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This quiz tests your recall powers from reading Heart2Heart. This being the month of December, all the questions are based on events from Bhagavan’s life that have happened in this month. And in the answers we have included the links to all the stories and articles from which they have been taken. So please click on these links and enjoy reading about His glory.

1. In our 'Sathya Sai Speaks' section of the Dec 2004 issue, Swami teaches us the very first message of Jesus:

'On December 25th, when Jesus was born, three kings came to His birthplace. These three gave expression to three different views about the newborn babe. One of them, looking at the infant, said: "This child looks like one who will be a lover of God." A second king said: "God will love this child." The third king declared: "Verily, this child is God Himself."

The first one viewed the child from the physical point of view. The second saw the child from the mental viewpoint. The third saw from the ……. point of view.'

2. In our 'H2H Special: He Is My Swami: Conversation with Mrs. Padma Kasturi' of the August 2007 issue, she shared a very rare and remarkable event:

'It was in 1957 – I remember that year because Swami celebrated my father's 60th birthday in the Mandir that year. And because my father was born on Christmas day, it was in December; and Vaikuntha Ekadashi usually falls in the end of December too, Swami took us all to the Chitravati River and said, "We will have moonlight dinner at Chitravati!" - It was very rare but sometimes we would have it. We all prepared food and took it there and Swami did some bhajans. When Swami asked for the silver tumbler, my father thought that Swami wanted some water and so he started to fill the tumbler with water. Swami said, "No, Give Me the empty tumbler!"'

What miraculous event then took place?

3. In our December 2006 Cover story: 'The Untold Story of Jesus', Father Charles Ogada expressed his thoughts about Christmas as follows:

"Christmas is incomplete without grasping the inner significance of this Divine act. We must be kind to the animals. We must stop killing the animals.  Instead, as Bhagavan Baba says, we must sacrifice the animal qualities in us: greed, anger, hatred, jealousy, lust and ego. When these animal qualities are eliminated, we will naturally be kind to the animals: Kind to brother lamb since Jesus is referred to as 'The Lamb of God'; Loving to sister sheep because Jesus called Himself 'The Good Shepherd'; Grateful to mother cow who watched the agony of Mother Mary bring forth her first born child; Merciful to little chicken because Jesus likened the love of God to that of the hen...

What is the significance of the hen's love?

4. In our feature "Sai Baba and the Cosmic Christ" from the Dec 2005 issue, Ron Laing shared his perspective on the unity of Swami and Jesus: "Jesus went about loving people and healing the sick. Sai Baba, too, does just that - loving people and healing the sick, serving mankind 24 hours a day. Both interpret the purpose of human life in exactly the same way. The symbolic meaning of the Cross is……"

What did he say according to Baba is the meaning of the Cross?

5. In our 'H2H Special' section of the November 2005 issue, we presented an interview of the younger son of the Rajah, VGK Rachandra (VGK) by Prof. G. Venkataraman. In reply to Prof Venkataraman's question: "What did Swami do when He would go to Venkatagiri?" he replied: "Often, He was very playful, ' What do you want?' He would ask. He used to give whatever we wanted. One day we were all sitting together, my cousins, my brother and so on and He said 'What do you want?' I said, ' I want a mango' - it was December and not the mango season. Somebody said 'pear', another person said 'apricot', which is not available in Venkatagiri."

What did Swami do next?

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-Heart2Heart Team


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Vol 5 Issue 12 - DECEMBER 2007
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