|Quote of the Month|
|One’s sin will not cease till one falls at the feet of Sadhguru|
|May 2018||Vol 10 / Issue 5|
Seeking refuge in the Lord alone is the best choice for our welfare. Even in dire circumstances when we are given two or more options and if HE (viz; The Lord) is one amongst that, then our only choice should be HIM and HIM alone. This might sound strange, but this alone is the reality of life. When we choose HIM, we have for sure made a perfect choice and not faltered in our decision. The reason is, when we have HIM with us, we will for sure attain karma shuddhata (purity in all the actions that we perform, viz; HIS GRACE makes us execute our actions in best possible way which will elevate us in the pedestal of our consciousness), our ego sublimates like a camphor piece, we become balanced in our lives, cross the dualities of the existence and attain oneness with HIM.
--Om Sri Sainaathaya Namah --
By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan
In this issue:
200) OM SRI SAI RUNAKLISHTADHANAPRADAAYA NAMAH
[Meaning:- Salutations to Lord Sai who bestows wealth to those who are heavily in debts]
Lord is ever merciful to his devotees. Here the words "Runaklistha” refers to someone who is afflicted with or down with a lot of debt. Here the debt could be both materialistic or spiritual. The former one makes our present life miserable and the latter one makes us goes through the endless cycles of misery. Either of them is surely deleterious for our Adhyaatma maarga. If we need to be rid of our spiritual debt (viz: bhava samsara yukta runam), we should be rid of our materialistic debts (viz; aihika runam). Materialistic debts needn't refer to only some money or kind borrowed as loan from friends or bank, but also the debt related to our responsibilities or duties (viz; kartavya runam) as a son, daughter, husband etc.
These duties are to be first performed to our best extent. The only way the confidence, energy and the power to execute the same will be got by HIS GRACE and this alone is the true wealth (viz; referred to as Dhana here) which will redeem us from these debts. Next coming to the debt that forms an obstacle for attaining Janma raahityam, we should forever execute our duties to the best of our efforts and with complete dispassion towards the fruit of the same (viz; perform the enjoined duties as an offering at HIS HOLY FEET), shed our ahankaara at his FEET, forever meditate on HIS divine form, contemplate on HIS divine leelas, sure that we will be recipients of wealth (dhana) from HIM, viz; the TRUE WEALTH which is ETERNAL (viz; Shashwata Aishwarya) that will redeem us permanently off this bhavagrastha runa.
Salutations to Lord Sai who is bestowed of this Shaashwata Aishwarya.
----Jai Sree Sadguru Sai Samartha----
By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan
1. Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Seventh Day Report - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
The seventh day i.e. Sunday, 29th April 2018 of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp organized by Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with Yoga Prabha Bharati Trust from Mumbai (a social service organization) commenced as usual at the camp site at 6:30 am with group meditation and yoga.
Exactly at 7 pm Swamiji arrived at the venue. After conveying his greetings to all Sai devotees, swamiji started the day's discourse with a parable from the kingdom of Vijaynagar, situated in south India.
A beggar named Ramu became an expert king of Vijaynagar kingdom. He learnt mantra from Rajguru, undertook penance and thus got control over his habit of begging. Swamiji said that the story is applicable to the seekers as well. He became king after obtaining self awareness. One must discontinue the habit of brooding over the past memories again and again and should become introspective of one self. Because of their past karmas, today the seekers have got self realization but they are unaware of this. By meditating daily, the seed sized energy expands thousand times of the original and all the naadis and chakras (from Mooladhara to Sahasrara) get sanctified and all the ailments are removed. The past karma of the humanbeing is the biggest stumbling block in this process. No one can forget the past, but it can only be dedicated. On the full moon day (Poornima) tomorrow, you need to become an pure innocent child. As Guru Dakshina offer me all your past karma and start leading a fresh new life from tomorrow.
Due to lack of knowledge, we commit so many mistakes. Fasting is one such mistake. Fasting means you get so much absorbed in meditation or thinking about God that you don’t remember the hunger at all. Over or Lesser consumption of food are both fatal to our physical health. Hence, adopting a middle balanced path will only ensure success.
Everyone of us have bitter sweet memories in life. We cannot progress further by carrying their burden. Hence, we need to leave them and move ahead in life. When a person close to someone expires, then they should light a lamp in his/her memory and pray with peaceful mind and full emotion for the transgression of the departed soul. By doing so, one shall be able to come out of that grief with a contentment that they have done everything that was possible for the departed soul. Just like when a lizard breaks its tail, it drops that tail’s burden and moves on and is able to speed up, similarly, we are all live with the burdens of past memories. You donate me those past memories of your’s and understand that now you have no right on them. If our attention does not get diverted to the past then it does not travel to the future as well. It remains in the current moment (present).
Aajna Chakra is associated with Chandra Nadi. The more you brood over the past, this Nadi gets more weaker and your Aajna Chakra gets corrupted. When you see someone, you feel angry. The reason being, they have a bad aura and that influences your mind psyche. Similarly, your bad mood affects others. To overcome this you need to observe yourself. As many bad incidents and people you keep in your Aajna Chakra, that much more damage you shall face mentally. Citing an example of a monk, swamiji said that enemity is poisonous and hence, one should forget and forgive the enemy and remove them from their mind. To reduce the thoughts of your past, sit down on the Earth and meditate. Create a contact with the Earth and pray.
Sometimes, when such incidents occur, that changes the course of your life. Swamiji recalled an incident in Himalayas while travelling towards Burma in the middle of the forest with Buddhist monks, he met two young monks who were meditating there for the past 800 years. Their guru had the desire of re-incarnating on earth. Hence, swamiji was given the responsibility to identify virtuous parents from society for that purpose. In order that Guru Tatva shall be born, with this desire the parents have to invite the (guru’s) soul. Such invited souls are called “Invited children”. Children born under normal circumstances are called “guest children”. Many such Gurus have taken birth in this holy land and hence, the future of India is very bright. Swamiji feels gratified while doing such work for the society.
With regular meditation, the atmosphere around you changes. Swamiji cited an example of a seeker from foreign country Peru. Despite her poor financial conditions, she could attend this camp because of sheer strong will to attend the camp.
One Muslim fakir gave this message to swamiji that whenever a person is doing any work for the first time he/she should attempt it conscientiously. While doing good work, positive energy lends the support whereas while doing things with wrong intention,negative energy backs them. If we don’t stand up and do good things for the mankind, then our life is a total waste (we are living in vain). There is no need to see any auspicious time to do good deeds.
While receiving blood to save oneself, we don’t think about the caste and religion. Similarly, to save others, we should donate blood and organs. This is essential and need of the hour in today’s world. With any kind of donation, we only inherit religious merit. If after our death, our organs can help someone in need, then there is nothing better than this. Every day, without any expectation, selflessly, we must pray atleast once for the benefit of mankind.
As you progress with spirituality, so also your home, family, state, country, gender also prosper. Infact, the progress travels beyond these barriers and gets connected to whole humanity.
Swamiji said that each one’s aura is individual and unique. Likewide, the self realization attained by each is also very exclusive. That is the reason why he is writing a book based on aura named as “Aura Shastra” (Science of Aura). He is doing extensive research on this subject. This book will be very useful for the coming generations, helps to diagnose their physical and mental status and provide them remedies to solve their problems.
Revered swamiji said that the coming period would be an era of Mind power. Meditation is extremely important for our police officers and soldiers. Through meditation they can acquire a better state of being and the mind power shall help them gauge the prevalent situation and prepares them for planning of those with whom they are contending. Thus, they shall be in a better position to arrange for their self defence.
People from approximately 53 countries, took the benefit of this mega camp by joining through the medium of online portal.
After this, Swamiji made all the seekers meditate and then all prayed for the all-round betterment of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi’s office bearers, staff and workers.
Tomorrow i.e., Monday, 30th April 2018 being the last day of the camp, there is medical check up from 7 am onwards. The seekers who have attended the mega camp shall narrate their experiences about knowledge gained from herein. Hence, tomorrow the programme will commence at 5:45 am (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).
2. Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Sixth Day Report - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
The Sixth day i.e. Saturday, 28th April 2018 of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp organized by Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with Yog Prabha Bharti Trust from Mumbai (a Social Service Organization) was held in Shirdi at the Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya. The Camp started with Group meditation and yoga at 6.30 am.
Exactly at 7 pm Swamiji arrived at the venue. Today Swamiji began discourse with an incident from Shri Sai Satcharitra. Shirdi was a small village between Kopargoan and Rahata. However, this village was chosen by Sai Baba as his Karyakshetra (area of operation). Dwarkamai repair work was in progress on one hot summer day. All the laborers were extremely thirsty but since the Mixture of sand and lime stone should not allowed to dry, they continued to work. When Sai Baba came to see them he understood the pain of laborers. When they asked for water one hindu labourer denied to drink water brought by a muslim labourer. Then all the labourers mixed the water and distributed amongst the labourers and thus everyone's thirst was resolved.
During that period, Britishers were trying to divide the Hindus and Muslims. Under such vicious circumstances, Shri Sai Baba did the work of bringing unity amongst Hindus and Muslims in the society.
All Sadgurus during their lifetime will empasize on removing the major problem haunting the society. But one common problem which was seen during the lifetime of all sadgurus was disrespecting/dishonouring of Women. This problem has arisen because of Male ego. Actually speaking, the soul present in both male and female are one and the same.
Swamiji guided spiritual seekers on the correct path of taking Shri Shirdi Sai Baba’s Darshan. The seekers should remain centered (Madhya naadi) to stay calm and balanced. Spiritual seekers visit any pilgrimage places connected with Sadgurus, because they get higher energy and pass it on to their disciples easily. Swamiji used to tell pilgrims to concentrate on their Navel Chakra, before visiting the Jain Guru Shri Adhinath Temple for darshan. Everyone feels vibration in their Navel Chakra because the energy of the idol will be present in the navel chakra.
Even if the body is weak, the soul is not allowed to do so because even the weak body can also experience this vibration. Any age is suitable for enlightenment and Spiritual inclination.
All the secrets are revealed by a single mantra or sentence 'Sabka Malik Ek'. Similarly grace and blessings are hidden for everyone. All the wars in the world are happening only against worshipping. Shri Sai Baba gave this mantra to the world after understanding the circumstances of those times. If each and everyone understands and follows this mantra, then world peace can be easily achieved. Wherever worship is done, there God reveals Himself. If we understand that we are all children of the same God, then the idea of "Vasudaiva Kutumbakam" i.e., "Entire world is my family" will actually come true.
Man is born with Soul, Kundalini power and his subtle body. Religion of man comes along with his birth. But true religion of man is Humanity. Religion (Dharma) awakens knowledge. The knowledge starts from within and hence it does not require external knowledge. But, due to ignorance, man holds on to wrong beliefs and addictions. When the internal knowledge is awakened, then automatically bad behaviour will get totally eliminated.
In Samarpan Sanskar meditation there can be one illusion. When many lamps are lit together from a bigger lamp out of these lamps one lamp which is not lit can also light on its own. But actually it is not true. This is a flaw in totality. Therefore, you should always be cautious and keep watching yourself. You need to sit back all alone and observe yourself whether you are experiencing the vibrations. Most important thing is to do Meditationcon a regular basis and collectively.
Swamiji explained to Spiritual seekers today’s message of Shri Sai Baba as follows:- "Once at the Dwarakamai, a devotee named Shri.Pandit applied tripund on Baba’s forehead and baba allowed to do it. When it was asked to Baba why he allowed Dr.Pandit to do it, Baba said he (Dr.Pandit) saw his guru in Me. He has applied Tripund to his guru and not me. From this event the message given by Baba to the whole world is that the body of a Guru might be different but the tenets (gurutatwa) remains the same. Aftr attaining spiritual progress through meditation, you will realise that your existence is nil and people start seeing different forms in you".
"This mantra will be helpful in your old age. After the situation is very good, many of you will see your parents and they will help you easily". Swamiji advised the elderly people to do such work so that their soul will be pleased and they will experience the power of divine life and they will not be distracted by the problems of the body.
"Since childhood, you get used to getting something or the other. if you start donating and carry out all taks without any expectation, then gradually your nature also changes".
"Vishuddhi Chakra is related to success . Mother's negative thoughts during the time of pregnancy will spoil the child's virulence and can lead to failures in life. If that happens then she should stop trying for a few days and make his (child's) nature good by meditation. Positive collective consciousness by spiritual seekers will pull them out of failures.
"In the samarpan family too, there are both good and bad seekers. If you want to progress, then be in the company of good Spiritual Seekers".
"After the conclusion of this Mega camp meditate regularly for 45 days. It is time to plant seed and inside the soil it grows. Likewikse, after receiving this Spiritual seed, if you do sadhana germination will happen.Your soul will be purified and aura around you will develop. Then people will start noticing the changes in you".
"If your vishuddi chakra is corrupted, you do not realize even if you are progressing in your spiritual path. You will be purified and your divinity will be revealed once you understand the sentence “Sabka Maalik Ek“ in its true essence. When 40 thousand Spiritual Seekers were present on Mahashivratri Day at the Dandi Ashram without any Shiva temple itself Indicates the wisdom of the spiritual seekers have been developed.
There are many vibrant places in India that are not revered by people due to their ignorance. Swamiji found one such place in Rajasthan. From this perspective, the place is being maintained there right now.
"Nowadays, use of words like Aura, Vibration, Energy has become a fashion statement. By using such words and involving oneself in drama they will be going against Vishuddichakra. Because your soul knows everything. Hene, express your emotion and dedication with as much purity as you can. Due to the existence of your inner self, its voice has somewhat diminished. Still the soul will continue to remain with you even after you indulge in wrong actions. Learn to tell others that you will not do any work against the will of your soul".
"Women who are not respected in the house are fed with negative thoughts. Quoting some examples he said that woman should be treated with respect so that they should not fall prey to these negative thoughts".
"Sadguru does not behave in a manner as they look like. Hence it is difficult to identify them. When you are there in their divine presence, they continuously shower their grace and blessings. The grace of Sai Baba is a continuous stream. If it goes inside, automatically shower of grace will happen. Grace of a Guru Gurukripa is a natural process. it does not have gurus control over it. If you are not completely dedicated then you will not be completely blessed. If you are truly dedicated grace will happen automatically. It is important that you should take advantage of your Guru's divine proximity. The biggest gain is that you become introspective. Not all but only good teachers can make you introspective. The more introspective you are, your soul consciousness will inrease and body consciousness will decrease. All your problems are related only to the body".
After delivering the discourse, in an electrifying atmosphere swamiji conducted guided meditation along with the participants (Translated from Marathi to English by Sri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).
3. Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Fifth Day Report - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
The fifth day i.e. Friday, 27th April 2018 of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp organized by Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with Yog Prabha Bharti Trust from Mumbai (a Social Service Organization) was held in Shirdi at the Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya. The Camp started with Group meditation and yoga 6.30 am. In the evening 6:30 pm, Bhajans by Samarpan’s members filled the whole atmosphere with Spiritual Vibrations. Exactly at 7 pm Swamiji arrived at the venue.
in the beginning of the discourse, Sadguru Shivkrupanand Swamiji through an example of English Judge explained that whatever we earn in life should be with our own efforts. Getting lured by temptation to earn more money in quick time, If we interfere with the role of destiny, we have to face bad consequences.
Collective Consciousness will be present at Riverbanks, Hillside, Samadhi Places of Gurus. Hence, when we go to such place, we feel blissful and attain the state of thoughtlessness. At these places Universal Consiousness will be present but they cannot flow. If we wish to get these powers in us, it is only possible with the presence of living gurus. When that happens, these powers can flow through us, established in us and will help in our Spiritual Growth.
Doing nothing is meditation. After beginning meditation, first the body and then the mind oppose and the mind goes astray. While doing meditaiton, just be a witness. If you want to stop it, the conflict starts within and you will be in two minds. But without expecting if you meditate for half an hour at one place, the body and mind will gradually become calm and meditation will become natural.
Ancient books were written by holy and pure souls. Hence, only when you really experience yourself, then you can understand its true essence. Saint Jnaneshwar has told in his abhang "Devanchiye Dwari, Ubha Kshanabhari, Tena Mukti Chari Sadhiyelya”. He explains in this abhang that this body is a temple, its Naval area is its entrance. If you keep your mind steady for 10 minutes then you can surely attain Moksha.
We all are searching for both God and happiness outside but we will never get them outside as they are present very much within us. If we do not rely on others and become introverted, then automatically the search for happiness will come to an end. To become introvert, mediation is vey much essential & for doing meditation self realisation is necessary.
Saint Jnaneshwar wanted us to experience human nature and awakening of Kundalini. But the time was not right for that. Today we are living in that time. By meditation, we will create a 20 feet peaceful and good atmosphere around us which will help us to lead a peaceful life. We can go anywhere in the world and create an atmosphere of peace wherever we live.
In today’s situation, instead of Saintly feeling there is horror feeling being created in the society. Just because you are leading a family life, your self consciousness won't go. Whie leading a family life, if you adopt higher flexibility, you can easily reach the pinnacle of spirituality.
There is a major contribution from some Individuals and from people belonging to Patel community in campaigning for Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp.
While delivering Shri Sai Baba’s message, Swamiji said that during Baba’s life time he used to accept the values of Sadhakas in the form of Dakshina. Whatever food and other things he got from bhiksha, he used to offer them to animals and birds.He used to bring wood from the dakshina he received. He used to burn these wood and gave the ash obtained from Dhuni as Udhi Prasad to the devotees. He used to give udhi and bless them as a remedy for the devotees who came to him with various problems. Even today this thing is working. Even today, lot of miracles are happending with this wondorous Udhi. Udhi is answering the prayers of devotees according to their devotion and faith.
Death is the most fearful one related to heart chakra. There is a wrong notion that death means Moksha. Moksha is infact the highest state of meditation wherein the fear of death and after death totally disappears. During the peak stage in Samarpan yoga Meditation, the soul can leave the body at any stage.
Jain Community is based on meditation. But, it is a tragedy that the focus on mediation is not totally missing in their community. Therefore it is essential to restore meditation in this religion. Towards restoring the same, Swamiji is imparting training to Jain Saints and Sadhvis. Beause of this, Jain saints and Sadhvis are now teaching meditation to the Jain community. Jain sanits and sadhvis often depart due to accidental deaths. Hence, by doing meditation they create a safe aura around them.
Heart Chakra is also associated with your parents. Due to their extreme love and constant attention towards their children, the condition of the children will become very bad and at the same time, parents also become very weak. If you get negative thoughts, then think that "I meditate regularly, with collective consciousness so that I can never do anything wrong".
Swamiji said that in Aradka village in Rajashtan a temple has been built specially to do Mediation. Spiritual seekers can do meditation easily there.
Thoughtlessness is not meditation. It is essential to go from thoughtlessness stage to Meditation. This requires regularity and collective consciousness.
If we do not make any contributions to humanity then our life is a total waste. When you are pure and balanced, then you will be able spread Shri Sai Baba’s message of 'Sab Ka Maalik Ek' all over the world.
Even though Sadguru is donning a normal body like others, they should not be considered as normal. Make the best possible use of their divine presence, presets to become introvert and get to the God who is present within and ultimately reach the final stage of emancipation.
After this in an electrifying atmosphere swamiji conducted guided meditation along with the participants (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).
4. Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Fourth Day Report - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
The fourth day i.e. Thursday, 26th April 2018, of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp organized by Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with Yog Prabha Bharti Trust from Mumbai (a Social Service Organization) was held in Shirdi at the Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya. On this day, Sadguru Shivkrupanand Swamiji guided the participants about the importance of having a spiritual guru, emancipation from materialistic life and meditation.
Using an anecdote of a rich man who appealed to Sainath Maharaj for granting self-realization, swamiji explained that for achieving self-realization, we have to think of our spiritual guru as the Supreme Spirit and completely surrender to Him physically and emotionally. By doing this, the seeker’s learning and grasping capacity increases. The role of spiritual guru is transient. Only spiritual guru can help the seeker to connect with the divine, help them to do Spiritual practice and achieve the state of emancipation. Only spiritual guru can make the seeker to intropsect on the Self. To reap the action of one’s karma, human beings take birth again and again and thus end up in accruing new karmas. Hence, to break free from this vicious circle of birth and karma, the humans must learn to be introspective. They must purify and empower their souls by way of meditation.
How can the spiritual seekers who come from the Western culture and are devoid of spiritual master, as well as rationalist seekers identify their spiritual master? They can analyse on the basis of the aura of the spiritual master. They go to a spiritual master who is fully absorbed in meditation. Even then, the emotional seekrs earnestly yearn and look for a spiritual master for their guidance. One such place is Shirdi. Shirdi is the grand gateway to emancipation. If spiritiual seekers earnestly prays in Shirdi, by Sai’s Grace, the seeker can bond with the living sou) of Sadguru and attain self-realization. Saibaba gave a message that the guru’s appearance might be different but their tenets are one and the same.
In human body, the naabhichakra (the chakra situated at the navel) is related to contentment and gratification. When that chakra is cleansed, the human beings start to progress spiritually. When the relationship with spouse, parents, children and siblings is friendly and loving, then there will be no obstacles to human being’s spiritual progress.
Today, we are losing out on the vital values of our human culture such as salutations in the temple and performing of charity. This is because neither do we have time for it nor do we have the mindset for donating without any expectation. Meditation is the only way left with us that can bring the humanitarian approach in mankind and hold the society together.
In an atmosphere that was brimming with energy, swamiji, finally concluded the day's camp by conducting guided meditation along with thousands of spiritual seekers who attended the camp. (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).
5. Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Third Day Report - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
The third day i.e., Wednesday, 25th April 2018, of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp dedicated to Meditation commenced at the camp venue at 6:30 am by performing group meditation and (various) yogasanas. From evening 6:15 pm onwards the atmosphere at the venue was filled with devotional feelings as the spiriutal seekers sang auspicious tunes of hymns.
In the beginning of the discourse, by way of citing an example of Raja Janak, Poojya Swamiji, guided the Sadhaks as to how one can progress spiritually while continue to be in this materialistic world. While staying in the family always having everyone around us, living together in a society, throughout the day, we must meditate for half an hour at a place with no one around us (all alone). By continuously practising the meditation this way, slowly our aura starts progressing spiritually. Just like the way we use our mobile phones after charging it once in a day, likewise our body too must be charged for half an hour on a regular basis by way of meditation. Eventhough Lotus blooms in mire (swampy land), yet it doesn’t have any stain of the mire. Similarly, we must remain detached, eventhough we live with everyone.
Further, he said that in the beginnning to achieve world peace can be a real struggle. Swamiji explained that with regular meditation, one can progress to build an aura of about 15-20 feet around themselves where there will be peace, feeling of wellbeing and security, affection and overall beauty. If every individual is successful in creating such a world then peace can be established in the whole world.
Swamiji said that people in the society are aware of all types of pollution. But the most destructive of these pollution is one that can’t be seen but felt (Conceptual Pollution). That is, the pollution of one’s thoughts (ideology). The intensity of this pollution is felt to a larger extent in big cities. This pollution has created various kinds of tensions and apprehensions in the world. He called upon the family members to meditate regularly so as to keep their homes free from this pollution.
Speaking about small children, Swamiji said that the children are given lectures about sinful and holy activities since childhood. However, no system is provided to them which prevents them from indulging in any unholy (sinful) acts. This dedicated meditation is such a system which shall create a positive aura around children and the negative thoughts can be nipped in the buds itself. Thus, they will not indulge in any sinful activity. Meditation will help them to attain the feeling of both inner and outer security.
Self Realization can be attained after waiting for many lifetimes. Achieving Self Realization is everyone’s birthright. Swamiji said that he is not there to make them dependent on him. Instead he is there to make them self sufficient and empowring.
Doctors, soldiers/ policemen, lawyers and politicians are the four prominent pillars of the society. Having said this, Swamiji added that such people always have negative (energy) atmosphere surrounding them owing to their occupation (profession). This builds up tension in their lives. Thus, it is extremely necessary that these people practice meditation as meditation shall create positive energy around them and will provide them protection. Swamiji appealed to the people of the Country to support our Democratic system and asked them to compulsarily vote in the Elections.
He explained that, we spend all our energy to change the external situation in lif). However, in reality this external situation is a mirror of our internal situation. If the intrinsic (inner core) is (in) good (condition), then the external situation will automatically change by itself. To make the inner (self) feel good, we have to become introspective of our own self. We have understand and recognize our own self.
Swamiji said that Sai Baba only motivated him to come and provide this help to society. He said that he has full faith in Sai Baba. While talking about the core principles of Guru, he said that Gurus (the preceptors) may have different shades and look but their tenets are identical. Guru is not an individual but a principle. The principles of Guru are everlasting enduring flow of energy, which was there in the past, is there in the present and shall be there in the future also. By quoting an incident from Sai Baba’s lifetime, he reminded everyone of Sai’s message “Sabka Malik Ek Hein”. While speaking about God (spirit / soul) and religion, Swamiji said that God means Universal Consciousness and religion means human religion and its relationship with the soul (Religion of the Self).
Eventually, the programme concluded with meditation. Nearly 20000 Spiritual Seekers attended and took the benefit of this Mega Camp on the third day (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).
6. Union Minister Shri.Shripad Naik Inaugurates Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Union Minister for Ayush, Shri.Shirpad Naik inagurated the Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp at a glittering function held on Monday, 23rd April 2018 in Shirdi.
Speaking on the occasion the Union Minister observed: “Shri Sai Baba made a truly auspicious beginning for the emancipation of the entire community and his work has been a demonstration of work dedicated to humanity. Through the path of deepest devotion Sai Baba’s work has reached across the World today and the same tradition has been bestowed on the World through the medium of meditation by Shri Swami Shivkrupanand”.
Shri.Shripad Naik was speaking after he inaugurated the Samarpan Dhyanyog Mega Camp by Shri Swami Shivkrupanandaji organised by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Centenary Celebrations. Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Member of Parliament Shri.Sadashiv Lokhande, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure, Shri.Pratap Bhosale, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, representatives of various religions, Chairman of Janglee Maharaj Ashram Shri.Nandkumar Suryawanshi, Shri. Anuragji, Shri.Ambareeshji and Ms.Shaswatiji (all Life Time Trustees) and Shri.Girish Borkar, Managing Trustee from Yoga Prabha Bharati (Seva Sanstha) Trust, 400 accomplished devotees from 22 countries, and more than 20,000 devotees from 15 States of the country were present on this occasion.
Shri.Shripad Naik further observed that Shri Swami Shivkrupanandji has brought the Samarpan Meditation values from the Himalayas making way for all of us to attain absolution of the soul through this meditation. The prosperity in life beyond caste and religion is being created through this medium. The humanitarian welfare work started by Shri Sai Baba has reached everywhere and Shri Sai Temples are being established all over the World through this. A power to convert and mould a man into a valuable human being in a devotional way has been created and the work started by Shree Swami Shivkrupanandji through the medium of Samarpan Dhyanyog Camp is reaching Countries across the World.
Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware said that Shri Sai Baba gave the mantra of faith and patience. At the same time, He also gave a technique or tantra of serving the poor. Sansthan has been organising various religious, social, cultural, paduka darshan and other programs on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations and the present Samarpan Dhyanyog Camp is part of these programs. He further said: "I received an inspiration to organise this Samarpan Dhyanyog Camp in Shirdi due to a camp that was organized at Surat by Shri Swami Shivkrupanandji. Peace, happiness and contentment are essential for the common man and everyone here will definitely achieve the same through this Samarpan Dhyanyog Mega Camp." Dr.Suresh Haware thanked Shri Swami Shivkrupanandji for organising this camp in Shirdi.
While providing guidance at the Samarpan Dhyanyog Mega Camp after the inauguration Shri Swami Shivkrupanandji said: "Sai is Himself the God.’ He was present earlier, is present today and will be present in the future as well. With the development of human civilisation various methods of worship also came up on the horizon. However, the instructions provided by these were unable to bring internal changes in human beings. The Himalayan Gurus found a way to do this through Samarpan Dhyanyog for inculcation of values in human beings. Here no instructions are provided from outside. Only the pious values are transferred from one pure soul into another pure soul. Once the Samarpan values are inculcated self-realisation and awakening takes place, the knowledge as to what is wrong and what is right arrives from within one’s self itself".
He further said: "the knowledge contained in different religious books can provide information on God. However, the same cannot bestow an experience of God in you. This experience is never possible without a living Guru. Unless you receive the seed of spirituality from a living Guru, you cannot achieve any spiritual progress. Seekers can reach a living Guru through prayers at the Samadhi of a Guru who has already attained Samadhi". Swamiji then gave a message from Shri Sai about God. The message being: "God resides in everyone and it is not necessary to search for him outside. Meditation means to connect God to our life without leaving anything that you are doing at the moment". Swamiji also gave a mantra "‘I am a pious soul, I am a pure soul" and held a ten minutes meditation session for the devotees present at the camp.
Earlier, Chief Executive Officer of Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agrawal made the introductary speech and Vice Chairman of Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam proposed the vote of thanks.
7. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware Inaugurates Separate Mukh Darshan Room - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).
Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware inaugurated a separate room that has been constructed to facilitate Mukh Darshan at a function held on Saturday, 21st April 2018. Devotees who are facing time constraint will be immensely benefitted by this facility. Thousands of devotees have already availed this new facility (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).
8. Telangana Chief Minister Shri.K. Chandrashekar Rao Visit Shirdi -Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).
Chief Minister of Telangana State Shri.K.Chandrashekar Rao visited Shirdi along with his wife on Friday, 20th April 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikkam and other dignitaries was also present on the occasion.
After the Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Chief Minister Shri.K.Chandrashekar Rao was felicitated by the Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikkam.
9. Union Minister Shri.Shripad Naik To Inaugurate Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi has organized Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in the divine presence of His Holiness Shri.Shivkrupanand Swamiji from Monday, 23rd April 2018 to Monday, 30th April 2018 between 7 pm to 9 pm at Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya at Shirdi will be inaugurated by central minister Shri Shripad Naik. This information was disclosed through an Official Press Release on Thursday, 19th April 2018.
To commemorate Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi which is completing 100 years on 18th October 2018, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust is celebrating Centenary celebrations of Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi from 1st October 2017 to 18th October 2018. To make this year memorable, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has organized various Religious, Cultural, Social and Spiritual Programs throughout the year. Accordingly, Yog Prabha Bharti Trust from Mumbai (Social Service Organization) has organized Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp from Monday, 23rd April 2018 to Monday, 30th April 2018 between 7 pm to 9 pm at Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya in the divine presence of Shri Shivkrupanand Swamiji. This Mega camp will be inaugurated by Union Minister Shri.Shripad Naik on Monday, 23rd April 2018 at 6.15 pm. Welfare Minister Prof.Ram Shinde, Opposition Party Leader Shri.Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Member of Parliament Shri.Sadashiv Lokhande, Sansthan’s Chairman Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam & honorable Trustees will be present in this function.
Participants of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega camp in Shirdi will be immensely benefitted because Shri.Shivkrupanand Swamiji would be delivering his lectures based on his own Spiritual Life experiences. He would explain in simple lucid style, the significance of Spiritual Progress, how even a common man can also develop a Spiritual path through meditation, on the Spiritual development of family, Country and the whole mankind. In addition to this, he would also speak on Intense topics like Kundalini Power on Human Body, Seven Chakras, Three Nodes, Aura. He will also take the participants through guided meditation (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).
10. Former President of Shri Sai Spiritual Centre, Bangalore Shri.R.Seshadri Passes Away – Shri.Amar, Bangalore.
With profound grief we would like to inform that former President of Shri Sai Spiritual Centre, Bangalore and former Editor of Deccan Herald Shri.R.Seshadri passed away at 3:15 pm on Tuesday, 17th April 2018. He was 95 years at the time of his demise. He leaves behind one Son and three daughters.
www.saiamrithadhara.com team condoles demise of Shri.R.Seshadri and humbly prays to Sainath go give strength to the bereaved family members to bear this loss.
The Cremation will take place on Wednesday, 18th April 2018 at 9 am at Banashakari Crematorium, Bangalore.
11. Shri Sai Leela Bi-Monthly To Reach Sai Devotees On Time -Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware informed on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 that arrangements have been made to publish Shri SaiBaba Sansthan, Shirdi's bi-monthly magazine "Shri Sai Leela" on a timely basis. There will be separate issue of the magazine in 3 languages i.e., Marathi, Hindi & English. Readers must be aware that during the recently concluded Shri Ram Navami Festival, the March-April special edition of the magazine was released. Dr.Haware also said that devotees have already started receiving the Ram Navami Special issue of the Magazine (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).
12. Hindi Actress Smt.Shilpa Shetty Visit Shirdi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).
Well known Hindi Actress Smt.Shilpa Shetty visited Shirdi on Saturday, 14th April 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.
13. Various Cultural Programmes Organized at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi Mantap Stage -Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, is celebrating Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebration Festival. On this auspicious) occasion, on 14th April 2018, 28th April 2018 and 12th May 2018 evening 7 pm to night 9:30 pm, various cultural programmes have been organized at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi mantap stage. This information was disclosed by Sansthan's Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal through a Press Release on Friday, 13th April 2018.
Smt. Rubal Agarwal said that as the Samadhi is completing 100th year on 18th Oct 2018, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan is celebrating the festive occasion from 1st Oct 2017 till 18th Oct 2018 by organizing various religious, cultural, social & spiritual awakening programmes throughout the year. With this objective/aim, the following programmes have been scheduled:
Saturday,14th April, 2018 - Bhakti Sangeet b y Shri. Surendra Burse from Nasik.
All the above programmes have been arranged from evening 7 pm to night 9:30 pm at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi Mantap Stage next to Hanuman mandir. Hence, Smt.Rubal Agarwal has requested local residents & Sai Baba devotees to participate in large numers and benefit from these various spiritual & cultural programmes (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).
14. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Procures New Advanced Cath Lab Machine For Shri Sai Baba Hospital, Shirdi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has procured a new advanced Cath Lab Machine for Shri Sai Baba hospital, Shirdi. Currently, they are removing the old equipments and replacing them with new machines. Hence, from 14th April 2018 to 29th April 2018, the Cath Lab department shall remain closed. This information was disclosed by Sansthan's Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal through a Press Release on Friday, 13th April 2018.
Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that Shri Sai Baba Hospital run under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has procured a new advanced Cath Lab machine.Currently, they are removing the old equipments and replacing them with new machines. Hence, from 14th April 2018 to 29th April 2018, the Cath Lab department shall remain closed as the overhauling (renovation) & other (related) scheduled works will be under progress. During this period, except for the procedures that are performed using Cath Lab Machine, other Cardiology Department's work shall be operational as usual.
Hence, from 14th April 2018 to 29th April 2018, the heart surgery and other related procedures that are usually carried out by Cath Lab shall not be performed. Smt.Agarwal requested patients to make note of this information and solicited cooperation from them. (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).
15. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Shri.Arunji Maharaj's (from Bhamathaan) Bhagavat Katha Discourse at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir Shatabdhi Mantap Stage - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Shri Sai Baba Sansthan's Trust, Shirdi, is celebrating Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebration. On this auspicious occasion, from Sunday, 8th April 2018 to Sunday, 15th April 2018, everyday afternoon from 2 pm to 5 pm Shri Arunji Maharaj's (from Bhamathaan) Bhagavat Katha discourse has been organized at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi Mandap Stage. Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agarwal disclosed this information through a Press Release on Friday, 6th April 2018.
Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that as Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi is completing 100th year on 18th October 2018, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan is celebrating the festive occasion from 1st October 2017 to 18th October 2018 by organizing various religious, cultural, social & spiritual awakening programmes throughout the year. With this objective in mind, from Sunday, 8th April 2018 to Sunday, 15th April 2018 , everyday afternoon from 2 pm to 5 pm, Shri Arunji Maharaj's (from Shri Kshetra Adabanganath Trust, Bhamathaan) Bhagavat Katha discourse has been organized at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi Mantap Stage situated next to Hanuman mandir.
Hence, Smt.Rubal Agarwal has requested local people & Sai Baba devotees to make maximum use of this Bhagavat katha discourse (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).
16. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Visits Sansthan's Boondi (Laddu) Prasad Making Unit - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.
Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware recently visited Sansthan's Boondi (Laddus) Prasaed Making Unit. Everyday the Unit makes around 55000 kgs of Boondi (Laddu) Prasad which is a humongous task. The Laddus must last long for which they have to be desiccated (dried) well. Dr.Haware recommended the unit officials to introduce desiccating/drying machinery/equipments/units & various other such (equipments) on an experimental basis. He said that the Laddu Prasad is of extraordinary importance to Sai Devotees. Hence, Sansthan is trying various methods to make Laddu Prasad last for longer duration (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).
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