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
“For those who know him, the fact that he is divinity embodied does not come as a surprise at all. What inspires and stuns most is the normalcy with which he holds this divinity within him! Sai is the thread that weaves through every facet of his existence - be it through the soulful poems he writes, the spiritual heights he takes one to, through his melodious rendering of Sai Bhajans, or the pun-filled humor that laces his speech.
He is multi-talented, yet so down-to-earth that one who is not introduced to his versatility can hardly imagine it. His humility is amply reflected in the fact that he calls himself a servant of Sai Baba and implores Sai’s followers to do the same.”
Excerpt from the editors' note from the book 'Shirdi Sai Baba and other Perfect Masters"
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.
Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy, son of late Shri Gokula Chandra Satpathy and Smt. Harsha Mayee Satpathy was born in the year 1948, in the city of Cuttack, Odisha.
Dr. C.B. Satpathy served the Government of India from the year 1972-2008. He retired from the government service as Director General of Police in the year 2008. For his outstanding achievements, Dr. Satpathy won many accolades including the police gallantry award.
The Guru is always hidden in the disciple. When the worldly covers are taken out the real image of the guru manifests.
"Sai Comes to my life"
Leading the Global Sai Movement
Dr. C. B. Satpathy is the leading torch bearer of the Sai movement in India and across the world thereby bringing to light the message of service, compassion, love, peace and tolerance expounded by Shri Sai during his lifetime as mentioned in the holy text – Shri Sai Satcharita.
Dr. Satpathy has guided, inspired and shaped many literary creations and contributed immensely to the field of literature. The nectar of his wisdom started with a trickling from his pen during his young undergraduate days, when he wrote in various genres for magazines in Hindi and Odia.
Today, his creative quill overflows with his ardent love for Shri Sai. He is currently playing a pioneering role in developing the spiritual literature of excellence and has engaged himself with the task of creating literature and music related to Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, an enlightened saint of the 20th century.
A Proponent of Culture
Dr. Satpathy, an accomplished lyricist, has written and composed many devotional renditions in Hindi ,Odia and Sanskrit that are available in the public domain in more than forty music Cassettes / CDs. Leading music houses of India like The Times Music, Sa Re Ga Ma, and T-series have released some of these CD’s, wherein his compositions have been sung by renowned Indian singers. Dr. Satpathy has composed devotional songs in Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Maithili and Assamese languages.
Dr. Satpathy firmly believes in the age old tradition of Guru Shishya Parampara, through which we instill the values of integrity and humility in children eventually making them good human beings. It is important to adhere to the principle of holistic development of each child by Igniting the Mind, Energizing the Body and Strengthening the Soul that facilitate the students to grow not only in intellectual capacities but also in other dimensions of their being.
“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.”
A Pious Life
Dr. C.B. Satpathy, revered by millions and lovingly addressed as “Guruji’ (meaning ‘teacher’) by those who have come in contact with him is a rare personality. Strong in demeanor and noble at heart, Dr. Satpathy has an aura that radiates warmth, optimism, and immense compassion. To an average bystander, people's enthrallment towards him may appear to be inexplicable at first, but as one learns more about him, one realizes that he is an extraordinary person with accomplishments second to none.