Monthly Archive: March 2008


In the following discourse Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has explained the meaning of Shivaratri and how it should be celebrated. This year the holy festival falls on March 6th. Many stories are told

Three Handfuls of Dust

For many years, we yearned to witness the Shivaratri (night of Shiva) festival in Puttaparthi. Last year, we left Madras in our car in the early hours of the day before Shivaratri. We thought

Surrender and Acceptance

I thank Swami for giving me the opportunity to share one of the most important lessons He taught me when we were on an assignment in South Korea between the years of 1992 and 1997.

The Reformative Miracle

This is a story of Sri Halagappa, a homeless wanderer, who was transformed by Bhagavan Baba. Now he is an agriculturist and runs an orphanage at Srirangapatnam in South India. My parents were devotees of

Sai—The Super Magnet

S. Srikarthik joined as a student in the Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School at Prasanthi Nilayam. A talented singer, he is presently [2005] studying in the third year B. Com. (Honors) class. He

The Ninth Embrace

I walked all the way from America to India over the nine jeweled path of devotion that leads to Your feet each translucent step a spiral staircase winding thru’ wondrous solar and lunar sprayed galaxies

Repeat the Name

There is one cause of all your sorrows as well as your joy and happiness. That is your mind. Many people have an adverse view of the mind; they call it monkey mind. But

About Food

A Visitor: How does one get devotion to God? Sai: Confidence is necessary. Food is the start. The body is made from food. Without health, it is very hard to do anything. The stomach

A Rose for the Lord

When the bud was born In the daylight morn The bud opened a bit To see the world around it. It was a rose In such repose It shone too bright In the lovely