Christmas Celebrations 2017 – December 26 2017, Day 3

The fact that these students between the age group of 10-17 years were performing like some professional musicians was a testimony of the Lord’s love and grace upon them.

Christmas Celebrations 2017 – December 25 2017, Day 2

Swami had asked what the message of Christ was and He Himself had answered in two sentences- First, “My Father and I are one.” Secondly, “All are one my dear son, be alike to everyone.”

Christmas Celebrations 2017 – December 24 2017, Day 1

It is that time of the year again when there is love in the air, there is palpable joy all around. It is the season of snow in many countries, it is the season of music, lights and holly; the season of carols and Santa Claus, of love and laughter; of giving, forgiving and sharing. It’s Christmas again! and devotees from several countries had converged at Sathya Sai Grama which seemed to resonate with the spirit of the season.

Divine Visit – Hassan and Jayapura – December 20, 2017

Each one must strive to first be a servant of the society, and thereafter be whatever one wants to be – doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, professors, scientists, etc. “First we need to be servants, that clarity we must have before everything else, because once we have clarity, everything else will follow

Divine Visit – Hassan – December 19, 2017

Sathyaniketanam has the word Sathya or Truth and everyone must understand what this truth is. Truth is that which does not change with time, place or circumstance. Therefore, the body that we think we are, is not the truth, for it changes. The Atman that resides within all is the real truth. The students have to understand this in this campus, and their education will become complete only when they realise this great truth of oneness which will be the end of all the misery and conflict in the world.

Divine Visit – Mandya – December 18 and 19, 2017

When the mother, father, and Guru fail to follow the selfless principles of service and love without any distinction or differentiation, then they cease to be considered as Gods. Love and sacrifice is the nature of God and anybody who follows this will rise to divinity.

DIVINE VISIT TO RISHIKESH – DECEMBER 01 AND 02, 2017 – DAY 3 AND 4 

“See! If you keep your mind in one pointed meditation for about 21 mins, it will be liberated from the cycles of birth and death! Focusing the mind for 11 seconds is Concentration, 11*11 seconds is Contemplation and 11*11*11 seconds is Meditation.” He also spoke about the six virtues being Shama, Dama, Uparathi, Titiksha, Shraddha and Samadhana which all must develop for spiritual practices. He told the students to practice ‘Thought Meditation’ which was the highest of all.

DIVINE VISIT – BRINDAVAN AND MATHURA – NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Swami then revealed that truly, such a devotee becomes more powerful than the Lord Himself because the Lord becomes a prisoner to such a Heart without any ego. Swami said, “This is the reason why people call Radha first before Krishna and pray ‘Radha Krishna, Radha-Krishna’ and not ‘Krishna – Radha’”.

DIVINE VISIT TO RISHIKESH – NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – DAY 2 

The evening Satsang after the Ganga Arati was held at the canopy specially erected on the banks of Ganga. Puja Sri Chidanand Saraswathi ji, Sadhvi Bhagavathi and two Islamic scholars joined Bhagawan on stage.

DIVINE VISIT TO RISHIKESH – NOVEMBER 29, 2017 – DAY 1 

As the ever-flowing river passes through the standing mountain ranges to quench the thirst of all the creatures and then merges into the ocean, it teaches us that selflessness in us flows only when we have firm faith in ourselves like the mountains and our goal is to head towards Self Realisation.

First Year Anniversary Celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care & Research – Palwal, Haryana – November 27, 2017 – Evening

Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care and Research, a dream that can only be converted into reality through divine intervention, celebrated one year of offering comprehensive and free healthcare to children suffering from congenital heart ailments.

First Year Anniversary Celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care & Research – Palwal, Haryana – November 27, 2017 – Morning

He stressed that it is through divine will alone that one can accomplish what has been accomplished over the past year. He urged the devotees and guests in the audience to further strengthen their innate godliness, which expresses itself as goodness and humaneness.

Bhoomi Puja of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for Child Heart Care & Training in Pediatric Heart Care Skills – Navi Mumbai – November 26, 2017

Praying alone will not make anyone happier or healthier. It is the hands that serve that are holier than the lips that pray. Good work should be rewarded by more good work.

WHY HAVE YOU GOT THIS BODY? – DIVINE DISCOURSE SUMMARY – BHOOMI PUJA OF SRI SATHYA SAI SANJEEVANI CENTRE FOR CHILD HEART CARE & TRAINING IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC SKILLS, NAVI MUMBAI – NOVEMBER 26, 2017

The whole creation is serving: the trees serve, the rivers serve, the cows yield milk for others’ sake and this body has been given for service.

WHEN CAN YOU SAY YOU ARE PROGRESSING ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH? – DIVINE DISCOURSE SUMMARY – 92nd BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS OF BHAGAWAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA – NOVEMBER 23, 2017

Only when we recognise unity in everyone, that is the time when we can say that we are progressing on the spiritual path.

IN WHAT WAY DO YOU ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF HUMAN LIFE? – DIVINE DISCOURSE SUMMARY – WORLD YOUTH MEET – NOVEMBER 19, 2017

If you want to achieve the goal of human life, first thing you have to get into good company, develop good thoughts and then pursue the godly path.

WHAT THREE THINGS ARE NECESSARY FOR SELF-REALISATION? – DIVINE DISCOURSE SUMMARY – WORLD YOUTH MEET – NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Human birth, aspiration or desire to realise god and company of noble ones, the saintly ones who have realised god are necessary for self-realisation.

WHAT DID SWAMI LEAVE BEHIND WHEN HE LEFT THIS WORLD PHYSICALLY? – DIVINE DISCOURSE SUMMARY – NOVEMBER 16, 2017

I have left behind two important messages – two words. ‘Love All, Serve All’.

WHAT IS AN EASY WAY TO ACHIEVE PURITY OF MIND? – DIVINE DISCOURSE SUMMARY – GLOBAL AKHAND BHAJAN – NOVEMBER 12, 2017

When we chant the name of God, because of those pure vibrations, our mind also will become pure.