The Sai Yuga
- Sunrise over the Ashram garden
- It will be very easy to know God in this yuga…What Jesus went through 2,000 years back, we don’t need to do it the same way. There are a lot of unbelievable shortcuts.
- Students fill the mandir during the Sri Kaleshwar’s Guru Purnima course, 2005
- Sri Kaleshwar pranams to Baba
Throughout the last century the global spiritual community has spoken of a New Age to come—an age marked by unprecedented humanitarian and spiritual growth. In 1998, Swami first spoke in detail of this new age.
It’s a new millennium. It’s not the Kali yuga anymore. It’s the Sai yuga. Sai means father and at the same time mother. Father and Mother. In the Sai yuga, everyone will come to love Shirdi Sai Baba. Whoever has Baba’s picture in their house will have unbelievable energy and blessings from him. Just thinking on him, ‘Oh Baba, I love you,’ that’s enough. They can pull his energy from his samadhi. Like making a phone call, ‘Hey Baba, I love you.’ Then he says, ‘I love you too.’
In this Sai yuga, after some changes and destruction, things will work very peacefully. Then everyone will want to pray to Shirdi Baba to get his blessings. Everyone will want to know about God, spirituality and love. There will be great understanding between each other, loving each other, communicating with each other—being truthful, honest, sincere, showing sympathy, mercy and kindness.
It will be very easy to know God in this yuga. The rules in this yuga (age) have changed. In every yuga, the rules change. We can’t compare this yuga’s rules with previous yugas’ rules. What Jesus went through 2,000 years back, we don’t need to do it the same way. There are a lot of unbelievable shortcuts. Every 100 and 1,000 years the laws change. Every 5,000 years the yugas change. I always follow the yuga rules. In this yuga it will be very easy to attain enlightenment after only a couple of years. It will be very easy to find God because Shirdi Baba will be working with everybody. You know, whoever calls, ‘Hey Baba.’ He’s there in the back, saying, ‘What do you want?’ Baba promised, ‘Take one step towards me and I will take 99 steps towards you.’ The way to find God in this yuga is Baba’s way—service. It’s Shirdi Baba’s nature—service: love all, serve all; to see everyone as human, as good, and make everyone happy.
In the Sai Yuga it will be easier to get enlightened, to win the victory, but this can only happen when we control our ‘blocks’, (negative emotions.) If you think you won’t get success how can you get success? Shraddha and saburi_, faith and determination is important. Determined means wanting to see the edge of spirituality. Is there a limit to spirituality? Yes. If there’s birth, there’s death. When you come from a mother there it’s decided when you’ll die. But if a guru enters your life he can change your life span and lifestyle in a lot of angles. That’s why we say, ‘_Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshvara.’ But you have to surrender then you can hit it. Just open your heart and receive what you want.
Shirdi Baba’s works will become known and his divine presence felt worldwide. I’m bringing him to the world. I’m trying. Already many have tried. He’s always hiding; he’s been sleeping in Dwarkamai (the abandoned mosque where he lived). Hiding means he is a very intelligent master. He didn’t want to become famous. But now, in India, 85% of the people know about Shirdi Baba. In the world, only 6% know about him. In a few years many will know of him.
I’m doing my best to bring him to the world. But not as a religion. Jesus never spoke about Christianity. Mohammed never spoke of Islam. Lord Venkateshwara, Lord Krishna, never spoke about Hinduism. God only has one organization and that’s love. I’m going to that point, only there. The love organization—the religion of love.