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The mission of the Sri Sathya Sai Centre of Central London is to create opportunities for people from all walks of life to join the quest for spiritual awakening with a bid to realise their true identity, that they are Divine beings.

Pathways to connect with God

Every being is endowed with the potential to rise to their higher consciousness and connect with God. The ancient scriptures describe nine paths of devotion that can lead to self-realisation.

  1. Sravanam
    Listening to the Lord's stories, Leelas and Mahimas.

  2. Kirtanam
    Singing the glories of the Lord's Name.

  3. Smaranam
    Remembrance of Lord's Name.

  4. Pada Sevanam
    Service to the Lotus Feet of the Lord.

  5. Archanam
    Worship of the Lord.

  6. Vandanam
    Salutation of the Lord.

  7. Dasyam
    Master and Servant Relationship like the one between Sri Rama and Hanuman.

  8. Sakhyam
    Companionship of the Lord.

  9. Atma Nivedanam
    Offering oneself to the Lord in complete self-surrender.

"Summer Showers" in Brindavan in 1990

You may follow any one or all the nine forms of devotion like Sravanam (listening), Kirtanam (singing), Vishnusmaranam (contemplating on Vishnu), Padasevanam (serving His Lotus Feet), Vandanam (salutation), Archanam (worship), Dasyam (servitude), Sneham (friendship), Atmanivedanam (Self-surrender). More than following any or all the nine forms of devotion, it is the inner feeling or motive behind the forms of Bhakti that is important. Your inner feeling must always be pure.

 

You must have pure and selfless love towards one and all. Such love is not a one-way traffic. Today, we are prepared to receive love from all people, but are hesitant to share our love with others. It should be a give and take policy. Love begets Love. You must also be prepared to receive love from others. Love is a gift of God. In fact, you must rise to such a level that whatever is given by God, you must be prepared to receive wholeheartedly.

 

At times, God also gives you a bitter pill like the doctor. This is for your own good. Both happiness and sorrow are God's gifts. Nobody can comprehend His Divine Leelas.

 

Whatever activity you undertake, unity should be the undercurrent. All people should live in peace and harmony wherever they are.  Even if you come across an opponent, greet him with love. He will automatically respond with love, since the whole world is filled with reaction, reflection and resound. Suppose there is unrest in your mind. It is not because of external factors. Your own deficiencies and faults are being reflected in the form of unrest.

Excerpts from: Sathya Sai Baba, Divine Discourse "Let Unity Be the Undercurrent Everywhere" 2 Mar, 2003, Prasanthi Nilayam

In the Kali Yuga (current epoch) the easiest path to reach the Lord is through Namasmaranam - constant remembrance of His name. Sankirtanam – group devotional singing is recommended as it purifies the atmosphere by creating positive vibrations and energy that uplift the soul.

Nine point Code of Conduct

1. Daily meditation and prayer.

2. Devotional singing/prayer with members of your family once per week.

3. Participation in the educational programmes conducted by the Organisation for children.

4. Attendance at least once per month as group devotional programmes   conducted by the Organisation.

5. Participation in community service and other programmes of the Organisation.

6. Regular study of Sai literature.

7. Putting into practice the principles of “ceiling on desires” and utilise any savings thereby generated for the service of mankind.

8. Speaking softly and lovingly with everyone with whom you come into contact.

9. Avoid talking ill of others especially in their absence.

Asato Maa Sadgamaya, Thamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya, Mrytur Maa Amritam Gamaya

From untruth lead me to Truth, from darkness to Light, from death to Immortality.

Sarva Dharma Prayer

Om Tat Sat Shri Narayana Tu, Purushottam Guru Tu, Sidh Budh Tu, Skand Vinayak, Savita Pavak Tu x 2 Brahma Mazda Tu, Yavaha Shakti Tu, Eshu Pita Prabhu Tu, Rudra Vishnu Tu, Ram Krishna Tu, Rahim Tao Tu x 2, Vasu Deva Go, Vishwarupa Tu, Chidanand Hari Tu, Adviteeya Tu, Aakal Nirbhaya, Aatma Linga Shiv Tu, Aatma Linga Shiva Tu, Aatma Linga Shiva Tu.

Aarti

Om Jaya Jagadheesa Harey                          
Swami Sathya Sai Harey

Bhakta Jana Samrakshaka x 2

Parthi Maheshwara

 

Om Jaya Jagadheesa Harey

Sashi Vadhana Sree Karaa

Sarva Praana Pathey, 
Swami Sarva Praana Pathey
Aasritha Kalpa Latheeka x 2

Aaphat Baandhava    

 

Om Jaya Jagadheesa Harey

Maatha Pitha Guru Dhaivamu

Mari Anthayu Neevey

Swami Mari Anthayu Neevey                       Naadha Brahma Jagan Naatha x 2

Naagendra Shayanaa

Om Jaya Jagadheesa Harey

Omkaara Roopa Om Jai

Shiv Sai Mahadeva

Sathya Sai Mahadeva

Mangala Aarathi Anduku x 2

Mandhara Giridhari

 

Om Jaya Jagadheesa Harey                          

 

Narayana Narayana Om

Sathya Narayana Narayana Narayana Om Narayana Narayana Om Sathya x2

Om Jai Sad Guru Devaa

 

Samastha Lokha Sukhino Bhavantu x 3

Victory to Lord of Universe,

Lord Sathya Sai,

Who destroys grief, evil, and miseries of life and Who guards and protects devotees.

Victory to Lord of Lords - Lord of Parthi

O Graceful and Charming as a full moon! O Auspicious One! O Lord Sai! Thou art the Indweller and life-force of all Beings the wish-fulfilling divine creeper to those who have surrendered to Thee; and kinsman, protector, and friend in times of distress and calamities.

 

Victory to Thee, O Lord of Universe.

O Lord Sai! Thou art Mother, Father, noble Teacher, Swami, Supreme Divinity, and everything to us.

O Lord Universe! Thou art Primeval Sound and art reclined on coiled serpent.

 

Victory to Thee, O Lord of Universe

O Splendorous One! O Lord of Lords -- Lord Sai! Thy Form is Pranava. We pray Thee to accept the auspicious waving of flame of light (signifying the removal of ignorance). Resident of Mandhar mountain - Lord Giridhari.

Victory to Thee, O Lord of Universe

 

Chant the name of Lord Sathya Sai Narayana, Whose Form is Pranav. Victory to Noble Teacher and Supreme Lord Sai, Satya Sai.


May all the beings in all the worlds be happy

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti