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41.  Dharma

Swami says that every single thing has its Dharma (Right Conduct). What do you think is the Dharma of a Sai Center?

In this Study Circle topic let us read and discuss Swami’s words on Dharma.

43.  Travel Light

The number of those who talk pleasantly is legion; because, they need only cater to the desire of man for pleasure. But the number of those who talk usefully, profitably, beneficially is small for, few know what is really useful, profitable and beneficial for man. Most people are concerned only with the short run…

48.  The Bubble Of Pride

This microphone before Me must have been made by someone, is it not? He is not seen or known by you, but of his existence, there can be no doubt. Besides, it is certain he must be knowing all about this microphone which he has made. So too, there must be a creator for this universe and He must be knowing all about it. This universe is composed of the five elements and He is the master of all the five…

49.  Gayathri Mantra/Spiritual Discipline

The initiation was done by the Upadesham (instruction) of the Gaayathri manthram. The manthram (sacred formula) is a universal prayer that can be used by men of all climes and creeds, for, it calls upon the Glorious Power that pervades the Sun and the three worlds to arouse, awaken and strengthen the Intelligence, so that it may lead to intense Saadhana and Saadhana may lead to success.

50.  Be Like Lamps

……Be strong to resist temptations

1. What does being humble mean to you?
2. Swami says that we must be humble but yet strong to resist temptation. Reflect a little. How do you think temptations that can prevent us from being humble? Please share your thoughts.
3. Why do you think humility is an important characteristic in the life of an aspirant?

52.  The Journey Towards The Source

Thus, every one must fit in with the plan; strive to know its main principles and be equipped for the task He allots you. Be ever vigilant in the tasks that the role involves, that is your swadharma (one's own nature and duty). Give your heart fully to the task. "Raama" means, he who pleases, attracts, and attaches himself through pleasing attributes. Krishna means the same thing; he who attracts.

54.  Swami’s Birthday Message – Invaluable Teachings

When is Swami’s Birthday? Let us listen to Swami explain the true significance of Birthday.

“I do not think of one particular date in the calendar as My birthday, for I consider the day when Divinity blossoms in your heart as My birthday in you. Therefore, each of you should individually celebrate such a day as My birthday.” – Sathya Sai Baba

57.  Protect the Planet | Study Circles | Use of Plastic

Dear Embodiments of Love,    Loving Sairam!   “In the exploitation of natural resources, people are observing no limits in the name of their right to act as they please. I do not understand wherefrom this ‘right’ is derived. In reality there is no ‘right’. In fact, what they have is ‘responsibility’.” – Baba, Sanathana Sarathi, Nov 1997   You may be aware of a practical … Continue reading Protect the Planet | Study Circles | Use of Plastic »

58.  Silence is golden

 Objective: To reflect on the importance of inviting silence into our lives if we are to proceed far on the Godward road as Swami says. Let’s begin with a short story: Story: Four monks decided to meditate silently without speaking for two weeks. By nightfall on the first day, the candle began to flicker and then went out. The first monk said, “Oh, no! The … Continue reading Silence is golden »

59.  Study Circle Buddha Poornima

The Heart of Buddha (From USA Website) Buddha Poornima is one of the most sacred festivals in the Buddhist calendar. It celebrates three important events in Buddha’s life- birth, enlightenment and final mergence. It occurs on the full moon day in the fourth lunar month of Vaisakha.  In many of His discourses, especially to educators, students and youth, Sathya Sai Baba has said that one … Continue reading Study Circle Buddha Poornima »

60.  Role of the Sathya Sai Organization in Swami’s Own Words

  “What is the special need for an organisation bearing My Name?” This question was asked by Bhagawan, and was also answered by Him in a discourse delivered on November 21st 1968. Presented below are Swami’s golden words on the role and relevance of the Sathya Sai Organization in today’s society. Swami also lays out the guiding principles to be followed by every member of … Continue reading Role of the Sathya Sai Organization in Swami’s Own Words »