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DECEMBER
Get Inspired

 

Shall I? - A Conversation That Never Happened.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2016

Oh man! The rules and regulations in this place... it is choking me!
So many rules to follow! And there is a rule for everything - physical appearance to even eating!
Come on, can I not have my freedom?
Why not? You can have your freedom, but have you defined it?

I don't care! But I do not want anyone nosing on me - I want to live according to my wish.

Sure. You can. But first enquire if living as you wish brings you freedom?

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Quiz

 

Radio Sai Thematic Quiz - 6

Sacrifice

Posted on: Dec 09, 2016

The Maharaja asked Buddha: "I offered so much wealth to you. You did not sound the drum. But you rattled it after receiving a small fruit. Is this a great sacrifice?” 

What was the aspect in the charity of the old woman that Buddha loved?
A. Pomegranate
B. Renouncing
C. Age of donor
D. Timeliness

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NOVEMBER
Feature Article

 

The Story Of Sai - 4
And The Lessons For You And Me

Posted on: Nov 29, 2016

In Puttaparthi there lived a devout, abstemious peasant named Kondama Raju of the Ratnakaram Raju family. The Raju family were Kshatriyas – the caste traditionally associated with the ruling class that administered law and order in society and protected its people during wars and invasions.

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Feature Article

 

The Story Of Sai - 3
And The Lessons For You And Me

Posted on: Nov 25, 2016

The story of the birth of Puttaparthi is no less mystifying and profound as the advent of Sathya Sai. Many years ago Puttaparthi was called Gollapalli. Gollas refer to the cowherds. So literally it referred to 'a place of cowherds'. It was a milieu similar to Gokul Brindavan of Krishna's times. These cows yielded milk in plenty and the villagers lived in bounty.

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Audio Special 

 

TRUE LOVE IS AN ART - 91st Birthday Special Audio

Posted on: Nov 22, 2016

True love is an art
that leaves tears on my face
and the beat of my heart
It's all part of Your Grace

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Feature Article

 

The Temple Of Healing Teaches The Power Of Prayer Too

Posted on: Nov 21, 2016

This year we celebrate the 25th year of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences. When Bhagawan announced His sankalpa of setting up a Super Speciality Hospital in Puttaparthi, people were shocked and surprised. 26 years later, this living proof of His divine will continues to surprise all who come to know of it. What makes this temple of healing special is not confined to the fact that it offers state-of-the-art tertiary care free of cost. Behind the walls of this edifice, lives are transformed, new hope in the goodness of humanity is sown in despondent hearts, and more importantly, faith in prayer and devotion is restored. As we celebrate a special milestone of this living miracle, join us in musing on what it really stands to represent for us devotees of Bhagawan.

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Feature Article

 

How Swami Shaped His Hospital Boys - Part 1

Posted on: Nov 20, 2016

Celebrating 25 Years of Selfless Love in Action 
of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Puttaparthi

The 65th Birthday of Bhagawan was a historic moment for reasons more than one. What stunned the world on the morning of November 23, 1990, was Baba's declaration: “There are many hospitals in cities, all run for profit... Few come forward to set up institutions that provide service free of charge to the poor. That is why we decided to have a hundred crore hospital right here, near Prasanthi Nilayam. Even as higher education is offered free here, likewise, 'higher medicine' also will be offered free... The hospital will be opened on and begin functioning from November 22, 1991. That is My unshakeable resolve.” That is exactly what happened and that was just the glorious start of a powerful experiment in Pure Love.

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H2h Article

 

Join Us In Celebrating Baba's Hospital!

Posted on: Nov 17, 2016

Come November 22, 2016 and Bhagawan's Super Speciality Hospital in Puttaparthi completes 25 years of Pure Selfless Service in Action!

It is a saga of healed bodies, transformed minds, uplifted hearts and beaming smiles!

What would you like to convey to all the staff of this institution? What does this hospital mean to you?

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Feature Article

 

The Story Of Sai - 2
And The Lessons For You And Me

Posted on: Nov 17, 2016

Easwaramma told no one about her alien experience of a blue light from the sky merging into her as she was drawing water from the well. She confided this only with her mother-in-law. Both agreed to keep this as a secret because no one would believe such an occurrence. Besides, they may spread unnecessary tales.

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Feature Article

 

The Story Of Sai - 1
And The Lessons For You And Me

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016

Easwaramma was a pious girl. She was born soon after her father, Sri Subba Raju, a great devotee of Lord Shiva, constructed a Shiva Temple in his village. As was the custom in those days, at an early age she was married to Sri. Pedda Venkama Raju. Even though she was as young as 15, she was smart and matured to handle the household duties and responsibilities with great elan and alacrity. Quickly she won the affection and appreciation of her in-laws. As years rolled by the couple was blessed with a son and two daughters. Lakshmamma, the mother-in-law, had a special love for Easwaramma. Together they would perform the family rituals with enthusiasm and delight. Easwaramma's simplicity, modesty and devotion impressed her greatly.

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H2h Special 

 

“mujhe Darsha Dhikao Bhagawan...”

Posted on: Nov 12, 2016

A Conversation With Sai Alumnus Ajnish Rai On How Bhajan Singing Can Grant Us The Vision Of The Inner Self And Lead Us To Immortality.

As we participate in the 24-hour Global Akhanda Bhajan (November 12-13, 2016), let us make most of this beautiful window of opportunity granted by the Divine to cleanse ourselves.

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Quiz

 

Radio Sai Thematic Quiz - 5

The Lotus Feet Of The Lord

Posted on: Nov 09, 2016

The Lord’s Instruction

October 20 every year is celebrated as Avatar Declaration Day. What was the bhajan taught on October 20, 1940 that has gained popularity as the first prayer taught to devotees by Swami?

A. Hari bhajan bina sukha shanti nahin
B. Manasa bhajare guru charanam
C. Prema mudita man se kaho
D. Govinda Krishna Jai

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OCTOBER
Get Inspired

 

The Little Black Dot

Posted on: Oct 25, 2016

A small-town chamber of commerce once invited a speaker to address the gathering at its annual dinner. The community's economy was bad, people felt discouraged, and they wanted the motivational speaker to boost their morale. During her presentation, the lady took a large sheet of white paper and made a small black dot at the centre with a marking pen. She held up the paper before the group and asked, “What do you see?” One person instantly said, “I see a black dot.”

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Quiz

 

Radio Sai Thematic Quiz - 4
Theme - Maya

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016

Swami, once in reply to a question as to what is Maya, said:

There is no such thing as Maya; it is all one's imagination. To think that you are the body is Maya. You mistakenly believe that you are something [body] that you really are not; that is Maya. Truly speaking, there is no Maya; it is all one's imagination.

He further said:

Maya is like the shadow of a tree. What casts the shadow? - the branches of the tree and not the rays of the Sun. If there are no branches, there is also no shadow.

What do you think Swami went on to describe as the branches that cast the shadow?

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Swami & Me

 

I am not like Krishna, I am Krishna! - Part 04
- Revelations to mankind through the thrilling experiences of Mr. Krishnadas Eradi

Posted on: Oct 14, 2016

“I remember one morning after the bhajans we were discussing with Mr. Mohan Rao as to what would happen to bhajans if any day Mr. Raja Reddy was under the weather or had to go to his hometown for a while. It seemed like a fragile situation. The next morning Swami called all of us inside and started speaking to us about many things. Suddenly His face became serious and He said, ‘Yesterday all of you were thinking what will happen to bhajans if Raja Reddy is not there, right? Let Me tell you: a day will come when there will be so many students here that many would have to wait for days to get a chance to sing. It would be the same with musicians from the world over.’

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Sathya Sai Speaks

 

Lessons From Then And Now – Shirdi Reminiscences

Posted on: Oct 11, 2016

The Dasara festival is significant for many reasons. It is that time of the year when we worship God as the mother of all beings, showing gratitude for the 'Shaktis' bestowed on man, for the gifts of Nature's bounties, and seeking courage to battle the evil within. In Prasanthi the festival is marked by the grand Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna, the Grama Seva and the Prasanthi Vidwan Maha Sabha. In between we also have the festival where the various vehicles blessed to carry our Lord is worshipped. In the years gone by, Swami would come around breaking coconuts before the cars, and even alight the cars and the golden chariot at times. The last day of the Navaratri, Vijayadashami, is celebrated in memory of Rama's victory over evil Ravana and also Goddess Durga's victory over the demon, Mahishasura.

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Swami & Me

 

The Supreme Empress Of Elevating Love
By Dr. T Ravi Kumar

Posted on: Oct 9, 2016

I would like to narrate to you a few of my experiences because once a great scholar told Swami in Trayee, “Swami, I am not able to understand You.” Swami said, “Why do you try that futile thing? Don't try to understand Me. Experience Me and enjoy Me.”

We have to experience Him and enjoy. Swami has said, “If somebody gives a Mysorepak (a delicacy) in your hand, why do you waste your time trying to find out its length, breadth, weight and smell? Why don't you put it on your tongue and enjoy it? That is what the wise one would do.” So in the next few minutes, I will narrate to you the taste of this Mysorepak.

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Photo Gallery

 

Grama Seva Preparations & Distribution - 2016

Posted on: Oct 8, 2016

This is the story of the continuous stream of selfless love and divine concern of Bhagavan Baba. Every year hundreds of students from the Sri Sathya Sai University reach out to the most disadvantaged and neglected sections of the population around the holy town of Puttaparthi and share the Love of Baba with them, even as they offer food packets and clothes.

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Feature Archive

 

Seek Me In Wordless Silence
- by Sanjay Mahalingam

Posted on: Oct 05, 2016

In that interview, Bhagawan had told me one sentence and it kept cropping up in my mind. Translated, the sentence went like this. Bhagawan said, “A problem is a problem if you think it is a problem. Delete it completely from your consciousness. Then all that will remain is consciousness and whatever the problem, consciousness will always find a way.”


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SEPTEMBER
Swami & Me

 

I am not like Krishna, I am Krishna! - Part 03

Posted on: Sept 28, 2016

- Revelations to mankind through the thrilling experiences of Mr. Krishnadas Eradi


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H2h Special

 

The Narayani Sena Dilemma
- Follow Krishna Or Follow Conscience

Posted on: Sept 20, 2016

Me or My army?

The war between the Pandavas and Kauravas had become imminent and both sides had begun preparations. As allies were being made and battle lines drawn, both sides realised the importance of the support from the Yadavas. The Yadavas consisted of four major clans with their chieftains. They had been united under a single umbrella by Krishna as the Narayani Sena (the Narayani army, obviously named so because it is indeed Lord Narayana’s army). Duryodhana was keen to have the Yadavas fighting the war under the Kuru banner. So he decided to approach Krishna and seek His help. Much to his dismay, Arjuna from team Pandavas also comes there with the same objective.

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Photo Gallery

 

Ganesha Fervour in the Divine Bower

Posted on: Sept 6, 2016

Puttaparthi is full of activity relishing the birthday of the Beloved Son.

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Photo Gallery

 

Vishwa Vinayaka - Visarjan parade of Lord Ganesha in various avatars

Posted on: Sept 7, 2016

It is a dream for many to witness the day-long immersion ceremony of the huge and beautiful Ganesha idols at the sea in Mumbai. Here is a glimpse of the idols before Visarjan in 2004, through the lens of Mr. S. Balasubramanya.

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Special Audio

 

Jai Gaṇpati Vandan Gaṇnāyak - Audio Special

Posted on: Sept 4, 2016

tērē nām kō jisnē dhyāyā
us par rehti sukh chāyā
tērī mahimā tūhī jānē
shiv pārvatī kē bālak 
jai gaṇpati vandan gaṇnāyak

Whoever meditates on Your name,
Upon them lies the cool shade of happiness.
You alone know the glory of Thy name,
The little One of Shiva and Parvati.
Victory to Ganapati, Salutations to Gananayaka!

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Photo Story

 

Ganapati Jagannath - Ganesh Chaturthi Special Photo Story

Posted on: Sept 3, 2016

Sai Saswat Mishra, an enthusiastic photo journalist and a Radio Sai volunteer from Odisha, took the initiative to share with all of us the various facets of Lord Ganesha as He is adored in this land of Lord Jagannath in eastern India. Through his lens, let us too get a peek into the heritage of Lord Ganesha in Odisha.

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Quiz 

 

Radio Sai Thematic Quiz 3 - The Vinayaka Principle

Posted on: Sept 1, 2016

1. Pranavaswarupa Vinayaka

Swami says: “Everything is Divine vibration - the walls, the roof, and this mike. The great sages were the ones who had these vibrations. The Veda was heard through sound, through vibrations. If you sit down and listen with a pure heart, you too can listen to it.”

What is the vibration from which everything originated?

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AUGUST
Special Audio

 

Śrī Bāla-Mukundāṣṭakam - Audio Special

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Posted on: Aug 25, 2016

Śrī Bāla-Mukundāṣṭakam

karāravindēna padāravindam 
mukhāravindē viniveśayantam ।
vaṭasya patrasya puṭē śayānaṁ 
bālam mukundam manasā smarāmi ॥1॥

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Swami & Me

 

I am not like Krishna, I am Krishna! - Part 01

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016

- Revelations to mankind through the thrilling experiences of Mr. Krishnadas Eradi

It was the early seventies. The Sri Sathya Sai Arts, Science and Commerce College in the Brindavan Ashram in Bengaluru had just begun. The current Sai Ramesh Hall was in its previous avatar - the charming Sai Ram Shed. The fulcrum of this sacred space on earth was the bewitching statue of Lord Krishna blissfully playing the flute under the sprawling, spacious and ancient banyan tree.

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Bhajan Tutor

 

Bhajan - Murali Manohara Shyama Murari 

Posted on: Aug 09, 2016

1. Murali Manohara Shyama Murari

O Beautiful Blue-complexioned Lord! You are the Most Beautiful One with the flute on Your lips, the One who vanquished the demon Mura! You are the Infinite One who is the Most Enchanting and the Destroyer of Illusion.

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H2h Special

 

FLYING HIGH WITH SAI - Mr. Pratim Banerjee - Part 04

Posted on: Aug 03, 2016

Pratim continues, “All of us who were part of the drama were happy and sad. Happy that Swami was so happy with our offering. Sad that all those moments of beautiful interactions with Him because of the drama were now over. We had to get back to our regular academic routine. Even as we were missing Him and reconciling with the inevitable, suddenly there was a welcome bolt from the blue. The warden sent all of us a message: ‘Swami wants another drama to be staged in two days' time. An important dignitary, who is an intellectual, is visiting Prasanthi Nilayam.’

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JULY
H2h Special

 

The Story Of How Swami Karunyananda - Part 03

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Karunyananda accompanied Swami on to the dais where a silver idol of Shirdi Baba awaited them. All the devotees had assembled in the hall and were singing bhajans in full fervour. Swami asked him to pick up a small wooden pot and hold it upturned above the idol of Shirdi Baba. Karunyananda did as he was told. Swami pulled up the sleeves of His robe beyond His elbows. Stepping forward, He inserted His right hand into the empty pot. In an instant, Karunyananda felt it becoming very heavy. The next instant, Swami began rotating His hand and vibhuti began to pour out copiously from the pot on the silver idol. The vibhuti Abhishekam had just begun!

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H2h Special

 

FLYING HIGH WITH SAI - Mr. Pratim Banerjee - Part 03 

Posted on: July 26, 2016

“Brindavan is special for me as it is here that I started singing. The way this happened is also quite interesting. There was a massUpanayanam ceremony being organised in the Divine Presence and everyone was sure Swami would continue to stay in Bengaluru at least till that day. But to everyone's shock, Swami suddenly left on the morning of June 1. The whole ambience turned silent and sombre. Everyone was sitting and sulking in Brindavan. Even as everybody was trying to reconcile with their cruel fate and thinking how to get Bhagawan back, there was a sudden buzz all around – ‘Swami is coming! Swami is coming!’ Yes, He went in the morning and returned in the evening! Till today I do not know the mystery behind this play of the Lord but what is fresh in my mind even now is the unfettered joy that danced on every face as Swami's car entered the Brindavan compound.

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Special Audio

 

Radio Sai Special Audio Presentation

Song: man tarpat harī darśan ko āj
Posted on: July 22, 2016

The Lord was once asked, what relationship must ours be best described as? That of a Master and disciple, replied the Lord. For there is no reason or season for the bond that exists. Guru is the dispeller of darkness, the light whose radiance we seek to enlighten the path. The Guru shines forth selflessly so that we may walk our path boldly, so as to not stumble over the peaks and slip at the troughs.

Then there comes a time when the disciple turns to the Guru, and seeks the Guru Himself. The seeking has to be earnest, the restlessness of yearning irrepressible. It is only then that the effulgence of His grace turns to reveal His own truth; the truth that the Guru without was a mere reflection of the Guru within. The Truth that Guru is Hari, and Hari alone is the Guru.

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H2h Special

 

Radio Sai Telugu Stream - 5th Anniversary

Posted on: July 22, 2016

By the divine grace and blessings of our Dearest Lord Sai, the Radio Sai Telugu Stream completed its Fifth year on July 15, 2016. Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary there shall be a day-long live broadcast through the Radio Sai Telugu Stream on Sunday, the 24th July in which Radio Sai teams from Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati, and students of Sri Sathya Sai Primary School, Easwaramma School and the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus shall participate. The presentation titled, ‘Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu’, will feature programmes that highlight the inextricable bond between Man, Society, Nature and God. The schedule includes a wide variety of programmes like dramas, panel discussions, quiz programme, talks by eminent people and musical presentations.

We present to you the schedule of the programme planned. Do tune in to Radio Sai Telugu Stream and sublimate your Sunday with Swami's love. We offer this effort of ours at the lotus feet of dearest Bhagawan as an expression of our gratitude, for giving us this opportunity to be His instruments.

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H2h Special

 

The Story Of How Swami Karunyananda - Part 02
Posted on: July 18, 2016

He was born as Venkatasubbiah at 4:30 am on 10th October 1894 in Athimanjeripeta (in current day Tiruttani taluk of Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu) to parents Subbulakshmamma and Venkatappa Naidu. Subbulakshmamma was a doting mother who instilled love and forbearance in the lad as we read in the first part. However, when Venkatasubbiah was about seven years old, his mother passed away. Unable to tend for the little child amidst his travelling and work, the father gave him into the care of the Karnam (Government clerk during the British times) of Pennalurpeta, Venkatarayudu. This Venkatarayudu and his wife treated the boy more like a slave than a son. Thus, he had to do all the household chores even though he was barely a 10 year old. But the little lad did not wince even a bit. 

He remembered his mother’s words in those trying situations.

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H2h Special

 

FLYING HIGH WITH SAI - Mr. Pratim Banerjee - Part 02 

Posted on: July 15, 2016

“I remember during my first dining session, I squatted on the floor and there was this boy who went around with a bucket saying ‘Rasam... rasam...’ Coming from a Bengali background, I thought he was serving rasogulla (the popular Bengali sweet dish). So I extended my glass to him. The boy quickly understood that I was a fresher and said, ‘No brother, rasam is meant to be eaten with rice’. I meekly said, ‘Okay, thank you.’ Like this, slowly I adapted to this new way of life.

“When I think about it now, making so many adjustments in my life should have been tough, especially because I was coming from an upscale school. But it was not that difficult for me as it was a choice that I had made. So I was willing to walk that extra mile. Swami definitely was working within me. How else can I explain this? Also there were excellent sport facilities and so much music around – there was not a spare second or a dull moment.”

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H2h Special

 

FLYING HIGH WITH SAI - Mr. Pratim Banerjee - Part 01 

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Despite his roots in West Bengal as his surname so evidently suggests, Pratim did his early schooling in The Scindia School, Gwalior, in Madhya Pradesh. “I had a great time there. It is one of the finest boarding schools in India, in the same league as Doon School, Dehradun or Mayo College, Ajmer. However after being there for seven years, right from my III grade, I wanted a change. My grandmother often mentioned how students in Puttaparthi ‘shine with a glow’ and are impressively disciplined.”

Pratim's grandmother is the legendary danseuse Mrs. Amala Shankar. She is the wife of Pandit Uday Shankar who was conferred with the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award, by the Government of India way back in 1971. His contribution to modern dance in India is legendary.

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H2h Special

 

The Story Of How Swami Karunyananda - Part 01

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Baba was travelling from Puttaparthi to the city of Rajahmundry, often considered as the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh. The citizens of the city gathered in thousands in the Municipality Museum Hall where Baba was scheduled to address everyone. In the crowd was also a 64-year old gentleman who was highly revered in Rajahmundry for his philanthropy and social service.  He had come along with his mentor and Guruji, Sri Malayala Swami. It would be only the second time that he was seeing Swami in his hometown.

There were bhajans for an hour before Baba rose to speak. Baba’s discourse in the hall that day was as simple as it was profound. It simultaneously moved and inspired the gentleman just as it did the crowd which had gathered. Baba simply called upon everyone to cultivate uprightness and equanimity and take repose in Namasmarana (the remembrance of the Divine Name). The meeting concluded and everyone was leaving. The gentleman rose with his Guru and moved towards the exit when, suddenly, he heard his name being called.

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Quiz

 

Thematic Quiz - Surrender

Posted on: July 7, 2016

The Relationship Which Leads to Surrender

01. On one occasion, one of the boys who was pushing Swami’s chair a few years ago had an opportunity to ask Him a query. “Swami, amongst the various relationships that You talk about in Your discourses, which is the best relationship that we can have with You?”

What do you think Swami answered?

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Sai Inspires Reflections

 

Sai Inspires Reflections - Part 26

God Never Hurts; He Is Like The Sandalwood Tree!

Posted on: July 4, 2016

The sandalwood tree without any feeling of bitterness, imparts its fragrance even to the axe that fells it. Divinity responds in the same manner. Some persons, blinded by their ignorance, arrogance and folly, may say all sorts of things about God. They may even imagine thereby that they have assailed God. But God remains totally unaffected. Even to such bad and evil-minded persons, He offers His blessings and benediction.

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JUNE
H2h Special 

 

The True Culture That Swami Taught Us -
Dr. T Ravi Kumar 

Posted on: June 13, 2016

In 1976, at the end of the Summer Course in Indian Culture and Spirituality in Ooty, Swami gave a discourse describing His entire life. He declared, “All through My life, youth will follow Me, this will happen in larger and larger numbers.” He then created a medallion and said,“Look! In My palm is the destiny of this country, India.” It was a medallion with the map of India, and a few verses engraved on it. He said,“There are verses on this medallion which describe glorious events and social works that I will undertake and the names of the students who will head the 18 centres which will come all over India.” So Bhagawan is indeed the Bharat Bhagya Vidhata and in His hands lie, the safety and destiny of our nation, nay the destiny of the entire world.

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Feature Article

 

Satsang with Techie - Part 09

Posted on: June 13, 2016

VARUN: Hello Vivek, I was counting the minutes, waiting to resume our dialogue!

VIVEK: Nice to hear that. Where do you want to start?

VARUN: Well, we were at the point where, after discussing the three primary constituent elements a human’s makeup, I was asking you what the purpose of the Universe was.

VIVEK: And I was asking you in return why brilliant scientists, who are able to figure out so many wonderful puzzles, are not able to solve this mystery, and literally end up at a dead end.

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Special Audio

 

Radha's Final Plea - Audio Presentations

pāṭa pāḍumā kṛṣṇa paluku tēnē lolukunaṭula

Posted on: May 31, 2016

The incessant flow of worship to Krishna, was Radha’s very life.In thoughts of Krishna she was forever lost. His form danced before her eyes every moment, wakeful and dream.The blue hues of the gurgling Yamuna reminded her of Krishna’s charming complexion;The merry chirping of birds, stirred in her, memories of Krishna’s mischievous chuckles.

In Brindavan, when Krishna would play upon His flute, her days passed like moments. Filling every moment with that memory, she spent her days.All that stood between Krishna and Radha’s union was her mortal frame. The day finally came, when even that would seamlessly slip away. 

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H2h Special

 

How My Swami's School Shaped Me

Sai School Topper shares her story... Ms. Sai Shruti Dubey

Posted on: June 07, 2016

Sai Shruti joined the primary wing of Bhagawan's school in 2004, and today has made her school and Swami proud of her. What enabled her to reach this height? How has been her experience studying in a system which lays more emphasis on discipline and devotion than excellence in academics or cultivation of any talent? What are her take-aways? Is there anything for us to imbibe from her story? Read on...

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MAY
Bhajan Tutor

 

Radio Sai Bhajan Classroom

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Bhajan - Sai Nam Bolo Sathya Sai Nam Bolo 

1. Sai Nam Bolo Sathya Sai Nam Bolo

Chant the name of Sai! Chant the name of Sathya Sai!

2. Sai Madhava Sai Keshava Sri Hari Nam Bolo

O Lord Sai! You are Master of Nature! You are slayer of the demon Kesi! You are the One who takes away all our worries and clears the obstacles on our spiritual path! We chant Your name!

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Get Inspired

 

A Humble Tribute to Prof. Jayalakshmi Gopinath

Posted on: May 24, 2016

Today (24 May 2016), Prof. Jayalakshmi Gopinath, former Warden and Principal of the Anantapur campus of Bhagawan’s University breathed her last in a hospital in Bangalore. She was fondly referred to as Jayamma by Bhagawan, and Jayamma madam by her thousands of students. She came to Swami in 1947, when in her early teens. Her father Sri Vittal Rao was one of the early devotees who later was instrumental in the building of the Prasanthi Nilayam mandir.

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Get Inspired

 

Selfless Service - Get Inspired

Posted on: May 20, 2016

A young man once travelled by foot from his hometown to another town on some work. On the way, he met an old man who joined him on his voyage. As they walked together, the old man saw a tree and stopped.

The young man asked him, “Sir! Is the tree speaking to you?”

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H2h Special 

 

Sathya Sai Baba On The Sthula (Gross), Sukshma (Subtle) And Karana (Causal) Worlds - part 04

By Christan Mackenzie Gold Coast, Australia

Posted on: May 20, 2016

What about an Avatar, an incarnation of the Divine? Is this subject to the rules and laws of incarnation applicable to man? Sai Baba says there are important differences.

The Avatar (Divine Incarnation) is the Atma-Shakti (power of the Supreme Soul) that has put on the raiment of Kriya-Shakti andYoga-Shakti (power of action and power of divine communion).

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H2h Special 

 

What’s The Use Of Mere Life?

C. Rommel, Indian Foreign Service (Retd.)

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Often I questioned myself – what's the use of mere living? What is the use of a life without meaningful seva or for that matter a conceited, but prosperous life that is not of any use to others? Wasting precious life by being engulfed by the maya, whereby focusing only on personal needs or being engaged in social activities that are filled with ego. These were my troubling thoughts when I was eighteen, while, unfortunately, entrenched in the deadly trap of ill-gotten habits of liquor consumption, chain-smoking, gambling, chewing tobacco pan, et al- a perfect example of spoiled brat, with no direction in life.

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Sathya Sai Baba On The Sthula (Gross), Sukshma (Subtle) And Karana (Causal) Worlds - part 03

By Christan Mackenzie Gold Coast, Australia

Posted on: May 14, 2016

We need to distinguish the uniquely individual and private experience of sukshma-sarira from the visions or apparitions of God which may rarely occur for some people in the waking state. Baba says categorically that in all cases such experiences are generated by man’s own mind. When they are not mere hallucinations, waking visions and manifestations of forms of God, arise from within man’s heart. Man, through his intense focus or devotion, may bring about the conditions for God to appear in the objective world.

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The Mother Lives On...

Posted on: May 05, 2016

“To me, the power of Mother Easwaramma is not a concept, or an idea or a belief, it is an experience. In fact an experience as intense, powerful and real as it can be,” says Aravind Sai, an alumnus of Baba's university who has had the opportunity of singing the glory of the Mother of the Divine in the immediate physical presence of The Son at least six times. Aravind Sai, along with Prabhakar and Raghuram, form the Burrakatha trio who have had the chance to perform any number of times in Bhagawan's presence, especially in the last five years of Swami's earthly sojourn.

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The Paragon Of Purity - A Tribute To Mother Easwaramma

Posted on: May 05, 2016

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Sathya Sai Baba On The Sthula (Gross), Sukshma (Subtle) And Karana (Causal) Worlds - part 02

By Christan Mackenzie Gold Coast, Australia

Posted on: May 05, 2016

Bhagawan teaches that our goal as man is to remember the Source, to resonate with Love, Om, Brahman - and thus, we need to ‘lighten up’, and become more in tune with the subtle, so eventually we can merge back with the Source. Merging with God, the ultimate goal of man, is about returning to That from which we came, That which has no form and which is beyond all bodies and attributes, Atma Itself. Through spiritual exercise and practice, we progress from the physical to the subtle realms before moving beyond those sequentially. Sai Baba describes this as a process of peeling off the kosas or the body sheaths.

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Sathya Sai Baba On The Sthula (Gross), Sukshma (Subtle) And Karana (Causal) Worlds - part 01

By Christan Mackenzie Gold Coast, Australia

Posted on: May 02, 2016

Before creation of the ‘three worlds’, nothing existed in the universe. In the beginning, the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the sky, etc., did not exist. There was only pitch darkness all around. The combination of atoms resulted in the formation of hard matter of a very high density. As a result, a lot of heat was generated. Then all of a sudden, the hard matter exploded with a big bang into pieces and spread all over...

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Life With God Is An Endless Hope:
Life Without God Is A Hopeless End

The Life Experience Of Mr. Hari Hara Krishnan Part 4

Posted on: Apr 28, 2016

The day Iraq invaded Kuwait also happened to be a day of great tragedy for the Shia Muslims around the globe. It was the day of Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram when they mourn the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (October 10, 680 CE). Naturally, Karbala is the heart of this mourning and the ‘celebration’ of this event goes on almost for the whole month of Muharram (the first month of the Islamic calendar). 

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Life With God Is An Endless Hope:
Life Without God Is A Hopeless End

The Life Experience Of Mr. Hari Hara Krishnan Part 3

Posted on: Apr 23, 2016

Hari and Ribhi Al Shaer had a detailed conversation on the getaway plan the next day. A rendezvous point was fixed and, from there on, Ribhi would guide the convoy of four cars towards the planned destination - Amman. The first car would naturally be the Mercedes Benz belonging to Ribhi. Hari with his cousin’s family would follow at a distance of hundred metres. The third car would be of Kirit Gandhi and family following Hari’s car at a distance of hundred metres. The final car would be housing Salim and his two friends. Ribhi said that he would not be able to wait at the rendezvous point since any waiting car could be checked (best case scenario), confiscated (normal case scenario) or bombarded (worst case scenario). The time of rendezvous was fixed for 9 August, 8:30 am. Since anything could happen along the journey, it was agreed that each ‘car’ could decide to break the convoy and head in the direction of its choice at any time during the journey.

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Life With God Is An Endless Hope:
Life Without God Is A Hopeless End

The Life Experience Of Mr. Hari Hara Krishnan Part 2

Posted on: Apr 15, 2016

Hari was woken up by an alien alarm in the unearthly hours of the morning - gunshots and explosions! He glanced at the wall clock and saw that it was about 2:30. He moved to the window of his second storey home. What he saw filled him with instant dread. The streets were having traffic even at that early hour. But the vehicles plying were battle tanks instead of the usual cars. Frenzied youngsters wielding machine guns were shouting slogans and wreaking havoc to whatever they could see. There was random firing going on and it appeared like a scene out of a violent videogame. The only difference was that death here was real with no restart button available!

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Aradhana Mahotsavam Morning Programme at Sai Kulwant Hall - 24 Apr 2016

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Posted on: Apr 24, 2016

 

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The Maha Narayana Seva at Vidyagiri stadium


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Posted on: Apr 24, 2016

5th Aradhana day, 2016- The Maha Narayana Seva at Vidyagiri stadium shows that Swami is very much with us. He has moved from Yajur Mandir to Hridaya Mandir (temple of hearts).

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108 Sangabhishekam

The Life Experience Of Mr. Hari Hara Krishnan Part 2

Posted on: Apr 14, 2016

As part of the Parti Yatra, devotees from Tamil Nadu had organised a special Sangabhishekam ceremony for Ardhanareeshwar Utsava Murthy from the hill-temple in Tiruchengode. The special programme was organised in the Poornachandra Auditorium on 13 April, 10 a.m. onwards.

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Life With God Is An Endless Hope:
Life Without God Is A Hopeless End

The Life Experience Of Mr. Hari Hara Krishnan Part 1

Posted on: Apr 11, 2016

“Sorry sir. You cannot travel...”

“Could you please check with my sponsor? He said that the necessary intimations have been faxed...”Hari felt that he had nothing to lose if he was not granted permission to fly. It would be the responsibility of his Cyprus-based Managing Director or his super bosses at NCR, USA. He readied himself to turn back and return home.Within a couple of minutes, two gentlemen arrived and nodded. Something unbelievably rare had just happened - Hari’s Kuwait visa had arrived by fax!

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Aradhan Sadhana - Month of Giving & Forgiving

Posted on: Apr 06, 2016

Let this be a festive month of 'Giving and Forgiving' and one way we all can do that is by sharing with each other our inspiration, learning and pure joy.

Do you have an anecdote from your life or another's on this theme of Giving and Forgiving that inspires you or has opened your eyes to the joy concealed in it?

Or a picture capturing the joy of sharing, in seva or in an act of random kindness?

How about sharing it with us so we can, in turn, share them with all and build an ambience of pure love as we celebrate this poignant month.

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Love Lives By Giving And Forgiving
Self Lives By Getting And Forgetting


Posted on: Mar 26, 2016


‘Observing SaiLent Through Giving and Forgiving’ – A Sadhana
From Monday, March 28 to Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Satsang with a Techie - Part 08

Posted on: Mar 21, 2016


VIVEK: That is a very good question. Science is absolutely right in asserting that the electron has a dual nature and can manifest either as a particle or reveal only its wave aspect, depending upon circumstances of course. However, you would also recall from your college course on Quantum Mechanics that the electron is able to have this dual option shall I say, because it is in the very nature of the quantum electromagnetic field that is the source of the electron.

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Be Human

Posted on: Mar 19, 2016


In an ancient Hindu temple, a number of pigeons were living for quite some time on top of the gopuram (the monumental tower at the entrance of any temple). This wasn't such an uncommon occurrence as pigeons generally prefer elevated or high structures.

But the pigeons were forced to relocate when the management decided to renovate the temple and perform the Kumbhabhishekam (consecration ceremony).

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Journey Through Darkness: A Neuro Patient’s Story

Posted on: Mar 15, 2016


When Anuradha Pai first felt a surge of pain shooting through her head, she knew it was unlike anything she had felt before. It didn’t ache like the familiar, dull throb of a migraine, or the dense stuffiness of a blocked sinus. The pain was acute and intense, forcing her to stop for a while and take a few deep breaths. In a few minutes, the pain passed, and Anuradha, blessed with fairly good health through most of her life, chose to dismiss the incident as a freak episode.

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Shiva Tatwa Darshanam - Photo Story

Posted on: Mar 07, 2016


As we celebrate this most auspicious of festivals, let us dwell upon the essence of the Shiva Principle as dilated by Bhagawan Himself on various occasions. Even as we contemplate on the Shiva-Tatwa, let us also have the darshan of His myriad symbolic forms.

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Sai Shiva Takes Us To Kailash And Manasarovar - Mr. Ramesh Agraharam

Posted on:Mar 06, 2016


In 1982 Mr. Ramesh Agraharam joined the Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam for his XI and XII grade. He continued his education in Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning pursuing his Bachelors and Masters in Commerce. Once he completed his post graduation Bhagawan asked him to pursue further education in Computer Science elsewhere. He then worked in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for a couple of years before joining the Government of Andhra Pradesh as a public servant. He is currently Consultant, Rural Development Sector, to the Government of Telangana besides being an industrialist in the area of organic products.

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The Persona Of Shiva - The Telling Messages Encoded in His Enigmatic Form

Posted on: Mar 04, 2016


In January 2016 on Radio Sai we started an audio series “Saints – the Soul of India”. The first episode was on Saint Andal, the transcript of which was published. Later we had another episode on Saint Andal's immortal work Tiruppavai, followed by Saint Tyagaraja's masterpiece musical composition - The Pancharatnas. The fourth episode which was played as part of Thursday Live programme on March 3, 2016 was on Saint Manikkavasagar. This discussion is actually in four parts. However a major portion of the first part was a deliberation on Shivaratri and the Shiva Principle. Presented below are the highlights of this conversation between Radio Sai's Bishu Prusty (BP) and a Radio Sai volunteer Mrs. Lalitha Shekhar (LS).

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Sai Pancharatna Kritis - Tutorial

Posted on: Feb 23, 2016


The Sai Pancharatnas is a musical bouquet of five songs in Telugu specially written and composed in classical carnatic style in adoration of Bhagawan. They were first presented by an array of eminent musicians and Swami's students in the Sai Kulwant Hall on the occasion of Aradhana Mahotsavam Day - April 24, 2015.

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Satsang with a Techie - 07

Posted on: Feb 22, 2016

That really is the key question, is it not? By the way, soon after the War, many physicists who earlier worked on the famous Manhattan Project in America where the first atom bomb was developed felt a deep moral objection to nuclear weapons and quit weapons work, even though there were plenty of job opportunities. They all went back to universities to become teachers and professors. Moreover, Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell led a strong global anti-nuclear weapons movement in the fifties till they passed away. So, it was not as if all scientists got seduced shall I say, by the glamour of developing “bigger and better weapons”.

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Coming Together In Celebration

A brief report on the Seva activities alumni conducted around the occasion of  Bhagawan’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2016

Today Bhagawan's students are spread all across the globe and many of them actively join hands with the organisation and devotees groups to express their gratitude to Bhagawan and spread His love through service. Apart from being involved in their respective centres and Samithis, the alumni of Bhagawan's schools and colleges, come together and take up certain activities to express their gratitude to their Divine Mother. The 90th Birthday was yet another opportunity for them to take to it with renewed enthusiasm.

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The Guide, The Guru And The Loving God

Mr. P. Vijaya Bhaskar (RBI)

Posted on: Feb 13, 2016

To resolve this conflict, the family decided that we would seek Swami’s advice. We started for Prasanthi Nilayam. No sooner did we land there, Swami called us for an interview. Once we were inside, even before we could say anything, He looked at my mother and said,“Bhaskar is not meant for studying medicine. He has a weak heart. But, don’t worry about him. I will give him admission in my college and keep him near Me.” My heart leapt in joy and gratitude. What could be a greater fortune than to live with my Dear Lord!

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A conversation with Dr. D. C. Sundaresh, Director, SSSIHMS, Whitefield, Bengaluru

Posted on: Feb 05, 2016


You have had the rare honour of treating Bhagawan and operating on His physical form. Please share with us your experiences and your learnings from the time.

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Gajavadana Gananatha Natha 

Posted on: Feb 04, 2016


Gajavadana Gananatha Natha

Meaning: O Elephant-faced Lord! You are the Master of all Celestial Beings.

Notation: S’   S’  N   D  M      G M D S S       N r’ S

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Satsang With Techie - Part 06

Posted on: Jan 22, 2016


You see Varun, when modern day scientists consider evolution they focus on only two aspects of it. On the one hand there are the astronomers, the astro-physicists, the elementary particle physicists and of course the cosmologists, for whom evolution means the full story of the Creation and the development of the Physical Universe, from the Big Bang, right up to what the Universe is today.

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The Saint Who Became a Goddess Andal

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016


Bhagawan had already gone inside for lunch. And after this usually He would retire. So this lady sat there, waiting for the Lord. Given her advanced age, she was tired and dozed off, quite unconsciously. Suddenly Swami's room door opened and the Lord came down. Bhagawan came straight to her, gently woke her up and then in a soothing tone and tenor said, “Amma, where is the betel leaf and nut you got for Me?”

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Surrender To The Universe To Experience Miracles

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016


A Certified Master Life and Business Success Coach, Mr. Dino Daswani derives great joy in empowering others. He has a Master's degree in Leading Innovation and Change from York St. John University (UK), and incorporates Pranic Healing and Hypnotic NLP in his coaching. Over the years he has experienced the love of Sai in mysterious ways. He regularly shares his thoughts and ideas through his blog: blissperience.com

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Building Prasanthi from a Sankranthi

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016


January 14 is holy. Unlike many other festivals in the Indian calendar be it Diwali, Dasara or Ramzan, the sacred day of Sankranti does not change every year. Marking the northward movement of the Sun on the celestial sphere, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season. As the lively spring takes over the dull winter, from now on the days become warmer and longer.

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Why the Annual Sports Meet?

Posted on: Jan 08, 2016


Prakash tugged at the carabiners that held him to the ropes via the harness he was wearing. He checked all the safety buckles on the harness to ensure that they were secure. Everything was fine. He put on the helmet and tightened its strap across his chin. He then looked below at the distance.

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Radio Sai Song Festival 2015

Posted on: Jan 07, 2016


"Music is a moral law," someone said, "It supplies a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to life and life to everything."

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New Year Letters From The Past, For The Present And Forever

Posted on: Jan 01, 2016


Accept My Blessings. On this 1st day of January, Blessings to you for a long, healthy, happy, peaceful, comfortable life with the experience of spiritual bliss. All of you should grow into ideal persons. New Year Blessings and drops of love. All the boys must study well and cultivate discipline, humility and obedience. A life devoid of Divine Grace is verily no life at all.

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