The Magnificent Jyothi Darshan

Sathya Sai Baba Early Days At The Chitravathi River

Sathya Sai Baba Early Days At The Chitravathi River


The Magnificent Jyothi Darshan

One day, Sathya Sai Baba blessed all of us in Puttaparthi by partaking meals in our house. Sakkamma, who was present then, asked Baba if she could return to Bangalore. Swami, however, did not grant her permission. But Sakkamma insisted that she had to leave. My mother also tried to dissuade her. Finally, Sakkamma boldly said, “If Swami shows His darshan in a miraculous way, only then will I stay back.”

For those who are not aware, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba stated that the first period of His divine life would be characterized by leelas – the sports of the Lord. It was because this aspect was prominent then, and also because Sakamma adored and related to Swami as a young boy that she could at times take the liberty to make such demands.

And Sathya Sai Baba too was very ready to grant Sakamma’s prayer in a spectacular way on that occasion.

The next evening He took all of us along with Him to the Chitravathi River, which was a copious flow during those days. At about 6.30 p.m., Swami suddenly told us all to follow Him, and He walked up a hillock and stood there.

He showed His empty hands and then asked us if we were all ready to see what followed. We waited with bated breath to see what would unfold… There, suddenly appeared a brilliant light, and in the middle of that sublime brilliance stood Sathya Sai Baba!

All of us assembled there, at the foot of the hillock, saw this Divine spectacle and were dumbfounded in awe. A Divine aura had completely surrounded Swami as He stood there on the hillside. The light was a pulsating brightness, so dazzling that it was overwhelming. But at the same time, the luster was so soft and gentle, because of which we could withstand the purity of its luminescence.

And then, Satya Sai Baba slowly came down a few yards, but the effulgence continued to surround Him. When He further descended, the aura was still there around Him, undiminished. We were stunned and speechless. How can one describe that unprecedented event? We were just shocked with delight and overjoyed at the divine gift bestowed on us.

After this historic event, we all returned to the old Mandir and sang bhajans. At the end of this session, we offered Him arathi. Sathya Sai Baba then told us the significance of the darshan He had bestowed on us just then. He explained that there are many types of devotees and everyone worships God in the form they like the most; the choice is totally up to them. Each one will become aware of the brilliance of the Divine in the form they worship and that is dear to them.

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Photo Exhibition On Baba

Photo Exhibition On Baba

Express News Service
First Published: 04 Feb 2009 10:18:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 04 Feb 2009 11:44:45 AM IST

It is a photo exhibition with a divine touch.

Prema Jyothi, an exhibiting on the life, message and works of Bhagwan Sri Satya Sai Baba will be held at the Institution of Engineers, Khairatabad, from Feb 5 to 15.

To be organised by Sri Satya Sai Seva Organisation, it will be open to all between 10 am and 9 pm.

Chairman of Sri Sathya Trust, Andhra Pradesh, A Ranga Rao said images, video loops, audio and video clips on the services and projects undertaken by Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the trust would be on display.

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Call Me Whenever You Need Me

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


Call Me Whenever You Need Me

Ms. Indira Devi narrates her first meeting with the Omnipresent in human frame…as extracted from Sanathana Sarathi, August 1967

I had never heard of Sathya Sai Baba before although I still was in Bombay during the first 3 days of His visit there. In retrospection, I am glad things happened the way they did, as otherwise I would not have gone to Puttaparthi to see Him if I had met Him at Bombay. I had first heard of Him only when I stopped off at Adyar, Madras, from Howard Murphet. When, after returning from Saigon to India, I was finally on my way to Puttaparthi, I kept asking myself, why am I going to see Him. I was, after all, not in need of any help or in search for a guru; but the Inner Voice calling me there was so strong that I could not disobey it.

It was a hot April afternoon when I arrived in Prasanthi Nilayam. I was given a room where Gabriella Steyer, a Swiss school teacher sweetly took care of me. She had spent a year and a half there. Listening to her experience during her stay there was like listening to a fantastic fairy-tale. She had witnessed many miraculous cures. She had seen Him multiply food, taking from the air any object He wished to give to His devotees and even produce Amrita by squeezing His hand and giving it to drink to about 500 people without refilling the vessel. Gabriella was not tired to go on with her stories, and I was not tired to listen to them. Finally she suggested that we go to sit outside the Mandir doorsteps. Then Baba appeared in the doorway. Except for the bright orange colour of His robe and the thick crop of His hair standing like a black halo round His head, He did not at all resemble the photographs of Him I had seen. His tiny, slim figure and finely cut features were exactly the opposite of the way He looks in photographs.

“May be, He will see you tomorrow morning before you leave,” whispered Gabriella. A few minutes later, Sri Sathya Sai Baba appeared on the upper balcony and looked down. Our eyes met. Suddenly my heart began beating violently. I was called in for the interview. As I stood up I felt I was growing taller and taller. If Gabriella and other girls had not supported me, I would have fallen down upon entering the interview room, as I did not any longer feel the floor under my feet. Some one switched on the fan, but I was not feeling hot or faint.

“I don’t know why I have come here,” were my first words. “I was already in Saigon on my way home but the pull was so strong that I had to come and see You.” I also told Him about our Yoga Centre in Tecate and showed Him some pictures. “You must come there, Swami,” I said. He took my hand in His and tapped it three times, stating, “I say three times I shall come. I will keep My promise.” I told Him that I was guided here by Swami Vivekananda, who, so I was told by two clairvoyants, is my protector and guardian on the other side. At the end of our interview He asked me what I wanted. “Jyoti,” I answered, “since I want to start a crusade for ‘Light in Darkness.'” He made movements with His hand in the air and handed me a bright little image of Himself. And, although I had been told by the Murphets about His way of taking things from the air, yet seeing it happen with my own eyes did something to me. I kept looking at the little medallion with wonder, when He took it back saying, “Wait, I’ll give you some Vibhuti too.” A light movement of His fingertips and the ashes poured over the little image like a snowfall. Overwhelmed, I had to joke it off in order not to break into tears. “Don’t make it disappear now,” I said. “No, no, if I gave it to you……” “I am only joking”. And we both laughed.

“Call Me whenever you need Me and my Grace. I shall be with you,” were His parting words.

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Sathya Sai Baba Impresses Politicians Too

Sathya Sai Premaswaroopa

Sathya Sai Premaswaroopa


Sathya Sai Baba Impresses Politicians Too
13 Sep 2008, 0620 hrs IST,TNN

BANGALORE: A simple class trip to Premajyoti – a photo exhibition hosted jointly by Sri Sathya Sai Seva organizations – has changed the perspectives of students and politicians as well.

“I didn’t know so many people don’t get drinking water! Where is Anantapur?” asked Chetana of New Baldwin School during the trip on Friday to Palace Grounds, the exhibition venue. She said she was fascinated by Sathya Sai Baba.

Knowing the healing powers of Sai Baba and his ability to solve problems, politicians also turned up in hordes. A staunch follower of Sai Baba for 22 years, surface transport minister K H Muniappa inaugurated the exhibition . The Baba has blessed him with vibhuthi prasad and navaratna rings over the years.

Minister of primary and secondary education, Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, said he was impressed by the ‘Sai Educare’ programme , which focuses on moral and value-based education.

The 10-day exhibition is split into seven segments. Around 180 panels and 10 backlit boards showing rare moods of Sai Baba from the 1940s are displayed. Childhood photographs and others detailing Baba’s journey across India and to East Africa in 1968, his only trip abroad till date, are also displayed.

The photos include those from various schemes such as gram seva, feeding the poor and water development projects in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Chennai.

Sanathana Sarathi, the inhouse journal of the mother organization , has set up book stalls, among others, to mark its 50th anniversary. The proceeds will be used for the group’s welfare schemes.

The exhibition is likely to be held at two other places in Karnataka . Entry is free and is open from 10 am to 8 pm. September 21 is the last day.

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