Previous Posts in this series:
- Introduction (GuruPoornima Celebrations - Day 1)
- Lord Sai Baba Finally Gave Orders For MAHAPARAYAN (GuruPoornima Celebrations - Day 2)
- Lord Sai Baba Himself Gave ‘The Neem Leaf’! (GuruPoornima Celebrations - Day 3)
How Baba Slowly Inspired The Thought Of MAHAPARAYA“I Shall Be Active And Vigorous Even From My Tomb And Shall Speak And Bless To The Needs Of My Devotees” So says our Baba in the 11 vows that He has left for us. How true they are, I again realised when Baba came in my dream and gave direct orders for the Mahaparayan.
What to speak of the year 2016! It was the best year of my life so far. It had to be as it sums up to the Baba’s number 9 and in the beginning of the year Baba strongly made me visit Hetalji’s blog almost after a gap of 5 long years! I never knew that day that single click to the Hetalji’s sacred blog could change my life so much! Before marriage, I used to follow Manisha Bishtji’s and Hetalji’s blog and was a great fan of Manisha Didi. After my marriage in 2011, I was constantly in touch with Baba through different modes except the blog part due to time factor which I now realise is only the factor of willingness. Although there is not a single day where Baba doesn’t show His innumerable small or big leelas, following list makes me feel why 2016 was a blessing year for me after I started following Hetalji’s blog.
- Baba gave the idea of Sai Darbaar, a WhatsApp group which was formed on 13th April.
- Baba gave the idea of 9 days group parayan of minimum 9 or more people and showed His miracles too.
- Baba inspired One day Group Parayan for Dasera 2016 and then Thursday’s Weekly Group Parayan too.
- Baba then tied knots with Hetalji on a personal level. I never knew sharing one experience would bless me so much! (Sai Baba’s Presence In My Marriage)
- Baba honoured me to be The Editor for Shirdisaibabexperiences.org and that was one of the best things.
- Baba directed to do few things for few people and surprisingly they came out true. One of them was with dry coconuts as per ch 36 and it worked.
- Baba created the working opportunity out of nowhere and convinced my husband and in-laws too, to allow me to work and fulfilled my desire to do something. (As was a home maker and now the first lady to work in our history of our generations.)
- Baba then inspired with the thought of MAHAPARAYAN on global level.
- Baba Himself met me at the end of year, 30th Dec. 2016 and gave me ‘The Sacred Neem Leaf’
There were many more but these are the major ones. 2016 year started with visit to Hetalji’s blog and ended with Baba’s meet at Shirdi with the gift of ‘The Neem Leaf’ which I have treasured!
As I mentioned, I had again started following Hetalji’s blog and read those 6 posts everyday without fail. I used to feel very happy, blessed and would tell everyone about the blog. But due to various human tendencies they never visited the blog. I would share the best of the leelas with my near and dear ones. Baba then inspired me to form a WhatsApp group “Sai Darbaar” which Baba Himself named it I believe, as the name ‘Darbaar’ got typed on its own while naming it as I had some other name in mind. To keep it short as there are many small, small miracles interlinked with each experience I would later share in detail as and when Baba wishes. On this Sai Darbaar, daily I used to post one of the best experiences that had made my day. Seeing people’s response inspired me and Baba gave ideas to post live darshan, Baba’s pictures with messages, Information to Sai Satcharitra and parayan, Kasht Nivaran Mantra, Udi Mantra, Sai Gayatri mantra and many more things.
As Baba says ‘Do Good And Good Will Come Back To You Many Folds’. Although nothing was done thinking on these lines but looking back now makes me realise How True these words are. It all started with daily sharing one experience from Hetalji’s blog and now moving towards being chosen as one of the Baba’s Instruments for MAHAPARAYAN.
Most of you, must be aware of the sacred book “Shri Sai Satcharitra” which I always call The Magic Book as it fulfils all your desires and wards off your problems because of its enormous, Gigantic power! If you are not aware stay tuned to this post to know more.
One day my mom was having a very bad back ache and she asked me to do Reiki to her as she feels little relief when done. While talking about her pain and lying down she started talking about the bliss she feels from the WhatsApp ‘Sai Darbaar’ group and said atleast once in a month we should have some activity on WhatsApp group of reading few chapters from Sai Satcharitra. She was now lying down and ready for Reiki and I started with it for her. Although I have learnt only the first level, instead of following the usual protocol, I was now contemplating on the thought that was casually put forth by mom. I started planning and Baba inspired that Dasera was coming on 11th Oct, 2011 and we can divide the chapters from Sai Satcharitra amongst different people and complete the Parayan (Parayan means reading the complete Sai Satcharitra book with love, faith, patience and total surrender) in a single day with combined efforts and it would be purely for Baba, His Samadhi Day- Dasera. In this way with my eyes closed and palms on my mom’s back was planning and thinking all about it instead of following the usual process of Reiki. After sometime I realised this and so opened my eyes to say mom that I was sorry as I was unable to concentrate as per Reiki and heal her. But before I could say, she said her pain had vanished and was feeling extremely nice. I then truly felt and told mom too that it was all because of the power of Baba and positive thoughts for service to Him and decided to work on Single day parayan for Dasera.
Now even before Dasera, Baba inspired with the thought of another work of MAHAPARAYAN with a group of 48 people only. In a splash of few seconds the whole structure was in the mind as clear as if it was in front of me. I too wondered how in few seconds the entire flow was explained by Baba, as I believe I don’t have so much brains. I thought it was good but very difficult as it would require commitment of 48 dedicated people for two whole years. (The whole exact flow would be explained in upcoming posts.) I said to Baba that, if first this Dasera’s (single day group parayan) works out successfully then I would move ahead with it. Where initially I was finding it difficult to get even 48 people for single day Dasera parayan, to encourage my faith even more, Baba so made the situation that two groups (with 96 people) were formed with 48 people in each. So, on these lines we successfully did a single day Dasera group parayan for Baba and as a result of which Baba signalled for MAHAPARAYAN. Let me now reveal what is MAHAPARAYAN?
Parayan means reading the complete Sai Satcharitra book with love, faith, patience and total surrender. I was aware of weekly parayan. When we complete reading the whole book with total surrender in 7 days to fulfil our any desire or just out of our love for Baba we call it as a weekly parayan. I also had heard about 40 days parayan. But Baba now had given the idea of single day Group parayan and had already got it implemented successfully where we divided 48 chapters amongst 48 people and completed the parayan with combined efforts purely for Baba out of love, on His Samadhi Day- Dasera, 2016. (Although there are 51 chapters, we count the paired chapters as one chapter). So each person by reading just one chapter on Dasera actually contributed for one whole parayan as they took the responsibility of reading that one chapter which was allotted to them. As two groups were formed we did 2 parayans for Baba in a single day last Dasera. This Single day Parayan now formed the base of Mahaparayan (with only one group of 48 people) which was Baba’s another hint.
With Baba’s grace we then actually started with Mahaparayan last year on 20th October, 2016. As mentioned by Hetalji in the introduction that she too is a part of it. In a year there are about 52 weeks, so 52 Thursdays. So in 2016, the idea was that we have 104 Thursdays till Centenary Year Of Baba’s Mahasamadhi (2018) and as a tribute to Him lets do 108 parayans with group efforts, by taking in special big days like Guru Pournima, Ram Navami, Dasera etc. So it was decided to create one group of 48 dedicated people who would carry out the responsibility of reading one chapter allotted to them on every Thursday or other special day, no matter where they go in the world and also report for the same via whatsapp. (As said before you all will get all your answers about its working, structure by Guru Pournima). So every Thursday by reading just one chapter each member actually contributes to one whole Parayan. It is so as just because as each of them agreed to commit for 2 years a group was formed and with combined efforts the whole book is completed every Thursday. Even if one person fails to read or report the parayan remains incomplete. The challenge here was to convince the people who had never themselves experienced Baba’s leelas, about their commitment for 2 whole years and explaining them the concept. With great difficulty managed to form a single group with 48 people. Just when I got 48 members, I got a message from one more member that she too wanted to be a part of Mahaparayan. I replied let’s see if we get another set of 48 people, we start with second group.
From August 2016, I was already in touch with Hetalji. That day she called me to ask me whether I would like to shoulder the responsibility of being the Editor of Sacred Blog? It was a great honour for me when she said Baba had directed her to choose me but I did not know whether I was capable enough? I also shared with her the idea of Mahaparayan. She said she along with her parents would like to be a part of it. That was a biggest surprise for me. Although I had only one member and now in all 4 and did not even know how I would get 44 more people said Yes to Baba’s daughter. I knew that this was another signal from Baba to start another group. Is there anything that cannot be accomplished with Baba on Your side? Yes with Baba’s grace the second group was also formed. I named them as Shraddha and Saburi groups and was very happy with it that we would now be completing 216 group parayans for Baba! But His ways are His ways! People got such experiences which are impossible to write them all here (still some of them would be shared in upcoming posts) that they themselves came and requested for formation of another group as some of their dear ones too were interested after seeing Baba’s impact on them. So in this way two more groups Dwarkaamaayi and Chavadi were formed and the fifth group Nandadeep would be starting from this Guru Pournima. So as now total 5 groups are already formed out of which 4 are in execution where almost 200 people successfully read and report about the chapters allotted to them every Thursday.
When People actually shared their experiences and requested for the formation of another group, subconsciously I prayed Baba, I am very happy that now third group is going to be formed. I wish I could form 108 such groups for You Baba! Baba always encourages good thoughts. The first group started on local level that is Pune only with my colony and relatives. The second group because of Hetalji- Baba’s daughter from Baroda went upto the national level. Later third, fourth and fifth group too have members from different parts of the country and too many to name. But Baba says When God is your partner make your plans big. Seeing the impact when third group was requested and formed, Baba had now encouraged the idea to move from local to global level. Just like the first time (with one group) again the whole structure and the various challenges with respect to time zones of different countries was in front in few seconds itself for global level with 108 such groups of 48 people each. I always said Baba I truly wish to do but I am neither capable nor bold enough and then You all know ‘The Neem Leaf ‘ experience.
After coming from Shirdi and getting The Neem Leaf many a times I shared with Hetalji of taking Mahaparayan to global level which was possible only through her sacred blog to get the gems from the different corners of the world. She told me to write the Neem leaf extract and then it was decided to publish it immediately and march towards Mahaparayan as early as possible. But as His Ways Are His Ways That Too With Perfect Timing. Although I wanted to write about ‘The Neem Leaf ‘ past 6 months I was not even able to write a single alphabet. As I mentioned in my dream post (which Is indeed my Dream Post in real sense past 6 months for Mahaparyan!) I always said Baba why You are not encouraging? Why am I not able to write although You signalled through Neem leaf? Sometimes I even gave up the thought for it and sometimes prayed Him to please give direct orders like He gave Hemadpant as I was unable to write the Neem leaf experience and so many a times I was surrounded with doubts. Then 22nd June I gave a deadline to Baba Who is my friend, mother and everything! Rest of the details you all know.
So in these 7 months since from November I was praying for MAHAPARAYAN on global level, Baba taught me that He does answer and encourage our every good thought provided we have faith and patience in His Most Perfect timing. I was not able to write a single syllable in 6 months but now He is making me write for 6 posts this week. Really not a leaf moves without His consent and I truly felt it in this case. He wanted to initiate it on global level from Guru Pournima, start on Dasera 2017, and complete 108 parayans for each of us in single year on Dasera 2018, instead of 2 years or 1.5 years! He also got the few groups formed to practically give experiences to people and make them understand that it is possible with dedicated people and volunteers. Long back I had asked something related to personal growth in Prashnavali and Baba gave answers like ‘You are needed for a big project.’ ‘You will do such a work that People will be surprised.’ ‘You will be famous and People will come to meet you etc. I did not believe it as I felt what can I do such? May be He wanted to hint This Big Project of MAHAPARAYAN!
108 for 2: You must have often heard about various offers in malls, LIC, mutual funds and various other policies. But all those are materialistic and monetary offers. All of you must be thinking what is 108 for 2? Let me explain: Baba took His Samadhi on 15th Oct 1918, Tuesday on the occasion of Dasera. Blessed are we that we will have the opportunity to witness the Centenary Year Of Mahasamadhi in 2018 Dasera (19 October Friday) that is Completion of 100 Years Of Baba’s Mahasamadhi. It is only now while penning down I am understanding what Baba must have meant by Tuesday, Bombay and Mother’s credits in the dream for MAHAPARAYAN orders. Tussi Great Ho Baba! I Love You Baba! Tuesday was another signal for MAHAPARAYAN as Baba took His Samadhi on Tuesday and we wish to do this MAHAPARAYAN for completion of 100 years of Mahasamadhi. Through Bombay Baba has signalled Hemadpant. He signalled that just as He had instructed Hemadpant who was from Bombay to write Sai Satcharitra, He was telling that He is giving His orders for MAHAPARAYAN too choosing me just as one of His mediums! By mother’s credits He must have meant that a simple thought which was casually put forth by mom was now taking the shape of MAHAPARAYAN! His Leelas are amazing!
Even if its our friend’s, mother’s or our dear ones’ birthday we try to make them feel special. As I was talking about Completion of 100 Whole Years Of Baba’s Mahasamadhi, we should definitely do something special for Baba Who is The Universal mother. I say whole because in these hundred years even after leaving His physical body, Baba has taught us to live life in complete sense with faith, patience and complete surrender, answering to the smallest of the requests of His devotees and making us feel His presence each time. That special thing is Mahaparayan and all those who wish to do something for Baba may come forward as we will need many people for this. In doing that special thing, in some or the other way, we would be actually favouring ourselves only, as Baba would wash away our sins as indicated by Baba in the dream by going towards the bathroom.
Coming back to 108 for 2 means: The existing groups of Mahaparayan which are in action and read one chapter sequentially every Thursday would be actually completing only 2 cycles of reading the book completely (52 Thursdays in one year) that is two parayans only, but somewhere they would owe the contribution towards 108 parayans on personal level too because it can be possible only because of each other. As we have got only one year now unlike the existing groups of Mahaparayan which are in action, the new groups which would start executing from this Dasera 30 September 2017 , would be reading two chapters every Thursday. And as indicated in dream through mirror where I saw instead of me Hanumanji drawn out of Udi by Baba it would revolutionise all of us. Each one of us will somewhere make 5,59,872 parayans possible on global level by reading just two chapters every Thursday for one year for our lovely Baba. How? Stay tuned to the posts this week.
So isn’t it a great offer? Although of spiritual kind where each one of us actually completes just 2 parayans but each one of us would owe contribution for 108 parayans on individual level and 5,59,872 on global level. This is what makes it a Mahaparayan in real sense!
Please put forth our questions regarding MahaParayan we will answer it to the best of our limits. Although in subsequent posts all details and complete procedure regarding MahaParayan will be revealed, we will try to cover answers to your questions.
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