PARTHI NEWS - APRIL 2011

Press Statement Released by The Trustees and the Council of Management of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust-ISSUED ON APRIL 28, 2011

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 23, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 23, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 22, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 22, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 21, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 21, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 20, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 20, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 19, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 19, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 18, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 18, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 17, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 17, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 16, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 16, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 15 2011, ISSUED BY SRI SATHYA SAI CENTRAL TRUST, AT 10:45 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 15, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 15, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 14, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 14, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 13, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 13, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 12, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 12, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 11, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 11, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 10, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 10, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

SPECIAL MESSAGE CONCERNING BHAGAWAN’S HEALTH - By Dr. Micheal G. Goldstein, MD

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 9, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 9, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 8, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 8, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 7, 2011 AT 05:00 P.M.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 7, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

Special Musings Concerning Swami's Health - Posted on 06.04.2011 AT 3.00 PM (IST)

Comprehensive Update on Swami’s Health By Dr. A. N. Safaya

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ISSUED ON APRIL 6, 2011 AT 08:00 A.M.

SPECIAL MUSINGS ON UGADI AND SWAMI’S HEALTH (04.04.2011)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT AND SPECIAL MUSINGS BY PROF. G. VENKARTAMAN (03.04.2011)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (02.04.2011)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (31.03.2011)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (29.03.2011)


Special Video on TV Channels


Dear Reader,

Sairam.

A special one-hour TV program on Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, entitled "THE MIRACLE OF PURE LOVE" would be carried by two TV Channels in the next few days.

This video documentary will offer you a beautiful glimpse of the glorious Life and Mission of Bhagawan Baba, which is a saga of Sacrifice and Pure Love.

Here are the details of the Channels and the Schedule:

For the Attention of Viewers in India

TV Channel
Date/Day
Time
Sanskar TV
April 24, 2011, Sunday
8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Aastha TV
April 27, 2011, Wednesday
9.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.

For the Attention of Viewers in USA / North America

TV Channel
Date/Day
Time
Aastha International TV
April 28, 2011 
Thursday
9 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
EST - USA

For the Attention of Viewers in UK / Europe

TV Channel
Date/Day
Time
Aastha International TV
April 28, 2011
Thursday
9 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
UK Time


Please do inform all your family and friends, and anyone who is inquisitive or interested in the Life and Mission of Bhagawan Baba.

Thank you,

Loving regards,
Radio Sai team


The latest medical bulletin released by SSSIHMS, Prasanthigram this evening (16.04.2011) at 0800 hrs. indicates definite improvement in Bhagawan’s health status

Latest ZeeNews Video of 05.04.2011 in Hindi .....

http://www.zeenews.com/video/showvideo11005.html


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Approximate Calculation of Swami’s Age

English Calendar 1 year = 365 days

Swami lived for 30833 days i.e 30833/365 = 84.47397 years

Alternatively 365 days * 84.47397 years = 30833 days

Lunar Calendar 1 month = 27 days
Therefore 1 year = 324 days
Swami lived for 30833 days i.e 30833/324 = 95.16 years
As per Hindu Calendar the day you are born is counted as 1 year
Therefore 95.16 years + 1 year = 96.16 years

Therefore Swami was right.

He lived upto 96 years as per Lunar Calendar which he followed

"In regard to every matter, my thoughts are always sublime and exemplary. You must note that Swami's life is in His own hands and not in those of anyone else. If I will it, I can live for as long as I please. I can also terminate it at will. It is my will that decides and not any other person. The reason is My purity, selflessness, and divinity. What other testimony is called for? The life of the pure hearted is in their own hands and not in those of others." Discourse, 3 July 1993

Garuda Birds during Swami’s Samadhi Day - A divine phenomenon!!

I was attending the foundation ceremony of the Super Specialty Hospital in Puttaparthi.

There was a devotee friend from Kerala present during the functions when Swami was personally blessing the foundation stone laying ceremony. He referred to the belief in Kerala that the divine bird Garuda (eagles with white bands on its necks) would circle the place during the Initiation of any Divine Program. He said that he had experienced such happenings many times in Kerala. He was wondering why the eagles were not showing up when Swami was embarking on a Divine program. Within a few minutes, we were taken aback to see 4 such eagles approaching the venue and circling the area. Quietly all the four of them flew down and perched individually on four different poles erected for decoration. They sat through the function and till Swami drove away from the scene. We were delighted at this strange and extraordinary event, happening within a few minutes of my friend's utterance. It is only a reminder that all the programs of Swami are auspicious bringing Mangalam, i.e, well being and happiness to His devotees nay, to the entire mankind.

Such a Divine phenomenon was recently reported by Sri Satish Naik, in one of his postings, on Swami’s Samadhi Day. He reports that There were also a group of Garuda birds that were flying above Sai Kulwanth hall.

Sai Ram.

Mumbai Srinivasan - 29.04.2011

Shared by a Sai Devotee - 28.04.2011

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Dear Sai Brothers and Sisters,

I would like to take a moment to say something about the transition of Sathya Sai Baba.

I was surprised I took His passing as hard as I did. I thought I was better trained than to worship His form, evidently not. I'm ok with that. I even tried to joke, nothing really worked. It just had to play out.

After 5 days .... My grief has lifted .... Just like everything passes in this temporary world of ours. This was one of His main teachings, not to worship the form, even His.

I know that sounds odd to many westerners who saw nothing but the worship of His form, but this was not what Baba asked for. It was something He put up with. It was a tradition to honor such a being.

I would like to share a few things that stood out during this process by sharing the love that others had for this one-of-a-kind Guru.

But firstly, I can't imagine how hard this must have been for the people who live in Puttapharti. My grief was nothing compared to theirs. Some of them grew up with Him in this tiny village. Most of them grew up honoring His message of giving. The whole village built their life around Him. It's no wonder the women of the village couldn't bare their loss.

Someone wrote:
"Puttaparthi that sung lullabies to infant Sathya, that fondled and nurtured Little Sathya to Sri Sathya Sai and that received the abundance of His love and care over and over again during the past eight and a half decade finally earned a day to grieve, though the day would be marked in the annals of Divine History as the most significant one, when Avatar of the age was laid to rest. ...This is definitely not of her choice."

But it was His choice and no doubt they will learn to reconcile that. This is why the picture of Him offering namaskar to his devotees at His final darshan before he went into the hospital was so profound. Namaskar is the honoring of the Holy. It is similar to namaste, the God in me honors the God in you. All through the ashram devotees did this every day as soon as they laid eyes on Him. They considered this a divine act of Darshan. However, this is not something He did!

So for Him to offer this gesture at the end of the advent of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai left many speechless. It was a profound ending gesture by Him honoring the God within all those He had the pleasure of serving.

Someone wrote:

At the end of His last darshan, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba put His hands together
For all at Sai Kulwant Hall.
Devotees found this strange and now we know why.
Our deepest Gratitude to you Dear Sai.
You are Everything to us.
You will remain with us in our hearts forever and
We will love you and serve you in all forever.
Jai Sai Ram!

His frail body shows us how an enlightened being can take on the frailties of His own beloved humanity.

He, himself, spoke about this.

Whether you are one who followed the life of this man or not ... Please know this ... That His life was His message. He accomplished what was said could not be done.

He built schools for Higher Learning from elementary through college. It was free to those who attended. He offered the highest form of schooling, the learning of good character, while having the highest standard of quality academics.

He built Super-Specialty hospitals, the best in India, that offered all services for free to the poor. The patients were cared for and loved daily in the finest environment modern technology could provide.

He brought fresh water to villages in desperate need when the government said they could not do it .... He did.

He taught millions how to love their brothers and sisters by His example, even to love and forgive those who spread vicious rumors about him that were proved unfounded by a court of law.

Yes, Sathya Sai may have departed His physical Body, but He leaves a legacy like no other. Now He has left us to our own efforts to learn to live it.

Allow me to end my tribute with this poem by a devotee ...

THE BELLS OF AYODHYA

The eyes of the April clouds
Are red-rimmed with tears
Even the stars have
Lost their twinkle
Trees once emerald with
The bloom of Spring
Droop sobbing like
Black widowed weeping willows

The Lord of Parthi has left
His earthly abode
The cherished treasure of Bhu Loka
Has stolen our hearts away
It is indeed a somber time for Humanity

And Yet....
Citizens of Heaven are rejoicing
The King of Vaikuntha has returned
Can you imagine the Bliss of
Easwaramma, Pedda Raju, Hislop, Murphet
And those who have crossed over~
Their rapture knows no bounds

Like Rama Returning to Ayodhya
I have cast off my raven robes
Swami! Truly Paradise and You are
Eternally within all of us
Where grief has no grounds to take root.

Posted on 28.04.2011

24 HOURS AFTER THE MAHA SAMADHI... 28TH APRIL 2011

28TH APRIL 2O11

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

24 hours have passed since our Lord's Divine Body was laid to rest in His most favourite "play ground", Sai Kulwanth Hall which witnessed innumerable leelas of Kaliyuga Avatar Sri Sathya Sai Baba witnessed by millions of His chosen ones on various occassions. Coincidentally this day 28th April 2011 also happens to be exactly one month since He was hospitalised. Time went so fast, and this one month was also bit "harsh" on us but that is life, accept as it comes. Many of us are still asking "why?", "when?" and some are also asking was that "right time" for Swami? but with Swami we all know He knows the best. He was very sure that from now on we can take over the "task" of the divine.

Yesterday while the Maha Samadhi ceremony was going on, i got a phone call from my friend who said that half moon was seen just above Sai Kulwanth Hall area which mesmerised devotees especially from Puttaparthi and it was shown live in the TV.. There were so many people who made phone calls to neighbouring towns enquiring if they saw any moon while the Maha Samadhi was on and the reply came as no. As this "miracle" was shown live in many Telugu TV news channels, there were so many people who were thrilled. Local devotees were in tears after seeing this. One lady broke down and said, "look how much our Swami loves us. Even though He is not here Physically, He still wants to give darshan and He is blessing us all and re assuring that He is very much with us". There were also a group of Garuda birds that were flying above Sai Kulwanth hall. After the Maha samadhi ceremony, when I came out from Sai Kulwanth hall and looked up, I did see the half moon on west side. It even thrilled me..

After 24 hours of Maha Samadhi, all the police have left Parthi. The barricades have been removed, public and traffic restrictions have been relaxed. There were very few devotees left in Parthi and many were having darshan of Maha Samadhi, which now is a heap of beautifully decorated flowers (see photo above). As the crowd is not that much, they are letting devotees go closer upto the railings for Samadhi darshan. This evening, i took my son Sai Vignesh and as usual, I tried to explain to him that our beloved Lord is sleeping peacefully inside, my son was still prostrating to the two huge photographs of Swami placed on either side of the dais.

People of Parthi are dumb struck. There is absolute silence and the tempo is bit low. It will take time for the "dust" to settle and hopefully we will get used to the fact that Swami has only left us "physically". Now every BODY is a "living temple" of our Lord. All these days, we just ignored this fact, as Swami was very much in Parthi. It is our duty to keep this "living temple", peaceful, neat and spiritually powerful for our Lord to live in.

It is not clear as what kind of rituals, pujas would be performed on the 9th and 12th day of the divine departure, but I will keep you posted and probably, every one of us can follow the same ritual in your respective places.

Swami gave enough signs about His departure. As you can see more photos of the 20 March 2011 darshan - photos link : His Masterplan - the indications - , where Swami joined His hands first on gents side and then on ladies side as if doing Namaskar, not many realised the "seriousness" in this gesture. Lord's every action is completely uncomprehendable for our monkey minds. What ever it is, He atleast thought, we are worthy of being His chosen instruments. Lets "finish" the work which He has assigned to us. With the present circumstances we might think that we were no ready for the take over but He knew we all are ready to finish this game of life...Here we go......

With pranams at the Lotus Feet of our beloved Lord

R.Satish Naik - Posted 29.04.11

Parthi Update - Swami's Maha Samadhi Darshan

Today (28.04.11) and Tommorow (29.04.11), Maha Samadhi Darshan will be from 8 to 12pm in the Morning and from 4 to 8pm in the evening.

Many Thousands of people are having Maha Samadhi Darshan and there has been overwhelming emotions from everyone who passes by Bhagawan's Maha Samadhi. Everyone feels a sense of the Greatest Loss, but everyone can feel Swami's Divine Presence everywhere.

Swami once said that " Wherever My Message is spread and Seva is done with faith and Love, I will always be present". Let us all strive our hardest to spread Bhagawan's Divine Message and to serve more and more people.

Today Morning the Members of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust had a Press Conference which lasted for almost 90 minutes and many things were clarified to the Press by Mr.Srinivasan, Shri.Ratnakar and Mr.Chakravarthi.

Posted on 28.04.2011 - Mannar Krishna

Our Beloved Lord laid to Rest in Sai Kulwanth Hall, 27 April 2011

27TH APRIL 2011

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

The "most sad day" of life of Sai Family did arrive. This morning, around 5:30 am, As soon as I entered the mandir, I saw Swami's divine body was brought into the centre from Bhajan Mandir. The morning was very silent, serene, but was definitely not the morning that we were looking forward to and I also thought this "morning" was not expected that soon.

The Maha Samadhi was dug right in the middle of the dais, where Swami used to sit and give darshans in Sai Kulwanth hall. The grave would be about 7 feet wide and 12 feet length (approximate). The walls of the Maha Samadhi were covered with marble stone on all the four sides. Looking at the grave was not a good feeling at all. It was difficult to digest the fact that, from same place, Swami "taught" us the Highest knowledge, taught us human values and many HIStoric discourses were delivered from the same platform as Prof. Anil Kumar translated in English. Even this day of Maha Samadhi He was still "teaching", that any one who came with human form have to leave the form one day or other and even an Avatar has to abide to this rule but what remains permanently is ones own noble deeds and good name.

The day started with alap from Pandit Jasraj, Veda chanting and then students started singing bhajans. Before leaving for Sai Kulwanth Hall, I said to my self, no crying today. Swami is not a person, who will abandon us, He is God and He has to be felt from with in.

It was all fine untill the students started singing, O Maa, O Maa O Maa Sai Maa. Tears were about to come but stopped them successfully not until few minutes as the next bhajan that followed was Too Pyar ka sagar Hain, Humko tumse Pyar Kitna... This song, especially the lines We Love You Dear Sai We Love You, usually brings tears even if Swami is seated on the dais and today, as His body lies "life less' definitely made things worse and cried from the bottom of my heart. For some time, i felt, my whole body was aching thinking of the separation.
From the bottom of my heart I was thanking Swami for His kindness to allow me to be born in Parthi, that Swami who was just a "walkable" distance from now on would not be found (on a physical level). My mum tells me that she took me for darshan when I was just few days old. The journey with a span of 30 years had been fantastic. All the beautiful darshans, interactions, pada namaskars etc were just His grace. All the memories would be cherished for the rest of my life and I never dreamt even in my wildest dreams that the Swami would call it a day that soon. But this "divine script" was written long ago and He can only "adjust" some things here and there but cannont "cancel" the main events of His glory.

Swami's message of Unity in diversity, prompted to have multi faith prayers starting from Judaism, hymns from holy quran, from holy bible, hymns by Buddhist monks and also Sikh guru requested every one to stand up when he chanted holy hymns from Gurugranth before His body was brought to the Maha Samadhi area.. The chantings started at 8.10 am for about 30 minutes..

For records, the last bhajan, which was sung in the immediate Physical presence of Sri Sathya Sai Avatar was "Prema Eswar Hain Eswar Prema Hain".

As Swami (on a physical level) belonged the holy land of Bharath, four guards covered Swami with Indian National Flag and He received guard of honour with three round of gun salutes from the Indian police.

After this ceremony, some students and family slowly lifted Swami along with the glass freezer coffin, on to the dais. As this was done, there was a huge cry from the ladies side and every body broke down. All were screaming "Swami please don't go, be with us" but it was too late by then.

Brother Ratnakar, Swami's nephew, was blessed to perform final rites in the position of Son to our beloved Lord and also on behalf of the entire Sai family. As the priests chanted mantras, brother Ratnakar was guided to perform the final rites. "Godana", a ritual of gifting a cow was also performed.

Since Swami has attained sidhis and being an Avatar, He was buried in a different way by putting 9 food grains, 9 precious stones as a symbolic representation of 9 planets, waters from 9 sacred rivers have been brought in and vedic hymns from the four texts were recited.

As brother Ratnakar was doing this ritual, he couldn't stop his tears. Every minute was emotional to him and why not, when people who were watching live in Sai Kulwanth hall, and the millions who were watching live telecast in various TV channels broke into tears he being born in the same clan, spending so many memorable moments with Swami, will definitely feel the vacuum in his life..

Later, a new cloth was placed on Swami's divine body and that gave a signal that the final moments of having darshan of Lord of Kali Age's physical form, was fast approaching. As it is a tradition, women are not supposed to see the ritual after this, the priest apologising every one, asked for the curtains to come down as every one of us broke down one more time. We couldn't believe that we would no longer see Swami in His physical form. Sai Kulwanth Hall which made every one of us dip in the ocean of bliss made us completely sorrowful this time and it won't be the same happy feeling the next time we will visit Sai Kulwanth Hall.

Between 9.45 to 10 am Indian Time, Swami's body was laid to rest in Maha Samadhi with His head facing South. Apparently, they put sandal wood powder, mud from holy shrines in India and also Vibhuthi was smeared on Swami's body. While this ceremony was on, Sai Gayatri was chanted thus ending the glory of Sri Sathya Sai Avatar, who came all the way to the earth, to teach us the highest knowledge, to teach us how to love all and serve all, to remind us how fortunate we are to come in human form, He taught us many beautiful ways of leading a fruitful life, the best TRIBUTE to Sathya Sai Avatar would be practice the same in our day today lives.
Puttaparthi, where the living and loving God used to move amidst His chosen devotees is now another Shirdi. Even though, the "feeling" won't be the same, but I am sure there will be millions of His devotees who would be visiting this holy Samadhi Shrine year after year. All our answers from now on, would be answered by Swami from the samadhi.

Not sure, what kind of programmes would be practiced in Sai Kulwanth Hall, but I think the "daily Prasanthi routine" of suprabatam, veda chantings, two bhajan sessions will go on.

After the "Maha Samadhi", one would be wondering what will happen to all the beautiful festivals that were celebrated in His immediate presence. Sankranthi, Shivarathri, Gurupoornima, Dasara, Birthday and Christmas will lose its glory. Christmas used to be a very busy affair in Parthi. Thousands of overseas devotees used to throng to this little hamlet and stay for a month or so practicing Christmas choir. Swami used to love all the songs sung by devotees and after every song, sister Silvia used to bow down to Swami and wait for His permission to go to the next song. all these beautiful scenes will be a history now. Christmas 2010 in particular did leave a remarkable experience for the kind of decoration South Africa put up. It was only Swami's grace that South Africa got this opportunity to decorate Christmas 2010, which unfortunately happened to be the last Christmas our Lord would be celebrating. All those fortunate devotees from SA would be happy on one side but also sad that they cannot see that sweet smile of Swami any more. Being born here, I had the great privilege to meet so many noble men who came for His darshan. every one of us here are His chosen ones and equally fortunate. For being bestowed with this "rare opportunity" to be born in the same time as Avatar, to get to have His darshan. It is our duty to carry the Sai Torch for future generations. No doubt we will miss Swami, but Swami will never miss us. He is very much with us. He is going to "work" with much more force and yes the GOLDEN AGE will shine with its splendour from now on.

Sisters and Brothers, lets all stay united and work hand in hand to "complete" the mission of Sri Sathya Sai Avatar. As told earlier, Swami has left tons of work to be completed by us. It is a real test, but with His helping hand and divine guidance, nothing is difficult.

Please keep on doing all the good work, keep visiting Puttaparthi to get the spiritual batteries recharged.

(attached here are some photos of Maha samadhi where you can see brother Ratnakar doing the final rites...)

Jai Bolo Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Babaji ki JAI....

with pranams at the Lotus feet of our beloved Lord,

R.Satish Naik - 27.04.2011

No successor, says top Trust member

Puttaparthi: Justice P N Bhagwati, senior most member of the Sai Trust, said there was no question of a successor to Sathya Sai Baba. He said, “There can’t be a successor. No one can replace him.” Bhagwati also said there is no flight of wealth from the Trust. He added, there was no tension or infighting between trust members. “The Trust is united and organized. Whatever work the trust has to do is being done and will continue to be done. All media reports on the trust are, to say the least, not inspiring.” Trust members said they were dedicated to society and would continue Baba’s work. “Sai Baba has always been helping people and the Trust under him has always worked to help the people. We’ll continue that good work without.” About Satyajit, Bhagwati said, “Satyajit is a great devotee and has always done the work of Bhagawan.” TNN

Times of India - Mumbai Edition - Pg 15 -dated 28.04.2011

Parthi Update - Swami's Maha Samadhi

View the Photos - Swami's Maha Samadhi

Bhagawan's Physical Body was laid to rest amid vedic chants at the Sai Kulwant hall and with full state honours today morning.

Bhagawan's Nephew Shri.Ratnakar performed the last rites . Bhagawan's Maha Samadhi is at the spot where Swami delivered the most Memorable and Wonderful Discourses and where Swami's Darshan gave so much of joy and happiness to so many.

Once the last rites were performed by the many Vedic pundits, the red curtains were drawn at around 9:45 AM and the process started for laying Swami's Physical body in a pit, After about 40 Minutes, The curtains were removed for the people to have a glimpse of the Samadhi where Swami's Physical body was laid to rest.

Earlier, a little before 9 AM, the glass casket in which Bhagawan's Physical Body was kept for Final Darshan was removed and was wrapped in national flag for a brief while. Men of the Andhra Pradesh Armed Police sounded the last post and fired 21 shots in the air as a mark of respect. Then the Tricolour was removed and verses from Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Sikh, Judaism and Buddhist scriptures were read out by leaders from these sects. Later, The Divine Mangala Aarti' was performed.

Leaders from across the political spectrum were among the many thousands who attended the ceremony. The Darshan for devotees of Bhagawan's Samadhi will start at 12 noon today.

The political leaders who attended Swami's Maha Samadhi included Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Chief ministers N Kiran Kumar Reddy and BS Yeddyurappa, Governors ESL Narasimhan and Shivraj V Patil, BJP leaders LK Advani, M Venkiah Naidu, Bandaru Dattatreya, former Andhra chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan.

The Moon was most clearly visible even during the day in Puttaparthi, It was never ever so visible as during Swami's Maha Samadhi. Swami's Divine Miracle and a Divine Sign that He is always and forever be with each and everyone of us.

Bhagawan once said that " I will always be there when My Message is spread and where Sevas for the Poor are done".

OUR LIFE IS HIS MESSAGE

Sai Ram

Posted- Mannar Krishna - 27.04.2011


Message from Dr Michael Goldstein

Date: Monday, April 25, 2011, 5:01 PM

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Sai Ram!

Our Beloved Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, our Dearest Swami, elected to leave His Physical Form this morning, at 7:40AM, April 24, 2011 due to cardio-respiratory failure according to the report of the attending physicians. We grieve the loss of our Beloved Swami, the embodiment of Divine Love, who has left us on this Easter Sunday, this day of Divine Resurrection. We lament the greatest loss that we will ever sustain.

No words that are written or spoken by anyone can completely assuage our grief or allay our apprehensions about the future. However, we can waste the remainder of our lives grieving for the loss of His Physical Presence which accomplishes nothing. Or, we can accomplish everything, the fulfillment of our spiritual destiny that He ordained, by devoting our lives to Him and to His Divine Message of selfless love and service. Before, He lived in our spiritual hearts and also in the Presence and Identity that he assumed in the world as our Beloved Swami. Now He lives only in our spiritual hearts, as the Lord of Lords, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Now, we must turn inward to experience His Divine Presence and Love.

Our mischievous and wayward minds wreak havoc in these solemn moments. The mind asks to no avail. It perplexes and perturbs us. Our heart answers. It consoles and enlightens us.

Similar questions are being asked in many places.

Why did He leave us now? We expected 10 more years.

Actually, according to the lunar calendar which has been used by Hindus and others, Swami lived to 95 years, not 85 years. Perhaps he left us sooner than we expected. However, Our Beloved Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is not confined by the demise of the Physical Presence and Identity that he assumed, nor is He constrained by time. He will be with us forever.

What will we do now if we are left to our own devices without the comfort of knowing that He is always there? Has he not been our source of selfless love and wisdom, our recourse in all of the
travails of life?

He has always been there and always will be there! Just as our mothers and fathers were our protectors when we were children, Swami has been the Divine protector for all of us, young and old. “Being there” is being accessible to us always, whenever or wherever there is a need. He resides in our spiritual hearts. He is “always there” for each and everyone of us whenever and wherever we need Him.

Just prior to my last conversation with Swami, I was very preoccupied. Swami suddenly called me to come close to Him. He reached out, took my hand, and caressed my hand gently. Then He smiled lovingly and said ever so softly, “there is fear in your heart”. I felt deeply soothed by His Divine Love, the Love of Divine Mother and Father. I kissed His hand and His feet repeatedly. I felt the exuberant joy of a child. For an instant, I recaptured youth and innocence. His sweet words and gentle caress dissolved whatever fear that I must have been harboring and brought exhilaration and a feeling of rejuvenation instead. He will always be there for us. He is our Divine Mother and Father. This has not changed. It will always be so. This is Divine Truth impervious to time and unaltered by the demise of His Body.

What future awaits us as His devotees, each of us individually, and all of us together, as a spiritual organization? How can there be a Sri Sathya Sai Organization? How can we come together if Swami is no longer living among us to inspire us and correct us when we go astray?

“Why fear when I am here?” declared our Beloved Swami. He has always been and will continue to be present as the Divine Indweller who resides in our spiritual hearts. Being “here” refers to His Spiritual Presence, not His Physical Presence. He will always be “here”. This has not changed. “Here” is everywhere and forever. “Here” is accessible to each and everyone of us in our own hearts. To be with Him “Here” and now, we must choose faith, not fear.

Swami has come to demonstrate how we should live these human lives. He has come for the awakening of conscience and selfless love in the minds and hearts of all people. To Love all, serve all. To Help ever, hurt never. The Sri Sathya Sai Organizations are based on these spiritual principles that He has provided. We will certainly persevere!

When I presented the decisions of the World Conference for His Divine Approval and Guidance, which I sent to all of you in a recent letter, Swami gave His Approval to all that I submitted. All that I submitted was derived from the reports on your World Conference study circle comments and conclusions. Therefore His Approval of the recommendations was His Approval of your earnest deliberations and sincere aspirations to improve the Sri Sathya Sai Organization. We will certainly abide by these decisions so readily approved by our dearest Swami. Already a committee to draft universal guidelines for all countries has been appointed and begun their work, a tentative program for the World Youth Conference in July has been submitted, and all of the other decisions are under deliberation.

Now it is our sacred duty to wholeheartedly support and contribute our love, good faith, and best efforts to ensure that the International Sri Sathya Sai Organization continues to be a beacon of selfless love and service in the world. It is our contribution to the spiritual legacy of our Beloved Bhagavan Baba, our dearest Swami, for all of mankind.

We must listen to our hearts with spiritual self confidence. My heart tells me that His Lessons for mankind will not be forgotten or forsaken. My heart tells me that our spiritual lives, our noble actions, and our selfless love will become worthy testaments to His Divine Presence among us.

Lord of Lords, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Divine Mother and Father, Dearest Swami, may we always love You unwaveringly, always follow You without faltering, and always find You in our heart of hearts.

Lovingly in the Service of Sai,

Michael Goldstein


Special Message from Radio Sai Team - April 26, 2011

Dear Reader,

Sairam.

Devotees with deep love for Swami in their hearts are coming to Prasanthi Nilayam in hundreds and thousands to treasure in their hearts forever one glimpse of their beloved Swami. The Prime Minister of India paid his homage this evening. The public darshan in Sai Kulwant Hall will go on till late evening today (April 26, 2011).

Like every one of you we too were caught completely unawares on April 24, and immediately we had to organize huge screens for devotees’ viewing in Sai Kulwant Hall, at select points inside the Ashram, as well as at various vantage locations in the Puttaparthi town. This had to be done with no delay not only because of devotees' convenience but also for security and other reasons.

We also started offering you the Live Audio Stream of the bhajans and devotional offerings in Sai Kulwant Hall on Radio Sai since the morning of April 25.
For Live Video of the happenings in Sai Kulwant Hall we made quick arrangements for a Live Video Feed which was carried by a number of TV Channels through their broadcasting vans stationed in Prasanthi Nilayam. This way we were able to serve the yearning devotees at the regional and national level. Because of the pressure of all these immediate tasks on our extremely limited manpower (hardly half a dozen staff) and other resources we could not however organize a Live Video Stream on our website: radiosai.org.


We regret for this inconvenience to overseas devotees. However, we hope many people in several countries will watch the special video "The Miracle of Pure Love" which will aired by Astha International TV Channel. Please go here for the details of the timings.

Tomorrow (April 27, 2011) is the most sacred day when the Sai Kulwant Hall will transform into the Maha Samadhi Mandir of our dearest Bhagawan. We are going to video record every second of this momentous occasion and will offer you special highlights very shortly. This way people in all time zones will be able to see a compact footage of this event at their convenience.
People in India, however, can watch the Live Video of tomorrow’s proceedings on the many TV channels which are already carrying the Divine darshan in Sai Kulwant Hall for the past two days.

Additionally, we are also fully occupied organizing huge screens in the Hill View Stadium to enable the ever increasing number of devotees thronging Prasanthi Nilayam witness tomorrow’s proceedings with much ease.

We hope you understand the immense constraints and demands on our time and resources because of which we are not able to offer you a Live Video Stream of tomorrow's proceedings on our website.
Thank You.

“I am in You, With You, Above You, Beside You, Around You….” Any number of times Bhagawan has reminded us about this ultimate truth. Our Sai, as we all know, is very much in our hearts, guiding us, guarding us, and loving us as ever. Let us now resolve to make our lives His message.

Loving regards,
Radio Sai team.

People speak about My powers and My miracles,
but My Love is My greatest miracle. - Baba

26th April 2011 Darshan Update (Probably my last Darshan Update on Sri Sathya Sai Avatar)

26th April 2011

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family

As the deadline for the closure of Swami's last darshan was fast approaching, thousands thronged to Parthi for a glimpse of our beloved Lord's Holy body.

Today many VVIPs visited Parthi among them were Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Governor Narasimhan, AP, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, Former Prime minister Deve Gowda, Gujarath Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Swami Nityananda, actress Jamuna and others had Swami's darshan.

As the time for the Maha Samadhi (burial) is approaching, many devotees all over the world are still anticipating a miracle from Swami. Seated in darshan hall, I was watching Swami's holy feet (even though not visible) if there would be any movement. From 9am to till 5 pm, there were so many students who were taking turns to sit closer to Swami. In the morning brother Veda Narayana was seated to His right by Swami's head and watching the beautiful Lord, with eyes filled with tears. For a person like him who has spent such a great amount of time by Swami, it is a great loss. Every person, coming into the Sai Kulwanth hall to have last darshan were in tears. They couldn't bear to see Swami in that state.

Brother Sathyjit, who was blessed to spent most of Swami's last years with Swami, was standing by the pillar on the dais, with a very sad face. One cannot explain how much he would be going through after spending so much time with Swami and suddenly to lose Him is some thing which is un-repairable. Probably all the sweet memories would be reeling in his mind and make him more emotional.

Mr.Srinivasan was also in the same state of mood. For all those noble souls, blessed to work closely with Swami it is definitely a great loss. They would still be feeling that it is just a "bad dream"

Brother Ratnakar, who is still not able to walk without support after that accident in december, was seated to Swami's left, watching Swami keenly. Brother Ratnakar, another blessed soul, to be born as Swami's brother's son, also had spend some quality time with Swami. For him, Swami is own uncle which makes things more tougher during these testing times. Two of his younger sons, were also seen seated next to Swami's divine body.

Around 4.30 pm, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mrs.Sonia Gandhi, Governor Narasimhan, AP, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy came to Sai Kulwanth hall, entering through the Bhajan mandir behind the dais. As soon as they came into the verandah, Smt. Meenakshamma, wife of Late Sri. Janaki Ramayya (Swami's younger brother) was introduced to Sonia Gandhi by All India Sai President, Sri. Srinivasan. They directly came to the place where Swami's divine body was kept and as bhajans were sung, both of them offered floral tributes to Swami. I am not sure if Sonia Gandhi ever met Swami even though, I know that Smt. Indira Gandhi did follow Swami in those days.

After offering floral tributes, they sat down on the floor, to Swami's right by His head while the bhajan Brahmanda nayaka Baba was sung. Right through, Smt.Sonia Gandhi was watching Swami with joined hands so also was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. After two bhajans, both of them rose from their seats and after bowing down to Swami one more time, they left the hall, after meeting brother Ratnakar. while both of them were seated, I was praying to Swami to bless them so that they give good governance to this holy India. Every time, any political leader from any country came, I used to say the same prayer. This is for the first time, that such high profile leaders are coming to have His darshan under such circumstances.

Swami, would have definitely blessed them for their trouble to come all the way to Parthi to offer their obeisance.

Meanwhile, the Maha Samadhi (grave) was dug last night and all arrangements are being made for the Maha Samadhi of Swami on the dais right in the middle.According to the news, the officials had discussions with learned pandits (scholars) headed by Sri.Kondavadhani from Rajahmundry about the final rituals. In the discussions, they discussed the Shirdi baba Samadhi, who attained Samadhi in sitting position but looks like Swami's Maha Samadhi will be as it is now. He will be buried between 9 to 9.20 am, with His head towards the south and holy feet towards the North. Holy water from all the major holy rivers in India are being brought for the Maha Samadhi Ceremony which will be used for Puja.

I am also attaching the RARE photo of Swami doing NAMASKAR, which I feel was an "indication" of Him taking leave from us. According to my friend Prema Das who was there in darshan that day, said that it happened on the 20th of March 2011.also attached are few photos of today's DARSHAN.. As mentioned earlier there might be live telecast of the Maha Samadhi ceremony, please do check the links that I sent in my previous emails.

Meanwhile please click the following link of the Prime minister's visit to Parthi..
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/pm-sonia-pay-homage-to-sai-baba/197744

Sisters and brothers, with a heavy I want to tell you with a little bit of HOPE some where in my heart that today will be the last "DARSHAN" (unfortunately I won't be typing this word any more from now), for every one in Sai Kulwanth Hall. Swami who left us on the 24th will not even be seen Physically from tomorrow the 27th April.

How well can we bear this "pain"? Only time will answer this question.

O Swami keep on showering Your choicest blessings on all of us, Let you glory be sung with much more intensity, let all the Sai Activities continue with much more success, we all know You are very much with us, Your Avataric Mission will flourish for ever, Your helping Hand is enough for us to cross this ocean of life, to end this cycle of life and death, to Master this mind and be a MASTER MIND..

We Love You Dear Lord... Miss You... Miss You.. Miss You..

With Pranams at Your Lotus Feet,

R.Satish Naik - 26.04.2011


Parthi Update - Swami's Final Darshan timings extended till Midnight tonight

Tuesday, 26 April, 2011

With Lakhs and Lakhs of Devotees surging into Prasanthi Nilayam for a Final Darshan of Swami, The Darshan timings have been extended till Midnight tonight. Earlier Darshan for Devotees was to end at 6pm so that preparations for Bhagawan's Samadhi could take place. But with the unprecedented surge in Devotees waiting for a final Glimpse of our Lord, the Darshan timings have been extended.

Today morning three special trains from Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada were filled to the brim with Devotees. Darshan lines extended for almost 4 kms

Today Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and External Affairs Minister SM Krishna are coming to offer their tributes to Bhagawan.

Bhagawan's Divine Samadhi would be in Sai Kulwanth Hall between 9 to 9.30 AM, where Swami's Divine Darshans were a source of great joy and happiness to many. News is that there would be a big Statue of Swami over the Samadhi. Details would be known later. Huge LCD Screens have been set up so that Devotees can view Bhagawan's Maha Samadhi from outside.

Sai Ram

Posted by Mannar Krishna


Swami lives forever in our hearts

From an email that i received ,

Sathya Sai Baba indeed lived with us in a physical body for 96 years (approx) and in his athmic body forever with us,as per sathya sai speaks volumes of books and videoclippings available...sai ram sai ram sai ram Sai ram

Hindu moon monthly calendar has 27.3 (approx) days as stars starting from Aswini upto Revathi.

Name Value (days) Definition
sidereal month 27.32166155 with respect to the distant stars (13.36874634 passes per solar orbit) .
synodic month 29.53058886 with respect to the Sun (phases of the Moon, 12.36874634 passes per solar orbit).
tropical month 27.321582 with respect to the vernal point (precesses in ~26,000 years)
anomalistic month 27.554550 with respect to the perigee (recesses in 3232.6054 days = 8.8504 years)
draconic (nodical) month 27.212220815 with respect to the ascending node (precesses in 6793.4765 days = 18.5996 years)

So (85 x 365.25) / (27.3 x 12) = 96.46.. (approx) years and days

This is what Swamy would have said long long long ago.

If you calculate the number of days He was on this earth and the number of times the moon takes to rotate the earth

( which is a month- actually 27.3 days) it comes up to 95- 96 years (approx)!

And if you calculate the day you are born as the first year ( per the Hindu calendar) He was actually 96!

Bhagawan did exactly as He said He would!

Sai Ram

Posted by sureshbalaraman - 25.04.2011


11PM, 25TH APRIL 2011, MORE NUMBER OF DEVOTEES HAVE SWAMI'S DIVINE BODY DARSHAN

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

As Swami's divine body lies in Sai Kulwanth Hall, its 11 pm here now in Parthi and still people are waiting in line patiently for the last darshan. The lines for gents is gone beyond Hanuman temple and the ladies line is also more or less the same. Inspite of this, darshan is over in 30 minutes which itself says how nice are the arrangements.

As Swami lies there in the middle of the hall, every one feels He is just sleeping and He will be coming back. no body is willing to believe that our Swami is no more (read as physically). But that is life. Full of uncertainities. With Swami, He has told us " Love My uncertainity". Even though this is also His "uncertainity", no one seems to love it. Even now, I saw people crying loudly for Swami after having His darshan and there was one woman who was telling one police man by Ganesh gate that "My Swami is just sleeping. Please don't think that He has left us" the police man tried his best to console that poor lady but in vain. These scenes were commonly seen since that painful announcement.

Today, Sachin Tendulkar came to Parthi and he was in tears watching Swami. Sachin Tendulakar was a bleesed devotee who first came to Swami in the year 1995 (if iam correct) was introduced to Swami by another legendary cricketer of yester years, Sunil Gavaskar. Sachin Tendulkar, a Shirdi Baba devotee, was fascinated by Swami and also His yeomen service that He was doing for the mankind. Even though, his personal conversations with Swami are not spoken in public (neither he speaks in public) but there was one occassion when he came to Swami in the year 1999, after the historic test series against Pakistan.

Sachin Tendulkar who uses a heavy bat, developed back pain during this series with Pakistan. He immediately came to Swami and our Lord, in His usual style asked, How are you? Swami, the divine Master likes to play with words and also gives a very strong message with simple words. the answer from Sachin was "Body pains Swami". Sachin who was expecting a reply or remedy for the problem, got a stange answer from Swami. Swami replied "yes yes Body Pains". Probably Sachin didn't understand Swami's words and Swami explained, When you say Body Pains, it means when you come with a BODY, you are bound to have pain. This was a very remarkable statement by Swami which speaks about giving up of body attachment, which He was practicing till His last breath.

Another cricketers who came to Parthi were Lakshman and Srisanth. Hyderabad born Lakshman is also a devotee for many years now and couple of years ago, Swami named his little son as Sarvajit, which also happened to be the name of the Telugu New Year.

Ministers, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Praful Patel and many others had Swami's darshan. Many thousands, men and women had darshan today. Local devotees were very busy in suppling water, biscuit packets, food to all the devotees lining up for darshan. They were not "leaving" any one without taking food. Many devotees were touched with this kind gesture and if Swami were to be alive (in the body) He would have mentioned this kind gesture by His Villagers. Swami used to be very happy when some one from village excels or shows this kind of kindness to their fellow human beings.

Mean while the government announced that Swami's burial will take place on Wednesday 27th April around 9 am to 9.30 AM which will be attended by Sri.L.K.Advani, BJP leader, and many chief ministers are expected to attend the burial ceremony which will be attended by Swami's family members and selected devotees.

Tomorrow Tuesday the 26th April, Swami's body will be kept till 6pm for darshan after which the darshan will stop, to make way for final arrangements for the burial.

More reports to follow:

With pranams at the Lotus Feet of our beloved Lord,

R.Satish Naik - 25.04.2011


SOME VIDEOS OF SWAMI'S DIVINE BODY IN SAI KULWANT HALL

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

As it is 1 pm in Puttaparthi, thousands are coming to Parthi for Swami's final darshan. Today's temperature is around 40 degrees yet devotees are daring the heat to see our beloved Lord as every one knows this will be NOW OR NEVER darshan. Meanwhile local devotees, have expressed their gratitude to Swami for all His kindness for all these years, by arranging free food for the waiting and visiting devotees, mineral water is being supplied for every 10 feet.
many small time shop keepers are giving away photos of Swami, some are giving Swami's calendars to the villagers.

There are so many local devotees who are voluntarily guiding the devotees as how to line up for darshan. there are also devotees who are putting up over head curtains so that devotees don't feel the heat.

All these arrangements are being made completely free of cost which speaks how much they love Swami.

For the first time, we have the misfortune to see Swami sleeping and this time He will be sleeping for ever.

Former cinema heroine, Smt.Anjali Devi, the fortunate actress who acted as Mother Eswaramma in Shirdi Sai Parthi Sai tele serial, fainted after seeing Swami's Divine Body in Sai Kulwanth Hall.

Cricket Maestro, Sachin Tendulkar had Swami's final darshan along with his wife Anjali for 30 minutes.

Many villagers are coming to Parthi to have final darshan. Many hotels are being closed so there were devotees who even came with bags to Sai Kulwanth hall. The security and sevadals have relaxed the rules and even cell phones are allowed in Sai Kulwanth hall in switch off mode.
Keep watching the Indian TV channels as many of them are carrying live footage from Parthi. I am not sure if the samadhi last rites also would be live or not, but keep watching.. Unconfirmed reports say that Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh will be visiting Parthi tomorrow. Mean while it was announced by the government that darshan will be allowed till 6pm 26th April 2011.
Later, arrangements will be made for Swami's final rites. Even till that second, people will be hoping for a Miracle. In this span of 86 years Swami has performed millions of miracles, if Swami performs on more miracle then that will be a HIS toric one..

Please click the following links to watch some short videos of the divine body..

Swami being shifted in Ambulance from Hospital to the ashram

http://sakshitv.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5165:2011-04-24-11-00-53&catid=109:2010-11-23-18-17-06&Itemid=757

Cricketer Sachin pays homage to Swami

http://ibnlive.in.com/#hp_player2


Karnataka Chief Minister Pays Homage to Swami

http://ibnlive.in.com/#hp_player2


Sri Sathya Sai Baba 1926 to 2011

http://ibnlive.in.com/#hp_player2


Sairam

Mata Amritananda Mayi (the hugging saint condoles Swami's divine departure
Sri Sri,Mata mourn Sai Baba

Bangalore, April 24, DHNS:

Sai Baba’s death was also condoled by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. ''Baba will continue to live in the hearts of millions of devotees. His message of ‘Love All and Serve All’ will resonate in the world forever.

His messages have always been universal; especially his message of “Satya Dharma Shanti Prema” which has transcended all barriers of caste and religion,” the AoL founder said in a statement in Bangalore.

Meanwhile spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi said on Sunday that Sri Sathya Sai Baba was the one who opened the path of love and compassion to millions of his devotees.
Expressing grief over Sai Baba’s demise, Amritanandamayi asked his devotees to exercise self-control and regain their spiritual strength.

“Sathya Sai Baba’s life was his message. Each devotee should follow the path of love and compassion shown by Sathya Sai Baba. That is the greatest tribute and affection anyone could offer him,” Amritanandamayi said in her message.
 
Jai Sai Ram,

In the Service of Our Most Beloved Bhagawan

Posted by Satish Naik - 25.04.2011


24 HOURS SINCE SWAMI'S BODY'S DIVINE DEPARTURE

Monday, 25 April, 2011

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

It has been 24 hours now. Thousands are thronging to Puttaparthi. Since 6.30 pm last evening, atleast one hundred thousand devotees had the chance to have the final darshan. Even though it was bit confusing initially, later on, the police made excellent arrangements for devotees to go in and last darshan went on the whole night.

Swami is placed in the middle of Sai Kulwanth hall in a glass box. What was disturbing though was some sarvadharma stickers here and there on the box. The stickers were right at places where you really want to have a close look. One by the holy feet and two on either side of Swami's head (side wise). Gents and ladies are allowed to enter the hall from the Rama Gate. Gents were able to see Swami's right side and ladies were able to see Swami's left side.

Swami's body has been covered with orange (the colour of His robe) cloth and the holy feet is not visible. Only the face from His chin is shown for devotees. There are atleast 6 lines of students, VIPs, sevadals on either side of Swami and we are able to see Swami from about 15 feet distance. VVIPs are taken upclose for darshan.

To see Swami in that situation is definitely painful, but atleast we were able see Him one last time. The darshan is not too long. We are able to have darshan in maximum 20 minutes as every thing is systematic. Last night, I took my 21 months old son along with me. He had no clue what was happening. I tried to whisper in his ears, saying Swami has left His mortal body, but in vain. There are so many photos of Swami in Sai Kulwanth hall and He joined his hands and started praying to them ignoring Swami's physical body. I thought, I lucky he is, atleast he won't be feeling sad like us, Swami used to tell us, be like a child, smiling at every one without any reservations, be like a child unaffected by any wordly problems.

More and more devotees are expected to Parthi and many will be coming from overseas as well. many devotees especially from overseas have decided not to come as they won't be comfortable seeing Swami in that state rather feel Swami within.

Sisters and brothers, as every one of us are STILL hoping for a miracle, lets not forget to implement our beloved Lord's valuable teachings with immediate effect. Swami's sudden departure seems like a death of our own father, who worked incessantly and did every act Dharmically. Being the "son" of such a noble father, it is our duty to walk in the steps of our "father" so that the society doesn't laugh at our "father" rather be a "proud son of our belated father" who, undoubtedly will be with us for ever, no matter what happens..

More VVIPs are coming to Puttaparthi today. among them would be cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and many others.

Unable to bear Swami's sad news, 4 people in Andhra Pradesh state died yesterday with heart attack. The first one was 45 year old Narayanamma, who lives in Parthi. She died at 10am.

More updates to follow...

With Pranams at the Lotus Feet of our beloved Lord,

R.Satish Naik


Last Darshan Started at 6.30 PM 24th April 2011

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

It is still unbelievable. Thousands are thronging to Puttaparthi to see our Lord's for one last time. The Indian railways is running special trains to Prasanthi.

After a special darshan and final rituals by the family in Swami's residence, Vedam boys headed by brother Veda Narayana entered the Sai Kulwanth Hall, for one final time. We have seen this Vedam procession as our beloved Lord entered with His characterstic divine MAJESTY. As the vedam boys entered, bhajan boys followed and every one were waiting with wide open eyes, and with a heavy heart to watch our beloved Lord, who would be coming for the first and last time in His body but this time we won't be able to see His beautiful smile, His loving enquiries about our well being, His Abhaya hasta.....

It is completely unbelievable to know that He is not amidst us (read as PHYSICAL form). Swami is now placed in a glass box (just below the dais, where the vedam boys used to sit) with His head towards the stage. There are thousands out side the ashram waiting patiently to get in. Both ladies and gents are let in turns from the Gopuram gate and after darshan one would come out from Ganesh gate. There is no one who is smiling. there is absolute silence in every one's face. No one can believe that they will not be able to see Swami here after

Swami's body will be available for final darshan untill Tuesday night and the final rites for the samadhi would be performed on Wednesday. Apparently, holy water from river Saraswathi will be used for the final rites (not confirmed yet).

Will keep you posted...

Sairam

Satish-24.4.2011


Swami to be Buried in Sai Kulwanth Hall on Wednesday 27th April 2011

Sunday, 24 April, 2011

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

Swami, after His 28 days of hospitalisation, He has left us all on a "physical level". Probably it was all part of the DIVINE PLAN to stay that long so that devotees would not be shocked to listen the sad news all of a sudden. Swami "pretended" to be in the body all these 28 days but it is only for us to minimise the sorrow. Such a great Avatar, even at the last days of His life, He preferred to make us happy. Since the day of His hospitalisation, there were millions all over the world who were praying for His speedy recovery. As Swami had told that He would be in the body till the age of 96, every one were hoping for a miracle. In Swami's DIVINE DICTIONARY it probably meant 86 and not 96.

As it is a great shock to every one, People in the streets of Parthi are banging their chest in grief. There are so many in the streets with tears in eyes, some are seated before the closed shops some on the pavements and every where.. Swami who had been part of our lives, especially to residents of Puttaparthi for whom every thing, every moment is SAI. It is a matter of great shock to the Sai Family. The great Avatar of Kali Age, has left us physically. But He has left us tons of " responsibilities". Sisters and Brothers, yes this is very sad news. The heart's of every devotee is hurt immensely. but a "true devotee" can never say that Swami is no more. If Swami was to be confined to His body, how could He be seen all over the world.

Swami was the only "person" in the world who wanted every thing to be give for "free". In the times when people don't even smile for "free", Swami has given world class medical services completely free to every one. There came one suggestion from some one requesting Swami to charge "little bit" to the rich who can afford to pay, and Swami our kind Lord said, there is no difference between "poor man's heart" and "rich man's heart' who could ever tell this.

Some years ago, in Kodai kanal, some officials were briefing Him about the arrangements for Eswaramma day and when one officer said, "Swami tomorrow we will have poor feeding", Swami corrected him saying, Sai's feeding can never be "poor feeding" you rather say "feeding the poor". Such is the kindness of Swami.

Swami who has given every thing to the devotees, has also given nutritious food to all at affordable price. Apparently couple of years ago, some one from the South Indian Canteen went to Swami and said, Swami our canteen has incurred great loss. So we have decided to raise the price from Rs.6 to Rs.10 for a full meal. Swami looking at him bit seriously said, if you irritate me like this, I am going to give the food for free. when it is Swami's canteen, why are you worried about the loss. It is my "business". Can any one do such Divine Business? No business man can make such a statement.

SWAMI'S SAMADHI ARRANGEMENTS:

Sai Kulwanth Hall, the venue for all the "historic" events in Parthi, will also be His Samadhi temple (tomb) in future.. Swami's divine body will be brought to the ashram around 4pm from the Super Speciality Hospital..there are already arrangements being made in the Sai Kulwanth hall. Swami's Samadhi would be on the dais from where He used to watch us all while we sing His glory. At present there are white curtains around the stage and the recently erected elevated wooden dais, is now completely removed. Any moment, they will start digging the dais. Meanwhile, the final darshan of Swami's BODY would start from 6pm, 24th april and the darshan will continue on Monday, Tuesday as well. in the morning of Wwednesday, the burial will be performed.

Police are making all the arrangements for the final darshan. I think Swami's body will be placed in the middle of Sai Kulwanth hall and ladies and gents would be allowed separately into the hall for the final darshan.

It is still unbelievable to know that we wont be able to see our beloved Lord in Puttaparthi. We devotees should not forget the great services rendered by the doctors in Super Speciality Hospital. Even though they tried their best, perfectly following Swami's message of KARMA YOGA, they (doctors) and We knew from the day one that it will be Swami's FINAL DECISION that will matter. We should also have to appreciate the patience and hardwork of Sri Sathya Central Trust and its members who tried their best to give ultramodern medical facilities to Swami in no time, all praises to Minister Geetha Reddy for all that she has done being a bridge of love between government and devotees.

All the ministers, governors are reaching Puttaparthi. The Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Sri.Ashok Chavan have already come to Parthi. Sonia Gandhi, Prime minister Manmohan Singh, L.K.Advani, Ms.Jayalalitha and many other top leaders have expressed their deep condolences on Swami's Divine Departure. The government of Andhra Pradesh has declared 4 days of mourning.

It would be a very sad day for Sachin Tendulkar as his birthday unfortunately coincided with Swami's Physical Exit. He is also coming to Parthi tomorrow for the final darshan.

Since his hospitalisation, Swami was in headlines. while reporting they also spoke all the good work Swami had did and also His miracles. many people who were not in Sai Fold who were watching this did get an urge to have darshan of this great Avatar and hoped for one physical darshan but little did they knew that it was too late..

Looks like the final darshan will also be shown live in various TV channels as the arrangements are already being made.

Please click or follow the Below Links to watch the various Telugu TV Channels for Live Proceedings from Prasanthi Nilayam :

Sakshi TV : http://www.yupptv.com/sakshitv.html

ABN ANDHRA JYOTHI : http://www.yupptv.com/abnandhrajyothi_live.html

NTV : http://www.yupptv.com/ntv_live.html

TV5 : http://www.yupptv.com/tv5_live.html

Studio N : http://www.yupptv.com/studio_n_live.html


TIMES NOW http://www.yupptv.com/times_now_live.html (English channel but am not sure if it is having a live telecast

With Pranams at the Lotus Feet of our beloved Lord,

Satish Naik


Swami's Body Arrives in Ambulance to Ashram,

3PM, 24th April 2011Sunday, 24 April, 2011 8:15 PM

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

For the first time in the history of Puttaparthi, that all the devotees were crying from their hearts, when Swami came on to the street. This STREET DARSHAN was completely out of the blue, never anticipated, never expected and definitely painful.

Around 3PM, Swami's body was brought in ambulance. Every one were crying, chanting Sai Ram, saying Jai Bolo Sathya Sai Baba ki Jai. Every one were saying, Swami You cannot do this, Please come back, we will not tolerate this.

Our beloved Sai would still be smilingly watching this DIVINE DRAMA, For Swami who is beyond all, happiness and sorrow doesn't matter at all. What more shock can there be than losing Swami. I thought this day would come bit later but it is all Swami's wish.

the ambulance went directly to Sai Kulwanth Hall and then to Swami's residence. According to the news, chance will be given to family members and to the trust members first for the final darshan and the general darshan will start at 6.;30 PM. devotees are already lining up for darshan.

Sisters and Brothers, please don't cry as our Lord has not left us. He is very much with us.. Lets make Him happy by practicing all that He has taught us..

Please click the following link http://www.youtube.com/user/satishfromparthi#p/a/u/0/OOE-2W4PMjo to watch a short video of Swami's Ambulance...

With Pranams at the Lotus Feet,

Jai Sairam

Satish Naik - 24.04.2011


24th April 2011, 7.38 AM Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Our Beloved Lord has left the body

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family, With a heavy heart, and in complete dismay, I want to share this most miserable news of Kali Yuga about the sudden departure of Lord Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Messiah of love who drenched every one of us with His unsullied Love. He left His body at 7:38 am. 24 th April 2011.. I cannot believe what I am typing and don't know what to type.., I cannot believe what happened but the news is definitely shocking. Pulling the curtains down for the 24 days, Little Sathya Narayana Raju of yesteryears, Sri Sathya Sai Baba of today's, DIVINE DRAMA, our Swami decided to leave us all, inspite of all the prayers, all the yagnas, all the rituals by His beloved children all over the world.

I have no idea and I am completely baffled to know that I would be typing this obituary to the DIVINE during this time when Swami's mission and His message of Love was spreading all over the world with such a good pace.

Swami, just like Shirdi Sai Baba did give enough signals about His exit. While in hospital, Every one of us, devotees and non devotees were hoping for a BIG MIRACLE which was denied by Swami this time. But there was one signal which was made by Swami (according to eye witness) probably on the 22nd or 23rd march, when He joined both His hands (as if saying namaskar) from the dais.This gesture is usually done when some one wants to take leave. During the course of His 85th birthday celebrations, Swami was so kind enough to invite the whole world's Sai family in Puttaparthi in the form of Parthi Yatras, Parthi pilgrimage. Be it the Russians, be it Newzelanders, USA, UK, South Africa you name the country and every one had come to Parthi. Swami atleast with the excuse of Parthi Pilgrimages, made so many devotees come to Parthi and those fortunate ones, who could come to this holy land, would be in complete dismay to hear that news. Every country that came, had some programme or other, be it dance, drama or music programme. Inspite of His ill health, Swami attended every country's programme because only He knew, this would be the fortunate one's LAST CHANCE.

If we look at the final darshans of Swami, we (devotees) could clearly see that He was in a critical state of health. He was brought in a car and inspite of that, Swami was kind to give two bonus darshans to the assembled devotees. He was showering tons of love, He knew what was in the offering and not sure how many got that signal. Even till the last minute, He preferred to give joy and bliss to His devotees.

Swami made this declaration of Him living in the body for 96 years many a times. It was His DIVINE SANKALPA that made Him say that He would be in the body until 96, even though He knew about all the body ailments He would have in the later parts of His life. what ever it is, we had to bid farewell to the avatar of this Kali Age probably, 10 years BEFORE TIME.

Swami, with this sudden act, has left so many unanswered questions in common devotees' minds. In the recent past He seemed to be very emotional, He seemed to be crying for every little thing in public which millions have witnessed, He wanted to say something to His beloved ones, probably at the end He decided to be SAILENT and let the TIME give the answer.

The kind of media coverage during His hospitalisation, the allegations made on some people, the way the whole hospitalisation episode was handled did leave a sad patch in the hearts of the devotees. Many devotees felt, for some one like Swami, this kind of farewell is definitely "painful". He, the Emperor of GODS, should not have left under such pitiable situation where He seemed to battle for life but it was all a PHYSICAL HAPPENING just as it happened to Jesus during His crucification. Also the evil effects of Kali Age were also the reason for this "sad" exit.
Radio Sai under the able guidance of Prof.GV did help a bit to calm down the tension with some discourses of Swami where He spoke about the media, about His body but ultimately that which was "destined" happened and Swami chose to leave all of us to let us drown in the ocean of sorrow. Watching all the videos by Radio Sai, we all did feel that Swami will definitely come out of this Divine Drama and we all thought, this is just a PASSING CLOUD, but little did we knew that Swami had already decided take Maha Samadhi.

Many of us would ask, What would have went wrong? Why this premature exit by Swami. No doubt every thing is His will and Divine Sankalpa. The immediate duty of we devotees is to think of all that He has done for the man kind. His Life was His message. It is our duty now to carry on this LEGACY and reach out for the poor and down trodden. Share that same unsullied and pure love that Swami has shared with fellow human beings. He has made it clear, "I am God, You are not separate from God". It is just a matter of self enquiry and self realisation. As Swami has always told, "Look within and you will know who you are". Even though He may not be with us PHYSICALLY, He will be with us EVERY TIME.

At a time when the Sai movement was spreading all over the world, at a time when even non-beleivers were in the verge of becoming devotees, at a time even when the "rajasic" were becoming "satvic", Swami seemed to have left every one in the middle of the "divine work", which definitely is a huge burden on devotees who were blessed to be in His fold. When Swami was in the body, there were so many rumours as who would take over the "charge" of Swami's divine work. Did He appoint any one? Can there be any one who will be as good as Him? Can that person run the proceedings like Swami did?

Each one of us are the GUARDIANS of His divine work. Each one of us have that prime duty to safeguard the "TREASURES" He has left. The Five Human Values, Sathya, Dharma, Shanthi, Prema and Ahimsa are Sai's TREASURES. If this is taken care by every one us, Our Omnipresent and Omniscience Sai will be very happy.

No doubt the next time you visit Parthi, it will be entirely a different scene. There won't be any devotees who will be running towards the ashram with cushions in hands for darshan. The divine enquiries like "where are you from?" " How many", "Be happy, happy" and so on will no longer be asked. Swami who used to make us happy with His beautiful smile will no longer be seen but Swami who is very much within us will always be with us, patting us, encouraging us, guiding us and also correcting us.

Brothers and Sisters, all those fortunate ones who could see the LIVING AND LOVING God in physical form and all those who could feel the LIVING AND LOVING God's omnipresent form, we all have tons of work to do. No doubt we can tell the future generations that "Yes we have seen our beloved Lord Sri Sathya Sai Baba, I have felt His love, I have spoken to Him, I have fallen in His sight, I have made Him happy and so on" but we shouldn't forget the importance of this GREAT FORTUNE. The MISSION of Sri Sathya Sai Avatar doesn't end with His physical form, infact the real MISSION has started now.

Brothers and Sisters, loss of a dear one is always painful and when we lose Swami, whom we always considered as the only HOPE, it is more painful, but Swami has told us "not to limit" Him to His physical form rather work towards implementing His valuable teachings.

That would be a great and right tribute to our beloved Lord,

O Swami, Thank You for your valuable time You preferred to spend with us, thank You for all the guidance, Thank You for coming down to earth to teach us the real meaning of LIFE and finally thank You for being YOU......

SEE YOU SOON SWAMI....... COME BACK SOON AS PREMA SAI... The whole Man Kind will be eagerly waiting for You...

Jai Sai Ram

Satish Naik - 24.04.2011


Viewing Swami’s body

Where to start? I put on my best and left to line up to view Swami’s body about 4.30 pm and there were many already there waiting outside the gates.

I was rather surprised at all the news/media vans that were outside as this morning there were only a few and now there are dozens and dozens from all over India. How did they get here so fast?

The police have had a very difficult job on their hands as the village people ‘God Bless them” were desperate to get in and see their beloved Swami. Yes there was a big crush while we were outside waiting to get inside the ashram as they closed all the gates some were afraid they would not get in so there was a lot of unrest to say the least. The men were quite aggressive and some of the police were hurt not too badly but never the less they were hurt.

The women were also desperate but it seemed okay and that there was nothing to fear. For a moment while waiting outside the gate everything seem to slow down and I had the strangest feeling I had done this before no not with Swami but maybe with some other Swami or Saint or maybe Shirdi Sai??? When we actually got to the gate to enter the hall then it really got scary it was truly a crush to get in and I mean crush I could feel all my organs and ribs being slowly crushed... The crowd pushed from one side then to the other and one knew without a doubt if you ended up on the ground there was no way you would come back up. Of course our Swami still taking care and we safely got in.

Once inside it started to calm down and then there was a single file with sava dalls the whole way on each side of the line. They were rushing us through but as I got close to see Swami they stopped me and allow others from a side line to enter. It was actually perfect because where I was stop I had a full view of Swami for a few minutes.

Swami is in a glass coffin in His orange robe of course His eyes are open and He is as beautiful as ever. Of course knowing it was the last time we would see Him in His psychical body it was very sad but yet there was a strong feeling of love in the hall Swami’s energy was there. Once they got the line moving again they rushed us through so I was very grateful that they stopped the line I was in.

I’m not sure how to explain it, it feels like He is still with us (which of course He is) and yet sad to know the body has ended. There were many of course who’s cries were un-controllably and still it seemed many were in shock and still could not believe it. Well as you can imagine it has been very emotional time here in Puttaparthi. The viewing will go on until 2 am and then start again at 5 am. I don’t think there is much chance to get to sleep early tonight so I may just go out again after mid night and see how things are who knows maybe I can have another viewing and find my shoes.

These are amazing times and it will still take a few days for it all to sink in. They say that Swami will have a state funeral which I think is due on Wednesday but some say Tuesday. I won’t be here but my friend will let me know what happens and I would say there will be even more police because a lot of the politicians with be coming to it. It could be quite a crazy time.

One thing also some of you know that Swami’s nephew was in a very bad car accident a couple of months ago but I did not realize how bad he was injured. They had him sitting on a chair and he seemed not able to keep himself up straight and that was quite sad to see and the nephew without saying was so very sad and upset.

There are those who are hoping, praying and believe that Swami will rise again in two days, what an event that would be. Humans always look for some kind of hope which is a good thing.

Bye for now my friends…
Much love and God bless us all,

email sent by a sai devotee on 25.04.2011...


PROF.ANIL KUMAR'S SATSANG WITH PUTTAPARTHI DEVOTEES 23RD APRIL 2011

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

As mentioned in my earlier email, Bhakthi TV conducted Bhajans in Pedda Venkamaraju Kalyana Mandapam (Swami's old ashram) in Puttaparthi for Swami's speedy recovery. Bhakthi TV has been conducting these bhajan sessions in various towns in Andhra Pradesh since Swami's hospitalisation.. As the devotees were immersed in the bhajans, Prof. Anil Kumar was kind enough to attend the programme as we were thinking, is he going to speak and in no time, the mike was in his hand.

As the audience were mostly Telugu speaking except a group of 50 devotees from Germany who are now on Parthi Visit inspite of the news that Swami is being hospitalised Prof. Anil Kumar spoke in Telugu, highlighting the importance and majesty of Sai Avatar. Inspite of coming from different faiths, you will see equanimity only in Puttaparthi. At the Abode of Veda Purusha, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, you will find even citizens of Iran and Japan, chanting vedas with perfect pronunciation some times much better than some Indians. He also appreciated the German devotees for singing bhajans with utmost devotion even though it was not the same cuture they grew up in.

Prof.Anil Kumar said, we cannot "limit" Swami to any culture, any country, any region. It so happened one day, that pointing to some people Prof. Anil Kumar said to Swami: Swami if it was in our country, in our state, our Telugu people we wouldn't have behaved like that. Swami looked at Prof. Anil Kumar and said, can you repeat once again. Prof. Anil Kumar thought, He impressed Swami and repeated the same lines and then Swami replied, Don't "confine" me to any region or any language.

Prof. Anil Kumar who usually, stays away from making any "non spiritual comments" poured his heart in support of the trust members. As many of us would know, there are some anti-Swami elements which are making un necessary write ups on Swami's organisations. Referring to Mr. Chakravarthi, Prof.Anil Kumar said: He is a person who has bravely discarded a lucrative IAS (Indian Administrative Service) career at such a young age just for the sake of serving Swami and obeyed the "divine command" with no second thought.. Can any one speak anything about such a great sacrifice.

Sri.Giri is such a person, who also opted for voluntary retirement at a stage when he was on a top position in Vigilance department.

Talking of Sri.Indulal Shah, Prof.Anil Kumar said, He is the Bheesmacharya of Sai Organisation. Inspite of being in his 90s, Sri. Indulal Shah stills "is a humble servant" of our beloved Lord. The other young man in the trust is Sri. Ratnakar. Speaking about him, Prof. Anil Kumar said, Sri. Ratnakar is son of Swami's youngest brother Late. Janaki Ramaiah. I have seen Ratnakar since his childhood, as he studied in Swami's school from class one until he finished his MBA from Swami's university. A tender hearted person, Ratnakar is one of the living example of Swami's ideal student and also a responsible family member who is always concerned for the upliftment of the poor and down trodden. Prof. Anil Kumar said, all the names that I have mentioned are not ordinary people. They are not short of any "worldy" things. If they had to stay in their own professions, they would have been living in houses as big as palaces. Yet they preferred to serve our Lord, even though it meant, living in small one bed room apartment. How can any one dare to doubt their integrity.

Prof.Anil Kumar said, in Sai Organisations, no one gives any money to any one for any kind of favour. Every one comes to Parthi, with their own money. There is no TA or DA paid to any office bearers. Every one spends money from their own pocket, some times even for fellow brothers and sisters as they know it is all Swami's money.

Amidst loud applause from the assembled devotees, He said, our Swami is every where. How can any one ask Swami to come, when He is very much here.

It was a talk which was not pre-planned. But at least because of Bhakthi TV, we were able to listen to this memorable talk by the chosen devotee, Prof. Anil Kumar.

Some out of context news, Famous cricketer, living legend of modern day cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has urged all Sai devotees to pray for our beloved Lord. Sachin Tendulkar, an ardent devotee of Bhagawan was blessed with various visits to Parthi. On sunday April 28th he will be turning 38 and he has cancelled his birthday celebration, considering Swami's ill health.

Sisters and Brothers, Lets not stop praying. Swami will never leave us, even on a PHYSICAL level.... He is the DIVINE DOCTOR, He will answer every body's prayers. The efforts of doctors on a human level, Swami's little DIVINE EFFORT will make every one happy.

With Pranams at the Lotus Feet of our beloved Lord,

Sunday, 24 April, 2011 - Posted by Satish Naik


Sachin ‘doubtful' for Sunday match (The Hindu) dt. 23/4/11
V.V. Subrahmanyam

HYDERABAD: Sachin Tendulkar has reportedly put on hold his plans to lead Mumbai Indians against Deccan Chargers in the ongoing IPL-4 on Sunday, which also happens to be his birthday, in view of deteriorating health condition of Sri Satya Saibaba of Puttaparthi.
According to highly placed sources in the Hyderabad Cricket Association, Sachin who is anxiously following the condition of Baba is yet to decide whether or not to play the match to be held here.

Being an ardent follower of Baba, Sachin never missed an opportunity to visit Prashanti Nilayam whenever he was free. Recently, Hyderabadi cricketer V.V.S. Laxman and he sought the blessings of Saibaba, just before the World Cup.

That Sachin realised his dream of being a member of the World Cup winning squad is now history.

Interestingly, the HCA official reveals that the Intelligence Department has also been sounded on the possibility of Sachin pulling out of the match.

“One thing which is certain for now is that Sachin will not have any birthday bash, given the critical condition of Baba,” says the official. Sachin was earlier said to have planned a party with his teammates on April 23 in the hotel before joining his family and close friends at dinner the next day.

Posted by Mumbai Srinivasan  24.04.2011


Aum Shri Sai Ram - 5PM 23RD APRIL 2011, SWAMI'S HEALTH REPORT
Saturday, 23 April, 2011 8:44 PM

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family

Puttaparthi is now completely immersed in prayers. starting from this evening 5pm, devotees have assembled in Kalyana Mandapam (Swami's old ashram, opposite Hanuman temple) for a special two day bhajan session which will be going live in Bhakthi TV. Mean while, the media are playing their part projecting their own conclusions and ideas, but what we devotees are now focused on is Swami's speedy recovery.

Andhra Pradesh State minister Mrs.Geetha Reddy, spoke to the media this morning and shared how she came to Swami's fold. She and her husband being medical doctors were in USA, when suddenly her husband had a paralysis stroke. They were immediately rushed to a very famous hospital and when they reached there, one of the doctors, after learning that they were from India, told them about Swami. The couple were very eager about this and immediately rushed to Parthi. Swami directly went to her husband (in darshan lines) and rubbed his shoulder and said "Bangaru, don't worry, every thing will be fine". Later in the same darshan, Swami went to Mrs. Geetha Reddy and said, don't worry about your husband. he will be perfectly all right. This incident probably happened about 3 decades ago.

She said some thing very interesting thing about Swami which I thought would make every one happy. She said she saw Swami in the ICU, BP and heart beat are fluctuating, but His face still has the same glow like before. This was a great news and when it was told by some one like her who has actually been to the ICU, I thought it is ideal to share with Sai family.

Jai Sai Ram

Posted by Satish Naik


Here is a video on the Sai Phenomenon - Shirdi Baba and His reincarnation as Sathya Sai Baba. This is made by Richard Bock, is for about 30 minutes and is of the 1970s decade...

The Endless Stream (From Shirdi to Parthi)

http://vimeo.com/17918082

Sai Ram

Given below are links to 3 wonderful videos on Swami made in the 1970s and 1980s by Richard Bock detailing His Life, Message and Mission. Each of these are of about 30 minutes...

1. Aura of Divinity

http://vimeo.com/17926539

2. Truth is My Name

http://vimeo.com/17915791

3. The Message I Bring

http://vimeo.com/17916384


Devotees pray for Sathya Sai Baba’s recovery

Published: Friday, Apr 22, 2011, 0:19 IST
By Ashutosh Shukla | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA


From reciting names of all Gods to conducting havans for each of them, devotees of Sri Sathya Sai Baba are doing it all to ensure the octogenarian spiritual leader has a fast recovery. Sai Baba’s health has been deteriorating since March 28 when he was admitted and is now said to be “very, very critical”.

At the Dharmakshetra, called the abode Sai Baba at Mahakali Caves Road in Andheri, over 300 devotees gathered on Thursday to sing bhajans and conduct ‘Lakshya Archana’. Some who have been second generation devotees in their family even termed his illness as an opportunity to learn what they have missed out on in the past.

“It is we who have not been able to adopt his blessings and teachings in certain ways because of which he has chosen to be ill. He wants us to transform ourselves and which is why he is ill.

The fall out is that we see in an unprecedented way people performing prayers for their own transformation,” said Anoop Saxena, a 60-year-old second generation devotee of Sai Baba in his family.

Sai Baba, who is considered by his followers as re-incarnation of Shirdi’s Sai Baba, is revered by people of different ages who are yet to have a personal interaction with him. Geeta Kasbekar, 64-year-old resident of Sher-e-Punjab, who was at the prayer meet is one such. “Ever since my husband passed away, I have had faith in him and he has made sure that my life passes peacefully. I have never met him but have taken his darshan,” she said.

“We learn to love and be compassionate towards people. There is nothing greater than this. I am sure he will be alright. He is ill because he wants us to transform ourselves. How can a person who can get people back from death be ill,” said 31-year-old writer Amishi Seth.

People gathered speak highly of his miracle powers. V Srinivas had one to recollect from the many he experienced. He said, “When all doctors had said that my wife will not be able to conceive, Baba blessed her and we had two children,” said the 70-year-old Srinivasa

Head of Maharashtra and Goa chapters of the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organisation, Ramesh Sawant too became an avid follower of the Swami had a miracle to share. “My body had begun to become numb waist downwards. Doctors said that after operation, there would be only 20% life, but instead, Baba treated me and all the check ups have shown that I am fine. Now I devote all my time in his service,” said Sawant.

sourced:

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_devotees-pray-for-sathya-sai-babas-recovery_1534704


PUTTAPARTHI NEWS AS ON 20TH APRIL 2011

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

Time has come where the question of FAITH and DEVOTION has raised now. This is a very very crucial period of our lives where there is so much tension among devotees. Understandably, every one is keen to know the latest on Swami and the evening health bulletin from the hospital was not that encouraging but lets not forget the fact that it is all Swami's leela and I am very very optimistic, that inspite of all these, Swami our beloved Lord is in FULL CONTROL of the present situation which is again His divine drama.

There were so many calls made from all corners of the world, enquiring about Swami's health progress.

Brothers and Sisters, even though it might be hard for us to divert our mind from all the media coverage, being Swami's true devotees, lets focus on our prayers and also send some positive love and light to Him for His speedy recovery. I am writing this to people who are concerned about Swami's PHYSICAL body and His physical well being and not to those, ELEVATED SOULS who are thinking that He is not the body (which on a spiritual level is very true).

One more doctor from America has joined the team of doctors.

So many prayer meetings are being arranged in Parthi, individually and also in groups. Sri Sathya Sai Vidyaniketan School in Bagepalli, is planning a Maha mrityunjaya Yagna in the next two days. The bhajans this evening in Sai Kulwanth Hall were very very sweet. There were quite a number of devotees for this evening's bhajans. It was very emotional moment when students sang the Bhajan "Aavo Pyare Nayana Hamare, Sai hamarey Aavo" (There was so much devotion and love expressed in that song and this song being SITUATIONAL made the atmosphere more emotional). As there were not many people, I was able to sit few feets away from the bhajan boys and I could see brother Veda Narayana, meditating deeply with closed eyes, as this particular bhajan was sung. I prayed from with in, O Swami, look how intense are the prayers. Please dear Lord, Come back to ashram soon.

For the past 6 months or so, I have been taking my 20 months old son, Sai Vignesh to bhajans. As the months passed by, he slowly started recognising Swami seated on the dais and past the past three months or so, as soon as I entered the hall, he used to go flat, prostrating to Swami as every one seated around used to look at him bit amused by this gesture.

Today he did the same as usual and just before the last bhajan before the arathi, as one of the student was bringing in Swami's throne on to the dais, my son, who has not yet started to talk, gestured to me as if asking where is Swami gone. I was taken back a bit. I had no idea as how I could explain to him as what happened to Swami and where He is now. He started insisting me again and again and I just had to close my eyes and ask our Lord, to come back soon and bless us all with His divine darshan.

Brothers and Sisters, it is requested one more time not to give any importance to the news in various media. What ever is bound not to happen will not happen and what ever is bound to happen will happen no matter how much we try the other way.

Now it is all upto Swami to decide when He has to come back, but in the meanwhile, as He has told us in many discourses, lets not stop praying.. let every breath chant SAIRAM, let every moment be a tribute to our SAIRAM. This is not the first time that Swami's body has become sick. The only way, we can mildly THREATEN Him to come back to normalcy is to pray. Not just pray, but pray from the sanctum sanctorum of our hearts. One devotee of yesteryears was sharing one incident which apparently happened in the 70s. Apparently Swami's body fell sick, and the devotees stopped eating and started praying for Him and then Swami immediately became normal. Such should be the devotion and dedication. No doubt the whole world is praying for Swami, but may be there is some shortcoming in our prayers.

For those who want to watch the miracle statue video please click the following link. For those who didn't read about this miracle story, fragrant oil started to come out from a wax statue of Swami in Puttaparthi. This statue was made by brother Rahim, an artist based in Parthi. Even though you may not understand the language in the video you can see the oil being materialised from the statue..
http://sakshitv.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4978:2011-04-20-05-33-07&catid=123:2010-11-23-18-33-04&Itemid=736

Posted by Satish Naik - 20.04.2011


SWAMI TO BE SHIFTED TO HIS RESIDENCE VERY SOON, A SPECIAL BULLETIN BY SATHYA SAI CENTRAL TRUST

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

Its been a while since being in touch. I have been fortunate to witness the devotion and dedication of devotees from all quarters of the society, coming together and praying with one pointed devotion for Swami's early recovery in Puttaparthi.

When some one is in such a state of health, it is only the prayers of the near and dear, that will give immense confidence and also a sense of "near ness" by seeing every one praying for your recovery.

Time and again, Swami has made is very clear that His body's well being in completely in the hands of His beloved devotees and if He wills he can heal Himself with in a second but He is not selfish to do so and very well said, because His Life is His message..

Being in Puttaparthi, watching the whole DIVINE DRAMA being unfolded, the prayers of devotees, the hopes of the near and dear, the media attentions, all praises and big applause to the team of doctors who are doing their best in spite of all the tension outside. Swami has said: "A true devotee is the one who will never waiver His faith and completely surrenders at the Lotus feet."

In these kind of circumstances, we devotees are subjected to immense "pressure" by listening to false talk, false propaganda and also false rumours, which again is "mistaken" not knowing that this "hospitalisation" episode is all the DIVINE PLAY of our beloved Lord, and the reason behind this will be known to us very soon. The immediate "duty" of a "true devotee" is to just start the naamasmarana, sing, think, chant His Holy name.

A week ago, there were reports of planning to shift Swami to His residence and now the news is confirmed if you read the following important press release which for the first time released by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust.

Please find a photo attached praying for Swami to come home soon.


Updated Friday, Apr 15, 2011 2129 Hrs. IST

Important Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

The health status of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is under constant review by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust in the light of the medical bulletins issued by the Director of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, since the time of His admission to the hospital on the 28th of March, 2011. For several days, His condition was a cause for concern.

In the latest review, as of today, the doctors attending on Him have expressed confidence that He is in a stable condition and is responding satisfactorily to the treatment being given to Him by the team of doctors, though somewhat slowly. They are confident that, if the progress continues to be stable and satisfactory as at present, it might be possible to shift Him from the hospital to His residence at Prasanthi Nilayam in about a fortnight. His residence is being got ready in all aspects to receive Him and provide Him the required level of follow up medical care as also emergency services.

The Trustees are gratified to note the spontaneous upsurge of prayers, bhajans, namasmarana, candle light processions of millions and millions of His devotees all over the globe for His very early and total recovery. Radio Sai, through its Musings, messages and mails from all over the world has been continuously articulating this upsurge. As Bhagawan has repeatedly said on several occasions, it is only the sincere prayers of His devotees that can cure Him. The Trustees consider it their sacred duty to appeal to all the devotees to be calm and sustain their prayers to restore Bhagawan to His normal health at a very early date.

Posted by Satish Naik -16.04.2011


Aum Sri Sairam

The State President of Maharashtra has issued a very touching circular which I think will be an eye opener for all of us for aiding the quick recovery of our Beloved Bhagawan

Ever since His advent, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba‘s life has been an ideal example of selflessness. In His Divine message to humanity He has always emphasized on selfless service and He Himself has put it in action to bring relief to the lives of millions of people. Always engaged in serving others selflessly, our beloved Swami has never done anything for Himself, ever… He has healed many and granted them the lease of life through His wondrous miracles, but He does not use those powers on Himself to heal His body. The food He partakes, the house in which He resides, the robes He dons are all given to Him by His devotees. He has been spending millions of Rupees for the welfare for mankind, but has not spent even a single paisa on Himself.

If all of us wish that Bhagawan is well and is soon back among us all to bless us with Divine Darshan, it is the prime duty of each and every one of us to pray to Him with intense devotion and heartfelt yearning. Our prayer should be so intense, that the prayer itself should cure Bhagawan.  Such a prayer may also bestow some unknown benefits, which may alleviate our own suffering and grant us spiritual as well as worldly benefits. We need nourishing food to sustain us, but a selfless prayer from the loving heart of a devotee is Bhagawan’s food. In an inspirational message Swami has conveyed, “Have you forgotten that I am God? This is your test. Even for a moment don’t forget that I am God, I can do anything. Everything is under My control.” Who knows, our selfless prayer and love may convince Swami to take the sankalpa to come back among us and fulfill our lives.

Bhagawan has never attached importance to the body. He always tells us that He does not have dehabuddhi or dehabhiman. He is the Dehi, the Indweller of our hearts. It is the first and foremost duty of all the devotees to take care of the body. Besides nourishing food, one has to ensure that there is unity in thought word and deed. Following Swami’s teachings in this regard is a must for all.

Bhagawan has descended on this earth for the sake of all His devotees. He has spent every moment of His life for the welfare of humanity. He has filled our hearts with His nectarine teachings, has set an ideal of selflessness for all of us to imbibe and each moment He responds to our prayer and keeps fulfilling all our wishes and desires…

But then, are we doing anything for Him? Do our thoughts/words and deeds give Him joy? Do we follow His teachings? Or while doing seva or bhajan on one hand, we are busy criticizing others on the other? Or taking advantage of others or finding faults? We must ask these questions to ourselves all the time. We have to strive hard to ensure that the transformation desired by   Bhagawan truly changes our life. The negative vibrations which emanate through our faulty behaviour, affect Swami’s body, they cause Him pain. If we wish to cleanse the negativity, we must live our life as per His teachings, for He says, ‘Your life is My message.’ Let us all unite and vow that from now on we will strive hard to make our Lord happy for we want Him to get well soon and bless us with His darshan, sparshan and sambhashan.

Posted on 09.04.2011


OFFICIAL HEALTH BULLETIN ABOUT SWAMI'S HEALTH ON APRIL 9, 2011, 8AM.

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

Puttaparthi is reverberating with bhajans and rudram all over the place. small time shopkeepers who sell Swami's photographs, pendants etc on the street have started Akhanda Bhajans outside the Bus station complex. Poorest of the poor, innocent devotees, are singing full throated for Swami's speedy recovery.

Yesterday, Swami's family members performed a Shanthi Homam in "Sathyamma Temple" praying for Swami to come back "home" soon.

Maha Mrityunjaya Homam was also performed in Hanuman temple.

Local Muslim population along with Kashmiri traders also had a "silent procession" carrying Swami's photograph in the main streets of Parthi.

There were also group of Hijras (Eunuchs) who did a "padayatra" (walk on foot), praying for Swami's recovery.

Mean while, as the good news of Swami's health was known, the 4000+ police force have been withdrawn and the 144 section has been relaxed.

A group of ministers who had a lengthy discussions with doctors expressed great happiness on Swami's progress and speaking to the media, they expressed hope that Swami will bless us with His divine darshan at the earliest.

SWAMI'S DIVINE MELODIES ON RADIO MIRCHI 98.3FM AND RADIO ONE 94.3 FM

Om Sairam dearest Sai family,

its been already a year since Swami's divine visit to New Delhi and Shimla.

Commemorating the Divine Visit 2010 of Sri Sathya Sai Baba to Delhi, from 9th to 18th April 2011 we can listen a special programme DIVINE MELODIES on Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM from 6am to 7am and on Radio One 94.3 FM from 6 yo 6.30 AM.

RADIO SAI ON YOUR MOBILE:

Mean while Radio Sai team has come out with a unique initiative for devotees to be connected with Swami's messages and bhajans along with latest happenings from Puttaparthi.

Please click the following link to subscribe to this option and also to know if your phone is compatible to this unique opportunity to listen to Radio Sai on your mobile.
http://media.radiosai.org/www/Special_Goldstein.html

Jai Sai Ram

Satish Naik

Posted on 9th April. 2011


7th APRIL 2011, ALL IS WELL WITH SWAMI'S HEALTH

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

The situation in Puttaparthi is getting to more RELAXED mood. Even though thousands of police are still here, the movement of vehicles has been relaxed as against yesterday where all the main roads and also sub roads were blocked.

Swami is still in the hospital and the good news is that His condition is more stable now.

The whole India's media and also channels like BBC, CNN are now camping in Parthi interviewing devotees and also many are un- necessarily creating issues about Our Swami's trust and its members. When Swami is in such a situation, it is completely UNETHICAL to discuss such delicate issues and when Swami is there very much with us, many news channels are having discussions as who will be Swami's successor, who will look after the trust etc etc, which is completely un necessary at this point of time.

I remember, Swami has told many a times in His discourses, that Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust will exist as long as the Sun and Moon exists and no one should have second thoughts about this.

The news channels that are airing the news from Parthi, are purposely doing this to increase their TRPs and atleast 90% of reporters are not Swami's devotees, or not the people who have any knowledge about His teachings and values, and one would imagine what kind of news they can broadcast when they don't have any back ground information of Living Avatar of this Kali Age.

For the first time, Dr. Safaya along with Dr. Ravi Raj (Urologist, appointed by Government of Andhra Pradesh) , Mr. L. V. Subramanyam (principle secretary, Finance, Government of Andhra Pradesh, who coincidentally happens to be former student of Swami who did HIs UG and PG in Brindavan campus from 1976 to 1981) spoke to the media.

Every one raised eye brows when brother L. V. Subramanyam was sent to Parthi and he DENIED categorically that the government was considering the option of taking over the trust. Even ministers, Mrs.Geetha Reddy and Mr.Raghuveera Reddy denied these allegations. The news channels were raising this issue again and again and the reason for me to repeat the same in this email is to request Sai brothers and sisters, to stay away from such false propaganda.

Swami has made it clear that every rupee that is spent through the trust is done with utmost care and it only goes to the needy and not to the greedy.

Dr. Ravi Raj while speaking to the media persons said that there is no need to worry about Swami's condition even though He is still critical.

Excerpts from his media conference.

Swami's condition has improved a lot since the day of His admission into the hospital

All the vital organs in the body are responding to the treatment which is a positive sign. But many of the vital organs of the body are functioning with external support and He continues to be on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) to assist the functioning of kidneys and He is responding to the CRRT which is a good sign.

As there is a possibility of infection no one is allowed to go into the ICU.

Swami is very much conscious and is able to hear as well, but due to pipes that are in His mouth that are needed to provide treatment He is not able to talk.

We have no plans to shift Bhagawan to any other hospital as the Super Speciality hospital in Puttaparthi has ultra modern facilities needed for His treatment more over expert doctors from reputed institutions from India and abroad are monitoring Swami's situation.

Dr.Safaya said, "We are trying our best to bring Him out of difficult situation. Baba Should Himself have the sankalpa (will)"

As many people were demanding to release the video footage of Swami in ICU (which is a weird demand) , Dr. Ramesh said, it would amount to violation of human rights to take photos of some one while He/She is in ICU.

Brothers and Sisters, we all know it is a bit difficult time for all of us to go through. Many non believer friends would be asking us so many questions, all the media propaganda. Brothers and Sisters, lets be doubly ASSURED that there is nothing SUSPICIOUS that is happening. All is well with Swami. There is no one here in Parthi who is misleading, except the electronic and print media.

The best way for us to over come this situation is to ask our MIND TO SHUT UP. because it is all our Mind that is creating all this chaos.

Meanwhile please click, of Radio Sai, on the following link to watch and excellent short video divine discourse of Swami which was given few years ago and it is a must watch video which suits good for the present chaos.
http://media.radiosai.org/www/musings_on_Swami_health.html

With Pranams at the Lotus Feet of our beloved Bhagawan,

R.Satish Naik.


Sai Baba stable, prayers go on

Hoskote Nagabhushanam TNN

Puttaparthi: After Monday’s scare, Sri Sathya Sai Baba is stable and his vital systems have shown considerable improvement, doctors at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences said on Tuesday. But he continues to be on ventilator support.

While Sai Baba’s consciousness has improved and his vital organs are working, he continues to be on renal replacement therapy to assist functioning of kidneys. “Sai Baba continues to be stable. All other vital parameters are normal and satisfactory. He is under constant watch of a panel of experts,” said A N Safaya, institute director.

However, 10 days after he was admitted to hospital, hopes of countless people continue to swing between uncertainty and despair. Property dealer Nagamallesh fervently hopes the Swami will recover soon and bail him and other businessmen out. “Without Sai Baba, Puttaparthi will become a ghost town,” Nagamallesh said, weeping. It’s because of Sai Baba that people like him can earn and support their families in this gram panchayat of 25,000.

Business is at a standstill over the last 10 days. There has been a big dip in land sales. The land registrar’s office in Bukkapatnam mandal looks deserted. When the Baba was well, land registrations to the tune of Rs 4-5 crore per day were usual. With land in plenty on the outskirts of Puttaparthi, where an acre of plot goes for Rs 1 crore plus, property dealers from as far as Bangalore flocked here for business.
 

Sai Baba’s health has hit land sale in Puttaparthi, which used to see land registrations worth Rs 5cr daily. Many businessmen are praying hard for his well-being

sourced: The Times of India Mumbai Edition - 06.04.2011 - Page 19


Parthi News - Bhagawan is much better today (05.04.2011)

Andhra Pradesh State Education Minister and one of Swami's ardent Devotees said today morning that - Bhagawan's Health is much better than yesterday evening and except for Swami's Kidney's all other organs are functioning normally. She also said that Swami also listened to Bhajans going on in the Hospital and when asked also signalled for Mangala Aarthi to take place.

When Bhagawan wills anything can happen, but i sincerely feel that everything Bhagawan does has a reason and maybe there is a reason even for all the incidents that have taken place in the past few days. A Devotee told me that maybe Swami has taken the Tsunami upon himself and this has resulted in millions of lives being saved in Japan. Apart from Praying for our Dear Lord's health and for His Divine Darshan, let us also pray that we do not cause pain and unhappiness to anyone and let us remain exemplary Sai Devotees before our Lord who has taken on all our sufferings on Him.

Sai Ram

Posted by M Krishna - 05.04.2011 - 7.19 PM


GODDESS SATHYAMMA'S STATUE COMES BACK TO PARTHI, SWAMI IS ALMOST NORMAL

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

(First of all, I want to apologise you all, as some devotees did not like some of the words that were used in some of my updates about Swami.. I whole heartedly apologise and they are not intentional. In future I will be doubly careful and I really don't have any intention of sensationalising this particular episode of Swami's hospitalisation)

The Village Deity Sathyamma's statue, which was thrown in the river because of a small damage a year ago, was brought back to Parthi in a huge procession. One lady from Puttaparthi, was possessed by Goddess Sathyamma and she said, all will be fine if the statue was brought back to Parthi. Hearing this every one rushed to the river but couldn't find the statue which was immersed in Bukkapatnam river less than a year ago. Immediately that lady who was possessed by Goddess Sathyamma was taken to the river and she showed the exact place where was the statue was deep under water.

Here is a small video attached which shows the happiness of the villagers of Parthi, while the Goddess was brought back to Parthi.

This might sound bit weird to many, but FAITH IS GOD. When it is comes with Swami and His (physical) well being, we are ready to do anything... All the positive Vibes will definitely yield positive results.

While I am typing this email, watching the latest news in various Telugu news channels, just now Minister Mrs. Geetha Reddy who is camping in Parthi for a week now, speaking to media persons said this good news about Swami. to roughly translate, she said, Swami's all the vital organs are functioning properly. He is still on ventilation and the CRRT dialysis is being continued. She said, if Swami's kidneys get back to normal, He will be perfectly normal without any more complications. Swami's BP and liver is fine. His temperature is also normal. Only thing is Kidneys have to become normal. If He wills it will definitely happen even without the help of the doctors. He is opening His eyes and His holy Feet and hands are moving. His respiratory system is fine. She continued: I JUST GOT INSIDE INFORMATION, TODAY MORNING, BHAJANS WERE SUNG FOR SWAMI (PROBABLY IT HAPPENED IN THE HOSPITAL BHAJAN HALL AND IT WAS AUDIBLE TO SWAMI WITH THE HELP OF SPEAKERS IN ICU) and after some time when some one approached Swami asking if arathi is to be given, Swami signaled for Arathi!!!! This news is a VERY VERY GOOD NEWS for every one us... It is just a great relief and definitely a welcome news. Because of tubes in His mouth, He is not talking but He is nodding His head.

Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Sri.Ashok Chavan came to Parthi. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, who was expected to come to Parthi didn't come. (the above information is not an official one, but as seen on TV while the minister was speaking to the media) For the video of Goddess Sathyamma's procession please click the following link.
http://www.youtube.com/user/satishfromparthi#p/a/u/0/HfQxGOj6ibk

According to sources, there are good chances of one more medical bulletin by Dr.Safaya and this time it will be a Video Medical Bulletin which will cover the whole medical procedures done on Swami since His hospitalisation.

Mean while Please read a discourse given by Swami which suits good for His present situation and is also a good one for all (some) of us who are bit concerned about Swami. Date: 05 Oct 2003, Occasion: Vijayadashami, Place: Prasanthi Nilayam (Sathya Sai Speaks - Vol 36. Chapter 14. Give Up Dehabhimana, Develop Atmabhiman)

Many of you are anxious thinking that Swami is not keeping good health over the last few days. In fact, My health is very good. Real health is not related to the body. As you equate Swami with this physical frame, it appears as though Swami is not well. Yad Bhavam Tad Bhavati (as is the feeling, so is the result). Do not identify Me with this physical body. I am not Dehaswarupa (body), I am Dehi (the indweller). There is no difference between you and Me. I have all powers in Me. But you are deluded seeing My physical form. Whatever I am doing is only to satisfy the doctors and other devotees. As a matter of fact, there is no trace of ill-health in Me. I am always healthy. Not only today, till 96 years I will be like this. I can do whatever I want. But those who go by the physical form think that Swami is ageing. Youth and old age are related to the body and not to Me. I am always the same. I can do anything. However, this body is yours. This has come for your sake. You can change it the way you like. If you think that Swami is strong and healthy, yes so He is. There is no weakness in Me. My angas (limbs) may appear to be weak. But I am not Angaswarupa, I am Atmaswarupa. Wherever you may go, worship God as Atmaswarupa. Do not identify Him with an Akara (form). Give up body consciousness and develop Atmic awareness. Only when you lead a spiritual life, will you be able to visualize the Atmaswarupa. If you identify Me with the body, I cannot walk even two steps. Do not think about the Akara. Have faith that I am the Atmaswarupa. Then I will always remain healthy.

Posted by Satish Naik 05.04.2011 6.37 PM


UPDATE ON SWAMI'S HEALTH AS ON 5TH APRIL 1011, 10.00 AM

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

At 9.30 am Dr.Safaya, the director released a medical bulletin on Swami's condition which reads thus:

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba who is admitted to this hospital continues to be in the same condition as yesterday.

However, His level of consciousness has considerably improved. His vital systems are in stable condition. He still continues to be on assisted ventilation through ventilator and CRRT, which is a slow dialysis process, continues to assist His kidneys

Devotees all over the world are immersed in prayers. Devotees in VIzag have started Maha Mritynjaya Yagna the whole night. Even in Parthi, devotees are chanting Rudram, there were many bhajans sung by small groups in houses.

Even though, it is a very emotional affair, for we devotees, We all know is Swami is very much in control of all the affairs. Swami knows the best. Only He knows the reason behind this Leela.

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Kiran, Ex-Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Sri.Ashok Chavan, Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri. Yeddurappa and other ministers are planning to come to see Swami.

Mean while, some devotees in Parthi are feeling that this situation of Swami and also the accident to brother Ratnakar in December is because of the removal of Sathyamma statue. For those who don't know about this, Mother Sathyamma, is the village diety of Parthi, which the legend says that Swami's grand father had built this temple (this temple is situated just opposite Kalayan Mandapam, Swami's Old Mandir). A year ago, there was a slight breakage in the statue and according to Hindu tradition, any statue that is broken is not good for worship.

So the villagers of Parthi decided to replace it with a new marble statue which was consecrated and brother Ratnakar was invited for the same and this happened about a month ago. Mean while the old statue of Sathyamma was immersed in Kotha Cheruvu river as old statues are not supposed to be thrown instead immersed in water.

Last night about 2000 local devotees went to the river in search of the old statue. Every one were very sure that this TWO MIS HAPPENINGS IN SWAMI'S FAMILY (brother Ratnakar's accident in December and Swami's present hospitalisation) is only because the old statue was replaced. By Swami's grace the villagers who jumped into the river, traced the statue.

Now as I type this email, arrangements are made to take the statue in procession in the streets of Parthi to consecrate the statue back into the temple. Every minute chances of Swami's recovery is done by local devotees.

Swami, who is the ETERNAL WITNESS, will definitely come back to us, give us ONE MORE CHANCE to practice His teachings, after His hospitalisation, we all are aware how hard it is to imagine a LIFE WITHOUT SWAMI and the whole world knows nothing is going to happen to Swami...

Swami, you know each and every thing, Swami you are eternal witness, Please Swami we want to see You hail and healthy... GET WELL SOON..

With Pranams at the Lotus Feet of our beloved Lord,

R.Satish Naik

Posted on 05.04.2011 10.33 AM


4TH APRIL 2011, 11.30 PM, SOME GOOD NEWS FROM PARTHI

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

Our beloved Lord's LEELA is still happening and every one all over the world is completely immersed in prayers for Swami's speedy recovery.. After the evening official bulletin where in it said, Swami's condition is critical, thousands thronged to this place.

All the OB vans of Telugu News Channels landed in Puttaparthi and all were infront of Swami's hospital. Every channel had live telecasts of devotees views on the whole issue and the local devotees expressed their helplessness and expressed grief and sorrow on Swami's hospitalisation. Due to this hospitalisation, there were so many people who started to know more about Swami and the reason behind His hospitalisation, inspite of Him being a Poorna Avatar. There were poor, illiterate villagers who were speaking live, saying very proudly that our REAL SWAMI is HERE (pointing to heart) and the Swami we are all are concerned about is just the body, which is not permanent. This did shut the mouths of people who were criticising Swami and His devotees.

According to the news channels, for the first time Swami's immediate family members were allowed to go to ICU to have Swami's darshan. The good news, which claimed to be coming from the family members, is that when they called out SAIRAM, standing by Swami, He opened His eyes and looked at them and the family members also saw slight movement in Swami's feet. This news, which was flashed in all the news channels was of great relief to all the Sai devotees.

There is still bit of unrest in Parthi but Swami's recovery will make things better.

About 3000 police have been deployed near Hospital and in Puttaparthi to avoid the unruly crowd. A team of specialist doctors from the Government of Andhra Pradesh are also assisting the doctors in Swami's hospital. Tomorrow the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is rushing to Puttaparthi to personally oversee the conditions here.

Meanwhile thousands of phone calls were made to Parthi enquiring Swami's health. Ministers and Chief Ministers were also concerned to hear Swami's news. Many of them are rushing to Parthi to personally see the happenings.

A latest medical bulletin was released around 11.45 PM by Dr. Safaya and the summary of the same as flashed on the TV reads thus: We are doing everything to get Swami back to good health. Swami's body is responding positively to the treatment, Fearing infection, no one is allowed into the ICU, Devotees are asked to be patient and keep praying for Swami's speedy recovery.

Only Swami knows what is going to happen..... I am sure He is watching each and every one us, as how we are HANDLING this pressure situation.

Sairam

Satish Naik

April 5th 2011 - 12.08 AM


Parthi Update - Bhagawan is showing signs of Improvement

Yesterday from evening onwards there has been a lot of information being sent out everywhere that Bhagawan's health is in a critical condition and that He is not responding to treatment, This led to Thousands thronging to SSSIHMS and there were very emotional scenes witnessed from many Devotees.

Then at around Midnight there was a Health Bulletin Released which said that Bhagawan is showing signs of improvement. Please click the Link below for the Bulletin :

http://www.sssbpt.org/Pages/Prasanthi_Nilayam/darshanupdateApr2011.html

There was also information coming that Swami's immediate family members were allowed inside the ICU and as they called out " Swami", Bhagawan opened His eyes and moved His Lotus Feet, this news was announced through Loud Speakers which led to great Joy among many Devotees. Prasanthi Nilayam is inundated with Phone calls enquiring about Swami, tommorow the CM of Andhra Pradesh will be in Parthi.

There have been great Poojas, Prayers, Seva activities throughout the World for Swami's Health. Let us all Pray for Bhagawan's Health to improve and that everyone of us have His Divine Darshan like always.

Sai Ram

Posted by Mannar Krishna - 05.04.2011 8.57 AM


Sai Baba critical, vital systems feeble

TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Bangalore: Doctors treating Sri Sathya Sai Baba (85) on Monday said his condition was feeble. “The vital systems are not adequately responding. His condition is critical,” said ex-AIIMS cardiologist, Dr A N Safaya.

“Sai Baba continues on ventilator support for helping his respiration and suction of secretions from the lungs,” said Dr Safaya, who is the director of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences at Puttaparthy. He said the Baba is on (CRRT) continuous renal replacement therapy to help kidney function. “The doctors treating him are doing their best,” he said.

Sai Baba was admitted to Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences at Prashanti Gram in Andra Pradesh on March 28 for pneumonia and respiratory problems. Doctors also implanted a pacemaker for irregular heart beat.

Government-appointed Dr Ravi Raj had earlier allayed sought to allay devotees’ fears by saying Sai Baba was better.

“We believe he’ll be fine,” said Arvind Sharma, an alumni of Sri Sathya Higher Secondary Sai School, Puttapurthy. “After all, there are instances in Shirdi Sai Baba’s life when he left his body for a while and then came back,” he said. Sathya Sai Baba has called himself Shirdi Baba’s reincarnation.

The Times of India, Mumbai Edition Page 14 dated 05.04.2011


Saibaba still on ventilator: Docs

TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Puttaparthi (Anantapur): Doctors treating Sri Satya Saibaba (85), admitted to a super-speciality hospital at Prashantigram in Andhra Pradesh's Puttaparthi following respiration-related problems and pneumonia on March 28, said his condition is stable on Sunday.

 “Saibaba is on a ventilator and dialysis is being done,” said Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences director A N Safaya. Saibaba was put on ventilator following serious lung and chest congestion.“He has responded to the treatment,” a doctor said. A medical team is keeping a constant watch on Saibaba's condition and have implanted a pacemaker in him because of his irregular heart beat. Government-appointed doctor Raviraj said his health is slowly improving and that there is no immediate threat to his life. “His BP is normal. Urea count in urine was more and hence dialysis was done.”

He said a CRRT test would be conducted if his kidney function does not improve. “There is no cause for alarm. Saibaba is recovering,” Raviraj added.

Doctors treating Saibaba say his condition is stable for now

The Times of India , Mumbai dated 04.04.2011 - Page 17


An Appeal by Prof. Venkataraman to Sai Family (Official Report Posted on April 2, 2011 at 05:00 p.m.)

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

As you will read in the following email a clear message from Prof. Venkatraman, about Swami's health progress. No doubt, every Sai devotee, every blessed soul who had the great fortune to have darshan of our LIVING and LOVING Lord, would be feeling sad. This DIVINE PLAY, cannot be understood and also would be a futile attempt if tried to understand, but what Swami wants at this TESTING HOUR is to experience His love, to experience His Omnipresence. Atleast because of this condition of Swami, we all (atleast the Sai family) is united, having prayer sessions in groups, thinking more about Him than any other thing which was of GREAT IMPORTANCE to us a week ago.

Yesterday's Telugu News Channels coverage was completely baseless. Thanks to the electronic media revolution in India, Andhra Pradesh state itself has about 12 Telugu news channels, and one channel started the false news and every one followed the suit and what resulted was a complete chaos in Puttaparthi which later spread all over the world. The hospital had to come out with two medical bulletins on Swami's physical condition.

Brothers and Sisters, rest assured there is no need to worry about Swami even though our MONKEY MINDS would not be in a position to accept this, but Swami will come out hail and healthy in no time.

Jai Sai Ram

Satish Naik

Posted on 03.04.2011


Swami is Perfectly All Right... Please don't read much into the Media

2ND APRIL 2011

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family

The local media here has been flashing some controversial news about Swami's physical condition since morning. After hearing the news, there were so many phone calls, there were people who were crying, there were thousands assembled outside the super speciality hospital over all there was un necessary panic all over the world..

According to latest medical bulletin released this after noon for the media personnel, The news now is that due to Amavasya on 3rd April (New Moon or No Moon, which in Indian culture is considered as in auspicious) Swami will be discharged on the 4th April and He will give darshan to us on Ugadi Day (Telugu New Year). Swami is taking fluids and also speaking with the doctors, so there is no need to worry.

All the vital systems in Swami's body are functioning properly and there is no need to worry. Contradictory to what was mentioned in various sections of the media, Swami is breathing normal and HE IS NOT ON VENTILATOR. His BP and Sugar is also reported to be normal and there is no need to worry what so ever. Please keep praying for our dear Lord.

Sairam

Satish Naik

Posted on 2nd April, 2011


96 Hours in Hospital. Our Prayers are Reaching Swami... He is Much Better

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

96 hours have passed, all the devotees all over the world inspite of experiencing agony and pain about our beloved Lord's physical condition, have come out in large numbers to offer special prayers, in temples, Sai Centers or homes, for Swami's speedy recovery.

Even though this evening, there were very few devotees during the bhajans, in Sai Kulwanth Hall, the devotees of Puttaparthi have organised Akhanda Bhajan in Hanuman Temple in old Puttaparthi. Every one first offered prayers in Sathyamma temple, which used to be (and is still) the village deity and the Akhanda Bhajan started in Hanuman temple. There were scores of people assembled for this bhajan session which will end with Mangala Arathi and prasadam to the assembled devotees.

As it was announced in the official bulletin released by Radio Sai, what we devotees need to do is just pray and pray and pray. Swami's body, which was working restlessly for all these years, for the welfare of the mankind, definitely needs rest. This REST though painful, is inevitable. Because of our prayers, Swami will get back to normal very soon and let us immerse in His Ocean of Love. Now that Swami is in the hospital, the FORTUNATE doctors are doing a thorough check up on Swami.

As stated by Radio Sai the more rest Swami is given the faster would be the recovery.

Meanwhile, devotees who are staying in Mumbai, don't miss a special Veda Chanting programme, for Swami's speedy recovery, in Dharmakshetra starting at 8.30 am on Sunday April 3rd 2011.

As Swami has told us innumerable times, lets engage in singing the glory of our Lord (Naamasmarana), participate in satsangs and and always live in GOOD COMPANY. This will make our Lives HAPPIER and our happiness is SWAMI'S HAPPINESS.

Here is a short video where Prof. Anil Kumar tells the importance of mother in our lives and he also shares how much LOVE our SAI MA showered on him when his mother was about to leave the body. please spare 9 minutes of your valuable time (if your internet connection is faster) and click on this link to watch this video.
http://www.youtube.com/user/satishfromparthi#p/a/u/0/3w-7m0gwtKo

With Pranams at the Lotus Feet of our beloved Lord,

R.Satish Naik

Posted on 2nd April, 2011


72 Hours in Hospital, Keep Praying for Our Lord, He Is Getting Better


Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

The prayers of millions of His devotees is definitely showing positive signs, as per the reports that are coming, Swami's health making great progress.

There is no way, one should doubt His omnipresence and omniscience.

This period of our lives is very crucial and also very peculiar. All these years, we have been praying to Swami to bless us to give health and happiness, but now we are GIVEN AN DIVINE OPPORTUNITY to pray for His (body's) health which in turn will benefit our selves.

For those anxious souls who are eager to know about Swami's health, Radio Sai has issued an official report about Him detailing all the minute facts and happenings.

Brothers and Sisters, Group Chantings of Rudram, Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, Gayatri Mantra and so on are happening . Lets keep our prayers alive, let the whole humanity come together and promise to remain together, as our OUR HAPPINESS is HIS HAPPINESS.

Once again, it is urged not to give any importance to any rumours, emails claiming to be from authentic sources etc etc.. read the OFFICIAL SAI HEALTH BULLETIN ABOVE..

Jai Sai Ram

Satish Naik


Posted on 1st April, 2011


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