Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Information about Sai centres in Johannesburg

I started this post having in mind sharing details for lot of devotees like me who are in Johannesburg, south africa about the centres where sai bhajans and activities related to the organization are being conducted. Let me first share the details about Midrand and Sandton centres. I will update the remaining centres after collecting details from concerned people.

In Sandton "Grayston Preparatory School". Bhajans are held every thursday evening.

In Midrand "Half way house primary school hall" , Vorna valley.Bhajans are being held every Thursday evening between 7.15 p.m and 8.30 p.m. Sathya sai spiritual education or Education in human values(EHV) are being conducted on friday between 6 p.m and 8 p.m

Sarva dharma priniciples

All religions in the world believe that we should love everybody. If we believe in religion we should accept that everyone can believe in God in different ways and not judge or criticize anyone else’s beliefs. If someone criticizes you for believing in your religion you should say “I’m sorry you feel that way, but I believe that all religions are pathways to God” and walk away.

These values if incorporated in children's mind then there would definitely be peace in the future world!

Radio Sai

I stumbled on radio sai one fine morning. It is an online radio broadcasted from Prashanthi Nilayam. Bhajans and discourses can be downloaded or listend online.Though it has been there in existence for a long time I was unaware of it. The link has a very informative journal called heart to heart, which is an e-journal. The link also has bhajan tutor which helps many like me to know about the raga and meaning of a particular sai bhajan.
The link for radiosai is as follows

The link for bhajan tutor is

Sai ram!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Swami and me

Dear readers of my experiences, Sairam to you!

My connection with Baba started when I was 11 years old. But those were immature days during which I was fascinated only by the miracles he did. Though no such miracle happened to me I would expect vibhuthi or kumkum to come out of his photo every day. The untold inner belief was there within me and it grew with years.

He always connects personally to every devotee in one way or the other. It is difficult to realize that. But his protection would be there around his devotees. As years grew I looked at him as my guru, who would by his supernatural powers would protect me from anything bad happening.

When it was time for me to get married, he showed lots and lots of signs of his presence in my house. Whenever my parents got some communication from my hubby's house He would show that he is at home. My husband is not a devotee of baba but he is not against him. When we met for the first time, during the conversation he asked me about being sai devotee. At that spur of the moment he took his purse and said if its sathya sai I have him in my pockets and opened his purse to show baba's photo inside. Someone who gifted the purse had kept his photo inside which he did not remove!

Years passed by and every now and then he would make sure that I realize that he is with me.

When we moved to Johannesburg I didnot have any clue about the place where I could attend bhajans. But recently I had a dream of baba wearing a blue robe giving medicine to my sister -in-law on a Sunday morning. Later I came to know she underwent some treatment on that particular day.

The following week on Saturday we unexpectedly met a friend who is granddaughter of smt.P.susheela. Around 10.30 pm I asked if she knew anything about bhajans going on in our area. She replied with details and address. The following day, (Sunday) morning me and my family were at the bhajans!

Few weeks passed away. Due to my son's flu and cold we could not send him to Bal vikas classes for 2 weeks. Third week on saturday I slept without even remembering about the classes on sunday. Again on that Sunday morning Baba came in dreams with a message to my husband questioning about his musical knowledge. He was interested in singing as a lead singer in the bhajans. I woke up and got reminded of the classes and we rushed to the place on time.

My husband has started preparing to sing this week! As far as Baba is concerned one should feel the personal connection. Instead of merely praying to him one should involve in sadhana and also read the articles of baba's advice to us. I pray to him everyday asking him to guide me in life and lead me as a better human being.