April 14, 2018 – Discourse on Prema Sai

Many people ask about Prema Sai, some say Prema Sai is coming, some say he has already come. He is here, he is there.

Swami said He will leave His physical body when he turns 96 years old. But Swami shed His physical body at the age of 86. Bhagawan’s intention(sankalp) can neither be known in advance nor can be changed.  People will keep speculating ‘That Prema Sai Baba has already come or he is already born’, this is not the truth. Bhagawan did not reveal his intention of when He would leave his physical body, He used Maya to conceal his intentions. In the same way, Bhagawan can do anything in any way to test devotees. Let us say If Swami had mentioned a date for Prema Sai’s birth, and two children were born at the same time that day, identical looking, who of you present here can say, which of these children is Prema Sai?

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April 14, 2018 – Main Discourse

How does one become a Yogi? The Yogis – their birth happened just like everyone else, they are born in the exact same way as all other organisms. But to understand Who am I, to understand this, what does the Yogi do? He sacrifices. What does he sacrifice?  ‘All this is mine’ – he sacrifices this and says nothing is mine. Until you think, ‘everything is mine’, until then you will not be able to truly understand your true self. ‘Mera/Mine’ means greed. This is mine – is greed but when you reach the stage where you say ‘Everyone is mine’, that is Love, that is beyond Ego. You understand nothing is beyond you or  different from you. Without this understanding, when you say this is mine, that is mine, that is your greed. You are trapped in those things. Continue Reading

14 April, 2018 – Discourse on Trust

How does one develop Trust or Faith in a Guru or God? 

First of all, what is Faith? (Faith or Belief or Trust)  Imagine two people having a conversation about Swami, you and someone else. You both know about Swami, you are talking about Swami. A third person, who does not know anything about Swami, he is listening to this conversation. You are saying – I went to Bhagawan’s door(seeking Bhagawan) and my prayers were fulfilled by Bhagawan and my faith has bonded with Him (jud gaya)..So what happens, the third person who is listening to this, he thinks ok, I will also go visit this Baba, he develops some faith based on hearing this conversation. After a while, say next day or the next week – he hears two people criticizing Bhagawan, they are saying this Baba is fake, there is no Love etc. And he thinks – I am glad I did not visit this Baba and I have been saved from this Baba. Continue Reading

Guru Dikhsha day- 14 April 2018

Shivanandam Nivas, Kangra:
Om Premrupaya Vidmahe Shakthi Avathara Dhimahi Tannah Shivananda Prachodayaat

Following Swami’s Shivarathri message, eager devotees gathered at Shivanandam Nivas, Kangra for a blissful evening with our beloved Sri Shivananda Swami (lovingly addressed as Babaji). The event started with bhajans, after which devotees asked questions on various spiritual topics to Babaji. Babaji spoke about the importance of meditation, and about ‘Prema Sai’. He said “Prem Sai is actually an understanding. When one develop’s love, one will understand where Premasai is!” He instructed devotees and initiated them into meditation.

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April 14, 2018 – Discourse on bad things happening

Question by a devotee – regarding the tragic death of many children when a bus fell into a gorge in Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh, how can such incidents be prevented in future?

Babaji’s answer: Niyati or Fate cannot be changed. The first question is – was this the age for the children to die? The children were too young to die, they were small children. We feel when ‘man’ takes birth, the time of death is always when the person becomes old. I will give you an example, you go to a market, buy some cloth for a shirt, and after that you come home and keep it in your almirah. You forget about it for some reason, it got mixed with other clothes or due to day to day routines, you forget about this cloth. A few years later, say 2 to 3 years later, as you are cleaning the almirah, you come across the cloth. And you think – how did I forget about this cloth, and since you love the cloth, you get a shirt stitched out of it. And when you go to meet someone, you wear the shirt. As you bend, the shirt tears. And you wonder – this new shirt has torn, how can it tear? It is a new shirt. But you forget, the cloth is old.

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April 14, 2018 – Discourse on Meditation

What is meditation? Tell me, what is meditation. There is no need to close your eyes and then sit. In other words, closing the eyes and sitting down is not necessarily meditation. When you think about God all the time, talk about God, some people keep talking about God all the time. Talking about God is also a kind of meditation. But how is it possible to think about God all the time? And you talk about God, speak about Him and let’s say when you talk about God or your experiences of God, it is not necessary that others believe what you say. And when someone does not believe in what you say or says something bad, how do you deal with this situation? Continue Reading

14 April, 2018 – Discourse on God’s will

Fate vs Faith

What is belief? Your belief can change your fate too, provided you have a strong belief.  When you ask God something, you think you have asked God. When you ask you mother something, you mother gives it to you. Like when you ask you mother to make/cook something for you, your mother does not say – I will not make it, you can make it yourself. Your mother will make it for you, give it to you.

But what is Fate? Fate says I will not make it, you can make it yourself. But the love you have for your mother and the love your mother has for you, the belief that you have in your mother, that belief does not come before fate. Faith is beyond fate. Faith has such great strength, it can bring Bhagawan out of a pillar(Prahalad story). Faith can change the story, ponder about this. Continue Reading

14 April, 2018 – Discourse on Miracles

Question from a devotee: Swami ‘s miracles that were happening in our home have stopped, so we are wondering if we have done something wrong, and if the miracles will happen again. Previously, when we used to cook something and offer it to Swami, He would immediately partake it. It no longer happens, is Swami offended with us?

Babaji’s answer: Bhagawan’s will, His thoughts, Fate – whatever is decided, cannot be changed. The Bhagawan, who bestowed His grace on you, that grace will always be with you. Apart from miracles, in your practical life Swami has given many experiences. Swami is showing His presences in one way or the other. Accept it. Vibhuthi, Kumkum, and other things materialized here too previously, in 2005 Swami used to have breakfast regularly here, these happen now too but not that frequently. Continue Reading