Swami answers all our prayers
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
with a Dear Friend of mine, Lokesh Sriram who studied in
Prasanthi Nilayam from his school days to his College days in
Swami's Institute. After finishing his schooling in the High
School, He wrote the entrance exams for the Institute, after
that he went home confident of the letter of admission which
When he came to know that he was not selected He was devastated,
he cried for days together. Why did Swami do this to him? What
wrong had he committed in all the years in Prasanthi Nilayam? He
sat for Hours disillusioned with Life. Once while going out he
went to the Pooja room and while praying saw the Rose on Swami's
Photo fall. He kept it thrice and still it feel, he managed to
put it on the photo, just when he was leaving he got a telegram
saying that he was selected for the Institute. His joy knew no
bounds. But how? His name was never there.
When he joined the Institute, Swami spoke to him in the Mandir
Portico saying that "He was with him during every prayer that he
done in his house" and that Swami had wanted him to understand
the "Value of Studying in Swami's Institute" as he was taking
things for granted about the admission.
This goes to show that wherever we are, Swami is always with us
in our prayers, when one prays Swami is always with us, always.
Om Sai Ram
God's creation, there is nothing like sorrow. Whatever God
does is for the welfare of humanity. Some people feel
depressed and wail as to why God gave those troubles and
sorrows. But, sorrows and difficulties are our own making.
God does not differentiate or cause trouble to anyone.
Sorrows and difficulties are only your feelings. Everything
in God's creation is meant to provide happiness and
convenience to the living beings. That is what I have been
repeatedly emphasizing. Whether you are in sorrow or
enjoying happiness, always think that everything is for your
own good. One has to develop a firm conviction that whatever
God does is for one's own good and not for putting one to
Food when left unconsumed for long becomes stale and emits
foul smell. So too, when our faults are not corrected, they
will have a negative impact on our own lives. We must
persist in the internal cleansing process, either by our own
efforts or by heeding to the advice of those sympathetic
souls who have succeeded in cleansing themselves. If we do
not do it, like the plate of cooked food left aside too
long, our life will begin to degenerate.
"The Lord does not test a man just for fun; He does not pile
calamity because He enjoys it. Examinations are held, to
measure achievement and award marks and honors. You must ask
to be examined, so that your progress may be recorded".
- SRI SATHYA SAI