Monday, December 26, 2011

Swami's Thought for the day - 27-12-2011

Be thankful to the Lord that He gave you Time, as well as action to fill it with. He gave you food, as well as hunger to relish it. But that does not entitle you to engage in action indiscriminately. When you build a house, you install a door in front. What is its purpose? To admit all whom you welcome and to keep out all and sundry, and not let them in as and when they like. So too, select the impulses, the motives, the incentives that enter your mind; keep out the demeaning, the debasing, and the deleterious. Admit the highest wisdom of the scriptures, the wisdom culled out of the crucible of experience (anubhava jnaanam). You have meditated too long on riches, status, salary, children, relatives, fame and the standard of living. They are all of momentary value. Fix your focus and urge on God, the Eternal, the Real, the Pure and the Immovable.
- Divine Discourse, Jan 1, 1964.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thought for the Day - 25th dec 2011

Jesus taught simple practical lessons in spiritual advancement for the good of mankind; Jesus exhorted people by precept and example to cultivate the virtues of charity, compassion, forbearance, love and faith. If you are a sincere aspirant, celebrate His birthday in a spirit of dedication, deepening the faith in your hearts an d revering His doctrines through more intense practice.
- Divine Discourse, Dec 24, 1972.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thought for the day..22-12-2011

There are two forms of Love. One binds you to God and the other binds you to the world. The mind is responsible for either of these states. It is like a lock. If you turn the key to the right, the lock opens; If you turn it to the left, it gets locked. The heart is the key to the lock of the mind. If you turn the key towards the world, you have attachment (bondage). You must see that desire and hatred do not get lodged in the mind. Bear no ill-will towards anyone. Avoid the company of those who are evil-minded. Through good company, your bad qualities get diluted, like sewage water that enters the sea. You can thereby raise yourself. Devotion means giving up all other desires and dedicating all actions and thoughts to God.

-Bagawan Sai in  'Divine Discourse', Dec 25, 1985.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bhagawan Sathya Sai Speaks........

Lord Krishna, in His childhood days, broke the mud pots where butter was stored. The inner meaning is that Lord Krishna broke the material casement and liberated them from their temporary attachments. He then appropriated to Himself what always belonged to Him - the butter of faith. This butter is the result of the churning of the mind, the spiritual discipline of self-purification. The deha-thathwa (the feeling, “I am the body”), must go and transform into dehi-thathwa (the belief, “I am embodied”). Take a small quantity of sea water and keep it separate in a bottle; it will develop a foul smell in a few days. As long as the water remains in the sea, nothing will happen to it. Be in the sea (of Divinity), as a part of it. Do not separate and individualize yourself. Never isolate yourself as the body (deha) , separate from the Indweller (Dehi). So long as you are in the Divine Consciousness, no pain, grief, egoism or pride can tarnish you.
- Sathya Sai Speaks: Vol 5, Jan 29, 1965.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bhagawan's Thought for the day - Meditation

Meditation must be followed rigorously. In fact Dhyana (Meditation) also means discipline and, regularity and steadiness are the essential tools for it. Lord Krishna assured, “When you start fixing your thoughts on Me, all thoughts that agitate you will be stilled through My grace.” Meditation is a first class cure for the illness of worldly existence (bhava-roga). But along with it, also take the medicine of contentment. Just as a traveller who has trudged along for miles in the scorching sun feels refreshed when taking bath in the waters of a cool and shady lake, so too the unfortunate individual struggling in the scorching heat of desires, feels happy and relieved when bathing in the lake of contentment. Meditate regularly and practice contentment in your mind; anyone who follows this rigorously will achieve quick results.

-Dhyana Vahini, Ch 14: “Remove defects in character”.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The flower of the heart soaked in love....

True devotion is not bound by rituals or set procedures. The Gita talks about various offerings like patram (leaf), pushpam (flower), phalam (fruit), and toyam (water). These words should not be taken literally. The human body is the leaf that must be offered to the Lord. Like the leaf of the tree, the body too would one day die and decay; no one can say when that will happen. Before such a fate befalls, the body in its fullness, freshness, and purity, ought to be offered to the Lord. The flower of your heart is what would please the Lord most and not the ones purchased from the market, which fade in a few hours. The flower of the heart, that is totally pure, soaked in love, and perfect does not wither easily. And which fruit would please God? He is not interested in fruits that grow on a tree; Mind is the fruit that must be offered to th e Lord. Lastly, the water the Lord wants from you is the tears of joy that flow when your heart is full of love for Him. These alone are the offerings that the Lord expects when you worship Him.
- Divine Discourse, 19th May, 2000.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Let the flame of Love be steady...................

Love is the most important factor in life. If you pray to God with intense love and devotion, your prayers will certainly be answered. Such is the power of love. Devoid of love, nothing can be achieved even in this mundane world. Love is God, live in love! The whole world becomes a vacuum without love. That Love alone assumes a form. Realise this truth. There is no power greater than humanness in this world. In God’s creation, everything is reaction, reflection and resound. All that we experience in the outside world is only a reaction, reflection and resound of the inner being. Let the flame of your love be steady, not flickering. There is no greater Sadhana (spiritual practice) than love. That is the spiritual practice you have to adopt at all times. Divinity is omnipresent. Cultivate Divine Love so that you can realize the omnipresent divinity within your own self.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2011 Onam at Prasanthi Nilayam Puttabarthi

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

People of wisdom...........

Enormous quantities of water are evaporated from the surface of the Earth by the Sun. This then transforms into clouds, and finally return to the Earth as rain. The wonder is that, in spite of this tremendous vaporisation, the level of the ocean does not go down even by an inch. Furthermore, even though thousands of rivers pour their waters into the seas, the level of the ocean does not increase. Similarly, people who have practised the wisdom of the scriptures are never affected by praise or blame, whatever the source and quantity. Their hearts remain pure and calm.
- Sathya Sai Vahini, Ch 22: ”Eternal Truths”.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bhagawan's Thought for the day - 5 th Sep 2011

Teachers! You must inspire your students by your example. You should combine practice with precept, like the physical instructor who demonstrates the exercises the students should perform. Impart to your students the teachings of great and noble souls. Education should be for elevation. It should not be to obtain degrees to earn a living, but should be a preparation for a good life. You should teach students: discipline, observance of humility and respect, and instill in them the spirit of service to society and the sense of fellowship. Make your children imbibe confidence and courage. Unify them through love. Let there be no room for anger, jealousy or hatred within you. Teach the children the three P’s: Purity, Patience, and Perseverance. Armed with these three qualities, your students can protect the nation better than any army or atom bombs. When Truth and Righteousness are protected, the nation will be secure.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bhagawan's Thought for The day - 23rd Aug 2011

Tree of Love

Only when you put into practice the love in which you have faith, love will grow. Since you do not practice what you profess, your faith gets weakened. A plant will grow only when it is watered regularly. When you have planted the seed of love, you can make it grow only by watering it with love every day. The tree of love will grow and yield the fruits of love. Many today do not perform those noble deeds that will promote love. When you wish to develop love for the Lord, you must continuously practice loving devotion to the Lord.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Letters to Bhagawan..........Message from Sri sathya Sai Central Trust

When our beloved Bhagawan in His beautiful physical form was moving admist us, He used to always lovingly accept our prayers, anxieties and joys submitted to Him through our letters. It is not as if the omnipresent and the omniscient lord was not aware of our pains and pleasures, He bestowed on us this opportunity so that we feel satisfied and fulfilled. Not only this, He also wanted to bless us with the priceless chance of a physical interaction – a glance, a touch, a smile – with Him.
For Sai devotees everywhere, it has been a joyous tradition to offer the first invitations of auspicious occasions like weddings, housewarming ceremonies and so on to Bhagawan. When Swami accepted these invitations and letters with a loving word, a caring glance or a precious padanamaskar – the moment was simply ecstatic. Reliving those moments today touches the core of our beings unimaginably.
Even now when devotees have His darshan at the Maha Samadhi they pine for that precious privilege of offering their prayers and flowers at His lotus feet.
In response to this request, currently there are three distinct trays placed in front of Bhagawan’s Maha Samadhi one each for placing their letters, flowers and invitations. Those who wish to take them back after placing them on the Maha Samadhi will also be permitted to do so.
If you are offering an invitation and would like to receive Bhagavan's Prasadam, please enclose a self-addressed envelope.
Please offer only flowers, not garlands.
We hope this new service will gladden the hearts of the devotees.
Published Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 11:35 hrs.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bhagawan's Thought for the day - 12th Aug 2011

Do not get attached to this evanescent body; instead, utilise it as an implement. Consider yourself as separate from the perishable body that was created out of the conjunction of the five elements. Know yourself as the indestructible Atma. Just as the house in which you dwell is separate from you, so too, the body in which you dwell for a little while is separate from you. The body is the root cause of all grief. Make it obey your will; never bow down to it and follow its whims. Keep it under strict control. It should be used as a boat to cross the stream of life. In other words, until the Ultimate Truth is attained, you must take care of your body to see that it does not get damaged. Take moderate food of Sathwic (pure) quality at the correct time, and continue with the disciplined physical activities for the body.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Baghawan's Thought for the day --2nd August 2011

You must cultivate the quality of always being joyful, with a smile on your face; this will give you good distinction. People will also like you more. The Lord too will have joy upon seeing you. Therefore, observe your spiritual practices with innocence, purity, and humility. Then, without fail, you can attain whatever you strive for. Do not lose your temper in any situation; do not lose courage in any contingency. Respect everyone, whatever be his or her status. Then the quality of Prema (universal love) will develop in you. As a result, your spiritual practices will progress without any disturbance.


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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mahasamadhi of Baghawan Sathya Sai Baba was unveiled...15th July 2011

“At the dot of 0800 hrs., the red curtains which were adorning the centre stage parted to bring into view the magnificent structure which housed the physical casing of the Avatar of the Age. The main portion of the Mahasamadhi is a rectangular pure white marble clad edifice 9 ft long, 6 ft wide and 2 ft 2 ins high, located exactly over the final resting place. This in turn is situated in the centre of a 6 inches high white marble platform, 21 ft long and 12 ft wide. Two large pillars supporting the porch roof have also been clad with white marble and tastefully decorated. The remaining floor area of the porch has also been redone in white marble. The two flanks of the porch have been remade with deep green marble with a white marble border.”

-Dharshan Update by 
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bhagawan's Thought for the day 13th July 2011

Guru Poornima is dedicated for thanksgiving to the Guru, for, the Moon (the presiding deity of the mind) today is full, clear, cool and bright! He has no blemish or dullness that diminishes his glow. The Guru too is pictured and praised today as unblemished, bright and affectionate. He is tolerant and truly peaceful. He is the living example and embodiment of the virtues he desires us to develop. He removes the faults in vision and destroys the darkness of ignorance. He reveals the Aathma (Divinity) to the individual and makes him free. Hence Guru Poornima is dedicated to such Divine Gurus. In fact, God, the God within, is the Guru of Gurus. His Grace can make the blind see, the lame walk and the dumb speak. By a mere touch, He can demolish the sins of the past and create peace and joy. Vyaasa is the first Guru who demarcated the path and the goal. So he is associated with the Poornima (full moon) day.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ashadi Ekadasi and Gurupoornima Programme at Puttaparthi


Ashadi Ekadasi and Gurupoornima Programme at Puttaparthi

July 11 and 14 - 16, 2011

Monday July 11


8:00 - 8:15 AM:  Veda recitation
8:15 - 8:30 AM: Dindi Palkhi enters Sai Kulwant Hall
8:30 - 9:15 AM: Devotional Music
9:15 - 9:30 AM: Bhajans and Arathi


4.30 - 5.15 PM: Veda recitation
5.15 - 5.45 PM: Bhajans
5.45 – 6.45 PM: Dance Ballet by Bal Vikas Children of Maharashtra
6.45 PM: Arathi

Thursday July 14


8.00 - 9.00 AM:  Veda recitation
9.00 - 9.45 AM: Musical offering by Malladi Brothers
9.45 - 10.00 AM: Bhajans and Arathi


4.30 - 5.00 PM: Veda recitation
5.00 - 5.45 PM: Musical offering by International Choir
5.45 – 6.00 PM: Bhajans and Arathi

Friday July 15


7.30 - 8.00 AM: Veda recitation
8.00 - 8.10 AM: Unveiling of the Mahasamadhi of Bhagavan Baba and Divya Darshan
8.10 - 8.50 AM: Guru Vandanam by University Students
8.50 - 9.20 AM: Address by Overseas speaker and Indian speaker
9.20 - 9.30 AM: Bhajan and Arathi
9.30 AM: Commencement of Darshan


4.30 - 5.00 PM: Veda recitation
5.00 - 5.45 PM: Musical offering by Aruna Sairam and party
5.45 - 6.30 PM: Musical offering by Hansraj Hans and party
6.30 PM: Arathi

Saturday July 16


8.00 - 8.30 AM: Veda recitatiom
8.30 - 9.15 AM: Musical offering by University Alumni
9.15 - 9.30 AM: Bhajan and Arathi


4.30 - 5.00 PM: Veda recitation
5.00 - 5.45 PM: Cultural programme by Balvikas students of Tamil Nadu
5.45 - 6.00 PM: Bhajan and Arathi