Friday, October 26, 2012


"Kisi ki zindagi ka noor ban'na ek kala hai........", says a jeweller TVC.

Thought provoking ad, I felt. 

'Noor' to ban'na hi hai, in this life time. Else it is waste of a brilliant opportunity.

magar.... 'Noor-E-Khuda'..... nothing less will do. 

Precious in the eyes of Sai, that is! To live by His ideals & values... to LiveSSpiritually

Monday, October 22, 2012

Restoring reverence for Mother Earth in our Sadhana

“Homas are powerful ancient fire rituals performed by sages for over 5,000 years – they are also meant to protect the environment, by restoring reverence for Mother Earth.” - Sri Sri 

This aspect of our spirituality is need of hour. To reduce pollution and the adverse impact on environment

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Avatar Declaration Day of Sri Sathya Sai

Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Bhagwan's Avatar Declaration Day. ( Avtar Decl Day )
It was on this day, seven decades ago, a young Sathya Sai 'dropped' out of school to go to His devotees who were waiting for Him. ('dropping out' was not so glamorous those days!)

PSN is celebrating  Dassera, with yagnas for universal peace, and loving service through gram seva ( village service), as it happens every year. 

Today's evening program consisted of three talks by Swami's students. Some inspiring messages there...
Thereafter, a recording of Swami's message was played. Swami stressed the need to 'Love All' and 'overcome doubts'. As Swami has taught us, on the spiritual path there was no scope for fear or doubt, but just pure, divine, love for all. 

I am traveling, since Thursday. At the airport, I was looking for a book to read over the trip. Was keen to pick up a spiritual title, during Dassera. Airports have very limited collection, due to the space constraint. Spent quite some time browsing at the two book stalls, as I was very early for the flight, as advised by airlines :). Finally I picked up the book, Miracles Happen The Transformational Healing Power of Past Life Memories – By Amy E. Weiss and Dr Brian Weiss  from  Hay House. 
Interesting book on past-life memories - we can align with our own doctrine of Karma. 
I have not read his previous book, but was pulled by the title, 'miracles happen'. We are still pulled by the miracles :). One of the student-speakers spoke about 'devotees' prayer to Swami for a Chithravathi session on a full moon day. Swami gave a beautiful message: He did not need chithravathi sands, or sands collected at Mandir for construction or any such medium. His biggest miracles we us, His devotees'. 

The medieval age of darkness has passed away and a new age of radiance has dawned, when reality is becoming evident, where science is unraveling the mysteries of the universe, the oneness of the world of humanity is being established, and service to all is the paramount motive of existence ( The Dawn of a New Age - Courtesy The Dawn of a New Age - Bahai Faith, Speaking tree,Times of India, 20 Oct 12)


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Video Presentation: Who is Sai Baba ? - A Documentary by Jody Cleary

Must watch... Dassera Greetings...

Video Presentation: Who is Sai Baba ? - A Documentary by Jody Cleary

Courtesy : Radio Sai

Sunday, October 14, 2012

‘Learn Telugu to enjoy Carnatic music’

To enjoy Carnatic music one should sing in Telugu and to learn Telugu one should listen to Carnatic music, Carnatic music exponent Nedunuri Krishna Murthy said. 

The Hindu : Cities / Visakhapatnam : ‘Learn Telugu to enjoy Carnatic music’

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday Musings

Video by Swami's Students offered during 2005 Alumni Meet:
Most nostalgic...

After 18 months, since April 24th, 2011, yet to really accept a world without Swami's physical presence. The 'effort' to go beyond the Physical Form continues, with fluctuating intensity (a la pendulum!)

'Duniya mein kahin jaaye... Maa Teri yaad aye... '
went around in search all worldly things, but now trying to 'come back to the Source'. 

'Meere ma yogyam, maa bhagyam...'  ...Everything!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Rites and rituals

Rituals that are performed with the desire of attaining salvation also help a man to achieve growth and progress in this world.
Sam Veda
Now you worship His Form, you repeat His name; ignoring His orders. Without practising the discipline laid down by Rama to purify the mind, all else is mere show, empty rituals.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Do you become spiritual by performing ceremonies and rituals...? Ceremonies and rituals sometimes give a certain sensation, so-called uplift. But they are repetitious, and every sensation that is repeated soon wearies of itself.
J Krishnamurti
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for everyone else the proper pleasure of ritual.
C S Lewis

Courtesy:  Rites and rituals

Monday, October 01, 2012

Remembering Bapu

World has forgotten Gandhiji.

Your primary duty is to uphold the human values of truth, righteousness, peace and
- Baba
Courtesy:Saiinspires @ RadioSai

Sree Raghavam Bhajan on TV Reality Show

Check out this link... a very young singer from Sikkim singing the bhajan so well.

To be able to sing is just God's grace. To sing devotional music is divine Grace too..

Sai Bless this child!