News from Parthi
Sai creates Netra (Eye) for Sayeeshwara - The Lingam with the Netra (Eye)
15 Aug Darshan
Om Sairam to all,
Puttaparthi is witnessing huge crowds, thanks to the weekend and independence day… Thousands of devotees have come to parthi to witness the proceedings of Ati Rudra Maha Yagnam…..
This afternoon marked another happy day as Swamy continued His Divine BONUS, by blessing with another Divine Discourse….which touched many topics on Karma, Mahabharata and interestingly about Swamy and His health…..
Excerpts from the Discourse….
What is Karma?. Its is the action that we do. Human life is the result of action.. you are born of karma birth and death are the results of karma.. if there is no karma. There is no humanity at all… the human life is action…what ever you see is the result of action..with out the action the world cant exist.. there fore the whole world is based on karma;; as is the action so is the fruit.. no body can escape the consequences of karma.. its not possible to estimate karma.. there fore we should enquire what type of karma you are doing..
Embodiments of love…
Karma is verily God…God is not separate from you… in every action there is God.. in every being there is God…God is present even in the minute atom..Every action is to be offered to God… all actions should be pure…when you do so, you are not affected by the consequences of Karma…God is present in every being..one should not entertain unnecessary thoughts. That’s why man is undergoing so much unrest in his life today…don’t involve in action which is unknown to you
Your childhood is wasted in play.. in adult stage you develop desires and later you crave for money and property..and in old age you repent for all that you have lost.. right from birth to death you should be divine… because Humans are verily divine.. why feel sad in the old age…
Young man Vinay, did a great job… what should youth do.. youth should remain youth.. they should never grow old.. the day when you you waste your energy.. you will grow old..
I HAVE NO PAIN….
When you see Me.. how many years do you think Iam?… this body is 81 years old… I don’t look like a 81 years old.. there is no complaints to this body… because some boys came in my way.. I fell down and my leg had a fracture.. Doctors operated me without My awareness... There is one inch of diference between each leg… that’s why I walk like this. .While Iam in the house I move on My own..when I come out.. because of doctors I walk less and with support of boys….. they(doctors) say ;Swamy when you move out take a support of a boy.. I have to listen to advices of every body. I have to satisfy every body(claps) To satisfy doctors I take the help of boys.. No body knows this so far…. Many times, I keep telling boys.. don’t hold Me like that..but they don’t listen… Like this way I do every action … NO BODY CAN UNDERSTAND MY NATURE… Till today, I didn’t have any fever, cold or headache.. IAM ALWAYS HEALTHY….Not just healthy. I am also wealthy… (laughs) I know each and every thing.. (sitting here) I watch each and everything, even the minutest thing..… I notice some the ritviks(preists who have come for the Yagna) keep talking to each other….. (Swamy then points to fellows from the group) that black complexioned boy and that white boy….. (all of us started laughing, as Prof.Anil Kumar raised his voice)I am hearing all your conversations(referring to the priests) Don’t think I don’t hear all this..
EVERY THING IS GOOD:
For Me good and bad are the same.. every thing is GOOD..GOOD.. for me..some people think what they do is good.. it might be good for that moment.. but it will turn out to be a bad one later…PLEASURE IS AN INTERVAL BETWEEN TWO PAINS.… today, you will eat a sumptuous food, tasty sweets , curd, rice but how long that GOOD food will remain GOOD. .next day morning it turns to a feacal matter… good and bad comes from same thing…Its just difference of time…
RESPECT YOUR ELDERS:
Never disobey the words of elders.. respect your parents..listen to them.. and please them..it is said, Mother isGod , father is God.. so never ignore their advices….at any time and any situation follow the words of mother…
Haste makes waste.. haste makes worry and worry causes misery…. So don’t be in a hurry..
Later He narrated episodes of Padma vyuham from Mahabharata…
No one can escape from consequences of Karma…..Even the Pandavas couldn’t escape from the consequences of Karma…
Without truth, dharma compassion in you , you cant be called a true human…never criticize any one.. even to your enemies.. CRITICISM IS THE WORST OF THE SINS. when you come across your enemy don’t turn your face away.. say Namaskaram to him
Love is God…You are love.. Later Swamy asked the boys to sing LOVE IS MY FORM bhajan.. interrupting at NO birth no death.. Swamy continued, love has no reason, no season.. develop this love.. where ever you go , be it in forest, in sky, in town, in village, in river, in sea… uphold love, develop love.Ask How are you to your enemy with love….then only Humans can become divine…..that is the message I want to convey to you…I will be telling you very important things tomorrow..
Later renounced sitarists, the khan brothers from Gwalior performed a scintillating musical programme with few Shiva bhajan, Ram bhajan and also patriotic number Sare Jahan se Acha, today being 60 independence day of India…
After the programme, Swamy rose from His thorne and the boys brought bags of clothes to be distributed to the artists…. Swamy instead of handing over the bags, emptied the bag which contained a white cloth, and (Iam sure) a beautiful saree and He distributed the same to each and every artist personally and even spoke to them with utmost love and His beautiful smile, made all of us smile and immerse in His enchanting Physical form… Swamy spoke to the brothers very sweetly, while distributing clothes to them. One the members of the group was a young boy… The boy was very shy and was more shy when Swamy showed the saree to him (probably Swamy might have said, Yeh Sadi tumhare bibi keliya) this saree is for your wife… Swamy was seen taking group photos with the brothers and other artists..
Later, there was a beautiful programme by institute boys which impressed Swamy and all of us, so well that when we saw the time it was already 6:30pm… Swamy signalled for arathi and after the Mangala Harathi He retired to His physical Abode…. Leaving another memorable experience and a blessing in our lives….
Jai Sai Ram
14 Aug Yagna, Divine Discourse
Offering humble pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Swamy….. Another exciting day in the land of KaliYuga Avatara… Swamy out of immense grace and mercy, delivered His divine disource which was an eye opener to people living in this momentary, worldly, world…
The afternoon session started with Swamy blessing all of us with His divine darshan around 2:45pm…as the yagna was still going on, Swamy took a full round in Sai Kulwanth Hall giving a perfect view of His EVER BLISSFULL form to the thousands seated in the hall and equal number of devotees outside…
Later Swamy came on the dias and watched the proceedings of the Yagna for more than half hour… around 3:20 the Yagna (for today) came to an end and Mr.Vinay Kumar went to Swamy to inform today’s programme.. This afternoon, the speaker who was blessed to speak in presence of Swamy was Prof.RamaSwamy, the founder of well renowned Indian Institute Of Management (IIM), Bangalore a long time devotee of Swamy and receipient of many awards including Padma Bhushan from the government of India.
He spoke of today’s world, the trauma we are undergoing because of Terrorism, racial differences and communal violences.. He was of the view that Swamy has come at the RIGHT TIME… as He promised in Gita,SAMBHA VAMI YUGE YUGE…, the time when the world is in crisis, animals are being burnt alive, man and man are fighting and even in a small family which is unit of the society has broken down.. there is no love and affection.. people are craving for comforts… Bhagwan has come to bestow, peace, happiness..
Mr.Rama Swamy continued “First time in the history of man kind, an avatar has come to teach the whole world what real HUMAN NESS is… this land of Bharat has witnessed many sages, avatars, even in such a country there is unrest..”
“I have seen so many events arranged but this Ati Rudra Yagna is done in PERFEC TION based on spirituality, ethics, law of Karma and with utmost discipline and dedication.. Its all blessings of Swamy…” he added
“I appreciate Mr. Vinay kumar and all the volunteers who have sacrificed to give Ananda to thousands of devotees and who are the blessed ones to undertake such a stupendous feat , an Yagna to be performed in His immediate presence…..
Lets all try our best to be with Swamy, Practice His teachings as THAT’S THE LEAST HE EXPECTS FROM US and that will MAKE HIM HAPPY….
After his talk, Mr.Rama Swamy, an elderly man, went to Swamy for His blessings and Swamy asked him to be seated next to Him on the floor, and being an elderly man he hold the railings with one hand and Swamy’s chair with another hand to sit on the floor.. Swamy saw the difficulty of this man and asked the boys to bring him a chair (How caring you are Swamy!!),and the (old man), Prof.Rama Swamy was over joyed by His gesture…
Later Mr. Vinay Kumar, went to Swamy and was speaking to Him, we all were eagerly awaiting, if Mr. Vinay Kumar signals for the discourse table… and sure enough, Swamy put the OK stamp and he signaled for the discourse table, as we all of us started clapping… Swamy’s chair was slightly moved to His left, there were still loud applauds as He was, very slowly, raising from His thorne…
After, adjusting the mike and His voice, while the whole crowd and Prof.Anil Kumar were giving their EAGER ears, Swamy started..
Parama Pavana maina Bharata vani Yandu
(in this most sacred Land of Bharat
Sahana manmade manaku chakka danamu
(tolerance is our real beauty)
vratamu lanniti yandu vane ganchina Yatti Ghana Sathya sheelame kathina tapamu
(out of all the rituals, Penance, ADHERENCE to truth is real penance)
madhura bhavambedi mana desa mandanna matru bhavamu kanna manya meddi
(what is most sweet thing about this country is love for mother)
pranambu kantenu manambe ghanamanu mana desa neethini manta galipi
(virtue is most important than one’s own life and this priniciple is being ignored)
neti kichiri Paradesha Neetula Rasi vese vichitra swetcha anu vichu kathe
(due to westernization in the name of freedom)
enugu etla tana balamu eruga ledo attu lainaru mana bharatheeyulu nedu
just as the elephant is unaware of its strength, Indians have come down to the level of elephant.
Embodiments of love
Indians are very fortunate, this land is land of sacrifice,merit,spirituality… such a country, Indians are not understanding the greatness of Bharat… if an elephant waves its tail it can throw a person 9feet away.. such an elephant is controlled by a human.. not knowing its strength, elephant is slave to humans…
YOU ARE NOT THE BODY:
This body is bound to fall one day or the other, the indweller is permanent..He has no beginning nor end… He is God himself.. realize this truth… this body is just an iron box…the power present in this body is not present any where….Truth is PERMANENT… you can just experience it but cant see it.. Truth is God, God is wisdom,he is endless..
TRUTH AND ONLY TRUTH:
Everything is born out of truth, and merges in truth…there is no place without truth…you will find truth every where nothing is Mithya (illusion), but man is carried away by out ward beauty… Man has to realize this TRUTH.. Man has to uphold TRUTH.. There is no place without TRUTH…Sathya is the foundation for the mansion of Dharma.
So control your senses and give up body attachement. Merely relying on bookish knowledge is paving way for forgetting the TRUTH…
Ignoring the Truth, we are follwing the senses…Mind can run any distance in seconds.. Mind has to be put in control…MIND IS LIKE A MAD MONKEY… BODY IS A WATER BUBBLE.. by believing the mind and body, Man is RUINING his life.. the day when you give up body attachment and control your sense and realize the Atma tatva.. that day you will be God himself.. You are not MANAVA(Man)..you are MADHAVA (God)… You have taken a form of human being, as long as you move about in this world, you wil be called by the name given to you by your parents… this is just ACTING.. the moment you leave this body you get another name and another form..
You have to make use of this Human life.. all your learning, degrees are MOMENTARY…. And they vanish the moment you leave your body.. first of all realize the REAL TRUTH.. the TRUTH.. IAM NOT THE BODY.. if any one asks you Who are You?.. you respond to a person basing on your body and your name.. if your name is Ram das, and when any one calls you you say YES I am Ram das. Who gave you this name?… You didn’t have name when you were born…its just a name given to you by your parents…
LOVE YOUR MOTHER
When Rama was named by Vasishta, he was named Rama Chandra.., only few people realized Rama’s divinity….You should have forbearance… other wise you are not human being at all.. Love your mother…today do you find any one respecting their mother? That day when Rama was going to Janaka Maharaja (Sita’s Father), he took blessings from His mother….She blessed Rama to be successful and victorious…Because of that mother’s blessings, Rama was successful.. Janaka was a learned man.. he fell at the feet of Rama…and asked Rama to marry Sita.. though Janaka asked Rama, Rama didn’t agree….. TODAY’S BOYS ARE NOT LIKE THAT.... They jump in joy the moment theIr marriage is fixed and start printing wedding cards and distribute them to all…But Rama said, we are four brothers, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Satrugna…so the four should be married same day, same time…Though the marriage to Sita was fixed, Rama never looked at Sita…
Today’s children are not like that.. after engagement they go to movies.. this is NOT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE.. He never looked at Sita.. after getting consent from His father, Dasaratha.. He accepted to marry sita, still He didn’t look at Sita..
SITA RAMA WEDDING:
While the marriage was going on, Sita was supposed to garland Rama first… Rama yet didn’t look at her.. because, “she is not my wife.. she is another women.. how can I look at another woman?its worst of the sins”… Rama was very tall.. and Sita couldn’t garland Him….. Rama didn’t bent before Sita and Sita didn’t garland Rama….. All the people assembled were looking at each other with curiosity….. then Rama looked at Lakshmana.. and Lakshmana said, Brother! first you touch the feet of our mother.. Rama took blessings from mother, and to do this Rama bend, and immediately Sita put the garland around Him…
This way the marriage was conducted.. those ages are the real ages.. Today, boy s and girls, don’t stick to such moral values..
Always listen to elders, respect them.. Then only there will be peace in your lives..
When they went to forest, for 14 years. Sita followed to forest as she considered her husband as God, as life…one day when Rama and sita were sitting under a tree and were in conversation, Lakshmana left the place.. he walked a long distance.. then Lakshmana had bad thoughts.. he thought, Brother, why should we suffer like this? Lets go back to Ayodhya.. Why should Sita suffer?.. Rama called Lakshmana and said, its not your mistake.. it s the effect of the place… this is a place where demons move so you have demonic qualities.. this is not your behaviour….. there after Lakshmana transformed and lived with Rama and Sita for 14 years
…Ramayana is the HEART of India.. for all the difficulties we face today is just because of losing values.. even if you are in mountains, in the river, invillage, in town, God WILL COME TO YOUR RESCUE.. those who know the nature of God will EXPERIENCE THE TRUTH.. The spark of God is present in every one of us.. We are the sparK of the divine.. we are GOD… If you say, Iam son of SO AND SO, son-in-law of SO AND SO.. brother-in-law of SO AND SO….... YOU WILL REMAIN SO AND SO ONLY…
Embodiments of Love
You all are good children.. but because of environment, and also food habits you are becoming bad…. Have good friends TELL ME YOUR COMPANY I SHALL TELL YOU WHAT YOU ARE… So you should join GOOD COMPANY…
Join good company, get a good name.. BE GOOD DO GOOD SEE GOOD.. THIS IS THE WAY TO GOD.. Lead your life accordingly
For the past 4 days, I AM TROUBLING YOU.. (Prof.Kumar paused for a while, as Students loudly said NO SWAMY!!!!)Swamy continued “you might say NO, but I know…..in the days to come I wil tell you many more things…Lead your life like Rama…Give up bad thoughts.. when bad thoughts come in mind don’t think about them again and again.. as you see, as you talk, bad thoughts come.. JUST IGNORE THEM… Sathya Dharma Shanti Prema are your GOOD FRIENDS… Don’t leave them… then only YOU will be a GOOD BOY..other wise you will be a BAD BOY.. get good name.. to you and to your parents… and make them happy..never disobey your parents.. then only you will earn the MERIT”….
After about 5 mins. .. Swamy gave a short discourse which gave 70mm smiles on all our faces… He said, “ All of you should have a smiling face… smiling doesn’t mean laughing loudly….Swamy continued from His chair, “ I don’t like castor oil faces!!!….Even the scholars who have assembled here are not smiling… the problems with their wives and children are understandable!!!”Thus Swamy ended His divine discourse leaving all of us smiling…
(The above discourse highlights are based on memory and not the official version… )
Another sweet music programme started as sweet prasad was distributed….
Another GOLDEN DAY… We left the hall prostrating Swamy for LETTING US WITNESS this Yagna… KOTI KOTI PRANAMS TO YOU SWAMY……
(With inputs from Bhaskar, Suresh from parthi)
Sai Mata Pita Dina Bandu Sakha …. Tere Charanomein Sai Mere Koti Pranam…
Jai Sai Ram
Offering my humble pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Lord.
Om Sairam to every one…Another great day in our lives, a day full of Overwhelming divine energy touching every ones hearts… as the Lord of Kali Age out of immense compassion, undertook the stupendous act of performing Ati Rudra Maha Yagna for the benefit of this World and simultaneously making the thousands bathe in the ocean of bliss, by His divine Darshan and divine discourse a Divine BONUS… what more can we ask for Swami?
This afternoon session of the Yagna started at 3pm and Swami came out for darshan at 4:15pm as the Shiva linga which He installed personally on the second day, received ceremonial prayers by the head priest.
This afternoon the speaker was Mr. Subbaraya Sharma, a
learned scholar from the state of Karnataka a master in Vedic knowledge and
a recepient of many awards spoke about Dakshina Murthy, another avatar of
Lord Shiva.. He made us recite sacred chants which was very nice..
After about 10 mins of talk, he went back to Swami to take His
blessings for allowing him to share his thoughts but Swami again sent
him back to speak more about Dakshina Murthy… He very happily obliged
and continued about Dakshina Murthy After his talk Swami asked the boys to
bring His discourse table amidst cheers from the devotees assembled in
Sai Kulwanth hall. Swami's chair was placed on the right side of the dias,
and Swami rose from His seat and walked few steps to reach the
Discourse table which was placed in the center of the dias….…
Swami started with the verse, Mouli gulkedu chandra markanda kala thoda praising Shiva and his appearance… "with moon adorned on his head, with large eyes, with Ganga flowing from His matted hair, He (Shiva) is of beautiful complexion, He is present every where…….. Dakshina Murthy lived his life for his devotees, taught the whole world, and silence was his weapon… God is present in all the individuals in the form of Atma… He is omnipresent….. sathyambu nandunde sarvambu shrustinche, sathyambu nandanage sarva shrusthi… every thing iin this world is born form TRUTH, and every thing merges in truth… there is no place where there is no truth… Man today is not behaving like True human beings.. MA..NA… VA (Human) means one who is not attached to Moha (illusion).. when you are attached to illusion you are animal… get rid of animal qualities and behave like a true human beings… Man should shy away from animal qualities like Lust, Anger, misery etc… Give away attachment… you need to be responsible, but this responsibility shouldn't hamper your spiritual growth…
Swami continued, "it is very easy to detach from worldly desires"… Swami then picked up the hand kerchief and dropped it.. and continued "its as easy as this.. don't relate yourself with your body… you are NOT the body… when you say its my kerchief, you are SEPARATE and kerchief is SEPARATE… you say MY BODY... that means your body is separate from you.. realize this TRUTH… You have three personalities.. THE ONE YOU THINK YOU ARE, THE ONE OTHERS THINK YOU ARE.. AND THE ONE YOU REALLY ARE…. Don't get carried away by worldly recognistion…. Your ultimate goal is to merge with God…..
Swami spoke for 30 minutes and at the end He said, He will be sharing few more things in the days to come… Swamy (body) looked very strong..so also was His voice.. He stood during the whole discourse, while His body was leaning on his left hand mostly…He was moving His right hand very freely making the discourse more expressive… He didn't sing bhajan at the end still our hearts were dancing in merry for His sweet discourse which is always full of ATMA GNANA….
After the discourse, Swami was helped in His wheel Chair to the interview room and after a gap of 5 mins he came back on the stage….. and a sweet musical programme started and Badusha Prasad was distributed which made the occasion more SWEETER….
If any devotees who are geographically closer to Parthi, pls..pls.. TRY to come to parthi and attend the Yagna atleast for one day… There is so much ENERGY and POWER which you will feel right away…and it's a ONCE IN MILLION LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY…..
Sai Mata Pita Dina Bandu Sakha … Tere Charano mein Sai
Mere Koti Pranam
posted by saidevotees_worldnet on 12.08.2006
Offering my humble pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Lord
Om Sairam to every one.
Another great day in our lives, a day full of Overwhelming divine energy touching every ones hearts, as the Lord of Kali Age out of immense compassion, under took the stupendous act of performing Ati Rudra Maha Yagna for the benefit of this World and simultaneously making the thousands bathe in the ocean of bliss, by His divine darshan and divine discourse a Divine BONUS - what more can we ask for Swamy?
This afternoon the afternoon session of the Yagna started at 3pm and Swamy came out for darshan at 4:15pm as the Shiva linga which He installed personally on the second day, received ceremonial prayers by the head priest amidst cheers from the devotees assembled in Sai Kulwanth hall..
Swamy's chair was placed on the right side of the dais, and Swamy rose from His seat and walked few steps to reach the Discourse table which was placed in the center of the dais.
EXCERPTS FROM THE DISCOURSE
Swamy started with the verse, Mouli gulkedu chandra markanda kala thoda praising Shiva and his appearance - with moon adorned on his head, with large eyes, with Ganga flowing from His matted hair, He (Shiva) is of beautiful complexion, He is present every where.. Dakshina Murthy lived his life for his devotees, taught the whole world, and silence was his weapon - God is present in all the individuals in the form of Atma. He is omnipresent.. sathyambu nandunde sarvambu shrustinche, sathyambu nandanage sarva shrusthi every thing iin this world is born form TRUTH, and every thing merges in truth - there is no place where there is no truth - Man today is not behaving like True human beings.. MA..NA - VA (Human) means one who is not attached to Moha (illusion).. when you are attached to illusion you are animal - get rid of animal qualities and behave like a true human beings - Man should shy away from animal qualities like Lust, Anger, misery etc - Give away attachment - you need to be responsible, but this responsibility shouldn't hamper your spiritual growth.
Swamy continued, "it is very easy to detach from worldly desires - Swamy then picked up the hand kerchief and dropped it.." and continued "its as easy as this.. don't relate yourself with your body - you are NOT the body - when you say its my kerchief, you are SEPARATE and kerchief is SEPARATE - you say MY BODY.. . that means your body is separate from you.. realize this TRUTH. You have three personalities.. THE ONE YOU THINK YOU ARE, THE ONE OTHERS THINK YOU ARE.. AND THE ONE YOU REALLY ARE. Don't get carried away by worldly recognistion. Your ultimate goal is to merge with God.."
Swamy spoke for 30 minutes and at the end He said, He will be sharing few more things in the days to come. Swamy (body) looked very strong.. so also was His voice.. He stood during the whole discourse, while His body was leaning on his left hand mostly. He was moving His right hand very freely making the discourse more expressive. He didn't sing bhajan at the end still our hearts were dancing in merry for His sweet discourse which is always full of ATMA GNANA.
After the discourse, Swamy was helped in His wheel Chair to the interview room and after a gap of 5 mins he came back on the stage.. and a sweet musical programme started and Badusha Prasad was distributed which made the occasion more SWEETER.
If any devotees who are geographically closer to Parthi, pls..pls.. TRY to come to parthi and attend the Yagna at least for one day. There is so much ENERGY and POWER which you will feel right away, and it's a ONCE IN MILLION LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY..
Posted on 11.08.2006
Om Sri Sairam to Sai Family,
Rakhi Poornima wishes to all my Sai sisters. The atmosphere in Puttaparthi, the abode of loving lord is fully charged as part of the commencement of much awaited Ati Rudra Yagnam, the highest and ultimate form of worship to Lord Shiva. How lucky we are to witness this Yagna in the immediate presence of Lord Sai Shiva himself... This day is a golden day in each one of our lives, the day for which we have been waiting for hundreds of births.. the day conferred to those noble ones, who prayed and prayed and just prayed to Lord Shiva..
We have heard of and might have witnessed many sacred rituals, Yagnas, but this particular Yagna is a special one as it is being conducted in the Abode of peace, Prasanthi Nilayam, in the immediate presence of Lord of this Kali Age, who out of His Immense compassion has descended in a human form to restore Dharma and teach us to be human…. This Yagna, is not an ordinary one….. It is a Yagna conducted aiming Peace and tranquility in this world, the world which is in total confusion, disturbed. In a world in which PEACE is broken into pieces…in a world, whose people are MILES away from a SMILE… and above all, this Yagna is directed by the Director of the Universe….
To witness this ONCE IN A LIFE TIME ritual, thousands of devotees thronged to Prasanthi Nilayam. Swamy came in the morning andSwamy had few surprises,after darshan around 9am He came out for street darshan, amidst cheers from thousands of devotees who didn’t have the opportunity to have a close darshan inside the hall…..
All the devotees were looking forward to the afternoon darshan when the actual Yagna was to commense… Kulwant hall was jam packed and the whole balcony of East Prasanthi was filled with ladies. The Indian music band was ready at Swamy’s residence and around 2:30pm amidst Mangala Vadyas, and as the 132 priests who were chosen for the Yagna walked in chanting Vedas, Swamy’s car followed slowly and drove in to Kulwanth Hall… There were 11 Homa gundams (the place where the sacrificial fire will be lit) were prepared under a beautifully built Mandap right across the dias. After a complete round, Swamy came walking on the stage and was seated in His thorne..Mr.Vinay the youth coordinator for Karnataka state and the fortunate one to be picked by Swamy to oversee the preparations of this Yagna…came forward to Swamy… As he was explaining the programme list to Swamy, He materialized a golden bracelet to him…
The programme started with a talk by Mr.Vinay about the importance of this Yagna and how hard they worked to make it possible.. It seems Swamy used to tell the minutest things to be done for this Yagna… when Swamy called the head priest for an interview, it seems the priest told Swamy that his Yagna will make Shiva very happy … Swamy then replies…”Iam always happy.. this is an Yagna for bestowing Peace in the world” a very important statement reassuring that Swamy is none other than Shiva Himself…
After the head priest finished his talk Swami rose from His seat…. , He asked to bring the Discourse table and the mike….. He rose up…... PREMA SWAROOPULARA…a big applause…. He starts.. “Due to rapid modernization.. People are no longer attached to our culture Indians have forgotten the values.. Gata Jeevudagu patin batikinchi yemu gelche Savitri Bhrata Sadvi kade Savitri, the great lady, who brought back her dead husband into life after successfully confronting Lord Yama (the god of Death), is she not an Indian?…In which country will you see a woman who brought back her dead husband to life?…Tana Sathya Mahimache Davagni challarchi chandramati Bharateeya Vanita kade… (Damayanthi who estinguished the fire with the power of her truth, was she not an Indian Woman? Sita who bravely entered into the fire.. was she not an Indian? This land of Bharat, is a Karma Bhoomi, Punya Bhoomi…. A sacred land… That’s the reason why Shiva was born in this holy land..akhila desala kidi upadhyaee kade…. This land of Bharat is the teacher to the whole world… Born in such a sacred land, even Indians are not behaving like human beings..
TEACH VEDAS TO CHLDREN AND LEARN VEDAS:
“All the parents should teach their children to learn Vedas and understand their importance. Those are the FORTUNATE ones who learn Vedas and remaining are the most UNFORTUNATE ONES… Swamy then called two overseas boys who are in Swamy’s school and asked them to chant Vedas, After they chanted a hymn, Swamy interferes and continues…. “These boys are studying in our institute… Recently there were devotees from Iraq and Iran who visited to Puttaparthi village… Even today there are few Iran devotees living in puttaparthi and who chant Vedas like any person..
Understand the essence of Vedas..out of the four Vedas Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Adharvana Veda, Rig Veda is very important…
He again asks the boys to chant another Hymn..Swamy continues “the essence of Vedas is LOVE ALL SERVE ALL.. HELP EVER HURT NEVER…
ABOUT ATI RUDRA YAGNAM
This Yagnais not a simple ritual.. this is being conducted for Loka Kshema( for wellbeing of the world)… Today’s world there is no peace There are Yagnas conducted at many places…. Any one can do Yagnas, but none can match this particular Yagna being conductedin Prasanthi Nilayam… those who participated in this Yagnaand those who turn their entire concentration on this Yagna are the BLESSED ONES….
Swamy then turned to Mr.Vinay, who was sitting next to the table.. this boy Vinay has worked very hard for this Yagna to be successful.. this yagna is a very expensive affair… Many people came forward to donate rice, ghee etc..but he very politely denied all… He just said.. for me Swami is enough.. He will take care.. That’s TRUE DEVOTION… He and his wife participated very actively for this Yagna..They are married for 10 years…I (Swami) even asked Vinay, if he wants a son.. He said.. I want only YOU Swami… Swami continued… I have never seen such a devotion
Swamy continued ”I never charge any money for anything.. In Sathya Sai Organisation there is NO VALUE for money… Education is free of cost… from class one to PHd the education is absolutely free…even in general hospital and in the super speciality hospital there is no charge what so ever… Swami continued “For a open heart surgery one has to spend 3 to 4 hundred thousand rupees.. how can a common man afford the price?.. what will happen to them if they don’t have the money for operation? In our hospital a patient walks in with plain clothes and walks out with brand new ones… This is the speciality of our hospital added Swamy..
It was 4:15 pm by then and Swamy sang Hari Bhajana Bina Sukha Santhi Nahin bhajan… His voice sounded very strong…After the bhajan He was about to sit down but stood again and continued… May all of you be blessed with happy life, healthy life..long life and divine life….(loud applauds)
Swamy spoke for 45 minutes… After which the Yagna commenced while Swami watched it from the dais...
Tomorrow morning (10th Aug) Swami would be installing Shiva Lingam which is a part of the Ati Rudra Yagna.
After the programme Prasadam was distributed to all the devotees.
After the first day of the Yagna…. It rained in Puttaparthi, signifying the blessings of the Gods in the heavens showering their love and grace on this Holy Land
Swami Sata Koti Pranams for this DIVINE BOON…
Jai Sai Ram
posted by saidevotees_worldnet on 11.08.2006