Aradhana Mahotsavam 2022
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Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is an incarnation of Love and His Love transcends all barriers of race, religion, nationality, faith, and culture. His life, His message, and His humanitarian works can all be enshrined in one word “Love”. His life is His message, and His message is Love. From His early childhood, He has shown by example that God is love, and the best way to love God is Love All and Serve All. He addresses the devotees as “Embodiments of Love” and said, “I separated Myself from Myself so that I love Myself.”
We celebrate Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam on the 24th of April every year, expressing our love and gratitude for the grace, guidance, and blessings we receive from Him. Devotees all over the world lovingly offer their prayers by way of practicing Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings which would please Him more than any materialistic worship with pomp and show. This day is also now celebrated as World Human Values Day by the SSSIO with emphasis on the practice of the five human values, namely Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love, and Non-violence.
Let us 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.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba is an embodiment of unconditional, pure, selfless love, that only gives and forgives. His love helps to overcome all obstacles, assuage all sorrows, and alleviate all fears. His unlimited love continues to comfort, nourish, protect, and heal the millions around the world. Practicing the human values as taught by Baba is the way to world peace and the pathway to God-realization.
Love alone can reveal the Divinity latent in all. Love is God. Live in love. Love lives by giving and forgiving; Self lives by getting and forgetting. Love is selflessness; Selfishness is lovelessness. Do not waste your life pursuing the narrow interests of the self. Love! Love! Become what you truly are―the embodiments of love.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, December 25, 1979
Presentation by SSSIO Zone 1
Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam is a time for us, individually and collectively, to reflect on Sri Sathya Sai’s teachings and ask ourselves if we are practicing them. This is the time we especially express our love and gratitude to Bhagawan by offering bhajans, satsang, sadhana, and/or cultural programs.
This year’s Aradhana Day program is presented by SSSIO Zone 1 countries consisting of Aruba, Barbados, Canada, Curacao, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, and US Virgin Islands. SSSIO reflects on Swami’s teachings on the Human Values, and expresses gratitude for Swami’s constant presence in everything we do. Swami endearingly calls us Embodiments of Love, and what is our response?
We respond by practicing Human Values that He has emphasized to us time and again.
In this offering, three Young Adults from different parts of the zone reunite and connect over the different Sai projects that are happening in and around their lives. It’s a visual play that takes the viewer through a journey of events before and during the pandemic and discusses the current world situations: All tying back to our Beloved Swami. The program will be broadcast on April 23rd at 8:00 pm Los Angeles Time (April 24th at 3 AM UTC) and re-broadcast on April 24th at 9 AM Los Angeles Time (same day at 4 PM UTC).