Muddanahalli the beautiful place discovered by Swami, rather invented by Swami was
blessed by His divine visit this morning to lay the foundation stone for the new
university campus which will be affiliated to Sri Sathya Sai University thus summing
up to 4 campuses. A small village in the foot hill of beautiful Nandi hills, 5 kms
from Chickbalapur was beautifully decorated on the occasion of the divine visit. It
was my first visit to this beautiful place which I didn't think it would be so
Swami out of His immense grace blessed me with an opportunity to follow His car and
it was first of its kind
SAI adventure and it was full of fun. It also depicted the love of devotees for
Swami and the kind of
love He tends to shower on His dear ones..
All the way it was just a reflection of Sai Love. The car started from Puttaparthi.
All the devotees were very much
sure that Swami would be going for a day to Muddanahalli. All the streets were lined
up with eagerly waiting devotees
with happiness on thier faces to have a closer look at the Son of Holy Puttaparthi,
Our beloved Lord. It was not an
emotional one as it usually is, because all knew He would be gone only for a day. At
8:45am Swami came out for darshan and after
quick arathi and while it was still going on, Swami came out to the streets of
All the Hospital inmates (except the patients) were eagerly waiting for Swami at the
hospital area. All faces lit up
after seeing Swami. Swami's car now passed by the villages and the people were very
happy to see Swami.
Swami was traveling in Toyota Innova seated on the rear end and there were few more
Toyotas of the same colour in the convoy and it
was little bit confusing for the devotees waiting on the road to pick the right
Toyota and to add to the confusion Swami's regular Porte car was also there. Many
were left guessing after all the cars passed by..
Swami slowed down a bit near Bagepalli to bless the Orphanage and old age home. and
in no time we were in chickbalapur, the familiar
coffee halt for all the devotees coming to Parthi. Muddanahalli is about 5 kms from
there. Just as we crossed Chicbalapur we took a right turn and huge flexi banners
welcoming Swami and also small arches with beautiful floral decorations were seen.
The first one read Hoping for your Divine visit very soon. Thats the expectation we
all have. Swami's darshans can never be ENOUGH.
From the busy streets of puttaparthi, to the dusty roads and then to a not UP TO the
mark highway we entered the premises of Muddanahalli which is in a very quiet
environment, away from the dust and smoke. Like the atmosphere, even the people
there were very sweet. The first sight of the beautiful place made me feel as if I
was taken to a hill station.
All the way, people were standing some singing bhajans, some giving arathi, some
with padukas, some holding large photos
of Swami Ofcourse many were left guessing which car Swami was seated...All the roads
were beautifully decorated with rangolis, small temples bearing Swami's photos. It
was like a festival for all the villagers there and why not, the Avatar of this Age
has decided to visit their home sparing some precious
hours from His busy schedule.
Excellent arrangements were made for all the devotees. Swami after finishing the
bhoomi puja for the new campus came on
the beautifully decorated dias in His car chair. The hall had a capacity of about
5000 people and there were three speakers
the last one being Mr.Narasimha Murthy.
As Swami also speaks fluent kannada, every one thought Swami would give His divine
discourse in kannada, but Swami started
His divine discourse in telugu with a sweet verse which was sung by Him on various
occasions in the recent past.
(Indians have become like an elephant which doesn't know its own strength).
(Even though Karnataka people understand telugu very well, Mr.Narasimha Murthy came
next to Swami to translate but
Swami continued to speak non stop in telugu with no interpretation)
Truth is every where. Embodiments of love! the reason for My visit is to give proper
education facilities to children of this area.
Today there are no colleges in this area. After finishing the school the children
have to go to cities. They don't have any money.
You all know how it is in cities. It is very expensive. For children who have to
pursue higher education some times they give up
failing to cope with the expenses. That is why I have DECIDED to give quality
education. You all have so many Shakthis. Among all the shakthis, DURAASA(greediness)
Shakthi is very fierce now a days. With greediness comes sorrow. Greediness will
You have to look with in and realise the Atma and to give all the children this
knowledge I have decided to open up a campus here. That is MY ONLY DESIRE..
Today, unfortunately spirituality is lacking even in villages. There are not many
who are chanting Rama, Krishna and so on. So to teach the highest form of Knowledge,
to make the children well aware of the teachings and significance of Bhagawatam,
Ramayana, Gita I have opened up this new campus. This kind of knowledge, will help
the children to become noble citizens.
All know about God. You have to practice and share all the knowledge of God. Today I
laid the foundation stone.. Amidst loud applauds Swami announced that In 6 months
this will be ready. NO ONE CAN GIVE A TIME FRAME LIKE THIS. When I WILL it is bound
Super hospital in Puttaparthi was opened in less than year's time. I announced that
it will be ready by November 23. There was heavy rain the preceding day. Every where
there were pits and mud. Every one thought, will the hospital be functional. There
were few more equipments to be brought in for the operation to commence. In no time
a big truck with all the necessary equipments arrived and it was 11pm by then.
Doctors were called upon and on the first day 3 operations were performed. All
operations were successful and the patients were discharged in 5 days.
By 2010 February 14 everything should be finished. People should have confidence.
All of you have studied English. You all know the story of a poor boy. Because of
his poverty he couldn't go out, he couldn't attend the school because all the
children were laughing at his dress, at his
financial situation. His mother poured lot of confidence in this boy. She said God
is with us. believe in God. Have God in mind. The child taking confidence from his
mother, started studying under the street lights. To bear cold he covered himself
with gunny bags.
The same child, in the later stages was president of America. He is Abraham Lincoln.
After becoming the President he didn't forget his mother. He said, it is only
because of his mother he is in this stage.
Today's world is in total confusion. All are in search of God. God is no where else
but within you. You should change the society. Only God's grace can change the whole
world. So always keep God in mind. Only then the whole world will be happy. Treat
yourself as a servant and not a master.
today you see all the Members of Parliaments, ministers, All these positions are
temporary. Atma is eternal. One who realises this truth will be successful. Next
year 14 February I will come for the opening of the new campus. I will give all the
financial support needed for this. Don't worry about money. When Lakshmi is in My
heart, there won't be any shortage of money. I don't ask any body for money and you
too don't ask for money to any one. I am not concerned of any big expenses. I
declare something and it is bound to happen. All will be Surprised when I finish a
task. Don't leave your spiritual path. That is the highest Shakthi. You will be
blessed with all that you want when you have God in your heart.
Swami in a lighter note and surprising every one very sweetly asked Am I irritating
you with My talk, for which there was a big NO..LEDU SWAMI from the devotees. Swami
later continued.. all those who have assembled here are very fortunate. Just have
faith in God. All your worldly problems will be solved.
While Swami was talking, some one from the crowd said, Swami we feel like we are in
heaven.. to which Swami said, very happy... very happy..
It was 12:15 by then Swami then continued
When you meet some one instead of saying hello, hai, you ask dear brother how are
you? say Namaskaram. Don't forget your parents are God.
Don't disappoint them in any time. They should never shed tears. God will give EVERY
THING to children who take of their parents. Many foreigners who come here are
becoming more and more spiritual. In another 18 years the whole world will change.
There will be peace and tranquilty. It will be an universal world.
Swami then sang one of His favourite bhajans Prema Mudita and it was very very
after the bhajan He continued Get good name to your parents and give them all the
happiness. THAT IS WHAT I WANT. Do you think Swami's happiness
is different from your happiness.. no..no.. Your happiness is MY HAPPINESS. If you
are happy and give happiness to parents I AM HAPPY.. so saying
Swami filling our hearts with HAPPINESS concluded His 45 min HAPPY discourse
Swami asked the children to sing songs and after 2 songs arathi was given to Swami
and it was 12:30 by then.
After a short break Swami left for Puttaparthi at 1:30 and it was another joyous
ride back to Parthi. Swami amidst tons of happiness returned to His own
physical abode Puttaparthi as Students from Swami's primary school and other
devotees welcomed Him with a sweet smile..
Thus ended a beautiful journey with LORD and a beautiful day full of Sai Love..
Swami is so sweet like river which always likes giving giving and we are like the
sea water who always like taking and give nothing..
Time has come for all of us to gear up and SET ASIDE THE MAYA and get into serious
spiritual sadhana. Time is running short and there is no short
cut to Mukthi. Be it a millionaire or a pauper every one has to get into MUKTHI path
and why not start now when our beloved Lord is there to guide us
and take us to the highest level..
Swami says VERY SOON the whole world will be ONE and to achieve this it is our duty
to give our share to that achievement. Brothers and sisters lets join together to
IGNITE the God in us to know the real HUMAN ness.
With Loving pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Lord,
R.Satish Naik.. from Kaliyuga's Mathura Puttaparthi
by group member Satish Naik)
(humble apologies if any mistakes were rolled in this report)
Bhagawan's Visit to Muddanahalli
Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony, Speeches and Divine Discourse
February 14, 2009
Muddenahalli’s great penance has finally come to fruition. Though, the picturesque
hilly terrain that houses a residential model school in the name of Bhagawan had
been blessed by His Divine Presence many an occasion earlier, 14th February 2009
would be marked as a very special day as this day was destined for the sanctifying
touch of blessing from the Lord when the foundation stone was laid in the immediate
Divine Presence of Bhagawan, atop the picturesque hills in Muddenahalli as the
fourth campus of the Sri Sathya Sai University.
Reaching the blessed land, hailed by Him as Thapo Bhoomi, Bhagawan arrived atop the
hill, the venue for unveiling the plaque formally sanctifying the occasion. This was
followed by Bhoomi Pooja, laying the bricks and cementing the same with due rituals
done in spiritual fervour. Climbing down the hills, Bhagawan came on to the
specially erected dais where thousands were awaiting in earnest eagerness for a
glance of the Lord. There were three speakers preceding the Divine Discourse, first
being Gangadhara Bhat, Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Institutions, followed by
Narayana Rao, Secretary, Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Institutions and Sri B.N.Narasimha
Murthy, Warden, Brindavan Campus, all of whom spoke in Kannada.
Reasoning out His newest endeavour to impart quality education, Bhagawan said,
children from the area were poor and could not afford to go to cities for pursuing
higher education. Referring to the declining spiritual progress in villages, He
said, this campus would give emphasis on scriptural studies that should help the
children to grow into noble citizens. The campus would be inaugurated in one year
time, barring all obstacles as it was His Divine Sankalpa, declared the Lord amidst
cheers from the audience. Entire project would be borne by Bhagawan alone, ensured
the Lord advising the patrons not to accept any money from outside. The Divine
Discourse in Telugu lasted for 45 minutes without translation.
Prasadam was distributed to all who had assembled, after which Bhagawan started on
His return journey to Prasanthi Nilayam. Sweet memories, abundant hopes,
Muddenahalli would be looking forward for an eventful year when the Divine Sankalpa
would come true, and when He would be setting His Divine Feet yet again, a date that
would go in the annals of His story as a very very special day.