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QUIZ ON `THE DIVINE LIFE AND MESSAGE OF SRI SATHYA SAI BABA' Part -IV
Part-I II III IV
1. What are the aims and objectives of Sri Sathya Sai Seva
The aims and objectives of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation are a)
Self Purification, Self improvement and Self discovery, b) To
establish the essential unity of all faiths and propagate through
example the values of Truth, Righteous conduct Peace, Love, Non-
violence and selfless service.
2. What are the three wings of the Organisation?
The three wings of the Organisation are Service, Spiritual and
Educational which stand for work, worship and wisdom.
3. What is Balavikas?
Balavikas is the most important component of the Educational wing. It
is meant to enable children to imbibe human values and practice them
in day to day life in order to realize that the end of education is
character and to make their subsequent life happy useful and fruitful
both for themselves, for society and for the country.
4. What is the motto of Sevadal?
Duty is God; Work is worship.
5. Explain the quotation, "Hands that serve are holier than the lips
It does not mean that prayer is inferior to service activity. It
means that prayer alone is not enough; it should be followed by
service. It actually means "Haath me Kaam, Dhil me Raam". (work in
hand and God in heart).
6. What is Study Circle?
Study circle is very much like a round table conference. One subject
is discussed from various points of view by the members. The
spiritual aspirant can clarify his doubts in spiritual matters.
However it is not a debate nor a complaining and explaining session
but an inspiring one.
7. What is Sath Sang?
Sath sang can transform a sinner into a saint, because of the contact
with the virtuous men. It is not just keeping company of good people
but of good and sacred books and entertaining good thoughts.
8. What is the benefit of devotional group-singing?
"Wherever my glory is sung I am present there", says the Lord. Hence
Bhajan (devotional group singing) is the most inspiring of spiritual
practices. It is in fact melody or music therapy. One can easily
forget oneself in devotional group singing and experience Divine
vibrations. India has set this holy tradition as the most effective
Sadhana to realize God.
9. What is Nagar Samkirtan?
Nagar Samkirtan: Devotees get up early in the morning; go about the
streets singing the glory of God. This samkeerthana awakens people
from sleep or Thamas when the sacred sound of God's name reaches
10. What is meditation?
"It is only in the depths of silence that one can hear the voice of
God." If prayer is a communion with God, meditation is Union with
God. In deep meditation, one who meditates, the process of meditation
and the object of meditation become one. Meditation is the stage
attained after concentration and contemplation. It confers peace.
11. How does Swami explain meditation?
Swami says that concentration is like identifying a rose flower among
the leaves and thorns. Contemplation is like cutting the flower
without touching the thorns. Meditation is offering the flower at the
Lotus Feet of the Lord.
12. What is the role of festivals in spiritual practice?
Festivals are meant to inculcate the foremost values of life: Love of
God, Fear of Sin and Morality in society, in the observance of each
one of the festivals the Sadhana of work, worship and wisdom are
13. What are the nine points of Code of Conduct?
The nine points of Sai code of conduct are:
1. To engage in meditation every day.
2. Entire family to participate in Bhajan at least once a week.
3. All members should send their children to Balavikas classes as a
matter of principle.
4. To participate in community service and other Seva activities
organised by the Samithis.
5. To participate in Nagar Sankirthan and Bhajans organised by the
Samithis at least once a month.
6. Regular study of Sai literature.
7. Be obliging in speech.
8. Not to speak ill of others especially in their absence.
9. Not to waste food; to set apart some grain every day for the poor
and hungry (Naaraayana Seva).
14. What are the Ten Commandments given by Baba?
The ten Sai commandments are:
1. To be patriotic.
2. Have no hatred to any religion; respect all religions alike.
3. Our race is human race; we should learn to treat all men as
4. Keep houses and surroundings clean.
5. One should not encourage begging but strive to provide livelihood
for the needy. To encourage begging amounts to encouraging idleness.
6. Do not give or take bribes.
7. Not to have any difference of caste, creed or religion.
8. Everybody should learn to do his own work and should not depend on
others to do his work.
9. Have Fear of Sin and Love of God.
10. To honour the Law of the Land and not to break any rules and
regulations made by the Government of the day.
15. How can we try to establish integration at the national level and
Since the factors of disintegration are based on different
conceptions about God, Religion, Caste, Language and Work,
integration can be made possible by following Baba's message:
There is one God. He is omnipresent
There is only one religion the religion of Love
There is only one Caste, the Caste of Humanity
There is one language, the language of the heart.
PART IV - section 2
1. What are the prophecies made on the advent of Bhagawan Sri Sathya
PROPHECIES OF SAI AVATHAAR
1. I. Sri Sathya Sai Baba is the Avatar of Kali Yuga. To day both in
this country and in many other countries, millions of people believe
this. God men and men of vision have prophesied several thousand
years ago about God coming down to the earth in this form. The advent
of Sathya Sai marks the beginning of the golden age of spiritual
renaissance of the world. The Avatar's mission is to save mankind
from the ruinous path of moral degradation, and to unite the entire
humanity into a single family.
The prophecy of the Avatar has got its source in Dwapara Yuga. When
Sage Markandeya visited Pandavas in their exile informed them that
Lord Vishnu had declared that HE would take the human form in Kali
Yuga having a body of dark colour and be born in southern India. The
Avatar would assume inconceivable human form and possess great
energy, intelligence and powers to manifest all things, He thinks of.
He would restore order and peace. The truth of this prophecy was
proved to a devotee by Bhagawan Baba, by showing in His face, all the
nine previous Avatars and the last Kalki Avatar in the reflection of
waters of Chitravathi.
The fact that the Sai Avatar is Kalki Avatar, has again been
confirmed by Swami at Prashanthi Nilayam to Mrs. Hilda Charlton of
U.S.A., who could see during Bhajan session, a figure of great beauty
riding on a white horse, over Baba's head, while Swami was sitting in
II. Shuka Naadi Grantham, a palm leaf manuscript written about 5000
years ago, has the prophecy of Sai Avatar. It contains many details
about Sri Sathya Sai Baba's family, the year, month, Tithi or say,
birth-star and Lagnam planetary conjunctions of Sai Baba's birth.
Also about his unique personality, abilities including details of HIS
previous Avatar as Shirdi Sai and His mission.
Shuka Naadi also states that Sathya Sai will make people to overcome
all problems and difficulties and realise their inner divinity. It
says, He is all knowing, all pervading. The Naadi says that Sathya
Sai's full powers will be known when Adharma or unrighteousness in
the world grows to the fullest. It has also mentioned the age upto
which the present human body of Sri Sathya Sai will remain.
III. The statement of Jesus is another prophecy. "Jesus said He who
has sent me will come again, His name will be Truth, He will wear a
red robe, He will be short with a crown of hair." This statement
admirably refers to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai.
IV. The Agastya Naadi describes Baba as "Medical Master of great
efficiency". Those who are familiar with the instant cures effected
by Swami on patients suffering from incurable diseases, will see how
these words about Swami in the Nadis are true. It also says this
Avatar shall found many educational institutions, produce literature
of virtuous conduct and preach spirituality. It has predicted Swami's
leaving His house at an early age and His being the Shirdi Sai in the
V. Brahma Naadi records that Sathya Sai Avatar is a Shiva Shakti
Avatar in Shaanthaalaya of Parthi, (Prashanthi Nilayam) and He is the
reincarnation of SRI Krishna. It also says that He is an Avatar of
VI. In Kalagnaana, the Yogi-Narayana Yathindra of Kaiwara, in
Karnataka, prophesies the advent of Sai Avatar. He says, the Avatar
will be of par excellence. He will be an expert in Brahma Vidhya. He
will be of pure spiritual knowledge and with a free and steadfast
mind (vimala vignnaani). He also says that the Avatar will arrange
Upanayanams (sacred thread investitures), marriages of the poor, will
build places of worship, people of all faiths will be benefited by
him. (All these prophecies are fulfilled in Sri Sathya Sai's
VII. The Jewish astrologer Nastradamus long ago prophesied that a
supreme leader of mankind will be born in South India. Thursday will
be the day dear to him. The enormous powers of Saainaath will emerge
victorious and prevail in the entire world.
VIII. The prophecy of Prophet Mohammed in the "Ocean of Light", is:
He will be a great leader, His hair will be profuse, His forehead
will be large and concave. The nose will be small with a slight bump
at the bridge, His front teeth spaced apart. He will have a mole on
the cheek; His dress will be like a flame. He will wear dhoti. His
face will be like the colour of copper, sometimes like gold,
sometimes dark and sometime like moon. He will give you the things,
you ask from God. He will go round among devotees. He will be kind to
the whole world. Muslims will recognise him only nine years before
His passing away. He will bring out things, out of his body, through
His mouth (Shivalinga). All these features fit closely with Bhagawan
IX. Pope John XXII prophesied that a small bare foot man of dark
skin, in the red robe, will eventually take over the Vatican.
With the above prophecies on the Lord Sainath's Avatar, let us also
remember His own declaration: "I have come:
i. In order to turn men away from the immorality and injustice, greed
and envy, on to the royal road of spiritual practice or Sadhana,
through loving gentleness,
ii. In order to demonstrate the value of Truth, Righteousness, Peace
and Love as instruments for individual and social progress.
iii. In order to infuse confidence and contentment in the hearts of
the good people who are stricken by fear and anxiety."
2. What is the revelation made by Harold Baranowski of the University
of Arizona? Who had developed the Science of Auronomy by means of his
"THE LORD HAS INCARNATED AT PUTTAPARTHI"
2. Harold Baranowski studied the auras of many eminent people. But he
found the aura emanating from Baba was something unbelievable - super
human. Baranowski stayed in Brindhaavan and studied Baba's Aura by
means of his Kirlian camera. He saw that at all times the aura of
love pink in colour emanate from the body of Baba extending and
expanding at least 300 feet distance almost blanketing a crowd of
three thousand people. He says that Baba is Divinity indeed, the
embodiment of Love in all its purity. Love is His form. Love is His
message, and Mission. Love is God, God is love.
3. What has Baba said about "The Sai Trinity?"
Swami explained the triple incarnation as follows:
"One has to understand the oneness of the three incarnations, Pathri
Sai (Shirdi Sai), Parthi Sai (Sathya Sai) and Prema Sai. The powers
and their tasks are the same though there might be some differences
according to the environment and situation. Shirdi Sai laid the basis
for secular and spiritual integration and His message is Duty or
Work. The mission of this Avatar is to make man realise the Divinity
residing in everyone and enable them to help one and all. Thus work
should become an act of worship. The third Avatar will make man
realise he himself is God - that is wisdom. The three Avatars stand
for Work, Worship and Wisdom."
4. How does Baba explain the significance of the three letters in His
Baba once (13-8-78) declared:
i) Believe that the SOHAM principle meaning ( I am that) is implicit
in SAI S stands for SAI A stands for and I stands for the Sadhak
The name SAI reminds you Thathwamasi: SAI and I are one.
In another context Baba said:
ii) SAI means "See Always I" meaning 'self
iii) Recently (18-11-1995) Baba said that His Name Sai spells out the
three fold transformation that He desires to bring about. S standing
for spiritual transformation. A standing for Association or social
transformation. I standing for individual transformation.
iv) Baba said in another context (18-11-1995) that the three letters
in SAI stands for: S = Service Activity (Work) A = Adoration
(Worship) I = Illumination (Wisdom)
Thus Sai stands for the triple form of spiritual Sadhana, which He
wants us all to practice.
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