Rather than sharing one more timeÂ hate to loveÂ stories I would tell you a new story without any guilt pleasure.
Today after a gap of three months we both went for a LONG drive. Tarun drove 150 km. to reach Shirdi, the famous town where the Indian spiritual Â master Sai Baba stayed and finally was buried. People come here from all over the world to get a glimpse of their God, Sai baba. People regard him as their guru, saint, fakir or father. Sai means ‘poor’ in Persian language and in Banjara language it means ‘good’ thus Sai Baba denotes “poor father.” or “Holy father”.
Entire world love Sai Baba and he loves as well as blesses the world. A divine soul, a kind heart, no love for perishable things Baba was a saint whose sole motive of life was self-realization. He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru.Â
According to Baba the only way to find God was to spread love and help the needy. Â HeÂ opposed all persecution based on religion or caste. He was an opponent of religious orthodoxy â€“ Christian, Hindu and Muslim and he combined the elements of these religions to create a new religion called humanity.Â
Who doesn’t know his most popular epigram, “Sabka Malik Ek” (“One God governs all”), which is the crux of Â Hinduism, Islam and Sufism. He also said, “Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered”. He always uttered “Allah Malik” (“God is King”)Â
We came out of temple premises after spending an hour with Baba, blessed and satisfied. I thanked God for Tarun’s safe arrival and also prayed for flood victims. Photography is strictly prohibited so I used Google images of Sai Baba. The images below are mine.
On our way back I observed the landscape that looked dry and brown. Along side the road Â ripen sugarcanes were being loaded in the truck for processing. Other rabi crops were adding green color in otherwise brown land.Â Cotton flowers were next to be harvested. I will share the pics of loaded cotton trucks in my next post.All in all a fulfilling drive and Baba has showered his blessings too. Om Sai Ram !
In a world full of negativity, it is heartening to hear about love, not hate. Thank you.
Thank you. The visit to temple was an enriching experience. I felt at peace. The drive was theruptatic in nature.
Another wonderful look into life in India. It was very interesting and I learned something again.
Thank you again for the encouragement.
Thank you for the beautiful post. Sai Baba had the wisdom and heart beyond religion…
O Amy, so nice to hear from you. I was out of touch for sometime. I searched for your posts in my reader but didn’t find any.
Most of the time, my reader doesn’t pick up half of my subscriptions… So I click my visitors to get to see them. 🙂
Thought you were away & busy in travel.
I haven’t travel lately, will take a trip staring next week. 🙂
Oh this is such a lovely post. I am so appreciative of your sharing these inside looks at India.
Enjoyed. Peace and best wishes to you.
Thanks a lot. So glad to share it with you. Johanna. Be peace with you.