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Prashanthi Nilayam - The Divine Abode
Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba has been a name to conjure with in different parts of the world. An enchanting bhajan composer and singer. A World Teacher, unexcelled educator of the vital, a yogishwara pressing an amazing variety of talent and capacity into service for the fulfillment of His mission. A kalpataru or a wish fulfilling tree for His devotees, the very avatar of Love, the voice of oneís own innermost heart speaking to each individual externally. A universal presence to be felt and known, a promoter of the unity of world religions and of a philosophy that embraces Matter and Spirit, He is easily the most colorful and multifaceted prophet that modern India has produced. Several antinomies meet and mingle and are reconciled in His personality the most significant pair being one of Solitude and Multitude.
His greatest miracle is the Power to Transform. It takes ages to bring about an iota of change in a personís attitude and vision, inspite of being close to Him. But Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba can transfix and bring about a complete metamorphosis in the human personality in a jiffy through a mere smile, a word or a gesture. That is the supreme sign of Divinity. His most extraordinary feat is that He apparently leads one of the most routine life ever lived by any person. Boredom never seems to afflict Him, on the contrary He performs the same actions of walking amidst His devotees, receiving their letters, speaking a word of solace each time with renewed enthusiasm and joy. Each Darshan of His is unique. He is an Ocean of Love.
Man is now moonstruck; monstrous machines enslave him and nations are growling at each other. The only hope or beacon of Light is Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba who has come to confer Prashanthi on all hearts by lovingly weeding out the thorny bushes of lust, anger, greed, pride and hatred. He is the Embodiment of Divine Love and can be known and adored through Love only. His Love and concern for mankind has led to the building of phenomenal Institutions in the fields of Education, Medicine and infrastructure which now act as role models. Glorious and momentous events have taken shape in the span of 75 years. His mission would be further unveiled to glorious heights in the years to come and the whole of mankind would have an opportunity to bask in His Glory and experience His Divinity.