Introduction: Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai Organization
Sathya Sai Baba is a highly revered spiritual leader and teacher, whose life and universal message are inspiring millions of people throughout the world to turn Godward and to lead constructive, virtuous and spiritually meaningful lives. His core teachings are to "Love All and Serve All", the unity of all faiths and the unwavering practice of five universal human values: Love, Truth, Right Conduct, Peace and Non-Violence. All, with the ultimate goal of realizing man's innate divine nature and the oneness of all creation.
Sathya Sai Baba was born on November 23rd, 1926 and passed away on April 24th, 2011. Over a period of 85 years, He dedicated His entire life and His entire self to the service of others. Millions of followers are continuously inspired by His life and His message. One of the primary conduits for upholding and sharing Sathya Sai Baba's message is the Sathya Sai International Organization (SSIO).
Inspired by Sathya Sai Baba, the SSIO spreads Sathya Sai Baba’s universal message of pure love and selfless service through 1,969 Sathya Sai Centers across 120 countries. Members of these “Sai” Centers are united by a common bond of love for God and the goals of selfless service, self-transformation and self-realization. Center activities include study of the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba and the sacred literature of all religions, group devotional singing, meditation, education in human values, and selfless service to the needy with love and compassion. Membership include people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Sai Center programs and activities are universal and compatible with all the major religions. There is never a fee for membership in a Sathya Sai Baba Center, and members are never required to purchase books or materials. Donations are never solicited.