Satsang with Philipp von Dietlein, Chair of zone Europe, Sri Sathy Sai Global Council
State Honors for Sri Sathya Sai, the Central Trust and the Sri Sathya Sai Organization
The formation of the Sri Sathya Sai Global Council and the reorganization of Sri Sathya Sai Centres worldwide was initiated by the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust in November 2020. This Trust, which was presided over by Sri Sathya Sai Baba during his lifetime, has continued his legacy and work since he was buried with an all-India state honor. In October 2020, the Central Trust was granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization (NGO) for its decades of humanitarian work. Expression of further state honors is the Sri Sathya Sai District in the State of Andhra Pradesh established in April 2022 with the Puttaparthi center. On the occasion of the inauguration of the Sri Sathya Sai Hira Convention Center in July 2023, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Moodi also expressed his high appreciation for the Central Trust's contribution to India and beyond.
Sri Sathya Sai Prema Tharu: Tree planting
An initiative to adorn Mother Earth with 10 million trees by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Birth Centenary in 2025.
Important Announcement from Prasanthi Nilayam
The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and the Sri Sathya Sai Global Council have derecognised the Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation.
Every country should be connected to Prasanthi Nilayam
Sri Sathya Sai Discourse Clip-2 (24th November 1987)
There is one other matter. Hitherto we have had a world council. As there were smaller number of devotees, it was possible to have it that way. Now, the Sai Centres have grown on large scale in overseas countries, more than in India. Therefore it is not possible for an individual to shoulder the entire responsibility. Hence, we have appointed a president for the Indian Organisation, and given the responsibility of overseas organisations to the respective countries and discontinued the world council from today. It is better that in each country, just like in India, five or six people can join together and run their organisation in accordance with their culture and environment. However, if too much freedom is given it may lead to chaos and confusion. Therefore they should report the happenings there to India time to time. Whatever activities and methods are adopted by the Indian organisation, must be emulated to the extent possible by the overseas organisation keeping in view their own place, time and situations in their countries. All their activities must be informed to India. Now, that office is at Prasanthi Nilayam which is the head office. These changes are implemented only in order to give more encouragement and support to the Sai Organisations which are spreading far and wide. Do not search for any other reasons. Let there be no misunderstanding in this regard. Don’t waste your time in unnecessary talk and ensure that the reputation of Sai Organisation is not damaged in any way. All are one and all of you should live like Children of God!
All appointments in the Sai Organisation should be through Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Sri Sathya Sai Discourse Clip-1 (21st November 1980) At this juncture, there are a few doubts that are tormenting people. Some are unable to understand the feelings of the active workers of Sathya Sai Organizations worldwide. They are unable to recognize their relationship with the world council. We are making efforts to appoint a representative head in each of the overseas countries. What should be the method of appointment of this representative head? Who should appoint? Some people have certain misgivings. They feel that based on the aspirations of the devotees in a particular place, and as per their liking they can select their own representative. But if misunderstandings crop up between groups, eventually this will transform into an election system based on politics. In such elections, Love will be completely dead. If we wish to develop Love, we must not get into ‘election’ but opt for ‘selection’. That selection must be through the Central Trust. Devotees should not quarrel, stoke controversies and should not try to indulge in unnecessary debates and arguments. Embodiments of Love! Truly, the pure and sacred feelings that are present in Sathya Sai organisations are being noticed and recognised by the world. Being normal humans, leading a worldly life, it is possible that a few may commit mistakes. But those stray acts will never hurt the organization. Truly, the sacrifice done by Sathya Sai Organizations is beyond description.
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