Archive for November, 2011

XXX Convocation of SSSIHL – 22 Nov 2011

Thirtieth Annual Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam was held on the 22nd November morning in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Unique, imparting free education promoting human values with spiritual orientation, Sri Sathya Sai Institute has been the beacon of hope for a new world order, engendering thousands upon thousands of students for the past three decades, ever since its inception. read more »

Descent Of The Avatar… For The Ascent Of Man

Just a day left for the dawn of the D-Day, the Day that has distinguished itself from all other days, by welcoming The Almighty Lord with open arms, in His sojourn unto planet earth. When 23rd Nov. revisits us once again, how do we welcome the Day…and how do we celebrate the Advent…Come… let’s introspect and listen to our innermost sacred feelings, while gearing up to ‘celebrate’ yet another 23rd November…a poem by Ms. Jullie Chaudhuri. read more »

Karaikkudi Mani’s Music & SSSIHMS Programme

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthi Gram, the role model Super Speciality Hospital, more aptly known as ‘Temple Of Healing’ that was instituted by Bhagawan on this day in 1991. read more »

SSSIHMS Anniversary & Karaikkudi Mani’s Concert – 22 Nov 2011

Marking the 20th Anniversary of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthi Gram, the role model Super Speciality Hospital, more aptly known as ‘Temple Of Healing’ instituted by Bhagawan in 1991, Team SSSIHMS presented a Video show depicting the genesis and growth of the Institution on the 22nd November evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. read more »

Happy Birthday Bhagawan…

So the world over devotees are coming together to celebrate the single most spectacular event, that was received with elation and jubilation in the Treta Yuga, as well as Dwapara and then in Kali Yuga – the birth of the Avatar on Earth. Oh! That much awaited occurrence!

The piteous cries of Mother Earth, the tears of those oppressed, the anxiety and distress of the ones who were exploited, the prayers of the wise, the entreaty of venerated sages, the adoration of those steeped in selfless devotion, culminated in the Appearance of Lord.

Each time that He chose to make an entrance divine into a womb pristine, He selected a ‘mother’ for Himself to ‘assist’ enacting the leelas of His marvelous manifestation. read more »

XXX Convocation of SSSIHL…

Secular education is for happiness in the mundane world and spiritual education is for happiness in the other world, echoed Bhagawan, The Founder Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning this morning read more »

Love All Serve All; Help Ever Hurt Never

When the world is gearing up to celebrate the 86th Year of Beloved Bhagawan’s Advent, what could be the best Birthday gift to offer Him, to bring a smile on His beautiful face, that enchanted millions upon millions all over the globe? Let’s look within and introspect…

So profound a teaching in such simple terms. So clear cut, uncomplicated and easy to understand. But have we understood? This is not just what our Beloved Lord teaches, but this truth is vividly apparent in every moment of His Divine Sojourn on Earth. Whether it was in the Shirdi Era…in the Dwarkamai or at Parthi…in Prasanthi Nilayam, Beloved Bhagawan enveloped all beings with His selfless, ceaseless love. His doors were ever open wide for ‘all’ to be refreshed by the steady stream of His mercy and compassion.

Just what does He mean by Love All, Serve All?
If you only skim the surface of the Ocean, will you ever know its depth? Yes, the focus most definitely is on ‘Love’ and ‘Serve’ but have we given the ‘All’ part its rightful due? read more »

Convocation Drama – Guru Mahima

Ahead of the 30th Annual Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam scheduled for tomorrow, students from SSSIHL presented a drama entitled “Guru Mahima” this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. read more »

Convocation Drama and Felicitation – A Report

On the eve of 30th Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, the students from the Institute presented a drama titled “Guru Mahima.”

The presentation depicted the lofty relationship between Guru and disciple and how a true Guru stands by disciples who are dedicated and devoted. Revolved around three youngsters staying in an ashram, guided by the Guru, the presentation, with the help of flashback scenes from the epics and stories of great souls, underlain the essential truth that faith wins oddities. read more »

Dana Gillespie Sings Songs Of Love…Unity

With a string of selected songs, a compilation of her songs in The Divine Presence over the years, Dana Gillespie of London Blues Band fame took the audience through her memory lane, presenting an electrifying music concert at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet on the 20th November evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The singer, the most popular western voice in Prasanthi Nilayam and undoubtedly one of Bhagawan’s favourite picks took the audience down memory lane, singing mainly hit songs from her earlier concerts in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The underlying theme of her performance was Love and Unity. Recapitulating her glorious times in Bhagawan’s physical presence, the cherubic singer began with the song “we are all one…under the sun”.

Singing with the aid of recorded tracks of music, Gillespie continued for an hour, often inciting the audience to join with rhythmic beats. She presented twelve songs that included two bhajans. Some of her favourite numbers sung during landmark occasions, 70th and 80th birthday, were reproduced explaining significance in short.

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