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JULY
Spiritual Q & A

 

SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  - PART 20

How does one control anger?

There are supplementary questions too and I shall deal with them as I go along. To start with, at the beginning, anger is an emotion that basically arises out of disappointment when something that we expect does not happen, a dissatisfaction caused by someone else.
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JUNE
Spiritual Q & A

 

SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  - PART 19

“How does meditation remove mental and physical suffering?”

This is a good question. There are three key phrases in this question, namely, (i) physical suffering, (ii) mental suffering, and (iii) meditation; and the question is related to how these three aspects are connected. The best way of understanding the answer to this question is to first try and grasp a few fundamentals. Take physical suffering; all of us know that pain is connected largely with the body. More>>

MAY
Feature Article

 

Experiencing Sai - Here and Now
Posted on: May 26, 2012

Swami then said, “On the both sides of the hallway there were thousands of thrones and the four legs of the thrones were Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara and Tripura Devi. These three Gods who had this doubt in their mind were stunned to see thousands of Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwaras and Tripura Devis. They thought they were alone but then they were more inquisitive to see whom were they prostrating to. At the end of the hallway ... More>>

Bhajan Class Room

 

Neela Megha Shyamala and Shiva Shiva Shankara

Posted on: May 13, 2012

1. Neela Megha Shyamala Ghana Shyama Sundara

O Lord! You are the Infinite, Most Mysterious and Most Beautiful One adorable in Your cloud-like dark-blue complexion.

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Get Inspired

 

The Wisdom in Hot Chocolate

Posted on: May 12, 2012

A couple of decades after passing out from college, a group of graduates, all well established in their respective careers, were discussing their lives at the college reunion. They all then decided to go and visit an old professor of theirs, who had retired. He had always been a wonderful inspiration, having taught them not only the subject but also valuable life lessons. More>>

Swami And Me

 

A Family Tree Rooted in Sai

Posted on: May 10, 2012


He gave mom a rudraksha (holy bead) and said, “Let your husband take the teertham (the holy water) of the rudraksha on a daily basis and make sure he wears the rudrakshaaround his neck.”  More>>

Flip Book Photo Story

 

Mother Easwaramma - Eternal Beacon of Inspiration

Posted on: May 06, 2012


A Special Flip Book Photo Story on Mother Easwaramma

Spiritual Q & A

 

SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  - PART 18

Firstly, people repeat stotras, because that is what tradition calls for. Secondly, they believe, as in olden days, that God would be pleased by such a chant. Let me mention at this point that even it is repetitive, God does feel happy when we try do something good by way of loving Him. Thirdly, as years pass and we become mature, the stotras that once seemed repetitive, suddenly start acquiring deep meaning.
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APRIL
Get Inspired

 

Picturing His Message

MrsElzbieta has sent us many impressive illustrations – all of them so beautifully amplify His powerful sayings. We have selected nine of them for this issue. We hope they will interest and inspire you!
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Spiritual Q & A

 

SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  - PART 17

QUESTION: What is the best form of meditation for improving our concentration?

This is the way the question appears in our question bag. Frankly, I am a little bit confused by the question, and my problem is the following.
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MARCH
Get Inspired

 

The Plan of the Lord
Posted on: Mar 18, 2012

There was a sincere and devoted sweeper in a well-known temple. Every time he saw thousands of devotees coming to see the Lord, he thought that the Lord is standing all the time and giving darshan; He must be feeling very tired.
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Healing Touch

 

Cure from Venom Through Love and Care
Posted on: Mar 13, 2012

This is the tale of a poor farm worker who almost lost his life while working in the fields. Fifty-year old Narasimhulu hails from Munimadaku village (Penukonda Mandal), about 20 km from Puttaparthi. As a daily wage labourer he earns Rs. 100 per day and on lucky days that could go up to Rs. 200 or Rs. 300.
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Get Inspired

 

Where does god live?

One of the things that seem to elude half the planet is God. God, just where are you? Where are You hiding all the time? Where do we find You when we need You most? 

One can get lost in the intellectual quest for God when in reality experiencing and feeling God is within our means and can be as real as fire and water.
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Spiritual Q & A

 

SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  - PART 16

QUESTION: The need for discipline in our life is clear. But I feel that discipline also sometimes acts as an obstacle to creativity and spontaneity. To tap the creativity in an individual, we need to provide him some “free space”.
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FEBRUARY
Feature Article

 

Musings on the Gita - part 3
by Prof. G. Venkataraman
Posted on: Feb 27, 2012

 “How to get rid of Spiritual ignorance?” Krishna tells Arjuna, for that to happen, a prerequisite is equanimity. How does one achieve equanimity? Well, for that one has to practice sense and Mind control. 
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Clay Balls in the Seashore
Posted on: Feb 23, 2012

A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of them, he found a canvas bag containing a bunch of hardened clay balls. It seemed as though somebody had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to dry out. They didn't look anything great. Still, for some reason, he wanted to take them. And he did. As he walked on the shore, he kept throwing one ball after another into the sea, as far as his throw would reach.
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Discourse Quiz

 

Special Discourse Quiz on Lingodbhavam

Posted on: Feb 20, 2012

Swami then says: “Just as Om is the sound symbol of God, the linga is the ___________ symbol of God.”

   
   
   
   
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H2H Special

 

What Should We Do This Shivarathri?
Posted on: Feb 19, 2012

108 silver Bilva leaves (Aegle marmelos is the botanical name of the sacred plant Bilva or Stone Apple) and 108 golden flowers fell from His hand in a clinking shower. The fortunate devotees standing nearby were stunned. They then reverentially touched these mysterious manifestations. And after this Baba poured these leaves of silver and flowers of gold on the 3 feet high lingam. Thus revitalising this holiest of shrines.
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Swami and Me

 

"He is God! Just Knew it!"

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012

Throughout those years of study, the thought that I had seen God kept playing on my mind. And, I would ask myself, “If He is God, what should I do to get closer to Him?”
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The Corn Farmer

The beauty of this planet today lies in the goodness that is found in every little corner even if you aren’t really looking for it. Beautiful tales remind us gently of beautiful people doing beautiful deeds in their little places on this beautiful earth.
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Spiritual Q & A

 

SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  - PART 15

How does one really know if one’s actions are right or wrong?  To you the action may seem to be right but it may not be the case for others. Is one’s Conscience limited only to the knowledge one has?


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JANUARY
Get Inspired

 

Our ills and The Divine Will

In a small village there once lived a man to whom God had bestowed a special talent — even when he had still been a child he could heal anyone who came to him for help.

In his boyhood itself he was interested in medicine and medical herbs, and he studied much literature especially those belonging to ancient times to enhance his knowledge about the treatment of physical as well as spiritual ailments. He asked God to help him in this endeavour as well as in his service. God loved him dearly and completely supported his noble work.More>>

Get Inspired

 

Building a Beautiful Heart

One day a young man, a stranger, who shone with the vigour of youth, came to the town square, gathered all the people around and proclaimed, “Listen folks! Look at my heart! Isn’t it is the most beautiful heart in this whole valley!”

The large crowd, who was attracted by his charisma and bold words, could not but admire his heart - for it was indeed perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in it. They just nodded their heads in complete agreement; it truly was the most beautiful heart they had ever seen.More>>

Spiritual Q & A

 

SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  - PART 14

QUESTION 1: How do we develop Discrimination?

QUESTION 2: How can we maintain Discipline, Dedication, Determination and Discrimination?


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Healing Touch

 

HOW A LOVELY FAMILY WAS REUNITED… THROUGH LOVE

For Sunita, the dingy room in her single-room accommodation in a Mumbai suburb had become her world. The room was hardly 7x10 ft, with flaking blue paint on the walls and a dilapidated wooden door, through the cracks of which she would figure out what time of the day it was. Lying incapacitated on the bed she would constantly think about her new born boy.How lovely he was, when she had seen him last - white chubby cheeks with a hint of red in them, cute little hands and even tinier fingers with puny nails.
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H2H Special

 

SERVING ON THE SHORES OF INFINITY

Everything is simply an expression of His will and grace”, she explains nonchalantly, adding, “Nothing else is involved in the experience. How and when He will chose an instrument is entirely up to Him. But once He does so, He works through the person. I give 200% credit to Bhagavan for anything ever done by any instrument of His, including myself.”
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Feature Article

 

HOW RADIO SAI IS STILL ALIVE

It all started during the last week of December 2009, when WorldSpace India sent out via its customer service, a rather disturbing e-mail to all its subscribers. Here I should point out that WorldSpace is a company registered in the U.S. with operations all over the globe, for which purpose it has what might be called regional units which operate as subsidiary companies; WorldSpace India is one of those.More>>

Sathya Sai Speaks

 

THE NEW YEAR BENEDICTION FROM SAI

1. Sankata Harana Sri Sai Ramana 

Man does not realize the purpose for which he was created by God. In creation, several truths, mysteries, and ideals were endowed by God. Man is missing those ideals. He is totally unable to appreciate the significance of his endowments. Of all the powers in the world, the power of humanity is the greatest. More>>

Conversations with Sai

 

Satyopanishad - Part 23

DIRECT DIRECTIONS FROM THE DIVINE

Without devotion, you can't acquire wisdom - Bhakti leads to gyanam. Without wisdom you can never develop detachment or renunciation. Wisdom takes you to renunciation. A flower, after a while, turns into an unripe bitter fruit, which ultimately becomes a sweet ripened one, doesn't it? It is a question of time that brings about the change. Devotion transforms itself into the wisdom that leads to detachment. This detachment helps you in visualising the divinity within yourself. The fruit then drops down from the tree of life. Gyana (wisdom) contributes to sharanagati, surrender. More>>

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We Think what We Eat

There lived in Mallur, in the state of Karnataka, a pious Brahmin who was a great scholar.  He had an equally devout wife. Always intent on worship, recitation and meditation, this noble man was known far and wide for his virtuous character.  More>>