Monthly Archive: January 2010

Social Life and Atmic Sadhana

In the following discourse Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba explains that divinity is fully emminant in everyone so a spiritual aspirant cannot say that social life and spiritual effort should be placed in different compartments. He

Why Fear When I am Near

At about 2:30 p.m. on April 24,1986, in the hot, humid and sultry climate of Hyderabad, I felt giddy and had a blackout. My wife prayed to Bhagavan [Sai Baba] and simultaneously she applied

Service and Spiritual Discipline

Late Dr. Thobjorn Meyer from Denmark, Director of the European Sathya Sai Educational Institute, was an ardent devotee of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. He worked tirelessly for many decades to develop and promote the

The Family in the Sai Era

All over the world today, especially in America, the sacred role of the mother in family life has reached a deplorable state, far from the ideal that God intended for all. ‘Birth control’ and

A Stream Immortalized

Two Rover vans and an omnibus were speeding along the road that runs through the Wild Life Sanctuary on the border of Mysore State [southern India], toward a stream that marks its boundary with

Experiences from Childhood

Our family, my grandmother, mother, aunty, my brother, and younger sister, used to stay in Bangalore. Both my sister and I were then studying there. My grandmother and my mother came to know about

The Three Gunas

The three gunas [qualities] play a crucial role in creation, in the cosmos, and in human nature. When they are equally balanced, there is no agitation and no movement, though there may be resolution

Coat the Heart with Love

When the morning sun is above the horizon and you walk away from it toward the west, your shadow lengthens and struts before you. That shadow is maya [illusion], the primal illusion, and the

What is Dharma

Hislop: What is the meaning of the word dharma [righteousness]? Sai: The word dharma does not mean duty. In duty there is no freedom; in reason there is freedom; and in religious obligation there