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ANECDOTES FROM SAI MASTER’S LIFE

Once during her childhood Vedamma fell sick. Mastergaru who was tending to her kept his watch next to her medicines on the mat beside the sleeping Vedamma to aide him to give her medication at regular intervals.
It so happened that during that time a big rat came and took away the watch. (God knows what for?!!!) In the quest for the missing watch Ammagaru and Sulochana akka dug out the entire garden and meticulously combed all the rat holes but to no avail. Mastergaru though was unconcerned and replied, “Let it go. If it is ours we will get it back.” With that the matter was forgotten.
Some months later Ammagaru was making garden beds for sowing seeds when to her surprise she unearthed the missing watch. Amazingly, it was still ticking away!!!
Trivia on Sri Sai Master:
Whenever Sai Master wore a wrist watch, the watch would stop working. But if he removed it from his wrist, the watch would begin to tick again! Mastergaru hence never wore a watch. Makes one wonder: Did time stand still for him? When he is the beginning and the end, the creator and the created, then where in his presence is time and space?

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

SHRAVAN POURNAMI 2012

August 2nd 2012 held intensely memorable moments for all at Nagole.

It was a hundred years ago that Sri Sai Baba’s padukas were installed on the auspicious occassion of Shravan Pornami, Shaka 1834 (1912 A.D.) under the Neem tree at the Gurusthan with due ceremonies conducted by Dada Kelkar and Upasani Maharaj. The following sloka was also inscribed:

“Sada Nimbarvrikshasya mooladhiwasat,
Sudhasravinam tiktamapi-apriyam tam,
Tarum Kalpavrikshadhikam sadhayantam
Namameeshwaram Sadgurum Sai Natham”

Now, a 100 years later, Baba again this time in the form of the sixth Dattatreya incarnation of Sri Alivelu Mangamma Sahita Bharadwaja Maharaj reinstated the significance of the holy padukas in the Dattatreya tradition and made us worship the padukas as a commemoration of the great event on August 15, 1912.

Blessed indeed were those who saw the worship being performed by Ekkirala Dwarakanath Gnyaneshwar in the holy presence of Divyajanani Alivelu Mangamma.
Blessed indeed were those also whose mind always dwells on Sai Master.

Om Samartha Sadguru Sainath Paadukabhyam Namaha
Om Samartha Sadguru Bharadwaja Paadukabhyam Namaha
Om Saguna Paadukabhyam Namaha
Om Nirguna Paadukabhyam Namaha

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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