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  • 1. SAI RAM & WELCOME TO THIS Lord krishna’s birthday Presentation Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 2. SAI RAM & WELCOME TO THIS Lord krishna’s birthday Presentation Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 3. Gulab Bilimoria Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 4. G. Bilimoria
  • 5. The Lord’s Prayer Hamilton City Sai Centre
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  • 11. G. Bilimoria
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  • 13. Dharma G. Bilimoria
  • 14. • our family, G. Bilimoria
  • 15. • our family, • our society, G. Bilimoria
  • 16. • our family, • our society, • our spiritual life and G. Bilimoria
  • 17. • our family, • our society, • our spiritual life and • our dharma G. Bilimoria
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  • 19. We depend on each other for our existence — G. Bilimoria
  • 20. We depend on each other for our existence — we cannot exist alone. G. Bilimoria
  • 21. We depend on each other for our existence — we cannot exist alone. Therefore, we should work for the good of all. G. Bilimoria
  • 22. We depend on each other for our existence — we cannot exist alone. Therefore, we should work for the good of all. That is what dharma essentially is, to perform our duties. G. Bilimoria
  • 23. We all live in this world and if we all follow our own individual ideas and imaginations: G. Bilimoria
  • 24. We all live in this world and if we all follow our own individual ideas and imaginations: • there will be clashes of interest G. Bilimoria
  • 25. We all live in this world and if we all follow our own individual ideas and imaginations: • there will be clashes of interest • and physically forever fighting each other, G. Bilimoria
  • 26. We all live in this world and if we all follow our own individual ideas and imaginations: • there will be clashes of interest • and physically forever fighting each other, • and so the whole of life will be a battle of fighting for nothing. G. Bilimoria
  • 27. • We all are different, G. Bilimoria
  • 28. • We all are different, • we think in different ways G. Bilimoria
  • 29. • We all are different, • we think in different ways • and we all have our individual needs G. Bilimoria
  • 30. • We all are different, • we think in different ways • and we all have our individual needs If each of us goes his own way there will be clashes of interest all the time. G. Bilimoria
  • 31. So we should get together to work on ways and means whereby each one of us will be able to make a sacrifice for our society, for the good of all. G. Bilimoria
  • 32. Therefore we need to have Regulations. G. Bilimoria
  • 33. The Rishis incorporated these laws in spiritual living for us to practise from our free will. G. Bilimoria
  • 34. By nature we will do the right thing; that is what dharma is about. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 35. By nature we will do the right thing; that is what dharma is about. When we do the right thing we will benefit from it and, ultimately, our society will benefit as well. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 36. Another type of law is the law that is imposed on us with the police and the army to force us to follow it, but in spite of all these external forces imposed on us, we still do not live peacefully, because our nature is like that. G. Bilimoria
  • 37. Another type of law is the law that is imposed on us with the police and the army to force us to follow it, but in spite of all these external forces imposed on us, we still do not live peacefully, because our nature is like that. To practise some discipline is essential. G. Bilimoria
  • 38. The Vedas state that it is good to have knowledge, that we must have knowledge, but that knowledge alone is not enough. G. Bilimoria
  • 39. We have to enforce some discipline on ourselves, so that we will become morally and ethically elevated. G. Bilimoria
  • 40. When we just talk all the time others will not follow, and we have to put some pressure on so that they will follow. G. Bilimoria
  • 41. The nature of human beings is like that and that is why we have so many laws........... Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 42. Therefore the Rishis prescribed dharma, dharma which does not say that we must not destroy but... Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 43. ...that all is divine and when we know that all is divine we will not destroy. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 44. The Highest Perfection Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 45. We fulfil our duties as: Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 46. We fulfil our duties as: •a father, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 47. We fulfil our duties as: •a father, •a mother, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 48. We fulfil our duties as: •a father, •a mother, •a daughter, •a son, and so on, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 49. We fulfil our duties as: •a father, •a mother, •a daughter, •a son, and so on, •as a part of society, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 50. We fulfil our duties as: •a father, •a mother, •a daughter, •a son, and so on, •as a part of society, •a part of everything. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 51. rform e pe hen w h the W s wit dutie f not de o attitu f any ing o , but ink th ards h rew ion, as a selfis ligat an ob n to life — as utio ontrib t will c spiri ner that an i n elop dev ent. tachm de Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 52. By performing these types of duties: Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 53. By performing these types of duties: • our mind becomes pure, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 54. By performing these types of duties: • our mind becomes pure, •our nature becomes pure and Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 55. By performing these types of duties: • our mind becomes pure, •our nature becomes pure and •then we become detached from this material world. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 56. Attachment arises when we only act for our own selfish requirements, our position, and so on. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 57. ards tow uties our d nk of Thi ily, r fam • ou Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 58. ards s tow dutie f our ink o Th ily, r fam • ou iety, r soc • ou Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 59. ards s tow dutie f our ink o Th mily, ur fa •o iety, r soc u e and •o us lif ligio ur re •o Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 60. ards s tow utie our d nk of Thi ily, r fam • ou iety, r soc and u •o s life ligiou ur re •o rma, r dha • ou Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 61. ards s tow dutie our nk of Thi ily, ur fam y, •o ociet and ur s •o s life ligiou ur re •o ma, dhar s for ur •o thing to do rying t ers; oth Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
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  • 64. The essential teaching of the Bhagavad Gita is to do seva. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 65. Lord Krishna said that through that spirit of selfless activities, when we have nothing to gain and nothing to lose by not doing, performing seva all the time to our family, and so on, we attain that height of realisation whereby our mind becomes absorbed in God. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 66. Lord Krishna advises us, therefore, always to perform — with the spirit of detachment — that action which has to be done; then, verily, we attain to the highest perfection. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 67. Lord Krishna explained that when we think only about ourselves all the time and forget everyone else, we become bound to things, and as a result of that attachment all kinds of obstacles come into our life. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 68. Therefore, this is not the way for mankind to find peace and happiness. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 69. Therefore, this is not the way for mankind to find peace and happiness. The only way we can find happiness is through detachment, because whenever there is attachment there is suffering — attachment is the cause of suffering. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 70. And where there is detachment there is peace and harmony, there is everything because with the spirit of sacrifice comes non-attachment. And where there is sacrifice everyone gains. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 71. But when we are selfcentred — thinking only about ourselves — no one likes us. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 72. No one likes selfish people. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 73. No one likes selfish people. Lord Krishna said that there is no place in this world for people who do not make sacrifices. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 74. e," or a r e f hn he r i s "T d K ways or L "al , ion aid m act s or spirit erf p he ht it w nt." no en of hm tac at Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 75. Role Model Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 76. Whatever great people do and accept as authority, others will follow. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 77. Spirituality is not just talking; it must express itself in our actions and in our attitude. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 78. Spirituality is not just talking; it must express itself in our actions and in our attitude. For it is through example that we can teach, not by just talking. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 79. The great people are an example to follow, showing others the way they must walk. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 80. So we must work: for our family, for our society, for our dharma, and by engaging in these types of activities all the time, our mind will become pure. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 81. When our mind becomes pure, God will help us. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 82. Sacrifice Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 83. To make a sacrifice is the greatest thing that we can do. As someone said, selfless service is like a tree — we nurture and water it, and when the tree grows we will enjoy it because we have seen the tree from the beginning, we have cared for it. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 84. That is real dharma. dharma Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 85. That is real dharma. The basis of dharma dharma is yajna — to sacrifice. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 86. Baba says….. G. Bilimoria
  • 87. The word 'Dharma', which is really bound up with an infinite variety of meanings, is regarded in common usage as referring to actions like charity, performing good deeds, and discharging one's duties, etc. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 88. But these relate only to external actions. Dharma is eternal, the same for everyone, everywhere. It expresses the significance of the inner Atma. The birth place of Dharma is the heart. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 89. What comes from the heart as a pure idea, when translated into action is Dharma. The true Dharma of every human being is to make every endeavour to realize the Divine; Dharma should lead to Selfrealization. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 90. Family Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 91. The family is the basis, the root of our society. What our family is, that is what our society becomes. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 92. Particularly when the children are very small we need to teach them by example, because if we do not do that when they are small, we will lose control. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 93. So Lord Krishna said that we have multiple responsibilities, not one, but responsibilities towards: •our family, G. Bilimoria
  • 94. So Lord Krishna said that we have multiple responsibilities, not one, but responsibilities towards: •our family, •our society, G. Bilimoria
  • 95. So Lord Krishna said that we have multiple responsibilities, not one, but responsibilities towards: •our family, •our society, •our religious life and G. Bilimoria
  • 96. So Lord Krishna said that we have multiple responsibilities, not one, but responsibilities towards: •our family, •our society, •our religious life and •our dharma. G. Bilimoria
  • 97. That is selfless service. If we are like that, our life will be happy and our society will prosper. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 98. Bhagavad Gita G. Bilimoria
  • 99. So the emphasis in the Bhagavad Gita is that when we follow the principles, the ethics and the sadhana — meditation — of the Bhagavad Gita: Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 100. So the emphasis in the Bhagavad Gita is that when we follow the principles, the ethics and the sadhana — meditation — of the Bhagavad Gita: •our life will definitely become uplifting; Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 101. So the emphasis in the Bhagavad Gita is that when we follow the principles, the ethics and the sadhana — meditation — of the Bhagavad Gita: •our life will definitely become uplifting; •we will experience peace and Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 102. So the emphasis in the Bhagavad Gita is that when we follow the principles, the ethics and the sadhana — meditation — of the Bhagavad Gita: •our life will definitely become uplifting; •we will experience peace and •our society will be in order. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 103. The Bhagavad Gita is an epic poem about ….life, ….death, ….love, and ….duty, from the people who settled in the river valleys in India and developed a sophisticated culture, thousands of years ago. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 104. It is a half-inch thick poem embedded in the middle of a six-inch-thick poem, the Mahabharatha , a masterpiece about the heights and depths of the human soul. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 105. To read The Bhagavad Gita is to swing back and forth smoothly, between the head and the heart, between the worldly and the spiritual, curving between gaining knowledge and applying it in today’s real world. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 106. In this swing from humanness to godliness lies the Gita’s secret penetrating power, its ability: •to lift and •move us. G. Bilimoria
  • 107. Sometimes, a thought arises what our nation would have been without the Gita. What remains if we eliminate Shrimad Bhagavat, Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita from our culture? Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 108. Can we imagine Indian culture without these holy books? They make our invaluable treasure, of which the realisation and possession has elevated us to the heights of supremacy in the world. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 109. In every major age, God comes •as avatar and •teaches the Gita to initiate us into selfknowledge and •dispel the covering which hide our divine nature. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 110. 5000 years ago, God came as Krishna, to render this song of truth at a time of great moral decline. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 111. At that time, he gave the Gita in order to rescue Arjuna, and through him all of mankind, from the fog of illusion and attachment. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
  • 112. In this age, He has come again as Sai Baba, to give this sacred teaching at another time of great turmoil and declining values. Waikato/Bay of Plenty Sai Region
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  • 118. Baba says….. Where there is love, there is Ananda; where there is Ananda, there is music. That is the reason why Krishna sang the Bhagavad Gita G. Bilimoria
  • 119. Baba says….. Love knows no fear, no untruth, no anxiety, no grief. G. Bilimoria
  • 120. Baba says….. I am love; I shower love; I share love; I am pleased with love; G. Bilimoria
  • 121. Baba says….. I bless that you have more and more of love to more and more Beings. G. Bilimoria
  • 122. Baba says….. Love is God, Love is Love— that is the message of Sri Krishna. G. Bilimoria
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