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Whosoever puts their feet on Shirdi soil, their sufferings will come to an end I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body  My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees My mortal remains will speak from My tomb If you cast your burden on Me, I shall surely bear it

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|| Anantkoti Brahmand Nayak Rajadhiraj Yogiraj Parbrahm Shri SachidanandSatguru Sainath Maharaj ki Jai! ||

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About SFCT

In Sai We Trust

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On auspicious day - 11.11.11, the Sai Foundation Charitable Trust (SFCT)was founded with the aim of spreading love and the humble teachings of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba alongside providing every possible form of assistance for the poor and needy, educational assistance for deserving children, and research fund for environmental and social improvement.

This Foundation is a brainchild of several like-minded devoted professionals who have been touched by the glory of Sai Babaand in return intend to share that very grace, love and great teachings with as many people around the globe.

The Foundation will primarily provide funding to needy Children of Sai all over the globe throughout the year, subject to eligibility and fulfillment of selection criteria. All applications or recommendations will be thoroughly reviewed by the Board of Trustees;whereinthe truly deserving ones will be selected and given the opportunity.

A bigger objective of the fund shall also be to acquire a land at Shirdi & Pathri to build the “Sai Pariwar Nivas” meaning ‘Sai Family’s Home’; a “Seva Ashram”facilitated with pilgrims home, meditation hall, worship center for parayan, rumination and self-reflection. Every member of the Foundation will be entitled to utilize this facility at no cost. Van/Cab and other form of transportation will also be acquired to provide pilgrimages at and around Shirdi/Pathri for members of the Foundation. With this, every member of the Foundation will have a home whenever they visit Shirdi/Pathri.

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Sai Baba

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Sai Baba, a personification of spiritual perfection and an epitome of compassion, lived in the little village of Shirdi in the state of Maharashtra (India) for sixty years. Like most of the perfect saints he left no authentic record of his birth and early life before arriving at Shirdi. In fact, in the face of his spiritual brilliance such queries do not have much relevance.

He reached Shirdi as a nameless entity. One of the persons who first came in contact with him at Shirdi addressed him spontaneously as‘Sai Baba’ which means Savior, Master or Saint. ‘Baba’means father as an expression of reverence. In the Divine play it was designed as such, that He subtly inspired this person to call Him by this name, which was most appropriate for His self-allotted mission.

All that we definitely know of Sai Babais that his arrival at Shirdi was anonymous. He was first noticed in the outskirts of the village Shirdi, seated under a ‘neem’ (margosa) tree, about the year 1854. However, even this date is not definitely noted. Sai Babaof these younger days remained a stranger staying under the neem tree for some time and then suddenly he left Shirdi to come back again sometime in 1858, and stayed on there till he left his gross body in the year 1918.

The second advent of Baba at Shirdi, around 1858 was interestingly quite different from the first. This time he accompanied a wedding procession as guest of honor. On the arrival at Shirdi, he was immediately recognized by someone as the same anonymous saintly personality who used to be seated under the neem tree a few years earlier and, greeted Him as "YA SAI" Welcome SAI!

Baba would ask for ‘Dakshina’ (money offered with reverence to the ‘Guru’ or the master) from some of those who came to see him. This was not because he needed their money but for deeper significance, which the devotees realized at, an appropriate time.

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Shirdi Sai Baba

Sai Baba Image

Sai Baba, a personification of spiritual perfection and an epitome of compassion, lived in the little village of Shirdi in the state of Maharashtra (India) for sixty years. Like most of the perfect saints he left no authentic record of his birth and early life before arriving at Shirdi. In fact, in the face of his spiritual brilliance such queries do not have much relevance.

He reached Shirdi as a nameless entity. One of the persons who first came in contact with him at Shirdi addressed him spontaneously as‘Sai Baba’ which means Savior, Master or Saint. ‘Baba’means father as an expression of reverence. In the Divine play it was designed as such, that He subtly inspired this person to call Him by this name, which was most appropriate for His self-allotted mission.

All that we definitely know of Sai Babais that his arrival at Shirdi was anonymous. He was first noticed in the outskirts of the village Shirdi, seated under a ‘neem’ (margosa) tree, about the year 1854. However, even this date is not definitely noted. Sai Babaof these younger days remained a stranger staying under the neem tree for some time and then suddenly he left Shirdi to come back again sometime in 1858, and stayed on there till he left his gross body in the year 1918.

The second advent of Baba at Shirdi, around 1858 was interestingly quite different from the first. This time he accompanied a wedding procession as guest of honor. On the arrival at Shirdi, he was immediately recognized by someone as the same anonymous saintly personality who used to be seated under the neem tree a few years earlier and, greeted Him as "YA SAI" Welcome SAI!

The second advent of Baba at Shirdi, around 1858 was interestingly quite different from the first. This time he accompanied a wedding procession as guest of honor. On the arrival at Shirdi, he was immediately recognized by someone as the same anonymous saintly personality who used to be seated under the neem tree a few years earlier and, greeted Him as "YA SAI" Welcome SAI!

In the early days of his stay at Shirdi he spent his time either wandering in the outskirts of village and neighboring thorny jungles or sitting under the neem tree totally self-absorbed. The first set of villagers who regarded this saintly figure were Mhalsapati, Tatya Kote, Bayyaji Bai and few others. Bayyaji Bai felt deeply motivated by this Divine Saint, and with her motherly instinct she used to walk miles on end into the jungles in search of him, carrying food in a basket on her head. Often she found Sai Baba sitting under some tree in deep meditation, calm and motionless. She would boldly approach him, serve the meal and return home.

After sometime as though out of compassion for her, Sai Baba ceased wandering and moved into a dilapidated mosque in the outskirts of the village. He referred to this mosque, where He resided till the end, as ‘Dwarkamai’ (Dwarka was the place where Lord Shri Krishna stayed to fulfill His divine Advent). This mosque ‘Dwarkamai’ – abode of Sai Baba became Mother of Mercy for all the time to come.

He had a body of athlete built and in his earlier days he was fond of wrestling. Another aspect of Sai Baba’s personality was his love for song and dance. In those early years of his life he used to go to ‘Takia’, the public night shelter for moslem visitors to the village. There in the company of sojourning devotees and fakirs, he used to dance and sing in divine bliss, with small tinkles tied around his ankles. The songs he sang were mostly in Persian or Arabic. Sometimes he sang some popular songs of Kabir.

He donned a long shirt – ‘Kafni’ and tied a cloth around his head, and twisted it into a flowing plait like manner behind his left ear. He used a piece of sackcloth for his seat and slept on it with a brick as his pillow. He always declared that Fakiri (Holy poverty) was far superior to worldly richness. He was no ordinary fakir but an ‘Avatar’ (incarnation) of a very high order. But His external appearance was of simple, illiterate, moody, emphatic – at times fiery and abusive and at times full of compassion and love. In the moments of towering rage people with him thought it was ungovernable rage. But his anger never prevented his compassion dealing with the devotees. His anger was evidently directed at unseen forces. He enacted all these simple traits only to hide His real identity as the God incarnate. Under the cover of simplicity He silently worked for the spiritual transformation and liberation of innumerable souls – human beings and animals alike, who were drawn to Him, by an unseen forces.

He begged for alms and shared what he got with his devotees and all the creatures around him. He never kept any food in reserve for the next meal. He maintained the ‘Dhuni’ – the perpetual sacred fire and distributed its ash – ‘Udi’ as token of His divine grace to all who came to Him for help.

Baba would ask for ‘Dakshina’ (money offered with reverence to the ‘Guru’ or the master) from some of those who came to see him. This was not because he needed their money but for deeper significance, which the devotees realized at, an appropriate time.

Baba used to freely distribute all the money that was received in the form of Dakshina to the destitute, poor, sick and needy the very same day. This was one of Baba's methods for testing out the devotees attachments to worthy things and willingness to surrender.

He ploughed up the village common land and raised a flower garden thereon; he watered the plants, carrying pots full of water on his shoulders. In the later years he spent a few hours in this Lendi garden which he himself had laid out in the early days.

He was every moment exercising a double consciousness, one actively utilizing the apparent Ego called 'Sai Baba' dealing with other egos in temporal and spiritual affairs, and the other - entirely superseding all egos as the Universal Ego or Over soul.

He was the common man’s God. He lived with them; he slept and ate with them. Baba had a keen sense of humour. He shared a ‘chillum’ (clay pipe for smoking) indiscriminately with them to write off the cast superiority and orthodoxy in their minds. He had no pretensions of any kind .He was always very playful in the presence of children. Baba used to feed the fakirs and devotees and even cook for them.

Sai Baba’s perfect purity, benevolence, non -attachment, compassion and other virtues evoked deep reverence in the villagers around him. His divinity could not conceal itself for long. Initially when people wanted to worship him formally, Baba protested and dissuaded them. But gradually he allowed it with the prescience that it would become the means for temporal and spiritual benefits to millions of individuals for all time to come.

The Dwarkamai of Sai Baba was open to all, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. As the days passed devotees from all walks of life started streaming into Shirdi. The village Shirdi was fast assuming prominence. As the gifts and presentations flowed in, the pomp and grandeur of Sai worship also increased. But Baba’s life of a fakir remained calm, undisturbed, unaltered and there is the Saint’s spiritual glory.

He lived His divine mission through His pure self in a human embodiment. The immense energy that was manifest in the body of Sai was moving in a mysterious way, creating and recreating itself everywhere beyond the comprehension of time and space.

This fountainhead of unsurpassed spiritual glory shed His gross body on 15th October 1918. Every limb, every bone and pore of his body was permeated with divine essence. Baba claimed that though one day his physical body will not exist his remains will communicate with all those who seek him with inner yearnings. His self-allotted labor of love in His physical body was perhaps over. Today He continues to work ever vigorously as the ‘ Sai Spirit’.

About SFCT

In Sai We Trust

Sai Baba Image

On auspicious day - 11.11.11, the Sai Foundation Charitable Trust (SFCT)was founded with the aim of spreading love and the humble teachings of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba alongside providing every possible form of assistance for the poor and needy, educational assistance for deserving children, and research fund for environmental and social improvement.

This Foundation is a brainchild of several like-minded devoted professionals who have been touched by the glory of Sai Babaand in return intend to share that very grace, love and great teachings with as many people around the globe.

The Foundation will primarily provide funding to needy Children of Sai all over the globe throughout the year, subject to eligibility and fulfillment of selection criteria. All applications or recommendations will be thoroughly reviewed by the Board of Trustees;whereinthe truly deserving ones will be selected and given the opportunity.

A bigger objective of the fund shall also be to acquire a land at Shirdi & Pathri to build the “Sai Pariwar Nivas” meaning ‘Sai Family’s Home’; a “Seva Ashram”facilitated with pilgrims home, meditation hall, worship center for parayan, rumination and self-reflection. Every member of the Foundation will be entitled to utilize this facility at no cost. Van/Cab and other form of transportation will also be acquired to provide pilgrimages at and around Shirdi/Pathri for members of the Foundation. With this, every member of the Foundation will have a home whenever they visit Shirdi/Pathri.

It was ‘Shri Sai Baba’ who begged from one doorstep to another doorstep, taking whatever given in any amount with gratefulness; only to distribute it all to the deserving poor and needy. It is this very intent and act that stands as the guiding path for ‘Sai Foundation Charitable Trust’.

For every contribution/donation made, regardless of the amount, not only you will receive the blessing of ‘Datta Avatar - Shri Sai Baba’ Himself, but also other sacred benefits such as Devotional books and Prasad. Among others, you will be kept abreast with web-based newsletters, publications such as monthly magazine and quarterly with focus on assistance provided by the Foundation and true experiences of Sai Devotees all over the world.

Hence, we seek everyone’s participation in spreading the beauty of our Ultimate Father. Being given a glorious and fortunate birth in this wonderful world, let us now come forward to dedicate a minor portion of our life to continue what Sai Baba started towards wellness of humanity.

Conscious Conscience can CHANGE even Human to God!

We welcome you to join us by all means to serve on behalf of ‘Shri Sachidanand Satguru Sainath Maharaj’ and plant the root base for future generations.

We Dare to Care.. In Sai Service..