If the service and education wings take care of the society’s needs, the spiritual wing caters to the individual’s needs. he power of spirituality is inexplicable and infinite and can transform an animal into man and man to a divine being. This wing therefore helps nurture the inner self of all members. This is done through group activities such as devotional singing, study circles, public lectures, seminars and meditation.
The Sai Organisation is a service organisation with a spiritual base. The activities of its Spiritual Wing are the very foundation of its existence. Participation in spiritual activities increases our capacities and motivation for service, while participation in the service activities enables us to make greater progress on our spiritual path.
When all the participants in a bhajan sing in unison, sacred vibrations are produced and divine energies are released.
Swami says ” Study with faith and devotion. Delve into the significance and meaning of what you read, and always have before you the goal of putting what you read into practice. Unless you do so, the Study Circle will remain a half Circle forever, it cannot be a full Circle.
Baba explains: What is a Study Circle ? It is not just reading books. Each person gives their point of view, and finally values are derived from this. If there is just reading there is doubt. But if each one gives his view, doubts will be answered. The study circle looks at different facets. It is like a diamond with its different facets, but there is one facet that is flat, the top facet, and from this all can be viewed. To discover the top facet is the task of the study circle.
from ancient days meditation has been considered as the highest goal in many cultures, especially in Bharat. It is not something that one does by sitting for a couple of minutes or hours.
Bhagawan has suggested an easy-to-practice Light or Jyoti Meditation for the members, which is considered the foremost spiritual discipline geared towards gaining inner peace.
Sadhana is the spiritual effort the seeker puts in, derived from the root word ‘sidhi’ which means ‘to be accomplished in seeking divinity. Sadhana camps are organised over a period of 2 to 3 days activities like prayer sessions, yogic exercises, Jyoti meditation, pranaadhyana, seminars, workshops and talks, are planned to help build discipline plus perseverance. The sadhana camps place great emphasis on individual and character development. Bhagawan says “Anything that awakens the awareness of the universal, the infinite, the transcendental and any work which takes you out of your narrow self into the vaster magnificence..ideals must become higher and grander. Desire must become more and more sublime. Attachment must be transmuted into nobler and subtler emotions”.
Retreats offer us time step back from the course of our daily lives and enter into a world where we could rediscover our life purpose, direction and accelerate spiritual learning. A community experience that through reflection, prayer and meditation redefine the way forward. It provides us with great opportunity to practice Swami’s teachings of ‘unity in thought, word and deed’ and living His message of universality in our thoughts, words and actions, where we can together reinforced the feeling of ‘we are one and the same sparks of the divine’. Retreats offer us the opportunity to meet with hundreds of Sai devotees across regions. a recent example was the first national retreat that was held at Whitefield for all the office bearers of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva organisation.
The goal of studying Sai Literature is Self Transformation. Bhagawan says in order to fully benefit from the study of Sai Literature, three steps need to be followed. They are proper plan of study, reading reflection, and its regular application in life. He says that study is work and inquiry into the value and applicability of what is studied is worship. The experience of the validity and value of practice is wisdom.