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 ||

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

25 Jul

GURUPURNIMA 2014 NEWS FROM PUTTAPARTHI

 
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

Government of India recognizes excellence of Sathya Sai Schools

17 Jul

It is heartening that the Government of India is now recognising some of the achievements of Sathya Sai school. Some good news to share:

1. The Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam is the one and only school in the entire state of Andhra Pradesh to be listed in the TOP TEN schools achieving an average of 90.012% out of a total of 5347 schools all over the country, as per CBSE Class XII results 2013-14. Our school stands 8th at All India level.

2. A total of 14 students are going to receive a scholarship of Rs. 80,000/- per year for the next 5 years from the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. We are proud to announce that these 14 students from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, belong to the top 1% of the entire student community of the country as per the recent results.

3. A total of 25 teachers from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam received “Personalized Certificates of Appreciation” from Smt.Smriti Irani, Minister, Human Resource Development, Government of India, for their excellence in Service. As a sample the letter received by Mr. B. Surendranath is enclosed herewith.

Please share with everyone!

Courtesy : Mohan Dora.

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Anantapur students song – What thanks can we render Sai!

2 Jul

What thanks can we render Sai - Anantapur students Song by Sai Hamara on Mixcloud

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Souljourns INTERVIEW – NARASIMHA MURTHY – A MODEL OF SELFLESS SERVICE

30 Jun

Souljourns INTERVIEW - NARASIMHA MURTHY - A MODEL OF SELFLESS SERVICE

Souljourns INTERVIEW – NARASIMHA MURTHY – A MODEL OF SELFLESS SERVICE

Click on the link to watch : http://vimeo.com/97850716 (Duration 53 minutes)

One of the most important video interviews ever posted to Souljourns. This is the story of the life and spiritual practices of Sri Narasimha Murthy, a close associate of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba for more than 50 years.

Murthy leads the viewer through the many steps he has adopted in turning over the entirety of his life to the guidance of Sai Baba. With clarity and conviction, Murthy’s account of his life choices constitute the very definition of selfless service. For decades Sai Baba spoke of the virtue of non attachment. In this interview can be seen the model of this important spiritual stance.

Welcome to Souljourns. This interview was recorded on the Muddenahalli, India campus in January, 2013. Leave comments below or email them to souljourns9@aol.com.

Love All ~ Serve All

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