Sai’s mantra “God is one”. Compassion towards other living beings, mutual tolerance between members of various creeds and sects are the essence of Sai mantra. In this Kaliyug, devotion to Sai should spread everywhere, in each home and person to person. Sai Leelas should be sung with love and fervor. Let peace prevail everywhere. Let Sai shower His blessings to all.
Sai! Grant me a boon which includes one and all!
Thus I am not deprived on anything, so be saints and all!
Sai Baba one of the foremost saints of modern India, lived in Shirdi for 60 years and elevated it to a great spiritual centre. By the sheer brilliance of His spiritual magnetism, he drew numerous devotees towards him. Even today he is a dynamic spiritual force which is invoked by countless devotees for spiritual and material welfare. The devotees’ experiences who observe this Vrat is itself a great evidence of his spiritual splendor which dazzles bright even after he has left his mortal body several years ago.
Sai Baba appeared as a young lad of sixteen years under the Neem Tree in Shirdi. Sai Baba incarnated in this world of mundane existence to uplift the poor and suffering mankind with the earth as his mother and holy supreme as his father.
Saints don’t belong to any caste or religion. Their noble mission is to spread compassion, peace and guide the humanity to salvation. When a devotee has got firm faith and devotion, His wishes are soon fulfilled. Devotion to Sai should burn brightly in our hearts like the eternal fire Dhuni of sai. We should listen to our inner self and immerse in the devotion of Sai as a bee in sweet smelling lotus. Sai asked His devotees not to search God outside, because God is very much within us. Sai is ever indebted to one who surrenders his body, soul and wealth. If we cast our burden on him, he bears it for us.
Whenever there is decay of Dharma (righteousness) and an ascendancy of unrighteousness, God manifests Himself. For the protection of the virtuous and destruction of the vicious and for establishment of Righteousness, God incarnated in this world, age after age. Sai Baba of Shirdi is one of these incarnations. Devotion to Sai is the powerful magnet which attracts lots of people. Nobody knows His religion or caste. He sang Quran verses beautifully at the same time verses quoted from Hindu scriptures. He acted as a unique bond between Hindus and Muslims.
Sai gave wonderful vision to His devotees in the form of their favorite deities. Fortunate devotees were blessed with the vision of Vitthal, Shiva, Ram and Krishna and by taking Sai’s form. He delighted many devotees in their dreams.
Even today, many years after leaving His earthly body, His devotees experience SaiBaba’s holy Spirit relieving them out of their miseries.
Nobody can count the miracles Baba performed during His lifetime. Spiritual magnetism of Sai still attracts His devotees and when a devotee cries with despair and distress, Baba wipes his tears and the devotee experiences merciful help at the time of crisis.