Life is like an
educational institution where the nuances of living in peace and tolerance are
self-taught. The events in our lives are pre-destined and without exception
each individual has to face the highs and lows of life. This is a continuous
process in which none are to be blamed, in particular God. In reality it is our
Karma that pushes up or pulls us down. ”The will of God will never take you
where the grace of god will not protect you.”
Sunanda Ananth, the
author, found herself posed with questions quite often by her friends and other
Sai devotees – Why is it that we suffer despite being pious? What wrong have we
done? Why does not God come to our rescue, and so on and so forth? Pondering
over these questions, her quest for the answers began.
At this juncture, a
spiritually-acclaimed person came into her life to guide her in her quest.
Popularly known as Udi Baba alias the Late Sri Manickam, he mentored Sunanda
towards deep spirituality and contributed significantly to her progress in this
Sunanda had always been
a motivational speaker and during her interactive sessions she came to
understand that for many devotees, devotion was superfluous and need-based.
Through her personal interaction she strives to make Sai devotees realise that
unwavering faith and unconditional surrender are the foundations to
spirituality. We only need to cleanse our minds to realise the presence of Sai
Taking her inspiration
and guidance from the sacred text Shri Sai Satcharita and other related and
trusted writings on the life and leelas of Sai Baba, the author seeks to
empower Sai devotees with the contents of this book. This book has been
conceived with a new approach where a review after each chapter attempts to
answer some of the queries likely to arise to the reader.
15th December, 2015, was
a turning point in the life of Sunanda Ananth, the author of this book. While
she was attending to her routine domestic chores, she heard a voice addressing
her and asking her to pen a book based on Shri Sai Satcharita, the life and
teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba. Sunanda had been a Sai devotee for the past
twenty years and has personally witnessed the many miracles of Sai in her life.
She could hardly imagine herself in the capacity of authoring a book. But she
believed that if Sai Baba had triggered this thought in her mind, then he would
do the writing too using her as a medium. She surrendered the project at his
lotus feet for guidance and immediately felt all apprehensions vanishing and
thus began her literary journey.