Do you remember?
I am Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi.
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba in a Letter to V.R. Krishna Kumar, 1946
‘Sa’ means Divine; ‘ai’ or ‘ayi’ means Mother and ‘Baba’ means Father. The Name, Sai Baba means Divine Mother and Father. Sai’s descent is to achieve the supreme task of uniting the entire mankind as one family through the bond of brotherhood and to affirm and illumine the Divine (Aathmic) Reality within each and every being. The Divine takes the form as Avatar to reveal Himself as the basis for the entire Cosmos, and to instruct all to recognise the common divine heritage that binds everyone; so that human beings can work hard to rid themselves of animalistic qualities. I am the embodiment of Love; Love is My instrument. I reveal truth about Myself for, I desire that you should contemplate on this and derive joy. Also, may you be inspired to observe the disciplines laid down and progress towards the goal of Self-Realisation. Realise the Sai who shines in your hearts. (Divine Discourse, 19 June 1974)
108 Names of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
When waking pray every morning of your life
“Oh Lord, I am born from the womb of sleep.
I am determined to carry out all tasks this day as offerings to you
with you ever present before my mind’s eye.
Make my words, thoughts and deeds sacred and pure;
let me not inflict pain on anyone; let no one inflict pain on me;
direct me, guide me this day”
And when you enter the portals of sleep at night, pray
“Oh Lord, the tasks of this day, whose burden I placed on you this morning are over.
It was you who made me walk, talk, think and act.
I, therefore place at your feet all my thoughts, words and deeds.
My task is done. Receive me. I am coming back to you”
(Prayers given by Bhagavan Baba)
Recorded on the 11th June 2015
He is best known for being Swami’s translator when Swami delivers His discourses. He also gives very popular talks on Sunday mornings in Prashanti Nilayam and visits many Sai centres in India and the worldover for the same purpose.
Voice of Sai
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s 65th Birthday, the celebrations took place at Hillview Stadium. A large crowd attended these festivities.
One of the more important events was the reading out of ‘Your Mission Has Begun’ to the assembled devotees.
You may read the text of this announcement .
Inauguration Day – 23rd November 1950 on Swami’s 25th Birthday
One day, Baba told Lakshmaiah, pointing to the hillocks south of the village,
The Sai Pravesh (the advent of Sai) will transform that region into Prasanthi Pradesh (a region of highest peace). There will rise a bhavan (mansion)! Lakhs of people from all over India, why only India, from all over the world, will come and wait there for Sai darshan (sight of Sai)!
Lakshmaiah expressed his doubt. Baba asserted,
You will have to believe it when you have to stand where we are now, trying to catch a glimpse of me, standing on the porch of that bhavan.