Prasanthi Nilayam - Buddha Poornima
Morning Proceedings | Sri Sathya Sai Global Council | May 16, 2022
Loving Sai Ram and Greetings from Prasanthi Nilayam. With the Divine Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the first overseas program Post Covid-19 was conducted this morning in Sai Kulwant Hall. The devotees from Zone 4 and Zone 5, Sri Sathya Sai Global Council, have gathered in Prasanthi Nilayam to celebrate Buddha Poornima in the Divine Presence of Bhagawan. It was heartening to see 15 monks from Kathmandu initiating the proceedings in the morning by walking in a procession amidst traditional hymns of Narasiha Gatha. The monks then placed a White Buddha Statue at the Divine Sannidhi and invited all the revered elders to light the traditional lamp. The Buddha Poornima Co-ordiantor, Sri Vashdev Khialani offered his heartfelt gratitude to Swami on behalf of all the overseas devotees gathered here for enabling them to travel from several countries and congregate at Prasanthi Nilayam. A new website for Sri Lanka, Zone 4 - Sri Sathya Sai Global Council was launched in the Divine Presence of our Bhagawan by Sri K Chakravarthi (Chairman of SSSGC), Nimish Pandya (Vice Chairman of SSSGC) and Sri RJ Rathnakar (Managing Trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust). The monks then chanted the traditional Buddhist hymns and mantras praying for Global Peace and the Well-Being of all and thus concluded the morning proceedings by offering Mangala Arati to Bhagawan. The devotees were later allowed to perform the Traditional Abhishekam to the Lord Buddha Idol. Please find the glimpses of the same : https://www.srisathyasai.org/pages/sai-article-68.html
Evening Proceedings | Sri Sathya Sai Global Council | May 16, 2022
As part of the ongoing Buddha Poornima Celebrations, the evening proceedings began with an intellectual talk by the Chief Monk, Lopon Phurpa Sherpa who drew parallels from the Buddhist teachings and our Bhagawan's teachings viz. Peace & Non-Violence. The chief monk emphasised that the world would be a better place to live in if we followed Bhagawan's dictums "Love All - Serve All" & "Help Ever - Hurt Never".
The devotees from the Zone 4 and Zone 5, Sri Sathya Sai Global Council then offered a cultural presentation in the form of Ethnic Dances playing their traditional instruments. Please find the glimpses of the same here https://www.srisathyasai.org/pages/sai-article-69.html
Day 2 - Morning Proceedings | Sri Sathya Sai Global Council | May 17, 2022
Loving Sai Ram and Greetings from Prasanthi Nilayam.
As part of ongoing Buddha Poornima Celebrations, the morning proceedings of Day 2 began with Vedam Chanting by the devotees from Zone 4 & Zone 5, Sri Sathya Sai Global Council.
Sri Vashdev Khialani, the Buddha Poornima Co-ordinator introduced the guest speaker for the day, Sri Nimesh Pandya, Vice Chairman of Sri Sathya Sai Global Council who reminisced about earlier Buddha Poornima Celebrations in the immediate presence of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
Quoting Lord Buddha's teachings and principles, Sri Nimesh Pandya went on to explain how the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations strive to offer the best services to the society at large. The morning session concluded with the Global Bhajans sung by the devotees from Zone 4 & Zone 5. Please find below the glimpses of the here https://www.srisathyasai.org/pages/sai-article-70.html