Teacher’s day Special

5 Sep s (2163)

Loving Sai Ram brothers and sisters, as teachers day is celebrated today, Sharing an important discourse by Swami delivered to the teachers published in Radio Sai site

http://media.radiosai.org/journals/Vol_02/15Aug01/03_Spiritual_Blossoms/01_Sathya_Sai_Speaks/sai_speaks.htm

 

Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba - The Ultimate teacher

Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba – The Ultimate teacher

 

DEAR TEACHERS
 

Teachers should realise the importance of ethical, Dharmic and spiritual development. These three should be present in teachers to a greater degree. The reputation of teachers and their success depend primarily on their conduct. The future of numerous innocent children is in their hands. The good conduct of the students depends on the example set by teachers. The teaching profession is a highly responsible one. Today there are three kinds of teachers. The first type consists of teachers who revel in “complaints”. They are the teachers with grouses of one kind or another. The second type consists of teachers who “explain”. They “explain” what the students have to learn. To the third type belong teachers who “inspire”. This category of teachers arouse the enthusiasm of students and inspire them to take deep interest in their studies. Such teachers are becoming rare these days. Once the enthusiasm of the student is aroused, learning becomes a creative process. The teacher should patiently understand the problems of students and help to solve them. Teaching today has become mechanical, with each teacher content to “teach” the prescribed portions of the syllabus. Teachers should see whether the students have properly comprehended the subjects taught to them. Any deficiency on the student’s part should be ascribed to the teacher’s failure to do his job well.

In the field of science today, there is great emphasis on research and discovery. But unless the results of research are applied in practice, it will be an expensive futility. If all the time is spent on research when is it to find useful application in practice? Nor is there any sense of discrimination in the promotion of research. To give an example: When I attended recently a symposium in Bombay on “Science and Spirituality”, a prominent scientist said that the nuclear arsenals of the Big Powers contained enough atom bombs to destroy the world ten times over. What is the sense in building up such arsenals? If you have destroyed the world once, what is there left for the other bombs to destroy? In the process, you would have destroyed yourself.

Those engaged in research seem to be more concerned about boosting their name and fame by their research than about promoting public wellbeing through the results of their research. Nor do they seem to be bothered about the harmful consequences of their discoveries. There is nothing great about causing harm to others. To destroy a million persons by a single bomb is no great thing. To do good to a single individual in the world is more praiseworthy. The scientific knowledge we acquire must be used for the benefit of our fellowmen. Only that is proper education which prepares the student for disinterested action. The pursuit of the science of the Spirit (Parartha Vijnana Sastra) is more essential than involvement with the physical sciences (Padartha Vijnanamu).

 

 

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GANESH CHATURTHI SPECIAL WALL PAPERS FROM RADIO SAI

30 Aug

SWAMY’S WALLPAPERS

Swami often exhorts all to, ‘See Good’. In obedience to this command, Swami’s devotees fill their homes, office desks and even vehicles with pictures of our beloved Bhagawan or any divine form that inspires good thoughts and feelings. One glance at a picture of Swami with a benevolent smile or a deep meaning gaze, can lift our spirits, enthuse and encourage us. But today, the wave of technology has swept into our lives, and our computers, tablets and mobiles have become our windows to the world at large. So it is quite understandable that we would love to adorn the displays of these gadgets too, with images that can inspire in us noble and sublime feelings.


DOWNLOAD LINKS 

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Swami’s Independence Day Discourse

27 Aug

Swami’s Independence Day Discourse – 15th August, August 2007

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Swami spoke non stop for 25 minutes, without pause or hesitation. It was spontaneity and absolute free flow. There was a passion in His voice – a passion that in itself was enough to shame most of us into a physical and mental silence at the total lack of Love for our country. It is not a cliche that we say Swami is Perfection. If anyone had a question, “What is patriotism?” he/she should have seen Swami thundering. It is a very frank and honest confession that no amount of explanation or writing will ever do justice to even a fraction of the feelings and thoughts that Swami aroused as He spoke that evening. Given below is a brief transcription of the Discourse.

One sees the name written over all the speakers here (ie audio speakers made by the company Bose) – Bose but not a mention of his name has been made today. People keep saying that He died in an accident. That is wrong. He never met with any accident. He was the greatest. He authored a book, “My India” and that was later translated into English. He was married and his daughter was Lalita Bose. She in fact came to Parthi and followed Swami everywhere, whether it was Ooty, Kodaikanal or Madurai. She always kept Swami’s name on her lips and sang bhajans and songs. She often lamented, “My father was a patriotic Indian. I am so proud of Bharat; but today the unity has been shattered, there is no unity among people.” Lalita approached her father and sought permission, “I wish to go to Puttaparthi. My Swami is there.” She came to Parthi and then even to Whitefield.

Bose was very strong and powerful, in body, mind and in spiritual splendour. He always desired that India must be foremost, pure and grand. There is none equal to him in wanting the progress of the nation. Other prominent leaders at that time were actually jealous of him and they did everything to keep him away. They say that he died in an accident. At that time he was actually in a steamer. There still exist such people in Bharat but the pity is that they all just keep speaking and refrain from action.

Swami rises to speak on Bose.

No one acts. Everyone delivers speeches. I feel a stabbing pain that there is not a single Bose today. Tell me is there any one? One Bose is enough. Bose truly understood the plight of India. (At this point Swami was very emotional. One wondered at Swami’s passion. Oh! If we feel that way! Just once at least……) Swatantra (freedom) as it is called does not relate to the body or the mind. It is in reality Swaatantra where Swaa means the Atma or Self. When you follow the Atma, there is nothing else left to be achieved. There is no use of just rejoicing on this day without even realizing the meaning of Swaatantra. Bose knew what it meant. The patriotic fervour that he displayed is worthy of emulation. Without the patriotic spirit one is more dead than alive. It was only Bose who fought for Swaatantra. All others had selfish agendas. They were the ones who divided people. Swaatantra makes you realize that the country is ONE because ALL ARE ONE. ‘Mamaivamsho Jeeva Loke Jeeva Bhoota Sanatanaha’ – that is what Krishna says.

Today people eat, drink and make merry. There are so many ‘rich’ people. But they are unable to give a handful to a beggar. These rich people are actually living in abject poverty. You keep saying brothers and sisters, but none keeps that relationship. No one here is as great as Bose. Bose too had met me. He came up to Bukkapatnam and was unable to come to Parthi. I went myself to Bukkapatnam. When He saw me, he held Me and cried, “You are doing so much at such a young age itself. You are working for the emancipation of mankind itself.” He had so much pure feelings.

The country is as great as one’s Mother. It is a land of Kshama (forbearance). Today all try to earn more and more money. But not a single one strives to earn Prema.

Swaarajya is related to Swaa – Atma not swaartha – selfishness.

All those who spoke, spoke only of the world. None speaks of the Atma. Swaa is mistaken for Swaartha (selfishness). Swaa is Swaatantra. Love all, Serve all and help everyone. The Atma is unchangeable. Have Atma Vishwaasam (Self Confidence).

None of you asked me to speak. It was my love for Bose that made me speak so. Such people must be born again in Bharat. Never forget Bose. Even on the speakers his name is there. Sarojini Naidu (The Nightingale of India) was another great soul. They are all being forgotten. Such glorious personalities are not to be forgotten.

As Swami sat down concluding His Discourse, His voice had become hoarse with what we humans would call as emotion. The first thing He said to the boy next to Him was, “My voice became hoarse. Do you think all would have heard what I said?”

Courtesy : Radio Sai Prasanthi Diary 2007 

http://media.radiosai.org/journals/Vol_05/01SEP07/11-prasanthi-diary.htm#india

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Live webcast from Prasanthi Nilayam – Aug 24, 2014 (updated with links)

24 Aug

Watch the Live Video Webcast of the Drama, ‘Sai Nama Keerthanam Kaliyuga Sadhanam’ by Bhagawan’s Students TODAY AUGUST 24, SUNDAY at 5 p.m. (IST) on Radio Sai’s website http://www.radiosai.org 

watch the recording later on http://www.youtube.com/radiosaivideos

Link Updates

Report of the Drama by The Prasanthi Reporter 

Photos of the Drama by Radio Sai Facebook

Recording of the Live webcast by Radio Sai

Drama by Post Graduate students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. Show more

Sai Nama Keerthanam Kaliyuga Sadhana – 24 Aug 2014 Drama by Post Graduate students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in Sai Kulwant Hall, Prasanthi Nilayam. 

 

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Swami’s surprise in Peru, 2014

21 Aug

SWAMI’S SURPRISE IN PERU, 2014
(Shared with thanks from Ana Maria Suarez and Meet Jain)

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“Om Sri Sai Ram,

We share the images of a Vibhooti Materialization which happened this last week of June 2014, in a library placed in the Second floor of the building where in Lima, the Sai Baba Centre of Miraflores has their meetings (third floor).

This materialization was discovered on this wednesday 25th june, because it is in a place that people don’t attend usually. The Vibhuti, surrounded by a profound fragrance, was observed in the book case or shelf where the books of Swami are, more precisely it is manifesting from the book “Sai Baba. An invitation to the Glory” by Howard Murphet.

The book keeps closed and it was opened to take the photos and to see if it was coming out from some specific page in particular. The Vibhuti is contained in the pages 76 and 77 (Chapter IV “The Forms of Sai”-4th Edition ‘Errepar’). In the inferior part of the page 77 the following can be read:

“One day, in the year 1951, while she was meditating on Rama near the burial ground of the saint, Nagaratnamma had a vision. The form of Thyagaraja appeared before her and said: “Why are you in search of the Lord Rama here? He is now in Venkatagiri in the form of Sai Baba”.

Nagaratnamma, who had heard about Sai Baba before, immediately sent a telegram to the raja asking how much time Sai Baba would be there and if she could go there to visit Him. The raja answered that the Lord would be there some days more and that she was welcomed to the Palace.

The old singer went out that same day in the car and without rest she was driving 650 kilometers, approximately, until reaching Venkatagiri. When Sai Baba was before her, at the end of the long journey, the singer saw the form of the Lord Rama and entered in trance. She kept in that state during some hours, until Baba placed His hands on her and made her return to the normal conscience. Later, she had the wonderful joy of sitting next to Swami, while they sang together the Thyagaraja songs, full of devotion.

The famous singer passed away the next year to this blessed darshan of the Lord Rama.”

United in the Love and Service to Sai.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organization of Perú.”

 

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Heartfelt condolences – Arthur Hillcoat has merged with Bhagawan

15 Aug

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Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Om Sri Sai Ram.

It is with deep regret that I learnt that Arthur Hillcoat of Australia has merged with our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This is a great loss for the Sai organization worldwide, and in this time of grief, we offer our sincere condolences to Mrs. Poppy Hillcoat and their family. Arthur was an exemplary devotee who served Swami with great dedication and devotion for over three decades. It is no wonder that Swami lovingly used to refer to him as “Lion”. He was truly lion-hearted and spread Swami’s eternal and universal message of Love and Unity to the far corners of the world. You may also remember the brilliant and uplifting Christmas programs he used to organize in Prasanthi Nilayam in days past, and his dedicated service as the Chairman of Sathya Sai Council of Australia.

Let us pray to our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to give his soul permanent peace. May He also give the Hillcoat family strength and peace at this time.

Jai Sai Ram.
With loving regards,
Dr. Narendranath Reddy
Chairman, Prasanthi Council

LINKS

~ Souljourns interview with Arthur Hillcoat ~

~Tryst with Divinity Radio Sai interview ~

~Transcription of the talk given by Mr. Arthur Hillcoat at a meeting of Sathya Sai devotees in Ebell Club, Los Angeles, California on the 7th of Sep, 2003 ~

http://media.radiosai.org/journals/Vol_04/01AUG06/Searching_the_Truth.htm

~Transcription of the talk given by Mrs. Poppy Hillcoat at a meeting of Sathya Sai devotees in Ebell Club, Los Angeles, California on the 7th of Sep, 2003~

http://media.radiosai.org/journals/Vol_04/01JUL06/lets-speak-with-him.htm

|| Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu ||

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Guru Pournima Celebrations at Prasanthi Nilayam – July 2014 (Links)

25 Jul

OM SRI SAI RAM

 
With Bhagawan’s infinite grace, the Guru Poornima celebrations at Prasanthi Nilayam was spectacular and attended by lakhs of devotees from all over the world. Shared Below are the links to the Photos, Webcasts and Press reports of the programmes in the Divine presence  from the official Facebook site of Radio Sai
 
 
14TH JULY, 2014 – MONDAY, DAY 3
 
Choir by the devotees of Russia and adjoining countries. A group of around 100 Russian speaking devotees, both men and women, assembled in Sai Kulwant Hall offering an evening of Russian Choir, marking the end of the week-long Guru Purnima celebrations, here in Prasanthi Nilayam.
 
 
13TH JULY, 2014 – SUNDAY, DAY 2
 
MORNING
Gratitude Programme by the passing out batch of students from College Of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSSIHMS), Whitefield, Bangalore
 
EVENING
Cultural Program by Devotees from Bali, Indonesia. Balvikas children and Mahilas (women) from Indonesia presented this evening the most enchanting story of ‘Little Krishna’ in a colourful dance drama at Prasanthi Nilayam.
 
 
12TH JULY, 2014 – SATURDAY, DAY 1 
 
MORNING:
As is customary every year, students from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) offered ‘Guru Vandana’ on this auspicious Guru Purnima morning. Four convener’s (Centre Presidents) from different states, representing Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, then addressed the assembly elucidating on the service activities of Baba’s Organisation.  Book release by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini followed next. This was followed by Baba’s recorded discourse, Bhajans and Mangala Arathi.
 
 
EVENING:

Address by Overseas Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Speaker and Indian Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Speaker followed by Instrumental Concert by Sri Kadri Gopalnath and Party. Evening session concluded with Bhajans, Mangal Aarthi and Prasadam distribution.

 
 
 
11TH JULY, 2014 GURU PURNIMA EVE AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM

Prasanthi Nilayam, Friday, 11th July 2014

MORNING

Today, the Guru Purnima eve, was a special day meant for distribution…as Baba ever exemplified…giving…giving and giving always… following His precepts EWWT, Easwaramma Women’s Welfare Trust, has been engaged in yeomen service activities catering to the needs of the women and children from Puttaparthi and neighbouring villages.

Speaking on the occasion Ms. Chetana Raju, representing the Easwaramma Trust, spoke of the Trust activities, statistical highlights of achievements, before clarifying on some of the repeated questions and doubts by devotees from different parts of the world. A special book on Sathwik Food, Sai Delight, by the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations – South Africa was offered then at Baba’s Divine Lotus Feet.

Before the distribution of the Sanitation Keys to identified villagers from and around Puttaparthi, a few of the representatives from this selected band, gave their musings of love for Baba. Even as bhajans continued distribution of the sanitation keys continued.

 

EVENING

In the evening, after a day-long conference of Conveners of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations – India, at the Poornachandra Auditorium, over 2800 Conveners from all over India were felicitated in the Sai Kulwant Hall. Special mementos were given away as Baba’s token of love.

 
 
 
 
 
MORE LINKS 
 

GURUPURNIMA 2014 NEWS FROM PUTTAPARTHI MAIL FROM SATISH NAIK, PUTTAPARTHI

 
 
PURUSHASUKTAM Vedam Tutor launched by Sai Blossom, Radio Sai studios
 
 
RADIO SAI GURU POORNIMA WALL PAPERS FOR DESKTOP, IPAD AND ANDROID
 
QUIZ ON GURU POORNIMA DISCOURSES OF SWAMI
A Special quiz based on enlightening discourses delivered by Bhagavan Baba in the last six decades.
 
 
SAI KAILASH INAUGURATED
A small building behind the ATM opposite north canteen was inaugurated, Swami’s books, audios, videos and photos are available here. https://www.facebook.com/radiosai/photos/pb.181243118631501.-2207520000.1406264664./684032498352558/?type=3&theater
 
 
RADIO SAI TEAM MEMBER SHARES… A MINI-MIRACLE ON GURU POORNIMA MORNING
Swami is God for us not only for the huge miracles He does for the world but for the little things He does which mean a world for us. It is with bubbling joy in my heart that I am sharing this little miracle, ‘Saincidence’ that took place on the morning of 12th July, 2014, Guru Poornima in Prasanthi Nilayam.
 
|| Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu ||
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