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Aravind Balasubramanya
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Leafing through the pages of my personal #diary, I found many little anecdotes and incidents during Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Divine visit to Hadshi in October 2009. These episodes were sweet back then. But today, apart from being sweet they are also profound and insightful. That is the magic of seeing things in retrospect.

"A bird in hand is worth two in the bush", "Man is not an individual being but a social being", "Faith is easy to profess, hard to practice", "Pleasing God is always better than pleasing the world."
These and many more beautiful insights through 8-9 episodes at Hadshi!

This was a #talk delivered in the #Satsangh Hall at Prasanthi NIlayam on 6th April, 2017.

https://www.mixcloud.com/aravindb1982/memories-and-lessons-travelling-with-bhagawan-to-hadshi/

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"Darshanam Paapa Naashanam" (Darshan destroys all sins) it is said. However, the gift of #Darshan is much more than that if only we have the right attitude and feelings. I learned many lessons in this regard during my recent visit to #Tirumala #Tirupati. I also came to know of some jaw-dropping experiences and amazing facts that indelibly connect Lord #Balaji and Lord #SathyaSai!

The experience was very emotional and enlightening. I had to share with all.... with love... :)

http://aravindb1982.blogspot.in/2017/03/value-of-darshan-lesson-learned-at-Tirupati-sathya-sai-venkateshwara-balaji.html

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If only we are ready to #forget2things, we can achieve ultimate peace in life. But alas! Erasing things from our mind at will is not as easy as it sounds! The Truth is - It is possible if only we are ready to #remember2things!

What are these 2 things to forget and 2 things to remember? #SathyaSai explains it so beautifully and simply. These lessons have been validated for me via personal experiences - one before travelling with Swami to Delhi and the other during a drive to my aunt's place in Thane, Mumbai.

This is a #talk delivered in the #Satsangh Hall at Prasanthi Nilayam on the 17th of March, 2017.

https://www.mixcloud.com/aravindb1982/2-things-to-forget-2-things-to-remember/

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So many of us make a visit to #PrasanthiNilayam. What should be our goal when we do that? How should we go about achieving that goal?
Imagine if #Swami called you for an interview and told you in detail about all this in all love.... Would it not be wonderful?

That is exactly what this #rare #Discourse is all about. It was delivered on 20th August 1984 to ONLY the overseas devotees in the ashram behind closed doors. It has unbelievably valuable insights for all.

#SathyaSai
#Pilgrimage

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When Devesh Srivastava's car swirled crazily in the Himalayan roads, he knew that he would die and there was nothing he could do about it. As he lay in a pool of his own blood waiting for the end, a #DivineDrama began - a tryst with #death and a return from the nether world!

Who knew that the direst #adversity would actually become a bright spot highlighting the magnificence and munificence of #DivineGrace of Bhagawan Sri #SathyaSai Baba?

(psst... Devesh is the younger brother of Dr. Sailesh Srivastava - an inspiring teacher, physicist, musician and aspirant at Swami's University in Prasanthi Nilayam)

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Wisdom states that the dual world will always have equal amounts of good and bad, light and darkness. Why then should one be good? Bhagawan Sri #SathyaSai Baba inspires a powerful answer and also adds that it isn't enough just being good - one has to appear good too!
This gets highlighted in a very personal incident that I am sharing simply because the message is very powerful. It was an experience that got me many tense moments, a few crying moments but ended on an enlightening note, as is the case always with the Master.
This is a #talk delivered on the 17th of February, 2017 in the #Satsangh Hall at Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi.

https://www.mixcloud.com/aravindb1982/importance-of-being-good-and-appearing-good-too/

#Goodness #WhyGood

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Bejoy had taken the leap of faith in 1967, leaving behind his home and hearth in Odisha to travel all the way to Puttaparthi in search of a Guru... And #SathyaSai responded to his adventure in a magnificent and unique manner.

What happened next is very interesting because Bejoy's world changed. Who would have thought that he would end up as a teacher in God's own school? Enjoy the concluding part of his journey to his Divine Father...

http://aravindb1982.blogspot.in/2017/02/the-lame-cross-the-mountain-with-Gods-grace-sathya-sai-bejoy-misra.html

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On this EXACT day, 59 years ago, a glorious monthly came into existence - the #SanatanaSarathi. The author of most articles in it was out beloved Bhagawan #SathyaSai Baba!

Enjoy this 18 minute video which begins with a 3 min song on the 'Mother' Sanatana Sarathi followed by a lovely documentary on the story of how Bhagawan started this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za0w7lQG2Mk

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"Mookam Karoti Vachalam, Pangum Langhayate Girim" {God's grace can make the dumb speak and the lame cross the mountain.}

One can see the literal and metaphorical manifestation of this statement in the life experiences of the devotees of Bhagawan Sri #SathyaSai Baba. This is the amazing story of a young man who had been struck with #polio from birth. He had to overcome multiple obstacles to come to Swami in the 1960s. Nearly 6 decades later, he continues to reside with and serve his Swami.

The story of Bejoy Kumar Misra is as gripping as any 'thriller movie' and it is sure to thrill the reader with love and devotion for Swami...

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Vaidyo Narayano Hari.
The doctors diagnose and treat according to their knowledge which is never infinite. That is why it is said that the doctor treats but it is only God who heals.

Here is a modern day miracle - as fresh as 6 months old - involving a student of #SathyaSai Arun Kumar Thondapu. This is also the story of how Swami entered a new heart and established Himself there forever - a story filled with ups and downs, joys and sorrows but a story that shows that ultimately surrender to God is the best recourse.

Come and enjoy the thrilling story of a #BlueBaby.
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