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'Shri Sai Satcharitra' is not just a celebration of Shirdi Sai Baba's life; it's a conduit for spiritual wisdom and a beacon for those seeking spiritual guidance.

Human Podium is proud to present our newest spiritual podcast series in Malayalam, 'Shri Sai Satcharitra.' This podcast is dedicated to exploring the life and teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba, whose wisdom has been a guiding light for many.

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'Shri Sai Satcharitra' is not just a celebration of Shirdi Sai Baba's life; it's a conduit for spiritual wisdom and a beacon for those seeking spiritual guidance.

Human Podium is proud to present our newest spiritual podcast series in Malayalam, 'Shri Sai Satcharitra.' This podcast is dedicated to exploring the life and teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba, whose wisdom has been a guiding light for many.

    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 41

    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 41

    Story of the Picture - Stealing the Rags and Reading of
    As stated in the last chapter, we continue here the story of the
    Nine years after the occurrence of the incident depicted in the last
    chapter, Ali Mahomed saw Hemadpant and related to him the following

    One day while wandering in the streets of Bombay he bought the
    picture from a street-hawker; then he framed and set it on a wall in his
    house at Bandra (suburb of Bombay). As he loved Baba, he daily took
    darshana of it. Three months before he gave the picture to Hemadpant,
    he was suffering from an abscess or swelling on his leg for which an
    operation was performed and he was convalescing in the house of his
    brother-in-law, Mr. Noor-Mahomed Peerbhoy in Bombay. For three
    months his house in Bandra was closed; and nobody was living there.
    Only the pictures of the famous Baba Abdul Rahiman, Moulanasaheb
    Mahomed Hussain, Baba Sai, Baba Tajudin and other saints (living)
    were there. The wheel of time did not even spare these. He was lying
    sick and suffering in Bombay. Why should the pictures suffer there (in
    Bandra)? It seems that they have also their ins and outs (births and
    deaths). All the pictures met their fate, but how Sai Baba's picture escaped it, nobody had been able to explain to me up till now. It shows the
    all-pervasiveness, omnipresence of Sai and His insrutable power.

    He got a small picture of Saint Baba Abdul Rahiman from Mahomed
    Hussain Thariyatopan many years ago. He gave it to his brother-in-law,
    Noor-Mahomed Peerbhoy and it was lying on his table for eight years.
    Once the latter saw it, took it to a photographer and got it enlarged to lifesize and distributed copies of the same amongst his relations and friends,
    including Ali Mahomed who fixed it up in his Bandra house. NoorMahomed was a disciple of Saint Abdul Rahiman and when he went to
    present the picture to his Guru in an open darbar held by him, the Guru got
    wild and ran to beat him, and drove him out. He felt very sorry and dejected. He thought that he lost so much of his money, and incurred his
    Guru's displeasure and anger. As his Guru did not like image-worship, he
    took the enlarged picture with him to the Appollo Bunder and, after hiring
    a boat, went in it and drowned it in the sea. He requested the friends and
    relations to return their copies and after getting them (6 in all) back, had
    them thrown by a fisherman in the Bandra sea. At this time Ali Mahomed
    was in his brother-in-law's house. He was told by him that his suffering
    would come to an end if he would soon drown the pictures of the saints
    in the sea. Hearing this, Ali Mahomed sent his Mehta (Manager) to his
    Bandra house and got all the pictures of the saints in his house thrown
    into the sea.

    • 11 min
    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 40

    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 40

    Stories of Baba

    In this chapter we give two stories; (1) How Baba attended the
    Udyapan ceremony of Mr.B.V.Deo's mother at his house at Dahanu and
    (2) How Baba attended the Shimga dinner-party in Hemadpant's house
    at Bandra.

    Blessed is Shri Sai Samartha who gives instructions in both temporal and spiritual matters to His devotees and makes them happy by
    enabling them to achieve the goal of their life, - Sai He who when
    places His hand on their heads transfers His powers to them and thus
    destroying the sense of differentiation, makes them attain the Unattainable Thing. - He who embraces the Bhaktas who prostrate themselves
    before Him with no sense of duality or difference. He becomes one
    with the Bhaktas as the sea with the rivers when they meet it in the
    rainy season and gives them His power and position. It follows from
    this that he who sings the Leelas of God's Bhaktas is equally or more
    dear to Him than one who sangs the Leelas of God only. Now to revert
    to the stories of this chapter.

    Mrs.Deo's Udyapan Ceremony
    Mr.B.V.Deo was a Mamlatdar at Dahanu (Thana District). His mother
    had observed 25 or 30 different vows and a Udyapan (concluding) ceremony in connection therewith was to be performed. This ceremony included the feeding of 100 or 200 Brahmins. Mr.Deo fixed a date for the
    ceremony and wrote a letter to Bapusaheb Jog asking him to request Sai
    Baba on his behalf to attend the dinner of the ceremony, as without His
    attendance the ceremony would not be duly completed. Bapusaheb Jog
    read out the letter to Baba. Baba noted carefully the pure-hearted invitation and said - always think of him who remembers Me. I require no
    conveyance, carriage, tanga, nor train nor aeroplane. I run and manifest
    myself to him who lovingly calls me. Write to him a pleasing reply
    that three of us (the trio), Myself, yourself and a third will go and attend
    it.Mr.Jog informed Mr.Deo of what Baba said. The latter was much
    pleased, but he knew that Baba never went to any place except Rahata,
    Rui and Nimgaon in person. He also thought that nothing was impossible to Baba as He was all-pervading and that He might suddenly come,
    in any form He likes and fulfill His words.

    A few days before this, a Sannyasi with Bengali dress and professing to work for the cause of the protection of the cows, came to the
    station-master at Dahanu to collect subscriptions. The latter told him to
    go into the town and see the Mamlatdar (Mr.Deo) and with his help
    collect funds. Just then the Mamlatdar happened to come there. The
    station-master then introduced the Sannyasi to him. Both sat talking on
    the platform. Mr.Deo told him that a subscription-list for some other
    charitable cause had already been opened by the leading citizen Rao
    Saheb Narottam Shetti and so it was not good to start another subscription-list and that it would be better if he would visit the place after 2 or
    4 months. Hearing this, the Sannyasi left the place.

    • 10 min
    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 39

    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 39

    His Interpretation of a Verse from Gita - Construction of the
    Samadhi Mandir.
    This chapter (39) deals with Baba's interpretation of a verse from
    the Bhagawad-Gita. As some people believed that Baba knew not Sanskrit, and the interpretation was Nanasaheb Chandorkar's, Hemadpant
    wrote another chapter (50) refuting that objection. As the chapter No.50
    deals with the same subject-matter, it is incorporated in this chapter.

    Blessed is Shirdi and blessed is Dwarkamayi where Shri Sai lived
    and moved until He took Mahasamadhi. Blessed are the people of Shirdi
    whom He obliged and for whom He came such long distance. Shirdi
    was a small village first, but it attained great importance, on account of
    His contact and became a Tirtha, holy place of pilgrimage. Equally
    blessed are the womenfolk of Shirdi, blessed is their whole and undivided faith in Him. They sang the glories of Baba while bathing, grinding, pounding corn and doing other house-hold work. Blessed is their
    love, for they sang sweet songs which calm and pacify the minds of the
    singers and listeners.

    • 16 min
    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 38

    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 38

    In the last chapter we described Baba's Chavadi procession. In
    this we take up Baba's Handi (cooking pot) and some other subjects.

    Oh, blessed Sad-guru Sai, we bow to You, Who have given happiness to the whole world, accomplished the welfare of the devotees
    and have removed the affliction of those who have resorted to Your
    Feet. Being very liberal and being the protector and saviour of the
    Bhaktas who surrender themselves to You, You incarnate yourself in
    this world to oblige the people and do them good. The liquid essence of
    Pure Self was poured into the mould of Brahma1
    and out of this has
    come out the crest-jewel of the saints-Sai. This Sai is Atmarama Himself. He is the abode of perfect divine bliss. Having Himself attained all
    objects of life, He made His devotees desirelss and free.

    Baba's Handi
    Different sadhanas (means of accomplishments) are prescribed in
    our scriptures for different ages. Tapa (Penance) is recommended for
    Krita age, Jnana (Knowledge) for Treta age, Yajna (Sacrifice) for
    Dwapara age and Dana (Charity) for Kali (present) age. Of all the charities, giving food is the best one. We are much perturbed when we get no
    food at noon. Other beings feel similarly under similar circumstances.
    Knowing this, he who gives food to the poor and hungry, is the best
    donor or charitable person. The Taittiriya Upanishad says that is Brahma;
    from food all the creatures are born and having been born, by food they
    live, and having departed, into food again they enter.When an Atithi
    (uninvited guest) comes to our door at noon, it is our bounden duty to
    welcome him by giving him food. Other kinds of charities, viz., giving
    away wealth, property and clothes etc., require some discrimination,
    but in the matter of food, no such consideration is necessary. Let
    anybody come to our door at noon, he should be served forthwith;
    and if lame, crippled, blind and diseased paupers come, they should
    be fed first and the able-bodied persons and our relations afterwards.
    The merit of feeding the former is much greater than that of feeding
    the latter. Other kinds of charities are imperfect without this Annadana (giving of food) as stars are without the moon, a necklace without its central medal, a crown without pinnacle, a tank without a
    lotus, bhajan without love, a married lady without the kumkummark, singing without a sweet voice or butter-milk without salt. Just
    as varan (Pulse-soup) excels all other dishes, Anna-dana is the best
    of all merits. Now let us see how Baba prepared food and distributed
    it to others.

    • 11 min
    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 37

    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 37

    Chavadi Procession

    In this chapter Hemadpant after making some preliminary observations on some points of Vedanta, describes the Chavadi procession.

    Blessed is Sai's life, blessed is His daily routine. His ways and
    actions are indescribable. Sometimes He was intoxicated with
    Brahmanand (divine joy), and at other times content with Self knowledge. Doing so many things sometimes, He was unconcerned with them.
    Though He seemed at times quite actionless (doing nothing) He was
    not idle or dozing; He always abided in His own Self. Though He looked
    calm and quiet as the placid sea, He was deep and unfathomable. Who
    can describe His ineffable nature? He regarded men as brothers, women
    as sisters and mothers. He was a perfect and perpetual celibate as everybody knows. May the understanding (knowledge), we got in His company, last long unto death. Let us ever serve Him with whole-hearted
    devotion to His feet. Let us see Him (God) in all beings and let us ever
    love His name.

    Hemadpant, after making some lengthy dissertations on some
    topics of Vedanta, which he himself considers as a digression, goes on
    to describe the Chavadi procession.

    • 9 min
    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 36

    Shri Sai Satcharithra - Chapter 36

    Wonderful Stories of

    This Chapter relates the wonderful stories of two gentlemen from
    Goa and Mrs. Aurangabadkar of Sholapur.

    Two Gentlemen
    Once two gentlemen came from Goa for taking darshan of Sai
    Baba, and prostrated themselves before him. Though both came together,
    Baba asked only one them to give Him Rs.15/- as Dakshina which was
    paid willingly. The other man voluntarily offered Rs. 35/-. This sum
    was rejected by Baba to the astonishment of all. Shama, who was present,
    asked Baba, "What is this? Both came together, one's Dakshina you accept, the other, though voluntarly paid, you refuse. Why this distinction? Baba replied, "Shama, you know nothing. I take nothing from anybody. The Masjidmayi (The presiding Deity of the Masjid) calls for the
    debt, the donor pays it and becomes free. Have I any home, property or
    family to look after? I require nothing. I am ever free. Debt, enmity and
    murder have to be atoned for, there is not escape". Baba then continued
    in His characteristic way as follows:-

    As first he was poor and took a vow to his God that he would pay
    his first month's salary if he got an appointment. He got one on Rs.15/-
    p.m. Then he steadily got promotions, from Rs.15/- he got Rs. 30, 60,
    100, 200 and ultimately Rs.700/- per month. But in his prosperity he
    forgot clean the vow he took. The force of his karma has driven him
    here and I asked that amount (Rs.15/-) from him as Dakshina.

    • 13 min

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