More Proof That Critics Of Sai Baba Are Liars And Deceivers

More Proof That Critics Of Sai Baba Are Liars And Deceivers

Reinier Van Der Sandt, the webmaster for the largest Anti-Sai website on the world-wide-web (ExBaba.com), recently created an Anti-Sai WordPress blog in which he solicitied an image of Sathya Sai Baba as an authentic picture of a “demon”. The following screencap shows the relevant extract (click to enlarge):

Fraudulent And Altered Picture Of Sathya Sai Baba

Fraudulent And Altered Picture Of Sathya Sai Baba


RFJ Sandt: 1) Has a known history of creating and distorting images against Sai Baba (Ref); 2) Confessed to using numerous fake online identities (Ref); 3) Believes that it is OKAY to visit child-pornography websites as long as one is “not a customer”, even admitting that he visited “lots of kiddie porno websites” (Ref); and 4) Repeatedly claims that Sathya Sai Baba is engaging in questionable sexual acts in full view of thousands of devotees while being recorded on video. For example, see the edited Ex-Baba movie clip entitled Sai Baba Groin (approximately 950kb, wmv file).

The picture duplicated on RFJ Sandt’s ExBabaBlog was actually stolen from the SaiBabaOfIndia website (which is not affiliated with the Sai Organization) and was purposely and maliciously distorted. View The Original Picture Here.

Original Picture That Was Distorted By A Critic Of Sai Baba

Original Picture That Was Distorted By A Critic Of Sai Baba


Image Shack Pictures Linked Directly To The ExBaba Admin:

The following image shows two versions to the same picture of Sathya Sai Baba. The picture on the left was taken from ImageShack (attributed to an anonymous person) and the picture on the right was taken from Reinier van der Sandt’s blog (an image he created himself):

Image Shack On Left - Reinier Van Der Sandt’s On Right

Image Shack On Left - Reinier Van Der Sandt’s On Right


As one can see, the style used to post defamatory comments against Sathya Sai Baba is the same. The same font was used. The same white box in the upper left hand corner was used. The same sexually-twisted interpretations were given. Therefore, one can only logically conclude that Reinier Van Der Sandt was the person who created both images, one under the guise of anonymity.

More Sexually Twisted Images Posted By Reinier Van Der Sandt:

Reinier’s Picture Entitled ‘How Close Do They Get’

Reinier’s Picture Entitled ‘How Close Do They Get’

Image Shack Picture On Reinier Van Der Sandt’s Domain

Image Shack Picture On Reinier Van Der Sandt’s Domain Saying ‘But when sai is with girls he keep distance’


In Conclusion:

Needless to say, Critics of Sathya Sai Baba are dishonest and bitter individuals who have been fully exposed by Joe Moreno on his saisathyasai.com domain to be pathological liars, mentally unstable defamers and sexual deviants (fully documented with links, screen-caps and verifiable references).

Critics try very hard to con the general public into thinking they are honest, reliable, non-vindictive and moral individuals not given to slurring, defamations, ridicule, prevarication or deception. Needless to say, the facts prove that critics are gutter individuals who have zero crediblity and zero integrity. Therefore, why should anyone give credence to their unsubstantiated and unsupported accusations against Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who has never (ever) been charged with any crime?

The truth is finally being made known and thank goodness for that!

Varsity for Muddenehalli

Varsity for Muddenehalli
Velayudham
First Published : 25 Nov 2008 04:42:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 25 Nov 2008 11:57:25 AM IST

MUDDENHALLI: Mudenehallii, the birth place of visionary Sir M Visvesvaraya, will soon have a full-fledged university, thanks to the efforts of Sathya Sai of Puttaparthi.

Delivering the ceremonial address on his 83rd birthday, the Puttaparthi Sevasharam pontiff declared that he would develop Muddenahalli on the lines of Puttaparthi, where most of the amenities, including an educational centre, medical and other facilities would be provided for the common man.

Muddenahalli already has a Sathya Sai Loka Trust, a residential school run by the Sevashram.

According to sources, the trust has 130 acres in Muddenahalli, and the new venture will benefit the surrounding villages.

Speaking to the Express, Narayanan Rao, secretary of the Sathya Sai Loka Trust said that Baba has directed them to take up the work immediately. Baba is also keen to provide a permanent water solution to Chikballapur district in future.

The students of Chikballapur and Kolar districts go for higher education to Bangalore, Tumkur or other parts of the state. The varsity it will be a boon for them.

Santhosh, a BSc student, says: “I am happy that I can pursue my higher education in my home district. Hailing from a middle class family, I can’t afford education in a city.” Gopal, a BA student, says the varsity is a boon for Chikballapur, Kolar, Tumkur and Bangalore Rural districts.

Reference

Sri Lanka Celebrates Birthday Of Sai Baba

Sri Lanka Celebrates Birthday Of Sai Baba
Colombo, PTI:

Hundreds of devotees celebrated the 83rd birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi with traditional lighting of lamps, songs and other renditions on the occasion.

The glittering Sai Baba Centre at Colombo witnessed a sea of people on Sunday with the devotees waiting patiently to get a glimpse of the highly decorated Sai Baba’s portraits on his birthday.

At the crack of the dawn, people were seen queuing the centre as the celebrations began at 5 am with recitation from the Omkar, Suprabhatam and Nagarsangeerthan at the venue.

The people sang along with the music from the loud speakers at the centre on the occasion as the celebrations continued through out the day.

A chariot procession was also taken out on the eve of Sai Baba’s birthday on Saturday while people followed the illuminated rath chanting religious hymns.

The global akhanda bhajan (non-stop twenty-four hour devotional singing) was held at Sai Mandir on 8th and 9th November as a prelude to the birthday celebrations of Sai baba.

The Sai Mandir in Colombo also witnessed various functions on the occasion, with religious saints initiating the mangala arathi, veda chanting and omkar bhajan.

The Sivananda Nilayam and the Ramakrishna Mission Hall also hosted religious functions on the occasion.

Reference

Sathya Sai Baba 83rd Birthday Celebrations Discourse 2008

Sathya Sai Baba - Ever Young At 83

Sathya Sai Baba - Ever Young At 83


Sathya Sai Baba 83rd Birthday Celebrations Discourse 2008

LEAD A HAPPY LIFE WITH A FEELING OF CAMARADERIE AND FRATERNITY

All the names and forms are but the manifestations of the Supreme Being who is Existence‑Knowledge‑Bliss Absolute and non‑dual. He is the embodiment of Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Truth, Goodness, Beauty). (Sanskrit verse)

Embodiments of Love!

The country of Bharat is most sacred. In this sacred land of Bharat, tolerance is the noble quality that we should cultivate. Just as an elephant is unable to realise its innate strength, so are the Bharatiyas today. The elephant meekly submits itself to the commands of a mahout who is ignorant and illiterate. In spite of its great strength, it cannot demonstrate its strength. Similarly, the Bharatiyas today are unable to demonstrate their strength in spite of possessing rich culture, righteousness and justice on their side. The Vedas declare, Na karmana na prajaya dhanena thyagenaike amrutatthwamanasuh (immortality is not attained through action, progeny or wealth, it is attained only by sacrifice). The greatest drawback in this country is lack of unity among people. We have everything in this country. We have noble qualities. We are righteous. But, there is no unity among people. With the result, all other positive factors become ineffectual. Hence, we have to cultivate unity among people. We all belong to one species, that is of human beings. Being humans, we are, unfortunately, exhibiting inhuman and animal qualities. Hence, first and foremost we have to recognise our innate human nature today. We have to treat others’ suffering as our own. We have to treat others’ difficulties as our own. We have to be amicable with one and all. We must develop faith in the maxim Ekatmaswarupas (embodiments of one Divine self). We must develop a sense of discrimination between good and bad and take good only, leaving the bad in all human beings. The same principle has to be followed in society also. We have to do good even to those who harm us:

There is nothing great in helping those who have helped you. He is a noble one who helps even those who have harmed him.
(Telugu poem)

We must always entertain good thoughts about people. “See good, do good and be good – that is the way to God”. “Yad bhavam tad bhavathi” (as is the feeling, so is the result). If our thoughts are good, we will always engage ourselves in Satkarmas (good deeds). If you eat a mango, can you get the belch of a cucumber? No. Similarly, if you entertain good thoughts always, you will see good only everywhere. When you indulge in bad thoughts, you will see bad only everywhere.

There is a Sathya Sai college in Muddenahalli near Bangalore. Several boys coming from poor families in the villages around are studying in this college. A number of philanthropists extended help to the college in different ways. Some built classrooms, others a Bhajan hall, etc. However, this institution is not affiliated to any University. Once the boys finish their education here, they have to go to places like Bangalore to pursue a degree course. When I thought of their plight, I got a good idea. Here in Puttaparthi, our college and University are housed in spacious and beautiful buildings. Supposing we establish a campus in Muddenahalli, the boys there will also be happy. Is it not? Hence, I have decided to establish a college campus of Sri Sathya Sai University in Muddenahalli too. Mine is Divine Will that is irrevocable and immutable. Now that I have decided, I will initiate the process from tomorrow. Since the boys studying in Muddenahalli college come from rural background and are very poor, they are unable to go for higher education in cities and towns. They therefore discontinue their studies and take to farming activity. Of course, that is also necessary. Secular education helps to make a comfortable living. Hence, education is of top priority. Once they finish their education, they can get into any occupation including agriculture. I have therefore decided to provide University education to the boys in Muddenahalli. I am of the view that side by side with the academic subjects, there must be provision for teaching epics and sacred texts like the Ramayana, the Bhagavata and the Bhagavad Gita. The boys must be given good training and allowed to spread the message of these epics in the villages around. All secular education is useless without a spiritual base.

There are millions of educated people in the world. But, what is their contribution to society? Nothing. They don’t even care for society. They are crazy about the luxurious life in towns and cities. They indulge in bad practices like gambling and club life. The children too are taking to bad ways, observing their parents. Hence, it is My view that the children should be taught to tread the right path. The elders will follow them later on observing them. Keeping this in My mind, I have decided to establish a University campus in Muddenahalli. Perhaps it will cost about two to three crores of rupees. I do not mind this expenditure. It is My resolve that this is needed.

The boys in Prasanthi Nilayam are excellent. They are pure gold. It is possible that one or two may stray from the right path, but, very soon they adjust themselves to the academic environment and follow the mainstream. Yesterday, the boys staged a play. It conveys a great message. The theme of the play was two brothers quarrelling for their share of property in a small village. They are counselled saying, “Dear brothers, if you quarrel with each other like this, how can our village prosper? You must be united and must lead an amicable life”, and, finally, they are corrected. The boys should therefore be encouraged to take up such village development programmes. Students, no doubt, are good today. But, the elders spoil them by their bad behaviour. It is the elders who divert them to bad ways. However, the students quickly realise their mistakes and retrace their steps. I know of boys who advise their parents addicted to alcohol to desist from such bad ways saying, “Dear father, you should not indulge in these bad habits. By doing so, you will only be encouraging us also to take to drinking. This is not good.” If elders take to drinking, smoking and gambling, the children follow suit. They get spoiled. Hence, if the children must lead a virtuous life, the elders must lead an ideal life first. I have therefore decided to establish a University campus in Muddenahalli to teach boys to lead an ideal life with clean habits. The boys there cannot afford to go to a city for University education. Nor can their parents afford the expenditure. Hence, I have decided to establish a University campus with all the equipment and facilities like classrooms for all the courses and a good hostel. It will be ready for opening within a year. It is My Divine will.

A number of people like Anil Kumar, Ajit Popat, etc., have spoken a lot extolling Me. I am not happy about such praises. I have no desire that people should extol Me. I am neither elated nor depressed by such acts. I am beyond praise or ridicule, respect or disrespect, anger or happiness. I have only one attribute throughout – My love. I love even those who hate Me. I love even those who indulge in bad propaganda against Me. I do not consider anyone as enemy. All are Mine. I am looking after you all, like a mother. Mine is not one mother’s love. It is the love of a thousand mothers. Sai’s love is a thousand mothers’ love. It is only due to that love, I ignore all your faults and move forward. Whenever someone commits a mistake, I call him and correct him in a raised voice. But, I don’t show anger against him. I have no anger against anybody. In fact, I have no anger at all. People who are unable to understand My true nature think otherwise. Whatever people may think and say, I have only one attribute, that is love. Mine is a right royal road, not shortcuts. People do not understand Me properly. Once they recognise My true nature, they themselves will repent. That repentance is expiation for their misunderstanding. However, there is no change in my attitude towards them. What I wish is “Samastalokah Sukhino Bhavantu” (May all the beings of all the worlds be happy!). All should be hale and healthy and lead happy and prosperous lives with mutual love and understanding. You must acquire wealth, but you should not misuse wealth. Then only I will be happy. I will extend any help to such people. I have not stretched My hand before anyone till date for any kind of help. If there is anyone in this vast concourse of devotees in this hall whom I had approached for money, he or she may rise and point out to Me. There is none, surely. Whatever I need in My Avataric Mission comes from within only. “Money comes and goes, morality comes and grows”. It is My endeavour that morality should be developed. All villages must be developed. For this purpose, education in rural areas is an important tool. Simultaneously, faith in God must also be developed. People with self-confidence can achieve anything. Bhakta Ramadas wanted to build a magnificent temple for Rama in Bhadrachalam. He, therefore utilised all the tax money collected from people for the purpose. As a result, he was imprisoned by Emperor Tanisha on charges of misuse of state money and was put to great torture. Unable to bear the physical torture, he prayed to his dear Lord Rama and even used harsh words thus:

That crest jewel which adorns You cost me ten thousand gold coins. Unmindful of my travails, You are flaunting the jewellery as if it is Your ancestral property!
(Telugu song)

The very next moment he realised his folly and repented and begged Rama for pardon. Similarly, several people may think and talk in several ways about Swami. But, very soon they will realise and repent for their indiscreet acts. “Loko bhinna ruchihi” (Different people have different opinions). People indulge in loose talk out of their delusion. But, I have no illusions. Whatever people may say, I talk to them and greet them with love. I don’t punish them for their indiscreet talk or behaviour. They themselves must realise their fault and repent for it. If they denigrate Me now, they will themselves face trouble later. Hence, people must think twice before indulging in any loose talk. Unfortunately, none has been able to realise My true nature. They pretend to have understood My mind, but none could comprehend it in the least. They look to the outward manifestations only. They talk of My programmes and activities in the outside world only. They are unable to realise My divine love at all, which flows from the depths of My heart. However, I am confident that people will realise it one day. I always wish and work for the welfare of the entire world. All should live in peace. Even if we don’t have any other property, we can lead a happy life if only the property of love is with us. And, that love should be supported by self-confidence.

God is the only source and sustenance for the entire universe. Everything else is an illusion. Sorrows and difficulties, loss and gain, diseases and sickness – treat them all as the Divine will. Then everything will turn out to be good for you. You say, “This is my body”. But, who are you? You say “my body”, but you are not “I am the body”. Similarly, you say “my mind”, but you are not “I am the mind”. Thus, “you” are different from your body, mind, etc. When someone enquires your name, do not say “I am Rama” or “I am Krishna”, say “I am I”. Whatever name you say, it is only the name given to you by your parents. It is not your real name. In fact, nothing belongs to you in this world. “I” is your only property. That is the reason why we say “I”, “I”, “I” for everything.

You are God verily, if only you get rid of “I” the ego and “Mine”, the attachment. Then, you are really yourself (your real SELF)! When you say “my house, my people” etc., attachment grows. This body attachment breeds ego. Hence, once you rise above “I” and ‘mine’ and lead a contented life, you will derive great happiness. May you all lead a happy, loving and long life! May you all be united!

Let us all move together, let us all grow together,
Let us all stay united and grow in intelligence together,
Let us live together with friendship and harmony. (Telugu poem)

We cannot do any work with one finger. When all the five fingers of the hand join together, we can do any work. Similarly, if people are divided, no work can be executed. A small story: Once the five fingers of a hand argued among themselves as to which finger was great. The middle finger argued with ego, “I am taller than all of you. There are two ‘body guards’ on either side of me. Hence, I am great.” The index finger said, “You can do any work if only I show you to do that work. Otherwise, you cannot. Hence, I only am great.” The small finger intervened and said, “Though I am small in size, I stand in the front as the commander-in- chief to punish any individual or teach him a lesson. Therefore, I am great.” Thereupon, the ring finger laughed and said, “People wear diamond and gem-studded rings on the ring finger only. Hence, I am the monarch of all.” Finally, after hearing all these arguments, the thumb laughed aloud and wound up the discussion with that suggestion, “None of you can undertake any work without me. Therefore, let us all get together to work.”

Let all the astikas, nastikas, astika – nastikas and nastika – astikas come together. That is what we need today. What Bharat needs today is unity. We have everything – love, truth, righteousness and justice, but not unity. It is only due to lack of unity that we are leading a life of diversity and divergent ideas. All should be united and should lead a happy life with a feeling of camaraderie and fraternity. Unfortunately, today there is a feeling of difference even between a father and a son in the house. The wife and husband, the brothers and sisters, all quarrel among themselves. How can there be peace and happiness in the family? There may be differences of opinion, but they should not last for long. They just come and go like the passing clouds. Why then should people fight among themselves? You should not mind these differences.

I have not approached anyone for anything though I am undertaking huge social service projects. I had undertaken a project for supplying drinking water to a crore of people living in Chennai. Every house has been provided with drinking water. Not only that, water has been arranged for irrigation purposes also. The people living in the upland areas of East and West Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh were suffering for want of safe drinking water. I therefore arranged for execution of a drinking water supply project for the benefit of all those people. Along with the supply of drinking water, arrangements were also made to provide water purifying systems en route. Thus, I always wish to do some good to every individual. Now, I propose to establish a University campus in Muddenahalli for the benefit of students studying in Sri Sathya Sai College there. I had watched with My own eyes the difficulties the students were undergoing there due to lack of facilities for higher education and I was moved. I therefore assured them that I would provide the necessary facilities. Is there anyone here from Muddenahalli? (Swami invited Sri Narayana Rao to the stage and introduced him to the audience). “This man is the Principal of the Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Muddenahalli. He is highly educated and is running the school well. Whenever I visit Muddenahalli he would pray, “Swami when will You shower Your grace on us?” (with the kind permission of Swami, Sri Narayana Rao spoke for a few minutes offering his grateful thanks to Swami.) Thereafter, Swami concluded His divine discourse saying, “The joy that I gave you today, share it with all! Be happy!”

Bhagawan concluded His discourse with the song, “Rama Rama Rama Sita …”.

Sai Kulwant Hall, Prasanthi Nilayam

Recent Events At Prashanti Nilayam – Sathya Sai Baba Ashram

Recent Events At Prashanti Nilayam – Sathya Sai Baba Ashram

Curtesy RadioSai

Monday, November 24, 2008
This evening, the Tamil Nadu Balvikas children were to perform a dance drama in Sai Kulwant Hall. Bhagawan arrived for darshan in His chair at 5.20 pm, and after His darshan round, went into the interview room. From there, He emerged to come onstage and start the drama at 5.45 pm. After the 70 minute drama, Swami came down from the stage and blessed the children with group photographs. Prasadam was distributed, and Swami accepted Arati at 7 o’clock before returning to His residence.

Sunday, November 23, 2008
Bhagawan blessed the overflowing Sai Kulwant Hall in a white robe this morning, as the 83rd year of His advent dawned. The procession to Sai Kulwant Hall began from Yajur Mandir at 9.45 am, led by the bands of the Primary School, the Anantapur campus and the Prasanthi Nilayam campus, with Vedam chanting students from the Primary School, Higher Secondary School and the University. Bhagawan was seated on a raised chair covered with golden cloth. Once Swami reached the stage, He heard the four bands perform ‘Happy Birthday’ and other tunes before moving to the verandah to bless the cakes assembled there. Once He returned to the stage, He asked for Bhajans to begin at 10.30. Prasadam was distributed. The large number of people who could not enter the Sai Kulwant Hall had darshan moving across the Gopuram gate, and accepted prasadam there. Bhagawan accepted Arati at 11 o’clock before returning to His residence.

The evening programme commenced with Bhagawan arriving from His residence at 5.40 pm. Once He reached the stage, He asked Prof Anil Kumar to speak a few words in Telugu and to introduce the speakers for the evening. Sri. V. Srinivasan, All India President of the Sai Organisations spoke first, and was followed at 6.15 pm by Sri. Ajit Popat of the UK. Bhagawan delivered His Birthday message at 6.55 pm, in which He declared that the Muddenahalli educational institution would come under the Sri Sathya Sai University within a year. After nearly an hour, He concluded by singing the Bhajan ‘Rama Rama Rama Sita’ and accepted Arati at 7.50 pm before returning to His residence.

Saturday, November 22, 2008
The 27th convocation of the Sri Sathya Sai University was scheduled for this evening. The procession from Bhagawan’s residence to the Sai Kulwant Hall led by the bands from the Anantapur campus and the Prasanthi Nilayam campus of the University began at 3.45 pm, and in a short while, Bhagawan entered the Hall in His chair clad in a maroon robe. He was flanked on the stage by the office-bearers of the University. The function proceeded in the conventional manner, with the Vice-chancellor Prof. Vishwanath Pandit presenting the graduands of the year, with the gold medal winners and recipients of PhDs being called up by Principal of the Prasanthi Nilayam campus, Prof. U. S. Rao. The convocation address was by Prof. G. Venkataraman, following which Bhagawan gave His benedictory address seated onstage for forty-five minutes at 5.20 pm. The proceedings concluded with the National Anthem just before 6.15 pm. The convocation drama presented by the students of the University got underway at the Poornachandra auditorium at seven o’clock after Bhagawan arrived there. After the drama, Swami blessed the participants with group photographs onstage before accepting Arati and retiring for the day at 8.20 pm. An announcement was made about breakfast and lunch being provided tomorrow free to all as Bhagawan’s prasadam.

Friday, November 21, 2008
Last evening, Bhagawan saw the dress rehearsal of the convocation drama at the Poornachandra auditorium from 4.30 to 5.30 pm before coming to the Bhajan Hall to accept Arati after Bhajans. Today, He distributed sarees both in the morning and the evening as extended Bhajan sessions went on. In the morning, He called groups like the Primary school teachers and so on into the Bhajan Hall and distributed there, while in the evening, He went around the Sai Kulwant Hall giving sarees. He also distributed a few sarees in the Bhajan Hall.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Ladies’ day at Prasanthi Nilayam began with the traditional Suprabhatam being sung by Smt. P. Susheela just before 5.30 am. The vedam chanting around the Mandir was also by the ladies. Bhagawan arrived in Sai Kulwant Hall at 9.30 am in a procession led by the girls bands of the Anantapur campus of the Sri Sathya Sai University and the Primary School, along with Vedam chanting students, as a welcome song was aired. Fifteen minutes later, when Bhagawan reached the stage, the programme for the day began with a ten-minute introduction by Mrs. Chetana Raju. The two speakers of the morning were Dr. (Mrs) Ankhi Mukherjee, former student of the Sri Sathya Sai University and Lecturer in the Universty of Oxford and Mrs. Sylvia Alden, who is a member of the Central Council of the Sai Organisation in the USA with a Masters in Special Education. After their talks, the materials kept in the centre of Sai Kulwant Hall were distributed to the needy. Solar LED lanterns, water purifiers, rugs and other items useful for the rural folk were passed on to the recipients drawn from various parts of Anantapur district. After prasadam distribution, Bhagawan accepted Arati at 11.10 before returning to His residence.

In the evening, once again Bhagawan was ushered into Sai Kulwant Hall in a procession, with another welcome song played over the speakers, at 5 pm. When He reached the Mandir, He moved to the Bhajan Hall where the children from the Primary school were ready in costumes for their programme this evening. After a brief interaction with them, Swami came onstage and started the programme for the evening. Smt. Sunitha and troupe presented devotional songs for an hour and Bhagawan blessed them with clothes before the programme by the Primary School children began at 6.20 pm. Their 70 minute dance-drama brought out the glory of Sai down the ages from Krita Yuga till the present, with video projections on the back-drop adding to the narrative. Swami was very pleased with their performance and went down among them for group photographs before returning to His residence after Arati at 7.40 pm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The traditional Rathotsavam in which the idols of Rama Lakshmana Sita along with Venugopala Swami are taken from the Mandir to the Kalyanamantapam in Puttaparthi was held this morning. Bhagawan arrived at Sai Kulwant Hall after blessing the baby elephant Gita near His residence and after a darshan round in His chair, went inside a few minutes before 9.30 am. The procession led by Vedam chanting students began soon after, and as they came near the stage, Bhagawan arrived there to send them to the Gopuram gate. He then moved to the Gopuram gate to see off the procession and then returned to the Mandir and asked for Bhajans to begin a few minutes before 10 o’clock. At 10.30, He accepted Arati and returned to His residence. In the evening, Bhagawan arrived after the Bhajans began at five o’clock. He moved down the verandah in the chair and entered the Bhajan Hall from the rear door. Moving to the front of the Bhajan Hall, He sat there for a while before going on another round of darshan and returning to the Bhajan Hall to accept Arati and retire for the day.

Baba Gifts Varsity Campus To Muddenahalli

Baba Gifts Varsity Campus To Muddenahalli
24 Nov 2008, 0014 hrs IST, B S MANU RAO, TNN

Puttaparthi : A campus of the Sri Sathya Sai University will be set up at Muddenahalli by Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This campus will offer degree courses to help students from the area acquire a degree without having to incur the costs of coming to a college in Bangalore. Like all of Baba’s institutions, this too will be totally free of charge.

Baba made this announcement on Sunday evening while addressing a huge gathering of devotees on the occasion of his 83rd birthday celebrations at the Sai Kulwanth Hall, Prashanti Nilayam. Presently, two schools aided by Baba’s Trust offer SSLC and CBSC schooling free of charge.

Over a lakh of devotees thronged Prashanti Nilayam on Sunday for the birthday celebrations. The bedecked ashram wore a festive look. Rameshwar Thakur, Governor of Karnataka, and cricketer Sunil Gavaskar were among the devotees.

Baba stressed on the need to cultivate love. He called on the devotees to harbour love for all, regardless of whether others help or hurt them.

Bhajans and talks on spirituality marked the occasion. “It is only the seeds of love that can lead a person to peace and out of this epidemic of turmoil all around. And this is just what Baba is doing. This is what his birthday is all about”, said C Sreenivas, who has been closely associated with Baba for decades and has worked on all his major social welfare projects.

Sreenivas summed up the significance of the celebrations aptly, “Baba’s discourse on Saturday dwelt on love. It is perceptible here. This is what we need in these troubled times”.

Reference

Muddenahalli is a village situated 7 km from Chikballapur in Kolar District of Karnataka State. It is the birth place of Sir. M. Visweswaraih, one of the profound engineers India has seen. 0.5 km from Muddenahalli is the residential school, Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Pre-University College. The School has hostel facility in seven batches, State syllabus from 8th standard to 10th standard both English and Kannada, junior high school from 5th standard to 7th standard Kannada medium only, CBSE syllabus from 6th standard to 10th standard and PUC commerce & Science. The School was created by Mr. Late Madiyal Narayana Bhat, primarily in Alike, South Canara and eventually in Muddenahalli. After the death of Sri Madiyal Narayan Bhat the School is run under the guidance & blessing of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

The school has a dedicated team of more than 70 lectures, whole dedicated to the upliftment of the society, and with commitment of serving for the cause for which the school has started. Sri B Narayana Bhat is the honourable secretary of the institution.

Every year hundreds of students from all grades pass out of the institution with full discipline and moral integrity developed within them through the institution. Today Muddenahalli has grown as full fledge college having science,commerce, arts in pre-university level. Today hundreds of students having strength of shining character, incredible attitude towards teachers, parents, elders andsociety.