Monthly Archive: April 2005


Hanuman is an integral and an important part of the Ramayana. There are very important lessons that we can learn from him. In the following discourse, Bhagavan Baba illustrates the various ways in which a

The Prayer that Baba Gave

At one of the sessions at the recent convention in Taupo, New Zealand, we were asked to discover the inner meaning of the words of a beautiful prayer that Baba gave us many years

The Agni Pariksha

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has opened schools and colleges to impart education to young boys and girls. In the following article, a student shares his experience of undergoing Baba’s tests when he is

F. F. F. F.

Bhagavan Baba says follow the four Fs, which are Follow the Master, Face the devil, Fight to the end, and Finish the game. The following article illustrates that this is true in Christianity and

A New Year Resolution for You

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai’s teachings have been consistent since His advent. Four decades ago, on the auspicious day of Yugadi—the Telugu New Year day—He categorically emphasized sweet and gentle speech as the fundamental criteria

Taste the Sweetness of the Song

This letter written by an Indian physician more than three decades ago reveals the healing aspects of the vibhuti [sacred ash] manifested by Bhagavan Baba. The thrilling anecdote underscores similar experiences of thousands of devotees worldwide. 

Communion Through Equanimity

Yoga is defined by Patanjali as the nirodha, (control) of the vrittis, (agitations and anxieties) of the chitta, (inner consciousness). If the mind is stilled and free from waves produced by the wind of

Ravana’s Abduction of Sita

Question:  Swami, Ravana’s abduction of Sita is a very heartbreaking episode in the Ramayana. How is it that Sita wanted a golden deer, which is so uncharacteristic of her? How strange is it that