PARTHI NEWS - APRIL 2016 (PART- 2)

Part - 1


 

 


 

The Story of Jack & Jill - Swami's Beloved Pets

 

 

Jack and Jill were the earliest recipients of Baba’s grace. It was noted that they actually fasted on every Thursday and desisted from eating flesh on all days! The Thursday fast of these canine devotees put many a human Bhakta to shame. They were inseparable companions of Baba and used to sleep, Jack at the head of the bed and Jill at His Feet. Who can say what dreams they had inside their half-shut eyes, while Baba stroked the...ir silken fur with His motherly affection?

 

Let's hear this love story from the Divine Master Himself (Discourse delivered on 2002 Avatar Declaration Day) :

 

"When I came to Puttaparthi, Karanam Subbamma gave one acre of land near Sathyabhama temple where a small house was built. There I used to live. The same Ramesh and Suresh (Swami's school friends) were born again as two puppies and came to Me. The sister of Mysore Maharaja named them Jack and Jill. They were always with Me.

 

"One day the Maharani of Mysore came to have My darshan. She was a great devotee and a highly orthodox woman. She would perform puja with flowers everyday. Since there were no proper roads to Puttaparthi, she alighted from the car at Karnatakanagepalli and walked the rest of the distance to the old mandir (temple). There used to be a small shed where the Pedda Venkama Raju Kalyana Mandapam stands now. The Maharani decided to rest for the night in the mandir. The driver had his dinner and was returning to Karnatakanagepalli where the car was parked. I told Jack to accompany the driver and show him the way. Jack walked in the front, and the driver followed. Jack slept under the car.

"Next morning, the driver started the car not knowing that Jack was sleeping under it. The wheel of the car ran over the back of Jack and its backbone broke. Jack dragged itself across the river, wailing all the while. A washerman named Subbanna used to take care of the old mandir day and night. He was very loyal and considered Swami as his very life. He came running to Me and said, "Swami, Jack might have met with an accident. It is coming wailing in pain. I came out at once. Jack came close to Me, wailing loudly, fell at My feet, and breathed its last. It was buried behind the old mandir and a Brindavanam was erected. As per My instructions, it was built by the side, not at the centre. I said there should be a place for another samadhi.

 

"Since Jack had passed away, Jill stopped eating food and died after a few days. It was also buried by the side of Jack's samadhi. In this manner, Ramesh and Suresh did penance to be with Me. Even after their death, they took birth as dogs to be with Me."

 

Radio Sai Team

 


 

The Story of the Weeping City
 

Chinna Katha - A Small Story Narrated by Baba

 

 

You must take every step in Sadhana or in Samsara, only after deep deliberation and satisfying yourself that it will be for your good. Otherwise, it will be like the story of the weeping city.

 

One day, a close female attendant of the Queen came to the Palace weeping in great sorrow, and so the Queen began to shed tears. Seeing the Queen in tears, the entire zenana wept and the weeping spread to the male attendants too. The King, finding the queen inconsolably sad, also wept profusely in sympathy, and the sight made the entire city weep loud and non-stop.

 

At last, one sensible fellow set in motion an inquiry, which passed through person after person until the Queen herself was accosted. She said that her attendant was in sore grief. When she, a washerwoman by caste, was interrogated, she confessed that it was all due to the sudden demise of her favourite donkey! When the news spread the weeping ceased and there was widespread laughter and shame. Reason out, discriminate. Do not rush to conclusions or be led away by mere hearsay.

 

Radio Sai Team

 


 

Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016

 

What is the barometer of a true divine life? Bhagawan explains to us in crystal clear terms to us today.

 

 

Righteousness (Dharma) is the basis for the entire Universe. A true human being is one who practices the principle of dharma. Burning is the dharma of fire. Many often use the word dharma without knowing its true nature and majesty. Coolness is the dharma of ice. Fire is no fire without burning. Ice is n...o ice without coolness. Similarly, the dharma of a human lies in performing actions with the body and following the commands of the heart. Every act performed with thought, word, and deed in harmony is a dharmic act! A dharmic life is a divine life! This dharma of the heart is supreme and verily the dharma of life. You must achieve unity in thought, word, and deed at all costs.

- Summer Showers Ch2, May 20, 1996.

 

Fullness in life is marked by the harmony of thought, word and deed.-BABA.

 

Summer Showers 1990 Illustrations - APRIL 30, 2016

 

 

One of the messages Yajnavalkya is, “There is no gift higher than the gift of food and no God higher than the parents. There is no truth higher than japa and thapas (reciting the holy Name and doing penance). There is no dharma higher than compassion and no gain higher than the company of the good. There is no enemy more dangerous than anger and no disease more serious than indebtedness. There is no death more horrible than i...ll-fame and no wealth more valuable than fame. There is no ornament more beautiful than smaran (remembering God through chanting His names).”

 

Thus Yajnavalkya specially emphasised in his teachings to his disciples, the extreme importance of service to parents and guru, as well as anna dana (free distribution of food).

 

Radio Sai Team.

 


 

VALUE OF VEGETARIANISM - Part 01

 

 

To include animal food in one's menu or not... used to be one of several classic debates that seem to have no end or solution in sight. Either of the ‘warring’ camps swore by the benefits of their stand. Today, from economics to environment, from science to spirituality, compelling evidence is tilting this debate in favour of one particular choice.

 

Now, even as your minds are running furiously to choose your side in this ‘war’ along with the t...housand reasons for the same, let us define the scope - the operational boundaries - of this article so that things are understood and assimilated within a reasonable perspective.

 

Clearly, this article is meant for those who consider ‘spiritual growth’ a life priority. However, it is suitable for the rest as well because a large part of it is based on scientific data and observations. Naturally, it derives heavily from the teachings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and therefore hopes to serve as a holy grail for His devotees.

http://media.radiosai.org/journals/vol_12/01OCT14/Vegetarianism-part-01.htm

 

Radio Sai Team

 


 

Man's quest must be for God rather than for food

 

 

In defining a good man, Vemana said that the individual who suffers if he is hungry, who harbours evil, who is burning with anger, and who indulges in promoting intrigue may be said to be a bad man. All others are good people. That man should spend his energy to relieve his hunger has been looked upon with ridicule by the poet Vemana.

 

He draws attention to the fact that even animals and birds do not spend so much effort and ti...me to get relief when they are hungry.

When that is so, how is it that man, who is superior to the animals and birds, spends so much time and effort in search of his food.

 

Who provides the food for the birds in the forest? Who feeds the animals in the forest when they are hungry? Who gives water to the trees that thrive in the forest? God, who finds the food for the frog that is trapped between a pair of large stones, will certainly provide food for the human beings, who are so close to Him.

 

Under such circumstances, it is not right that man should hanker after food. On the other hand, he should go after realisation of truth and develop faith in God.

 

Radio Sai Team

 


 

Love is My form, Truth is My breath - Baba Sings

 

 

Love is my form, truth is my breath, bliss is my food.
My life is my message, expansion is my life.
No season for love, no reason for love, no birth, no death. ...
Love is my form, truth is my breath, bliss is my food.

Download the audio from the the following link: http://goo.gl/ZzH5oV.

 

Radio Sai Team

 


 

Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

 

Why is Sadhana or spiritual practices supremely important? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today.

 

 

A person’s life depends upon three essential things - thoughts, words and deeds. When When desires arise, one immediately takes it to their mind. For any thought, mind is the basis. The thought that comes to your mind will be exposed to the world as a word from your mouth, and once you utter those words, then, to put it into practice, you take action. When you are able to apply these three—thought, word, and action along the right path, you earn merit (punya); but if you apply them along the wrong path, you earn sin. Thus for good and bad, you need thoughts, words, and deeds. Only when there is harmony between thoughts, words, and actions; you will be able to recognise your own true nature. To keep them pure and in harmony, you must undertake some kind of sadhana (spiritual practice). This is of utmost need today.

- Divine Discourse, Summer Roses on Blue Mountains, 1976, Ch 2.

 

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home.-

BABA

 

Summer Showers 1990 Illustrations - APRIL 29, 2016

 

 

Yajnavalkya’s forefathers always used to do anna dana (free distribution of food), so their family got the name Vaajasam. The Veda taught by him was also called by the alternative names of Sukla Yajur Veda, Vajasas Khanda, and Aditya Khanda. Yajur Veda has been divided into two. For this reason, although the Vedas were originally four in number, they have subsequently become five, namely Rig Veda, Krishna Yajur Veda, Sukla Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, and Atharvana Veda. Recognising that the Sun appeared before him as Vaaji and taught him the Vedas because of the free distribution of food by his ancestors, Yajnavalkya gave primary importance to anna daana in his teaching.

 

Radio Sai Team.

 


 

How to control your senses; Bhagawan explains

 

 

For every human being, control of one's senses is essential. It would be wrong if we think that this ‘control of senses’ is required for only for the hermits and ascetics (Jogis and Yogis). This control of senses is essential for every one who has taken birth with a human body. With the feeling that the sensory organs belong to me, we should not let them go uncontrolled. Although the car is purchased by you, registered in your nam...e and being driven by you, you need to put the brakes when you anticipate danger. If you think, “It’s my car, why should I put brakes.”, then you are verily inviting danger for yourself!

 

In this analogy, the “human body” is like a car, the two “eyes” of the human body are like the two lights of the car. The “stomach” is like the petrol tank of the car. The “mouth” is like the horn of the car. Our “mind” is the steering for the car. The four “Purushardhas”-- Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha-- are like the four tyres of the car. The air in these four tyres is that of “faith”. Here when we put on the switch which is the “intelligence”-(buddhi) in us, then the car will start. We will have to compare the “Chitta” with the control of senses. When we can control the senses, it is then that our “Chitta” is purified. When the “Chitta” is purified then wisdom dawns.

 

Radio Sai Team

 


 

 

Aaradhana - Luka Chuppi

 


 

ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM 2016, NEWS FROM PRASANTHI NILAYAM:

Om Sairam dearest Sai Family

Five years of Swami's physical departure, which is now observed as Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam by Sai world of devotees was observed in a grand way, the Sai Way in the form of a huge "Maha Narayana Seva" in the Sri Sathya Sai Hill view stadium where 40,000 poor women and men from neighboring villages of Puttaparthi were served with sumptuous food and were also given new clothing. Earlier Along with Trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Central Minister Sri. Venkayya Naidu who came along with his daughter lit the lamp to start the commencement of feeding and distribution of clothes.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Meanwhile in Sai Kulwanth Hall the Sai Panchakirtans was on and later the main programme of today commenced.

First Sri. Naganand, Trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust spoke in length as how Swami is now continuing His mission through His devotees and he thanked Swami for His continued blessings.

SATHYA SAI VIDYA JYOTHI, A NEW PROJECT LAUNCHED:

Later Sri. Nimish Pandya, All India President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, India took over the stage and briefed about the stupendous project, Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi, that was to be launched on this auspicious day.This a massive project taken up by the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation and Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust which is going to revamp the education system in India where mind blowing 900 schools that would be benefitted.

Mr. Nimish Pandya explained how Swami started the revamp of education system with the balvikas movement 50 years ago later the Sri Sathya Sai University and how Swami went further and brought in EHV programme which spread all over the world which is now transformed into Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi Programme.

Sri. Pandya also briefed about the programme where the objectives will be to upgrade the infrastructure of the schools, Develop individual and national character among students and also empower teachers and children.

He said the project will be lead by youth volunteers and supported by the massive army of Sri Sathya Sai sevadal, Mahila (Women) wing and Balvikas Gurus.

Sri. Pandya congratulated the Youth wing of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations who are going to play a key role in this project.

HOW SUCCESSFUL WILL THIS PROJECT BE?:

On a personal note, this is a fantastic project considering the current deteriorating standards of Education system in our society. Considering the large force of active workers in Sri Sathya Sai Organisation especially in India, many states are going to take up this project seriously by identifying the needy schools. There is no dearth for talent, zeal to serve among the Sai active workers and probably our's is the only organisation which has largest number of familied members but have developed a wider approach when it comes to extending "family love" even to the society, courtesy of Swami's teachings.

I pray to Bhagawan to bless this noble project which is undoubtedly His inspiration and He knew how well His children would do to live up to His expectations.

Later, Sri. Nimish Pandya requested Sri. Venkayya Naidu, current minister of Urban development, housing, poverty eradication and parliamentary affairs of Sri. Narendra Modi led BJP government at the center, to inaugurate the programme.

Sri. Venkayya Naidu who also hails from the state of Andhra Pradesh was a frequent visitor to Prasanthi who was seen most of the times with former Prime minister Sri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

After the formal inaugaration of the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi project, the Minister thanked Swami for giving this opportunity to be part of such a auspicious project in augaration. He said today happens to be panchayat raj day (the grass root level of administrative system of India which basically deals with villages) and Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi had asked all his ministers to be in the villages knowing the problems of the villagers.

Mr. Naidu lauded the efforts of Sri Sathya Central Trust for coming up with such a beautiful programme which is true karma yoga. He said Indians have this mindset that government will do every thing and we need not do any thing and such noble participation from the non-government quarters is highly appreciated

DEVOTEES FOUND SOLACE IN SATHYA SAI BABA:

Amidst big round of applause, Mr. Naidu said I am devotee of Sathya Sai for His seva which none could do like Him in the entire universe. Swami came with a message and delivered the message effectively. Mankind was so fortunate to have such phenomenon happening, every time there was decline in dharma and the Mankind was in dire need for a revamp.

He reminded all the devotees as how fortunate we were that we could see Him and listen to Him as we were born in this age. He said Swami didn't come to teach anything new or create any order or religion. His order was to promote unity urging the people to remain in the same religion in which they were born into.

Talking of religious conversions, he mentioned conversion changes the social order and creates disorder. He said our tradition is one such tradition which feeds ants with jaggery, snake with milk and where cow is worshipped.

The world looked up to Sathya Sai Baba because He gave the solace to the downtrodden, confused, depressed, oppressed and suppresed ones.

SWAMI IS ALWAYS WITH US:

Mr. Naidu later read out his pre-written speech and I should appreciate the home work he did as he even mentioned quotes from Swami's discourses way back in the year 1963. He continued to say that Swami stressed up on Water care, educare and healthcare. He said he fondly remembers the day when he came along with Sri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the inaugaration of Whitefield super speciality hospital.

He reminded all the devotees that Swamiis always with us. Amidst another round of applause from the devotees he said only through service you can have darshan of Swami.

He congratulated each and every member of the Sai family for taking the mission of Sai forward because of which Baba's flag is flying high. He particularly mentioned and appreciated all the great souls who are devoting time even afer retirement and said They are retired but not tired.

WORDS OF PRAISE FOR THE MAHA NARAYANA SEVA:

Sri. Naidu who earlier participated in the Maha narayana Seva in the stadium appreciated the discipline with which the beneficiaries and sevadals conducted themselves during the feeding which he said is a rare thing to see in spite of huge numbers. He said I salute the devotees of Baba. He said the only way we can pay homage is to carry the message of love, affection, concern for the poor taking care of the needy which Baba taught us. He said he had darshan of 40,000 Swamis while participating in the Narayana Seva.

On a lighter note he shared a insight, " the parliament sessions are starting from tomorrow. Being a parliamentary affairs minister, my presence was very much needed in the all party meeting that is happening now in Delhi. I choose to visit Puttaparthi rather as I feel rejuvenated. Prime Minster Modi called me this morning and enquired as where i am and when I told him that i am in Prasanthi Nilayam for which he said that's very good.

Over all it was a fantastic speech by Sri. Naidu who like many of us was touched by the unsullied love of our beloved Sai mother.

Later a short video of a school in remote village called Basal in Himachal Pradesh was played where it showed a glimpse of magic the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi programme did to this school which was re-built, kids provided clothing, stationery and most importantly were inculcated Swami's Education in Human Values.

The programme ended with a video discourse of Swami played on the big screen, bhajans, prasadam and arathi.

Praying to Swami to bring in unity, make the Sai movement spread every nook and corner of the world..

With Pranams at the Lotus feet of our beloved Lord,

R. Satish Naik

 

View the Video of:

 

Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi Programme. - Speech by All India President Sri Nimish Pandya

 

 

link:

https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10209242968732183

 


 

Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

 

What is one simple yet profoundly powerful technique we must practice to improve our health and mental peace? Bhagawan lovingly explains to us today.

 

 

Without the control of your senses, your sadhana will be ineffective; it is like keeping water in a leaky pot! When the tongue craves for some delicacy, assert that you will not cater to its whims. If you persist in giving yourself simple food that is not sav...oury or hot, but amply sustaining, the tongue may squirm for a few days, but it will soon welcome it. That is the way to subdue it and overcome the evil consequences of its being your master. Since the tongue is equally insistent on scandal and lascivious talk, you have to curb that tendency also. Talk little, talk sweetly, talk only when there is pressing need. Also, talk only to those to whom you must, and do not shout or raise the voice in anger or excitement. Such control will improve health and mental peace. It will lead to better public relations and less involvement in contacts and conflicts with others.

- Divine Discourse, 23 Nov 1968.

 

Reining in your senses is growing in wisdom. - BABA

 

 

Summer Showers 1990 Illustrations - APRIL 28, 2016
Radio Sai Team.

 


 

Hamko Tumse Pyar Kitna ... Sai Tumahi Janate

 

On this day of Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana, on behalf of all the Sai fraternity, We cry out loudly and say,

Hamko Tumse Pyar Kitna Sai Tumahi Janate,
Dilon ki Dhadakan Tumho Sai,
Tum Hamare Prana Ho,...
Hamko Tumse Pyar hai,

We Love You, Dearest Lord We Love You.

Video Courtesy: Sai Love

 

View the Video:

https://www.facebook.com/radiosai/videos/1062650023824135/


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5th Aradhana day, 24th Apr 2016: The Maha Narayana Seva at Vidyagiri stadium, Puttaparthi - A Glimpse #GivingAndForgiving
 

View the video:

https://www.facebook.com/radiosai/videos/1062735040482300/


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RADIO SAI THURSDAY LIVE
APRIL 28, 2016

 

 

With the Grace and Blessings of Bhagawan, the members of the Radio Sai Team will host some Special Segments Live from Radiosai Studio, Prasanthi Nilayam, throughout the day.

 

Here is the complete schedule for today's Thursday Live programme:
http://media.radiosai.org/…/vol_14/…/28_04_2016_schedule.htm

 

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

 

Radio Sai will provide these various segments as downloadable files soon for those who could not listen Live and for those who wish to listen the programmes again.

 

Radio Sai Team.

 

 


 

SWAMI'S MAHASAMADHI HAS NEW GOLD PLATED BRASS BORDERS :

 

 

 

 

Here are few exclusive, absolutely stunning photos of Swami's mahasamadhi without the flower decoration.... These photos are from the night of April 22nd, 2016 when gold plated brass borders were added.

 

Only today many of us would have noticed the beautiful Sarva Dharma symbol on the top of Mahasamadhi as that part is always covered with a saffron cloth and flowers.

 

Courtesy SaiBliss


 

How Vibhuti allowed Sunil Gavaskar to play in ‪#‎Australia‬

 

 

Shammi Paranjape, a close relative of Sunil Gavaskar (sister-in-law), shares this amazing episode that happened miles away down under in Australia:

 

“One of the very first experiences Sunil Gavaskar had was during the Indian tour of Australia in 1977, when Bishen Singh Bedi was captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

 

During the three-day match against Victoria, Sunil slipped on the ground while fielding and tore a muscle in his thigh. It turned out to be a severe injury. In those days, the Indian team did not have a physiotherapist traveling with them, so Sunil's injury was shown to the home team's physiotherapist.

 

After he was examined, Sunil was informed that it was a severely torn muscle and he would be out of the game for the next six weeks. This was a big blow as the next Test match was starting within a week's time.

 

Sunil was in excruciating pain and unable to stand or put any pressure on the right leg. He phoned Pammi (his wife) in India and informed her about this development. Pammi immediately told him, ‘Apply Baba's Vibhuti’.

Sunil said that he had none with him. ‘I'll send you some right away. Apply it in the affected area, I'm sure it will work’, she replied.

The prospect of Sunil being fit enough to play for the next Test, which was four days away, seemed a total impossibility, so he was not picked for that particular match in the Test squad. In the meanwhile, Sushil Doshi, one of the Hindi commentators of All India Radio happened to be leaving for Australia.

 

Pammi arranged to send Baba's Vibhuti through him. Sushil Doshi arrived two days prior to the Test match in Brisbane and handed over the Vibhuti packet to Sunil. Sunil, who was still hobbling around with that painful leg immediately applied almost half of the Vibhuti packet on the affected area hoping for a miracle.”

 

For what happened next, let Sunil Gavaskar himself relate:

 

(From an article Sunil had written for the November 2000 issue of ‘Sanathana Sarathi’ – the Ashram Magazine)

 

“After I started applying Vibhuti, there was marked improvement and on the eve of the Test Match, I requested the team management not to rule me out but to have a fitness test on the morning of the Test Match. From barely being able to put weight on my leg, I was able to walk comfortably in just two days. But there was a stiff soreness that was worrying.

 

On the morning of the match, I applied Vibhuti to the leg and went to the ground. That was going to be my first attempt to try and run after a gap of eight days.

 

Even as I stepped on to the ground to give my fitness trial, I realised that the stiffness was almost gone. At the Queensland Cricket Ground in those days, you had to descend a few steps to the ground and it was these few steps which were painful previously, and I had to walk down gingerly. But on this day, I felt confident enough getting down these steps normally.

 

I took a light jog around the ground and with every stride I could feel the soreness going away. Though I did not do anything silly as a quick dash or sprint, I felt confident enough to play in the Test and so informed the management who accepted it and included me in the playing eleven. It was unbelievable.”

 

Incidentally, Sunil went on to score his eleventh Test century in that match!

 

Reference: “Blossoms in the Eternal Spring” by Mrs. Shammi Paranjape. Page: 16-17. Published by Rupa and Co., 2004.

 

Radio Sai Team

 


 

A Small Story (Chinna Katha): Swami narrating a story on Self-Confidence

 

 

There was once a guru living in a place and he was communicating wisdom to people who used to come for his darshan. Those people who were coming to have his darshan used to bring some flowers and fruits in accordance with Indian traditions. One day, as the offerings were plenty in the form of fruit, he called a disciple and asked him to cut the fruit and arrange for its distribution as prasad. The discip...le cut the fruit and reported to the guru that all was ready for distribution and asked him as to whom should be given the first fruit. The guru asked him to start with the person in whom he has the greatest faith and the highest confidence.

 

All the people assembled there thought that the disciple would first give the fruit to the teacher and then distribute to the others. But the disciple did not do so. He took the first

fruit himself. When the surprised onlookers asked for an explanation, he said that since he had the greatest confidence and affection for himself, he took the first fruit. This demonstrates that he had indeed, confidence in himself and that he truly loved himself.

 

When we look at this story outwardly, it may look as if the disciple had no faith in the guru, but we should realise that he acted in this manner because of supreme confidence in himself. Therefore, if one does not touch the feet of God, does not go to a temple or does not go on a pilgrimage, we should not conclude that he has no faith in himself. Confidence in one’s self is something which can only be experienced and cannot be exhibited. What is important is that one should have faith in himself.

 

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www.sathyasaispeaks.org
 

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SRI SATHYA SAI ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM
AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM - 24 APR 2016

 

 

 

The Aradhana morning witnessed a host of activities in the immediate Divine OmniPresence with Hon’ble Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty, Sri M Venkaiah Naidu as the Chief Guest.

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The proceedings began with an offering of “Sai Pancharatnas” by a band of over 200 selected music talents from across the country. Sai Pancharatna Kritis, fashioned in the popular Thyagaraja Pancharatna tradition, as the name indicates is a compilation of 5 gems set to five different ragas, focusing on different tenors.

Delivering his welcome speech, Sri SS Naganand. Member Trustee, SSSCT, asked the audience to reflect and remember, reflecting on the hard yet, blessings-galore period of five years with the physical form absent, remembering all that Bhagawan has done, especially during the five years. Exhorting the audience to repay, toeing the line, Sri Naganand, before concluding, sent a SaiLent reminder on the Cosmic MahaMantra “Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu”, wishing peace and happiness for all the worlds.

All India President of SSSSO, Sri Nimish Pandya, speaking next, mentioned about the month-long penance of ’Sadhana Aradhana…Giving And Forgiving’ announced by the Sathya Sai Organisations, both India and Overseas, being practised by devotees all over the world. The AIP then announced the launch of a new initiative, Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi, a project to inspire children across India, empowering schools, following Sathya Sai Curriculum. Subsequently, Sri Venkaiah Naidu dedicated the project at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet.

 

About Spirituality, the minister chose to quote Bhagawan’s pronouncement that He has not come to create a new order… Highlighting the same, Sri Venkaiah Naidu spoke on Bhagawan and spirituality, exhorting fellow travellers to be good human beings. Quoting Bhagawan in between, Sri Naidu sent invaluable pointers to fellow pilgrims saying ‘Baba has come and delivered His message, showing the path for all’. The minister was accompanied by Kamineni Srinivas and Palle Raghunatha Reddy, AP ministers for Health and Medical Education and Minister for I&PR and Information Technology respectively.

 

Bhagawan’s Divine discourse next was followed by Bhajans and the session concluded with Bhajans and Mangala Arathi.

 

Description Courtesy: Prasanthi Reporter

 

Video:
Maha Narayana Seva at Hill View Stadium (Apr 24 2016)
http://goo.gl/aucttm

 

Photo Gallery:
Maha Narayana Seva: http://goo.gl/GZ9Oyo
Kulwant Hall Programme: http://goo.gl/1P0nXy

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Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016

 

What is the one profound offering that we can give to our precious Lord? Bhagawan lovingly explains to us today.

 

 

So long as one is dominated by sense pleasure, it cannot be said that their spiritual life has begun. Now many clamour for the experience of spiritual bliss, but few earn it, because they find themselves too weak to reject the clamour of the senses! A little enquiry will reveal that the sense...s are bad masters; the joy they bring is transitory and fraught with grief. Your devotion to God is best expressed by achieving control of the senses. For, the senses rush towards the temporary and the tawdry; thus, they foul the heart. I require from each of you, no valuable offering than the heart I endowed you with! Give Me that heart, as pure as when I gave it to you, filled with nectar of selfless love! Test all your actions, words, thoughts on this touchstone: "Will this be approved by God? Will this rebound to His renown?"

- Divine Discourse, 23 Nov 1968.

 

Never get inflated when praised or deflated when blamed. Be a spiritual lion! – BABA

 

 

Summer Showers 1990 Illustrations - APRIL 27, 2016

 

One disciple by name Yajnavalkya joined Vysampayana’s Gurukula. He had a keen intellect and could learn his lessons very fast. The guru was also highly pleased with him. People who knew Yajnavalkya began praising him with the result that he developed ahamkaram (ego) followed gradually by alakshyam (indifference) and asabhyata (lack of decorum.) Vysampayaan noticed these lapses on the part of Yajnavalkya. One day, he called hi...m and told him sternly, “Yajnavalkya! You don’t deserve to stay in this Gurukul any longer. You must leave this place immediately. Before you leave, you must return all that you have learnt from me.” Accordingly, Yajnavalkya, who recognised his own shortcomings, vomited all that he had learnt from his guru. His vomitings were eaten by tittiri birds, and the latter began chanting the Upanishad, which was therefore named as Taittireeya Upanishad.

 

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Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

 

What is the flag of victory we must hoist and where? Bhagawan lovingly highlights today.

 

 

Practise the three disciplines of silence, cleanliness and forbearance. In silence the voice of God can be heard, not in the revelry of noise. Through cleanliness you earn purity. By forbearance, you cultivate love. I am yours; you are Mine, forever and ever. I am in you; you are in Me. Hoist the Flag of Prasanthi in your own heart. The flag is a reminder of your duty to yourself. It reminds you to overcome the urge of low desires, of anger and hate when your desires are thwarted; it exhorts you to expand your heart so that you embrace all humanity, all life and all creation; it directs you to quieten your impulses and calmly meditate on your own inner reality. It assures you that, when you do so, the lotus of your heart will bloom, and from its center will arise the flame of divine vision, which guarantees prasanthi (infinite peace).

- Divine Discourse, 23 Nov 1968.

 

 

True devotion really means installing the Divine in the heart and enjoying the bliss of that experience. – BABA

 

Today’s special poster of Summer Showers 1990 Illustrated from Prasanthi Nilayam, TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

 

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Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016

 

What is the transformation we must undergo and why? Bhagawan our Loving God reminds us today.

 

 

Offer your entire self, your life Unto Him; then your adoration will transform and transmute you so fast and so completely that you and He can be merged into One. He thinks, feels and acts as you do; you think, feel and act as He does. You will be transformed as a rock is transformed by the sculptor, into an idol, de...serving the worship of generations of sincere men. In the process you will have to bear many a hammer stroke, many a chisel-wound, for He is the sculptor. He is but releasing you from petrification! Offer your heart to the Lord, and gladly suffer transformation at His hands. Do not defile time, or the physical sheath, or this life's chance, using them for paltry ends. Your life is but one long pilgrimage which you entered when you were born, and may not end even when you die. Never forget that. Be pure, alert and humble as pilgrims ought to be.

- Divine Discourse, 23 Nov 1968

 

You must have full faith in God and should not let anyone disturb it. - Baba

 

 

Today’s special poster of Summer Showers 1990 Illustrated from Prasanthi Nilayam, MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016

 

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THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL STORY ABOUT KRISHNA'S FLUTE

 

 

Everyday Krishna would go in the garden and say to all the plants, “I love you”. The plants were very happy and responded saying “Krishna, we love You too”. One day Krishna rushed quickly into the garden very alarmed. He went to the bamboo plant and the bamboo plant asked, “Krishna, what´s wrong?” Krishna said “I have something to ask you, but it is very difficult”. The bamboo said “Please tell me. If I can, I will give it to Yo...u”. So Krishna said “I need your life. I need to cut you”. The bamboo thought for a while and then said “You don´t have any other choice. You don’t have any other way?” Krishna said, “No, no other way”. And it said “OK” and gave himself up.

 

So Krishna cut the bamboo and made holes in it, and each time, He carved the holes, the bamboo was crying in pain... Krishna made a beautiful flute out of it and this flute was with Him all the time.

 

24 hours a day, it was with Krishna. Even the Gopis were jealous of the flute.

 

They said, “Look, Krishna is our Lord, but yet we get to spend only some time with Him. He wakes up with you, He sleeps with you, all the time you are with Him”. Gopis asked the bamboo, “Tell us your secret. What secret do you have, that the Lord treasures you so much ?” And the bamboo said “The secret is that, I gave myself up, and He did whatever was right for me, in the process I had to undergo a lot of pain.

And the Lord does whatever He wants with me, whenever He wants with me and however He wants with me. I have just become His instrument”. So this is complete surrender: where God can do whatever He wants with you, whenever He wants, as He wants. Trust Him completely and have faith in Him and always think you are in His hands... what can go wrong?

 

This is Samarpan or Surrender.

 

Radio Sai Team

 


 

MUSIC PROGRAMME BY SRI MANDOLIN U.P. RAJU AND TEAM

 

 

Radio Sai is pleased to bring you glimpses of the Music Programme by Sri Mandolin Raju as part of the SRI SATHYA SAI ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM Evening Celebrations held in Sai Kulwant Hall at Prasanthi Nilayam on April 24, 2016.

 

Radio Sai added 14 new photos to the album: MUSIC PROGRAMME BY SRI MANDOLIN U.P. RAJU AND TEAM

 

Direct link to the photos:

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For those who missed the evening programme could Log onto www.radiosai.org or click on the below link to watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlip0iFnYtE

 

Evening Programme Schedule: http://goo.gl/rvcHjl

 

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Maha Narayana Seva at Vidyagiri Stadium

 

 

5th Aradhana day, 2016: The Maha Narayana Seva at Vidyagiri stadium shows that Swami is very much with us. He has moved from Yajur Mandir to Hridaya Mandir (temple of hearts).

 

It was a morning that began very early for more than 50,000 people in the villages surrounding Puttaparthi as they made their way to the Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium at Vidyagiri. By 7:00 am they were all seated in neat rows under the spacious shamianas that had been lovingly erected to shield them ...from the harsh summer sun. There were people from all castes, all religions, multiple nations and all strata of society.

Though different in many ways, they are all magically knit by their love for God. That love expresses itself in the smiles of everyone around. It also expresses itself in the impeccable discipline of both - those that have come to offer service and those that are recipients of service. In fact, when the Parliamentary Affairs minister, Sri. M. Venkiah Naidu, arrived at the stadium to light the lamp and 'inaugurate' the Narayana Seva, he could scarce believe that 50,000 people had gathered.

 

"Deen Dukhiyon Se Prem Karo, Mera Sai Prasanna Hoga" goes the popular bhajan which Swami loves so much. The distribution began and there was joy everywhere. Announcements were made over the PA system that nobody should leave without receiving the food and clothes that Swami had blessed because that would mean a loss of a great opportunity for devotees. Just to clarify, what the announcement meant was this,
 

"On the Aradhana Mahotsavam, we have been given the privilege of serving all of you who have come from far away villages. Please let us not get deprived of this great boon."

 

Inspired by the true spirit of service, the honorable minister too plunged into the activity. He served dozens of Narayanas along with his daughter. Having served them he spontanously took a handful of the Pulihora and put it into his mouth after prayerfully placing it on his eyes.

The comfortable lawns of an international cricket field below, the cool roof of the expansive shamiana above and thousands of grateful hearts in between - it was indeed a scene divine! Who could ever say that Bhagawan was not present. His presence was evident in the joy that was gushing forth and radiating from one and all.

 

The 5th Aradhana Day reiterated the Truth that Swami has not gone anywhere - He has just shifted residence from the Yajur Mandir to the Hridaya Mandir.

 

Radio Sai added 27 new photos to the album: 5th Aradhana day, 2016: Maha Narayana Seva at Prasanthi Nilayam

 

Direct link to the photos

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Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016

 

What was the very purpose of Bhagawan’s earthly sojourn? On the holy occasion of the Aradhana Mahotsavam, Bhagawan reminds us this most important point.

 

 

Consider the meaning of the name ‘Sai Baba’. ‘Sa’ means Divine; ‘ai’ or ‘ayi’ means mother, and ‘Baba’ means father. Your physical parents exhibit love with a dose of selfishness; but Sai, your Divine Mother and Father, showers affection or reprimands only to... lead you towards victory in the struggle for self-realisation. Sai descended as Avatar to achieve the supreme task of uniting the entire mankind as one family through the bond of brotherhood, of affirming and illumining the Divine (Atmic) reality in every being. Divinity is the basis for the entire cosmos, and My mission is to instruct all to recognise the common divine heritage that binds one person to another, so that you can rid yourself of the animal, and rise to the Divine! I desire that you contemplate on this, derive joy and be inspired to observe the spiritual disciplines I laid down to progress toward the goal of realising Sai, who shines in your hearts.

- Divine Discourse, 19-June 1974.

 

God is present in the heart of every being. He is ever present and is infinitely powerful - BABA.

 

 

Today’s special poster of Summer Showers 1990 Illustrated from Prasanthi Nilayam, SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016

 

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ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM MORNING CELEBRATIONS AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM

 

 

Radio Sai is pleased to bring you glimpses of the morning proceedings of SRI SATHYA SAI ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM in Sai Kulwant Hall at Prasanthi Nilayam on April 24, 2016.

 

Radio Sai added 38 new photos to the album: ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM MORNING CELEBRATIONS AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM

 

Direct link to the photos

 

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For those who missed the morning programme could Log onto www.radiosai.org or click on the below link to watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h09a02UdDpc

 

Morning Programme Schedule: http://goo.gl/rvcHjl

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Food habits and maintenance of good health - Sathya Sai Speaks (Audio)

 

 

Discipline is needed in eating too. One must eat only to the extent required. Excessive eating would lead to indigestion. Before eating, we pray: Brahman is the offering and Brahman is also the oblation. He who offers is Brahman, And the fire that receives the offering is also Brahman.

He who sees Brahman in all his actions would attain Brahman. When food is offered to God, God within responds by saying, ...“Functioning as Vaishwanara, I digest the food. Eat only to the extent I require.” If one overeats, Vaishwanara warns, “Don’t send me any more food!” Indifferent to the signals, the person goes on eating pudding and other tasty dishes, until he becomes exhausted and breathless. Thus, lack of discipline in eating often leads to ill health. Indiscipline is often the main cause for sickness.

 

Carelessness in eating is responsible for many ailments. Thus, the stomach is the starting point of many a health problem. When the stomach has problems, they often get transmitted to other parts of the body. Thus while eating do not fill your stomach; instead eat less so that your stomach is at least one quarter empty. This is what regulated eating means. Discipline must be observed every single day. Whatever one does from the time one gets up to the time one goes to bed must be done in disciplined manner. All actions, be it sitting, eating, talking, walking or whatever, must be performed in a controlled and regulated manner. Only then would your life as a whole would become disciplined. Discipline is the essence of Karma Yoga.

 

Puttaparthi, Sai Kulwanth Hall (1996 Special Discourses )


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SRI SATHYA SAI ‪#‎AradhanaMahotsavam2016‬ SPECIAL WALLPAPERS ‪#‎GivingandForgiving‬

 

 

Let us all participate in this solemn occasion, by joining together and expressing our love and gratitude from the depths of our hearts for our Beloved Bhagawan. To mark this auspicious event, Radio Sai team presents ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM 2016 SPECIAL WALLPAPERS

WALLPAPER - 02

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Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016

 

What is the craving all seekers must have and what is the path to attain this? Bhagawan gives us a clarion call today.

 

 

Since I moved freely among people, talking and singing with them, even intellectuals were unable to grasp My truth, My power, My glory, or My real task as Avatar. I can solve any problem however knotty. I am beyond the reach of the most intensive enquiry and the most meticulous measurement.... Only those who have recognised My love and experienced it can assert that they have glimpsed My reality. Do not attempt to know Me through the external eyes. When you go to a temple and stand before the image of God, you pray with closed eyes, don't you? Why? Because you feel that the inner eye of wisdom alone can reveal Him to you. Therefore do not crave from Me trivial material objects; but, crave for Me from within, and you will be rewarded. The path of Love is the royal road that leads mankind to Me. My grace is ever available to devotees who have steady love and faith.

- Divine Discourse, 19 June 1974.

 

Fullness in life is marked by the harmony of thought, word and deed.-BABA.

 

 

 

Today’s special poster of Summer Showers 1990 Illustrated from Prasanthi Nilayam, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016

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SRI SATHYA SAI ‪#‎AradhanaMahotsavam2016‬ SPECIAL WALLPAPERS
http://media.radiosai.org/jour…/vol_10/01DEC12/ringtones.htm

 

 

 

When God comes down in human form, He chooses to honour the limits of time, as that is the Dharma He Himself has ordained for any physical body. The difference, however, is that His withdrawal is part of a Master plan that none can comprehend entirely. And yet, He has not gone anywhere, because He always resides in the temple of our Hearts. It was the 24t...h April, 2011 that Bhagawan Baba chose as the day we must turn all our adoration to His true form - the limitless infinite one. And befittingly, this day is celebrated every year as the 'Sri Sathya Sai

Aradhana Mahotsavam’.

 

To mark this sacred event, Radio Sai team presents ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM 2016 SPECIAL WALLPAPERS

 

WALLPAPER - 01

 

Download for Desktop, ipad & Android Mobile:

http://media.radiosai.org/…/sathya-sai-aradhana-day-wallpap…

http://media.radiosai.org/…/sathya-sai-aradhana-day-wallpap…

 

Stay tuned with us for second wallpaper which will be published tomorrow.
 

Radio Sai Team.

 


 

DISCOURSE QUIZ ON LORD HANUMAN

 


Hanuman Jayanti Special
http://media.radiosai.org/journals/Vol_08/01MAR10/quiz2.htm

 

“Hanuman is the supreme example of a devotee who practiced service as the form of worship to realize God. He is the embodiment of devotion and surrender. True devotion means even the blood stream should proclaim the Lord's name. Because Hanuman was such a devotee he could be the foremost servant of Rama.” This is how Bhagavan Baba hailed the illustrious personality of Hanuman in a discourse delivered a few years ago.

Bhagavan has always mentioned that for the students Hanuman is the ideal, for he is the epitome of purity, ability and sincerity of pure love for the Divine which earned him divine proximity and grace. To help us understand and emulate the character of this amazing devotee of the Lord, in the current quiz we have brought together 10 anecdotes from his life, each of which has been narrated by Lord Sai Rama Himself!

 

Right answer on your 1st attempt: 3 Points
Right answer on your 2nd attempt: 2 Points
Right answer on your 3rd attempt: 1 Point

 

Try this amazing quiz here and reach the highest peak of devotion like Lord Hanuman: http://media.radiosai.org/journals/Vol_08/01MAR10/quiz2.htm

 

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Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

 

Why should we see God in every being around us and most importantly, within us, at all times? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today.

 

 

Many venture to describe the attributes of God and proclaim Him to be such and such; but these are but their own guesses and the reflections of their own predilections and preferences. Who can affirm that God is this or that? Who can affirm that God is not of this form or with thi...s attribute? God is inscrutable. He cannot be realised in the outer objective world; He is in the very heart of every being. Gemstones have to be sought deep underground; they do not float mid-air. Seek God in the depths of yourself, not in tantalising, kaleidoscopic Nature. The body is granted to you for this high purpose; but you are now misusing it, like the person who cooked his daily food in the gem studded gold vase that came into his hands as an heirloom. Man extols God as omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent, but ignores His Presence in oneself!

-Divine Discourse, 19 June 1974

 

To gain liberation and to win Rama’s grace, it is not enough to repeat His name; you must practice the Rama principle. -BABA.

 

Radio Sai Team.

 


 

RADIO SAI THURSDAY LIVE
APRIL 21, 2016

 

 

With the Grace and Blessings of Bhagawan, the members of the Radio Sai Team will host some Special Segments Live from Radiosai Studio,

Prasanthi Nilayam, throughout the day.

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Here is the complete schedule for today's Thursday Live programme:
http://media.radiosai.org/…/vol_14/…/21_04_2016_schedule.htm

 

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

 

Radio Sai will provide these various segments as downloadable files soon for those who could not listen Live and for those who wish to listen the programmes again.

 

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Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016

 

What is the eternal warfare that takes place in every life? Why should we be aware and diligent about it? Bhagawan lovingly gives us a profound message today.

 

 

Ravana (the villain in Ramayana) sought wealth and gratification of desire, utterly violating the principle of dharma. He was a scholar par excellence. He had mastered the sixty-four disciplines of learning whereas Rama had mastered only thirty-two.... However Rama put them into practice and thereby digested them, whereas Ravana failed to digest them. The indigestion on the part of Ravana arose in the form of desire (kama), which ultimately destroyed him. While Rama was the embodiment of Dharma, Ravana remained as the embodiment of kama. Thus there arose a conflict between righteousness and unrighteousness. Rama transformed Himself into the embodiment of sathya (Truth), since He followed the principle of dharma. Since Ravana violated dharma, he became the embodiment of asathya (untruth). There is an eternal warfare between righteousness and unrighteousness, truth and untruth. It is your duty to follow and practice the twin principles of truth and righteousness.

- Summer Showers Ch2, May 20, 1996.

 

Reining in your senses is growing in wisdom. - BABA

 

Radio Sai Team.

 


 

Time waste is life waste - Sathya Sai Speaks (Audio)

 

 

It is in this context it has been said that the body is for the benefit of all others. While such sacred human birth has been given to us, without participating in sacred work and to waste time and abuse the privilege of this human birth that has been given to us cannot be the right conduct for the members of the Sathya Sai Organization. Time is everything. If we waste time, we will be wasting our entire life. So that we m...ay not waste time and not waste the life that has been given to us in doing work, which means wasting time, we have created the Sathya Sai Sevadal so that we may participate in useful work.

 

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Today’s Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016

 

What is the relevance of Ramayana to our own lives? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today to integrate spirituality into our daily living.

 

 

Consider each brother, sister, comrade, companion, and collaborator of Rama as an example of a person saturated with Righteousness (dharma). In Ramayana, Dasaratha is the representative of the merely physical, with the ten senses. The three qualities (gunas) — serenity, ac...tivity, and ignorance (satva, rajas, tamas), are the three queens. The four goals of life, the purusharthas — righteousness, wealth, fulfilment of desires, and liberation are the four sons. Lakshmana is the intellect; Sugriva is discrimination (viveka); Vali is despair; and Hanuman is the embodiment of courage. The bridge is built over the ocean of delusion. The three Rakshasa chiefs, Ravana, Kumbhakarna, and Vibhishana, are personifications of the active (rajasic), ignorant (tamasic), and pure (sattvic) qualities. Sita is the Awareness of the Universal Divinity (Brahma-jnana), which the individual must acquire and regain while undergoing travails in the crucible of life. Be established in the faith that the Lord (Rama) is the

Reality in your daily existence.

- Ramakatha Rasavahini, ‘The Inner Meaning’.

 

First weed out the evil thoughts and bad habits. Second, cultivate good habits.-BABA

 

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