If you have firmed your mind, if you have that purity in your heart and surrender to Swami’s word, Swami will make way for everything and ensure that you achieve what He wants you to achieve because He knows your past, present and future and He knows what is the best way you can serve others, you can be happy and you can be a good person in life. In fact, it is in surrender we don’t lose our power, we gain all the power. If you surrender to God, God’s power also becomes yours. Therefore, be surrendered to the will of God and God will look after everything. -Baba
With the Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are delighted to present our One Hundred and Fifty Seventhissue of Ananda Vahini. The weekly newsletter includes interesting musings and short excerpts from the week's events.
In this issue, we bring you the first part of the updates on Bhagawan's ongoing overseas visit.
In this week's INNER VIEW, Sri Madhusudan shares an interesting moment between Bhagawan and a devotee.
- Sathya Sai Grama Communications Team.
By Sri Madhusudan
Ati Vishishta Avatar
Swami was asking a devotee as to how many kinds of Avatars are mentioned as per our scriptures?
The devotee said, “There are Aveshaavatars, who manifest for a very short period with certain specific powers like the Narasimhavataara - the half man half lion form. There are Amshavataras, those who appear to achieve a specific task and are endowed with limited powers only, like Parashurama Avatar. Then the Poornavatars are those who manifest with their complete glory and all 16 kinds of divine qualities , who are only two so far - Lord Krishna and Swami.”
Swami wasn’t completely satisfied and so He said, “ Well My Avatar is beyond those, it is a very special one, Ati-Vishishta Avatar. For I am the only Avatar who has gone town to town, street to street, door to door to awaken the slumbering humanity. And I still do so without even a body, something that no Avatar has ever done before!”
Come to think of it, it’s mind boggling to realise that we are truly living in very special times with a very special Avatar, the like of whom was never before and never will be again!
Divine Discourse: March 11, 2019, Satsang at
Sai Ananda, Malaysia
DIVINE VISIT - KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
MARCH 10 TO 12, 2019
Twice a year, the benevolent and beloved Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba blesses His students and select staff to accompany Him on a divine and unforgettable trip to the Far East. A trip which would be etched in their memory as the first flight abroad for this lifetime. A trip which would be etched in their memory, as a trip with God Himself! So on the morning of March 10th, one batch of excited students along with staff embarked on their first flight which would soar high above the Indian Ocean! And as always, Swami had blessed them with practically everything for this trip, shoes clothes, baggage and everything in between! The entourage landed late evening, and as always were welcomed with love at the Airport by the energetic Sai youth. After a little over an hour’s drive through the city, everyone reached Sai Amrutam, residence of Brother Ayavoo Arumugam and his wife Dr Vimala. Bhajans were in progress, and as Swami entered the living room, the tempo of the Bhajans reached crescendo and tearfully everyone welcomed their beloved Lord, who had yet again mercifully decided Kuala Lumpur with His gracious presence. Devotees and youth presented Swami with welcome gifts of flowers, cookies, chocolates and paintings, and thereafter Mangala Arati was offered to the Lord. The second batch of students had a later flight in the evening, and arrived early next morning at Kuala Lumpur.
The morning began with sumptuous breakfast, after which all the students and staff proceeded for a tour of the city, Swami proceeded to inaugurate a new Ashram. So, on the glorious morning of March 11, 2019, Swami inaugurated the blessed Sri Sathya Sai Sevashram, christened by Swami Himself. Swami had indicated that the activities of the Ashram would focus on youth transformation, and the Seva activities must focus on quality of selflessness with beneficiaries being children, followed by adults especially mothers and the elderly. He had commanded Brother Kishen Ranai and his wife Smt Sheela to establish this beautiful Ashram. They took the command as their life breath, and for the last six months worked hard shuttling between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, where they live and work!Melodious Bhajans were in progress and Swami entered....
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