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 “Study Circle Topic – Self-exertion, not limitation. Please see below the topic.
Imitation cannot build a stable culture. It can never become “civilization”. It is a sign of cowardice, not a quality that can ensure progress. It is the royal road to downfall. How can one draw inspiration for uplifting oneself if one is engaged in hating oneself and devaluing one’s achievement.
Indians (Bharathiya) should feel no sense of shame in bringing back to memory their forefathers, elders and teachers of the past who built the culture that nurtured them. Instead, they ought to feel proud of their forefathers and elders and teachers who shone among them. They must be proud that such people are their ancestors, that their nation is of such holiness, and that their country is endowed with such sacred characteristics. The children of India have to fill themselves with the proud consciousness that, in their native land, wise people were born who attained the heights of self-realization, as well as many others who rose to the peak of perfection.
Manifest the power that lies in self-exertion! Do not resort to the weak stratagem of imitating others. Instead, absorb the good qualities that others may possess. We plant a seed in the soil. Then, we supply it with the ingredients it needs —water, air, manure. The seed sprouts, grows into a sapling, and becomes at last a huge tree. You will notice that it does not become soil, manure, air, or water. It makes use of these, but it sticks to its own nature and grows into a tree. May you live like that tree.
Of course, we have much to learn from others. There is no need to doubt this fact. Those who refuse to learn thus declare themselves fools. Whatever can promote your spiritual advance, you can learn from others. Imbibe them to the full, according to the lines laid down for your own progress in your own moral path (dharma).
Sri Sathya Sai Bhagawan Sathya Sai Vahini Chapter 7 Please join this session.
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1008 Sadhana Offering 21 Sai Gayatri Prayers chanting during center meeting on Sunday, April 3rd, 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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