Note: We will resume classes again in September 2022 as we take break for Summer.
Solar and lunar paths of liberation – Study Circle
Sunday, July 3rd 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. Afterwards we will have our regular monthly study circle. We have started following “Sathya Sai Vahini” Chapters as part of our study circle. Br. Amit Palicha who is our Devotional Coordinator will be facilitating these topics. The topic for this Sunday is below…
Solar and lunar paths of liberation
Those who are unaware of this status or are incapable of discharging their responsibilities belong to other categories. They also offer and worship; they also engage themselves in beneficial activity. But they crave the fruits they hope to gain; they perform acts motivated by a desire to benefit from the results that emerge therefrom. “We have helped the helpless, so our path will be smooth and safe. We have uplifted the downtrodden, so we can avoid troubles on our road. We have busied ourselves in singing the Lord’s Glory in chorus, so we are sure of Heaven.” These are the calculations of people of this nature who engage themselves in “good acts”.
When such people give up their bodies, that is to say, when such people die, their words will merge in their minds, their minds will merge in their life force, the life force thereafter will merge in the soul (jivi), and the soul will travel to the region of the moon principle (chandra-loka), that is to say, the world (loka) of the presiding deity of the mind —suggesting that they have to enter again the realm of the mind, with all its agitations and turmoils of wants and wishes. In this region, such souls experience some satisfaction and delight as long as the consequence of the good acts lasts. That is why the scriptures say, “When the acquired merit is spent, they reenter the world of mortal people (Ksheene punye, marthya lokam visanthi)”. The soul encases itself in a body equipped with sense organs, etc. appropriate to the earned consequences of the deeds of the previous body and starts another life career.
Sri Sathya Sai Bhagawan Chapter 8: Bondage Sathya Sai Vahini
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09:30 AM – 09:45 AM: Join the meeting 09:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Meditattion
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1008 Sadhana Offering 21 Sai Gayatri Prayers chanting during center meeting on Sunday, July 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.
For more details on how you and your family members can participate, please click below for the details.