Guru Poornima – 9th July 2017

Guru Poornima is the full moon day in the month of ‘Ashada’, the fourth month in the Indian lunar calendar, corresponding to end of June or early July. It is also called ‘Vyasa Poornima’, as this full moon day marks the birthday of the great sage Veda Vyasa, who categorized the vast body of Vedic knowledge in to the four Vedas – Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva. Even the writing of the eighteen Puranas (ancient Hindu legends) was completed by him on this day.

“The term ‘Guru’ means one who dispels the darkness of ignorance. ‘Gu’ means one who is beyond attributes (or gunas), ‘ru’ implies one who is beyond forms (rupa). This refers only to God. That is why the Guru is hailed as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (the holy trinity of Hindu belief). Only God is the true Guru. All others are merely teachers, like the teachers of different subjects in a college. ‘Guru’ is the one who reveals the guri (target) to the disciple. ‘Guri’ here refers to the Atmic Principle (the principle of the self)”

– Sathya Sai Baba

Gurupuurnima means full moon without any defect or lacuna. Moon is nothing but mind. When the mind is completely perfect, it sheds light. Gurupuurnima is not performed by circumambulation and offerings to the Guru. What is the real offering? It is the offering of one’s love. To know that God exists everywhere is circumambulation. If you understand these terms, everyday is Gurupuurnima. There is only one Guru, that is God and there is no other Guru. Contemplate on that Guru.” – Sathya Sai Baba

Divine Discourse: July 14, 1992

GURU BRAHMA GURU VISHNU GURU DEVO MAHESWARA

GURU SAKSHAT PARA BRAHMA THASMAI SRI GURAVE NAMAHA

“Guru is Brahman. He is the Creator; He Himself is the creation and He is the One that exists in the creation. The universe is filled with Brahman. It becomes clear that the One who Himself has become the universe is the Guru.

Guru is Vishnu. Who is Vishnu? Vishnu is one who has the quality of pervasiveness. He is the Doer and also what is done. The universe is the action, God is the Doer. God is the consciousness behind the cause and effect. The whole universe is the form of Vishnu. This Vishnu is the Guru.

Guru is Maheshvara. Who is Maheshvara? He is the one who rules all beings in the Universe. He commands and ordains everything in the universe in the right manner. Sun-rise and Sun-set go on according to His command. Seasons, rain, the day and night are His commands. Eeshvara is one that makes everything–follow its discipline without any lapse. Guru is not one who merely teaches. A Guru is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, He is God himself.

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Love is My form…

Love is My form…  Truth is My breath…  Bliss is My food.

My Life is My Message…  Expansion is My Life.

No season for Love, no reason for Love, No Birth no Death.

Prema, Sathya, Ananda, Dharma, Shanthi, Ahimsa.

Shirdi Sai, Sathya Sai, Prema Sai Jai Jai…

Shirdi Baba, Parthi Baba, Prema Baba Jai Jai…

Original Paintings by Caaz

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Sathyam Sivam Sundaram

He is the sub-stratum, the substance; the separate and the sun – the Sath; the SATHYAM

He is the awareness, the activity, consciousness, the feeling; the willing and the doing- the Chith; the SIVAM

He is the light, the splendour; the harmony, the melody, the Ananda, the SUNDARAM

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Face to Face with God

“Rama came to feed the roots of truth and righteousness,

Krishna came to foster peace and love.

Now all these four are in danger of being dried up.

That is why the present Avatar has come.”

– Sathya Sai Baba

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Shree Sai Chakra

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Shree Sai Chakra

It is again the divine inspiration of Bhagavan Shree Sathya Sai, who is the presiding deity of the triple Gaayathree (or “Sai-three“) manthras that prompted the preparation of this Sai Yanthra (or Chakra), which is a diagrammatic representation of Sathya Sai related Manthras, characteristics, powers, principles, pursuits, philosophy, preachings, miracles, glories, service activities, vital messages, etc. This Yanthra is the key to the understanding of the essence of the Sathya Sai Avathaar. It is a potentised mapping of the Sathya Sai spiritual ‘terrain’, being a subtle expression of Sai in Vedhik terminology. It is a composite multi-metric portrayal of Sai spirituality. This Chakra was prepared at the holy Brahma Muhuurtha (early dawn time). Monday 11th October 1999; that same afternoon, Baba called this writer (Ghandikota V. Subba Rao) for an interview at which He blessed this Yanthra thrice, after a discussion of its contents.

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One set of Footprints

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There was no one…

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AHAM

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Light Meditation

Guided Jyoti (Light) Meditation (Audio Source Unknown)

As regards the technique of meditation, different teachers and trainers give different forms of advice. But I shall give you now the most universal and the most effective form. This is the very first step in spiritual discipline. At first, set a few minutes every day for meditation, and extend the time as you feel the bliss that you get. Let it be in the hours before dawn. This is preferable because the body is refreshed after sleep, and the dealings of daytime will not yet have impinged on you. Have a lamp or a candle before you with an open, steady, and straight flame. Sit in front of the candle in the lotus posture or any other comfortable sitting position. Look on the flame steadily for some time, and closing your eyes try to feel the flame inside you between your eyebrows. Let it slide down into the lotus of your heart, illuminating the path. When it enters the heart, imagine that the petals of the lotus open out by one, bathing every thought, feeling, and emotion in the light and so removing darkness from them. There is no space for darkness to hide. The light of the flame becomes wider and brighter. Let it pervade your limbs. Now those limbs can never indulge in dark, suspicious, and wicked activities; they have become instruments of light and love. As the light reaches up to the tongue, falsehood vanishes from it. Let it rise up to the eyes and the ears and destroy all the dark desires that infest them and which lead you to perverse sights and childish conversation. Let your head be surcharged with light and all wicked thoughts will flee there from. Imagine that the light is in you more and more intensely. Let it shine all around you and let it spread from you in ever widening circles, taking in your loved ones, your kith and kin, your friends and companions, your enemies and rivals, strangers, all living beings, the entire world. Since the light illumines all the senses every day so deeply and so systematically, a time will soon come when you can no more relish dark and evil sights, yearn for dark and sinister tales, crave for base, harmful, deadening toxic food and drink, handle dirty demeaning things, approach places of ill-fame and injury, or frame evil designs against anyone at any time. Stay on in that thrill of witnessing the light everywhere. If you are adoring God in any form now, try to visualize that form in the all-pervasive light. For Light is God; God is Light. Practice this meditation as I have advised regularly every day. At other times repeat the name of God (any Name fragrant with any of His many Majesties), always taking care to be conscious of His might, mercy, and munificence.

– Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Speaks, Volume X, Page 348-350, Shivarathri, 1979

http://www.saibaba.ws/download/teachings/jyothi_meditation.pdf

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GAYATRI

SAI GAYATRISai Gayatri

Om Saayeeshvaraaya Vidhmahe

Sathya Dhevaaya Dheemahi

Thannassarvah Prachodayaath

I know through Gurus and Shastras (and by direct experience) that Sai is God Himself:

He is Bhagavan and Iswara.

I meditate on this form in my heart with all my mental faculties. He is the embodiment of truth, divinity, universal consciousness and one who pervades all the worlds.

I pray to such a Sai Parameswar to direct our intellects to engage in auspicious and righteous activities.

I meditate on this great form.

GAYATRI

SAI GAYATRI MATA PRASANTHI NILAYAMGayatri Mata at Prasanthi Nilayam

OM BHUR BHUVA SUVAHA

TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM

BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI

DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

“O Mother ! Who subsists in all the three kaalas (Time: Past, Present and Future),

in all the three lokas (Lokas: Heaven, Earth and Lower Regions)

and in all the three gunas (Gunas- Attributes: Sathwa, Rajas and Thamas),

I pray to Thee, to illumine my intellect and dispel my ignorance just as

the splendrous sunlight dispels all darkness.

I pray to Thee to make my intellect serene and bright and enlightened”.

“Remember. Gayatri is a treasure you must guard throughout your life.

Never give up the Gayatri; you may give up or ignore any other mantra, but,

you should recite it at least a few times a day.

It will protect you from harm, wherever you are,

in a bus or car, or a railway station or plane, in a bazaar or on the road.

Brahma-prakasa, the effulgence of Brahma, will descend on you

and illumine your Intellect and light your Path when this mantra is chanted.

Gayatri is Annapurna, the Mother, the Sakthi that animates life.

So do not neglect it”. – Sathya Sai Baba

A rare video of Swami teaching a young boy on how to chant the Gayatri.
Recorded in Kodaikanal 1989 with English subtitles added.
Source: Unknown

Listen to Swami chanting the Gayatri (108x)

Discover the Glory of the Gayatri Mantra

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My Sweet Lord

My Sweet Lord

Produced by James Redmond. Words & Music by Cass Smith

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My dears…

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