This Sunday, December 1st 2019 we will have our regular SSE Classes at Hindu Center from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. From 2:00 PM we will have our regular Bhajans followed by Study Circle topic “Engaging in Collective Sadhana (Spiritual Practices)” The following quotes have been taken from the Unity / Purity theme as suggested by the SSIO as part of 95th Birthday Conference in 2020. We will as well be initiiating the 95th Birthday Sadhana from January 2019 (while we have already received some informtion from our region 2 to follow 95th Birthday Sadhana Program). We will be using this time to discuss the need for Collective Sadhana for next two study circles and then engage ourselves in Sadhana activities where possible.
Learn to live in love and harmony with all the members of your society. This is the basic teaching of Christianity and Islam. Guru Nanak favoured community prayers in preference to individual prayer in isolation. When all people join in unison to pray to God, their prayers will melt the heart of God. In a large gathering there must be at least one who prays with a pure heart. That prayer will reach God. Hence, devotees should take part in community bhajans. They should participate in community service and involve themselves in the life of the community. This is the noblest path. Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.23/Ch.36: 25 Dec 1986 (Download Here) -> http://sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume23/sss23-36.pdf
Sometime ago a devotional exercise called Likhitha japam (writing the names of the Lord as a form of worship) was started in Tamil Nadu. It was a collective (Samashti) exercise. Large numbers of devotees assembled at one place and wrote the name of the Lord as a (spiritual exercise). The joy to be derived from such a collective effort is inde-scribable.The community bhajan in which all join to sing in unison is an equally blissful experi-ence. This community singing was started by Guru Nanak. During community sing-ing divine vibrations emerge sanctifying the whole atmosphere. The same result cannot be expected when one sings alone. Community singing promotes unity which leads to purity and Divinity. Today there is no unity, purity or Divinity. What mankind needs today is unity based on the spiritual oneness of humanity. Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.27/Ch.32: 18 Dec 1994 (Download Here) -> http://sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume27/sss27-32.pdf
Please see the monthly Calendar for the month of December 2019.
——————————————-Jai Sai Ram————————————