The above photo was materialised by Bhagavan long
back. - Posted by Mahesh on 08.03.2005
Mahashivaratri 2005 - the morning inside Nilayam
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Sai,
Complete unforeseen and quite unusual Swami granted His Divine Discourse
today in the morning. He told that Shiva is not matted hair; Shiva is
“Universal Cosmic Consciousness“ and that “Universal Cosmic Consciousness“
is Love. So every moment is Shivaratri, is auspicious.
Swami then talked on “unity“, that there is one God only. We should
strengthen this unity, that is the goal in front of us. Finally He told
that God is positive only and there are positive and also negative human
beings. He asked to which sort we would belong to.
The crowd screamed: “positive!“
Bhagavan replied by asking how it could be that all of us were doing so
many differences when being so positive – because of “positive is unity“
and “God is positive only“.
Furthermore our Beloved Lord mentioned one more important thing belonging
to our behaviors. “When food and other habits are perfect, there will be
(His Discourse came to the end at 9.15 am by songs of His students until
Swami granted a second Divine Discourse (on Sathya and Dharma which are
lost completely in Bharat) in the afternoon (8.3.05) - just finished.
came to an sudden end: By addressing the students He announced that He
may come back into Sai Kulwant Hall by Brahma Muhurta and see who is a true
Devotee and has sung the Glory of God with a joyous face.
Posted by Jay Sai Ram - 08.03.2005
Lingam ??? -
Sri Sai Ram
Today (9.3.05) Swami was coming at 6.15 am to Sai Kulwant Hall and during
sitting in His sofa He kept drinking a lot of water. Then water started
coming out of His mouth and our Lord left the Hall for His House very
Seems to be that He is doing what has to be done - “inside”. Another holy
and loveful lecture.
Jay Sai Ram
Sri Sai Ram
within this JSR is forwading some private impressions sent by a Lady
Devotee from Parthi.
Sure that Your Sai Hearts (searching for sathyam) will enjoy the Love Lines.
Jay Sai Ram
Private observations of Mahashivaratri 2005 in
In the morning of March 8th, we were surprised to see
that Swami gave a discourse! There were talks also
before His, and then plenty of mantras & bhajans by
the boys afterwards, as well as the distribution of
sweets afterwards. Usually, the students do bhajans in
the morning and Swami gives a discourse in the
evening. Because Swami did everything in the morning
itself, we thought maybe the only thing that would
happen in the evening would be the start of Akhanda
Bhajan! Swami also looked weak as He has lately, slow
when walking those few steps from car to chair and
again from chair back to the car.
There was an announcement that Akhand Bhjan would
commence with the blessings of Swami, at 6 PM that
In the evening of March 8th, Swami arrived around 3
PM. There were two or three long talks and then
Swami’s discourse again! Near the end of the
discourse, Swami suddenly slid back into the chair. It
was like He could no longer stand up. He continued the
discourse for some more minutes, with the table
microphone being hand held (below the level of the
table) by an assistant by Swami's side.
After Swami's discourse, Swami remained sitting and
bhajans began. I believe it was around 5 PM (one hour
early)! After maybe 20 or 30 minutes of bhajans, Swami
tried to get up from the chair. His first two attempts
failed but He finally lifted Himself up, with the
assistance of two boys on either side of him. Lately
he has really a lot of trouble getting up after
sitting for a long time. After arising, as usual He
stayed standing in one place for several minutes, then
took several small steps, looking like it was very
difficult, pausing a long time between each step.
Finally He agreed to the requests of His assistants,
and they brought the chair He had been sitting in
(which had wheels on it) and He sat down. The chair
was wheeled the short distance to the golf cart, where
Swami was practically physically lifted up by the two
boys and placed in the cart. Swami left the hall and
bhajans continued throughout the night.
Swami arrived in the morning about 6 AM. There was
tension around as Swami started to display some of the
signs of Lingodbhava. He started drinking more and
more water, with assistants running back and forth to
the interview room, brining more glasses of water.
Some water was poured from a thermos, maybe cooled.
Swami started wiping His face and neck with His
kerchief a lot, as if becoming very warm. He started
coughing and clutching His throat with the kerchief.
Suddenly, he threw up a large amount of water.
That was the wakeup call for the already anxious
assistants. They consulted with Swami who finally
called for arathi. Arathi was preformed. Swami slowly
got up and was helped by His assistants on both sides,
holding His arms and hands, as Swami very slowly and
weakly made His way to the golf cart. Swami was
already bending over and looked very uncomfortable. As
soon as Swami sat in the golf cart, in an instant the
car went in race car mode and sped off the fastest we
ever saw that car go! Even then, Swami was bending
over and looked like the lingam would be born right
there on the car! But the car went mighty fast and
soon Swami had disappeared into the Poornachandra.
There was confusion for a few minutes as people
wondered to stay or was it all over, should they just
leave? Then an announcement was made that everyone
should remain there for distribution of Prasad. Soon
college boys were brining in the numerous containers
of yellow rice and sweet laddus, and Prasad was
distributed to all.
Afterwards, several people approached me complaining
why did people pray for Swami to stop the public
display of Lingodbhava? He would anyway do it in
private - as the spontaneous formation of the lingam
could not be suppressed - so He would anyway suffer,
whether in front of the public or not. He has been
doing it all these years to give us the Grace of
beholding it, but only due to the pressure of the
prayers of many people, He agreed not to do it in
public this time. If Swami anyway wants to give us
this Grace, who are we to demand otherwise? That was
only the personal opinion of the few people who
Thus ended another new and different Maha Sivarathri,
with no public lingodbhava taking place.
Posted by Jay Sai Ram - 09.03.2005