Question : Botanical science tells us that plants also-have life. Then
where lies the difference between vegetarian and non-vegetarian food?
Answer : There are two kinds of life on earth, animate and inanimate.
Men, beasts, birds, fish etc. are animate life while trees and other
Sathya Sai Speaks...
THOUGHTS AND DESTINY ...
Man today looks at physical forms
Starting from Yesterday Swami announced that there will be vedam Teaching
and Learning daily at 4 PM in the coming days in Kulwant Hall. Swami also
announced that all the 10th,11th and 12th Std Students of the Sri Sathya Sai
Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam and the Students
How Kasturi received his name
(From the book Loving God by Kasturi)
'On the twelfth morning of my life, a label was attached to me amidst a great
deal of religious noise. My father saw me for the first time only then, when he
came to name me. The name which has stuck to me ever
- A Little Story from Bhagavan
The Pundit and the Milkmaid
There was a pundit who led a disciplined life, and always stuck to a
prearranged timetable. He woke up from sleep in the
Light and Love
A simple class trip to Premajyoti - a photo exhibition hosted jointly by Sri
Sathya Sai Seva organizations - has changed the perspectives of students and
politicians as well.
I didn't know so many people don't get drinking water! Where is Anantapur?
asked Chetana of
When a Person completes 82 Years of his Physical Presence on this earth,
he would have seen 1000 full moons in his life. So Accordingly for Our Dear
Lord Sai this is also an occassion to celebrate His entering the 83rd year of
His Physical Presence on this earth.
Based on the
Many people also are taking to meaningless practices in the name of Yoga.
What is Yoga? Controlling the vagaries of the mind is Yoga. Without controlling
the mind, if you merely perform physical exercise, it amounts to roga
Friday, September 12, 2008
Bhagawan was escorted into Sai Kulwant Hall at 9.40 am in a
procession this Onam morning, led by a band by Srisailam school students and
Vedam chanting children. After a full round of the Hall in His
Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,
The atmosphere in Puttaparthi and surrounding areas is looking serene,
the climate is cool, beautiful green pea nut crops spread everywhere, thanks to
the timely rains, there is water and just water everywhere with the back drop
of sweetly singing
My good friends - or some of them - in the Sai movement have expressed
the opinion that the present time is really the dividing of the ways, the
sifting of the chaff from the grain, or what the Bible might call the dividing
of the sheep from the goats. Whichever the
I always begin My discourse with a sloka or a poem and conclude it with
a bhajan. Do you know what they are? The first poem or sloka is like a plate,
the discourse can be compared to the various delicious items that are served on
the plate, and the bhajan in the end is like a plate
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This morning, Bhagawan arrived at Sai Kulwant Hall a few minutes
after 9.30 am and moved to the Eastern end of the Hall where a few of His cars
were decorated and kept ready near the garage for
September 27th, 2002
I Don't Want Your Money - I Want Your Love
Well, this happened on the 27th of September, 2002. Swami suddenly came
out with an envelope. Moving it like that, He said, Hmm, what is in this
That is only an envelope, Swami. How would I
Accept My Blessings. Because I am now immersed in activities that do not
allow a moment's break, I do not have the opportunity to talk to you all
Sai is always with each of you wherever you are. Be assured. The problems
of the country can be solved only
Once HISLOP asked SWAMI, Last night, while speaking to the students, Swami
said something very puzzling, that another person's sins would pass to oneself
through the touch of that person's skin!!!
Does Swami mean that if I touch a person, I then commit sin in the same way as
Cured Of Heart Disease
Professor Anil Kumar has presented this talk as an extra satsang. He has
selected important messages Baba has imparted to the students gathered around
Him during the
Light and Love
Ancient ceremony blesses site where Hindu temple will stand
By article Rosa Salter Rodriguez in short; October 18, 2008
The scent of sandalwood and the sound of chanting punctuated by Om filled
the air last week at a site in western Allen County where devotees plan to
There are full scale Preparations for the massive Sahasra Chandra
Darshana Yajnam to be held from the 15th to the 17th of November as part of
Bhagawan's Birthday Celebrations. In the Vidyagiri stadium a massive stage near
the Shanthi Vedika is being readied which is to serve as the
AUM SAI RAM
There is, definitely, confusion here, I mean, in the interpretation of Baba's
words. Each devotee must apply the message to his/her own circumstances.
When I read the first posting- Swami on the use of cell phones, I made up my
mind to stop using mine altogether. I
Swami's 3 Questions
An old merchant from Kuppam arrived late one evening by car with his
family. As soon as Baba saw him, He asked, How deep is the well? I thought
the inquiry was about a well he was digging in his field, but his son told me a
very thrilling story.
- A Little Story from Bhagawan Baba
THIS BELONGS TO MY DEAR DEVOTEE
Subject: PROF ANIL KUMAR...PEARLS OF WISDOM...THAT LITTLE BOY PLAYED THE ROLE
OF SATHYA SAI BABA.
“That Little Boy Played the Role of Sathya Sai Baba”
It seems this Italian was given an interview along with his wife. And
there in the interview room was also another boy.
Index of earlier Bulletins
Sunday, October 26, 2008
If yesterday it was the chance of the Iranian student to chant
Vedam onstage, today it was the turn of the two American brothers, one in the
school and one in the
Questions and Comments Are Welcome
220 At Prashanti Nilayam, when people gather for darshan, almost
all blocks are reserved, either for VIPs, students, ex-students, special
foreigners, old people, etc., and hardly one block is left for the general
What does Deepavalli event signify? It signifies killing the demon in
man. 'Nara' means man and 'Asura' means demon. This demon is present in every
human being. It is not necessary to acquire great Astras and Sastras to kill
this demon. Man is called 'Nara' because there is Atma in
Thus Spake The Lord
The four goals laid down by Sai, are in fact those laid down by the Vedas. They
are Sathya, Dharma, Shaanthi and Prema. Mankind has to understand the
importance of these four goals, accept
When a plane takes off, It checks for enough fuel, To complete its
journey, Or else it crash lands. You too must equip yourselves With sufficient
fuel, The fuel of faith and spiritual determination. To reach Me,Or else you
too will crash land .
What is the root of worry?
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Bhagawan came for evening darshan in His chair at 5.10, and ten
minutes later was onstage for the presentation of the day, a drama 'Vision of
the Divine' by Gujarat youth, themed on the cataract
Devotees' Experiences - 31
The Omnipresent Protector
How the Governor was saved mysteriously, twice!
Late Shri Burgula Ramakrishna Rao was the Chief Minister of the old Hyderbad
state, and later Governor of Uttar Pradesh and Kerala. An ardent devotee of
A Young Boy Helps Build a Hospital
A few years ago at the time when preparations were being made to begin the
Super-Specialty Hospital, Bhagavan Baba seemingly had less time to devote to
the young students. Day and night he was busy with matters relating to the new
hospital. Even after the
The Lord of Thousand Moons
Reports and Images
Sahasra Poornachandra Darshanam - an overview
Learning Sri Rudram in
Bangalore : Bangalore's latest nomenclature is `Heart City', and it is living
up to this name.
The city is increasingly becoming the preferred destination for paediatric
cardiac cases in the country, contrary to the belief that the middle-aged and
elderly could outnumber children in
This is about an experience that happened at PRASANTHI NILAYAM several years
BHAGAVAN was going into the rows of devotees he selected an Indian lady for
interview who was sitting with a fairly 'grown up' child but she was sobbing
inconsolably. It turned out that this child was not
A Great True Story
Based on a real story ...A conversation between a !! and a Software Engineer in
Vivek Pradhan was not a happy man.. He was the Project Manager and still not
entitled to air travel. It was not the prestige he sought, he had tried to
reason with the
Swami once told the Following Beautiful Story to a Group of Students in
Prasanthi Nilayam :
One day a farmer's donkey fell into a well. The animal cried badly for
hours as the farmer tried to think as to what to do. Finally, he decided the as
the animal was old, and the
Who Is Sai ?
God is inscrutable. He cannot be realised in the outer Objective World:
He is in the very heart of every being. Gemstones have to be sought deep
underground: they do not float in the mid air. Seek God in the depths of
yourself, not in the tantalising,kaleidoscopic
Prashanti Nilayam - Christmas 2008
Prashanti Nilayam Add commentsIt was the time for the Children's presentations
in the darshan hall; they had been waiting in there for many hours. First, it
was the choir, and their first song was magnificent; the words are still going
There are two truths that must be accepted by every pilgrim or devotee:
(1) Devotion has to be full, free and comprehensive. (2) Divinity must be
conceived as full, free and comprehensive.
On the other hand, devotion today is almost always only 'part-time.' That
is to say,
Monday, December 29, 2008
This morning, the devotees from Indonesia who did the overseas sevadal
duty were seated ithe Bhajan hall, and the bhajans started at 9 o'clock from
Sai Kulwant hall. A few minutes later, Bhagawan came to the bhajan hall
Prisoners to get programmes on spirituality
The Times of India, Cities
2 Jan 2009; M Ramya
Chennai: Lectures, bhajans and plays related to spirituality that's what the
department of prisons has lined up for the inmates of Puzhal prison.
The volunteers of Sri Sathya Sai
New Heart 2 Heart Monthly e-Journal
Radio Sai Listeners' Journal January 2009
Moorthy, Sri Kasturi's son was doing research in Geology, when he had to tour
forest areas in Assam, India. (North-East) On one occasion when he was alone, a
wild bear noticed him started closing in on him!
Moorthy started running but the animal continued to chase him. As he ran faster
Index of earlier Bulletins
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Today, the Maharashtra youth presented the second day of their
programmes, with a sitar concert by Sri Neeladri Kumar and party. Bhagawan
arrived for evening darshan
Swami began His discourse with the popular verse on the arrival of the
Sankranthi festival. He followed it with a vivid description of the season. It
is a time when people are busy in agriculture and household activities; when
the food grains and pulses are available in plenty and all the
Bliss Bedecked in White...
Baba cancels heart operation
An elderly lady from Madras once experienced a shooting pain in the chest. She
along with her husband immediately went to their family doctor who referred
them to a heart surgeon. After thorough checkup, it was found that she had
three blockages in the heart.
January 9th 9:00 am - Preparation for Sports Day are underway in
Students from Sathya Sai Institutes are here in Puttaparthi for the
Sports Day celebration which will happen on January 11th. Swami is visiting the
Hill View Stadium regularly to watch over the
January 9, 2009
Drawn by Love
Late afternoon I was out in the village doing my errands and walking along
Gopuram Road—towards the Gopuram, actually, when the wooden doors opened and I
could see right up into the Darshan Hall, right up, past the porch, and in
fact, I reckoned that I could see
WHAT’S IN A GIRL’S PAPER BAG
Stories of inspiration,
It was Molly's job to hand her father his brown paper lunch bag each morning
before he headed off to work.
One morning, in addition to his usual lunch bag, Molly handed him a second
paper bag. This one was worn and held
Building New Bridges
As we welcome another New Year, here is a short allegorical story which has the
power to brighten not just this day, but all the moments to come to create for
us a great year ahead.
Once upon a time, two brothers, Mart and Pete, who lived on adjoining farms
According to English calendar147th Jayanti of Swam, the i Vivekananda falls
today - Monday, January 12th. According to Hindu (Vedic) calendar it falls on
Saturday, January 17th on that day all Sri RamaKrishna Maths celebrate
throughout the world, which varies every year.
The ideal way to
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
After a day's rest, the presentations by the students continued with a
drama by the Brindavan campus this evening. Bhagawan arrived at five o'clock
and after a round of the Kulwant Hall in the car, came to the Bhajan hall where
The harvest time has come in Bharat and the crops are being harvested and the
grains are stored at home without any natural calamities.
The farmers are the backbone of any country more so in India especially in
Andhra Pradesh which is appropriately called The Rice Bowel of India.The Sun
The power of inspiration is mighty. For more than a century a brief quotation
has been making the rounds, repeated over and over again in print, and widely
spread by word of mouth. No one knows who originally wrote or said it, though
it has been variously attributed to many
Serve Man Until... You See God In All Men
By Mr. Bjørn Ribers, Denmark
Bjørn is a social worker at the Red Cross. He qualified with an M.A. in
Psychology and Communication Studies. A member of the Sai Youth Group, he was
involved in the Centre's Project for Homeless People and also visits
A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a
deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two
frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and
tried to jump up out of the pit with all their
Music Programme by Maharashtra Youth on 04.01.2009 - Camera 1
Music Programme by Maharashtra Youth on 04.01.2009 - Camera 2
Shot in the arm for patients
Teachers to inspire, lead by example
Images of Sitar Concert by Sri Neeladri Kumar and party - 03.01.2009
Images of Sai Youth from Maharashtra - Lighting Ceremony Drama -
Parthi News-Jan 2009 (Updated-12.01.2009)
Celebrating the Sankranthi
Names are many, Sankranthi, Pongal, Lohri any more, but the country celebrates
this festivity with great spiritual and religious fervour, generating great
festive mood all along the country. The country in general gets into this
festive mood, when the sun advances
The Miracle of a Lifetime
By Mr. Vijay Sohni
A spirited Sai Youth from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Vijay Sohni serves as
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer in the Government of Madhya Pradesh. He is
Not Even A Needle
GURU NANAK GAVE A NEEDLE to a wealthy man and asked that it be returned to him
in the heaven-world.
Without giving any thought to the matter, the man agreed to do so.
When he came home, he passed on the needle to his wife, saying, Keep this
needle safe with you. I have to
Latest Photos from Prashanti Nilayam
Skits by University Students, 13 14 Jan 2009
Makara Sankranthi, 14 Jan 2009
DIAMONDS IN THE BACKYARD
stories of inspiration,
Though only a boy of 12, Silas Harper exhibited all the characteristics that
ingratiated his elders. It was hard not to like the kid — cheerful,
enthusiastic, diligent, helpful — your typical boy scout type.
His family eked
WEAKNESS OR STRENGTH ?
A 10-year-old boy decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost
his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an
old Japanese judo master.
The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months
of training the
An interview with Sai Baba:
I see only Light and Love
By PF Sloan
It was on my second visit to see Sai Baba that I was granted a private
conversation with Him. These are called interviews. Almost everyday Baba would
choose a group of people to talk to in a small room. Baba chose all kinds
The conduct and preachings of Baba in the context of the society in which he
lived, indicate that he made reason and faith inter-dependent on each other
i.e. faith cannot sustain without the highest reasoning and no one can evolve
with mere reasoning, without faith in some force much more
How Swami changed the weather for His Students
This is one of the many experience I had when I lived in Puttaparthi for eight
years. When Swami was about to begin the water project and drenches were to be
digged for the pipeline to be placed, we were all in Puttaparthi. It was
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The last few days have been quiet at Prasanthi Nilayam after the
Sankranti celebrations. Bhagawan has been coming in the evenings, and
occasionally before the five o'clock bhajans begin. Some of the bhajan sessions
I (Mrs Geetha Mohanram) remember that Laalgudi Jayaraman - a famous violinist
in India was coming to Puttaparthi to play the violin there in front of Swami.
My father (Dr Padmanabhan) used to always go from Bangalore to Puttaparthi on
the weekends. And my father being a doctor also would
Humble pranams at the Divine lotus Feet Of our ever Present beloved
Benefits of Bhakthi
The basic principle of living condition is that we have a general
propensity to love someone.No one can live without loving someone
else.This propensity is present in every living being.Even an
Shri Saibaba Yantra
a.. Sai Baba was a divine incarnation whose love for his disciples is very
well known .
b.. Lacs of people have been blessed by merely having faith and belief in Sai
c.. This Yantra gives the worshipper all the wishes he/she asks for.
Friday, February 13, 2009
This evening, the centre of Sai Kulwant Hall was filled with items for
distribution to the needy: irons, electrician kits, wet-grinders, bicycles,
push-carts and more, arranged by devotees from Prakasam district.
The Old Men With An Oil Can
THERE WAS AN OLD man who could not do any productive work, but who carried a
little can of oil with him, wherever he went. If he passed by a gate or a
door which squeaked, he poured a little oil on the hinges. He moved on, from
place to place, lubricating all the
As Mentioned earlier, Swami is going to Muddenahalli tommorow to lay the
foundation stone for the the 4th Campus Building of the Sri Sathya Sai
University. Swami is expected to leave Prasanthi Nilayam at around 8.30 in the
morning and reach Muddenahalli at around 10.00 AM.
November 6th, 2002
This is the third session of ‘Sai Pearls of Wisdom’. During the
two previous sessions we completed all of the September conversations that
Bhagavan had with the students and the teachers on the verandah at Prashanthi
CLEANING HOUSE FOR 2009
Last Week I threw out worrying, it was getting old and in the way.
It kept me from being me; I couldn't do things God's way.
I threw out a book on MY PAST
(Didn't have time to read it anyway).
Replaced it with NEW GOALS, started reading it today.
I threw out hate and
TREAT HER IMMEDIATELY
Now I pass on to the 22nd of October. That evening Swami asked one boy to
speak. That boy did his MSc. in Bio-Science and he also completed his MBA. He
is an outstanding student. Now he is serving as Technical Officer in the
Super-Specialty Hospital. Swami asked him to
Why Do You Bluff Like That?
Also on the same day, the 28th of October, all the boys were expected to report
to the college. Because the college started on the 29th, they needed to report
by the 28th.
So Swami called the warden of the Bangalore Campus, Hey Warden, have all the
The Divine is now denoted by various words that are common currency in
limited human vocabulary. They name phenomena revealing the Divine as
'miracles', 'magic', 'wonders', etc. Of course, man cannot contain in his mind
more than he can hold.
He cannot express in words the
Why Do people Suffer ?, Why Does not Swami do anything for them ?, Why Does God
make people Suffer ?..
These are some of the questions which everyone must have asked ourselves and to
others at some point in our lives. A long time back in the early 1980's Swami
gave an interview to the Post
Love as thought is truth.. Love as action is Right Conduct. Love as feeling is
Peace. Love as understanding is non-violence. Love is Selflessness, Selfishness
is lovelessness. Love gives and forgives, Selfishness gets and forgets.
Self-discipline is the basic foundation for successful living.
Taken from various Discourses of Swami :
Shiva, Parameswara is represented by the Wonderful LINGA, which is the
most divine act of creation. It represents life for everyone and everything.
The Linga has three parts. The Bottom is Brahma, meaning Creation of everything
The Tender Heart of the Saint
The heart of a mother is full of tenderness, but it is limited to her child
only; but the heart of the Saint is all inclusive, it knows the how and whence
of the origin of each one and the vicissitudes they have to go through.
The Saint is full of spiritual
CM to receive Sai Baba Padukas
PANJIM, FEB 20
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will receive the Padukas (sacred footwear)
of Sai Baba at Patradevi on February 21, which will be displayed at Gymkhana
Grounds, Campal, on February 22 for devotees to pay their
The Personification Of Love
Bayajabai used to invite Baba to come in and rest a while whenever he came
begging, but Baba would always politely decline. The most he would do was to
sit in the shade in the forecourt of their house. Bayajabai would plead with
Baba to sit inside the house and eat
Do Sai devotees have to worry about Astrology?
Sri Saibaba said Do Not Consult the Astrological Almanacs. Do Not Believe
in astrology?. The sastras and the saints say that the planetary positions
and horoscopes can have an effect on us only till we surrender to a
competent Sadguru, once we have
yThe 12 Jyothirlingams
Saurashtre Somanaatham Cha Sree Saile Mallikarjunam
Ujjayinyaam Mahaakaalam Omkaare Mamaleswaram
Himalaye to Kedaram Daakinyaam Bhimashankaram
Vaaranaasyaam cha Viswesam Trayambakam Gowtameethate
Paralyaam Vaidyanaatham cha Naagesam
Monday, February 23, 2009
Bhagawan arrived this Shivarathri morning at 7.30 am in the special
golden raised chair. After His darshan round, He blessed the cakes on the
verandah and moved to the interview room. After half an hour, He emerged and
came onstage. For a while, He
Significance Of Shivrathri
Maha Shivrathri, the night of the worship of Shiva, occurs on the
14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the month of
Phalguna (Feb/Mar) when Hindus offer special prayer to the lord of
Here're three reasons to celebrate Shivrathri:-
Thousands turn out to worship Padukas
Thousands turn out to worship Padukas
PANJIM, FEB 22
Over one lakh devotees thronged the Panjim Gymkhana Grounds, Campal today
to pay their respects to the Padukas (sacred footwear) of Sai
Swami once materialized a beautiful watch with Diamonds for a devotee from
Sweden , The Next day Swami noticed that the person was not wearing the watchy.
When Swami asked him the person smiled and kept quite, Swami again asked him
the next day and the person said that He could not take the
The Geetha is as a boat, which takes man across from the self-imposed
state of bondage to the freedom which is his nature. He is taken from darkness
to light, from lustrelessness to splendour, Swami said and explained, The way
it begins and the way it ends, that gives the clue to the
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The night-long bhajans continued this morning with the mics being turned
on at 8 o'clock. Bhagawan arrived in Sai Kulwant Hall at 8.30 after first
giving darshan at the Poornachandra hall where the devotees who
I came across this video showing Sainagar Shirdi Railway station on
youtube. I was very happy to see this video and quickly thought to post it.
Recently there was a post giving information about Shirdi linked by rail on
this blog. Very soon we are able to see the video of newly
Maha Shivarathri was celebrated in Prasanthi Nilayam with its usual
fervor. The Highlight was Bhagawan's Wonderful Divine Discourse.
As usual the crowds were massive, there was one wonderful arrangement
made which made everyone happy that is after Sai Kulwant Hall was filled up,all
Carrots and Sticks
Baba said, There are several ways. One is from here, meaning that He is the
Sadguru capable of helping one in the pursuit that a life may have. Having
dissolved the myth the surrounded the requirements for a spiritual upliftment,
Baba further simplified the path saying,
Servant Versus Minister
It is said that when the disciple is ready for the Guru, the Guru reveals
himself to the disciple. Examples to this effect are abound in Sai stories.
While everyone is entitled to Sadguru's grace, it does not come without efforts
on part of the disciple. Baba also
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