Entries by Usha

Guru Purnima Celebrations – July 07 2017, Day Two

There are four main four strings in the Veena that symbolize the four Vedas. There are three Thala strings representing Iccha Shakti (Desire), Jnana Shakti (Knowledge) and Kriya Shakti (Action). Using the tip of the finger to play the instrument stimulates the acupressure points. Shastras proclaim playing the Veena as a form of Kundalini Yoga.

Guru Purnima Celebrations – July 06 2017, Day One

The beautiful classical rendition included popular Saint Tyagaraja Krithis and Annamacharya Keertanam with a special composition on Bhagawan by Malladi Brothers. As they sang Giriraja Suta Tanaya, Sangeeta Gnanamu, Brochevarevarura, Guruleka Etuvanti and other krithis, the audience were transported into a world of devotional frenzy.

Divine Visit – Mandya – July 04 & July 05, 2017

I am like a tank. Students are like taps. Teachers will be the pipe through which water flows. If the pipe has blockage due to dust or air block, water will not flow.

Divine Visit – Hassan – July 03 & July 04, 2017

SATHYA SADANA – Sathya being that which is permanent and unchanging i.e., God. The place is meant for engaging in Sadhana and to realise the Ultimate Truth – Ayam Atma Brahma, Tat Twam Asi, Aham Brahmasmi.

Bhoomi Puja of Sri Sathya Sai Vishwaniketanam – Hampi – July 03, 2017

To establish again this great Indian culture and philosophy of the unity of mankind based on the principle of Divinity is why we are establishing another institution at this very sacred place

Divine Visit – Orange County – June 25 & 26, 2017

This is God, and I am staying back here.

Divine Visit – Costa Mesa – June 24, 2017

The future of humanity will be written not on platforms of software or computers, but on platforms of human and Divine goodness. What value a human being brings to life, to existence, to His mission on this planet will be defined by how good he is, defined by what goodness he can spread.

Divine Visit – Orange County – June 23, 2017

Children should have foundation and firm faith in God, and three things are important for that – Daivapreeti- love for God; Papabheeti-fear of sin; Sanghaneeti – Morality, moral values in society.

Divine Visit – Santa Rosa and Orange County – June 21 and 22, 2017

Truly, the highest of all the Bhakti, the devotion that Lord has ever experienced, is of the Gopikas and Gopalas. Their love was selfless. They were the best devotees, as they did not expect anything from Krishna – just His love and just His presence.

Divine Visit – Santa Rosa – June 20, 2017

A society, where no child or youth is abandoned is being envisioned. One such lighthouse, a Centre must be established in every State, which will guide other Organisations, individuals and youth. With blessings of God and man’s effort anything is possible!

Divine Visit – San Jose – June 19, 2017

Loving Me and not obeying Me, doubting, if this is going to happen, not going to happen, is true or not true, will not lead to anything. Believing that what Swami says is right but doing it without love, doing it as a compulsion also is not going to give you much result! Therefore, both, loving God and having confidence in God, that He will look after if you keep doing what He wants you to do is true devotion!

Divine Visit – San Jose – June 18, 2017

Family that prays together, stays together. Family does not pray, cannot stay. If God becomes the common thread to this garland of family members, then the garland will stay together. If there is no thread, then flowers will fall apart. Likewise, the presence of God in the lives of the members of the family is like thread in the garland. It keeps all the beautiful flowers together and increases the beauty of that garland, which is worth offering to God.

Divine Visit – San Jose – June 17, 2017

Bhakti can be simply defined as choosing God over anything else. The opposite of it is, choosing everything else above God which is Bhukti. Discriminating what would please God all the time in thought, word and actions, what will make one closer to God, and what is that which God would like, can simply guide the path in this journey of life.

What is the purpose of education? – Divine Discourse Summary – June 01,2017

The aim or desire for your education should be born out of selflessness that through this education, I must develop skills with which I can serve the society better.

Commencement of the First Surgery – Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care and Research – Palwal, Haryana – April 18, 2017

Whatever you engage in, do it with selfless love. Place all your problems at His feet and march ahead. Step by step we will undertake this journey. God is with us, above all selfless love is with us! This is not Karma (work), but this is Karmayoga (worship). This service is without any expectation, and there cannot be a better opportunity than to serve in a world class facility like this.

Divine Visit – London – April 15, 2017

Do not be proud or arrogant about what has been given to you , for time can snatch it away from you in a second. Two, the reason for serving the elderly is they are the people who really need help. Thirdly, Swami wants you to go and serve them, so that you realise that all relations in life, all other friends and kith and kin gathered during the course of one’s life are all transient. That love which is bound by giving and receiving that does not last. Only that love which is bereft, free of all expectations, desires alone gives joy and happiness.