Happy New Year 2008 To All
Let Us All Celebrate This New Year In The Divine Grace Of Sathya Sai Baba
January 1st 1:30 pm - Aaj Subha Din Hai, Ha Ha Ha, Today is a Sacred Day, Ha Ha Ha January 1st 9:30 pm - Discourse by Sathya Sai Baba this evening in Sai Kulwant Hall
This evening there were some cultural programs by the old students
of Prasanthi Nilayam campus and Brindavan campus. After the cultural programs some students spoke narrating their experiences.
One of the experiences was about an MBA student who went to work in New Delhi. He joined a company there and on weekends he use to go to an orphanage and spend some time being with children. There was a program in the school where these kids use to go to. So students were asked to bring their parents for the program. Since these kids in the orphanage had no parents they asked the Swami student if he could accompany them to the program. He happily accepted their request, but on the day of the program his manager in the office asked him to make a presentation to the Businessman coming from overseas. So he had to choose either to be with the kids whom he promised or the presentation. He prayed to Sathya Sai Baba and decided that he will go with kids and went with them, and the program went well and all the kids were happy. After returning
from the program he told all his sub ordinates that he would be fired soon because he missed the presentation. But then they told him, "what are you talking about you were here and gave a very nice presentation". Then Swami's students realized that Swami had come in his form and given the presentation. He thanked Swami and said when Swami says I will be with You around You and in You. Swami really is with us.
Then Swami gave a discourse and began with a poem in Telugu. Swami said that Love and Peace are within us. You will not find anywhere else unless you realize that they are with yourself. Swami said that your behavior is reflected to you through this world. If you spread Love you will receive Love back. Swami said all the devotees should follow
Love, Peace and Non-Violence. Swami said when you see your enemy offer him pranams and he will to. Love even your enemy, if you get angry with your enemy you are getting angry with yourself. Swami said devotees should always speak truth. Swami said stay united as an example Swami used the handkerchief and showed it and told if you take this handkerchief apart its only threads but if they stay together it's a cloth. So similarly always we should stay untied with Love. Swami gave many more wonderful messages.
Swami talked about the students and said that all of them come from so far with Love. Fill your hearts with Love and Swami will be with you always.
Then Swami sang the bhajan "Hari Bhajana Bhina Sukh Shanthi Nahi" after the bhajan Swami said the really bliss is in bhajans. So try to do bhajans, and don't worry about others do bhajans blissfully.
After that Swami enquired with the students about when they were leaving and said that Swami will be
with them always and blessed them.
Then prasadam was distributed to all the devotees and after aarathi, event ended.
This morning in Sai Kulwant Hall, which was beautifully, decorated with flowers the programs began. Sai Kulwant Hall had a Happy New Year 2008 written in flowers above veranda where Swami sits.
There was a musical program by students. As the program was going on Swami cut few cakes the devotee brought.
The program ended with the song Aaj Subha Din Hai, Ha Ha Ha, Today is a Sacred Day, Ha Ha Ha, which was sung in many languages. After finishing the song students announced that Swami taught them this song and made them sing
it during the 1985 New Year Celebrations. They thanked Swami for giving them this opportunity and prayed to Swami to guide them by holding their hand through this New Year.
Then bhajans began and Swami blessed prasadam, which was distributed to all the devotees, who filled Sai Kulwant Hall.
Prasadam was in a box, which had a small calendar of Swami, a packet of Vibhuthi and one sweet and some cashewnuts.
Programs ended after aarathi at 10:45 am
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