Welcome to Newcomers!
We welcome all newcomers and enquirers about Sai Baba to this website and to the Sathya Sai Organisation. We hope you will find the following information a useful aid to understanding the purpose and activities of our organisation.
Who We Are
The Sathya Sai Organisation is made up of spiritual seekers from all walks of life, from all creeds, faiths and religions. We welcome all into our organisation irrespective of faith, station in life or socioeconomic status. Our welcome to each and all is extended with love, as Sathya Sai Baba himself guides each and every seeker to his or her place in our organisation. We follow a code of conduct and set of principles for the conduct of our lives, which has been given by Sai Baba. You may read the Code of Conduct.
What We do
Our Charter (given to us by Sathya Sai Baba), directs us to provide opportunities and activities which will enable participants to discover the inherent divinity within ourselves and in every other person. To this end, we provide spiritual activities (devotional singing and study circles), service activities (service to the poor, the needy and the aged) and educational activities (Education in Human Values) for children.
In the main, we come together as spiritual seekers to sing our devotion to God, singing to many different names and forms that God is worshipped by. We meet, sing, study spiritual texts and education in human values, and have spiritual company together.
What to Expect
We have several centres for Newcomers. These centres meet monthly, in central locations. At a typical Newcomers Centre, we conduct the following program:
- Silent Sitting (3 minutes)
- 5 English songs (led by children, youth and adults)
- Quotes from major religions on love
- Quote from Sathya Sai Baba on Love
- Meditation - very relaxed type (every one likes it).
- Peace prayer
- Speaker and discussion
- Conclude with announcements
- Refreshments and informal gathering. ( Cake, Tea & Coffee)
Download an Introduction
You can download an introductory document which gives an overview of the Sathya Sai Organisation in Australia, the codes and principles we practice, a walk-through of the arrangements in our devotional meetings, and a recommended reading list. Download the Introduction for Newcomers (PDF, 230kb)
How to get Involved
The Sathya Sai Organisation conducts meetings for Newcomers to Sathya Sai Baba, in various states. Here you will find information in some states.
Sathya Sai Centre of Toongabbie - Human Values
In the Western Suburbs of Sydney, NSW, there is a monthly meeting of the Sathya Sai Centre for Human Values. These meetings are suited to those who seek to know about integration of Human Values into their lives, to know more about Sathya Sai Baba, and share in discussion, talks and devotional singing. These spiritual evenings are held on the first Sunday of each month. The location is the Toongabbie Community Hall, Cnr Targo & Toongabbie Roads, Toongabbie, (2 minutes walk from the Toongabbie Railway station). The Centre for Human Values meets from 3.30pm
The next meeting is on Sunday, 5 May 2013. The meeting will comprise devotional singing respecting all religions, along with a presentation on "Know Thyself" . A flyer for this event is available. Download the flyer.
Sathya Sai Centre Pennant Hills - Human Values ~ Meeting
Sathya Sai Centre Pennant Hills - Human Values in New South Wales conducts monthly meetings focussed on Human Values awareness and practice programs: earth anthem, silent sitting, multi-faith prayer, meditation, human values singing, interactive human values workshop, multimedia presentation on human values etc. This is followed by light refreshments. All welcome.
The centre invites inspiring guest speakers from all backgrounds, faiths and beliefs. The participants from all backgrounds, faiths and beliefs aim to transform themselves, actively fostering peace, harmony and love among themselves and those with whom they come in contact.
The next meeting will be on Saturday, 8 June 2013 at 3pm, when Dr Ben de Silva will conductQ and A on Spirituality. Download the flyer.
Sathya Sai Centre Pennant Hills - Human Values ~ Newsletter
Sathya Sai Centre Pennant Hills - Human Values in New South Wales conducts monthly meetings focussed on Human Values awareness and practice programs: earth anthem, silent sitting, multi-faith prayer, meditation, human values singing, interactive human values workshop, multimedia presentation on human values etc. An occasional newsletter with an account of presentations is available for reading. This newsletter gives an insight into the recent presentation on Human Values in the Home. Download the Pennant Hills Centre Newsletter, March 2013
In South Australia
Any newcomers to Sai Baba in South Australia are most welcome to attend the Adelaide Central Centre at 6:00 pm every Sunday at the 'City South West Community Centre', 171 Sturt St Adelaide. phone Tom Lahey on 08 83311159 / 0405456318
In Other Places
Attend a Centre for Human Values, or attend a Sai Centre or Group nearby your location. For further information, you can view the groups and centres in your state.
Who to Contact
In Sydney, contact Vignesh, Tel: 0404 905 342 (cell)
In Canberra, contact Rajan, phone (02) 6262 3105
In Brisbane, contact Raj, phone (07) 3288 5514
In Melbourne, Ramakrishnan, phone (03) 9467 7360
In Tasmania, contact Michael, phone (03) 6397 3498
In Adelaide, contact Muthu, phone (08) 8165 0325
In Perth, contact Arrul, phone (08) 6161 2531
Introductory Course on the Life and Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba
The Institute of Sathya Sai Education, Australia, on occasion of the Anniversary of the Maha Samadhi (passing) of Sathya Sai Baba (24th April 2012) is offering an Introductory Course on the Life and Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba.
This course is intended to enhance understanding and develop enthusiasm for the Divine teachings of Sathya Sai Baba on spirituality.
The contents of the Course are directly based on the specific recommendations of the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation and the Institute of Sathya Sai Education will award certificates to those successfully completing the course.
This course is open to all devotees and is a mandatory requirement for all SSE teachers.
The Institute of Sathya Sai Education and its hubs will commence the Course around Guru Poorinima 2012.
We encourage all devotees to avail of this opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Baba's teachings and by practising these teachings in their daily life, realise the God within.
For further details about the course and to register for it, please refer to the notification from the The Institute of Sathya Sai Education, Australia, and the flyer for the course here.
The Sathya Sai Organisation has an active Ladies Wing, which any women may participate in. If you would like to know more about the Ladies Wing in your state, contact us on our Contact Page. The Ladies Wing have their own pages on this website. See Ladies Wing
Ladies Wing Newsletter
The latest edition of the Ladies Wing Newsletter - for August 2011, is now available for reading. Download the August 2011 Ladies Wing Newsletter (PDF, 1.4 MB
Service Activity - Blood Donation
The Sai Young Adults, in collaboration with the Service Wing, are coordinating a national blood donation service activity, between 23 October and 9 December. Many devotees donate blood at the time of Baba's Birthday, as well as on other occasions. Some donate blood on a regular basis, as medical advice allows.
There is a significant shortage of blood within Australia, and the Blood Bank is constantly requesting assistance for blood donations. Every donation can provide life-saving treatment for 3 people.
Members of the Organisation will come together in a spirit of love and service,to donate blood in groups or individually during this period. Download the flyer for this activity. Anyone may contact either their local youth coordinator or the service coordinator to participate in blood donation as a group. Download the flyer for this event.
From the Youth Program:
Sai Young Adults meet weekly and share their practice of Divine Love in their places of work and study. Their sharing is published as All Work is My Work, a weekly spiritual offering to the Divine.
All Work is My Work - Love@Work Bulletin №256
Consider how much talent the Lord has given to man. With that endowment, seek the goals of life, and move forward on the path to the Lord, adhering strictly to the demands of Truth. That is the use to which the talent has to be put; that is the purpose of the gift. It is only those gifted with eyesight that can see things: the blind do not have that luck. So too, only those gifted with Truth, longing for goals of life and adhering to right conduct (dharma), can see the Lord; all others are blind. The Lord has also given man the instruments for developing his intellect and discrimination. If he uses them well and tries to realise himself, the Lord will add unto him fresh talent and new sources of power, for He is full of Grace towards the struggling. When man seeks to follow right conduct (Dharma), the Truth too will reveal itself to him.
Sathya Sai Baba, Prashanti Vahini
Download All Work is My Work №256 (PDF, 460 KB)
Sai News Australia - Electronic Magazine
Sai News Australia was formerly a print magazine which was distributed for many years. It has been relaunched as an electronic publication, in PDF format. This issue of Sai News Australia contains a messages from the Central Coordinator, and the reflections of the Chair, Central Council on the heritage of indigenous peoples and their spirituality to all Australians. There are articles from the Devotional, Service and Education Wings in addition to contributions from Sai Young Adults, the Ladies Program and the Medical Unit. There is photographic coverage of the 2013 National Conference, along with a Question and Answer by Prof. Anil Kumar.
You may download the first electronic issue of Sai News Australia, 1 of 2013. (PDF, 1.5MB)
Sathya Sai Primary School Newsletters
The latest newsletter for the Sathya Sai Primary School is available. Go to the Sathya Sai Primary School Newsletters Page
Our Environmental Officers in the Sathya Sai Organisation produce a newsletter called Envirocare Message Stick. This is the newsletter of the Australian Sai Organisation Envirocare Group, a group of devotees who promote the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba on the environment, focussing on the practice of human values and daily living with the Ceiling on Desires Program. External ecology indicates that climate change is induced by human activity. Internal ecology, practice of the five human values and using the Ceiling on Desires Program, leads to personal transformation and practice of precepts. Thus do Sathya Sai devotees model the changes they wish to see in the world.
The latest Envirocare Message Stick is available for your reading. You may download Envirocare Message Stick Spring 2012.
Visit the Sai Envirocare web pages
Sathya Sai Education in Human Values
Sathya Sai Baba frequently told, "I do not want your devotion to me; what I want is your devotion to my teachings". Frequently espoused in the discourses and teachings of Sathya Sai Baba are the Five Human Values: Truth, Right Conduct, Love, Peace and Non-violence. Sathya Sai Baba also, repeatedly, taught that Education is for Life, not for a living. Education is actually Educare, which elicits these five values, which are inherent within every child, every student, every parent, indeed, every person. A system of Education in Human Values has emerged. If you are interested in Education, parenting of chidren, and the application of these values to all spheres of human activity, you may read of and peruse the papers from our recent Education Conferences. For the papers and presentations of the 2011 Education Conference, go here. For the papers and presentations of the 2009 Education Conference, go here. These conferences are conducted jointly by the Institute of Sathya Sai Education Australia, and the Sathya Sai Organisation of Australia & PNG.
Divine Discourse Walk-Through
Recently, Prof. G. Venkataraman of Prashanti Nilayam visited Australia and gave talks. Prof. Venkataraman has undertaken a new project where he gives musings and illumination of Divine Discourses by Sathya Sai Baba. If you find the Divine Discourse difficult to follow, then you may appreciate how Professor Venkataraman unpacks the talks of Sathya Sai Baba in simple, easy-to-follow, everyday language. Two such audio are online and may be downloaded from Radio Sai at this link.
Meditation Audio CD
For those newcomers who would like to acquire the habit of meditation and listen to the OM chanted, an Audio CD is available. See the Light Meditation page.
Sanathana Sarathi Website
Started in 1958, Sanathana Sarathi [www.sanathanasarathi.org] is a monthly magazine devoted to Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Righteousness), Shanti (Peace) and Prema (Love) - the four cardinal principles of Sai Baba's philosophy. It is published from Prasanthi Nilayam (the Abode of Highest Peace) and acts as a mouthpiece of Baba's Ashram as it speaks of the important events that take place in His sacred Abode, besides carrying Divine Messages conveyed through Divine Discourses of Sathya Sai Baba. This new website provides an easy methodology for subscriptions and renewal both for printed magazine as well as its interactive e-copy.
Click the Image to go to the Sanathana Sarathi Website.
Sri Sathya Sai Avatar - His Life is His Legacy
Sri Sathya Sai Avatar - His Life is His Legacy - is a free E-book in PDF format written by Sri Indulal Shah, Emeritus world-wide coordinator of the Sai Organisations. This 46 page E-book outliines the works of Sri Sathya Sai Baba in India, and world-wide, in the fields of Education, community welfare, and details the significances of many boons given to humanity by the very life of Sri Sathya Sai Baba - Avatar of this Age.
Click the image to download this liftout in PDF Format (12.4 MB) or - right click here and select "Save As"
The Universal Sai
The Universal Sai - a four page liftout from the Times of India, 22 November 2010
Click the image to download this liftout in PDF Format (6.4 MB) or - right click here and select "Save As"
Beacon of Love - Overview of the Works and Teachings of Sai Baba
A Beacon of Love, a four page supplement printed in the Times of India during March of 2010, is available for reading from the Sathya Sai Books and Publications Website. Click the image below to view a PDF version of this lift-out.
Four important discourses by Sri Sathya Sai Baba:
We offer these keynote talks by Sai Baba for your reading and reflection. These talks are signal events where Sai Baba has given explanations about his purpose, mission, and teachings.
Shiva Shakthi (6
July 1963). Swami heals himself from an 8-day stroke and announces
his third incarnation as Prema Sai eight years after he leaves this
The revelation (17
May 1968). The last part of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's discourse
at the "World Conference of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations"
in Bombay, 17 May 1968. Sai Baba states plainly and directly that
he has come as an incarnation of God to restore righteousness (dharma).
discourse (23 November 1968). Swami speaks about His being the
and proclaims his mission on earth: the establishment of righteousness.
Who is Sai? (9 June
1974). Sai Baba talks about God, the Religion of Love, and His Avatar-hood.
He explains why he materializes rings, etc., and gives them to people,
and he explains what "Sai Baba" means.
Discourses are copyrighted by the Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications
Trust., Prasanthi Nilayam, India, with all the rights that pertain
thereto. Please use discourses for personal use only.
A Word of Assurance
Assurances Re Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai Organisation
Brochures detailing the International and local service activities of the Organisation may be viewed at these links:
International Service Activities
Service in Australia
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