Amrita Rao – Quick 5

Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao


Amrita Rao – Quick 5

We have not heard of Amrita Rao in a while but in a quick chat, she reveals some interesting tid-bits.

Spiritual experience
When I was seven, and accompanied my aunt to Kodaikanal on a spiritual trip to Satya Sai Baba’s ashram. I was curious to know why she was a vegetarian. My aunt explained a few things to me and since that moment I have been vegetarian.

First Offer
When I was in high school and got a call from an event management team telling me that they have selected me from an audition of 54 girls to be face of their fairness cream.

First Project you signed?
When a representatives of music Films Company came to my door with flowers and a cake that said we will make you a star. I signed a three-year movie contract deal.

Big Break
When Gauri Khan saw one of my Coffee ads and asked Farah Khan to audition me for Main Hoon Na.

Blessed
When MF Hussain pronounced me as his muse eleven years after Madhuri Dixit after watching me in Vivah and made me a part of his historic canvas.

Star Box Office Reference

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 2nd 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 2nd 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Truly speaking, prayers of great, holy people act as an invitation for the advent of the Lord. In the external world, when the subjects need any convenience or help, they approach the rulers and inform them of their needs. So also, in the spiritual kingdom, when there is no possibility of achieving and acquiring devotion, charity, peace and truth, the good and great souls who desire to achieve them, pray to the Lord within themselves. Then, in response to their prayers, the Lord Himself comes into the world and showers His grace on everyone. This is known to all who have read the stories of the Lord.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
June 2nd 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 24th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 24th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day


Hanuman As A Pillar Of Faith

Hanuman As A Pillar Of Faith

Faith is very important. When lust, anger and other bad qualities diminish and disappear, faith in the Eternal Self and in the rightness of spiritual inquiry will grow and get confirmed. Non-attachment is the very foundation for attaining the Universal Absolute. Even for a small structure, the foundation has to be stable and strong, or else it will fall in a heap pretty soon. To make a garland, we require a string, a needle and flowers, don’t we? So too, when Jnana (wisdom) has to be won, the string of devotion, the needle of non-attachment and the flowers of steady, single-pointed focus are essential.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 24th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 21st 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 21st 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

If Vedanta (Vedic Philosophy) is spoken parrot-like to others without any attempt to put it into practice in one’s own life, it is not just deceiving others but deceiving oneself, which is even worse. Therefore you must be as you want others to be. It is not the nature of a Sadhaka (spiritual aspirant) to search for faults in others and hide his/her own faults. If your faults are pointed out to you by anyone, do not argue, try to prove they are wrong and do not bear a grudge against him/her for it. Reason within yourself how you are at fault and set right your behaviour. Instead, rationalizing your faults for your own satisfaction or wreaking vengeance on the person who pointed them out – these are certainly not the traits of a Sadhaka or Bhaktha (devotee).
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 21st 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 11th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 11th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Good character is the precious jewel of human life. Human birth itself is the consequence of countless good deeds and it should not be frittered away. This chance must be utilized to the fullest extent. With deep yearning and steadfast discipline, you must endeavor to experience Divinity and redeem yourself.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 11th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 8th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 8th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

The taste of food cannot be appreciated if the person is ill or if the mind is immersed in something else. Similarly, even if you are engaged in spiritual practices, you will not experience joy if your heart is filled with evil qualities. You can taste sweetness so long as there is sugar on the tongue. However, if there is even a tinge of bitterness on the tongue, your whole mouth tastes bitter. Therefore, those who aspire to attain the Holy Presence of the Lord must cultivate good habits, discipline and noble qualities. The usual accustomed ways of life will not lead you to God automatically. You must perform Sadhana (spiritual practices) to modify it suitably.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 8th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sai Baba, Ranjitha & Swami Nithyananda YouTube Sex Scandal Videos

Sai Baba, Ranjitha & Swami Nithyananda YouTube Sex Scandal Videos

Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy (both caustic critics and defamers of Sathya Sai Baba and others) wrote amusing articles on their Anti-Sai WordPress blogs feebly attempting to draw caricatured comparisions between Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji of Life Bliss Foundation – Dhyanapeetnam and Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Prashanti Nilayam – Puttaparthi.

What actual comparisons can be drawn between Nithyananda and Sathya Sai Baba? What actual parallels can be made? Let us find out:

NITHYANANDA / SAI BABA: COMPARISON ONE:

About Paramahamsa Nithyananda: There are actual videos with actual footage of Swami Nithyananda engaging in consentual & intimate behavior with Tamil actress Ranjitha:
Nithyananda Sex Scandal YouTube Video 01
Nithyananda Sex Scandal YouTube Video 02.

About Sathya Sai Baba: There are no videos with actual footage of Sathya Sai Baba engaging in any sort of consentual & intimate behavior with anyone.

CONCLUSION: There is simply NO comparison between Nithyananda and Sathya Sai Baba whatsoever.

NITHYANANDA / SAI BABA: COMPARISON TWO:

About Paramahamsa Nithyananda: Nityananda admitted he was the person in the YouTube videos and admitted that the Tamil actress Ranjitha engaged in the behaviors recorded therein (Reference).

About Sathya Sai Baba: Sathya Sai Baba has never (ever) made any sort of admission to any sort of inappropriate behavior and there are no videos of the guru engaging in any sort of questionable behavior.

CONCLUSION: There is simply NO comparison between Nithyananda and Sathya Sai Baba whatsoever.

NITHYANANDA / SAI BABA: COMPARISON THREE:

About Paramahamsa Nithyananda: Official court cases were filed against Nityananda in India and Nityananda himself submitted a writ petition defending himself (01020304).

About Sathya Sai Baba: No alleged victim has ever filed (first-hand) a single court case against Sathya Sai Baba in India for any alleged acts of impropriety. Sathya Sai Baba has never (ever) had to obtain legal representation and has never (ever) submitted a writ petition defending himself. Furthermore, no basic police complaints have ever been filed first-hand against Sathya Sai Baba in India by any alleged victim (Reference).

CONCLUSION: There is simply NO comparison between Nithyananda and Sathya Sai Baba whatsoever.

Pittard & Priddy’s Absurd Nithyananda Comparisions:

The fact of the matter is that Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy are bitter and vindictive extremists who argue their case via conspiracy, speculation and homo-erotic self-projection. It is apparent that Pittard & Priddy are attempting to gain cheap publicity (the only kind they can obtain) for their blogs by writing about the highly-charged controversy surrounding Swami Nithyananda and Tamil actress Ranjitha.

Gerald Joe Moreno has written a strongly defended article entitled Refuting The Allegations Against Sathya Sai Baba With Factual Information that exposes the many gutter and smear campaigns waged by Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy and Ex-Devotees on the internet.

Despite Pittard & Priddy’s desperate and frenzied attempts to smear Sathya Sai Baba and draw dubious comparisions with Swamiji Nithyananda and Swamiji Bhimanand, Sathya Sai Baba has never (ever) had a single police complaint filed against him by any alleged victim and not even one mother or father has come forward with a public grievance or court case in India alleging impropriety against the Guru.

How’s that for a real eye-opener?

Break Free Of Rituals And Abstractions

Break Free Of Rituals And Abstractions
Shammi Paranjape
23 November 2009, 12:00am IST

The Srimad Bhagavatam lit a new path to the Divine, free from binding ritual and esoteric abstractions. On the one hand, it portrayed the majesty and might, the mahatmya of the Supreme Being. On the other, it revealed the tantalising possibility of blissful communion with Him in a loving relationship. In doing so, the Bhagavatam introduced the liberating and transcendental gospel of bhakti yoga.

Nothing pleases God as much as devotion. How dear bhaktas or devotees and their bhakti or devotion are to the Lord can be gleaned from the declaration in the Srimad Bhagavatam, that it is for the love of devotees that God takes form from time to time. Sathya Sai Baba says:

“The Avatar or Form Incarnate on earth is only the concretisation of the yearning of seekers. They are the prime cause. The cow secretes milk for the sustenance of the calf. It is the chief beneficiary. But others too benefit from that milk. So along with the sustenance of the bhaktas, other incidental benefits also accrue, such as fostering of dharma.” ~Sathya Sai Baba

Srimad Bhagavatam belongs to the class of Hindu scriptures known as the Puranas, and enlightens humanity on the sacred mystery of incarnations. The mystical life of the divine enchanter Krishna is finely detailed in the Bhagavatam, inspiring devotion in human hearts. Though the concept of devotion is as old as the Vedas, the Bhagavatam introduced the concept of a personal god with countless attributes who could be adored and worshipped as ‘one’s own’, in the form of child, parent, master, friend, or beloved.

The word ‘bhakti’ is derived from the root ‘bhaj’, which has several meanings to serve, to honour, to love, to adore. According to Narada, the great theoretician of bhakti, it is the wholehearted and supreme love of God, obtaining which the devotee feels he has gained the highest attainment in life, as also unalloyed bliss. Sandilya has expressed bhakti as ‘unabated and unslackening attachment to God.’

The Bhagavatam expands the frontiers of bhakti and states, ”When all energies of mind, organs of knowledge and of action become concentrated as a unified mental mode, directed to the Supreme Being, spontaneous like an instinct and devoid of any extraneous motives, the resulting state of mind is bhakti. It is superior even to mukti. Like fire it burns away the soul’s sheath of ignorance.”

Bhakti is divine engagement with the Supreme; it draws upon the highest energies of the soul. It calls for incessant yearning from a purified heart, soaked in devotion. Krishna said of the gopis, blessed souls who attained to this state and whose total devotion for Krishna is at the centre of the Bhagavatam: “They never learnt the Vedas, they never served any teacher, they practised no austerity, but by association with holiness and love alone they attained to Me.”

Sathya Sai Baba says:

“Devotion is the supreme state that man can attain. It is bhakti that proves the eternal truth, Tat Twam Asi Thou Art That that the devotee and God are one.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba

The Bhagavatam too declares bhakti to be the highest gift of God, bestowed on aspirants more rarely than mukti itself. No wonder then that the bhakta is ready to forego even the pleasures of Vaikuntha and the goal of mukti itself, for the ineffable delight of loving his Lord.

Today is Sathya Sai Baba’s birthday.

Times Of India Reference

Sathya Sai Baba To Visit Hadshi And Mumbai

Sathya Sai Baba To Visit Hadshi And Mumbai
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 15:45:35 IST

Religious icon Sri Sathya Sai Baba, would be visiting Mumbai on his way to his abode, Prashanti Nilayam at Puttaparthy on Saturday, October 31. Sathya Sai Baba will spend the evening, giving public darshan at Goregaon.

AFTER A gap of nearly nine years, religious icon, Sri Sathya Sai Baba will be visiting Mumbai on the Saturday, October 31. He will be staying till Sunday, November 1 and would then proceed for his abode, Prashanti Nilayam at Puttaparthy.

Before coming to Mumbai, Sathya Sai Baba will be spending three days at Hadshi, a place near Pune, where he will be installing a statue at the new temple and community centre named “Panduranga Kshetra”.

As per the program schedule available, Baba will be giving a public darshan on Saturday evening at the NSE grounds, Goregaon and in Worli, opposite BDD Chawn on Sunday morning.

MeriNews Reference

For More Information:
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba To Visit Hadshi And Mumbai From October 28th 2009 – November 1st 2009

Bhagawan’s Programme At Hadshi:

  • Wednesday, 28th October 2009
    • 12.00 Noon – Welcome to Swami at Sri Sathya Sai Pandurang Kshetra Hadshi, Paud-Lonavala Road, by Dindi Procession From Ganesha Temple
    • 13.00 Hrs – Mahaprasad
    • 18.00 Hrs – Bhajan and Darshan Devotional Musicial Programme by: Smt. Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shri Nitin Mukesh and Ms. Sapna Mukherjee.
  • Thursday, 29th October 2009
    • 9.00 A.M. Murthi Sthapana and Pranprathistha of Lord Siddhivinayak, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and Sri Vitthal Rukmini by the Divine Hands of Bhagawan.
    • 17.00 Hrs . Bhajan, Darshan and Public Meeting
  • Friday, 30th October 2009
    • 9.00 A.M. Bhajan and Darshan
    • 17.00 Hrs Abhang Vani by Little Champs
  • Saturday, 31th October 2009
    • 8.00 A.M. Bhajan and Darshan
    • Departure to Mumbai.

Click Thumbnail To Enlarge Hadshi Map:

Hadshi Map

Hadshi Map

The Mystery Of Karma

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


The Mystery Of Karma

Once a Student who had joined the College a Few days back asked Sathya Sai Baba as to why God does not prevent cruelties in the world and why people should suffer so much.

To which Sri Sathya Sai Baba said wonderfully:

God is only Sakshibhoota (witness) for everything that happens, God never acts. Every single person acts according to what his intellect says to him and he himself suffers the consequences of his actions. Never ever think at anytime that there is anything like good or bad for God. A knife is used differently by a murderer, cook, and a surgeon. But if a magnet is placed near all the knives that all these people use, it attracts them equally, not according to the tasks that each of them perform.

God is exactly like the magnet. Every knife like every person in this world are the same to him, there is no difference between one person and the other, but the hands that operate the knives have to bear the consequences of their actions, dependent on right and wrong.

So also Sathya Sai Baba wonderfully said suffering is not based on God but on our own actions.

Om Sai Ram