Monthly Archive: March 2014

How Many Friends Do You Have?

Before joining the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning by the grace of our Lord, I got a few chances to experience minute drops of His divine leela [play]. Here, I wish to

Sai Baba Step by Step I Reach You!

From Canada again I am at Puttaparthi, But see you not ambling gracefully On the red carpet, a golden halo On the head and letters in palm’s hollow. Or scooting in the automobile gently,

Man’s Far Journey

At the beginning, and for a long time on the [spiritual] journey, we think that it is happiness that we are seeking. But happiness cannot be courted; it comes unbidden, unexpectedly, while you are

Make Every Moment Holy

Bhagavan Baba in this discourse delivered on the Andhra Pradesh new year, called Yugadi, urges us to embrace the truth behind the celebration: The Divine itself is the new year, permeating everything, endowing us


Life sustained by food is short; life sustained by the Atman (Divine Spirit) is eternal. Do not lay claim to long life but to divine life. Do not pine for more years on earth,

Vision of the Lord

One afternoon, toward the end of last February, I was rolling pappads [flatbreads] in my house, when a letter came from Sri Vineethji who was in Bangalore. I did not open it right away,

Divine in the Dream

In March 1988, my mother was diagnosed with a form of malignant cancer. I felt very sad and almost lost consciousness when I heard the news. When the doctor told her about it she

Function of Jnana

Q.  You have been saying that jnana [knowledge] is essential;  what exactly is the function of jnana? A.  Jnana makes you realize the atmaswarupa, that is to say, your own reality. Q.  And yoga