Tribute to the Master by the Saibalsanskaar team

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Dearest Swami,

We, Your children of the ‘Sai Bal Sanskaar’ team; offer You our gratitude and love on this most significant day of our lives; 24th April. You, the merciful Lord blessed us and chose us as Your humble instruments to do our bit for spreading the human values which has benefitted many readers and is spreading far and wide; and above all; You are helping us transform day by day through this blog. Thank You dearest Lord.

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By Your infinite mercy, SBS has spread its wings and is now in 8 Indian languages, 3 international languages including English.

The team members have beautifully and lovingly shared their gratitude for You.

Team Tamil- Aunty Saraswathy, Sister Ranjini

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We offer our humble pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Swami.he had given us an opportunity to be a part of this great blog. Thanks Swami for this. It has brought an immense change in our thoughts and actions.when we read the morals of this stories and write them we really feel ,we should act in the way told in stories.we pray let the great Lord lead us in this path with good thoughts followed by actions keeping us away from “shat vairies” ie six enemies- Tamil team

Team Telugu- Sis Visala and Sis Prashanti

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Swami graciously blessed me with opportunity to translate English moral stories for children to telugu ( the language chosen by Swami as mother tongue in this avatar )

What this service means to me :

It is only since 2011 I have been hearing or reading Swami’s divine message. He always said ‘ my life is my message ‘and your life should be my message ‘

When someone in darshan said ‘ Swami we love you ‘He quickly turned around and said ‘ love my message’

Well, it turned out to be true in my case. As by the time I was prepared to experience Swami ,he chose to move on to formless from form. I started getting attracted to his message more than his name and form .Slowly started realizing that urge or inspiration that came from within was conscience , direct from the indweller of my heart.

I always wanted to share these beautiful messages especially with my child who never had darshan sparshan, sambhashana with Swami. Luckily I had darshan atleast , it’s easy to straighten a plant when it’s a tiny sampling rather than when it grows into a tree.So kids were always my priority as they can grasp everything and put it into practise.

Swami’s messages are universal apt for people of different ages and faiths. As and when I spoke with near and dear parents especially moms; I would get restless hearing their issues with disciplining or dealing with kids and I knew in my own son’s case or as a matter for every situation , problem ,personality; only Swami’s message is the ultimate mantra , medicine or tool. I tried my best to share excepts of Swami speeches, sai inspires or radio sai links

All my attempts failed miserably! Swami always joked that , in our journey to touch the depths of silence to experience and enjoy the bless within us… First as soon as we know him we all become chatterjee ( chatting … All time spreading Swami’s message no matter we ourselves follow or not ).Then we become banerjees( roaming around with banner of sai mission).And then slowly we become mukherjees… Silent. I always brushed this away saying I am not like that Swami , will never do that. But realized I am no exception to this. I was getting desperate and pushing every mom I heard crying in pain to hear read or follow Swami’s golden advice on parenting especially for kids.That’s when I was blessed to be aware of Saibalasanskaar

Story telling is the most effective way to spread a message , it’s most convincing easier to comprehend that’s why Swami chose to narrate Chinna kathas in between his discourses which are very short and cute at the same time that carry profound lessons of deep spiritual truths. Each story has a hidden human value like sathya dharma Shanthi. prema and ahimsa.

Thank you Swami for hearing my prayers and in response for blessing me with Saibalasankaar website through which I am able to reach out lot of parents by sharing these wonderful human values based stories along with underlining sub values like confidence , cooperation , courage , honesty , truth etc.

Many have responded saying they were inspired and touched reading them. After millions of futile attempts I made ignorantly at human level to share your message with family and friends, finally thanks to you for this precious wealth through which I am able to share your living message with family and friends everywhere.These stories are well written along with illustrations , values , sub values and morals reflected by them

Swami, you wanted to make sure I myself do not get caught up in only moving on , in life just sharing all the time. You wanted to make sure I continue to make progress to evolve spiritually too , that’s when u graciously blessed me yet with another golden opportunity of translating stories into Telugu especially the ONLY language you spoke in divine discourses you delivered. I am deeply touched and humbled for the opportunity and please bless me to be able to do my best. I always believe that we might read anything, over 100 times but writing once will always help us to retain the knowledge longer and we will never forget it. That’s why I keep making notes of every program I hear in radio sai that inspires me, that way I remember them better .

By translating, obviously I read the story more than twice and write or type it .This way the stories are making deep impression in my mind and are helping me to deal with day to day life experiences, situations problems. The human values touched by the stories keep ringing in my mind and pop up as guidelines out of nowhere to pull me out through any crisis or difficult situation

Swami, thank you so much for all these showers of love and please bless me with time , strength , determination , earnestness to keep going. I would love to thank Saibalasankaar team for this opportunity to express my gratitude to dearest Lord especially on the occasion of Mahasamadhi which I always say is my true spiritual birthday.

Loving sairams

Prashanti ( Florida )

Team Hindi- Sis Archana

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My most humble and reverential salutations at the divine lotus feet of my guru, guide and my best companion – Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. On the occasion of the 4th Sai Aaradhana anniversary, I would like to offer a bouquet of flowers of gratitude to my dearest Lord for hand picking me, giving me the unique opportunity of translation Seva as prasadam and through constant guidance enabling me to offer it back to Him as Naivedyam. The Hindi blog has reached far and wide in a short span of time and I hope and pray that I continue with the Seva with a pure, selfless and devoted heart.

JSR Archana

Team Gujarati- Sis Jyoti, Sis Ila

My humble pranams at the lotus feet of Swami. Swami has said many a times in His discourse ‘Be Happy.’ So to show gratitude we have to be happy always. That way Swami will be happy also. Swami is always guiding and protecting us. We have to just ‘live’ His message of ‘Love All; serve All’ and ‘Help ever, Hurt never’.

Swami has given such a wonderful opportunity to translate stories of human values. I am really grateful for that. Thank You very much Swami for using me as a humble instrument.

Sis Jyoti

Team Oriya- Sis Sangeeta, Sis Prashanti

Baba,it is for you.

Swami,You gave me life and ushered in to your world,

Guarding in each step,holding my hand.

Whenever I slipped You spread your wings And carried forward with life’s teachings.

For sharing the same learnings You gave me pen and ink.

I shall pass forward to every being With your blessings,

Oh,Lord! king of kings.

At your lotus feet ,forever-  Sangeeta Mishra

Team Kannada- Sis Vasanti, Sis Savita

With humble gratitude We thank you Swami for putting us together as a team,

Because every story I translate transformation is happening in me from the values learnt in a subtle manner. My Pranams at thy feet- Sis Vasanti

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Thanking You Master for sending us amazing, dedicated sisters and some brothers as well for the translation work; each of whom are so committed and who love You.

Thanks to the entire SBS team

Tamil- Aunty Saraswathy/Sis Ranjini

Telugu- Sis Visala/Sis Prashanti/Sis Lakshmi

Hindi- Sis Archana

Marathi- Sis Shalaka

Gujarati- Sis Jyoti, Sis Ila

Malayalam- Sis Jyoti, Aunty Shanta, Bro Uday

Mandarin- Sai bro and sis of Malaysia

Swedish- Sis Amrita

Odiya- Sis Sangita, Sis Prashanti

Kannada- Sis Vasanti, Sis Savita

And last but not the least my dear spiritual friend Padmini for ever encouraging me and providing meaningful feedback and giving me daily dose of spirituality, and managing our English fb page and editing the English stories.

Owe my thanks also to the silent sevikas behind the scenes for many of the Indian languages who edit on the background and most importantly our readers who motivate us to do and serve better.

Swami, always have Your hands over the team and bless us to reach out to more and more audience and make a difference in us as well as others.

Love You, dearest Lord.

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What Parents Face Today- Speaking tree

I was in California once where I happened to meet a senior Indian immigrant. We got talking about education. I remarked that it was the age of education and that the greatest need of our generation was to be educated to the highest standard possible. But my companion expressed disappointment at the effect such education was having on youngsters. He said he had come to the conclusion that what we needed was de-learning!

Could parents have something to do with education going off track? For parents, there were only two options: either accept whatever was going to become of their children or try to understand them and address their minds in such a way that what they, as parents, required of them was made clear to them.

This dilemma is visible in every country. Parents, having failed to understand their children, go on complaining about them. It is, of course possible to change your children’s way of thinking, but you must first be endowed with the intellectual ability to properly address the minds of your educated children. The fact is that in our present society the majority of parents are traditional in their outlook, but they want to educate their offspring in modern educational institutions. This requires an optimal blending of the old and new. But there tends to be confusion in this regard and parents often end up arguing with children with the result that children begin to resist education.

It is not so much a question of de-learning as a question of self-training. If parents want to bring about a change of attitude towards learning in their children, they must prepare themselves to be good counsellors. There is a great deal of lack of parental counselling. Another problem is pampering. Parents have great affection for their children and this often leads to their pampering them. While affection is good, pampering is bad. Children become easy-going and that is that worst thing that can happen. They become fussy and refuse to heed advice. They know nothing but their own desires. Harsh realities have no place in their dictionary. It is for this reason that pampered children cannot meet the challenges they have to face in the external world.

Once I met two Indian boys, both graduates, who said that they found themselves in difficult circumstances. When they were at home, they were living under the protection of their parents, who were always ready to provide anything they wanted. But now that they had left their homes and wanted to find a place in the external world, they felt unloved and unwanted. Their homes had been ready to give them everything free of cost, but now they found that the external world was quite different. Here everything had a price in terms of hard work, adjustment, acceptance of reality, proving their ability, and making compromises. They found that at home they had not been trained to meet such challenges. Indulgent parents can do grave potential harm to their children. They end up “making” their children unfit, like unwanted products in the marketplace. Parents must understand that their children need double education – professional education as well as spiritual training. The former can be had in educational institutions but the centre for the latter is the home. And parents are teachers at home. However, the language of dos and don’ts will not serve the purpose. Parents will have to prepare themselves for a more sensitive and complex approach. Indeed, they must ground themselves in what may be called rational spirituality.

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Impart values at a young age

I have regular value based teaching classes for children, on every Wednesday and Friday evenings, at my place. These children are a joy to teach and I also learn a lot from them during our sharing and discussion sessions.

Last Friday, ie 14th March 2014, I had the first class of the day at 5.30pm for the little children aged 4-6 yrs. At sharp 5.30pm, a little girl aged 6 who was new to the class, entered the prayer room at our home, where I conduct these classes. Looking around with her inquisitive eyes and with a smile on her lips, she told me “I smell God here”. I was really surprised at this child’s words. Her expressions showed that she felt something so different and nice here.

Children are so innocent and pure. Wish we adults could retain some of our innocence and simple pure love for all.

After a while during the sharing session, a 5yr old was complaining to me about another 6yr old in the class. She said  that she had found a comb in the playground and given it to the 6 yr old, who was in return going to give her some gift but that the 6yr old didn’t keep up her word. The 6yr old was trying to justify as to why she couldn’t give a return gift.

After they finished their part, it was my turn. I told them that at the very first place the comb should not have been picked up from the playground, as it did not belong to them. One should never take the things that didnt belong to them, whatever it maybe. This is where they have to practice the human values of honesty and right conduct. If they did find any such thing the next time, they should just hand it over to the security of the building , who  would return it to the owner.

Just as he class was to an end, I overheard the 5yr old telling the 6yr old in a serious tone, that no sooner than  she gets home  should she  go alone or with her helper down to the security and return the comb. I was taken aback at such a quick response by this little kid. I was very happy. The lesson had gone in then and there.

That’s how the little kids are. They are like sponge. They will absorb and grasp whatever is told to them. Hence it’s the duty of the parents and teachers to impart the right values and manners at this very young age. It is said that ‘a small plant can be moulded but a tree cannot be’. Let us strive to bring up our little ones with the right values so that they become an exemplary citizen of the world.

I have never felt more satisfied and purposeful. Every minute spent in guiding these children is well spent and meaningful. I feel really happy and blessed to be imparting the value based education to these children and make a difference.

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