Gurupurnima News - 2005
brother deepak, so nice read your
Gurupoornima, highlights, here is a version from a dear sai sister, that
came to me.
When Swami arrived, we got a
beautiful close look at His smiling face from the car, and then on
the verandah, as yesterday, but we were closer this day. The Vedic
Chants went on with the temple music together in their usual joyful
cacophony and then all was quiet when proceedings of Gurupurnima began -
with extra decorations including new three-tier silk umbrellas along each
side of the exit in the centre.
First Mr. Srinivasan spoke of how Swami leelas are "exploding" all over
the globe, every day. He mentioned the healing of a boy with a hole in the
heart, who was simply given vibhuti, next a woman with a cancerous growth
on her face who came for Darshan and stayed for 12 days, at the end of
which the growth had vanished. He also told of a terrifying fire in
Canada, where many people's lives were endangered, but one fireman, in
uniform came, and put the fire out very quickly, so that no one was hurt,
only his name - Sathya - disappeared! There was a fourth, which this
moment I can't recall, but he spoke with such enthusiasm, it was inspiring
Next Prof. G. Venkataraman spoke
on the meaning of Guru and Sadguru, and put across some original ideas in
his usual brilliant way, yet one knows on these occasions, it all comes
directly from Swami. I don't know who the next speaker was but he too
spoke on the significance of Gurupurnima, and lastly a student, who
had only just been told to come and speak gave some good stories and
experiences in a short space of time so well, considering that he
was suddenly called like that.
At last, the moment came we were
all waiting for, and Swami insisted on standing to give His discourse,
which was so wonderful to see. The main points of His discourse were :
Whatever you do, good or bad, be sure it will certainly come back to
you. He spent some time on this theme. Then He stressed the need to pray
for the whole world, and this again He reiterated. He said He was always
ready to grant any requests we asked of Him, we had only to ask. He then
went on to say that no one can live without water and that most of the
water of the Godavari River simply flowed out to the sea, while all
the people on each side of the river, living in the forests there, were
short of water and so He was going ahead with yet another water project
there, to give water to 500 villages in East and West Godavari. He told
how some people had gone to investigate the situation in the forests
and were told by some Naxilites there, thinking, I suppose, that they were
from the government, that they could not enter the forest without their
permission but the Sai people told them they were sent by Bhagavan, and
that He was going to supply them all with water from the river.
They had not heard of Bhagavan and
so were very grateful to know that someone wanted to help them.
Swami said that not only the Godavari river is in His plan but also
the Krishna river too, so everyone is very, very happy to know He is again
doing what no other government, British or Indian has ever done, in
arranging this supply of water to needy areas. What is more, Swami
announced that next day (July 22) not only the engineers from Larsen and
Toubro, who carry out all Swami's projects, are coming to see Him, but
they will bring the NAXILITES with them !!!!
Finally Swami again emphasised the
power of Bhajan singing and urged everyone, even silently, to have the
name of the Lord ever in the mind and on the tongue, for with that He said
everything is possible, so many times in the divine discourse He repeated
that nothing is impossible to God, the word "impossible" is not in His
vocabulary. Swami had been standing for about three quarters of an hour,
when He finally sat down and continued to speak for another 15 mins,
sitting down. Of course I may have left something out, but certainly
those were the main points of the message. The morning was not finished
yet. The Warden of Brindavan, Narasimhan Murthy a,ppeared and also Mr K.S.
Rajan, Convener of the SSSBPT with trays with a book for Swami - Volume 5
of Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram, the continuation of Swami's life story, begun
by Kasturi, and now continued by Narasimhan Murthy, covering the years
1980 - 85. It is a thick book, with 384 pages and many colour
photographs, but costs only Rs55/- Such a bargain! I also went to see the
exhibition on Indian music they had mounted again here with
In the afternoon, Swami came and we had a short Darshan before His
car took a turn and went out of the Mandap. It is now Swami's habit
to go out for a short drive in Puttaparthi every day, often both morning
and afternoon. Sometimes He goes to the right, sometimes to the left, but
people outside have a chance for His Darshan, who never before had
it. When He returned there was to be a performance in His presence of a
drama "Rama Katha" by students of Prasanthi Nilayam Campus, hope someone
will add the rest or much more!!!.
Posted on 22.07.2005
Just came out after having a spectacular darshan of our beloved lord.. It
was very nice to be there.. last night prayed to Swamy.. to wake me up
early and bless me with His darshan on the auspicious occasion of
Gurupoornima.. Woke up around 4am after a quick shower, drove to parthi
(luckily its just 10minutes drive from parthi). was surprised to see the
crowd. it was full, people all over...
Half of the kulwanth hall was reserved for the VIPs and students. The
atmosphere inside the Kulwanth Hall was electrifying. the hall was (mixed
fruit) jam packed... the gates were closed at 7am and any body going out
were not guaranteed reentry again.
Around 7:35 Bhagwan came out amidst electrifying music by students of
anantapur campus and also boys.. I thought He would come in the open car
considering the rush, but He used His automatic car.. With the glass
closed... He was hardly visible, people were standing up and raising their
hands above their head, obstructing the darshan to people sitting
behind...(which is very common in parthi esp during festivals)
Swamy then came on the stage, in the wheel (car) chair.4 speakers were
blessed to speak in His presence.. By the time they finished it was 9:05
am and was wondering whether He will give a discourse... But His actions
are always uncertain.. He was actually getting ready to give His divine
discourse. hoping that He will be sitting on the chair and give the
discourse.. a tall mike was brought.. But He asked to get His usual small
mike and the table.. I was surprised and was getting curious. Will He
stand as usual. wow.. After everything was ready. He got up on His feet,
while the two boys hold Him.. He looked normal, supporting Himself, by
leaning on the table.. The crowd were clapping.. clapping. and still
clapping. it was a hair raising occasion. its not that He never gave a
discourse. its really a happy occasion to those seated there, to see Him
stand up. People were now curious to Hear His voice. Has His tone
improved. or is it the same. very low. like whispering.. He sang the
verse. as He usually does.. He was very loud. very clear.. And very
strong.. (of course He is always like that, but sometimes our monkey mind
gets carried away by His divine drama.. And . He is a great actor too..
Divine actor).. His discourse was mainly on KARMA... IT was nice to see
Him using His right hand very often.. He was pushing the mike back and
front every time..
Every human being has to undergo the consequences His past karma.. Keep
this in mind and lead your life. this principle applies to every one
irrespective of their status. caste. or country. every action will have
its own consequences. and the results will be 10times more for every
action be it bad or good.. It is God alone who can rescue you from the
consequences of KARMA.. He can shower you boon.. He can rewrite your karma
..whereever you are have Him in your hearts.. Do namasmarana. that's the
best way, to have His krupa, karuna. Swamy's voice was very loud.. He was
standing for 30 minutes until He leaned back into His chair. after a while
He continued His discourse, which was again, very touchy. He said.. don't
confine this avatar to this physical body.. This is beyond the body. He
spoke about the water supply project taken up by our beloved lord in EAST
GODAVARI AND WEST GODAVARI districts of Andhra Pradesh.. He said, tribals
were devoid of drinking water, even though, the Godavari river was
flowing very close to them.. Interesting incident here.. Swamy send one
MR.Kondal Rao and few officials of Larsen Toubro Company (L&T) to the
forest area of the above districts, for survey(!), when they were in the
forest, they came across Naxalites (for people who are not acquaint with
naxalites, these people are the banned outfits by the government of India,
for carrying out violence, killing the police, and innocent people, they
usually live in the forests, with latest weapons, and they have strong
support from the tribals, and many of the tribal youth are lured by the
naxalites to join their outfit, to fight against exploitation) OK back to
the story. the naxalites, stopped Swamy's messengers and questioned them.
how dare you come to our forest.. Who gave you the permission to be
here... They very politely replied , Bhagwan Sathya Sai Baba , has sent us
here, to help you, to give you drinking water.. They were so pleased with
the gesture of Swamy, whom they never met. might have read somewhere .
and here He is ... sending His people to know their requirements. they
guided the group.. and helped them.
Swamy said, the group ALONG with the naxalites are coming to parthi,
tomorrow.. Ignoring the shoot at sight orders by the police .. WHY FEAR
WHEN SWAMY IS HERE. How blessed they are...
After that Swamy said, the people of the above districts, prayed to Swamy,
Swamy we don't want water, we want you to be healthy. You are every thing
for us.. Swamy then promised ,very shortly, He will be visiting the two
Swamy ended His discourse, reiterating the significance of namasmarana..
Be Brave.. Give away attachments.. nothing is permanent in this world..
Except the God. when ever you pray, instead of selfishly praying for your
own welfare.. Pray for the plenty and prosperity of the whole world. do
namasmarana... that will give you every thing you want ..
( I tried my best to remember the highlights of His discourse for you....
apologies if any mistakes rolled in)
Jai Sai Ram
posted on 21.07.2005