Divine Visit – Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Kendra, Muddenahalli – July 23, 2017

Bhagawan was all smiles and very happy, and visited every room in the hostel beginning with the inauguration of the Warden’s room. He sanctified the room and blessed Sri Venkateshwarulu by boiling the milk Himself, and going all around the room. One had to see and believe the bond between students and their Lord, when He interacted with them in every room in the hostel. There was not one student left with whom Swami had not interacted.

SRI SATHYA SAI ANNAPOORNA TRUST ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017 – BANGALORE – JULY 16, 2017

About the inspiration to start this Seva – Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who has been teaching and practising the ideal of Love All and Serve all.

How can we invite God into our hearts? – Divine Discourse Summary – Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Kendra, Muddenahalli – July 23, 2017 (Morning)

Do everything for the love of God and offer everything to God. It will make sure that your path is always lit up.

What is the aim of our educational institutions? – Divine Discourse Summary – July 23, 2017

Teachers should feel student is God. Serve the students as if you are serving Swami. And students should aim to achieve ultimate selflessness when they graduate from our institutions.

How can we attain purity of mind? – Divine Discourse Summary – July 20, 2017

Do Seva without a tinge of selfishness. This will bring you nearer to divinity. When selfless love blossoms in you, you attain purity of mind.

Become Me!

On another occasion, when somebody asked, “Swami, You have such a grand mission, how can I help You in Your mission?” One would have thought that by being a doctor in the hospital or by being a teacher in the school or by being a volunteer in His Seva projects, one could help Him. But, Swami spoke again to the surprise of all when He said, “You can help Me in My mission by becoming Me, because if one Sai Baba could do so much, then two Sai Babas can do a lot more together!”

Divine Visit – Sri Lanka – July 16, 2017

One may get lucky to be born as a human, and may develop a desire to rise beyond the mundane. But both of these will not find fulfilment, unless you are blessed to be in the company of the wise.

How should we offer our gratitude to the Guru? – Divine Discourse Summary – Guru Purnima, July 09, 2017

Offer your gratitude to your Guru by practicing his teachings. Move from body consciousness to Divine consciousness and ultimately achieve vision of oneness.

How can we transform our Gunas to help us become selfless? – Divine Discourse Summary – July 02, 2017

The body, the mind, the senses should be constantly engaged in positive action yet there should be complete detachment from all expectations.

Divine Visit – Sri Lanka – July 14 and July 15, 2017

To attain the four goals of human life – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha – the first pre-requisite is good health. Therefore, it is said ‘health is real wealth’. In a strong body, which is free of diseases, a strong mind resides. Hence, a healthy body is required to attain a healthy mind in this world and beyond. A healthy mind is also required to have a healthy body. They are inter connected. The field of medicine is only addressing the health of the body. But very little attention is being paid to the health of the mind. A peaceful and content mind is required for a healthy body.

Divine Visit – Sri Lanka – July 12 and July 13, 2017

Even if someone ridicules, you must continue doing Seva. It will lead you to transformation. In this path, you will get more blames, and difficulties than support! Today, doing good has become difficult. But even if one person is good, the world can be changed. When you are young you can do a lot more, and you must take to the path of service.

Karma Transfer!

“If someone prays selflessly for others, then I can destroy that Karma, just like seeds that get destroyed in the fire, and lose their potency to germinate. Therefore, God is called ‘Karma Dhwamsine Namaha – Salutations to the destroyer of Karma’.  So I always tell everyone to pray for all, ‘Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavantu – May all beings in all the worlds be happy’. When you pray for all thus, since you are also a part of that ‘universal all’, you are saved too!”

Guru Purnima Celebrations – July 10 2017, Day Five

The first offering was a composition by Sri Gorakhnath, extolling the greatness of the Guru, praying to the master to lead one across the ocean of life. Smt Aruna Sairam’s music, which was steeped in devotion, touched the hearts of the audience.

Guru Purnima Celebrations – July 09 2017, Day Four – Morning

The ultimate teaching of all the Vedas contains the highest truths of our identity with the Divine. He went on to mention that those with Love, Faith and Surrender; who have implicit obedience to the Divine Command will be those who can realise Him. Realising this can break the chain of our worries in this life and our past lives.

Guru Purnima Celebrations – July 08 2017, Day Three

Before the start of the musical concert, Mr Stephen Devassy shared his experience during Bhagawan’s visit to Chennai at the residence of Sri U Rajesh when he actually saw Swami seated on the chair. He also narrated the conversation that took place when Swami enquired about the leg and asked him to take care. He revealed the close bond he shared with his brother. Whatever happens to his brother is as good as happening to him.

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.

Atithi Devo Bhava

It was in Ottawa, when the hosts came to serve Swami that He remarked, ”In Indian culture the guest is considered as God and the scriptures say ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’. It was a great ideal that everyone lived by. Today you are so fortunate as it’s not merely about ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ (Guest is God) but it is ‘Devo Atithi Bhava’ (God is Guest)”, He added with a smile.”

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.