Satcharitra Group Parayan for the Month of January,
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Parayan must be done with complete faith, devotion
and surrender to experience its divine magical effects
within and outside.
Sacred Text - Shri Sai Satcharitra
to Shri Sai Satcharitra :
life of Sai Baba is being discussed, prime literature
which comes to our mind is 'Shri Sai Satcharitra'. Though
Sai Baba lived on alms and possessed nothing in the
name of property, He left a great treasure for us in
the form of 'Shri Sai Satcharitra'.
the divine wish, Shri Hemadpant (Govindrao R. Dabholkar)
was given Holy task of noting Sai Baba's supernatural
deeds. Though considered as 'Biography' it is more of
an 'Autobiography' written by Sai Baba Himself. He kept
His boon bestowing Hand on Hemadpant's head and said,
"Let him make a collection of stories and experiences,
keep notes and memos. I will help him.
But he should get rid of his ego, place (or surrender)
it at My feet. He who acts like this in life, him I
help the most. He is only an outward instrument. I should
write My Autobiography Myself and satisfy wishes of
My devotees. I shall Myself enter into him and shall
Myself write My own life. Hearing My stories and teachings
will create faith in devotees' hearts and they will
easily get self-realization and bliss".
Material prosperity, health and happiness are bestowed
on all who recite this divine text.
Baba always invited everyone to come, take and carry
away 'cart loads' of treasure from His inexhaustible
treasure house. It was Baba's advice to many of His
devotees to read sacred text for specific period, usually
a Saptah (Saptah means a week - consisting of seven
days and reading was recommended for one whole week),
to get their desires fulfilled.
It may also be extended to three to four cycles of reading.
This was one of numerous ways which Baba followed for
spiritual upliftment of His devotees.
used to say, "Come to
Me and I will give you what you want, so that you can
take what I want to give you". It was Baba's
unique method to carefree His devotees from worldly
sackles and entrap in spirituality.
said earlier by Baba Himself, "Shri Sai Satcharitra
is an autobiography rather than biography", it
must be present in every Sai Devotee's home. He or she
must read this Holy book daily with full of Shraddha
(Faith and Devotion) and Implement all teachings in
their life with Saburi (Patience).
words of Baba i would like to quote which He spoke and
assured when Hemandpant at divine instance seeked permission
for this work,
"I fully agree with you regarding the writing of
Sat Charita. You do your duty, don’t be afraid
in the least, steady your mind and have faith in My
words. If My Leelas are written, the Avidya (nescience)
will vanish and if they are attentively, and devoutly
listened to, the consciousness of the worldly existence
will abate, and strong waves of devotion, and love will
rise up and if one dives deep into My Leelas, he would
get precious jewels of knowledge."
from original author of Sai Satcharitra - Shri Hemadpant's
pen, "When I took up the pen in my hand, Sai Baba
took away my egoism and wrote Himself His stories. The
credit of relating these stories, therefore, goes to
Him and not to me. Light houses are constructed at various
places in the sea, to enable the boatmen to avoid rocks
and dangers, and make them sail safely. Sai Baba’s
stories serve a similar purpose in the ocean of worldly
existence. They surpass nectar in sweetness, and make
our worldly path smooth and easy to traverse. Blessed
are the stories of the saints.
When they enter our hearts through the ears, the body
- consciousness or egoism and the sense of duality vanish;
and when they are stored in the heart, doubts fly out
to all sides, pride of the body will fall, and wisdom
will be stored in abundance. The description of Sai
Baba’s pure fame, and the hearing of the same,
with love, will destroy the sins of the devotee and,
therefore, this is the simple Sadhana for attaining
salvation. The Sadhana for Krita Age was Shamadama (tranquillity
of mind and body), for Treta Age, sacrifice, for Dwapara,
worship, and for Kali (present) Age, it is singing of
the name and glory of the Lord. This last Sadhana is
open to all the people of the four varnas (Brahmins,
The other Sadhanas, viz. Yoga, Yagya (sacrifice), Dhyana
(meditation) and Dharana (concentration) are very difficult
to practice, but singing and hearing the stories and
the glory of the Lord (Sai Baba) is very easy. We have
only to turn our attention towards them. The listening
and singing of the stories will remove the attachment
to the senses and their objects, and will make the devotees
dispassionate, and will ultimately lead them to self-realization.
With this end in view, Sai Baba made me or helped me
to write His stories, Sai Satcharitra. The devotees
may now easily read and hear these stories of Sai Baba
and while doing so, meditate on Him, His form and thus
attain devotion to Guru and God (Sai Baba), get detachment
and self-realization. In the preparation and writing
of this work, Satcharitra, it is Sai Baba’s grace
which has accomplished everything, making use of me
as a mere instrument".
text - Shri Sai Satcharitra is published and sole authority
Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi publishes Shri Sai Satcharitra
as written in poetry form in Marathi. Over and above
this it has been transformed in simple text and translated
in almost all Indian languages ( Marathi, English, Hindi,
Tamil, Telugu, Kanada, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Sindhi,
Nepali, Punjabi and Oriya ). It is available in Shirdi
Sai Baba Sansthan's book stall at very affordable price.
|Where and how
to keep Sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra?
Being Holy Sacred text, Shri Sai Satcharitra is advised
to be kept in clean and tidy place.
2. The best way which
i suggest and follow is to keep it in shrine of your
home, so that along with worship of Baba and other Gods,
this sacred text can also be worshiped as Holy like
Ramayana, Bhagwad Gita, Bible, Kuran, Guru Granth Sahib.
3. No matter which
place you choose it is highly recommended to wrap it
preferably in red, orange or yellow cloth.
4. Students can keep
it in their book shelves to increase their grasping
power and make practice to read daily atleast one line.
5. It can be kept
at your work place too to benefit yourself and surroundings.
6. Sick people can
keep it on their bed or near pillow. I have seen as
instance wherein a lady devotee was to be operated and
she took Shri Sai Satcharitra with her in operation
theater. So the way you have faith in Sai Baba, so he
Please note that, we must respect this Holy book and
try to read daily and implement all the teachings in
our life. In a nutshell, we must start living Sai Satcharitra.
|How to read
Sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra?
Reading of this sacred text produces desired results,
so it is recommended to surrender all disturbances,
ego, physical or mental affiliations at Sai Baba's feet
and then start reading.
2. All senses must
be directed to the reading so the reading produces long
lasting effects on your mind and heart.
3. Although no specific
seat or posture is recommended, sacred text - Shri Sai
Satcharitra can be read by sitting in shrine at your
home or any Sai Baba temple as per convenience.
4. Sacred text -
Shri Sai Satcharitra can be considered as Holy as Bhagwad
Gita, Ramayan, Kuran, Guru Granth Sahib. So it is not
desired to underline words or sentences or write their
own names for recognition.
5. For sick and old
persons, sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra can be read
by sitting at any comfortable place. If sitting while
reading is not possible then it can also be read by
6. Girls and women
should not touch or read sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra
while going through menses.
7. It should not
be given to small children to avoid possibility of damage.
8. Care must be taken
to safe guard sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra from
dust and unclean things.
9. One parayan of
51 days is also beneficial. This can be done by reading
one chapter of sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra per
day. Also parayan of 7 days/Saptah can be done to get
10. If the
above two points are not possible due to any reason
at least one line or one paragraph must be read. It
would be disrespect of sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra
if it is kept in one corner of your home and never read.
Daily reading of 11th and 15th chapter is recommended.
Also it is advised to read sacred text - Shri
Sai Satcharitra on Ramnavami, Gurupoornima, Gokul Ashtami
|How to do parayan
of sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra?
must be done with complete faith, devotion and surrender
to experience its divine magical effects within and
means reading of sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra
continuously for one week and finishing it at the end
of the week i.e. seventh day.
1. First of all
the place where you wish to do parayan must be cleaned
and made tidy.
2. Lamp must be lit
in front of Sai Baba's idol or photograph. Lighting
a lamp marks Sai Baba's presence. Also it is desirable
to light incense stick (agarbatti) and/or dhoop, thus
purifying the atmosphere.
3. It is general
practice that while doing any worship, devotee do not
sit on floor directly. It is advised to first place
a small mat or cloth on the floor to sit on it. The
same applies here too.
4. It is upto devotee's
discretion to offer any food as prasad.
5. In Hindi Sai Satcharitra
published by Shri
Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi
particular chapters are advised for each day of parayan
as under :
||1 - 6
||7 - 13
||14 - 22
|| 23 - 28
||29 - 35
||36 - 42
||43 - 51
6. After reading
of each day (if devotee wishes) two coins can kept in
Sai Baba's feet. Coins can be of any denomination, but
they can be considered as "Shraddha" and "Saburi".
At the end of parayan the amount thus gathered can be
donated or kept in Sai temple's hundi (donation box)
or prasad can be distributed which is purchased from
the same money.
7. Every day's reading
can be concluded by arti in the evening. If it is not
possible then at least arti must be sung on last day.
8. If devotee wishes
he/she can offer sweet dish or any desirable naivedhya
to Sai Baba for all seven days. Otherwise naivedhya
can be offered on last day of parayan. If this is not
possible at least ready made sweets from market can
be offered as prasad. Even if sugar or jaggery is offered
as prasad, it will do.
9. It depends on
devotee how he/she reads chapter allocated for each
day. Chapters can be divided as per convenience. But
every time you sit to read points 4 and 5 in this heading
can be followed. Also lighting incense stick (agarbatti)
and/or dhoop can be avoided.
10. It can be read
out to sick or old devotees, if they are not in condition
to sit by themselves and read. Also if it is read out
before children and stories are explained to them in
simple language, seeds of devotion can be sown in tender
|Reward of Reading
Sacred Text - Shri Sai Satcharitra :
words about the reward you get, from a study of Shri Sai
you may read or hear the Satcharita.
If you do this all your threefold
afflictions will vanish.
Casually thinking about the stories
of Sai, you will get unconsciously interested in spiritual
life and if you then go on through the work with love,
all your sins will be destroyed.
If you wish to get rid of the cycle
of births and deaths, read Sai's stories and remember
Him always; and get yourself attached (devoted) to His
If you dive into the sea of Sai's
stories, and then give them out to others, you will
get an ever-new flavor of them and save the hearers
If you go on meditating on Sai's
Form, it will in course of time disappear and lead you
It is very hard to know or realize
the nature of Self or Brahma, but if you approach through
the Sagun Brahma (Sai's Form) your progress will be
If the devotee completely surrenders
himself to Him, he will lose his individuality and be
merged in Him and be one with Him, as the river in the
If you thus become merged with Him
in any of the three states, viz., waking, dream and
sleep, you get rid of the bond of sansarn.
If anybody after bathing reads this
with love and faith, and completes it within a week,
his calamities will disappear; or if he hears or reads
it daily and regularly all his dangers will be warded
By its study, a man wishing for
wealth will get it and a pure trader, success in his
life. He will get the reward according to his faith
and devotion. Without these, there will be no experience
of any kind.
If you read this respectfully, Sai
will be pleased, and removing you ignorance and poverty,
He will give you knowledge, wealth and prosperity.
With concentrated mind, if you read
a Chapter daily, it will give you unbounded happiness.
One who has his welfare at heart,
should study it carefully and then he will ever remember
Sai gratefully and joyfully in birth after birth.
This work should be read at home
specially on Guru-Pournima (Ashadha full-moon day),
Gokul-Ashtami, Rama-Navami and Dasara (Baba's anniversary
day). If you study this one book carefully, all your
desires will be satisfied and if you always remember
Sai's Feet in your heart, you will easily cross the
Bhava (Sansar) sagar.
By its study, the diseased
and sick will get health, the poor wealth, the mean
and afflicted prosperity, and the mind will get rid
of all ideas and get steadiness.
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