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Sathya Sai Baba Summer Showers in Brindavan 1976

Sathya Sai Baba Summer Showers in Brindavan 1976

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SUMMER ROSES ON THEBLUE MOUNTAINS, 1976
Discourses of BHAGAWAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABAonIndian Culture and Spiritualityduring the summer courseheld for college studentsat Ootacamund
SRI SATHYA SAI BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS TRUST
Prasanthi Nilayam - 515 134Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India.Grams: BOOK TRUST STD: 08555 ISD: 91-8555Phone: 287375 Fax: 287236
PRASANTHI NILAYAM
© Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, Prasanthi NilayamP.O. 515 134,
 
Anantapur District, (A.P.) IndiaAll Rights Reserved.The copyright and the rights of translation in any language arereserved by the Publishers. No part, para, passage, text or photograph or Art work of this Book should be reproduced, transmitted or utilised, inoriginal language or by translation, in any form or by any means,electronic, mechanical, photo copying, recording or by any information,storage and retrieval system, except with prior permission, in writingfrom the convener Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam (Andhra Pradesh), India - Pin Code 515 134 except for brief  passages quoted in book review. This book can be exported from Indiaonly by the Publishers – Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust,Prasanthi Nilayam (India).International Standard Book Number 81-7208-347-581-7208-113-8 (set)Revised Enlarged Edition : May 2003
 Published by:
The Convener, Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications TrustPrasanthi Nilayam, India - Pin Code 515 134STD: 08555 ISD: 91-8555 Grams: BOOKTRUSTPhone: 287375 Fax: 287236
 
CONTENTS
1. Opening Address12. Brotherhood Of Man And Fatherhood Of God113. Dharma Never Declines. It Is The PracticeOf Dharma That Declines354. Two Great Human Qualities Of Humility And ObedienceCharacterised The Krishna
 Avatar 
595. Krishna Was Always A Lover Of Peace And Never A Warmonger796. Mahabharatha Contains Many Valuable Lessons For Us1017. A Good and Peaceful Death Is CovetedBy All Saintly People1198. Man Should Promote Inner Vision For Himself1339. Be Good, Do Good, And See GoodThat Is The Way To God15110. Man Should Not, At Any Time, Behave Like An Animal17311. The Human Body Is Like A Water BubbleOn The Surface Of Water18512. Man Becomes Blind By His Ego20113. Mans Mind Is Like A Mad Monkey21714. The Path Of Love Is The Quickest To Reach God23315. Your Conscience Is Your Master And Guide253
 
1. OPENING ADDRESS
W
ithout getting rid of your 
Thamo Guna
and your anger,how are you going tounderstand the spiritual background?Without getting rid of your 
 Rajo Guna
and of your temper, how are you going totake any interest in spiritual aspects? Infact, the best of the three
 gunas
or qualitiesis the
Sathwa
and that itself promotes
 Bhakthi
or devotion and that is the best
 sadhana
. What I am telling you is thesimple and elemental truth.
 Divyaatma swarupas, boys and girls, who are the future citizens of this country:
The first thing man does soon after he is born, isto try and understand his mother and father. In thewider context of the community in which we live, after understanding one’s parents, one should make an attemptto understand the full significance and meaning of one’s mother country and mother civilisation. Thehistory of our country and the history of our traditionsand culture are our true parents. Although more thantwenty-five years have lapsed since we have attainedthe independence of our country, it is a great misfortunethat in our entire period of independence, we have not been able to produce one single text or scripture whichis typical of the culture of our country. Although, we,in this country, have been listening to real history inmany ways, yet we are truly not able to recognise theessence of our civilisation. Such permanent truth, whichdoes not alter with time, such permanent truth which isnot affected or altered by revolutions, is the only truthwhich is the essence and true form of our culture. Theinner meaning and significance of such truth representsthe history of our country. Forgetting this sacred historyof ours, we are taking two alternatives which aretemporary, transient, and artificial. Because of thischange, no student has been able to assert and say whatthe true picture of our country is.Unfortunately, today every student makes allattempts to pass an examination. They do not make anyattempt to understand the wisdom that lies behind true
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Summer Roses on the Blue Mountains, 1976 

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