Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born as Sathyanarayana Raju on November 23rd, 1926 in the village of Puttaparthi, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. Even as a child, His spiritual inclination and contemplative nature set Him apart from other children of His age, and He was known as 'Guru' and "Brahmajnani' among His peers and others in the village. On October 20th, 1940, He made the historic declaration of His Avatarhood and the world at large learnt of this divine phenomenon. Today, millions of devotees worship Him as an 'Avatar' and an incarnation of the Sai Baba of Shirdi.
Revealing the purpose of His Advent, Sai Baba has said that He has come to re-establish the rhythm of righteousness in the world and repair the ancient highway to God, which over the years has systematically deteriorated.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is an integral manifestation who combines two very significant roles. Firstly, He is a great spiritual Master, famed for His simple and sweet exposition of the greatest and most intricate of spiritual truths which form the fundamental teachings of all the religions of the world. His formula for man to lead a meaningful life is the five-fold path of Sathya, Dharma, Shanthi, Prema, and Ahimsa. Love for God, fear of sin and morality in society - these are His prescriptions for our ailing world.
Secondly, He is an inexhaustible reservoir of pure love. His numerous service projects, be it free hospitals, free schools and colleges, free drinking water supply or free housing projects, all stand testimony to His selfless love and compassion for the needy and less privileged. True to His declaration - "My Life is My Message", He has inspired and continues to inspire millions of His devotees worldwide by His personal example to live the ideal that service to man is service to God.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is a beacon of hope in the world. A devotee said, "Bhagawan Baba is nothing but Love walking on two feet."
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Summer Showers In Brindavan, 1973
This volume titled 'Summer Showers In Brindavan, 1973' assumes special significance, because it contains explications on the highly revered Bhaja Govindam slokas by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Himself.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba teaches us the secret of Prasanthi in conversation, by speeches, and through His letters and writings. This book is the English translation of a series He wrote, on the subject, “Prasanthi”. Study it with devotion, dear reader, and practise its lessons.
Sathya Sai Vahini
Sathya Sai Vahini reveals to us in unmistakable terms that the self in man is “no other than the Overself or God.” We are told that this is true not only of mankind, but of all beings, everywhere and anywhere. This Vahini is the Gita given to us by the Sanathana Sarathi, who is eager & ready to hold the reins of our senses, mind, consciousness, ego, & intellect, and guide us to supreme peace.
This precious book provides us the chance to peruse nineteen essays Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba wrote, in answer to appeals for the elucidation of the principles, which must guide us while rehabilitating education as an effective instrument for establishing peace and freedom, in us and on Earth.
Leela Kaivalya Vahini
Leela Kaivalya Vahini (originally published in the Sanathana Sarathi periodical) is a cool, crystal clear stream that flows from the Divine pen of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to dissolve all obstacles, like doubts and dogmas, purposeless arguments, and flimsy fancies of the sadhaka (spiritual aspirant).
Prashna means “question”. Uttara means “answer” and Vahini indicates “a stream”. This book is the stream of the questions that have evoked answers from Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
Sathya (truth), Dharma (righteousness, code of duties, essential nature of a being or thing), Shanti (peace), and Prema (Love) are the Four Pillars of the new World of the Sai Era and under Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s guidance, humanity has to discover Shanti, through Prema. For that task, this book will be of great help.
In the pages of the magazine, published with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Blessings and named after Him as Sanathana Sarathi, He wrote, out of His overwhelming Prema towards humanity, caught in the meshes of cynicism and creedal fanaticism, this series of articles, called Gnyana Vahini. They are now put together in book form, for your guidance and inspiration.
This little book contains the articles written by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, in the series "Dharma Vahini", for the monthly journal Sanathana Sarathi. Careful reading of this book and practising the dharmic guidelines laid down by Bhagawan Baba will help one to face the challenges of life courageously.
Bhagawan says that one should fasten the mind on the Lord and keep off all other thoughts from the mental plane. That is the full fruition of meditation. For aspirants, who want to lead a God-centric life, careful reading of this Vahini will help them to reach the goal of life.
Summer Showers In Brindavan, 1972
The discourses delivered by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba during the annual sessions in Indian Cultural and Spiritual Life, at Brindavan, in 1972.
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