Monday, October 5, 2015

Sri Datta Sai Manga Bharadwaja Nilayam @ Nagole, Hyderabad, India on May 15th 2014

The physical symbol of their presence. Like Baba's Dwarakamayi, there is Master garu's Ammagaru's Nilayam for us. It is said that where ever Mahatmas set foot even for a short while, that place becomes as potent and sacred as a Teertha kshetra (centre of pilgrimage); A place which has the capacity to evoke all that positive and holy within us, answer our prayers and give us peace and solace. Then what to say of the residence of Mahatmas?

Nilayam by moonlight
Let not familiarity tarnish this value in  our hearts. Let us live and pray here as Baba spoke of the Samadhi mandir. Let us have the devotion  and wisdom of Lakshmi the calf which after one visit to Ramanashram, retraced the path on her own and after arriving there every morning, never left till the evening to the last day of her life.

Jai Sai Master

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sri Guru Charitra Krutagnaya Mahotsavam Sept.6th 2015

Mastergaru's emphasized the importance of reading Sri Guru Charitra along with Sri Sai Leelamritam (Sai Baba the Master)  everyday for true followers of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. Read the introductions to both these books for his elucidation.
Babugaru (Sri Ekkirala Dwarakanath Jnaneswar) started Krutgnayata Archana (Worship with Gratitude) to this holy book itself in the spirit of Mastergaru's teaching a few years ago at Nagole. This year too on the first sunday of September, sharp at 10:00 am the puja was performed at Sri Datta Sai Manga Bharadwaja Nilayam, Nagole and worldwide.

This is similar to how devotees revere The holy Guru Granth Sahib and the the holy Koran as the very embodiment of the Prophet. The same tradition is mentioned in the Bible. Some quotes below:

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.Matthew 7:24

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.Hebrews 4:12

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.Matthew 24:35

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”Matthew 4:4 

 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.James 1:22 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Building a rocket stove

Building a rocket stove

ClippingSai Prasanna Kumar, Yoga Narendra and Madhu Setty spent some time building a rocket stove in  Yoga's house. Not something they trained for in school and college!

But something very much required in our resource depleted immediate future! The breath of Master's vision of a better society, a better India...How much Mastergaru back in 1970s struggled to bring us to this point of actually doing and learning a useful skill rather than  falling into the vicious circle of  'working for textbook education - college ranks - high paying salaried jobs - buying to fulfill basic needs - materialism - dissatisfaction',  ironically called having having a life!!!