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3.  Study Guides for 11th World Conference: (1) Unity & (2) Purity

Overview Study Guide – Purity Study Guide – Unity Dear Brothers and Sisters. Om Sri Sai Ram. We will hold the 11th World Conference in Prasanthi Nilayam in November 2020, in conjunction with the 95th Birthday celebrations of our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The theme of the Conference is “Unity is Divinity; Purity is Enlightenment”. In preparation for this landmark event, the SSIO … Continue reading Study Guides for 11th World Conference: (1) Unity & (2) Purity »

5.  Two Study Guides for 11th World Conference: (1) Unity & (2) Purity

Sai Ram,   Dear Brothers and Sisters: Om Sri Sai Ram. We will hold the 11th World Conference in Prasanthi Nilayam in November 2020, in conjunction with the 95th Birthday celebrations of our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The theme of the Conference is “Unity is Divinity; Purity is Enlightenment”. In preparation for this landmark event, the SSIO will organise Pre-World Conferences in all … Continue reading Two Study Guides for 11th World Conference: (1) Unity & (2) Purity »

6.  Study circle on Unity in Diversity – Cultural inclusion

Unity in Diversity, Purity in Unity and Divinity in Purity (Cultural inclusion and expansion initiative of SSIO, USA) Title: What does unity in diversity mean and how does one practice it? Spiritual Principle: To deepen our understanding of the unity in diversity, so that visitors from all faiths and cultures can know that we truly are a universal and all-inclusive multi-faith organization. Quotes: “God is … Continue reading Study circle on Unity in Diversity – Cultural inclusion »

7.  Inauguration of Sathya Sai Center of Northeast Atlanta

Om Sri Sai Ram. With Bhagawan’s blessings, the Sathya Sai Center of Northeast Atlanta is now under the auspices of the Sathya Sai International Organization. The Center’s formal induction into SSIO coincided with the auspicious Mahashivarathri festival. On Sunday, March 3rd 2019, the special program at the Center included a talk on the spiritual significance of Mahashivarathri, followed by a devotional music offering and vibrant … Continue reading Inauguration of Sathya Sai Center of Northeast Atlanta »

8.  Stagnation In The Same Class

Study Circle 10/28/18: Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 7 Chapter 2 Maintain inner equanimity with all your strength It is Maayaa (illusion) that makes man take the Naama and Ruupa (the name and the form) as real. Attachment is born out of this Maayaa only. It acts like a veil to hide the reality behind all this multiplicity. Maayaa is the vesture of Maadhava (God); he … Continue reading Stagnation In The Same Class »

9.  Being Non Judgemental

STUDY CIRCLE SERIES: RIGHT THINKING AM I BEING NON JUDGEMENTAL AND ACCEPTING PEOPLE AS THEY ARE? SWAMI’S QUOTE: Do not judge others to decide whether they deserve your service. Find out only whether, they are distressed; that is enough credential. do not examine how they behave towards others; they can be certainly transformed by love. Service is for you as sacred as a vow, a … Continue reading Being Non Judgemental »

11.  Do Not Bargain With God

Study Circle: 09/30/18 Do not bargain with God Now, people pray to God to relieve them from pain, grief and loss, to confer on them health, strength and wealth but if you develop an intimate attachment to Him and make Him yours, then He will manage to give you all that you need. Do not demean the relationship into bargaining: give me this, then I … Continue reading Do Not Bargain With God »

12.  Poorna minus poorna is poorna

Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 6, Chapter 32 Study Circle: 09/16/18 Poorna (full or infinite) minus Poorna is Poorna Every being needs prema (Love), inhales and exhales prema. For prema is the basic breath; every one is the embodiment of prema. Love knows no fear and so, love needs no falsehood to support it. It is only fear that makes people warp the face of truth to … Continue reading Poorna minus poorna is poorna »

13.  Studies

Study Circle 09/10/18 Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 6, Chapter 25:  Studies Earning a fat salary is not the chief thing at all; no. The aim should be the cultivation of virtue. Studies are the roots of the tree of life. The attachments which the individual develops towards kith and kin, the objects of the world, the ideals and the goals, the fancies and fashions – … Continue reading Studies »

14.  Of Him, to Him, by Him

Study Circle: 09/03/18 Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 6, Chp 22: Of Him, to Him, by Him This day is dedicated to the worship of the Naraakaara (the Divine in human form) which the Niraakaara (the formless) assumed, in order to save man from the marshy terrain into which he had been drawn by the delusion which blinded his vision. Yama (God of death) can be … Continue reading Of Him, to Him, by Him »

15.  Proper Care Of The Boat

Study Circle: 08/26/18 Sathya Sai Speaks: Chapter 21, Vol 6 Proper care of the boat Like the three blades of a fan which must be activated by the current to rotate like one, in order to make life pleasant; the three–the Cabinet, the Officers and the People–must be activated by the spirit of service and work joyfully in unison, in order to make the people … Continue reading Proper Care Of The Boat »

16.  The Tree Of Life

Study Circle: 08/19/18 Sathya Sai Speaks – Vol 6, Chapter 20: The Tree Of Life. I am glad that this Primary Health Centre has brought us all together today. This is a source of great joy to the villagers and so I am also happy. The rulers of our States, of whom the minister and the legislators now on this platform are the representatives, declare … Continue reading The Tree Of Life »

17.  Conflict Resolution

Study Circle on CONFLICTS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

OBJECTIVE:
Conflict is a normal, and even healthy, part of relationships. After all, two people can’t be expected to agree on everything at all times. Since relationship conflicts are inevitable, learning to deal with them in a healthy way is crucial. When handled in a respectful and positive way, conflict provides an opportunity for growth, ultimately strengthening the bond between two people. By learning the skills you need for successful conflict resolution, you can keep your personal and professional relationships strong and growing.

18.  This bank and That Bank

  Study Circle: 08/12/18 Sathya Sai speaks – Vol6 Chapter 19: This Bank and That Bank I am glad that the State Bank of India is opening a branch here in the Prashaanthi Nilayam area. Artha (wealth) is one of the Purushaarthas – legitimate objects of human endeavour. The four purushaarthas are dharma, artha, kaama and moksha. They have been listed so, in that order, on purpose. Dharma (righteousness) … Continue reading This bank and That Bank »

20.  The bottomless pit

Study Circle, 07-08-18: The Bottomless PitSathya Sai Speaks – Vol 6, Chp 18. Sublimation of the senses is essential :A dog lying comfortably in the middle of a busy thoroughfare—you will have seen some dogs enjoying a siesta in that spot full of danger, creating an island for itself in the midst of the traffic flow—was once asked why it had chosen that spot. It … Continue reading The bottomless pit »