Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Loving Sairam to all of you.
We are blessed and fortunate to be the contemporaries of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the incarnation of love and the Avatar of this age, and are chosen to be part of His sacred, divine mission. In these times of great fear and uncertainty due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, Sathya Sai devotees are finding comfort and courage everywhere in His eternal teachings and divine reassurance, “Why Fear when I am Here”, with His double abhayahasta.
Let us express our love and gratitude for the grace, guidance and blessings we received from Him. Bhagawan has said on numerous occasions that He will never forsake or disappoint His devotees. If we only hold on to Him with absolute faith and love Him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, He will guard us, protect us, and take us across this ocean of life.
On 17th May 1968, during the First World Conference of the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, Swami revealed that all divine names and forms are manifested in Him. In the same discourse, He exhorted us to implicitly follow His instructions to attain the summum bonum of life, namely Self-realization.
As an offering of love and gratitude to our beloved Swami, let us continue to intensify our spiritual practices by doing the following, every day:
- Chant Sai Gayatri for at least 15 minutes.
- Chant "Om Sri Sai Ram" 108 times.
- Practice Jyoti Meditation/Soham Meditation.
- Read, contemplate and practice one of Swami’s teachings from the 31 quotes in the links below.
- Love and revere Mother Nature by practising Ceiling on Desires and 5 Human Values.
Brothers and Sisters, these spiritual practices will help us in our journey towards Self-realization and also bring peace to the world. Let us pray to Swami to bless us all with devotion and dedication to love Him and serve Him till our last breath.
Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavantu (May All the Worlds Be Happy)
Jai Sai Ram.
With loving regards,
Narendranath Reddy, M.D.
Sathya Sai International Organisation