Swami chat with students in the
Part 1 -
Part 2 -
In the evening, Swami gave Padanamaskar to
the Uttar Pradesh Bal Vikas children and their teachers.
Wristwatches and Prasadam were given to them. In the first lock,
Swami told the waiting ex-students to go home and start working.
Nevertheless, they said that they wanted to stay with Swami. He
then told a guest that nobody wants to leave from here. Every one
wants to stay with Swami. Then Swami spoke with the research
Swami: What did (mentioning a teacher’s
name) he teach today?
Research Student 1. : Swami, we met in the
Swami: Which subject?
R.S.1: International Finance.
Swami: Who is a leader?
R.S. 2: Swami, Krishna.
Swami: Who are the followers?
R.S.2: Dharmaja, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva.
Swami: What about Bheema? He is also
devotee. Bheema kodathadu. (Bheema will beat you.)
Swami:What is the meaning of Bharatha?
R.S.2: Bhava, Raaga,Thaala.
Swami: Tht is music. What is the meaning?
(Getting no response from the students)’Bha’ antae
prakasamu (means effulgence). ‘Ra’ antae ramminchudamu.
(attraction). ‘ta’ antae tanmayathvamu. (forgetting)
(Getting attracted by the effulgence and
forgetting one’s own self. That is the meaning of Bharatha).
Who is Bharathi? (No response from the
students). Bharathi is Saraswathi. What are the other names of
Saaraswathi Namasthubhyam, Varade
Kamaroopini, Vidyarambam Kareshyaami Siddhirbhavathume sadaa.
Padma Badra Visaalakshmi, Padmaakshe SuravarniniNithyamPadma
Dayadevi Samampahe Saraswathi Bhagyavathi Bharathi.
See, how many names! Mrs. Brahma! What are
those of Lakshmi? (Swami then said all those names and asked
one of those Research scholars to repeat the same). You should
know all these; it is there in Mahabharatha. "Yenna Bharathe,
Tanna Bharatha ( What is not there in Bharath is not anywhere
else in the world). Who said this?
Research Stu. 2: Swami, Vyasa.
Swami: There is a saying."Vinte
Bharatame vinale, Tinte Garele tinale. (Only Bharatha is worth
hearing, and ‘Vada’ is worth eating!
Swami: Who is the ideal leader?
Research S. 3: Tata.
Swami: Tata is his surname. His real name
is Jamshed. At that time, people were known by their professions –
Rikshawala, Jhatkawala, etc. What did he do?
Re.St.3: He set up industries.
Swami: Nee thalakai! (Your head!)
He was in iron and steel business. He used to import and export.
He got cycle-rickshaws from China to Bombay. He wanted to clean up
Bombay, but he could not. Even now, it is dirty. Where you have
Re.St.3: Jamshedpur Swami.
Swami: (Smiling): Tht is why you
know so much about Tata. (To students) American President,
Lincoln, was a great man. His father was a carpenter. Their’s was
a poor family. His mother used to stitch clothes for other small
childre nd thus they made a living. Lincoln was taught to be a
self-confident man. Later, even though he lost in the elections a
couple of times, he was elected as the President of America. He
had self-confidence, Atma Viswasamu.
Swami: Columbus (repeated thrice), what
did he do?
Re.St.2 : Discovered India, Swami.
Swami: Thalakai! Discovered
America. As a small boy in Italy, he lived by the side of the
ocean and would always keep staring at it. He had many unaswered
questions. From where did all these water come? Whre does it go?
Is there land beyond these waters? He wanted to find out. Who
financed his trip?
Re.St.1: Spanish queen.
Swami: He was given money by the Spanish
queen. She gave him two ships and four men. They traveled for a
long time in search of land. After 10,000 miles, they did not see
land and the other men got disillusioned. However, Columbus, had
self-determination and self-confidence. They went on. After10,500
miles, they spotted lad. All because of self-confidence. (Praising
the students), Many of them have double degrees. The students
(former) are working in various companies. Some are in Madras…..
Sundaram Finance. They work very well. Once, the employees were
planning for strike. Our students said that they were are being
paid for work and not for strike; we will not be part of it. The
other employees accepted our students’ explanations and called off
the strike. There had been no strikes since then.
Three students are working in Indonesia
too, in Sai Lakshmi Mills. (Pointing one ex student) He is from
Bombay. He left his and joined here. He has done his engineering
and MBA He now works in the Book Trust. His brother is in
Indonesia, our MBA student. (Then Swami introduced another
ex-student) His first brother is a teacher in our school; second
brother works in the Central Trust. The third - MBA hogaya
– (has finished MBA). Wait kartha hai. (He is waiting)
(Calling a student):Where did you work?
Swami: They did not relieve him
immediately. He had to pay one lakh (to break the contract), to
come and study here.
Swami pointed to a devotee and asked a
Swami: Do you know this old man?
Student: No Swami.
Swami: He was Principal of the Easwramma
High School fifteen years ago. (Talking to a senior devotee):
Today is your birthday. I know! 81 years! (Swami materialized a
gold bracelet and Himself put it on the devotee’s hand. To the
boys) Eighty first birthday. (Referring to the bracelet)
Bahar peetal ka lekar pahena. Mein gold ka dhiya (He was
wearing a brass one bought from outside. I gave him a gold one.
8th July 2000
(From the Book HEART TO HEART – Part II)
Swami: (To Prof. Anil Kumar): Are
they all devotees? (Referring to the devotees, who got up after
Swami went into the interview room). They stand up the moment
I go in. It is bad habit. (Sir remained silent). Tell! Sometimes
you also go. You have to go home for tiffin. Similarly, they also
go. They sit in lines for long time.
Prof.A.K: Yes, Swami.
Swami: The crowd is increasing day by day.
Prof. A.K.: They are coming for festival.
It came in News papers that in September, first train is starting
from Bangalore to Puttaparthi.
Swami: Papam! Is it so?
Prof. A. K.: It seems that the minister
Swami: Before September, August is here.
It would have been nice if the train were from Dharmavaram to
Puttaparthi. All North Indian trains would come.
Prof. A. K.: It is full of politics and
Swami: (Referring to the Management
Workshop): Who spoke this morning? (Two students who had made a
presentation in the morning as part of the Management Workshop
went near Swami. To one of them): You spoke on small and big
industries, isn’t it?
Student: Yes, Swami.
Swami: It is good. But it is hard to
practice. Nobody has patience. In preaching-hero, in practice –
zero. Very less time, isn’t it?
Student: Yes, Swami.
Swami: How much time?
Student: Twenty minutes, Swami.
Swami: Both of you, together, twenty
Student: No, Swami. Both of us spoke
Swami: What did you speak on? (The boys
told Swami about their topics.) What did they say? (They
boys acknowledged that their talks were appreciated).
Student .1: Pada Namaskar, Swami.
Swami: Take. (Swami gave Pada Namskar
to both boys.)
Swami: Now a days for everything, they are
using computers. It is not good. If you want to buy anything, they
inform through computers. But for it, you have to give address; it
Prof. A. K.: But now a days computers are
at rapid growth Swami.
Swami: Peruguta, Virugata korake.
(Growth is for breaking only)
Prof. A.K.: Even in Medicine, they are
using computers, Swami.
Swami: Anybody may use, but we will not
Prof. A.K.: Swami, it seems if genes are
changed, we won’t get diseases.
Swami: Computers have also diseases.
Sahavaasa Dosham. (Bad company) There is no defect in
computer. The fault is with the composer. A little is there with
(Referring to computer viruses) Recently
it attacked in America. It took 15 days for recovery.
Prof. A.K: Is it because of man that
computers get diseases?
Swami: Yes. Tell me your company and I
shall tell what you are!.
Pro. A. K.: Is there anything without
Swami: No. All are attached to man, so all
have diseases. (A boy showed sketches drawn by him) What is that,
with all flowers? Is it Eswaramma Devi or some other Devi?
Student: Swami, Eswaramma.
Swami: Did you see her?
Student: No, Swami.
Swami: Then how do you know?
Student: I saw her in photos and drew.
Swami: Good, but instead of drawing all
these and wasting time study well.
Student: Swami, mother has cancer.
Swami: I will take care of her.
9th July 2000
Extracts from the Book, "HEART TO HEART"
In the evening, Swami mentioned
something in reference to a devotee.
Professor Anil Kumar: Swami, is
she a devotee of Swami?
Swami: Yes, I have known her
since she was five years. She is very much devoted to Swami. When
her parents forced to her marry, she told that if they wanted her
to marry, that person should be coming to Parthi and visiting
Prof. A.K.: Swami, he comes
frequently. I think he came recently, one month ago.
Swami: Yes. He came last month. I
only performed their marriage.
(Then Swami inquired to a teacher
about his child, who is diabetic.)
Prof. A.K.: Swami, how to control
Swami: Diabetes has symptoms like
sweating, vomiting sensation, headache, etc. Not only diabetes,
any disease like malaria, and typhoid is already present in our
body. Only thing is we have to control them; we should allow them
to come out. In the same way, all tastes like sweetness, sourness,
bitterness-everything is present in our body itself.
Prof. A.K: Swami, if everything
is present, they say that tongue is the means for knowing the
Swami: No, no. When we eat
something, the taste comes from inside. Tongue is only a temporary
Pro.A.K.: Swami, how to control
Swami: You answer.
Pro.A.K.: By controlling thoughts
and keeping mind in control, Swami.
Swami: Thinking of keeping mind
in control itself is a thought. It should come by itself. Mind
should be always in control.
Prof. A.K.: Businessman and
others, they have to think a lot; then they cannot control
Swami: It is compulsory. They
cannot help it.
Prof. A.K: Swami, does diabetes
come first, or blood pressure come first?
Swami: First, Blood pressure
comes, and it is followed by diabetes. It is like a younger
brother. (Swami laughed). But once if any of them comes, they do
cannot be cured again.
Prof. A.K: How to control
Swami: You answer.
Prof. A.K: Swami, by repetition
of God’s name.
Swami: Not by repetition of name.
You should be God Himself. In the same way, you should not be a
lover, because if you are a lover, you may hate one person and you
may love another. However, if you are love itself, you can love
Anil Kumar took Paadanamaskar on hearing this statement of Swami.
Swami: To schoolboys, who are
holding cards) what is
that? (Referring to the symbol of heart on the card.)
Student: Swami, Heart.
Swami: (showing to Anil Kumar) Is
this the shape of heart?
Prof. A.K.: No, Swami.
Swami: (Pointing to the boy): Did
you see heart any time?
Student: No, Swami.
Prof. A.K.: Swami, recently
(mentions a doctor’s name) did heart transplantation.
Swami: Yes, they will perform
heart transplantation, but it won’t work for much time. It is
Srishti Rahasya (secret of creation) No one can go against it.
Today in newspapers, it will come that they performed heart
transplantation. All press people will come and click photos and
the next day, he will be going to the graveyard but no one
bothers. Diabetes patients should not take more sweets. It is like
poison for them and especially sweets like jelabi are very
Prof. A.K. Swami, can they eat
Swami: No. They should not eat
fruits like jackfruit, and mango. They can take black grapes,
watermelon – only 4% sugar is present; in karbhooja 5% sugar is
present. They can take either watermelon juice or karbhooja juice.
Prof. A.K.: Swami, can they eat
sapota (a fruit) It is also known in India as Chikoo"
Swami: Sapota! It will support
the diseases. They should not eat vegetable like brinjal.
Dumpa kuralu tinte vaalla dumpa
tegutunde (Peals of laughter).
A telugu song which means that
tubers are not good for diabetes patients. They should not eat
more. They shsould take wheat or ragi instead of rice. Rice
converts itself into starch very fast whereas wheat will take more
time. The doctors advise diabetes patients to take three pills a
day, but if they take even one pill extra, the effect of the pills
will not be there. They should control their diet. You believe it
or not, from the day I was born, nearly 75 years are over. I never
had hunger; I eat for the sake of others. I never had sleep. They
(the people who stay with Swami) will be observing me
always. They will be thinking, "Why does not Swami sleep?"
"Why does He always keep walking?" For their satisfaction,
I act as if sleeping. But I won’t sleep.
Prof A.K: Swami, Karunyananda
also used to say that Swami never eats or sleeps. (Late
Karunyananda used to stay along with Swami in Poornachandra)
Swami, he lived a for a long time.
Swami: He lived less than 90
years. (A student showed a card in which it was written "Heart
2 Heart! Seeing the number ‘2’) Swami said, " For number 2,
they have constructed near old hostel. (Swami pointed out the
direction of toilet and every one laughed.)
Swami chats with students
During evening Darshan:
Where do you come from?
Student: Swami, from you!
(Swami smiled at him. Students
belonging to the Institute music group showed a card to Swami,
asking permission for music program on Guru Poornima day).
Koorcho..Koorcho (Sit,.. sit)
Later Swami went near the
birthday boys and autographed five to six photos. Then he came to
(to the students): What did he (Anil Kumar sir) talk in the
morning? Bhajagovindam or Shankaracharya? (To Anil Kumar sir)
How many slokas did Shankaracharya compose?
Prof. Anil Kumar:
Swami, e composed 12 and his disciples composed 14.
How do you know?
Swami, from the books on "Adishankara".
No. He composed only one sloka –
Samprapte san neegite kale…nagi
nagi rakshati dutrum karene (Meaning: When the end comes, your
grammar will not protect you.)
Shankara got five Jyothir lingas
and installed four of them and one is missing.
Where is it Swami?
(Smilingly) It is Chidambara rahasyam. He placed it at the
feet of Nataraja.
Where are the four Peetams?
A.K.: Swami, Dwaraka, Singeri, Puri and Badrinath.
Who were the disciples in-charge of
(Anil Kumar sir tried to answer. But
could not relate the disciples with their respective Peetams
Don’t guess. Shankaracharya propogated Advaitha (Non-dualism);
Madhavacharya – dvaita (dualism) and Ramanuja – Vishista Advaitha
(qualified non-dualism). But through Advaitha, one cannot enjoy
the sweetness of God. Like sugar which cannot enjoy its own
sweetness. Through Vishista Advaitha, you can enjoy the sweetness
of God. You can reach Advaitha state through Vishista Advaitha.
Once in an
argument, in favor of Advaitha, he defeated his opponent, Mandala
Mishra. Mandala Mishra’s wife, Umaya Bharathi, put forth a
question on Kama-thathwa (experience of a householder). But
Shankaracharya could not explain because he has not experienced
it. Therefore, he did prakaya pravesham (entering another
body). He entered a dead king’s body, experienced it, and
explained it to her. That time, in a temple in Kashmir, the doors
of the temple closed. Umaya Bharathi told him, "You talk about
Advaitha. But, you have to experience through him and explain.
It is Dwaitha (dualism). He agreed to his mistake and the
doors of the temple opened. After realizing his mistake,
Shankaracharya made a pyre (Fire) and jumped into it. But
Varuna devatha (God of rain) took mercy of him and it rained.
Only his legs got burnt.
Who are his
Few of them are there Swami.
No. Padmapada was the important
disciple. He gained wisdom by Guru Seva. It is said, - ‘Guru
Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheswara; Guru Sakshat para
Brahma’ (Guru is Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheswara. Guru is verily
embodiment of Brahman) Once while he was washing clothes in the
river, there was sudden flood. To protect his Guru’s clothes, he
started running. Wherever his foot touched the surface of the
water, there appeared a lotus under his foot. Hence, he was called
Padmapada (Lotus Feet). Advaitha is Jnana Kaanda and
Dwaitha is Karma kaanda. In between them is Vishista
Advaitha. To get Jnana (wisdom) through Bhakthi
(devotion) is Vishista Advaitha.
Swami, Paramathma is
nithyam (permanent) and Prakruthi (creation) is
No. Prakruthi is also nithyam. But prakruthi vasthu
(created objects) are anithya (non-permanent). It is like
this – individual cows may die. But not the cow clan. People may
die; but Maanava jaathi (humanity); society always remains,
even though people in the society die. Prakruti is
permanent. It is only through prakruthi that one can attain
Paramathma (Divinity). You cannot ask which is important. Mother
and father, both are important for a son. Similarly, both
Prakruthi and Paramathma are important.
Swami, if Prakruthi and Paramathma
are important, where is Ekatwam (Onness)?
Ekathwam is there in Nithyatwam (permanence).
Bhinnatwam (separateness) is anithyam. Ekathwam
is nithyam. The word, "bhinna’ itself ,eams veru
In Thrayee Brindavan, Swami has told that Bhinnatwam and
Ekathwam are two sides of the same coin.
Yes, they form two sides of the same (more stress) coin.
Swami, Unity in Diversity.
Yes. Ekathwam people do not go for argument. Only
Bhinnatwam, people go for argument.
Parameshti, Samashti, vayashti,
Ddivinity (Parameshti) in
community (samashti) operates through individuals (vayashti)
for creation (Shrushti).
(From a distance
a schoolboy showed a card to Swami. Swami signaled him to come
close. On the card, it was written – "Swami, I want to merge in
(to the Institute students): Boys don’t know exactly the
meaning of some words. They learn some words and write them, but
they don’t know the meaning. (Swami opened the above-mentioned
letter and showed it). See, what the boy has written, "I want
to Merge in You"! What is the meaning of merge? Rivers merge in
the ocean and they lose their identity and be one with the ocean.
It should be like this. It is true merging. Before merging, they
have different names, different taste, different forms, and once
they merge, they lose their identity completely. It is not easy.
How is it Swami?
It is not by practice that you go near God and then merge with
Him. It is Upanishad. Upanishad is coming near. The four steps to
come near are, Salukyam, Saarupyam, Saamipyam, Saayujyam.
First remember the name (Saalukyam), and then comes the
form (Saarupyam); slowly you come near (Saamipyam)
and finally merge (Saayujyam). (To another student): Do you
want to merge?
(To another student, punning the words majjiga and merge).
Ask Shiva Shankara Sai to give him one glass of majjiga
(butter milk) Majiga le saktha hai.Merge kaise ho saktha hai? (You
can have butter milk. But how can you merge?)
interview room door, the music group students again showed their
card, asking permission for the music program on the Guru Poornima
(seeing the card): Enduku ra idi? (What for is this?)
Guru Poornima program Swami.
(showed a letter written by the above mentioned student).
See, somebody has written, ‘I want to merge’, without knowing,
what merging is. What is the meaning of merging? (no answer) Take
river. River goes and merges in ocean. Before merging, river was
there. After merging there is no name and form for the river.
There is only ocean. Salokyam, Saroopya, Saameepyam, and
Saayujyam. River goes to the ocean for merging. But ocean will
not easily allow it to merge. It will say, "Go away, go away" for
two or three days. That is backwater. The river will say, "No, I
want to merge. I want to merge’. Finally the ocean will say, "come
in". That time, the ocean will rise up and the river will go
underneath. If you seen the place where the river merges, you can
see the ocean water on the top and the river water below.
Sameepyam is going nearer.
their card and went through the songs written on it.) Only ten
songs. Swami read out the
song – ‘Every moment of my life…."
the Registrar) How is the vice-chancellor’s health ?
Now he is fine Swami.
For diabetics, the best medicine is diet control. No other
medicine is required. (To music group students): Which class are
you studying? (They replied that they are from MBA, MFM, M.SC.)
All are in MBA or M.Sc. No MRS? (to a guest) what is MRS? (no
reply) Mrs. (laughter) (To another student): Which
Swmai: M.Tech or
Teacher: If Swami
gives permission, we like to have some solo performances.
you asked, do that. If you have more programs, do according to the
Swami chats with
Extracts from "Heart
In the morning,
after Darshan and interview, Swami came out and spent time with
Primary school students. After that, Swami blessed the secondary
school students, who showed cards celebrating the fifth
anniversary of their hostel. Before Bhajans, Swami told the warden
that He would give Poornachandra session this after noon).
Main Points from
Divine Discourse to students in Poornachandra:
Students, in the dream of
life, all are actors. The director is God. But He too comes down
as an actor. God being the director takes the role of an actor
and is bound by certain rules and regulations. These rules and
regulations are applicable to all actors. Some forget the rules
and regulations and trespass; but the director, acting as an
actor, follows the disciplines strictly. Even though He is
all-powerful and all mighty, He submits Himself to time.
(Example of Hiranya Kashapa and Hiranyaksha). God’s punishment
is based on time etc. God also has stipulation. He does not
transgress his limitations. But man does not follow law and even
criticizes God. God excuses all these and tolerates them.
(Example – Sishupala, Kamsa). Only at the appropriate time He
punishes. This punishment is not punishment; it is Raksha
(Siksha is also Raksha). To consider one as many
is brama (illusion). Considering many as one is Brahma.
I am one, multiplied into many.
Who is Narada? He symbolizes
the one who is traveling from Ignorance towards Knowledge. He is
For God, tests are His taste.
These tastes are needed to take you high. God gives us results
basing on our action.
So long you are near and dear
to God, none can harm you. (Example of Garuda and snakes on
Shiva’s body). Consider Sannidhi as Pennidhi.
God’s love is broad. It is expansion of love. Human love is
contraction of Love. One should be Broad-minded. Your love is
like drops of water. God’s love is like an ocean. As culture is
coming down, we are becoming narrow minded. We should be
Embodiments of Love, it is not
possible to know nature of God. Be broad-minded. Kill
selfishness. Never allow your love to go in a narrow way. When
you are far from God’s love, you see everything small. But as
you come near, you will see it vastness.
Students, make use of your
words properly. Because of your mean feelings and low desires,
you are losing the divinity. So, give up your bad qualities. God
is ready for everything, but you should deserve the right to
ask. Give up all bad qualities and develop god qualities. This
is sadhana. All actions should be done to please God.
Whatever you are doing, think that it is God’s work, certainly
it will become good.
All are one. Be alike to
everyone. Jesus said, "Death is the dress of life". There is no
difference between one person’s love and another person’s love.
Don’t give scope to bad thoughts. Give up bad habits; have
steady faith. Don’t give rise to doubts; don’t be a doubting
Students, Swami is not angry
with anybody; I am not Durvasa. Love is my form. When you
get doubts, take time and discriminate, not individual but
fundamental discrimination. Develop holy feelings. Study, do
your jobs. But never forget that God is the actor. He is a very
good actor. If you understand His actions, you will become Hero.
God is perfect Hero. He has no desires. Hand of Bhagavan only
gives; but I ask for only one thing’ Give me your Love. Your
Love is My Property!
Swami chats with
Students 9h August,2000
Extracts from "Heart
Swami gave Darshan
at around 6.50 AM. After speaking to some of the doctors:
(to warden) What are doing tomorrow?
Lalitha Sahasranamam, Vishnu Sahasranamam, Gayathri Japam,
Ashtotharam, and also Rudra Homam. (All
these are planned to be done by the students themselves.)
All fine. But better be careful about doing Homam. It
should be done with all rituals. There should be no mistake. You
should have Dharma Pathni (virtuous wife) along with
the main person doing the homam, like Dasara functions in
Poornachandra. All other types of pooja can be performed. But
don’t do Homam. (Because
students don’t have proper knowledge of it.)
Yes, Swami. As per your command and blessings.
(Calls a student to Anil Kumar sir) Who got the last year
all round gold medal?
I don’t remember the name, Swami
Sri Krishna Parashuram, I remember everything. Who was Parashuram?
Avatar, Swami. Why was he associated with destruction, Swami?
(to a student) Who was Parashuram?
He was a sage.
He was the son of Jamadagni. (Swami
narrated Jamadagni’s story).
Jamadagni means one
eye. His wife used to get water from the Ganges and mix the Ganges
water with mud. With this mixture, they used to do homam.
One day, when Parashuram’s mother was fetching water, a plane was
passing by, in which Karthaveeryarjuna was seated. She saw him and
thought, "What a handsome person! Can there be such a handsome
person in the world!" When she came back home, the water did
not mix with the mud.
Jamadagni came to
know that it must be because of some impurity. He got very angry
and commanded his son, Parashuram to cut off his mother’s head.
Parashuram obeyed his father and without asking anything,
immediately cut off his mother’s head. Jamadagni was very happy
that Parashuram obeyed him and asked Parashuram to ask for a boon.
Parashuram wished that his mother’s head be placed back again.
This way both the ends were achieved; the father’s command was
obeyed, and the mother was saved.
Once when a king
Koushika (later known as Vishwamitra) came to meet Jamadagni. The
king and his army were served delicious food with the gift of
Kaamadhenu (the divine cow).The king liked the cow and asked
Jamadagni for it. But Jamadagni refused by saying that the cow was
meant for Rishis and not for kshathriyas. The king used force and
ordered his soldiers to go and capture the cow. The cow pleaded
Jamadagni to save her but Jamadagni said, "It is your
responsibility to take care of yourself and I am not in a position
to save you." Then Kaamadhenu sent soldiers who emanated from
her. The war between the Kaamadhenu’s army and the king’s army
resulted in the defeat of the king. This made the king angrier and
he killed Jamadagni. Parashuram who saw his father’s death
developed anger towards all Kshathriyas. In order to vanquish the
ego of kshathriyas he went round twenty one times punishing
Kshathriya kings. Only Janaka and Dasaratha were saved. When
Parashuram came, Janaka was performing Yagna and Dasaratha’s
marriage was going on.
Finally, when Rama
broke Shiva’s bow, Parashuram came there angrily. Rama had twelve
kalas (attributes) and each brother had one kala
each and Parashuram had the last kala. Totally sixteen
kalas. He asked Rama to break his bow. When Rama did so, he
accepted defeat and gave the last kala to Rama and went
The morning Bhajans
were sung by the devotees from Crotia, Yugoslovia, Bosinia and
Slovia. After the evening interviews:
Which MBA boy spoke this morning? (One student, who spoke in the
moral class, got up). Moses? Who are Jews?
Followers of Moses.
Who is Moses?
A prophet, Swami.
What is the essence of teachings of Moses?
1 : Love thy neighbor as thyself.
Love thy stranger as thyself.
Who is stranger? First, you must enquire, that mimamsa.
Everything they is Sanathana Dharma. Boys took books, sat
in the night, made a copy, and spoke in the morning. What are the
began to tell the ten commandments.)I am the Lord, thy God.
You shall not worship any God other than me. You shall not steal.
(Swami told the student who spoke in the morning to answer). Thou
shall not commit…. (Before the student could answer….)
(to a teacher): They did under your guidance. Isn’t it? You tell
the ten commandments. Tell what is in your Heart.
Those who seek God never suffer; they do not steal; they do not
(to Warden): Must not do anyaya, akarma. All these
are there in Bharatha samskriti. Everything came out
of Indian culture only. Ekoham bousyami (Everything came
out of one.); Eekam sath vipraaha bahuda vadanthi. (The
Truth is told by scholars in many ways). Our culture is anaadi
(without a beginning.) 980 years back Islam came, 2000 years back
Christianity, 3000 years back Jews, 4000 years back Buddhism. But
before 5000 years, no one knows what happened. Indian culture is
anaadi. Lakhs of years since Rama, Krishna… and even
How was the function in the morning?
By Swami’s grace everything went on well. Swami, as you said the
previous day, we have not performed homam; we did pooja