Issue Nineteen - April 14, 2016
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“When God Himself is telling you, that you are God, why can’t you believe it? For many many years, you have been listening to many discourses, reading many books, attending many satsangs. But, what have you learnt? You all have learnt only the theory, but nothing practical! All these are there only in words, not in behaviour! It is only in thoughts and not in practice! To experience the truth, you need to put in the requisite effort.”                                                                                                                                  - Baba
With the Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are delighted to present our nineteenth issue of Ananda Vahini. The weekly newsletter includes interesting musings and short excerpts from the week's events.

In this week's issue, we continue to bring you highlights from the recent Divine Visit  to the UAE, UK, The Netherlands and Germany, between March 30 and April 07, 2016. In the last issue, we brought you the first leg of the Divine visit - Dubai and UK - Suffolk. This issue brings you highlights from the second leg of the visit - UK - London, Eindhovan - The Netherlands and the culmination of the trip in Grafrath - Germany.

We also bring you highlights of the Ugadi celebrations, which was held on Friday, April 08, 2016. On Ugadi, Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the much awaited book 'Sookshma Sathya Sai' was released by Bhagawan. Authored by Dr Hiramalini Sheshadri, the book documents experiences in an unbelievable manner the continuing mission of Bhagawan in the subtle. This is the first official book published by the Book, Publications and Communications Division of the Trust and a must read for everyone!

- Sathya Sai Grama Communications Team

About the Book: Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, venerated by millions as God Incarnate, lived all His life in the hamlet of Puttaparti in India. Yet He was seen in various places the world over; He could create any object at will and was omniscient.This book documents the activities of the Master in the subtle, before and after His Mahasamadhi, in 2011. In fact, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s mission is expanding with greater intensity, all across the globe, from the subtle, after His Mahasamadhi! He had declared that He would  transform human consciousness to a higher level and usher in a Golden Age for mankind before He was done. In retrospect, it seems to have been a conscious decision of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to move on from the gross to the subtle in 2011, to get unfinished work done! This book documents the unbelievable manner in which He has been operating from the subtle and is continuing His mission.

About the Author: Dr.Hiramalini Seshadri is a Chennai based Physician and Rheumatologist. She has contributed to medical journals and textbooks besides being a popular freelance journalist. By Baba’s Grace, she also composes and sings Carnatic Music compositions bearing the Mudra, ‘Sai’.

A call from the Master in the subtle, came a few months ago, and the result is - this Book - 'Sookshma Sathya Sai'. She has written books on Bhagawan Baba earlier; but all that, she now feels, was preparation to write this one, on a phenomenon unparalleled in human history; that of an Avatar carrying out a global mission from the subtle, after His exit from the physical. Her transparent honesty, candid writing style and from the heart narrative, make the book a compelling read. A landmark chronicle of an amazing, unique divine-human partnership of the 21st century, this book could change your life.
Volume 1 and Volume 2 are sold as a set, and available for sale currently at Muddenahalli. The books will be available soon on Amazon. We will keep you informed through a special update, as soon as we are able to dispatch online.


Divine Visit – Day Six - London, UK – April 04, 2016

While two teams arrived at the Malhotra residence for a ‘Guru Vikas’ meeting and a ‘UK Youth meeting’, which was the agenda for the morning, others were busy with the preparations for the evening public satsang.

The first meeting was with the Gurus, who are part of the ‘Guru Vikas’ initiative. Sri B N Narasimha Murthy addressed the Gurus, before Swami’s divine message. He reminded everyone of the expansion of the word TEACHER, which Swami had explained during the launch of the initiative in Singapore in September 2015, and said that the role of a teacher is not about imparting information, but about transformation. He said it requires great courage to introduce God and spirituality into the education system, into schools and colleges around the world. But it is the need-of-the-hour. The root cause of various problems which plague societies today around the world, is because, these two important aspects have been kept out of education. He said that unless we bring God and spirituality back into education, there is no chance of....

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'Guru Vikas' session in progress at the Malhotra residence.
The evening satsang at the Nagrecha Hall in London.

Divine Visit – Day Seven - Eindhovan, The Netherlands – April 05, 2016

Love knows no rest! Like a river, it flows for the sake of others, quenching the thirst of millions who come to drink from this perineal oasis. Like nature, which is His creation, He extends Himself selflessly to all. No calculations, no judgements, no verdicts!

Swami’s love continued to flow in Europe as He chose to visit The Netherlands, on the invitation of a few alumni and devotees who had met Him in August last year, in London. They prayed for Him to grace Eindhoven, which is about 125km to the south of Amsterdam.

Brothers Kiran Thumma, Balaji Adhimoolam, Ramachandra Rao, Vishnuvardhan K, and a few other alumni along with the their families and other Dutch Devotees, were eager to receive their Lord, and left no stone unturned to make the best arrangements for Him, and His entourage, even if it was for less than 24 hours!

Landing at the Amsterdam Airport Schipol, after an early morning flight from London Heathrow, everyone were taken to the newly purchased home of Brother Kiran Thumma, alumnus from the Prasanthi Nilayam campus, and his devout wife Smt Kavitha, whose prayer to inaugurate the new home chosen by Swami Himself earlier, was being answered!

The Lord walked into their home in Eindhoven, on the red carpet.....

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Bhagawan at 'Sai Sannidhi' in Eindhovan
Bhagawan at the inauguration of the 'Sai Anandam Inter-faith Library' in Eindhovan

Divine Visit – Day Eight - Grafrath, Germany – April 06, 2016

To catch an early morning flight once again, Bhagawan’s entourage headed to Amsterdam Schipol Airport. The last leg of the 10-day trip was from Amsterdam to Germany. Upon arrival at Munich International Airport, Dr Geza Sebastian, a long time devotee of Bhagawan, along with his team welcomed everyone. After almost an hour’s drive the entourage reached the residence of Dr Stepski and his wife Mrs Constanze at Grafrath, about 65kms from the Munich Airport, where everyone was to be housed during the visit.

A loving welcomed awaited the Lord, who was overwhelmed seeing His dear devotees. Beautiful songs were offered at the Divine Lotus Feet. A candle was lit to welcome Swami with a message “Sai is Love”, and the welcome song echoed the same message of “Sai is Love, Pure love” was offered. Swami was so moved by this that He spontaneously spoke to them and said, “Love has taken the form of the whole creation. Everything is only a reflection of the same love. What does the candle do? It melts only.....

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The intimate gathering at the Stepski residence.
A section of the gathering at the satsang in Grafrath, Germany

Ugadi celebrations at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli

The festival of Ugadi marks the onset of spring, ushering in new life in the flora around, conferring prosperity, peace and joy. Derived from the words Yuga and Aadhi, this day marks the beginning of a new age, a new era.

While the day is marked and celebrated as Ugadi in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, it is ushered in as Gudi Paadwa in Maharashtra, Chethi Chand by the Sindhis and Thapna for the Marwaris of Rajasthan. Interestingly it is celebrated as Nyepi or the beginning of the New Year by the Hindus of Indonesia and Bali as well.

On this holy and auspicious occasion, devotees from far and wide had gathered at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli to celebrate this joyous occasion with their Beloved Lord. At about 5.30 pm, Swami arrived at Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham, where devotees and students awaited Bhagawan’s arrival while singing melodious bhajans all the while. The Lord was welcomed and led by a band of musicians playing on special instruments from Puttur- Karnataka.  As Bhagawan walked down the aisle amidst devotees who were seated.....

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Ugadi Message

What is the meaning of saying God incarnates on earth? With love and compassion for human beings, God comes down to their level. Individual consciousness and Divine consciousness are juxtaposed in the personality of the avatar. If you think an avatar is only one name and one form, it is a mistake. An actor acts in many dramas, at one time he dons the role of a king, on another occasion he plays the role of a beggar or a pauper, in one he is a householder and in yet another drama he is a sanyasi or a hermit.

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Eagerly awaiting the Lord's arrival
Inaugurating the much awaited Sookshma Sathya Sai Volume 1 & 2 and blessing the author Dr Hiramalini Seshadri
Earlier that afternoon, Bhagawan inaugurated the new laboratory at the clinic in Sathya Sai Grama and blessed the doctors and staff who have been rendering service at the medical camps at Muddenahalli and the surrounding villages
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