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Current events in Switzerland - in sweet-Sai-land

The theme of the year 2022 is
"awareness in speech"

In the calendar you will find the regular meetings in the centres and groups, the national meetings, public events, online events of the SSSIO, the religious holidays in Switzerland and India, the meetings of the national committee, as well as the dates for the Bhajan practice in Langenbruck.

Sathya Sai book and media shop

The aim of the bookshop is to disseminate the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba to as many people as possible. The bookshop has a large selection of books by and about Sai Baba, mainly in German and English, plus many audio and video media. New publications are reviewed regularly. All the operations of the Sathya Sai bookshop are carried out on a voluntary basis. Any resulting profit is used for new publications. The books can be ordered online, or you can visit the bookshop at Laurenzenvorstadt 47 in Aarau in person with prior appointment by telephone.

Sathya Sai Bulletin

The Sathya Sai Bulletin publishes contributions from members on the theme of the year, annual festivals, reports on local and national events or other spiritual topics. The Bulletin is published twice a year in May and November. The editorial team is led by Gertraude and Elfinn, who also designs the bulletins. The deadline for contributions is 10 May or 10 November. The Bulletin can be subscribed to as a free mail-out, it is also possible to receive a print version.

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Poetry festival

Following last year's talent festival, there will be a poetry festival this year. We are collecting our own and other authors' poems which promote happiness. These can be in the form of text, audio, video or other arts. The online collection is constantly being added to. Submissions are very welcome. To set the mood, here is the beginning of a poem by Tagore: Early in the day it was whispered / that we should sail in a boat / only thou and I / and never a soul in the world would know of this our pilgrimage to no country and to no end.

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4 seasons' Satsangs

Every year there are four large meetings for the whole of Switzerland, the Satsangs (literally: contact with the truth). They are open to all members and other interested persons. Apart from a lot of singing together, each Satsang has a main focus.
Spring Satsang: usually a meeting with other religious communities.
Summer Satsang: usually a meeting of several days to deepen the theme of the year and for performances or presentations as part of the annual festival.
Autumn Satsang: usually held on the Day of Prayer, with a review of the past year and a look ahead to the themes of the following year.
Winter Satsang: in December, the focus is on the Christian feast of Christmas.

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Global online programmes

On important holidays related to Sai Baba, the international organisation creates worldwide programmes of several hours with a live stream: Birthday, Christmas, Mahashivaratri, Aradhana Mahotsavam, Easwaramma Day, Avatar Declaration Day, Akhanda Bhajans, Ladies' Day etc. There are also regular 24-hour Akhanda Gayatri chantings for world peace.

Sai Baba's instruction on light meditation

I will now give you the most universal and effective form of meditation. First of all, take a few minutes each day for meditation, preferably in the hours before dawn, and extend the time when you feel the bliss you attain.

Place a lamp or candle with an open, steady flame in front of you. Sit in a lotus position or other comfortable sitting position in front of the candle. Look quietly at the flame for a while and, with your eyes closed, try to feel the flame inside you between your eyebrows. Let it glide down into the lotus of your heart and light the way. As it enters the heart, imagine that the petals of the lotus are gradually opening; and all thoughts, feelings and emotions submerge into the light, darkness recedes from them. The light of the flame becomes bigger and brighter, let it penetrate your limbs. Now they can never give way to dark, doubtful and wicked activities; they have become instruments of light and love. When the light reaches the tongue, falseness disappears from it. Let it rise to the eyes and the ears and destroy all the dark desires that afflict them and that tempt you to deviant sights and silly speech. Let your head be filled with light, and all evil thoughts will flee from it. Imagine that the light within you becomes more and more intense. Let it shine around you, and let it spread in wider and wider circles to include your loved ones, your relatives, your friends and companions, your enemies and rivals, all living beings, the whole world. When you worship God in a specific form, try to imagine that form in the all-pervading light. For light is God; God is light.
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Quotations from speeches & books & letters

Every talent a human being has should be put at the service of the rest of humanity, indeed of all living beings. Therein lies its fulfilment. Offer your talents at the feet of God; let every deed be a flower.

On the spiritual path, one deals first with information and then with transformation. If we don't collect information, it is impossible to get through to transformation.

Come and read the books in the library and enjoy the teachings of great spiritual aspirants and divine seers. Let children also come and touch and leaf through the books.

Genuine poetry springs from the call of the Divine within to express itself in a sublime style of language. It gives lasting pleasure to both the poet and the reader.

Of what avail are speeches and exhibitions if the values are not lived? The world is not made better by propaganda. Only if there are living role models do these ideals have an inspiring effect.

All living beings are actors on this stage. They leave it when their role is over. For all these characters in the play - thief, king or clown - there is One who gives the cues.

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