God is both Being and Becoming | Bhajans Sunday, March 6th 2022 @ 10 AM
This Sunday, we will start off with Bhajans and following the bhajans we will offer 21 Sai Gayatri prayers chanting as part of 1008 Sadhana and followed by God is both Being and Becoming – Study Circle.
The study circle topic is below as provided by Br. Amit
God is both Being and Becoming
Indians (Bharathiyas) posit God and declare that God is Being and Becoming, because that is their experience, which is the highest proof. The declaration does not originate from the head, from the faculty of reason (yukthi).
The forefathers asserted that the Atma is in each and that the Atma is but a spark of the universal Atma, for they had become aware of it, deeply and without doubt. There were, in the past, thousands who had sought the experience and won it. Even today, such people are not absent, and they will be present in the future, too. The experience is a thirst that affects mankind. Unless one contemplates God and confronts Him in bliss, unless one wins the awareness of Atma that is one’s reality, one will be tormented by the thirst, the agony that one is “lacking completeness”.
People must first grasp the truth. All religious factions and fights will vanish as fast as they grasp the Reality. For, the name “follower of theistic code of morals” can be allotted only to one who has experienced God and realized His Glory. Only those who have realized Him in their hearts can have the bonds that chain their hearts to the wheel of birth-death broken. Mere platform orations do not indicate awareness of the Truth that has to be attained through religion.
Theistic faith is based on genuine experience. Once this is accepted, self-examination starts and one is able to measure how far one has journeyed toward or away from the goal. One will then realize that one is groping in the dark and dragging others into darkness to grope with one. Only then will people give up factional hatreds in the name of religious war on those professing different faiths.
Those who revel in religious wars should be asked: “Have you seen God? Have you become aware of the divine Atma? Otherwise, what authority have you to decry or deny this name of God? Are you, while struggling in the darkness, attempting to draw me into that darkness, too? Can a blind person lead another blind person along the road? That is an impossible task. Therefore, understand your truth before you defame or deny mine.” Sri Sathya Sai Bhagawan Sathya Sai Vahini (Chapters 6)
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1008 Sadhana Offering 21 Sai Gayatri Prayers chanting during center meeting on Sunday, March 6th, 2022 @ 10 AM
“The purpose of life is to know one’s own self”. Sadhana (Spiritual Practice) helps us to understand the questions,
“Who am I? | From where did I come? | Where am I going to? | How long I will be here? “
1008 days of sadhana program is to practice sadhana. Sadhana (Spritiual Practice) will help us to reach our goal of spiritual realization. Once you start practicing something, eventually that becomes an habit where there is no need for any Sadhana offerings. There is no time limit of 1008 days as this is always a life long Sadhana (Spiritual Practice) that all of us have to follow.
Note: This is an progressive Sadhana Offering that will cover an span of 4 years leading to Sri Sathya Sai Baba 100th Birthday Celebrations.
The 1008 Sadhana offering was launched (start of 96th Birthday offering (96 days leading to 96th Birthday)) on Thursday August 19th 2021. Please join as this is open for all Children, Young Adults and Adults. Where ever one may be, you can still follow the sadhana (Spiritual Practice) that will help you to answer the above questions. You don’t have to register to participate as it is Optional.
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