(1) Only when the merit of crores of births is accumulated, will one meet the saints and it is only then that one enjoys the happiness of the company of the saints, which fosters devotion.
(2) Only after laborious efforts do rare privileges of guru-naam, guru’s holy company, his grace and the sweetened milk washed off his feet, guru-mantra and the opportunity to stay in gurus abode come your way.
(3) Grace of God is a matter of previously accumulated merit and it leads to the meeting with the Sadguru, which, in turn, brings the disciple a blissful joy of Self-rejoicing.
(4) Guru’s company is the pure water of the Ganges, which purifies others, washing away all their impurities.
(5) The guru will give you the bliss of the Brahman to drink.
(6) Guru is the guide in worldly life‑ a guide in pilgrimages and vows, in renunciation, dharma and adharmaand detachment. He is the expounder of the Vedas and Shrutis.
(7) Know that there are eight places of God’s worship, such as the idol, the sacrificial altar and others. But among them, guru is the greatest of all.
(8) When you surrender at the feet of the Sadguru in act, speech and thought, then dharma, artha, kama and moksha (the four ends of human life) come into the hands automatically.
(9) What does the devotee do by his own efforts? It is the Sadguru who facilitates whatever he does. For the devotee does not know his own difficulties and it is the guru who helps him overcome them, though he does not know it.
(10) If compared to the Kalpatru, that wishing tree of Indra’s heaven satisfies only what the devotee desires but Gururaya gives to him the most unimaginable state of Nirvikalpa or Superconsciousness
(11) Kamadhenu, the wish fulfilling cow instantly gives whatever is wished for but far greater than her is the Guru, the Divine cow, the giver of the inconceivable
(12) Chintamani will give you what you asked for; Kalpatru will grant the wishes of your heart;Kamadhenu produces the thing you desire. But it is only Guru, the Mother, who gives you what you had never even thought of.
(13) With that same feeling, when the devotees surrender whole-heartedly to the Sadgurunath, seeing their steadfast devotion, he also gives his power to the devotees.
(14) Only when the guru bestows favour will the worldly life be happy. Things will happen which would never have happened normally and in half a second He will take you to the shore beyond
(15) The Sadguru is a unique father different from the biological father. The father makes his son worthy of worldly pleasures, while the guru gives his disciple the joys, not only of this world but even of the next.
(16) Hence surrender your Being at the feet of Sai, offering up to Him all the material objects of worldly life. He will then bless you. However, such desire will not arise without Gods’ grace. But when God is pleased to bestow His grace, the fondness, the desire to listen will arise at once.
(17) When you surrender at the feet of the Sadguru in act, speech and thought, then dharma, artha, kama and moksha (the four ends of human life) come into the hands automatically.
(18) If there is no implicit faith and courage and patience, spiritual progress cannot be made in the least.
(19) Hence the great significance of the Guru. He is the very image of Brahma, Hari, and Vishnu. Blessed is he in all the three worlds who realises this important position of the Guru.
Blessed are we to have our beloved Bapu with us!