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 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.

Akhand Bhajan on Nov 12th and 13th, 2016

Om Sri Sai Ram,

Akhand Bhajan at Sri Sathya Sai Centre – Nairobi, Kenya will be held on 12th & 13th November, 2016. The program is as follows:

Day / Date Time Group
Saturday – Nov 12 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM SRI SATHYA SAI CENTRE, NAIROBI, KENYA
Saturday – Nov 12 &
Sunday – Nov 13
8.00 PM to 6.00 AM OPEN BHAJAN SESSION
Sunday – Nov 13 6.00 AM to 7.15 AM MORNING PRAYERS TO BHAGWAN FOLLOWED BY VEDA CHANTING
Sunday – Nov 13 7.15 AM to 9.00 AM DR SAILESH JANI’S GROUP
Sunday – Nov 13 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM MRS. SHANTHI MURTHY’S GROUP
Sunday – Nov 13 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon SRI BALAJI TEMPLE (SRI KALYANA VENKATESWARA Temple) Group
Sunday – Nov 13 12.00 Noon to 1.00 PM AMMA Group
Sunday – Nov 13 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM BHAKTI MARGA Group
Sunday – Nov 13 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM ISKCON Group
Sunday – Nov 13 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM SRI SATHYA SAI CENTRE, NAIROBI, KENYA
Sunday – Nov 13 From 6.00 PM Onwards AARTHI FOLLOWED BY MAHAPRASAD

Swami’s 91 Birthday Celebrations Programme

Baba's 91st Birthday Celebrations

Swami’s 91st Birthday Celebration programme for Sri Sathya Sai Centre – Kenya is presented below:

Celebrations start 9 Sundays prior to Swami’s Birthday

Download this in PDF here.

Download the Program Highlights in PDF here.

Day & Date Time Programme
1st Sunday
Sep 25, 2016
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
2nd Sunday
Oct 2, 2016
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
3rd Sunday
Oct 9, 2016
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
4th Sunday
Oct 16, 2016
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 Roma
5th Sunday
Oct 23, 2016
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 Lakshaarchanaa (rendering the mantra “Om Sri Sathya Sai Krishnaya Namaha” for 100, 008 times) followed by High Tea
6th Sunday
Oct 30, 2016
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 and Lord Narayana
7th Sunday
Nov 6, 2016
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
Nov 12-13, 2016 6.00 pm Sat to 6.00 pm Sun Global Akhand Bhajan (Continuous singing of bhajans for 24 hours)
9th Sunday
Nov 20, 2016
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 Mother Easwaramma
Wednesday
Nov 23, 2016
Swami’s Birthday
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, Flag hoisting & depositing of Likitha Nama Japa Books in the Stupa followed by refreshments.
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm Special Bhajans followed by Chairman’s speech & Mahaprasad.

Other Festivals & Functions:

Day & Date Time Programme
Tuesday
Oct 11, 2016
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm Dasera Celebrations with Special Bhajans on Matha.
Thursday
Oct 20, 2016
3.00 pm to 7.00 pm Swami’s Avatar Day when 91 bhajans will be sung to HIS GLORY.
Saturday
Nov 5, 2016
6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Cultural Programme
Saturday
Nov 19, 2016
6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Ladies Day Celebrations with Special Bhajans
Sunday
Nov 27, 2016
Leaving for Kisaju School at 9:00 a.m. from the Centre. Founder’s Day Celebration at Kisaju School with Gentlemen.

Aradahana Mahotsavam Program 2016 – Nairobi

The following is the list of programs at Sri Sathya Sai Centre – Kenya and Sathya Sai School – Kisaju for the 2016 Aradhana Mahotsavam.

You can also download a PDF version here.

Aradhana Mahotsavam 2016

Program from 25th March 2016 to 30th April 2016.

All are welcome to participate.

DATE TIME PROGRAM
25.03.2016 (Friday) 10.30 AM Gram seva (serving with clothing and food) for 1000 people from Makindu, Ngumo, Kiboko and Twandu villages in Makueni district.
10.04.2016 (Sunday) 6.30 AM 21 Omkars, Suprabatham,Navarathna mala, Ashtothra satha namavali, Purusha suktham and Nagar Sankirthan
9.00 AM Chanting Sri Rudram and Chamakam
6.00 PM Bhajans
16.04.2016 (Saturday) 10.30 AM Gram seva (serving with clothing and food) for 500 people from two villages and also serving with clothing and food 200 deserted children and mothers affected by terminal illness in Makueni district.
17.04.2016 (Sunday) 6.30 AM 21 Omkars, Suprabatham, Navarathna mala, Ashtothra satha namavali, Purusha suktham and Nagar Sangirthan
9.00 AM Chanting Sri Rudram and Chamakam
6.00 PM Bhajans followed by Mahaprasad
24.04.2016 (Sunday) 6.30 AM 21 Omkars, Suprabatham, Navarathna mala, Ashtothra satha namavali, Purusha suktham and Nagar Sangirthan
9.00 AM Sri Rudram and Chamakam chanting
4.00 PM 91 Sai Bhajans followed by mahaprasad
30.04.2016 (Saturday) 10.30 AM Self review – SSEHV – presentation – with a conducted tour of development at Sathya Sai School – Kisaju.
13.30 PM Kisaju Gram seva (Serving with clothing and food) at the school 500 poor elderly villagers from Kajiado District.

Global Aradhana Mahotsavam 2016

The following letter has been distributed by Prasanthi Council.

16 March 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Om Sri Sai Ram.

Om Sri Sai Ram.

Sathya Sai devotees all over the world solemnly observe 24 April by remembering and practicing the teachings of Lord Sathya Sai, the Pari-purna Avatar, who left His physical form on this day. This year, the Aradhana Mahotsavam will be observed from 28 March through 27 April 2016, by Sathya Sai devotees globally, including India.

Sathya Sai devotees all over the world solemnly observe 24 April by remembering and practicing the teachings of Lord Sathya Sai, the Pari-purna Avatar, who left His physical form on this day. This year, the Aradhana Mahotsavam will be observed from 28 March through 27 April 2016, by Sathya Sai devotees globally, including India.

The Sathya Sai International Organisation, in coordination with the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation of India, recommends that we undertake 30 days of intense spiritual practice to express our gratitude for the unconditional love showered on us by our loving Lord, Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba. The focus of this period of intense sadhana should be to live by the words of Swami, remembering His love, His kindness and His blessings that touched each one of our lives.

In the context of varying cultural traditions, religious beliefs and government regulations in various countries, Sathya Sai devotees are advised to engage in some or all of the following activities, at individual, centre, regional and national levels of the SSIO:

  • Remember and Count the blessings received from Bhagawan during our lifetime
  • Daily chanting of “Om Sri Sai Ram” (108 times), Sai Gayatri (9 times), and “Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavantu” (3 times)
  • Daily reading of Sathya Sai literature
  • Devotional singing and Bhajans
  • Sharing experiences about the glory of Bhagawan and personal transformation, as part of centre programme
  • Meditation
  • Cultural programmes on the life and message of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
  • Sathya Sai Youth and Children’s performances and projects
  • Service projects
  • Practice ceiling on desires and implement “Help Ever; Hurt Never” in thought, word and deed
  • Audio/Video presentations on Swami’s discourses, His darshan, and His works
  • Selected practices from the “Sadhana of Love” by Sathya Sai Youth (please see link below)

The Sadhana of Love is a programme developed by the Sathya Sai Youth and can be viewed at: http://youthfest.sathyasai.org/sadhana-of-love

It consists of 72 items based on Swami’s teachings, arranged under four categories, that can be practiced as a spiritual discipline.

Let us all join together as one Sai family in this noble and uplifting spiritual exercise to honour and cherish the memory of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

By His boundless grace and His blessings, let us glorify our Lord and redeem our lives by living in love and doing selfless service till our last breath.

Jai Sai Ram.

With loving regards,

Narendranath Reddy, M.D.
Chairman, Prasanthi Council

Click to Download this letter in PDF format.

Swami’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

The following are the programme of events for Swami’s 90th Birthday Celebrations.

Download the Programme in PDF here.

DAY & DATE (2015) PROGRAMME TIMINGS/ DETAILS
Sunday
Oct 9
6.30 am to 8.30 am Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabhatam, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala & Nagar Sankirtan followed by refreshments.
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm Special Bhajans
Sunday
Oct 10
6.30 am to 8.30 am Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars, Gayathri Mantra, Suprabhatam, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala & Nagar Sankirtan followed by refreshments.
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm Special Bhajans
Sunday
Oct 11
6.30 am to 8.30 am Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars,Gayathri Mantra, Suprabhatam, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala & Nagar Sankirtan followed by refreshments.
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm Special Bhajans
Sunday
Oct 18
6.30 am to 8.30 am Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars,Gayathri Mantra, Suprabhatam, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala & Nagar Sankirtan followed by refreshments.
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm Special Bhajans
Tuesday
Oct 20 (Avatar Day) 
9.00 am t0 4.00 pm Gram Seva Project (Distributing 90 gift Hampers to 90 deserving senior citizens in the neighbourhood villages of Kisaju School)Leaving for Kisaju School at 9.am from the Centre
5.00 pm to 8.00 pm Singing 90 bhajans (Pushpamala) to the Glory of Bhagawan.
Thursday
Oct 22 (Dasara Day) 
6.30 am to 8.00 am “Durga Suktha” Havan
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm Special Bhajans followed by Mahaprasad
Sunday
Oct 25
6.30 am to 8.30 am Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars,Gayathri Mantra, Suprabhatam, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala & Nagar Sankirtan followed by refreshments.
4.00 pm Lakshaarchana(Rendering the mantra Sri Satya Sai Krishnaya Namaha for 100,008 times) followed by High Tea
Sunday
Nov 1
6.30 am to 8.30 am Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars,Gayathri Mantra, Suprabhatam, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala & Nagar Sankirtan followed by refreshments.
11 am to 1.00 pm “Treasure Hunt” by youth wing.
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm Special Bhajans
Sunday
Nov 8 
6.30 am to 8.30 am Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars,Gayathri Mantra, Suprabhatam, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala & Nagar Sankirtan followed by refreshments.
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm Special Bhajans
Saturday & SundayNov 14 – 15 6.00 pm (Sat) to 6.00 pm (Sun) Global Akhand Bhajan(Continuous singing of bhajans for 24 hours)
Thursday
Nov 19 (Ladies Day)
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm Special Bhajans followed by Mahaprasad
Saturday
Nov 21
6.30 pm to 8.00 pm Cultural Programme followed by Mahaprasad.
Sunday
Nov 22   
6.30 am to 8.30 am Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars,Gayathri Mantra, Suprabhatam, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala , Nagar Sankirtanfollowed by refreshments.
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm Special Bhajans
Monday
Nov 23 (Swami’s Birthday)
6.30 am to 8.30 am  Morning prayers starting with 21 Omkars,Gayathri Mantra, Suprabhatam, Ashtothra Satha Namavalli, Navarathna Mala , Nagar Sankirtan & flag hoisting followed by refreshments.
9.00 am Leaving for Kisaju School for performing “Bhoomi Puja” for the Secondary School
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm Special Bhajans followed by Chairman’s speech & Mahaprasad.
Sunday
Nov 29
9.00 am Founder’s Day Celebration at Kisaju School with Gentlemen.Leaving for Kisaju School at 9.00 a.m. from the Centre.

Invitation to Swami’s 89th Birthday Celebrations

Swami's 89th Birthday Celebrations

Ladies Day – Nov 19, 2014

Ladies Day - 2014

Baba’s 89th Birthday Celebrations – Programme of Events

Swami's 89th Birthday Celebrations
Sairam. Please download the programme of events for Baba’s 89th Birthday Celebrations this year and please participate in as many events as possible.

Sathya Sai Universe

Sathya Sai Universe

Sathya Sai Universe has launched its first update with the following stories.

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