Monthly Archive: October 2016

Rama’s Attitude to Kaikeyi

Question: Swami, Kaikeyi had sent Rama to the wilderness on the eve of his installation as the crown prince. What was Rama’s attitude to her? Generally, it would be one of hostility, wouldn’t it?


Following is an excerpt from a discourse by Bhagavan Baba on the occasion of Deepavali, the festival of lights. Deepavali means “the array of lights.” “Tamasoma jyotirgamaya” [lead me from darkness to light] is

The Role of Religion

The word generally used for religion is mata; the word to indicate the mind is mati. Putting the two together it can be said that mata is primarily engaged or ought to be engaged

Achieve Nil Balance

During a Dassara festival, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba spoke about the benefits and the significance of the various rituals and programs conducted during the holy week. You will find that the Dassara Program

Saving Grace

When Swami appears in a dream, it is no longer a dream. It is the way He awakens us to the atman [universal soul]. It was on one such occasion that He appeared and

Swami’s Omnipresence

Malathi & Ram Nayak, previously from the Doylestown Pennsylvania Center, had a very beautiful experience during their transit through Brussels Airport in Belgium. They have recently moved to California and now attend North County

The ‘I’ Disease

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has said, “The Buddha saw one sick man, one old man, one corpse, and one sanyasin [religious mendicant]; that was enough for him to leave his palace and seek

My Story—The Silver Door

On certain festive occasions Baba used to give darshans from the silver door on top of the Mandir. Following is a description of one such darshan. Part One: On the way I’m making my