Sai Vibhuti Sundara
Sai Ram dearest Sai family
It's a gorgeous night in Parthi, stars are out and the streets are busy and
crowded with devotees. This morning as I was walking to Darshan, some tears
welled up in my eyes, as I passed the familiar faces, stores and landmarks
of Puttaparthi that I would soon be leaving. Slowly my eyes caressed this
Holy city, truly this is my real home.
Our Lord did not come out this morning or yesterday morning for Darshan.
This evening we all waited for His Divine appearance. As I sat down next to
a German lady in the island section. A very strong scent of vibhuti filled
the air. She commented, "too much, a smell of vibhuti" We sat there inhaling
the eternal fragrance of Swami's invisible presence.
Sai Avatar came about 4:20 and glided through the Mandir in His silver
vehicle, gracing us all with His Blessed Form. He also came down off the
veranda and circled through the excited groups of students, taking letters
and interacting with them. His beautiful face shimmered like the late
afternoon sun filling us all with bliss and peace.
Sending you all vibhuti abishekam of Sai Love
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews 31.10.2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
DOES SWAMI GET A VACATION?
i must apologise for being out of
blogger for a long time. there was so much to write about and lots to share.
i'm sorry to have missed the part.
Since a fortnight, Swami seems to have changed His darshan timings as he
generally comes out 1 or 2 hours later than His usual time. The Grama Seva
during the Dassehra festival was an exhilarating experience for all
students. it rejuvenated us after a nightmarish time with the exams. I could
see the enthusiasm of students in doing seva which was doubled this time
because of vacation and therefore less headache.
On the day of Poornahuti, Swami gave a much needed and beautiful discourse.
i guess i'm pretty late at discussing that so i'll prefer to skip the part.
during the past few days, there have been programmes by the Youth, one from
Prakasam district of AP and other by the youth from North eastern states of
India. we should be grateful to them as they have given Swami more than one
reason to bless us with His presence. Since most of the students have gone
home for vacation, we cannot expect Swami to come out and sit in the portico
I had missed the excitement generated a few days ago when some people saw
Swami's face on the moon. i had received emails and calls, even few people
stopping me on the road, just to share their happiness of that occasion. it
was a unique and blessed moment and shouldn't be discounted. last evening,
when i sat for darshan, i was looking at our Swami giving a beautiful smile.
I wondered, "we get so excited to see Swami on the moon, why doesn't the
same enthusiasm be felt when we see him right in front of our eyes?" i think
it's time we felt the nearness to our Lord rather than sending Him to some
far off planetary body out there.
This same enthusiasm which i talked about was visible in the dance troupe of
Manipur drummers who performed before Swami yesterday. there were two dances
by the youth, a bhortal dance and a drum dance. Swami was very much
impressed with the main drummer whose acrobatic steps enthralled one and
all. He materialised a ring and put it on his finger. this man taught me a
lesson about true enthusiasm and craving for Lord's presence.
Let me end on a personal note. today, is sat inside bhajan hall for the
morning bhajans. Swami hasn't been coming out in the morning for the past
few days. Since i'm leaving home in a couple of days' time, i thought i must
sit inside mandir and meditate. Lo and behold! our lord comes out during the
bhajans and straightaway enters the bhajan hall. Lesson: blessings are
always unexpected. He sat for a few moments and the went to the veranda and
talked to a few VIPs. As he was passing by, i could see Him from the window
outside. Imagine Swami walking outside your house and then peeping through
the window inside! Lesson 2: Stop being foolish. the house isn't yours, it
never was. He is the owner , you're merely a guest.
He came inside the hall (His hall)
from the backdoor and blessed us all. i was lucky to give Him a letter after
a long time. At 9.40 am, aarati was given and he He returned to Yajur mandir.
Swami doesn't have a vacation. He's too busy giving love. It's drizzling
outside but i think it's pouring (His love) inside too. Sai ram.
By A Sai Student
A Perspective from Prasanthi
Sent by a Dear Sai Brother from
Prasanthi Nilayam ;
Sai Ram to one and all .
Swami has been giving Wonderful and Divine Darshans in the past few days.
Two groups of Devotees had put up some Programmes, one from Prakasam
district of Andhra Pradesh and the other from Assam. During Darshan's Swami
has been going around in His Chair in Kulwant hall and also blessing many
Devotees and Students. Swami has also been spending time outside and also
collecting Letters and speaking to many People. Everyone has been having
Wonderful Darshan of Swami for the past two to three days.
I want to share with you a most important thing. These are only personal
Views which should not be misunderstood. There are many mails going around
about Swami appearing on the moon. In Prasanthi Nilayam nothing like that
has been visible.
What I heard was that the Outline of Swami's Divine Face was seemingly
visible. well, let it be so.. But are we Swami's Devotees deserving to be
called Crazy People? I am really sorry to say that people have been passing
around some Photoshop images, etc? . The Question here is that Are we trying
to convince others about HIS divinity or are we wanting to convince
ourselves about Swami's Divinity? I very Sincerely Feel that if the face of
our Divine Lord was seen, well then Let it be so. Let people who have seen
talk about it, Let them Enjoy the Divine Miracle. But it not good to spread
Photo Shop Images to convince others. Does Swami's Divinity need any
convincing, Who are we to convince others of Swami's Divinity?. When Swami
wills every single person will be convinced.
The Important Question is that should anyone of us need to do such things
like photoshop imaging, etc to convince others? I am getting mails in which
there is picture of moon in which outline of Swami is seen.
I am sorry if I am sounding very harsh, But one feels so terrible reading
the unwanted comments against the same issue. It is so painful. Here Swami
is so calm and unperturbed and each and everything is Normal for Our Divine
Lord. Please do not misunderstand me that I am not believing in such
phenomena, anything is possible for Our Lord, But let us understand that on
such issues, our silence is important..
Please do tell all our Fellow Sai Brothers and Sisters that it is important
to keep such issues to ourselves and not publicise, Swami's Miracles are His
Visiting Cards, Swami knows how and when to talk about anything and tell
anything to anyone.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM 28.10.2007
Dearest Sai Family
The golden looks of our Lord fell on us this afternoon's Darshan. for the
4th time since Dasara our Divine Baba blessed me with token #1. I know He is
doing this for your benefit, so that you can imbibe thru my words the glory,
beauty and splendor of His Darshan.
Sai Chandra glided by, His face had an iridescent pearlescent hue. Once
again, I marveled at the youthful glow and countenance. Although His gaze
swept the first row, there was a conscious feeling, that the rays of His
blessed orbs fell across the whole gathering.
Our darling Sai Krishna, roamed around the veranda and then sat out for a
brief spell, allowing us to drink in the amrit of His resplendent form,
before retiring to the interview room and bhajans.
Yesterday afternoon, Sai Avatar circled the Mandir in His chair after we
implored Him from the depths of our Soul for that embrace. Swami
materialized a chain for a foreign lady on the exit aisle across from the
island section. I saw Him wave His majestic palm and the
Today in my spare time I visited the Shiva temple with a friend, located
near a huge beautiful lake, crested by large hill like mountains. We went
inside the temple, there was an area for meditation that dipped down into
the ground in a cylindrical shape. The vibrations there were very powerful,
as we sat for meditation.
We have had some rain in Parthi these past days but today was a gorgeous,
warm clear day. Sending you all the sweet compassion and Love of our dearest
More Bliss later.
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews 27.10.2007
Swami in the moon
Sai Ram Vikas
I also wondered if this was all
imagination. Last night in my Parthi flat, I sat out on the balcony
underneath the stars, the full moon shone very brightly in the evening
skies. as i observed the moon I could very distinctly see our Lords face,
the eyes and the outline of the hair and rest of features. How magically
awesome. Softly, I serenaded our Sai Chandra with an altered version of
"Moon River." Today in morning Darshan our Sai Chandra gave us beautiful
dawnlight darshan filling us all with the bliss of His superpersona.
Lots of Prema, Bliss and Shanti
Sai Ram Dear All,
After hearing all these wonderful stories about Baba appearing on the moon,
I was feeling left out. So this evening, I prayed to Swami that He should
also give us Darshan in Hong Kong. (I must confess that, in my heart, there
was also some doubt that all these people may be just imagining that it is
Swami.) As I left my office, I decided to walk down the stairs rather than
taking the lift as I normally do. I had barely climbed one flight of stairs
and I suddenly saw the full moon shining in the Eastern direction. I looked
at it for minute and I could clearly see the outline of His Hair and Face.
Stunned I called my wife immediately to make sure I was not imagining it,
and she confirmed that she could see Him too! Thus did our Lord fulfill my
prayer and once again the doubting mind was awed into Silence with the
majesty of Swami's splendorous image on the moon!
Vikas (Hong Kong)
At 07:06 AM 10/25/2007 -0200, GOHEME-Chanell Olsen wrote:
Baba is on the moon very clear here i Greenland.
Nuuk - Greenland
Saibabanews - 26.10.2007
Sai! Sai! Sai!
Sai Ram embodiments of Lord Sai
Swami didn't come out for Morning Darshan today but He took us by surprise
with an unexpected car Darshan. During Morning Darshan I asked Swami a
personal question and asked Him to confirm with a blessed Look or perhaps a
favorite bhajan. No favorite bhajan was sang and I told our sweetest,
dearest most compassionate Baba that He could respond anytime today, and was
prepared to wait until afternoon Darshan.
I then went to the internet. After that I was just about to walk in the
direction of my flat when I heard a big commotion, I turned around to see
the Gokulum second gate, by the Mandir swing open. The Seva dals were in
pandemonium, as this exit by our Sai was totally unexpected. I dashed to the
gate, standing in the front of the small crowd forming from behind. The Lord
of the Universe, glided through the gate and the car turned very slowly in
our direction. Swami graciously looked on our side. He hurled a very strong
and undeniable look into my eyes, it was a gaze that was frozen in space and
time, I can still see and feel the imprint of that contact on my
consciousness. It wasn't until later that I recalled my request to our Lord.
Past three days Parthi has been swimming with devotees from Andhrah Pradesh,
Assam and N.E. regions of India.
The Andhrah Pradesh group put on a performance by the bal vikas children
yesterday and this evening the Assam group presented a program of "Bhortal
Dance" a wonderful energetic, spiritual, devotional dance using the cymbals
and brisk foot-work. Also a ritualistic Drum dance was performed that was
also very rousing and enjoyable. Both yesterday and this evening our Swami
sat out with us enjoying the programs.
My time in Parthi is drawing to a close, I will be leaving very soon, in
another 2 weeks. It has been a memorable and unforgettable period with our
More Bliss later.
Lots of Prema
sonya ki - Saibabanews - 25.10.2007
Grama Seva 2007
Sent by a Dear Sai Brother from
Prasanthi Nilayam :
When Swami started and Initiated the Most Wonderful Concept of Grama Seva,
Swami told all the students that people in the villages were suffering
without food, water and proper care of any Kind. Swami told everyone that
Nobody bothers about them and the Government was not taking care of them.
Swami cited examples of how a mother killed her child and also committed
suicide because she was not able to feed the child due to utter poverty.
Swami wanted all the students and teachers to go to every village, reach to
every doorstep and hand over Swami's Prasadam. Swami very very clearly
instructed each and everyone involved in the Grama Seva that in each and
every village that the Students and Staff go, they should organise "Nagara
Samkeerthan" and create an atmosphere wherein the people of the village will
get involved in chanting the name of the Lord.
Following Swami's Divine Words , the students of the Sri Sathya Sai
University have been involved in Grama seva for the last so many years. This
year also it the same as the Students and Staff went to many Villages in the
Three Mandals of Bukkapatnam, Kothecheruvu and Puttaparthi. The Students and
Staff Covered each and every village in these Mandals and reached out to
each and every House in each Village which gave Satisfaction to The Students
and Staff, The Villagers and Ultimately brought Wonderful Smiles to Swami.
That was the Most Wonderful Compliment that anybody could receive.
During Grama Seva each and every Villager welcomed everyone with Rangoli on
streets and Swami's photo at the entrance of each Household. In some
villages, the people themselves led the Nagarasankeerthan. As There are
temples in almost every Village, Nagarasankeertan used to start from the
temple,Go around the village and end in the temple itself.
As Per Bhagawan's Divine Directions the Task of each and every person
involved in the Grama Seva was to go to each house and after Enquiring about
the number of people in the family - Give Laddu Prasadam,Tamarind rice of
the required quantity and a Pair of Dhoti and Saree to the Elder member of
the family. During this year's Grama Seva, Swami specifically asked all the
Students and Staff to chant "Om Satchidanandaya Namaha" while serving and
giving Prasadam and other things to the Villagers.
A Most Memorable Grama Seva. Each and Every person who were involved in the
Grama Seva felt Bhagawan's Divine Presence all through. The Smile on Swami's
Divine face was enough to tell everyone that Swami was happy with
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: K.M - 23.10.2007
Sai Vijay Dashami
Sai Ram embodiments of Love
Once again our Bhajavan Baba has
blown us all completely away with His awesome and very timely, Vijay Dashami
Discourse. Here are some of the highlights of the discourse:
Swami said that Vijay Dashami
festival day is important but also has brought some sadness to a few, this
day the body was given up in the previous incarnation. Swami was referring
to His incarnation as Shirdi Sai Baba. Then He continued, leading to misery
Lakshmi Bai came close to the body and Shirdi Baba gave her two gold coins
and told her to keep these coins in safe custody. Swami said these two gold
coins date of the death of the body as a fixed. Swami materialized two gold
coins and told us they represented Truth and Righteousness. He spoke at
length about the great importance of Truth and Righteousness. He elucidated
on the meaning of Dharma and said that we should do our duty based on the
principle of truth.
He stated that Sathya and Dharma
will protect us in every way.
Every human being should never give
up these principles
He went on to say, that although the world is populated there is only One
that is permanent, God. God alone exists. The entire world is a reflection
of only God.
We can say Allah, Jesus, Krishna,
many names but God is one. There is only One that sustains and continues.
Name and for is not permanent, truth is changeless and can accomplish
Swami also said we may love anyone but know that we are loving God.Love is
one, Love is God. There are temporary loves, but true love is permanent.
Baba said, do not consider the body as important, God is most important,
eternal and immortal. Never forget the permanent God, the indweller. He said
the body will disappear in minutes, no one should cry, experience Him as
long as His body is available. Dearest Lord continued. This is all a dream.
After Shirdi left the body, the devotees kept his body for 3 days, hoping He
would re-enter His body. But then they realized that they had been
forgetting to follow what He said. Then normal preparations for His samadhi
Bhagavan went on to say that the body has limitations. Everybody has limits.
Lakshmi Bai kept the coins with her
as gifts from Shirdi Baba. The 2 coins represent Sathya and Dharma. Again
our Lord stressed the vital importance of Sathya and Dharma. These 2
principles will protect the whole world. They are most important and will
never vanish. We must keep these 2 day and night. Keep these 2 in your
heart. He asked us to work wholeheartedly, then only will our lives be
Swami stated, that Lakshmi Bai of Shirdi as her end was approaching sent the
coins back to Baba, to the giver. Swami repeated if we keep Sathya and
Dharma we will be guaranteed to have liberation. We need no spiritual
sadhana when we have these 2, Sathya (Truth) and Dharma (Righteousness/Right
He continued, we may repeat the name of Ram, turning the mala beads but what
is essential is to turn the mind, to think, act and speak the truth, our
chief life principle. Our Lives will then be redeemed.
Only one relationship is permanent our relationship with God. We are all
forms of Sathya Sai Baba. He stated that we should never be in bad company,
to keep good company, those who follow dharma and sathya. He also declared
very shortly the whole country will be united. We will all soon experience
the inner latent Divinity. When we say hello to each other our hello is
hollow. We are all brothers and sisters and should smile, soft and sweetly
and laugh coarsely (Swami demonstrated a coarse laugh).
Bhagavan ended His Divine Discourse, singing sweetly to us, "Bhajana Govinda"
to which we all responded with joy.
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 21.10.2007
Prasanthi News - 21st October,
The Veda Purusha Saptaha Gnana
Yagnam concluded today at 10 A.M. The Poornahuthi was performed in Swami's
The Last Five days were wonderful and filled with the most Wonderful
Speeches in the evenings. Apart from the Regular speakers like
Shri.G.V.Venkataraman, etc, there were few surprises like Mrs.Anjali Devi.
For some Reason known only to the Divine Lord, Swami did not give any
Discourses at all. But Swami was so happy Grama Seva Programmes were in full
swing. One could see the Joy in Swami's Face when He saw the Students and
Staff coming for Darshan after Grama Seva.
Yesterday evening alone there was a Music Programme. On almost all days,
Swami has been coming only after 5 P.M, On some days as late as 5:30 P.M.
Even in the Mornings Swami has been coming to Witness the Yagnam only after
10 A.M and after that to Kulwanth Hall at around 11 A.M and even as late as
12 Noon. Darshans have been Most Wonderful as every Swami Darshan always is
Another Wonderful Dasara comes to an End, everyone goes back with Great
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM - 21.10.2007
Sai Ram Blessed Beings
I ran immediately to my room inside the ashram after partaking of Friday
evening's fabulous Darshan. I wanted to contain, reflect and meditate on the
tremendous energy, love and beauty I had just received.
This afternoon as I entered the token line area, the seva dals ushered me to
a seat at the head of the token line next to a lady on my right destined to
select the token number for our line. the day had been quite long with
crores of devotees pouring in for the Dasara festival and Swami arriving
late for Morning Darshan, it felt like we'd all been sitting continuously
the whole day. As we waited for token selection I dozed off. Finally the
selection began, suddenly I felt like something was up. The woman next to me
put her hand into the token bag and seemed to be searching for something,
then as she withdrew her hand to our delight and wonder she held up the
victorious token #1 Yay!!!!!!
Once inside the Mandir we made a mad ash for front lines on the central
aisle. We found perfect seats in front of the veranda, very close to where
Swami usually sits. We were fourth row from the front, the first three rows
were reserved for V.I.P.'s.
The lady then told me that while waiting in the token lines an inner voice
told her to pick the second token from the bottom of the bag ~ WOW!!!
She went on to relate an incident
that happened recently where Swami saved her life. About 3 weeks ago, the
lady was in her apartment outside the ashram, when the gas container to her
stove caught fire, any little spark could ignite a deadly explosion,
chanting Sai Ram she reached into the flames and turned the knob, suddenly,
inexplicably the fire went out.
Later after she'd had the apparatus
checked, the technician told her that there was a damaged inner rim and
there was no way simply turning the knob could have put out the flames. It
was surely Sai Baba who had saved her life! Jai Sai Ram!
Swami entered the Mandir around 5PM in His silver chariot, moving slowly
down the main aisle showering His Grace on the devotees. I had a lovely
Jesus pendent for my brother Patrick in USA and a letter. As He glided past
us I prayed that He bless the pendent and the contents of the letter, at
that moment a cherubic smile rippled over His youthful face. He looked like
a little child, Bala Krishna, it made me feel like scooping Him up and
cradling Him in my arms.
Swami came directly to the front of the podium, where we could clearly and
distinctly see every sacred expression and gesture He emanated. ~Heaven!
Our Lord invited two devotees to
speak. The first speaker Mrs. Angeli Devi was a well known figure, she
donated the land where the Kodaikanal ahsram is built on, she also gifted
all the silver vessels needed for the Chennai Yagna.
Mrs. Devi spoke in Telugu and
although I couldn't understand her she was bubbling over with so much joy
and effervescent love and enthusiasm for Bhagavan it was a pleasure to just
watch her.During her talk she would gesture ecstatically towards Swami,
pausing to ask Him some clarification amidst little golden chuckles and
smiles. Baba thoroughly enjoyed her presence.
The next speaker was directly responsible for presenting the Sathya Sai
water project to the United Nations. Forgive me, I didn't catch his name but
he was an eloquent and poetic speaker, freely quoting Shelley, Gibran and
the Bhagavad Gita. I blissfully drank in his beautifully crafted prases and
literary imagery. Curiously, my brother Patrick is employed at the United
Nations. It's so miraculous and awesome how Swami weaves all these lives and
leelas into One fantastic global quilt!
The speaker mentioned that we had the opportunity to sit at the lotus feet
of Baba and sip nectar to our hearts content, Swami nodded His head
emphatically concurring with these words. The Speaker also related an
incident where there was a seminar in Mexico concerning the environment.
Groups of Native American Indians had resolved to walk from Arizona to
Mexico collecting water from various locations. There was a female Sai
devotee who was part of this seminar. She was in her hotel room when she
heard a knock on her door. When she opened the door she saw two Native
American Indians standing before her They had a flask of this special water
and they wanted her to present it to the council and then send it to her God
in India!!!! How did they know of these things?
Brothers and sisters we are truly
living in unprecedented times!
Towards the end of his talk the Speaker narrated another story. There was a
period when Bhagavan was not speaking to the students or staff, this went on
for some considerable time. Finally someone mustered up the courage to ask
Baba why. Swami replied He has been speaking volumes, Sathya Sai Speaks. The
Speaker continued that if each one of us us chooses any volume of Sathya Sai
Speaks and vows to put into practice just one page of that book the Golden
Age would arrive much sooner, again, dearest Swami nodded His head
Swami was all nectarine looks this evening, He sat out with us until well
after 6PM and gazed at us frequently making that Divine heart to heart
connection that one feels deep down in the Soul.
Bursting with Bliss and sheer rapture we all sang Aarthi and our Heavenly
Father spiritually kissed us all goodnight and tucked us into His Heart
More Bliss later
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 20.10.2007
Sai Purest Love
Sai Ram embodiments of Pure Love
Just returned from Morning darshan, the vedic chants and yagna are so
powerful. Swami came late yesterday and today, going into the Poornachandra
first, blessing the puja and then coming into Sai Kulwant Hall blessing us.
Yesterday afternoon Darshan had two speakers. One student spoke eloquently
on Sai experiences, one such experience struck my mind. He related how Swami
demonstrated purest love, He had a student touch a closed rose bud and it
magically bloomed. Swami revealed that everything responds to pure Love,
that we too are composed of purest Love and all of nature will respond to us
in the same manner when we awaken the Pure Love residing within us.
My dear friend Lalitha from South Africa left Parthi for Haridwar in the
What a huge blessing, she was
invited by the Sages of that ashram to come stay for a month. She told me it
is so breathtakingly beautiful there, right outside her room the Ganges
river flows, and the crystal mountains shimmer in the background. Lalitha
has had some wonderful experiences with Sai Avatar, she said in an interview
some years back our beloved Lord allowed her to massage and cradle His feet
for nearly an hour! she also patted his divine hand and He patted hers! to
top that off, Swami threw a Sari at her and declared, "Yogi!" How
Well, the days are long but mystically charged. sending you all Purest Sai
Love and Peace.
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 18.10.2007
The "Veda Purusha Saptaha Gnana Yagnam", conducted every year in Prasanthi
Nilayam during the Dasara Festival has began today. Swami came to Kulwant
Hall around 9 A.M. After spending time with the Pandits, Swami asked all the
Students and Devotees to assemble in Poornachandra Auditorium. The Pandits
had finished their initial poojas and also came to Poornachandra Auditorium.
The churning out of the Holy fire was done and the Yagnam started. Swami sat
in Poornachandra till around 10:45 am. Since Grama Seva is on in full swing
, Swami asked all the Students to proceed with their work for the day.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: K M - 15.10.2007
Sai Supreme Mother
Sai Ram embodiments of Goddess Sai
I am so excited I can barely type. This morning Darshan was amazing. Swami
entered the Mandir regally and after some time we were all invited into the
poornachandra auditorium to witness a yagna in honor of Dasara. Swami came
into the Poornachandra and sat for a considerable time observing the pundits
and radiating absolutely divine energy. After Swami left I went to my
apartment. Busloads of students chanting "Jai Sai Ram" flowed through the
villages distributing saris and food blessed by Baba for Gram Seva. The
students looked like angels dressed in white Sarva Dharma tee shirts, caps
My friend Lalitha told me they were giving one sari per building. Mentally I
told Swami if He would give me a sari for my daughter in USA. When the
students came to my building I was the only one there, the student came up
to me so directly, handed me the sari and some packets of food, his eyes
looked deep into mine, I knew it was certainly from our Lord.
I have been missing my daughter,
Kendra immensely, especially since she has given birth while I am in India.
What greater gift can a mother bring back than a gift from the Lord!
Afternoon Darshan is near. More Bliss later!
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 15.10.2007
News from Parthi
Om Sairam dearest Sai family,
The festival fever in India has caught up as Muslim brothers and sisters
will celebrate the holy festival of Ramzan as the reports are coming, Ramzan
will be celebrated on Sunday in India and Navarathri festival marking Dasara
has started today.. About 4000 Sai youth from Kerala are here for the past 3
days and yesterday they had a breathtaking bhajan session.
Puttaparthi and its surrounding villages are in a festive mood and why not,
thanks to the Grama Seva started by THE SON OF THIS HOLY SOIL, our universal
Lord Sathya Sai…..Its like biological clock, my uncle’s son who is just 5
years old, who rarely knows which month we are in , was saying, I think this
is the time when Swami’s people (students) come to distribute laddus…
Such is the curiosity from all ages of the society… The much awaited Grama
Seva will commence as per the Divine command tomorrow (13october) after
morning bhajan. The students from all the campuses are here to do their bit
for this meritorious act started by our compassionate Lord Sai. Like last
year, a team of youth under the leadership of Mr.Popat from UK is also here
to take part in Grama Seva from tomorrow..
Swami is coming bit late in the evenings now a days. Darshans are a big test
to your mental and physical strength. I should say,it’s a boon to be in
Kulwanth hall, later the better, as we will be thinking of Swami and His
arrival and atleast by that way we will be thinking of God, forgetting all
our worldly worries and anxieties… Swami is usually coming after 5pm as the
bhajans are going on. This evening before any one could enter the hall, the
youth from Kerala were seated in Kulwanth hall leaving very few first line
spots for other devotees. It was quite anxious waiting for all of us… All
the eyes were glued to the path way from where Swami comes to give darshan.
It was 5 pm and no trace of Swami, Bhajans started exactly at 5pm and all
were wondering if Swami would come or not.. In just 5 minutes, Mr.Gokak, the
present vice chancellor of Sathya Sai University, came out from Swami’s
Abode. Probably Swami had a lengthy meeting, giving directions, suggestions
and guidelines for the forth coming Grama Seva…Swami’s actions are all
devotee centric, He rarely has time for Himself.. In just 5 minutes, wasting
no time, Swami came out to satisfy the thousands assembled for His divine
The car came towards the gents side as well and Swami accepted few letters
from the Kerala youth and headed to the dias.. After alighting from His
automatic throne Swami went to the interview room and later to the bhajan
hall..It was 5:15 by then and at 5:30, instead of arathi, the students
continued singing, this time some solo telugu songs as we all listened to
them with utmost devotion…
Later the students started singing some of the songs rendered by Swami in
early 60s which are compiled in cds by name Sathya Sai Geethamulu..Swami was
seated in bhajan mandir and looked like Swami was checking if the students
still remember the songs, He rendered which are rarely sung in Kulwanth
hall…It was 6pm by then and bhajan session still on.. Some attractive
numbers like Rava Swami Sai Baba brochutaku, mammu kachutaku, Needu sannidi
maku pennidi, were sung with utmost devotion.. All the songs were in telugu
and the Kerala youth joined their hands to the tune of the song.. time 6:15
and the bhajan session still on.. looked like it was a mini Akhanda Bhajan….
Mean while Mysore pak, Prasadam was distributed and scintillating bhajans
full of Sai Love came to end when arathi was given to Swami at 6.45.
Probably, Swami’s heart danced in joy, to His beloved ones’ songs..Amidst
chirping of the birds from the surrounding trees close to His house, Swami
retired to His beautifully decorated Physical Abode marking the end of yet
another beautiful day full of SAI LOVE…
Reporting from the Abode of Highest
Peace, Prasanthi Nilayam
Courtesy; Saibabadivine 13.10.2007
Yesterday Swami came a little early by 4 pm. Swami then distributed sarees
to selected devotees. Also as Dasara is fast approaching, Swami wanted to
bless some of the family members and staffs with sarees, Swami spent almost
an hour outside distributing to Selected Devotees and everyone had Wonderful
and Divine Darshan
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM - emailed on 11.10.2007
Sai Ram Dear Sai Family
Yesterday evening Darshan all the
ladies floated out of the Mandir dazed and lovestruck. Our Divine Sai
Krishna came down from the veranda on the ladie's side and gave saris to
family members, V.I.P.'s and staff members for Dasara.
I was seated in the main aisle, with
an excellent view, having received token #1.
Swami moved so sweetly and slowly
through the sighing, breathless, swooning women. He roamed around the
medical side and up and down the exit aisle, looking deeply into the gopi
devotees eyes sending them all into throes of cosmic love. He glided by our
section sending electric shocks through the multitudes. It was absolute
This morning He gave us all the prasadam of His Presence. The groups of
students glittering like white stars in the firmament of Love.
I've just now returned from Sunday afternoon Darshan. Swami sat outside with
us enjoying bhajans sung by a very large group of Kerala Youth who came
yesterday. He materialized something for a young man in the group.
On a sadder note, my friend Jalpa thanks you for all your prayers. Her Dad
passed away. I spoke to her for some time. She was able to have a tape of
Swami chanting the Gayatri mantra by His bedside as he soared to higher
Well the hour grows late dear family. More bliss later.
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 11.10.2007
Sai Ocean of Compassion
Sai Ram Loving embodiments of Sai
When it rains it pours! Yesterday evening as I was drifting off to sweet
dreams. A phone call woke me up. It was my friend Jalpa. She related that
these past days her father had suffered a severe brain hemmorhage and was
presently in a coma. She requested that we devotees also pray for her
father. I told Jalpa that my father also suffered a hematoma, bleeding in
the brain in 1995 and Swami saved him. It is an interesting story:
I was living in New York at the
time. My father residing in Florida wasn't feeling well during the week, he
kept falling asleep throughout the day. When I spoke to him on the phone I
told him to see the doctor the following Monday if he still felt ill.
That weekend on Saturday I went to visit my friend Rosie who is clairvoyant,
during the night in her house I had the following Baba dream:
My father had gone swimming and drowned. After the accident suddenly the
whole family was seated in front of Sai Baba. Swami said to us, "If you want
to save your father you must play the tape of his life backwards and when
you come to the part where he drowns, don't allow him to go into the water."
After I woke up I told my friend Rosie the dream. She commented, "perhaps
they have given your father an extension on his life. Maybe you should call
On Monday when I returned home there were countless phone messages on my
answering machine. Immediately I sensed something was drastically wrong.
When I called my parents I discovered that on the same night in which I had
the Swami dream, my father fell very ill, and became very disoriented. They
rushed him to the hospital, where he had an emergency operation, for a
hematoma, bleeding on the brain. The doctors revealed that if he hadn't come
in at that time he certainly would have perished.
This Morning our Lord came for Darshan!!! something He hasn't done in days.
Before Darshan I spoke to sister Gloria the nurse, she too has been sick
these past few days and was hoping for the Lord's healing Darshan.
Swami our Ocean of Compassion came in His silver vehicle and turned up the
Ladies section onto the veranda. When He came out of His car, I had a very
good seat near the veranda aisle facing Him. I stretched out my arms as if
holding Jalpa's Dad, and said mentally to our Lord, "Jalpa's Father?" Swami
gave a look in our direction, it was one of those supreme looks where you
know He has connected with you. Please dear Sai Family pray for Jalpa's
father too. Sending you all Blessings and Peace.
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 08.10.2007
Swami and Viswaroopa Darshan
The Following is a Most Wonderful mail written by a Sai Student in Prashanti
There was a lot of commotion the world-over, last evening. Here is what
actually went on.
Swami came for darshan at around 5.05pm, after the bhajans started. He went
to bhajan hall and asked for Sri Chakravarti and told him something. I
believe Chakravarti sir was unable to get the import of what Swami was
saying. The people in bhajan group said, "Swami was in some other plane."
Swami then went to the interview room and called him alongwith Sri Giri.
After a while Dr SSS was summoned and he came out running and asked for Anil
Anil Kumar sir had already left mandir, so warden-sir went out in search of
him. In a few moments Chakravarti sir also came out looking for Anil Kumar
sir. Sometime later Giri sir too came up near the teacher's block and asked
Kumar sir had come. Then after around 10 minutes Anil Kumar Sir arrived.
Swami then went into bhajan hall and Anil Kumar sir followed.
After Arati was over, Swami made Anil Kumar sir announce, "Today is a very
auspicious day. This evening, VISWA VIRATA SWAROOPAM will be granted to all
in the direction of the airport, till 7.00pm." Swami then asked him to add
on, "People of all nations, religions, caste, creed and colour will be able
to have this magnificent vision."
The moment the announcement was over, we were in a state of confusion as to
what it was all about. People had already started moving to the airport.
People were madly rushing to the south-west. It was "festival-time" for all
autowalas and taxis! We thought for a while as to whether we need to go all
the way or we would be able to see, whatever it was, from the terrace or
from near Hanuman (Familiarity breeds contempt, no doubt!). As some of us
neared the hostel, there was some commotion. "Swami is coming!", they said.
"What! Swami coming?!" Yes, he was coming indeed! He sped off towards the
airport. Most of our boys were already on the hostel-terrace or near
Hanuman.When I saw Swami going, I too set off towards the airport, as fast
as my legs could carry me. "It was going to be surely something that I could
I reached the airport and saw Swami's car parked on the runway. There were
people all around the car. Swami kept sitting for around 20 minutes or so.
He did not even come out of the car. The car door opened once, but He didn't
come out. Nothing visible to my eye went on in the skies. It was all as it
was. The sun had gone down and it was getting darker. People were craning
their necks to see if they could get a glimpse of anything. Some had
cameras, and mobile-phones filled in for the rest.
Swami sat for a few more minutes and it was 7.20pm. Swami's car then started
moving back. Sorry, to say there was not a single light-source, (not even
one!!!) on the airport. Swami's car and the Qualis in front struggled to
find the road leading to the outside amidst all the crowd and the darkness.
There were hardly a few seva-dal and a handful of students (SSSU, CT-BT,
SSSIHMS included) who tried to form a barricade around Swami's car. The
crowd was ecstatic just with Swami's darshan. Believe it or not, it took
Swami's car (driven by Satyajit) close to an hour to get from the runway to
about 200 metres from the airport (on the road towards mandir). All vehicles
that had come (I'm sure if not all, atleast 95% of Parthi was at the
airport) were parked haphazardly on both sides of the road making things
much more difficult for the drivers of both vehicles. It was about 8.15 by
the time Swami's car could really speed on. He went by the bypass road and
reached mandir. From what I hear, He did not
retire upstairs until much later.
By this time, I had already received calls from so many as to what was going
on. Could I say nothing happened? No way! Something certainly had happened,
only that we could not see it happening.
The only explanations we could give to the whole episode were:
Swami had beautifully demonstrated how He could get the entire world to
think of Him for over an hour by just making a single statement.
And for all that we know, all the Gods and Goddesses, in the heavens above,
must have peen pining for Swami's darshan and He granted them His Darshan to
their heart's content, last evening. The sight of all these divine beings
must have been the VISWA VIRATA SWAROOPA, or Swami
must have appeared as the VISWA VIRATA SWAROOPA to those devatas, which we
were unfortunate or can I say unqualified not to witness. (I do agree with
you that we cannot give these reasons to the doubting-Thomases; this would
end in them getting a confirmation that we are lunatics of the first order,
if not any thing worse.)
Swami was shown on all TV channels. They did not have footage of the actual
scene at the airport, so they were airing His darshan. All people in the
country and maybe the world over were having His darshan. Wasn't that VISWA
VIRAATA DARSHAN? What more can you ask for? Only two were fortunate to have
the darshan in Kurukshetra. Could it have been so easy for millions over the
world to behold the Divine Spectacle? They did see him on the television,
Just imagine, if at all we could have seen something of the kind of what we
were expecting, Parthi would have no more been the same. Poeple would have
started pouring in from all corners of the world.
As I walked back, I was worried about one thing - tongues wagging about the
incident. This incident was certainly a dainty-dish served on silverware for
those waiting to comment on Swami. And was I right! We heard some of the
reports that were being aired... we were really pained but did not know what
to do. All that we could do was to pray.
Being students and Devotees of Bhagawan, we need to keep ourselves together
and firm in our faith for Him. When we meet people we must be ready to face
all sorts of questions (many of you must have already faced some I'm sure,
by the time you are reading this).
TV channels, I hear, were broadcasting all sorts of rubbish. Swami being
seen on the moon?! What rubbish!! (Not impossible for HIM I admit though).
But, He never said anything like that. It was just the media, distorting all
information, and sorry to say, even our devotees, as usual adding on masala
to whatever they heard. Some even said that that the Central Trust issued
some statement. What rot!! Utter nonsense!
As things stand now, there has been no clarification from Bhagawan yet
regarding the matter. It is only our Himalayan-faith in Him that should
convince us that whatever He did was with a purpose and if not now, we'll
surely realise it later. I got to see Swami from very, very close quarters
last evening as the car was wriggling out of the airport and inching
(literally, inch-by-inch) in the direction of the mandir. Swami apppeared so
unlike usual. I need not tell you how he generally reacts to crowds, but
last evening He seemed to be in some higher plane, believe me! Most of the
time He was just staring in front of the car, into the emptiness (which was
actually not empty!). He was truly all of Himself. He is the
kapata-nataka-sutradhari, adept at what He does... Impeccable!
He has done His job, and we now have to do ours. Whether we can pull people
into the Sai-path or not is not the thing of concern right now; rather we
must hold-on to Him much stronger than ever before. This seems to me like a
simple process of chaffing which He has adopted to separate the husk from
the grain. In the hurricane, that was yesterday, some grains too would have
been blown off along with the husk. I repeat again, we just need to hold-on,
and we will be through.
It is so easy to shake off people who are sitting precariously balanced (or
in a state of imbalance should I say?) on the ledge, wondering which side to
fall. They could just drop this way or that that, by a mere shake! Are you
one of those fickle-minded fools or we are standing firm on the Bhagawan's
side? Judge for yourself.
And to curtail the wagging-tongues, I pray to Bhagawan to give us all the
strength to face them boldly and show them that we are still on His side, no
matter what. This is merely a test of our faith, and as He has always given
us the asssurance, He will always test us only according to our
capabilities. There is never a tough test. We all have it in us to take us
through. Some of us, who have a stronger foundation, will be able to take
others along, too. If some of us feel we are not yet ripe for taking the
test, we can only pray and He will surely yield to it.
Dear Sai Brothers and Sisters, I admit am nobody great, to be telling you
all this motivational stuff. I am blindly typing all that is coming from my
heart. If we have the "stubborn-faith" that what He is doing is for the good
of the entire Universe, no force on earth can do anything. HIS mission will
anyhow go on, as it was always, with the same pre-programmed precision and
perfection. Looking from our point of view, we need to march hand-in-hand
with HIM. Let us all make a resolve to be by His side, no matter what.
If Moses, a mere mortal, could take people to the promised land?.what to say
of Bhagawan!!! HOLD ON AND KEEP PRAYING.
Looking forward to everyone thoughts on This mail.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy KM - 07.10.2007
Sai Ram blessed beings of Baba
Baba came out this afternoon bringing tremendous joy to the huge gathering
of devotees in the Mandir. He orbited the Mandir in His silver vehicle, we
all watched breathlessly as the car door opened and the resplendent rays of
the orange robed Sun bathed us in eternal Light.
He roamed around the veranda and then came down the middle ramp, amidst the
ecstatic crowds of students and devotees. He almost circled the Mandir from
the ladies side, but a woman made a dash for Him with her child and
interrupted the sweet flow, our Lord returned to the veranda, aarathi was
taken and Darshan ended.
About two days ago I had bhajans at my new place, it turned out wonderful,
Swami brought a whole bunch of neighborhood kids along with a few adults and
we had a rousing bhajan after which we all had dinner and enjoyed satsangh.
A good friend of mine told me about a female devotee who
is suffering with paralysis and is in terrible pain. Since I do reflexology
work I agreed to do some treatments. She is in a tremendous amount of pain
and is unable to sleep. I have been praying for her, please dear Sai family
we would appreciate all your prayers as well. Swami has said that prayers
are very powerful, especially collective prayers. Blessings and Peace to
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 07.05.2007
Aum Sri Sathya Sai
Let’s all set aside the clouds of material desires
Sairam namaste to respected brothers and sisters,
As we are all aware our Beloved Swami has deeper message for all of us and
expects from each one of us single one pointed faith in HIS DIVINITY , and
we all devotees have seen and witnessed umpteen instances of Swami’s amazing
miracles which had boosted our faith in SWAMI from time to time. Swami now
perhaps wants us to travel beyond miracles and moons and have firm faith in
HIM and practice the values which HE is teaching day in and day out, and see
the VISWA SWAROOPA of SAI in each and every being, including the Moon. With
this practical prank and playful time with HIS Puttaparthi Devotees , Swami
taught us a practical lesson to remove and set aside the clouds of material
desires in our minds and visualize the Atamic Moon that is within.
Let’s recollect a wonderful incident from Mahabharata -- one evening Lord
Krishna wished to test the devotion and faith of his favorite disciple
Arjuna. As they were walking in a garden , Lord Krishna told Arjuna to look
up a tree and see the white colored bird that was sitting on the top of a
tree, and said that it was a white crow, and Arjuna looking up at the black
bird -- agreed totally & instantly with Krishna’s observation that it is a
white crow … a white colored one . Next very moment, Lord Krishna said that
it isn’t a crow, but a brown pigeon!.
Arjuna spontaneously agreed saying that, ‘Yes Swami, it’s indeed a brown
pigeon’. Again, the very next moment Krishna said, “Arjuna , how could it be
a pigeon, I donot think it is a pigeon, but a red colour parrot”. This time
too, Arjuna immediately without any hesitation, and with total implicit
faith in Krishna’s words, concurred with the observations of Krishna and
said, ‘Yes Swami, you are right, it’s indeed a red colored Parrot ’!
After this test, Krishna embraced His dear devotee Arjuna and told him that
he qualified in the spiritual test of Faith as he firmly believed in HIM
with implicit faith, though the statements of the Lord altered every few
seconds! This was the solid firm faith of Arjuna in his Krishna, which made
him eligible to receive His Divine Message of Gita . Likewise, all devotees
may have to undergo such tests before being declared eligible to receive the
Viswa Roopa Dharsan.
Scriptures compare Mind with the Moon. We all have the great opportunity of
taming our unsteady minds and unbridled desires by putting into practice one
or two of His teachings. If we all could surrender like Arjuna with loving
firm faith, Swami would make our minds steady and help us to see His Viswa
Swaroopa Dharsan in all beings ,including in the celestial bodies such as
the Moon and the Sun.
As you had rightly mentioned, each act of Swami has deep meaning, and is
indeed filled to the brim with HIS supreme self sacrifice, full of deep love
….. and based on sole purpose to uplift the consciousness’ of HIS devotees,
and leading them into deeper levels of Madhura Bhakthi and firm faith in
Sir , we devotees are fully aware that Swami does not even in dreams, care
any form of publicity or show, and each act of HIS has some deep inner
significance and a teaching. By such self-effacing acts Swami Vaaru further
went deep into devotees hearts – and devotion of each devotee intensified
many fold after last evening’s episode. And, perhaps it is a chance for the
part-time devotees and fence sitters to affirm their faith in the divine
principle of Swami basing on their experiences and teachings of Swami. In
the times of these intense tests a true devotee has to maintain sturdy faith
with constant Namasamarnna and by recounting his own experiences with the
wonderful Mother Swami, the Divine Chancellor of the Heart & Mind (Moon),
and proudly proclaim that we are indeed inseparable from Swami . Swami Vaaru
with this wonderful prank wishes to reveal to the world that HIS
relationship with His devotees is infinite with madhura Bhakthi , heart to
heart , self effacing beyond miracles and moons.
With Sastanga namasakrams of infinite love to our ever beloved Swami Vaaru,
and Sai wishes to your team ,
Rommel & Members of Sai Organisation , Sweden .
“Let sweet divinity constantly generate within you, emanate and flow from
you to all, at all times. May Sai Baba protect you and your sweet family
C. Rommel ,IFS ; Stockholm,Sweden.
Courtesy KM - 06.10.2007
I am attaching the article circulated in saistudents community just for your
October 4th, 2007
This evening, Swami came out for darshan at 5:05 pm. The bhajans had begun
and Swami went straight into the bhajan hall at the end of His darshan
rounds. Swami sat for the bhajans till about 5:35 pm. He appeared to be very
radiant, yet had an emotional air about Him. Every bhajan seemed to touch
Him and as HE sat, He kept looking all around. It was as if He wanted His
gaze to fall on everyone present in the hall. As the bhajans were going on,
Swami called the secretary of the Central Trust, Sri.Chakravarthi, and spoke
to him. The bhajan group dimmed the volume of singing and accompaniment as
the conversation turned out to be a long drawn one. The conversation lasted
for one whole bhajan. Then Swami smiled and continued looking at everyone.
At 5:35pm, Swami went into the interview room. He came out at about 6:00pm
and immediately asked for Aarthi. However, during the Aarthi, Swami came
into the bhajan hall. He sat till the Loka Samastha was sung. Then, calling
Prof.Anil Kumar, He had the following announcement made.
"Today is a very auspicious day. From this moment on till 7:00pm, in the
direction of the airport, one can have the Vishwa Viraata Swaroopa Darshan.
It can be seen by people - irrespective of their nationality,colour,caste."
A wide array of emotions passed over people's faces as they heard the
announcement. Swami seemed to be the only non-confused soul in the whole
assembly. A rare wave of chatter and excited talk broke out in the bhajan
hall and Swami just left with a satisfied and loving look. The whole of
Parthi and the neighbouring villages too seemed to get galvanised. All roads
seemed to be leading towards the airport. The auto rikshaw stand emptied in
no time and taxis were all full. All vehicles - motor and non motor- headed
towards the airport and well, the scene must have been seen to feel the
impact. Parthi must never have seen such a motorcade in its brief yet
To add to this, at about 6:30 pm, Swami's Porte too headed towards the
airport. Parthi wore a deserted look as all its inhabitants moved towards
the airport. The main road was clogged with vehicles and it resembled a one
way. No vehicle seemed to be headed towards Parthi and all faced the
South-Westerly direction towards the airport. Parking space was a problem,
but the devotees went in the vehicles as far as they could carry them. Then
jettisoning the vehicles, they proceeded on foot to the hallowed precincts
of the airport. Swami's car was parked in the centre of the runway just
opposite the terminal building.
Swami's car was naturally the focus of people's attention and the locus of
the mammoth crowd. In a matter of 20 minutes, more than 10,000 people had
assembled in the airport. It was completely dark and the only lights were
from the tail lamps and head lights of Swami's Porte. Of course there were
occasional flashes from cameras and the small screen lights of mobile
phones. Chants of Sai Gayathri rented the air almost everywhere. Near the
car, it gave way to frenzied shouts of "Bolo Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai BabaKi...
Jai ". Swami sat in the car just staring ahead. He seemed to be waiting for
something. The people were in a devotional fervour and if the runway could
be relpaced by a river, the scene would have reflected the Maha Kumbh Mela.
All of a sudden, Swami's car that was dark, lit up as the interior lights
were switched on. There was a mighty applause and peoples faces too seem to
be lit up by virtue of the light being put on in the car. The crowd was now
on its feet and the security cordon around Swami's car was now almost non
existent. People were so charged and they wanted to just glimpse at their
beloved Lord. There were discussions of requesting Swami to return to the
mandir as the crowd was becoming uncontrollable. But then Swami did
something that was so natural of Him. He asked for the door be opened and He
wanted to go out and be amidst His devotees. The door opened and the chair
started to move. But then there was a sudden onrush of devotees. In the
darkness of the early night, the whole scene appeared like the "Kanyakumari-
pearlnecklace" episode - only that it was now waves of devotees trying to
offer the garland of Love, Devotion and Gratitude. The crowds were literally
surging and people near the car requested Swami to go back into the car.
There were repeated pleas to the devotees to be calm and seated but they
seemed to hear none of it. A kind of mob mentality set in and indiscipline
seemed to set in. Swami was still wanting to get out of the car and be in
their midst. But the raging waves of devotees seemed to make that move
physically impossible. They were almost squeezed flat on the sides of the
car and it was physically impossible for Swami even to come out. For once it
seemed that God was proposing which man was disposing!
The car now started up and waded its way amidst the crowd and parked in
another spot. Somehow, swami wanted to be on the tarmac in the airport and
it was purely His will that the car was still there. Such a scene would
never have been seen and even today it was not being seen for along with the
devotees, even darkness enveloped the whole airport runway. The chants grew
louder and now people did not know what was happening. Swami was the only
calm figure in the entire assembly. He got the car parked at a little
distance away from the runway and then the same story was enacted. Swami
wanted to come out of the car but it was physically impossible with the
crowds swarming around the car. Meanwhile, the whole of Prashanti Nilayam
was literally empty. It was reminiscent of how the gopikas would rush to
Krishna, leaving their houses unlocked, forgetting whatever they were doing.
Swami for the third time got the car parked at another spot. Again the same
story - not able to come out.
From a distance, even in the darkness, the scene was awe inspiring to say
the least. The vast assembly brought to the mind images of the vedic chant "Sahasra
Shirsha Purusha". In a way, though Swami was not being "allowed" to do what
He wanted to by the crowds, the crowds themselves seemed to symbolise the
cosmic form. Often Swami says that when it is said that the Lord has a
thousand eyes and ears, He is not a funny looking being. It is symbolic of
Him pervading every being in the Universe. From a distance, this aspect
became very clear. Moreover, the spice hungry media picked up on the heavy
rumours which were actually non-existent. Many channels rivalled each other
and revelled in trying to cook up the hottest gossip and gain mileage out of
the spiritual phenomenon. The beauty of Swami's actions is that everyone
benefits out of it. Whatever be anybody's motive, His motive is only the
welfare and happiness around. He has not caused pain to one little thing in
His whole life and led every moment of it for others. He does not care for
the "taints" and "extolling" that the world may shower on Him. The Truth
needs no verification nor does it change just because a majority refuse to
At about 7:45 pm, Swami's car started to head out of the airport. But the
roads were all blocked. Even Swami needed half an hour to travel the 8
kilometres to the mandir. He reached into Yajur mandir only at 8:30 pm and
retired only by 10:00 pm.
Whoever may say anything, in matters of spirituality, it is only the
experience of the heart that counts. And it is FAITH alone that leads to the
experience. Once man told God,"Why don't you reveal yourself to the world?
Everyone can benefit."
God replied,"I would love to do so.
But tell me how should I do that?"
"Why don't you do a miracle? A
miracle that will stun everyone?"
"What sort of miracle do you suggest
that I do?"
"Hmm....well let me see. Why don't
you turn the whole ocean red?"
"My dear! That will not work."
"Why do you say that?"
"Because sometime back, someone
asked me to make it blue. But today, you have scientific explanations for
its blue colour!"
God then went on to tell him, "If
you don't have faith, every experience seems co incidental. But with faith,
every breath, every heartbeat, every moment becomes an experience."
The feelings in everyone who witnessed the divine drama were profound yet
sublime. The experience, well, can be put off as co incidental and "nothing
much" or it can be considered the fruition of the wait of lifetimes. Swami
is Truth and Love.
"I wish to be a silent worker rather than a prominent spectator........."
Courtesy KM - 06.10.2007
Crowds hit Sai Baba’s
Vishwarupa (Deccan Chronicle)
Puttaparthi (Anantapur), Oct. 4: Hysteric crowds and overhanging clouds
persuaded Sri Satya Sai Baba to postpone his promised Vishwarupa darshanam
on Thursday evening. There was chaos at the Puttaparthi airport after Sai
Baba devotees thronged the premises to witness the Vishwarupa darshanam of
their master. They returned disappointed. Sai Baba had earlier given darshan
to his devotees at Sai Kulwant hall in Puttaparthi. After the bhajan, he
told his assistant Anil Kumar that he would give Vishwarupa darshanam at
around 7 pm on the northeastern direction of the airport.
As soon as Mr Anil Kumar announced
this, devotees ran towards the airport chanting his name.
Television channels also telecast
the news and people in Puttaparthi locked up their houses and ran towards
the airport. Thousands also rushed to the area from surrounding villages.
All the devotees crowding the area
focused their attention on the northeastern direction in the sky.
In a fit of devotion, some of them
surrounded the car of Sai Baba and he could not come out. Devotees did not
relent even after members of Satya Sai Trust urged them to sit down.
Instead, they ran after the car.
A small stage was set up before the
car for Viswarupa Darshanam but Sai Baba could not reach the stage as
devotees prostrated before him. He was forced to remain in the car for about
an hour. A short while later, the office-bearers of the Satya Sai Trust
announced that the Viswarupa Darsanam was postponed because of the
non-cooperation of devotees and the cloudy weather. Sai Baba then returned
to his Ashram. Sai Baba devotees in other countries also called up their
friends and relatives in Puttaparthy to find out about the incident.
Because of the rush, traffic on the
road from Puttaparthy to the airport was thrown out of gear. At one stage,
doors of the airport had to be closed. Police finally cleared the traffic to
enable Sai Baba to return to his Ashram. Most devotees expressed
disappointment at not being able to see the Viswarupa Darsanam.
A Anantha Vijaya
Courtesy KM - 05.10.2007
Sent by a Dear Sai Brother from Prasanthi Nilayam :
On Thursday evening everyone rushed to the Sri Sathya Sai Airport as the
most Amazing and Wonderful News Spread that Bhagawan would be giving " Sai
Viswaroopa Darshanam", Suddenly in a matter of an Hour Huge Crowds appeared
and the Airport was packed, News"Swami Vishwa Roopa Darshan" This was a
Highlight topic all around and spread very fast on this Thursday’s dusk
Swami arrived and Everyone had wonderful Darshan. Swami always asks for
Patience and Many people started Rushing towards Bhagawan's Car leading to
Chaos, One could see that Swami was not happy with the Indiscipline
everywhere. The Weather became Cloudy suddenly and everyone waiting turned
Futile as Swami left after sometime.
A Miraculous, Wonderful and once in a Lifetime Event was missed.
Will keep everyone updated .
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy KM - 05.10.2007
THURSDAY EVENING IN
Om Sairam dearest Sai Family
There was lot of suspense, drama and
lot of commotion in Puttaparthi this Thursday evening. To give a brief
account of what had happened and to remove all the contradicting views in
various TV channels, all started around 5:25 when Prof.Anil Kumar announced,
with consent of Swami, that there would Viswa Virat Swaroop darshan this
evening around 6pm to 7pm.. Apparently, to what I understood, Swami would be
seen in the sky (in the moon) in between this time, in His cosmic form…
Recently I have seen a video of
experiences of some old time devotees where in Swami has showed His form on
the banks of Chitravathi river, in the sky. Today it was announced that the
rare darshan would be seen in the airport area..
The news spread in no time to the
whole puttaparthi and in no time, thanks to the mobile revolution in India,
the news spread to all corners of the world. Every one had a different name
for the very very special darshan.. At one stage, the phone lines were very
very hard to get through, as all the phones were busy discussing this
It all started with a small
gathering near the airport around 5:45 and slowly the crowd increased..The
crowd were anxious, and many patients who came for treatment in the super
hospital also joined the crowd and to intensify the anxiousness, Swami
Himself drove to the airport.. Then started the real show.. Atleast 100
vehicles followed Swami and the crowd were in thousands, and only a bunch of
police men to control.
Usually for large gatherings, there are special police teams brought to
Parthi, but this being a very very rare occasion and a sudden one. Before
Swami could come to the airport, thousands were already gathered in the
The people from my village (which is
just on the other side of the airport) and surrounding villages, got into
the airport by crossing over the fencing…All were standing in the run way
before Swami’s arrival.. As the main gates were opened to let Swami’s car
in, there was a huge gush of devotees. The police had no idea as what to do
and they almost gave up.. It was getting dark by then and Swami slowly got
down from His car and hardly stayed out for some minutes. .Seeing the
devotees’ anxiety Swami had to get into His car again and no one had any
idea as what was happening and where and how Swami would be seen in the sky…
Swami had to stay in His car for more close to one hour, thanks to the
anxious devotees. It was 6:45pm by then, a very rare occasion for Swami to
stay in the airport premises, overcrowded by devotees during this part of
the day…. The crowd which was around 10,000 or so now doubled, thus making
the situation more tense and worse…All the devotees surrounded around His
car, chanting Sai Gayatri, some where singing bhajans, some chanting mantras
looking at the sky and looking at Swami..Some (chatter box) devotees started
saying, Swami will be seen in the east direction, some said no in the west..
another fellow said, Swami will be seen like in a Imax theater, in the sky..
one devotee went a little further and said, Swami will now give discourse
from the car and the whole thing will be reflected on the sky…There were all
kind of speculations and some were weird enough to be brushed aside… There
was no one to announce as what was going on or what is going to happen next.
By now all the roads were blocked. Cars, motor cycles and vans were parked
right in the middle of the road. Now the big question was how will Swami’s
car go out.. Another 2 cars were brought..The police tried to give an
impression that Swami was in a particular car and divert the attention of
the crowd to let Swami go to ashram peacefully.. Even that plan didn’t work
After waiting for an hour, around 7:40 Swami’s car slowly turned turned
towards the ashram and it took close to 2 hours for Swami to reach
Puttaparthi thus pulling the curtains down for a very interesting and action
packed evening…..and crowd who had come from distant places, returned back
after a tension packed 2 hours… But all were in smiles for a beautiful car
Probably Swami postponed His yet another Leela to some other fine
evening……We all are waiting for that evening Swami…
Reporting from Kali Yuga’s Mathura
(pls zoom in the attachment)
Jai Sai Ram
Courtesy: Mary S - 05.10.2007
Sai Ram Loving embodiments of Lord Baba
I am still reeling from a most powerful darshan. This afternoon Darshan,
Swami came in His vehicle earlier than He has been coming, we all felt magic
in the air.
Swami rolled onto the veranda, as He descended from His car onto the podium,
it seem like He was going to disappear into the interview room, we kept
calling to Him and pleading with Him to come back to us. Our merciful Baba
suddenly turned towards the yearning throngs of devotees, and came down on
the men's side thru the excited flurry of students, talking with them and
He then looked like He was going to
go back on to the podium from the ladies side, still imploring our Baba to
stay with us, He yielded to our sincere prayers and circled around the
island section towards the medical seating and down the exit aisle, coming
very close to where we were seated, He looked smiling at the lady seated
next to me, and said very clearly, "how are you, how many?" then glided
passed us and over to the main aisle attending to the devotees there. Later
I asked the lady, if she'd heard what he said, curiously, she told me she
didn't hear anything. Swami is so enigmatic!
Well, it's been an enchanting evening. Sending you all the splendor and
glory of His Love.
Lots of Prema
Courtesy Saibabanews - 06.10.2007
Swami's anounced he will walk
in the Sky.
'Aum Sai Ram'
Hello my friends.
Well this is fact because I was there!
At the end of evening Bhajans 4th October 2007 Swami had a very excited Anil
Kumar announce that Swami wishes everyone to go to the airport at 7.00 pm
and Swami will appear in the sky.
Well my neighbour Jolanda and I got on my motor scooter and off we went we
were right at the airport gate and Swami arrives in the little silver car
everyone just flows in. Ooops did I say flows in, pushes in and of course
you are carried in with the crowd.
Swami's car proceeds to go up to the run way as we all run along to see him.
We are told to sit down on the run way I was just behind the row of Seva
Dals it was 6.45 pm and we are all waiting. Security and police manage to
get the first few rows of people to sit down Swami's car is maybe a couple
of hundred yards in front of me.
Time now is 6.55 pm and they bring out Swami's wheel chair (which I thought
was bit of a laugh he doesn't need a wheel chair if he is going to appear in
the sky) everyone gets up as the car door is opened Swami is starting to get
out of the car and the crowd pushes forward Swami gets back in the car the
door is closed.
The crowd just pushes and pushes forward Swami can not get out of the car
security and the police don't have a chance to push them back. The driver
starts to reverse the car the crowd just pushes forward. I suddenly realise
there are thousands and thousands of people everywhere. Where did they all
come from? There were no available autos straight after darshan but there
were thousands of people here. So many were on their mobile phones to their
friends and family to come and see.
Now Swami's car is turning and moving up the runway towards the hospital and
the crowds are right up with him. The car stops again and everyone crowds in
the police the security and Seva Dals don't have a hope to stop the crowd.
They form human chains around the car but are only pushed forward onto the
car. Some of the police just got pushed right out of the way and they just
stood back. I was being pushed into the crowd you just can't move out once
you are in the middle.
This same scenario went on for a while then suddenly Swami's car moves
faster and I don't know how I happen to be so close but I'm two rows off the
side of the car. The crowd starts moving faster I just have to move with
them I'm getting pushed forward the men behind me are pushing me so they can
get in front. I now have no idea where Swami's car is even though I know it
is close some where. People are stepping on my shoes I lose my step I start
to fall forward and know I'm going to fall flat on my face and think this is
it I'm going to be trampled to death. A man from behind pushes me again I
fall through the two men in front of me. Bang! Hands first I fall straight
onto the back of Swami's car. I had no idea it was that close.
'Sorry Swami'! I shout but thank you that the car is here I would have been
injured for sure if it wasn't.
I notice my hand prints on his car
window and try to wipe them off but no chance I am being squashed right up
against the window. The car is moving slow and I get a little space. I try
to push back off Swami's car but I can't move back my hands still on the
window, I can't move to left and I can't move to the right I notice my
neighbour Jolanda on my left she is pushed against the side of the car we
look at each other, shake our heads and laugh. I look through the window and
in front of the car is security as a human chain only few feet in front of
the car and they are helplessly trying to push the crowd back. Swami's car
is moving very slowly.
I look into the car and there are three men in the back sit I don't know who
they are and Swami's young driver in the front of course and all of them
seem to be talking at the same time. The driver is not looking where is
going he is talking to the men in the back but he seemed very sweet. I think
they were all in a bit of a panic but I notice Swami. I was right behind him
(well on the outside of the car right behind him) he is just looking forward
and doesn't seem to be saying anything or hearing any of the talking that is
going on in the car. Now my total focus is on Swami and I feel very safe and
a sense of joy fills me as I realise, wow look how close I am and I'm
touching his car. I thought to myself, now this doesn't happen everyday does
it?!!! I suddenly was so focus on Swami that I hardly noticed what was going
on around me. I felt directly connected to Swami it was so very beautiful my
God what a blessing. I thought to myself, Swami you can calm the crowd down
please do it. But He seems to have not intention to and I knew at that
moment Swami is not going to appear in the sky tonight.
Then the car stops for a few seconds and starts to back up. Security race
behind the car and form a human chain around the back of Swami's car I am
now behind the security men. They are holding hands their elbows up and
ready for attack. With a sudden jolt they push back my feet leave the ground
and I am pushed right into the men behind me who are now pushing forward
with force because Swami's car is moving back. I feel the bones in the arms
and hands of the men behind me as they hit my back and I'm pushed right back
into securities elbows.
Security are ready to push me right back into the men behind me and I lose
it. I scream at them what the hell do you think are doing? One says we are
doing our duty move back! I scream are you nuts where back are you trying to
kill me?!!! Well I am screaming so loud and I'm furious that I actually
think I frighten some of the security men they stop for a few seconds and
they start apologising to me. Sorry Madame, sorry Madame they say. But the
men from behind are pushing forward and my feet leave the ground again and
I'm tossed right into more elbows. Swami's car is still backing up and
starts to pull to the side the crowd pushes from the side hitting my
shoulder and left arm and my feet leave the ground again straight into the
crowd on my right side. I lose it again and everyone stops for a few seconds
I see an opening and think I can get out of the crowd. A man runs right into
me as I fly back into securities elbows this seemed to be never ending.
At last Swami's car moves forward I push myself back as the crowd pushes
past me. I am free away from the crowd thank you God!!! I just stopped where
I was hardly anyone around me. I took a deep breath and realised after all
that pushing around into peoples elbows fits etc. I felt no pain I was
amazed. I looked forward and the car was up ahead and a great sense of peace
came over me and I laughed as I remembered the look on securities faces when
I lost it and thought this is insane but I wouldn't want to be anywhere
else, thank you Swami!!! I just stood there letting the feeling of peace
soak through me it was wonderful.
Swami's car moved on forward for a little longer and the crowd had built up
around his car again. Then the four wheel drive that had all the cameras and
crew in it following (well trying to follow) Swami's car turned around and
started moving fast clearing the crowd. I wasn't sure where Swami's car was
at that moment since I was a fair way back now, but it must have been in
front of the four wheel drive as the crowd were running right behind the
four wheel drive.
Out the front gates went Swami's car
and the four wheel drive back to the ashram. What was that all about??? Yes
only He knows!
The crowds pushing out of the gate I got out of and there were buses packed
with people and on the roof tops of the buses was standing room only. Cars
trucks buses and hundreds and hundreds of motor bikes everywhere. How was I
ever going to find mine? My neighbour found the scooter and called out to
me. I had lost her when I was tossed about but there she was. I had to
pushed the scooter out and we walked for quite a distance in the crowd till
it was safe enough for me to start up the bike a we rode off.
My neighbour and I got back to our apartments in one piece how, by Swami's
grace only. I really excepted to have pain, scratches and bruises after all
of the elbows and bones I was pushed into but no pain and not one scratch or
bruise!!! Swami he is amazing Thank you yet again!!!!!
What an experience what a night!!! I hope Swami does it again but this time
appears in the sky hopefully Swami will give security and the police a bit
more notice so they can get themselves organised.
Much love and blessings to you all
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 05.10.2007
Sai Ram Embodiments of Viswaroopa
This evening at the end of Bhajans our Amazing Lord announced to all the
astonished devotees, that today was a very auspicious day, and that if we all
looked towards the airport from now until 7PM we would all experience the
Darshan of Viswaroopa. Once again all Heaven broke loose!!!!!! the roads
were crammed with devotees rushing towards the airport. Devotees swarmed the
rooftops and other high locations.
Myself, Lalitha and two other women, Sheryl and Patricia from Arkansas
headed towards the airport our eyes glued to the heavens. Suddenly there was
a great commotion and we saw Swami's vehicle coming towards us we had lovely
car darshan as our Lord sped towards the airport. As we passed the Music
college I suggested we go on the rooftop of the apartment building I had
previously stayed in. We climbed to the top of the building and watched and
waited, At some point we did notice lights in the sky and a kind of white
mist that seemed to increase, there was also a noticeable shift in energy
that everyone appeared to experience. Laer, after 7, Lalitha and I decided
to head for the airport as well.
At the airport there were devotees camped out on the sides of the roads, all
watching the skies. We stayed until Swami returned to the Ashram, this was
indeed a ;historic night.
Tonight I was supposed to have bhajans at my new apartment, everything was
prepared, but our Lord had other plans. Something else very interesting
I had a Swami robe made by a tailor in Puttaparthi. When I went to pick up
the robe, the tailor asked if I wanted the dhoti also. Since this meant
extra expense, I said no it is for my puja room, I don't need the dhoti.
Then this afternoon, I took the robe into Darshan with me.
I mentally asked Swami to give me a
little glance that was enough to bless the robe.
There was a lady sitting next to me from Delhi. We started talking. She told
me she had been noticing me in Darshan for some time, admiring the special
sari skirts and tops that I sometimes wore. She then told me about a Baba
dream she recently had:
In the dream she saw Swami and Swami lifted up His robe and showed her His
dhoti. My mouth dropped open as she said that, of course Swami was telling
me to buy the dhoti!
Towards the end Darshan, from the veranda, Swami turned in my direction and
looked, another friend commented, "did you see that look, it really seemed
like He was looking at us". I knew this robe was blessed, and more than that
I offered the robe up to the Heavens, to Viswaaroopa as we stood on the roof
top and at the airport. Needless to say, I went straight to the tailor and
purchased the dhoti!!!! :)))))))) More Mega Bliss later
Lots of Prema
Courtesy Saibabanews - 04.10.2007
Sai Vishwaroop Darshan-
Sai Ram Brother's and Sister's ,
Sai Vishwaroop Darshan have been postponed - we have to wait for another
next auspicious moment. How is it possible that Swami cannot come out from
His car ? because of the mammoth crowd Swami had to return back to Prasanthi
Nilayam. Does Swami need to come out from His car to give His Viswaroop
Darshan ? and that also He had to go to airport to show His cosmic form -
think deeply about this oh great devotees of Swami. Again reading Laura's
description about the crowd which gathered in no time - who informed them
and they were already there in the airport to witness Swami's Vishwaroop
darshan? security and Police officers had to request Swami to return back to
Prasanthi - what do you all make out of this ? Prior to the announcement of
Vishwaroop Darsahn - He had very emotional and compassionate look-
Is Swami telling us in one way that we have to be prepared for His Cosmic
form which will be revealed by Him very soon -now it is the time to ponder-
Are we ready for His Cosmic form ? Last thirteen years of His life and this
compassionate look - brother's and sister's everything is possible for Him
as Sri Krishna in His last span of His life out of compassion and mercy
granted liberation to all within His kingdom even those who were non
Or this the future He revealed to us that in next thirteen years there will
be explosion of people and it will be difficult for Him to come out and give
darshan physically so to have His darshan we have to see Swami in the sky-
Time to ponder .
Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 06.10.2007
Prasanthi News - 01.10.2007
From a Very Dear Sai Brother from Prasanthi Nilayam
After a week of dry weather and Stilness today there was
a cool breeze to enliven everyone's spirits. Swami has not been coming in
the mornings on many days and even if He has come it was only for bhajans.
Evenings have been dry too, for He has been coming after 4:30 and most of
the days never spent time outside.
Today evening was different. Swami did not come till 5 PM. Bhajans started
after which there were signs of HIS coming. Swami came in the Car at 5.05
P.M, and took a short cut. After coming out of the car, He asked to be taken
on to the stage of the Kulwant hall. That was delightful for everyone .
Swami sat through the bhajans outside and everyone had the most Wonderful
Darshan. Bhajans went on even after 5:30 which was unusual as Swami in the
past few was taking Aarthi before 5.30 . At around 5:35, Swami asked the
boys to take him back to the portico. He came near the staff side, and then
instead of going to Bhajan hall, He chose to take a round near the devotees.
That was a bonus... People were thrilled, because, many devotees have come
from Gujarat and have been here in parthi for the last few days. They all
had good darshan today. After going near the gents side and coming to the
boys, He skipped the ladies side and turned towards the vedam group. After
blessing the Birthday boys and taking letters from many, He entered the
portico from the old students side and finally went inside bhajan hall
through the back side door of the hall. Bhajans went on till 6 pm and Swami
took aarathi and retired to Yajur Mandiram.
Also as Students are having exams and that might be the reason that Swami is
not spending much time Outside. Everyone is Praying that as Dasara
Celebrations and Grama Seva approaches everyone will have the Most Wonderful
Darshans of our Beloved Lord.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy KM - 01.10.2007
From: Director Wfd < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sep 27, 2007 1:04 PM
Subject: Best Medical Service Award for
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore
It gives us great pleasure to inform you all that our Hospital was
selected by a panel of reputed judges comprising of high court
judges and eminent doctors from Karnataka for the Essel
Karnataka's Best Medical Services Award 2007.
Our Hospital also got the overall Special Award for public choice
for Best Medical Service. Voting was done through SMS and
The Awards were presented on 21st September 2007 at Hotel Grand
The program will be telecast on Zee Kanada channel on Sunday the
30th September 2007 at 4 PM.
On this happy occasion we thank you all for all the support you
have given to your Institute from the inception.
Dr. A.S. Hegde
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences
EPIP Area, Whitefield
Department Of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging,
Bangalore - 560066
LL: 08028411500 Ext: 302
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Courtesy: saibabanews - 02.10.2007
Sai Ram Glorious embodiments of Sai
Just returned from a Mega beautiful darshan. Our Lord Sai was
absent from our midst 3 mornings in a row. He did give us lovely
afternoon Darshan though. Yesterday He sat out on the veranda,
shining from head to toe during bhajans.
We all basked in the
pink rays of His Love. Then as He was exiting in His vehicle He
turned down the exit aisle where I was seated and gave us all
such an exquisitely sweet look, His glance magically sweeping
across all the rows of devotees in that section.
This afternoon Darshan, Swami entered the Mandir in His car and
majestically circled the hall. The Sai Youth from Gujurat
presented an excellent program, which our Lord thoroughly
enjoyed. He presented white cloth and saris to the youth and
also materialized gold chains for 2 youth and took photos with
them. Afterwards He permitted the youth to lead the bhajans.
They all sang the glory of God seated before them, Swami
indulged them beautifully granting extended bhajans, I think it
was after 6 before Darshan ended.
We all sang Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavanthu, our hearts fully
saturated, overflowing with the Bliss of His Presence. Swami
exited the Mandir His gaze once again blessing our glowing,
glorious faces. More Bliss later.
Sending you all blazing rays of Baba Love!
Lots of Prema
Courtesy: Saibabanews - 02.10.2007