Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 15th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 15th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

In olden times, when in any region, the people were sunk in fear or anxiety, or when the sources of joy and contentment ran dry, they traced the cause for the calamity to some fault or failure in the worship offered to God in the temples of that area. They sought to identify these mistakes and correct them, so that they could have inner peace. They believed that the crisis could be controlled through these means. Such acts are now bundled together and called “superstitions”, and are cast aside. This is not superstition at all. The ancients grasped the supreme truth only after personally experiencing its validity.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
June 15th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 14th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 14th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

The Jagath (world) is unreal, non-existent, and the mistaken notion that it is real has to be renounced. The understanding that the idea of Jagath is a superimposition by our mind on the Reality is Jnana (Spiritual Wisdom). Though the objective world appears real, one must be aware that it is deluding us. Therefore, one has to give up the yearning for deriving pleasure from the objects that appear and attract, both here and hereafter. Thus, one is liberated as soon as one renounces all attachment and desires. The Ajnana (ignorance) can be destroyed only with the Atma Vidya (knowledge of the Divine Self). When this illusion disappears, the ups and downs that one faces in Samsara (the ever-changing world) also gets destroyed.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
June 14th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 12th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 12th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

A tree can spread its branches wide. Its branches can bring forth blossoms which yield fruit, but only when the roots are fed with water. Instead, if the water is poured on branches, fruits or flowers, can the tree grow and spread? Society has as its root of peace and prosperity, the virtues of devotion and dedication. Hence the educational system must pay attention to the promotion and strengthening of these virtues amongst the people.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
June 12th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 9th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 9th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

The role of a Sanyasi (monk) can be likened to a species of fish. The fish moves around in the depth of the lake; it will not be stationary at one spot. And while moving around, the fish eats up worms and the eggs of pests, thus cleansing the water. So too, the Sanyasi should always be on the move, journeying into the far corners of the land. His duty is to cleanse the society of evil by his example and precept. He must transform it by his teachings into a society free from vice and wickedness.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
June 9th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

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

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

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Acquisition of the higher knowledge alone can fulfil the main purpose of human life. Such knowledge makes one aware that one is not the inert, non-sentient body, but is really the consciousness itself manifesting as the embodiment of “Being-Awareness-Bliss” (Sat-Chit-Ananda). When this truth dawns and is experienced, one is liberated. One is freed from the fog of ignorance, (Ajnana) even in this very life. One becomes a Jivan Muktha, a person liberated even while alive.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

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

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 7th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 7th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

You have to achieve many objectives during this life. The highest and the most valuable of these is winning the mercy and love of God. The love of God will add unto you the wisdom you need for attaining unshakeable inner peace. Everyone should endeavour to have an understanding of the true nature of the Divine. If you want to succeed in this pursuit, you have to cultivate the spirit of service and be engaged in good deeds which will earn you the gratitude of all people. Thus, you not only accomplish the task of cleansing your consciousness, but also become a fit candidate for achieving spiritual victory.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
June 7th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 6th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – June 6th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

For establishing oneself in the contemplation of the Omnipresent Lord, there are no limitations of time or space. There is nothing like a special time or a holy place. Wherever the mind revels in the contemplation of the Divine, that becomes the holy place. Whenever the mind meditates on the Lord, that becomes the most auspicious moment. The world can achieve prosperity through disciplined souls whose hearts are pure and who represent the salt of the earth. Everyone, from this very moment, should pray for the advent of such holy souls, try to deserve the blessings of the great, endeavour to forget one’s sufferings and promote the welfare of the world.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
June 6th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 27th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 27th 2010

Prema Sai Baba

Prema Sai Baba


Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


Parthi Sai Baba

Parthi Sai Baba

Every one should lead their life so that no pain is caused by them to any living being. That is the supreme duty. Also, it is the duty of everyone who has had the chance of this human birth to spare a part of his/her energies occasionally for prayer, repetition of the Lord’s Name. One must devote oneself to a life of truth, righteousness, peace and good works which are of service to others. One must be afraid of doing acts that are harmful to others or deeds that are sinful, just as one is afraid to touch fire or disturb a cobra. One must have as much attachment and steadfastness in carrying out good works, in making others happy and in worshipping the Lord, as one now has in accumulating gold and riches. This is the Dharma (Right Action) of every being.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 27th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 26th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 26th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Everyone in the world desires victory. No one desires defeat. All crave for wealth, no one craves for poverty. But, how should one achieve victory and wealth? There is no need to undergo threefold struggle – physical, mental, intellectual – to achieve victory. Nor one need get perturbed or anxious or pine for wealth and prosperity. Take refuge in the Lord. Wield the bow of courage by holding your heart pure. That is enough. Victory and wealth will be yours. As you pursue victory and wealth, remind yourself that they are like your shadows, not substantial things in themselves. You cannot attain your shadow, even if you pursue it for a million years.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 26th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Anand Vilas – A New Divine Abode In Shimla

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


Anand Vilas – A New Divine Abode In Shimla

Thirty five years since He made His last visit, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is set to set His Feet yet again on the Shimla soil. The tourist destination that is known for its pine forests and apple orchards, crisp, clean air and breathtaking views is now going to earn a permanent place in His Story, in the history of the Avatar of Age, when He Himself set His Feet yet again sanctifying His Divine Abode, Anand Vilas, which is verily an exquisite architectural marvel!

With the last minute preparations on for receiving Bhagawan, for Anand Vilas, it has been a long journey. The building that took six long years to complete, starting at 2002 to complete in 2008, the Abode, that was christened by Bhagawan Himself has been awaiting for the chosen moment, The Divine Time to arrive to embrace the Divinity.

The Divine Residence that is built in six floors has a spacious bhajan hall with a capacity of almost 300 with a balcony on top wherefrom Bhagawan could view the entire proceedings. The rest of the four floors consist of His residential complex, interview room etc.

Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation of Himachal Pradesh has also set up Sri Sathya Sai School for Children, a residential school in Shimla, to impart value-based education to children. With the Divine blessings of Bhagawan, the school began functioning from 2007 onwards and the classes had started on 21st May 2007. Beginning the school, admissions were open from class 1 to 5 with each class having 30 students. There are separate sections for boys and girls. The school would provide free education as per the ideals set forth by Bhagawan and also would put into practice the system of integral education as given by Bhagawan and strive to develop the character of the students along with academic excellence.

The school is situated amidst lush green verdant hills in a serene and calm environment. Meandering rivulets add natural beauty to the campus. The campus comprises a four-storeyed majestic school building and a four-storeyed hostel with all modern amenities. The school and the hostel are located on adjoining hills, and are interconnected through a glazed corridor which will help the students to go to the school without any inconvenience in inclement weather.

Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai BAba is expected to sanctify the school and hostel building along with a Ganesh Temple and Saraswathi Temple and an auditorium, during His stay in Shimla.

While 15th April 2010 would appear on the gold embossed plaque at the Divine Abode, a peep into His last two visits in the seventies, in 1973 and 1975 would be interesting serving as a refresher while anticipating the magical moments yet again.

Bhagawan’s maiden visit to Shimla was in March 1973 during His 22-day tour of Northern India. It was on 17th March 1973, Bhagawan left Moga for Shimla by car to reach the hill station in the afternoon. Upon His arrival, Bhagawan granted Darshan to a huge concourse of devotees on the Ridge.

On the morning of 18th March, there was Darshan, Bhajan followed by Divine Discourse at the Ridge where every inch of space was occupied by the surge of devotees, and still there were thousands who sat on the surrounding hills to hear Bhagawan and have His Divine Darshan. There was another public meeting on the morning of 18th March 1973 where Bhagawan showered His blessings on lakhs of devotees. Thousands had Darshan in the lawns of Woodville Palace, the residence of Bhagawan during His stay at Shimla. Bhagawan also visited the nearby hill stations of Kufri and Phagu both on the morning of 17th and 18th March 1973 along with a selected group of devotees. After sowing the seeds of love, devotion and spirituality in the hearts of millions of people of the sacred land of Himachal Pradesh, Bhagawan left Shimla for Delhi on the morning of 20th March 1973 by car.

The next and latest visit of Bhagawan to Shimla happened in 1975. It was on the 30th March 1975, that Bhagawan left Bangalore on a ten day visit to Delhi, Amritsar, Shimla and Jaipur.

After completing His engagements in Amritsar and Chandigarh, on 2nd April Sathya Sai Baba along with His entourage comprising 20 cars motored to Shimla. Upon reaching, Bhagawan granted Darshan to thousands awaiting Him at the Ridge. Next two days, on 3rd and 4th April, there were programmes of Darshan and Bhajan on the Ridge Maidan, where Bhagavan sang a few Bhajans also filling thousands of hearts with joy and devotion. On the morning of 4th April 1975, Bhagawan gave a nectarine Discourse which was etched in the hearts of simple hill people of this Himalayan region. On the afternoon of 5th April 1975, Satya Sai Baba left for Delhi by car, stopping at Solan on the way for one hour where He gave a Discourse, sang a few Bhajans and blessed the huge gathering assembled there.

SSSBPT Reference (With Pictures)