Paul Aryeh’s inspiration to start this temple was from Sri Sai Kaleshwar. Sri Sai Kaleshwar was a great devotee of his master Shirdi Sai Baba. At the young age of 14 years, Baba appeared in the flesh and spoke to Sri Kaleshwar. It was in this rare darshan that Shirdi Baba told him of his mission in life to bring the ancient knowledge of the Rishis to the planet.
Paul has been a spiritual seeker and a serious meditator for over 40 years. He met his guru Sri Kaleshwar in 1997. Paul then took his first extensive trip to India in 1998, where he fell in love with Indian Spirituality and Shirdi Sai Baba. Paul proceeded to live full time in India to study, meditate and dive deeply into the same spiritual austerities with the aim to know God and the inner secrets of the saints.
During his stay in India, Paul practiced many intense Sadhanas and high spiritual practices with the intent to have specific spiritual experiences. Towards the final years in India with his guru, Paul had many direct experiences which gave him confirmation and achievement of his lifelong spiritual goals. By the grace of his guru and blessings from the Guru Parampara, his practices lead him to experience many miracles and eventually to the physical darshan of Shirdi Sai Baba, Mother Divine and Jesus.
His Guru knew that Paul’s extensive training had born the results he wanted. Now it was time that the Guru let the student be free and be of service to humanity. Sri Kaleshwar, two months prior to his own samadhi, instructed and blessed Paul to return back to Los Angeles in order that he fulfill his dharma of creating a Shirdi Sai Baba Temple there.
After his Guru took Maha Samadhi in 2012, Paul embarked on his next stage of his spiritual path to implement his dharma. Within 2012 he created the Shirdi Sai Temple as a 501.c.3 non profit religious organization and established its current physical location by June 2013. The temple’s current location has been thriving and many of Baba’s devotees experience miracles and blessings of Baba who come for darshan.