Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions ‘Annual Sports and Cultural Meet 2018’ – January 17, 2018 – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli

Swami was very happy with the programme and He went up the stage blessing every single member of the band with tokens of His love, photographs and like a proud parent, He also announced to the audience that these students were not only good at music but were also extremely good in studies with most of them being first or second in their respective classes.

Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions ‘Annual Sports and Cultural Meet 2018’ – January 16, 2018 – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli

Yakshagana, which literally translates to the celestial song of the Yakshas and is a traditional theatrical art form of coastal Karnataka that combines dance, music, dialogue, costumes and makeup in a unique style and form.

Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions ‘Annual Sports and Cultural Meet 2018’ – January 15 2018, Evening – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli

The presentation offered the glimpse of the hard work of the trainers and also the dedication of the students as they showed much promise to become the future custodians of music and offer their talents at God’s Lotus Feet.

Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions ‘Annual Sports and Cultural Meet 2018’ – January 15 2018, Morning – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli

As Swami walked down the dias, blessing everybody, the children, unable to control their joy and love for their Divine Mother, flanked Swami from all sides. The overflow of their love towards Swami was visible as the Seva Dal members found it hard to control their zeal. The children were visibly hungry for the love of their Mother.

Makara Sankranti Celebrations – January 14 2018 – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli

Swami had inaugurated ‘Sai Shruti’, a residential block for the devotees with the Bhoomi Puja for the construction, inauguration of the new Public Relation cum Human Resources and Media Centre department office and the inauguration of outpatient department of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Medical Centre at the Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital.

Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions ‘Annual Sports and Cultural Meet 2018’ – January 15 to January 18, 2018 – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenhalli

Divine Visit – January 5 and 6, 2018 – Sri Lanka

There is no place where God is not there; He is everywhere. But when devotees sing His glory and there is purity of devotion in that place, He manifests and installs Himself there. Where devotees search for God, God is also in search of His true devotees!

Divine Visit – January 3 and 4, 2018 – Sri Lanka

Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Mother and Child 25- bed hospital which will be inaugurated in January 2019!

Divine Visit – January 1 and 2, 2018 – Sri Lanka

Swami revealed that after receiving the directions from Vibhishana, Hanuman came to this area and climbed up that hill to look for Mother Sita, and that is when he noticed Her by the side of this stream and came down to meet Her. Swami then revealed various aspects from Mother Sita’s stay and told everyone that she was all the time chanting the name of Rama, and her purity had such power that Ravana could not even come close to Her.

New Year Celebrations – Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli – January 01, 2018

The most beautiful feeling that Swami arouses in every devotee is the experience of selfless love, which is what attracted and continues to attract people to Him. The crown of all service, the crown of all work is love.

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.