Sathya Sai Centre – Kenya was fortunate to be paid a visit by our Zonal Chair, Mr. Ramesh Hathiramani on Mar 14, 2019. He addressed all the devotees after the bhajan session. His speech is presented below for those who were unable to attend.
14th March 2019 – Zone Chair’s
Address to Nairobi Centre Devotees
My Humble Pranam to the divine lotus feet of our Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
Respected Trustees, Centre Presidents
(Nairobi and Mombasa), Devotees, Brothers and Sisters:
Om Sai Ram!
is indeed an honour and an inordinate privilege to be here and address this
am pleased to observe that your unconditional love and unparalleled affections
have the gravitational pull which propels me to undertake regular visits to
SSIO Kenya. The underlying feeling of elation is indescribable. Nonetheless, I
would like to highlight few marvelous facts which I believe will serve as food
for thought for this August Gathering.
Quest for Excellence and Interminable Pursuit of Spiritual Bliss has contoured
Sathya Sai Nairobi Centre as one of the Pristine Spiritual Haven in Kenya.
Unwavering Commitment of the Trustees and Administrative Officials have enabled
sustenance of this institution for years in succession. We comprehend that, by
the divine grace of Sai Baba – the Trustees will continue their relentless
efforts for All-Inclusive Participative Membership cutting across religions,
faiths and ethnicity.
Swami taught us that through steady faith one can attain
divinity. I call upon all SSIO Kenya officials to have faith in their own Self.
Development of self-confidence and self-satisfaction shall be undertaken as a
continuous process. We can only be satisfied when our conscience indicates from
deep within that we have sincerely served the objectives of humanity in line
with SSIO guidelines and principles.
We extol God as omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent, but,
we ignore his presence in ourselves. Some of us describe the attributes of God
and proclaim him to be such and such, but, these are own guesses and the
reflections of our own predilections and preferences. The religion of humanity
is the sum and substance of all faiths, for there is only one religion and that
is the religion of Love.
One of the basic quality every member of the Sathya Sai
International Organisation should have is firm faith in God. This faith must be
based on the awareness that God is Omnipresent. The Divine pervades everything
in the Universe. Whether one accepts this fact or not, the truth is, evidence
of the presence of God can be found wherever one turns.
It is not possible for this boundless creation
to be brought into existence by man, if there had been no Divine Principle
behind it. It is the inherent, all-pervasive power of the Divine that reveals
itself in numerous ways. No one can probe the mystery of the power of the
Divine or grasp its infinite magnitude. It is with faith that one should take
up social service. Society is our primary concern. The Divine is manifest in
the size and dimensions of SSIO activities undertaken in Kenya, one can easily
comprehend that the road ahead is challenging and exciting simultaneously. I am
sure that SSIO Kenya Team will undertake all judicious, reasonable and logical
steps to achieve the objectives set out in it’s charter. We remain grateful for
the endeavours of SSIO Kenya officials who have put in their heart and soul in
the organisation’s affairs. While we appreciate their superfluous efforts, we
acknowledge that we would have not been standing here without their focused and
determined pursuit of divine glory. We hope and believe that Team Kenya will
continue the pursuit of excellence and will raise the bar higher.
interaction with the team has led me to believe that their insatiable
enthusiasm and zeal will surpass past achievements whereby SSIO Kenya will
charter a distinct roadmap to glorious heights with All Inclusive Societal
participation and development.
I would like to sum it up with Swami’s
quote on happiness – “Strive
for the happiness, the joy of all others – as earnestly as you strive for your
own. Strive for the peace of the world – as diligently as you strive for your
own. That is true divinity and true humanity”
Baba continue to bless and preserve You All !