Aum Sri Sairam
“With prayer to God, you can achieve anything in life. I want you to pray. I am always with you, in you, above you, and around you. Make efforts to instil such faith and devotion in fellow human beings. That will make Me very happy. Happiness lies in union with God. Hence contemplate on God incessantly. Never give scope for anxiety or worry.”
Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol.39/Ch.1
The divine assurances that Swami has bestowed on humanity, is enough for it to survive any calamity and thus take an opportunity to dive within, to reach Him deep inside, who is ever waiting to confer the desired peace. It is with this motive the devotees of Bhagavan in the districts of Tamilnadu, actively involved themselves in spiritual Sadhana during the Aradhana month which coincided with the lock-down period, which is known as the month of “Giving and Forgiving” among Sai fraternity.
Activities of this samithi during this month included activities like Gayathri homam in their respective dwellings. The devotees also participated in Satsangh conducted through App in the evenings. Also, the devotees participated in bhajan sessions conducted through internet, which covered 500 bhajan songs.
As part of the daily activities, the devotees involved themselves in chanting of Sai Gayathri from 9pm to 9.15 pm. Devotees also chanted Kandha Sashti kavacham in their daily routine.
Apart from Sai Gayathri chanting, the devotees participated in the Satsangh conducted through App in various topics on Ramakatha rasavahini, Bhagavad Geetha, Tapovanam. Rudram chanting was also conducted through App.
By motivating the youth boys and girls through separate App sessions and after discussions they were given 9 point of code of conduct customised to each of them, to utilise the lock down period, effectively for their spiritual sadhana. The boys and girls look upon these activities enthusiastically, by not merely participating but reporting and analysis to their respective Gurus.
Reading of Sai Literature, chanting of Sai Ashtothram and Sai Sahasranama Archana, listening to Satsangh on various topics were the activities of the devotees. Balvikas classes were conducted through app.
With the recitation of Sai Gayathri, Sai Ashtothram and Sai Sahasrananama, reading of Sai Literature and Bhajan singing in common, there were diverse activities like Satsangh through App on varied topics for Balvikas children and elders and Narayana Seva, which included supply of cooked food to the local police station, as nearly as 25 food packets on a daily basis.
Swami says,”Time waste is life waste”, and the time of little children is more valuable. Keeping this in mind, using the App, balvikas classes and training for the event of talent search were conducted and thus the children were given “Value tasks” to keep them on track of the spiritual path. Youth in these districts were also motivated to attend the Satsangh and were given bhajan training sessions too.
Devotees of this district participated in various daily individual sadhana and collective prayers as well, with ardent devotional fervour. The activities included Omkar, Suprabhatham,, study of Sai Literature, chanting of Sai Gayathri, Sai Ashtothram and Sai Sahasranama. Apart from these they also involved in Jyothi meditation, Sai Divya nama Likhitha Japam, and participated in the Satsangh conducted online from time to time. Some of them also undertake sadhana in the 9 Point code of conduct given by Swami.
Bhagawan’s Aradhana Day-April 24, 2020
Devotees across the districts of Tamilnadu, observed this day with loving devotion to Bhagawan, along with their family. Omkar, Suprabhatahm, chanting of Sai Sahasranama were a part of the day’s agenda in every devotee’s family. Apart from this some chanted Vishnu Sahasranama and listened to and sang Sai Pancharatna Kritis, which form the major part of dedication to our beloved Swami, after a due training by learning through the classes conducted via App.
Also, some of the families had their family bhajans as their offering to Swami at His divine Lotus Feet.
The events concluded with Maha Mangala Aarthi to Swami.
……..activities are still on and reporting will continue…..
Sri Vijay Krishnan, Spiritual Coordinator , Gents
Smt Kavitha Murali, Spiritual Coordinator, Mahilas