Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation was founded in the 1960s by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to enable its members to undertake service activities as a means to spiritual advancement. The Sathya Sai Organisation derives inspiration, guidance and strength from Sai Babaâ€™s mission and message of propagating the truth of manâ€™s inherent divinity, which is proclaimed and preached by all religions of the world. In consonance with this truth, the Organisation has as its main objective selfless love and service without any distinction of religion, nationality, race, socio-economic status, either for those who work in the Organisation or for those who are served by them. Thus, it transcends all barriers, leading humanity towards the ideal of â€˜Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of Manâ€™. In fact, this spiritual basis enables every one in the Organisation to pursue his own religion better by putting its teachings into practice by way of love and service to the God who dwells in all hearts. That is why the Sai Organisation features in its emblem the symbols of some of the major religions of the world. There is no fee or subscription for membership.
Objective:“The main objective of the Sathya Sai Organisation … is to help you recognize the divinity inherent in you. So, your duty is to emphasize the One, to experience the One in all you do or speak. Do not give importance to differences of religion, sect, status, or color. Have the feeling of one-ness permeate all your acts. Only those who do so have a place in this Organisation; the rest can withdraw.”Â Â – Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sathya Sai Speaks IX, 35, 187-188
The Organization undertakes spiritual, educational and service activities under the inspiration and guidance of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba through the Sri Sathya Sai Samithis / Centres all over the globe.
Spiritual activities include devotional singing, study circles, public lectures, seminars, meditation etc.
Educational activities cover â€˜Bal Vikasâ€™ (for children) and Education in Human Values Programmes, besides formal academic education combined with the development of the character of the students for age group of 6 to 15.
Service activities include items such as organizing medical check-up camps, adoption of under-developed villages for accelerating rural development, blood donation, old age homes, etc.
Seva is the very essence of Bhakthi, the very breath of a Bhaktha, his very nature. It springs from the actual experience that convinces the Bhakta that all beings are God’s children, that all bodies are altars where God is installed, that all places are His residences.
Love in Action
â€œFor health, the heart is important;
For knowledge, the head is important;
For the body, water is essential;
All these three â€“ Healthcare, Education and Water should be provided free.
They should not be commercialized, for all these are gifts from God.â€
– Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba