Monthly Archive: September 2004

Baba’s Three Questions

1. An old merchant from Kuppam arrived late one evening by car with his family. As soon as Baba saw him, He asked, “How deep is the well?” I thought the inquiry was about

Small Teachings

Today man is deluded by attachment. He is unable to realize the sacredness of the human body. So, like birds and animals he is engaging in worldly pleasures.  Human body is gifted to experience

The Role of Avatars

The following article is condensed from a discourse Sathya Sai Baba gave at Prasanthi Nilayam on the occasion of Krishna’s birthday, August 14, 1990. Like a feast to a starving man, Like rain for the parched earth,

Significance of Ganesha Worship

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba clarifies the meaning behind the worship of Ganesha, the figure of God with the elephant head. In the following discourse delivered at Prasanthi Nilayam, He encourages us to look behind

How Devotees are Tested and Found Wanting

In the following article, condensed from a discourse given by Sathya Sai Baba at Prasanthi Nilayam on the last day of the Dasara festival, October 6, 1992, Swami talks about His past incarnation as

The Winning Smile

Once it happened that Krishna [a Hindu deity], [His brother] Balarama and [His cousin] Satyaki, who were little boys scarcely four or five years old at that time, strayed into a thick jungle all

One Gurupoornima for the Books—Call to Action

W hen it rains, it pours—Sai’s love that is. The Lord is showering His blessings and giving of Himself in an unprecedented manner.  Indeed, if ever there was a pertinent time to be in His

Krishna & His Wives

Question: Swami, Krishna was surrounded by eight consorts and is stated to have been associated with 16,000 gopis (cowherdesses). It is very disturbing and embarrassing to hear of Lord Krishna’s many wives. Kindly enlighten

Desire and Cry for God

Akbar was happy whenever Tansen, his court musician, sang. Tansen was the greatest musician of his day. When he sang the raag [melody] “Meghamala,” clouds thickened in the sky; when he sang the raag