Monthly Archive: March 2011

Acquire Me as Charioteer

In this discourse delivered four decades ago, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba emphasizes the true path to liberation—implicit obedience, laser-like focus, and unwavering practice of the Avatar’s teachings. The world is becoming increasingly immersed in deep

Bring All Your Burdens

Have you ever been so laden down with human burdens—burdens so weighty that you begin to crumple?  A headstrong son whose every action is going against everything you know to be true and right…or

Sri Sathya Sai: His Nature and Glory

Like me, many people are eager to fathom the meaning of the Sai mystery. I am announcing the truths that I have experienced in the hope that this account will help them. The very

These Are A Few of My Difficult Things

I recently experienced a fracture in my right hand. I sat down before my puja [prayer] room and prayed to Baba to help me with strength, patience, forbearance, and healing. As I lay in


Sankeertana (singing in unison with others) is of four kinds: guna sankeertana; leela sankeertana; bhava sankeertana and nama sankeertana. Guna sankeertana: Applies to the kind of bhajan (devotional song) in which the devotee recites

Sai on Sadhana

Devotee: In the West, sadhana [spiritual effort] is generally taken to be a process of self‑improvement. But does that imply identification with the changing personality? Sri Sathya Sai: First, there may be the urge


Hislop: Swami says that He cannot give to a dry heart. Why is the heart dry? Sai: Even that, God gives for our own good. When you don’t have hunger, why should He give

The Surgeon’s Ring

On the morning of Thursday, March 22, 1979, in Prasanthi Nilayam, when I was granted an interview by Bhagavan, He produced a most beautiful ring for me. In it Swami’s face was shown in