Saturday, January 29, 2011

Devotee Speaks (1)

Dear Devotees,
On 10th January 2011 evening ,  our Samithi members were fortunate to have  Sri. V.Sairam Yachendra  with them, who shared  his experiences with the great devotees of earlier period,  who enjoyed the close proximity to Bhagawan and had the bliss. This was more a tribute to the great people, rather than a recollection of thoughts.

Please check the 'Devotee Speaks' page for more details of the speech and photos of the great people.

Bhagawan's Thought for the day - 29th Jan 2010

Thought for the Day

Creation involves the putting together of substances. What is put together must come apart in course of time and get liberated. The individual is created and so one day he has to perish. Now, some are born happy; they enjoy healthy, happy lives, while some others are born miserable. A few others are born with physical or mental deformities. Who hurt them or injured them?  God is not the cause for these differences. When a particular task is done again and again, it becomes a habit, a skill; is it not? Therefore, the skill or habit that a new-born exhibits must be due to constant repetition indulged long ago. The suffering, misery, handicap or health and happiness are the consequence of the acts indulged in by the individual in previous lives. Hence, eschew violence.  All must live together in peace and harmony, without causing or suffering injury.
- Sathya Sai Vahini, Chap 3, "The One Alone".


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Narayana Seva for the month of February falls on 27-2-2011

Dear Devotees,

Narayana Seva of  February month falls due on the fourth Sunday, as usual. ie, on 27th February 2011. 

Please contribute the food packets to the Samithi before 9 AM of that day.

அன்பார்ந்த பக்தர்களே,

பிப்ரவரி மாதத்திற்கான நாராயண சேவை வழக்கம் போல நாலாவது ஞாயிறு (27-2-2011)  அன்று வருகிறது. உணவுப்பொட்டலங்களை தயவு செய்து   9:00 மணிக்குள் சமிதியில் சேர்த்துவிடவும். 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bhagawan's Thought for the Day - 9th Jan 2011

The mind flies at a tangent all the time. Meditation (Dhyana) is the process by which it is trained to acquire concentration. When its basic truth is known, the mind will not be deluded by the evanescent, the untrue, and the un-blissful. Instead, it will welcome the blossoming of joy, happiness, and truth, and it will not be affected by sorrow and grief. Your life also assumes a new splendour when you visualise and realise bliss in the awareness of the Supreme Reality. The taste of the fruit is evident when you see the whole of it is eaten with no portion left behind. So too, when the taste of meditation is once discovered, you will discard all doubt and discussion thereon and engage yourself fully in it. Therefore, begin meditation, each one of you, from today - even from this moment!

Bhagawan's Thought for the day - 8th Jan2001

Fools who cannot grasp the Truth; those who cannot recognise Divinity and the power of God and who have no faith in God live in the delusion that their plans will save them and that they can triumph through their own efforts! The fact is, not even the smallest success can be won without God’s grace. Though this is true, we should not sit with folded hands believing that a thing will accomplish itself if and when God wills. Human effort is essential, and everyone must put in sincere work. You must use the strength and skill that you are endowed with, and resolve to proceed with the task, laying the responsibility for success on God; for without the grace of God, all effort will be rendered fruitless.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Who is a Real Bhakta?

Who is a Real Bhakta?

There is the story of a rustic who sat among a gathering of devotees and listened to the exposition of the Gîtâ by a great pundit. All were wonder-struck by the scholarly commentry which the pundit gave and his learned disquisition on each word and phrase; and the rustic, though the exposition was very much over his head, seemed to attend very closely for he was all the time in tears! When at last the pundit asked him why he was weeping, he surprised everybody by the sincerety of his bhakti. For, he said that he wept at the predicament of the Lord, who had to sit at the head of the chariot and half turning His neck hold forth so long to convince the dull-witted Arjuna. "How much pain must He be suffering in His neck?" he asked and wept. That was real devotion, a sure passport to spiritual victory. He had identified himself with participants in the episode and the whole setting had become alive for him.


Those who are immersed in selfishness, egotism, greed, vice, violence and unrighteousness will suffer from evil urges in their last days and destroy themselves. The virtuous attain Kaivalya or Self-Realisation; the unrighteous achieve only Naraka, hell. The eye of the onlooker sees the same consummation: death. But the goal reached by either is distinct. It is invisible to those around them. The goal is determined by the thoughts that arise in the mind during one’s last moments. Cessation of life is common. Darshan of God is something to be won, and earned. That is unique. Hence the proverb, ‘Vinaasa Kaale, vipareetha buddhi’: When disaster is immanent, the intellect turns perverted! Only those who are about to be destroyed will get and welcome evil intentions. Those who are to be blessed with the vision of God will hold fast to the pure and the elevating, in their last thoughts.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

பழக்க தோஷம்

ஒரு தந்தைக்கு மிகவும் சோம்பேறியான ஒரு மகன்  இருந்தான். அவனைத் திருத்த முடியாமல் அவனுக்கு ஜோடி மாடுகளும் எண்ணெய் ஆட்டுவதற்கு ஒரு செக்கும் வாங்கிக்கொடுத்து தனியே எண்ணெய் ஆட்டிப் பிழைத்துக்கொள்ள செய்துவிட்டார். அந்த சோம்பேறி அப்போதும் திருந்த வில்லை. மாடுகளை செக்கில் கட்டியவுடன் அதன் கொம்புகளில் சலங்கையை கட்டினான்.

மாடு சுற்றும்போது சலங்கை சத்தம் கேட்கும். அது நின்று விட்டால் சத்தமும் நின்று விடும். அப்போது மட்டும் அதை கவனித்து ஓட்டினால் போதும். அது வரை நிம்மதியாக வேறு இடத்தில் படுத்து இருக்கலாம் -  இப்படி எண்ணி அவன் அப்படி செய்தான். கொஞ்சம் நேரம் கழித்து எழுந்து வந்து கவனித்தான். செக்கில் அவன் போட்ட எள் அப்படியே இருந்தது. மாடு மட்டும் சுற்றிக்கொண்டிருந்தது.

'இவ்வளவு நேரம் சலங்கை சத்தம் கேட்டுக் கொண்டிருந்ததே. அனால் எண்ணெய் ஆட்டப்படவில்லையே' என திகைத்து மறுபடியும் மறைவில் போய் நின்று கவனித்தான்.
 இவன் போய்விட்டதைக் கண்ட மாடு சுற்றுவதை நிறுத்தி விட்டு ஒரே இடத்தில் நின்று கொம்பை மட்டும் ஆட்டி சலங்கை சத்தத்தை உண்டு பண்ணியது. 

சோம்பேறியுடன்  பழகிய மாடு அல்லவா அது ! 

 மனிதன் இன்பமாக வாழவே பிறந்திருக்கிறான். ஆனால் அவன் துன்பத்தில் தவழுகிறான். இது வருந்தத்தக்க விஷயம்.  ஆனந்தத்தின்   ஆதாரம் மனிதனிடமே இருக்கிறது.

நேர்மையான வாழ்க்கையின் அடிப்படைத் தேவைகளில் ஒன்று தனது கடமைகளின் மேல் பக்தி கலந்த ஈடுபாடு. 
கடமையே கடவுள். வேலையே வழிபாடு.