News - Guru Poornima Update - 29th July
emailed on 29.07.2007
Bhagawan's Divine Discourse on 28th July, 2007
emailed on 29.07.2007
Closing Ceremony of Youth Conference
With Greetings to all the devotees of our beloved Bhagwan Loving sairam to you all.
The crowd has doubled in numbers, and the Gurupoornima crowd is here in Parthi added to the thousands of World youth Conference Delegates. The atmosphere in Puttaparthi is fully charged and thanks to Swami, Who is spending hours and hours with the work shop. This morning there were about 4 speakers blessed by Bhagwan to address the gathering. It was just wonderful to listen to them. Every one, were second to none. By the time the morning session was over it was 11am and our beloved compassionate Swami, stayed for the whole programme.
In the afternoon, before Swami came out for darshan at 3:30, the hall was full and thousands were standing out side to have a glimpse of Swami. This afternoon two speakers were blessed by Swami to address the august gathering, starting with Dr.Reddy who in his 20 minute long speech highlighted the importance of discipline. He reminded Swami's words of giving up body attachment and totally have one pointed faith and attention on God.
The next speaker was Mr. Goldstein, who stole the show again with his yet another masterpiece talk. He urged the devotees to make use of this precious life by contemplating and adhering to Swami's teachings. He was of the opinion that human birth was not natureís accident but Godís will. Swami has come in this Kali age to guide us protect us and to bring a change within.
It was 4:30pm by
then and as all of us were eagerly looking at Swami, He signaled
for the Discourse mike and as thousands and thousands of pairs
of hands joined, Swami slowly rose from His throne.... after
positioning the mike and adjusting His tone, as Prof. Kumar gave
a close ear, Swami's nectarine voice sang a Telugu verse,
coincidently, it was the same verse, which He sung on the
inaugural day discourse, reiterating the importance of Sathya.
Excerpts from the Discourse
ABC OF LIFE
For the whole world, truth is the base. All the beings are born out of truth. Nothing exists without truthÖ Swami then materialised a golden oval Lingam by waving His divine hands and continued, This is the truth.
There is no other noble act than adhering to truth. You are God. Its foolishness to look for God out side. God is present in every cell , atom of your body. There is no place without God. Never forget God. If you forget your self, its forgetting God. This Sai is full of truth. Remember the ABC of life...Always Be Careful.
God is present every where. All the heads here are God himself. God is cosmic form. You all are cosmic form. Only the forms are different physically. I am present in every one of you.. Spiritually all are one. I am not different from You. You are not different from Me. We all are ONE. Never give any second thoughts. Strengthen this love. Blossom love in your heart. Then only you can share this love with every one. Never hate or harm any one. Today, Hatred is every where, difference of opinion that should not be so.
GOD IS THE REAL HERO
All are Zeros. God is 1 Hero. All the rest are Zeros. Because of God (1), Zero has value. Without Hero Zeros are just Zeros. For all God is very important. Mind is the cause for all this. Mind is monkey mind. Its not monkey mind. Its MAN KIND. Itís the mind that spreads the light and Joy. Its cause for all the sorrow. Many consider mind as bad. If you can control the mind, it can never be bad. Then only you will be happy. You will experience supreme bliss.
ALL ARE ELIGIBLE FOR LIBERATION
Swami later shifted the topic to Liberation.. He said, for every one liberation should be the ultimate goal. He reiterated that every one has be liberated and reminded that its the BEST time for all us to be get closer to Liberation in His immediate presence. Swami continued....This bodyís name is Sathya. The name is given to the body not to Me. I am not body. I am not mind. I am not buddhi. I am not imagination. I am Bhagwan. You should have firm faith. Many people, because of food habits the mind changes. Some for the kind of company. Tell me your company I will tell you what you are. Always join good company. You will develop detachment, that will lead to steadiness and that will lead to Mukti (liberation). Every one will be liberated. But when? Only when you think that you are not the body, you are Atma.. You will be liberated the next day. I am Swami.. Swami is Me. think like that. By merely saying loudly, I am swami. Its of no use. Say that with a steady mind. Meditate on this. When your mind is steady, you will be immortal, unpolluted.
pollutions Swami said, This pollution, is causing lot of
disturbances. Water is also polluted. Because of polluted water,
the body falls sick. Its important to maintain body. Why did you
get this body. To know your true nature. You are forgetting
this. You are getting more attached to body. Itís a water
bubble. Donít follow the mind. Donít follow the body. Follow the
conscience. If you follow the conscious you will be liberated.
There is a easy way to liberate. Keep your mind steady for 11 seconds. If you keep your mind steady you will attain liberation. 11 seconds is enough. You are not able to concentrate even for 11 seconds. You can experience every thing in this short span of time. Donít strain your self with Japmalas. 11 seconds of time is enough. Keep your mind steady one pointed . if you do so, you will experience manifestation you will see the result before the 11th second . Many people in the name of mediation sit for hours..., The result, it will only give you joint pains. Donít have this joint pains any longer. When you consult a doctor they say rheumatic pain. Its not so. Its pain because of lack of plan. Maintain time and you will not have any pain. Eat at the right time.
When ever you have bad thoughts, always say, its not good for me. .its not good for me. Its not for me. My property is good thoughts. Love love is the biggest property. So many have imaginations and doubts. You all are pure hearted. You have pure thoughts. Some times you get polluted. See that mind is not polluted THAT IS YOUR TRUE SADHANA. What is Sadhana. Sitting and meditating is not sadhana. What is meditation? Merely chanting the name of God is not meditation. Thinking of the pure thoughts within you is TRUE meditation. Mediate upon your own reality.
Later Swami, amidst cheers and applauds said, He will manifest before any devotee and even speak to them directly, provided they pray from heart.
If you find some time think immediately of Me. if you follow MY teachings you will experience Me. Devotion doesnít mean, simply repeating His name. Devotion means unwavering, steady love for God. Shouldnít change any time. There is nothing beyond God.
Don't waste time.. Time is God.. I will manifest in front of you (lout applauds). You will be able to see me in physical form if you concentrate with a pure heart. I will also Talk TO YOU . Many speakers said they saw me many times, they said Swami talked to me the other day. Strengthen this thought and everyone will have this experiences.
All the devotes are good. There is devotion but you are not on the correct path. You donít know what is true devotion. Where there is love there is truth. Where there truth there is God. Truth is God.
AVOID MEAT AND CHEESE...
Later, Swami shifted to another important and interesting topic on eating habits....
You have to be very careful with what you should eat. Meat eating and fish.. abandon them. Many people eat non vegetarian food. It is not good for you...There is a scope of getting cancer. Give up Non vegetarian food. Not only this .CHEESE (all started smiling when Swami said this).. Many people like cheese. More and more cheese, more weaker you get. It is not good for your health and mind.. Donít eat cheese any longer. Even too much of milk is also not advisable.. Its also bad. EVERY THING SHOULD BE IN LIMITS.. Many people like hard curd They want it to be hard.. Always drink dilute milk and curd.
ALWAYS SAY "THIS TOO WILL PASS"
Food should also be
controlled. Then only you will experience vision of God. You
donít have to waste years and years in search of God. Bliss is
form of God. Bliss cannot be bought from any shop nor its
available in any hotel. Its within you. You are form of bliss.
You start crying because of Worldly attachment. Less luggage
more comfort, make travel a pleasure. With too much of
attachment you make your life worry. Then comes curry. worry
curry are two factors which makes your life harder. stay away
form worry and curry. When there is a reason to worry, just say
THIS TOO WILL PASS. All that comes are bound to vanish.
Later Swami reminded all of us, not to worry much about His physical condition. He made it very clear that He is healthy and has no pain at all.
Spend you time with love. Many people, look very serious, with a castor oil face. Smile always. God always smiles. God is never sad, serious, sorrowful. Always smiles. I have no pain because I always smile. I am telling this now, this body had a fall some years back. My hip was fractured. It had 4 cracks. Doctors said it has to operated. Swami said NO. I walked all the way to give darshan.. Even today, there is an inch difference between one leg to the other in standing posture. The doctors are here, including Dr. Pillay from Singapore. He is a orthopaediacian. Many from USA also came. I was smiling. They asked Swami give us 5 minutes. I told them, If it is for spiritual upliftment, why 5 minutes, I will give you for 5 hours , but if it is for the body, I wont give you not even 5 minutes. There is no pain at all for Me. I have no body weak ness or nothing. I am as I was. I am 110 pounds even to this day. I am healthy. DONíT WORRY ABOUT ME. I am perfect, healthy. You may feel that there is some pain. There IS NO PAIN AT ALL.
As the time was getting closer for Swami to wind up His divine discourse, the last part of the discourse was very sentimental. Any one who listened to Him with heart, cried, with the way Swami described His feelings for the thousands of kids assembled from all the corners of earth.
YOUR LOVE FOR ME TAKES ALL THE PAIN FROM THIS BODY. The moment I see you I am in a supreme bliss. Only U can make me free from pain and NOT DOCTORS (loud applauds). I am very very happy to see thousands who came to see Me. I love you and you all love me. Where ever you are , If you are happy I will be happy. Watching you my heart jumps in joy.. makes me very very happy. All those have come here are pious and devoted. THIS WILL MAKE ME WALK VERY SOON (loud applauds). There is no medicine stronger than love. You are my medicine. My love is most powerful medicine you need. I bless you and want you to be happy and peaceful. Be friendly, live in harmony like family members. Never be scared of any problems. BE strong mentally. If wife is sick, if children are sick donít panic. I bless you so that by the time you go home you will be happy, blissful, and peaceful (loud applauds).
Thus ended a hour long divine discourse.. there was a music programme by devotees from Europe who sang beautiful songs in 9 different languages and Prasadam was distributed to all the devotees and Swami blessed the European singers with watches.
All the youth, who
came all the way to Puttaparthi, flying thousands of miles, had
70mm smiles on their faces. Perhaps all were eagerly waiting for
a strong FINISHING TOUCH as this to their much awaited
Pilgrimage to Parthi. All of them seemed determined, all of them
seemed to be changed and above all Swami's loving, soothing and
encouraging words have definitely given a light of hope, for our
sinking lives.. and here we are totally charged.. spiritually
charged to be more clear, ready to face the WORDLY world......
posted on 29.07.2007
Focus on God, Baba to
of World Youth Conference 2007
Dear members of our Sai Family, the much awaited Sri Sathya Sai World Youth Conference was inaugurated amidst cheers, prayers and tears (of joy) in the immediate presence of our beloved Lord. At least 5000 delegates are here for the youth conference flown to Puttaparthi from 86 different countries.
The whole youth took a procession in the streets of Puttaparthi early morning chanting mantras, singing bhajans and many of them had tears in their eyes, heart full smiles and the atmosphere was just blissful. while the streets of Puttaparthi were full with people on either side of the road, eagerly looking at the youth, the blessed ones were excited for the kind of response they were having from the co-devotes this feeling itself says how hopeful are the elders on the youth. they are the torch bearers of tommorow's world. As Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India rightly "todays' children are tomorrows' citizens, by becoming mere citizens is not a big thing, but to become true citizens, beloved children of our Mother Sai is our ultimate goal.
The youth are so
excited and thrilled for the opportunity they are having. they
are the chosen ones out of the millions all over the world. They
have come here after much hardship, they are completely immersed
in the Ananda Saagar (ocean of happiness) filling strength and
courage to swim the Samsara Sagara (ocean of life).
He gives ample amount of time for us to change.
Swami arrived for this morning darshan around 8am as two bands played music. The youth who were outside in the procession got back to Kulwanth hall at 8:40 and in a few minutes Swami emerged from the interview room with His most beautiful smile, like a mother proud of her children looked at all the youth gathered.
As Swami got at the center of the dais, Dr.Goldstein, the International president of Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, gave a fantastic talk highlighting the importance of conducting this youth conference especially during this time when the whole world is disturbed. Where peace is broken into pieces. He was of the opinion that time has come for the youth to carry forward the stupendous activities taken up by Sai Organisations all over the world. He urged the youth to come forward to lend their helping hand to uplift the world which in turn will uplift one's own individual spiritual growth. After a 20 minute thought provoking talk Dr. Goldstein after taking Swami's blessings, introduced another speaker from UK, a very active member of the Sai Organisation in UK.
He also spoke on the importance of youth taking over the charge. He shared some intimate moments with Swami and the way Swami changed his life.
After the talk, he went to Swami to take His blessings. Swami lovingly patted him and He stretched His hand around the neck of the man, as if to see if he has any chain around his neck. In the very next second, Swami's hand made two circles and during the third circle came a beautiful, gold chain and as all of us joined our hands, Swami slipped the chain around his neck.
It was 9:45 by then. On normal days, bhajans would be finished. Dr.Goldstien and others were seen discussing with Swami probably about the next programme. I was thinking, what next Swami? Its inaugural function of Youth Conference, and it would be so nice if you could speak for some time and there came Swami's mike. Swami slowly rose from His throne...
As Prof.Anil got closer to Swami, Sweet nectarine voice, "Prema Swarupulara emerged from our sweet Swami...
The world is truth. You are verily embodiment of truth. Realise this truth and you will be happy. Man today has learnt a lot. he is acquiring many degrees. He is also acquiring common sense which is the size of a mighty mountain, but he is unable to give up discrimination. If you don't give up discrimination, then all that you have is waste of time. Be alike to every one.
Showing the hand kerchief, Swami continued, This is a cloth. what was it before, thread, where from the thread came from cotton. so it was cotton, then thread and now cloth. in the same way you are not one.. you are three.
The one others
think you are,
Give up body attachment. Its the root cause for all the disturbance. You are not the body. You say this is my head, my mind, my leg, my hand.. every time my.. my..my.. when you say MY LEG. you are saying the truth that you are not the leg.
The name given to this body is Sathya Sai Baba. Iam not Sathya Sai Baba, its a mere name given to this body by parents. So don't identity your self with your body. Its like a dress. So long as you are in this body you can claim this. When you leave this body, its set fire on the pire. then what happens to you..Its just your body which will be burnt and not you.
U always say I.. I.. I.. Strike a horizontal line to this I and it will become Cross (+). The I is gone.. Develop love for your fellow beings. Now a days man is running behind Dabbu.. dabbu (money). what for is this money? How much money does one need? Nothing will come with you after you leave this body..
The easiest thing which can be attained in this world is God. Just send your love to Him and He will give what ever you need. People show no interest towards God, rather run behind worldly comforts.
It was 10:15 by
then, almost 30 minutes since Swami was delivering His divine
discourse. He continued, Its getting late now. I don't want to
continue further and give you trouble ( there was a big NO from
the audience). You all assemble here at 4pm and I will tell you
As the prasadam was distributed Arathi was given to Swami
As Swami promised to visit the Indoor stadium at 4pm all the roads of Puttaparthi were jam packed with people on either side. All the deligates of the conference reached the newly built Indoor stadium by 3pm. There were very few devotees and volunteers in Kulwanth hall.
Swami's headed towards the indoor stadium around 4:15.It was 5pm and Swami was still in the stadium. It was 5:30 and all were expecting Swami any moment. The match was going on in full swing, had a nail biting finish and at the end India won the match.
Just 10 minutes before Swami came out, I came out to the street. Stood at my favourite spot, Late Sai Geetha's house. The little elephant (many call her Sai Lakshmi, yet not sure if Swami gave any name to her). (2 photos attached) Junior Sai Geetha was playing in the planetarium compound. The tiny tot, who is around 5 feet tall, like a small child was running here and there, totally ignoring the surroundings and happenings.
As Swami's car was about to come out from the stadium, Mr.Pedda Reddy, took Junior Sai Geetha out side. It was an emotional moment for me as I always used to stand by Sai Geetha when every Swami came out for Darshans. This time, Sai Geetha(Jr), was standing right next to me, as Mr.Pedda Reddy was holding the rope around her neck, I hold her left ear, it was a very different experience, standing by an elephant, who again was just as tall as me. I was wondering how she will respond to Swami when the car gets closer. Above all the crowd, security was just uncontrollable.
Swami's car got closer and closer, Pedda Reddy took the Jr closer to the road. I was holding her ears tight, the little soul, was totally unaware of what was happening, Swami's car got more closer and the driver almost stopped the car by her side and Swami bend a bit forward looked at her with a beautiful smile and the Sai Geetha Jr, gave a thumping reply by raising her trunk, and devotees watching this divine romance screamed out of joy.. Later she was taken in and I continued my JOG WITH THE DIVINE..
Every time I run with Swami, He gives the same soothing look, sweet smile and watching the crowds smile, throw flowers, call out for Swami loudly, just made me cry from the bottom of my heart, thanked Swami from the bottom of my heart for letting me see Him so close and for all His love and affection He showers on we, devotees.
It was 6pm by then and after running with the car till the Ganesh Gate, I went into the ashram to catch yet another glimpse of Him from Kulwanth Hall. the hall was empty by then. There were only few sevadals. As I curiously looked at Swami's car as where it will head to, the car slowly drove towards Swami's residence.
Probably the prayers of the players was so intense that Swami had to extend His stay in the stadium.... With prayers and thanksgivings for a beautiful day, I left the ashram hoping for a more fruitful day tomorrow.
Satish Naik from Parthi
Posted on 26.07.2007
ELEPHANT REPLACES SAI GEETHA
I am sure the
moment any one read the subject of this email would have
thought, wow, is that true!!
Satish Naik from Puttaparthi
Update - 21st July, 2007
Sent by a
Very Dear Sai Brother from Prasanthi Nilayam :
emailed on 19.07.2007 by KM
He proceeded slowly
and grandly towards the men's side of the Mandir, again stopping
for a few minutes, the sound of clapping pierced the air and we
surmised that He had manifested something else.
In the interview,
Swami said, His voice soft as the all pervading Ocean wind, "God
is everywhere." Exactly the same answer He gave the German lady
devotee in her 1980's interview. To be able to hear and see He
who is everywhere, Eternal Darshan, right now, forever, just
imagine, everyone is promised that. Well, I will leave you with
these thoughts to contemplate. Sending you all Your heart's
desire, Sai right here, right now.
Courtesy: Saibabanews - emailed on 13.07.2007
The streets of Puttaparthi are filled with youth from all corners of the world. Its really a great feeling to meet people of same age group... Many looking trendy, modern but yet full of devotion and love for Swami. All are really blessed to be here, especially in this critical time where the whole world is in chaos, and Swami definitely knows His WEAPONS for retaining peace and tranquility and for this Kali Age to turn into Rama Rajya, is the YOUTH
The world Youth Conference will start on 26th July morning with inaugural function and end on 28t evening..and as we all know 29th is the Guru Poornima.. INSHA ALLAH (God Willing) as Muslim brothers say, Swami might give discourse on 26th morning and again on 28th and definitely on 29th... It would be so nice to hear the nectarine words after a long gap....
As thousands of youth have already reached Parthi, special seating arrangements have made for them in Sai Kulwanth Hall and thus very few first row seats for the regular token line devotees...
As it was raining a bit this afternoon tokens were not distributed and it was first come first serve...I was blessed with a nice spot right across the dais this afternoon... As the clock showed 3:30pm, the security at the Swami house got alert, signaling the arrival of our most compassionate Lord...
Swami drove in
slowly, with His most beautiful smile.. gave a soothing look at
the youth, accepted few letters from them, and blessed few
others.. Swami's car now came to the verandah.. I was seated
right across the stage so had a nice view of Swami, as the
automatic chair landed on the ground.. Swami enquired if there
was any programme and the student said yes.. and Swami without
going to the interview room asked the boys to wheel Him directly
to the dais..
The first song was sung in Adi talam then came the famous number Maha ganapatim manasa smarami.... and then there was a beautiful song comparing Rama and Krishna authored by the great Tyaga Raja (if Iam right)..
The students also sang a song composed by Swami and which used to be sung in the 50s, Rama Rama Rama Sita..
Swami was immersed in the programme many times His eyes closed, sometimes singing, humming with the students, His hands tapping on His lap according to the rhythm... It was just great to see Swami so blissful and responding...
He was also watching all of us smiling at us from the dais.. While the programme was going on, I was saying to Swami, we are at least 30 meters away from you, Swami you seem to look at us in fact you seem to look into our eyes, and smile at us but how can I believe that you are actually looking at us.. Suddenly, two devotees sitting in front of me left and while going, they bowed to Swami (which almost every one of us do) and to my surprise Swami blessed them with His Abhaya hasta, very rarely we got to see that, and more over to devotees who were sitting so far from Him... and what a quick response to my query if He is actually looking at us....
Swami did that again when another devotee left the Hall and many students turned back to see as whom Swami His blessing with His abhaya hasta..
Back to the music programme, after the vocals, there was a fantastic session with tabla... the student who was playing the tabla, played it for 10 minutes non stop.... the drum beats were so accurate and also very difficult.. He would have spent hours and hours for just practicing and any one who heard him play with heart, would really feel the pain.. Just after the boy finished playing with Tabla.. Swami who is the DOER, was keenly watching the boy, proudly looking at others, just like a mother who is in ecstasy, with her child's performance... and just when the boy finished Swami closed and opened His fist as if relaxing His fingers, as if He was experiencing the pain of the boy..
There was another session with the Sitar (a musical instrument with strings) and Tabla.. just when it started, even though I am a musical illiterate, I thought, Swami the sitar is hardly audible, don't know if that's how it should be played, but would have been better if the volume was raised a bit and the moment I finished this thought, Swami raised His right hand and brought close to His ears, signaling the students that the Sitar is not audible, yet another confirmation to my silent request, and probably the mike was brought closer to the sitar and thus the programme continued....After one more song, Swami called on of the boy and asked if the programme was over and when the boy said yes, it was the turn of the boy who played the tabla..Swami called Him, as expected the very next second, the divine hands started making small circles, as I looked curiously, what would manifest from the Hands of the Creator Himself, a dazzling golden chain was materialised by Swami, as the boy was in tears, shivering, trembling, the divine mother, slowly slipped the chain around Her boy's neck...
The moment I witnessed this manifestation, I remembered one verse of Swami:
Talli Garbhamu nunchi Janminchi nappudu, kanta mala levi kana ravu (when you are born from your mother's womb you wont find any garland around your neck... )
melimi bangaru danda kuda ledu (neither there is a pure gold chain),
kaladu (there exists)
kaladokka mala mee kanta mandu (there exists one garland around your neck)
purva janmala ponduga pondu parachi (listing all your past lives),
Brahma meeku ichi pampenu baruvu mala (brahma has sent you on earth with a HEAVY garland),
Karma lanniyu cherchina kanta mala (the garland which lists all your past karmas)
By materialising a chain, Swami, probably, has replaced the HEAVY garland with a lighter one... How fortunate we are Swami, to witness your love and compassion...
It was close to 5pm by then and Swami after having a group photo session with His beloved ones, rose from His throne, very slowly, as a boy was holding His right hand, walked to the interview room. On the way to the interview room Swami was seen sharing a lighter moment with Mr. Goldstein and Mr. Chiranjeevi Rao...
Thus ended yet another beautiful day in my Prasanthi diary.. ...
With loving pranams at the Lotus feet of our beloved Lord,
Satish Naik reporting from the auspicious abode of our loving Lord...
Sai Ram embodiments of pure love
She related miraculous, fantastic stories of Swami when He was was age 19. She said he used to leap and run and play pranks and jokes on them just like a naughty Krishna.
Once he gave the group of devotees third eye darshan of Lord
Shiva. She described how Swami appeared very large in the
heavens and they all saw His third eye open up and rays started
shooting out. Some people fainted, others started crying, all
appeared intoxicated from this vision. After it was over Swami
made vibhuti for them to help them return to normalcy, He told
them that what they had witnessed was only a thousandth of the
actual power. In another incident, Vijaya Ma explained, how
Swami would pick leaves from a tree and place these leaves in
their hands, then instructed them all to close their hands, when
they opened their hands some devotees had malas, others candies,
etc. then He would have them close their hands again and reopen
them, the leaves would reappear.
Courtesy: Saibabanews - emailed on 13.07.2007
The Lord just smile and assented, "for I am bound by my
emailed on 09.07.2007 by KM
.. Sunday July 8th First Year MBA and Anantpur Camous
Present Their Programmes in the evening
It looked like the US group took away all the time and joy from
our lord and left us with nothing to cheer about. Yes, we did
feel jealous of them but then, honey bees do get more priority
than frogs in the pond, right!
emailed by Datta Jadhav on 09-07-2007
Thank you all for your loving thoughts and energy. The majority of the USA group has left for home. There are a few young folk staying back for the worldwide youth conference.
Most of those who did experience the amazing interview, seemed to get sick shortly after.
I felt fever and cold like symptoms, realizing this was
spiritual, Swami was burning up impurities, I stayed inside
Saturday morning. But came for Darshan in the afternoon and this
morning. This Sunday morning the Anantapur college women came
for Darshan, most of the front side of the Mandir was reserved
for them. Our beautiful Lord gave lovely Darshan and also
distributed the remaining USA Sai Pilgrimage prasadam bags to
the school students.
I reflected on the mostly charming nature of the Indian people,
despite the obvious material misery and deprivation, there is a
sweetness and innocence that is so endearing. This culture
inhales, consumes and exudes spirituality twenty four/seven.
Even the holidays in this sacred land are all holydays.
Sai U.S.A. Interview
A complete compilation of the interview will be available soon.
I will just share a few delectable fragments for you to enjoy.
Swami asked the group "where is God?" some said everywhere, some
said inside, various answers, Swami said God is in you and
around you above you below you. God in you and in him. His voice
was so soft like the ocean wind at times it was hard to hear so
forgive me if I am not completely accurate, the compilation will
be a lot more exact.
He asked them questions about their relationship. Swami started moving His dainty hand in that familiar manner and a huge pendant with glittering gems appeared with golden chain.
it was so dazzling, he lifted it up and showed it to all of us.
He then made David put it on Gabriella and placed His hands on
their heads and blessed their marriage, uttering some barely
He was actually calculating the number of men and women in the
One Latin woman burst into prema saturated melody, singing a
lovely Spanish song, describing How Baba is everything to us.
Courtesy: Saibabanews - emailed on 06.07.2007
emailed on 04.07.2007 by KM
Sai Ram Divine Ones
These past few days have felt like something out of fairytale or
a dream. Sunday evening Professor Anil Kumar addressed the
Southeast Pilgrimage group. In his own lively and enthusiastic
manner he encouraged us to preserve unity and love in our group.
He shared wonderful Sai stories depicting the magnificence and
omnipresence of our Lord Sai. He also blessed the group's
upcoming performance. We were all in unalloyed bliss.
The announcer also cleverly invited Bhagavan to visit the USA,
Swami chuckled out loud at this invitation.
Swami obviously enjoying the songs, moved his hands in rhythm.
The songs were comprised of an eclectic selection of English,
Spanish, Hindi, and Native American melodies. Swami's
countenance was radiant and brilliant many smiles sparkled over
His sublime face. The programme lasted approximately 40 minutes.
What Heaven! What Bliss! to hear the voices of our brothers and
sisters reverberating through Prashanti Mandir. Swami left
during bhajans and disappered into the interview room. I
had a little thought, Swami maybe saris? Lo and behold our
Divine God comes out with boxes and boxes of saris for the women
and white cloth for the men. He lavished His love on the
group, coming down off of the veranda and sitting close to the
ladies, calling Neisha and Nita aunties to help distribute the
beautiful red raw silk saris with blue border to the ladies and
summoning a few other women to also help.
Finally with great reluctance blessed Swami allowed us to do
Aarathi and left us all in a syrupy puddle of bliss.
Courtesy: Saibabanews - emailed on 03.07.2007