Sathya Sai Baba says “You are unnecessarily struggling and planning several schemes, thinking about them day and night. In spite of all your struggles, what has to go out of your hands will go. The body is like a water bubble. The mind is like a mad monkey. If you follow this mad monkey, you will get into trouble. In the same manner, if you believe in the body, you do not know when this body, which is like a water bubble, will burst. Nothing is permanent. Only the Atma (Self) is eternal and immortal. ‘I’, ‘Self’, ‘God’ are all different names by which the Atmaswarupa is called. God incarnated as Rama, Krishna, and the like, and underwent several difficulties to demonstrate great ideals. Finally, they too left the mortal coil. The physical bodies of the Avatars undergo changes, but the Divine Atma in their bodies remains the same. It is omnipresent, eternal and changeless. Divinity in all the human beings is one and the same.”
Devotees all over the world would commemorate the great opportunity they had in listening and following the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba during the month of April every year in the form of Sadhana or other means. Sathya Sai Center of Flushing will be celebrating the Maha Samadhi Aradhana Mahotsavam this year on all sundays of April starting on Sunday April 5th until Sunday April 26th 2020 including Friday April 24th with Special Bhajans, and Saturday April 25th as Special Aradhana Prayers Day inlcuding various activities like United Bhajan Offering, My Sai & I talk dedicated for World Peace and Health etc.. Please join the activities in any manner you can.
Sairam Dear All,
Hope all is well with Swami’s grace!
Keeping in view of the current situation, location, the center members commute and other factors as per the guidance from our Sai Organization, there will be NO CENTER MEETING @ HINDU CENTER from SUNDAY, March 15th 2020 until further Notice.
NOTE: ALL SERVICE ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
ONLINE MEETING DETAILS (Group Video / Audio / Screen Sharing)
Swami says “It is only when science is linked to spirituality that the results of science can be fully harnessed for the good and elevation of mankind”.
We will continue our center activities by linking our technology to spirituality so that we can connect with Swami.
SUNDAY APRIL 5TH SSE CLASSES @ 12:30 PM
This Sunday, March 29th, 2020 our regular SSE Classes will be held from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. The online links for all SSE Classes are listed below. Please click on the appropriate link for each groups.
SUNDAY APRIL 5TH CENTER MEETING @ 2:00 PM (PLEASE JOIN FROM 1:30 PM)
Our Regular Center Meeting will be held Virtually (ONLINE MEETING LINK BELOW). We will start our regular bhajans at 2 PM followed by “Interactive Study Circle” based on Global 30 Day Aradhana Sadhana initiated by SSIO. As part of the this initiative, one of the activities is to “Read, contemplate and practice one of Swami’s teachings from the 30 quotes” attached. Download Here > We will be discussing based on these quotes. Please feel free to take up any one quote and kindly share why you have picked this one quote during this interactive study circle.
Please join this wonderful opportunity to get to know from each other.
1. Ensure you have laptop / phone / ipad and login by 1:30 PM. 2. Please mute your line where possible. 3. What is expected when we are having online satsang from each of us? See below for more details
For those who cannot join live using the above link, please dial in directly using the number (Audio Only): Dial In Number: (646)-558 -8656 Access Code: 965-450-877# Note: Please mute your phone.
FOR ONLINE MEETING
Please join for (meeting links below) 1. ONE LINK FOR ALL SSE GROUPS @ 12:30 PM (please start joining from 12:15 PM onwards) 2. CENTER MEETING SESSION @ 2:00 PM (Please start joining from 1:30 PM onwards)
For help with joining these meetings: Please Call the below volunteers
Where can we be seated? 1. Please ensure that you and your family members appropriately assemble at your own home altar. 2. Ensure that your laptop (see below requirements) is also visible to all of you. 3. Ensure that you all are seated at the altar comfortably and also joined into the meeting. 4. Ensure NO background noise of any kind is present as much as possible. If not, please kindly mute your phone or go to a silent room where the noise is near zero.
How do we log in? 1. Please log in by clicking the links above. 2. If all of your family members are together then we suggest to limit to one login and one laptop to join the meeting. 3. If you are assigned singer, then please ensure you log in separately using either another laptop or your phone or ipad. 4. If one of your family member is not with you, then have them log in by themselves separately. 5. Ideally one login per house, excluding singer logins.
When can I turn on my Video Cam? 1. Only by lead singers when they are leading a bhajan (optional) 2. Only when Arathi is being done. 3. We are requesting to hide your video cam for the rest of the time in order to ensure that we all have a better experience in terms of audio quality and reduced latency (lag).
When to Mute and When Not to Mute my Audio? 1. During 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Please mute your self 2. During assigned bhajans 2:00 – 2:40 pm: All will be muted by default only the lead singers will be un-muted as needed when they lead bhajans. 3. During Closing Prayers 2:40 – 3:00 PM: You can un-mute and you will follow with others. Some we will play recorded chanting and you can provide chorus along. 4. During Bhajan Workshop 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Please mute your audio and when needed you can un-mute as it will be a bit interactive session.
How will the bhajans be rendered? (Note: After various options finally we will have the lead singer to render the first line and as well render the chorus by themselves or their family members while all of us will join during the chorus (this is done to reduce the latency (lag). At the same time we will have harmonium / tabla played).
1. We will pre-assign bhajan singers and the order will be known. 2. Lead singers are expected to join separately by themselves using cell phones or land line. 3. We will try to have limited instruments where possible to maintain the beat, if not we will just use clapping. 4. We will follow regular sunday pattern of slides, that will be shared on the screen. 5. Since to make it more touching, we can request lead singers to enable video cam so they can be seen while singing bhajan (optional). 6. Closing Prayers will be lead by assigned singer while all of us will render together.. 7. Vibhuthi Mantram is lead by designated singer, please ensure you have vibhuthi at your altar and ensure that your family members get the same.
By Who and How will Arathi be given? 1. When we start arathi, we request all devotees to do arathi at their altars. 2. We will have arathi’s offered by all devotees at their homes at the same time. So please be ready with deepam / or others. 3. During this time you can all show your video camera so we can all see all arathi’s that are done at the same time.
NOTE: Please kindly forgive and excuse us if this does not meet with your standards. We know this cannot mimic the real time bhajans session or center meeting but this ensures that we all are wired at the same time to the divine. We will take feed back and continue to improvise for next meetings.
As part of the 95 Sadhana Program, the following is scheduled this Sunday as part of Center activity 1. We will start off with 21 AUMS before bhajans and conclude with 9 SAMASTHA LOKA after bhajans as part of Daily Prayers. 2. We will implement chanting of Jyothi Meditation as a sadhana activity. 3. Also this Sunday we will be chanting Rudram 11 times at 6 AM.
Note: Daily Prayers common conference call is scheduled daily at 8 PM. For those who wish to join daily at 8 PM please see the details. Dial-in number: (712) 775-7465 | Participant Code: 209737 ————————————————————
Note: Please click the calendar for larger image. Please see the monthly Calendar for the April 2020 below…