Aum Sai Ram

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


Aum Sai Ram

Sri Satya Sai Baba has been benevolent enough to visit Delhi-NCR (April 9th-14th).

Satya Sai Baba has a following of billions of devotees all across the world who have been enthralled by his divine visit and also vastra-daan and narayan seva was done for general public queuing up in thousands at the Satya Sai International Centre in Delhi.

Ahimsa may be central to our world view yet how many of us follow it?

Similarly we are a secular country and as such each one of us is entitled to their choice of God and belief.

In an age when Durga and Kali are worshipped as symbols of profundity, erudition and might in the world’s largest democracy, it is indeed disheartening to see the feelings of devotees hurt many a time by disturbing articles written by non-believers.

The crazy thronging of people queuing up for Sathya Sai Baba’s darshan was indeed a sight to watch! For those who called him Human, isn’t it ironic, the kind of work he has done from building universities to hospitals to providing water to billions of people?

I question the world that has forever questioned Satya Sai devotees! How many times must the divine prove themselves? In the words of Bob Dylan, “The answer my friend is blowing in the wind! How many times must a man turn his head; and pretend that he just doesn’t see!”

Times Of India Reference

Sathya Sai Baba In Melody

Sathya Sai Baba In Melody

Devotional singer Bhavdeep Jaipurwala is to release an album in praise of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. His forthcoming album “Sathya Sai Baba” is also sung and composed by Sumit Tappu.

“The album comprises of nine songs which are not the typical bhajans, in fact we have kept the music contemporary. It is different from what has been sung so far for baba, so I am sure people will like it,” informs Bhavdeep Jaipurwala.

The album will be releasing in November in Puttaparthi, Bengaluru. “We are releasing it in Puttaparthi as 15 years back we had released an album called Sai Darshan, which went on to become one of the bestsellers so far among the devotional music,” he shares.

Hopefully this time too Sai makes their belief stronger with the success of yet another devotional stint.

Deepa Mishra/ Sampurn Media

Thai Indian Reference

Sathya Sai Medical Conference In Anaheim Oct 10-11

Sathya Sai Medical Conference In Anaheim Oct 10-11
Date Submitted: Thu Oct 01, 2009
BY A STAFF REPORTER

ANAHEIM, CA – Health Care Professionals such as physicians, dentists, residents, fellows, medical and dental students will all be in attendance at the a Sathya Sai International Medical Conference in Anaheim, Oct 10-11, which will focus on the theme of Sri Sathya Sai – Ideal Health Care and Global Health Mission.

The conference will feature speakers from around the world who will discuss and give examples of how medical and dental care is being delivered to millions of people around the world who do not have health insurance and could not otherwise afford to pay for healthcare. There will also be discussions on looking into the future for new ways to reach out to those in need of medical care in our own communities.

Some specific topics that will be discussed will be 1.) How to start a free medical clinic run 100% by volunteers. 2.) Disaster relief work done during the hurricane Katrina. 3.) A model to provide health care to the homeless. 4.) A Bone Marrow Donor Program and how this is especially helpful for minorities. 5.) Preventive medicine.

For more: http://saiconference.org. There is no registration fee for this conference.

India Journal Reference

Introduction:
The Sri Sathya Sai International Medical Committee has the honor of hosting an international medical conference on October 10 and 11, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.A. The theme of the conference is “Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare and Sri Sathya Sai Global Health Mission.” The delivery of comprehensive state-of-the-art healthcare will be discussed at this international medical conference.

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is September 12, 2009.

Objective:
Since its inception, the Sathya Sai Organization has been deeply committed to providing selfless service to mankind through various humanitarian projects. One such service is the provision of state-of-the-art healthcare, free of cost to the sick and needy. In 1956, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba inaugurated a General Hospital at Puttaparthi, India providing free primary healthcare services to the needy in the remote rural areas. This blossomed into two general hospitals and two super-specialty hospitals in India providing free primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare. These models of Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare have inspired the Sathya Sai Global Health Mission. The philosophy, energy and dedication that created these medical institutions have now become an international movement over the last fifty years resulting in the extensive Sri Sathya Sai Healthcare System helping people worldwide. The healthcare providers in this system firmly believe in blending technology and medical excellence with love and compassion. Delivery of good healthcare to a whole patient is notably different from the delivery of medical care that targets a specific illness alone. The Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare System has inspired the transformation of thousands of healthcare providers to deliver free, comprehensive modern health services with love and compassion. It is in this milieu that the Sri Sathya Sai International Medical Conference on “Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare and Sri Sathya Sai Global Health Mission” will be hosted. The conference will include physicians, dentists, medical and dental students, residents and fellows in training from several specialties. Delegates will assemble to consider all aspects of healthcare.

If you are a physician, dentist, medical or dental student, resident or fellow in training and are interested in attending this conference please click here to register. For general information about Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and His work, please visit the website of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and the website of the International Sai Organization. For information on the medical projects undertaken by the Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust in Prasanthi Nilayam please visit the website http://www.sssmt.org.in.

The Omniscient Sai – Prof Anil Kumar Kamaraju his Experience

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


The Omniscient Sai – Prof Anil Kumar Kamaraju his Experience

I will tell you personal incident. I came from the hot state of Andhra Pradesh. As Bangalore is very cold, I soon developed sinus problem. I took a water heater and went for my bath.

I was about to take my bath, when there was sudden power cut. The power went off and the water was not ready for my bath. So I causally washed my face and went for darshan.

I sat in the darshan, Slowly, came the gentlle figure, the short with broad smile, holdin his robe with one, and weaving the hand in circles with the other. He stood in front of me looked into the empty space and waved both hands, saying, “There are some who come for darshan without having bath”.

I, WAS WONDER STRUCK. I WAS TAKEN BACK, AND SAID, “How so you know?” He replied, “Where am I? I am in your bed room and I AM in your bath room. I am everywhere” Then I, ran to my room and took a double bath. I returned and sat on the verandah. Baba came suddenly after bhajans. He came straight to me and said, “A normal bath is enough, don’t worry”. The omnipotence and omnipresence are qualities of divinity to let us know that the Avatar is not less than the divine personaliy.

Once Bhagavan said to an old man, “Today is the death anniversary of your wife.” Bhagavan even told him more details. He may have met so many people in between. Yet He remebers everything and everyone. Omnipotence, Omnipresence and omniscience. The person may have forgotten but not Bhagavan.

Once there was a couple who came to Him. The couple had been having heated argument back at home. Bhagavan called the wife, and naturally the husband followed obediently. Both of them were given an interview. Then Swami came out of the interview room and said, “You fight at home, so fight here also, I will give you time.” So, here you can experience directly the omnipresence, omnipotence and omniscience.

Once in KodaiKanal I was with all the seve dal in the garden. They were giving ice creams, so I also received one. Swami came to the mandir and I stretched out my hand. Swami said, “You have taken icecream already outside.” I said, “Swami, I did not say I have not eaten.” Then Swami said why do you stretch your hand here? “There, the seva dal give you icecream”. Then I said , But Swami I want from your divine hands, therefore I am asking. Then He gave me one with His divine Hands. He then asked me “Is it nice? OK, take two.” So this kind of omnipresence will make you happy and it will be benefical to you.

Aum Sri Sai Ram

Can Money Alone Bring Happiness And Security?

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


Can Money Alone Bring Happiness And Security?

Loving Sai Ram and greetings from Prashanti Nilayam.

This week, we would like to briefly take you in a direction that you might not at all consider spiritual, namely economics, markets and all that. Having taken you on that detour, it shall then be our endeavour to convince you that wealth generation and the proper use of wealth cannot be divorced from Spirituality.

In a sense, economics and wealth dynamics are all about money. True, the concept of wealth goes back to the time when there was no currency and only barter. The advent of coins enabled wealth to be moved around more easily than moving bartered goods, and that was a major step forward. Let us say that five thousand years ago, two people do a barter exchanging a goat for some firewood. The man who receives the firewood has to carry it all the way back home. These days, however, when a villager sells a goat he gets cash, which he takes home; later he uses that cash to buy whatever he needs from the place where it is available. Money being “fluid”, it makes business easier than old style barter. In this age of electronic communications, new dimensions have been added to financial transaction. As someone remarked, money is no longer coins or even currency notes; it is a set of binary numbers in electronic code.

We are conscious that you are aware of all this but even so, this preamble would set the stage for what follows. Science and Technology have immensely aided manufacture, which in turn has spurred everything from trade and business to transportation and communication. For example, recent statistics show that the O’Hare Air Port in Chicago is the busiest in America, with roughly 500,000 plane landings and takeoffs in a six-month period! It is just amazing.

So what has all this got to do with Spirituality? Everything, because in one way or the other, it is all connected with money! Money is a great magnet, and few can resist its attraction. Sadhus might say they are not attracted to money, but it requires money to keep even Sadhus alive – someone has to give them charity! And the powerful attractor that money is, it tends to draw people out very much into the world in quest of money. Having drawn people into the world and got them hooked, money keeps the attention of such people rooted very much to the world. A man who has made a million starts thinking, “I am a millionaire now but how can I become a billionaire?” On the other hand, there might be a man who has borrowed heavily for some reason or the other, and he is all the time worried about how he is going to raise money to pay off his debts. With all this preoccupation with money, people lose sight of God and often with it, the quality of goodness. Of course there are others who, while worshipping money, have not entirely forgotten God, but for selfish reasons. They want God to be the Great Provider by giving them more money and still more money. This is nothing new and five thousand years ago, Krishna declared that this is one type of devotee, who unfailingly comes to Him!

Why is man attracted to money? It is all due to the Mind! As Swami says, the Mind of man can either make him look towards the world or inwards. If it looks outwards, then it easily succumbs to the attractions that the world provides in plenty. Man is then deluded into thinking that money is the royal road to all happiness. The connection to Spirituality is rooted in precisely this delusion that traps man; more about that later.

Money being at the heart of manufacture, trade, business, commerce, etc., is necessarily the engine of every conceivable economic system. For almost everyone today, being wealthy simply means having a lot of money. For about three hundred years or so, great thinkers have tried to formulate the basic principles of wealth generation, social well-being etc., and as a result, many theories of economics have come into existence. For some, well-being starts with opportunities for individual enterprise, making lots of money, minimal interference from the State, etc. This has led to the Capitalist system of economics, which, in recent times, has soared to the concept of absolute free-market economy cum globalisation. At the other end, we had, until recently, Communism that many countries went for, and “Scientific Socialism” which India opted for. As far as Communism as an economic philosophy is concerned, despite its strong ideological appeal at one time , it has now become more or less extinct, though there are still countries that are “Communist” as far as the political system of government is concerned. Scientific Socialism too is all but dead, despite some loyalists continuing to pay lip sympathy to it. Currently, the free-market philosophy with the “icing” of globalisation added to it is the dominant survivor, actively peddled by those who stand to gain much by it.

Today there is a lot of hype about the glory of globalisation and the free-market economy, but are they really the roaring successes they are claimed to be? It all depends on whom you ask. Those who have benefited from it would undoubtedly hail it in the most flattering terms. But if you ask the millions and millions who have been left out, nay sacrificed, it is a different story.

The free market philosophy is focussed almost entirely on wealth generation for a few, the shareholders. If others benefit by the process, that is purely incidental. Though many may be involved in the market processes as employees of various sorts, when it comes to brass tacks, it is a few that determine the fate of many. Throughout history, it has often been this way, but the power of modern technology has enormously magnified the impact factor.

In the last couple of decades, high power technology and high power business have affected people all over the world in many ways, creating in general a huge gap between the haves and the have-nots in all countries with big economies. Even in America , once the dreamland where the poor could become rich by working hard, they now say that if you are poor, you had better get out of America . If that is what is happening in America , the situation in the “newly emerging economies” like China and India is even worse. One might say, “Sorry that is inevitable in a free-market economy; that’s the way the cookie crumbles.” Maybe, but when hundreds of millions suffer, Society as a whole pays a price, and a big one too, that inevitably would one day impact those in the comfort zone also.

What we are driving at is that it is no longer enough to talk in terms of “costs”, “efficiency”, “profitability”, etc., as calculated by accountants and finance experts in big Corporations. Costs and profits may mean a lot to shareholders, but Corporations exist in the midst of Society and what happens to Society eventually makes an impact on everyone, including industry, business and finance. Thus, the business sector cannot clinically exclude from its considerations, the public who are STAKEHOLDERS. If it does, then while it may enjoy short-term gains, in the long run it too would have to pay, and heavily too. As someone said, one cannot have an island of prosperity in an ocean of misery.

Where the human race is concerned, everyone is a stakeholder. This important point has been consistently ignored in the past, but it no longer can be, especially in this age of high technology and fast communications. These days, when smoke clouds are produced by the burning of huge forests in one country they choke people in another country. Excessive fishing by the big fishing corporations of one country can ruin the poor fishermen of another country. Massive emission by hundreds of millions of vehicles in one or more rich countries now threatens the climate of the entire planet. So on the examples go. In every case, there is a price to pay and that price is paid by Society. In some cases, the price is paid by people in the same country where the problem originates, while in other cases it is people elsewhere that pay the price. And in some cases, everyone pays the price, no matter where.

We cannot go into all the details here but the essential point is that when there are huge imbalances, there will necessarily be conflict, violence, large-scale suffering, etc. Violence, cruelty and exploitation have no doubt been always present in mankind, but what makes the current situation frightening is the scale.

Which brings us to our central point: It is time to move away from socio-economic philosophies that focus on profits for a few to a philosophy that is wedded to the well-being of all. Currently, there is too much importance given to individual and corporate enterprise, and very little, if at all, to Society. This precisely is where Swami’s teachings come strongly into the picture. Swami says that without self-control, and we stress the prefix self, the human Mind would inevitably tend to seek self-advantage and focus entirely on the short term. This may appear to be very rewarding but the advantages that seem to accrue are illusory. As Swami says [this was in a recent Sai Inspires Message], “Human existence is enveloped in infatuation,” often with money we might add.

So what is the alternative? Sathya Sai Baba says that the starting point of how one views oneself ought not to be the lower self [which is the one that wants profit in a hurry etc.,] but the Higher Self or God. Next, one must realise that God the Creator brought Creation/Nature into existence. Society is a part of this Creation and the individual is a limb of Society. So there is this Cosmic Hierarchy: God, Nature, Society and the individual, which should never be lost sight of.

The individual must conduct himself/herself in such a manner that is not harmful to Society, does not disturb Nature and is in harmony with God; that is to say, one must always act in full consonance with one’s intrinsic Divine nature. If a person does this, the person would not be in the business of selling fast food and soft drinks, however profitable they might be; why? Because fast foods and soft drinks harm people and thus Society. When a high percentage of the population becomes obese, when a large number of children develop diabetes at a young age, etc., Society ends up paying a very high price. The companies may make profit but if Society as a whole loses, is that good?

In today’s Society, it is dangerous to delink money-making from its consequences to Society. Economic theories can no longer afford to start from notions of unfettered freedom for the market. One must instead move away from the hitherto sacred principle that the individual has the right to make money to the principle that the individual has responsibilities to discharge to both Society and to Nature. In other words, economic philosophy must start from basic moral and human values and duties that arise thereof rather than rights that the individual might think he or she is entitled to. If we start with value-based economics, then we would have value-based trade and commerce, which in turn would ensure fair distribution of wealth, minimisation of exploitation, well-being for all in some reasonable measure. The present system is based on competition. On the face of it, competition might look like a good thing but soon it gets contaminated by all the evil tendencies lurking within humans, at which point it leads to painful consequences.

History has shown that Society moves forward through harmonious co-operation, which is why the Vedas extol co-operation. And that also is why Swami talks to us often about Unity, Purity and Divinity. Humanity must shine with humanness and NOT with meanness. That will happen only when we stop dreaming all the time about profits, and turn instead to using money for common good. We can never prosper in isolation. The dynamics of Society are such that money gotten by unfair and evil means would always produce its own unpleasant reflection via the problems in Society.

There is much that we can say on this subject, but we shall not. Instead, we bring to you a small extract from a Divine Discourse that Swami gave in Bombay on 12 th March, 1999 at a reception given to Him in the Cooperage ground by the elite of Bombay (now Mumbai).. Many who spoke before Bhagavan expressed grave concern about the rising crime in Bombay . Responding to those fears, this is what Sathya Sai Baba said:

Is Bombay in a healthy state today? No! Hundreds of thousands of people are living in slums. Tens of thousand children receive no schooling at all. They roam the streets and take to evil paths. Any number of people are sick and they are left to their fate. In this same city, there are many rich and well-to-do people also. They also are a part of the same Society. They have become rich on account of this very Society; all their wealth has come from the people. But what is it that they are doing with their money? Are they using even a fraction of it for the general good of the public? Are they doing any service? Are they helping the poor in any way? Are they bothered? Are they concerned at all? Do they at least think of them and their misery? Do they feel compassion for them?

What this quote reveals is that money is the starting point of many of the problems of Bombay that Swami alluded to. What applies to Bombay applies to many other parts of the world as well. Values and NOT money should be the starting point of economic philosophy. When one starts with values, one knows how to deal with money properly; money would then not be an end in itself, but the means to alleviate the suffering of the poor and the dispossessed. However, if values are abandoned right at start, then there can be only disaster. We might in passing also draw attention to yet another of the recent Sai Inspires Message that says, “It is only when you experience other’s suffering as your own, that human value is manifested.”

We took up this topic of extreme economic asymmetry just to stress that Swami’s teachings are extra-ordinarily profound and touch all aspects of life. They are of immense value to humanity, especially in the present critical juncture. Will humanity realise that? Will the world wake up? We leave you to speculate about those issues!

Jai Sai Ram .

With Love and Regards,
“Heart2Heart” Team

Am I Not Your Father?

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


Am I Not Your Father?
Experience from the garden of Love

There was one classmate of mine whose father died during his childhood itself. Swami had told his mother that He would look after the boy and his elder brother, who was and is still working at Parthi. He then called this classmate of mine and told him: “From now, I am your father. If you need anything, you should ask me and not trouble your brother or mother.”

A few days passed after the first semester of our first year was over. Most of the students were going home and my classmate too wanted to go and see his mother. But he did not have money for the ticket. He asked his elder brother who too expressed his inability to spare any money at that point of time. The boy was distressed, but did not tell anyone. Even we could see that he was slowly getting withdrawn in the room (he was my roommate too.).

In those days, Swami would call all the students to sit right from the bhajan door once bhajans started. Swami would keep moving in and out of the bhajan hall on several rounds of darshan.

One such day, He had just come and sat down on the throne and was looking at us as we rushed to sit from the front. He then suddenly got up and went into the interview room door. He then signaled to my classmate to follow Him. When my classmate came out 5 minutes later, he was weeping. Later on in the room, he told us what happened.

Swami had called him inside and asked him: “I told you that if you need anything you should ask me. Why did you go and trouble your brother? I know you want to go home and see your mother. You should have asked me. Am I not your father? Why do you then hesitate to ask me what you want?” He then gave him money for the ticket and spending and then told him to go and enjoy his holidays.

And the surprising thing was, my classmate never told anyone about what was eating him from within. Swami just knew!

-Related by a Sai student

Reference

Swami’s Divine Poornachandra Session With Alumni Students

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


Swami’s Divine Poornachandra Session With Alumni Students
January 7th 2009

Curtesy SaiBabaNews Yahoo! Group
Swami had decided to bestow a great boon upon the 700 Alumni Students them as He had sent word that He would interact with all of them in the Poornachandra Auditorium after the morning bhajans. By 8:30am, all the students sat ready in Poornachandra and it was at about 9:00 am that Swami arrived for darshan. The time scheduled for the alumni was 10:00am.

But though Swami took a complete round of the Kulwant hall, He seemed to be in a great hurry as His beloved children awaited Him in the auditorium and He seemed to be wanting to be there as soon as possible, ASAP as its called! It was just 9:20am when Swami received Aarthi and then moved into the Poornachandra auditorium.

A small stage had been arranged for Swami so that He could be seen by one and all assembled. Swami was welcomed by a small contingent of Veda chanting boys and soon He took His place – on the stage and in the thirsting eyes of every alumnus sitting there.

There were also the elders whom Swami brought with Him- Sri Chakravarthy, secretary of Central trust; Prof. Vishwanath Pandit, the Vice chancellor; Sri V Srinivasan, the All India Sai Organisation President; Prof. G Venkatraman, the great scientist and director of the Radio Sai studios and Sri S V Giri, the former vice chancellor.

Sri Chakravarthy introduced the speakers for the day. First Sri S V Giri spoke on the responsibilities that rest on the strong shoulders of the alumni. As he spoke, an interesting incident took place. One of the members of the alumni, a senior above 50 years of age maybe, was moving to and fro right at the back, to get a good view of the proceedings maybe. Swami noticed that and seemed a bit uncomfortable. And sure enough, in two minutes, the student next to Swami came walking all the way to the back asking, “Who was it that was walking over here?” At first everyone felt that Swami was disturbed. It got confirmed soon but why had He been disturbed? The student located the disturber and asked, “Sir would you like a chair to sit on? Swami sees that you are not able to sit on the floor.” The answering was done with a nod saying, “No” and profuse tears down the cheeks. The alumnus then got up and moving towards the front, sat in the corner but in the first row! Swami saw that and seemed satisfied!

The second speaker was Sri V Srinivasan. He spoke very inspiringly on the growth and spread of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations in India. Many facts little known to most of the devotees and students were revealed and very deservingly, there were 4-5 rounds of applause for him. After he finished his speech, Swami told him with great pride to announce that he was the All India President. An overwhelmed Srinivasan said that more than anything else, he wished to be a humble devotee and concluded his speech.

The Alumni coordinator then went forward to request Swami for the divine discourse. Swami materialized vibhuti and gave him and then also agreed to address the students. Another poignant scene took place now. Swami noticed a student, Raghuram, who currently works for Radio Sai global harmony. He has been physically challenged due to a tragic accident and has been on the wheelchair since. Swami asked him to come over to the dais.. As the boy reached there, Swami waved His hand and materialized a gold ring. Amidst the cheer that ran about the hall, Swami enquired into the well being of the boy’s mother and sister. HE promised him that he would very soon speak to them as a family and then put the ring to the right hand. He asked Swami for paadanamaskar. Swami agreed and knowing that it was very difficult for the boy to bend down, Swami did something that none imagined. He slowly lifted His right leg and placed it near the knee of the boy. After he touched it, Swami now raised His left leg too and placed it there! The boy was thrilled at this special paadanamaskar. As he returned to His place, Swami began His divine discourse.

Important Points of the Wonderful Divine Discourse:

  1. Swami emphasised on the message of Advaita, stressing the point that there is nothing in this world which is not divine, and that we should conduct ourselves bearing this in mind.
  2. Swami also stressed on the need for one and all to realise the inherent divinity.

The most interesting part was when towards the end, Swami asked, “Does anyone have doubts? Ask and I shall answer them now in a perfect manner.” What followed was a Divine Question and Answer Session

Question: Swami. We know that we are truth and the truth is everywhere. So we must be everywhere right…..Swami could not follow the question hence the boy tried to explain! “Swami I’m everywhere but I don’t realize it…!”
Swami: You are not everywhere, you are right now here! (everyone laughs )…If you are in path of Truth then you will know you are the Truth…..(Swami conveyed to boy that if he believes he is the Eternal Atma then he is everywhere and if he restricts himself to body then he is now here!)

Question: Swami. We don’t have time available for spiritual activities and service as we are bogged by daily activities.. ..what shall we do (there were tears in his eyes out of helplessness) …
Swami: Don’t feel bad about it…do as much as you can in little time available …do little service but offer it to lord….if you can’t do even that then do your job or activity as the service to lord…..That’ ll make Him happy.

Question: (In kannada), Swami as we (boys) plan to do activities and projects in larger scale how do we go about doing the same….do we need to form organized groups and start off…
Swami: (In kannada) Yes….form proper groups and go about in a systematic way…..I’ve already told this (swami has mentioned the same in management)

Question: (one student who was Teacher)…Swami. ..we all have only one prayer in our hearts …you should walk …like you used to do earlier….
Swami: (with out a pause) …Yes …I will!…I used to walk earlier properly…. only recently I had a fall and doctors told me not to walk and take rest…I’m just abiding by their words….I have organize a Yagnam in Parthi (ARMY) and one in Chenni (ARMY —II)…I’m managing quite a lot like this too…but I’ll surely walk…(Swami lifted both His legs and played them in the air as He spoke)

Question: Swami…what should we do to become closer to swami….
Swami: (without delay)…Swami should (will to) take you closer…! (Swami conveyed its His grace that matters not any amount of penance you do…., he added ), If you want to become closer keep Swami in your heart…Then you need not come to Swami and He will come closer to you….

Question: Swami…How do we get Atmanandam (perennial bliss)…
Swami: You should carry less luggage…less luggage is more comfort… Reduce your desires and put a ceiling on it.

Question: Swami..how do we take care of our kids in countries where there are not even Indian families forget the Sai centers….
Swami: where are you right now….
Boy: …I’ve returned back to India….
Swami: I’m very happy…Congratulations…America is not good at the moment…all our people should return to native land…One lakhs in USA is equal to 10,000 in India….

Question: Swami—How do we achieve total surrender…
Swami: Bangaaru!— Surrender is not so easy…so many after they surrender would still carry the burden of doubt in their minds….so just follow how much you can….and stop doubting.

It was already nearing 11:30am and Swami said that He would speak to all the next day too. Then Swami received Aarthi and blessed those who took a flower and the holy grains upto Him. As He moved back towards the residence, Swami collected letters from all the students who lined up the entire pathway. Swami retired leaving behind cherished memories and wonderful feelings.

Om Sai Ram