"Live in the world as if the whole world belongs to us, depart from the world as if nothing belongs to us."
Dr. C.B. Satpathy
Sometime in the second decade of the twenty-first century, in an evening, when the first stars in the sky were still bidding adieu to the departing dusk, Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy was addressing a group of people in a very calm and serene ambiance. Dr. Satpathy said, ‘when I look at where I stand today, I see that I have many years of experience but am still learning, and have much less time to disseminate what I could learn over the years. Time is what I am running short of today…’
What makes the life of this man extraordinary, while he has seldom failed in proclaiming himself as an ordinary one?
Dr. C.B. Satpathy is a noted scholar, spiritual thinker, author and a humanitarian. He is an impeccable personification of the noble principles of life such as love, empathy, compassion, simplicity, humility, devotion to God and sacrifice. As an heir to a family of great academicians and administrators, versatile young writer of his time, perfect family man, an accomplished and decorated professional, compassionate and humanitarian, an ardent devotee of his Master and a friend, philosopher and guide to millions of people across the globe, Dr. Satpathy has experienced it all with equanimity.
As he holds, the year 1989 marked a turning point in his life when he visited the Holy Shrine of Shri Sai Baba located in Shirdi (Maharashtra). Ever since, Dr. C.B. Satpathy has been spreading the teachings of Shri Shirdi Sai and Indian philosophy assiduously over a span of 25 years, not only in India but in other countries as well. Under his inspiration and guidance, more than two hundred centers and forums devoted to philanthropy, community development, spiritualism and promotion of Indian culture, are active in countries like India, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK and some other countries in Europe.
As many people who have had a long-standing relationship with him say – even a short meeting with Dr. Satpathy may change one’s life forever. This process may not necessarily involve miracles or receive mantra to chant or receiving some preachings, but it is The Connection that he establishes with your inner being irrespective of who you are or where you come from. Such short meetings have been good enough to inspire people in many ways over the years – be it the creation of spiritual institutions, or inspiration to write or to realize the divine path prescribed by Shri Shirdi Sai and other saints. Some have even been inspired to establish educational institutions or to undertake various types of philanthropic activities. Many come to him to receive inspiration to tread along the mundane path of life. Walking hand in hand with people of all strata of the society, Dr. Satpathy has touched everyone to the core with his unique way of belongingness and benevolence.
History and mythology hold that the divine life is always built upon the foundation of simplicity and sacrifice. Dr. Satpathy says, “it is simple to be difficult and difficult to be simple. God can be realized with simplicity.” To emphasize, he further says“Look at the lives of Saints like Shri Ram Krishna Paramhansa and Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.”
Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy is a rare personality. He may be perceived in many ways as – a guide, mentor, guru, friend, humanitarian, philosopher, an ardent Sai devotee or all rolled into one. However, for him, the underlying principle always remains the same i.e. to help an individual to grow according to his own law of growth in whatever way possible, keeping the noble principles of human welfare in heart.
This site is a dedication to Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy – in this website, we aim to provide a broad spectrum of information about his personality, life, journey, teachings, works, and accomplishments.
“The Guru is always hidden in the disciple. When the worldly covers are taken out the real image of the guru manifests”
“One can Experience divinity here and now. If we see a person starving to death, all we need to do is feed him with a piece of bread. Only praying won’t do. At that point of time, God comes to the starved being in the form of a piece of bread.”