Sri Sathya Sai Vratha Kalpam
Worship of Sri Sathya Sai)
AT THE LORD'S LOTUS FEET
There are a thousand ways to hail
the Glory of Sri Sathya Sai Avatar. There are songs and slokas to extol the
Sai Lord of Love and Leelas. There are prayers and poojas to intone Sai
Gita, invite Sai Spirit and invoke Sai Mercy.
As Sadhaks of the Sai Bangaru
Centre, it is our treasured privilege to be instrumental in disseminating
the Divine information on the Procedure of Worship of Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
much on the lines of the age-old Sathya Narayana Vratham. A great soul and
an ardent devotee of both Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
Srimathi G. Sarada Devi, endearingly known as "Pedda Bottu", had authored
Sri Sathya Sai Vratha Kalpam containing the procedure of Pooja and five
stories of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
As the authoress herself mentioned,
Swami desired that the whole thing should be made simple so that devotees
would be able to perform it with ease.
After she completed the manuscript,
she did not inform Swami about it. But to her utter surprise she found one
day that it was touched up in different places by the unmistakable hand of
Swami. In fact the conviction of the authoress that Swami would grant
protection to those devotees who perform the Vratham was amplified by Him.
He wrote that Swami would grant them fulfilment of their hearts' desires and
take complete care of them at all times and with immense Love.
It is hoped that the devotees will
take advantage of the holy book and perform the Pooja with pure hearts and
Divine Love and be thus entitled to Swami's Grace and Protection.
We have initiated plans to
translate the Vratha Kalpam into some Indian and foreign languages, besides
English. We also propose to bring out audio-casettes to help the devotees to
conform to the correct pronunciation of Sanskrit words.
The English translation of the holy
book has been rendered smooth by the Sai Lord, His chosen instrument being a
gifted writer and a Sai enthusiast-devotee, Sri M.S.B. Prasad. Sri Prasad
had experienced thrills and bliss in the sadhanic role assigned to him and
we in the Centre are proud of his contribution. We are most indebted to him.
Srimathi Molly Thomas has shown
exemplary Sraddha (dedication) and Saburi (patience) in undertaking the
computer work. We are grateful to her.
We humbly dedicate the holy book to
the Lotus Feet of our beloved Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
Om Sri Sai Ram!