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DECEMBER
Photo Gallery

 

Beautiful Christmas Love in Prasanthi

Posted on: Dec 25, 2012

Prasanthi wears a new look this Christmas as the overflowing love of devotees express themselves in sublime art. The Sai devotees from New Zealand along with others from USA have endured long hours of work for weeks to adorn this Divine hamlet with this new attire.More>>

H2H Special

 

Living the Divine Presence
Reflections on Prof. N. Kasturi
Posted on: Dec 23, 2012

In the true Indian Brahmin tradition, Prof. Kasturi and his wife considered themselves as two halves of one life. And their combined worship of Bhagawan’s sacred feet on this planet Earth went on for 25 years. She was the silent support of her husband and shared every occasion of Divine revelations with him as soon as he returned from the Divine Presence of Bhagawan.More>>

Healing Touch

 

Conversation with Dr. Sasirekha
XXI Anniversary of SSSIHMS
Posted on: Dec 13, 2012

Our initial attempts at treating cataract were very conservative – we began with only cataract removal. Later we started implanting Intraocular lens when other hospitals also introduced it. Today we offer advanced treatments. We have ultra modern instruments for test such as Phacoe. In many other hospitals, a cataract surgeryMore>>

Healing Touch

 

Conversation with Dr. Vasuki
XXI Anniversary of SSSIHMS
Posted on: Dec 13, 2012

Things fell into place the night before and thus, finally, on the day of inauguration everything was set. It takes about 1–2 years to set up a high-tech Orthopaedic department which includes a lot of ground work infrastructure. But, by His will, the department opened in just three months.More>>

Healing Touch

 

Conversation with Dr. Iyer
XXI Anniversary of SSSIHMS
Posted on: Dec 10, 2012

But never did you have the feeling, why I worked over time. Because that was the kind of the drive we have - this is Swami’s work and such a kind of work is not taking place anywhere else. There were no financial incentives or awards or gold medals or certificates, nothing of that sort. Maybe not even a personal interview from Swami but just that philosophy which only Bhagawan dare put it in action. More>>

NOVEMBER
Photo Story

 

Anantagiri Prema Dhara
Springs of Sai Love in the Anantagiri Hills
Posted on: Nov 29, 2012

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Photo Story

 

Timeless Birthday Moments
Reflections of Eminent Artists 
who performed for Him in 2010 and 2011

Posted on: Nov 16, 2012

The photo story captures the joy of just a few – the artists who were blessed to perform in His presence during the 85th and 86th Birthday celebrations. Through their feelings and reflections, experiences and ecstasies, let us too relive our special 'birthday moment' with our Beloved and bask in His love. More>>

Feature article

 

How Baba Built His Property
Posted on: Nov 16, 2012

Invariably every year He used to come to Anantapur a month before the summer course and ask us to come. He would tell us, “I have come to invite you all’. One year He didn’t come but He sent for us so we came to Puttaparthi.. More>>

Feature article

 

Let's Ask Swami!
Posted on: Nov 09, 2012

As many of you maybe aware, on every Thursday on Radio Sai we have Live programs from our studios. This endeavour began on May 17, 2012 (Thursday Live Archives). And like in other radio stations these programs are hosted by Radio Sai team members during the entire day. One such segment which was hosted by Team Radio Sai's Aravind, in the afternoon of June 7, 2012 was a unique interview with Swami! Presented below is the edited transcript of this Live programme. .More>>

OCTOBER
Swami & Me

 

The Thirst of God
Posted on: Oct 31, 2012

A king once decided to organize a yajna for 11 days. For that, he needed large amounts of milk, rice, sugar, curds, honey, cloth, etc. The people of the kingdom were not well off. They were barely able to make ends meet. But, the king announced that everyone would have to contribute to the offerings because he was organizing the yajna for the prosperity of all the people of the kingdom. Each household would have to contribute at least two kilograms of offerings every day .More>>

Photo Flip Book

 

Dasara Delight
Posted on: Oct 23, 2012

Days of Bliss from the bygone Era
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Get Inspired

 

The Yajna
Posted on: Oct 19, 2012

A king once decided to organize a yajna for 11 days. For that, he needed large amounts of milk, rice, sugar, curds, honey, cloth, etc. The people of the kingdom were not well off. They were barely able to make ends meet. But, the king announced that everyone would have to contribute to the offerings because he was organizing the yajna for the prosperity of all the people of the kingdom. Each household would have to contribute at least two kilograms of offerings every day .More>>

Discourse Quiz

 

Tales to Transform - Part 07
Posted on: Oct 10, 2012

The lesson Baba wants to impart here is: “Man’s value will depend on ___________ and not on his wealth or his appearance, or his material possessions.”

 
 A. The merit acquired through charity and sacrifice
 B. The amount of penance he has been able to do
 C. The Divinity that is in him
 
 D. The amount of respect he has been able to gain from society

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SEPTEMBER
H2H Special Article

 

Uniting Europe Through the Vedas
Posted on: Sept 28, 2012

Slovenia joined the European Union in 2004 but these two Sai youth are now trying to bring about another union – the Veda Union. And one of this inspired duo is Mr. Vajko Kerchan. In this conversation which was recorded as part of our Radio series “Tryst with Divinity”, Vajko shares with Radio Sai's Bishu Prusty, how along with his Sai brother Branimir Gonan from Croatia, they have been inspired to start this unique Veda movement in Europe.More>>

Photo Gallery

 

Ganesha Sarvesha
Posted on: Sept 18, 2012

As part of Bhagawan's 75th Birthday celebrations, Prashanti Nilayam was the chosen venue of a unique exhibition on Lord Ganesha.  This creative labour of love by a group of devotees from Bangalore coincided with the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration held here in September 2000. This presentation had statues of 751 Ganeshas and it had replicas of Lord Ganesha idols from all over the world; the main figure being that of a Lord Ganesha in the form of Shirdi Sai Baba. There was also another huge statue of Ganapathi within which were 75 small models of Ganesha depicting the life story of this fascinating form of the Lord. More>>

Feature Article

 

Musing on the Gita - Part 04
By Prof. G. Venkataraman

Posted on: Sept 09, 2012

Jnana or Spiritual Wisdom is latent in every human being since every person is an embodiment of the AtmaJnana comes with the individual right at birth. What happens is that the Guru, through his teachings, removes ajnana or spiritual ignorance.

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Bhajan Tutor

 

Lambodara Gananatha & Deena Bandhava
Posted on: Sept 03, 2012

1. Lambodhara Gananatha Gajanana

O munificent elephant-faced Lord Ganesha! You are the pot-bellied One, the Reservoir of Happiness and Bliss, and the Ruler of the Ganas, the Master of our Minds and Intellect.

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AUGUST
Feature Article

 

Satsang with a Techie - 02
Posted on: Aug 24, 2012

Sairam and welcome to the second episode of “Satsang with a Techie”. This satsang started with an accidental meeting in a restaurant in Bengaluru between two childhood friends, Varun, a techie who lives in Bengaluru and Vivek, an alumnus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning who has settled down in Prasanthi Nilayam to dedicate his life in the service of Baba. More>>

Swami & Me

 

Enticing and Enlightening Sai
- a conversation with Mrs. Gayatri Gupta
Posted on: Aug 11, 2012

 He used to get those ropes, tie them to the top branch of a very well-grown tree and make a jhoola and swing to great heights. Devotees would shout “Swami, enough, enough!” And Swami used to laugh out happily and His joy would reach to such heights. 
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Swami & Me

 

Unceasing Grace - By Mrs. Kalpana V.
Posted on: Aug 07, 2012

The way Swami’ love touched our hearts through His devotees that day is simply unforgettable. We had started our journey crying that our beloved Lord had left us. But Bhagawan saw to it that we ended it shedding happy tears that He was very much with us! I can now with all conviction say that Swami is with all of us, all the time! 

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JULY
Quiz

 

Discourse Quiz - 06
Posted on: July 24, 2012

Baba says: “We must always remember that this box, the body, is for the sake of the jewels, namely God and all the ___________, divine virtues, associated with Him.”

A. Good qualities
B. Pure thoughts
C. Pious deeds
D. Noble teachings

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Swami & Me

 

Love Everafter - 01
Posted on: July 24, 2012

In the 2011, the Sri Sathya Sai Primary School completed 30 years of yeomen service to the society. Established by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in the year 1980, the Primary School at Prasanthi Nilayam has been a pioneer in imparting value based primary education.To mark the 30th anniversary, and in a humble way document their feelings of gratitude and love for their beloved Lord and their alma mater, the alumni of the Sri Sathya Sai Primary School brought out the book, 'Love everafter' - a volume compiling articles from former students from the various batches. More>>

H2H Special

 

Satsang with a Techie
Posted on: July 11, 2012

Sairam and welcome to this new series “Satsang with a Techie”. It is a conversation between two fictional characters – Varun, a techie who lives in Bangalore and is immersed in the IT world, and Vivek, Varun's friend from his school days, who, after completing his studies, has settled down in Prasanthi Nilayam to dedicate his life in the service of Baba. More>>

JUNE
Feature Article

 

From the Form to the Formless
Posted on: June 24, 2012

What do we really know about Swami’s mission and the Divine Plan? That is God’s business. For those of us who are still here in a body, it seems that it is we who have not finished our mission. It is only by accepting, trusting and surrendering to this, will these searching questions stop popping up in our minds. Detachment is the first step in spiritually. We must ask ourselves if we practice this enough. How can we master detachment in material world if we cannot learn to accept the passing of the form of the Avatar? How can we ever surrender to His Will?  More>>

Feature Article

 

Study Circle - 07
Liking Swami Versus Loving Swami

Posted on: June 12, 2012

 The understanding that is emerging now is that liking God is something very limited; it is selfish and narrow-minded and indicates an act of self-interest. On the other hand, loving God is when you love Him for His sake. You follow His message. The approach is selfless and unlimited....  More>>

Swami & Me

 

The Art and Heart of Healing
Posted on: June 05, 2012

See there are in this earth some 7.2 billion people or so, roughly. That essentially means that there are 7.2 billion aspects of your self. It's all the same and Swami is one such aspect. Swami is everything, but this form of Swami is one of those aspects. So the distinction of the separation between the Srikanth Sola form and name, and Swami’s name and form has gone. We don’t talk about it much because it’s not necessary, you just simply experience it....  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

Feature Article

 

Making The Transition from Form to Formless
By Prof. G. Venkataraman

Posted on: May 02, 2012

Commemorating one year of Bhagawan leaving His mortal coil, Prasanthi Nilayam witnessed a three-day ceremony of prayer and divine remembrance entitled 'Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam” which began on April 23. As part of this function, on all these three days was also held a colloquium “Experiencing the Divine – The Form to the Formless”. Prof. G. Venkataraman delivered the Valedictory Address of this colloquium on the evening of April 25, 2012. Produced below is the transcript of this talk.
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APRIL
Flip Book Photo Story

 

Sathya Sai - The Irresistible Fragrance of His Presence

Posted on: Apr 28, 2012

The current photo story seeks to present this divine aura of Prasanthi Nilayam by providing glimpses of how this Sacred Home of Spirituality has inspired people from all over India and the world to express their love for the Lord in a myriad ways all round the year. We take you on a journey of Sai Kulwant Hall from April 2011 to April 2012.
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Swami and Me

 

SAI - The Soul of My Life And My Music
Posted on: Apr 16, 2012

Baba had said: “In two weeks, you have a programme! You are singing for Me. All My devotees around the world are thirsty and hungry for Me after I have left physically. Music is what will fulfill their thirst and hunger. And all of you artists, who have been given the talent, utilise it for this purpose.”
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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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Feature Article

 

Heart of the Matter
Posted on: Mar 04, 2012

Swami says, “When I am close to you in the spirit, I will be very distant to you in the body. Because you have recognized My true nature. That’s what I have come for! My main Mission is to awaken the inner Guru. The inner Guru is not outside; it starts with the outside Guru, but the outside Guru leads you to the inner Guru.”
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Get Inspired

 

Lesson in Thrift
Posted on: Mar 01, 2012

With the changing times, the story 'Lesson in Thrift' has become very apt to the present society. This story from Mahabharata surpasses the limits of space and time. During the ancient times, the Pandavas attained power after defeating the Kauravas in a battle. Yudhishthira was the eldest Pandava and was accordingly crowned the King.
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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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Get Inspired

 

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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Photo Story

 

A Temple that ties Two Sais Splendidly
A Photo Story ( Flip Book)

Posted on: Feb 9, 2012

A Supremely Fascinating story of the Guindy Temple in Chennai
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Sai Seva

 

"Sai Karunalayam" - A Play of Divine Compassion
Posted on: Feb 3, 2012

ORCHESTRATING A FASCINATING PLAY OF DIVINE COMPASSION -

How Bhagawan mysteriously motivated the Sai Youth of Ambodola to reach out to the most neglected little ones of rural Odisha (in East India) and create an oasis of divine compassion
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JANUARY
Chinna Katha Quiz

 

"Tales to Transfer" - Direct from the Divine
Part 5 (51-60)

Posted on: Jan 27, 2012

Why did the Queen want to leave for the forest?

   To pray in isolation for the long life of the King!
  To see if the Kingdom would miss her! 
   To pray for the longevity of the Kingdom too!  
  To achieve Self-Realization! 

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Feature Article

 

Role of Values and Ethics in Education

Prof. Vishwanath Pandit


Posted on: Jan 20, 2012

in today’s world education needs to be seen as consisting of three components, namely, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom, sequentially each one leading to the next so that we ultimately end up with wisdom. 
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Swami and Me

 

Conversation with Mr. Vivek Naidu
- An Alumnus of SSSIHL


Posted on: Jan 10, 2012

 I did know of Bhagawan before I joined the college, because I was born into Swami's fraternity and grew up believing He was God. So to that extent, it was not too much of a surprise.
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Get Inspired

 

The Curious Computer

- Profound philosophy from a PC!


Posted on: Jan 7, 2012

Once upon a time there was a little personal computer, who, unlike all other computers, experienced curiosity about itself and the world."Who am I?", "What am I?", "Where did I come from?", "Why am I here?", "What is the meaning of my existence?" More>>

Bhajan Tutor

 

Bhajan Classroom

Sankata Harana Sri Sai Ramana 
and Hari Om Namo Shiva Shakthi Namo


Posted on: Jan 6, 2012

1. Sankata Harana Sri Sai Ramana 

O Lord Sai! You are the One who delights and mesmerizes us, the One who symbolizes purity and prosperity. You are the Annihilator of our problems and miseries. More>>

H2H Special

 

The Power of Present

- Reflecting on Baba's New Year message

Posted on: Jan 1, 2012

On this New Year's Day, we have selected from our archives, a small incident that  marked with love and sweetness, one such New Year's Day for Prof. Kasturi. It was the beginning of the year 1960 and a pleasant surprise was waiting for him with the postman. In his mail, along with the others was a greeting card from Swami!    More>>

H2H Special

 

Timeless Love

New Year Message Direct from the Divine

Posted on: Jan 1, 2012

On this New Year's Day, we have selected from our archives, a small incident that  marked with love and sweetness, one such New Year's Day for Prof. Kasturi. It was the beginning of the year 1960 and a pleasant surprise was waiting for him with the postman. In his mail, along with the others was a greeting card from Swami!    More>>