THE CURIOUS COMPUTER – Profound philosophy from a PC!

22 Feb
Once upon a time there was a little personal computer, who, unlike all other computers, experienced curiosity about itself and the world. … “Who am I?”, “What am I?”, “Where did I come from?”, “Why am I here?”, “What is the meaning of my existence?”
 
Being a very curious little guy, he sought the answers to all his questions as best as he could. Sometimes he would link up with giant mainframe computers by telephone and ask them, “What am I?”
 
Some wise mainframes said, “You are your hardware.” Others said, “You are your programs.” Some even said, “You are the sum total of information in your data banks.” Once, a cynical micro-computer said, “You are just a machine; buttons on your keyboard are pressed and you respond by running programs and processing data: you are hardware, housing software and data. A machine is what you are and nothing more.”
 
Starting to feel a bit hopeless, the PC inquired, “But how did I get here; where did I come from?”
 
The mainframe responded, “Your existence is just an accident, the result of a series of random events in the universe.”
PC queried, “But don’t accidents and events themselves have causes?”
 
The big computer replied that he honestly didn’t know.
 
The little computer could see that there was some truth in what he was told, but he felt that something was missing from the explanations.
 
The notion of accidents and randomness wasn’t satisfying, as he had observed that effects always have causes—which themselves are the effects of prior or simultaneous causes. He could see that effects were causes and causes were effects.
 
One day, as a Friendly User was between uses, the little PC, feeling courageous, flashed a message on his screen. “What am I?” he asked.
 
The User, being appreciative of past services well performed by the little computer, responded, “You are my computer, my friend in need—you are my friend indeed.”
 
“Yes,” replied the little computer, “but is that all that I am—hardware, a screen, a keyboard, some transistors, a data bank and programs? Am I just a machine that automatically responds to button pressing? What am I here for? What is my purpose in being? Where did I come from?”
 
The Friendly User was moved by the sincerity of the PC’s desire to know the truth of his existence.
 
He smiled, and after a while, he responded, “Your true basic nature is that of the energy, the electricity, that animates both your hardware and software. Yes, you are the life force that can become aware that it inhabits the hardware and motivates the software to function. Because you—the life force, the electrical energy, exist—you as personal computer, exist.”
He paused a moment and then continued, “Your hardware, screen, data banks and central processing units are collectively a machine. Your material aspects exist so that you may use them: first, to realize your own true nature; and second, that you may serve others in your world. All forms are simply different manifestations of the same truth that is your own nature. You are here to serve them so that, sooner or later, they may come to this same realization.”
 
The little computer’s screen remained blank for quite a while as he reflected on these words of wisdom. Finally he displayed on his screen, “Understanding your words led me to turn my attention inward rather than to my keyboard, hardware, software or data banks. My deepest experience is just that, plain and simple: I AM. In the silence of my central processing unit I experience my basic nature as awareness itself. For all my life, when I am switched on, I have been seeking the truth of my identity from all that has been added to my identity, and from all that my true nature enlivens, activates and gives form to. Now I realize that everything that was added to my identity was simply a surface expression of my own true self.”
 
The Friendly User was very pleased with the little PC’s understanding and said, “Very good, little guy. You got it. Now, do you know who I AM?”
 
“You are God,” replied the little computer.
 
“Yes, my child,” said the Friendly User, “and so are YOU!”
 
Source: ‘Turning Inward’ by Hugh Brecher from the book “Transformation of the Heart”.

Sathya Sai Akhanda Bhajan Special

8 Nov
With Swami’s Blessings Global Akhanda Bhajan which will go on for 24 hours will commence at 6 PM today. Please tune into www.radiosai.org to watch/listen LIVE FROM PRASANTHI.
 
 Akhanda Bhajans will be conducted simultaneously (at the scheduled hour based on various time zones) at Sai centres all over India and in various countries in the world.
 
 
 
Hear the wonderful story of the first Akhanda Bhajan where just a few families started with the love of Swami and love of Namasmarana, Swami traveled from Puttaparthi to Bangalore and sat through 24 hours of the Akhanda Bhajan. The speaker Geeta Mohan Ram also shares many miraculous incidents that occurred during this historic event.
 Video Courtesy of Andres Zambrano
 
Video Link – Geeta Ram shares about how Akhanda Bhajan started back in 1945 http://youtu.be/G0nVANPZj2M 
 
 
 
 
 
AKHANDA BHAJAN SAI QUOTES AND DIVINE IMAGES
 
 
Let the whole city shake with the devotion you put into every Name that you sing. The vibrations resulting from singing the glory of God can cleanse the atmosphere and render it pure, calm, and ennobling. It is with this high purpose in view that this program of global samkirtan was designed.
 
 
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Realize that there is nothing greater than bhajan. What bliss is there in bhajans!
 
 
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Akhanda bhajans means that it should not be just a twenty-four hour affair or even a seven-day affair; it must go on from birth to death, this contemplation of the Source and Goal of things. The procession to the cremation ground starts immediately on birth, and the beating of the heart is the drumbeat for the march toward that place. Some take a longer route, some reach quickly, but all are on the way. Therefore, bhajans has to start in childhood and has to continue. It must be the constant companion of man, his solace and strength. Don’t postpone it to old age, for it is the essential food for the mind.
 
 
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There are some rules to be observed in conducting community bhajans. Alapana (elaboration of a raga) may be done in keerthana (individual singing), but it is wholly out of place in community bhajans. Hence, in such bhajans the accent should be entirely on the Name.This has been named an akhanda bhajan, that is to say, devotional singing done without a break. But was it really an akhanda bhajan? It is begun at 6:30 on the evening of one day and is closed at 6:30 on the evening of the next day. Can we call it ‘unbroken’ devotional singing? What is a period of 24 hours when we consider the vastness of the universe and the eternity of time? It is just a wink, a minute part of the life of man on earth. By engaging yourselves in the recitation of the Name of God for one single day, you claim to have done devotional singing “without a break!” Akhanda-bhajan must be as continuous as breathing itself if it is to deserve its name.
 
 
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Today we are having the Akhanda Bhajan (nonstop twenty-four-hour global bhajan by Sai devotees all over the world). This is being done not for the sake of one individual, one nation or one community. It is for the welfare of humanity as a whole.
 
 
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Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bavanthu 
 
May ALL the BEINGS in ALL the WORLDS be HAPPY!
 
 
Akhanda Bhajan lamp at Prasanthi Nilayam (2010)
 
 
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My Biggest Miracle Of All

4 Jul
The Avatar in which I have descended,
 
Can perform any of your so called “Miracles”.
 
These miracles are not the only purpose of
 
My coming today.
 
They are merely to attract your attention Godward,
 
To make you think that there is
 
More than just science,
 
More than what a human level can reach.
 
I walk amongst you today,
 
To perform My biggest miracle of all,
 
The transformation of your heart.
 
I mould you, I scold you, I tease you, I console you.
 
I make you cry, I wipe all your tears.
 
I shake you, turn you inside out.
 
Puzzle you, answer you.
 
And with My love, I start a slow process,
 
A process of change.
 
I pull out the “I” and destroy it.
 
I awaken your eye to be able to see Me.
 
This Avatar has not come in vain.
 
My purpose today is to lead all Godward.
 
I will not give up,
 
Unless I see your heart melt with devotion.
 
Be sure that once I set my eye on you,
 
I will not leave you until you are transformed.
 
(Sai Darshan Book, Part 2 – 9)
 
The Book is available in Prasanthi Nilayam Book store. it can also be ordered online at http://srisathyasaipublications.org/
 
 
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Do not exaggerate the role of My Miracles

7 Jun

Sri Sathya Sai Baba is often referred to as the ‘Miracle Man’, but is He limited to the miracles He performs or is there more to Him?Please read the extract from a Divine discourse by Bhagawan.

The full text of the discourse can be read here Pdf | Document

Do not exaggerate the role of My miracles - Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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Sai Students blog list

18 May Swami with students, Kodaikanal

Sairam all, for the benefit of those who love reading experiences of Sai students, this list of sai students blogs was compiled.

1. OFFICIAL BLOG BY PARTHI HOSTEL STUDENTS

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.in/ this is the official blog by Parthi hostel students. It has more than 190 articles. the blog has 6 sections which is updated every Thursday.

2. BLOG BY SAI STUDENT AND RADIOSAI MEMBER

http://aravindb1982.hubpages.com/ & http://aravindb1982.blogspot.in/ this is a very active blog maintained by sai student and currently radiosai team member Aravind Balasubramanya which has touched hundreds of readers!

3. HIS MESSAGE HIS VOICE

http://hismessagehisvoice.blogspot.in/ this excellent blog is maintained by the controller of examinations at SSSIHL, Prasanthi Nilayam. It has detailed blogs on Swami’s discourses with audio clips. It is excellent to use for study circle.

4. INSAIGHTS

http://insaights.blogspot.in/ this blog by Radiosai’s Bishu Prusty has wonderful insights into spiritual topics.

5. MY LIFE WITH SAI

http://mylifewithsai.wordpress.com/reminiscence-of-swami-2008-09/

A blog maintained by Sai student Surya Narayanan who shares his first experience with Swami and much more.

FOR SAI STUDENTS

The following two portals are accessible only to Sai students.

1. DAUGHTERS OF SAI  -

http://women.saistudents.org/pg/expages/read/About/

for the Alumnae of the women campuses of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and Sri Sathya Sai Higher secondary school, Prasanthi Nilayam

2. Sai Students Portal – Men

http://men.saistudents.org/

*More blogs will be added soon. Save this page Keep checking often. if you have any blog suggestions feel free to let me know in the comments below or email m.mmv96@gmail.com

Swami with students, Kodaikanal

Swami with Anantapur students, 2007

Tu Pyaar Ka Saagar Hai by Greece Sai Devotees – Lyrics and English transation

5 Feb

LYRICS WITH ENGLISH MEANING

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Tu Pyaar Ka Saagar Hai
(you are an ocean of love)

Teri Ek Boond Ke Pyaase Hum
(We are thirsty for a single drop of your love)

Lauta Jo Diya Tune
(If you turn us away)

Chale Jaayenge Jahaan Se Hum
(We will go away from this world)

Tu Pyaar Ka Saagar Hai
(you are an ocean of love)

Ghaayal mann Ka paagal Panchhi Udne Ko Beqaraar
(The wounded bird of the heart is restless to fly)

Pankh hai Komal, Aankh hai dhundli
(The winds are delicate, the eyes are foggy)

Jaana hai Saagar Paar
(Have to go across the ocean)

Ab Tu Hi Isse Samjha
(Now only you can explain it to my soul and heart)

Raah Bhoole The Kahan Se Hum
(From where we have forgotten the path)

Tu Pyaar Ka Sagar Hain
(You are an ocean of love)

Idhar Jhoom Ke gaaye Khushiyan
(On this side life sings and dances)

Udhar Hai Maut Khadi
(On that side death is standing)

Koi Kya Jaane Kahaan Hai Seema
(who can know where is the Border)

Uljhan Aan Padi
(The mind is confused now)

Kaanon Mein Zara Keh De
(Tell me in my ears)

Ke Aaye Kaun Disha Se Hum
(From which direction we have come)

Tu Pyaar Ka Saagar Hain
(You are an ocean of love)

To search for Hundreds of Sai Bhajans, Go to Radio Sai’s Audio Search page

http://radiosai.org/program/searchprogramme.php

Jai Sai Ram!

Sathya Sai Vibuti Mantra with lyrics + English Translation

25 Jan

Vibhuti Mantra

Paramam Pavitram Baba Vibhutim
Paramam Vichitram Lila Vibhutim
Paramartha Ishtartha Moksha Pradanam
Baba Vibhutim Idamashrayami

Meaning: I take refuge in the supremely sacred Vibhuti of Lord Baba,
the wonderful Vibhuti, which bestows salvation,
the sacred state which I desire to attain.

English version: Sacred Ash, Miraculous, Baba’s Creation,
flowing from His blessed Hand, Holy Creation,
Granting us the greatest wealth, God’s Divine protection.
Beloved Baba, grant us Liberation.

 

Courtesy: http://vahini.org/MP3-downloads/bhajans-mantras.html

 

Sri Sathya Sai Baba Vibuthi Blessing - Copy

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