Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai Self-Realisation is My Religion
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai brahmavid brahmaiva bhavati
The Knower of the Brahman becomes the Brahman
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai is leading the mission of spirituality and service at Sathya Sai Grama, that was started by a set of dedicated volunteers under the direct guidance of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, almost four decades ago.
Walking in the footsteps of Baba, Sri Madhusudan Sai is furthering Baba’s mission by establishing various humanitarian service projects across 30 countries apart from several institutions of public service in the field of nutrition, education and healthcare in India, all free of charges to the needy. Several spiritual centres across the globe now guide humanity on the path of oneness, towards the highest Advaitic realisation of one supreme truth, one united world and one global family.
Three super specialty paediatric cardiac care hospitals, 23 values-based educational campuses in South India, including a university, and a morning nutrition programme which nourishes over 450,000 school-going children every single day, have been established to offer services absolutely free of cost to children from needy and impoverished backgrounds. Over 100,000 little hearts have been mended at the temples of healing and 5,000 rural children have been empowered with values-based integral education at the temples of learning, and 10 Centres of Human Development in 10 countries have been established to carry out spiritual and service activities across the world, all deeply rooted in Baba’s teaching, Love All Serve All.
Baba who is well-known as a humanitarian to the world, a philanthropist to agnostics, a spiritual Guru to millions, and revered by many as a divine soul from India, established a spiritual universe and put it on the world’s consciousness. His life’s work, especially for the underprivileged through His initiatives across education, healthcare, drinking water, nutrition and rural development has benefited millions across the world. Baba constantly reminded everyone that service to others will ultimately help them inch closer their true divine selves. Though He shed His mortal coil in April 2011, He continues this glorious mission of awakening the Divinity latent in all of mankind, through the instrumentation of Sri Madhusudan Sai, by guiding from the spirit world. The magnitude of the service projects executed is expanding at an inexorable pace.
The serendipitous life of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai, is a perfect example of how man can transcend the limitations of individual existence to embrace a life of higher universal consciousness, through surrender to one’s Guru.
The prema paramparā of Sai continues…
Deeply rooted in the idea of Advaita, Sri Madhusudan Sai believes that the world needs self-realised individuals, more than anything else. For Him, self-realisation is not something which happens after leaving the mortal coil, but rather, it is very natural and totally possible, here and now. His devotion and selfless service to humanity is to prepare more men and women with spiritual character, who will not be swayed away by the vagaries of life, but rather be firm in their conviction of their own spiritual existence.
With the ultimate experience of the transcendental truth, an individual sees the oneness in all creation, and hence it is natural to love and serve all without any distinction. Thus, service finds its foundation in spirituality, and spirituality finds its fulfilment in service.
Love – Service – Spirituality
‘I am God, all is God’, is the simplest way the highest vedantic truth can be put. To make this idea a living experiential reality for all mankind, is his way of doing his duty towards the greatest seers of ancient India and world over, who taught the oneness of all existence.
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai is on a global mission of teaching this supreme truth to humanity. He passionately and emphatically propagates and encourages everyone, young and old, to constantly meditate upon the four words, “ahaṃ brahmā, sarvaṃ brahmā”, for the ultimate truth to reveal itself, and be firmly established in all.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba is adored and followed by millions of His devotees and disciples, around the world. A spiritual master who lived as a paragon of love apropos to the divine nature, beyond the comprehension of one’s logical mind, and superior to the experience of one’s senses, Baba was born on November 23, 1926 at Puttaparthi, a small, pastoral village in South Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. His message of ‘Love All- Serve All’ and ‘Help Ever-Hurt Never’ formed the basis for all the philanthropic work in the fields of Healthcare, Education and Nutrition. He showered Prema (Love), sought Prema, and established Prema in the heart of the individual, the fabric of society and the complex of nations.
Baba elaborated on the path of love (bhakti), of selfless activity (karma), of mastery over the mind (raja yoga), and of sublimation of Consciousness (jnana). He propounded about the rights and responsibilities of the individual and society, and revealed that they have the one underlying purpose of spiritual fulfillment.
Sathya (truth), Dharma (righteousness, code of duties, essential nature of a being or thing), Shanthi (peace) and Ahimsa (non-violence) are the Four Pillars of Baba’s simple yet effective teachings on life and spirituality. He reminded everyone that Prema (love) was the undercurrent of all the Four Pillars. His mission of touching and transforming individuals and societies through acts of selfless love and service still lives on.
In what will be considered a historic day in the annals of the education mission begun by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba many decades ago, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai launched the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Gurukulam programme, beginning with the inauguration of a YouTube channel and a mobile app. The programme will provide a well-rounded education consisting of both secular and moral education.
Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions provides free education to over 5000 children, across 23 campuses in 17 districts of Karnataka and one in Telangana. With the guidance of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai, this new mobile education app will deliver high quality video classroom lessons to all children absolutely free of charges, serving those studying in various classes from Grade six up to Pre-University (Intermediate) in English and Kannada medium.
While speaking about the importance of this app, Sri Madhusudan Sai pointed out that in these times of corona crisis where lakhs of children are unable to attend school, sadly there are those who are trying to profit from this opportunity and selling education through apps. “While those who can afford may benefit, crores of rural and underprivileged children would be deprived of learning. Therefore, this app would help those children who would otherwise not have access to high quality online content for their classes. This app is free and available to all without any discrimination whatsoever. Education is the primary right of every child and must be made available without charges”, He said.
The app will also welcome all volunteers who would like to share their knowledge of not only subjects, but even life and living in general, and train children on life skills, moral, and spiritual education.
On this occasion, Mr S Suresh Kumar, Hon'ble Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Government of Karnataka, sent a video message wherein, he commended the wonderful efforts of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions for providing free high-quality values-based education. He congratulated the Institutions for bringing out the app which will benefit not just the children studying in Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Institutions, but also the society at large, and wished all, the very best.
It is said that, when one understands even a little of the Bhagavad Gita and puts it into practice in his life, he will not be troubled by the sufferings of this world or the fear of death.
Bhakti Yoga, the 12th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is a nectarine compendium of the highest form of devotion towards God, unsullied by the slightest desires of the materialistic world. The more one contemplates on it, the more does it plunge one into the intoxication of true divine love.
Enjoy listening, contemplating, and internalising the messages to implement it in your lives!
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai has benevolently elucidated in a series of talks, the techniques and the means to conquer the mind. Mind is the cause of bondage and liberation, and if one can master the mind, one can become not just a mastermind but the master Himself, says Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai.
In this series of talks, ‘Master the Mind’, primarily given to the ashram residents of Sathya Sai Grama, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai gives a step by step guidance, to take up a 30-day sadhana to understand, analyse, master and finally merge the mind into the divine self.
Listen to these profound yet practical methods to become the Master of your Mind. The below link will lead to a series of 30 episodes of Master the Mind discourses in audio, in which Sri Madhusudan Sai compassionately exhorts everyone to practise the path to self-realisation, the ways and means to dwell on the Atman and understand the nature of Brahman.