SSSGC

Sri Sathya Sai Global Council

July 24, 2021

Established

I have a “Task”: To foster all mankind and ensure for all of them lives full of Ananda (bliss).
I have a “Vow”: To lead all who stray away from the straight path again into goodness and save them.
I am attached to a “Work” that I love: To remove the sufferings of the poor and grant them what they lack.   Sri Sathya Sai Baba, May 25, 1947 

 

The Sri Sathya Sai Global Council is formed to unify, strengthen, and expand “Sri Sathya Sai Organizations” globally and firmly establish their connection to the sacred Abode of Peace, Prasanthi Nilayam with greater coordination and cooperation as directed by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba! 

To further the Divine Mission, the Sri Sathya Sai Global Council (SSSGC) will act as an Unifying, Coordinating and Supervising body while all the Sai organizations work freely in their respective domains maintaining their structure and functions intact.

The SSSGC will serve as a unifying forum to ensure that the above mission statements of Bhagawan, and indeed the teachings and instructions of Bhagawan continue to guide the Sai Organizations He has set up. These mission statements are currently being implemented; yet greater collaboration and cooperation of the Sai organizations will help make the mission more visible, impactful, and effective around the world. All stakeholders must work in love and unity on the basis of equality. 

  • To streamline the dissemination of Swami’s teachings and work and to coordinate the programs to make them more effective and pervasive.
     
  • To make Swami’s teachings available in as many languages as possible and set up a central repository in Prasanthi Nilayam for universal access. 
  • To develop inspiring presentations of the teachings of Bhagawan to appeal to people of all ages, cultures, faiths and walks of life.
     
  • To disseminate Sri Sathya Sai Human Values programs in all countries and societies through all Sri Sathya Sai Institutes, Sri Sathya Sai Schools, Sri Sathya Sai Centres, and other public outreach initiatives. 
  •   The teachings of Bhagawan must be made easily available and accessible to all devotees
     
  • Communities as well as people who are in distress and/or need must be able to reach out to Sai Organisations.
     
  • The unified presence of the Sai organisations will resonate better to the ever-present challenging needs and changing landscapes around the globe 
  • To focus, consolidate, and streamline activities for the creation of quality and impactful programs to alleviate the sufferings of the poor and the needy, and also to provide a spiritual and values-based response to the maladies afflicting nations everywhere
     
  • By harnessing the strengths and knowledge of the Sai organisations, to bring unity and harmony among all Sri Sathya Sai Organisations
     
  • In keeping with Bhagawan’s instructions that Sai Organisations must be exemplary to inspire others, to document all activities and share the best practices and as a model for others to adopt for more people to benefit. 

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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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