As described in Chapter XVIII & XIX of Shri Sai Satcharita, “It is interesting to note that how Sai Baba encouraged good thoughts. You have to surrender yourself completely to Him with love and devotion and then you will see how He helps you, through out.
Some saint has said that, when you get a good thought, immediately after awakening from sleep, and if you develop the same afterwards during the day, your intellect will be unfolded and your mind will attain calmness. Hemadpant wanted to try this. One Wednesday night before going to bed, he thought “Tomorrow is Thursday-an auspicious day and the place, viz. Shirdi is so holy; so, let me pass the whole day in remembering and celebrating Ram-naam”, and then, he slept off. Next morning when he got up he remembered without any effort, the name of Ram and was much pleased. After finishing his morning duties, he went to see Baba with flowers. When he left Dixit Wada and was passing by Buti Wada he heard a beautiful song, that was being sung nicely by one Aurangabadkar in the Masjid, before Baba. The song was “Guru-kripanjan payo mere bhai” etc. by Eknath, in which he says that ‘he got collyrium in the form of his Guru`s grace which opened his vision and made him see Ram, in and out, in sleep, dream and waking state and everywhere’. There were so many songs but why was this song particularly chosen by Aurangabadkar, a devotee of Baba? Is this not a curious coincidence arranged by Baba to amplify the determination of Hemadpant to sing unceasingly Ram-naam during the day?”
All saints agree and lay stress upon the efficacy of uttering Ram`s (God`s) name, in fulfilling the ambitions of the Bhaktas and in protecting and saving them from all calamities.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
Shirdi Sai Baba devotee