Hari Om, I am migrating my blog from www.samirsinh-dattopadhye.blogspot.com to www.aniruddhafriend-samirsinh.com. The old blog will be available for a week for old references and thereafter it will be redirected to new blog

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Balancing Bhakti and Personal Commitments - How Bapu (Aniruddhasinh)Teaches Us

Hari Om Dear Friends

Salman Khan in Dabangg
I’m sure you are going to find this post different from the ones I have posted earlier… but, at the same time, very interesting too!!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Subscribe to Aniruddha Bapu Videos YouTube Channel

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We have  renamed our YouTube Channel as Aniruddha Bapu Videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/manasamarthyadatavid?feature=g-all-u) recently. All the Shraddhavan Bapu bhaktas are pleased and happy after they have subscribed to this Channel as so many audio-visual anubhavs are available for them at any given moment of time.

We have also launched 2 Google Sites where all the anubhav videos on the YouTube Channel have been featured together, separated language-wise in 7 different languages viz., Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannad, Telugu and Bengali. Following are the two sites:
These sites are basically serving as gateways to our YouTube Channel and are turning out to be very beneficial for all Shraddhavans. As per today's status of Channel we are having 694 Subscribers and 68,442 views. We are extremely pleased to have such a tremendous response where viewers from more than 25 countries including India, USA, UAE, Singapore, UK, Australia, etc have visited our Channel. 

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Truth Always Prevails


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As I settled down today morning to read the newspaper, I was disappointed to read the news item, which said that Lance Armstrong, who was regarded as a legend, having successfully fought cancer and won seven Tour de France titles, had been found guilty of using banned substances during his career by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Not only has he been banned for life, but even all his achievements in a 14 year old career had been erased in one stroke. This followed Armstrong’s refusal to challenge USADA, as also to exercise his last option of going in for arbitration. The stark reality is that Armstrong is now officially a drug cheat.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Unconditional Compassion of Bapu (Aniruddhasinh)

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Yesterday, Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) came to Shri Harigurugram after a gap of two Thursdays. As we all know Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) is in the midst of his Upasana which commenced on the first day of the holy month of Shraavan (Shraavan Shuddha Pratipada) and which would conclude on the day of Dassera.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Closing the Gender Bias

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The day before yesterday, I happened to read an article in the Washington Post ePaper on my mobile.  There was one piece of news that grabbed my attention and took me completely by surprise.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Megha, The Bhakta with Firm, Unshakable Trust & Whole-hearted Bhakti for Sai

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The forum began with 'the references to Lord Shiva, the stories relating to Lord Shiva and the significance of these' as its launching theme and everyone participated in the discussion with so much enthusiasm, really!!

Each one presented several references to Lord Shiva. Megha is indeed an intense bhakta of Lord Shiva and for him, Sainath is indeed Shiva.

Monday, 20 August 2012

....आणि आठवणी पुन्हा जाग्या झाल्या...



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नंदाचा उत्सव आणि उत्सवाचा आनंद हे ब्रीदवाक्य घेऊन परम पूज्य नंदाईने (माझ्या लाडक्या ताईने) ५ व ६ नोव्हेंबर २०११ रोजी आत्मबल महोत्सव साकारला. अगदी मंत्रमुग्ध करणारा हा असा हा महोत्सव होता. आपल्या तेरा बॅचच्या तेराशे सख्यांना सोबत घेऊन विलोभनीय, अविश्वसनीय आणि "महा" असा महोत्सव साकारला. यासाठी नंदाईसह तिच्या सर्व लेकींनी अहोरात्र मेहनत घेतली. या काळात ताईची (नंदाई) झोप जणू नाहीशी झालेली होती. दत्तगुरु आणि मोठी आई यांच्या आशीर्वादाने आणि परम पूज्य बापूंच्या (अनिरुद्धसिंह) पाठींब्याने ताईने ही किमया घडवून आणली. चांगल्या पवित्र हेतूने जेव्हा हजारो स्त्रिया एकत्र येतात तेव्हा काय घडू शकते याची झलक आम्हा सगळ्यांना या महोत्सवामुळे पाहण्यास मिळाली.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Shri Sai Satcharita Panchasheel Examinations

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In yesterday’s Daily Pratyaksha are published the question papers relating to the Panchasheel Examinations on the Shri Sai Satcharita conducted by Shree Sai Samartha Vidnyan Prabodhini. In this examination which is held twice a year, Shraddhavaans appear in thousands, many of them, appearing all over again, after having completed their previous round of examinations from Prathama (First) to Panchama (Fifth). Bapu (Aniruddhasinh), the ever benevolent, has provided this unique facility and opportunity to Shraddhavaans. Therefore, just as the Shri Sai Satcharita provides a new perspective every time one does a repeat reading, so also the answers of the Shraddhavaans are ever evolving. The Sai Satcharita is a veritable inexhaustible treasure which Sainath has kept open to one and all for ‘looting’ it. How much we ‘loot’ is for us, individually, to decide. Shri Sainath says, 

Saturday, 18 August 2012

श्री साईसच्चरित पंचशील परिक्षा

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 ज दैनिक प्रत्यक्षमध्ये श्री साई समर्थ विज्ञान प्रबोधनीतर्फे घेण्यात येणार्‍या श्री साईसच्चरित पंचशील परिक्षेचा पेपर प्रकाशीत झाला. वर्षातून दोनदा होणार्‍या ह्या परिक्षांना हजारो श्रद्धावान वारंवार बसतात. फेब्रुवारी २०१२ मध्ये १२५९ श्रद्धावान जगभरातून परिक्षेला बसले. पंचशील परिक्षेचा प्रवास न संपणारा आहे. प्रथमा ते पंचमी आणि पुन्हा प्रथमा अशी पुन्हा - पुन्हा परिक्षेला बसण्याची संधी बापूंनी उपलब्ध करुन दिली आहे. त्यामुळे नित्यनूतन असणार्‍या साईसच्चरिताप्रमाणेच परिक्षेला बसणार्‍या श्रद्धावानांची उत्तरे देखील नित्यनूतन असतात. दर वेळेस नवीन काहीतरी सापडत असते. श्री साईसच्चरित म्हणजे खजिना आहे आणि तो साईनाथांनी लुटण्यासाठी उघडा ठेवलेला आहे. आता त्यातून आपण किती लुटतो हे आपण ठरवले पाहिजे. 

Friday, 17 August 2012

Trees - The Lungs of Our Planet

We all have been witnessing a deficient monsoon this year. Most parts of India have received very less showers and hence the threat of drought and effective price rise is looming large over our agrarian economy with ever growing population and needs. In the days to come, it would be a real challenging task for the authorities to manage supply of the already deficient stock of water. This question is so serious that if not handled well it may disturb the social harmony in a large way.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

How to Use Forum (Sai - The Guiding Spirit)

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I am extremely happy to see the response and participation from all the bhaktas in the Forum; "Sai - The Guiding Spirit" which was launched yesterday by me. 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Sai - The Guiding Spirit - First topic in forum

॥ हरि ॐ ॥

ज शिवरात्री. दर शिवरात्रीला श्रीअनिरुद्ध गुरुक्षेत्रम् मध्ये श्रीमहादुर्गेश्वराचे पूजन होते. दर महिन्याला होणारे हे पूजन पुरोहित करतात. मात्र आज श्रावणात येणार्‍य़ा या शिवरात्रीला मी पूजन करायचे असे सद्‌गुरू बापूंनी (अनिरुद्धसिंह) सांगितले आहे.

दरवर्षी आपण श्रीहरिगुरुग्राम येथे श्रीवालुकेश्‍वराचे म्हणजे वाळूने बनवलेल्या शिवलिंगाचे पूजन करतो. अवधूतचिंतन उत्सवात आपण शिवलिंगांचे पूजन केले.  सद्‌गुरू बापूंनी (अनिरुद्धसिंह) आपल्याला परमशिव, सदाशिव व नित्यशिव ह्या संकल्पना समजावून सांगितलेल्या आहेत.

अनिरुद्ध परेड

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रम पूज्य बापूंनी (अनिरुद्धसिंह) सांगितलेल्या भक्तीमय सेवांपैकी असलेल्या अनिरुद्धाज ऍकेडमी ऑफ डिझास्टर मॅनेजमेंटचा ’अनिरुद्ध परेड प्रोजेक्ट’ हा एक अविभाज्य घटक आहे.  भक्तीच्या वटवृक्षातून अनेक सेवांच्या पारंब्या फुटल्या आणि त्या प्रत्येकाचा एक वेगळा वटवृक्ष तयार झाला. त्यातील एक वटवृक्ष म्हणजेच अनिरुद्धाज ऍकेडमी ऑफ डिझास्टर मॅनेजमेंट आणि या वटवृक्षाची एक पारंबी....भक्तीची कास धरुन असलेली पारंबी म्हणजेच अनिरुद्ध परेड प्रोजेक्ट.

Monday, 13 August 2012

You & Me Firm Together, Nothing Can Stand in the Way... Ever

Just the other day, I happened to watch the live telecast of the women's 5000 metres final at the London Olympics. The finishing line was just a few metres away and an Ethiopian runner was giving it her all, to be the first to cross the finishing line. She had left the other runners way behind... she ran and she ran and finally crossed the finishing line... first! Meserat Defar had indeed engraved her name on the Olympic gold medal. The moment realization dawned upon her that she had indeed won the race, she let out a heart rending cry, more out of disbelief than out of joy; and in the very next moment she demonstrated before the whole world watching her at that moment, the reason behind her winning the race. 

Sunday, 12 August 2012

My Taai's Birthday

Tomorrow is the 12th of August, our Param Poojya Nandaai’s Birthday. To Suchitdada and me, She is our Taai our dearest and most loving elder Sister. We all celebrated her 50th Birthday last year in a grand manner. 

To describe Nandaai in a single sentence is no mean task, but is achieved quite magnificently through the following words “Aniruddhachi Shakti Nanda Avatarli Jagati“, [Nanda, the all pervading Strength and Power of Aniruddha has manifested herself in this World]. The Essence of her entire Life is literally portrayed quite marvelously through these words. Nandaai, my Taai, is the absolute Embodiment of Bhakti in this world.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

माझ्या ताईचा वाढदिवस

हरि ॐ,

द्या, दिनांक १२ ऑगस्ट म्हणजेच आपल्या परम पूज्य नंदाईचा (माझ्या व सुचीतदादांच्या लाडक्या ताईचा) वाढदिवस आहे. गेल्या वर्षी आपण सर्वांनी तिचा पन्नासावा वाढदिवस मोठ्या जल्लोषात साजरा केला होता.

नंदाईचे वर्णन एका वाक्यात करावयाचे म्हटले तर "अनिरुद्धची शक्ती नंदा अवतरली जगती" ह्याच वाक्याने होऊ शकेल. खरंच तिच्या पूर्ण जीवनाचे सार ह्या एका वाक्यातच सामावलेले आहे. माझी नंदाई म्हणजेच माझ्या सदगुरूंची शक्ती आहे आणि ती मूर्तिमंत भाक्तीरूपिणी आहे.
ह्या अश्या माझ्या प्रेमळ आईला, माझ्या लाडक्या ताईला, वाढदिवसाच्या दिवशी काय भेट दिलेली अधिक आवडेल?

"श्रीदत्तकैवल्य याग सेवा"


द्‌गुरु बापूंच्या (अनिरुद्धसिंह) कृपाशिर्वादाने शनिवार, दि. १७ एप्रील २०१०, म्हणजेच अक्षयतृतियेच्या दिवसापासून श्रीअनिरुद्ध गुरुक्षेत्रम्‌ येथे "श्रीदत्तकैवल्य याग सेवा" सुरू करण्यात आली. श्रीगुरुदत्तात्रेय श्रद्धावानाच्या मनात असलेली सद्‌गुरुतत्वाची भक्ती दृढ करण्याचं कार्य करत असतात. श्रीदत्तकैवल्य यागात सहभागी झाल्यामुळे श्रीदत्तात्रेयांचा आशिर्वाद श्रद्धावानांना लाभतो आणि त्यांची सद्‌गुरुभक्ती दृढ होते. मनात सतत सदगुरु स्मरण राहण्याच्या दिशेने तो प्रगती करतो...आणि श्रीगुरुचरित्रातील १४व्या अध्यायात म्हटल्याप्रमाणे,

ज्याचे हृदयीं श्रीगुरुस्मरण। त्यासी कैचें भय दारुण।
काळमृत्यु न बाधे जाण। अपमृत्यु काय करी॥

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Sainath Sadguru

Bapu (Aniruddhasinh), Suchitdada and myself at Aadyapipa Samadhi Sthanam
Today is Shreekrishna Jayanti, the Kalashtami of the month of Shravan, in other words 'Gokulashtami' – a very special day for all of the Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) family. It was on this day that Adyapipa i.e. "Kaka" left this world. 'Kaka' was what we - my Dada - and I called our father.

साईनाथ सद्‌गुरु

बापू (अनिरुद्धसिंह), सूचितदादा व मी, काकांच्या समाधीस्थानमला नमस्कार करताना
ज श्रीकृष्ण जयंती; श्रावणातील कालाष्टमी म्हणजेच गोकुळ अष्टमी. आज सर्व बापू (अनिरुद्धसिंह) कुटुंबीयांकरिता हा एक विशेष दिवस. आजच्याच दिवशी आद्यपिपांचे म्हणजे "काकांचे" निर्वाण झाले; मी, दादा त्यांना "काका" म्हणूनच हाक मारत असू.

Mangalagauri Poojan

On Tuesday, 7th August 2012, we celebrated Dhrutiveera’s Mangalagaur. Handed down by tradition, this ceremony is performed by a newly married woman on any of the Tuesdays’ of the month of Shraavana. This is a vrat and she offers it as a prayer for the long and healthy life of her husband as also for the well being of her family. This poojan essentially includes  
  • The Panchopchare Ganesh Poojan
  • The Panchvakya Punyahavaachan  
  • The Annapurna Poojan 
  • The Abhishek, Patri Archan, Grah Yadnya and Havan.
Along with her women friends the one offering the poojan, performs the aarti thrice in the day.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram Seva

Rudra Seva
Yesterday it was Monday and that too in the holy month of Shraavan. On every Monday, Rudra Seva is performed at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram. Every Shraddhavaan can participate in this Rudra Seva. While this ritual is in progress, apart from the chanting of the other stotraas, the Shree Rudra is chanted 11 times. While the chanting is in progress, every Shraddhavaan can perform the Abhishek of the idol of Shree Dattatreya with milk and participate in the poojan. The idol of Shree Dattatreya which is otherwise situated in the temple (devghar) at Bapu’s (Aniruddhasinh) residence, is brought to Shri Harigurugram every Thursday so as to enable Shraddhavaans to have darshan. After the Upasana is complete, poojan of the idol is performed. Even Sadguru Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) performs poojan of this idol before commencing His discourse.

श्रीअनिरुध्द गुरुक्षेत्रम्‌ सेवा


रुद्रसेवा
ज सोमवार, तोही श्रावणातला. दर सोमवारी श्रीअनिरुद्ध गुरुक्षेत्रम्‌ येथे रुद्रसेवा असते. प्रत्येक श्रद्धावान या रुद्रसेवेमध्ये सहभागी होऊ शकतो. हा विधी चालू असताना इतर स्तोत्रांच्या व्यतिरिक्त ११ वेळा श्रीरुद्रपठण केले जाते व त्यावेळी प्रत्येक श्रद्धावान श्रीदत्तात्रेयांच्या मूर्तीवर दुधाने अभिषेक करू शकतो आणि पूजनात सहभागी होऊ शकतो. ही मूर्ती बापूंच्या (अनिरुध्दसिंह) देवघरातील असून, दर गुरुवारी श्रीहरिगुरुग्राम येथे सर्व श्रद्धावानांच्या दर्शनाकरिता आणली जाते. श्रीहरिगुरुग्राम येथे नित्य उपासना झाल्यानंतर ह्याच मूर्तीचे पूजन होते व सदगुरु बापू (अनिरुद्धसिंह) सुद्धा त्यांचे प्रवचन सुरू होण्या आधी ह्या मूर्तीचे पूजन करून मग प्रवचनाला सुरुवात करतात.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

The Guruvaakya

This Thursday, Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) began His discourse on the Shree Saisachcharit with the explanation of the following verse from the first chapter:

अखंड गुरुवाक्यानुवृत्ती l दृढ धरितां चित्तवृती l श्रध्देचिया अढळ स्थिती l स्थैर्यप्राप्ति निश्‍चळ ll  

(When along with firm faith, the 'Guruvaakya' roots firmly at all times in the mind, imbibes and seeps deep into every spontaneous response and becomes a predisposition to all thought and deed and in fact the mind-set, when the Guruvaakya seizes, reigns over the chitta, it strengthens further the faith in the heart and leads for sure to the attainment of a state of absolute stability and contentment.)

To begin with, the first line of the verse was taken up for study. What exactly is the "Guruvaakya"? In the course of the explanation, Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) cited the 11 Assurances of Sainath. All of these eleven were indeed assurances given by Sainath, they were all His words, His pledge. But which among these is the 'Guruvaakya'? Bapu asked all the shradhavaans who were present. Each arrived at a different conclusion and so had a different reply to give. Finally Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) said, "शरण मज्‌ आला, आणि वाया गेला दाखवा दाखवा ऎसा कोणी" (Show me a person who surrendered unto Me with all his love and faith and ended up wasting himself!! There just cannot exist such a being) was the Guruvaakya. Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) then went on to explain what the concept of the "Guruvaakya" actually meant. (The Guruvaakya is the word of assurance, of certainty that on the one hand is in essence, a reflection of the Guru's own mission, principles and mind and on the other, is that one word on His part sufficing to tide over the shraddhavaan in any and every situation in life. It is that word that contains all the Guru's love for His bhaktas and His responsibility towards them). 

So the question that naturally arose in every Shraddhavaan mind was, 'What about the Guruvaakya of our Sadguru? Which one is it?' Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) then explained which one was the Guruvaakya He had given to us and also added when it was pronounced. Shri. Ajaysinh Kelaskar, a shraddhavaan friend stood up to play for all present, this very "Guruvaakya" in Bapu's (Aniruddhasinh) own voice. Ajaysinh had heard it during the Atmabal Mahotsav and had very lovingly recorded it at the time.
"I will never forsake you" is Bapu's (Aniruddhasinh) Word, His promise to His shraddhavaan friends and that is His "Guruvaakya". Many of us shraddhavaans wish to have the recording of Bapu's (Aniruddhasinh) Guruvaakya in Bapu's (Aniruddhasinh) own voice. And so, I am attaching to this post, the recording of this Guruvaakya for the sake of all the shraddhavaan Bapu bhaktas. 


The mobile ringtone of 'Guruvakya of Bapu (Aniruddhasinh)' can be downloaded from the below given link:

गुरुवाक्य

काल श्रीसाईसच्चरितावर प्रवचन करताना बापूंनी (अनिरुद्धसिंह) पहिल्या अध्यायातील खालील ओवीचे निरुपण सुरु केले.

अखंड गुरुवाक्यानुवृत्ती l दृढ धरितां चित्तवृती l श्रध्देचिया अढळ स्थिती l स्थैर्यप्राप्ति निश्‍चळ ll   

ह्या ओवीच्या पहिल्या चरणाचं निरुपण सुरु झाल. "गुरुवाक्य" म्हणजे नक्की काय? हे समजावून सांगताना बापूंनी (अनिरुद्धसिंह) साईनाथांच्या ११ वचनांचं उदाहरण दिलं. प्रत्येक वचन हे जरी साईनाथांचच असलं तरी सुध्दा ह्यातील गुरुवाक्य कोणतं हे त्यांनी सर्व श्रध्दावानांना विचारलं व प्रत्येक जण आपआपल्या परीने उत्तरं देत होता आणि शेवटी बापूंनी (अनिरुध्दसिंह) "शरण मज्‌ आला, आणि वाया गेला दाखवा दाखवा ऎसा कोणी ll", हे साईनाथांचं गुरुवाक्य कसं हे समजावून सांगितल व त्याच बरोबर सर्व श्रध्दावानांना "गुरुवाक्य" ही संकल्पना समजावून सांगितली. 

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Power Grid Failure & Its Social Implications

By now everyone of us must have come to know about the collapse of eastern, northeastern and northern electricity grids that knocked out power in 20 of 29 states and affected some 620 million Indians (around half of India’s population and 9% of the world’s population) causing havoc at train stations, airports, hospitals and on roads. For instance, Delhi Metro had to evacuate passengers from trains that stopped mid-journey. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority swung into action and helped in this evacuation. Millions in rural areas were unable to draw water from wells powered by electric pumps. In the coal mines of eastern India, as a result of this blackout, around 200 miners were trapped underground but were said to have been subsequently rescued.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Aarti (आरती)


Dear Friends,

Every night, before retiring for the day, we all sit together and say our prayers, one of which is the Devi Aparadhakshamapan Stotra. Yesterday night, after we had finished saying our prayers, Bapu (Aniruddhasinh), all of a sudden asked Suchit Dada to chant aartis of Sainath. Dada then sang the Kaakad Aarti, and also Adkar’s aarti on Sainath which is part of Madhyaan aarti, and already available in Dada’s voice in the CD on the 33rd Chapter of Shri Sai Satcharita. Dada then sang the Namaskaaraashtak - “Anantaa Tulaa Ray Kasay re Stavaavay, Anantaa Tulaa Ray Kasay re Namaavay…” (अनंता तुला रे कसे रे स्तवावे, अनंता तुला रे कसे रे नमावे…). As Dada was singing these aartis we were all sitting spellbound, listening to him as if in a trance and wanting it to go on and on.