to freedom, but pride of knowledge leads one to hell.......... A single act of selflessness can turn hell into heaven. The habit of giving rather than asking is the tool for an enduring relationship........... Silence is the best language.......... Only the joy that comes from right conduct is true happiness- Other pleasures are really sources of pain and causes of shame.......... A god-fearing person can never be religious, because if you fear God you cannot love him............. The most beautiful thing is to see a person's simling face.And even more beautiful is, knowing that u r the reason behind it..................................................................................With lots of good wishes and regards to all from Deepa H and family [ ] ...............May Sai always give us peace of mind and May he always make us feel His presence where ever we go.... Saibhakt, Deepa H [You can always contact me at ]...................................... ........................................................And do not miss the daily Shri Shirdi Sai Speaks messages at .With lots of warm regards and good wishes to all from Deepa H and family [ ] ......

"Sai Tech Project": Online Booking System for Baba's Darshan @ Shirdi

Latest News from the Shirdi Sai Sansthan on the auspiscious occasion of Guru Purnima
In a continuous endeavor to enhance devotee experience at Shirdi and to facilitate ease of devotee Darshan, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust has introduced online reservation of services such as accommodation, Darshan, donation etc online. Devotee's can thus plan their Shirdi visit online.
Devotee with this new facility; has option to check availability of various services, add services to the list of selected services and then make payment through secure payment gateway. Devotee gets a single reference ID (acknowledgement ID) for all services opted, which she/he can use for all future references with Sansthan.
Now, Devotees can book Saibaba's Darshan online!
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has introduced online Darshan system for better queue management and devotee convenience. In online Darshan pass system, devotee has to provide personal details and select time slot for Darshan. Using the acknowledgement generated online, devotee will get an actual Darshan pass at Shirdi. Devotee needs to undergo biometric scanning at verification gate before proceeding for Darshan. Devotee can avail Darshan only in selected time slot.
Now, Saibaba's Devotees can book a room for themselves before their visit!
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust provides various types accommodation facilities to Saibaba devotee's at affordable charges. Various room types ranging from Rs. 150 to Rs. 1000 are available as per devotee needs.The Dwarawati Bhaktiniwas is two minutes walking distance from the Bus stand. It was built in the year 2008. It has 334 rooms and dormitories and large rooms to accommodate small groups or families of six to ten people. It also have 80 AC Rooms .This complex is also well equipped with the facilities like the parking space, 24 hour water supply, electricity supply (with full capacity generator back-up) & the security.
The New Bhakta Niwas is the biggest accommodation complex consisting 542 rooms of various categories. It is about 01 Kilometer away on south of the Mandir Complex. Free shuttle service between Mandir complex and New Bhakta Niwas is available round the clock. This complex is well equipped with parking space, canteen facility, 24 hour water, electricity supply (with full capacity generator back-up) and security. It is also equipped with the solar hot water system.
Sai Prasad Niwassthan is yet another accommodation facility located next to Mandir premise and hardly at a distance of 0.5 km from ST stand. This facility has approximately 400 rooms with various room types. This complex is established in year 2000, mainly to facilitate the devotees coming in major groups. It has big dormitories and large halls to accommodate group of people. This complex is also well equipped with the facilities like the parking space, canteen facility, 24 hour water, electricity supply (with full capacity generator back-up) and security.
Now, Saibaba's Devotees can donate their share through e-donation!
Shri Saibaba himself explained the importance of Charity in the 14th chapter of Shri Sai Satcharitra meaning "Charity for a noble cause gives purity of mind to devotee".
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust accepts donation from devotees for various funds. Sansthan uses the donation for the day to day administration of the Trust to fulfill the requirements of devotee such as accommodation, food, medical services etc.
Donations made under Charitable/Development are eligible for income tax deduction u/s 80-G of income Tax Act 1961. Donation made under charitable/development fund is allocated to following funds:
General Donation Fund: This fund is utilized for Trust corpus fund to provide facilities for devotees.
Building Fund Scheme: this fund is utilized for construction of Buildings for various purposes of Sansthan as well as devotees.
Medical fund: This fund is used for needy patients of Shirdi and surroundings area to get modern and up to date medical facility at affordable rates.
Annadan fund: This fund is used for providing meal (Prasad Bhojan) to Sai devotees at concessional rate and free meal to poor and needy people in Shri Sai Prasadalaya at Shirdi.
Education fund: This fund is used for development and administration of various educational institutions started by Sansthan to get better and up to date educational facility to rural area students of Shirdi and surrounding areas.
Nitya Prasadalaya Annadan scheme: This fund is collected with co-operation from Andhra Bank. Total fund is deposited in this bank. The interest is used for Nitya Prasadalaya Annadan scheme.
Donations made under Religious Activities Fund are not eligible for income tax deduction u/s 80-G of income Tax Act 1961. These donations are allocated to following funds:
Abhishek Fund: This fund is utilized for Daily Abhishek Pooja which is done by Sansthan on behalf of Sai Devotees.
Naivedya Fund: This fund is utilized for Nitya Naivedya to Shri Saibaba in the temple.
Festival fund: This fund is utilized for expenditures during festivals like Ramnavami, Shri Guru Pournima and Shri Saibaba Punyatithi.
Kothi (Dhoop Deep) fund: This fund is utilized for daily Pooja is performed in Samadhi temple, Dwarkamai, Gurusthan and Chavdi.
Shri Sai Satyavrat (Satyanarayan) Fund: This fund is utilized for daily Shri Sai Satyavrat Pooja arranged by Sansthan. Pooja material is supplied by Sansthan.
Sansthan has also undertaken a project titled "Development of Integrated Socio Economical Health, Education and essential facilities". This project is approved by "National committee for Promotion of Social and Economical Welfare (New Delhi)" under section 35 AC vide notification no. S.O. 1473 (E) dated 17th June, 2008. Economically backward people will get the benefit under this scheme. Sansthan can accept donations under 35 AC up to a certain limit.
And Now, Saibaba's Devotees can also view availability of "Free Prasad Donation Scheme! and much more at

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