Monthly Archive: September 2003

An Avatar’s Words

Only an Avatar [incarnation of God]  could say those words. Lesser souls like seers, spiritual aspirants, great souls, ascetics, and realized persons would not have the courage to utter them, and even if they

When You Pass BY

Beautiful buds dance, Fair flowers smile Green gardens bloom. Wild winds soften, Rapid streams pause Dull darkness departs Angry clouds brighten Showers of love do drop Thirsty hearts are quenched; Lamps are lit in

The Authentic Voice

Sathya Sai Baba has often said that He had tried hard to postpone announcing that He was an Avatar, until at last the call became irresistible in his 14th year. Even during His childhood,

The Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba gave a discourse on the Gita on March 23rd 1958 and assured the listeners that if every morning a verse from the Gita was read and contemplated upon, then

Small Teachings

You may say that progress is possible only through God’s Grace; but though My heart is soft as butter, it melts when there is some warmth in your prayer. Unless you make some disciplined

A Teenager Tells

This teenager gives an account of her experience in Bal Vikas class. Initially, like other youngsters, she was hesitant to join the class, but once she did there was no looking back. Pranams [obeisance]

The Kerala Onam

Following is an excerpt from a discourse by Bhagavan Baba on the occasion of Onam, a festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, a state on the west coast of India. Swami says the tax

Gita—The Song of Life

Sri Krishna: “All humans die, But each believes In everlasting life For sure. There is, in all, an ‘I’ that cannot fade; The body dies; but the Atma is Sat; It ever is— It

Fun With Sai

Danish delight At an interview, Swami addressed a Danish couple saying to  the wife, “He is a good man.” The wife gleaming with joy responded, “Yes very good Swami.” “No, no,” Swami replied, Not

Duty is Worship

Men repeat the word ‘duty’ day after day and during all hours of the day, without any clear conception of what that word means. Duty arises when there are two people, you and another.