Christmas is a joyous occasion of the year symbolising God’s care for humanity, love, hope and a coming together for many. This year, following the major health crisis and its consequential devastating impacts, its symbolism is perhaps more potent than ever.
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The 20 October is a special day celebrated by the SSIO. It marks the anniversary of the date in 1940 that its founder and guide, Sathya Sai Baba, declared Himself and took up His work of re-invigorating faith and love for God and guiding the transformation the individual and society through the practice of universal human values at a deep spiritual level and selfless service to those in need and the community in general.
The Sai Medical Unit, a team of health professionals within the SSIO, following on the success of a number of events and seminars run for the previous year’s Women’s Health Week, are broadening their approach to include men’s health issues in this year’s activities. In keeping with COVID restrictions, they are providing two online webinars focusing on mind and heart-related matters.
Education Week is an annual event observed in August by the SSIO with an emphasis on the Sai Spiritual Education program (SSE) encompassing the principles and aspects of education that Sathya Sai Baba taught for spiritual and social uplift and development. There is a primary focus on the human values of Peace, Truth, Right Conduct, Non-violence and especially Love, which are values enshrined in all the major religions.
There is an expression, ‘plant a tree for your grandchildren’. The trees we plant generally develop their full grandeur and potential well beyond the life of those who plant them. However, even during our short span, they provide numerous services to humankind and the entire natural environment: shade; climate amelioration, global and local; habit and air services to name a few, not to mention their aesthetic appeal. The SSIO Australia will again participate in the national tree planting drive.
NSW Region West of the SSIO Australia is commemorating the 95th Year of the Advent of Sathya Sai Baba with two special service activities: a Birthing Kit promotion and a prolonged Ceiling on Desires initiative.
Continuing the theme for the events, ‘Unity is Divinity: Purity is Enlightenment’, another webinar is programmed for Sunday, 28 June 2020. The speaker, Sriranganatha Raju, has delivered many talks covering the teachings and mission of Sathya Sai Baba and this webinar promises to be another fine one.
Covid19 group meeting restrictions remain in various stages in Australia. To accommodate the important Guru Poornima celebration, held in honour of the spiritual teacher and guide, the Young Adults of the SSIO Australia will be providing a web-based celebration.