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Mahayagya 2018

Sadly, our beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba took Mahasamadhi on 24th April 2011.

In memory of both Baba and Guruji, the ashram performed the installation of two life-size marble statues in the Ashram during the Mahayagya in Rishikesh in November 2012.

Geeta Mata has received the blessings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and Param Poojniya Guruji to perform another Mahayagya giving us all yet another opportunity to participate in Bhagavan’s divine mission.

Please see details of how to participate in the Mahayagya which started on the 8th of June 2016 and will culminate on 23rd November 2018.

 

His Life was His Message

Sadly, our beloved Guruji left the body on Monday 27th March 2006.

Guruji worked tirelessly to help in Baba's mission of bringing righteousness to humanity and also to reduce the effects and suffering on mankind that would otherwise have been caused by natural calamities.

With Baba's blessings and guidance, He achieved in such a short space of time what no human being could possibly achieve.  His work and mission will continue through devotees, with His guidance.

Guruji incarnated to help in Baba's mission.  And now Baba has taken Him and moved Him onto a more important task.

Introduction to Guruji

Guruji (Sri Kanti Parshuram) served his country in the Army for 36 years.  When He was in a very responsible position, destined for a shining career, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba instructed Him to leave the Army and to devote Himself completely to the spiritual upliftment of mankind.  He immediately surrendered Himself to Baba and started serving humanity. 

Guruji’s main mission is to take people back onto the spiritual path by re-igniting Baba’s teachings - Truth (Sathya), Righteousness (Dharma), Peace (Shanti) and Love (Prema). 

Guruji reminds us of our divine origin.  He heals people through spiritual energy, and guides us onto the spiritual path towards liberation from the cycle of life-and-death.  Today, He is a spiritual Master to thousands of devotees all over the world.  Every year He visits the following centres: Freiburg (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland), London (England) and San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy) to spread Baba’s teachings and bring people onto the righteous path.  Guruji is accompanied by Geetaji Sharma, His closest disciple and a devotee of Baba, to do the work also.

In 1999 the Spiritual Hospital Sri Sai Baba Super Spirituality Hospital in Rishikesh (North India), was inaugurated with the Divine blessings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, with the aim of offering spiritual healing and guidance on the path of liberation.  Guruji is the preceptor of the Sri Sai Baba Ashram (to which the Hospital is affiliated). 

Over the years, Guruji has started several social projects in Rishikesh which act as a model for service activities:

1. Support of two leper colonies
2. Special tuition and scholarship incentives for children from poor families
3. Medical centres providing free medical aid for the poor people in surrounding villages
4. Provision of drinking water outside the ashram wall
5. International Public School integrating modern worldly knowledge, spiritual education and vocational training

Guruji is also known all over the world as the man who, in 1989 (while He was still a Major General in the Indian Army) was chosen by Sai Baba and guided by Him to rediscover the extraordinary caves of Patal Bhuvaneshvar  However, since the inauguration of the Ashram, Baba has transferred the energy from Patal Bhuvaneshvar to the Ashram, where many devotees have had similar extraordinary experiences.

What Is a Guru?

While a school teacher gives the knowledge about day-to-day affairs, the guru gives the higher knowledge, the knowledge about oneself, the knowledge that everyone is a particle of God.  God resides in everyone.  We have to ignite this divinity and merge with God.

In short, Guru means spiritual teacher.  Today, there are many teachers claiming to be gurus.  So it is important to be able to distinguish.  Once Sai Baba characterized the work of a true guru as follows:

“The Guru (preceptor) warns and awakens.  He reveals the truth and encourages you to progress towards it.  But it is your yearning that is most essential.  The guru is like a gardener who tends the plant.  But the sapling must sprout before He can take charge.  He does not add anything new to the plant; He only helps it grow according to its own destiny - quicker and more fully perhaps - but never against its inner nature.”                       (Baba)

“The Guru is the one who has identified His own consciousness with the pure consciousness of God.  He dwells at the deepest source point of reality; there is no ego, no pretension, no limitation to His expression of the highest Truth.  He has completed the most extraordinary journey and has thus relinquished forever the illusions and limitations of the ordinary and narrow ego sense.”                                                                                    (R. Sehgal)

The Guru makes us understand the following Vedic shloka:

 

Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu

Gurur Devo Maheshvara,

Guru Sakshat Parabrahma

Tasmai Sri Guruve Namah.

 

The meaning of this shloka is: the Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu, the Guru is Maheshvara.
Guru is Brahma: as Brahma creates the universe.  He creates a devotee from a normal human being, igniting the divinity within oneself.  We all are divine, but we have lost our divinity because of our karmas in various lives.  The guru re-ignites this divinity within us.
Guru is Vishnu: as Vishnu sustains the universe.  He sustains the devotee, protecting him in various circumstances and in the moment of doubt maintains the flame of the divinity burning.
Guru is Maheshvara (Shiva): like Shiva, he destroys the six demons (ego, anger, greed, lust, desire, jealousy) in the mind of the devotee.

 

 

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