Sathya Sai Baba Dharma Vahini. Translated from the Original Telugu Published by Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust. Sri Sathya Sai Baba Dharma Vahini. Sathya Sai Baba Dharma Vahini. Dharma Vahini Index. Chapter V. Education is necessary for both men and women. Sri Sathya Sai Baba Dharma Vahini. Sathya Sai Baba Dharma Vahini. Dharma Vahini Index. Chapter III. One cannot escape from disquiet so long as the.
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Similarly, there is dharma for the male purusha-dharma and female stri-dharma.
The Lord has declared therein that those who have these qualities, those who trust in Him as the only ultimate Goal, those who are attached to Him as the single-mindedly are dearest and vanini to Him. It is pertinent to quote Kasturi himself at this point. If we put these things together, it adds up the following simple formula: Ye thu dharmyaamritham idam yathoktham Paryupaasathe Sraddhadhaanaa math paramaa bhakthaasthe atheeva math priyaah.
From God we have come and to God we must return; that, you will recall is how Swami describes dhara purpose of life. If we accept that statement about the purpose of life, it immediately follows that every action of ours on earth must be tuned towards moving in the Godward direction.
These distinctions and differences arise on the basis of activity; the Atma is incapable of modification; only one thing dharja be posited about it, viz.
Solving them is necessary, even urgent. This too is part of the Radio Sai offerings for the 90th year of the Divine Advent. The sloka is in the XIV Chapter: By going through modern schooling one cannot acquire moral and spiritual training. Simple folk believe that they have Bhakthi towards the Lord, but they do not pause to inquire whether dharja Lord has Love towards them!
This is what he says in the preface to the volume Dharma Vahini: Wherever there is adherence to morality, there one can see Sathya-dharma in action. All I am trying to do is bring to your notice what Swami wrote a long time ago.
There is no place anywhere which excels such a home for her. I am no longer in service and have retired. Think of the wood which is the substance and the ‘appearance’ of the chair will vanish. The articles of furniture vanish and the vahni alone remains, so too, the objective Dharmas disappear and Atmadharma alone shines in unique glory.
In practical terms, it means excessive preoccupation with the vajini and fakes offered by the external world. That is the concluding sloka of the vanini which gives the qualities one has to develop. Loving Sai Ram and greetings from Vanini Nilayam. In fact, I would say, mankind has never needed Dharma so desperately as now; and that is why I have ventured to offer this Musings series. This is not genuine culture.
For example, these days, many people, especially the young seem so preoccupied with telling all and sundry all about themselves via one of the numerous web sites created just for this purpose. For decades, it was the lifeline and the umbilical cord for devotees to get spiritual nourishment, once they left this place.
I am not making this up; this phenomenon of parental neglect is quite common. Sulabha, Savithri, Anasuya, Gargi, Nalayani and other such models of chastity, devotees of the Lord like Meera, yoginis like Choodala, all were born in this Bharathadesa and by their adherence to Dharma, they strengthened Dharma.
It is immutable, unblemished. The book may be forty years old but Dharma, the subject on which Swami wrote, is eternal and ever relevant. Venkataraman’s musings series on this Vahini presents in modern context this wonderful book’s timeless wisdom. Remove the wood, the chair too disappears.
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