Entries by Usha

How do you gain good concentration? – Divine Discourse Summary – October 5, 2017

When you have a pure mind, concentration is spontaneous. Due to lack of purity, many perversions enter the mind and therefore, it is very fickle.

What kind of students should come out of Sathya Sai Institutions? – Divine Discourse Summary – Tumkur – October 03, 2017

The very purpose of our educational institutions is to make the little children into men and women of divine love. The only aspiration that I have is that these children render this kind of service to society.

Why is Swami starting so many schools? – Bhoomi Puja of Sri Sathya Sai Sevaniketanam, Koppal – October 02, 2017

The reason why we are starting these many schools is to provide spiritual education along with the worldly subjects. We provide education to make man a true human being.

How do you become a good instrument of Swami? – Divine Discourse Summary – Sai Spoorthi, Annual Alumni and Alumnae Meet – October 1, 2017
Why do Indians have so many festivals? – Divine Discourse Summary – Navaratri – September 29, 2017

Because our ancient people knew that our minds are quite fickle and they will deviate from this noble path of attaining God, they incorporated so many festivities so that we always keep our mind focused on God even if it strays away.

Have you been with Swami before? – Divine Discourse Summary – Navaratri – September 26, 2017

It is the same monkeys who incarnated again as the Gopalas to be again with their Lord and enjoy His proximity. The same Gopalas have again reincarnated and are with Swami as His students, as His devotees to enjoy His proximity even now.

What are the steps to attain purity? – Divine Discourse Summary – Navaratri – September 25, 2017

First, discriminate between what gives temporary joy and what gives permanent joy (Viveka). Second, have the capacity to detach from temporary attainments (Vairagya).

Divine Visit – Argentina- October 8 & 9, 2017

Shrishti (creation) is born out of Parameshti (God), who is the embodiment of selfless love. Man is created in the image of God. The highest truth is that one must not forget the true nature of oneself, which is love, and everything else is secondary. But this love gets covered by body consciousness. So all our efforts are not to become God who is Love as we already are that, rather we need to ‘unbecome’ what we are not which is selfishness. Give up all that is not divine in you!

Divine Visit – Argentina- October 6 and 7, 2017

What we think exists, does not exist. What we think does not exist, truly exists. It’s only God who truly exists all the time, and what does not exist is the world.

Navaratri celebrations – sathya sai grama, muddenahalli – september 30, 2017 (day 10)

You call me Shiva Shakthi Swaroopa. What does that mean? It means that I am the cosmic source of all the male and female aspects, the purest of energies from whom, from where everything manifested in this creation.

Divine Visit – Gadag and Tumkur – October 03, 2017

Bhagawan pointed out the great culture of India which prayed for the welfare of all beings considering every one as one’s own family, which is not seen anywhere else in the world. He continued to emphasise on the need of the hour which is to impart the right kind of education to the needy, which not only enables a means of sustenance, but also provides the methods of highest achievement of the greater purpose of human life, which is to realise one’s oneness with the divine.

Divine Visit – Sri Sathya Sai Vaniniketanam, Gadag – October 02, 2017

Swami then went on to reminisce as to how this Campus which seemed impossible a year ago, came up with His sheer grace. From land to permissions to construction and other requirements, all happened within months and the Campus was up and running. All that was to ensure that these children had a future where they could be basking in Swami’s love today.

Divine Visit – Bhoomi Puja of Sri Sathya Sai Sevaniketanam, Koppal – October 02, 2017

Sathya Sai education is not merely about world class infrastructure or free of all charges, its more importantly about human values which are diminishing from the society, causing destruction and restlessness all over the world.

Sai Spoorthi 2017 – The Annual Alumni and Alumnae Meet of the Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – October 01, 2017

Swami spoke of the 3 resolutions He had made when He was young on what the purpose to which He would dedicate His life. These three pledges were – to save all of humanity and give them the highest joy; to give the poor and the downtrodden what they lack, that is the definition of love; to guide those who have strayed away from the path of goodness back to the path of Dharma. This is the ‘Dheeksha’ that Swami took upon Himself or pledged and everything that Swami has done fits into one of the 3 tenets.

Navaratri Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – September 29, 2017 (Day 9)

Hands is Kriya Shakthi, Head is Iccha Shakthi and Heart is Gnana Shakthi. All the three has to come together. Shakthi, Yukthi, Mukti needs Bhakti. With Bhakti, everything else follows. There are six qualities needed: Good conduct, good intellect, truthfulness, devotion, discipline, dutifulness. Practice the noble ideals.

Navaratri Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – September 28, 2017 (Day 8)

The Bahiryaga is performed to the Lord who is formless and attribute less, the one who is nothing in everything and everything in nothing. The one who is the resident of every heart, keeps the lamp of devotion aglow in the hearts of devotees and drives away ignorance.

Navaratri Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – September 27, 2017 (Day 7)

It is said on this day, Durga commenced the war against Mahishasura, who took the form of a buffalo or a Mahisha. Nava Patrika Snan was performed and it signifies the Ashta Nayika or the eight war partners Durga created to fight the Asura. These eight partners of Durga along with Devi Herself is symbolized as the Nava Durga.

Navaratri Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – September 26, 2017 (Day 6)

When Goddess Durga set off to fight against the demon Mahishasura, all the other Gods and Goddesses offered their weapons to her and stood there like dolls, watching in awe as a fierce battle ensued. It is this scene, the priest explained, that is represented in the Golu. The dolls, starting from the basic life forms, plants, animals, humans and finally spiritually uplifted souls, are arranged across nine steps depicting the journey of an individual from the lowest life form coming towards God.