Baba gave a story of his boyhood as follows:- "When I was a youngester, I was in search of bread and went to Beedgaum. There I got embroidery work. I worked hard, sparing no pains. The employer was very much pleased with Me. Three other boys worked before Me. The first got Rs. 50/- the second Rs. 100/- and the third Rs. 150/-. And I was given twice the whole of this amount, viz. Rs. 600/-. After seeing my cleverness, the employer loved me, praised me and honoured me with a full dress, a turban for the head and a shela a for the body, etc. I kept this dress intact without using it. I thought that what a man might give does not last long and it is always imperfect. But what My Sircar (God) gives, lasts to the end of time. No other gift from any man can be compared to His".
"My Sircar says "Take, take," but everybody comes to me and says 'Give, give.' Nobody attends carefully to the meaning of what I say. My Sircar's treasury (spiritual wealth) is full, it is overflowing. I say, "Dig out and take away this wealth in cartloads, the blessed son of a true mother should fill himself with this wealth. The skill of my Fakir, the Leela of my Bhagwan, the aptitude of my Sircar is quite unique. What about Me? Body (earth) will mix with earth, breath with air. This time won't come again. I go somewhere, sit somewhere; the hard Maya troubles Me much, still I feel always anxiety for My men. He who does anything (spiritual endeavour) will reap its fruit and he who remembers these words of mine will get invaluable happiness."
Sai Ram. Sai was alluding to His own spiritual sadhanas and was referring to the Sadhana Shatsampatthi. And whatever Siddhis were given to Him, He kept intact without using them for any egoistic purposes. He is asking the devotees to realise the nature of the truth and take away the cartloads of Brahma Jnana. We beg for worldly favors and instead should realise our true nature, which is same as the Sircar, the Fakir and the Bhagwan. When we realise that, the keys of the treasury are ours and we don"t need to go Saints and beg for materialistic favors. Sai is identifying Himself with sadhakas like us and is lamenting the troubles of a sadhaka. By Satsang, we will loosen the grip of maya and will go towards the unity with the unity. Sai Ram.
Bow to Shri Sai- Peace be to all
About the author
Swarna.Venkateswara Swamy, (also known as Venkateswara Swamy Swarna, S.V.Swamy or simply Swamy) is a physicist and a metallurgist by education. He considers Sai Baba of Shirdi as his Sadguru but respects all Gurus. He is an avid reader, a book reviewer and an editor. He has an abiding interest in holistic health systems..