SSSCT Rejected the SSSIO’s Proposal for Unity - SSSIO is not part of the Global Council
The following three videos discuss the concerns regarding the Global Council and how it violates Bhagawan's directives and instructions to SSSIO.
The first video is an interview that was given by a long-time devotee, Mr. Robert Baskin about Divine Guidance to Sai Organizations. Bhagawan performed his marriage to Diana Baskin, the author of the popular books: Divine Memories and Divine Lessons.
Mr. Robert Baskin recalls many divine memories, instructions, and guidance from Bhagawan. He shines the light of truth on the Global Council and shares many unique insights into the formation of the SSSIO and the autonomous function of the SSSIO as directed by Swami personally. Mr. Baskin also answers questions and clarifies many doubts and confusion regarding the Global Council.
Robert Baskin Attorney-at-Law, Shares the Divine Guidance Regarding the SSSIO
The second video is the recording of a worldwide open Townhall Meeting that was held on July 11, 2021. This video is titled, "A Heart-to-Heart Discussion on the SSSIO Perspective of the Global Council."
Heart to Heart Discussion of the SSSIO Perspective on the Global Council
The third video is titled "Friendly Chat with Senior Officers of Sri Sathya Sai International Organization". The video is an interview with Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Dr. William Harvey, and Mr. Leonardo Gutter, moderated by Dr. Suresh Govind. It is about:
- their experiences and recollections of divine interactions with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
- the inception, history, and growth of the SSSIO
- the guidance given by Bhagawan to the SSSIO
A Friendly Chat with Senior Officers of Sri Sathya Sai International Organization
Three officers of the Sri Sathya Sai International Organization (SSSIO) recollect their experiences with Swami, and answer an interviewer's questions about the SSSIO and Swami's guidance
SSSIO members are committed to serving Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and humanity with unity and love as per SSSIO guidelines given by Bhagawan.
SSSIO is happy to report that 110 countries are united to continue to serve humanity as part of SSSIO, and reached a unanimous decision not to join the Global Council.
Together, we share the message of love and service across the globe with renewed vigor and zeal, as we have done for over five decades.
Terms of Reference (TOR) Documents
Download PDF Comparing the Terms of Reference
for SSSGC by SSSIO and SSSCT
Download PDF SSSCT Original Terms of Reference
Analysis of SSSCT's Original Terms of Reference
by A Senior SSSIO Officer
Chronology of SSSIO's Multiple Attempts to Resolve SSSGC Concerns with SSSCT
SSSWF Announcement in Sanathana Sarathi
Prasanthi NIlayam is Bhagawan's Home - Importance of Mahasamadhi Darshan
Final Letter from SSSCT and Reply from SSSIO on June 29, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Om Sri Sai Ram.
The present structure and functions of the Sri Sathya Sai International Organization (SSSIO) were established and guided by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Himself. We are committed to maintaining its sanctity by following His Divine Command and Instructions.
Recently the SSSIO initiated a round of conciliatory attempts with Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) to work in unity and move forward together in the Divine Mission. Based on assurances given by the SSSCT in a joint meeting on May 30, 2021, that the structure and functions of the SSSIO will remain unchanged, the SSSIO agreed to sign a joint statement in which it was decided that a revised Terms of Reference (TOR) will be developed—to be reviewed and accepted by all the three organizations, namely SSSIO, SSSCT and SSSSO.
The SSSIO presented a revised TOR of the Sri Sathya Sai Global Council (SSSGC) to the SSSCT. This TOR incorporates the above assurances given by the SSSCT, the commitment of SSSIO to follow the Divine Command of Swami and includes the assessments and recommendations of the senior leaders and devotees who have dedicated their lives to the Divine mission over many decades.
The Managing Trustee of the SSSCT has rejected the revised TOR submitted by the SSSIO. SSSCT has not honored its own assurances and unilaterally replaced it with a revised TOR which disrupts the existing structure and functions of the SSSIO. The SSSCT claims that the self-governing structure and functions of the SSSIO will remain intact, but its TOR undermines and dismantles the SSSIO structure and functions given by Bhagawan. The proposal made by the SSSCT goes against the Divine Command of Swami and is contrary to the agreement made in the joint statement.
Therefore, the SSSIO has resolved to continue operations as it has done for over five decades under the direct guidance and instructions of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
This structure and functions of SSSIO were founded and guided by Bhagawan to bring about understanding, unity and love among diverse cultures, languages, and religions in the countries of the SSSIO. This necessity of understanding the diversity was emphasized by Bhagawan when He dissolved the World Council in 1987.
We want to assure the devotees that our connection to Swami and Prasanthi Nilayam is unchanged and will remain forever. This was the assurance given by Bhagawan to all devotees. We consider Prasanthi Nilayam as the sacred home of our divine father and mother, and a holy pilgrimage site.
All the programs and initiatives of the SSSIO will continue unchanged to serve the devotees with love and humility.
The SSSIO will continue to cooperate and collaborate with the SSSCT and SSSSO of India in the Divine works.
Jai Sai Ram.
Lovingly in the Service of Sai,
Dr. Narendranath Reddy,
Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai International Organization.