NewsLetter

General Announcements

Devotion

  • Sai Center Activities Schedule

    Sai Center Activities on Sunday May 19th @ HSNC:

    Kindly note that there will be no vedam learning session on May 19th and May 26th.

    Rooms 3,4,5,6

    • 3:15PM – Setup
    • 4:00PM – 5:00PM – Study Circle Attachment-Detachment-Part 2 by Sis. Padma Commuri
    • 5:05PM – 6:10PM – Sai Aaradhan Bhajans, Arati and Closing Prayers

  • Study circle Summary : ‘Self-Sacrifice’ led by YAs

    In this YA-facilitated study-circle, we continued our conversation about the path towards self-realization guided by Swami. We began with reviewing the last two study-circles on self-confidence and self-satisfaction – the foundation and the walls for building a spiritual life. Swami says that it is absolutely necessary for every individual to search his conscience. He adds that one should essentially have faith in one’s own Atma to be self-confident. Only when one develops self-confidence will they be able to develop peace of mind and experience the satisfaction or Ananda of the Atma. But, can one live in a building with just foundation and walls and no roof? Swami says self-sacrifice is that roof and it cannot be laid without a wall and walls cannot be raised without a foundation. In the study-circle, we had a meaningful discussion about how love is our very nature and sacrifice is an expression of that love. Loving everyone will enable us to sacrifice without any expectation, and with the spirit of oneness and unity with all. In our next YA-facilitated study circle, we will continue our conversation about self-sacrifice and how it can lead to self-realization.

 

  • Bhajan of the week

    Deity: Sai
    Raag: Mishra Chandrakauns

    Taal: 8 Beat / Keherwa / Adi

    Lyrics:

    Deena Dukhiyon Ke Taarana Kaarana
    Tum Ho Eesa Masiha O Sai Baba [ Deena Dukhiyon … ]
    Dharma Uddharana Bhaktha Parayana
    Adi Narayana Sai
    Alakh Niranjan Bhava Bhaya Bhanjana
    Parthi Narayana Sai (2)
    Meaning:
    O Lord Sai Baba, You are the destroyer of the miseries and pain of the destitute, You are the Supreme Lord descended for the revival or upliftment of righteousness and for guiding the devotees. O Lord Sai, You are the imperceptible and faultless and are the destroyer of the fear of the cycle of birth and death. O Sai, resident of Parthi, You are verily Lord Narayana.

    Bhajan Link:

    https://youtu.be/4v_OJHDIvWo

Service

  • RSC Service Activities
    NEW  ANNOUNCEMENT(S)! :
    * Habitat for Humanity construction volunteer service
    Here are the construction support volunteer opportunity dates given to our Raleigh Sai Center
    • Saturday June 1st (8:15am to 3:30pm)
    Add your name to our internal signup sheet and register on-line on Habitat site at http://vhub.at/SpringOPP  and sign required waivers.

    * PRAYER BRACELET PROJECT FOR THE PATIENTS AT WAKEMED HOSPITAL:   This project was initiated by senior members of the Raleigh Sai Center, in collaboration with the Senior Club of Hindu Society of North Carolina (HSNC) and the members of Raleigh Sai Center. Bracelets are made with 18 crystal glass beads and filler beads for men and women. Members recite Gayatri Mantra or similar prayer based on their religious background 108 times with each glass bead. Bracelets are put in small cloth bags (stitched by the members) along with a printed message from the WakeMed Hospital. These bracelets are given to the interested patients by the hospital volunteers. Each month hospital volunteers are requesting 30-40 bracelets. Patients are very much appreciative of having the prayer bracelets during their convalescence. Photo of a bracelet offering can be seen below:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/177CLfNxjNoLJKkdD8RW9q0EuVvV1985t/view?usp=share_link

    If you are interested to participate in this service, please email service@raleighsaicenter.org for more information.
    * Sri Sathya Sai Prema Tharu (Tree planting)
    Raleigh Sai center is teaming up with Trees for the Triangle organization for our Sri Sathya Sai Prema Tharu project. Interested volunteers to participate in this service, please register for volunteer at https://treesforthetriangle.org/volunteer/ and Dave from Trees for the triangle will communicate on the dates of planting.
    To participate in active service projects, please see list below.
    Service name and Date/time Service Activity Details Locations & Sign up
    Sunday Food Service: Men’s shelter – Raleigh (Every alternate Sunday)   Preparing food at Volunteer homes and drop at common place. Volunteer will deliver at Raleigh Men’s shelter by 2pm 1420 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601Please click here to sign up for Sunday service.
    SAI Tutoring Program Volunteers provide weekly one to one tutoring via Zoom to an underserved elementary school student from the Durham Public School district. The focus is on ELA and math enrichment and also providing mentorship. NOTE: Please contact service@raleighsaicenter.org if you are interested in getting involved.
    Growing Sai’s Love – Garden project RSC’s pilot program Growing Sai’s Love to help our Sai Community members get more self-reliant by learning to grow their own fresh, healthy vegetables, fruits, flowers, in their backyard. Members can also use these for service and center activities. NOTE: Please contact service coordinator service@raleighsaicenter.org if you would like to participate in this service.
    Raleigh Men’s shelter Breakfast service Monthly Breakfast service on 3rd Saturday to support Raleigh Men’s Shelter. Please drop off items at 719 McRae Rd, Cary on 3rd Friday of the month by 7pm so volunteers can take supplies to the shelter on Saturday morning to cook and serve breakfast.
    Recycling project Recycling project that involves used batteries, medication(s), small electronics and bulbs.  NOTEPlease contact service coordinator service@raleighsaicenter.org if you would like to participate in this service.
    Pediatric Clinic Food Distribution Project This bi-weekly project involves distributing grocery bags to Lincoln Community Health Center Pediatric Clinic’s families in need. Any identified family visiting the pediatric clinic who is facing food insecurity will be given a grocery bag filled with dry/canned goods as well as a list of local food resources in the Durham area. Signup sheet has instructions and Grocery list
     Food drive for Inter-faith Food Shuttle, Durham by Group 3 SSSE Students every month  Group 3 SSSE students form leads in their communities and conduct food drive. Please contact Group 3 teachers for more information. Collected food will be delivered during first week of every month atInter-faith Food Shuttle

    2436 S. Miami Blvd, Suite 200-9

    Durham, NC

SSSE

  • Pre-SSSE

    CLASS DATE: 02/18/2024 TEACHERS:    Lakshmi, Bhuvana, Radhika, Hima 
    SUMMARY:  Valentine’s Day ATTENDANCE: 
    Class was started with 3 Om and Gayathri.
    Next was ‘Swami in our heart’ by Lakshmi Aunty. We all closed our eyes and visited Swami in our hearts. They hugged Swami and invited him to join us for the Pre SSSE class.
    Next did the discussion on Valentine’s Day.
    We discussed what is Valentine’s Day?
    This is a day we show love to everyone. God is Love.
    Swami will be happy when love all.
    Swami says we should,
    Start the day is love
    Spend the day with love
    End the day with love
    How do we show love to everyone?
    How do we start the day with love?
    How do we fill the day with love?
    How do we end the day with love?
    Children came up with so many ways for it.
    – by being kind
    – by being nice
    – by helping each other
    – by sharing
    – by listening
    – by giving a hug
    – ⁠by cleaning up the toys after we play

    After this Bhuvana Aunty taught them the bhajan
    ‘Love is my form’
    Then for art and craft time Sreevidya Aunty came and taught the children to make a flower. Children also had fun drawing a heart and coloring it.
    It was time for a short snack break.
    Following this Lakshmi Aunty read the book ‘My best friend’
    Activity of the Week:
    Give mom and dad a big hug before going to bed.

  • SSSE group1

     

     CLASS  DATE: 3/3/2024

    TEACHER(S): Sunitha, Nitya, Aditi, Sharanya, Aruna 
     Topic:  Kindness  Attendance:  26/37
    Theme for the Year: Our Life, His MessageSub-theme for Quarter 2: Duty and ResponsibilityTopics for Quarter 2

    1. Duty – Be on Time, Do your bit for the family
    2. Be a responsible family member, do your part
    3. Personal responsibility- Cleanliness
    4. Do not pass your responsibility to someone else
    5. Do your duty without being told

    Topics for Quarter 3:

    1. Self-respect
    2. Kindness

    CLASS SUMMARY

    We talked about what is kindness and the 3 ways to practice kindness
    1.⁠ ⁠Thought – thinking kind thoughts(eg. Praying when an emergency vehicle passes by, etc)
    2.⁠ ⁠Word – speaking kind words
    3.⁠ ⁠Deed- practicing kind actions like helping around the house. Helping friends /teachers in school with their work.
    Please help them practice kindness
    We had a wonderful and interactive class and we read a book called “The invisible boy”. Please ask them about the book and what they learnt from it.

    Please find the link for the life application tracker. You can print it out and stick it to the notebook just like we did so they can track the life application they are practicing : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V8Q7VqVowh5_q-777B1JUkpatrFcAUUYc8MLy_QJM1w/edit?usp=drive_link

    Life application:
    The new life application activity/challenge for this month is to ‘Brush Teeth TWICE a Day’
    Children will put a tick mark in their tracker only when brushing twice, both morning and night. Just one-time brushing doesn’t count for the challenge! The Be On Time Challenge continues!!

    Easwaramma Day sign-up link:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IbXRl4Kr2ka2VZJb3q9EBY5KrLfurx69KriT1bfrfwc/edit?usp=drivesdk

    Bhajans learned:

    1. Om Shivaya Om Shivaya

    https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/311

    2. Jaya Hari Krishna Jaya Hari Krishna

    https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/2684

    3. Ram Lakshman Janki

    https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/209

    4. Hare rama Hare rama

    https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/2607

    5.Love is the way

    https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/2400

    6. Govinda Gopala Prabhu Giridhari dhari
    https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/1630

    7. Lingashtakam – https://bhaktinidhi.com/en/lingashtakam-in-english/

    Archives:

    https://raleighsaicenter.org/sse-group1-archives/

    Calendar:


     

  • SSSE-Group3

    CLASS  DATE:    03/03/2024

    TEACHER(S): Nalini, Gangadher, Sravanti, Aneesha
    Topic: Life is a game Play it – Personality Development   Attendance: 20
    Sairam dear parents

    Please find the class notes, we had brother Ravi talk to students about Leadership skills with many real world examples
    – Who is a leader- lead by example
    – What is leadership- raising above self interest
    – Different types of leadership
    – Why few considered as leaders failed later- lack of ethics & morals
    – He took examples for Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Few contemporary Company CEO’s to discuss further about leading by Force vs leading by example
    – ⁠Qualities of good leader- proactive, inspire, self driven, good communication skills, responsible, trustworthy, confident
    – ⁠Swami (our Guide, Guru, God) leading by example with emphasis on self improvement
    – Who is True leader- one who aligns with the source within and operate from a place beyond self interest.

    Brother will share his own personal experiences with Swami, guidance & grace that he received from Swami, this Sunday on 3/10.

  • SSSE-Group4

     

    SaiRam All!  

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024!  May Swami continue shower his blessings upon you!

    For the January 7th class, we had 12 girls, and 6 boys attend.  Teachers for January 7th Class – Mouli Uncle Vini Aunty & Haritha Akka.

    The agenda and key topics/discussions/presentations in class are described below:

    • 3 OM’s, Swami Prayer
    • Each Group 4 sub-group (Devotion, Service, Enrichment) provided a quick update of activities.
    • Devotion Team (assist in Eshwaramma Day Planning and Committee Assignments – Total of 9)
    • Service Team (assist in planning and details to support Womens Shelter Dinner committed for Sunday January 28th evening
    • Enrichment Team is planning a Sports Day in April, details like date and which groups will be involved are in progress.
    • Next, the Group 4’s continued and completed the interactive workshop on Conflict Management, where teachers provided specific examples for students to select and then had them discuss, review and come up with resolutions in the class.
    • Student Led vs. Teacher Led Presentations:
      • Group 4 students are continuing to do peer presentations in front of their class on topics that they choose, and think is relevant in their lives. 
      • We have now had 5 Presentations conducted by Group 4 students –> Akshara (‘Actions Speak Louder than Words’), Vishu (‘Time Management’), Samhitha (‘Discipline’), Harshitha (‘Avoiding Comparison, – Learning to Appreciate Yourself’) and Ananya (‘Positive Attitude’).  Every class we will try to have 2 Group 4 presenters, present for 10 minutes followed by interactive Q&A.  Group 4 teachers have provided a presentation template for the students to follow.  All presentations must include specific quotes and lessons from SWAMI.
      • Each Presentation was videotaped and sent to each Group 4 student who presented for their personal review and to identify areas of improvement in public speaking. 
      • Presenter this week was Saanvi.  Throughout the SSSE year the following Group 4 students have presented – Akshara, Vishu, Saipreeti, Arnav, Samhitha, Harshitha, Hansika.  The rest of the students will be presenting throughout classes in 2024.
    • We started on a new interactive workshop on “Handling and Overcoming Rejection”.   We asked each student to provide an example of a Rejection they went through, how they handled at the time, and how they would handle differently at this time.  Group 4 peers were able to provide each other good feedback.   Many Swami quotes on the topic were reviewed as part of the workshop.
    • Updated Student Saadhanas and Challenges to overcome worksheet was re-sent to students incorporating the ability to add specific New Years Resolutions.

    Class ended with Om, 3 Shanthis & then Snacks.

    Jai Sai Ram!

     

    Note to Parents:

    Sairam Parents –

    In December, Students requests a ‘movie day’ to enhance team bonding. We will host at Raman Residence a Movie afternoon on Saturday January 20th.  We’ve asked students to vote on what movie they wish to watch. The movie day is in lieu of the January 21st class.  More details will follow next week, thanks.

    -Group 4 Teachers.

    Jai Sai Ram!

     

     

Young Adults (YA) Updates

  • GAYATHRI BEADS BRACELET SERVICE

    SERVICE TO MAN IS SERVICE TO GOD

    Sairam,

    We will chant and energize beads using the power of Gayathri Mantra, make them into bracelets and offer it to people in need like hospital patients and people in senior care homes.

    Steps to follow:

    TAKE ONE BEAD IN YOUR HAND
    CHANT GAYATHRI MANTHRA 108 TIMES WHILE HOLDING THE BEAD
    AFTER CHANTING 108 TIMES, PRAY THIS BEAD HELP SOMEONE
    KEEP THIS ENERGIZED BEAD SAFELY IN A SEPARATE BAG FROM THE OTHER BEADS
    PRAY AND ENERGIZE AS MANY AS POSSIBLE
    ONCE READY, EMAIL  ya@raleighsaicenter.org  TO DELIVER AND RECEIVE MORE BEADS  
    BEADS WILL BE CONVERTED TO BRACELETS AND GIVEN TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS OR SENIOR CARE HOMES

 

Seniors Corner

  • Seniors group :

    1. PRAYER BRACELET PROJECT FOR THE PATIENTS AT WAKEMED HOSPITAL:   This project was initiated by senior members of the Raleigh Sai Center, in collaboration with the Senior Club of Hindu Society of North Carolina (HSNC) and the members of Raleigh Sai Center. Bracelets are made with 18 crystal glass beads and filler beads for men and women. Members recite Gayatri Mantra or similar prayer based on their religious background 108 times with each glass bead. Bracelets are put in small cloth bags (stitched by the members) along with a printed message from the WakeMed Hospital. These bracelets are given to the interested patients by the hospital volunteers. Each month hospital volunteers are requesting 30-40 bracelets. Patients are very much appreciative of having the prayer bracelets during their convalescence. Photo of a bracelet offering can be seen below:
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/177CLfNxjNoLJKkdD8RW9q0EuVvV1985t/view?usp=share_link

     2. RSC  Seniors Group is planning to make the Vibuthi Packets for distribution during  Aradhana Day, Easwaramma Day, Guru Poornima and Swami’s birthday celebrations. Our Senior Group is doing this as a spiritual sadhana of writing “Aum Sri Sairam” on one side of the paper and then cut the paper into four parts, include vibuthi in the unwritten side and fold the paper to make vibuthi packets for distribution. 

    3. Some members of the Senior Group are meeting virtually on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 pm to discuss the application of Swami’s messages in their everyday lives. If you are interested in participating in the virtual meetings or to participate in seva activities with senior’s, please email:   seniors@raleighsaicenter.org

Interest Groups Updates

Regional Update

  • Sairam,  Please visit below link for announcements from our Zone.  A special birthday offering and details can be accessed at the below link:

    https://www.sssgc-zone1.org/post/sai-inspires-jan-01-2024

    Guru Purnima Sri Sathya Sai Medical Camp in July.

    One whose heart is filled with compassion,
    Whose words spell truth,
    And who works for the welfare for others
    Will never suffer from difficulties
    Or diseases even in the Kali Age. – Sri Sathya Sai Baba, February 6, 1993

    With Swami’s Grace, the annual Guru Purnima Sri Sathya Sai Medical Camp will be held from 18th of July to the 22nd of July, 2024 in Prasanthi Nilayam, N1 building. Health Care Professionals from around the world are invited to join together in unity with this unique opportunity to provide service on the holy grounds of Prasanthi Nilayam. Non-medical volunteers, especially young adults, are also needed and most welcome to join and serve in various capacities. Space is limited and registration needs to be done in advance with a deadline of May 20, 2024. Please refer the flyer for more details.

    Medical Professional Registration 2024: https://bit.ly/MedicalProfessionalRegistration2024
    Non-Medical Volunteer Registration 2024: https://bit.ly/NonMedicalVolunteerRegistration2024

    ——-
    Dr. Axay Shanti Kalathia
    SSSGC, Zone 1 Chair

    https://www.sssgc-zone1.org/
    https://www.srisathyasaiglobalcouncil.org/
    https://www.sssmediacentre.org/#/

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    Sadhana Hour Initiative

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    Sairam to All!

    Please see email below from the National Devotional Coordinator about the Sadhana Initiative commemorating Bhagavan’s Centennial Celebrations. This will be held on Fridays, starting March 1st.
    Please share with all devotees.

    Jai Sai Ram!

    Ravi Nakkina- Regional DC
    Region 3 Team.

    Sairam Dear All. I hope you and your families are doing well by Bhagawan’s immense Grace. As we joyously prepare for Swami’s centennial birthday celebrations, I am excited to share with you the details of our upcoming initiatives that aim to help with our Sadhana and enrich our spiritual journey.

    Sadhana Hour – Fridays, 9 PM to 10 PM EST: Starting March 1st, we will gather for “Sadhana Hour” on most Fridays on zoom.

    First Friday of Each Month – Bhajan best practices and Learning Sessions: Sessions on the first Friday of every month will delve into best practices on leading bhajans and workshops on learning to play common instruments used in bhajans such as taalam, kanjira, harmonium, and tabla. We kick off this series with Sai Shruthi and Rashmi guiding us through the basics of playing taalam on Friday, March 1st.

    Second Friday of Each Month – Study Circle Sessions: Eminent Sai devotees will moderate study circle sessions on the second Friday of each month. On the second Friday, March 8th, brother Ravi Mariwalla will lead a study circle on the topic “Practice & Inspire.” Please review the attached study guide beforehand for an enriching study circle session.

    Third Friday of Each Month – Rudram Learning Session – :

    Sairam All! ”Sadhana Hour” for this week is scheduled for the upcoming Friday. As it is the third Friday of the month, our focus will be on learning to chant Sri Rudram.

    Sadhana hours zoom session details:

    Sairam All! ”Sadhana Hour” for this week is scheduled for the coming Friday, April 19th, from 9 PM to 10 PM EST. As this is the third Friday of the month, the session will be on “Learning to chant Sri Rudram”.

    In the last session, Dr. Venkata Ramana provided guidance on pronouncing Sanskrit syllables/words and began teaching 1st Anuvaka. He will continue with this anuvaka during the upcoming Sadhana hour.

    Here is the zoom link – “Sadhana Hour” – Bhagawan’s Centennial Birthday Celebrations

    Zoom Meeting link:
    https://bit.ly/SSSGCUSASadhanaHour

    Rudram Learning session video recording: Learn to Chant Rudram by Dr Venkata Ramana | SSSGC USA (youtube.com)

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    SSSGC Region 3 Retreat May 24th-27th, 2024

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    Loving Sairams to all of you!

    We are very excited to announce that by the Grace of our Dear Bhagavan we have the absolute honor of hosting 2 guest speakers whose inspiring talks will help rejuvenate and recharge our connections with the Lord!
    Our esteemed speakers will be Shri S.S. Naganand from Parthi and Shri Shitu Chudasama from the UK. We will also have other well known speakers from the Region and India as well.
    Please see the attached flyer below.

    We invite all of you to come help to organize and participate in your annual Region 3 Retreat which will be held in Raleigh, NC during the Memorial Day weekend. Please reach out to your center president or group lead if you are interested in serving on a committee to help with logistics and planning for the retreat. Please share widely.

    We hope to see you all in Raleigh to come and collectively celebrate our Love for Swami!

    Jai Sai Ram!
    Region 3 team

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    Prasanthi Connection Zone 1

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    Sairam Dear Regional Presidents,

    Please see the mail from Axay regarding Prashanti connection‘s. Share this mail to all Sai family members.
    Loving Sairams,
    Balu Karanam
    President, SSSGC-USA
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    Sai Ram Dear National  Presidents,
    Hope you are all doing well with Bhagawan’s Grace!  Please forward this message regarding the Prasanthi Connection Committee to all centers.  Please request center presidents to encourage all officers and members to subscribe for the direct communications once the accompanying website has been completed.  A convenient summary slide will also be created each week that can be displayed at center meetings.

    Sai Ram Dear Sai Family,

    As you are aware, the monumental 100 year anniversary for the advent of the Sri Sathya Sai Avatar will occur on November 23rd, 2025.  Sai centers across the globe have already begun specially dedicated service, devotional and educational activities as an offering of gratitude to Bhagawan.
    The Prasanthi Connection Committee has been formed to facilitate each and every person’s connection with the birthplace and official residence of Bhagawan – Prasanthi Nilayam.  It is from Prasanthi Nilayam that Bhagwan has launched and guided His organization, educational institutions, and mammoth service projects.  It is Prasanthi Nilayam that continues to serve as the headquarters and guiding light for all Sai activities across the world. It is Prasanthi Nilayam that will continue to attract throngs of spiritual aspirants as it will become the premier place of pilgrimage in the world, uniting all faiths and traditions.
    The Prasanthi Connection Committee, in addition to sending weekly updates consisting of messages, event updates, and personal experiences via articles and videos, will also be available for support for anyone who wishes to make the sacred journey to the ashram. Their goal is to make it easier for everyone to make the holy visit to Prasanthi Nilayam, the eternal abode of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
    See the first offering from the committee below:
    From: Prasanthi Connection Zone 1 <zone1@prasanthiconnection.org>

    Why visit Prasanthi Nilayam when Sathya Sai is omnipresent?

    With this in mind, let us not make a mistake of settling for less. Swami breathes and speaks to us through His Sannidhi (the consecrated space in Sai Kulwant Hall that is saturated with His Grace and presence) . In Prasanthi Nilayam. Sri Sathya Sai’s advent on the land of Parthi is a planned universal event.

    Why did He choose Puttaparthi out of all the millions of places in the world?

    Let us see what Swami said—”Puttaparthi is the place which will ensure that we will not have rebirth. If you stay in Prasanthi Nilayam—a sacred Dhama (that transcendental place beyond all the limitations and misery of the material world of birth and death), and you undertake any penance, any sadhana (spiritual practice), any dhyana (meditation), japa (chanting), this place will grant you that blessing of coming out of the cycle of birth and death.” What a profound message from the Lord of the Universe!

    Well, do you know what is the heart of Prasanthi Nilayam?

    It is Sai Kulwant Hall—the powerhouse of this holy place.

    Do you know the significance of the green ceiling in the Sai Kulwant hall?

    Swami once asked a devotee, “Do you know the reason I suggested the green color? Do you remember what I told you when I gave you this ring?” He said, “Swami! You told me that this is an Emerald Ring. Emerald is for peace, and that I needed Peace!” Swami held the ring and spoke thus: “Exactly. Thousands of devotees arrive here, with many problems. They have Money problems, child problems, Job problems, Health problems, Children’s education problems and likewise many many problems. I cannot go on giving Emerald rings to each and every one. What I have done? This is gold, and there is gold up there. This is emerald, and there is the emerald up in the ceiling. What I am doing is that, I am transforming the entire Kulwant Hall into an emerald Hall. Whoever is sitting inside this hall is getting the shower of Divine rays of peace, even without their knowing.” Swami further told, “Bhagavan had done this for the sake of devotees; Not for the sake of Bhagavan Himself!!!”

    Where else would the divine vibrations go when the Lord Himself walked on this piece of earth for decades?

    This place-Puttaparthi, where He taught humanity with instant love, is so charged, and consecrated by love. His guiding hands are even now felt in every being’s life; His perennial love is building in every heart; His beautiful smile is divinizing every mechanical life; His silent whispers are ringing in every ear; His eye is on each of us on the Darshan grounds; He is present in every inch of Prasanthi Nilayam. Parthi is still heaven on earth. It is no different than it was when it carried the physical proximity of Swami. He is after all, God incarnate and that is the reason, Prasanthi Nilayam still carries its meaning even now.

    Prasanthi Connection Zonal Committee Team

    This might be your first trip or the hundredth trip. Let us embrace the profound connection with our Lord Sai through a pilgrimage to Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, India. At the mere whisper of a longing to tread upon its sacred grounds, reach out to the Prasanthi Connection Zonal Team via

    ph: +1 (909) 736-0119 | email: zone1@prasanthiconnection.org

    url: coming soon

    With Bhagawan’s grace, the ‘Prasanthi Connection Team’ stands ready as a steadfast bridge, ensuring your journey to the land of Prasanthi Nilayam is not just a voyage but a transcendental experience, seamlessly weaving beauty, ease, and spirituality from start to finish.

    Click below for Video Teaser

    News

    from Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, India

    As the spirit of

    SHIGMOTSAV – Festival of Spring

    fills the air, let us all connect virtually with Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, India to revist the Goan cultural offering as part of the Parthi Pilgrimage by devotees from the state of Goa, India during this past weekend on April 27th and 28th 2024.

    Upcoming Events

    from Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, India

    Upcoming Events

    from Zone 1 SSSGC (Canada, USA, West Indies)

    Download Summarized Powerpoint File

    Prasanthi Connection Zonal Team is available to assist. Please call or email us at:

    +1 (909) 736-0119

    or

    zone1@prasanthiconnection.org

    Sai Ram,

    Prasanthi Connection Zonal Committee Team

Media Repository

  • The media repository for all past events is now available in our main page under this link. If you need the password, please email info@raleighsaicenter.org

Sai Center Officers

  • Officer Role
    Name
    Email Address
    President
    Senthil Kumar
    president@raleighsaicenter.org
    Vice-President
    Gopal Somu
    vp@raleighsaicenter.org
    Education (SSSE) Co-ordinator
    Jagruti Mariwalla
    education@raleighsaicenter.org
    Devotional Co-ordinator
    Saideepa Subramanian
    devotion@raleighsaicenter.org
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Thought for the Week

  • How do we win the battle of life where duties and desires are mostly and frequently conflicting?

    Bhagawan lovingly encourages, guides and motivates us today.

    Keep your parents free from worry; show them the gratitude they deserve; return them the Love they pour freely into your hearts. Remember always that it is easy to do what is pleasant, but it is difficult to be engaged in what is beneficial. Not all that is pleasant is profitable. Success comes to those who give up the path strewn with roses, and brave the hammer blows and sword thrusts of the path fraught with danger. As a matter of fact, no road is strewn with rose petals. Life is a battlefield, a Dharma-kshetra, where duties and desires are always in conflict. Smother the fiery fumes of desire, of hatred and anger that rise up in your hearts; it is sheer cowardice to yield to these enemies that turn you into beasts. When obstacles come, meet them with courage. They harden you and make you tough. – Divine Discourse, Feb 20, 1965   BABA