Om Sai Namo Namah mantra – Sai mantra lyrics:
”Om Sai Namo Namah
Shri Sai Namo Namah
Jai Jai Sai Namo Namah
Sadguru Sai Namo Namah.”
Shirdi Sai Gayatri mantra lyrics:
”Om Shirdi vasaya Vidhmahe
Thanno Sai Prachodayath.”
Mantra translation in English:
”Om, Let me meditate on the God who lives in Shirdi,
Oh, God who is the ethereal truth and happiness, give me higher intellect,
And let that Sai illuminate my mind and my understanding.”
Sai Baba of Shirdi, also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was a revered Indian spiritual master who was and is regarded by his devotees and students as a saint, fakir, teacher, and satguru, according to their individual proclivities and beliefs.
He taught a moral code of forgiveness, compassion, love, helping others, contentment, charity, inner peace, mantra meditation, and devotion to guru and God.
Moreover, in his spiritual teachings, He emphasized the importance of performing one’s day to day duties without attachment to earthly matters and financial gain and of being satisfied regardless of the situation.
He was revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees and it remained uncertain if he was a Hindu or a Muslim himself.
This, however, was of no consequence to Sai Baba himself. Moreover, he lived in a mosque, and was buried in a Hindu temple, practiced Muslim and Hindu and rituals, and taught using figures and words and that drew from both spiritual traditions. Additionally, Sai Baba is revered by numerous notable Sufi and Hindu religious leaders.
He stressed the importance of surrender to the Divine guidance of the true Satguru, who, having gone the path to divine consciousness himself, will lead the disciple through the jungle of spiritual training. Furthermore, He said that God is the essence of each of them, and as well that God penetrates everything and lives in every being.
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He was an opponent of religious orthodoxy – Christian, Hindu, and Muslim. In addition, he opposed all persecution based on religion or caste.
He also encouraged his devotees to pray, chant God’s name, and read holy scriptures. He told Muslims to study the Qur’an and Hindus to study texts such as the Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Vasistha.
More importantly, he was truly impressed by the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and encouraged people to follow it in their own lives. He advised his devotees and followers to lead a moral and simple life and to love every living being without any discrimination, and develop two important characteristics of a character – devotion to the Guru (Sraddha) and waiting cheerfully with patience and love (Saburi). He also criticized atheism.
As well as teaching spirituality and tolerance of religions, he was also known for his capacity to create miracles, such as materializing objects (money, gold or diamonds) out of thin air. As his life progressed, increasingly big crowds of devotees and students were attracted to wherever he went.
He made twelve assurances to his devotees:
- Whosoever puts their feet on Shirdi soil, their sufferings will come to an end.
- If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.
- I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.
- My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.
- There shall be no want in the house of my devotee.
- My mortal remains will speak from my tomb.
- If you take a step towards me, I will take 100 steps towards you.
- If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.
- If you look at me, I look at you.
- The wretched and miserable will rise to joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of Dwarakamayi.
- I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb.
- I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me, and who seek refuge in me.
How to recite the mantra:
Sanskrit mantras are usually repeated 108 times per day, using mala beads to count the repetition. The best time for me to practice a mantra meditation is early in the morning.
Find a quiet spot. Minimize distractions, such as phone calls or television. Sit in easy pose. It is crucial to keep your back straight but not rigid.
Follow your breath for a few of minutes or practice pranayama. Begin to recite the mantra (out loud or in your mind) while moving the beads through the fingertips. When your mind will start to wander just gently get back to the mantra meditation. In the end, take a moment to feel the effects of the mantra meditation.
„Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” – Sai Baba’s quote.
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