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JULY 2005


The Blessings of Divinity...in July

A Quiz on Swami's Life and Mission

Few months from now, we will be celebrating the 80th Birthday of our lord. It’s time we are familiar with His Life and Mission wholly. And so we have a new Quiz format this time which is designed to test, nay, tell you about the milestones in the life of our Lord. Don't worry so much if you cannot get them all right! You can teach yourself the answers and learn more about Swami simply by doing this quiz.

Every month is special, for most of its days have been hallowed by Bhagavan's divine Sankalpa as anniversaries when He started projects and undertook actions that stand as testament to a life Divine and an example to humanity for centuries to come.

As we are in July, H2H has picked out some significant dates for this month upon which Swami has made His mark in His(own)story. Can you remember the years to match these Divine events?

1. During the Inauguration of Smt. Eshwaramma High School at Puttaparthi, Swami stated that "We can resuscitate the glory of this country only when our young people can become students who are happy and smiling, who can face life with courage and who can sacrifice for the sake of the prosperity of their own country." This was on the 20th July of which year?

2. Youth are so dear to Swami's Heart. To strengthen their purpose and to bestow His manifold blessings, Swami held the First Sathya Sai World Youth Conference at Prashanti Nilayam, beginning on 16th July of which year?

3. On the 1st July of which year did Swami inaugurate the Sri Sathya Sai College, Prashanti Nilayam? This completed the three colleges, as Brindavan College had started in 1969.

4. On 22nd July of which year, did Swami begin His Divine journey to Rishikesh in the Himalayas? He was invited by Swami Sivananda to whom Bhagavan gave much needed healing. He also made a visit to the Vashishta Guhu cave in the same trip, to bless a worthy Sanyasin and fulfil his life's spiritual goal.

5. One Guru Poornima, Swami shocked those assembled by taking upon Himself the paralysis of a devotee. It was only after a tense 8 days that Swami threw off the ailment, explaining a glimpse of His mystery. He announced that He is Shivashakthi Swaroopa and the story behind His advent in the Bharadwaja lineage. This occurred on 6th July of which year?

6. How blessed devotees are to see the Lord in such a venue as the Sai Kulwant Hall. It is truly a place of bliss and wonder for lakhs of people. Swami declared the Hall open on 9th July of which year?

7. Swami began His Divine Educational Mission with the Inauguration of the Sri Sathya Sai Arts and Science College for Women, at Anantapur on 22nd July of which year? In fact the classes were held in rented halls to begin with. (See 01 NOV 2003 for all further educational references)

8. Social upliftment has always been an aim of Swami's Mission. The inauguration of the Industrial Service Training School at Dharmakshetra, Mumbai, occurred to give vocational training to young people. Swami performed this on 19th July of which year?

9. On 1st July of which year did Swami plant the ‘Vatavruksha’ Meditation Tree? He materialised a golden plate under the tree saying that it had been used by the Buddha and will emanate spiritual vibrations to those engaged in meditation there.

10. Swami's inauguration of the new and present building of the Women's College at Anantapur was attended by the President of India and was a glittering function. It occurred on 8th July of which year?

11. On Gurupoornima, the 28th July of which year did Swami announce the establishment of the Sri Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hospital at Whitefield? During the Discourse Swami said "I am giving you all free education and free medical care, in return you have to give Me only one thing, and that is love." (See 15 JAN 2004 for more details)

12. Swami's tour to Badrinath was memorable for so many reasons (H2H 01 March 2004). In the Badrinath Shrine Swami consecrated and re-charged the Temple there, materialising the Lingam originally placed by Shankaracharya and performing Puja with 108 golden Bilva leaves. He returned to Puttaparthy on 4th July of which year?

13. In the H2H issue 15 June 2004, we brought you Kasturi's breathtaking account of Swami's East African Tour, where the light of Sai entered the hearts of thousands of Africans. On 14th July of which year did Swami make His return to India?

14. When Swami inaugurated the Sri Sathya Sai Water Supply Project so began operation of one of the world's greatest service projects carried out by a charitable organisation. "Swami pressed a button. By remote control, the pump in Bukkapatnam started working and drinking water began to flow out of a tap there. A microphone placed near the spot picked up the loud cheers of the villagers present" (see 01 DEC 2003 for the full story). This happened on 12th July of what year?

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