Since the past 10 days, Swami has been coming
everyday in chair instead of by car. All of us are having such a
wonderful time here. we have lost count of how many letters we've
given to Him. If our silly letters weren't enough, Swami has to bear
with the programmes that are being put up every day.
The programmes aren't bad, but people do not understand; everyone
wants an opportunity to perform before Swami. And our Lord is only
too compassionate to listen to them. The past few days witnessed a
lot of programmes by the Kerala devotees for the Onam celebrations.
At the end of almost every programme, Swami would materialise
something for the artist.
Some days ago, a very senior person, an ardent devotee of Swami
passed away. He had a very peaceful death. Swami gave him water
during his last moments.
The month of September is waiting with festivals
one after another.the most exciting part is that the festivals of
exams are also scheduled in september! Well, this is the easiest
time to surrender to our Lord.
From a Sai Student......posted on 29.08.2007
I gaze into Your lustrous, fathomless, Om blessed, Heaven swept orbs
Surging, Sapphire seas divide, roaring waves depart and in that
You rush ardently towards me
I rest my weary, earthbound head on your stellar feet, the feet that
the entire Cosmos, Light of a billion suns illumining my brow,
like stars on my face and lips
Opaque moons wax and wane, ravenous yugas rise and fall
Lord Sai, the Love between You and your Bhakta, golden communion,
sacred sacrament, will always endure
For the sacrificial sake of your Bhaktas you have donned the saffron
robe of embodiment
along the royal road of Dharma we move, breathe, sing, serve and
chant as One Devotee
One Collective Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit
Baba, We are Your Radha, You are our Krishna,
There is no greater Bliss ~
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 30.08.2007
Sai Ram Bhaktas
Yesterday and today I was able to get into the inner temple in the
Mandir. I hadn't planned to go in at all, but when I received a good
token number near the veranda yesterday, I suddenly felt the urge to
go into the afternoon meditation that usually occurs after bhajan.
It was of course elevating, uplifting and heavenly. Again, this
morning I came late after the main token lines went in and there
wasn't any space in the spot I love near the veranda, so I sat in
the bhajan token lines, even though the token number drawn was 6,
our Lord managed to squeeze me into the inner sanctuary.
Beautiful Baba came a little after 9 A.M and entered the inner
temple at about 9:10 A.M, He sat with us for a good half hour. I had
a very good view of Swami and felt such a strong blast of energy,
waves and waves pouring over me. Naturally, we all sang our hearts
out for our Beloved.
After darshan i wanted to run straight home and treasure this
abundance of energy and love, and contemplate on His glorious
beauty. But decided to share some with you. More bliss later.
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: saibabanews - 30.08.2007
Sai Ram Embodiments of Splendor
Our lustrous Lord Sai, has
really showered His glorious grace on us these past days. Coming
frequently in His royal throne on wheels we have been so blessed
to bask in His loveliness.
This afternoon darshan He captured the radiance of the Sun, as I
gazed upon Him, golden faceted rays, dazzled my eyes and mind. We
all sat spellbound in His blazing Surya Presence. Baba spent some
time today inside the interview room with some dignitaries.
Yesterday's evening Darshan our Lord sat outside with us for a long
period enjoying a musical dance performance put on by bal vikas
children, we were able to imbibe the nectar of His starlight darshan
like inebriated honeybees buzzing around swan white moonflowers.
I would just like to elaborate a little more on Professor Anil
Kumar's talk from Sunday and share a spiritual experience with you
Anil Kumar basically said, that a man once asked Baba if everyone
would receive enlightenment, and Swami replied does every flower on
the mango tree bare fruit. He went on to discuss the state of deep
sleep as an analogy to the state of pure consciousness, a state in
which mind, desires and the feeling of ego or "I" does not exist.
Using the Ramana Maharishi technique of self inquiry we can try to
trace the source of this feeling "I" which causes us so much unrest
and anxiety. Upon inquiry we find the "I" arises from the mind, so a
state of no thoughts where the mind becomes inoperative like in deep
sleep reveals the key to entering into pure consciousness. Mr. Kumar
discussed Swami's recent advice to do an
11 second meditation, this will prepare us for that divine state of
consciousness. it is so difficult to have no thoughts for even 1
second, so if we can focus and concentrate the mind for 11 seconds,
Baba has promised He will appear to us and grant us Self Realisation.
He said that in order to enter this peaceful, pure consciousnes
beyond all duality and sense of time we have to prepare our bodies
and minds, some yoga, some pranayam, with the intention of stilling
the restlessness of the body mind complex also leading a satwic
lifestyle and diet to purify rajas and tamas is essential.
I have been following the above instruction endeavoring to
incorporate the 11 second meditation in my daily routine. Monday
night I had the following dream:
"I was in a room with what looked like scientists and inventors
working on some project having to do with plastic. I told them to
never give up and to keep trying until they found the solution. This
I repeated several times. Afterwards, I walked outside, the heavens
appeared very vast and beautiful, I looked up into the sky and could
see angels and other deities gathered in a group. Then one heavenly
being started to float towards me, and took my hand ascending
upward. I asked the heavenly being if I was dying. The being said,
"no" Then I asked if I would be able to return, the being replied
"yes" Then we went way up into the astral heights. There, I don't
recall everything that happened, just remember a lot of interaction
and talking. Afterwards I returned to earth."
Please keep up your Spiritual Sadhana, never will we get such a
blessed opportunity to derive direct instructions from GOD, we must
not let this good fortune slip away from us, It is such tremendous
Grace and Bliss for all of us.
Sending you all lots and lots of Sai Strength, Faith and Love.
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: saibabanews - 29.08.2007
21st August' 2007
Today happened to be the 21st Anniversary of the birth of the
School of Business Management Accounting and Finance (SBMAF). As per
what Swami wanted, the students of the MBA programme displayed real
courage and their Love for Swami as they gave up the drama they had
prepared. Swami wanted two speakers in the afternoon.
The afternoon arrived and the stage had been set. Swami completed
His darshan rounds and went into the bhajan hall. He came out and
sat on the stage.The VC made a few introductory comments on the
significance of the day. The first speaker of the afternoon was the
Principal and the dean of SBMAF, Prof. U.S.Rao. He spoke with
gratitude on how Swami had made the MBA course so special and unique
-one of its kind in the world. Swami was touched with his short but
sweet speech. He patted him lovingly on His head. For Swami, age is
no bar at all. If one loves Him like a child, then He will treat him
like a child. Pure Reflection, Resound and Reaction. Swami also gave
him a vibhuti packet to keep.
The next speaker was Sri. Ameya Deshpandey - a research scholar of
the Sri Satya Sai University. He spoke wonderfully well with the
maturity of a Sai student who had been deeply touched by Swami.
Structuring his speech on the popular song, " Hain Aankh Vo Jo Shyam
Ka Darshan Kiya Kare", he narrated incidents on what a Sai Student
is - and what Swami makes him/her into. Being a student of Satya Sai
University is not enough. One must strive to be a Sai Student too!
His mellifluous voice won him Swami's emotional appreciation and the
crowd's enthusiastic one. Liberally sprinkled with experiences from
the lives of Sai students, the speech demonstrated why Swami means
everything to His students.
Once a student, forever a student till He makes us the Master! There
may be miles that separate us from Him, but He is always near and
dear- guiding and comforting us. As He says, "You may leave me and
go, but once I have accepted you, I will never give you up. You are
Mine forever." No lover in the history of the cosmos can ever be
like the Lord - so selfless and sacrificing. All the incidents
narrated brought out these facts. At the end of the speech, Swami
blessed the speaker beautifully and slipped in a vibhuti packet into
The final speaker was Sri. Subash Subramanyam. His speech was
another masterpiece in terms of the sublime feelings that were
conveyed. When Swami's students make public speeches in His
presence, there is something very paradoxical. It is neither meant
for the public, nor it is a speech. Very often, it becomes a private
conversation that we are able to hear on the speakers! As we listen
to them express their love for Swami, we are touched at how Swami
has touched their lives. That was the story of Subash's speech. As
he sang melodiously and conveyed his love and gratitude to Swami,
one could not help getting a bit emotional and Swami too was very
deeply moved. At the end of his speech too, Swami profusely blessed
him and slipped a vibhuti packet into his pocket.
Then Swami was requested to deliver His divine discourse. Swami said
that He was so overwhelmed by what the boys had spoken that He was
unable to speak. He asked for songs to be sung. The students sang
out for Him and that was again a beautiful experience in itself.
After that Swami received Aarthi and left.
22nd August' 2007 - Morning
Swami was so happy with brothers Ameya Deshpandey and Subash
Subramanyam who spoke yesterday, that He called all the students for
morning Darshan to Kulwant Hall and promised that He would address
All had assembled by 7:15 am. Swami came out at about 8:00 am. He
came in the wheel chair to the delight of everyone. He went around
the whole hall collecting letters. He sat on the stage and told the
Vice Chancellor to speak on the reason of the day's occasion. the VC
spoke about the boys who had made Swami so happy. Then he continued
to speak on the University. Swami told him to speak on MBA and
MANAGER. Unable to get the hidden import, he spoke on the qualities
of a manager and MBA as Master of Business Administration.
After his speech, Swami called out for the two students. He
materialised gold chains for both of them and put it around their
necks. He patted them on their cheeks and very lovingly blessed
them. He spoke to them for a while too. Then He rose up to address
His dear children. It was such a beautiful sight.
Swami was smiling and seemed so excited to speak. His enthusiasm was
just bubbling and bursting forth. His voice sounded like music to
the ears as He began.... given below is a summary:-
1) Today is supposed to be a day dedicated for the management
students. But business is something that goes on everywhere. All the
senses in the human body too are constantly carrying out business.
2) It would be wrong to compare the business done in India with that
done in other foreign countries. It is different scenario here.
Never compare and never stretch out your hand and ask anything of
them. Elsewhere the bases of business is only power and domination.
Only the cost is taken into account. It is of paramount importance
even to consider the country and culture too. Culture is to follow
the traditional path that has been laid from the times immemorial.
3) Culture can be inculcated only when there is discrimination.
Without that, the culture becomes perverted. Discrimination is the
first step in Self-Realization. Discrimination leads to confidence
and also to self satisfaction.
4) When I was small, a 70 year old communist by name of Hanumantappa
came to me and said, "Swami you write poems so beautifully. Please
write a poem on Communism too." Swami wrote the poem as a lullaby.
(Swami sang out the lullaby. The lullaby predicted the fall of
Hitler at the hands of the red armies.) Sure enough, the next day
itself saw the downfall of Hitler at the hands of the Russians. Then
Hanumantappa held Swami's feet and said that it was God who spoke
otherwise such a coincidence was not possible!
5) I had composed songs on the fashion of those days too. It was
funny the way people would keep a French-cut like beard and
moustache. A few hairs in the centre and they would think that they
look handsome. Even the moustache, they would just leave a small
portion in the centre! The same was true even of clothes. The
fashion then was the bell-bottom pants. It would be tight on the top
and hang out wide and loose at the bottom. Then came the age of the
parallel pants. Now finally people have come to senses and they wear
6) Today the education system is being changed constantly and that
is not good. The minister Arjun Singh is really foolish to keep
doing this. From times immemorial, we have been using earthen pots
for keeping food and other materials. In the recent times there has
been a proliferation of plastics.And see what the result is.
Everything is being choked and food kept in plastics turns into
poison. That is what will happen if you try for quick changes from
the traditional ways. So do not try to change the Satya Sai
University type of education. It will ensure a bright future for
7) Help ever and hurt never. You spoil the present by unnecessary
worry about the past and the future. present is the omnipresent.
Right now see you have a comfortable living and your mind is also
steady. So be in the present. Even parents of children cannot know
the mind. The too teach only of the past and the future. Less
luggage, more comfort, make travel a pleasure. Don't carry the past
in your mind. Present is the most important. Even in a class, you
have to be present. Else they will mark you absent and you lose
8) Today wherever you see, you see conflict. there is no unity, no
purity- only enmity. Enmity was the cause for Bose leaving India.
Utter selfishness caused that. We need good people like Bose. The
teachers too are very good here. They want the students to stay here
and work for the welfare.
9) Why go abroad? instead of going there and earning Rs.10,000, stay
back here and earn Rs.1,000. That is far greater. There is nothing
great or special in going away. Half of what you earn, you will have
to spend for rent itself. You will be made to pay for everything -
even water. But it is not so here. You can comfortably eat and
drink. Why do you invite trouble by going abroad. I never went
abroad. People may immediately say that I went to Africa, but that
was only for a short time.
10) In the African forests, one could see a herd of elephants. Their
ears are so huge like fans. When they swing them, mosquitoes are
thrown far away! There are also zebras, giraffes. They are so happy
and living harmoniously. They harm you only if you harm them. There
were also 10 lions with the cubs. When Swami fed them fruits also,
they accepted. They wanted more and I told them that I would be back
the next day with more. Yad Bhaavam Tad Bhavati. Animals react as
you treat them. Even snakes don't harm anyone. They just slither
away if you leave them alone.
11) These two boys who spoke and sang so well made me very happy. Be
good boys always. Gold may lose its value but never goodness. Have
the feeling, "I am from a very good University." Keep the Institute
flag flying high. For that keep good company and have self
confidence. Dhruva, Prahalada and Radha succeeded only because of
confidence and good thoughts. Prahalada was thrown from hilltops,
into oceans, trampled by elephants and bitten by snakes. But Lord
Narayana was always there guarding him. One with faith in God will
never have failure in life. Strengthen your faith. Faith will lead
to Love and that Love is the Atma. All you have to do is to trust
God. He will take care.
12) You know your parents. Even if thousands of people tell you that
they are not your parents, you will not be affected. That must be
your faith in God too. These two boys are here are gold medallists.
They always put a lot of efforts.
13) When Ramadas was deep in debt, he told Rama,"I am struggling
here. I made a necklace worth 10,000 varahas for you. But you just
walk around parading it and I am in trouble. " Later he repented,
"Oh Rama! That was my weakness. I am so sorry that I criticised
you." Rama did never desert him. Two boys appeared out of nowhere
and paid off the debt that hung over his head. By Swami's grace, all
will be 100% successful. The confidence of the foreigners is
something to be appreciated. They come here leaving everything and
they adjust to all the difficulties. Remember, wherever you are- in
the forest , on the hill, in the city or in the sea, faith in God
will rescue you. Have that confidence.
14) Students, you are good and like pure gold. Clouds just seem to
appear in between. Don't get carried away by them. All your study is
of any use only if you are steady. Those two boys are so good.
Likewise all of you are good. Their music was melodious and all
enjoyed it. They are virtuous, strong and well behaved. They are
valued wherever they go. Such boys are needed. Such boys must stay
15) PRESERVE ALL I SAID IN YOUR MIND. Nothing great about amassing
wealth. You cannot eat money. Money will come and then go. Morality
is most important. Bose visited many countries but he never gave up
his patriotism. Do not spoil the national culture.
Hmmm.....Swami must have put you all to a lot of strain. (NOO.......OOOOOO....OOOOO
Swami echoed back everyone very loudly) Be HAPPY.
At the end of the discourse, Swami asked for songs. The students
sang, "Humko Tumse Pyaar kitna." today that song seemed to have such
a rich flavour of Love. One could feel the Love in the air and the
gratitude in the hearts.
The "bond" of Love is so liberating!! Swami called the two students
and gifted them with white cloth pieces and a white shirt. He also
agreed that two students would speak in the evening too! Then he
received aarthi and left at about 9:50am.
Om Sai Ram
emailed by KM - 29.08.2007
ONAM CELEBRATIONS 2007
Wishing all the noble souls of Kerala, spread across the world, a
very happy Onam. May Swami bless all of us with happiness and
Before I start this Onam
update.. I would like to share a beautiful and hair rising miracle
that happened this morning (27th Aug) in the verandah of Sai
Kulwanth Hall.... which is right in front of the interview room....
This morning Swami came out for darshan just after 8am and no one
would have thought in their wildest dreams that this miracle would
happen except our sweet Lord... After taking the round Swami slowly
came to the verandah... According to eye witness, The moment He
entered the verandah, one elderly devotee, aged about 75, a active
office bearer in Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Tamil Nadu, collapsed
on the floor no one knew what was going on or what would happen
except Swami and our sweet Lord, according to sources, asked to
bring water in a tumbler.. He with His own divine hands poured water
in the devotee's mouth and in few seconds, the blessed Soul left the
body and merged at the Lotus feet. Millions long to come to
Puttaparthi and equal number of people pray to die in Puttaparthi
but this kind of HEAVENLY death is very rare and one of the blessed
In the afternoon Swami came out for darshan around 3:30 amidst veda
chanting.. Swami was kind enough to bless us all with Wheel chair
darshan right from His abode, giving a clear view of the form ful of
Love.... Swami, after taking a full round, came on the stage to
witness a drama based on the life of Saint Tyagaraja, an ardent
devotee of Lord Rama and beautiful musician who composed ever green
songs like endaro mahanu bhavulu...
The play was of 1 hour
duration after which Swami walked down the stage and blessed the 40
kids with a group photo...
He again went inside the
interview room and came out in 5 minutes this time with bundle of
clothes for the tiny tots... Swami called each one of them to the
dias and gifted the divine present which the kids will cherish in
their entire life......
I was 5pm by then and Swami asked for the bhajans and a box
containing banana chips, a sweet made of jaggery made in Kerala
style was distributed to the devotees...
Even though the most famous ONAM discourse was missing,,, Swami gave
us enough love and good recharge to our spiritual batteries.......
Thus ended another beautiful day.. the most auspicious ONAM...... in
the immediate presence of our beloved Lord...
With Pranams at the Lotus
Feet of our beloved Lord
emailed by KM on 29.08.2007
Sent by a Dear Sai
Brother from Prasanthi Nilayam :
Today morning the devotional hordes from God's own land had arrived
to the haven of peace. On the Onam day, the Keralites believe that
their king Bali comes out of His abode to grant them Darshan and
joy. All awaited the arrival of Swami. At 8:30am, Swami came out on
the wheelchair. There was a huge procession consisting of a band,
children holding lighted earthen lamps in their hands and a
contingent of Veda chanting children. Bringing up the rear of the
procession was our dear Swami. There was the traditional
Panchavadyam being played by students from the Institute. Swami
crossed the ladies side and then moved across the gents side. When
He came front, He saw the huge 'floor'al decoration which consisted
of multicoloured flowers. He slowly moved along the students of the
Primary school and then turned to the portico.
And then it happened. Mr.G.K.Raman, a long standing devotee of
Swami, collapsed in his place. Mr.Raman was the Trust convener in
Tamil Nadu and the director of Sundaram finance. He had suffered a
massive heart attack and the heart had stopped as he glimpsed Swami.
Swami immediately enquired as to what had happened and came close to
where he lay prostrate on the floor. He was told what had happened.
Mr.Raman had arrived to the mandir in the morning looking very
tired. He had not had a proper sleep in the night. When asked as to
why he should not take some rest in the morning, He said, "I must
have Swami's darshan. Then I will go. Swami will come at 8:30. Till
then I will sit." It was in these circumstances that he collapsed
when Swami came.
Doctors- the best in their fields from the SSSIHMS - came there
immediately. They tried very hard, pumping at his heart and
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Swami sat watching the whole seen
quite steadily. The Veda chanting continued, the mandir was agog
with devotees and yet the portico was in a state of freeze. The next
ten minutes saw the doctors try everything they could. The pulse
would return weakly and at one point, Mr.Raman also weakly moved the
eyelids and saw Swami maybe. Swami then asked for a glass of water
to be brought. He gave to Mr.Raman's son to put it for his father.
Then Swami went into the interview room. While the body was shifted
to the general hospital, Swami asked the students to start bhajans.
It was during the bhajans that Swami was 'informed' that he had
passed away.Truly blessed indeed is Mr.Raman that on the holy Onam
day, as the Vedas were being chanted, he breathed his last in the
presence of Swami. And it happened so quickly. The statements he
made before that moment seem specially significant. As it is said, a
person's death is an indicator of the kind of life he lived. Blessed
indeed was Mr.Raman that he had such a holy end. The pious soul must
have found fulfillment at the feet of its Master.
Death is such an awe-inspiring phenomenon. It is a powerful reminder
of the temporary nature of everything that we see around. In its
wake, the problems seem to torment us, differences that we promote,
negative feelings that we harbour- all just melt away into relative
insignificance. The importance of just thinking of the Lord and
doing His work alone hits very hard into our innermost being. All
else but the Love of God, that we achieve in life, are just
absolutely worthless. The lonely journey becomes a beautiful sojourn
of solitude only if our lives have been saturated with love for God
and service to Him.
After the bhajans, Swami received Aarthi and left. The discourse and
speeches that were scheduled were cancelled. Swami might not have
spoken, but this Onam day, He conveyed to all who were "listening",
a wonderful example of the kind of noble life one must lead.
emailed by KM on 28.8.2007
Prasanthi News - 25th August 2007 (Onam Festival at Prasanthi
Sent by a Dear Sai Brother in Prasanthi Nilayam :
The Onam festivity has dawned on Prasathinilayam. On the 25th there
was a wonderful Cultural program by some Children from Kerala. The
program was a dance drama on Bhaktha Sudama. It was wonderfully and
Very well portrayed. the songs were very good, as they selected a
mixture of telugu, sanskrit and Malayalam songs. The children
performed very well. Swami was really very very happy.
Yesterday evening there were three Music programs. Two of them were
vocal music recitals by singers from Kerala, while the third was a
Veena recital by one Prof Veerabadraiah, who is currently teaching
Telugu in SSSIHL. He has joined only this year. Infact, he gave a
speech two days back in Kulwant hall in telugu, and Swami was very
happy. He is a long standing devotee of Swami and has had the good
fortune of getting interviews from Bhagawan long back.
Swami, during his talk, told him that he should perform on Veena the
next day. It was a wonderful performance. The professor was
accompanied by two of of the Music college students, one on the
Mridangam and another on the Tabla. The program was really wonderful
in everyway. Swami blessed all artists with clothes and Padanamaskar.
Om Sai Ram
emailed by KM 27.08.2007
Sai Ram Dearest Sai Family
We have been having morning showers in Parthi and a nice breeze,
much cooler than usual but still warm. The Lakshmi puja on Friday
was crowded, our Lord came briefly and then flew out just as
quickly, returning for Arathi again rushing away.
Now the weekend is here and the crowds are multiplying tremendously.
9000 devotees from Kerala are expected for Onam festival. Today we
all enjoyed a musical feast with our Lord during afternoon Darshan.
3 musical groups performed, delighting us with their varied styles
This morning after Darshan I enjoyed satsang with Professor Anil
Kumar. He gave a lovely talk. Inspiring us to inquire deeper within
ourselves and prepare our bodies and minds for the ultimate goal,
I was musing on how incredibly diversified Prashanti is becoming, in
this one tiny spot on the globe you can meet people from everywhere
and anywhere on the planet! The other day I went to the vegetable
and fruit market in the ashram. There was a lady there who looked at
me and asked me if I came from Brooklyn. I told here that I had
lived in Brooklyn for awhile. She told me she was from the Bronx.
She then asked me if I knew Ann Sohani. Ann Sohani was a former
regional coordinator for the Sathya Sai Northeast Region of USA..
She is also here now in Parthi for Baba's darshan. Prashanti, the
Mecca of Love, the perfect city of God. There is no place on the
globe that is like this ideal city. Every race, every philosophy,
every religion living side by side in Peace and Harmony ~
Amazing! Absolutley Amazing!
The hour grows late my dears. More bliss later
Lots of Prema
courtesy: saibabanews 26.08.2007
Sent by a Dear Sai Brother from Parthi :
After the MBA day speeches, now it is the turn of speakers to
present their thoughts in front of the Lord. Swami has been giving
chances everyday to two speakers which are either students, Teachers
and even professors. On the 23rd one student spoke and Swami gave
some gifts of love for him. On the 24th there were two speeches, one
in telugu. Swami was happy and gave vibuthi prasadam to the speaker.
Yesterday Swami went to Book trust building and blessed everyone
there. It was the 5th anniversary of the new building for the Book
trust, and Swami gave a Wonderful Discourse there. For a change, the
transaltion was done by Mr Srinivasulu, a good singer, ex student of
SSSIHL and who is currently working there. Later Swami went in to
each and every room there and blessed all of them. The Vara lakshmi
vritam poojas was also conducted in Kulwant Hall yesterday morning.
Swami lit the lamp but then went off to the Book trust. After he
came back from there, He came to Kulwant hall and took Aarathi and
retired to His residence.
Om Sai Ram
emailed on 25.08.2007 by
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Sai Student from Parthi
Hostel Shares Main Points of Divine Discourse of 22-08-2007.
August 22 discourse
Swami looked like he was
prepared with a script today. he wasted no time in coming to the
point and hammering on us. Well, it's not the hammering that
teachers give to us, but one that is unique, for it ultimately
transforms our little hearts.Here are many of the points that He
"Today, this meeting is concerned with business management. what is
business? it's not mere transaction, exchange etc. it means the
Everything in this world follows an expected procedure. our students
should fully realise what's expected of them in every field
Man has 5 senses. all are
constantly engaged in business. every limb follows business. a true
manager is one who makes proper use of 5 senses
Reading books, studying
forex, comparing foreign and indian environment is not business
mgmt. Indian business is unique. you must compare deha with desha
and then understand business. foreign business is based on
domination and power. do not imitate them. you must design your
business model based on feeling, needs, etc of this land.
True business comprises
understanding of caste, culture and country. Today, some have given
up caste. but do not give up culture. what is culture? adherence to
the path of tradition laid before us is culture. it's not possible
to give up culture. Human activity is a blend of these three.
Culture is not obtained from
relations but can be adhered through discrimination. Heart is the
basis. out of discrimination, u can face changes and transformations
in environment. today, absence of discrimination has resulted in
perversions. Since culture is spoilt, the country has become weak.
it leads to questionable behaviour. Today, each (political) party
has its own doctrine, principles etc. therefore country is weak. the
best results will come only if there's unity.
When Swami was 11 years, a
certain Hanumanthappa, a communist came to Swami and requested him
to compose a song for his party. the song went like this: a child
was crying, mother got a swing and a rubber toy and said, "my child
don't cry, people won't call you brave.men and women will together
fight for independence. (it was a time when Germany was at war with
russia). child, don't cry, to kill Hitler, there's the Red army lead
by Stalin." the next day after this composition by Swami, Hitler
Since a long time, people
have run after different fashions to become modern. From moustache
to apparel, they haven't spared anything. these fashions are like
Like this, there are changes
in education today. Arjun Singh has many plans. he wants to try many
permutations and combinations (of science and commerce disciplines)
and introduce inter-disciplinary courses. but there aren't enough
qualified teachers to teach them. when teachers are good, students
will also be good. So, do not run after these changes.
Because of changes in diet,
we fall sick. *****(to be contd.........)
Courtesy: Datta Jadhav
emailed on 24.08.2007
Because of changes in diet, we fall sick. Earlier things were made
of clay (pot). Now, we use stainless steel utensils. Plastic bags,
plates etc which are non-degradable cause soil pollution. Similarly,
junk food causes food pollution. Thus we see that changes have
resulted in pollution of various kinds. Therefore, in the field of
education, do not change or imitate the west.
You experience Ananda here. understand that this ananda will follow
you in future too. Future is based on past. Do not worry of the
future. Past is past. The present is omnipresent. Follow the
Sathya Sai University has got its curriculum based on the present.
Do not change this system of education. It will ensure you a bright
Help ever hurt never. Never hurt anyone. Thinking of the past, we
ruin the present. Right now, you are in a perfect study mind.
Earlier, it was dirty mind. Change in man is because of the mind.
Parents also do not understand this truth. Our students came up in
life in the present. They are ideals to the world. In present there
is “less luggage and more comfort”
means you are there in the classroom. Otherwise you are marked
absent. (taken at face value, this statement very relevant to us
students as we bunk so many classes. and lack of attendance results
in promotion problems). Thus being present is important.
bad that the past days were good, young respected the old, showed
courtesy. but the present (situation) is bad. People do not follow
the righteous path of their elders. Today there’s no purity or unity
but only enmity. Therefore, give u the six vices of kama, krodha,etc…..
oly then will there be unity.. Bose was driven out of India because
of this enmity and selfishness. But wherever he went he served the
society and always thought of motherland.
earning Rs 10000 abroad, it’s better to earn even Rs 1000 here. Out
of Rs 10000, you have so many expenses like rent, food etc. Thus
life abroad is difficult. Even a banana is costly, it costs 10 Rs!
How can you afford all that and take care of your children? But you
want to strain yourself and go abroad. Swami hasn’t gone abroad.
to Africa , but only for a short while. He saw wildlife there. It
was very beautiful. The animals were so majestic. The elephants
there had he ears, all the mosquitoes would get blown away when
those ears would flap! But those animals were harmless. They also
have values. They don’t hurt you unless you intend to hurt them.
Swami fed fruits to the lions. But the animals wanted more! Swami
told them He shall give the next day. Animals react based on
feelings. Yad bhavam tad bhavati.
feeling “I’ve studied in this great University, keep the flag flying
high. To get a good name join good company. As is the company, so
The MBA boys spoke very well yesterday. Swami was touched by their
talk. All of you should be good boys. Even a gold may lose its
value, but goodness doesn’t. Maintain your goodness.
must have aatmavishwas. Radha, Dhruva, etc all had good thoughts, so
they met with good results. People with faith in God will never fail
in life. Where there’s faith, there’s love: where there’s love
there’s Atma. All are formless. Love is God, live in love. Truth is
God. Recognise this fundamental truth.
Never lose faith. It is the basis of life. Have total faith. He then
narrated the story of Ramdas which had the lesson of faith)
have so much faith and confidence. Inspite of a lower standard of
life here and many troubles, they have chosen to settle here.
Without self confidence and discrimination, there’s no use of vast
knowledge gathering. Self realization starts with discrimination.
Discrimination leads to self satisfaction.
You are all pure gold. But sometimes, clouds do appear. Do not get
carried away by the passing clouds. Be steady. Study to be steady.
Preserve all this in your mind. There’s nothing great about going
abroad. Money comes and goes, morality comes and grows. It is not
merely the currency notes, but their use that is important. BE
From A sai
This day (24.08.2007) is the Most Auspicious Day of VARALAXMI VRATAM
The glory of performing the VARALAKSHMI VRATAM, narrated directly by
Lord Shiva Himself, is elaborately discussed in the Skanda Puranam.
This is a festival to propitiate Shri Varalakshmi (Mahalakshmi ) -
the consort of Lord Vishnu, who is the abode of all mangalam
(auspiciousness) , prosperity and wealth. The Varalakshmi Vratam is
to be performed on the shrAvaNa shukla shukra vAram , that is, the
Friday immediately following the full moon day (Purnima) in the
auspicious month of Shravanam (corresponding to August - September).
This Vratam is undertaken by the sumangalis (whose husbands are
still living) for good progeny, good health, and wishing long life
for the husbands.
Lakshmi is symbolic of eight forces - wealth (shrI), earth (bhU),
learning (sarasvati), love (prIti), fame (kIrti), peace (shAnti),
pleasure (tuShTi), and strength (puShTi). Each of these forces is
called a Lakshmi, and collectively they are known as ashTa lakshmi.
Worship of Varalakshmi is rendered equivalent to the pUja for
ashTalakshmi. Since She is ever ready to grant boons to her true
devotees, she is usually referred to as "vara lakshmi".
Courtesy: KM emailed on
Prasanthi News - A
Most Memorable Day
Sent by a Dear Sai Brother from Prasanthi Nilayam :
On the MBA anniversary day. Swami did not want any program but told
the Vice Chancellor to make two or three students to speak, Swami
also said that the Speeches should be laced with Songs. Mr.Amay and
Mr.Subhash Subramanian were selected, both of them are research
students. They spoke Wonderfully well and Swami was very happy.
Swami blessed them, after the Speech. Later in the Evening the Vice
Chancellor conveyed the message that Swami was extremely happy and
that Swami has called all the students for Morning darshan. Swami
came around 8:30. and He immediately called the Two Boys and blessed
them with Wonderful Gold chains. Swami was so very happy and also
Swami gave a Wonderful Discourse wherein Swami praised both the
Students and also all the Students in general. Swami beautifully
spoke about the Goodness of HIS students, etc.. Swami after the
Discourse gave clothes to the two boys and blessed them and all the
A Most Memorable Day for everyone .
You might have seen the
wonderful Photo attached with this mail. A Most Beautiful Photo of
Swami with a Wonderful Divine Light coming out of His Hand, Nobody
including the Student who took This Photograph could explain the
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM emailed on
Sai Coooolest most
Sai Ram Blessed embodiments of Sai
This whole week has been magical, our Lord has been coming in His
chair most of the time.
Monday afternoon Darshan, He
floated in gracefully giving us all unalloyed bliss. It was the 21st
anniversary of the MBA, business management school, speeches were
presented and Bhagavan sat out on the veranda. At the close of the
programme, Swami cooly stuck out His divine thumb indicating He
wanted to leave, as if to say "I'm out of here,"
My friend Jalpa was sitting
next to me, we both looked at each other cracking up, I then stuck
out my thumb and said, "Swami can I hitch a ride with you?" More
Wednesday morning, I missed darshan and also a discourse Bhagavan
presented to the MBA students, I am sure accounts of that discourse
will be available shortly. Wednesday evening Darshan, Swami lovingly
came in His chair and again sat out, more speeches were presented
also today our Lord came in His chair in the morning and in the
afternoon sat out while MBA students blessed us all with their
It has been a Divine week, tomorrow a Lakhsmi puja will held in the
morning, so off to bed early. More Bliss later.
Lots of Prema
emailed on 24.08.2007
UNENDING SAGA OF LOVE
Till now, i was only
discussing about the joy that Swami showered on various devotees and
youth groups by granting them an opportunity to put up programmes
and conferences. it was really a bother to us to such an extent that
we thought students can stop expecting blessings they had before.
How little our minds are!
When the Lord says he spends a lot of time thinking of His boys, how
can the boys ever think that He has forgotten them?
The independence day
programme as we know, was still lingering in our minds. The next
programme would be the MBA anniversary day on 21st august. As a
custom, the MBA boys prepare a drama on that day. So, we got our
second chance at putting up a programme. The exams just got over and
the boys had very little time to prepare this drama. two days prior,
the Vice Chancellor came to the auditorium to see the rehearsals.
Well, what we put up was more like a spoof rather than play. Lord
Vishnu and Narada composed their own lines and Duryodhana forgot his
hometown of Hastinapura. However, it was well polished and the VC
liked it. He said he would inform Swami the next day.
The next day, we were all
very excited as there was apparently a sure chance of putting up
drama this time. Around afternoon, we got a heartbreaking news,
similar to the one before. Swami said he didn't want the drama, he
was bored of them. But he hinted on some kind of a programme on
Thus, on August 21, we were
ready with songs and speeches. Swami came in His chair, blessed all
of us and came to the portico. it was truly looking like a festive
occasion. the inaugral speech was given by our Principal, who spoke
of the system of education here, particularly MBA programme. it was
then followed with speeches by two research scholars. Since, they
were also part of the bhajan group, their talk was interspersed with
songs too. This really set the tone for what followed later, even
till this day. Swami was moved to tears by their talk. He said "I am
very happy", "Manchi boys" . the speeches were followed by songs and
Swami was asking for more. Finally, the VC and Principal prayed to
Swami to speak to the boys. the boys too shouted "Swami, speak to
us". But it was already late and Swami said He'll speak later.
After the programme and
aarati, Swami got into the car to return back. He remarked to the
Principal "manchi boys, all boys are good"
We were very happy that
August 21 did not pass like a stale day. At night, we recieved an
exciting news that Swami had called the boys next day morning for
darshan. He wanted to speak to us.
The message was probably
meant for the MBA boys but the warden allowed all Institute boys for
morning darshan. Swami came in the morning in His chair again and
again took letters from many boys. he proceeded to the portico and
asked for the mikes. We couldn't believe our eyes! Well, in Parthi
every day is a festival. Swami spoke for more than an hour about
business and similar aspects, which i've dealt in next post. He
materialised chains for the two research scholars who spoke on the
previous day. in the end, He raised both His hands and blessed us
all. Could we ask for more?
The evening of august 22 was
again booked with a couple of speeches. it seems Swami wanted the
boys to speak everyday. So, since August 21, the norm has been that
every evening, one student and one teacher would give a speech in
Kulwant hall. We only hope the festival lasts indefinitely so that
all th boys may get an opportunity they dream of, that is, to speak
in His presence. Sai Ram
From A Sai Student ....
Friday, August 17, 2007
August 15, 2007
I never intended to speak today. Purely out of love towards you, I
got up and decided to speak.
Swami felt bad that none of
the previous speakers mentioned about Bose. Thus I felt you must all
know about him.
Bose was a virtuous man. He
passed the ICS. He had an excellent and ideal character.
The situation made him leave
the country and today, he is treated as an enemy.
There are rumours that he
died in plane crash. No, he did not die in the crash.
He was extremely patriotic
and had immense love for the nation. He married a woman who
translated his book “My country” and had a daughter by the name
Lalitha Bose strained and
struggled a lot to come to Partthi and see Swami. She followed Swami
everywhere, from kodai to whitefield, ooty and so on.
Lalitha was an ardent
devotee till her last breath. She died recently.She had a lot of
respect and love for her father.
Bose had sharp faculties.
Very few people know of his intelligence. He always wanted the
country to prosper. No one at that time was as patriotic as him.
Today, people only know to
speak. Bose not only spoke, he practiced it too. It is sad that no
one remembers him today. Sarojini Devi was also a patriot. But no
one remembers her today.
Lalitha came to Swami and
said to Him that she was sent by her father.
All of you must have such
kind of national pride. If you don’t love your nation, you consider
yourselves as good as dead.
Swatantra, Swaatantra and
Life of Bose should be known
Love all and serve all must
be your guiding principle.
Today, there are many rich
people but many more are poor. The rich should serve the poor. You
should follow Dana and Dharma. You say “brothers and sisters”. You
should really mean it and put into practice
Bose came to parthi and had
Swami’s darshan. He said, “Bhagawan, how is this that you have
undertaken this selfless service at such a young age?”
Today, it is love, not money
that is important. You are all embodiment of the divine.
Youth should understand the
meaning of Swaarajya and inner divinity. Only then will India become
number one in the world
Friday, August 17, 2007
August 15, 2007
The morning of 15th was a very quiet affair as Swami spent most of
the time in interview room. We did not expect much from the
afternoon darshan as well . First of all , the mood was off as our
drama was cancelled. So,we were busy preparing for the evening
programme in hostel. But Swami always likes to surprise us so much.
He came in the afternoon at 3.30 pm and asked for the programme to
begin. The list was so long that we wondered when the session would
get over. There were 3 elderly speakers for the afternoon. This
would be followed by a music programme by the institute boys (it was
a consolation that Swami gave for not having the drama). This would
then be followed by a drama by the youth from West Bengal (imagine
how jealous would we feel). But then, guests should be given
priority at home, isn’t it?
The speakers spoke of Swarajya and such other concepts. After that,
the music boys came forward and sat for the programme. But our Lord
was in a different mood. He asked for the mikes to be called, got up
and began to speak!
I have rarely seen and heard anything like that.He straight away
began with the story of Subhash Chandra Bose. Swami was completely
in tears while he spoke of him. He didn’t even give Anil Kumar a
chance to translate! I have noted down a few thoughts in the next
post which were summarized and translated by Anil Kumar after
After the discourse, there was music programme where patriotic songs
were sung by our boys. When, the boys sang Vande Mataram, Swami too
joined them! The youth from Bengal were waving flags during the
songs. Swami notice them and became emotional.
Later on, the Bengal youth presented a drama. Swami liked it very
much and gave vibhuti to a few actors. All of them got group
photographs as Swami stood up in their midst.
It’s truly amazing to see the love that Swami is showering on the
youth these days. And I’m sure it’s just the beginning. Sai Ram
Friday, August 17, 2007
THE DRAMA BUBBLE
Our batch “Sarvajit” is known for extraordinary events, both on
positive and on not-so-positive side. It was truly a thrilling day
with so much of excitement and drama that I have to devote an entire
post for this purpose.
As a custom, every year, final year PG students present a drama
before Swami on independence day. It’s a great opportunity and an
exciting event as an entire class gets totally involved in preparing
for this play. This year too was no exception to this. What follows
now will surely be an exception as you read along.
The midsemester exams got over last week and the students wasted no
time in plunging into drama preparations. Two days back, Swami they
presented a card to Swami about the drama. He looked into it and
showed a keen interest. He asked if Siubhash Chandra Bose was there.
when the student replied in the affirmative, he said “ I know, even
Tilak is also there”. after dinner, all of us assembled in the
Shanti Vedika for a rehearsal as Vice Chancellor was coming to see
the practice. The VC said that Swami had specifically asked him to
go and see the drama practice. It seems he was continuously
enquiring about it and was saying that the drama must be good, the
sets also should be good. As the practice was in progress, our
warden received a message that Swami had, before retiring upstairs,
again asked about the drama and wanted it to be good. You can well
imagine that we were in Seventh heaven.
The drama actually portrays bharatiya culture and has scenes from
Ramayana, Shivaji, Bose, Tilak , and Lala Lajpatrai. I’ll be
mentioning in detail as there were comments by Swami on each scene
The next day, as usual most of the boys took leave from classes to
prepare for the drama. In the afternoon, some of us went with
another card. Swami arrived at about 3.45 pm, but he turned left
from the ladies side and went to the portico. As soon as He got down
from the car, he asked where is the drama going on. One of his
attendants replied that some actors had come with a card. Swami
called immediately for the car and said that he wants to see the
practice! We couldn’t believe our eyes. Actually, we didn’t have
time for that as we immediately ran back to the hostel to inform
We expected Swami to come to hostel but instead he went to the
auditorium. So, very few boys were present. We again ran to the
auditorium and the actors went one by one to seek Swami’s blessings.
There are two Bose characters in drama, one younger and the other
older. Both went to Swami and His attendant interoduced the older
bose saying he is the bigger Bose. Swami looked at the actor and
remarked “older bose? When did you get married?”
The drama began with the Ramayana scene.
Scene 1: Rama wins battle but refuses to preside over Lanka as king
The scene was in telugu. Swami turned to warden and said “ is the
drama in telugu? Warden said “ yes Swami, this scene”. The scene had
nice patriotic dialogues and Swami was visibly very moved. He was
shedding tears like a child
Scene 2: Shivaji prays to Durga for the battle sword.
This scene was in English. Swami again turned to warden “you said
drama was in telugu.” Warden replied “Swami, only first scene, not
the entire drama” Swami kept pulling warden’s leg (as usual) on this
issue later on.
Scene 3: Younger bose in class. He slaps his teacher.
The scene was well enacted. the actor was short. Swami asked “ Bose
was big. Why is this boy short?” Warden replied “Swami, this is
college scene”. After the slap, we all looked at Swami for His
reaction. He turned to Warden and said “ call the boy . there is
slap, but no sound.” The boy came down and Swami told him “ slap
harder. Sound should come” our warden added “Swami, on final day
we’ll have extra keyboard effects”
Scene 4: Tilak scene. Kesri paper is banned
Swami had a special interest in Tilak, we don’t know why. The scene
went on well.
Scene 5:. Simon go back scene. Lala lajpatrai is killed
This scene had a good amount of violence, something that Swami
doesn’t like. It was very well enacted though. The songs were also
After the drama got over, Swami came out of auditorium and went to
the restroom. When he came out, one of the boys went ahead and asked
him if we could name the drama “Janani janma bhoomischa Swargadapi
gariyasi”. Swami replied sarcastically “ mother is fine, motherland
is also fine, fighting is also fine”. He looked at VC and said, “ I
told you to look at the drama, didn’t I?” VC replied “Swami I did
and I pointed out about the violence too”. Swami repeated his words
in a teasing manner. It was 5.00 pm and he went straight for the
If there was a heaven beyond seven layers, we were surely up there.
never before did a low key drama like this get so much attention
from Swami that He came even for the rehearsal. We were scheduled to
have a practice with mikes in kulwant hall after bhajans. So we
proceeded to mandir at 6 pm. After an hour, the VC came and said
Swami decided not to have drama tomorrow! Well, does even a stock
market crash sound so bad?
However, there was a silver lining as the VC told us that Swami
wants us to prepare another drama in a few weeks on the topic “love
all, serve all” (that’s underlining non-violence for us).But to say
the last word, Swami did see our drama, didn’t He?
Sunday, August 12,
The busiest person in Parthi
today is Sri Sathya Sai Baba. i sympathise with Him for, he's been
bugged by so many dramas and music programmes, inaugrations etc. as
i'm writing this sentence (it's 7.30 in the morning), Swami has
already left outside the mandir gate in car and is proceeding
towards the Institute hostel.
I hope Swami wouldn't read this post or else i'd be in trouble. Like
most people here, we take Swami to be a 5 foot 4 inch human who's 81
years old and needs help to walk around. But how wrong we are! Can
we ever compare our Lord or limit Him to any form? The past week was
an indication of just this truth.
Let me begin with the programme put up by Himachal youth a week ago.
there was an excellent bhangra dance followed by a qawwali. Swami
was extremely happy with them. He materialised a chain for a youth
and asked him to apply for MBA here next year (he's already done an
MBA). He distributed clothes to all present and while doing so, He
spoke to each and every member of the group. the distribution
perhaps took more time than the programme itself. at that point i
remembered what he said last year "call the youth from india
separately and i shall speak to them"
Over the days, programmes have been put up by devotees from the US,
the people from Karimnagar district and so on. Swami has been
benevolent in attending to each one of them and showering His love.A
few days ago, Swami visited SSSIHMS to inaugrate the renovated
Yesterday morning, Swami did not give darshan in the morning (the
usual Sunday morning blues). In the afternoon, students from class
12 were ready with a skit. to everyone's amazement Swami came out in
chair, blessed all the devotees and even took letters. He sat
through the entire drama.
The next few days are packed with more programmes as the youth
conference is about to begin. on the other end, the final year
students of intitute are preparing a drama for the independence day.
i guess it just doesn't get any bigger than this! Sai ram
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Bonus rounds of
i felt that this week would be very dry and Swami would keep indoors
most of the time. The conference was really a hectic affair. But our
Lord doesn't know what's rest. He was only too willing to give joy
to His devotees. We feel ashamed at times, because to be frank, the
conference tired us a lot. we wanted some rest!
On tuesday, there was a
music programme by the devotees of UK (Popat group). They tried
their best to please Swami by remixing His own songs! it was really
very boring. Swami seconded this opinion as He soon moved inside the
bhajan hall and immediately asked the boys to start bhajans. The
following day too, there was a music programme, this time, by the
devotees of US. i wondered what they were up to ths time. Swami came
in the afternoon in chair, blessed all devotees and took letters.
The US group had a mix of english songs and hindustani music. but no
remixes, all were original and surprisingly very well sung. In
between, there was a dance by two boys on the song "Shambho Shiv
Shambho". it enthralled one and all. Swami was very pleased, He
called them and materialised a ring and chain for both.
On Saturday, there was an
orchestra by a German troupe who were on tour in India. Swami was
very pleased with their performance and distributed clothes to the
artistes. The youth form various parts of India have started coming
now. There are some programmes scheduled between 11th and 15th
August. Right now, the students are suffering from exam fever. as
they say, pleasure is an interval between two pains. Sai ram.
From A Sai Student.....
Universal Gayathri Mantra
Gayathri mantra is a universal prayer, and Swami recommends that
everybody irrespective of cast, creed, both male and females should
chant Gayathri Mantra.
It should be “Om Bhur Bhuva Suvaha, and not svah as many people
pronounce wrongly. Please correct the pronunciation first.
The important spiritual sadhana for every sadhak is to chant
Gayathri Manthra three times a day. This is called “THRI KALA
SANDHYA”. Praadha Sandhya, 108 times chanting of Gyathri in the
morning as the Sun rises, 32 times at noon, when the Sun is straight
up in the sky (Maadhyahnigam”, and 108 times before sunset. This is
a daily spiritual sadhana.
Swami has earmarked certain time tables, which we are following all
over the world on that single day We have “Global Blood donation
Day”, “Global Akhanda Bhajan Day”, “Eswaramma Day ”, etc.
I am praying Bhagavan Baba to bless all devotees across the globe to
engage in “Gayathri chanting on a particular day. The Hindu calendar
specifies, that “Prathama” the first day after “Full moon day”
during the month of “Sravan” as the day for collective chanting of
Gayathri Maha Manthra. On this Gayathri Maha Manthra day, the
Gayathri is chanted “Ashtothara(Over times) sahastra(thousand)
samkhya i.e 1008 times.
The same month three more Vedic rituals are performed. They are, (1)
Ruk Upakarma, (2) Yajur Upakarma, and (3) Sama upakarmaa. Let us try
to understand what this means!
The humanity at large is practicing their spiritual rituals based on
various Vedas. This practice is being followed for generations now.
In old days, the education meant, learning of Vedas from their Gurus
who are learned Pundits in their respective Vedas. The Upakarma days
indicates the starting day of these learning sessions.
This year the days are as under:
27-8-2007 = Rukveda Upaakarma.
28-8-2007 = Yajurveda Upaakarma.
13-9-2007 = Saama Veda upaakarma.
Since the learners of “Atharvana Veda” are now extinct, the
upaakarma for this Veda is not l considered.
The spiritual discipline insists of chanting of Gayathri Manthra
japa, immediately, before, or after the celebrations of Veda
For the sadhaks from all the above Vedas, the Gayathri Manthra Japa
Yagna, is stipulated on the first day after the Sravan Poornima
(Full moon day). This year the sacred day falls on 29-8-2007.
Every Sadhak, who had been initiated into Gayathri Mantra, after
performing Sacred thread ceremony, are supposed to chant “Gayathri
Manthra 1008 times on this day, in morning hours.
Swami had mentioned several times, that members in all communities
are entitled to chant “Gayathri Mantra.”
There is a “Sankalpa” before starting Gayathri japa. In this
Sankalpa, the purpose of chanting Gayathri 1008 times that day, is
mentioned. They are:
(1) Mithryatheetha” Prayachithartham, and
(2) “Dhoshaavad Apathaneeya” Praya Chithartham.
(3) Samvathsara Prayachithatham.
Ashtothara Sahasra Samkhya Gayathri Maha Manthra Japam Karishye…”
Mithya means untruth or unreal. We might have been committing sins
without our being ware of it.
We might have committed many sins, and because these sins, we are
likely to slip away from our Dharmic functions.
Several sins are committed throughout the year.
As a remedial measure (Prayachithartham), we understake to chant
Gayathri Manthra 1008 times.
This is the sankalapa before we undertake Gayathri Maha mantra Japa
I urge all sadhaks to dedicate this day, the 29th August , 2007 to
engage in this great spiritual sadhna.
I am humbly suggesting that this message is be spread all over the
world, either individually or through various groups. We will pray
that the trend picks up, in the years to come.
In this busy world even if it is not possible to spend enough time
to chant 1008 times, every effort must be made to chant at least 108
times (Ashtothara Satha Samkhya).
By making an effort to make a start this year, from next year, by
Swami’s Grace, this day should be included in the spiritual Global
With Love and Regards,
Courtesy: Saibabanews -
emailed on 22.08.2007
Sai Holy Morning
Sai Ram beautiful people
I can't describe the glory and beauty of this Morning's Darshan
straight from Kailasa.
I have been under the
weather lately, recovering from a dreadful bout with the flu this
This morning as we sat in Darshan, waiting...and waiting..and
waiting...Nine o'clock came and went, bhajans began...no Swami :(((
many thoughts crossed this monkey mind.
I wondered if it would be
better to just come later to darshan rather than go through the
token ritual and avoid the cramped sitting and physical discomfort.
But soon I forgot this barrage of ignorance and lost myself in the
bliss of bhajans.
It was close to 9:30 most of us losing hope that our Morning glory
would appear over the horizon of His residence and suffuse the
Mandir with His radiance.
Then surprisingly, Swami responded to the call of our hearts. There
was the familiar flutter of excitement, and our Lord of Parthi, came
rushing towards us in His royal chair. I had really good seating,
row 3 in the front on the main aisle, there was a small group of
women from the Russian province, Kazakhstan, I think that may be the
correct spelling. Baba stopped near one of the women and spoke to
her. Then He started waving His hand in that familiar circle. I
could see under his empty hand. A big pile of vibhuti formed, it was
so fragrant and strong some of it fell on the ground, and some of it
blew across our section like a crystal wind, I can still smell it's
perfume aroma it was so powerful!
After that, Swami turned abruptly to the right, onto the veranda
going into the inner sanctuary for a brief stay. Aarthi was sung and
our sweet, sweet Lord instead of running away in the car, stayed His
heavenly course and glided over to the men's section imparting great
joy, taking letters etc. We pleaded with Him to come closer again,
nodding His Sacred Head He floated towards us His hand raised in
blessing, and graced us with His hallowed proximity, smiling and
We watched as the Lord of the Universe, returned to his sunrise
abode leaving us all giddy and glittering with the rays of His
Some of the women went to the spot where He materialized the vibhuti
and bent down mopping up any fragrant residue that might remain.
I contemplated, God is unpredictable, at any moment He may shower
His unrestrained Grace. All we have to do is wait in receptive,
happy, holy readiness.
Lots and Lots of Mega Bliss and Prema
My Experience at the
Sri Sathya Sai World Youth Conference
AUM SRI SAIRAM
I would like to share some of my experiences during the World Youth
Conference held last month at Prashanthi NIlayam.
Swami played the role of a perfect Divine Mother, which ofcourse He
Swami provided the delagates who had come from all parts of the
world free accomodation and food. All the delegates lived for three
days in perfect harmony. How nice will it be if only we all like the
same way always....
It was not just ordinary food but devamrutha (Divine nectar) of 7
star quality that Swami provided in the specially erected Pandal. A
special word about the Karnataka youth. Some of them did not attend
the conference but took up Seva activities of organizing the food
for all the delegates.
Every meal had at least two
When the youth rally reached
Sai Kulvanth Hall Swami was there watching every person pass by like
a proud mother.
He spent so much time for
the youth to the extent that all were in tears during the
Swami took the Youth to the indoor stadium for a friendly basket
ball match between India & Srilanka.
I remember at this juncture a saying of Swami which I read somewhere
long time ago;
Among Children I am a Child;
Among Men I am a Man;
Among Women I am a Woman;
Alone I am GOD.
From Swami's discourse it was evident that He had immense confidence
on the Youth & He was ready to do anything for them. Should we not
as His children act in such a way so as to please our Divine Mother
These are only a few of the many experiences each person would have
Grateful Thanks Dear Swami.
Courtesy: Saibabanews -
emailed on 20.08.2007
Update of 15th August
Swami arrived for the afternoon session at about 3:55pm. He went
around for the darshan round scanning the stage that had been set
for a drama.(Pun intended!) He first went into the interview room.
After a while, the vice chancellor came out and announced the
evening programme. There would be three speakers- Sr. G.Venkatraman,
Sri.S.V.Giri and Sri.V.Srinivasan. Their talks would be followed by
a music programme and the final event would be a drama by the Bengal
youth. Swami arrived as the speeches began The elderly and learned
speakers spoke on the significance of Swaaraajya and 'In'dependence.
They exhorted the important role the youth had to play in ensuring
the arrival of Sai-Rajya in Bharat and then in the world. Each spoke
short and crisp and by 5:00pm the speeches had concluded.
As the speakers concluded their speeches, Swami asked for the
singers. The music group was just assembling when Swami suddenly
motioned for His mike and the discourse table. This was a bolt from
the blue (a bolt from The Orange actually!!) None had been prepared
for this and even the translator was a little surprised. Quickly
grabbing the most easily accessible pen and a scratch pad he went to
Swami. Swami sat waiting for the discourse table to arrive. The
music group was ready with songs and the Bengal youth were ready
with their drama. But are we ready for Swami's drama when He decides
to stage it. The simple Truth of Swami's dramas is that in them, we
are not reduced to mere spectators but transformed into active
participants. How willing are we is entirely up to us.
The table and mike arrived and Swami rose to speak. And my god, what
a discourse it was! Ganga Pravaaham or the ceaseless flow of the
heavenly Ganges. The translator was converted into a student taking
notes as Swami launched into an effortless yet powerful, gushing
flow. He gave free vent to His words and His 'emotions'. Swami spoke
non stop for 25 minutes. No pause, no hesitation, no thinking. It
was spontaneity and absolute free flow. There was a passion in His
voice - a passion that in itself was enough to shame most of us into
a physical and mental silence at the total lack of our Love for our
country. It is not a cliche that we say Swami is Perfection. If
anyone had a question, "What is patriotism?", he/she should have
seen Swami thundering. It is a very frank and honest confession that
no amount of explanation or writing will ever do justice to even a
fraction of the feelings and thoughts that Swami aroused as He spoke
today. Given below is a brief transcription of the Discourse.
One sees the name written over all the speakers here - Bose but not
a mention of his name has been made today. People keep saying that
He died in an accident. That is rubbish. He never met with any
accident. He was the greatest. He authored a book, "My India" and
that was later translated into English. He was married and his
daughter was Lalita Bose. She in fact came to Parthi and followed
Swami everywhere. Whether it was Ooty, Kodaikanal or Madurai, she
followed Swami everywhere. She always kept Swami's name on her lips
and sang bhajans and songs.She often lamented, "My father was a
patriotic Indian. I am so proud of Bharat. but today the unity has
been shattered. there is no unity among people." Lalita approached
her father and sought permission, "I wish to go to Puttaparthi. My
Swami is there." She came to Parthi and then even to Whitefield.
Bose was very strong and powerfully- in the body, mind and in
spiritual splendour. He always desired that India must be foremost,
pure and grand. There is none equal to him in wanting the progress
of the nation. All the people like Gandhi, Nehru were jealous of him
and they did everything to keep him away. They say that he died in
an accident. At that time he was actually in a steamer. There still
exist such people in Bharat but the pity is that they all just keep
speaking and refrain from action. No one acts. Everyone delivers
speeches. I feel a stabbing pain that there is not a single Bose
today. Tell me is there any one? One Bose is enough. Bose truly
understood the plight of India. (At this point tears almost coursed
down His cheeks. One wondered at Swami's passion. Oh! If we feel
that way! Just once atleast......)
Swatantra as it is called does not relate to the body or the mind.
It is in reality Swaatantra where Swaa means the Atma or Self. When
you follow the Atma, there is nothing else left to be achieved. No
use of just rejoicing on this day without even realizing the meaning
of Swaatantra. Bose knew what it meant. The patriotic fervour that
he displayed is worthy of emulation. Without the patriotic spirit
one is more dead than alive. It was only Bose who fought for
Swaatantra. All others had selfish agendas. They were the ones who
divided people. Swaatantra makes you realize that the country is ONE
because ALL ARE ONE. 'Mamaivamsho Jeeva Loke Jeeva Bhoota Sanatanaha'
- that is what Krishna says.
Today people eat, drink and make merry. There are so many 'rich'
people. But they are unable to give a handful to a beggar. These
rich people are actually living in abject poverty. You keep saying
brothers and sisters. But none keeps that relationship. No one here
as great as Bose. Bose too had met me. He came up to Bukkapatnam and
was unable to come to Parthi. I went myself to Bukkapatnam. When he
saw me, he held me and cried, "You are doing so much at such a young
age itself. You are working for the emancipation of mankind itself."
He had so much pure feelings.
The country is as great as one's Mother. It is a land of Kshama
(forbearance). Today all try to earn more and more money. But not a
single one strives to earn Prema. All those who spoke, spoke only of
the world. None speaks of the Atma. Swaa is mistaken for Swaartha
(selfishness). Swaa is Swaatantra. ( maybe we can interpret it as
"Self" ish ness!! Being what we truly are...) Love all, Serve all
and help everyone. The Atma is unchangeable.Have Atma Vishwaasam
None of you asked me to speak. It was my love for Bose that made me
speak so. Such people must be born again in Bharat. Never forget
Bose. Even on the speakers his name is there. Sarojini Devi (The
Nightingale of India) was another great soul. They are all being
forgotten. Today all bad and junk is being remembered and kept in
mind. Such glorious personalities are not to be forgotten.
As Swami sat down concluding His Discourse, His voice had become
hoarse with what we humans would call as emotion. The first thing He
said to the boy next to Him was, "My voice became hoarse. Do you
think all would have heard what I said?"
Oh Swami! Today we have technology by our side. The whole discourse
has been recorded and it can be cleaned so that each and every word
is heard clearly. No problem. Everyone would definitely have heard
or will definitely hear whatever you said. Some words may have been
clouded but the message was very clear! In spite of all this, that
was really a question to ponder about- "Do you think all would have
heard what I said?" Have we heard? Have we heard what He has said
over the decades - even when His voice was so sweet and clear?
It was then that the translator requested Swami whether he could
speak out in English for the benefit of the non-Telugu audience.
Swami gladly consented and he translated it but not before issuing
the disclaimer that no amount of translation could ever match what
Swami had spoken. That was really true and anybody who could
understand Telugu would know why he said so; anyone who didn't
understand Telugu too would know why he said so! For today, one
could just feel what Swami was communicating. The language of the
Heart is too easy, powerful and universal for anyone not to
After that Swami asked the boys to sing. The music group began with
a soulful rendering of Vande Maataram. It sounded so inspiring -
that too after Swami's discourse. Every drop of blood coursing
through the veins of all assembled must have flowed at a lively
pace. Swami was quite emotional and He kept beat for the song. Next
there was a patriotic song. As that song gained momentum, the
devotees from Bengal who had gathered began to wave the Tricolour in
rhythm. It was a superb sight - filled with patriotic fervour and
nationalistic feelings. There was another song on Lord Rama. Wanting
to make everyone happy, Swami asked them to conclude early. The
final song was full of swing and enthusiasm. As the song ended,
Swami indicated to the Bengal youth to begin their programme.
The final presentation of the evening was by the youth of Bengal- a
drama entitled, "Ab tumhare Hawale watan Saathiyo." The presentation
begins with the Independence Day celebrations where some members of
the youth start a discussion. Suddenly a mysterious being in "fancy
dress" arrives. Announcing himself as Time, he tries to make the
youth aware of how the eternal values have degenerated in the
present age. To his aid come the heroes of Bharat - Swami
Vivekananda, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, Guruji Rabindranath Tagore
and Mahatma Gandhi. Now there was something that happened so
coincidentally to the 'scientific' mind and so miraculously for the
natural mind. As Bose stepped down to speak, the first statement
that issued from his lips was, "Is there nobody who is selfless
enough to live for the Motherland?" As he mirrored whatever Swami
had said about him in the discourse, one could feel goose bumps
tingling the skin. Thereafter, it was seen that Bose seemed to speak
the most . The other glorious leaders spoke only once- at most
twice. Did these youth prepare the drama after Swami's discourse?
That could not be possible for it had been pre-recorded! One had to
just admire the skill and intelligence of The Script Writer for the
visual reinforcement of the audio wisdom that had been received
The whole presentation was interspersed with graceful thematic
dances. The messages delivered were mostly in song form and the
dance did great good to the message delivery. The music was so
beautiful and apt to the feelings and emotions that had to be
aroused in each scene.The youth were made aware that only young men
and women are capable of restoring the declining human values and
they are made to take up this responsibility.
"Strive for that and even if the whole world deserts you, walk the
Path alone fearlessly. Arise and awake now and stop not till the
goal is achieved.", is the message that is given to them. At the
end, Time succeeds in motivating them and introduces them to the
greatest Hero- our dear Swami. A loud applause rented the hall - so
loud that it drowned all the other sounds. Meanwhile, Swami called
the youth who were acting and created Vibhuti for all of them. Some
broke down in front of Swami and He so sweetly told them,"Ay! Do not
cry....don't cry." Swami was also in a state of supreme happiness.
Not that He isn't always, but He does not display it always. Many
times we look to God and hope that all the apparent reality is just
a drama. It looked like Swami today was looking at us and hoping
that this apparent drama is The Reality!
After the drama, Swami called all the actors to sit around His chair
for group photos. They all happily obliged. As they settled around
Him, He rose up and gave the most charming smile. After the photo
session, Swami spoke to all the youth who crowded around Him. They
all seemed to be enveloped in a cloud of joy. Swami also gifted them
a copy of the group photo that had been taken just moments before.
It was 6:30pm when Swami received Aarthi. As He went back into the
car too, He raised His right hand in benediction to all.
forwarded by Shashikant
Patel on 18.08.2007
Sai Ram embodiments of Lord Sai
Like pearls hidden in the azure breast of the Sea, deep in the
golden cave of my heart, this afternoon's Darshan was a treasure
chest for all present.
Divine Swami glided into the Mandir in His celestial chair. I was in
my favorite island spot near the veranda, in close proximity and
with advantageous angles of the entire Darshan.
Sai Avatar floated down the
center aisle giving attention to the left side, as He passed our
section, we implored Him to turn our way, and He made a sweet, swift
move to the right, taking letters from a lady from the Venezuela
group. He then continued His holy trek down the center aisle
interacting with ladies from the West Bengal group, around to the
men's side of the Mandir and then coming through the throngs of
students, smiling with them, blessing and taking letters. He curved
around passing the other side of our section on His way to the
veranda on the ladies side.
In that moment I remembered
what my Teacher said, "we have physical eyes and vision but we
really don't see Swami," we think He is this little bundle of flesh
moving in front of us. "Swami," I whispered mentally open my
At that very moment Baba
shot a look in my direction, that look bounded towards me finding
it's accurate target. I felt the immediate connection. Then our
dearest Bhagavan went onto the veranda.
But the unending flow of Truth, Goodness and Beauty continued it's
Sacred Orbit giving us all double darshan blessings, beloved
Bhagavan descended the veranda on the men's side came back around
through the fluttering white butterflies, His students and appeared
to be going back onto the veranda from the Ladies side, once again
we begged Him to return to us, He wavered for a moment, overwhelmed
by our Love calls came back towards us, passing very close to that
island section. I was able to observe Him closely, (interestingly,
just today, I endeavored to meditate on His form, choosing a
favorite photo of Him to concentrate on, then closing my eyes,
recaptured that enchanting image) His complexion was translucent
just like the pure white snows of the Himalayas, the mole on His
cheek distinct, His hair sparkled like a royal diadem, He raised His
hand in blessing then curved to the left down the main aisle, again
turning left passing the hospital section giving sweet glances to
everyone, He went straight down blessing the patients section and
the far section of female devotees, I could hear my friend Jalpa's
voice echoing from that location, later she told me she asked Swami
to re-bless a japa mala, and He held His hand up in blessing.
Then our dearest Lord curved
back onto the veranda from the women's side.
It was an evening of matchless beauty, then to top it off, there was
a stir of excitement, apparently dignitaries were arriving for the
Lord's Darshan. The entourage of V.I.P.'s entered through the main
central gate, ex-chief minister, Chandra Babu Naidu walked humbly,
hands folded in prayer onto the veranda. Swami graciously received
him and his family.
Sending you all Sai jewels and gems of the spirit. More Bliss later.
Lots of Prema
courtesy: Saibabanews -
Prasanthi News -
Sent by a Dear Sai Brother from Prasanthi Nilayam :
The Boys of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning had
planned a drama which Swami came and saw on the evening of the 14th
, But Swami sent a message later that He wanted a Music Programme.
The evening of the 15th threw up a Number of of surprises. The
Actual programme was supposed to consist of 3 speeches and then a
Music Programme and a skit by the West Bengal Devotees.
After The speeches got over, Everyone was so happy and surprised to
see Swami speak.
Bhagawan started by saying that though no one asked Him to speak, He
wanted to speak on the Great National Leader Subhash Chandra Bose.
Swami wonderfully said that He saw the name "Bose" on the Loud
speakers in Kulwant hall and that Reminded Him of Subhas Chandra
Bose, Swami also said that since none of the Three Speakers who had
already spoken did not speak of SC Bose, Swami wanted to speak on
Swami went on to narrate many incidences in SCB's life and also told
that SCB has come to Bukkapatnam and taken Swami's blessings, Had
Darshan and also kissed His Feet. Swami also said that SCB's wife
used to come to many places wherever Swami was and had Darshan of
The most Wonderful Thing about this Discourse was that Swami did not
allow any English Translation but spoke continuously for about 25
minutes. Then he asked Shri. Anil Kumar to Translate.
After this most Wonderful Discourse there was a Music Program by the
Students and then a Wonderful Drama by the Devotees from West Bengal
which was very Good.
A Wonderful Independence Day Celebrations at The Lotus Feet with a
Wonderful Divine Discourse.
Om Sai Ram
emailed by KM on 17.08.2007
Offering my humble pranams
to all the blessed souls of our Sai Family,
Loving sairams to one and
all from the abode of our beloved Lord. Today India celebrated her
60 years of independence. There were many celebrations, plays and
speeches all over India but one celebration stood apart and that is
the independence day celebration in Puttaparthi.
Our UNIVERSAL Lord,was kind
enough to celebrate India's independence day celebration and yet
again, He took this opportunity to ignite the Modern Man's brain, to
know His real self..
The day, which was supposed
to be a normal festive day turned out to be a memorable day and
thanks to Swami, for all the surprises He had today...
This afternoon the Kulwanth
hall was almost full and a large group from West Bengal state youth
is here in Parthi. They were scheduled to perform a drama in front
of Swami and the stage was set for the same..
Swami arrived to grant
darshan around 3:30 pm and after taking full round in the hall, got
down from His car near the interview room. It was 3:45 by then and
Swami was seen speaking to some devotees in the verandah, As Swami
went into the interview room, Mr.Gokak, the present
Vice-Chancellor of Sathya Sai University, announced that Swami has
blessed three speakers this afternoon, which included Mr.
Venkatraman (my all time favourite), Mr.Giri (former
Vice-Chancellor) and Mr. Srinivasan (President of Sathya Sai Trust
in India) which would be followed by musical programme by the
students of Swami's college and followed by the drama by the west
The three speakers were at
their best, combining patriotism with spirituality and many times
reminding the youth to live the life of our great freedom fighters
and follow the path of Ahimsa...
It was 5:05 pm by then and
just then surprising every one Swami signalled for the discourse
table and before all of us could realise what was going on Swami
started His divine discourse which seemed to be emotional and full
of Atma Gnana....
It was not usual discourse
where Swami would say a line or two and wait for Prof.Kumar to
translate.. today, Swami spoke in telugu non stop... The discourse
went on exactly for 25 mins..
Excerpts from the
The speakers who spoke
before mentioned many incidents happened in the freedom struggle and
many mentioned names of various freedom fighters but every one
forgot to remember Subhash Chandra Bose (for people who are new to
Indian freedom struggle, Mr.Bose was a freedom fighter, who formed
his own army by name Azak Hind Force to fight the British. He, with
his speeches attracted hardcore fighters, and formed a separate
army.. His death was and even today is surrounded with
controversies, as some believed he died in a air crash and some say
he is still alive, but brushing aside all the stories, Swami today
said, he didn't die in a air crash).....
Back to the discourse...Bose
is one such a leader who preached and practiced what he said. Now a
days you find many preaching but none is practicing.. of what use
are such people. All are saying but no body is practicing.. they are
saying crores of things but not practicing even one.
Subhash Chandra Bose's
daughter was a great devotee of Swami...She used to come to
Puttaparthi and when I went to Kodai, Whitefield she also came
there. she was with me
always. Subhash Chandra Bose sent her to me... He was also a great
devotee. He had come to Bukkapatnam to meet Me and appreciated the
work I was doing in a tender age.
India is a land of such
great people. He worked for independence without any trace of
selfishness. He had no difference of caste, creed. He believed that
all are one. all are one.
Love all serve all. Atma is
present everywhere..there are many rich people around.. But if any
beggar comes to the door step asking for food, how many are giving
food. What for is your richness, when you can't fill one poor man's
stomach. There are so many such rich men in India. U say sisters and
brothers out wardly but you never consider any body as brothers and
This country gives more
importance to values.. there are many who were ready to sacrifice
their lives for values... DON'T forget our great values....be like
brothers and sisters and then only you will have swaraj... all are
doing village service. only when you do service with love, u will
have independence.... then only this life will have a value.
Students are studying here,
if you don't practice all this there is no use.. i bless you all to
lead a more valuable life, fruit full life as Human life is the
Later Prof. Anil Kumar, who
was seen taking notes fastly while Swami was speaking, took
permission from Swami to give a summary of His 25 minutes discourse,
and he finished his job in 10 minutes. after which followed
patriotic and spiritual songs by the students and then followed the
play which was done so well.
Swami blessed 4 children
with Vibhuthi and after interacting with the kids, stood up for a
group photo....Arathi was given at 6:30 pm and thus ended a great
day full of Sai love...
Sent by a Dear Sai Brother from Prasanthi Nilayam :
The Higher Secondary School students, specifically the 12th standard
boys put a very beautiful program yesterday evening in the Kulwant
Hall in Front of our Lord.
Swami came for darshan in the evening around 3:30 PM and first he
went inside Bhajan hall to see the students who were ready with
their costumes and makeup. The program began around 4PM and the
theme was based on the concept of Love all Serve all. The drama
begin by depicting two abstract characters, one the so called
futuristic man and the other a man who lives for himself arrogant of
his present position.
The depiction was very novel as such. One fellow was running in
circles continuously and the other acting as if he is running
forward. Both of them meet and argued among themselves as to who is
great. Then a scene depicted how the modern man is lost in his own
world, not caring for others. The scene was portrayed by showing so
many people moving around, reading their files, talking over cell
phones, etc. But when a old man fall slips and falls on the ground,
hardly anybody cares to lift him and take care of him. Because they
are lost in their own work! Then came a scene where once again the 2
abstract characters meet and suddenly they are stopped by an angelic
person. Who are U? was the question that followed for which the
answer was "I am your conscience". These two are surprised and ask
Then the Conscience tells
narrates instances from each of their life. First he goes and gives
a helping hand to the old man fallen on the ground, lifts him and
explains why he is suffering now. This old man is lonely and has
none to support him. But in his younger days, what has he done? He
was a rich man but miserly and arrogant. At a very critical time he
refuses to help his neighbor, whose mother is in death bed. And on
another occasion, he misuses his position to give a building
contract to his friend and within two years the building collapses.
Later in his life he is left with money, but none to look after! He
blames the world to be cruel, but does not realize how cruel he was!
The "conscience" then explains how the so called futuristic man is
not moving forward as he thinks, but he is walking up and down the
same path. There is no progress. He also shows how the arrogant
egoistic present man is not progressing but moving in circles and
caught up in the prison of present life!
All these and some more
instances reveal the truth to the people that what is important in
life is that we should be sensitive to the people around, love all
serve all. We should live in this world with the underlining
principle of each lives for the other and all live for God. The
drama ended by revealing to the world that the Avathar of the age,
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has come to teach mankind these and at
His feet we find peace.
The entire drama was well choreographed with beautiful changes in
settings and few songs in between. The theme was strong and
portrayal was very good.
The background music was excellent. the program ended with a song
and a dance.
Swami was very happy and he went down the stage to pose for the
group photographs. Prasadam distribution and Bhajans followed.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy; KM - emailed
Sai Bliss Blizt
Sai Ram Dear Sai Family
This afternoon's Darshan
felt like a repeat of what the Southeast USA group experienced.
Our Lord gave me news
reporter proximity :) I was able to enjoy the Northeast, USA musical
programme. Swami came extra early, casting sweet glances at the
group. They then got up and sat near the Lotus feet. After
presenting a very lovely musical programme, Baba went inside His
room and again selected saris and gifts for this group.
He came down off the veranda and sat in their midst. We could
literally feel the bliss emanating from those very lucky devotees.
He allowed most of the men and women to take padnamaskar. Swami
smiled and spoke to the group. It was touching scene that sent
rippling waves of joy to all present. I can still feel the aura of
love from this evening's
It has been raining on and off here in Parthi, cloudy most of the
time, hence much cooler temperatures. So much to give thanks for, I
sometimes sit on my balcony and observe some of the conditions the
people have to endure. Can you imagine in this day and age of high
tech living, having to cook your daily meals on a campfire, or
living without electricity in a one room hut with several people
sleeping in it?
Yes, we should count our blessings but also share our blessings,
there are so many who are in dire need, so many whom we can love and
serve. More bliss later.
Lots of Prema
My Heart is fasting on You exclusively, Sathya Like Sri Rama and
Hanuman every cell and hair in my body and being seeks the joy of
Your ambrosia embrace
Rain descends flooding trickling rivers and inlets yet my thirst is
Amber fields fatten and flourish, feeding the floundering millions
but still my hunger continues
Alpaca shawls blanket my body on cold, quartz crystal mountain
nights but this shivering will not cease
How early the emerald blush of Spring turns to sunset hues and the
Winter ash of our dreams buries our phantom footsteps
An astronomical star has fallen into our laps, an imperishable
effulgence that cannot be diminished, extinguished or destroyed
What Supernal Euphoria! Absolute Bliss! Sai Krishna dances with us
above, below, around and within us forever and ever
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: saibabanews -
Sai Master of the mind
Sai Ram Blessed Souls
Yesterday Morning Darshan our sweet Lord came in His chair, He gave
me close proximity, and blessed the entire gathering with nectarine
glances and smiles, He again came yesterday afternoon abandoning the
car and making His beautiful form available to all.
Yesterday was an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. In the
evening there was a special puja at the Hanuman temple in Parthi,
Sai Barahthi the astrologer arranged it, we all stood with hands
folded in prayer in front of a beautiful idol of Lord Ganesh while
the Priests performed the holy ablutions.
Today Swami was a distant star, but nevertheless a brilliant super
nova, His radiance illumining the mandir. I have been trying hard to
keep my mind from turning into a roller coaster. It certainly has a
tendency to do that.
This afternoon I climbed the
steep hill to the meditation tree and sat near the base absorbing
the calming vibrations of that sacred space.
I would like to share a sweet leela that took place a few weeks ago.
I had bought a photo of Swami, thinking it was the same one that
hangs in the entrance of His residence. It turns out it was not the
same one, but still very charming, His eyes twinkling and our Lord
having a good laugh, while holding a handkerchief.
That night I held the photo
of Swami close to my face, looking deeply into those cosmic pools of
Love. I felt drowsy and was in kind of a borderline state, when I
noticed between those bushy eyebrows what looked like the word Japa.
I thought that I must be
dreaming, and did a double take, clearly the words Japa seemed
imprinted on His forehead. So I quickly picked up my crystal mala
and started doing japa. Soon I drifted off into dreamland.
The next day I went to Darshan and then suddenly remembered the
When I returned home I
hurriedly picked up the photo to see if this all was just a sweet
apparition. Again, there between His eyebrows was the word Japa.
How amazing, Swami was most
definitely encouraging me to focus on Japa.
Our Divine Swami says
Namasmarana is the easiest and most effective sadhana for this yuga
to reach God.
Sending you all shooting stars of Sai Love and Peace. More Bliss
Lots of Prema
courtesy: saibabanews -
Three Wonderful Events
happened during the Past Few days in Prasanthi Nilayam ie., From the
World Youth Conference to Guru Poornima :
For the first time, Swami distributed at least 1500 of His
Divine Robes which Swami had worn early on and which were
wonderfully Preserved to the Sai Youths who had gathered for the
Conference. One could see the happiness in each and everyone's Face.
Swami also manifested a Most Divine "Shiva Linga" during His Divine
Discourse and also Promised to everyone present that He would create
a More Bigger and a More Magnificent one during the Shivarathri
Festival. This is the first time that Swami had ever foretold that
He would create something. It is really going to be a very Special
Shivarathri Next time.
The most wonderful Moment was to rename Sai Lakshmi as Sathya
Gheetha. Sai Geetha became Sathya Geetha. Sai means Sathya (Truth),
So from Sai Geetha to Sathya Geetha means Travelling the Path of
A Most Wonderful World Youth Conference and Guru Poornima
emailed by KM on 02.08.2007
Sai Ram Dearest Sai Family
It's evening here in Parthi,
just returned from an exquisite Darshan with our Lord Sai.
Swami came in His chair this
afternoon. free wheeling into the Mandir He was absolutely glowing
with Krishna charm. He showered His radiance on our yearning hearts
giving full Darshan to all present. There was a USA group from
region 5, seated near the veranda, offering a Musical programme at
the Divine feet. It was very upbeat and Swami appeared to enjoy the
programme very much. During the offering, 2 young men performed a
very beautiful Shiva tandava dance much to our delight and
Bhagavan's. Our precious Sai materialized 2 chains for each youth.
The program came to a close with our Hearts and Souls overflowing
with the sweet nectar of His Divine Darshan.
Earlier today I was feeling homesick and a little lonely. I tried
hard to shake the feeling, listening to bhajans, meditating, etc.
Then I was sitting in afternoon Darshan, my friend Jalpa came and
sat right behind me. We chatted a little.
Jalpa commented on how lucky
I was to be able to stay in Prashanti until November. She looked at
me and said, "alone and free to love God!" Wow! that hit me like a
ton of vibhuti!! almost instantly I brightened up, I knew it was our
dear, compassionate Sai speaking through her.
Never lose sight of His incomparable presence, He alone is our
eternal friend and
companion. More Bliss later.
Lots of Prema
courtesy: saibabanews -
PARTHI UPDATES -
AUGUST 1ST, 2007
During the discourse of Guru
Poornima Swami gave the new Elephant new name. Now the elephant is
called "Sathya Gheeta". One of the Vip's for Guru Poornima was
Former Prime Minister Mr.Deva Gowda who was here for Swami's
blessings and to be present during the event.
Not many events happen outside on the main road in Puttaparthi. But
there was a rally by the students of Swami's institute and the
delegates of the World Youth Conference. The marching bands from
Swami's institute were accompanying the rally. It was a treat for
the local residents. There were youth from all over the world in the
rally who were here also to participate in the World Youth
Help Ever Hurt Never - Baba
A Anantha Vijaya 01.08.2007