|Om Sairam dear Sai Family,
The festival of harvest, joy and happiness was celebrated with
immense devotion and bliss at the Highest Abode of Peace,
Prasanthi Nilayam. The ashram was beautifully decorated with
Mango leaves, banana leaves and flowers. There was joy and
smiles on every bodyís face. Children and women in particular
with their new Sankranthi dress throng to Kulwanth hall to have
a glimpse of our beloved Lord, and with a hope of hearing Him as
The Sports and games by Swamiís students on 12th was just
magnificent and truly the STUDENTS are a bench mark to the whole
world, be it in discipline, devotion and also in sports. It was
a pleasure watching the boys and girls performing some EXTRA
ORDINARY feats and its only His grace that this came out so well
This morning the Kulwanth hall, from where Swami blesses the
devotees with His divine darshan was full and
equal number of devotees were waiting out side. Around 8am Swami
drove into the hall. There were big cups, shields, trophies and
certificates of appreciation placed on the dias to the winners
in various events.. The first speaker was Mr. Gokak, the present
Vice chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai University. He remembered the
time and effort put in by the institute students for the sports
event. He was of the opinion that every one should perform with
perfection regardless of the result. He thanked Swami for His
personal guidance and also surprise visits to the hill view
stadium while rehearsals were going on.
& 14th Jan. Photos:
Makara Sankranthi &
Valedictory Function of Sports and Cultural Meet
The next speaker was my all time favourite, Mr. Venkatraman, an
eminent scientist, a humble human being and a long time devotee
of Swami. He started his talk saying I know all of you are
waiting for Swami and the least for me.. But let me finish my
duty assigned to me by Swami and also want to take this
opportunity to congratulate all the students who put up a
tremendous performance in the recently concluded sports meet. He
was of the opinion that Prahaladís story had all the teachings
of Swami. he raised concerns over the money spent on un
necessary cloning and other unethical scientific process.
Later, Mr. Gokak read out the names of various captains who came
on the dias and accepted trophies from Swami. as we all were
waiting for the next programme and definitely a much awaited
oneÖ Swami signals the discourse table to be brought and after
every one were settled, the sweet voice of our Lord was heard,
in His melodiously eloquent poem talking of the occasion,
Swamiís discourse was full of knowledge, the Atma Jnana and also
very interesting. Many topics were covered in His hour long
discourse starting from the significance of Sankranti, sports,
karma. He was expressed His concern over pollution. A little
info on forth coming Ati Rudra Yajna at Madras, and also a PAT
ON THE SHOULDER to devotees who were bit disturbed by recent
false propaganda on Swami in various media in and out of India..
Transcripts from the discourse.. (totally
based on memory, Swami might or might not have said some words,
all the mistakes humbly surrendered at His lotus feet)
Dinakarudu santhudai toche
(the sun is looking serene and peaceful
Dinamulu inta kurucha layyenu
(the days have become shorter)
Chali gali churuku heche
(The chill winds are blowing fiercely)
Polamulan redi guddi vennala lcona
Kuppalu nunchu kapulu padamulan padatodigiri
(looking at the crops, the farmers out of joy are singing
Jenupa chelaku mutyala sarulu gurchi (the dew drops on the
flowers look like pearls arranged in a garland)
Mirapa pandu kumkuma merapu dalchi ( the capsicum is shining in
RED like Kumkum)
Bandi puvvula mokhamu allantha vippenu (the crysanthimum flowers
have opened their face )
Mana grihambuna danya sampada nilpa (to fill our homes with food
Sarasu ralaina sankranti pandugoche (the charming festival
Sankranthi is here)
All are sparks of Divine:
To make people happy and save all, this festival has been gifted
by Lord. This day, all the farmers take rest at home. All the
labors enjoy this day. Because they donít have any thing to do.
God gives the pleasure. What ever He does, its only for the
welfare of people and not for Him self. All are His children.
All are the sparks of divine. Man , birds, animals are also
divine. But this truth is recognized. There is Brahma in ant and
When an ant bites us, we kill it not knowing there is divinity
in it. There is diffrence
in forms but the divinity is one. The sun gives less heat in the
morning and doesnít stay like that for long, where as the moon
is cold through out the night, so that we can sleep peacefully.
Rest is necessary for body. Every human being should rest a bit.
After meal one should rest for atleast for some time. Have a
nice sleep at nights. Never be awake for long during night time.
You should be blissful during night. This is all the design of
Truth is One, Be alike to Every one:
People do not recognize that truth is One and not two. They use
their own intellect. Nothing will happen without His will. There
fore every thing that happens is because of will of God. Who is
HINDU. Swami now spelt out the word HINDU and gave meanings for
every letter in the word) H means Human. How should Human be..
like I represents stand as an individual. N Nation, you should
represent your nation, D devotion for all this is U is very
importantÖ.. What is U Unity. (claps) once unity is established
there is divinity. When there is divinity the whole world will
stand united. There wont be pieces like Japan, Germany and so
All forms are ONE. This humanity is
highly sacred. Thatís what Human means, who is sacred and
divine. Man is not recognizing the sanctity behind the human
birth. In this season we enjoy bliss by playing sports. Its also
a festival for animals. All the cows are beautifully decorated.
(gangi reddu). People decorate the cows with special chains
around their neck and also a new dress. People in the village
enjoy watching this decorated cows.
U should have a religion for setting ideals and goals in your
life. You should also know that no religion is superior to
others. you should learn the essence of all religions. Religion
means LOVE. If that love is not present, then you are not a
Develop sacred thoughts:
Students never disobey elders. Follow the words of elders to
have success in life. U donít listen to what is said. But you do
every thing what is not said.
God is present in all human beings.
there fore every human being, animals are truly divine. But its
in your behaviour the difference lies. You should have sacred
thoughts. now you are youngster. Your body is strong , mentally
alert and intellectually sharp. Itís the right time for you to
make use of energy properly. Do not consider sankranthi as mere
festival. It will make every one delightful. Even a poor man
will prepare the rice pudding and partake. We enjoy in several
ways during sankranthi. Make your hearts pure. Purity will lead
to unity and again divinity.
What is purity.. sacred thoughts,
sacred words is purity. man is born of karma. Karma is life.
Karma will lead you to death. Karma is verily divine. So you
have to perform action. what actions? Pure actions. Its not
merely playing, foot ball, volley ball etc. your inhalation and
exhalation should be pure. So Ham.. So ham is verily U. itís the
vital force for human life. Where ever we go we should watch our
character. One should feel bliss when they speak to you.
Have good friends:
What is more profitable than good company . you will be good
when you are in good company;. You should have good friends. U
should always be with good people and also act in a good way..
then only you will be GOOD other wise you will be BAD. All your
good ness depends upon your company. Always think of welfare of
your friend. If he is good then you also transform yourself into
good. if he is bad then you transform him into a good man. That
is true friendship. one should help each other in transforming
into true human beings is a true friend. Now a days, its only
GOOD BYE.. but you should be a GOOD BOY. Therefore in our daily
life, we should adhere to truth. Then only all your education
will have any good cause. If you are not GOOD, no body will
follow you. Only those without character will join you. Its
useless. It might make you happy temporarily but it will ruin
you in future. Be careful while selecting friends.
Respect all. love all. donít hate any
body. There are lots of educated people. There are so
many IAS (Indian Administrative Service, the top class officials
running India) and IPS (Indian Police Service). Of what use are
these people. This country is in such a pity only because of
this people. we need humble, noble people. Thatís all we want.
The one who is obedient, and humble are the TRUE STUDENTS. we
shouldnít have ego, and pride. Yesterday, the boy who performed
the role of Prahalada did a good job. His actions, character was
We should have a good life and have a good
end. Right from the birth till we die we should get a
name. Good words are never listened in spite of being told with
sweet words. All ways do deeds which will make your fellow
beings happy. All the students have come here. You should share
good thoughts amongst your self.
My Students are pure gold.
Embodiments of love. Students, Our
students are PURE GOLD loud applauds) where ever they are they
have this GOLDEN quality. Its not the gold during the times of
Morarji desai,(former prime minister) its 24 carat gold. Our
students where every they go they get good name because of good
actions, and good behaviour. Where they go people say these are
sai babaís students. They watch their face and recognize our
university students. Such is the POWER of our studens.
In madras Ati Rudra Yajna will be
organized on nineteen. Its not merely a Yajna. People are
anxious to see Sai Baba students.
There is pollution every where:
How cows are fed today. They use
some kid of injection and also serve mutton, to get more milk
and in turn earn more money. It's a worst sin. What is the use
of this kind of money. How much income one needs. I donít know
if you are not watching or not. All the vegetables that are
grown in cities, do you know where they are grown? They are
grown out of sewage water. The vegetables are highly polluted.
Once partaken there are so many diseases. For all the diseases
pollution is main cause. Any fruit you open today there are
worms and insects in it. All the vegetables are spoilt. Figs are
supposed to be very good. Even there you will find worms. Reason
polluted water. There fore always boil the water and drink.
Madras Trip was planned more than 10 years
That is why I have spent 200 crores rupees to provide pure
drinking water for Madras. Children were very much affected and
I felt very said when I saw them bathing in sewage water. I said
to My self, I will never come to Madras, It was more than ten
years ago and when I do come I shouldnít see this PITY
situation. I resolved that day itself that I will supply pure
water and then Only I will visit Madras. Now, there in Madras,
children are happy, they have access to pure water.
Referring to growing consumption of Junk Food mainly by
children, Swami said, Also. the food you eat, Some students
donít eat well. Donít go by taste alone. Go by the nutritious
value. Always eat vegetables. Then only you will be healthy and
happy in life. Referring to Prof.Anil Kumar, (Swamiís
interpreter) he likes spicy food. Always eats pickles. Itís the
first thing served in his plate. People run after taste. Donít
go by taste. TASTE will WASTE your life. Donít be mind full of
taste. Just eat to appease your hunger. Even vegetables are
polluted today because of water. Eat good food, this way you
should maintain good health.
Donít worry about any false propaganda:
Students, you study well. Donít waste time. Always read good
books and develp good thoughts. Sathya sai college students are
ideals, gems. The whole world considers you as ideals. Behave in
that manner. Have a good heart. Never develop bad thoughts or
bad qualities. After going out, study more if you want but be
IDEAL. Never speak lie. Never do any injustice to any one. Lead
a life of Dharma. U should be a Ananda Swaroopa. Never forget
God. Constantly do Naama smarana.All are His sparks.
By now Swami's body was bending more towards His right and His
voice getting softer and lower... It was bit uncomfortable and
sorrowful to see Swami, even though He said many times that He
is not the BODY...
He later continued from His throne with a question
Have I given strain to any body? There was a big NO from the
audience. "My only aim (JOB) is to make you happy, worry less,
make you ideal and make your parents also happy. I donít eat any
other food. Your BLISS IS MY FOOD. (loud applauds). Always be
blissful. I bless you with happiness and may you all have good
qualities. Some people out of jealousy may say so many things
about your devotion. So many people talk non sense in news
papers. Donít bother them. Always follow your conscience. Never
pay attention to any news.
NO ONE NOTICES MY
PURE HEART. NO ONE HAS SEEN MY HEART. MY CONSCIENCE IS THE TRUE
WITNESS OF MY ACTS. WHAT EVER I DO IS FOR THE
WELFARE OF PEOPLE.
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi earlier he was not
devotional. Today he is going to attend the Yajna. He prayed for
pardon. so many things have been done un intentional.
Therefore God is present in every one.
There is difference in names and forms but God is one. God is
present in every one of you. You all are divine. Develop this
sacred feelings. Donít have ay differences. no body is superior
no one is inferior. All are ONE. Brother hood of man , father
hood of God. Referring to students, He continued "I bless you
with Thumping success in the examinations (loud applauds). I
bless you that you reach great heights and the whole world will
be proud of you. If any one passes a comment just be quiet.
consider that as a comment to your body. The words uttered in
the air will be taken away by the air. Donít take anything to
Swami then concluded His 1hour 10 minutes Divine Discourse with
Hari Bhajana Bina bhajan. Thus ended another beautiful day in my
May the forth coming Ati Rudra Yajna in Madras be a fruitfull
one.. May the results of the Yajna reach the whole world and
Hopefully and as many of us feel, the GOLDEN AGE will start from
Swami bless us all.. bless your UNIVERSE.. let all of us be YOUR
CHILDREN... YOUR BANGARU CHILDREN...
With loving Pranams at the Lotus feet of our beloved Lord,
Satish Naik. (member