A KISS

A KISS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL GIFT WE CAN GIVE TO A LOVED ONE

TOO MANY RELATIONSHIPS END UP IN SEPARATION,

YET COUPLES NEVER FORGET THEIR FIRST KISS,

IT REMAINS FRESH AND SWEET IN THEIR MEMORY FOR ETERNITY.

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Illustration/Photography/Anita Bacha

Someone told me once ‘The kiss is the sweetest in the love’.

I totally agree!

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Friendship 

Friendship

Friendship

Connects two hearts

Binds two hands

Uplifts two souls

Anita Bacha

POEMS 

What does Buddha have to say about poems?

I found this profound citation in a magazine yesterday. I was at Terminal 4 Heathrow waiting to board the AirMauritius flight to Mauritius.

I was about to write this prompt on my blog-

The best part of a journey is the way back home 

When I think about it,we are all engaged on a spiritual journey 

The way back home and the ultimate destination is the same for all of us

Life is the most beautiful poem 

Thought for the Day

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SWEET & BLISSFUL BABA DAY TO ALL!

These days there is a soaring controversy about the appearance of Sathya Sai Baba in the Light Form in different parts of South India. Let it be! We are aware that He lives in our heart and He is always present within.

The marigold in the attached picture is a first bloom .This flower, commonly called ‘Pooja ke Phool’ in Hindi that is the altar flower, opened its petals in a flower-pot on my balcony earlier this week. Strikingly beautiful, fragrant and radiant, it faces and offers its splendor to the open sky like we offer our heart to SAI.

Last year, in the same flower-pot, two baby pigeons were born. A miracle of God! They were exposed to the elements but they survived.

When I witness these small happenings I firmly believe that Baba is present in my life, nay, in the lives of all His devotees in all forms, wherever we are in the world  as much as when He was here with us in the Physical Form.

Loving Sairam!

Anita

Thought for the Day

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A Sai Dream Come True

The Truth upholds the fragrant Earth and makes the living water wet. Truth makes fire burn and the air move, makes the sun shines and all life grow.

 A hidden truth supports everything. Find it and win (Ramayana)

As you progress along the spiritual path,

You should walk hand in hand with God;

In whatever form you see Him, God is your ultimate guide and helper;

He will carry you forward on the spiritual path if only you will establish real contact with Him

(Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

In December 2004, I was spending Christmas with my son, Toshlen Anil, at Baba’s ashram in Puttaparthi. I vaguely recall dreaming of Sai often in those days compared to the present days when Sai comes very rarely in my dreams. Possibly the reason behind this rests in the fact that after Swami left the mortal coil, I left the Sai Organization and became engulfed in the material world with all its ominous consequences.

To come back to the topic of Sai Dreams, one night I dreamt that I was sitting in the Sai Kulwant Hall. My gaze was fixed on Swami. Around me, there were devotees singing Bhajans. Undisturbed I continued to look in wonderment at the Lord. All of a sudden, the whole body of Swami shrank into the size of a mini doll. I was incredulously stunned with the vision of Swami as a tiny Japanese doll!

I could not find an interpretation of this crushingly beautiful dream although I enquired about its meaning from many Sai devotees, including Sri Ram Chugani, Co-coordinator for Japan, when the latter was alive and I met him at the Kobe Sai Centre in Japan in 2009.

The meaning of this dream suddenly dawned upon me last night when I was talking on the phone to a business man in India. I ordered a statue of Swami from this man who is a supplier of ‘moortis’ (statues). We were in contact daily to get the minutest details about the perfect statue as I had envisioned Baba in yet another dream. The man was very patient and extremely respectful, bless him! He sent him many pictures of the statue in the cutting and fabrication process. Finally, last night he sent me by email a profile picture of the statue for my approval.

I opened the mailer and I was bowled over at the sight of the statue! It was exactly like I saw Baba in my 2005 dream! A Japanese doll!

I immediately run to my bookshelf, I got hold of ‘The Maker of Miracles’, a novel which I wrote and published in the USA in 2006. I quickly and excitedly delved in the pages. Under the chapter ‘Dreams of BABA’ at page 110, I wrote these precognitive words –‘A few days before, I was watching Bhagawan Baba closely at darshan when suddenly and by miracle, Baba shrank into the size of a baby boy before my bewildered eyes. He looked like a sweet Japanese doll for a split second then he returned to normal.’

Strange as it may seem, Baba monitors all the happenings in our life. I will add that even this man, the supplier of the statue, when I first met him, I told him –‘You know what? Sai Baba told me that I would meet you one fateful day and your presence in my life will be a stepping stone in my spiritual journey!

At the Lotus Feet of SAI

Anita Bacha

23 January 2014 Mauritius