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The devotion wing of the
Sathya Sai Organization

Devotion is one of the three wings of the Sai Organization (the other two being selfless service (seva) and education in human values). This page will discuss various aspect of the devotion program, which includes devotional singing (bhajans), study circles, prayers, and meditation.

Sai Ram

Why we say "Sai Ram" as a greeting

When you meet each other, do not shout hello or bye-bye, or some silly chatter. Let the moment of meeting be sanctified by the remembrance of God; say, Ram Ram, or Om, or Hari Om, or Sai Ram. Sathya Sai Speaks X, Chap. 14


• Quotes from Sathya Sai Baba

• Quotes on organizing devotional singing

• Text of devotional songs

• Sheet music (tunes, chords, etc.)

• Audio (mp3) files of devotional songs

Devotion is the state of mind in which one has no separate existence apart from God. Sathya Sai Speaks VI, Chap. 6, 119 (old ed.)

Bhajans charge the atmosphere with divine adoration; that is why I insist on group singing.
Sathya Sai Speaks VI, Chap 50, 239 (old ed.)

Prayers mantras

• Gayatri mantra

• Mealtime Prayer

Morning and evening prayers

Prayer of Surrender

• Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavanthu

• Saithree --the three Sai Gayatris, along with a yanthra (or chakra) and methods of worshipping it

• Suprabatham –Sung in early morning to greet Divinity. We give Sanskrit and English versions

• Arathi –Sung after bhajans and at the end of darshan in Prasanthi Nilayam

• Rudram chanting. This webpage of the Prasanthi bookstore provides audio and text and tutorials for learning Vedic chanting.

• Omkar (Aumkar). Significance of chanting 21 Oms, as done every morning in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Do not pray for secular advantages, only for grace. Sathya Sai Speaks VI, Chap. 10, 60 (old ed.)


Includes discussion of teaching meditation, schedule for meditation, posture, light (jyothi) meditation, meditation vs. concentration and contemplation, repetition of the name, silent repetition of the name, chanting the 108 names, and Sai Baba's words on Soham.

Meditation is not mere sitting erect and silent, or the absence of movement; it is the merging of all thoughts and feelings in God. Sathya Sai Speaks X, Chap. 48, 314 (old ed.)

Study circles The study circle will remain a half circle until you put what you read into practice. Sathya Sai Speaks IX, Chap. 9, 59 (old ed.)
Nine-point code of conduct The hallmark of devotion is to see God as the resident in all and responsible for all. Sathya Sai Speaks V, Chap. 9, 45 (old ed.)
Ten principles, from Baba's discourse of 21 Nov 1985 (html, pdf). Develop devotion and your are free, for God takes on the burden for you. Sathya Sai Speaks V, Chap. 40, 205 (old ed.)