Theme: Divine Love is the Power and the Way
Om Sri Sai Ram!
We extend a warm invitation for you to join the SSSIO Online Birthday Celebration of Sri Sathya Sai Baba on November 20, 2021. Please use the link https://www.sathyasai.org/live to join.
The 2-hr program consisting of musicals, drama, speaker sessions, and children's play will take you on a journey through the stages of love, from understanding to practicing, to realizing it.
Love of the Divine is of four kinds. One is Swartha-Prema (love based on self-interest). The second is Samanjasa-Prema, the third is Parartha-Prema, and the fourth is Yathartha-Prema.
Swartha-Prema is like a lamp kept in a room. The lamp illumines only the room. This kind of selfish love is confined to a limited group and does not extend to others.
Samanjasa-Prema may be compared to the light from the moon. This moonlight is visible both outside and inside. It is, however, not very effulgent. The light is dim. This kind of love extends to a wider group but is not very intense.
The third is Parartha-Prema. It is like sun-light. It illumines both inside and outside with brilliance. But it is not continuous in the sense that the sun is not visible at night. But this is not a permanent absence, because the sun rises again. Actually, the sun is always there. Likewise, this selfless love may appear to be absent some times, but it will appear again.
The fourth one is Yathartha-Prema or Atma-Prema This love is present always, inside and outside, in all places and at all times, in all circumstances. This is Divine Love. It is imperishable. It is eternal. It is immanent in everyone. When this love is manifested by a person, he achieves the peace that passeth understanding.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. 29/Ch. 29, July 27, 1996
To best accommodate participants from different time zones, we are pleased to broadcast a 2-hr program and rebroadcast it. The broadcast link will be active 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. We extend a personal invitation to all to attend either or both sessions, as follows:
: convenient for the Americas, Africa, Europe, Russia and its adjoining countries (Zones 1, 2A, 2B, 6, 7, 8, 9 and UK)
: convenient for Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji (Zones 3, 4 and 5).
We are grateful to our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, for uniting us as one family, to offer our love and gratitude at His divine lotus feet.
Jai Sai Ram.
Sri Sathya Sai International Organization.