Open your hearts to experience divinity

by Sri B N Narasimha Murthy

Like how Lord Krishna built Dwaraka from scratch, Swami built Prashanthi Nilayam and Brindavan ashrams from scratch. And for those of us who weren’t fortunate to participate in those missions, we have another window of an opportunity now to witness yet another divine mission unfold.

From the architectural design and layout of each building in every campus to its erection, everything was overseen and executed by none other than Swami Himself! While anyone can imagine and write the plans on the paper, its execution in time can truly be the work of divine only. For instance, when we started working on the plans, we realized that they cost huge money. Just think, can a Narasimha Murthy alone raise enough funds for such plans? It is anybody’s guess that it is not possible for me, or for that matter, any individual, to plan and execute such wonderful projects for humanity.

So, who then is doing it? It is the doing of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba who in His subtle form. While He is unseen, all His actions and activities are seen! When Swami went to see the construction sites in Muddenahalli – there is construction going on here too – He told our engineer that He has a lot more work for him, and that the work will never stop in Muddenahalli. It will keep on happening. For a moment, just imagine. Who can say such things? Can Narayana Rao say it? Can Narasimha Murthy say it? No. It is only Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba who can say it!

So, why is He doing such wonderful things? Two years ago, when we were in the car with Swami in London, an interesting conversation took place. Swami while talking to Dr Girish Malhotra, who was driving the car, said “Don’t think I am doing all this to become famous; I am already famous. I need not have to do anything else to become more famous than what I am. I am doing all this for the advent of Prema Sai.”

You may ask, why the 30 schools in each of the districts of Karnataka? Well, because Karnataka has the great fortune of hosting the third Avatar in the series of Sai Avatars, Prema Sai. He is going to come to the Mandya campus that Swami has established – the Sri Satya Sai Sharada Niketanam. “I am doing all this for Prema Sai. This subtle form, till 2022, is the transition between Sathya Sai physical form and Prema Sai physical form,” He had once explained.

This is all very new to most of us. So, how then do we understand all this? There is only one way – open your heart, shut your logic, shut your brain. Why? Because all this is beyond logic. Such a thing has never happened before – there is no precedent. Swami in one of the Maha Shivarathri discourses had said that such an Avatar has never come before and wouldn’t come in the future too.

Let us all continue to pray in our hearts. Swami is available to each of us on the inner net. Swami says, “Now I am in the subtle form and am taking My Mission forward. I am always with you, I am always near you. Only you have to come near Me. But you need to have the qualification”. He then elaborates further, “What is the qualification? A pure heart and a sacred life suffused with selfless love. Take to selfless service then you will know Sathya Sai Baba in the subtle form.”

We needn’t be a scientist like Einstein to understand the subtle form of Swami. He is beyond the mind and the intellect. All we need to do is surrender and fall at His feet, to realize that He is very much near us and with us.

B N Narasimha Murthy

B N Narasimha Murthy

Sri. B N Narasimha Murthy, fondly called as Murthy Anna, has been one among those blessed with the fortune of serving Bhagawan and His mission for many years. He hails from Loka Seva Vrinda, an order of committed youngsters founded by Sri Madiyal Narayana Bhatt, an eminent educationist of Karnataka in India. The Loka Seva Vrinda established two schools at Alike and Muddenahalli in the 1960s, both of which were run under the direct guidance of Bhagawan Baba.

Sri Narasimha Murthy was chosen by Bhagawan to serve as the Warden of Sathya Sai Hostel in Brindavan Campus of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Whitefield, near Bangalore in India. In his four-decade service stint as Warden, he moulded many thousands of students on to the path of educare, while nurturing their character. Bhagawan also gave him the rare opportunity to continue "Sathyam Sivam Sundaram", His official biography, which was earlier authored by Prof. N Kasthuri. Sri Murthy has also authored the book "Sri Sathya Sai Divya Kripashraya”, an autobiographical account of his formative years and the development of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva institutions.

He continues to play a seminal role in Baba’s mission, and currently serves as the Chief Mentor of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Institutions.

These articles are based on his various speeches made in the Divine presence.
B N Narasimha Murthy

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Beacon of Love

The most beautiful things in the universe can neither be seen nor touched. They can only be felt in the heart. If we think about it – all we need to do it open our hearts, have open-mindedness and humility, and anyone and everyone can feel Swami’s presence today in the subtle body. His love flows like the Ganges even today.


God is love and compassion

Reams have been written about Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. I have also written few volumes of His biography. But even today, if someone asked me what do you know about Sri Sathya Sai Baba and my reply would be nothing! I know Him only as love and compassion and nothing beyond.

2 replies
  1. Raveendra
    Raveendra says:

    Swamy’s New Year Message most probably to children: During 2010 or 2011 this was distributed in the form of Pamphlet in our Samiti. (Based on my diary)
    Blessings to all on this occasion.
    Swamy wants to tell you that your life’s ultimate goal is to develop Universal Love.That is started now. By reciting the name of God Universal Love will develop.
    This is the golden opportunity given to you.This will help entire world and as well as it will be beneficial to you.Beware of future time.Because during future days Bhumata(Mother Earth) becomes very powerful.What Swamy told previously about “Suvarna Yug” is now started. Bhumata is making arrangements to establish Ram Rajya, Sai Ram Rajya”.
    In this process,you will become Goddesses to wipe out the troubles of people. Peace will be restored in the world.Peoples’ mind will also be peaceful.
    You have to come close to Swamy. The distance between you and your mind is same as the distance between you and Me. This distance will go when you surrender to me & you will be near to Me.

    Getting Swamy’s nearness is very difficult.Also,it is too difficult to maintain it.It will be possible only after total surrenderness. Swamy is with you.To experience it,you have to do Namsmaran.It will be easy when you surrender completely.
    No fear! This is the first order(message) to prepare you for Sadhana.
    Swamy will never give up you in this Sadhana.I & your relationship is since many births. Swamy knows you since lakhs of years.Is it possible to part the child and mother? Never. But when waywardness happens mother will give bitter medicine to show right path.
    I would like to upgrade your conscious level.I will achieve this.No one stops this. Swamy wants everybody to recite RUDRA. You have to plan & proceed. Rudra Chanting should be done in every house.From this everything will improve.
    Rudra or Shiva will remove all badness and shower bliss. Children! reciting the name of God will protect you.That is the only Talisman for you.Name of Rama is more powerful than Rama.That is why recite Ram Nam.
    Every morning after becoming fresh,light the Jyoti and recite RamNam 108 times.And at any time during day time,chant Rudra. Without fail do this everyday in your houses.
    For this,there is no suitable environment in the house. TRUE.This is KALIYUG. We spend lot of time for bathing,having tiffin,meals and chatting with others. Likewise spare some time for this holy work which will protect you.
    Children! Swamy is with you for this work. No doubt. Don’t Fear.
    Obey this order
    Sweat Blessings
    Your Antaryami
    Sri Sathya Sai


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