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 Sathya Sai Baba Center of Columbus, OHIO, USA

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Virtual Study Circle - Every Third Saturday of the month at 9:00PM EST / 8:00PM CST, please mark your calendar 

Dial-in Number: (712) 432-0075, Access Code: 198473#


Sadhana for the month of October is "AtmaNivedanam- Offering oneself to the Lord in complete self-surrender"": .

Atma-nivedanam is the highest form of devotion in which the devotee offers everything to God, including his body, mind and soul. He keeps nothing for himself. He loses even his own self. He has no personal and independent existence. He treats grief and sorrow, pleasure and pain as gifts sent by God and does not attach himself to them. He considers himself as a puppet and an instrument in the hands of God. He has no ego left in him, having surrendered it at the altar of God. This self-surrender is absolute love for God. There is nothing but God-consciousness in the devotee. 


10/09 - 10/15 This week we will practice Bhagawan's teaching below:

“The easiest path to self-realisation is the surrender of the ego. Arjuna surrendered and so, the war in which he was engaged was transformed into a spiritual exercise! Do not pit your tiny ego against the Almighty; leave it to His Will and you will have lasting peace. When asked where God is, people point towards the sky or some far distant region; that is why He is not manifesting Himself. Realise that He is in you, with you, behind you, before you and all around you; and He can be seen and felt everywhere.” - BABA

Virtual Study Circle Saturday, Oct 15 th at 9:00PM EST, please mark your calendar 

(Every 3rd Saturday of the Month @ 9:00PM EST. Please mark your calendar and don't miss this opportunity.

Dial-in Number: (712) 432-0075, Access Code: 198473#

Topic: "AtmaNivedanam- Offering oneself to the Lord in complete self-surrender" 

Presenter: Dr. Mohan


 

 

"What is love? Oneness of feeling is love. If you foster the feeling that the same Atma resides in all, you will be able to love all. That is why the Upanishads say, “Sarva Jiva Namaskaram Keshavam Prathi Gachathi” (your salutations to living beings reach keshava). If you salute the living beings, you are saluting the Lord Himself as the Lord is the resident of all beings. While saluting a person you must feel that you are saluting the Lord in the temple of heart, for the body is a moving temple. Instead of worshipping the Lord in a physical temple made of brick and stone, worship the Lord in the living temple of the human body." - BABA - Summer Showers 1993, Ch 8.

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Saturday November 23, 2013: Loving offering at his lotus feet. Click below

E-Book on TEN Guidelines by our beloved Bhagawan

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Sadhana for the month of October is "AtmaNivedanam- Offering oneself to the Lord in complete self-surrender"": .
Atma-nivedanam is the highest form of devotion in which the devotee offers everything to God, including his body, mind and soul. He keeps nothing for himself. He loses even his own self. He has no personal and independent existence. He treats grief and sorrow, pleasure and pain as gifts sent by God and does not attach himself to them. He considers himself as a puppet and an instrument in the hands of God. He has no ego left in him, having surrendered it at the altar of God. This self-surrender is absolute love for God. There is nothing but God-consciousness in the devotee. 


10/09 - 10/15 This week we will practice Bhagawan's teaching below:
“The easiest path to self-realisation is the surrender of the ego. Arjuna surrendered and so, the war in which he was engaged was transformed into a spiritual exercise! Do not pit your tiny ego against the Almighty; leave it to His Will and you will have lasting peace. When asked where God is, people point towards the sky or some far distant region; that is why He is not manifesting Himself. Realise that He is in you, with you, behind you, before you and all around you; and He can be seen and felt everywhere.” - BABA

 

Virtual Study Circle Saturday, Oct 15 th at 9:00PM EST, please mark your calendar 
Every 3rd Saturday of the Month @ 9:00PM EST. 
Dial-in Number: (712) 432-0075, Access Code: 198473#
Topic: "AtmaNivedanam- Offering oneself to the Lord in complete self-surrender" 
Presenter: Dr. Mohan


Sadhana for the month of October is "AtmaNivedanam- Offering oneself to the Lord in complete self-surrender"": .
Atma-nivedanam is the highest form of devotion in which the devotee offers everything to God, including his body, mind and soul. He keeps nothing for himself. He loses even his own self. He has no personal and independent existence. He treats grief and sorrow, pleasure and pain as gifts sent by God and does not attach himself to them. He considers himself as a puppet and an instrument in the hands of God. He has no ego left in him, having surrendered it at the altar of God. This self-surrender is absolute love for God. There is nothing but God-consciousness in the devotee. 


10/09 - 10/15 This week we will practice Bhagawan's teaching below:
“The easiest path to self-realisation is the surrender of the ego. Arjuna surrendered and so, the war in which he was engaged was transformed into a spiritual exercise! Do not pit your tiny ego against the Almighty; leave it to His Will and you will have lasting peace. When asked where God is, people point towards the sky or some far distant region; that is why He is not manifesting Himself. Realise that He is in you, with you, behind you, before you and all around you; and He can be seen and felt everywhere.” - BABA

 

Virtual Study Circle Saturday, Oct 15 th at 9:00PM EST, please mark your calendar 
Every 3rd Saturday of the Month @ 9:00PM EST. 
Dial-in Number: (712) 432-0075, Access Code: 198473#
Topic: "AtmaNivedanam- Offering oneself to the Lord in complete self-surrender" 
Presenter: Dr. Mohan




Upcoming Study Circle
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Sathya Sai Baba Center of Columbus, OHIO, USA
Upcoming Study Circle 
Date Topic Presenter Details
04/26/2013 Swami's Ten Guidelines:
9. Be Kind
 Phani Machiraju Be kind to others for I love them just as much as I love you.
They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do,
but I still love you all.
Please try to get along, for My sake.
I created each of you different in some way.
It would be so boring if you were all identical.
Please… Know that I love each of your differences.
TBD Bagavad Gita Lecture Series  Dr. Mohan  
TBD Fifth Sunday  NA  
TBD Bagavad Gita Lecture Series  Dr. Mohan  
TBD Bagavad Gita Lecture Series  Dr. Mohan  
05/17/2014 Virtual Study Circle:
Swami's Ten Guidelines:
10. Love Yourself
 Shiva Gopal As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself?
You were created by Me for one reason only to be loved, and to love in return.
I am a God of love. Love Me. Love your neighbors.
But also love yourself.
It makes My heart ache when I see you angry with yourself
when things go wrong.
You are very precious to Me!
TBD Bagavad Gita Lecture Series  Dr. Mohan  
TBD
Having come in contact with the Lord, what should our endeavour be in life?   Never get shaken in your mind, never let your faith waver or decline. That will only add to the grief you already suffer from. Make it your vow to be steadfast in your faith. Whoever is your chosen deity - Shiva, Devi, Krishna, Allah, Baba or Jesus, hold on to them tight! Do not lose the contact and the company, for it is only when the coal is in contact with the live embers, that it can also become a live ember. Cultivate nearness to Me in the heart and you will be rewarded. Then you too will acquire a fraction of the Supreme Love. This is a great chance. This chance will not come your way again, beware of that. If you cannot and do not, cross the sea of grief now, taking hold of this chance, when again can you get such an opportunity? Indeed you are very fortunate.
- Divine Discourse, Oct 10, 1964
Worship with faith and you will experience Grace. Faith results in Grace, without your being aware of it! 
TBD Follow Me and Attain Bliss    
TBD Education Should Lead to Perfection    
TBD Give up Body Attachment and Experience the Atma    
TBD Follow Me and Attain Bliss    
TBD Be good, see good, do good    
TBD Love all, serve all    
TBD Help ever, Hurt never    
TBD Dvaiva Priti (Love for God), Papa Bhiti (Fear of Sin) and Sangha Niti (Morality in Society)    
TBD "Ask me what I came to give you"- Baba    



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Sathya Sai Baba Center of Columbus, OHIO, USA
Completed Study Circle 
Date Topic Presenter Details Discussion Points/Follow-up Questions
8/17/2013 Bagavad Gita Lecture Series  Dr. Mohan Chapter 13 Verse 5-10  
8/25/2013 Three Human Gifts Babuji 1. Gift of human life
2. Being in the good company (Satsang),
3. Being in the presense of Swami (Goal of self realization)
Great Chance to redeem ourself and experince the divine love
Life is a boone or curse?
Love for God, fear of Sin and Morality in community
Don't repeat mistakes and count your hits and not misses
Be like a tree and add value in every aspect
Journey has already started, all we can do is control our destiny and acoid distractions
9/1/2013 Labor Day Weekend TBD TBD/Experience Sharing  
9/08/2013 Your Mission Has Begun   Your mission has begun. Those are My words to you, My devotees. Each of you has a unique and valuable part to play in this lifetime. Only those whom I have called can serve Me.
My Mission has now reached that point in time when each of you now has work to do. This planet has a purpose in the great galaxy in which it is held. That purpose is now unfolding before our eyes. I call upon you to radiate the Bhakti (devotion) within you so that its unseen power will envelop all who come into your orbit. To successfully perform your part, always remain centred upon Me.
Allow yourself to impart that purity of heart within you towards all human beings and all living creatures and do not reach for the fruits of your work.
This part of My Mission is performed in absolute silence. You are My instruments from whom My love will pour. Be always aware that the moment you let your ego descend upon you My work ceases. When you have overcome your negative unmindfulness, you will again become My Source.
The multiplication of My Love will be felt throughout the world. I have perpared you for this work over many incarnations. I have drawn you to Me. I have made great steps in My Mission over these past incarnations. My work is ceaseless and so your work, too, is without end.
Know that I am within and without you. There is no difference. Rid yourselves of the petty matters forevermore. You are now in Me and I am now in Thee. There is no difference. My Darshan (spiritual blessings) will pour forth from Me to and through you. You may be unaware of this constant action. Be ever pure of heart and soul and mankind in your lifetime will benefit from your unique qualities.
Others, too, will join Me in this Mission when I draw them to Me. The time is approaching when all humanity will live in harmony. That time will be here sooner than one expects. Before it arrives be prepared for whatever is needed to reveal to every living thing the true purpose of existence. It is not what anyone alive can imagine. It is not something that one can try to aspire to. It is beyond all comprehension. I can say that its beauty is magnificent beyond all dreams. And as each of you perform your silent work, I embrace you to My Heart and henceforth your souls shall be lifted up and your eyes will reveal My Presence within.
This I say to all My Devotees from the Lord's Mountain Top where all the Universes become one. Be about My work, My beloved Bhaktas. Your breath will carry the scent of the blossoms of Heaven. Your example will be that of Angels. Your joy will be My Joy. - BABA
From: My Beloved. The Love and Teaching of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Penn, C., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Books and Publications Trust, [1981], Page 96-97
Published also in: Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas, Vol XV, No 9, Sept. 96 For Sri Sathya Sai Education in Human Values Trust.

 

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“What is a study circle? It is not just reading books. Circle, Study Circle means taking a point and each person discussing what is the meaning of the point to them. Like a round-table conference. 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 topic is viewed; 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. If only one person reads, there will be only one meaning. All misunderstandings, all points of view-- after these are brought out, the study circle members will get confidence. Centers must have study circles in this way, and none will note the passage of time. Each one listens eagerly and many will give their point of view. The Bible, the Koran, the Gita, Swamis books may be used. What is wanted is a study circle; rotating. Each one must be given a chance.” - Sathya Sai Baba

Lecture Series on Bhagavad Gita

Lecture Series on Bhagavad Gita by Dr. Mohan 104 – 08082010

Lecture Series on Bhagavad Gita by Dr. Mohan 103 – 08012010

Lecture Series on Bhagavad Gita by Dr. Mohan 102 – 07182010

Lecture Series on Bhagavad Gita by Dr. Mohan 101 – 07042010

Past Lecture Series

 

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Virtual Study Circle

Prema Dhaara - Click here for the Letters

 

 

Date

Letter

Presentation

MP3

03/19/2011

Phani Kappa

1 and 2

Synopsis and Discussion Points

Study Circle recording

04/16/2011

Madhu Raju

4 and 5

Synopsis and Discussion Points

Study Circle recording

05/21/2011

Damaji Jambhale

6 and 7

Synopsis

 

Discussion Points

06/18/2011

Jayanthi Srinath

8 and 9

 

Discussion Points

07/16/2011

Siva Gopal

10 and 11

Discussion Points

09/17/2011

Rajee Kumar

12 and 13

Synopsis and Discussion Points

Study Circle recording

10/15/2011

Sai Giridhar

14 and 15

Synopsis

 

Discussion Points

Study Circle recording

11/26/2011

Phani Bhushan

 

16 and 17

Synopsis and Discussion Points

12/17/2011

Damaji Jambhale

18 and 19

Synopsis and Discussion Points

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Others

 

12272009 – Talk by Greg D.

Talk on Karma Theory By Dr Mohan – Part 1

Talk on Karma Theory By Dr Mohan – Part 2_1

Talk on Karma Theory By Dr Mohan – Part 2_2

Swami's Discourse - Avathar Declaration - Chapter 13 His Story

Dr. Jeevanandam Session 1

Dr. Jeevanandam Session 2

 

Regular Study Circle

Gita Vahini

Gita Vahini Audio Book - Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 3



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In the Geetha Lord Krishna says, “Arjuna! People give up revering and seeking Me, their very own Self. How foolish of them! They are not anxious to reach Me; but pursue lesser attainments that are untrue and transitory. The reason for this strange behaviour is the desire for quick results. People seek only that which is available here and now; that which is in a concrete form and is capable of being grasped by their senses; they are carried away by the attraction of flimsy pleasures. People also do not generally have the needed patience. They attach greater importance to the gross body, (sthula sarira). The achievement of Jnana (wisdom) is the true inner victory; it is won after long and arduous struggle. The few who are spiritually minded yearn for the Divine. Such wise people are indeed blessed. Look upon every act as but the execution of His order and as leading to His grace.”  -  BABA

 



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