Mandaara means Heaven; Baba is as Heaven to the Bhakthas, He is their Heavenly wish-fulfilling Tree, their Kamadhenu, their Chinthamani. even when Baba was fifteen or sixteen years old he used to take Bhakthas up the hill on the bank of the Chitravathi, to the Tamarind tree that is still there and pluck from its branches whatever fruit each one asked for; of course no one asked for the Tamarind fruit! So Baba had to transcend the laws of nature that He has framed, in order to make apples, mangoes, figs and plantains grow upon that tree. That tree is called Kalpavriksha (the wish fulfilling tree, that is in heaven) but really it is only a Sankalpavriksha (a tree that behaves as He wills). Take shelter under Him! There is a heaven on earth, around His Lotus Feet! He is Kaplpavriksha, indeed! In fact, He is even more magnificent. He moves among Bhaktas of all places instead of being like the Tree in one place only. He gives, without asking, whatever is good for us. The tree gives only when asked and what is asked. But with Baba we need not ask; nor need we repent that we asked, in our ignorance or enthusiasm, for something that was harmful to us.
Baba has said that since He knows our past and our future, we ought to leave very thing to Him. When we ask about some ventures in which we are interested, He might ask us to give it up, because He knows that after a short spurt of success it will land us in disaster. So, be happy leaving everything to Him. He is enough, for those who know.
Heaven is the place, where there is supreme happiness. In fact, it is no place at all. It is one's own real Nature. We are Heaven; but, we play in the 'other place' and we play 'being miserable'! Baba is our reality and He is the supremest happiness. How then can we be anything else? "Andhari lonoo Sai unnaaru" (In all beings, there is Sai). Baba confirms and consoles and assures! So, He is the mandaara or heaven in every being; if only the play-acting is given up and each one washes off the paint, and takes off the costume, the Sai will be revealed. Baba is more known and tasted by Bhaktas (persons who offer themselves to the task of loving Him and through that Love to know Him); so, He is to be remembered and meditated upon as Bhakta-mandaara, par excellence. Only God can confer even the desire to be happy. It is the case of the 'deep calling the deep'. the God in us seeks the God in the rest of us; the happiness in us seeks to see the happiness in the rest of us.