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.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Spiritual Growth - They come here like vessels upside down.

Om Shri Sai,

Sai Baba of Shirdi
There are so many stories of Sai Baba of Shirdi and each one gives us something valuable. It teaches us something. Reading the stories itself, narrating stories to others, storing the stories of Sai Baba in our hearts itself is act of Sadhana (Spiritual practise) or Guru's seva (selfless service).

Lets read another wonderful story of SadGuru Shri Sai Baba and store it within our hearts.

There was one railway station master named Valambi. This Valambi was filled with his own ideas about spirituality and unspirituality. He heard about people flocking to Shirdi, to see and to meet a Fakir called Sai Baba, who was regarded as Sadguru (Spiritual Master) by many. He thought this Fakir was unnecessarily honored. 

Das Ganu a medium of Sai Baba of Shirdi, who use to sing glories of Sai Baba and tell spiritual stories and sung bhajans in Kirtan , took this Valambi to Sai Baba. 

When they approached Baba. The Manifest and the Witness Shri Sai Baba was washing some utensils and was putting them mouth downwards on the floor. 

The Able one Sai Baba said, "People who comes here are like this."

This little story or incident implies much. On how we should approach the Guru or divinity, especially for the spiritual push. We should go empty headed with the sense of surrender. Even if we are not empty from inside, we should go with a sense of humbleness and surrender. 

Then we become open to the divine grace, that Baba is always showering. Which can be of much help for our spiritual growth.

For the close disciples or devotees, the level of surrender is put to test by the Master. Sai Baba of Shirdi used to test his devotees. KakaSaheb Dixit a pure Brahmin by birth and act, was once asked by Baba to cut a goat's throat as sacrifice. This man who was averse to kill even the mosquitoes that harassed him, showed his faith and surrender. This act of cutting the goats throat as sacrifice was a serious sinful act, he believed from his heart. He got ready with the knife to do it. Sai Baba of Shirdi then stopped him doing so.