The Swami in our Hearts - By Vishwanathan Anand
- Viswanathan Anand - Chess Grandmaster, the Current World Chess
Champion, and currently the Fourth highest Chess Rated player in the
An excerpt from his article in 'Divine Grace - Sathya Sai Baba" - An
India Today Impact Presentation
We used to visit Sundaram (Swami's Residence in Chennai) often and
listen to Bhajans. This I found most relaxing. The most impressive
thing for me was the dedication, discipline and commitment the
volunteers show. Just love can make people do such wonderful things.
We visited Puttaparthi on July 27, 2010. We were keen to experience
Puttaparthi rather than try and see how close we could get to Baba.
The evening Bhajan was magical and Baba's presence was indeed special.
We witnessed him giving a necklace to a group of singers. I was amazed
at the discipline during the Bhajans and the simplicity and
cleanliness in Puttaparthi. We visited the hospital and I was
awestruck at the highly advanced technology that was used to reach out
to the most needy. All this without accepting a single rupee in
We returned from Puttaparthi and within a week we realized we were
going to be parents. Aruna (wife) mentioned the child whatever it is,
would be Sai something. That night Aruna dreamt of a baby boy. In a
few days we had Sai Akhil.
People have seen miracles from Baba, spoken to Him. Some refer to Him
as a friend or family member. For us Baba is in our hearts, He is the
inner voice that does not need to speak, but can be heard when we seek
for it :))
OUR LIFE IS HIS MESSAGE