Writing of Sai Baba of Shirdi, Hemadpanth writes, “Sai Baba had the extraordinary Love of the Mother; His joy knew no bounds. He knew the wants of His children long before hand and He took great pleasure in fulfilling them.” Every one who has come to Bhagawan, the present manifestation of that same Mother, will describe Him too in the same words. Every devotee, however old, becomes in the presence of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, a little child and, just as a child takes refuge in the mother’s lap and sobs out to her all its fears and worries, he too pours out his troubles and gets consoled. In the Markandeya Purana, Devi is described thus: Durge smrthaa harasi bheethim asesha janthoh. “If remembered in times of trouble, she destroys the fear of all living things.” We all know that Bhagawan need only be remembered and He flees thousands of miles in an instant, to succour and give relief. The sloka continues: Swasthaiah smrthaa, mathim atheevasubham dadaasi. “If remembered by others, who are free from immediate fear, She grants the most auspicious understanding.”


Devotees of Bhagawan will endorse that Baba, as soon as they pray to Him, vouchsafes, advise directly or, if they are far away, indirectly but clearly, on all problems facing them, not merely spiritual and mental, or physical but even social and domestic. The purana as such has further illustration of Divine Mother that depicting her various multifaceted attributes, and Bhagawan being the Mother of all mothers…embodiment of all God forms is indeed the same. His compassion is the right of all beings and He is never tired of telling the good news to all. He has said so often in His discourses at Puttaparthi and elsewhere, that no one need look upon Him with fear, or even extol Him, in order to earn His Grace, because no one fears his mother or is put to the necessity of praising Her in order to win Her to his side. The mother’s love is spontaneous and independent of any expectations.

One must listen to the advice Bhagawan gives to children about the choice of life-mates; to the daughters, when they proceed to take up residence with their mother-in-law, or when they have new born babies to feed and foster. One common argument that Baba uses to persuade people to postpone their departure from Puttaparthi comes to mind. He usually asks the lady of the party, “Why don’t you remain a few days longer in your Mother’s home?” and that settles it! One will realise, then that He is the mother of all Mothers, the Mother who is the Mother in all beings. The tenderness, sympathy and love with which Bhagawan attends to the needs of the cows, the rabbits, the pet dogs, peacocks or deer, the care He takes to avoid any harm to living things is a lesson to every one in the art of efficient mothering. He is verily maternal love, incarnate. “Yaa Devi Sarvabhooteshu Mathru Roopena Samsthithaa….”

Source: Sanathana Sarathi

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