Sathya Sai School, Toronto, Canada was established in
September 2000 as Bhagawan’s gift to His devotees on the 75th
year of His advent. Being the only Sathya Sai School in the
North American continent, this school offers education based
on the Sri Sathya Sai philosophy of education integrating
character building, academic excellence and all-round
development of the students.
The drama set in
the later part of the 21st century revolved around a former
student of the school, Dr. Karen Joy,
who becomes a renowned
citizen of the country due to her voluntary service to the
society. She is invited to a television talk show, titled,
“The Power of One”, where the interviewers ask her as to what
inspired her to take up so many service activities.
In reply, she
says that the sole inspiration for all the activities that she
has ever undertaken is Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. She
further says that right from her childhood she had the good
fortune of being guided by Him and moulded in the right way in
the Sathya Sai School at Toronto.
presentation concluded with the scene where groups of children
representing people of different races, religions and vocations, all
alumni of the Sai School contribute positively in various ways to
the welfare of their fellow beings. The presentation beautifully
depicted how an individual motivated by a noble purpose can make a
difference at individual, family, social, national and global
levels. At the end of the programme, Bhagawan descended from the
dais and posed for photographs with the participants.
As a part of the Guru Poornima celebrations, the Bal Vikas students
of Jakarta, Indonesia presented a musical entitled ‘Be a Star in God’s Heaven’
in the Divine Presence on the evening of 12th July.
At 4.15 pm, as
the Veda chanting was going on, Bhagawan came out of the
interview room and sat on the dais. He then signalled the
programme to begin. In keeping with the theme of the
presentation – ‘Be a flower in God’s Garden, Be a star in
God’s Heaven’, two tiny tots dressed up as a flower and star
came forward and offered flowers and the programme sheet to
Bhagawan, and sought His blessings to commence the programme.
highlighted the five virtues of duty, devotion, discipline,
discrimination and determination embodied as the child devotee
Dhruva, as narrated in the famous Hindu epic ‘Bhagavatham’.
Little Dhruva is insulted and hurt when his stepmother Suruchi
deprives him of the joy and privilege of sitting on the lap of
his father and King Uttanapada, saying that her son Uttama
alone is entitled to that privilege.
Dhruva then seeks
his mother Suniti’s blessings and sets out to the forest one
night to perform penance and secure his rightful place on his
the way, he meets Sage Narada who dissuades him from his daunting
goal by warning him of the several dangers that lay ahead. But
seeing Dhruva’s persistence and dedication, he initiates him in to
the potent mantra “Om Namo Bhagavathe Vasudevaya” and blesses him.
After long and arduous penance, Lord Vishnu appears before Dhruva
and grants him his wish of sitting on his father’s lap. Further, the
Lord also grants him the highest place in the sky – the position of
the Pole star which remains constant, symbolizing his unwavering
devotion and determination. The Pole Star, since then, has been
known as ‘Dhruva Tara’.
was interspersed with melodious songs full of spiritual teachings.
After the programme, Bhagawan granted photographs to the
Vichaar:Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi
-Weekly newsletter- 12th July, 2006 " EXPERIENCE OF DEVOTEES:
Radhakrishna - I like to share a wonderful and fascinating
experience of mine, which took place about two weeks back. On a
Saturday morning, I was a bit uneasy, as I thinking about my son,
and his career, how to settle him and so on. All of a sudden, my
house doorbell rang and I saw a Sadhu standing"Read more
9th July SBOI Darshan News: "... Swami called Maharashtra seva
coordinator who showed Swami some papers, probably about the work
being done in..." Read more
8th July latest Sai Baba Darshan
News & Photos:
"Today morning swami came out for darshans at 8 am. Swami took
the full round and after reaching the verandah..." Read more
7th July Puttaparthi News & Photos:
In the morning shortly after 10 am swami drove through VIP's guest
house, hospital route to the site of indoor stadium. Swami did the
Bhoomi pooja today. Swami returned through normal route taking lot
of devotees by surprise who were unaware of the visit. Sai darshan
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