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National Pilgrimage 2014

National Event

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
Om Sri Sai Ram!

With the Divine Blessings and Benevolence of our Lord Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, I am immensely delighted to announce the UK National Pilgrimage 2014 to Prasanthi Nilayam, the abode of Supreme Light that confers Bliss and Peace on all those who visit.

Bhagawan chose Prasanthi Nilayam not only as His birth place but also as the spiritual nerve centre for His Avataric Mission: Transforming 'Man in to Divine' through Love. His Divine Call drew millions of pilgrims and seekers like us, from across the globe over the past many decades, to this holy land. It is also the most sacred place where the divine physical form rests permanently, providing solace and blessings to the millions of devotees who come to offer their homage and gratitude. It is indeed a great blessing that as contemporaries, we are able to do this in this very life. The Pilgrimage is an unique opportunity to be in the Divine presence, and to be One with Sai!

"...this Avathaar will not select some place other than the place where the Nativity took place for the centre of Its Leelas, Mahimas and Upadhesha (divine sport, miracle power and divine instruction). This tree shall not be transplanted; it will grow where it first rose from the earth.

Another speciality is this: the Avathaar has no affinity or attachment in Its Career to members of the Family wherein it appeared. Unlike the appearances as Raama, Krishna, etc., where the Life was played out mostly among and for the family members, this Avathaar is for the Bhakthas, the Saadhus and the Saadhakas (devotees, noble souls and aspirants) only. It has no japa (recitation of holy name), dhyaana (meditation) or yoga (practising union with God). It knows no worship; It will not pray to anything, for It is the Highest. It only teaches you to worship and pray."

Sathya Sai Speaks, Volume 1, February 1955

In preparation for this pilgrimage, various Sadhana Meetings are planned. Our dear Lord has cautioned us against treating such pilgrimages as 'picnics without the mental preparation necessary to receive the Grace of God', and hence all those registering for One with Sai are encouraged to make sincere efforts to participate in these programmes wholeheartedly.

"Offer your entire self your entire life, to Him; then your adoration will transform and transmute you so fast and completely, that you and He can be merged into One. He thinks, feels and acts as you do; you think, feel and acts as He does. Do not defile time, or the physical sheath, or this life's chance, using them for paltry ends." - Sathya Sai Speaks 08-45

Let us all take this wonderful opportunity to journey together in the kindred spirit of spiritual pilgrims to offer ourselves to Him and experience the bliss of Oneness

Dates: 27th July - 2nd August 2014

Please use the attached link for registration:
http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes/NP2014/registration/registration.php

Lovingly, In Sai Service

Dr Kiran Patel
Chairman, UKCC

Start Date and Time: Sun 27 Jul 2014 0:00

Finish Date and Time: Sat 2 Aug 2014 23:59

Venue: Prasanthi Nilayam, India, , ,