Monthly Archive: March 2002

The Victory of Victories

Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba says that we should be like the river which strives, yearns, and struggles to merge with the sea from which it comes. Sivarathri, which falls on March 12, is a

Forms of Food

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in one of His discourses said that our minds are not only influenced by the food we take in through our mouths but also through the various senses. The

Inner Progress

The following story is narrated by Bhagavan Baba to illustrate to His students the importance of eating satwic food prepared in satwic conditions.   I shall tell you now of an incident that happened eighty

Sanctifying the Meal

From the moment of Baba’s arrival in Brindavan [His ashram near Bangalore, India] on December 7, students of the Brindavan campus of the Sathya Sai Institute experienced inexpressible ecstasy. They were enjoying the presence

Purity and Truth

Swami says, “Nowadays, service has become more talk and less deed. But the Lord cannot be deceived. He is vigilant and all‑knowing.” Swami illustrates His point with the following story. Once on a Sivarathri

The Ultimate Security

Recently, while enjoying a meeting with my husband at a restaurant near his office, I mentioned to him that one of the cars had two tires which seemed somewhat worn. I went on to

Idol Worship

In the following discourse, Bhagavan Baba shows us how idol worship is an important tool for our spiritual efforts to attain the goal of being one with the Lord. “There is only one God

Spring Sting

This intriguing story was narrated at the Active Workers Conference at Leicester in spring 1995. It is another example of Sai humor designed and executed with great care, for the spiritual advancement of those

Slander & Gossip

The spoken word, though it may be short and appears to be only a sound, has in it the power of an atom bomb. When a word of ananda (bliss) is spoken to a