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National Sadhana Camp - 2017

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Please note - The National Sadhana Camp scheduled for the weekend of the 26 – 27 August 2017 has been postponed. A new date will be communicated in due course for 2018.

The National Sadhana Camp will this year take place over the weekend of 26 and 27th August at the Dawnview Christian Camp in Richmond. The theme this year will be “Who am I”.

As per last year, there will be a surprise guest. We look forward to seeing all of you there.

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Items you need to carry to Camp

  • warm blankets
  • towels , toiletries and sunscreen
  • torch with batteries
  • water bottles
  • takkies and sun caps

Dress Code Ladies: track pants, jeans, and loose long kurti tops, comfortable shoes, hat or cap. please carry shawl for morning prayer. No tights, ¾ pants, shorts or tight t-shirts.

Dress Code Men: jeans, track pants, long t – shirts, caps, comfortable shoes. No shorts, ¾ pants or sleevless vest.

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Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam Celebrations, 30th April 2017 – Chatsworth Stadium, Durban

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Amidst an atmosphere of pure love, reverence and deep gratitude, the Sathya Sai International Organisation of South Africa hosted a moving tribute to beloved Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba at the Chatsworth Stadium in Durban on 30 April 2017.

This momentous day of thanksgiving commenced at 6:30am with a sanctifying ceremony that included a peace hawan, Vedam Chanting, traditional sounds of the Nadaswaram and a vibrant unity bhajan session. By this time more than 2000 devotees, adorned in their white attire and wearing radiant smiles on the faces, had already streamed into the stadium.

Mr Leonardo Pablo GutterThe official programme started with singing the South African National Anthem at 8:30 am. Mascots representing the different countries of the world as well as youth waving the country flags were dotted around the ground. Soon all eyes and attention were turned towards the starting of a spectacular parade. Leading the procession was flame torch symbolising the Lamp of Love, followed by a beautiful golden chariot displaying larger-than-life size images of loving Lord Sai and banners with His clarion call, “Love All Serve All” – which was also the theme of the event. Accompanying the golden chariot were members of Prashanti Council, SSIOSA and dignitaries. The procession also included Drum Majorettes from the Sathya Sai School Chatsworth. Swami’s most precious possession, his dear Balvikas children (Sai Spiritual Education classes) from around the country followed with a Values March that depicted the major religions of the world and their teachings, as well as the five human values which are the pillars of the SSIO. This was followed by the lighting of the candles, a yoga drill and release of hundreds of orange and white balloons.

Dr William HarveyWith the official opening over, the programme commenced with a welcome from SSIOSA President, Dr Naven Govender, followed by inspiring messages by the Central Coordinator, Mr Allan Reddy, and Zonal Chair, Mr Ramesh Hathiramani. The event was graced with the presence of Prasanthi Council Chair Dr Narendranath Reddy, and Prasanthi Council members Dr William Harvey from the USA and Mr Leonardo Pablo Gutter from Argentina. In their talks they touched on their encounters with the Divine and the lasting legacy of Swami. The programme was also dotted with enthralling dramas and dance performed by youth and Balvikas.

Also included was an interfaith segment where members of the various religious communities paid tribute to Sathya Sai Baba. The Sufi and Christian group entertained the audience with music from their respective faiths. The Honourable Sibongiseni Maxwell Dhlomo, representing the Office of the Premier of KwaZulu Natal, was the guest speaker. He highlighted Bhagwan’s message and example of Love and Selfless service. SSIOSA’s own example of love, peace and selfless service was shared through Brother Bulelani Skhikhi, president of the Khayelisha Sathya Sai Centre in the Western Cape. His short but impactful address touched the hearts of all at the stadium and added to the inspiration shared by the previous speakers. The latter part of the programme witnessed an amazing display of devotion through bhajan and music. The golden voices of Prashanti Mandir singer, Koustubh Arun Pare and ardent bhakta Ravin Raj Gunasekar from Singapore, (both blessed to sing in the Divine presence on numerous occasions,) accompanied by the very talented National Music Team (NMT) transported the audience into a transcendental state with their Divine renditions. This was followed by a scintillating Symphony for Sai when the NMT again accompanied international artists Muthu Kumar Varadarajan (alumnus of SSIHL,) Flautist Ravichandra Kulur and South Africa’s Carnatic genius, Kathiegesan Pillay. Around 8000 devotees and guests who attended the event were witness to - and a part of - this expression of love and gratitude to Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. His instruments worked steadfastly in the background all the while witnessing His Divine hand at play in the proceedings of the day. As the Mangala-arathi was offered promptly at 5:30 PM a fitting tribute to the Master of All Masters concluded, leaving everyone satiated in Pure Divine Love.

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Celebrating and Honouring the Era of Pure Love

Slider HonouringThe uniqueness of Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s earthly sojourn culminates  in one word, LOVE.
HIS clarion call to Mankind  ‘Love All Serve All’ continues to vibrate around the world and is cherished in the hearts of many ardent aspirants.     
The amazing  transformation of men and women across all ages, all religions, all casts and creeds  in over 100 different countries through Sathya Sai Centres bear supreme testament to HIS Universal Principal of Love.  HE is revered by many spiritually awakened aspirants around the globe  as a Great Master and Humanitarian.

HIS legacy encompasses  free schooling from kindergarten to post graduate levels, free quality medical treatment at two Super Specialty Hospitals, and an innovative Water Project all in India which is now spreading with great  momentum across every continent as social service centres and educational institutions of the highest order based on integral Education in Human Values.

The Sathya Sai International Organisation of South Africa lovingly invites you and your family to celebrate this ‘universal love in Action’ on 30 April 2017 at The Chatsworth Stadium, in Durban . The programme promises to provide a memorable day with inspirational and distinguished  International Speakers from the USA , South America, Europe, India  & Nigeria, interspersed with melodious cross cultural  music to the Sai Symphony,  vibrant indigenous Dances, and mini Drama to delight everyone. Make this your memorable day of outreach!


“Help ever Hurt never ” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

If you would like to register as a volunteer to assist with duties for this event, please click here to register.

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Practical Spirituality - Living Sai Values in daily life

Today people are not making proper use of their mind, effort, position and wealth (mati, gati, sthiti andsampatti). As a result, they lose the sacred energy that God has given and are also subjected to misery and grief because of evil traits like desire, anger and greed (kama, krodha and lobha). You have absolutely no control over your desires. When one desire is fulfilled, you crave for another! Anger is another evil trait which ruins people. "One with anger will not be successful in any endeavour. They will commit sins and be ridiculed by one and all," says a Telugu poem. Hatred is more dangerous than anger. It gives rise to many evil qualities which come in the way of experiencing Divinity. Do not turn into a beast by allowing these wicked qualities to overpower you. Constantly remind yourself that you are a human being and keep a check over your bestial tendencies.

How can we live Sai values in our daily life?

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National Youth Camp

National Youth Camp 2016

InviteDate: 9-11 September 2016

Time: Friday (18:00) to Sunday (14:00)

Venue: Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort

Numbers are Limited and payment secures your place.

Registration is now closed. Please contact brother Dashen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Abhimanyu Kaul visit to South Africa

Brother Abhimanyu Kaul will be visiting South Africa and he will be conducting parenting workshops for teachers and balvikas gurus on value based education. He will also do satsang on experiences with the Lord. An itinerary will follow shortly.

Bio

Abhimanyu Kaul, fondly called as Abhi, feels proud and blessed to be a Sai student. He was in Bhagawan's divine care during the years 1980-1990 in Puttaparthi where he completed his Masters in Commerce. Abhi was born and brought up in India and moved to Toronto, Canada developing his life's purpose with his company called "Values in Action. Spreading the awareness, need and practical implication of values has become his passion.
 
Abhi believes that his only and true identification is being a 'Sai Student'. He brings with him a plethora of divine experiences from his school and college days. He inspires all by sharing the lessons learnt at the Lotus Feet. He was blessed to be part of Veda group, Dance, Poetry, University Band and many other activities during his student days. He is a great story teller who brings alive those divine moments. He has been a great example for us all.

Additionally,  as per his guidance instruction and blessings I have been engaged in spreading values education. I was blessed to be advisor to the ministry of education Trinidad and Tobago for values and character education. Where we started a values school,  Vid international.  Presently the work is going in state of Sikkim, and Delhi India and Medan, Indonesia also.

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National Aradhana Mahotsavam Celebration

Unity of Faith Event - Chatsworth Stadium, Durban

The day 24TH April 2016 has finally arrived. Months of planning finally to fruition. Approximately 10000 Sai aspirants nationally flocked to the Chatsworth Stadium to celebrate Love in Action, our humble offering at the Lotus feet of all seeing, all knowing Master.
The procession of the Golden Chariot to Welcome to our Beloved Swami, Gracing us with this Divine Presence on this day that we are paying tribute to His Message. The presence of swami was truly felt by all those that attended.

light the lampWe were fortunate be in the presence of national and international distinguished guests, prof Anil Kumar, The premier of KZN Senzo Mchunu , guests from the various organisations these are just a few  to name. The lamp was lit by our distinguished guests to signify the commencement of the function. Professor Anil Kumar once again translating a video discourse by our divine master transporting us all back to Prashanti Devotees and Aspirants were addressed by various speakers sharing their messages of love:

Address by the National President – Dr Naven Govender      
“Don’t consider any act of service as demeaning. Sweeping the streets, for example, it is not below your dignity. When we undertake such tasks others will gladly share in them, why be ashamed to be good?”       

Central Coordinator- Mr Allen Reddy
"Love is God, and God is Love. There is no difference between God and Love. They are one in the same. This energy of Love, which is God, is immersed in the entire creation of the universe."

Zonal Chair – Mr Ramesh Hatiramani
“Every-day our lives should be spirtualised with the name of the lord on our lips, we must chant his name, sing to his glory to the extent that his name will resonate in our hearts all through the day.

Dr Narendranath Reddy – Video Message
His profound message on us taking the sai legacy, medicare, sociocare, and educare to the communities and continuing the amazing work that our beloved lord started.We should be beacons of the world.

Premier Senzo MchunuMr Ramesh Hatiramani Allan Reddy

Guest of Honour – Premier Senzo Mchunu
During his talk he made reference to our white dress and about the purity and goodness it infers. He encouraged us to internalise this goodness and let it live and grow in our communities. A powerful message indeed!

Prof Anil KumarDivine Translator – Professor Anil Kumar
Shared his experiences with our divine lord which always leaves us always thirsting for more. One of the messages from his talks that stands out in our minds is that we need to be proud of our religion, love our country, Sathya sai baba belongs to everyone. If there is no unity, there is no purity. Purity leads to Divinity. Divinity is out of sight out of mind. By us strengthening   our unity amongst mankind we will experience purity and eventually reach divinity.


playThese are just some of the inspiring talks from some other speakers. Amidst all the inspiring talks and and soul stiring bhajans , we were treated to beautiful sketches and dances by the SSE and SSEHV children and youth. Youth recited beautiful poetry written by themselves as love offerings to our dear Bhagavan. The Blood camp saw devotees streaming in the spirit of the Aradhna Mohotsavam sharing their gift of life- liquid love. Aspirants were treated to a creative exhibition and the ladies forum exhibition of their work done for this year. The day ended with beautiful bhajans and devotees left spiritually charged as the event drew to a close.

 

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Hindvani Tellephone Interview with Dr Naven Govender


Love Offerrings

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