Earth Hour: 8:30 PM Saturday, March 28 / La Hora de la Tierra: 28 de Marzo

Let us celebrate the Earth Hour by powering off all non-essential electric lights and electronic devices as well as our negative thoughts, focusing on cultivating our inner light, through prayer. (8:30PM in your local time)

Celebremos la Hora de la Tierra a las 8:30pm en nuestras zonas horarias respectivas el sábado 28 de marzo apagando todas las luces eléctricas y dispositivos electrónicos no esenciales, así como nuestros pensamientos negativos, enfocándonos en cultivar nuestra luz interior, a través de la oración".

Global Love, Light and Peace Prayer Toolkit /
Kit de herramientas para Oración Global de Amor, Luz y Paz

The universal teaching of ‘Love All Serve All’ through the practice of the five human values of truth, right conduct, peace, love, and non-violence taught by Sathya Sai Baba is the need of the hour. The best way in which we can unite in service at any time or place, is to send our light of pure love across the world for health, happiness, and peace.

La enseñanza universal de "Amar a Todos, Servir a Todos" a través de la práctica de los cinco valores humanos de verdad, rectitud, paz, amor y no violencia enseñados por Sathya Sai Baba es la necesidad que tenemos hoy. La mejor manera en que podemos unirnos en el servicio en cualquier momento o lugar, es enviando nuestra luz de amor puro a todo el mundo para la salud, la felicidad y la paz.

Toolkit / Kit de herramientas...

Serve the Planet: Building a Values-Based Sustainable CommUNITY

Serve the Planet (STP) is a global public outreach service initiative launched in October 2013 by the Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO). STP has been led by the Young Adults of the SSIO to engage members of the SSIO and the community in practicing two core messages of Sathya Sai Baba who is a revered spiritual teacher to millions of people. The two messages are placing a ‘Ceiling on Desires’ and applying the five universal Human Values of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence when caring for our environment and the planet.

Cultivate the divine qualities of love, compassion, humility and reverence for all living beings, reverence towards the Earth and all the other elements. You can thus draw upon yourself the Grace of God and render your life beneficial and fruitful.

Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol.14/Ch.13, 22 November 1978

2020 Theme: Building a Values-Based Sustainable CommUNITY

Introducing a new vision to realise the unity between God, Nature, and man, the 2020 theme for STP is, “Serve the Planet: Building a Values-Based Sustainable CommUNITY,” aimed at developing evolutionary activities that allow us to extend our individual eco-spiritual discipline to our community through the practice of the five universal Human Values of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love, and Non-Violence.

  • Truth includes discrimination to evaluate our actions that harm the environment, so that we can aim to lead a simple life, use products with less commercial wrapping and chemicals, as well as learning to switch off lights and devices when not in use.
  • Right Conduct includes honesty and determination, so that we persist to transform by doing the right thing and placing a ceiling on our desires, such that we limit our use of natural resources, and live responsibly.
  • Peace includes self-discipline and self-respect in interacting with Nature.
  • Love includes selflessness and caring towards the entire creation.
  • Non-Violence includes understanding that we are all part of God’s creation and therefore, prevent harm towards the flora and fauna of Earth.

Sathya Sai Baba has emphasised that man can achieve a balance in the five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) in Nature by practicing the five human values. Human life will find fulfillment only when ecological balance is maintained.

From 2017 through 2019, STP presented the “Protect the Planet” series, wherein the concept of “Be, Do, See then Tell” was explored and used as a practical framework to live each day in harmony with Nature. The relationship between God, Nature, and man (“Be” phase) was delved upon and the ‘Ceiling on Desires’ principle was implemented (“Do” Phase).

STP 2020 will further explore and implement the “See” and “Tell” phases. By working in Unity and applying the five universal human values that embrace the entire creation, STP aims to continue engaging in the practice of eco-spiritual discipline and initiate the sharing of transformative experiences within our communities while endeavouring to be more sustainable.

Over the course of the year, several resources will be shared, including study circle and workshop guides, tips, toolkits, and more. Interactive sessions, including webinars and online study circles will be conducted to facilitate learning and practical applications of the teachings on the environment, given by Sathya Sai Baba and spiritual leaders of different faiths/religions. Further details on STP 2020 are presented in the High Level Plan below.

Active ​​Programmes

Past STP Themes and Projects

From 2017 through 2019, STP presented the “Protect the Planet” series, wherein a number of study circle guides, presentations, personal sustainable-living tips booklet, social media campaigns, educational activity guide for children, go-green checklist and service/community outreach guides for Sathya Sai Centres and Groups of the SSIO were developed and shared across the organisation to trigger meaningful action around the world. These materials can be accessed by clicking the pages below:

Protect the Planet Resources

 

Contact us!

If you have any questions, comments or ideas on the STP programme, please write to us at servetheplanet@sathyasai.org.

 

Global Love, Light and Peace Prayer Toolkit

"Recognising the five elements as God’s gifts, their sanctity must be preserved. They must be made use of in a proper and befitting manner. Why do you sing bhajans (devotional songs)? Enquire deeply into the meaning of this practice. Bhajan singing provides an opportunity to chant the Lord’s name in a sweet and pleasant manner. The vibrations associated with the divine Name then suffuse into the atmosphere and cleanse it; the pollution present is wiped out.”

– Summer Showers 2000, Ch.2, 15 May 2000

The universal teaching of ‘Love All Serve All’ through the practice of the five human values of truth, right conduct, peace, love, and non-violence taught by Sathya Sai Baba is the need of the hour. The best way in which we can unite in service at any time or place, is to send our light of pure love across the world for health, happiness, and peace.

Below is a 20-minute audio track that can be downloaded, listened to and shared by one and all for the well being of creation. This audio track includes the following content:

  • A Universal Song of Love and Light
  • A Short Introductory Narration
  • Gayatri Mantra Chanting with Sathya Sai Baba (9x)
  • Sai Gayatri Mantra Chanting (9x);
  • Guided Light Meditation
  • Instrumental Music
  • Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu (May all the Being in all the Worlds be Happy) prayer and instrumental music.

Prior to the beginning of the prayer session, please download the audio track on your phone then turn the data and notifications off to ensure you have an uninterrupted experience throughout the session. Find a quiet space and switch off all the lights and other electronic gadgets (except for the device you are using to listen to the prayer) and listen to the soothing meditation, and join in a heartfelt prayer for the welfare of all beings and Mother Earth.

Additional Resources

Let us all come together collectively and intensify our prayer and love for the well being of Mother Nature and the whole universe. Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu (May all the Beings in all the Worlds be Happy)!

"You go millions of miles into space, but you don’t go half-an-inch within, where lies your strength, the Atma Shakti (force or power of the Universal Soul).”

– Sathya Sai Speaks, Ch.14/Vol.54

Kit de herramientas para Oración Global de Amor, Luz y Paz

"Reconozcan los cinco elementos como dones de Dios, su santidad debe ser preservada. Deben ser utilizados de una manera adecuada y apropiada. ¿Por qué cantas bhajans (canciones devocionales)? Investiga profundamente el significado de esta práctica. El canto del bhajan proporciona una oportunidad para cantar el nombre del Señor de una manera dulce y placentera. Las vibraciones asociadas con el Nombre divino se impregnan en la atmósfera y la limpian; la contaminación presente es eliminada.”

– Lluvias de Verano 2000, 2: 15 de Mayo de 2000

La enseñanza universal de "Amar a Todos, Servir a Todos" a través de la práctica de los cinco valores humanos de verdad, rectitud, paz, amor y no violencia enseñados por Sathya Sai Baba es la necesidad que tenemos hoy. La mejor manera en que podemos unirnos en el servicio en cualquier momento o lugar, es enviando nuestra luz de amor puro a todo el mundo para la salud, la felicidad y la paz.

A continuación se muestra una pista de audio de 20 minutos que puede ser descargada, escuchada y compartida por todos para el bienestar de la creación. Esta pista de audio incluye el siguiente contenido:

  • Una Canción Universal de Amor y Luz
  • Una Breve Narración Introductoria
  • Gayatri Mantra cantando con Sathya Sai Baba (9x)
  • Mantra Sai Gayatri (9x);
  • Meditación en la Luz Guiada
  • Música Instrumental
  • Oración Samasta Loka Sukhino Bhavantu (Que todos los Seres de todos los Mundos sean Felices) y música instrumental

Antes del comienzo de la sesión de oración, descargue la pista de audio en su teléfono y luego apague los datos y las notificaciones para asegurarse de tener una experiencia ininterrumpida durante la sesión. Encuentre un espacio tranquilo y apague todas las luces y otros dispositivos electrónicos (excepto el dispositivo que está utilizando para escuchar la oración) y escuche la meditación relajante, y únase en una oración sincera por el bienestar de todos los seres y la Madre Tierra.

Recursos adicionales

Unámonos todos juntos e intensifiquemos nuestra oración y amor por el bienestar de la Madre Naturaleza y el universo entero. Samasta Loka Sukhino Bhavantu (¡Que todos los Seres de todos los Mundos sean Felices!)

"Vas millones de millas al espacio, pero no te acercas ni media pulgada adentro, donde reside tu fuerza, el Atma Shakti (fuerza o poder del Alma Universal).”

– Mensajes de Sathya Sai, Cap.14/Vol.54: 21 de Septiembre de 1980