My life is My message
Love All, Serve All
Help Ever, Hurt Never
Why fear when I am here
Love is my form, Truth is my breath
Love lives by giving and forgiving - Self lives by getting and forgetting.
Life is a game, play it.
There is life throughout the Universe. To God the Universe is one. Earth is the symbol of the Lord and is an image of the Lord.
There is only one language, the language of the Heart.
Life is a dream, realise it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.
I know the agitations of your hearts, the aspirations, the waves and whirlpools; but, you do not know My heart. I react to the pain you undergo, the joy that you feel. For, I am in every heart. That is the temple where I dwell.
Love is God, Live in Love.
Hands in the Society, Head in the Forest.
The whole world is Reflection, Reaction & Resound.
3Ds = Duty, Devotion, Discipline
WATCH = watch your Words + Actions + Thoughts + Character + Heart
Seva is the best sadhana.
Where there is Love, there is Peace.
Time waste, is life waste.
The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.
Take one step towards Me; I shall take a hundred towards you
Dharma protects those who protect Dharma
Come to me, eager to learn, to progress, to see yourself in Me, and I shall certainly welcome you and show you the way. You will indeed be blessed.
Bear all and do nothing; Hear all and say nothing; Give all and take nothing; Serve all and be nothing.
Make your life a rose, that speaks silently in the language of fragrance.
Greed yields only sorrow; contentment is best.
You are not one person, but three: The one you think you are; The one others think you are; The one you really are.
The mother is the pillar of the home, of society, of the nation, and so of humanity itself.
If it is good and will harm no one, go ahead. If it is not good, put it aside. If not sure, do nothing until sure.
I - Want - Peace "I" is ego. "Want" is desire. Remove ego and desire and you have peace.
Learn to speak what you feel, and act what you speak.
Doing one's duty, however small, in an unattached manner gives rise to the awakening of self awareness.
The end of wisdom is freedom.
The end of culture is perfection.
The end of knowledge is love.
The end of education is character.
If wealth is lost, nothing is lost.
If health is lost, something is lost.
If character is lost, all is lost.
The first step in the Sadhana is the cleansing of the speech. Talk sweet without anger.
The body will shine if the character is fine; service of man and worship of God will preserve its charm.
The minimum qualifications for Grace is surrender of ego.
Don't waste money Don't waste time Don't waste food Don't waste energy
The less you talk, the more will become your mental power. With the increase in your mental capacity, there will be increase in your power of discrimination too.
When one cultivates the inner look, one attains the conviction of the basic equality of all.
The joy of being the master of senses is far greater than being their slave.
Bend the body, mend the senses and end the mind - this is the way to Immortality
Haste makes waste; Waste makes worry; So do not be in a hurry.
Man minus immorality is Immortality.
You should completely forget the help rendered by you to others and the harm done to you by others.
If animal feelings are washed out, Divine feelings begin to overflow instead.
Think before speaking. Think before acting. Then go ahead If you feel good about it.
Do not waste a single moment, in idling or loose living.
Desire destroys devotion, anger destroys wisdom, greed destroys work - hence these bad qualities must be sacrificed.
TRUTH   ♦   RIGHT CONDUCT   ♦   PEACE   ♦   LOVE   ♦   NON VIOLENCE

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Baba’s 93rd Birthday Celebration Programme



The Nairobi Centre will be celebrating Baba’s birthday starting nine Sundays before the birthday. The events will be as follows:

You can download this programme in PDF here.


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Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Baba’s Visit to East Africa in 1968

Om Sri Sai Ram

SSIO Kenya cordially invites you to attend the auspicious occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Baba’s Visit to East Africa in 1968.

An extensive 3-day event, outlined below, has been planned to celebrate this occasion. You can also download this programme in PDF.

Download the Golden Jubilee Souvenir Magazine here.

Friday, 13th July

Time Event
9:30 – 10:45 am Visit to Sathya Sai School, Uthiru by Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman, Prasanthi Council, Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO) along with Senior Functionaries.
Mr. Nimesh Shah, Chairman of Sathya Sai School, Uthiru and the Board of Trustees to welcome Dr. Narendranath Reddy and Senior SSIO Officers and conduct tour of the School.
Interfaith Confluence and Public Address:
Venue – Sri Sathya Sai Centre, Nairobi
Theme: Love is the source, Love is the path and Love is the goal.
2:30 – 2:40 pm Mr. Deepak Bowry, National Council President, Kenya, SSIO to welcome the Interfaith/Religious Council of Kenya Delegation, Guests and Devotees followed by brief welcome address.
2:40 – 2:50 pm Mr. Deepak Bowry to introduce Mr. Ramesh Hathiramani, Chair, Zone 9A (Africa), SSIO who will then introduce Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman, Prasanthi Council and other SSIO Functionaries.
3:00 – 3:30 pm Keynote Address on Unity of Faiths by Dr. Narendranath Reddy.
3:30 – 5:25 pm Interfaith Address by each of the 7 Religious Leaders for 15 minutes each. Mr. Deepak Bowry will introduce the Religious Leaders (1 min each).
5:30 – 6:00 pm Tea and Refreshments will be served.
Public Address:
Theme: Human Values for Happiness
6:00 – 7:00 pm Address by: Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Ms. Marianne Meyer, Mr. Leonardo Gutter, Mr. H.J. Dora, and Dr. Anupom Ganguli.
7:00 – 7:45 pm Question and Answer Session – Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Ms. Marianne Meyer, Mr. Leonardo Gutter, Mr. H.J. Dora – Moderated by Dr. Anupom Ganguli.
7:45 – 7:50 pm Vote of Thanks by Mr. Deepak Bowry.
8:00 pm Dinner

Saturday 14th July

Time Event
10:30 – 12:20pm Official Visit to Sathya Sai Primary & Secondary Schools Kisaju, Kajiado County by Dr. Narendra Nath Reddy, Chairman, Prasanthi Council, SSIO along with Senior Functionaries, Guests and Devotees.
12:20 – 12:25 pm Welcome address by Mr. Kuldip Bahra, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Sri Sathya Sai School, Kisaju.
12:25 – 12:35 pm Address by the District Education Officer, Kajiado County.
12:35 – 12:40 pm Address by Mr. Deepak Bowry.
12:40 – 12:50 pm Address by Mr. Ramesh Hathiramani.
12:50 – 1:00 pm Students Gratitude Program: Skits, Poems and Cultural Dances.
1:00 – 1:05 pm Vote of thanks.
1:05 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 2:40 pm Presentation of Certificates to Kajiado District Teachers by Dr. Narendranath Reddy.
3:00 pm Departure

Sunday 15th July 2018

Time Event
Morning
8:30 – 9:00 am Venue: Sathya Sai Centre Nairobi
Tour of the Sri Sathya Sai Centre by Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman, Prasanthi Council, SSIO and other Senior Functionaries.
9:00 – 9:15 am Aarti
9:15 – 9:30 am Sathya Sai Education in Human Values.
9:30 – 10:00 am Narayan Seva
Evening
5:10 – 5:30 pm Opening of the new extension of Sri Sathya Sai Medical & Dental Clinic and unveiling of the Plaque by Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman, Prasanthi Council, SSIO with Senior Functionaries, Guests and Devotees.
5:30 – 6:00 pm Bhajans
6:00 – 6:05 pm Welcome Address by Dr. Sailesh Jani, President, Sathya Sai Centre Nairobi
6:05 – 6:10 pm Welcome Address by Mr. Deepak Bowry
6:10 – 6:20 pm Welcome Address by Mr. Ramesh Hathiramani
6:20 – 7:00 pm Keynote Address by Dr. Narendranath Reddy
7:00 – 7:10 pm Aarti
7:15 – 8:30 pm Maha Prasad

Urgent appeal for relief supplies to help families displaced by floods in Kilifi county

 

Message From Shri Sathya Sai Centre, Mombasa

Aum Sri Sai Ram,

You must have heard thru the media on the floods situation in Kilifi County. Many areas of the County have been affected by floods as heavy rains continue to pound various parts of the country. The floods have hit villages after River Sabaki broke its banks few days ago. Thousands of very needy families with little children totalling over approx 23,000 were displaced due to flood waters at various villages and are urgently in need of various necessities for their day-to-day existence.

By Swami’s grace, Shri Sathya Sai Centre, Mombasa have quickly reacted to the appeal for assistance and the basic needs assessed to help 1300 Families are:

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Sathya Sai Secondary School – Kisaju, Official handing over – 20th Jan 2018

Sathya Sai Secondary School - Flag Raising

Sai Ram All,

On this auspicious, holy, and festive day of Makar Sankranti. We take this opportunity to inform All  Trustees, Directors, devotees, and well-wishers of Sathya Sai School – Kisaju that Architect Bro Chanilal,  with his pleasure and privilege, informs that the project (Secondary School) is now complete. The official hand over is scheduled for Saturday  20TH January 2018 at 10.00am (view the letter here).

This is a joyous moment for ALL Sai Devotees for all the hard work, inputs, donations, energies and resources contributed to further Sai Education in Kenya.

All are humbly requested to be present at Kisaju school latest by 9 am to attend the handover function arranged by the main contractor.

Wishing All a very prosperous Makar Sankranti.

With loving Sai Rams,

Kuldip

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New Year’s Message from National Council President

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Om Shri Sai Ram,

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year filled with Bhagawan’s Divine Grace and Love.

This Year 2018 is indeed a very Momentous and Historical Year for SSIO Kenya. We shall be completing 50 Glorious Years of Bhagawan having set Foot in Kenya outside of India for the first and last time. Swami Blessed Kenya when he landed in Nairobi on the 1st July 1968.

In Commemoration of this Very Important and Significant Milestone in the History of SSIO Kenya,  plans are underway to Celebrate this in a Loving and befitting manner spanning various Events which will have a significant impact on the People of Kenya By His Sankalpa and Love.

SSIO Kenya will soon share this Important chain of Events in due course which will take place in July 2018.

I am indeed very pleased to let You all know that Dr. N. Reddy – The Prashanti Council Chairman and the Chairman of Shri Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO) will be gracing these Celebrations along with his Delegation.

Let us all as SSIO Kenya Join hands in Unity and Love to Carry out HIS WORK, SAI’s WORK in Kenya – A Country that Swami Has So Lovingly Blessed.

Our FOCUS in 2018 is to add Sai Value i.e. Value Additions to our Actions. We need to come out of our cocoons and Public Out Reach in all our Service initiatives to make a positive impact on The Kenyan people to alleviate Suffering, Hunger, and Thirst.

It is my appeal therefore that We should set aside some of our quality time and financial resources towards this Noble and Selfless Service in the name of Our Bhagawan Shri Sathya Sai Baba.

This My Brothers and Sisters is Our Gift to Our Bhagawan in Our Sadhana, in Our Sai Journey.

Let us All resolve and make 2018 a Year of ACTION by Our Undivided Love and Selfless Service.

May Bhagawan Baba Bless us all in our Sai Objectives and Goals.

 

In The Loving Service of Sai,

 

D.K. BOWRY

NATIONAL COUNCIL PRESIDENT

SSIO – KENYA

Baba’s 92nd Birthday Celebration Programme

Om Sri Sai Ram.

All are welcome to participate in Swami’s 92nd Birthday Celebrations which begin on Sep 24, 2017.

Download this programme in PDF.

Download the programme highlights in PDF here.

 

Nine Sundays Before Swami’s Birthday

Sep 24, 2017 – 1st Sunday

Sai Ganesh

Theme: Sai Ganesh

6:30 am to 8:30 am

Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabatham, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala, 11 Mruthyumjaya Manthra & Nagar Sangeerthan followed by refreshments.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Special Bhajans on Lord Ganesh followed by Mahaprasad.

Oct 1, 2017 – 2nd Sunday

Sai Guru

Theme: Sai Guru

6:30 am to 8:30 am

Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabatham, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala, 11 Mruthyumjaya Manthra & Nagar Sangeerthan followed by refreshments.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Special Bhajans on Guru followed by Mahaprasad.

Oct 8, 2017 – 3rd Sunday

Sai Shiva

Theme: Sai Shiva

6:30 am to 8:30 am

Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabatham, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala, 11 Mruthyumjaya Manthra & Nagar Sangeerthan followed by refreshments.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Special Bhajans on Lord Shiva followed by Mahaprasad.

Oct 15, 2017 – 4th Sunday

Sai Rama

Theme: Sai Rama

6:30 am to 8:30 am

Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabatham, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala, 11 Mruthyumjaya Manthra & Nagar Sangeerthan followed by refreshments.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Special Bhajans on Lord Rama followed by Mahaprasad.

Oct 22, 2017 – 5th Sunday

Laksharchana

6:30 am to 8:30 am

Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabatham, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala, 11 Mruthyumjaya Manthra & Nagar Sangeerthan followed by refreshments.

4:00 pm onwards

Lakshaarchanaa (rendering the mantra “Om Sri Sathya Sai Krishnaya Namaha” for 100,008 times) followed by Hi-Tea.

Oct 29, 2017 – 6th Sunday

Sai Krishna

Sai Narayana

Theme: Sai Krishna and Sai Narayana

6:30 am to 8:30 am

Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabatham, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala, 11 Mruthyumjaya Manthra & Nagar Sangeerthan followed by refreshments.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Special Bhajans on Lord Krishna & Lord Narayana followed by Mahaprasad.

Nov 5, 2017 – 7th Sunday

Sarva Dharma

Eashwaramma

Theme: Sarva Dharma and Eashwaramma

6:30 am to 8:30 am

Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabatham, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala, 11 Mruthyumjaya Manthra & Nagar Sangeerthan followed by refreshments.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Special Bhajans on Sarva Dharma and Eashwaramma followed by Mahaprasad.

Nov 11-12, 2017 – Global Akhand Bhajan

6:00 pm Saturday Nov 11 to 6:00 pm Sunday Nov 12

Global Akhand Bhajan (Continuous singing of bhajans for 24 hours)

Nov 19, 2017 – 9th Sunday

Ladies Day

Theme: Ladies Day

6:30 am to 8:30 am

Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabatham, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala, 11 Mruthyumjaya Manthra & Nagar Sangeerthan followed by refreshments.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Special Bhajans on LADIES’ DAY followed by Mahaparasad.

 

Swami’s Birthday

Nov 23, 2017 – Thursday

6:30 am to 8:30 am

Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabatham, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala, 11 Mruthyumjaya Manthra & Nagar Sangeerthan followed by refreshments.

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Special Bhajans followed by Chairman’s speech & Mahaprasad.

 

Other Festivals & Functions:

Sep 30, 2017 – Saturday

6:30 am

Havan

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dasera Celebrations with Special Bhajans on Matha followed by Mahaparasad.

Oct 20, 2017 – Friday

10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Avatar Day Celebrations and Gram Seva at Kisaju School
Senior citizens from Kisaju environs will be served hot lunch along with clothes & blankets. Students will showcase value based presentations. All are humbly invited to attend.

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Swami’s Avatar Day Celebrations at Sathya Sai Centre – Nairobi when 92 bhajans will be sung to HIS GLORY.

Oct 28, 2017 – Saturday

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Cultural Programme followed by Mahaparasad.

Serve The Planet 2017 – Protect The Planet

Serve The Planet 2017 - Protect The Planet

Om Sri Sai Ram!

The theme for Serve The Planet 2017 is “Protect The Planet”.

The youth of Sathya Sai Centre – Kenya will be taking part in clean-up activities, particularly plastics, as part of the 2017 Serve The Planet activities.

The locations and dates are as follows:

Nairobi National Park – Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Kibera – Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Hell’s Gate National Park – Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Kangemi – Sat, Jul 1, 2017

To participate as a volunteer, please contact Punit Mehta on +254-722-830-857 or at punit@tangerine-inv.com.

With Loving Regards,
Sri Sathya Sai Centre – Kenya

Stawisha Maisha – Transforming Lives

Stawisha Maisha - Transforming Lives

Om Sri Sai Ram!

Sri Sathya Sai Centre – Kenya will be at Booth 53 at the Stawisha Maisha Exhibition this weekend from May 12 – 14 at Oshwal Centre in Nairobi.

Students of Sathya Sai School – Kisaju will also be performing on stage at 12 PM (Noon) on Saturday, May 13.
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Drought Relief Gram Seva in Kilifi – April 8-9, 2017

Kilifi Map

Sri Sathya Sai Centre of Nairobi and Mombasa are jointly undertaking gram seva by providing food rations to about 2750 households in the severely drought-hit region of Kilifi. Kilifi is one of the most severe drought affected areas in Kenya as per a report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and in need of immediate assistance.

The dates of the seva are April 8th and 9th, 2017.

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Free Dental Camp – Nov 13th, 2016

Dental Camp

Om Sri Sai Ram,

There will be a free dental camp at Sri Sathya Sai Centre – Kenya on November 13th, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Come for a FREE family dental check up by a panel of dentists at the Sri Sathya Sai Medical Clinic in Nairobi, located at Musa Gitau Rd, Off Waiyaki way (behind Deloitte).