Sai Satcharitra- Chapter 10- Be united

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Value- Love

Sub value- Unity, See God in all

Story 1

Baba’s Mission and Advice

 

Sai Baba’s constant advice to all his devotees was “Rama (the God of the Hindus) and Rahim (the God of the Mahomedans) are one and the same; there is not the slightest difference between them; then why should their devotees and quarrel among themselves? You ignorant folk, children, join hands and bring both the communities together, act sanely and thus you will gain your object of national unity. It is not good to dispute and argue. So don’t argue, don’t emulate others. Always consider your interest and welfare. The Lord will protect you. Yoga, sacrifice, penance, and knowledge are the means to attain God. If you do not succeed in this by any means, vain is your birth. If any one does any evil unto you, to do not retaliate. If you can do anything, do some good unto other.” This in short was Sai Baba’s advice to all; and this will stand in good stead both in material and spiritual matters.

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Story 2

Sai Baba as Sadguru

There are different types of Gurus. There are some, who go about from house to house with cymbals and veena in their hands, and make a show of their spirituality. They blow mantras into the ears of their disciples and extract money from them. They profess to teach piety and religion to their disciples, but are themselves impious and irreligious.

Sai Baba never thought of making the least show of His worth (piety). Body-consciousness, He had none, but He had great love for the disciples. There are two kinds of Gurus (1) ‘Niyat’ (appointed or fixed) and (2) ‘Aniyat’ unappointed or general). The latter by their advice develop the good qualities in us, purify our hearts and set us on the path of salvation; but contact with the former, dispels our quality (sense of difference); and establishes us in Unity by making us realize “Thou art that”. There are various Gurus imparting to us various kinds of worldly knowledge, but he, who fixes us in our Nature (Self) and carries us beyond the ocean of worldly existence, is the Sadguru. Sai Baba was such a Sadguru. His greatness is indescribable.

Essence

From the above stories, we can see that Baba was ever loving and wanted unity among his followers. He always taught them that there is only one God; He can be called by any name. Unity is very important. One should develop patience and tolerance and help each other in times of need.

Another message in the story is, Sai baba is the Guru or Master who advised and gave right guidance to the devotees. He did not care to please them; rather His purpose was to make His devotees realise their true self. He strived to help His devotees realise that they are also divine and understand the true self rather than being stuck in the worldly mire again and again.

 

 

For children

From the above stories, children can learn the importance of unity and love and tolerance for all around them. When they start practising this from young; they will help in building a peaceful and harmonious community around them.

Another story to reinforce these values

https://saibalsanskaar.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/learning-from-pigeons/

 

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Gratitude Offering- Sai Aradhana 2018

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Dearest Sai Ma,

It is 7 years since You chose to be formless and be permanently enshrined in our hearts. On this auspicious day of Sai Aradhana, we Your children from Sai Balsanskaar team offer our heartfelt gratitude to You.

Team Odia- Sis Sangeetha

A beautiful poem penned especially for You; dearest Sai

My Ego thinks,

I did this,

And I did that,

A soft voice within says, What !!!

The voice whispers in my ear,

Dear bangaroo,are you sure ?

I fumble and blabber,

And search hither and thither,

Ultimately my mind stops its chatter,

My heart throws open its door.

The search begins within,

Answers flash in,

Things get clear,

Understanding better and better.

I say aloud,

Oh my lord!

How can I forget you ?

You are in me and I am in you.

Holding your hand,

I ferry around,

Crossing each hurdle that life sets on,

With your name on my lips,I carry on,

My journey begins and ends with the lesson,

That You are with me in this sojourn.

 

Surrendered at the divine lotus feet of Bhagavan Sri Satya Sai

Team Gujarati- Sis Ila, Jyoti, Hema, Gira

We are very grateful to Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba for giving us this divine opportunity to do this seva of spreading the teachings of the 5 Human Values to little children all over the world through these stories.

Team Sanskrit- Sis Sripriya

Dear Swami,

My humble pranams at thy divine lotus feet.  Thank you Swami for guiding me and showing the way.  I am really blessed to be a part of the Sanskrit team (My Sai and I).

Team Kannada- Sis Vasanthi

My Humble Pranams At Lotus Feet of Swami, On this special day would like to express my gratitude to Swami for giving me an opportunity for this translation seva. I feel myself evolving gradually learning from the stories i translate and also have learnt many aspects of the language as well. Thanking you Dear Swami.

Team Bengali- Sis Sinchita

” I am  truly  grateful to Swami for making me a part  of the translation seva and Vidya Vahini . I am blessed with the opportunity of translating value based stories in Bengali, which are meant to inculcate values and morals in children of various age groups. This noble deed gives immense satisfaction but nothing would have been possible without His grace . I offer my humble pranams to Swami and pray for His constant guidance and blessings. Thank you Swami for making me a part of this team.”

Team Hindi- Sis Archana

My most humble, loving and prayerful salutations at the divine lotus feet of my dearest Sai Ma.  Thank you so much, my beloved Sai Ma, for choosing me as Your instrument.
Time and again I am reminded of what Swami had once mentioned to one of His students, “I give you a chance to serve so that it gives Me a chance to shower My bountiful grace on you.” 
Swami’s inexhaustible love, continuous protection and guidance are felt every single day of my life. On the Sai Aaradhana day, my only prayer to Swami is that, “May my love for Him increase with every passing moment of my life and my faith gets as unwavering as a rock so that I totally surrender myself at Your feet.”

Team Tamil- Sis Saraswathy, Sis Ranjani, Sis Jeya, Sis Gayatri, Bro Kodanadaraman, Sis Supriya, Sis Valli

  • Human values and its significance are imparted through stories in Saibalsanskaar, which while being ostensibly for children, re-energize the writer and the translator. We as a translation team have derived immense benefits from this blessing, come to us by way of an opportunity to translate stories into Tamil. The Tamil translation team has members of different age groups (from students to senior citizens), with varied vintage (writers, past school teachers, homemakers, Balvikas gurus etc) and with various interests. Each member had unique experiences when engaged in this Seva opportunity. Provided below is how some of our translation team members derived benefits at an individual and collective level.
  • Listening to the preaching delivered by others is something we all do. However, when the mother delivers the same message, it sinks in deeper. This is because the mother’s approach is full of love and intimacy, which we all know is completely selfless and purely for our benefit. Similarly, when a message is conveyed to a person in his mother tongue, the listener would be able to grasp it effortlessly. SaiBalSanskaar-Tamil is doing precisely this. I am grateful to Swami for this blessed opportunity.
  • This Story Translation Seva took me through a long divine journey during the past 1 year. With the experience I gained in SaiBalSanskaar, I am able to contribute a lot to our Sathya Sai Balvikas website. Thanks to Swami and the SaiBalSanskaar team for providing this opportunity to be in Seva.
  • At a time when I was going through a low phase in my life; I heard about this translation seva. It came as a blessing for me. I am enjoying this seva and it is keeping me meaningfully engaged. Hoping that my work impacts someone positively bringing happiness and peace to their lives as it has brought for me. Grateful.
  • I am a housewife with two children, who heard of Swami a few years back only. Because of responsibilities on the home front, I could not do much Seva though I desired to. My prayers for being able to do Seva from home were answered after few months, when I came to know about this translation opportunity. I was so happy; that day is unforgettable. This story translation is not only for children. It is for me also to change my attitude.
  • In the midst of my college schedules, I try my best to contribute whenever possible. It has been a lovely experience and feels nice when the reach is far and wide.
  • Pranams at your lotus feet, our beloved Swami. We have no words to describe Your Grace on all the members of the team. From where we were when we started to where we are now, is all Your Grace. Continue showering your blessings always. Thanking You Dearest Sai Ma.

Team Telugu- Sis Visala, Rajyalakshmi Rajagopal, Prashanti

  • Dear Swami,
    Through this blog work you are teaching me the importance of focus and patience in human life.
    Practically following of these 2 are very tough for me. But I believe with your grace ,one day  I will be able to learn focus and patience . Please bless me to serve you as an instrument in the divine mission.
  • My humble salutations to the Lotus Feet of Bhagwan. It was at a time when I was going through a most challenging time. I was fervently praying to Bhagwan for a direction, clarity and purpose in life and for ways to make it a meaningful one.  As an answer to my prayers Swami gradually brought me closer and ‘Sameep’ to Himself, in other words, verily from ‘Darkness to Light!’ (Tamasoma Jyothirgamaya!). Swami blessed me with the divine opportunity to be a small part of His mission through this Translation activity and made me part of this beautiful Sai family.

While at an external level, this is an activity of translation, internally however, it helped and continues to help me in my own sadhana. The wisdom ingrained in the content which I was translating, helped me look deeper and deeper inward. I realised that Swami, out of His infinite mercy, bestowed upon me this Divine activity for my own inner purification. Grateful thanks to You; Swami for blessing me with such opportunity. No amount of words can ever be sufficient to express my gratitude to You Bhagawan.

  • Swami what started as a seed –an inspiration from you through couple of members, grew into a tree under your loving care and guidance. Thank you so much for lovingly introducing more and more volunteers who are relentlessly participating in this great effort to prepare Human values based content for kids.

We were able to offer the first set of stories last year, which are being used by kids in schools back in India. That filled us all with immense joy, motivation and gratitude for you. Though we all are geographically located in various countries if we were and are able to work as a team –it is ONLY because of your unseen hands behind this. We children want to thank you for this opportunity to work collectively for only ONE CAUSE-LOVE FOR YOU AND YOUR MESSAGE.

With the encouragement, you gave us by blessing the first set of stories we are offering the second set of stories enriched with human values this year. We are also feeling so humble for the opportunity to work on Balagovindam –A collection of stories illustrating the meaning of Bhajagovindam Slokas composed by Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya .

Please help us to reach out to many more children globally. You are the doer and working through each of us to inculcate human values in kids through these stories.

Team English- Padmini, Vasanthi, Vani, Nandini

It has been 5 years now since You inspired us to blog on human value stories and this year with Your Divine grace, we have started the series on Sai Satcharitra stories and stories based on Sathya Sai Speaks.

Always guide and inspire us dearest Swami to be Your humble instruments and continue serving Your Divine Mission.

Our heartfelt gratitude at Your Divine Lotus Feet

Love You dearest Sai Ma.

SAIBALSANSKAAR TEAM

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