SAI RAM TO YOU ALL     RAJ M VENKATACHALAM   Earlier Presented At  NEWJERSEY-NORWOOD SAI CENTER OHIO-CLEVELAND  WESTERN ...
Lord Ganeshjee’s  BIG HEAD  inspires us to think big and think profitably; the  BIG EARS  prompt us to listen patiently to...
“ ALL IS ONE” * Why this “ I, He , You , We “ dilemma ? * The aspects of Body , Mind & Soul  * Why ‘Mind’ is an important ...
Acknowledgement with gratitude: <ul><li>Evolution, Science of Creation, Life and Living, Spirituality – by Shri J.Jagadees...
MAN IS “GOD”   the only difference being that God  knows ’HE’ is God.”   - Baba
I, YOU, WE  & HE DILEMMA
REALIZE “PARABRAMHA” - the GOD in you 1st Stage  Devotee  ---  God   (I)  (HIM )   ( “I ASK HIM  --- HE GIVES “ )   2nd St...
Faithlessness Impatience (Clear Vision )  FAITH Patience Road to Success Downs (disturbed vision) Ups
3 ASPECTS OF “SELF’ CONCEPT BODY  *  What you think you are  -> Body Personality MIND  *  What others think you are  -> In...
“ Travel from lesser truth to higher truth”.  Start expanding the inner circles till they merge into the outer circle SOUL...
BODY, MIND & SOUL 4 2 1 0 3 BODY MIND (Nearer to BODY- dictated by ‘Senses’) SOUL Meeting Point  of Body, Mind & Soul -Mer...
  “ MIND” PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE
MIND (Pattern of design, Has immense potentiality to create  manifold  images  - called Imagination) Hides truth Fogs inte...
Desires give birth to  Anger Hatred  Malice Greed Envy Friction Falsehood
MIND If turns towards ‘ Divinity’ -becomes means of ‘Liberation’ (Detachment) If turns towards things of world - becomes m...
BREATH CONTROL - MIND CONTROL COG (Breath) WHEEL (Mind)
Breath Control & Life Rabits 40,50 times per minute 5,6 years Monkeys, Dogs, Cats 30,40 times per minute 7,8 times per min...
Human Consciousness Outward journey (Pravriti marga ) Contact with External World - Selfless ‘I’ becoming selfish ‘i’  Who...
Senses Mind Intellect Individual Soul Supreme Soul Unity
One ‘flame’ ‘ Three’ different Candles By removing the ‘Mirror’, both Mirror & Image disappear. What remains is the origin...
<ul><li>UNDERSTANDING OUR TRUE NATURE </li></ul>
Establishing Connectivity Science of Creation Li fe & Living Spirituality
Creation (From the principle of “Formless Devine”  [Brahman] ie the creative principle of divinity) “ All Pervasive nature...
Elements Sense Perceptions Space  -  Sound Air  -  Touch Fire  -  Sight Water  -  Taste Earth  -  Smell
Gateways to Human Body Sense Perceptions Sense organs Sound (Hearing) Touch Ear Sight Eye Skin Tongue Taste Nose Smell
Nature of Mind Outer World - Inner Mind Positive Influences Sense Organs Eyes Ears Skin Tongue Nose Super Consciousness Hi...
Human Values Watch Your Essence & Nature of  Human Beings (sheaths ) Truth (Satya) Righteousness ( Dharma ) Peace (Shanti ...
EFFECTIVE USAGE OF RESOURCES Human (Essence & Nature) Values Psychic  TIME  LOVE Emotion  MONEY  PEACE Physical  ENERGY  R...
It is like a Bank Account ! <ul><li>Commence a ‘Savings Bank Account’ with the  </li></ul><ul><li>‘ DIVINE Bank’ </li></ul...
It is like a Bank Account ! <ul><li>If you want mortgage loan (Benefits) that will be </li></ul><ul><li>considered only as...
‘ Value’ Tanks Truth 1 Righteousness 2 Peace 3 Love 4 Non-violation 5
Synchronization With these ‘Values’ Without these ‘Values’ Thought Word Deed Thought Word Deed
<ul><li>SERVICE – NOT A MEANS BUT THE END </li></ul>
IMPORTANCE OF “SEVA” COMMUNITY SADHANA “ Hands  that serve are  holier  than lips that pray” “ Service to mankind is  serv...
<ul><li>KARMA & SELFLESS SERVICE </li></ul><ul><li>Law of cause & effect </li></ul><ul><li>Good & Bad Karmas </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>SELFLESS SERVICE... </li></ul><ul><li>Loving service to those in distress is the excellent expression of </li></ul...
ATMIC UNITY & SERVICE “ The first step in the inquiry into the nature of the Atma (‘Atmavichar’) is the practice of the tr...
<ul><li>A GLIMSE AT  SERVICE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>(HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY) </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>SERVICE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>(HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY) </li></ul><ul><li>Grama Seva...
<ul><li>SERVICE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>(HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY) </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to ...
<ul><li>SERVICE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>(HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY) </li></ul><ul><li>Satya Sai ...
Other activities of Sri Satya Sai Trust Public Utility Cell Sai Exhibitions Organising Marriages / Upanayanams Vocational ...
<ul><li>QUALIFICATION / PRE-REQUISITES FOR </li></ul><ul><li>SELFLESS SERVICE </li></ul><ul><li>Pure Heart </li></ul><ul><...
GRACE OF GOD “ More than listening to a hundred lectures or delivering them to others, offering one act of genuine service...
JAI SAI RAM
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  1. 1. SAI RAM TO YOU ALL RAJ M VENKATACHALAM Earlier Presented At NEWJERSEY-NORWOOD SAI CENTER OHIO-CLEVELAND WESTERN STUDY CIRCLE & WEST CENTERS
  2. 2. Lord Ganeshjee’s BIG HEAD inspires us to think big and think profitably; the BIG EARS prompt us to listen patiently to new ideas and suggestions; the NARROW EYES point to deep concentration needed to finish tasks in hand well and quickly; the LONG NOSE tells us to poke around inquisitively to learn more and the SMALL MOUTH reminds us to speak less and listen more.
  3. 3. “ ALL IS ONE” * Why this “ I, He , You , We “ dilemma ? * The aspects of Body , Mind & Soul * Why ‘Mind’ is an important element ? * Science of Creation * The true nature of SELF * ALL IS ONE – Service to reach GOD !
  4. 4. Acknowledgement with gratitude: <ul><li>Evolution, Science of Creation, Life and Living, Spirituality – by Shri J.Jagadeesan </li></ul><ul><li>Other Sai Literatures / Teachings </li></ul>
  5. 5. MAN IS “GOD” the only difference being that God knows ’HE’ is God.” - Baba
  6. 6. I, YOU, WE & HE DILEMMA
  7. 7. REALIZE “PARABRAMHA” - the GOD in you 1st Stage Devotee --- God (I) (HIM ) ( “I ASK HIM --- HE GIVES “ ) 2nd Stage I take HIM as my partner in all my work ( “HE IS WITH ME & GUIDES ME” ) 3rd Stage I REALISE THAT ‘HE’ IS WITHIN ME ( “HE DOES FOR ME”) 4th Stage I realize that HE & I are inseparable and are one and the same Merge with ‘HIM’ & Enjoy the ‘BLISS I WE HE ONENESS
  8. 8. Faithlessness Impatience (Clear Vision ) FAITH Patience Road to Success Downs (disturbed vision) Ups
  9. 9. 3 ASPECTS OF “SELF’ CONCEPT BODY * What you think you are -> Body Personality MIND * What others think you are -> Individualized Self SOUL * What you really are -> Universal Soul - Baba ‘ Atma’ Principle
  10. 10. “ Travel from lesser truth to higher truth”. Start expanding the inner circles till they merge into the outer circle SOUL MIND BODY ‘ Atma’ Principle
  11. 11. BODY, MIND & SOUL 4 2 1 0 3 BODY MIND (Nearer to BODY- dictated by ‘Senses’) SOUL Meeting Point of Body, Mind & Soul -Merge with Paramatma Towards Intellectual Thinking (Soul Searching) MIND - (nearer to SOUL - Controlled by ‘Intellect’) 1 2 3 4 ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ……………………………………… . ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________
  12. 12. “ MIND” PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE
  13. 13. MIND (Pattern of design, Has immense potentiality to create manifold images - called Imagination) Hides truth Fogs intellect Perverts vision Deviates straight path of the aspirant Creates mirage Imposes beauty Clothes things with desirability Desires
  14. 14. Desires give birth to Anger Hatred Malice Greed Envy Friction Falsehood
  15. 15. MIND If turns towards ‘ Divinity’ -becomes means of ‘Liberation’ (Detachment) If turns towards things of world - becomes means of ‘bondage’ (Attachment)
  16. 16. BREATH CONTROL - MIND CONTROL COG (Breath) WHEEL (Mind)
  17. 17. Breath Control & Life Rabits 40,50 times per minute 5,6 years Monkeys, Dogs, Cats 30,40 times per minute 7,8 times per minute 12,13 years 200, 300 years Snakes,Tortoise Elephants, Man Inhale / Exhale 12, 13 times a minute 100 years Slowing down time taken for inhaling / exhaling, life can be prolonged. Practice of Yoga
  18. 18. Human Consciousness Outward journey (Pravriti marga ) Contact with External World - Selfless ‘I’ becoming selfish ‘i’ Who are you? Who am I “ i” (Small “i”) (Ahankar) Inner journey Nivriti marga Selfish ‘i’ becoming Selfless ‘I’ Meditation, Prayer, Service Spiritual Practices “ I” Divinity (Big ‘I’) (Aham)
  19. 19. Senses Mind Intellect Individual Soul Supreme Soul Unity
  20. 20. One ‘flame’ ‘ Three’ different Candles By removing the ‘Mirror’, both Mirror & Image disappear. What remains is the original ‘Divine’ Mirror of Nature Divine (Original) Individual (Image)
  21. 21. <ul><li>UNDERSTANDING OUR TRUE NATURE </li></ul>
  22. 22. Establishing Connectivity Science of Creation Li fe & Living Spirituality
  23. 23. Creation (From the principle of “Formless Devine” [Brahman] ie the creative principle of divinity) “ All Pervasive nature” Space Akasha (ether ) Fire Agni Air Vayu Water Jal Earth Prithvi Five Elements (manifestations of Brahma) All the five elements present in Human Body
  24. 24. Elements Sense Perceptions Space - Sound Air - Touch Fire - Sight Water - Taste Earth - Smell
  25. 25. Gateways to Human Body Sense Perceptions Sense organs Sound (Hearing) Touch Ear Sight Eye Skin Tongue Taste Nose Smell
  26. 26. Nature of Mind Outer World - Inner Mind Positive Influences Sense Organs Eyes Ears Skin Tongue Nose Super Consciousness Higher Mind Lower Mind Sub-conscious Higher mind responds Lower mind reacts Negative Influences Awakened by Prayer / Universal love
  27. 27. Human Values Watch Your Essence & Nature of Human Beings (sheaths ) Truth (Satya) Righteousness ( Dharma ) Peace (Shanti ) Love (Prema) Non-Violation (Ahimsa ) Word Act Thought Character Heart Intellect (Sense of discrimination ) Physical (Body) Psychic (Energy / Breath) Spiritual (Divine ego) Emotion (Mind)
  28. 28. EFFECTIVE USAGE OF RESOURCES Human (Essence & Nature) Values Psychic TIME LOVE Emotion MONEY PEACE Physical ENERGY RIGHTEOUSNESS Spiritual FOOD NON-VIOLENCE Intellect KNOWLEDGE TRUTH Base Factor
  29. 29. It is like a Bank Account ! <ul><li>Commence a ‘Savings Bank Account’ with the </li></ul><ul><li>‘ DIVINE Bank’ </li></ul><ul><li>Deposit the following currencies in the Account </li></ul><ul><li>everyday </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Truth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Righteousness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-violence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>You can withdraw only to the extent of your deposits </li></ul>
  30. 30. It is like a Bank Account ! <ul><li>If you want mortgage loan (Benefits) that will be </li></ul><ul><li>considered only as per you deposits in the previous </li></ul><ul><li>birth </li></ul><ul><li>If you want overdraft (God’s grace) this will be </li></ul><ul><li>considered according to your good deeds, good </li></ul><ul><li>thoughts, good qualities, association with good </li></ul><ul><li>people and remembrance of God </li></ul><ul><li>Lock your jewels (‘EGO’) in the safe deposit lockers </li></ul><ul><li>of this Divine Bank </li></ul>
  31. 31. ‘ Value’ Tanks Truth 1 Righteousness 2 Peace 3 Love 4 Non-violation 5
  32. 32. Synchronization With these ‘Values’ Without these ‘Values’ Thought Word Deed Thought Word Deed
  33. 33. <ul><li>SERVICE – NOT A MEANS BUT THE END </li></ul>
  34. 34. IMPORTANCE OF “SEVA” COMMUNITY SADHANA “ Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray” “ Service to mankind is service to the Lord Supreme ” “ The highest Sadhana is to transform Love into Service and Service into Worship ” ‘ Love All’, ‘Serve All’ - Service - The Highest Sadhana - not a Means, It is the End
  35. 35. <ul><li>KARMA & SELFLESS SERVICE </li></ul><ul><li>Law of cause & effect </li></ul><ul><li>Good & Bad Karmas </li></ul><ul><li>God is not involved in rewards & punishments </li></ul><ul><li>‘ He’, the ‘Eternal Witness’ only reflects, resounds and reacts </li></ul><ul><li>HE has endowed us with faculty of reasoning (‘Viveka’) and </li></ul><ul><li>detachment (‘Vairagya’) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds of wary behavior will not germinate and grow into painful </li></ul><ul><li>events if seeds are covered deep with loving service. </li></ul>‘ Love All’, ‘Serve All’ - Service - The Highest Sadhana - not a Means, It is the End
  36. 36. <ul><li>SELFLESS SERVICE... </li></ul><ul><li>Loving service to those in distress is the excellent expression of </li></ul><ul><li>devotion to GOD. </li></ul><ul><li>* When a devotee seeks with humility and purity to give service and </li></ul><ul><li>love to MY creatures who are in need of such selfless service, </li></ul><ul><li>courage, love and help. When he considers all creatures as MY </li></ul><ul><li>Children, as his beloved brothers and sisters as the blessed </li></ul><ul><li>manifestations of MY Immanence, then in fulfilment of MY Role </li></ul><ul><li>as Sathya Sai, I descend to help, accompany, and carry that Yogee. </li></ul><ul><li>I am always near such a Yogee to guide him and to shower MY Love </li></ul><ul><li>on his Life. </li></ul><ul><li>(My Baba & I - Dr.John Hislop) </li></ul>‘ Love All’, ‘Serve All’ - Service - The Highest Sadhana - not a Means, It is the End
  37. 37. ATMIC UNITY & SERVICE “ The first step in the inquiry into the nature of the Atma (‘Atmavichar’) is the practice of the truth that whatever gives you pain gives pain to others and whatever gives you joy gives joy to others. Develop this kind of reciprocal relationship between you and others, and gradually you will reach the stage where your heart thrills with joy when others are joyful and shedders in pain when others are sad. This is a sign of great spiritual advance. ‘ Love All’, ‘Serve All’ - Service - The Highest Sadhana - not a Means, It is the End
  38. 38. <ul><li>A GLIMSE AT SERVICE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>(HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY) </li></ul><ul><li>Service at Hospitals / Welfare Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Sai Centre Hospitals (Crowd Control, Distribution of medicines,) </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to adopted Hospitals (Milk / Bread distribution, Listening to </li></ul><ul><li>ailments & consoling) </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>SERVICE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>(HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY) </li></ul><ul><li>Grama Seva - Slum Activities </li></ul><ul><li>(Visits to adopted Villages / Slums) </li></ul><ul><li>Slum cleaning work (Service) </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy promotion (Education) </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Hygiene (Medical) </li></ul><ul><li>Children Balavikas (Education) </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition for school going students (Education) </li></ul><ul><li>Nagar Sangirthan (Spiritual) </li></ul><ul><li>Bhajans (Spiritual) </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>SERVICE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>(HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY) </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to Physically Handicapped Homes </li></ul><ul><li>Orphanages </li></ul><ul><li>Oldage Homes </li></ul><ul><li>Temple cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>At ‘Sundaram’ </li></ul><ul><li>Other nearby Temples </li></ul><ul><li>Reading / Writing Service for visually handicapped Students </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>SERVICE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>(HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY) </li></ul><ul><li>Satya Sai Vision (Restoration Project) </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of Eye patients for cataract operation </li></ul><ul><li>Taking them for check ups / to Hospitals for operation </li></ul><ul><li>Post operation visits / care </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Activities (Blood Donation) </li></ul><ul><li>Service at Blood Donation Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Donating Blood </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer work at 24 hrs Blood Data Bank at ‘Sundaram’ </li></ul>
  42. 42. Other activities of Sri Satya Sai Trust Public Utility Cell Sai Exhibitions Organising Marriages / Upanayanams Vocational Training Centres
  43. 43. <ul><li>QUALIFICATION / PRE-REQUISITES FOR </li></ul><ul><li>SELFLESS SERVICE </li></ul><ul><li>Pure Heart </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit of Sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Uprooting all egoistic tendencies - Sense of mine & thine </li></ul><ul><li>Burning to ashes the pride - coming out of the feeling that </li></ul><ul><li>I offer service to someone poorer and less fortunate </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Attitude accompanying service </li></ul><ul><li>Selflessness - No thought of expectations in return </li></ul><ul><li>Charity - Purity - Unity - Divinity </li></ul>
  44. 44. GRACE OF GOD “ More than listening to a hundred lectures or delivering them to others, offering one act of genuine service attracts the grace of God” (Sathya Sai speaks - vol. XI)
  45. 45. JAI SAI RAM

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