|Sri Sathya Sai presiding over the Poornahuti of the |
Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna
Thursday, October 9, 2008
On Vijaya Dashami day, the 90th Samadhi anniversary of Shirdi Sai Baba, the 9th October, 2008, in the morning at 9.20 am, Bhagavan blessed the Yajna with His Divine Presence in the Auditorium. Bhagavan at first on His arrival blessed the conclusion of Devi worship by accepting Mangala Aarati at 9.30 am. Prior to Poornahuti, the priests conducting the Yajna, went out in a procession led by the musicians, changed into new clothes gifted by Bhagavan and returned in a few minutes. Thereafter, Bhagavan sat near the Yajnakunda surrounded by the priests. Amidst Vedic chants and Nadaswaram music, at 9.40 am, Bhagavan offered precious offerings into the sacrificial fire marking the conclusion of seven-day long Yajna. Bhagavan blessed the priests, sprinkled Akshtas (sanctified rice) and Yajna Teerth (sacred water) on the priests. All the priests offered worship at the Lotus Feet of Bhagavan while the students distributed the Prasadam blessed by Bhagavan to the devotees. A group of priests sprinkled the sacred water on all the devotees by going into their rows. The glorious event came to a happy conclusion with offering of Mangala Aarati to Bhagavan at 10.15 am.
As a part of Dasera festival, special spiritual talks were organised in the afternoons on all the seven days in Sai Kulwant Hall in the Divine Presence of Bhagavan.
On the afternoon of 9th October, 2008, Sri T. G. Krishnamurthy, former State President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Tamil Nadu, in his address exhorted the devotees to carry Swami in their hearts at all times which will ensure purity of their hearts wherever they may go. Following this speech, Dr. G. Venkataraman, the former Vice-Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai University addressed the gathering. The learned speaker observed that the Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna was a potent means to purify the mind of man and Bhagavan, in His infinite compassion is showing the world the path of purity and Divinity through the performance of this Yajna.
|The Divine Declarations...|
In an epoch-making Discourse on the auspicious Day of Vijaya Dashami, on 9th October, 2008, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba made the profound revelation: “Lord Vishnu has incarnated as Sathyanarayana in this world. Therefore, this Sathyanarayana is Lord Vishnu Himself. He is not an ordinary person. You should understand the Divine Principle of Sathyanarayana. What is the meaning of Dasera? It means we should purify all our actions performed by the Dasendriyas (five senses of action and five senses of perception), so that we get sacred results. The primordial cause of all actions is the energy principle symbolized cause of all actions is the energy principle symbolized by Devi (Divine Mother). We acquire Divine Energy be worshipping Devi. This helps us to perform only sacred actions without senses.
Many people do not give due importance to My words and take them lightly. But it is not correct. Whatever I say in any manner is truth and truth alone, even if I say in a lighter vein or in a joke. But people do not realize this; even those who are physically close to Me do not properly understand this. Consequently, sometimes they ignore what I tell them. They realise the truth of My words later when they come true. Sathyanarayana walks amidst common people, talks to them blissfully and gives happiness to them, yet they are not able to understand My words and realise My Divinity. This body is entering its 83rd year. People should understand this truth. It is man’s weakness that he misunderstands this transcendental principle. Today I am trying to make you understand this truth as the destined time is drawing near. That is the reason for My not giving any Discourse during the last nine days of Navaratri festival? People started imagining various reasons for this. But I wanted to reveal this profound truth. That is why I am sitting before the microphone today. I love those who love Me and even those who hate Me. God is the Father of all. Don’t worry if others do not love you, but you should love them and draw them near you. I wait for such transformation in you. Thousands of you have heard My Discourses on a number of occasions and have witnessed My Divine powers. In spite of all these, your love is not touching My heart. However, those who understand the truth and put it into practice are very few. Some people deviate from this path and move away due to their anger and differences. But we should continue to treat them in the same loving manner whether they have love or differences. All are one, be alike to everyone. This is My special Message to you today.”
“This is the day of Poornahuti. What is meant by Poornahuti? It means total sacrifice. My entire Life is a saga of sacrifice. It is not something I do today and will not do tomorrow. I want to say something about another important subject. These days, most of the students are keeping cell phones with them. You may say that you are keeping it for your convenience. But it is being misused in many ways. Some boys and girls talk to each other and develop bad thoughts; not only bad thoughts, but bad connections also. It leads to bad path in many ways. Therefore, do not make use of these cell phones too much. Come what may, I have never kept a telephone with Me till now. That is why I have got the right to tell you all this. Since you are young, you should be all the more careful. Better you throw your cell phones into a well. Some people spoil the minds of others by unnecessary exchange of information. Hence be careful and earn a good name.”
Bhagavan concluded His profound Discourse with the Bhajan ‘Hari Bhajana Bina Sukha Shanti Nahi’.