Gani Gan Ganaat Bote!
Kali descended to Earth soon after Krsna's Mahasamadhi, and the end of Treta Yuga. Since then, there has been a decline in religious activities and in Humanity. Wars and battles are sprouting out even in the name of God. What we see now, in the world around us, is not even a small fraction of the true terror of Kali. This is because the Ninth Avatar, Buddha, has stopped and subdued Kali to some extent in His avatar. The effect of Kali will be at the mildest for the next 1000 years, before Kali regains all its Evil and closes in on Humanity. It is a dreadful future already predicted by Krsn, while teaching the Bhagwad Geeta. Kal i Yuga will exist for about 2 lac years before Kalki, the Final Avatar appears to begin the Apocalypse.
However, the post is for the understanding of the Avatar of Maharaj. The Sayeen Avatar, of Kali Yuga was enacted by the Lord in the colonial rule of British India. The primary motive of this Avatar was to create a stability in the disrupted society and to lead pure souls to Heaven and to explain the Original Divine Philosophy, which was tangled and lost in the foolish ego clashes between men of different religions.
Back then, the Indian society was split into two major and many smaller religions, out o which, each claimed to be the superior one. The main two were the Hindu and Islam, while the smaller ones were Sikhs, Parsis, Christians, etc. Sayeen Avatar was to act as a chain and link all these together. Thus, Sayeen never preached any philosophy except that of Love. He called it Prema Marga.Also, in British India, there were not any platforms or major Religious Heads as we have today. Today, they have a say in every cycle they wish, from politics to social affairs. But Sayeen needed no such platform. In the beginning years, till 1910, Baba mostly only had devotees from Shiradi, Neemgaon, Rahata and Khopergaon. These are all villages around and close by to Shiradi. He drew all the worthy and chosen souls from all corners of the world to give the deserving ones Moksha (Salvation).
Thus, in order to weave the society together again, Sayeen used the supreme threads of Love and Brotherhood. He mingled with all and gave no importance to gender, cast, creed, color or money. He was the Father to all. He helped not only men but also animals, stating the equality of all lives. He demonstrated practically the Divine Knowledge of All the Holy Scriptures. He was the meaning and the Author of all the Divine Scriptures.
The method He used, will be discussed in the coming posts in due course.
Om Sai, Shree Sai, Jai Jai Sai!!!