Monthly Archive: April 2011

The Ramayana Family

On Ramnavami day in April 1971, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba spoke about the values and ideals that are depicted in the Ramayana [scripture] and urged that we should follow them to make our

Hearing the Voice of God

“Head in the forest, hands in society.”    ~Sri Sathya Sai Baba I have been trying to practice this teaching of Swami’s in my daily life by carrying Him in my heart. On happy occasions, I

The New Year Dress

In the following discourse, Bhagavan Baba explains what and how we should celebrate the New Year. The New Year must usher in a new step in spiritual discipline. The old must be rung out;

The Guess Came True

“Where had You been, Swami?” we asked Him, when He sat up and leaned back on the wall. He answered with a smile, as if He was not at all tired or exhausted after

The Alphabet of Ananda

The following is excerpted from a talk given by Charles Penn to the Prasanthi Vihar Youth Camp in Bombay. He gives a new meaning to the alphabets leading ultimately to ananda, supreme bliss. I know

Taller and Taller

In the March issue of Sanathana Sarathi, in my article, `Light in Darkness,’ I had promised to describe my first meeting with Sri Sathya Sai Baba, which occurred after my return to India all

Respect God’s Commandments

“If anyone serves me, he must follow me.” John 12:26 “When we live and practice Jesus’ teachings we are true Christians not before.” Sathya Sai Baba, Christmas 1979 Practice the spiritual disciplines necessary to

Be Immersed in Sai Thought

Swami: Have you understood what has been told so far? Understanding does not mean mere rote! By practice and experience, have you realized in thought, word, and deed, and with full equanimity, the true