FROM THE PEN OF RAM CHUGANI....ARTICLES
Swami's teachings on Atma
Swami says: "I wish to talk to
you today on Atma Nivedanam, an important aspect of Bhagati (Bhakti)
Yoga, in fact the last and final stage of bhagathi (Bhakti), which
is total surrender to God."
us take worship as duty. We rush into the puja room every morning
after bath, etc. and chant a few slokas rapidly at full speed, as
though a horde of wild animals were behind us, waiting to spring
on us. And that is all. For of the day, God is completely absent
from our thoughts. Our heads are filled with mundane,
materialistic thoughts, or we go to temple, offer flowers, fruits
and a coconut, think that we have discharged our duties towards
God and go home, well content and mighty pleased with our selves.
you is this the way it should be? Can we limit our relationship to
God, restrict our association with the Lord who created us, to
those fewmintues before an idol or a picture?
we not (instead) install that same idol or picture in our hearts,
enshrine it there and worship it whole heartedly with full fervor
have a little time, why can't we sit back and think of God? Even
in grossed in our daily duties, we can still keep chanting His
name ceaselessly. Can't we dedicate all our thoughts and actions
Embodiment of Love, offer yourselves entirely and wholly up to
God. Let Him do what He wants with you. Put all your trust and
faith in Him. God is your greatest well-wisher. Surely, He will
never do you any harm. Think…”God, I have surrendered myself unto
you…body-mind and soul. I have no will of my own now. Your will is
will be done. I am utterly and truly content to let you do what
you want to do with me. Take me where you want.” This is true Atma
Nivedanam or offering of one's soul to God… By “Soul”, we actually
mean “Will” for the soul is already God, is not it? We have to
offer our free will to God and seek refuge in Him.
I rest my
mind at your Lotus feet, my Lord,
surrender my will unto You, Oh God!
where You will,
no more anything called mine,
Everything I have is Thine- I myself Thine
Bhagavan's Teachings to Atma
Excerpt from Holy Mission Divine
Necklace of nine Sai Gems No. 2
Repository of Supreme Peace and happiness (Purma Santhi Suka
The goal of all
living beings is peace and happiness. But the tragedy of it is
that we search for peace and happiness in the wrong place. In
things external to us. “Peace inside, pieces outside,” quips Swami
SWAMI TELLS US STORY
He gives the
parable of a foolish, old woman who lost her sewing needle in her
cottage. She was frantically searching for it under the
streetlight, because she had no light in her cottage.
We are all like
that foolish woman, says Baba; because, due to our inner darkness
of ignorance, we have apparently lost the Self, which is the
source of supreme peace and bliss. But instead of looking for it
inward, we are desperately searching for it outside.
The name serves
to purify our mind and make it turn inward to its Source, the
Spiritual Heart, where only we can experience supreme peace and
happiness, which is permanent and unmixed.
In contrast the
so-called peace and happiness we get from external objects’ are
only fleeting glimpses, invariably tinged with pain. “Pleasure is
only an interval between two pains,” says Swami.
And we all have
experience of this truth. Thus the Name is the external abode of
supreme and un-alloyed peace and bliss. Once we experienced it in
our inner being, we shall find it also outside, for as Swami
reveals,” The outer scenario is a reflection or projection of the
SWAMI SAYS= AS
THE AIR WE BREATHE IS OF God’s creation and available to all, so
the wariness of God and His powers and Mercy have to be available
to all. True seekers on the spiritual path must hold on to this
wide outlook and the universality of this message. Then the
conflict between the diverse faiths and creeds disappears by
itself, and peace and love will be restored on earth.
|Article on service theme -
"Swami, Give me strength and energy to
render more Service at your Lotus Feet" was a young devotee of
Hyderabad's prayer to Bhagawan a few days after the 2nd World
Youth Conference. Swami looked at him, gave a deep thought,
smiled and said, "You do my work, I'll do your work" in chaste
Telegu. He readily agreed. Man today needs to realize that
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is born on this Earth out of His
mercy to shower His choicest Blessings on all Mankind. After
almost three decades of association with the Lord Sai, I can
realize that I have wasted a lot of years. Swami is a role
model for all of us.
"My life is My message", Swami often says.
What have we learned from His life? Swami says that the
shortest path to reach God (Him) is by practicing the saying
"Love all, Serve all". Is it possible to practice this aspect
in this mundane world? The answer is an absolute 'YES'. There
is at least one personality, a phenomenon, on this Earth who
practices this aspect and is also teaching other beings to
learn and practice it in their own lives, and that is our
Beloved Lord Sathya Sai. A few years back, I asked Swami,
"Swami, today life is full of turbulence, ego and this often
leads me to bad thoughts. How do I ward off these thoughts?"
Swami explained to me with lots of loving care. He said, "My
dear, whenever you feel hungry, what do you do?" I replied, "I
eat immediately". Swami then asked, "How do you eat?" He went
on to explain, "First you take a plate, serve yourself some
food and then voluntarily your hands move to pick up the food
to be placed in your mouth. Once in your mouth, it is then
masticated by the teeth and involuntarily digested, isn't it?"
He asked, I nodded. Swami then went on, similarly, "whenever
you get bad thoughts, think of God, think of Sai, involve
yourself in good thoughts and good work." As you develop this,
Swami said that automatically bad thoughts are left behind.
Make this your daily habit and you shall never have scope for
bad thoughts, Swami answered. He immediately pointed at our
team leader, Uday and said, "this is how he developed into a
good boy. It took me seven years to scrub him of his bad
habits and see how he shines today."
Swami is our friend and our well-wisher,
our God Mother, ever ready to help us, pacify us and lead us
to peace. This is the absolute truth, but there is an
important clause here. Swami tells us something, "Just do it.
Do not try to analyze the pros and cons. There are innumerable
devotees of Sai who are still trying to gauge Sai and in this
process they do not know what they are missing." Often Swami
directs us. He is like the Traffic Signal that shows you the
path. We need to understand that Swami out of His mercy and
grace gives us a number of chances even while we err. But at
one point of time in order to make us realize the value of His
word, He stops directing us. From then on, it's misery. He
ignores us, does not smile, looks away when we plead. This is
when we realize what a fool we have been! Then we start
practicing Swami's directions with total surrender and PRESTO
- Swami is back with us; all smiles, love, compassion bundled
Swami often talks of service to
motherland, "Janani Janma Bhoomischa Swargadapi Gariyasi",
the mother who has given birth to you and the motherland you
are born in is greater than Heaven. Serve your motherland,
serve your society. It is this society that has brought you
up. Pay back the debts you owe to society for bringing you
up. Render service to society is what Swami says. Similarly,
serving parents is the most important ideal we need to do.
'PAY - RENT' … Swami often says that our very existence in
this world is because of our parents, as our head, food and
blood truly belong to our parents. Hence, it is our primary
duty to pay-rent to our parents, and that is by providing
loving care to them with devotion. So dear brothers and
sisters, let us all resolve to do His work and do our work
From Sai Pranam - Monthly Magazine
The grace of Sai and story
of a yogi walking on water.
story of Yogi named L.S.Rao, who during 1971 and 1972 carried on a
campaign of vilification against Baba. He has said that Baba was a
fake and that he himself had performed many such miracles, such as
walking through fire and on water.
paper had carried these articles, in which the Yogi had carried on
a tirade against Baba. He said that he would give a public
performance in Andheri, near the Yogi’s ashram. The event
attracted international interest and many people came to witness
it. Television cameras and all the other media were invited to
attend. Admission was restricted and the tickets cost between five
hundred rupees and a thousand rupees.
campaign agitated very much most of Baba’s followers and were very
much upset and many devotees thought that Baba should teach this
man a lesson. “The Yogi arrived, invoked the Gods, cursed Baba and
said that He was fake.
prayed to Baba saying, “Swami please teach this arrogant man a
lesson. Let him find himself at the bottom of the ten foot tank
when he tries to walk on water.
walked up a ladder that had been placed at the side of the tank.
He stood at the top of the ladder and again repeated his mantras.
He placed his right foot on the water and then the left foot, and
promptly sank to the bottom of the tank. Devotees prayed to Baba
and asked Him to put an end to this man’s ego
out of the tank and again cursed Baba and spoke against Him. He
repeated his mantras and made another attempt to walk on the
water. He again sank to the bottom and could not come up again.
Two man had to go into the tank to rescue him.
was up brought the tank, he said “Where is my doctor? I am not
well. My doctor told me not to do it today. “The spectators
rebelled and shouted for a refund of their money, saying that this
was a hoax.
Karanjia, the editor of Blitz came to the microphone and announced
that all money would be refunded The proceeds were to have gone to
the Yogi’s ashram. After that the Yogi never again made a public
appearance and his tirade against Baba ended.
Experience of Vijay Sai, Previously speaker and a lecturer in the
dept of English in Brindavan campus
He said when I am asked to write or speak
about the happy time I had with Bhagavan, as a student and a
teacher, I do not know where to begin. Like every student, I have
seen Him, experienced Him and basked in His divine love.
I wonder whether I should narrate how He
once materialised a sugar candy, to clear my sore throat before
singing a bhajan or how in Kodaikanal while travelling with students
in a bus.
He created a silver spoon to distribute
some groundnuts , or how He fastened the button on my shirt, while I
stood beside Him for a photograph, or how He took a snap of us when
we were waking up after a nap, or how He quietly picked my pocket,
taking the piece of paper containing the points of my speech,
prepared at a short notice, while taking His namaskar before the
speech, leaving me completely confused before a large audience.
Another day when He waited for me and
said, ”I know you like this sweet Lord has specially kept for you.”
Or when He gave instruction not to serve me any sweet, because I was
putting on a lot of weight, or the day when HE, with a divine wave
of His hand, transformed a chocolate into an emerald, a diamond, and
a ring. And finally said “ If I will it, this moment I can change
all of you into girls”!
He then asked me if I would volunteer
for the demonstration, or how one day He distributed huge chocolate
bars to everyone and then informed them that it was because that day
was my birthday.
In fact I had forgotten myself. Where am
I to begin? Where I am to end? Who am I, after all to write about
Him, the highest, God, in such an informal tone.
Even now, when I am reprimanded and made
fun of, and feel that sometimes life is unbearable, and cry in
sorrow and self-pity, I remember one of Shakespeare’s sonnets which
expresses how I feel.
Yet in these thoughts myself
Happily I think of thee-and
then my state,
Like a lark at break of day
From sullen earth, sings hymns
at heaven’s gate,
For thy sweet love remembered
such wealth brings,
That I scorn to change my place
Earthquake relief - The work has begun
Following letter received from Bro. Dr. Michael Goldstein, giving a
progress report on the work of the Sai Organization, which please
In Sai Service,
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
For those who have perished, let us pray for their souls. For those
who are suffering, let us pray and take action to alleviate their
pain. For ourselves, let us pray that the Divine Indweller will show
us the ay and enable us to do what we must do. For the Sai
Organization, let us pray that we will all become united in a spirit
of love and face the world catastrophe with courage, determination,
THE WORK HAS BEGUN!
This letter is a sequel to the prior letters of December 26 and
December 30 to give you a progress report on the work of the Sai
WORK DONE AND IN PROGRESS
The Sri Sathya Sai International Medical Committee of the Prasanthi
Council, working under the leadership of its Chairman, Dr. Narendra
Reddy, has sent task forces of personnel with the necessary skills
to assess the needs of victims and our own resources to address
In Indonesia, a task force of Sai devotee physicians and Sai workers
have gone to three stricken sites, including Banda Aceh. These
devotees are distributing food, water, clothes, medicines, and
other needed materials to the victims of the disaster. Substantial
funds from the Sathya Sai Society Earthquake Relief Fund have been
dispersed to Indonesia.
In Sri Lanka, Dr. Upadhyay from UK, a member of the Sai
International Medical committee has already visited Sri Lanka, made
an assessment of conditions there, and will be returning with a
medical team soon. In addition, Dr. Brahma Sharma, President of the
USA Sai Medical Committee, is leading a task force of Sai devotee
physicians and Sai workers who will arrive in Sri Lanka by January
9. Substantial funds from the Sathya Sai Society Earthquake Relief
fund have been dispersed to Sri Lanka.
In Thailand, Lorraine Burrows, of the Sathya Sai Institue, with a
group of Sai devotees from the Sai Institute and the Sai
Organization of Thailand have gone to Phuket to give assistance to
the victims of the disaster. The Zone Chairman has communicated with
the Deputy Central Coordinator of Thailand to arrange assistance by
transferring funds to the Thai Sai Organization from the Earthquake
In India, we have communicated to Bhagavan Baba that we stand ready
with personnel and resources to render whatever assistance He may
Task forces have gone to Indonesia to Banda Acheh, and two other
stricken areas in that country nearest to the epicenter of the
earthquake. A team of medical personnel and volunteers from
Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia will establish medical and
rehabilitation camps. Likewise, in Sri Lanka, a task force is going
to perform the same function. These task forces and the medical and
rehabilitation camps will not be merely a brief encounter where
goods are distributed and the sick are treated. It will be an
ongoing interaction. In the acute phase we are treating illness and
distributing goods and materials that meet the needs for survival in
the ravaged environment. Then, having met the immediate needs, we
plan to maintain a presence of helpful Sai workers to assist in the
rebuilding of the homes, the rehabilitation of the community, and,
finally, the achievement of self-sufficiency.
The theme of our 80th Birthday efforts: Service to Individual,
Service to Communty, and Service to Humanity is dramatically
unfolding as a result of this unprecedented disaster. Men and women,
governments and organizations, people from everywhere are extending
their helping hands to the victims of this catastrophe. Individual
victims are treated and communities are being restored. These
efforts, engaged in by our Sai Organization, and all of the
multitudes of selfless workers from all over the world, demonstrate
the love and compassion that is our true nature. Thus the innate
Divinity of man is manifested.
Lovingly, in the Service of Sai
Posted on 06.01.2005 by Ram Chugani
Bhagavan Baba Sarva Devata Swaroopa
(Student Experience Sudheendran)
One evening we were
all sitting around Bhagawan in Trayee Brindavan at Whitefield. All
of sudden, Bhagavan asked me if I would give Him anything that He
asked for, immediately, I replied “Yes, Bhagavan.”
Bhagavan looked at
me in my eyes and asked, are you sure, will you give me even your
life? “Saying thus, He streched out His palm, but He withdrew it at
once, and said something that overwhelmed me by its impact.
Bhagawan said, “You
fool, who are you to give your life to Me ? Your life is alread in
My hands, and you have no control over it! I realize that none
other than Goddess Shakthi Herself, who is permeating each and every
cell in my body and sustaining my life every moment, spoke these
I would also like
to narrate another experience where Bhagavan saved my father’s life.
In February 2000, my father underwent a regular health check-up
where he was diagnosed to have a minor heart problem. The doctors
then prescribed more tests. But my father decided that he would not
allow himself to be treated further without Bhagavan’s permission.
So he came to
Prashanti Nilayam to seek Bhagavan’s blessings and permission for
his heart treatment. During Darshan, Bhagavan spotted my father and
immediatley went up to him and enquired about his health. Then
Bhagavan materialized vibuthi and gave it to my father and asked him
to get himself checked up again at the Sri Sathya Sai Super
Speciality Hospital, Prashanti Nilayam.
As per Bhagavan’s
advice, my father underwent tests and the doctors recommended an
operation. The operation was scheduled for 1st March,
after Bhagawan’s prior approval. Since my father was staying alone,
he asked Bhagavan if it was necessary for my mother to rush to
Parthi immediatley. Bhagavan told that there was no need to hurry
and assured my father saying ,“Don’t worry, I will take care of
A few days before
the operation, my father decided to go for a short walk in the
evening. When he was walking on the road, he felt a slight pain in
his chest. So he thought that it would be better to sit down
somewhere nearby. That very moment an ambulance appeared on the
scene, and a senior ashram offical alighted from it and rushed
towards my father saying that Bhagavan had personally sent him to
enquire about my father’s condition, and if necessary, to rush him
to the hospital. Bhagavan thus demonstrated His love and
omniscience, and the chest pain vanished.
As the D-Day
approached, my mother and I landed in Prashanti Nilayam. Finally on
March 1st, my father was taken into the operation theatre
at 8 a.m. What was supposed to have been a mirror operation turned
out to be a major and a critical one, which took five hours. When
the doctors operated upon the heart, they discovered that there were
five blocks in the arteries and it was a medical miracle how my
father lived normally when there was apparently no way the blood
could flow in and out of the heart. Undoubtedly my father is alive
sheerly due to Bhagavan’s grace.
After the operation
Bhagavan told me to be happy and said, “Tell your mother about this
successful operation. She will feel happy. And also convey to her
that I am thousand times happier then she is.
Our love is filled
with selfishness and attachment born out of a relationship of a few
years. But Bhagavan has been loving and protecting all of us for
thousands of births!
“OM SRI SRI
Divine Blessings from South Africa
"I feel Baba's touch and his blessings help me progress
in life. He takes away my problems. I am a plain and
simple person but Baba has blessed me. When I first saw
what was happening, I fell on my knees and prayed, and
thanked Baba for entering my home."
Naicker, who was formerly with the Malagazi Sai Centre
and is now with the Mandhir, said she got closer to Baba
after her husband (then 38) suffered a stroke and died
about 17 years ago.
Feeling deserted and disconnected, Naicker said she
received a "message" from Baba telling her that she
would not be alone "when I am here for you".
"I never expected that Baba would visit me. As a mother
I am alone with my children, but Baba is our guardian
and protector and he is now showing us his presence."
With the dream of one day travelling to Sai Baba's
ashram in Prashanti Nalayam, India, an emotional Naicker
said she would continue serving Sai Baba.
African Sai Organisation president Dr Reggie Reddy said
the "miracles" were for the people of the house and
their particular spiritual relationship with Sai Baba.
"It is a personal and unique occurrence for their
particular spiritual evolution. It is for the family to
realise the omnipresence, omnipotence and omniscience of
added that these manifestations "were to realise the
comforter more than the comforts - and the comforter is
the Purna Avtaar of the age of Kaliyuga, which is Sai
Prof Kasturi’s Birthday story.
Kasturi says on my
Birthday, I usually spend the day with Swami. On one birthday, He
asked me to go to a place to attend a meeting of devotees, and I
said “ What Swami? You are pushing me out on my birthday!” Swami
said, “What birthday? It is not an important Event. To be born is a
calamity not to be celebrated!
My name is Kasturi ,
Kasturi means musk, the fragrant stuff, which we used to put a dot
on God’s forehead. Krishna had “Kasturi Tilakam” on His forehead. It
is not only black, but also fragrant.
There is a temple in south
India, where the God is known as Kasturi Ranganatha, director of the
divine play, wearing a musk dot. I am named after that. So I told
Swami that I would go to that holy place on my birthday.
Swami said, “Go there, you
will find me there. It is as good as my presence there” and believe
me, when I went there, there was no Kasturi Ranganatha; there was my
own SWAMI in the shrine room. So everywhere, it is He who answers
every prayer, in whatever language it is made, to whichever God it
A mother once complained,
“Swami, my son goes to Tirupathi, he does not come to puttaparthi”
Swami said, “Yeh! Why do you worry? It is myself there also.” He
says, “Attend any church, call on any God by any name, of any form,
I am there. “That is Prabhu” The Lord of all.
Swami says, “If you look
at me, your image will be in my eyes, and my image will be in your
eyes. We are all in Swami’s eyes, because His eyes are everywhere.
“Sarvathah pannipadam sarvathokshi shirormukham.” His hands, His
feet, His eyes, His head and His face are everywhere to grasp you
and save you from a fall.”
Jai Sai Ram
LIKE ICE CREAM
It was Sunday morning at Prashanti Nilayam. After
finishing the morning Interviews, Baba went to the western side of
the Mandir where the children from the
primary school were seated. Baba does not like anyone to sit in the
hot sun, and certainly not the sweet little ones. [This was in the
days before the present roof was built.]
He made them all sit in the shade in the porch
near the Interview room. The children beamed as they trooped in and
sat in an orderly fashion, followed by Baba who came from behind
them, beaming with a big smile!
He came to the first row and all of a sudden
started singing “Love is My form…” He
asked the children to join in. All of us who were fortunate to be
there were exhilarated at this unexpected gift of Grace! Grace
always comes unexpectedly.
Halfway, He stopped and asked the children, “What
is Love?” smiling mischievously. The children were taken by
surprise at this question and smiled nonplussed!
obliging gave the answer and said, “Love
is ice cream!” Baba allowed the children’s laughter
and the adult’s surprise to die down before He explained further.
Baba, the ideal teacher, is a Master of the technique of teaching. A
startling question to evoke attention, provoke curiosity and hold
the interest of the listener is the Master’s method! All ears were
now alert, awaiting Baba’s explanation:
“Love is sweet like
Love is joy like ice
Love is cool like
and Love is pure
like white ice cream.”
Apparently meant for the children, but it was a
gift from Baba to all of us, this extraordinarily original
definition of love from Love Incarnate!
Images are sketched by poets to make the abstract
concrete; Baba the Poet of poets gives images which have great
spiritual depths, and the Avatar of the
Age uses the most modern of them to make us understand what He wants
to convey. In the Krishna Avatar, it
was milk, curds and butter; in the Sai Avatar
it is Love, Joy and ice cream!
From “Spiritual Blueprints
of My Journey” by Indulal Shah
Jai Sai Ram
what you don't
contributed by saikramesh
This incident relates to the trip made by 52 blind chlidren to Swami
several years back. I had always wanted to narrate the same to
Saidevotees, my sole intention being to propogate the message that
Swami often sees what we dont.
A Sathya Sai Center functioning in Chennai, a metro city in Southern
India was fortunate to be blessed by Swami's visit, 5 times, each of
these when He visited Chennai.
A practice ( that continues till date) in the center is Reading for
the Blind on at least 2 Saturdays of the month.
Swami inspired one of the devotees to bring these 52 students to His
Divine Presence. What follows here is amazing. There was no prior
intimation to Swami in any way that these students were being
brought from Chennai all the way to Parthi. On the way, the devotees
entrusted with the task of taking these blessed students to Swami
encountered many a hardship.
Wonder of Wonders, when they reached Parthi, they were given a
special block at the Darshan Hall and Swami spent several minutes
with the group. At the end, He signalled one of His Students to
bring something from the Interview Room.
Sairam brothers and sisters, only our Beloved Lord knows and cares
for every being in this world. The Student then brought out 52
Braille watches, each of which was personally presented to the
students by Swami. Swami also demonstrated the use of the same.
How these watches appeared in the Interview Room is a miracle, that
only Our Lord knows. This especially because, there was not even the
slightest hint made to Swami about the arrival of these students.
Yet another Mahima of Our Dearest Lord!!!
describes an incident of Calcutta devotee who went on wrong path.
There was a young person
in Calcutta who had gone too far on wrong path. He had the calamity of
having a rich father and he suffered from that! Cinema star, gamblers,
racehorses were his
His father was a good man. He didn’t know that he was the reason for his
son’s wayward ways. He had fondled him much and had spoiled him. He wanted
to improve him, and so he put three volumes of Sathyam Shivam Sundaram on
his son’s table.
He warned his servants to see that the books were always on his table. The
son saw them, but never cared to read them. He thought it was his father’s
craze! ‘What is the use of reading Sathyam Shivam Sundaram by some Kasturi,
when there are far better things to read? ‘ He must have thought.
One day, he had an engagement with a cinema star with his gang of friends.
Jay has programmed to go to picnic with her as the central figure. His
friends did not turn up as arranged and had to keep on waiting for them.
He was rather upset, and took a book, which was on the table and starting
turning the pages, because he had nothing else to do! And what did he read
in the book? “Don’t rely on your friends. They are only exploiting you. I
am your great friend. I don’t need any thing from you. I will always be
He read whole page! That changed his mind, because those were Swami’s
words. He was sitting in P.N Verandah, three days back. He has purchased a
bungalow near Whitefield and now wherever he gets time he will be writing
That happened because of that one page which he read at a critical time of
his life. Swami, who was waiting for the psychological moment, caught him!
When the dawn comes, when the morning star raised and the sun is about to
give light to earth, that moment, when he opened the book, Swami stood
there to receive him!
Swami says, I have a vow and what is that?”Hold by the hand those who have
strayed away from the correct path and save them. Swami has said”Patti”
is to hold by the hand. To hold them by the hand and save them is His vow.
In case of this young man, He was waiting for his hand and caught it, Prof
Kasturi asked Swami “Why hold the hand?
“Dear man.” Said Swami. How can you give a person an injection without
holding his hand ? So holding the hand is necessary. This young man turned
the pages of the book and Swami held him by the hand and gave him the
injection. When his friends came and hour later, he said ´ “ he said “ I
am not coming, I don’t want the picnic.
I am not going you hereafter, I have a great friend now!” He sends his
friends out! Swami has converted him.
There was a dancing hall in the ground floor of his house, was now
beautifully polished floor which became the bhajan center! That hand that
held whisky, now held vibhuthi packet! Complete change! Because he read
something that Swami wanted him to read that book, and not what was
printed in it. The book was only an excuse.
Jai Sai Ram