"To the world, the Spiritual man is mad. To the Spiritual man, the world is mad."
- Sathya Sai Baba
Dear God's and Goddesses!
Global Gayatri Mantra Chanting to express Pure, Unconditional Love to God, asking Him to always care for His own physical forms' comfort and well-being:
The next gloabal Gayatri Mantra chanting is on Saturday 27th February 2016, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm, (at your country's local time..
Saturday, 27th February 2016, marks the start of the 7th year for us all uniting across 60 counties and chanting the Gayatri Mantra to express Pure, Unconditional Love to God, asking Him to always care for His physical forms' well-being.
On 28th November 2015, for Sai Baba's 90th Birthday, four hours of chanting was held at 'Sri Sathya Sai Instittue of Higher Medical Sciences' in Prashanthigram... The Doctors, hospital staff and dedicated Devotees from the ashram and Puttaparthi sat together and we all chanted with so much Love and affection to God. The energy was truly ineffable! The day of November 28th also just so happened to be Sathya Sai Baba's birthday accordingly in Telugu / the Lunar calendar!
We were also so blessed to witness Baba's footprint in the Dome, showing His presence. He has left so many "visiting cards" (as He so charismatically called such miracles), at these chanting events that it truly is a huge blessing and encouragement for all of us, dedicated to this cause...
Below is a video that can be seen of the chanting on the day, and the footprint photographs of our Father are also included in it, so please do take a moment to listen (to the beautiful chanting) and also see the lovely Unity and Devotion amongst all.
One must develop deep detachment. There is no use renouncing some food or drink, to which you have become bound, when you hear a discourse, or when some religious text is expounded within hearing. Detach yourself from all that keeps you away from God. Spend more time on meditation or namasmarana, for peace and joy are not to be found in external nature; they are treasures lying hidden in the inner realms of each and everyone. Once they are located, one can never again be sad or agitated. With every inhalation, utter the Name of the Lord. With every exhalation, utter the Name of the Lord. Use this splendid and precious chance in your life to the fullest. Live in God, for Him and with Him.
- Sathya Sai Baba (Divine Discourse, Oct 15, 1966).
I found the below quote of Baba, and felt the need to share it with all, as the event mentioned above truly reflected such humble attitude amongst the officials at the hospital. The way all was organised and practised on the day was truly in a spirit of Bhakti (Pure Unconditional Love to the Divine One God:
"I must say plainly that ninety out of a hundred among you have not clearly visualised the purpose for which I have allowed you to form these Organisations. It is not to give some people places of authority or power, or for ensuring fame and publicity for Me. It is to build upon the earth the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of men on strong foundations. This must be clearly grasped by all of you. You are not engaged in social service through these organisations; you are engaged in your own service. All the items of work are aimed at expanding your heart and purifying it. That is the call of the sages of this land and all the scriptures and texts."
- Sathya Sai Baba
The dates for the Global Gayatri Mantra Chanting; in 2016, are as follows:
Saturday, 27th February, 2016, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm,
Saturday, 30th April, 2016, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm,
Saturday, 25th June, 2016, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm,
Saturday, 27th August, 2016, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm,
Saturday, 29th October, 2016, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm,
Saturday, 31st December, 2016, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm,
(at your country's local time)...
Every single individual is invited to join and simply pray to God, in whichever way they wish to visualise Him, in any form or the formless One Atma; Godhead, and ask Him to always care for His own comfort and well-being of His physical bodies; just as He does for ours, His children's forms. ...And, with this, Pure, Unconditional intention, we all chant together, the one mantra Sai Baba asked us to never give up: the Gayatri Mantra...
The Gayatri Mantra:
"Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayath"
We meditate on that Isvar's glory, who has created the universe, who is fit to be worshipped, who is the embodiment of knowledge and light, the remover of all sins and ignorance. May he enlighten our intellects.
"The Gayatri Mantra is a prayer for the progressive upsurge of intelligence so that Truth may be grasped by the seeker".
- Sathya Sai Baba (Divine Discourse, 18/07/1970, Prashanthi Nilayam)
Regarding the purpose of this program:
"The intense prayers of the devotees are my medicine.... This body is not mine. It is yours. Hence, it is your responsibility to look after this body… I have never used my divine power to cure myself…" (Guru Purnima Discourse 2003).
- He was referring to His own, God's body. Sai Baba has also said "I incarnate from age to age" (The Milestone Discourse). One example of His incarnation is Jesus, another is Sathya Sai Baba and another is Prema Sai Baba. We know that He will not care for His own well-being now, but in the past when He incarnated as Jesus we did not know that it is up to us to pray and ask for God's physical comfort... Sai Baba has gifted us with such knowledge now, that we can play our roles in this game of life better than in the past: It is up to us to continue to always pray for this unique and beautiful cause. How wonderful is it that even before He takes a new form, we are already expressing to Him that He always accepts our prayers, and at His will, receives our unconditional Love through our chanting to consider caring for His own physical form(s).
...So, what is God's expectation of Devotion, Spirituality and Life's Purpose? And, why are we chanting to God just to express Love to Him?
"Love God, with no touch of desire in our minds. Love, since you must love for love's sake; Love God, since whatever He can give is less than He Himself. Love Him alone, with no other wish or demand."
- Sathya Sai Baba (Sathya Sai Vahini)
Sai Baba also explained that the Gayatri Mantra is to be chanted Unconditionally!
- Remember, the date for the next programme is: Saturday 27th February 2016, 2:30pm to 6:30pm (at your country's local time)...
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God bless all,
God make all wise;
God is EVERYTHING!
Jai Sathya Gayatri Jesus Allah Buddha Krishna Ram Durga Karika Maa ki Jai!