Posted on 11th August 2006 at 23:35 Hrs. IST and updated on 12th Aug
at 00:35 Hrs. IST
Rudra Maha Yajna: Day 3 Afternoon Session
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While the afternoon session began at 2:30 p.m. with Rudra Homam,
Panchamrutha Archana, Sai Gayathri Homam having performed in
sequence, Bhagawan arrived in the Sai Kulwant Hall at 4:20 p.m. and
presided over the proceedings for sometime. Once the ritualistic
proceedings were over, it was the turn of the days guest speaker to
share his knowledge on the aspect of Dakshinamoorthy, and
Incarnation of Lord Shiva. The Guest Speaker for the evening was
Vidhwaan Veda Brahmashri K.G. Subbaraya Sharma, a Vedic and Sanskrit
Pundit of par excellence, winner of Raashtriya Jnaana Puraskar Award
and the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award 2005 and author of several books
including Shankara Bhaskara, Vedanta Samvastsara and Prabhodha
Dakshinamoorthi is another name of Lord Shiva, which means the
deity, the God Embodiment of knowledge of self, enlightenment.
Ignorance is the disease that engulfs the humans and without
removing this enlightenment it is impossible to achieve and to
remove this ignorance one has to rely on Lord Shiva, Dakshinamoorthi.
Dakshinamoorthi is the Supreme Teacher, the Teacher for the entire
world who removes all maladies of mind to prepare humans for
liberation. Hailing Bhagawan as Daskhinamoorthi in physical frame,
the speaker acknowledged the gathering that by mere sight of
Bhagawan, Divine Darshan, all of our problems should be solved.
Quoting extensively from sacred literature of yore, the learned
speaker highlighted the importance of attaining the final goal of
life enlightenment. With the
Dakshinamoorthi all the knots of mind knots in the heart are cut off
and all the doubts are completely dispelled, cleared and karmas
(actions) are bunt to ashes when through prayer we attain knowledge
of inner self with the blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba as
Dakshinamoorthi. Concluding his rhetoric the speaker said, today we
are seeing the trinity, namely, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara and
also the Parabhrahma Swaroopa, the Supreme Lord in Bhagawan Sri
Sathya Sai Baba and urged the devoted gathering to pray to Bhagawan
for enlightenment of the self and for the peace and prosperity unto
the world at large.
Bhagawan in His Divine Discourse underlined that it is mysterious to
understand the principle of Dakshinamoorthi one can extol him in
myriad ways but the essence of him is transcendental and he
represents silence and confers wisdom through silence. It is
impossible to understand his nature with the worldly background and
understanding. Dakshinamoorthi is by nature embodiment of
Truth...and Truth is all pervasive Truth is changeless. and
therefore, none can achieve anything in this world without the Grace
of Dakshinamoorthi everything originated from Dakshinamoorthi.
Referring to Dakshinamoorthi as all pervasive Divine Bhagawan urged
the devotees to remind themselves with the
teachings of Dakshinamoorthi to lead a noble life.
Human beings should live befitting the title of human being; they
should never lead a bestial life. Anger, hatred and desire are all
animal qualities. And to lead the life of a human being one should
follow the teachings of Dakshinamoorthi. One has to develop the
feeling that I AM GOD.
Bhagawan urged the devotees to spend time in contemplation of
Divine Let the body also be spent in contemplation of God Whole life
should be Divine and Spiritual. Once we lead the Divine life we are
correct intellect and thus we should transform ourselves into
Divine. ..and once we are Divine we become personification of
devotion and once we have devotion we can have the vision in the
manifestation of the entirety of human being. and once we are true
human being we can transform ourselves into Divine, said
Be blissful always You are non-dual and ethereal and then you can
call yourself a true human being when bad qualities creep in, take
the name of God and get rid of the same. You are all embodiments of
Love and you cannot live without Love. ...become personification of
love and gradually attain Divinity extolled Bhagwan concluding His
The Divine Discourse was followed by a light classical performance
by Sri O.S. Arun, which was followed by a scintillating musical
treat by the students of Sri Sathya SAi Institute of Higher
Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam, whom Bhagawan called to perform
After the musical offering Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram
Posted on 11th August 2006 at 21:00 Hrs.IST
Athi Rudra Maha Yajna: Day 3 Morning Session
For a New World Order
A great Promise not an ordinary promise, but a
Divine Declaration that very soon the world would be united and
peace be unto this planet earth at large was given by Bhagawan on 10
th October 2005 during His Divine Discourse.
I assure you that golden era is very near. Personal rivalries,
differences and hatred towards fellowmen will become a thing of the
past in Bharat and the world at large.
- Divine Discourse on 10 th October 2005
and such declarations wonderful promises about the coming of Rama
Rajya had come from Bhagawan even before.
Still the fickle human mind would wonder and even sometimes dare to
question such a possibility of the coming of Rama Rajya when at
the other end attempts are made by the demonic minds to thwart all
such noble endeavours.
A chaotic world where everything seems to be meeting with the wrong
end, where war cries are preferred to Vedic chanting, here from the
South Indian State of Andhra Pradesh come the rays of hope, the
beacon light in the form of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. As the Ati
Rudra Maha Yajna, being done with the absolute purpose of attaining
World Peace and Prosperity, moved on to the third day of its
proceedings and with the vibrations emanating from this rare
spiritual feast traversing the entire length and breadth of every
conceivable inch of space, it is nothing but a clear indication
towards fulfilling the above given declaration by the Avatar of the
Age, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, a world of unity, religious
harmony, suffused with pure love and powered by righteous living.
On the inaugural day, talking about the supreme
significance of the Yajna, the Chief Priest in his introductory
speech, made a mention that the Yajna is the highest form of worship
one could offer to Lord Siva and here we have Lord Siva Himself
presiding over the Yajna.With the rays of hope emanating from
thousands of innocent hearts from the Divine Abode at Prasanthi
Nilayam suffused with the vibrations being powered from the Yajna
Kundas and with millions from all across the world join with
prayerful hearts one could assume that the world is slowly being
re-routed to the lost track of righteousness that was long lost and
as Bhagawan has time and again declared promised a new world order a
World of Unity Purity and Divinity is in the offing.
On the third day of the Yajna the proceedings began in the morning
at 5:45 a.m. with Aruna Parayanam followed by
Mahanyasa Parayana and Panchamrutha Abhishekam, Linga Abhishekam
while the Rudra Parayanam was going on in the background. Bhagawan
arrived in the Sai Kulwant Hall at 7:10 a.m., went for full round to
the delight of the thousands filled to capacity. Later, Bhagawan
watched the proceedings from the dais before retiring to Interview
Room. Bhagawan returned to Yajur Mandiram at 9:45 a.m. and the
morning proceedings of the Yajna concluded at 11:00 a.m. with
Offering my humble
pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Lord,
Om Sairam to every one Another great day in our lives, a day full of
Overwhelming divine energy touching every ones hearts as the Lord
of KaliAge out of immense compassion, under took the stupendous act
of performing Ati Rudra Maha Yagna for the benefit of this World and
simultaneously making the thousands bathe in the ocean of bliss, by
His divine darshan and divine discourse a Divine BONUS what more
can we ask for Swamy?
This afternoon the afternoon session of the Yagna started at 3pm and
Swamy came out for darshan at 4:15pm as the Shiva linga which He
installed personally on the second day, received ceremonial prayers
by the head preist .
This afternoon the speaker was Mr.Subbaraya Sharma, a
learned scholar from the state of Karnataka a master in Vedic
knowledge and a recepient of many awards spoke about Dakshina
Murthy, another avatar of Lord Shiva.. He made us recite sacred
chants which was very nice.. After about 10 mins of talk, he went
back to Swamy to take His blessings for allowing him to share his
thoughts but Swamy again send him back to speak more about Dakshina
Murthy He very happily obliged and continued about Dakshina Murthy
After his talk Swamy asked the boys to bring His discourse table
amidst cheers from the devotees assembled in Sai Kulwanth hall..
Swamys chair was placed on the right side of the dias, and Swamy
rose from His seat and walked few steps to reach the Discourse table
which was placed in the center of the dias . EXCERPTS FROM THE DISCOURSE
Swamy started with the verse, Mouli gulkedu chandra markanda
kala thoda praising Shiva and his appearance with moon adorned on
his head, with large eyes, with Ganga flowing from His matted hair,
He (Shiva) is of beautiful complexion, He is present every where ..
Dakshina Murthy lived his life for his devotees, taught the whole
world, and silence was his weapon God is present in all the
individuals in the form of Atma He is omnipresent .. sathyambu
nandunde sarvambu shrustinche, sathyambu nandanage sarva shrusthi
every thing iin this world is born form TRUTH, and every thing
merges in truth there is no place where there is no truth Man
today is not behaving like True human beings.. MA..NA VA (Human)
means one who is not attached to Moha (illusion).. when you are
attached to illusion you are animal get rid of animal qualities and
behave like a true human beings Man should shy away from animal
qualities like Lust, Anger, misery etc Give away attachment you
need to be responsible, but this responsibility shouldnt hamper
your spiritual growth Swamy continued, it is very easy to detach from
worldly desires Swamy then picked up the hand kerchief and dropped
it.. and continued its as easy as this.. dont relate yourself with
your body you are NOT the body when you say its my kerchief, you
are SEPARATE and kerchief is SEPARATE you say MY BODY.. . that
means your body is separate from you.. realize this TRUTH You have
three personalities.. THE ONE YOU THINK YOU ARE, THE ONE OTHERS
THINK YOU ARE.. AND THE ONE YOU REALLY ARE . Dont get carried away
by worldly recognistion . Your ultimate goal is to merge with God ..
Swamys spoke for 30 minutes and at the end He said, He will be
sharing few more things in the days to come Swamy (body) looked
very strong..so also was His voice.. He stood during the whole
discourse, while His body was leaning on his left hand mostly He was
moving His right hand very freely making the discourse more
expressive He didnt sing bhajan at the end still our hearts were
dancing in merry for His sweet discourse which is always full of
ATMA GNANA .
After the discourse, Swamy was helped in His wheel Chair to the
interview room and after a gap of 5 mins he came back on the
stage .. and a sweet musical programme started and Badusha Prasad
was distributed which made the occasion more SWEETER .
If any devotees who are geographically closer to Parthi, pls..pls..
TRY to come to parthi and attend the Yagna atleast for one day
There is so much ENERGY and POWER which you will feel right away
and its a ONCE IN MILLION LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY ..
Sai Mata Pita Dina Bandu Sakha Tere Charano mein Sai Mere Koti
Jai Sai Ram
posted by SBOI group member
This morning, at 7:05 A.M, Swami came out of Yajur Mandir, much to
the joy and satisfaction of thousands of devotees who were waiting
from the early hours of the day. The hall was brightly lit and
Bhagawan arrived amidst the chanting of Vedam and Nadaswaram
recital. He alighted from the car at 7:12 A.M. Just then, Swami's
primary school students joined in the chanting of Vedam. Swami cast
His knowing look at them. He then walked to the portico and smiled
at the Ritwiks seated in front. His face showed supreme contentment
as He enacted the role of the witness to His own play. He sat on the
sofa at 7:20 A.M and watched the Panchamrutha Abhisheka performed
to the Linga. The Linga, christened "Saieeshwara", is a
representation of the Macrocosm, the Universe, which Bhagawan
declares, is the manifestation of His own Divine will.
As the Abhishekam went on, Bhagawan sat observing the rituals. The
Linga (Lord Siva) was glorified as Bhaktha Priya (dear to His
devotees),Parvathi Priya (Consort of Lord Siva, the Sakthi
Principle) and Nandhi Vaahana. At 7:45, Swami out of His
indescribable love for His students called the "Birthday boys" and
blessed them one by one and accepted their letters.
Rudra Parayanam started at 8:05 A.M and after a short while Swami
went into the interview room. On chanting Rudram once, which
consists of Namakam and Chamakam, Mangal Arathi was offered to the
Lingam. Each day of the Yagnam this rendition is done 11 times.
Bhagawan came out of the interview room at 8:50 A.M, exactly when
the Rudram was chanted for the 11th time. After the completion of
the Rudra Parayanam,Maha Mangala Aarathi was performed to the
Lingam. Following this, the Rudra Homam started. Offerings were made
to all the 11 Yagna Kundas (Sacrificial Pits) by 11 Ritwiks sitting
around each of the Kundas. Quite unexpectedly the sliding roof above
the Mandir was opened in order to allow the smoke from the Yagna
Kundas to rise up. Swami has said, "The cosmic energy from the
Mantras rise up with the smoke from the Yagna Kundas and spread to
the world, cleansing it." Perhaps that was the reason behind the
opening of the sliding roof. Bhagawan left for His residence at 10
A.M. The Rudra Homam continued and thereafter Sai Gayathri Homam
took place and the morning session concluded with Mangala Arathi to
Bhagawan at 10.50 A.M.
The Rithwiks had started the afternoon worship for Saieeshwara (the
lingam) prior to 2:30pm. After the abhishekam (ceremonial bath) the
head priest dressed the lingam with a silk-blue shawl and placed the
third eye (which Swami had created) upon its forehead. He then
beautifully decorated the lingam with jasmine and bilva braids. He
placed a rose upon the lingam and did worship with myriad flowers in
consonance to the vedic chants. He then performed worship with holy
ash as the priests who were seated chanted excerpts from the Namakam.
It was 4:20pm when Swami's car glided out from the Yajur Mandir.
Swami went around in the car along the ladies side, came over to the
pandal under which the yagnam was performed and then took a round
over the gents side before reaching the interview room via the
verandah. He then walked down from the car to his throne. It was
getting dark and the clouds had gathered but in contrast to all His
surroundings Swami appeared bright and fresh as a newly blossomed
flower. Swami was seated on His throne by 4:30pm. With Swami's
blessings Sri Vinay Kumar introduced the speaker for the session, an
erudite scholar, Veda Brahma Sri K G Subbaraya Sharma.
The learned speaker chose to speak on the topic, 'Dakshina Moorthy -
an incarnation of Shiva'. He involved the entire audience in a chant
invoking Swami's blessings. He then went on to speak about Dakshina
Moorthy as the guru for the entire world, the panacea for the ills
of worldly life and the treasure of true knowledge. The wise speaker
quoted from the Upanishads, the Gita and the works of great scholars
to convey the message that we must seek the treasure of knowledge
from God and not transient benefits. Shiva is easily pleased and
grants all boons but we must ask the right thing from God, opined
the speaker. He then concluded with a prayer of auspiciousness but
then Swami told him to continue about Dakshina Moorthy. The pundit
was more than happy and continued. He gave a vivid description of
how Dakshina Moorthy, who is a small boy, dispels the doubts of old
people who are his students. Through the power of silence He
shatters their ignorance. The widely read speaker quoted from the
Mundakopanisad a beautiful verse which meant, The knowledge of the
self dissolves the knots in the heart and the burden in the mind.
All doubts are shattered into smithereens and all karma is burnt to
ashes. We must ask the Guru for that self knowledge which the only
way to redemption. The scholar then compared Swami to Brahma, Vishnu
and Shiva and the Parabrahman (supreme reality). That Supreme One,
he said, is Truth, Wisdom and Infinity (Sathyam, Jnanam, Anantham).
He then concluded his talk with a chant bestowing auspiciousness.
After his talk Swami was extremely pleased and spoke to him
lovingly. He then gave him permission to sit by his side. Then came
the bonanza for the evening. Kaliyuga Dakshina Moorthy condescended
to speak for the sake of all of us who could not gauge the inherent
message in His silence. At 5:00pm Swami signaled for the discourse
table and held stage for thirty minutes discoursing on the glory of
Dakshina Moorthy. The discourse is as follows:
"Mouli gulkedu Chandra Markanda kala toda...."
With thick forelocks of matted hair,
And the holy ganges tumbling down his head,
A huge vermillion mark upon his forehead,
And endowed with a face blooming like a lotus
Lord Shiva has manifested himself.
Everything in the world is a manifestation of Dakshina Moorthy. He
is the reflection, reaction and resound that is seen around us.
Dakshina Moorthy is a little boy, whose mystery is boundless. His
mystery cannot be unraveled. It is the sacred story of God. He
disseminates knowledge through silence. He embodies the unique
trinity that is common to all of us. The one we think we are. The
one others think we are, and the one we really are. The form (Moorthy)
of Dakshina Moorthy is one of bliss, beauty and truth. From this
truth emerges everything, and into this truth it all merges. There
is no place without truth and this truth is changeless. Can anyone
describe Dakshina Moorthy who is an embodiment of this truth? M S
Subbalakshmi (a renowned singer and ardent devotee of Swami) always
began her concerts with a prayer in praise of Dakshina Moorthy.
This Dakshina Moorthy that we speak of, where is He? He is
everywhere. Sarvatha paanipadam tat sarvatokshshiromukam. His hands
and feet are everywhere; every face is His; all forms are His. There
is no place in this world where He is absent, no object in which He
is not present. Today man has learnt to transform on object into
another without realizing that the inherent divinity in all things
is the same, just like the ornaments are many but the gold is one;
the colours of cows are many but milk is one; or the beings are many
but the inner being is one. We utter the names of Rama, Krishna, but
we must realize that all these are the names that we have generated.
In fact all of these names refer to only on being, Dakshina Moorthy.
Dakshina Moorthy is consciousness (Chaitanya) but due to body
attachment man is unable to see this. This attachment is of the
body, the mind, the intellect and ego. Added to all this we have the
arishad vargas (desire, anger, avarice, lust, pride and self
aggrandizement). These are like the clouds that cover the brilliance
of the sun. But they can be got rid of by chanting the name of God
which is like the cool breeze that blows away all the clouds. We are
not born with the arishad vargas but we acquire them as we grow.
These bad qualities like the clouds start to coalesce from small
With one bangle on the arm there is no sound but put another and
there is a jingle. When man is born he is alone but then he grows up
and acquires a spouse. On becomes two and that two becomes 12 (many
children). These are all the appendages that man acquires and they
are not God-given. This is the teaching of Dakshina Moorthy. He was
a mere boy but unaffected by attachment or bondage. Man should learn
to live like a human being.he must then move over the next
stage where he says to himself, I am not a human being, I am God.
When you say 'this is my handkerchief' you are different from it.
Similarly when you say 'this is my mind', 'my body' you are
different from either of them. Then who are you? You must realize
that,YOU ARE YOU. But you are in bondage since you have acquired
many appendages. When we eat paan (betel-nut, betel-leaf, lime) we
notice that the colour (red) comes because of the combination of all
the three ingredients in proper proportions. Everything has a limit
in which it functions properly. If man not realizing this crosses
his limits, he becomes a demon. Man in Sanskrit is MA - NA - VA. Ma
- refers to maya(illusion) and attachment. NA - means without. VA -
varthinchu (to conduct). A true man conducts himself without
attachment or illusion. This is the teaching of Dakshina Moorthy.
The important thing for man is love bestowed upon him by his Mother.
God is that love and we must live in that love. There is none in
this world who can exist a moment without love. In the world today
we join gangs and groups and learn to hate each other. Everyone
associates himself or herself with some group, though the level of
the group may vary. Instead we must all learn to think of the
divine. When we think of the divine we attain devotion. With
devotion alone we become true human beings and then we can have the
vision of god. Rama was considered ordinary until he conquered
Ravana (symbolizing the arishad vargas). We too must realize that we
are Nityanandam parama sukhadam kevalam jnana moorthim(permanent
bliss, happiness, embodiments of wisdom, beyond duality..). We must
throw away bad qualities and realize that we are premaswaroopas
(embodiments of love). There will be much more to be conveyed in the
Swami concluded his discourse at 5:30pm. He then retired into the
interview room and the stage was set for a music programme by a
renowned semi-classical singer, Sri O. S. Arun Kumar. Swami came
back at 5:37pm and sat behind the discourse table that was still
there. Swami then gave consent for the programme to begin. The
singer started with a Ganesha prayer and a song, Gayiye Ganapathi
jaga vandana. He then sang the Shiva Panchakshari mantram. With
wonderful variations he held the audience in rapture. When he sang
the phala sruthi (the reward for singing the song, which states that
one attains the state of shiva) it appeared so true in Swami's
presence. Meanwhile Swami called for a singer from the students'
bhajan group. He spoke to him and sent word for a couple of other
singers and instructed them to get ready with some songs. It was a
pleasant surprise for them but they gathered the others and with
their musical instruments got ready to do Swami's bidding. Meanwhile
the noted singer on stage asked Swami his permission to conclude his
performance with a bhajan. With Swami's consent he sang the bhajan,
Jagata udharana Parthiviharana. All the audience joined him in
singing,"Jai Sai Ram Jai Sai Ram" which comes in one of the lines
of the bhajan. He then finished with resounding applause and cleared
the stage for the students. Just when we felt that we had seen and
heard the best of music the first singer burst into a mellifluous
tune and held everyone in awe with his song, "Shivasankari
Shivanandalahari". His voice of the heavens, suffused with devotion
and wielded with the expertise of an artist with years of
experience. He was followed by the other two students with songs,
"Om Nama Shivaya.." and a Telugu song "Deva namo Deva". They sang
six songs much to the joy and amazement of the entire audience and
were greeted with thundering applause at the end of each song.
The wonderful programme for the afternoon stretched to as late as
7:00pm but we never felt a trace of fatigue. Swami had filled the
entire day with wonderful feelings in His own style. Each day seems
to come bringing with it surprises and involving everyone in the
audience. Swami retired to Yajur Mandir at 7:00pm.
Radio Sai org. Prasanthi Bulletin
CONSTANTLY CONTEMPLATE ON
AND ATTAIN DIVINITY
The Lord of Kailasa has manifested his Divine form with the crescent
moon adorning his head, the cool water of the Ganga flowing between
the matted locks, with his radiant third eye in the middle of the
forehead and the purple neck gleaming like the sheen of a
blackberry. He wears serpent bracelets and a snake belt, his entire
body is smeared with Vibhuti, his forehead is adorned with a Kumkum
dot, his ruddy lips a glow with the juice of the betel,
diamond-studded gold earrings dangle from his ears and his whole
body glows with divine effulgence.
Embodiments of Love!
The entire universe is permeated by Lord Dakshinamurthi. The world
is the reflection, reaction and resound of Dakshinamurthi.
Dakshinamurthi is young in age. Then, now and forever, He is
youthful. However, His disciples are hoary with age. They are
venerable and steeped in sacred learning. They used to spread His
message in ever so many ways. It is impossible to describe the true
nature of Lord Dakshinamurthi.
The stories of the Lord are amazing,
They purify the lives of the people in all the three worlds,
They are like the sickle that cuts the creepers of worldly bondage,
They are like a good friend who helps you in times of need,
They are like a shelter for the sages and seers doing penance in the
How can anyone describe the glory of Dakshinamurthi? His nature
defies all descriptions. He is silence personified. His silence
itself teaches all wisdom to the seekers. From that silence emanate
Sujnana (discriminatory knowledge), Vijnana (higher wisdom) and
Prajnana (constant integrated awareness). He is resplendent with
divine wisdom. He always has a sweet smile dancing on His face. It
is not possible to describe the nature of Dakshinamurthi. He is
Nirgunam, Niranjanam, Sanathana, Niketanam, Nitya, Suddha, Buddha,
Mukta, Nirmala Swarupinam (God is attributeless, pure, final abode,
eternal, unsullied, enlightened, free and embodiment of sacredness)
Any amount of description and dilation cannot fully explain His true
nature. His form is effulgent and blissful. How can anyone describe
such an embodiment of Love! He is the embodiment of Truth!
The creation emerges from truth and merges into truth,
Is there a place in the cosmos where truth does not exist?
Visualise this pure and unsullied truth.
There is no place in this world which is not permeated by Truth.
Truth is changeless. Any object in this world may undergo a change,
but Truth will not!
The famous musician, late M.S. Subbulakshmi used to invoke the
blessings of Lord Dakshinamurthi, before she commenced her musical
concert. No one can achieve even a small task without invoking the
blessings of Lord Dakshinamurthi. It is only by His divine will,
everything is possible. All divine forms have emerged from
Dakshinamurthi. He is a youth. Yet, all divine powers are immanent
in Him. Where can you find such an omnipresent, ever young
Sarvatah panipadam tat sarvathokshi siromukham, sarvatah
sruthimalloke sarvamavruthya tishthati (with hands, feet, eyes,
head, mouth and ears pervading everything, He permeates the entire
universe). Lord Dakshinamurthi is present in our eyes that see, the
ears that hear and the nose that breathes air. All the words that we
speak belong to Him. In fact, He is the prime mover of all our
activities during the waking, dream and deep sleep states. Hence, we
must lead our lives with constant awareness about the nature of Lord
Divinity is all-pervading. There is no place in this universe which
is not permeated by God. There is no object in this world, which is
not divine. Every object, every individual, nay, even the insects
and bacteria are embodiments of Lord Dakshinamurthi. It is the one
divine principle that manifests itself in different forms.
Jewels are many, but gold is one.
Cows are many, but milk is one.
Beings are many, but breath is one.
Forms are many, but God is one.
Everyone has to recognise this truth. You may sing the glory of God
by any number of names like Rama, Krishna , Govinda, Narayana, etc.
These are all names ascribed to God, by man. God, however, has no
particular name or form. All names and forms are His. The
Dakshinamurthi principle permeates all beings. He is Chaitanya
Swarupa (embodiment of consciousness). Wherever consciousness is,
there is Dakshinamurthi. The Dakshinamurthi consciousness is present
in all human beings. But, man is unable to realise this divine
consciousness due to attachment to the physical body. The effect of
the body-mind-intellect-chitha-ahamkara complex covers the
Dakshinamurthi principle. Added to this there are the arishadvargas
(the six enemies of desire, anger, greed, delusion, pride and
jealousy) which come in the way of realisation of the divine
principle. These are like the dark clouds that cover the resplendent
sun. We think the sun is not visible. But, once the dark clouds
clear after some time, the sun appears with all the effulgence.
Similarly, when you are able to remove the clouds of Ajnana,
Ahamkara and the Arishadvargas, you will be able to realise
Dakshinamurthi as the Self-effulgent divine consciousness present in
Every human being should strive to divest the Arishadvargas. If you
chant the divine name and constantly contemplate on Divinity, it is
possible that one can be rid of these dark clouds of the
Arishadvargas. In fact, the Arishadvargas are not the inborn
qualities of a human being. They are acquired only during the course
of ones life. They are self-acquired. They come one by one and
settle as thick clouds on the psyche of a human being. For example,
a single bangle worn in the hand does not make noise. When the
second bangle is added, they start making noise. A human being
starts his life as a single individual. Gradually, he develops
illusive needs like family, etc. That is Kama (desire). Due to this
desire, he marries and gets a wife. Thus, they become two. In course
of time, the two multiply themselves into many, that is, children,
grandchildren, etc. Thus, the size of the family goes on growing.
All this human bondage is of ones own making; it is not Gods gift.
Hence, one should make efforts not to entangle oneself in this
bondage right from an early stage of ones life. This is the message
taught by Lord Dakshinamurthi by His own example. Since, He did not
entangle Himself in bondage from the beginning, He always looked
young and fresh.
A human being should not degenerate himself into an animal. He
should lead the life of a human being. Then only he deserves to call
himself a human being. Otherwise, there is the danger of his
degenerating to a mere animal. It is only in the animals that the
qualities of Kama (desire), Krodha (anger), Lobha (greed), Moha
(delusion), Mada (pride) and Matsarya (jealousy) manifest in large
measure. We should always live like the two-legged human beings, not
like the four legged animals. Every individual has to constantly
remind himself that he is a human being, not an animal. He must
develop the faith that he is not merely a human being, but is verily
an embodiment of Divinity. The mind, intellect, chittha, senses and
ego come in the way of a human being in realising this truth. You
say, This is my handkerchief. Hence, it follows that you are
different from the handkerchief. Similarly, you say, this tumbler
is mine. It follows that the tumbler is separate from you. In the
same way, you say, this is my body. The implication in this
statement is that you are not the body. When you say, my mind, it
means you are different from the mind. Then, the question arises,
who are you? Since you are different from all these things, you
are able to say, my body, my mind. Is it not? The result of this
enquiry establishes the truth that you are yourself and not the
body, mind, intellect, chittha, senses or Ahamkara. However, by
association with these vestures and appendages, you develop various
A paan can be made ready by mixing three ingredients, namely betel
leaves, nut powder and chunnam (slaked lime). When it is chewed,
your mouth and lips turn into red. It is the lime content that is
responsible for this red colour. But, lime should be added in a very
small quantity; otherwise, there is the danger of the mouth being
affected with inflammation. Similarly, man should set reasonable
limits to his activities. It is only when man confines himself to
limits that he can lead his life as a human being. The moment he
crosses his limits, he becomes a demon. A human being should live
like a human being only. There are three letters in the word
Manava (human being) Ma means Maya (illusion or ignorance); Na
means without and Va means conducting oneself. Thus, a Manava
(human being) is one who conducts himself without illusion. Lord
Dakshinamurthi taught such a sacred Jnana (wisdom). He taught that
in spite of one donning the human body, one should not develop any
attachment to the body.
Embodiments of Love!
The most important and innate quality in a human being is love. It
is an inborn gift from the mother. Love is God, live in love. You
must lead your life with love. Whomever you come across, consider
them as embodiments of God. Even when you come across someone who
hates you, offer your salutations to him. Then only can you be
considered a real human being. Be constantly aware of the fact that
Swami is the eternal witness to everything that goes on in the world
and He is watching you. Do not associate yourself with divisive
groups. It is only when you join such warring groups that
differences of all sorts grow. There are several such groups in the
world today. Not one individual is to be found who is not a member
of some group or the other. The only difference is the extent up to
which one involves ones self in such groups. The one who constantly
contemplates on God is the noblest of all human beings, Sarvada
sarva kaleshu sarvatra Hari chintanam (everywhere, at all times,
under all circumstances, contemplate on God). Hence, one has to
spend ones time constantly in the contemplation of God. Even your
body has to be engaged in Gods work. Your entire life must be
filled with Divinity. It is only when one leads a divine life that
ones intellect blossoms. Life will become divine only when devotion
to God is developed. Humanness will be sanctified and ones life
will be fulfilled. First and foremost, you must live like real human
beings. Then only can you attain Divinity. Sri Rama in Treta Yuga
was considered as an ordinary human being in the early stages. It is
only when He killed Ravana and destroyed the demonic forces that He
was extolled as God by the people.
Embodiments of Love!
You cannot experience bliss as long as you are afflicted with the
God is the embodiment of bliss
Nityanandam, Parama Sukhadam, Kevalam Jnanamurtim, Dwandwateetam,
Gagana Sadrisham, Tattwamasyadi Lakshyam, Ekam, Nityam, Vimalam,
Achalam, Sarvadhee Sakshibhutam, Bhavateetam, Trigunarahitam (The
Atma is the embodiment of eternal bliss, wisdom absolute, beyond the
pair of opposites, expansive and pervasive like the sky, the goal
indicated by the Mahavakya Tattwamasi, one without a second,
eternal, pure, unchanging, witness to all functions of the
intellect, beyond all mental conditions and the three attributes of
Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas.) To experience this one should always try
to be happy and eliminate the six inner enemies.
We have to lead our lives in a state that is beyond duality the pair
of opposites. It is only when you lead such divine lives that you
can be considered as real human beings. If, by chance, some evil
qualities develop in you, remember Gods name to get rid of such
qualities. When you constantly contemplate on God, you will yourself
Embodiments of Love!
You are all embodiments of Love in the true sense. You cannot live
even for a second without love. You are expressing this love in many
ways. Develop love. Live as embodiments of Love. Gradually attain
Divinity. This is the important message I am conveying to you today.
I will dilate on the subject more in the coming days.
Latest 2nd set of Photos of day two & Yajna News :
"...Immediately after these performances came the much awaited
discourse from Swami. Swami began with his famous poem 'Khanda
Khandantara........' and stressed on the stanza that described the
rich culture of.."
Download: YAJNA edition - 'Saieeshwara' Lingam with Sai Baba:
ATI RUDRA MAHA YAJNAM 1st Day: "...The much awaited Athi
Rudra Maha Yajna aiming at World Peace and Prosperity to the World
at large begins in the Holy Abode of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba at
Prasanthi Nilayam in His immediate Divine Presence this afternoon at
15:00 Hrs. IST...."read moreYajna
Programme Schedule & Radio Broadcast
Latest: Sai Video clip - streaming video
of Ashadi Ekadashi play on
the Ten Commandments:
August Sai News Update-
"...This morning, Bhagawan came for darshan at 7.50 am. and during
His Darshan round in the car, spoke to the Karnataka Youth co-ordinator
and the organiser..."
4th August Sai
today morning the "Vara Lakshmi Vratham" started out with Lakhsmi
Puja in Puttaparthi. The traditional ritual of puja (pooja) was
performed to Goddess Lakshmi by Sai Baba devotees in huge numbers.
The pooja to Goddess lakshmi was incomparable and very auspicious
since it was preformed in the holy presence of Sathya Sai Baba.
Swami attended the puja and granted wonderful darshan & blessings to
all the devotees. read more
Latest Sai News from
Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi-
"...This evening, Bhagawan came for darshan at three o'clock, and
after spending a few minutes in the interview room, came outside and
sat onstage for an hour to the accompaniment of Vedic chants..." Read more
Vichaar:Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi
-Weekly newsletter- 3rd,August 2006 EXPERIENCE OF DEVOTEES: Nishit:
I am here sharing my experience with you all. My sister is a strong
devotee of Sai Baba and I also used to believe in him but was never
a very staunch follower. I wanted to go to Shirdi since long but
could never make it as I believe that he call us but can't go at our
own will. " Read more
2nd August: Video clip of The Sai Intl Symphony Orchestra -
The Sai International Symphony Orchestra again performs in Sai
Kulwant Hall, with a stunning array of beautiful classical works,
with appropriate and helpful introductions to each piece. The
musicians come from 22 countries. They start off with a bhajan that
was arranged by a member of the orchestra --can you recognize it? - 350kbs100kbs20kbs
30th July: Filling The emptiness: Miracles - "Actually His miracles that are really
wonderful are the ones He performs in the consciousness and lives of
His devotees. He changes you so gently and gradually that you do not
even realise that anything is happening until one morning you really
take a good look at yourself and see that you have changed..." read more
27th July Sai News Update:
This evening, Bhagawan came for darshan just after 3 o'clock, and
alighting from the car, went into the interview room. After a few
minutes, He came out and walked up to..."
23rd July, Sainews in
Devotees present at Kulwant Hall today
enjoyed the wonderful and long darshan of Swami since there was a
program by devotees [singers] from Karnataka state, Swami was out on
the veranda between 3 p.m -5 30. p.m. giving us blissful darshan for
nearly 3 hours.
Pictures and details later.
What is life about..?
" Life is not about keeping score. It is not about how many
friends you have..." read
Talks with Pedda
Reddy Garu, the caretaker of Planetarium and Sai Geeta:
Tell us about Sai Geeta's early days.
Sai Geeta was very close to Swami those days. Everyday her
duty would be to wait outside the Mandir in the morning and she
would be ready with a garland..."
21st July: Puttaparthi Update & Photos:
"..large number of devotees from Japan had assembled in Sai
Kulwant Hall as early as 2.20. Bhagawan came to Sai Kulwant Hall for
Darshan at 2.30 and went outside the Ashram in the car...."read
Vichaar:Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi
-Weekly newsletter- 20th July, 2006 " EXPERIENCE OF DEVOTEES:
Sumesh- Dear all Sai devotees, I would like to share a recent
experience in my life where Baba played a major role. I am working
in a company in Bangalore and have been posted to Singapore as
regional manager. But I faced lot of difficulties "Read more
19th July -Latest Prasanthi Bulletin :
"This morning also, the Sai Youth from
Australia were called by Swami and had the chance to sit in the
Bhajan Hall during Bhajans...." read
Swami's Profile: 18th July: "Just imagine how Swami
would write His profile" read more