The 23rd of November is the anniversary of the birth of Sathya Sai Baba, founder of the Sathya Sai International Organisation. Worldwide units of the SSIO will be commemorating this event and celebrating this great world spiritual teacher and inspirer of countless humanitarian service projects.
Category: Birthday Celebration
Sathya Sai Baba’s birthday was 23 November 1926. Since that date, His inspirational life, teachings and guidance has attracted millions throughout the world. Every year, the anniversary of His birth is celebrated and honoured by the organisation He founded, the Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO), through special local commemorations for which all are very warmly welcomed.
Born on 23 November 1926, Sathya Sai Baba during His lifetime inspired millions with His teachings and guidance towards lives dedicated to self transformation by fostering the qualities He nominated as Human Values, Truth, Peace, Righteousness, Non-violence, and above all love towards our fellow man and all of creation. The cornerstone of this development He recommended is Selfless Service to those in need; a practice that He exemplified throughout His life in many ways. All of this was to develop a closer relationship with God and a continual exploration of our own inherent divinity.
The SSIO is a body of people who are inspired by His teachings coming from the many different faiths and who have affinity with the Unity of Faiths, and who especially put into practice His teachings of Selfless Service to the communities in which they belong, as well as further afield.
Every year, the anniversary of His birth is a time of celebration of His life and influence and a reflection on the legacy of His teachings.
The centres and groups of the Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia & PNG, will be observing this special day throughout the different regions of Australia akin with similar organisations around the globe. The celebrations are open to all and all are warmly welcomed. Details of the various meetings are available through the link below.
Every year, the SSIO celebrates Avatar Declaration Day on 20th October, the anniversary of the day Sathya Sai Baba declared His mission for spiritual uplift and transformation of humanity.
The event is observed with a global service project, “Serve the Planet.” This year, the theme selected by the Sathya Sai Young Adults, who are leading the project, is ‘Protect the Planet’. We will be focusing on caring for our environment in light of Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings on Ceiling on Desires, with respect to the reduction/elimination of plastic, conservation of water and consumption of nutritious food which supports spiritual growth. Resources for the project can be obtained through local centre Presidents.
The Gayatri Mantra is a universal prayer that is derived from the Vedas, the sacred texts of Hinduism. It is primarily a prayer for enlightenment, but is attributed with many other beneficial outcomes for the individual, the world and the universe.
Since 24 April 2017, the Sathya Sai International Organisation through its worldwide groups and individually has been engaged in chanting the prayer, aiming to have it completed 92 million times by 23 November 2017. The purpose is to offer a world service commemorating the 92nd anniversary since the advent of Sathya Sai Baba.
The centres and groups of the Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia & PNG will be celebrating the 91st year of the advent of Sathya Sai Baba throughout the different regions of Australia. The celebrations are open to all and all are warmly welcomed.