Dear Sai friends,
Like holy river Ganges and the stream in the village mixes in the ocean, when we listen to stories of saints , our mind gets purified. When you listen to the below story of saibaba full of devotion and faith, your heart will be filled with peace.
See how loving devotees prayed to Sai baba and he sai gave them darshan and was pleased with them.
Das Ganu Maharaj was instrumental in spreading Saibaba’s fame in pune, Ahmadnagar, Sholapur, Konkan and in Mumbai ( bombay in those days )
By grace of sri sai, Das ganu wrote life stories of various good saints and performed kirtans free. Once he was invited to Koupineshwar temple to do kirtan. Danu accepted to do it with out a penny as fee.
Numerous people were listening to Das ganu’s kirtan.Some appreciated his expressions, some his story and some his gestures and poems. It was always the habit of Das ganu maharaj to keep a portrait of shirdi sai baba.
A poor devotee called Cholkar has goose pimples over his body as he was engrossed in listening to Ganu’s description of saints, his poems and also the leela of shirdi sai.This cholkar was employed in a government office , his job was in probation and any time he might loose the job. He had a big family , all members were dependant on his little salary.
He prayed to baba ” Baba i poor and have to look after my family. My life depends on my job .So help me pass in the exam and make my job permanent. I vow you that if you fulfill my wish, i will myself come to shirdi, have your darshan and distribute sugar candy to all devotees present there”
As we know the powers of saibabas blessings, Cholkar did passed the exam and his job was made permanent.He was satisfied with BABA’s powers but being a person from big family he was not able to save money to travel to shirdi.
They say its easy to cross a mountain but hard for a family man to cross the burdens of his family…So cholkar decided to exclude sugar from his everyday Tea…Thus he was able to save some money over the days and finally when he had enough money, he came to shirdi.
As soon as cholkar saw saibaba , he fell in his feets and said “Baba you satisfied me by making my job permanent but i had difficulty to have your darshan all these days ,now all my wishes are fulfilled”
Cholkar was a guest in Mr.Jog’s house. So when he was about go leave, Baba uttered these words ” Give him lots of cups of tea wth plenty of sugar”
Jog was surprised but cholkar started having tears in his eyes as baba and him alone knew the reason. Baba said “I have received your promised sugar. The period of sacrifice for you is over, cholkar.”
Baba also said (sorry friends in video i wrong used the name cholkar instead of baba…its hard to tell things properly when we speak live”
“Any one of you, where ever you are, when ever you come to you with your hands stretched , with devotion , i am there to respond to your faith,day and night.
Though i am bodily present at this place and you may be beyond the seven seas , and dping anything there, i am aware of it immediately.
You may be any where, i am always with you . I reside in your heart and i am with in you.Do not keep distance with me .There is no difference between you and me. Who ever regards me this way, is most fortunate.
Friends, i feel the beautiful meaning in this incident is saibaba has not seen the fact that Cholkar sacrificed the sugar in his tea to save money to travel to shirdi. what baba says is Cholkar has given up his sense of taste to have darshan of sai. This is pure devotion.
when ever we feel Baba is not helping us, did we think for a minute if we surrendered our senses – Anger, desires, lust, ego and all the unwanted feelings in the feets of shirdi saibaba ?
The moment we surrender our senses to holy feets of Sai …the moment we surrender our body, mind and soul to saibaba of shirdi, Sai will reward us plenti fold someday, if sai thinks its good for us.
sai bless you friends
Always in holy feets of shirdi saibaba
please friends, forgive me for speaking amature..since i record live n no chance of editing, there r few mistakes..please take the content alone… sai ki jai