Archive for June, 2012

“It does not matter if he is not a ‘devotee’…

In 1957 Bhagawan was on a short tour of the North to rejuvenate the celebrated shrines and holy places located there and to make them powerful by restoring their pristine glory.  But though it looked as if it was designed to bring joy and happiness to a deserving few who had the good fortune of being selected to accompany Him, the visit unmistakably met a greater aim of fulfilling the ‘Thapas’ of His ardent devotees over many births.  Let Prof. N. Kasturi, Bhagawan’s biographer, tell us the story in his inimitable style. read more »

Valedictory Session Of Summer Course 2012

The three day Summer Course in Indian Culture and Spirituality concluded with the pre-lunch final session held this morning. The programme for this morning commenced at 0830 hrs. with Vedic chanting. The first talk for the morning was delivered by Sri Amey Deshpande read more »

A Musical Evening by Anantapur Campus…

This evening on the second day of the ongoing three-day Summer Course in Indian Culture and Spirituality, students from the Anantapur Campus offered a veritable feast of delectable musical offering, singing their hearts out for their Beloved Mother Sai. read more »

That Touch of Grace

Beloved Bhagawan’s Darshan, His walking the face of planet Earth is undoubtedly the mightiest ever happening…a celestial boon to humanity. The Act…His Grace…How does one feel watching Him amidst devotees, walking around spreading His all conquering love? A poem from Ms. Jullie Chaudhuri sharing the beauty of one such heavenly darshan in Prasanthi Nilayam. read more »

Bhagawan – The Master Planner…

One has to agree sans any argument, any reservation, that God is the Master Planner and He alone guides every individual, powered by His potent Will. Quite often, myopic human eyes fail to perceive the ways of The Lord. He invariably guides everyone with a Divine Fore Vision, clearing the road ahead for His devotee, getting him or her ready for the journey ahead, that in the long run proves to be the best path for the individual. Be it educational, career guidance or clearing the ladder ahead for one’s spiritual evolution, it is HIS, Whose Is The Last Word. Read on how Bhagawan helped such a soul, steering the wheel of His ‘Arjuna’s Chariot’, powered by His Mighty Will and Divine Fore Vision…Sri P. Krishna Kumar, the writer, served the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust as Accounts & Finance in-charge for many years before moving to Bangalore to serve as Finance Controller at the Temple Of Healing instituted by Bhagawan, Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Medical Sciences at Whitefield, a position he holds till date. read more »

The Guess Came True…

In the Journey of the Soul called Life, where man tries to attain ‘Soul-Perfection’, the defining final moments of the Soul become crucial and man earns his reward in proportion to his earnest yearning for the Supreme Divine. How fortunate a Soul need to be to win the Divine Grace with His Physical Presence in the defining final moments, earning the coveted Darshan Of The Lord leading to liberation! Read on how Bhagawan responded to the ‘Final Call’ of an old devotee, as narrated by none other than Prof. N. Kasturi. Extracted from the archives of Sanathana Sarathi. Click here to subscribe to Sai Spiritual Showers, a weekly e-journal from the heart of Prasanthi Nilayam delivered to your inbox every Thursday. read more »

Summer Course gets underway…

With invocatory prayers from a thousand hearts and minds, amidst chanting of holy Veda, the 3-day Summer Course in Indian Culture and Spirituality organised by Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Learning, for the students from all the four campuses, commenced in the Poornachandra Auditorium here in Prasanthi Nilayam this morning. read more »

Summer Course from tomorrow

This year’s summer course on Indian Culture and Spirituality is set to begin tomorrow morning at 0830hrs at Poornachandra Auditorium with Vedic Invocation. The 3 day conference will be attended by students of read more »

Commencement of SSSIHL Muddenahalli Campus

The fourth campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) at Muddenahalli (in Chickballapur Dist., Karnataka) started functioning from 1 June 2012. The men’s only campus hosts undergraduate students pursuing Bachelors in Business Management and Bachelors in Computer Applications.

During the Academic Year 2011/12, the Bachelors in Business Management (BBM)and Bachelors in Computer Applications (BCA) programmes for men commenced at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus. All men students of both these programmes have now shifted to the Muddenahalli Campus. read more »

Love My Uncertainty…

Bhagawan’s ways are inscrutable and beyond human comprehension. That is why, He said, “Love My uncertainty.” His entire life was a saga of love – love for the humanity and His other creations. One should have unflinching faith in Him and love Him for love’s sake. Our permutations and combinations to gauge the enormity of His life, His mission, His actions… are like an ignoramus trying to count the stars in the sky.

In the climactic part of His glorious Sai Saga, Bhagawan punctuated a few of His Discourses with indications of His ‘departure’. However, Divine Intend is undoubtedly beyond ordinary human understanding. This article, English adaptation of the Telugu Editorial appeared in April issue of Sanathana Sarathi, is a compilation of the hints thrown by Bhagawan from time to time about the April 2011 ‘Divine Drama’ in His Discourses.    read more »