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PracharaYagnam
« on: April 26, 2009, 09:48:57 PM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu..
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus..

Another message from Babu garu..
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Translations of books into english is going on in full vigour. Plans of English magazine are in the air. If Master smiles benevolently, we would all be graced by His literature in English in no time. Looking after telugu magazine and functions took up my time till this month. But now I am much freer and am planning a lot of things, including a doccumentary on Master and English Sai Master Pravachanaalu should be out in two months.

I would like to know how you would think of approaching the english speaking population there. I know materialism (atleast in the garb of christianity) rules US and Canada. Still, its cant block the truth! When Master's books hit the market, I want them to become sustainable at the soonest. In terms of distribution and sales. And so do I want the English magazine to form a strong base at the soonest. How do you think we should approach it?

Talk to others there and let me know. By the way, the (tentative) name for the magazine is "The Master". Let me know your ideas on how you think the mag should be. What do YOU expect from it if you have to take it into the people?

Do let me know.

Jai Sai Master!

Jai Sai Master!
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Re: PracharaYagnam
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 02:36:02 PM »
Jai Sai Master!

Good news is that an English magazine is being planned quite seriously. The name of the magazine (tentatively) is "The Master". What do my fellow forumers say? How do you see the magazine? What do you expect from it?

Jai Sai Master!!

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Re: PracharaYagnam
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 08:25:26 PM »
Jai Sai Master Gurubandhus!


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How do you see the magazine? What do you expect from it?


First of all we would like to know what's your main intention........like is this magazine mainly pointing to us(hindus) i hate to say this, but or you are planning it for all(especially for other religions too), what you want to convey through this etc.....based on that we can think its Name. Its our personnel experience that when they(some Americans) see Baba they are very curious to know some info like........who is he? for what religion he belongs to? is he still alive. what he preaches? how do you worship him etc....

So if we mainly concentrate on Universal teachings(initially), that should not be the problem, and we can introduce to any religious person/people.
There are n number of religions and n number of religious scriptures. But the text will be same in all scriptures. All are teaching the same principles. If we convey those principles to them that would be great. not in master name, not in baba's name etc.......Later on we can reveal the mask and say these are from our master or baba. This is how we are thinking.

IMO unlike telugu magazine we want this to be unique like...........especially the 1)cover pages and its 2)name....they should not reflect any thing relates to religion. that should appear like a science magazine or anything. 3)The articles mainly based on Baba/master's teachings...we should not use other religious terms like........bhagavadgeeta, gurugeeta, datta, shiva, ect. 4)We need a special column for kids/student, and 5)they should teach kids basic knowledge.......whats life, how a human should be, how we are different for animals etc...6) and also they should teach students....how a student should be, how to behave in schools, with teachers with elders etc...7) they should teach them good habbits....etc7)basic scientific lessons and their relation with spirituality(how a huge plant has evolved from a tiny seed, how mighty the Sun/God should be etc... through which we can teach beautiful lessons to them.

Jai Sai Master! Jai Sai Master!


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Re: PracharaYagnam
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009, 12:26:55 AM »
Jai Sai Master.

Babu garu,

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The name of the magazine (tentatively) is "The Master". What do my fellow forumers say?

Jai Sai Master.

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How do you see the magazine?

Our thoughts about the Magazine in English:

1. A Magazine can be treated as a synopsis of a ocean of Master's Teachings. So Magazine can not contain everything in a single edition. So it needs Blessings from Master garu  and lot of time, effort, planning from our side to take the Nectar out of the ocean.

2. One thing we can remember is This magazine is started by Master garu Himself. That is to say if Master garu gives us the opportunity to all of us by giving the same Thrust with which Master garu would have started the Saibaba Magazine in Telugu what we would we do? We should first think of that Thrust. The Thrust do not think of Region or Religion. The Thrust what we see from Master gari Books is supporting an Individual who is suffering. Every one of us irrespective of Region or Religion  are suffering. May "The Master" reach all of us Sufferers.

We should continue to present It in the same format as It is. But as the audience is going to be bigger and different ie including Non-Telugu speaking people, we should keep the principles of Master garu intact and add the necessary changes to the format.

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What do you expect from it?

.Starting fresh from start. That is we should start from the first edition when Master garu would have started. For example, introduction of Saibaba The Master / Sai Leelamrutam.

Creative caption and mentioning about necessity of knowing from the Reader's point of view helps here.

.Pravachanamulu in English. As laymen when we discussed about Master gari Pravachanamulu with our limited knwoledge with Non-Telugu speaking people, they felt very happy to know what they never knew and they felt like knowing more of Master gari Teachings. This nectar should reach from authentic source like Magazine.

This will be the first time ever Master gari Pravachanamulu will reach all. As a supplement, Babu gari further explanation from Online Satsang can be presented which will become a complete one to meet the younger generation's queries.

This section will focus more on moral character building, importance of Shraddha, Saburi which current and future generations need most.

Creative caption like Question and answer helps here.

.Pariprasna in English. Many of the questions are universal and Master gari explanation is not restricted to any particular region or religion. This universal message should reach all through Magazine. A crisp editing will be necessary to separate regional specific questions.

Creative caption like Question and answer helps here. "If I get a question, how Master's answer clarifies my doubt" kind of format.

.Universal love of all Avadhutas. When someone think of India, they think of Swamy Vivekananda, Mother Teresa but no one knows about Avadhutas who are not bound by any barriers like region or religion.

A section 'Saints' can be started to meet this objective.

.Master's Life in the form of Bhagawan Bharadwaja.
A section about Master garu should be dedicated as every word in the Magazine is either Master's or Master's inspiration.

.Kid's section
Vignana Veechikalu, Edi Nijam should be presented in a completely user friendly way say kids friendly way. Many may surprise with this as it it difficult to us as adults to understand These Books. But we are adults without much exposure to these scientific studies. This genration of kids should not find it tough to understand. Many experiments Master garu explained in Vignana Veechikalu must develop interest in young kids. But the message must be presented in a simplified format with the help of pictures, animated caricatures, add some more interesting features like "add colors to the pictures yourselves" kind of kids involvement which is a regular feature here.

We are selfish here in suggesting about 'Vignana Veechikalu', 'Edi Nijam ' because we have aspired to understand from Babu garu. This way we too can understand. :)

Added to this Baba, Master gari Teachings for the kids from Sai Leelamrutam/Saibaba The Master, Swamy Samartha, Other Avadhutas should be presented again in the form of pictures along with content.

.We heard comments from few about publishing Donor names in the Magazine. This matter can be reviewed.

.A regular feedback from online Satsang Members for regular review may act as a questionnaire to make necessary changes as we are trying to get the Nectar of Teachings out of a ocean.

If we see overall  :), it is like simply translating the Magazine in the current format to English but the presentation will play a big role.

May "The Master" reach all.

Jai Sai Master.
Jai Sai Master.

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Re: PracharaYagnam
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 12:51:01 AM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu..
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus..

Dear Members, I agree word for word with UttamPallavi garu. I would also add a couple of words which Babu garu mentioned.

Sai Baba, atleast to 99% of us, at a grosser level means, no-religion, no-region, and infact no-name (as per Master's words, "Peru leni Peru").

So, while implementing the flow of topics as mentioned by UttamPallavi garu, Babu garu mentioned that it's a good idea to introduce one Muslim saint's charitra and one Christian Saint's charitra, regularly. And also about other Amsaavataar's of Sri Datta.

Being Master's devotees, I think we should not separate Science and Religion, as I personally feel both of them inter-related. So, maybe I can put it in a "Juxtaposed" way of putting the magazine as "Scientially Religious" or otherway round. 

But the central theme is, as always, "Sai Baba, as taught by Master".

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Jai Sai Master!
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Re: PracharaYagnam
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 12:06:36 PM »
Jai Sai Master!

DTP of Kids leelamritam in English and Telugu is underway. It should be out by May end!! May Master bless us all!

I agree with Uttam-pallavi! Great post. Almost exactly what I felt!


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Re: PracharaYagnam
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 02:31:23 PM »
Namsakaram Dwarakanath Garu

Can you please let us know about the progress on English version of "Edhi Nijam"?

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 03:53:52 PM »
Jai Sai Master!

Dear somayajulugaru,

I sure understand the 'english edinijam waiting' part.. But cant help it. Its too great a book to rush I think. Its done. Not once, but thrice now. Still not satisfied with the translation nor getting a permission to print it. :( I would be the first one to rejoice that book seeing the light of printing at the soonest. But I am not sure. I hope it would be done soon.

Pariprasna is almost over in translating. So is pakalapaati guruvugaru. So are some others. They will be out by may end or june second week.

May Master bless us all!

Jai Sai Master!!

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Re: PracharaYagnam
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009, 11:46:26 AM »
Jai Sai Master !

Babugaru's message to the forums:

Message regarding Magazine

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Re: PracharaYagnam
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009, 07:56:39 PM »
Interesting to see new things coming-up in these days of recession!!!
Its great a new thing is coming up.... and good to note the catchment population is youth and english speaking

Just wanted to think in some directions (of course just my personal opinions- just take it or trash it with best judgement).

Say if I am already reading a telugu book and telugu magazine why would I read an english book if its similar. I think although the reason is to extend the base non-telugu (mainly) but the magazine I am sure has to first spread out branches from telugu roots, so telugu people would still have to have a look at it. So, I personally think the english magazine has to be a lot different from telugu one.

I say lot different because to touch english people base we have to start from that side. An example i can give is, say if an american watches our movies (the best hit ones) would he appreciate the same way we do. He will find it interesting to watch for 10-15 minutes, but would not care more than that. This happened to me in my experience several times. Certain things what we find very funny/comedy doesnot even touch them reasons may be due to different cultural bringing etc....

Another example I can say is which happened to me.... Last september after my marraige I went to job first day back from leave everyone asked for pictures and I started showing them....  I realized how different it was to show pictures to indians from america... for indians may be i had to talk about the people in the pictures, places and the regular things.... when americans saw it was totally different, hard to explain when questions came up, why people dont just sit respectfully and quietly and watch the marraiage rather keep roaming around; who is that half naked man present in all the pictures (btw, priest), why time at late night  etc etc... which was hard to explain and actually I lost complete interest now to show those pictures to americans and answer my opinion irrelevant questions... but those are definitely genuine cultural difference/lag questions...

My point is getting a base in americans or may be even american raised indians the magazine has to transform and think like an american perspective... which needs a lot of research.

With relation to the "roughening-up path" part in the tape..... and if Catchment is youth, religion is a bad word, regardless of whether we accept the ground realty or not. And there is no debate on that... if I dont like I dont buy. If its selling religion (as also pointed by others) it would be a considerable challenge. So starting things with religion as a base may need considerable rethinking..... No I dont mean to say the essence of religion is wrong, and youth would appreciate the essence, but the presentation of the religions needs considerable formatting to fit the background.

The key is to buy something I should be connected to it, and the basic rule to sell something, start the arguement from what others agree and move to our point....

Another challenge I see while presenting saints is that, taking even within the saints Master talked, the logically question could end up is which saint is great, devotees of which saint are in good position, the philosophy of which saint is booming and spreading, if that saint is correct-why he is not famous, and inadvertantly the connections and criticism and contrasts will be made to known saints like say swami narayan vs master; baba vs jesus etc...  There are two ways of dealing with it not touching and touching and explain very well as it is a highly delicate one... I personally when the topic comes there its just nerve wrecking to me and i would rather not even talk about religion and spirituality in that scenario and just move-on.

I am also not sure if the magazines purpose should be to take, debatingly strong stand and raising passions/emotions.... because such debates are already in market and actually several of them and are more "passionate". Invariably in such debates just the more knowledgable person wins .. not actually the TRUTH.. and winning debate cannot be made to tell as something is correct.....Although I didnot want to take a named example, but because he is very famous recently is some communities I can tell the name ... just check Zakir Naiks videos on youtube... I dont agree with most of his reasons and criticisms on other communities and the but I cannot win a debate with him nor can i think of a person who can defeat him and that is just because he is knowledgable.... I am sure magazine would not want to take that path.

Regarding science, I am not sure how it will turn out... using science to prove/disprove religion.... as it is painfully beaten topic...  a tinge of science would be good at kids level but details may be counter-productive....

Well wrote a little bit of what I thought....

Om sai ram

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 12:47:41 AM »
Jai Sai Master!!

Very good posts. I do understand what swarupgaru and lalithagaru are saying. However, when I look at our philosophy, one has to decide between two things.

1. either we directly, strictly and straightforwardly put forth our philosophy, presenting Baba, Master and Master's ideas.
2. We cater to the markets and slowly bring them into these.

Usually, many spiritual magazines take partners, not in paper, but in principle. They feature some big shot temples or other such people in their magazines, and there by earn their support in increasing the user base, and as the user base increases, they change the list of their partners, increasing it and so on. We, by principle, dont want to do that.

We are out there, with our philosophy. Nothing more. And, we dont want to dilute the philosophy at any cost. That being the case, we will surely step on peoples feet. For example, we write Master's interpretation of sermon on the mount, (from Matam Enduku), we will step on people's feet.. nay.. trample many.. :) Similarly with many others.

The only few 'safe' thing, so to say, is to write about Dattatreya and His Avatars being Baba and so on, to write travel guide articles regarding places of visit, to write about Master and to write about the organizations. That will keep the magazine clean and safe, atleast to a certain extent. But this makes us avoid a lot of literature, if we plan to stick to these. The message will not go across fully. Religious harmony, unity of goal between various sciences and spirituality, Spreading Gurutatwam, etc.. all these will lapse.

One needs to find a balance then. What to do? Put forth the complete philosophy without bothering much about persecution (to use a beaten up word.. i luv it!) or do we kindle the whole thing to the market?

Wooing the market is too easy I say. Hit on any mystery topic, like ghosts, or mantra or meditation, or hit on peoples troubles, like wars, low economies, etc. These will get some followers. But it misses the point, doesnt it?

So, what to do? You understand my dilemma??

Please continue the discussion, its quite educating.

Jai Sai Master!!

P.S. I will post an article from a souvenir "Dattatreya" in which Master listed the ideals of the magazine Sai Baba. which, i must add painfully, that our magazine doesnt fulfill, since Master left His physical abode. Trying to get it back on track though.

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 04:42:03 AM »
May be I didnot put my point clearly.. what I meant and may be you know it better,  even though the intention is good, correct and clear... the way of putting would make it difficult.

I will see if I can explain better, also I hate to be writing these explicitly, but i am doing just for forum......
 if a hindu says christ is God and christain says Christ is God they are two completely and entirely different things...... it was hard for me to understand, untill eventually i stoped getting into those topics....

Both sentences say the same thing, so what is different..... what a hindu would mean by saying is christ is God like how we think of siva or vishnu.... but placing christ beside any of them is a sin in itself to a christain....

Intentions are good in both, but just presentation is causing disagreement.... i didnot find a way to find an agreement untill i stoped talking of those topics.... in fact the topic by itself is insignificant to me... and thats what an average person understands by religion...

I liked more on humanitarian aspects in all religions like like helping/serving; human values; society; consciousness ect... may be they sound like soft politically correct topics but those are the need of the hour i think.....

Let me explain more with this youtube discussion, intentions of both are correct.... but both disagree..... and in such cases invariably one is seen through the glasses of others....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojeyl6v0lNc

ofcourse, this said, i have no problem listening to sankaracharya speech (circling hinduism); or a chirstain saints speech of his interpretation so on and so forth... and all go down very successfully..... but if a reconciling topic is taken up .... atleast i have not seen it going down successfully, sometimes in india and almost all the times in US...... So there could be three paths 1) take it - will be a challenge but the outcome is good or 2) avoid it and stick to the essence which comes of in unison and politically correct or 3) follow one and see others through that glass....

again, taking a stance is important and what stances to be taken depends..... also all three paths are great ... but, personally i would take second one... but thats just me....

Further to elaborate , rather than talking about God, avatars, prophets saints lifestyle etc taking up contemporary topics is also good, like for example, in election season, write about politics say during ramayana time, holiness mohamed prophet and his sons works to resurrect good administration, political arena in biblical times and what as good citizens do in correlation to religion etc... Say greenery environment consciousness, farmers, work stress and how mediation, spirituality helps deal with it rather than running away from work.... all these in the context of sayings will make it more refreshing  of course going back most of them also in pariprasna and matham endhuku, with keeping in mind non-hindu person, taking the essence ... taking pure spirituality and avoiding explicit questions within and cross-religious refrences.... I think would interest many and also a bit need of the hour.....


hope i put it better.... but may be all i wrote are my opinions, seeing world through my eyes.....

Looking forward to what Master wrote on magazine guidelines.....

Om sai ram
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009, 10:15:53 PM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu..
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus..

Swarup garu, Jai Sai Master!!

Very enlightening Swarup garu, with your points. You have completely thrown a different dimension which I missed. And missed I did, probably because I have been lucky enough to have not dodged such questions from westerners, inspite of living here since the last 11 years.

Swarup garu, please don't mis-understand me. My reply is more of a introspection for myself. But quickly, just wanted to give more thought on this one....

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Further to elaborate , rather than talking about God, avatars, prophets saints lifestyle etc taking up contemporary topics is also good, like for example, in election season, write about politics say during ramayana time, holiness mohamed prophet and his sons works to resurrect good administration, political arena in biblical times and what as good citizens do in correlation to religion etc... Say greenery environment consciousness, farmers, work stress and how mediation, spirituality helps deal with it rather than running away from work.... all these in the context of sayings will make it more refreshing  of course going back most of them also in pariprasna and matham endhuku, with keeping in mind non-hindu person, taking the essence ... taking pure spirituality and avoiding explicit questions within and cross-religious refrences.... I think would interest many and also a bit need of the hour.....

I honestly feel that we might be missing one important point about Master's message for our generations, even when he was physically alive. Saibaba magazine is ALSO about saints, prophets, and avatars. And it is through these saints, prophets, avatars that we can show everybody including ourselves that it is possible to understand cross-cultural, cross-religious problems and solutions with a unified message, "THE MESSAGE OF THE MASTERS".

Arguments are bound to happen, but Message of the Masters are timeless, religion-less, and cultural-less!! They transcend time, barrier, and everything else.

I haven't seen the links that you referenced with Youtube, but let me put it this way. Time is the final judge. A knowledgable person will come and go in about a couple of decades. Arguments will not even last that long.

But I really like your ideas of contemporary topics, and perhaps this is the best example that I wanted to give you. Take for example, Ugadi and Christmas. Master already gave messages for those events which are time-less. Yet, we as human beings, keep repeating the same action not able to follow what Mahatmas said. And that is where the knowledgeable person's arguments will start and then the whole gamut of who is great, who is not and who is hot, just like you specified.

To recap, I feel that we should still follow strongly, what Master has asked us, to take forward the Dattatreya tatwam to all the people on the planet. Yes, the presentation might change, but the essense of the Masters should be there.

Like I said, Time will tell whether we are following correctly or not. In the mean time, I think we should work hard, not caring any arguments, any insults, and bad popularity. Master garu Himself faced it back in 60s, 70s, and 80s. It will be much worse (I strongly believe) in the 2010 and beyond.


Swarup garu, kshaminchandi, if my post looks like opposing you. It is not, but at the same time, I strongly feel that if we take forward, what Master prescribed us (any Mahatma for that matter), no matter how hard our path is, we will succeed. And since arguments are not what we are trying to achieve, if we don't succeed in ourlifetime, our children will take it forward. Like I said, time is on our side and since

Babu garu, kshaminchandi Babu garu, if I typed anything wrong.

Sai Bandhus, a couple of more points that I felt I should share!!

I don't mean to be-little any people who are born in Western countries, nor any real westerners, when a strong case is put forward, they will definitely think. No matter what face they put in front of us, they will even go to the extent of hurling insults, but deep inside, they will think. And Saibaba magazine has lot to offer on "thinking" and "thoughts".

With great respect to you Swarup garu (and thanks a million for bringing the points up and making us think) and other Sai Bandhus. Once again, Swarup garu, please forgive me, if I typed anything wrong. My intention (purely my intention only..) is to develop a strong resolve to spread the Message of the Masters no matter how hard my path becomes.

Jai Sai Master!

PS: I don't know whether everone has read Guru Sushrusha or not. But maybe this is the right time to read just some pages written by Sri Swamyji about Master!

For English reading devotees! (please read from Pages 117 to 122)
http://www.divyajanani.org/saibharadwaja/books/gurususrusha_english/pages6.html
http://www.divyajanani.org/saibharadwaja/books/gurususrusha_english/pages7.html

For Telugu reading devotees (Please read from pages 120 to 124)
http://www.divyajanani.org/saibharadwaja/books/readgurusushroosha.asp?PNo=GS0132

The reason I posted these two links is to get ourselves an iota of dose from the Master and pray to Gods and Saints to make us walk in the right path and face all the difficulties. At the end of it all, if our SELF tells us "you did your best" then we did our best. Till that time, let's get to work!!  :)
Jai Sai Master!
Jai Swamy Sai!

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2009, 05:41:10 AM »

Swarup garu, kshaminchandi, if my post looks like opposing you.

Dear ananth garu,

You definitely didnot have to tell this several times at all. You could pick on me anytime.... your above post is not even close to picking on me. I already feel bad for not giving enough time to forum and also the active things going on this forum....
BTW, great post.
May the supreme bless the humanity.

Om sai ram
« Last Edit: May 05, 2009, 05:43:49 AM by Swarup »

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2009, 06:49:29 PM »
Jai Sai Master.

Dear Sai Bandhus,

Our thoughts so far:

1. When The Magazine is going to talk about Religion, it is not about a particular Religion, it is about the essense of all Religions. 'The Master' should belong to all the Human beings irrespective of their Religions.

2. When The Magazine is going to talk about Lord Dattatreya, it is about 'Viswa Gurudaina Dattatreyula varu'. Master gari words about Lord Dattatreya in the very introduction of Sai Leelamrutam must make it clear to us.

First two paragrahs:

http://www.divyajanani.org/saibharadwaja/books/readsl.asp?PNo=SLA005

Added to this, Master garu informs us about Sri Paul Reps(Seattle,USA)'s words here:

http://www.divyajanani.org/saibharadwaja/books/readsl.asp?PNo=SLA006

It is important to understand about His words "It is almost impossible to understand Jesus life without reading "Saibaba The Master".

3. When the Magazine talks about Baba, it is about 'Yugavatara' as Master garu explained with the words of French Philosopher (Tatwavetta) Sri Paul Richard.

Second paragraph:

http://www.divyajanani.org/saibharadwaja/books/readsl.asp?PNo=SLA008

Blessed to know about this as Citizens of this Universe. "Ayana Divyatwam ee Bharatadesham pai velasindi. Daani paripalana sakam aarambhamagugaka!"

4.When Babu garu talked about roughening up, what we understand is it is about the cautiousness, it is about the preparedness. This reminds us of 'Test for Sayamdeva'.

Sayamdeva was very sincere to surrender to Sri Nrismha Saraswati but he was not prepared. He was on a purpose but there were many tests infront of him.

1. When there were no tests, he was sincere and wanted to surrender to his Gurudevulu.
2. Accepted to do his duty.
3. Test started in the form of heavy rain/Thunderstorms.
4. Worst of all he forgot about his Gurudevulu for some time and looked at both sides.
5. Big serpents were running with him but he got scared that they are after him. Fear creeped in.
6. This continued till he has hidden at some place and prayed his Gurudevulu.
7. As soon as he did this, he gained strength and again continued his duty.
8. Immediately he could see the light with Veda sravanam. Rain stopped.
9. He completed his duty only with the help of his Gurudevulu.

The world we are living is those big serpents. All the praises, appreciations, expressing gratitudes, arguments, criticisms, mudslingings, hatedness all helps us to think about our Gurudevulu more and more. They appear as if they are after us, but when we keep remembering about our Gurudevulu, they are all actually helping us directly again to remember about our Gurudevulu.

This is what we think about roughening up words of Babu garu. What Babu garu mentioned in 'Goal of Life' clarifies this more.

Finally, we could understood Babu gari confident words 'We are right' only after thinking all the above with the help of Paarayana.

May Sai Master guide us all.

Jai Sai Master. 
Jai Sai Master.