PARTHI NEWS - PART 2 - JULY 2014

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GURU POURNIMA EVENING PROGRAM AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM - DAY 3
Prasanthi Nilayam, 14th July 2014

Russia's matchless devotion and discipline was once again on display! This was in evidence today, when a group of around 100 Russian speaking devo...tees, both men and women, assembled in Sai Kulwant Hall offering an evening of Russian Choir, marking the end of the week-long Guru Purnima celebrations, here in Prasanthi Nilayam today.

Men and women in disctinct colourful dress codes, men wearing white caps and women multicoloured flower bands, sang for forty minutes singing Russian hearts out presenting nine musical gems of devotion. Conducted by Ms Marina, the songs in Russian and allied languages were quite meaningful, and their English equivalents are... "People in Russia awakened..." "Swami guide us a real way...", "Boundless beauty of the Russian land", "Sai's Divine Love will save the world...", "No one can live without love...", "Swami's Grace will fill us with joy...", "Swami is our guiding light...", "Infinite field of the Russian soul..." and "Spring blossomed in the garden of my soul...".

The nine songs were followed by some Prasanthi Bhajans by the Russians, sung melodiously with great flair. The bhajans were: Guru Baba Guru Baba..., Mana Mohana Sri Nandalal..., Shankara Shiva Shankara Shiva Shankara Shambho....

This evening's offering was by Region 8 of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations - Worldwide, comprising of Russian and adjoining countries.

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What is the secret to universal peace and prosperity? Bhagawan sweetly and lovingly explains to us today.

Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Love (Prema) cannot be affected or modified by considerations of caste or creed, or religion; it cannot be tarnished by envy, malice or hate. Preserve Love from being poisoned by these evils; endeavor to cultivate hatred-lessness and distinction-free feelings. The root of all religion...s, the substance of all scriptures, the rendezvous of all roads, the inspiration of all individuals is the Principle of Love (Prema). It is the firmest foundation for every human being's mission of Life. It is the Light that ensures world peace and prosperity. Fill every word of yours with Love. The word that emerges from your tongue should not stab like the knife, nor wound like an arrow, or hit like the hammer. It has to be a foundation of sweet nectar, a counsel of consoling spiritual wisdom (Vedantic), and a soft path of blossoms; it must shower peace and joy.

-Divine Discourse, 2 Jul 1985.

The Lord loves every being, whose heart is saturated with Divine Love (Prema).-BABA.

Read the full discourse here: http://www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume18/sss18-14.pdf

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Down Memory Lane with former students Brother KVSK Ganesh - Fleeting Moments, Lasting Memories

Dear brothers and sisters,

Fleeting Moments, Lasting Memories is back with a brand new episode. Brother KVSK Ganesh, Former Sai student walks down memory lane to share his fondest memories of life with Bhagawan. We are delighted to present here 6 Parts of this wonderful conversation with Brother Ganesh who is currently working at Radio Sai’s Telugu department and a well known host of Telugu segments.

Brother Ganesh joined SSSIHL in 1999 for his Undergraduate ...Program and completed his M.Sc. in Physics. He then received Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Culture and Philosophy (PGDICAP) and went on to complete his MBA. He completed His MBA and passed out in 2007 from Bhagawan’s Institution.

In the meanwhile Bhagawan had instructed to form the Prasanthi Dance group with some senior students in the year 2006. He was fortunate enough to help the boys in learning dance as Swami appointed Ganesh to play the role of their dance teacher. Several times Brother Ganesh has performed in the divine presence with his Prasanthi Dance Group Team and showcased his immense love and devotion to Swami in the form of Dance.

Brother Ganesh had spent some beautiful moments with Radio Sai’s Karuna Munshi and shared his unforgettable memories with her beloved Bhagawan. Here are the links to enjoy this insightful conversation in six parts.

Listen:
Part 1: http://radiosai.org/program/listen.php?f=FM_LM_197_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_01.mp3

Part 2: http://radiosai.org/program/listen.php?f=FM_LM_198_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_02.mp3

Part 3: http://radiosai.org/program/listen.php?f=FM_LM_199_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_03.mp3

Part 4: http://radiosai.org/program/listen.php?f=FM_LM_200_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_04.mp3

Part 5: http://radiosai.org/program/listen.php?f=FM_LM_201_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_05.mp3

Part 6: http://radiosai.org/program/listen.php?f=FM_LM_201_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_06.mp3

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Part 1: http://dl.radiosai.org/FM_LM_197_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_01.mp3
Part 2: http://dl.radiosai.org/FM_LM_198_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_02.mp3
Part 3: http://dl.radiosai.org/FM_LM_199_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_03.mp3
Part 4: http://dl.radiosai.org/FM_LM_200_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_04.mp3
Part 5: http://dl.radiosai.org/FM_LM_201_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_05.mp3
Part 6: http://dl.radiosai.org/FM_LM_201_MR_KVSK_GANESH_PART_06.mp3

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GURUPURNIMA 2014 NEWS FROM PUTTAPARTHI

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,

It was a jam packed ashram, devotees, delegates of various groups, participants of cultural programmes, the support staff of the programmes and devotees all had plenty to do in a very " short" time and the Gurupurnima 2014 will be remembered for its" quality" and " quantity" be it the large group of Maharashtra devotees or the groups from Indonesia, Russia or the delegates who came to the Education Conference and office bearers from Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, India

I was told by participants of Education conference that the sessions went very well with some great inspiring stories shared by teachers, academicians across the globe which inspired the participants especially those who are into Value based Education system.

There was also a meeting called for all the conveners of Sai Centers across India presided by The All India President. I was told that that also went very well. On the eve of Gurupurnima about 3000 of them were made to sit in the middle of the hall and the sweet surprise and infact a "priceless" one came when the Members of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust walked among them to give Swami's robe to each and every one of them. It is their great fortune that they got this gift of having Swami's robe specially distributed after being placed at Swami's Mahasamadhi.

I was told that the idea is to make every Sai Center a "Shrine" by placing the robe in the Sai Center. On a lighter note it will be nice if the Conveners who got this gift will again " gift" the robe back to the Sai Center whom they represent as it will give joy to hundreds who visit the respective Sai Centers instead of keeping the robe in their homes. Personally, I think it was a very noble gesture by the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust to come up with such an unique idea of gifting Swami's robe. I am sure there will be many more requests from Office bearers of overseas Sai Centers in the near future.

The beautiful and inspiring talks by various office bearers of India and overseas members were really inspiring and every one got to see the good work done by various Sai Centers and the omnipresent Swami doing His job in a steady pace. It was also nice to see many " long time " devotees on the dais watching the programmes keenly.

Thousands of devotees thronged to Prasanthi to offer their Salutations to Guru of Gurus, Jagatguru, Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

May Swami guide us and guard us.

With Pranams at the Lotus feet of our beloved Lord,

R.Satish Naik


Choir by the Devotees from Russia and Adjoining Countrie (12 photos)

Musical Greetings from Prasanthi Nilayam!

Radio Sai is pleased to bring you some glimpses of the Choir by the Devotees from Russia and Adjoining Countries held in Prasanthi Nilayam on 14th July 2014.

For those who have missed this musical program could log onto www.radiosai.organd watch the recorded webcast of this evening.

Radiosai exclusive Live shots of the Choir by the Devotees from Russia and Adjoining Countries direct from Sai Kulwant Hall – 14th July 2014

Radiosai Live: Musical offering by Russian Devotees at Prasanthi Nilayam - 14th july 2014

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July, 2014 Sanathana Sarathi, paperback and e-versions, in English and Telugu, available on www.sanathanasarathi.org.


Glorious Moments With God - by H. J. Dora - now available at Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Publications Division - buy your copy by writing to orders@sssbpt.org. #saibooks


What is the easiest way to realize the God within? Bhagawan lovingly explains to us today.

Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, Monday, July 14, 2014

Let God be your Guru, your path, your Lord. Adore Him, obey His commands, offer Him your grateful homage, and hold Him fast in your memory. This is the one and only way, and the easiest way to realize Him as your own reality. This reality is cognisable everywhere. It is evident within yourself, when ...you earnestly seek it. You can experience it, even while performing selflessly your duty to yourself and others. I shall indicate to you today, four directives for sanctifying your lives and purifying your mind, so that you can contact the God within you. They are: Give up the company of the wicked (Thyaja durjana samsargam); Welcome the chance to be among the good (Bhaja Sadhu Samagamam); Do good deeds both day and night (Kuru punyam ahoraatram); Remember and discriminate which is lasting or otherwise (Smara nitya-anityatam).

-Divine Discourse, 2 Jul 1985.

Service to people, even if done as part of one's duty becomes elevated into Divine Worship. -BABA.

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Cultural Program by Devotees from Bali, Indonesia

Peaceful Evening Greetings from Prasanthi Nilayam!

Radio Sai is pleased to bring you some glimpses of the Cultural Program by Devotees from Bali, Indonesia held in Prasanthi Nilayam on 13th July 2014.


Radio Sai is pleased to bring you some glimpses of the Cultural Program by Devotees from Bali, Indonesia held in Prasanthi Nilayam on 13th July 2014.

Here are the recorded video links for those who have missed this colourful presentation this evening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35mh8QIIFXs

DANCE DRAMA BY THE DEVOTEES OF INDONESIA & BALI

GURU POURNIMA EVENING PROGRAM AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM - DAY 2

Prasanthi Nilayam, 13th July 2014

Avatars and their Glory are not bound by cultural and national borders. They belong to the entire creation and thus every culture has its own stake and style in depicting Avataric Life stories.

Even as Guru Pournima celebrations continue, Balvikas children and Mahilas (women) from Indonesia presented this evening the most enchanting story of 'Little Krishna' in a colourful dance drama at Prasanthi Nilayam.

The depiction in Balinese style was interlaced with colourful dance accompanied by songs illustrating the beauty of Little Krishna's story, presented in short segments with narrations. Right from the birth of the Avatar to the Kaliyamardana episode were depicted in the short presentation of 40 minutes.

Earlier, the programme commenced at 1700 hrs. with a traditional Balinese musical offering by women devotees from Indonesia. Their singing may have been alien to the assembled devotees except for the intermittent repetition of "SaiRam" but every one present a foretaste of the typical Indonesian Discipline and Devotion .

Guru Pournima 2014 in Prasanthi Nilayam will have its concluding offering tomorrow with a devotional musical evening by the devotees from Russian speaking countries.

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GURU POURNIMA MORNING PROGRAM AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM - DAY 2

Prasanthi Nilayam, 13th July 2014

"To be grateful is to recgonise everything that Swami has given to us... Swami, You gave us everything" were the words of gratitude by the passin...g out batch of students from College Of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, SSSIHMS, Whitefield, Bangalore this morning here at Prasanthi Nilayam.

Offering 'Jai Ganesh' with the famous song, "Eka Dantaaya..." the programme continued with the grateful students bursting into offering rich gratitude to Mother Easwaramma for her 'Bundle Of Joy' given to the mankind, the song was "Janam diya Tuune Sai Ko Hum Pe Kiya Upakaar...".

The programme continued for the next one hour with a variety of songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and English... with interludes of commentary, singing paeans to Lord's various forms. The programme ended with a song of prayer seeking blessings, "Aaseervadinchu Maa Swami...Maa Thalli..." from Beloved Mother Sai.

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Loving Sairam!

JOIN RADIO SAI IN CELEBRATING THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF RADIO SAI TELUGU STREAM.

LISTEN TO THE REFRESHING AND INSPIRING LIVE PROGRAMS GOING ON TODAY FROM 6 AM TO 10 PM Live from the studios of Radio Sai, Prasanthi Nilayam.
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Total 115 participants from across Andhra Pradesh have arrived here at Prasanthi Nilayam to make their offering in the form of inspiring Radio programs which will reflect the Glory and Grandeur of Bhagawan's Divine Mission. With all the participants from Hyderabad, Tirupathi and Visakhapatnam and other eminent artists, Radio Sai Telugu Stream is geared up for the Special Live Broadcast with a plethora of programs which includes experiences of devotees, thought provoking panel discussions, scholarly talks, soul stirring music programs, scintillating dramas and most importantly Bhagawan's Divine Discourses which will give us an opportunity to experience a drop of the infinite glory and the Divine Love of our Lord.

Here is the link to Tune in and Listen to those special Live Programmes: http://media.radiosai.org/www/Telugu.html

Follow Radio Sai Telugu here to get more updates about this 3rd Anniversary celebration: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Sai-Telugu/103981516395296

Below attached some glimpses from today's Anniversary program taken at Radio Sai Studio, Prasanthi Nilayam.

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Blissful Morning Greetings from Prasanthi Nilayam!

Radiosai exclusive Live shots of the Gratitude Programme by Nursing students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, Bengaluru direct from Sai Kulwant Hall – 1...3th July 2014

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Gratitude Programme by the Students from Nursing College (Part 02) - 13 JULY 2014

Gratitude Programme by the Students from Nursing College (Part 01) - 13 JULY 2014

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Gratitude Programme by Nursing students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield.

Radio Sai is pleased to bring you some glimpses of Gratitude Programme by Nursing students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, Bengaluru held in Prasanthi Nilayam on 13th July 2014.

For those who have missed this program grand event could log onto www.radiosai.org and watch the recorded webcast of this morning.

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What must we do to move nearer to God? Bhagawan answers this important question today.

Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, Sunday, July 13, 2014

To hate or injure other beings is as bad as hating and injuring oneself. The reason being that the injurer is as much a living being with God as the core, as the injured is. Until you become aware of your own Divinity (Deva-tatwa) so long as you are conscious of your distinct individuality (Jiva-tatwa) - till you feel you are you and God is God, you struggle, with some attitudes and objectives. This is called the Sadhaka stage. During that stage, you must endeavour to equip yourself with the qualities of love, sympathy and compassion. For, without these, Yoga and Jnana (wisdom) cannot be secured. Love is vital, it is divine. To render an act fit to be offered to God and pure enough to win His Grace, it must be a manifestation of Love. The brighter the manifestation, the nearer you are to God.

- Divine Discourse, 29 Jul 1969.

You are a spark of the Divine; and you must manifest Divinity in your every activity. - BABA.

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Grand Guru Poornima Greetings from Prasanthi Nilayam!

Radiosai exclusive Live shots of the Guru Poornima Celebrations Evening Program - Address by Overseas SSS Organisation Speaker and Indian SSS Organisation Speaker followed by Concert by Sri Kadri Gopalnath and Party) direct from Sai Kulwant Hall – 12th July 2014

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Radio Sai is pleased to bring you some glimpses of the Guru Poornima Celebrations (Evening Program - Address by Overseas SSS Organisation Speaker and Indian SSS Organisation Speaker followed by Instrumental Concert by Sri Kadri Gopalnath and Party. Evening session concluded with Bhajans, Mangal Aarthi and Prasadam distribution) held in Prasanthi Nilayam on 12th July 2014

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Watch the Live Video Webcast of Gratitude Programme by Nursing students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, Bengaluru at 8.15 a.m. (IST) from Prasanthi Nilayam - 13th July 2014


GURU POURNIMA EVENING PROGRAM AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM

Prasanthi Nilayam, 12th July 2014

Blowing himself through his saxophone pressing the keys in tandem Kadri Gopinath blew himself to greater glory and rare blessings in the Divine Presence... of the Ultimate Teacher Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai. On the evening of auspicious Guru Purnima today famed Saxophonist and Carnatic Musician Kadri Gopalnath presented a scintillating concert playing it out for The Divine! ...and it turned out to be a rare gratitude offering to The One Who had blessed him to become world-famous over five decades ago....
 

Earlier, the evening session commenced at 1650 hrs. with two speeches, one each by representatives from International and Indian Wings of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations. George Bebedelis, an alumnus of Athens University, and an office bearer of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations - Greece was the first one to address. Presenting a total quality speech, with rare sparks of a practising devotee, George's speech was on the theme of "Tools For Spreading His Message".
 

George's speech was followed by his Indian counterpart, Narayan Sar, Vice President, SSSSO - Orissa, who divulged in detail about the various initiatives by the Indian Wing of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations.
 

Kadri Gopalnath's concert followed next. Gopalnath's journey into the world of music had the rare Touch Of The Divine. In the sixties as a young lad he had come to Prasanthi Nilayam seeking blessings from Bhagawan. Bhagawan blessed the young Gopal then, who sought special 'favours from The Divine' for a successful musical career, assuring him of sending right gurus in time. He then also blessed the young lad to become 'world-famous'.
 

Kadri Gopalnath was accompanied by Ms. A Kanyakumari on Violin, Sri B Hari Kumar on Mrudangam, Pt. Raghunath Nakod on Tabla and Sri B Rajsekhar on Mukha Sankh.
 

The artist and accompanists were felicitated. Bhajans continued and ended with Bhagawan singing "Hari Bhajana Bina Sukha Santhi Nahin..."

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Swami as an ideal leader and Guru -The embodiment of Perfection and Truth - Here is another example on the day of Gurupournima.

Swami has often spoken about His food intake and His weight. "I observe moderation in my food intake. My weight is always constant at 108 pounds.." He said this in many of His Discourses and in informal conversations too.
Now, let me tell you my own perso...nal experience about this .. place Trayee Brindavan , month of May 2001

In those days , we used to visit Bangalore only on Sundays and on festival days in Summer . But the Summer of 2001 was little different for couple of reasons. i had a ligament tear problem in my left knee and doctors had advised a small operation . I had mentioned it one of my previous post and role played by Swami as Divine Doctor.

As the problem persisted for more than couple of months i had written to Swami for His intervention and advise. Swami was gracious to call me in Trayee. i had to report the Divine Doctor every day during the dining session there in Trayee for a week long stay over there and this incident happened one day in the afternoon. Like any mother out of love makes her child eat more, Mrs Ratanlal Amma pleaded Swami to eat more. According to her , Swami had apparently lost some weight.

Swami replied , "Mrs Ratanlal, my weight is always constant at 108 pounds not a fraction plus or minus ". But the motherly Love of Mrs Ratanlal did not allow her to accept Swami's reply and She insisted Swami to eat more. Refusing to budge and to prove His point, Swami told us to get a weighing scale . Swami stood on the scale which was analog in nature and weight measurable in Pounds and with least count of a one third of a pound.

We were eager to check the result.... the pointer stopped exactly at 108 Pounds, not even a fraction deviation on markings here and there . Indeed , Whatever He speaks is unsullied TRUTH. He is always Fit and Perfect. In physique , in actions, words and thoughts . Where else will you find such a form on earth now?

After this dining session , when Swami went back to His room , we all lined up to check our own weight and stood on the same scale one by one . All were in the range of 150 to 200+ pounds. The perfect Scale hinted us for moderation partaking of food.

Moral : Swami and His instruments (like this blessed weighing scale ) are Perfect. Only we are imperfect bodies, souls. Swami practices first and preaches next. A trait of an ideal leader and an ideal Guru in setting up an example through His own life. In pursuit of that perfectionism , Let us pray to Swami and offer our gratitude and obeisance.

Leadership vacuum compelled me to keep FB aside for a long time. Gurupournima is the perfect occasion to break the silence. In absence of Leader like Swami , now the vacuum is being filled with only authorities getting respect when people refer them as sir in their presence and 'sirdard'(Hindi) in their absence .

Happy Gurupournima

Sairam
 

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Excerpts from a Divine Discourse related to the topic...

Discourse in the Poornachandhra Auditorium on 23-11-1994, Bhagavaan's Birthday

Swami's example to lead a healthy life

"How to lead a healthy life? Let Me tell you about My own health. My weight since my 14th year of age has been constant at 108 pounds only. It never went up to 109 pounds not came down to 107. You can lead a healthy life once you achieve this kind of balance and moderation. I never eat even a little bit excess. I observe the principle of moderation whether I am invited for food by a millionaire or a pauper. My body is in perfect trim! I do not suffer from aches and My heart is as sound as a rock. There is none who can work like Me and exert himself as much as I do! The secret of My sound health is My regulated food habits. This is how one has to achieve the unity and harmony of food, head and God." - BABA

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GURU POURNIMA AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM

Prasanthi Nilayam, 12th July 2014

As is customary every year, students from SSSIHL offered 'Guru Vandana' on this auspicious Guru Purnima morning here at Prasanthi Nilayam.
 

Setting the tone with a string of strotras, starting with Akhanda Mandalakaram... from sacred Guru Gita, the programme continued with Carnatic songs and traditional songs interspersed with SaiNatha Ashtakam.
 

Four convener's from different states, representing Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, then addressed the assembly elucidating on the service activities of Baba's Organisation. Speaking first, Sunil Dahal, from Pakyong Samithi, Sikkim expressed heartfelt feelings of gratitude to Baba for His Special Token Of Love...his Robe, that was distributed to Samithi Conveners last evening. Stating that these robes are so special as they represent Baba, he then narrated the story of transformtion of a notorious youngster, who was accidentally brought to Prasanthi Nilayam in the 90s. into a full time devotee.
 

Munish Sarma, from Shimla. Himachal Pradesh spoke eloquently in Hindi next, narrating the story of his Samithi that does wonderful service activities in a locality that cannot boast of having rich econony. One can visit the locality to feel a mini-Prasanthi Nilayam over there, said Munish Sarma who further read out Bhagawan's letter, written to the State President prior to His 2010 visit to the State, promising to visit the State during His Delhi visit.
 

Sainath from Panaji, Goa, the third speaker, spoke about Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation in brief. Activities of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations are well laid down, planned out that, implementaion of the same becomes a Sadhana, said Sainatha stressing on the service activities of SSSSO.
 

Dr Sanjiv, from Eranakulam, Kerala was the final speaker. Conveners should be role models reflecting Swami's teachings and they should effectively run the show of Samithis coordinating all the three wings of activities effectively. He then elaborated about the Organisational activities coupled with Bhagawan's teachings. He ended with a hope that all should become Sai devotees.
Earlier Sri N Ramani, All India Vice President, SSSSO - India, introduced the speakers to the august assembly.
 

Book release by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini followed next. Second edition of 'Sameep' Arts & Crafts book for children was released presenting them to the tiny tots of Sri Sathya Sai Primary School and Sri Sathya Sai Easwaramma School. Another book on Lesson Plans & Kits was also released by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini on the auspicious occasion.

This was followed by Baba's recorded discourse.

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Glorious Guru Poornima Celebrations at Prasanthi Nilayam Morning

Watch the Live Video Webcast of Guru Poornima Celebrations Evening Programme at 4.30 p.m. (IST) from Prasanthi Nilayam - 12th July 2014

Radio Sai is pleased to bring you some glimpses of the Guru Poornima Celebrations (Morning Program - Guru Vandanam by Students of SSSIHL and Speeches by 4 Samithi Convenors followed by Bhagawan’s Divine Discourse, Bhajans and Mangal Aarthi) held in Prasanthi Nilayam on 12th July 2014

For those who have missed this program grand event could log onto www.radiosai.org and watch the special recorded webcast of this morning.

Guru Poornima Celebrations at Prasanthi Nilayam (Morning Programme) part 02 - 12th July 2014

Guru Poornima Celebrations at Prasanthi Nilayam (Morning Programme) part 01 - 12th July 2014

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The Guru Poornima altar was a feast for the eyes and a joy for the hearts. A special chair was placed and golden padukas too were present.

A MINI-MIRACLE ON GURU POORNIMA MORNING

Swami is God for us not only for the huge miracles He does for the world but for the little things He does which mean a world for us. It is with bubbling joy in my heart that I am sharing this little miracle, 'Saincidence' that took place on the morning of 12th July, 2014, Guru Poornima in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Swami is God for us not only for the huge miracles He does for the world but for the little things He does which mean a world for us. It is with bubbling joy in my heart that I am sharing this little miracle, 'Saincidence' that took place on the morning of 12th July, 2014, Guru Poornima in Prasanthi Nilayam. 

Background:

It is Bhagawan's grace that I get the privileged chance to prepare Swami's discourse clip for the occasions in Kulwant Hall. This is a very tough task spiritually because one can easily feel "important" and "egoistic" that one is selecting the discourse clip to be played in the mandir. I know what a huge ego I have and so, I pray to Swami that He should pick the discourse that He wants to deliver in Sai Kulwant Hall. 

For that, I have my own personal process for selection. I just scan through all the discourses in the audio archive and randomly pick 3-4. And I pick one from a similar previous occasion (like Guru Poornima, Dusshera etc.) Then, elimination is based on technical quality of audio. Finally, I just cut out one chunk from one among these discourses. I do not like to club a few sentences from the beginning, a few from the middle and a few from the end. I pick a chunk because I do not want to decide what all Swami should speak. It goes without saying that I do not pick clips from several discourses. It will then be manipulating Swami to say what you think He should say. 

However, after the clip chunk is made, I do "local references editing". By that, I mean, if Swami says a sentence like, "Today, it is raining heavily...", then, I take it out because the sentence was a reference to what had happened when Swami had delivered that discourse. So also, names mentioned in the discourse also get edited out because that particular persona might not be present in the hall when the discourse is played. 

Swami does His editing

No that you are aware of the process, let me relate what happened today. I had picked a chunk of discourse from Swami's discourse at Cooperage grounds in Mumbai in March 1999. I don't know how I forgot to edit it, but one 'local reference' slipped through in the discourse. And the sentence was this. Swami says,

"The previous speaker spoke about how the head, heart and hand need to work together. Education is for head, medicare (cardiac surgery) is for heart and water is for the body (hand)."

The error slipped through unnoticed and, when the discourse played on Guru Poornima morning, it came through exactly like that.

At that point in time, I had goosebumps. I realized that my 'error' and 'oversight' was 'Divine Plan'. Imagine the thrill when I remembered that one among the four Samithi convenors who had spoken before the discourse in the morning had actually made reference to the unity of the 3H - head, heart and hand! 

Gratitude for His love

There had been a tinge of disappointment the previous day when I had told our team members, 
"Brothers, it is an audio discourse today; not a video discourse."

During the programme, a totally unexpected power blowout knocked out even the UPS. All the projectors and the Radiosai computer-console got shut. One of the team members came to me after the programme and said,

"It was good that we played the discourse as an audio via CD. If it had been a video which we would have played through the computer, the discourse would have abruptly shut down in between!"

Ah! If only I can be tuned to Him always, I will realize that Swami has everything planned out so beautifully. 

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What is the significance of Guru Poornima? Bhagawan lovingly explains to us today.

Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, Saturday, July 12, 2014

Poornima means the effulgent full moon. Guru is One who removes darkness and delusion from the heart and illumines it with the higher wisdom. The Moon and the Mind are interrelated, as object and image. On this day, the Moon is full, fair and cool, its light pleasant and peaceful; the light of the Mind too... has to be pleasing and pure. In the firmament of your heart, the moon is the Mind. Sensual desires and worldly activities are the clouds, thick and heavy which mar your joy at the light of the moon. Let the strong breeze of love scatter the clouds away and confer on you the cool glory of moonlight. When devotion shines full, the sky in the heart becomes a bowl of beauty and life is transformed into a charming avenue of Ananda (bliss). That beauty of heart, that bliss in life can be won through the Mind, if the lesson of this day is remembered and realised.

- Divine Discourse, 29 July 1969.

Just as wholesome food gives health and strength to the body, prayer purifies the mind and strengthens the spirit. – BABA

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Happy and Holy Guru Poornima Greetings from Prasanthi Nilayam!

Radiosai exclusive Live shots of the Guru Poornima Celebrations (Morning Program) direct from Sai Kulwant Hall – 12th July 2014

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"Thursday Divine Darshan"
Short darshan Video Clip every Thursday
 

When the compassionate Lord chose to move amidst us... even as He glided past us and before us, He silently slipped into our hearts too! The eyes that were intoxicated with the beauty of His Darshan and never satiated, unknowingly then, turned within in search of that divine glimpse. Isn't that how He purified us, isn't that how He made us seekers? That was the magic of our Sai's Darshan! 

Looking at Swami we wondered, was He more gracious or more graceful... nay He is verily grace itself - when He walks, when He talks, when He scolds, or when he gathers His robe's folds, when he smiles and beckons or in disappointment frowns... Seeing His grace our hearts gaped, 'How could one be so very graceful?' He could be, because He was as gracious as He was graceful, and to shower His grace was the very purpose of His presence. Darshan was that special moment when He allowed us to witness His gracefulness and graciousness.

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All India Samithi Convenors Meet - Prasanthi Nilayam - 11th July 2014.

Radio Sai is pleased to bring you some glimpses of the All India Samithi Convenors Meet as part of Guru Poornima Celebrations held in Prasanthi Nilayam on 11th July 2014.
 

Here are the recorded video links for those who have missed this program this evening:
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LISTEN TO THE REFRESHING AND INSPIRING LIVE PROGRAMS ON THE 13TH JULY, 2014 FROM 6 AM TO 10 PM

Loving Sairam!
Special Announcement!

With the immense grace and blessings of our most Dearest Lord Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Radio Sai Telugu Stream which was launched on the auspicious day of Guru Poornima July 15th 2011, is all set to celebrate its 3rd Anniversary!!

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF RADIO SAI TELUGU STREAM -- LISTEN TO THE REFRESHING AND INSPIRING LIVE PROGRAMS ON THE 13TH JULY, 2014 FROM 6 AM TO 10 PM Live from the studios of Radio Sai..., Prasanthi Nilayam on 13th July (Sunday) 2014.

Total 115 participants from across Andhra Pradesh are arriving here at Prasanthi Nilayam to make their offering in the form of inspiring Radio programs which will reflect the Glory and Grandeur of Bhagawan's Divine Mission. With all the participants from Hyderabad, Tirupathi and Visakhapatnam and other eminent artists, Radio Sai Telugu Stream is geared up for the Special Live Broadcast with a plethora of programs which includes experiences of devotees, thought provoking panel discussions, scholarly talks, soul stirring music programs, scintillating dramas and most importantly Bhagawan's Divine Discourses which will give us an opportunity to experience a drop of the infinite glory and the Divine Love of our Lord.

Don’t miss to tune in to Telugu Stream in www.radiosai.org on 13th July 2014 and join us in celebrating this joyous occasion of its 3rd Anniversary!

Here is the link to Tune in and Listen to those special Live Programmes: http://media.radiosai.org/www/Telugu.html

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Below attached the full program schedule of 13th July 2014. Feel free to share it with all.

Thank you and Loving Sairam,
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Eswaramma Women's Welfare Trust - Progress Report of Welfare Projects and Distribution Ceremony

Peaceful Morning Greetings from Prasanthi Nilayam!

Radiosai exclusive Live shots of the Eswaramma Women's Welfare Trust - Progress Report of Welfare Projects and Distribution Ceremony as part of Guru Poornima Celebrations direct from Sai Kulwant Hall – 11th July 2014
 

Eswaramma Women's Welfare Trust - Progress Report of Welfare Projects

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Why must we persist in transforming ourselves, beyond pain and pleasure? Bhagawan lovingly explains to us today.

Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, Friday, July 11, 2014

Grief and joy, and pain and pleasure alternate like the dark and bright fortnight by God's decree, to foster equanimity and to lead man towards reality beyond both. If you do not attempt to transform yourself but resort to blaming God for your sorrows, it is incorrect! You blame... God because you announce yourself as a devotee too soon, and expect plentiful grace. Grace cannot be claimed as such; first God must accept you! Use your talent of discrimination to sift the trash and discard it in preference to the valuable. Engage in selfless service; flee from bad persons and win the friendship of the good and noble, who will cleanse you and heal you. Man is consumed by time; God is the master of time. So take refuge in God. Let God be your Guru, your path, your Lord.

- Divine Discourse, 2 Jul 1985.
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Your mind must be trained to develop a taste for the good and the godly, not for money or material gains.-BABA.

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The Magic of Faith vs the Curse of Expectation

There is a subtle difference between what ‪#‎faith‬ is and what we think is faith is. Often, we confuse faith with ‪#‎expectation‬. While faith brings boundless joy, expectation brings boundless misery. Based on a magical first experience with Bhagawan Sri ‪#‎SathyaSai‬ Baba, here is an attempt to distinguish faith from expectation.

Also included in this talk are two powerful anecdotes involving Swami and devotees. Giving up expectation will ensure that we do not miss God be...cause He came to us in a way we weren't expecting!

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The Magic of Faith vs the Curse of Expectation


Parthi News - July 2014 - Part 1 - (Updated on 10.07.2014)

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