Aradhana Day 2020
UNITY IS DIVINITY |ARADHANA DAY 2020 |NATIONAL SSE OFFERING
“The earth is a great enterprise, a busy factory, where the product is love. By means of Sadhana (spiritual practice), it is possible to produce love and export it to millions and millions of people, in need of it. The more it is shared the deeper it becomes, the sweeter its taste, and the vaster the joy. By means of love, one can approach God and stay in his presence, for God is love, and when one lives in love, he is living in God.” Sathya Sai Baba, January 01, 1971
Inspired by Bhagawan’s life, message and the World Conference theme of ‘Unity is divinity’, the SSIO-USA Education wing will undertake a special offering for Aradhana Day 2020. Starting from Sunday, March 15th till Sunday, April 26th, we invite you to join us on this sacred, seven-week journey as one family to strengthen our faith and express gratitude for the many blessings!
1. Family prayers "Gayantham thrayathe yasmath Gayatri, thena kathyathe.That which saves those who sing it, revere it, repeat it, or meditate on it is called Gayatri.” Sathya Sai Baba- Dharma Vahini Chapter VII
Swami has often said that the Gayatri mantra is a powerful and universal prayer.
Starting from Sunday, March 15th, every day, we request each family to chant together the Gayatri mantra at least 9 times followed by Samastha Loka (x3) for the safety and well-being of all.
Please encourage your child/children to take responsibility for implementing this in your home. Allow them to set the time (even before a family meal works), initiate and close the prayer session.
To learn more about the prayer and to listen to a recording of Swami chanting the Gayatri, please click on http://www.sathyasai.org/devotional/gayatri
2. Sai Bhagavatam-His stories
“The Universal Absolute, the Birthless Formless, Unmanifest, Infinite took on limitations of name and form and concretized Itself as Incarnations on many occasions and manifested countless instances of divine intercession and grace. Through these, as well as through the characteristics assumed and the ideas propagated, God saved mankind from downfall. Those who sing the story of this glory, those who listen eagerly to the recital, those who imbibe and digest the lessons conveyed, these are the real devotees. These are the Bhagavathas - those who follow the path laid down in the Bhagavatha. Bhagavatha binds devotion (bhakti) with Bhagavan; that is to say, the story fills you with God and transmutes you into divinity.” Bhagavata Vahini, Chapter 28.
For recordings, please visit below links:
- Episode 1: Faith, grace and effort, March 18, 2020
- Episode 2: Living with God is true education, March 25, 2020
- Episode 3: Connection, courage, and confidence, April 1, 2020
- Episode 5: Divine Journey, April 15, 2020
- Episode 6: I am the servant of Sai, April 22, 2020
- Episode 7: God is our best friend, April 29, 2020
- Episode 8: A wish fulfilled, May 6, 2020
- Episode 9 Journey from Faiths to Faith, May 13, 2020
- Episode 10: Meme-able lessons from Swami, May 20, 2020
- Episode 11: Unlocking the Spiritual Heart, May 27, 2020
3. TAG – GOD CARES card
Bhagawan has said often that loved shared is deeper and sweeter. In the past few weeks, we all have felt the impact of the global pandemic. It is especially important to stay connected and let others know that you care about them.
How does TAG work
Think of someone, a friend from school or SSE, teacher, Center member, family or even your neighbor.
Select a card, say a prayer for this person and send them an email/iMessage/WhatsApp/snap/DM on IG or FB with a personal message.
This offering is the most effective when it is one on one communication and not a mass email or on WhatsApp groups.
It is up to the person who receives it to decide if they want to send one back to you and/or forward it to someone else. What is important is for many God Cares cards you send to others.
Clink on the links to download the Cards
- God Cares Card 1
- God Cares Card 2
- God Cares Card 3
- God Cares Card 4
- God Cares Card 5
- God Cares Card 6
- God Cares Card 7
Through these initiatives, may our hearts be filled with His love, may our hopes be nurtured and faith strengthened!
Offering prayers for the safety and well-being of all!