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Samarpanam-3

Samarpanam-3

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Published by Narayana Iyengar
This is the third part of Samarpanam. This consists of articles written by the close disciples of Swamiji about their personal perceptions and some experiences.
This is the third part of Samarpanam. This consists of articles written by the close disciples of Swamiji about their personal perceptions and some experiences.

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SriRadhakrishnaSwamiji
B.S.NarayanaMurthyBangalore
SriSaipadanandaRadhakrishnaSwamiji,Reveredfounder-patronofSriSaiSpiritualcentre,anInstitutionrenownedforitsincessantspiritualactivities,RadiatesthedivineeffulgenceofSriSaiBaba'sgrace,Andguidesthedevoteestothegoalofself-realisation.Dedicatedtothecauseof'SaiBhakthiPrachar.'HeinspiresthefeelingsofuniversalbrotherhoodAndtoleranceinhisdevoteesandinculcatesinthem,aKeendesiretostudyandpractisethepreceptsofSriSaiBaba.asRevealedbyhisGuruSriNarasimhaSwamiji.IntheexaltedroleofPresidentoftheAllIndiaSamaj,SriRadhakrishnaSwamijihasbeenhelpingHisdevoteesalloverthecountrytoleadrighteouslives.Notwithstandinghisage,heleadsqaiteanactivelifeAddressinghimselfassiduouslytothetaskofoffering
Spiritualsolaceandmentalpeacetohisdevotees.Warm-heartedandsympathetictowardsall,Andespeciallytowardsthoseindistress,heMovesaboutspreadingcheerandexercisingasubtleInfluenceennoblingtheirlivesandbringingthemJoyandpeaceandfillingtheirheartswiththeLord,Infinitefaithinthenever-failingcompassionoftheLord.~.......]4
 
SriSaiSpiritualCentre
M.SubbaramiahBangalore
;".
Organizationsoriginateandgrowaroundpersonshavingcommonidealsandgoals,eventhoughtheirtemperamentandoutlookmaybedifferent.Inspiritualorganizations,itisgenerallyobservedthat,thesemenandwomenofvariedtemperamentsaregenerallyheldtogetherbythespiritualforceofasinglepersonality.OurSaiSpiritualCentreisnoexceptiontothis.IthasoriginatedandgrownaroundourmostreveredSriSaipadanandaRadhakrishnaSwamiji.Safelyitmaybesaid,thatSwamiji'sstayinBangaloreandthestoryoftheCentreareoneandthesame.Itwassomewhereintheyear1952SriSwamijicametoBangalore.AtthattimeH.H.SriNarasimhaSwamijiwasthePresi-dentandourSwamijiwasoneoftheVice-presidentsoftheAllIndiaSaiSamaj.~wamijiwassentbyhisillustriousguruSriNarasimhaSwamijitoBangloretoorganizetheactivitiesoftheSaiSamajintheCantonmentarea.ThiswriterhadthegoodfortuneofmeetingSriSwamjjiintheearlymonthsofhisarrivalinBangalore.ThecontactgraduallygrewstrongerandstrongerduetothecommoninterestnamelySriSaiBaba.SwamijiwouldoftengladlycometotheCityareatogracetheSaiBhajangroupinSouthEndRoad,Basavanagudi.Intheyear1954,theSriRamaNavamicelebrationsofthegroupwereinauguratedbySriSwamijiontheprecedingUgadiday,4thApril1954.Tnasensethismaybetaken3sthestartingoftheSaiSpiritualCentre.AsontheeveofafatefulRamaNavamithegreatSaintofShirdilittinyearthenlampswhichnonethelessdispelledthedarkignoranceofearthlymenandwomen,in1954SriSwamijilitalampofdevotionwhich,bytheconstantpouringofhislovehasgrownintoabrightlight-SriSaiSpiritualCentre.WiththisSwamiji'scenterofactivityalsograduallyshiftedfromtheCantonmentareaandheagreedtomoveovertotheCity.
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InitiallyhewasprovidedwithaccommodationinSriB.S.Krishna-murthy'shouseinNarasimharajaColony.Aftersometimeheshiftedhislodgingstoaroominthefirstfloorofabuildingnearthebusterminus(No75,NRColony).InallfairnessitshouldbepointedoutthesewereessentiallySwamiji'spostaladresses.Heusedtobeonthemovealmostalways.eithergoingtoBombaytoattendthemanagingCommitteemeetingoftheShirdiSansthanorvisitingsometemplesortakingpartinanaUnightBhajaninablesseddevoteeshouse.Theactivitiesofthosedaysweremanyandvaried.Apartfromthe
bhajans
and
vishnusahasranama
chantingSwamijiwouldleadthedevoteesin
ashtaksharimantrajapa.
Eightcroresof
japa
havebeencompletedandseveral
ashtaksharihomas
havebeen.alsoconductedinthetempleofSriVasanthaVallabharayaSwami,atVasanthapura.Thedevote~s.wouldwalk.inagroupfromtheCitytoVasanthapurachantingthegreat
mantra
andSwamijiwouldbeintheforefrontleadingthedevotees.ItmusthavebeenasighttobeholdevenfortheGods.Alongwiththis,108
gtethapara)'anasapthahas
havetakenplace.Thesewerefollowedbyabig
geethahoma
inthefamoustempleofNarayanaat~aiwaraforthreedaysontheUth12thand13thofMay1957.AstheactivitiesgrewandthedevoteesstartedcominginlargernumbersakeenneedforaspaciousbuildingwasbeingfeltbythecloseassociatesofSwamiji.Thiswasfulfilledinaverystrangefashion.Waybackin1943,SriDomlurKrishnamurthy,whowasanardentdevoteeof~abaandwhoretiredasanAssistantComptrollerofFinanceintheerstwhileMysoreState,hadearmarked14t-GuntasofhislandsinNagasandraVillage(presentlyTbyagarajaNagar)fortbespecificpurposeofpropagatingthelifeandteachingsofSaiBaba.In1962thislandwasheldintrustbySriV.S.SastryanIncomeTaxofficerwhohadstartedaSaiBhakthaMandali.SriSastryalsohadcollectedfundsandbadlaidthefoundationforabighallandtworoomsonthisland.After,havingcomeincontactwitbSwamiji,SriSastrydecidedtogiftthelandovertous,fortheworkofSailBaba.ThelandwashandeaovertotheCentreontbeGuruPoornimadayof1962.FundsforrisingabuildingcamefromdevoteesalloverIndia.ThegoodworkdonebySriB.C.Patelofreveredinthisconnection

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