Shri Sai Satcharitra -- Chapter 40 Summary

Blessed, blessed is Shri Sai Samarth, who has, in the form of this book, brought fulfilment to the devotees and has also accomplished his own purpose by instructing them about the worldly as well as the spiritual matters.

Baba listened fully to that invitation, sent with such a pure heart, and said, "I always remember him who remembers me."

"I need no horses or carriages, no aeroplanes and trains. To him who calls out to me fondly, I appear instantly, without a moment's delay.

"Such are Baba's movements, difficult to know. He fills everything totally - animate and inanimate. What then, is coming and going to him? He appears wherever he pleases.

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Shri Sai Satcharitra -- Chapter 39 Summary

Purification of heart is the chief among all the means of crossing it and its source lies in devotion to God.

There is no devotion like listening to the stories of the Guru. It inspires love for him, quite effortlessly. The mind becomes cleansed and purified. And from thence, spirituality is born.

He who listens to the stories with reverence and faith, will reach, without delay, the shore beyond.

"He who prostrates in obeisance at the Guru's feet, is ready to give up his life in the Guru's service and puts a question to the Guru very respectfully, to him the Jananis give knowledge with exposition.

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Shri Sai Satcharitra -- Chapter 38 Summary

"Annadhan" or feeding in charity regularly, is the chief among all actions. Among all prescribed rules of conduct, the first and most important is annadaan. If you consider carefully, none other is greater than this.

Whoever comes to the door and at whatever time, it is not proper to show disrespect to him.

When the Guru himself is giving the prasad, if the disciple has doubts as to whether it is proper or improper to eat it, that disciple will head for self-destruction and go to Hell.

Offering of wealth, grain, clothes are not the only form of dakshina. To obey the Guru's command, to propitiate him and thus to please him is also dakshina.

But one who had control over his mind always won Baba's approval.

With Sai untruth would never work. Sai's Grace would never be obtained by telling a falsehood. Untruth leads to a Fall and ultimately, to an evil end.

To deceive the Guru is a great sin and there is no expiation for it.

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Shri Sai Satcharitra -- Chapter 37 Summary

'I am the body;  this is my wealth' - this is called the firmly - rooted bodily ego.

"Have little patience, perseverance of a firm faith, and you will acquire the greatest glory."

Keep Sai's love alive in your heart, constantly.

This Gatha or Pothi of Sai is enough for us. However numerous the sins on our head might be, he is our only refuge in our troubles.

Even if repeated readings are not possible the listeners should regularly listen every day to those chapters dealing with Guru-devotion, storing them in the heart as its precious ornaments.

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Shri Sai Satcharitra -- Chapter 36 Summary

Listen respectfully to this most sacred Saicharita. May the ears of the listeners and the mouth of the speaker be purified.

It is the presiding Goddess of this Mashidmayee (mosque), who asks for her dues, by paying which the giver is freed of his debt.

"But debt, enmity and murder are such that the doer can never escape them."

"Initially, this man was poor. He took a vow that if he earned fifteen rupees, he would offer his first salary to God. But later, he forgot all about it.

As his salary doubled and increased four times, his forgetfulness also increased.

"If you will do as I tell you, all your troubles will end."

"But until you get what you want, you must follow one discipline that I prescribe - give up an item of food that you are very fond of. By doing so, you will accomplish your objective."

His financial condition was so low, but his renunciation was of the highest order. Always satisfied with the little that he had, he bore the tribulations of poverty most valiantly.

"Money will not tempt my devotee. He will never get caught in the splendour of wealth. "

"You give up eating something that you are very fond of and say to him that, 'I give it up until I get your darshan."

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Shri Sai Satcharitra -- Chapter 35 Summary

"When I am with you, why does he leave me out for dakshina? Kaka whispered in reply, "Ask the question to Baba himself."

Suddenly, Baba asked Kaka, "What, what is he saying to you?"

The friend then, himself asked Baba,  'Can I give you dakshina?'

Baba said, " You did not wish to give, so I did not ask you. Now if you wish to give, then.give it."

"There was once a fickle-minded man, whose house was full of wealth, food grains etc." Physically, mentally, he had no illness, no afflictions. But he liked to court trouble. "

"Needlessly, he wandered about, carrying a heavy burden on his head. His mind knew no peace. One moment he would put down the load, only to pick it up the next moment. He could not steady his mind."

"Seeing his plight, my heart was moved by compassion and I said to him, "steady your mind and fix it on one thing - whatever that may be."

Whichever path one wants to follow, he will guide him along that same path. Sai knows the capacity of each and accordingly, they are given spiritual guidance by him."

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Shri Sai Satcharitra -- Chapter 34 Summary

He was Sai Maharaj, the greatest among the yogis and most excellent among the saints, whose mere darshan was enough to drive away all the illness.

"Those who seek refugee in the mosque, will never come to an evil end, even to the end of the world."

"That anyone should come here and not experience relief, is a thing that can never happen, either in the past, present or future. Be sure that your object will be accomplished. "

"When I have been so pure of conduct, why.have I to suffer this painful condition? I have always avoided wicked, sinful deeds. Why then the burden of sin on my head?

Baba, I really cannot bear it now! It is better that I die. Whatever suffering remains to endure, I shall bear it in the next birth.

"Why spread out this suffering over ten births? We can spread it over ten days only by sharing it mutually, and be done with it!

"Oh, that you should ask for the calamity of death when I sit here, powerful enough to give you Moksha, your material as well as spiritual welfare!  Is this all your prowess, your daring?

Endure whatever comes your way. Allah Malik is our Protector. Always meditate on Him, for He alone bears the burden of all the cares and anxieties.

"O  Karim ( Allah)! Have pity on my condition.
For your name is Rahiman ( Compassionate) and Rahim (Merciful)!
You are always the Refuge of your devotees.

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Shri Sai Satcharitra -- Chapter 33 Summary

Udi is nothing but dust. Baba's dhuni has produced so many bags of Udi that no one has been able to count them.

Unlimited is the power of this Udi.

As your faith, so your experience!

He wants nothing but single-minded love and devotion and comes running to your help, when you call him.

Neither time nor place can then restrain him; he stands behind you firmly, all the time and forever.

Saints work untiringly for their devotees, day and night.

The darshan of a Saint's photograph is the same as his actual darshan.

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Shri Sai Satcharitra -- Chapter 32 Summary

Even if Vedas and Vedangas are studied thoroughly and the Shrutishastra is read repeatedly, there is no true knowledge without the Guru's grace.

"When someone offers you a piece of bread, requesting you to eat it, take his words to be a good omen which will remove all obstacles to your work."

I shall immediately. Find for you what you are searching. But he who respects my word will achieve his purpose."

"Unless His image lives in the eyes all the time, the eyes will be but two balls of flesh.

A devotee will never boast of his knowledge. He offers himself, body, mind and wealth, at the swami's feet.

Whatever happens, happens by God's Will. It is He who raises you up or brings you down. It is He who fights or makes others fight. He alone, is the doer and the impeller of all action.

Whatever the innermost thoughts in any body's mind, Sai knows them all. There is nothing on this earth that he does not know.

"My Master says, "Take, O take this away! " Everyone says, "Give, give only to me!" (material things). But no one bothers to make the effort.

"As you sow, so you reap. He who will bear in mind the worsa I have uttered, will enjoy priceless happiness. "

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