30 Aug


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.


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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

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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 

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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

(Shared with thanks from Ana Maria Suarez and Meet Jain)


“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


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


~ 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 ~

~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~

|| Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu ||

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

25 Jul


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
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
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 
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.

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.


Prasanthi Nilayam, Friday, 11th July 2014


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.



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.



PURUSHASUKTAM Vedam Tutor launched by Sai Blossom, Radio Sai studios
A Special quiz based on enlightening discourses delivered by Bhagavan Baba in the last six decades.
A small building behind the ATM opposite north canteen was inaugurated, Swami’s books, audios, videos and photos are available here.
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 ||

GURUPURNIMA 2014 NEWS FROM PUTTAPARTHI – Mail from Satish Naik, Puttaparthi

25 Jul


Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,
It was a jam packed ashram, devotees, delegates of various groups, participants of cultural programmes, the support staff of the programmes and devotees all had plenty to do in a very ” short” time and the Gurupurnima 2014 will be remembered for its” quality” and ” quantity” be it the large group of Maharashtra devotees or the groups from Indonesia, Russia or the delegates who came to the Education Conference and office bearers from Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, India
I was told by participants of Education conference that the sessions went very well with some great inspiring stories shared by teachers, academicians across the globe which inspired the participants especially those who are into Value based Education system.
There was also a meeting called for all the conveners of Sai Centers across India presided by The All India President. I was told that that also went very well. On the eve of Gurupurnima about 3000 of them were made to sit in the middle of the hall and the sweet surprise and infact a “priceless” one came when the Members of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust walked among them to give Swami’s robe to each and every one of them. It is their great fortune that they got this gift of having Swami’s robe specially distributed after being placed at Swami’s Mahasamadhi.
I was told that the idea is to make every Sai Center a “Shrine” by placing the robe in the Sai Center. On a lighter note it will be nice if the Conveners who got this gift will again ” gift” the robe back to the Sai Center whom they represent as it will give joy to hundreds who visit the respective Sai Centers instead of keeping the robe in their homes. Personally, I think it was a very noble gesture by the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust to come up with such an unique idea of gifting Swami’s robe. I am sure there will be many more requests from Office bearers of overseas Sai Centers in the near future.
 The beautiful and inspiring talks by various office bearers of India and overseas members were really inspiring and every one got to see the good work done by various Sai Centers and the omnipresent Swami doing His job in a steady pace. It was also nice to see many ” long time ” devotees on the dais watching the programmes keenly.
Thousands of devotees thronged to Prasanthi to offer their Salutations to Guru of Gurus, Jagatguru, Sri Sathya Sai Baba. 
May Swami guide us and guard us.
With Pranams at the Lotus feet of our beloved Lord,
R.Satish Naik

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