Loving Sai Ram from Prasanthi Nilayam
29 Aug, 2014
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What is the significance of worshipping Vinayaka? Bhagawan our loving God, explains to us today and motivates us to get better.  

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What does the term Ganapathi signify? Ga means intellect (Buddhi). Na means Wisdom (Vijnaana). Ganapathi means the Lord of the intellect and of wisdom. He is also the Lord of all Ganas (spiritual entities). Ganas also symbolise the senses. Ganapathi is thus the Lord of the senses. Hence on this Ganapathi festival, you must purify your mind and offer it to Him. It is only when one is pure that intelligence blossoms. It is only with the blossoming of intelligence that Siddhi (the spiritual goal) is attained. Vinayaka presides over Buddhi and Siddhi (the intellect and spiritual realisation). Siddhi signifies the realisation of Wisdom. That is why the scriptures say that Siddhi and Buddhi are the consorts of Vinayaka, and Kshema (well being) and Ananda (bliss) are His two sons.

- Divine Discourse, 31 August 1992.

Sathya Sai Baba
When you ignore your defects and magnify the faults in others, you are practicing violence. - Baba