Sri Shirdi Sai was in His mortal body at Shirdi, devotees used to
flock around Him on the New Year’s Eve to get His blessings, and Sri
Sainath used to bless everyone.
On one such occasion during the
New Year’s Day, Sri Sainath told a devotee “Think, what you have
done last year. Try to evolve your soul because the life is not a
year, a month or a day. It is a time continuum spreading over
millenniums. The soul is beyond this concept of year, month or day.”
Some people believe in living for today only. The wiser men have
always lived not only for yesterday and today, but also for
tomorrow. Tomorrow will justify today as today explains yesterday.
Therefore, it is good to live today but in a way that one does not
die tomorrow. The essence of humanity or a human being which is the
latest development in the process of evolution of nature, lies in
its contribution towards the growth of nature in the fellow beings
and also all other living creations.
Sri Sai saw no difference between one person and another and
between living and non‐living. Today, there stand two tombs at
Shirdi, one for a horse and other for a tiger as a monumental
evidence of this universal love of Sri Sai. This being the theme of
the Sai Movement, let us resolve to do our little bit in helping
others to grow. Sri Sai was love. Let love prevail in a world of
contradiction and antagonism.