Issue Thirty Three - July 21, 2016
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"If we want to diminish our body consciousness, the first step is to develop social consciousness. When you attain social consciousness, you can also attain divine consciousness – it is 'I' to 'We', and 'We' to 'He'. Sometimes we may think it is not possible. That is when man who is filled with sorrow, takes shelter at the feet of the Guru. Only those who experience it, can teach you
- Baba
With the Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are delighted to present our Thirty Third 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 the update from the auspicious Guru Purnima celebrations held in Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli between July 17 and 19, 2016.

And then there are those moments when time stands still, and from the lips of eternity escape a few precious pearls of wisdom, when the greatest of truths are revealed in the simplest of the words! Those are the moments when the Master chooses to teach profound lessons so effortlessly that we tend to miss the depth of His dealings! INNER-VIEW, starting this week, by our very own Brother Madhusudan Naidu, wafts in the  fresh fragrance of wisdom from the innermost sanctum sanctorum of the direct Divine Presence! 

A delightful new addition to Ananda Vahini! 

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- Sathya Sai Grama Communications Team
By Madhusudan Naidu
A few days ago in an interview, while speaking to a devotee about a large business project, Swami was revealing many things to the surprise of the devotee. However He chose to speak in broken English. 

Swami said with a smile, "They say 'Man Proposes and God Disposes, but most of the time it is God who Proposes and Man opposes and disposes.' This is because of the dual mind, which is half blind. When mind is totally surrendered then there are no two, only one, God's mind. God's proposal should become the purpose of Man's life."

After this Swami added with a smile, "I don't know much English, but I am trying to convey. I studied in Telugu medium school so my English is not good, however even though I do not know the LANGUAGE, I have the KNOWLEDGE."


Sunday, July 17, 2016 

The three-day celebrations of the Guru Purnima festival began with much aplomb in Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli. The evening saw an impressive array of diverse cultural presentation by the devotees from Germany, Italy and Greece.

The programme began as soon as Bhagawan arrived in the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham Hall around 6 PM. Bhagawan was lead in to the hall by the ceremonial procession of Poorna Kumbam and Veda chanting by the students of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva educational institutions. The festive excitement was palpable and the mellifluous rendering of Bhajans by the students in the background added to the delight.

Once Bhagawan was seated on the dais, the evening proceedings commenced with the invocation prayers by the Pre-University college students.

Book Launch

The second edition of the book ‘Sookshma Sathya Sai’, authored by Dr Hiramalini Sheshadri was officially released in Bhagawan’s presence. The book chronicles the unseen basis of the seen, the unique manner in which Bhagawan has been continuing His mission through His students and devotees. Dr Sheshadri, an alumnus of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, is a renowned physician.....

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Mr Luciano C'alo from Italy performing at the Divine Lotus Feet
Mr Gugleilmo Piccolo, Ms Eleonora Brussato, Ms Anandra George performing with the Greek musicians.
Choir group from Germany rendering soulful songs.
Dimitris Lambrianos, Nikos Balaskas, Fotis Apostolaras and Anthonis Bastianos performing Greek songs at the Lotus Feet of their Divine Master.


Monday, July 18, 2016

While the first day of the Guru Purnima Celebrations in Muddenahalli showcased the cultural extravaganza of the European countries, the second day was a celebration of the rich South Indian art and culture.

Bhagawan arrived a little after 6 PM to the beautifully bedecked Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham Hall, led by the students chanting Veda and the lilting rhythms of bhajans being sung in the background. The mere richness of the scene was enough to set the spiritual tone for the evening’s proceedings.

Once Bhagawan was seated on the dais, the programme officially commenced with the invocation prayer by the students of grade six and seven of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva educational institutions.

Dance and Drama

The next programme was a dance offering from the girl students of the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Moosapet, Hyderabad. It was a classical dance bouquet, titled ‘Guru Devo Bhava: Salutations and offering to the Divine Guru, the Jagad Guru Swaroopa Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.’

A short video capturing the momentous growth of this school over the years was first screened to the audience. It began with the setting up of....

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A group picture with the dear Lord!
Students from Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Moosapet - Hyderabad performing a dance ballet for their Mother Sai.
Smt Bombay Jayashree Ramnath performing soulful kritis at the Lotus Feet of Bhagawan.
Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham Auditorium packed with devotees, students and staff.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A sense of festive fervour hung in the air as the students and devotees gathered in the majestic Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham Hall to celebrate the auspicious Guru Purnima, with their Guru and Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. At around 10 am, Bhagawan was escorted into the hall by the boys’ brass band amidst Vedic chants and bhajans.

Veena Vahini

The morning programme commenced with a musical play that brought to fore the unifying strength that lay in music, dwelling on how music as a medium can lead one to the ultimate goal of oneness with the Supreme Lord. The play was interspersed with bhajans and devotional songs, rendered by musicians and senior alumni from the Sri Sathya Sai educational institutions. The entire performance, part of the new initiative ‘Veena Vahini’, was a treat to the ears and beautifully brought the entire audience together in a devotional crescendo.

Bhagawan then officially launched the Veena Vahini programme. It is a unique initiative, which will bring together musicians from diverse geographies, cultures, age and backgrounds in the spirit of unity and love. Music, as is widely known, is a very powerful unifying force....


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Bhagawan launching 'Veena Vahini'.
Mr Isaac Tigrett and Mr Ajay Sunku presenting the Sri Sathya Sai Uvacha - Volume 4 to Bhagawan.
Musicans performing at the Lotus Feet of Bhagawan.
Smt Gayatri and Sri Kunal Ganjawalla rendering soulful songs on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The word Guru has two syllables- ‘Gu’ meaning darkness and ‘Ru’- the one who removes. Therefore, a Guru is one who dispels the darkness of ignorance. The festival of Guru Purnima, is observed to pay homage to the Guru. An offering of art and culture at the divine Lotus Feet of Bhagawan over the course of three days in Muddenahalli, to celebrate the festival of Gurupurnima, was a feast for the senses.

Bhagawan arrived at the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham Hall at about 6 PM and was received with ceremonial Poornakumbham and Vedic chants. Sai’s Angels, the brass band of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Institutions, Muddenahalli campus led the procession, even as melodious bhajans continued to fill the air with bliss.

New Projects

Once Bhagawan ascended the dais, the evening session commenced with invocation by the students of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Pre- University College, Muddenahalli campus, with the chanting of the Sanyasa Suktam.

This was followed by the announcement of a new RO plant inaugurated earlier that day at Siddhahalli village (located at about three kilometers away from Muddenahalli). Under the auspices of the Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust, the RO (reverse osmosis) plant will provide clean and pure drinking water, absolutely free of charge, to the villagers. A short presentation on the same was then screened.

The e-store of Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutha Prakashana, the Books, Publications and Communications Division....


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Grand entry of the Lord into the Auditorium led by the Brass Band.
Bhagawan launching the estore
Dr Jayanti Kumaresh mesmerised the audience with her performance on the Saraswati Veena.
'East Meets West' fusion instrumental performance at the Divine Lotus Feet.

How can you develop divine consciousness? – Summary of Divine Discourse on 19 July 2016


Today is Guru Purnima. It is not just the full moon day; it is the day of completeness, Purnam.

The light that emanates from the moon is not from the moon; it only reflects the light of the sun. The sun shines perfectly all the time, and moon reflects whatever light it gets from the sun perfectly. But because the earth comes in between, we are not always able to see the full shining moon. We see a similar waxing and waning in the mind too. When mind encounters success, it exults; when it meets with pain, it is in despair. Mind does not have its own power; it derives all its power from the Atma. The sun is the Atma, the moon is the mind; when body consciousness comes in between, the mind becomes full of darkness. When the mind is full of the Atmic feeling, it gives us the complete light of wisdom and fills us with bliss. When we keep the mind on the body, then it is full of darkness of ignorance. The inner significance of this Guru Purnima is for us to see to it that body consciousness does not intercede between the Atma and our mind.

If we want to diminish our body consciousness, the first step is to develop social consciousness. When you attain social consciousness, you can also attain divine consciousness – it is I to We, and We to He. If we try to do it, sometimes we may think it is not just possible. That is when the man who is filled with sorrow takes shelter at the feet of the Guru. Only those who experience it, can teach it to you.

On this Guru Purnima day, what is that we can offer to the Guru? Krishna said....


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