Tamil New Year
(2007) Darshan Update
Greetings to all the Tamil
Brothers and Sisters, where ever you are, on the occasion of Tamil New
year day. Puttaparthi is packed with a mixture devotees from Tamil Nadu
Tamil New year was celebrated in the immediate presence of our beloved
Lord, with utmost devotion and faith. There were bundle of plays, talks
and of course a short and sweet (Tamilnadu centric) discourse by Swami.
This morning Swami came out around 8am to give His divine darshan to the
thousands waiting in the Kulwant hall. The hall was beautifully decorated
to mark the occasion and a separate band from Tamil Nadu played various
devotional numbers while the students chanted Veda to welcome the Veda
The present Judge of Madras High court gave a brilliant talk. He
remembered the day when Swami attended the function of Madras citizens
charter where 4 chief ministers and other union ministers gathered on a
stage during the recent Ati Rudra Yagna conducted in Janurary this year to
thank Swami for the SaiGanga Project.
The speaker remembered the quote
by Karunanidhi:- "Many people asked me you don't believe in God yet why I
attended the function organized to felicitate Bhagwant Sri Sathya Sai
Baba.. I said, its not important if I accept God or not.. its important if
God accept me or not."
Swami always wants His devotees to be happy and blissful . The speaker
shared another incident which happened some years ago. With Swami money
doesn't bear any significance. There was one programme conducted for about
5 days. During that programme Swami on the concluding day gave a discourse
and in the discourse He said, You have been here for the past 5 days to
participate in this programme setting aside your family, near and dear
ones. You have come to Mother's place. God's place is your mother's place.
All of you who come here can stay for any number of days. It came to My
notice that there was a fee of rupees 125 collected towards registration
fees and other expenses. Will any body pay money to come to one's mother's
place? No. I ask the organizers to refund the money collected as
registration fees immediately before the devotees leave for their
The speaker also appreciated the free service done by Swami. He was of the
view that in all of Swami's institutions you won't find any finance
department. Both the super specialty hospitals you won't find the Billing
department.. Where as in any other hospital the first department you come
across is the billing department!!
The speaker asked the parents to
be more cautious of making their children into mobile ATM machines
dreaming of hefty salaries and overseas jobs.... Let children become good
citizens and only after that good doctors and engineers. Swami also wants
us to become good human beings.
Later another devotee (don't remember his name) came on the dais after
speaking with Swami for about 5 minutes said, brought to the notice of
Swami about Sathya Murthy Sagar on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil
Nadu states, which runs about 29 kilometers and is in a bad shape. He
said, the water in Sathya Murthy Sagar which is about 29 kilometers water
doesn't flow fluently. Thus there is wastage of water. We pray to you
Swami please help us to repair this distance so that there is less wastage
of water and let it reach the deserving.
It was 8:55 am by then. Swami slowly rose from His chair. Holding the
railings He looked towards East Prasanthi and we all thought He would walk
and go the bhajan hall but to all our surprise and happiness, He asked the
boys to bring the mike. He preferred to stand holding the railings (like
He did on Ugadi day) and gave a short and sweet discourse.
As mentioned before, the discourse was Madras centric and He left no stone
unturned in praising Chennai and its citizens.
Excerpts from the discourse
Embodiments of love
WHY ASK OTHERS WHEN GOD IS THERE?.
Like the previous speakers said, I
have given water for drinking, for cultivation to the city of Chennai...
It will cost another thirty crores rupees to repair the 29 kilometer
Sathya Murthy Sagar, while the government sanctioned only one crore
rupees... Karunanidhi (the chief minister of Tamil Nadu) said Bhagwan you
do this. Karunanidhi also accepted only You can do it. (there was loud
applauds when Swami made the following Statement). I will repair the
remaining 29 kilometers. You don't have to depend on any one. God will
take care of your needs. ITS MY DUTY?. Very soon Madras will have abundant
water. Tomorrow and day after tomorrow I will send engineers to assess the
situtation in Sathya Murthy Sagar. Sathya Murthy Sagar has very low water
supply. (keeping His hand close to His heart, Swami declared ) Sathya Sai
will supply water to Sathya Murthy Sagar. Tell Karunanidhi that Bhagwan
has accepted to repair the Sathya Murthy Sagar canal.
Madras is the real capital of India. Not Delhi. No government nor
institution did this task of completing such huge water project and only
SAI can do such a huge task .Water is not one's property. Its God's
property. God created five elements and water is one among them? Now a
days people are fighting among themselves for water.
This year is named as Sarvajit. What does that mean. Victory all over. In
every action, be it business, agriculture, education. There will be lot of
development in all fields.
Always think of God. This will
protect you in all walks of life. Why fear when I am here. Its my Duty to
take care of you. This is a sacred year. Be happy, blissful with out
I LOVE CHENNA PATNAM (CHENNAI)
Later Swami made it very clear how
close Chennai is to His heart? Chenna patnam is very close to my heart. I
love Chenna patnam.. Where is Chennai and where is Puttaparthi?. Who else
will have that love. Nobody asked me to supply drinking water. I
personally went there and felt the pain? That's the love I share with
Chenna patnam. Lead a truthful life, blissful life and a healthy life. I
bless you all? so saying Swami took His throne after concluding His 20
minutes discourse. And thus ended another new year?. And with new hopes
and aspirations and of course with renewed blessings from our most beloved
With humble pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Lord