Kodai Summer Retreat – May 21, 2017

All physical limitations become invalid in the presence of God for one transcends the limitations of Gunas (qualities) and kala (time) in God’s presence.

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 20, 2017

Leaving home and hearth, wife and family and running away to forests is not the way. If we give up selfishness in our thoughts, in our feelings, then we can truly become a Tyagi, a man of sacrifice and a Yogi, a man of God. This is the word of Sai that tells this truth.

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 19, 2017

No doubt that Swami’s love and grace are unconditional, but if you have to really enjoy it and receive it, there should be some deservedness, some qualities you have to develop. Only when the mind is purified, you will be able to understand and recognise the greatness of God’s love and God’s grace.

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 18, 2017

It is not the nearness that matters, it is the dearness that matters with God. You may sit at the feet of God, look at His face all day, much may not happen. Someone may be far away away but like a bee will come, drink the nectar of devotion at Lord’s Feet and enjoy it. Whereas frogs may be sitting near the lotus all day long, but they don’t understand anything.

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 17, 2017

Always in life keep thinking what will please God. If you keep that as the focus, everything else will fall in place! If you please God, you have pleased so many people. Pleasing each other is very difficult, because the mind keeps changing. But pleasing God is very easy. Then He who resides in all as the Vaishwanara, as the Jatharagni, the fire in the belly which digests, He will satisfy everyone

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 16, 2017

Difficulties will come, any good thing you do there will be difficulties, but one should have the courage, ‘God is with me and I am on God’s plan.’ Only a pure heart will ever understand God.

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 15, 2017

With sacrifice comes prosperity. Through sacrifice alone one can become immortal, and only such will be remembered. Hanuman, Jatayu, the small squirrel, a bear, Ahalya, the Kewat, have all become immortal as they were associated with Rama or His Nama.

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 14, 2017 (Evening)

Without worrying about anything else in your lives, simply take a step towards God. Always remember, the one who serves God, and dedicates his or her life to God, becomes His responsibility. If you take this path of selflessness, in order to be of some service to several other children who need this hand of help, I will look after you in every single aspect, to the extent that I will ensure that even your past does not come in the way of your future.

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 14, 2017 (Morning)

When you give love, you get love, as that love will be returned. In any kind of relationship, you should learn to love selflessly. The most sacred relation, after God and devotee, is that of a mother and child. Love, sacrifice and tolerance are the values one should learn from the mother. Apart from mother’s love, develop love for God.

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 13, 2017 (Morning)

Man aspires for bliss. But, people try to attain this bliss in many ways, and ultimately they are drowned in sorrow, misery and depression. Divine bliss is not available in this world, nor can you ask anyone. It it not something you can go to a market and purchase with money. This divine bliss is available only with God and no one else. That is why God is referred to as the embodiment of divine bliss.

Kodai Summer Retreat – May 12, 2017

When the mind is on the body, it will feel the emotions of the body. But when this mind is on God, where is the question of the body feeling? This is how Yogis have been able to meditate for hundreds of years, because their mind was absorbed in God.”

Easwaramma Day Celebrations & Commencement of Construction – Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital, Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli, May 06 2017

General Hospital which will be constructed in two phases and would cater to the health needs of all sections of society without any bias and absolutely free of charge. Women and child care will be given primary importance. The hospital is designed in the form of the Swastik which represents auspiciousness, health and well-being. There would also be a state-of-art Blood Bank constructed that would cater to the needs of blood and its products for not just the neighboring towns but also to the surrounding five districts.

Divine Visit – Biarritz, France – April 30, 2017

The scriptures proclaim that if one is blessed with these three things it is due to grace of God: a human birth, desire for realisation and the guidance of a great master. If you get these three things, it is considered as a rare boon by God’s grace.

Divine Visit – Biarritz, France – April 29, 2017 (Evening)

“Devotion is what holds us in all our journeys. You are all enabling devotion in these little ones. Devotion gives us strength, and it is Love for God, resulting in strength from God. We need strength, and that strength will take us forward. From Bhakti to Shakthi to Mukti, like Swami says.”

Divine Visit – Biarritz, France – April 29, 2017 (Morning)

There are pleasures and pain. Like day and night, they come and go. But true happiness is that which comes and grows, not goes. And such happiness is possible only from that which is permanent. Since God is permanent, the joy arising out of God is always permanent!” Swami spoke to each person gathered, revealing many aspects of their life, known only to them, leaving them overwhelmed and blessed out!

Divine Visit – Biarritz, France – April 28, 2017

Living with Swami teaches everyone many valuable lessons. Trust His words and ‘going with the flow as He has willed’ is one of the paramount lessons.

Divine Visit – Zagreb, Croatia – April 27, 2017 (Evening)

What is this Dharma? In a very casual translation, people call Dharma as righteousness. To fire, Dharma is to burn; to water, Dharma is to cool; to wind Dharma is to blow; likewise, every aspect of this universe is engrossed in conducting its own Dharma. And only when each aspect of this creation follows its own Dharma, that is when the creation is sustained.

Divine Visit – Zagreb, Croatia – April 27, 2017 (Morning)

It is not good enough if you hear good advice and forget it soon, or just speak about it, but you must understand, assimilate and practise.

Divine Visit – Zagreb, Croatia – April 26, 2017

Swami explained the meaning of Ashrama, saying it’s a place where there is no ‘Shrama’ or ‘effort’, the work here becomes worship, and therefore the living becomes effortless through Prema or love. He blessed that Ananda Ashram will serve as a beacon light of love and service to all the neighboring countries as well. Lunch Prasadam was served to all, and everyone proceeded back to Zagreb.