Bhakti & Sadguru Shirdi Saibaba

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BHAKTI As described in Sai Satcharitra

Chapter III
If my leelas are attentively and devotedly 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. (Page 11)

Those devotees who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will feel happiness when they hear the stories of Me. If anybody sings My leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person who surrenders completely to Me, who worships Me faithfully, who remembers Me and meditates on Me constantly. Anyone who utters My name, who worships Me, who thinks of Me and thus always remembers Me - I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of death. So hear my stories with respect and think and meditate on them; assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment and the way the pride of egoism of my devotees will vanish. If one has wholehearted and complete faith in Me, he will be one with the Supreme Consciousness. By remembering the name as "Sai, Sai", he will do away with the sins of speech and hearing. (Page 11)

I am the inner ruler of all and seated in your hearts. I envelope all the creatures, the movable and the immovable world. (Page 14)

Chapter IV
Only when the devotee is bursting with love and devotion, God will manifest Himself here (Shirdi). (Page 19)

Chapter VI
There will never be any dearth or scarcity, regarding food and clothing in My devotees home. It is My special characteristic that I always look to provide for the welfare of those devotees who worship Me whole-heartedly with their minds ever fixed on Me. (Page 32)

Chapter XIII
Those who take refuge in God, will be freed from Her (Maya), with His Grace. (Page 72)

Those who are fortunate and whose demerits have vanished take to My worship. If you always say "Sai, Sai" I shall take you over the seven seas and you will certainly be benefited. I do not need any paraphernalia of worship. I rest there where there is full devotion. (Page 72)

Chapter XV
If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Though I am physically here, still I know what you do beyond the seven seas. Go wherever you wish, I am with you. My abode is in your heart and I am always with you. Always worship Me, who is seated in your heart as well as in the hearts of all beings. Blessed and fortunate is he who knows Me thus. (Page 85)

Chapter XVI & XVII
My treasury is full and I can give anyone what he wants, have to see whether he is qualified to receive My gift. If you listen to Me carefully, you will be certainly benefited. (Page 91)

Chapter XXV
Believe Me, though I pass away, my bones in My tomb would be speaking, moving and communicating with those who would surrender themselves whole-heartedly to Me. Do not be anxious that I would be absent from you. You will hear My bones speaking and discussing your welfare. But remember Me always, believe in Me, heart and soul and then you will be benefited. (Page 133)

Chapter XXVI
Hari (God) will protect him who has got faith and patience. (Page 137)

Chapter XXVIII
I require no door to enter. I have no form. I always live everywhere. As a wire-puller, I carry on the actions of the man who trusts Me and merges in Me. (Page 151)

Chapter XXVIV
Those who resort to the Masjid, shall never suffer anything to the end of time. Apply "udi" and he will recover. Believe in God. This is no Masjid but "Dwarika-Mai". He who steps here will soon get health and happiness and his sufferings will come to an end. (Page 182)

Chapter XLIII
He who loves Me most, always sees Me. The whole world is desolate to him without Me. He who tells no stories but mine, he ceaselessly meditates upon Me and always chants My name. I feel indebted to him who surrenders himself completely to Me and ever remembers Me. I shall repay his debt by giving salvation. I am dependent on him who thinks and hungers after Me and who does not eat anything without first offering it to Me. He who thus comes to Me, becomes one with Me, just as a river gets to the sea and becomes merged with it. So leaving out pride and egoism and with no trace of them you should surrender yourself to Me, who is seated in your heart. (Page 230)