Sai Ram Dear SSSGC Member,
Please see the email below from Dr. Mohan Kumar, SSSE Coordinator, South Bethesda Sai Center, MD with details about an excellent seva opportunity. 

From: Education Coordinator <education@bethesdasaicenter.org&gt;
Sent: Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:30 PM
To: Sai Sravan Cherukuri <admin@sssgc-usa.org&gt;
Subject: Sri Sathya Sai Literature Compilation for Sri Sathya Sai Educare (SSSE) – Sadhana

 

Sai Ram All,
Sri Sathya Sai Educare wing is compiling Sai literature to understand the role of students, parents, and gurus.
This is a wonderful Sadhana opportunity to offer to Swami.
This sadhana involves reading an assigned Sai literature chapter(s) in detail and compiling the relevant messages with reference. The compiled SAI literature will be pooled to help the SSSE program for conducting classes, workshops, and training.
The goal is to read the assigned chapter(s) in detail so as not to miss any relevant information on SSSE. 
The sign-up link for the sadhana is: https://forms.gle/epTxm1YWNsywWBTk7

More details will be shared with the interested center members after signup.
In case you have any questions, please contact Mohan Kumar.
Thank you
Sai Ram
Dr. Mohan Kumar H.G.

Education Coordinator,
Phone- 858 228 0626

Brief History

About

Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi on Nov 23, 1926 – an auspicious Monday in the lunar month of Kartika, when Lord Shiva is especially adored.

His Life
Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi on Nov 23, 1926 – an auspicious Monday in the lunar month of Kartika, when Lord Shiva is especially adored. He was given the name Sathyanarayana Raju. What intrigued His mother Easwaramma, most was the unbounded compassion her little Sathya had particularly for the poor and downtrodden. Even as a toddler, He insisted that the beggar at the door be served well in spite of their own limited means and would often give His own share to the needy. When He began school, His playmates were inspired by His ability to lead them to be socially responsible, spiritually aware, endowed with individual and national character. His friends were often fascinated by His extraordinary powers of creating things out of thin air, knowing the future, deep understanding of scriptural wisdom and so on.
The Childhood

The Raju family of Puttaparthi was noted for its piety since the days of the renowned sage, Venkavadhootha, a saintly ancestor who was looked upon as a Guru in hundreds of villages around. Not only did the family build and endow the Gopalaswami Temple (dedicated to Lord Krishna), but Sri Ratnakaram Kondama Raju, the grandfather of Baba’s physical frame, dedicated a temple to Sathyabhama, consort of Lord Krishna, a deity to whom this type of homage is seldom offered in any part of India. Peasants by vocation, they were known for their musical and dramatic talent and were much involved in the propagation of the sacred scriptures through village plays and musicals. Consequently, the family was given the name ‘Bhat Raju’ (Bhat – priest)

The Advent

23rd of November, 1926, the Hindu year of Akshaya, meaning, the Never-declining, the Ever-full. It was the time of sunrise and the villagers were chanting the names of Lord Shiva, remembering that the day was Karthika Somavara, a Monday of the Holy Month of Karthika, devoted to the puja (worship) of Shiva. That day was made even more auspicious for Shiva worship because the ascendant star was Ardra (the star of Shiva). On this day, when these rare and propitious signs came together, the people thronged the temples of the Lord to offer special pujas and pray for His benediction.

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