Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says 'His Life is His Message'. This blog is a compilation of theme based audio extracts from Bhagawan’s Discourses over various time periods. The intended purpose is to help us reflect on His Message in His own Voice so that our lives may become His Message. The blog may be used for Self-reflection and also in forums like study circles, workshops, etc. The Discourses are accessed from www.radiosai.org, the official website of Radio Sai, to whom we owe our gratitude.
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This section of the
blog is a compilation of the Telugu poems sung by Bhagawan Baba, mostly at the
beginning of His Discourses and at times during the Discourse. The poems
contain few lines with profound wisdom. They are like the Subhashitanis in
Sanskrit – finite lines with infinite wisdom.
The audio clip of
the poem has a name that adopts the following code: Title relating to the
central theme of the poem, Duration of the clip, Year-Month-Date of the Clip.
Below the title is the English transliteration of the poem followed by the translation in English. Below the English translation is the audio
Determination-1.22-2000 May 24
Hold on...Never give up
Pattedo Pattane Pattitiri
Padaleka Taanaina Brovavalayu
Kaani, Tirigipovuta Bhaktulu Deeksha Kaadu
you have caught on to something; having caught on to it, keep holding on
without leaving it.
you have desired for something; having desired thus, until the desire is
fulfilled, do not leave.
you have asked for something; having asked for it, until it is given, do not
you have thought of something; having thought about it, until it is realized,
do not go away.
able to bear any more, He should come to your rescue.
you will have to keep asking until you lose your consciousness.
is all. A devotee turning back (without achieving his wish) does not amount to
determination at all
24 May 2000
Plight of Modern Students-1.48-1996
Plight of modern students!
Baashinchu Sooratvam Adhikamayye
Vidyaarthi Brathuku Eepatidaaye
enthusiasm to talk excessively is on the rise,
for action is diminishing and melting away,
Lives are deluded as they are full of pomp and show,
is the plight of the lives of modern students!
27 July 1996
God will make you mad after Him and
cry for Him-1996 July 14
God will make you mad after Him!
Teppinchu Kanneeru Tappinchu
O Chinni Baba
one who removes madness and also makes you mad,
the embodiment of Sat Chit Ananada - Sai Baba.
one who brings tears and also wipes away your tears,
the personification of Awareness – the young Baba.
(Sai Baba will remove the madness of the
world and will make you mad after Him. Sai Baba will wipe away the tears
related to the world and will make you shed tears for Him)
14 July 1996
Forgetting God is equivalent to
forgetting oneself-1.09-1996 July 14
Forgetting God is forgetting One's Self
Jyoti Veluguchunundaga (2)
Porugu Intikaggi Karuganela
Taanu Marachinatle Kadaa
, Tananu Taanu Marachinatle Kadaa
there is lamp at home,
do you need to go to the neighbour’s house to fetch fire?
yourself being Divine,
you forget God,
it not like forgetting your own Self?
14 July 1996
When we come we carry no wealth and
when we go we can carry nothing-3.26-1980 January 25
We take nothing when we leave this world!
Bangaarambu Mringabodu (2)
Dharmamulekaa Daachi Daachi
Vereddi Erugaparatu (2)
one is born from the mother’s womb,
one brings with him any wealth whatsoever.
you leave the world it (wealth) will not come behind you.
a millionaire has to eat only salt and rice,
cannot swallow glittering gold.
may accumulate wealth and become arrogant,
the accumulated wealth will not come behind you.
may hide all the wealth inside the earth and cover it,
using the wealth for any charity or righteous act;
no one knows whether this wealth will be taken away by robbers or who else will
bees accumulate honey only to be taken away by passers-by.
other truth can I tell you O assembly of virtuous people?
25 January 1980
Satva alone can lead us to
devotion-1996 July 03
Satva alone can lead to Devotion
Vidakaa Tatvambu Yettugalgu
Vidakaa Raadu Bhakti
Vinudu Bhaaratheeya Veerasutuda
giving up the Tamasik quality (dullness, sloth)
can you comprehend the (Divine) principle?
giving up the Rajasik quality (passion, hyperactivity)
can never come to you
is only the Satvik nature (pious, noble)
is the sadhana (spiritual exercise) that can lead you to devotion
to this, the courageous son of Bhaarath
Listen, Listen to this, the courageous son of Bhaarath
03 July 1996
One can possibly do anything in this
world-But can one control his senses-Telugu Poem-2.35-1999 November 22
Can one be always full of equanimity?
Vidyalu Nerchi (2)
Shoorudai Ranamandu Poravachhu
Antarmukhamu Chesi Anavaratamu
Samanachittulai Niluvagalara? (2)
acquired all education
be possible to win in the assembly of scholars
be possible to fight courageously in the battlefield
been born as a king, it may be possible to rule the kingdom
offer in charity gold and cows
even count the number of stars in the sky
mention the name of various species present in the world
learn all the eight forms of knowledge
may even travel and reach the moon
but, controlling all the senses of the body
the mind and turning it inwards
one ever stay steady perpetually, in the state of equanimity?