Festivals - Anniversary of the Advent of
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Date: Every year on November 23 the Advent of Bhagavan Sri Sathya
Sai Baba is celebrated.
Legend: "This is not my Birthday; I have no birth or birthday;
I am ageless, eternal. You must celebrate your birthday, when you
are born into Knowledge, not into bondage. Adore Me, on the day that you
are I, on the day when you derive unbounded bliss therefrom, on the day
when you can be full of joy that you are born."
"I do not desire anything. I have three P's. One is Purity. Second is Patience.
Third is Perseverence. It is these three which have secured the world's
regard. No invitations were issued to those who have gathered here.
Swami's love alone attracted them all like a magnet. Some may ask why
they are not attracted to Swami if that magnet is so powerful. The reason
is that these persons are like rusted iron which no magnet can attract.
Let them remove the rust and dust and they will be drawn to the magnet.
Their hatred and desires, their envy and greed are the rust and dust
covering them. If you cleanse yourselves of these, wherever you are,
you will be mine and I will be yours. The hapless and the forlorn, wherever
they may be, are the concern of Sai. Promote sacred love in your hearts.
That love will not only redeem your lives but will promote the will-being
of all around you.
You need not offer anything except your love. In Prashanthi Nilayam no offerings
are permitted. Only love is allowed entry."
Last updated: Jul 17, 2000
Quotes from N. Kasturi, Sathyam, Shivam, Sundaram II, p 263 and
Discourse: Fill Your Hearts with Love, Prashanthi Nilayam, Nov 23, 1996