PARTHI NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2013

 


'Sathya Sai with Students' Blog Update - Week 53

Sai Ram,

As we complete one year since our commencement, we, the 'Sathya Sai with Students' Blog Team thank all our readers for your encouragement and appreciation. As we embark into yet another year, we pray to Bhagavan for His Grace and Blessings for this humble endeavour of sharing His Message and His Glory.

We present articles for Week 53:

1. Discourses to Students: Kerala is often called as God's Own Country as three of the ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu have incarnated on this holy land. As devotees from the State of Kerala celebrated the festival of Onam at Prasanthi Nilayam this week, we remind ourselves of the story of the life of the Vamana Avatar and its inner significance as narrated by Bhagavan.

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/the-glory-of-vamana-avatar-and-its.html


2. Experiences of Students: Brother Shivakumar Nagesh writes on theme: "Tears of Gratitude and Flowers of Love"

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/tears-of-gratitude-and-flowers-of-love.html


3. Conversations with Students: In a conversation on September 10, 1997, Swami told the students "I do not like wasting money...". We recollect the Divine Guidelines given on that day.

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/i-do-not-like-wasting-money.html


4. Management Lessons: The focus of managers as individuals and management as a profession is becoming increasingly commercial in contemporary times. In His inimitable way, Swami has redefined the term 'Manager' and elaborated on every alphabet of this word. We present the third part of this multi-part series on the theme in Bhagavan's own words: MANAGER Redefined - Part 5

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/manager-redefined-part-5.html


5. This Day That Age: It was in September 1973 when the first Onam Celebrations were blessed by Swami in Prasanthi Nilayam. We reminisce the festival celebrations in the Divine Presence.

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/the-first-onam-celebrated-at-prasanthi.html


6. Song for the Soul: We present a song composed and rendered by students in His Divine Presence: My Life is for You... Nee Kosame Naa Praname

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/my-life-is-for-you-nee-kosame-naa.html


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Happy Reading!

Loving Regards

'Sathya Sai with Students' Blog Team

Sri Sathya Sai Hostel for Senior Students

Prasanthi Nilayam

 


Onam Celebrations at Prasanthi Nilayam - Photos - Courtesy Radio Sai

 

Onam Celebration at Prasanthi Nilayam - September 16, 2013 - Evening Programme (19 photos)


Radiosai presents here some glimpse of Instrumental Music and Drama Entitled "MAHABALI" (by the Students of Sri Sathya Sai Vidhya Vihar, Alwaye) on the Occasion of ONAM at Prasanthi Nilayam in Sai Kulwanth Hall on 16th September 2013

http://sdrv.ms/14Y5qRD



Happy and Holy Onam Celebration - September 16, 2013 - Morning Programme (15 photos)


Radiosai presents here some glimpse of Vedam and Music Programme by Sri T S Radhakrishnanji on the occasion of Onam at Prasanthi Nilayam on September 16 2013

http://sdrv.ms/16aImcq



Onam Second Day Celebration Prasanthi Nilayam (18 photos)


Radiosai presents here some glimpse of Second Day Celebration of Onam festival and beautiful Dance drama titled -"Sathsanga Mahathmiyum" by Students of Sri Sathya Sai Vidhya Peeth, Calicut as Part of Onam Celebrations held here at Sai Kulwant Hall, Prasanthi Nilayam - September 15, 2013

http://sdrv.ms/199hfSi


Onam Day 1 Celebration at Prasanthi Nilayam (11 photos)


Radiosai presents here some glimpse of Onam first day Celebration and Music Programme by Sathyanarayana Nair held here at Sai Kulwant Hall - September 14, 2013

http://sdrv.ms/199hpsS

 


 

 

'Sathya Sai with Students' Blog Update - Week 52: Ganesh Chaturthi Special

Sai Ram,

The 'Sathya Sai with Students' Blog Team wishes all its readers 'Happy Ganesh Chaturthi'. We present articles for Week 52:

1. Discourses to Students: In a Divine Discourse given to the staff and students at the Sri Sathya Sai Hostel, Prasanthi Nilayam in 1989, Swami narrated a humorous yet insightful story on the theme: "Ganesha's Navel is the Source of Peace and Bliss!"

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/ganeshas-navel-is-source-of-peace-and.html#.UjDRVsbQnwg


2. Experiences of Students: Brother Rameswar Prusty writes on theme: "When Lord Ganesha accompanied me from the Hostel to the College..."

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/when-lord-ganesha-accompanied-me-from.html


3. Conversations with Students: We reminisce a sweet conversation between a student of the Sri Sathya Sai Primary School and Swami: "Swami! You are my Ganesha!"

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/swami-you-are-my-ganesha.html


4. Management Lessons: The focus of managers as individuals and management as a profession is becoming increasingly commercial in contemporary times. In His inimitable way, Swami has redefined the term 'Manager' and elaborated on every alphabet of this word. We present the third part of this multi-part series on the theme in Bhagavan's own words: MANAGER Redefined - Part 4

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/manager-redefined-part-4.html


5. This Day That Age: It was in September 1975 when the construction of the Sarva Dharma Aikya Stupa that symbolises the unity of all world religions, began at Prasanthi Nilayam. However, very few know that there is a Divine Leela associated with the construction of this landmark pillar of the Avataric Mission. We reminisce the event: When the construction of the Sarva Dharma Stupa Began...

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/when-construction-of-sarva-dharma-stupa.html


6. Song for the Soul: We present the Stotram composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya and sung by students often in the Divine presence on the occasion of the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival: Ganesh Pancharatnam

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/ganesha-pancharatnam.html


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Please forward the link to your class groups, friends, Sai devotees and Samiti members. You could suggest to them to enter their email address on the home page of the blog (top right corner) so that they would get an update every Thursday.

Happy Reading!

Loving Regards

'Sathya Sai with Students' Blog Team
Sri Sathya Sai Hostel for Senior Students
Prasanthi Nilayam

 


 

Chitravati is flowing!

After the heavy rains in Puttaparthi in the last week and more, after a gap of many many years, the Chitravati river has once again started flowing...

Photo Attached.

 

 

 

Chitravati: The heart-rending story of a beautiful river. - By Aravind Balasubramanya

Dear all,

We CELEBRATE when we see holy Mother Chitravati in full flow. We DESPAIR when we see her dry and turned into a garbage dump. These are good a...s thoughts. But thoughts have to translate into words, words into deeds.

Here is an update of some really wonderful things and some really sad things about river Chitravati. Apart from taking you on an emotional roller coaster, the article informs you of the latest developments and offers a way in which you can help.

This blog post will be updated as and when there is something significant to report.

http://aravindb1982.hubpages.com/hub/Chitravati-The-painful-story-of-pollution-of-a-sathya-sai-baba-holy-river

 


 

YES! Issue 10

 

Aum Sri Sai Ram,

 

With deep reverence to our Divine teacher - we bring you the 10th issue of the YES! magazine on this 'Guru vaar' also Teacher's Day.

The English version ( http://srisathyasai.in/yes/files/YES10E.pdf ) is ready for you online as is the Marathi version (http://srisathyasai.in/yes/files/YES10M.pdf ). - (Right click your mouse and 'Select Target Save As")

 

Do write in to us ( mailto:yesmag.feedback@gmail.com ) and give us your feedback on the magazine. And remember to share the YES! with your family and friends!

 

Regular updates on Swami's sayings, photos and inspiration quotes are posted on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/YES.Mag.SSSO. Do visit the page and LIKE it so our updates show in your News Feed.

 

Loving Sairam,

 

YES! team

 


 

'Sathya Sai with Students' Blog Update - Week 51: Teacher's Day Special

Sai Ram,

The 'Sathya Sai with Students' Blog Team wishes all its readers 'A Happy Teacher's Day'. We present articles for Week 51:

1. Discourses to Students: In a Divine Discourse to the staff and students of the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus in 1989, Swami highlighted the role that teachers should play in today's education system. We reminisce the Divine Directions: What Should be the Role of Teachers in Contemporary Education System?

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/what-should-be-role-of-teachers-in.html


2. Experiences of Students: Brother Santosh Muralidharan writes on theme: "Sai: The Versatile Teacher"

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/sai-versatile-teacher-by-santosh.html


3. Conversations with Students: While Swami is the Universal Teacher, He often shared His experiences as a student. During an interaction with His students at Prasanthi Nilayam, He shared with them an incident: My Teachers wanted to give Me 500 out of 100 marks!

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/my-teachers-wanted-to-give-me-500-out.html


4. Management Lessons: The focus of managers as individuals and management as a profession is becoming increasingly commercial in contemporary times. In His inimitable way, Swami has redefined the term 'Manager' and elaborated on every alphabet of this word. We present the third part of this multi-part series on the theme in Bhagavan's own words: MANAGER Redefined - Part 3

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/manager-redefined-part-3.html


5. This Day That Age: It was in September 1965 when India was attacked by its neighbouring country. At that time Swami had come to the rescue of many of the Air Force Officers by appearing before them and protecting their lives from enemy attack. We reminisce the Divine Leela: When Sri Sathya Sai Protected India from Enemy Attack...

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/when-sri-sathya-sai-protected-india.html#.UiefOTbQnwg


6. Song for the Soul: We present a sung composed and sung by students on the occasion of the Annual Sports and Cultural Meet 2000-2001: Sai, we only desire You... Aarzoo, Sai Tu...

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/2013/09/we-desire-only-you-aarzoo-sai-tu.html


Click the link to read 290 full articles:

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/


Visit us:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SathyaSaiWithStudents


Google+: https://plus.google.com/108773725221384230860/posts


Twitter: http://goo.gl/VaH10


Sai Students Books: www.saipublications.com


Sai Students Books available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=saistudents


Please forward the link to your class groups, friends, Sai devotees and Samiti members. You could suggest to them to enter their email address on the home page of the blog (top right corner) so that they would get an update every Thursday.

Happy Reading!

Loving Regards

'Sathya Sai with Students' Blog Team

Sri Sathya Sai Hostel for Senior Students

Prasanthi Nilayam

 


 

ODISHA & VIZAG PARTHI YATRA SEPT 2013

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

For the past week or so, Puttaparthi has been buzzing with various activities thanks to two big groups from Odhisa and Visakhapatnam who came here on a 3 day pilgrimage.

Apart from cultural programmes in Sai Kulwanth hall, the Odhisha group did a " first of its kind" programme where a large number of women participated in a special Rudra Yagna in a temporarily built tent near the far west end of the ashram.
 

 

Sisters from Odhisha take part in the Yagna
 

 

 

The beautiful Shiva in the center stage..
 

 

Sri.Rathnakar offering prayers to Shiva
 

 

Prof.Anil Kumar also visited the Yagna Shala

 


 

Brother Veda Narayana addressing the gathering..

 

The Vedas prior to Swami's advent were considered to be Brahmin centric and there were times when non-Brahmins didn't consider of learning or chanting, as it was assumed to be unpardonable sin. In India, women were discriminated and were stopped from chanting even Gayatri Mantra. Our Lord came and completely revived the concept of Vedic knowledge and the whole world has witnessed how even non-Indian devotees with no clue of Sanskrit knowledge come and chant vedas so fluently.

The Odhisha Sai Organisation under the leadership of Sri.Jagannatha Rao have really created a bench mark by arranging such an yagna by the ladies. Un like few visiting groups that always make meetings in Prashanthi a private affair, every one were allowed to witness this yagna which gave a scope for spreading and appreciating this novel idea by the Odhisha devotees.

Sri.Jagannatha Rao said, the state has plans to encourage and achieve 1 crore likhita japam (writing the divine name) by 2015 and offer the same at the Lotus feet of Baba. They are also coming with a programme of lighting Akhanda Jyothi in each and every house hold. A lamp will be taken to one house and it remains for the whole day where in Bhajans and prayers are offered and then taken to the next house. In this manner they have plans to light the " Sathya Sai Jyothi" in every home, in every heart.. Lets pray to Baba to make this programme a grand success and may the darkness of ignorance be dispelled.

As soon as the Odhisha Parthi Yatra devotees left, about 1200 devotees from Vizag landed in Parthi. Every devotee had this special charm on the face and i guess it is the power of the "Puttaparthi Soil" which makes any one and every one smile and content.

The beautiful beach front city, Vizag has been playing a key role in spreading the message of Sai especially in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The devotees visiting from Vizag have been increasing every year and this year about 40% of the devotees that came were first timers who hadn't seen or visited Parthi before. Most of them were Youth which is a very positive sign for the future of the Organisation.
 

 

Prof. Anil Kumar addressed both the groups and while speaking with devotees from Vizag,he said, in spite of all the mudslinging and misleading media reports, the devotees are doubled day by day. He continued to say, "Every time some one writes or shows false news, atleast 50,000 new devotees come into Sai Fold. May be this is also Swami's divine plan"

A fully packed satsang with Prof.Anil Kumar when he addressed to the Vizag Parthi yatra group..

STRIKE IN PUTTAPARTHI DUE TO FORMATION OF TELANGANA STATE:

The " Cheap attitude" of politicians have been affected the common man especially in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Exactly a month ago, the government in the center decided to divide the state of Andhra Pradesh in to two, Upper and lower ( to be precise) . Puttaparthi is in the lower part. The people of the lower part have severely condemned the bifurcation, sensing various other problems like sharing of water, jobs etc. In the initial 15 days or so, Puttaparthi was boiling with agitations by various political parties who took turns every day all for the common cause, to keep the state united.. The whole town was completely shut down but the ashram and Swami's schools were functioning as usual and there was no problem what so ever and no harm done to any one or any thing.

The devotees in and around Puttaparthi were recollecting how Swami said NO to the bifurcation of the state during His visit to Chennai in the year 2007. Swami, always wanted us to be united. Many devotees are unhappy with some " ardent devotee politicians" of Swami who are now going " with the flow" without raising any concerns of division.

Every one of us have this " uncertain" moment in our lives where we are in a fix to follow Swami's teachings or go with the majority. Once we offer such situations at the Lotus feet, Swami will take us out of such situations very safely. Hope these " ardent devotees" will also pray to Swami to let them come out of this situation in accordance to His teachings.

Many devotees have been asking if it is safe to travel to Puttaparthi especially when you are coming from Bangalore airport. To start with it is absolutely safe as there is no one who is attacking the passengers or public. There is no harm done to the public or private property. In the initial 15 days when the strike was worse, devotees who were coming to Parthi were made to wait for 2 or 3 hours. There were cases when the protesters were making way to devotees visiting Parthi or heading to the airport for the love and respect they have for Swami.

Unfortunately all the schools (exclusing that of Swami's) and State government buses and even Karnataka buses to Bangalore are still not functioning. Thus many devotees are either taking a train or flight to reach Parthi. Please don't believe any rumors of physical attacks ( on the road or in Parthi) as they are just some one's mere imagination or a handy work of people who want to mislead people.

PROF. ANIL KUMAR VISITING SOUTH AFRICA:

For those living in South Africa and those who follow Prof.Anil Kumar's talks, please note that Prof. Anil Kumar will be taking up his maiden trip to South Africa and Botswana from September 5th September 26th. During these three weeks he would be addressing atleast at 15 venues. The devotees in South Africa and Botswana are having plans to do LIVE STREAMING for most of his talks.
 

For all the updates please visit www.voiceofsai.com  and to follow the tour on FACEBOOK visit www.facebook.com/saimemories


With Pranams at the Lotus feet of our beloved Lord,

R.Satish Naik

Posted on 03.09.2013
 


 

Videos Links: Talk by Ms. Geeta Ram

 

Talk by Ms. Geeta Ram at Dharmakshetra on August 28, 2013 - Part 01 (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbvFn9fG0H4



Talk by Ms. Geeta Ram at Dharmakshetra on August 28, 2013 - Part 02 (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icZum1A6ZyE



Talk by Ms. Geeta Ram at Dharmakshetra on August 28, 2013 - Part 01 (Vimeo)

https://vimeo.com/73578166



Talk by Ms. Geeta Ram at Dharmakshetra on August 28, 2013 - Part 02 (Vimeo)

https://vimeo.com/73596700
 


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