Hari Om Dear Friends!
I just thought that I must share with you some of the heart warming responses that I have received to my post on the 10th anniversary of Bapu’s historic speech on the 13 Point Programme. I really enjoyed posting this blog, as it gave me an opportunity of reliving those treasured moments, as also for reaffirming our commitment to the cause and mission that Bapu has charted out for us.
In the middle of August 2012, I had announced the commencement of a Forum titled, Sai - The Guiding Spirit. A beginning was made but, with the Ganeshotsav celebrations coming in between, there was a gap.
I intend to initiate a discussion on a new subject - The importance of having complete faith in the Sadguru. (You can click on the following link to access the same: http://samirsinh-dattopadhye.blogspot.in/p/forum.html).
Bapu, in his discourses (both Marathi and Hindi) on January 9, 2012 had mentioned that this year - 2012 - is the year in which we must reaffirm and reinforce our faith in our Sadguru, for this is what will protect us in the troubled times to come. He recited the verse (verse 74 of Chapter 19) from the Sai Satcharita “…Ek vishwaas asaava purta, karta harta Guru aisaa.” (What is required is steadfast faith in the Guru; for it is only He who is the Doer, the Protector and the Destroyer of all obstacles that come in our lives and in our path of bhakti). I am pleased to attach the relevant clips of Bapu’s discourse in Marathi and Hindi, so that each one of you can see and hear it as many times as you wish.
Marathi Discourse Clip of Bapu:
There are still around 84 days to go in this year, which should give us enough time to do the maximum that we can. The Sai Satcharita is the medium through which Sai bhaktas reinforce their faith in Sainath, by going through the experiences that various bhaktas had of Sainath when Sainath was present in person. Today, it is the YouTube which is helping Shraddhavaan Bapu bhaktas to reinforce their belief and faith in Bapu through the video clippings of Anubhav Kathan, narrated by the very person whose experience it is.
The Aniruddha Chalisa pathan, which is scheduled for the 20th of October, 2012, is yet another opportunity that has become available, to all those who can make it, for reinforcing the faith in our Sadguru. Those who cannot make it, there is no need to feel disheartened. Let’s make the best of every opportunity that is available to us.