Monthly Archive: June 2008

The Cleansed Heart

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, in the following discourse, urges us to surrender completely to the Lord and make our every action a yajna [sacrifice] rather than a battle. Gain, gain, that seems to be

My Sai Sivam

Once Bhagavan Baba had told me, “Why do you need a puja  [worship] room and my photo to pray, when I am within you all the time?”  From that day, I entirely believed in

Share Your Talents

Sathya Sai Baba Teaches Me In the November1965 issue of Sanathana Sarathi [monthly magazine], Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba blessed me by letting me express to you lessons that I received from Him during

Surrender and Survive

Blessed indeed are those who endeavor to realize God, even in the midst of the manifold difficulties and obstacles that surround them in this world. Many people do not even believe in the existence

Sai—Our Redeemer

C. Phalguna hails from Chennai. His family has been associated with Bhagavan for more than five decades. He is currently studying in the second year B.Com. (Hons.) class. Why does God descend on earth?

Desire Management

Controlling your desires is not like riding a bike. You don’t do it once and then know how to do it forever. It’s not like driving a standard-shift vehicle. If you can drive one,

Control the Vagaries of Mind

There is a marked difference between satisfaction, which is called trupti, and true joy, which is santrupti. To understand this, consider the distinction between kirtan and sankirtan. Kirtan, which is vocal music, comes only

All is done by the Lord and not by you

Hislop: Swami says that ‘All is done by the Lord and not by you.’ But the world over there is the concept that man is responsible for his own actions. Sai: You are God.