He who fondly sings my praise or narrates the story of my life will always see Me standing in front of him and behind, and everywhere around him.

Sai Baba of Shirdi.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Guru Sai Baba's advice and that of a fake guru.

This is a story of Shirdi Sai Baba, perhaps not much known and i would like to share it on this blog.
This story explains why the Guru should be a perfect one. Only a self realized Guru and a Perfect Master can guide us rightly, help us and push us on spiritual path and and also temporal life.

There was one Kalve Patil. He was subordinate of Mamlatdar B.V. Dev. B.V. Dev was one of one of the contemporary devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba. He often visited Shirdi and Sai Baba and was one of very faithful devotee.

This Kalve Patil had a Guru who advised him to instal a brand new image of Goddess of Vani (Vani) in place of the old image. And perform many ceremonies associated with the installation of new idol of the Goddess.

Kalve Patil still had some doubts. So he approached Sai Baba twice. He did this through B.V. Dev and through Shama. He wanted direction from Baba on this matter. Which he got. Being a Sadguru and all-knowing, Sai Baba's advice was that the new idol of the Goddess of Vani should not be installed in the family temple.

He asked if any harm would befall if the new idol is installed. Baba answered that an epidemic would strike as the consequence.

But somehow his Guru's persuasion ruled over Baba's advice in his mind. He bought a new idol and did the so called spiritual ceremonies as advised by his guru. The words from Baba came out true as always. An epidemic struck the village and Patil's wife was the first one to be struck.

Our minds don't work well when we are in much difficulties. That's why How to go to Sai Baba should always be remembered by us. So forgetting that Baba's words came true, he went to his Guru for help and advice, whose advice was the cause of this problems he was facing.

The Guru demanded half of Patil's owned land as a gift to avert this problem. Now Patil realized that this so called Guru of his, was a greedy ignorant man and a hypocrite. He should have act according to the words of Baba.

Hence it is very important to have a right Spiritual Guru. In Shri Sai SatCharitra Chapter 2, also we find the importance of Guru as said in a small story said by Sai Baba. Baba always praised His Guru and thus taught us the importance we should have for our Guru. Just not Guru, the special gifts given by Guru carrying Guru's grace should also be treated with most love and care. This we learn from Sai Baba's Brick, the brick which he kept with him and would meditate on His self with the help of it and also would sleep placing his head on the sacred brick.

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