This is part of the International Sathya Sai Organization website as it looked in 1997 March 27,
about one year after it was started, with Sathya Sai Bab's approval.
The main objective of the Sathya Sai Organization --which you must always keep before you-- is to help man recognize the divinity that is inherent in him.
So, your duty is to emphasize the One, to experience the One in all you do or speak. Do not give any importance to differences of religion or sect or status or color. Have the feeling of one-ness permeate every act of yours. Only those who do so have a place in this Organization; the rest can withdraw. Sathya Sai Baba Sathya Sai Speaks IX, 35, 187-188.
When an organization has started, it has to lay down for itself certain rules and regulations. But our rules are of a different nature altogether. Our rules emphasize that members must first practise what they stand for. Whatever you desire others to do, you must first put into daily practise sincerely and with steadfastness. ...
The organizations must be such that members find them congenial places to deepen their spiritual discipline (sadhana), to cultivate their virtues, to overcome their ego, by contact with workers who are free from the least trace of that deadly poison. Sathya Sai Baba Sathya Sai Speaks VI, 7, 35-36.
The inspiration of Sathya Sai Baba's example and message of unselfish love and service has resulted in the establishment of over 1,200 Sathya Sai Baba Centers in 137 countries throughout the world.
The Sathya Sai Baba Centers constitute a genuine spiritual movement. We are moving away from body consciousness and selfishness to God consciousness and selflessness. We are moving away from a world in which force maintains order, away from a world in which selfish goals are the foundation of human interactions and institutions. We are moving toward a world where acknowledgement of and love for God results in the harmonious and loving interaction of all members of the holy human family. Love is the fuel for our spiritual movement. The quality and constancy of our love determines the speed and duration of our journey.
The members of Sathya Sai Centers are united by a common bond --love of God-- and a common goal --spiritual growth. Center activities include the study of the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba and the sacred literature of all religions, group devotional singing, spiritual meditation, and selfless service to the community, society, the world, and the environment. The membership includes people from all walks of life, and the Center programs are compatible with all the major religions. There is never a fee for membership in a Sathya Sai Baba Center, and members are never required to purchase books or materials. Donations are never solicited.