UPDATE FROM PARTHI - 18.10.2004 TO 21.10.2004
Team to thank Sai Baba for help
in canal work
A State Government delegation, led by
the Principal Secretary for Irrigation, C.V.S.K. Sarma, will meet Sathya
Sai Baba at Puttaparthi on Friday on behalf of the Chief Minister, Y.S.
Rajasekhara Reddy, to formally thank him for his help in modernising the
Telugu Ganga canal at a cost of Rs. 200 crores. The team will hand over
a personal letter of the Chief Minister to him expressing gratitude.
forwarded by Litesh Majethia
Day III October 22, 2004.
Morning Program was Darshan and then breakfast - then Poornachandra Auditorium and BLISS TIME AGAIN with the chants.
Evening Program, had a Panel Discussion by the Faculty of Anantpur Campus, on the word VEDAS and its explanations as provided in Upanishad Vahini, Prashnottara Vahini, and Sathya Sai Speaks Series.
This was followed by a Carnatic Vocal Recital by Anuradha Krishnan. She ended the program with a moving rendition of the bhajan “Koti Pranam Shatha Koti Pranam”.
The Panel Discussion on the Vedas was very informative. Panelists explained how the word Veda comes from the root word “vid”. How the Vedas are not written by anyone. They are called “Apourushaya”.
Then they went on to expound the various references used by Bhagawan in His discourses and the Vahinis.
Lastly they touched upon the ongoing revelations as to how Latin has its roots in Vedic Language ( Sanskrit ), and also how Vedic Mathematics is being Rediscovered in this day and age.
Very SOUND ground work and wonderful presentation.
Day IV October 23, 2004
D- Day - Dasara Day - Culmination of the Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yagna
We were told by experienced devotees, not to bother going for Darshan, but to head straight for the Poornachandra Auditorium. Because, Swami will eventually come to the Auditorium for the Final Offering the “Poornahuti”. Also the devotees after Darshan RUSH towards the auditorium, thereby creating a wave of human bodies “in which you tend to get carried away”
So we started the day with Nagarsankirtan ( Making a round of the campus singing the name of the Lord ).
Then had a rejuvenating cup of tea J and then headed straight for the Auditorium. Sure enough, it was a wise suggestion and we thank Him for that. There was no one in the Auditorium and we got a choice of selecting right spot for the right view.
Sai Geetha, Swami’s pet elephant also graced the occasion.
As it was a Saturday, Poornahuti had to be completed before 9:00 and hence Swami came promptly to the yagna site by 8:00. He went through the process of distribution of gifts to the priests ( a big Silver Bowl and a big Silver Glass ).
After that the Poornahuti was done, it was the same BLISS TIME again with the Ending Peace Chants.
That was the Morning session.
Evening, there were again 2 speakers ( students ) and then Swami Himself gave a Discourse.
The first student explained the fact the Swami is CLOSER than the Closest, DEARER than the Dearest, NEARER than the Nearest. He sang a couple of beautiful poems composed by his mother on Swami.
Second student picked up where the first one had left. He cautioned that : “Let these miracles NOT Misguide you into complacency,” or in simple terms, let us not treat this Avatar as a personality of Miracles. Also let us not fall into the trap of taking HIM for granted.
Swami then blessed us with another Discourse. Dasara Discourse was a strong one, aimed at anyone who was thinking that they can fool God by offfering Him money,etc and thereby pleasing Him.
Also He clearly stated that GOD created everyone, and hence no one can be called POOR in His standard. It is only us, who have created the rich and poor, and it is our fault that we have encouraged begging and thereby creating beggars.
( Refer to the Dasara Discourse on the website www.srisathyasai.org.in whenever it comes up )
After the Discourse, arathi was taken, and Swami had sat in the Golf Cart ready to leave. It was around 5:15. At that point the Hyderabad Youth asked Swami for permission to present a drama ( to present which they had been waiting for quite a few days.) Swami Loving as He is, gave permission and came down and sat thru the 45 minutes drama titled “Lakshala or Lakshyala”. ( Telugu brother help in translation please. )
Amazing Patience Swami has to sit thru for another 45 minutes, after the 2 hours main program.
One thing about the Grama Seva program. Looks like the Women’s Campus also wanted to get the experience of distribution exercise. So they were asked to distribute Food Packets, Sweet, and Clothes to the Permanent Residents of the Ashram, and the rest of the inmates ( visitors et all received Food Packtes and the Sweet )
Day V. October 24, 2004.
Incidentally there was not much of a crowd for Dasara ( atleast in comparison to Shivaratri 2004 crowd ). Sunday Morning was pleasant and we started with the Nagar Sankirtan.
Evening Darshan was eventful. Last One week, there were literally no Bhajans at all. We had a “something missing” feeling.
Hyderebad Youth again got a chance to present a Musical in telugu. It had very catchy tunes, and the whole crowd unintentionally was pulled into joining the Clapping.
After that program, Swami asked Bhajans to Start .....YE !!!! Then He went inside to grant an interview to one Mr. Kishen ( looks like he is from Canada and has been an instrument of Swami in many ways ). That went on for 45 minutes….. and guess what …. 45 minutes of continuous Bhajans. Then Swami came out and then sat for another 15 minutes… so total 60 minutes of Pure Namasmarana. Energising for all of us.
Day VI October 25, 2004 à Already sent out before. (see below)
Posted by Sathya J on 27-10-2004
Sairam to all,
I truly owe a detailed report of events. Hope to get it out as soon as possible.
But before that, here is today's news.
Swami asked Dr. Gadhia and Mr. Ajith Popat both from UK to address the devotees.
Dr. Gadhia spoke who the Vedas are being spread around the world. One Swami Brahmadev is the Vice Chancellor of a Vedic Universtiy in Holland. He did not believe in Swami. Dr. Gadhia went there and requested the Vice Chancellor to conduct a Yagna.
There to disprove Brahmadevji and show His omniscience, Swami appeared in HIs FULL Physical Form, but only 3 persons could see Him. TO give a proof of His presence, there was a DRIZZLE of VIBHUTI over the entire venue.
Brahmadevji asked in his heart. Swami if you are really GOD, show me one more of your Leela and I will surrender to Your Feet.
Sure enough, immediately a SHOWER of NECTAR on the audience.
Since then Brahmadevji has had Darshan of Swami herein Parthi, and is now on a Mission to spread Vedas. In South America, there is a group of 1000 latin americans all chanting precise Vedic Mantras.
Next was Ajith Popat. He titled his talk as PUPPET SHOW ( Popat Show ).
Part I : on the topic. Kya Hua ( What happened? Kuch
Nahi ( Nothing ) . This was the Q asked by Swami to Him in April 2004,
and this was the answer given by Popat.
Part II : Ab Kya ? What Next. Here Ajith Popat expounded on the importance of our Role to be played here in this lifetime of the Avatar.
Main Points :
I.) Direct Dialing to Divinity --- Om Om Om you are connected ( Country Code and Area Code )
Asato Maa Sadgamaya --- AMritamgamaya --- Call connects through to SWAMI and lastly
Swami picks up the Phone and Says : Shanti Shanti Shanti.
Swami said Brahmamuhurtam is best time as ALL LINES are Free.... no Engaged Tones...
II.) We always Mantra Heenam Kriya Heenam Bhakti heenam ( menaing whihc we plead to Lord, : Oh Lord I donot know any mantras, any woirk, and donot know any Devotion ) ;
Swami said its time to practice
Mantra sahitam ( Veda Chanting ) Kriya Sahitam ( Service Projects ) and Bhakti Sahitam ( Namasmarana _ Chanting Lord's Name ) to REALIZE HIM IN US.
III.) We do nothing worthwhile WHOLE DAY and sa we dont have TIME
Swami Does EVERYTHING and STILL HAS TIME TO COME AND GIVE DARSHAN
Here Ajith Popat ended the talk but Swami asked him to continue and then Ajith Popat sang a few ghazals style couplets in Swami's Praise.
THen BIG SURPRISE..... Swami asked for the MIKE and gave His discourse :
Main Points :
CONTEMPLATE AND REMIND YOURSELF that you are God. How?
Dwell on the Mahavakyas :
Aham Brahmasmi; Pragnyanam Brahma; Ayamatma Brahma; -----
Do not be led by Brahma - Illusion ---- but be led by Bramha (Divinity)
You see Swami in dream doing various things, this is only because you have been thinking about the same for the whole day--- hence in the sleep state, this takes the form and you feel Swami has blessed.
You need to move FORWARD ----- You need to think about your favorite form of GOD and NOW BECOME THAT GOD...... so You need to move forward from the dream state... to actually practising in every moment of your life the very teachings of Swami / Rama / Krishna / Jesus / Allah, so that you eventually BECOME DIVINE IN THE WAKEFUL STATE.
That should be the Goal from now on....
He said this discourse has a LOT FUTURISTIC MESSAGES EMBEDDED.
NOTE : This is a very important point for us to note. let us look forward to this discourse and DWELL ON THIS. October 25, 2004 Discourse --- Look out for the same in the next few days.
Posted by Sathya on 25.10.2004
Om Sri Sai Ram
interesting thing happened this morning during the yajnas in the
Poornachandra auditorium. The priest who was doing the circumambulation
around the sun prostrated himself at the feet of the real sun (i.e. Baba)
and then walked slowly around Him. Before doing so Baba blessed him.
When he came around he continued his usual routine around the symbolic
This morning Swami came in at about 7:15.
He went directly to His chair and sat down. Prasad (laddu as well as a
pre-packaged spun sugar and pistachio sweet) was distributed to everyone
in the hall. At about 8 am I could smell the fire and could faintly hear
chanting coming from the direction of Poornachandra auditorium. The
poojas must have begun. At about 8:10
Swami got up and walked slowly to the interview room. At about 8:45 I could hear coming from the main
street of the ashram shouts of "Jai!" The Grama Seva workers (30 trucks
strong) were leaving for today's distribution. At about 9:10 Swami came
out of the interview room and briefly went into the mandir. He returned to
the interview room and in another minute came out and departed the hall.
This morning Swami came in at about 7:20. He went to His chair and sat
for nearly one hour. Prasad was again distributed to everyone in the
hall. By around 8:10 He got up and went into the interview room. Several
people were called into the interview room. By about 8:15 I could hear
the chanting going on in the Poornachandra; the yajnas were already in
full swing. At 8:30 "Jai's"
could be heard from the main street of the ashram; the Grama Seva trucks
were now departing. Swami left the hall at about 8:50. The hall emptied and people
moved to the Poornachandra auditorium.
years ago today Swami left His family after telling them that His
devotees are waiting for Him. It was on this day that He first sung "Manasa
Bhajara Guru Charanam".
Today is Durga Ashtami. Instruments (i.e. tools of the trade, vehicles,
etc used in daily life) are worshipped. This morning the crowd was
unusually rowdy. Many stood up or got up on their knees and blocked the
view of those behind. Swami came in as usual and descended the golf cart
on the veranda. But He stood only briefly before getting back in the cart.
From there He went to the garages on the men's side. The garage doors
were opened to reveal luxury vehicles behind the regular-sized doors and
the golden chariot behind the tall door. The two cars (both Mercedes, one
silver, the other white) on the left were brought out. Swami sat in the
rear seat of each as a blessing. I could not see from my vantage point
what happened with the other vehicles or the chariot. At any rate, He did
not spend as much time there as last year. From there He got back in the
golf cart and returned to
Jai Sai Ram.
Posted on 24.1.2004 by Jay Sai Ram