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DECEMBER
H2H Special

A Colourful and Cosmic Connection with Swami

Part 03

Posted on: Dec 29, 2011

There’s nobody that I don’t love because I love everyone, everything, even if people don’t like me, I love them. So, that’s alright. So, it’s just this kind of happy state, I’ve always been a bit like that..
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H2H Special

A Colourful and Cosmic Connection with Swami

Part 02

Posted on: Dec 28, 2011

Swami had never spoken to me. And I never spoke to anyone here. Nobody knew I was a singer. I’m not really the sociable type. I was just happy to be in His presence, albeit at the back.
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H2H Special

"Joy of Living"

an offering of beautiful love by Central and South European Sai devotees

Posted on: Dec 25, 2011

Christmas in Prasanthi Nilayam is always special. Yes, people of all faiths and cultures – be it Hindus or Muslims, Christians or Buddhists, or any faith for that matter - congregate in this 'Abode of Peace' and in unison sing the glories of the Lord. But that is only one aspect of this lovely occasion.
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Photo Gallery

Creating Christmas Joy in Prasanthi
Posted on: Dec 23, 2011


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H2H Special

The Spiritual Significance of 'Sermon on the Mount'

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011

mong the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Sermon on the Mount has been one of the most widely quoted elements of the Canonical Gospels. Probably because these eight seemingly simple statements contain in them the essence of what the Lord wanted every man to understand and implement in their lives. Commentaries on this collection of teachings which appear in the Gospel of Matthew are galore.
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H2H Special

A Colourful and Cosmic Connection with Swami

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011

I suddenly hear this - like a voice saying, “Go straight down now to the main street. Go now, NOW!” So, I rush down and as I’m going past the accommodation office, a man is coming out with my ticket and passport in his hand. And he’d found it. He tried to return it but because I wasn’t registered, they didn’t know who to give it to.
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H2H Special

Bewitched by His Love ( Part 3)

Posted on: Dec 01, 2011

Growing up with Swami, the one thing that I felt is that the best way you can serve Him is to follow His teachings. And His teachings are many. And now, all of us cannot follow all of them. So I chose to pick a couple of teachings and live them fully. Swami did tell us that you should always have a big heart. I feel you have to open your heart to people. So, the lessons that I’ve learned, is to try to help others as much as I can and not hurt. 
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H2H Special

Bewitched by His Love ( Part 2)

Posted on: Dec 04, 2011

Whatever it was that Swami asked us to do, we quite implicitly obeyed Him; we didn’t question. Like the first time we came to Puttaparthi and He asked us to stay, we just stayed. It happened on another occasion too.
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Feature Article

Study Cricle - 06
(Part 5 & 6 )

Posted on: Dec 01, 2011

Swami says that just as the love of a mother towards her children is Vatsalya, love between two individuals is Sakhyam, or love towards an object is Moha, the very same love when manifested towards God Himself is Bhakti or devotion.
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Feature Article

Musings on Gita - 02
By Prof. G. Venkataraman

Posted on: Dec 01, 2011

 Whatever I am dwelling upon, I shall generally focus on the main theme of the chapter concerned and try to explain how they all are connected to Mama Dharma; that is because Mama Dharma is the true Essence of the Gita; I am not making this up; that is what Swami has told us. More >>

NOVEMBER
Feature Article

Address by His Excellency Mr. K. Rosiah
on the morning of Bhagawan Baba's 86th Birthday, 


Posted on: Nov 23, 2011

This is the first birth anniversary of Bhagawan Baba, celebrated today without His physical presence. Even though He is physically not present amidst us, spiritually He is residing in all our hearts in full measure. Those who wish to see Him and crave to listen to His voice, He always makes it possible. More >>

Healing Touch

The First Blessed One From the
"Temple of Healing"

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011

I work as a library assistant in the Sri Krishnadevaraya University. And let me tell you this: Even now I will not be able to afford a surgery that Swami got it done for me 20 years ago! And so many like me have benefitted from Swami's Love. Nobody can ever imagine repaying Swami. More >>

H2H Special

Bewitched by His Love

An enthralling conversation with Mrs. Prema Bose
Posted on: Nov 19, 2011

He would ask about our lives back in Delhi and our problems, advice us on various issues and with Swami there would always be these little lessons of life.
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H2H Special

Orphaned by Nature, Adopted by God
Part 02

Posted on: Nov 19, 2011

“As soon as the light came on, we saw vibhuti everywhere. It was there literally on everything in the room; it was all over me too - even inside my inner clothes! The drawers, bed, chair, table, mirror, floor and walls had been covered with this perfumed ash.More >>

Feature Article

Study Circle 6 (Part 3&4)
Posted on: Nov 08, 2011

Swami says, “True love is like the rose flower, whereas anuraga is like the thorn, comparable to lust.” He adds, “The real challenge in life is how you pluck the flower of love without getting pricked by the thorn of lust.” More >>

Feature Article

Study Circle 6 (Part 1 & 2)
Posted on: Nov 05, 2011

Here I’m reminded of what Bhagawan says: “I separated Myself from Myself to love Myself.” Love is the cosmic glue that manifests during this great act of separation which ensures the ultimate union. So if God is like a divine magnet which separates itself into smaller magnets; love is this magnetic force which brings back and unites everything together. More >>

H2H Video

Bhagawan's Hadshi Visit
Posted on: Nov 03, 2011

- A video presentation


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OCTOBER
Discourse Quiz

Tales to Transform - Direct from the Divine
Posted on: Oct 31, 2011

With context to this story, Swami wants us to learn that: “One’s anger is one’s greatest enemy and one’s ________ is one’s protection.”

 
 
 
 
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Feature Article

Women of Glory
- Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai
Posted on: Oct 30, 2011

Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai, the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, who died on September 25, 2011. A biologist by training, she founded the Greenbelt Movement and made visible the links between trees and soil, war and peace, and the human body and spirit. More >>

H2H Special

Orphaned by Nature, Adopted by God
Part 01
Posted on: Oct 26, 2011

“Our Hindi teacher, Sahaay sir, told me about Shirdi Baba, Sathya Sai Baba and Prema Sai Baba. I only mocked him and forgot about what he said. But as he recounted his experiences, he was in tears. His feelings were so genuine! I was moved. I just started believing that Sathya Sai Baba is God on earth! His conviction simply rubbed on to me.” More >>

Phto Gallery

De'light'ing our Lives
Posted on: Oct 25, 2011


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Bhajan Tutor

Nada Brahma Sayeeshwara and Yugavathara Sai Rama
Posted on: Oct 25, 2011

1. Nada Brahma Sayeeshwara

O Lord Sai! You are the Primordial Sound that reverberates in every atom of this universe, You are the Supreme Lord who is present within every being and everything of this creation.
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Swami and Me

Perfectly 'Polish'ed by Sai
Posted on: Oct 19, 2011

Swami has totally transformed our lives; that’s the reason why my wife and children too are so captivated by His teachings. But on the other hand, it has been a very difficult path for us. Baba’s teachings are clear and simple, but putting them into practise was quite difficult for us.
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H2H Special

GLOWING TRIBUTES TO BABA'S 'KANU'
Posted on: Oct 18, 2011

When the Father came, Sathya Sai 
He called Victor, the Lion! 
From the ambassador of states 
He became a leader and protector of values 
Now the legacy of Sri Victor as the ambassador of human values
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Feature Article

One Special Dussera Recalled
Posted on: Oct 15, 2011

Loving Sai Ram and greetings from Prasanthi Nilayam. It’s been a long time since I did a regular musings talk; there have been many reasons for this.
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Cover Story

Baba's Fantastic Flute
Posted on: Oct 08, 2011

Several years ago, when the book Sathya Sai Baba: God Incarnate authored by Victor Kanu was first released, Baba saw a boy reading the volume in the mandir portico and asked: “What is it in your hand?” The student then lifted the book and showed it to Bhagawan. Baba took one look at it and instantly said: “Good man! Good book!”
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Discourse Quiz

QUIZ ON SHIRDI SAI BABA
Posted on: Oct 04, 2011

“Vijayadasami (the last day of Dasara celebrations) is a festival day for all but for a few it is also a very sad day; because on this day the old body was given up.”
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SEPTEMBER
H2H Special

CONVERSATION WITH MS. CHARU SINHA (DIG)
Posted on: Sept 30, 2011

Ms.Charu Sinha is a young law enforcement officer with senior professional credentials in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. In 1996, she was selected to the prestigious Indian Police Services or IPS. Her work experience spans across the vast state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. More >>

Feature Article

THE FLYING COLOURS OF PUTTAPARTHI
- PART 06

Posted on: Sept 28, 2011

A lot of tiny birds keep twittering about us every morning. This is especially true if you take the road that runs parallel to the river bed of Chitravathi. All these winged friends appear the same on first glance. A little peering will reveal the variety that exists among these little ones. They all seem to have similar calls and similar flights for the casual observer. But they are so different. More >>

Get Inspired

A Shiny Little Angel
Posted on: Sept 22, 2011

Tejaswi was a nice child, quite an intelligent eight-year-old. Like most kids her age, she simply detested green salads. But Surendar's mother and wife were not willing to allow her to be choosy about her food. Surendar cleared his throat, and picked up the bowl.More >>

Get Inspired

A Fable of True Friends
Posted on: Sept 17, 2011

Billy Peck was a farm duck whose dream was to become a tightrope walker. Every day he spent hours out on the rope practicing, encouraged by his faithful friend, Artie Quack.
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Healing Touch

From a Blue-Baby to a Boy in the Pink of Health
Posted on: Sept 21, 2011

This is the story of young Ravinder who was diagnosed with a heart condition... here’s how the ‘blue’ baby beat the blues and went home with a spring in his step, bringing joy to his parents’ hearts...
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Feature article

Musings on the Gita
Posted on: Sept 12, 2011

The Bhagawad Gita was delivered by Lord Krishna to the warrior prince Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra as an antidote to the dilemma that arose in him.
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Photo Gallery

He Rests and Reverberates in the Altar
of Our Hearts

Posted on: Sept 12, 2011

The eternal redeemer of our souls, Ever reclining in our hearts! Beatific, beautiful and most bewitching.
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Feature article

The Flying Colours OF Puttaparthi
- PART 05
Posted on: Sept 11, 2011

The rains have begun in Puttaparthi and the mornings are cool, wet and beautiful. The morning walk now presents a new variety of birds. Today we shall visit the songsters of our hamlet -the cuckoos! More >>

Get Inspired

The True Experience of His Presence
Posted on: Sept 02, 2011

Ananda was the cousin of the great Buddha. When Buddha attained enlightenment, Ananda decided to spend all his time with Him. Before taking initiation, he wanted to make sure that Buddha would not treat him at par with the other disciples and that he would retain his special status as the elder cousin brother of Buddha.  More >>

H2H Special

Rejoicing and Realising the Ganesha Principle
Posted on: Sept 01, 2011

The student's celebrations begin in the Divine presence of Bhagawan in the Sai Kulwant Hall. On the morning of the auspicious day, Bhagawan's students offer a garland of songs and verses in praise of Lord Ganesha. More >>

AUGUST
Healing Touch

HOW DESTINY DEFTLY DROVE THE
LIFE OF A TAXI DRIVER

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011

“The moment we saw the hospital, we knew we had come to the right place. There is nothing to fear when the hospital looks like a temple. In temples there is only God. When we had placed our faith in God, He brought us to His hospital.” More >>

Feature article

THE FLYING COLOURS OF PUTTAPARTHI 
- PART 04
Posted on: Aug 26, 2011

Sitting on top of a bush and calling out aloud (to God knows who) is the Indian Bushlark or the Red Winged Bushlark! Slightly bigger than a sparrow and brown in colour, it seems to be singing sheerly for the joy of it. And the variety of calls it can make is simply terrific. More >>

Bhajan Tutor

Vidya Dayini Bhagavathi and Nandivahana Nataraja Hare
Posted on: Aug 26, 2011

1. Vidya Dayini Bhagavathi
O Divine Mother, You are the One who grants us True Knowledge and Wisdom.
2. Namo Namo Namo Sai Narayani
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H2H Special

THE EXPERIENCE OF ALLAH IN SAI - Part 03
Posted on: Aug 21, 2011

“A sound mind in a sound body” - this adage is well known and oft quoted. As Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says, one cannot separate the ‘spiritual’ from the ‘worldly’; the two terms are not separate watertight compartments. Everything is either spiritual or worldly depending on the way the mind works and interprets it. More >>

H2H Special

THE EXPERIENCE OF ALLAH IN SAI - Part 02
Posted on: Aug 20, 2011

“A sound mind in a sound body” - this adage is well known and oft quoted. As Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says, one cannot separate the ‘spiritual’ from the ‘worldly’; the two terms are not separate watertight compartments. Everything is either spiritual or worldly depending on the way the mind works and interprets it. More >>

H2H Special

THE EXPERIENCE OF ALLAH IN SAI - Part 01
Posted on: Aug 19, 2011

Sai Ram. It’s a great opportunity to be here in Radio Sai and I thank Bhagawan for this. I am a Muslim by birth and a financial consultant by profession. I am also an active member of the Sri Sathya Sai Organization of Trinidad and Tobago since 1981. By Swami’s grace I have occupied several positions in the organization. More >>

H2H Special

Life is a Game - Play it
Posted on: Aug 17, 2011

“A sound mind in a sound body” - this adage is well known and oft quoted. As Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says, one cannot separate the ‘spiritual’ from the ‘worldly’; the two terms are not separate watertight compartments. Everything is either spiritual or worldly depending on the way the mind works and interprets it. More >>

Feature Article

Study Circle - 05, Part 03
Posted on: Aug 13, 2011

KMG: I feel that life is not all about work. How long are you going to keep working? Where are you leading your life towards? Swami has always said that there is a much higher purpose to life for which man has come into this world. And I think that purpose is what should drive one's actions and that purpose is God; to attain God. More >>

Feature Article

THE FLYING COLOURS OF PUTTAPARTHI ,
PART - 03
Posted on: Aug 13, 2011

The period before the actual rainy season is an interesting time of the year in Puttaparthi and the surrounding areas. The little and large waterholes fill up to varying extents due to the brief spells of rains. The Bukkapatnam Tank, which is a huge reservoir of water in the peak monsoons, retains considerable amounts of water. This attracts fishing birds of various sizes. More >>

H2H Video

CHERISHING TODAY
Posted on: Aug 10, 2011

A year ago on this very day, August 11, Prasanthi Nilayam witnessed a magical and love-filled evening. Swami showered His grace divine on the youth from Delhi-NCR region in such measure that it would be written of that day thus: “One has to see His love in action to get an idea of the beauty of the day’s events.” More >>

Feature Article

Study Circle - 05, Part 02
Posted on: Aug 09, 2011

Now, let us move to the second sub-theme which is about quality and quantity. Many times in life, we get so obsessed with numbers and think 'I have to achieve so many things' - 'I have to achieve this goal', 'I have to achieve these numbers', 'I have to produce so many items' and so on. And in that process, we just forsake quality. So how do we really strike this balance? Amey, what do you think of this? More >>

Feature Article

Study Circle - 05, Part 01
Posted on: Aug 07, 2011

Actually at this point, I am reminded of what the former president of India Dr. Abdul Kalam says about dreams: "Dreams are not what you see when you sleep. Dreams are that which do not allow you to sleep." That amount of passion coupled with hard work is a sure-shot way to achieve excellence. More >>

Feature Article

Prema Bandham
Posted on: Aug 07, 2011

The alumni of the Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions gather at the Divine Lotus Feet of their loving Lord at every possible opportunity. So was the case this July when, what started of as a Prema Bandham meet of alumni of North America turned out as a congregation of all those alumni who could make it to offer their love to Bhagawan, irrespective of where they live. More >>

Feature Article

Flying Colours of Puttaparthi, Part - 02
Posted on: Aug 05, 2011

A gentle amble early in the morning or evening along the Chitravati river bed is a rewarding experience. A main road now runs along parallel to the course of the river at Puttaparthi and this path skirts the erstwhile village. A few tractors, bullock carts and motor vehicles use this road instead of the now congested main road through Puttaparthi. Other than that, it is a largely peaceful walk on this stretch. . More >>

H2H Videos

Coloured Completely by His Love
Posted on: Aug 03, 2011

- A video presentation

Bhagawan says that His darshan is a blessing which even the gods of the highest heavens pine for. And anyone who has had His darshan will vouch for that! Every time we see Swami it feels special, however the first sight of Swami - the very first time we looked into His face - is such an overwhelming experience. More >>

 

JULY
Feature Article

The Flying Colours of Puttaparthi - Part 01

Posted on: July 29, 2011

Puttaparthi has carved a niche for itself in the hearts of the people of the area because of the inspiring legends that sanctify its memory and surround its name. Putta is the native word for "an anthill which a snake has made its abode” and Parthi means "multiplier”. These words explain the story behind the holy name “Puttaparthi” through an exciting legend which goes thus: More >>

H2H Videos

Why We Are What We Are

Posted on: July 27, 2011

- A video presentation

“God you think, God you are; dust you think, dust you are” said Lord Jesus. The entire Universe according to Bhagawan Baba is reaction, reflection and resound. Swami gives us the example of the little boy who told his mother that there was someone hiding in the hills, who scolded him everyday.
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Feature Article

The Legacy of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Posted on: July 27, 2011

Baba had repeatedly told us “I am not this body, and you are not this body too”. He wanted us to realise the universal atma which He personified and of which each one of us is also a container.
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Feature Article

California Bal Vikas Children Ask Questions

Posted on: July 27, 2011

During the interaction session, the children asked many questions like “Why is there violence in the world today?”, “How to see the Atma in all?”, “How to feel Swami's Presence in the current times?” and so on. Some first-timers and young parents too sought similar clarifications. Since this session turned out to be pretty interesting and profound we now wish to make this available for all because the answers that Prof. Venkataraman offered may well help to clarify such doubts in the minds of many others – young and old – from all around the globe.
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Quiz

Discourse Quiz
On "Tales to Transform - Direct from the Divine"  - Part 3

Bhagawan later compared the rich man's bed to his body. Then how did He explain the 'bugs'?

A. They are his desires.
B. They are the rites and rituals he observed.
C. They are his bad dreams.
D. They are his unclean habits.
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Prasanthi Diary

Can We Love Him Like This?
- A reflection on a drama staged in the Sai Kulwant Hall on July 16, 2011

On the day following Guru Poornima 2011, the Bal Vikas children from Tamil Nadu staged a drama on the life of a grand old lady - the Avvaiyar. It was such an inspired and beautiful presentation that one felt Swami’s presence throughout. Avvaiyar’s childhood name is not known much and is actually not even relevant.   More >>

Healing Touch

A Medical Breakthrough Transforms more  than a Life

C. Gopal was clueless about where his medical condition was taking him till his friends guided him to the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences at Prasanthigram. The timely intervention saved his life, and in the process, also created a medical first for its Urology department – the performing of a bilateral ureterocalicostomy which has not yet been reported in medical literature.  More >>

H2H Videos

The Eternal Educator

- A video presentation

When the Director descended onto the stage as Sri Sathya Sai, He tirelessly played His part to perfection, building on the monumental work done by previous such Descents. However there was one special difference - for the first time, an Avatar took up educating man about his true nature almost on a war footing! Luring the youth with the bait of secular knowledge,
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H2H Videos

Guru Poornima Celebrations - 2011

- The Sacred Ceremony of the Unveiling of the Maha Samadhi

Guru Poornima 2011 marked a historic occasion in the holy hamlet of Puttaparthi. Devotees have been thronging Prasanthi Nilayam in large numbers for the last few days with one pure purpose in their hearts - to have the sacred darshan of the Mahasamadhi.Ever since the construction began, the entire veranda area of the Sai Kulwant Hall that has been blessed with His physical divine presence for more than 60 years, had been cordoned off. More >>

H2H Videos

The Precious Gift of Love

- Guru Poornima Special Video

One day in early 2004, all the final year post graduate students of Baba's University had gathered in the Bhajan Hall at Prasanthi Nilayam to offer their gratitude to Swami. They had made a card in which was a model of a ship. Swami looked at this ship and said, “Children sing Baa Baa Black Sheep. But this Baba is not a black sheep;   More >>

H2H Videos

Golden Virtues for the Golden Heart

- A video presentation

When Bhagawan gave a discourse on the last day of Dusshera in 2007 (His only Dusshera discourse that year), even as He commenced His speech, He materialized the two gold coins which Shirdi Sai Baba had given to his dear devotee, Lakshmibai and went on to add that those two represented Sathya (Truth) and Dharma (Righteousness). More >>

H2H special

How a Lost Teenager Turned into an Illumined Psychoanalyst
- H2H Special

Radio Sai (RS): Our guest at the studio today is Dr. Allen Levy, a practicing modern psychoanalyst from West Port, Connecticut, USA. He was in private practice in Manhattan for 20 years before moving to Connecticut in 2000. He is also a senior faculty member of The Centre for Group Studies in Manhattan and past faculty member at Union Graduate School, Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been in this profession, serving people with mental and psychological ailments, for over three decades. More >>

Feature Article

Fragrant Blossoms of Sai Educare
How the Master Gardener nurtures His precious saplings

The Divine Gardener has taken upon Himself, the task of cultivating a beautiful garden. He waters and gently cares for all His saplings and delights in watching them grow into mighty trees, mature shrubs and bushes, and lush lawns that give beauty and pleasure, fruits and nourishment, shade and rest for all humanity. And for this garden, Sai created a lovely nursery too. He called it - Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas.   More >>

Feature Article

After The Storm -
Musings from prashanti Nilayam

Loving Sai Rams and greeting from Prasanthi Nilayam. I am sorry I have been off the air for sometime. Many have written to me and some have even phoned to me about this ‘silence’ of mine. While some have been gently critical, others have expressed annoyance; for a change, one listener or reader – I do not know which – admonished me in what I would say unusual language (that’s putting it politely!), telling me that I would be doing a service if I were to just shut up! More >>

Feature Article

Sai Shines in Us and through Us -
Speech by Mr. Narendranath Reddy on May 4, 2011 (Aradhana Mahotsavam Day) in Sai Kulwant Hall

He has walked among us here. He has blessed us with His divine nectarous message. He has cajoled us. He has consoled us. He has comforted us. He has laughed with us. He sang with us and played with us. Every stone, every dust particle here—nay, every atom and cell here—is saturated with the divine love and blessings of Sri Sathya Sai.  More >>

 

JUNE
H2H Videos

Gift of Drashan 1

- A video presentation

The term “darshan” is not new to Sai devotees. Darshan has been both - sustenance and fulfillment - for millions of people all around the globe. We present below a small video which offers you glimpses of a darshan session in 1998. Mind you, this is not just a video – it is darshan! Baba says that the external form is only an aid to see Him internally, always.
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H2H Special

Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust Press Meet -
June 28, 2011, Prasanthi Nilayam

On the morning of June 28, 2011 the members of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) interacted with the Media in the Indoor Stadium in Prasanthi Nilayam. This was the second such Press Meet after Bhagawan Baba's Maha Samadhi on April 24, 2010. Their first press meet was held on April 28, 2011 as the members of the SSSCT had felt the need to organise such a Media Interaction session .. More >>

Feature Article

Bhagawan Baba - The Sole Eternal Indweller of Our Hearts

Speech by Mr. V. Srinivasan on May 4, 2011 (Aradhana Mahotsavam Day) in Sai Kulwant Hall

I remember when He made me the All India President, it came as a total surprise because it was expected that some other person would be nominated. And when I asked Him: "Bhagawan, please guide me on the right thing to do,” His command was: "Go around, see My devotees. That is My instruction". More >>

 

MAY
H2H Special

Towards an Enlightened Life...

Soaking in the Spirit of Buddha

Two thousand and five hundred years ago a warrior prince turned into an ascetic and so tremendous was the power and spiritual intensity of his new personality that even now millions all over the globe find solace and peace by just remembering Him and ruminating on His teachings. More >>

Feature Article

The Tired Falsehood and the Actual Facts

What follows relates to a recent article in the OPEN PAGE of THE HINDU, and Prof. Venkataraman's response, also published in the OPEN PAGE by THE HINDU on May 29, 2011 (Sunday). This exchange in the OPEN PAGE has also been covered by Radio Sai. More >>

VS
Feature Article

The Vision of the Jagadguru
Speech by Mr. Sanjay Sahani
on May 4, 2011 (Aradhana Mahotsavam Day) in Sai Kulwant Hall
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On the morning of May 4, 2011, a special Aradhana Mahatsovam – a ceremony of Prayer beseeching Lord Sai to incarnate again was conducted in the Sai Kulwant Hall; it was the 11th day since Bhagawan Baba had shed His mortal coil. In the evening of the same day there was a special congregation of devotees again in the Sai Kulwant Hall and four distinguished elders of the Sai family addressed the gathering. More >>

Feature Article

True Spirituality - The Spirit to Love and Serve
- By Prof. G. Venkataraman

In the evening there was a special meeting in the Sai Kulwant Hall and three eminent speakers addressed the gathering. The first was Prof. G. Venkataraman who was introduced to the audience by Prof. Anil Kumar. We present below the introduction followed by the transcript of Prof. Venkataraman’s talk. More >>

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H2H Video

Press Conference
With the Members of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
on April 28, 2011
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Since the time Bhagawan Baba was hospitalized on March 28, plenty of stories were floated by the Media, most of which were imaginative untruths, garnished with malicious and mischievous allegations which were totally false and without any substance. Unfortunately many people not only swallowed them but also passed them around the globe. More >>

H2H Special

Sathya Sai Baba - A Divine Legend
- By Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Can there be a better role model than Baba for promoting a nationwide selfless and societal transformation mission?” asks Dr. Abdul Kalam in a thought provoking article that The Hindustan Times published on April 22, 2011.
Dr. Kalam, who has visited Puttaparthi several times, is no stranger to Baba’s Life and Mission. More >>

Sai
Feature Article

It is not Emptiness But a Super Cosmic Fullness
- By Prof. G. Venkataraman

I do not know how you feel at the moment but I personally feel as if we are all like students sitting in an examination hall. Imagine a class of students that has been lovingly taught for long time by their dear teacher. Finally comes a day when all students in the class have to appear for a public examination. And so there they are, all seated in the examination hall and waiting. The bell rings and the question papers are handed out. The students stare at the questions, but their revered teacher is not there to help them with the answers. More >>

Cover Story

Mother to the Avatar, Mother to the World
- The enlightening life of Divine Mother Easwaramma

"I resolved on My birth. I decided who should be My mother!"

This is what Bhagawan declared in a discourse, describing His Advent on earth. What a blessing and privilege it is to be the Chosen Mother of the Lord! Yet it came with a monumental measure of responsibility. Indeed, Mother Easwaramma’s life was replete with challenges and lessons.   More >>

Swami And Me

Memoirs of the Boatman
By Mr. K. V.S. Dileep

I faced an ocean far and wide,
Only a small boat I had for a ride,
Frightened I was, and completely crestfallen,
Cursing the misery befallen.   More >>

APRIL
Rama-laxman
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Musing from Prasanthi Nilayam - Reflections on Rama Navami 2011
By Prof. G. Venkataraman

On April 12 was Rama Navami, the day celebrated as marking the advent of the Lord as Sri Rama, way back in the Treta Yuga. At the time the Lord took birth as Rama, the eldest son of Emperor Dasaratha, all celestial beings, starting with Brahma the Creator down to all the devas knew about the event, because it was taking place at their specific request, as has been recorded in the Ramayana.   More >>

Dr_Reddy
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Comprehensive Conversation Concerning Bhagawan's Health
By Dr. Narendranath Reddy and Prof. G. Venkataraman

Prof. GV: Sai Ram Dr. Reddy and on behalf of all of us as well as the listeners all over the world I extend a warm welcome to you to our studio. You have of course been here many times but this is a very special occasion. I know you are tremendously busy; I can see it and I really feel a little uncomfortable disturbing you. More >>

Goldstein
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Special Message Concerning Swami's Health
By Dr. Michael Goldstein

Bhagawan Baba, our Beloved Swami as we refer to Him, is, and always has been, in control of the human life that He has assumed. He is, and has always been, in control of His own destiny in this life that He Himself ordained to take place for the benefit of mankind. We, who are devoted to Him, pray that He will decide to recover and remain amongst us.   More >>

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Special Musing Concerning Swami's Health - April 7, 2011 with Special Video Clips
By Prof. G. Venkataraman

Once again I would like to mention, that normally when negative reports about Swami have been spread, we have always been measured in our response. But this time, it is all about Swami’s health and hospitalisation which are non-trivial matters and under the circumstances, clearly, we had to play a somewhat different role.   More >>

Sai

Special Musing Concerning Swami's Health - April 6, 2011 with Must See Video Clips
By Prof. G. Venkataraman

Loving Sai Ram and greetings from Prashanti Nilayam. It is now the afternoon of Wednesday, April 6, 2011, and some hours since we did three things. Firstly, we broadcast the audio of the video interview we recorded with Dr. Safaya yesterday.   More >>

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Comprehensive Update on Swami's Health
By Dr. A. N. Safaya

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba was admitted to this Hospital (Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthigram) on March 28, 2011 with the complaint of slowing down of heart and intermittent cardiac block. More >>

MARCH
Swami and Me

Lessons from the Divine Banker

Swami told my mother, “Every day after everyone would go to bed, you used to get up and take my photo and speak to me wondering whether I am there or not. See, now I am standing in front of you and your desire is fulfilled.” More >>

Swami and Me

THE BOND OF LOVE, PART-1

Mr. Kota Shiva Kumar joined the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in 1993 for his Masters in Business Administration.This is the adapted transcript of the conversation with him in the Radio Sai studio in January 2011.   More >>

Feature Article

Musings on Awareness 09

The present article, the ninth talk in this series, has been adapted appropriately and supplemented with apt illustrations for ease of understanding.   More >>

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RADIOSAI STUDY CIRCLE, PART 04

Variety is the very spice of creation. Not only that, the same man can be a father, a husband, a son, a teacher, a Hindu or a Muslim, a citizen of a country and many more! In this world of relativity, everything is designed to diversify.   More >>

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SACRIFICE
Musings by Prof. G. Venkataraman

In this article, the author convincingly explains how the virtue of sacrifice is at play, consciously and unconsciously, at various levels in God's creation. Through the messages of Bhagavad Gita and the life and teachings of Bhagawan Baba he goes to explain how this sacred virtue which is embedded in this universe ought to be an indelible part of our lives.    More >>

Sathya Sai Speaks

STRIVE, YEARN, STRUGGLE… AND WIN VICTORY
That is the Goal of Shivarathri

As we immerse ourselves singing the names and glories of Lord Shiva, let us not forget that the goal of Shivarathri is not just doing bhajans or staying up whole night. Shivarathri is a huge opportunity for us to cleanse our minds and climb up the spiritual ladder       More >>

Get Inspired

Where Love is God is

In a certain town, there lived a cobbler, Martin by name. He had a tiny room in a basement and through a window, all he could see was the feet of people passing by. Martin could, however, recognize everyone by their boots. There was hardly a pair in the neighborhood that had not gone through his hands...   More >>

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EDUCATING YOUR HEART – 2
By Mr. B. K. Mishra,

Swami says ‘Awareness is life’. The entire purpose of education is to generate this awareness in the pupils. Without it men and women become centred in themselves, and live only for themselves. Bhagawan teaches us that true realization is ‘the seeing of all in all you see’.     More >>

Get Inspired

TWO SEAS “SEE” DIFFERENTLY

If we are fortunate to be blessed with either wealth, knowledge, love, respect or any other gift from God, and we don’t learn to give, we could end up like the Dead Sea – all the love, respect, knowledge, wealth, etc, could evaporate. On the other hand, however small we may be and no matter how tiny is our contribution..    More >>

Bhajan Tutor

Prathama Vandana and Madhava Murahara

1. Prathama Vandana Gowri Nandana

O Lord Ganesha! You are the Primary Deity, the God of Auspicious Beginnings, born out of the Supreme and Radiant Energy Principle, Gowri.

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FEBRUARY
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Why We Should Spread The Fragrance of Pure Love?
Musings By Prof. G. Venkataraman

Citing how crime and punishment, which unfortunately receive prime space and time in all forms of media in the current times, is often terribly mismanaged and in the process often enhanced instead of being mitigated, the author goes on to pin down the exact root of this problem, and then offers solutions based on Baba’s teachings. More>>

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The  Manifesto" - A Vision We Wish to Explore
By Prof. G. Venkataraman

Presented below in four parts is some loud thinking , to stir up some active discussion about how to take the Universal Message of Bhagavan Baba to the wide world, beyond the traditional circumference defined by Sai devotees.      More >>

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Radio Sai Study Circle, Part - 3
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“We cannot decide for how long we can journey in this life. We do not know when – whether in old age or youth or as a teenager – are we going to drop this body. Death alone is certain. If you are intelligent enough, know God right now, in this life time. You do not know when you are going to receive God’s grace?     More>>

JANUARY
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Musings on Awareness - 9
By Prof. G. Venkataraman

He stresses that when God comes in human form, He will act human most of the time, including by facing financial pinch, suffering fractures and what not. What I am driving at is that instead of taking refuge under the miracle alibi, we should rather look at how Swami faces worldly problems... More>>

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Greeting Tehe New Year 2011
Musing by Prof. G. Venkataraman

now is a good time to join the Sai Tidal Wave and create a huge tsunami of love, peace, harmony and goodwill, which would make more and more people shed their fear and who can deny fear is gripping so many people these days in all parts of the world? More >>

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Joining Hands With Team Radio Sai to Spread His Message, Part - 1
Musing by Prof. G. Venkataraman

Your first task therefore is to cognise this source of joy and peace. That Divinity is like the thread in which the flowers are strung; we see only the garland; we do not cognise the string that holds the flowers together and makes a garland out of a heap of blossoms. Mankind is strung together by this inherent Divinity. More >>

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Educating Your Heart - 1
By Mr. B. K. Misra

The primary function of education, therefore, is educating this heart centre with compassion, or Daya, or empathy. Bhagawan says education is not confined to the four walls of a classroom, the whole universe is the classroom for a willing learner. 
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Sai Bhajan Virtual Classroom
Sri Ranga Sri Ranga Ranga Ranga Sri Ranga and
Mata Maheshwari Tribhuvana Janani

1. Sri Ranga Sri Ranga Ranga Ranga Sri Ranga (2)

We adore You Lord, the Master of the Cosmos! You are the Ultimate Protector and Preserver of this Creation who reclines on the Great Serpent in a Posture of Eternal Bliss and Serenity. More>>