Monthly Archive: March 2007

The Four Brothers

In the following excerpt of a discourse by Sathya Sai Baba on Ramanavami in 1980, Bhagavan compares the four brothers of the epic Ramayana to the four Vedas and to the four purusharthas (the

The Voice of Youth

Sri Umamaheswara Rao (18), a student at the Sri Sathya Sai College of Arts and Science, addressed a gathering in the Divine presence in Hyderabad on the Telugu New Years day. The following is the English

Power of the Lord’s Name

In the course of His discourse in the Mandir on June 22nd, Bhagavan explained the purifying and redeeming power of the Lord’s name when it is recited in a spirit of total surrender to the

Gift of Grace

The late Sri Ratan Lalji was a dear devotee of Bhagavan Baba. He was very familiar with Swami’s teachings and would share them with many of us who visited Parthi or Brindavan and attended the

The Unseen Cause

Following is an excerpt from a message sent by Bhagavan Baba on the inauguration of Prasanthi Vidwanmahasabha. You, who are in reality atmaswarupa [embodiment of the self], here is My blessing to every one of

The Lord’s Seva

Every month or two, I come to the computer often under stress To edit or proof the newsletter But this is my seva, my mind reminds me, not supposed to be done under duress

Sufferings Man Undergoes

What is that prevents man from securing enduring happiness? There are five kinds of sufferings (kleshas) which stand in the way: “Avidya” (ignorance) is one kind of suffering. What is this ignorance? In the

Lessons from Ramayana

Question: Swami, although Manthara [Kakeyi’s personal maid] and Surpanakha [Ravan’s sister] are two minor woman characters in the Ramayana, both of them appear crucial in leading to major developments. What lessons should we learn