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Divine Visit – Argentina – Bariloche – October 18, 2016

To every shadow there has to be an object. Every object casts a shadow. Without object, there cannot be a shadow. By catching hold of the shadow, one cannot get the object. Shadows change with time. During the morning, a long shadow is cast and at noon is is at your feet. Shadow change with time, but you do not change. Such is the relation between world and God. World is unreal, God is real. World changes with time, and God is constant. If you go behind the shadow of the world, you cannot get God.

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Divine Visit – Argentina – Buenos Aires to Bariloche – October 17, 2016

“Like the waves in the lake outside, man comes into existence and disappears after a while, whereas the lake remains as it is. We all are born from God, live in God and finally merge in God. This temporary existence of separate identity is only illusory”.

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Divine Visit – Argentina – October 16, 2016

“Everything in the universe is born out of love, sustained by love and ultimately everything merges in to love. Whatever Swami did, does and will ever do is purely out of love. His coming in to this world was an act of love, His living in this world was an act of love, His leaving this world was also an act of love and now confining this way of also an act of love.”

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Divine Visit – Argentina – October 15, 2016

Swami clarified that oneness is within, though there are natural differences outside. Only understanding the true nature of one’s existence which is Divinity, can help us realise the true meaning of this statement. Just like the same sun in the sky is reflected in various water bodies., like wise the same divinity shines in all beings. If you look around you will see as many reflections as there are water bodies, but its only when you look up that you will find that there is only one sun. The outward going mind must be turned inwards to realise this truth. SAI stands for See Always Inside to find BABA which is Being, Awareness and Bliss Always. Thereafter, Swami opened the session for the question and answers.

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Divine Visit – Argentina – October 13 and 14, 2016

Even before the sounds of the drum rolls of the Dhakis of Durga Puja could fade in to the ether and the vibrant echos of the Vedic recitals of Dasara festivities could dissolve in to the eternity, Bhagawan’s entourage were once again in the Bangalore airport waiting to board their next flight, this time the destination was Latin America. Last year as the Argentinians prayed to Bhagwan to visit their country, He graciously accepted the invitation to their homes and hearts. Plans were made, events were organised to make the best of the divine visit the Latin American countries, and Spain.

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Bhakti – the basic principle on which the Gita is based – Summary Divine Discourse on 8 October 2016

For the students, especially the young ones, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga all this can be taught. But if the fundamental Bhakti Yoga is not there, then both are going to be useless. It will be akin to a bulb and a fan without electricity. Bhakti is the very fundamental, basic principle on which the entire Gita is based. From the seed of Bhakti, comes the tree of Shakti, branches of Yukti and flowers and fruits of Mukti. Devotion is the only emotion.

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Navarathri Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – October 6, 2016 (Day 6)

Gold though precious is impure in its raw form. It’s only when refined does it become pure. Similarly, man too needs to refine himself, from his nature with follies to a purer state of his original self. On this auspicious day, prayers to the primordial Adi Shakti, Sri Lalitha Parameshwari is offered to ask for help with such a progress in life. The Lalitha Homa is conducted to earn wisdom.

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Navarathri Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – October 5, 2016 (Day 5)

The entire setting was uplifting, with the vedic chants in the background amidst the glowing of the sacred red fire and the rhythmic beats of the instruments. Two yagnas were conducted in the morning – one for Health (Arogya) and another for Wealth (Bhagya), as man needs both health and wealth to survive on earth.

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Navarathri Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – October 4 2016 (Day 4)

The fourth day of Navarathri dedicated to the Goddess Kushmanda, who governs the Sun providing it with direction and energy, began with great exuberance at Muddenahalli. The Hridaya Mandir, which is housing the homas and the shrine of the Goddess, was charged with Vedic chants.

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What is the true goal of our life? – Summary of Divine Discourse on 03 October 2016

What is the true goal of our life? It is not attaining wealth, power, position, name and fame. The first duty is to know your divinity. The duty of parents is to take children towards God. The duty of children is to take parents towards God. The relationship between parents and children is true only when they take both towards God. Similarly your friends, your teachers should take you nearer to God and not away from God. That will be a good relationship. That is good company. All those relationships, which take us away from God are bondages.

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Navarathri Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – October 3 2016 (Day 3)

Two homas namely Shivapanchakshari Homa and the Maha Mrityunjaya Homa were performed at Sri Sathya Sai Hridaya Mandiram in the morning. A colourful mandalam (rangoli) with the sacred symbol of the Shiva Linga was drawn. Lord Shiva is said to be the embodiment of auspiciousness. As the bestower of life itself, He alone can conquer death. The Maha Mrityunjaya Homa is one of the most effective spiritual ways of healing and rejuvenating anyone one fighting death. By invoking the blessings of Lord Shiva, this homam is said to bestow longevity in life and cure from prolonged illness.

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Navarathri Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – October 2, 2016 (Day 2)

The second day of the Navarathri celebrations at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli continued with much devotion and gaiety. As part of the Navarathri Homa, the Pavamana Homam and the Vishnu Sahasranama Homam were performed at the Sri Sathya Sai Hridaya Mandiram. Both the rituals were performed in honour of Sri Maha Vishnu. According to Vedic lore, the Rig Veda comprising of 600 sacred verses emanated during the churning of the milky ocean by the Devas and the Asuras. Chanting these mantras is said to purify the surrounding air and cleanse the environment. It is believed that mere listening to these sacred chants is enough to remove all obstacles in one’s life.

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Divine Visit – Jayapura Campus And Hassan Campus – September 24 – 25, 2016 (Day II)

Swami spoke to the students thereafter, and very emphatically stated that the goal of the Sathya Sai education system was to develop students of character. He said that just like rain drops which come down from the sky are pure, colorless and odorless but once they fall on the ground they acquire the properties of the soil that they get mingled with. Similarly, when students are born, they are pure, with pure minds. But with the company that they keep, their mind gets polluted and contaminated. Therefore, keeping good company is extremely important for one’s spiritual and overall growth. “The first thing our Institution provides to all the students, is a good environment to enable them grow well in a good atmosphere, in the company of good teachers and good people, which helps them to retain the purity and grow into people of character.”

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Divine Visit – Jayapura Campus And Hassan Campus – September 24 – 25, 2016 (Day I)

Swami spoke to the students about the importance of our education system, about the good habits that one must develop, about keeping good company, and keeping one’s thoughts words and actions pure. He said children of that age are malleable and can be moulded into any shape, as the teachers decide. Therefore, it is important for teachers to do their duty well by practicing what they are teaching only then the children would follow. He urged teachers to develop love for the students of divine kind, ‘Love without Duty’ as its not enough if they just did their duty with love. He spoke to many students and asked them about their background, about their towns from which they hailed and about the various things they were doing.

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