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Chapter NoPart NoContents of the Chapter
NANANote By G.P.Sinha
NA NA Publisher’s & Translator’s Note
NA NA Foreword
NA NA About The Author
NA NA Preface
NA NA Introduction
Chapter 1Part 1Our Anna
Chapter 1Part 2Our Anna
Chapter 1Part 3Our Anna
Chapter 2Part 1Arrival Of Sai Baba In Shirdi
Chapter 2Part 2Arrival Of Sai Baba In Shirdi
Chapter 3Part 1Shama
Chapter 3Part 2Shama
Chapter 3Part 3Shama
Chapter 4Part 1Baba’s Dakshina
Chapter 4Part 2Baba’s Dakshina
Chapter 5Part 1Mahalasa – Importance Of Nama-Japa
Chapter 6Part 1Thirst For God Realization
Chapter 7Part 1 Baba’s Teachings
Chapter 7 Part 2Baba’s Teachings
Chapter 8Part 1Why Did You Come To A Muslim?
Chapter 9Part 1Dissemination
Chapter 10Part 1Bhakt – Parayan Dasganu
Chapter 10 Part 2Bhakt – Parayan Dasganu
Chapter 10Part 3Bhakt – Parayan Dasganu
Chapter 11Part 1Sadguru
Chapter 11 Part 2Sadguru
Chapter 12Part 1Guru Bhakti
Chapter 12 Part 2Guru Bhakti
Chapter 13Part 1Treasure Of Love
Chapter 13Part 2Treasure Of Love
Chapter 14NAChanak Leela
Chapter 15Part 1Five Laddus
Chapter 15Part 2Five Laddus
Chapter 16Part 1The Method Of Baba’s Instructions
Chapter 16Part 2The Method Of Baba’s Instructions
Chapter 16Part 3The Method Of Baba’s Instructions
Part 4 – Chapter 16 – The Method Of Baba’s Instructions – ShirdiChe Sai Baba

Continued CHAPTER 16

The Method Of Baba’s Instructions

Sai Baba’s devotees are scattered all over the world. Therefore it is impossible to interview them and collect the data of Baba’s precept as they received from Him. The author of this book has gathered the information from a few of the first ranking devotees of Baba, about the instructions He gave to them. Some are included below:

1. Bhaktaraj Nanasaheb Chandorkar (King amongst devotees) Advice in Baba’s own words

(i) Nana, you should read Bhagwad the meaning of the (shloka) first chapter. If you fail to comprehend the meaning of each word in that stanza then all your efforts would be in vain. Even if you repeatedly read the Gita without understanding the first stanza and spend many life times doing so, it will be of no use. (Then Baba Himself taught Nanasaheb the grammar and the interpretations of different stanzas Gita.)

(ii) Out of the six inner enemies envy or jealousy is easy to conquer over. So firstly try to win over it.

(iii) Always think that you are a servant of everybody in the world. Then there is no chance for you to get angry with anybody.

(iv) Anything that you feel worthy of giving to Me, and you are forced to give it to someone else, offer it mentally to Me before giving. When it is meant for Me, it will surely come to Me.

(v) If someone demands something from you, give it if affordable. But if he demands for more or troubles you for getting it, then try to convince him without being angry. And do not exercise Your authority.

(iv) If you promise somebody for something, try to keep that promise. Do not avoid to meet that person.

(vii) If you wish to remember Me constantly, think of Me in your daily routine. e. g. when you see a flower, think that this flower is Baba’s favourite one or Baba likes this Subji (cooked vegetable) very much or Baba likes this dress that am wearing. In this way you will always remain contact with Me.

(viii) You can worship any deity you prefer to. Chant the name of it, without keeping any desire in mind. Then chanting the name only once is sufficient. But chanting the name for fulfilling your desire or greed is worthless and valueless like a fake rupee coin.

(ix) Nana, now do not go on reading. Stop it! And do as per my instructions.

(x) After offering ‘ Vaishwadeva’, whosoever comes to your house, treat him as a guest (Atithi). Be it a human, or an animal’ bird insect, like an ant or anything; it is your guest. He need not be a human being or specially a Brahmin. (Baba used to observe consciously if lessons were followed by His devotees. He used to test them in various ways and would punish them if found guilty. To stop talking with such a guilty person was the only punishment He used to give.)

2. An Excellent Devotee Kakasaheb Dixit

(i) Kaka, keep reading Eknathi Bhagwat and Ramayan everyday.

(ii) Kaka, build a wada (a huge house) here in Shirdi.

(iii) Kaka, that Vitthal Patil (Vithoba) had come to you, didn’t He? See, He is very illusive. Use some tactics and catch hold of Him firmly. With a smallest laxity of yours, He will run away. So pay attention to Him (By ‘Vithoba’ He refers to God Vitthal of Pandharpur).

(iv) One day Baba ordered Kaka to cut a goat which was there. Being an ardent devotee, Kaka religiously used to obey each and every command of Baba. He, therefore got ready to kill the goat and took a large knife. He did not even think that it was an auspicious day of Ekadashi (11th day in a lunar calendar). Seeing Kaka’s readiness and obedience Baba stopped him and dissuaded him from further action.

(v) Kaka reached the acme of devotion towards his Guru Sai Baba. 

(vi) Kaka left his body without any suffering on eleventh day in the month of ‘Jyeshtha’, (third month of Marathi calendar) which is supposed to be a holy day. The two miracles occurred the same day. One of the big branches of Neem tree under which Baba used to sit broke down all of a sudden. And second incident took plas in Dwarkamai. The masjid had three pinnacles over it. Out of the three, one fell down to the ground.

3. Bapusaheb Jog

(I) Read Eknathi Bhagwat and Dnyaneshwari regularly.

(ii) Bring two ser. (I ser = roughly 1 Kg.) of Rawa-Halwa (a sweet dish, Shira) frequently as an offering (Naivedyam) to Me.

(iii) You get pension as you have served in your office. Give Me half it (Rs. 40/-) every month.

(iv) Entertain Bapusaheb Buti for meals everyday house. You not special items for Serve him the whatever is cooked at your house. (According to Baba’s instructions Bapusaheb Jog invited Bapusaheb Buti, to his house both lunch and dinner. This practice went on for a year. Through this instruction, both received the best percept from their respected Guru.)

4. Madhavrao Deshpande alias Shama

(1) Shamya, take this sacred book VishnuSahasranamavali and read it everyday.

(ii) Shamya, keep this one rupee coin (picture of Ram, Sita and Laxman embossed on coin).

(iii) Shamya, construct a house for Me. (A wooden shrine i.e. Devhara) keep My sandals (Padukas) in it. Also keep the above coin, the sacred book and idols of other deities in that shrine. Worship all these everyday.

(iv) Shamya, keep a watch on the visitors coming and going.

5. H. B. P. (Hari Bhakta Parayan) Dasganu Maharaj

(I) My uncles are at various places. Call of them. Nana will manage everything else.

(ii) Give Pravachans (discourses) on Ishavasy Upanishad and explain the meaning to the people. Dasganu had some doubt about it. When he asked Baba, He said, “What your difficulty? Even maid servant in Kaka’s house will clarify the matter. You ask her when you go to Parle (to Kaka’s house)”. (According to Baba’s, suggestion Dasganu asked his difficulty and maid servant could give a satisfactory answer. Whenever Baba found a person with his blown ego, Baba used to pin-prick it, in this way. Dasganu’s ego was based on his knowledge. Similarly, Bapu sahib Buti’s ego was flared up because of his money. He was a multi millionaire in those days. That was the reason Baba asked him to dine at Bapusaheb Jog’s house, who was an ordinary middle class person,  though not poor. Thus they got rid of their egos. Excellent precept was given by Baba.)

© Author – Dr. Keshav Bhagwant Gavankar (Annasahib Gavankar) – Explicit Rights To Publish To Shirdi Sai Baba Books.com (Member of SaiYugNetwork.com)

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  1. Love you Deva! Jai Sai Samarth!
    Very beautiful summary of instructions given to mentioned Mahabhaktas! Thanks so much for sharing. Koti pranams to all Mahabhaktas!

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