Issue Thirty Nine - September 1, 2016
View this email in your browser
"For everything in life there is some basis – firm basis, steady basis. If you want to see the immovable, the steady basis of everything in Creation, first we have to stop the movement of shadows in the world. We may live in the world, but we should not allow the world to enter into us. In order to see that the world does not enter us, it is necessary that we realise the fact that all things that happen in the world are temporary, and are of no consequence. All the things in the world come and go, that is why the world is called ‘Jagath’. ‘Ja’ means go, ‘gath’ means come. For all life in the world, the permanent basis is Jagadeesha, Lord of the world, who is the permanently, steadily always there."
- Baba
With the Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are delighted to present our Thirty Ninth issue of Ananda Vahini. The weekly newsletter includes interesting musings and short excerpts from the week's events.

In this week's issue, we bring you highlights of Bhagawan's visit to 
Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthiniketanam Girls Pre-University College, Chikkaballapur on the auspicious day of Janmashtami.

Sai Spoorthi 2016, the annual alumni and alumnae meet of the Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli, will be held on September 3 and 4, 2016. Celebrating 50 Golden Years of Selfless Service to Humanity! This is a call to the alumni and alumnae diaspora around the world.

In this week's INNER-VIEW, Brother Madhusudan Naidu shares yet another interesting moment between a devotee and His Lord. True wisdom straight from the innermost sanctum sanctorum of the direct Divine Presence! 

Wishing all our readers a Happy Ganesh Chathurti!!

- Sathya Sai Grama Communications Team
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations will be held on Monday, September 05 as follows at Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham:

Morning: 9:30am - 'Prana Pratishta' of Lord Ganesha in the Divine Presence

Evening 5:30pm - Divine Discourse followed by Musical Offering by Smt Gayatri and Sri Kunal Ganjawalla


-By Sri Madhusudan Naidu
Few days ago, a leading endocrinologist, who has many eminent people as his patients came to Swami and spoke about how one of his patients who is the founder of a global software giant, was appreciative of the Seva done by Swami.

Swami : " Oh! You have all these great people as your patients!"

Doctor: "Swami, You have give them to me."

Swami: "Oh! I don't give patients, I give the greatness to them, but they become patients".

It was a small talk apparently, but had a deep meaning.

We ask Swami for greatness, which He lovingly bestows on us. But our limitless desires, make us forget our true purpose and in the pursuit of further greatness, we end up as patients spoiling our health and our bodies, which are such precious gifts of God, given to achieve the true goal of our lives - to realise our divinity!

Swami says often - "Shareera Madhyam Khalu Dharmasaadhakam". (Body is given to practise our true Dharma!)
An Invite to all the Children Of  "Sai" from "Sai" for "Sai" - SAI SPOORTHI, 2016 - ANNUAL ALUMNI MEET 

The Sixteenth Annual Convention of Children for Sathya Sai
September 4, 2016


Sai Spoorthi 2016, the Sixteenth Annual Convention of Children for Sathya Sai is being hosted at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli, on September 4, 2016, by the alumni and alumnae of the Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions.

The Annual Alumni Meet gives the alumni and alumnae community an opportunity to come together once a year to spend the day in the inspiring presence of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, their master and guide. It is also an opportunity to share updates on the various activities that the alumni and alumnae have taken up in the various parts of the world. The Children for Sathya Sai have taken up the task of maintaining the educational campuses that are coming up in each of the 30 districts of Karnataka by supporting the ideal of free values-based education.   
Guests of Honour will be gracing the September 4th event are: 


  • Dr M Veerappa Moily, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Former Union Minister

  • Sri Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers & Parliamentary Affairs

  • Sri Basavaraj Rayareddy, Minister for Higher Education of Karnataka

  • Sri K H Muniyappa, member of Parliament and Former Union Minister

  • Sri V Muniyappa, Former Minister of Karnataka

  • Dr K Sudhakar, Member of Legislative Assembly, Chikballapur

Senior members of the staff from various campuses, will also grace the event and engage with their former students.
Sai Spoorthi 2016
promises to give the participating alumni and alumnae a deeper understanding of their role in the educational mission, which is being led by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and their role in nation building.

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has been travelling all over the world in the Subtle to keep His promise of visiting their countries. Below is the link to the Google Drive library of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s divine visits overseas.

Visit or click on the link below:


And as Swami continues travelling in 2016 and beyond, and new Booklets are created, they will be added to the Google Drive Library.

Divine Visit to Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthiniketanam Girls Pre University College, Chikkaballapur


As Gopikas were praying to their beloved Krishna on responding to their innocent prayers.  Krishna came back from Mathura to Brindavan only to fulfill their wish.  In the same way, our beloved Bhagawan responded to all the prayers of the students of Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthinikethanam Girls PU College, Chikkaballapur  and visited their campus on the very auspicious day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami.  Two students spoke straight from the heart in English and Kananda. A Quawali was presented, followed by a dance drama - "Radha’s eternal love for Krishna". All the students poured out their love for their Sai Krishna by participating in different activities and programmes at the Divine Lotus Feet. Swami also reciprocated with this matchless love with a very sweet discourse ,which was the most awaiting session of the day.

The students of the girls PU college say, "The lesson we learnt is that Swami might take up any task just for the sake of his children.  We felt the divine love in each and every word of His.  All were sanctified in the divine love, bliss and poured out tears of gratitude at his Lotus Feet." Indeed, it was a very mesmerising and unforgettable day for the students!

The beautifully decorated altar at the Girls PU Campus
Students and teachers welcome Bhagawan at the campus entrance
 Qawali Performance by the girls at Divine Lotus Feet
"Radha’s eternal love for Krishna", a dance drama offering to Bhagawan
A cherished photo moment with students, staff and guests who accompanied Bhagawan to the Campus
Teachers of Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthiniketanam with Bhagawan

The True Celebration of Krishna Janmashtami – Summary of Divine Discourse on 25 August 2016


The word ‘Krishna’ has three inner meanings. One, what attracts us, that is the Krishna principle; second, that which ploughs or tills is Krishna; third, that which delights us is Krishna.

That principle which attracts everyone is the Krishna principle. The whole universe operates on the basis of this law of gravitation or power of attraction. The power of attraction is not to be seen only in the materials but in living beings also. Only when we develop this principle of love in us, we can attract other people with that love. It is actually the principle of love, which makes the whole universe go around. The sun demonstrates this by giving its light selflessly and nourishing all life in the universe. Rivers flow in order to help others; they do not drink their own water. Cows don’t drink their own milk. Only when we recognise the truth that God has given us this human birth in order to help others, we can understand the principle of love. So many people come to Swami because they want to experience the divine love of Swami. Where there is divine love, there is the magnetic power of attraction. The day when such love is born in our hearts is Krishna’s birthday.

The second meaning is that which cultivates or ploughs or tills is Krishna. We are using the bullocks of three qualities of Satva, Rajas and Tamas and we are tilling this land of heart. We have to have the whip of discrimination and then plough the land of this heart. Only when we develop our sense of discrimination, we can follow the path of Sathya and Dharma, truth and righteousness. You can....


To read more click here

Sanathana Vani is a platform to invite, associate, speak, listen, contemplate, seek, practise and realise the truth, taught by all the great beings that ever walked the face of our planet. 

A new show
'My Lord and I’ has been launched, which is a series of stimulating conversations, cutting across boundaries and barriers. Sweet stories of the Lord and His devotees from different walks of life, which are refreshing, inspiring and scintillating will be On Air every week. These will be a beautiful amalgamation of an individual’s journey from 'I' to 'We' to 'He'. 
Come, let’s listen, contemplate and bask in the divine bliss of the Voice Eternal, every Thursday at 1500 hrs IST and repeats at 2200 hrs IST. This week our guest on show is Mr Dimitris Mexis & his family from Greece sharing their experiences with their Lord.


For the sake of Divine Mother, be ready to sacrifice anything

Summary of Divine Discourse on 28 August 2016

A person does not have just one mother, the physical mother or the Dehamata. There are other mothers too who ,foster each one of us. Gomata, which represents the entire creation of animals, represented by one of the most sacred ones, a cow, which gives everything selflessly like a mother in order to help you grow. Then there is Deshamata, the land, the country in which you are born, which gives you all that you need in order to grow and develop. You also have the Vedamata, the mother that provides you with the wisdom of this world and that of the other.  The educational institutions that provide you both the worldly education as well as the spiritual education are the real mothers. Above all is Daivamata, the Mother Divine, who resides in all as love and sacrifice and stands for the principle of Atma in each and every being.

Having received such selfless love, it is our duty to serve all the five mothers who have given birth to one’s entire personality and reciprocate it with our love too. But for selfish pursuits, abandoning these five mothers and seeking only worldly things is a disrespect to the love that has been showered upon us by these mothers.

The mother who gives birth does not want to tell her troubles to you; only wants to make you happy. Mother Nature gives only for our sake, does not take one thing in return. We are all the citizens of some country or the other. No man can survive alone. Vyashti, the individual must join the Samashti or the society in order to reach....


To read more click here

Subscribe to 'Amruta Vahini', the monthly magazine from Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli today! From Divine Discourses to event updates, from photo features to travelogues, from  book excerpts to news updates, 'Amruta Vahini' is a must-have monthly magazine!

Amruta Vahini also features the series, 'Sri Sathya Sai Divya Anandam', the continuing biography of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in the subtle form, by Sri B N Narasimha Murthy.
Visit for the latest updates! Do watch all SATSANGS webcast LIVE from Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli!
To subscribe to 'Amruta Vahini' mail us at 

We will be happy to assist you with the subscription formalities, and deliver to your home or office!
Click to watch the video: I to We to He
Click to watch the video: 'Love in Action...The Mission Continues'
Tune in to Sanathana Vani every Thursday (IST 5:30pm), Sunday (IST 6pm), and during festivals, to listen to the LIVE satsang, streamed directly from Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli.
Copyright © *2016*
*Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutha Prakashana*, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is: