A vast and diversified religious movement originating from Sai Baba of Shirdi, is often referred to as "the Sai Baba movement.
Author: Antonio Rigopoulos
Publisher: SUNY Press
A vast and diversified religious movement originating from Sai Baba of Shirdi, is often referred to as "the Sai Baba movement." Through the chronological presentation of Sai Baba's life, light is shed on the various ways in which the important guru figures in this movement came to be linked to the saint of Shirdi.
Author: Govind Raghunath DabholkarPublish On: 1999
Translated from original Marathi by Indira Kher, this work is a verse composition containing the known facts about Shri Sai Baba's life at Shirdi, and also his teachings seeks to meet a long-felt need.
Author: Govind Raghunath Dabholkar
Publisher: Sterling Publications
Category: Hindu saints
Translated from original Marathi by Indira Kher, this work is a verse composition containing the known facts about Shri Sai Baba's life at Shirdi, and also his teachings seeks to meet a long-felt need. This is the Bible of Sai devotes in every sense of the term, In it's veracity, sanctity, faith and devotion that it inspires and the deep satisfaction, a sense of fulfilment that it brings to the devotee, it has no equal. Its sanctity derives from the fact that its idea was conceived during Baba's lifetime and with his blessings and express permission. For those unaware of Shri Sai Satcharita it is necessary to add that in the original it runs into 53 chapters and contains over 9,000 verses. Every chapter has a judicious mixture of philosophy, stories and anecdotes along with the Baba's teachings.
Sai Baba assured his devotees that those devotees who would with full dedication, faith and devotion remember me, in his house there would never have any lack of food, clothing and facilities of luxuries.
Author: Peevri Suganda
Sai Baba assured his devotees that those devotees who would with full dedication, faith and devotion remember me, in his house there would never have any lack of food, clothing and facilities of luxuries. His life's entire responsibility and needs would be on Shri Sai Baba, and he would always help them. Sometime before death, Sai Baba had reassured his devotees that even if he is sacrificing this body, yet he would always be present as his soul who would always protect and take care of them. Hence he will always remain in Shirdi. Sai Baba's Samadhi would always assure his presence to his devotees. The devotee who would come to the place of Samadhi with dedication, then his all sorrows and worries would disappear.Sai Baba had told his devotees that the person who would worship him with truth, then he would never require any other path to follow for acquiring deliverance. Dedicatedly concentration towards Sai Baba itself would help him to acquire deliverance easily.The person who would follow dedicatedly the preaching's of Sai Baba; he would easily achieve the divine knowledge and deliverance. For attaining his worship towards Sai Baba is enough, requiring no other efforts. The devotee who with loyalty and truth in his heart worships Sai Baba's name, His all wishes will be fulfilled. His preaching's, teachings and reciting of his stories by the persons would enable them to achieve the substance of their life.
" To many people, The Divine Truth imparted by this book is even greater than the knowledge contained in the Vedas and the Gita, because all the characters and events in it are real and authentic and have been recorded in detail by many ...
Author: Hemadpant Dabholkar
Who was Shirdi Sai Baba? Baba lived all his adult life in Shirdi, a small village in India. To the unknowing, He seemed a simple beggar, dressed in torn clothes, having no need for any material item. Claiming neither the Hindu nor Muslim religion, nor any religion. He lived in an abandoned Mosque with no roof and every day took his food from a few people, making his rounds with his begging bowl, door to door. What really was happening; He was burning the karmas of everyone who came to Him, in the dhuni (Divine Fire) Baba kept burning at all times. Healing and giving guidance on every level. Hundreds of thousands of miracles are attributed to Him in His life and they have multiplied now after His Mahasamadhi. Baba left His physical form in 1918, but his Divine Energy and Intention and Power is always available and at work in the world. The Shri Sai Satcharitra is a discourse based on experiences Baba's devotees had with Him during His life on earth. It is said that Shirdi Sai Baba caused it to be written through Shri Anna Saheb Dabholkar - Hemadpant - by giving inner motivation to him. Baba had clearly told him: "I Myself write my own life. Hearing My stories and teachings will create faith in devotees' hearts and they will easily get self-realization and bliss...." Every chapter is a mixture of philosophy, anecdotes, and teachings. His book is akin to the Vedas for Sai's devotees." To many people, The Divine Truth imparted by this book is even greater than the knowledge contained in the Vedas and the Gita, because all the characters and events in it are real and authentic and have been recorded in detail by many devotees. We have attempted to remain true to N.V. Gunaji's original English translation. While some of the sentence structure and references may be slightly obscure for the Western reader, what is clear is that since the original English translation by N.V. Gunaji was published, that it has in its unaltered state, been a core component of the spread of knowledge and devotion to Shirdi Sai Baba in the English-speaking world. To help the reader with some of the obscure Hindi words and references in the Satcharitra, we have added an extensive Glossary.
"The original Sri Sai Satcharitra was a long text written in Marathi by Sri Hemadpant.
"The original Sri Sai Satcharitra was a long text written in Marathi by Sri Hemadpant. This new rendering has been adapted from the shortened English version which was translated by Sri Nagash Vasudev Gunaji." This modern rendering by Monika (of Penukonda) M. Taylor is intended to make this immortal classic more accessible to the modern reader.
This research monograph is a unique addition to the existing literature on Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, who lived a humble life and taught the basics of spirituality and morality to the devotees through his many miracles, revelations of their past ...
Author: Satya Pal Ruhela
Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Category: Hindu saints
This research monograph is a unique addition to the existing literature on Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, who lived a humble life and taught the basics of spirituality and morality to the devotees through his many miracles, revelations of their past birhts, simple yet penetrating teachings, stories and thrilling parables.
This wonderful book is a collection of stories by people whose lives have been transformed by Sathya Sai Baba.
Author: Judy Warner
Publisher: Weiser Books
This wonderful book is a collection of stories by people whose lives have been transformed by Sathya Sai Baba. Written with warmth and compassion, these stories provide a unique and personal glimpse of Sai Baba, one of the most impressive men of miracles to appear for centuries. These personal narratives, written by people who share our normal, everyday lives, show how true spiritual awakening occurred for each of them. A must-have introduction to the basic teaching of Sathya Sai Baba.
"In the present age of consumerism, people often look for quick gains and shortcuts to success.
Author: Usha Akella
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
"In the present age of consumerism, people often look for quick gains and shortcuts to success. Amidst the cacophony of such supposedly wish-fulfilling claims, the need for a genuine guide, a true guru, is often felt by those who are able to look beyond the facade of oratorial brilliance. The Sai of Shirdi has been one such authentic presence whose voice has healed the injured, guided those who had lost the way, and brought back hope to those who had lost everything. Though he led a simple life, what is known for certain is that he was deeply soaked in the Sufi tradition and was knowledgeable of the Vedanta. Like Kabir, his universalism, tolerance and presence transcended the religious boundaries of both Hinduism and Islam. The significance of Baba is embodied not in his identity but in the impact his presence had on millions of devotees and still continues to have, though he may not be with us physically. The inspiration behind this English musical, on the life and teachings of Sai, was to convey the message of this enigmatic saint to a younger English-speaking audience.
Still, most Sai devotees in the world do not know many crucial facts about Him. The book contains valuable information about prominent Shirdi Sai organizations, web sites, temples and books.
Author: Satya Pal Ruhela
Publisher: Notion Press
Sri Shirdi Sai Baba (1838–1918) was the first Sai Avatar (incarnation) in the Sai Trinity. His name and fame have been spreading like wildfire throughout the world. He is venerated and worshipped by billions of inhabitants on this planet. His life as a Sufi fakir, simple yet penetrating teachings, countless astounding miracles, blessings to everyone who simply chant His name, "Sai" and His great impact as the unique Jagat Guru (Universal Master) are duly acknowledged by billions of people from all races, religions, cultures and nations. Many Shirdi Sai Baba temples have been built not only in India, but also in many foreign countries like the UK, USA, Russia, Africa, Mauritius and eastern countries. Almost fifty-eight websites and twelve journals propagate His name. Still, most Sai devotees in the world do not know many crucial facts about Him. The book contains valuable information about prominent Shirdi Sai organizations, web sites, temples and books.
Author: Kevin R. D. ShepherdPublish On: 2015-12-01
This book provides an assessment of Shirdi Sai Baba, taking into account both the Muslim Sufi and Hindu components of his biography.
Author: Kevin R. D. Shepherd
This book provides an assessment of Shirdi Sai Baba, taking into account both the Muslim Sufi and Hindu components of his biography. The author has integrated the available materials without neglecting some frequently overlooked details and supporting data. Many people look at Shirdi Sai Baba as a unifying force between Hindus and Muslims, while others see him as representing only one religious identity. This book covers these points in great detail. In eighty chapters, the sources are analysed to portray diverse events of the saint's life, and to profile many of his devotees. Employing the accounts of Dabholkar, Narasimhaswami, and other key commentators, the treatment investigates numerous obscure situations, besides other more well known occurrences. The author maintains that, despite some hagiology appearing in the sources, there is sufficient evidence for realistic biographical dimensions, more especially during the last ten years of the saint's life, when a large number of visitors arrived at Shirdi. Shirdi Sai Baba (d.1918) is one of the most important latter day Indian saints. He lived an ascetic existence as a faqir in a rural mosque. He is distinctive for a universalist attitude, bypassing religious dogma. The teachings of Sai Baba employed allusion and parable, and are not typical of the traditions associated with him. Some complexities of this matter are addressed in a separate chapter. The book is annotated and fully indexed.
Author: Rabinder Nath KakaryaPublish On: 2011-12-30
"This small book is a collection of historical facts and incidents which took place from the time of arrival of Sai Nath in Shirdi till his Mahasamadhi.
Author: Rabinder Nath Kakarya
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
"This small book is a collection of historical facts and incidents which took place from the time of arrival of Sai Nath in Shirdi till his Mahasamadhi. Miracles and incidents which actually happened when Baba was in human form have been compiled here. While reading this book one will feel as if one is actually watching those scenes. Incidents before and after Samadhi as collected from devotees have been described here. But instead of belief or disbelief towards the incidents it would be better if the devotees with true faith do Bhakti and should try to have experiences themselves This book gives an information about great Saints and incarnations of God. The author of this book Shri Vaman Rangnath Gokhale has been living in Shirdi for the last ten years and has been leading a life of a true Sanyasi. He has not donned saffron coloured clothes like other Sanyasis but he is totally detached. Very often he sleeps at the steps of Dwarkamai. Baba takes care of his needs. His simple and recluse lifestyle is a clear evidence that information about Baba given in this book is true. Needless to say, reading this small book by clear hearted Sai devotees will increase their love for Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi and enhance Guru Bhakti
Author: Rangaswami ParthasarathyPublish On: 2011-12-30
The book presents an absorbing story of a man who came to Shirdi as a fakir, was teased by children and frowned upon by sceptical villagers and remained to reign as a spiritual leader, the greatest saint of all times.
Author: Rangaswami Parthasarathy
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Who was Sai Baba? Where did he come from and what was his message? How and why was he worshipped as a God? Who were his disciples and why were they attracted to him? What do his devotees, numbering millions all over the country, think of his lilas? Have they experienced his compassion, and received succour and relief in their hour of need? These questions are answered in this biography of a living God who charmed and captured the hearts of people from all walks of life, of all religions, rich and poor, the learned and the illiterate. Many books have been written about Sai Baba of Shirdi but this one is different. For the first time a comprehensive and objective account of the life and times of Sai Baba is given in simple and easy to-understand language without omitting any aspect of Baba’s life and his philosophy. The book presents an absorbing story of a man who came to Shirdi as a fakir, was teased by children and frowned upon by sceptical villagers and remained to reign as a spiritual leader, the greatest saint of all times. He became a god who walked on earth. It is a book which every Sai devotee would like to possess as a Bible of Baba’s teachings and a remembrance of the great Master whose idol or portrait adorns the prayer rooms of millions of homes throughtout the country.
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Author: Dr. C.B. Satpathy
Publisher: Visions Printers & Publishers (P) Ltd.
This book is based on in-depth research that triangulates information from several primary sources, to provide hitherto unknown facts about Sai Baba, village Shirdi and some of the people who visited it during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It not only adds to the repository of knowledge about this great saint of India and the role that he played in the context of protecting his devotees during India’s struggle for freedom, but additionally provides new insights by raising questions and seeking answers through analysis of rare documents drawn from the National Archives, police records and diaries pertaining to that time as well as reviewing personal documents and literature in different languages. Written in Chicago-style Citation, it contains nine chapters dealing with different aspects of Sai Baba’s life in Shirdi. The book has several rare documents and photographs of Shirdi Sai Baba and his devotees as well as compositions of Shirdi of that time. A glossary is provided at the end of the book for ease of reference. The book will be a valuable asset not just for all those who are devotees of Sai Baba and other Sadgurus, but also for students and academicians who have an interest in India’s culture and history and in the means used by the British to understand and control developments in different parts of the country.