Go Green Conference
July 25-26, 2018, Prasanthi Nilayam
Oneness with Nature
Science and Spirituality - Protect the Planet
Make the World Green
Sharing Environmental Awareness
Sathya Sai Baba exhorts us to “develop the spirit of Oneness” and to experience unity in diversity. He teaches us that the entire creation is the body of God and Nature is the mirror in which the image of God can be seen.
There are three entities in the universe with which man has to deal: God, nature and man. Of course, God is to be worshipped by man, to be realised by man through nature. Nature is the name for all the various items that impress upon man the glory and the splendour of God.
Sathya Sai Baba, March 27, 1967
He further explains that the five elements that make up all aspects of nature (ether, air, fire, water, and earth) exist in perfect harmony. Today however, as a result of man’s excessive desires and overconsumption, nature is out of balance, resulting in increased natural disasters we experience today.
The main objective of this conference is to understand the inherent relationship between God, Nature, and Man, based on the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba.
The two-day conference will be a source of spiritual enrichment and environmental awareness, and will provide information on practical tips, public outreach methods, scientific and technical advances, resources and insights. Conference delegates can enjoy uplifting talks, and participate in workshops, networking and interact with subject matter experts on the environment. An exhibition will showcase projects implemented by Sathya Sai Centres/Groups and Young Adults around the world.
We extend a loving invitation and look forward to seeing you in Prasanthi Nilayam. Please REGISTER HERE, and visit this site frequently for news and updates.
Nature is your school, your laboratory, the gateway to liberation, and the panorama of God’s majesty. Seek to know the lessons it is ready to teach.
Sathya Sai Baba, October 4, 1970
Many natural catastrophes are entirely due to man’s behaviour. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wars, floods, and famines and other calamities are the result of grave disorders in nature. These disorders are traceable to man’s conduct. Man has not recognised the integral relationship between humanity and the world of nature.
Sathya Sai Baba, November 22, 1992
You have to realise that Nature is a manifestation of God. Hence, Nature should not be ignored. Nature is the effect and God is the cause. You should recognise the immanence of the Divine in the entire cosmos.
Sathya Sai Baba, June 20, 1996
On account of the stupendous temperature in the core of the sun, enormous quantities of hydrogen, several million tons, get transformed into helium every second. By this process, which began with creation and will go on for aeons of time, a tremendous quantity of energy is radiated from the sun. If even a tiny fraction of the solar energy that reaches the surface of the Earth were to be put to use, intelligently and diligently, the needs of the human race would be met in adequate measure.
Sathya Sai Baba, April 3, 1993
WHO SHOULD ATTEND AND WHY
Who should attend?
All SSIO members are welcome. Zonal / national / Sathya Sai Centre leaders and Young Adult Coordinators are welcome so that they may learn how to make the SSIO an environmentally friendly organisation and share the Conference proceedings with SSIO members.
Why should we attend?
Sathya Sai Baba said that Nature is a manifestation of God and that it is very easy to know God through Nature. The conference is about understanding Man's relationship and responsibility towards Nature as a pathway to realising one's own divinity.
What difference can we make to the planet?
When we understand the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba on Nature and practise them in our daily lives, we learn to love all creation. By living in harmony with Nature, we experience Oneness, which is a sign of realising our own divinity.
How can we make a difference to the planet?
We can make a difference by practising Ceiling on Desires and emphasising human values in our everyday life and habits. By living simply, avoiding waste, having fewer desires and respecting Nature, we can lessen our impact on the environment and lead by example.