[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about Sri Satya Saibaba, his life, miracles, service to the community, and his teachings to better the humanity

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
“ For a self-conceited modish life, made up of trifles, clinging to a corporeal civilization, hating ideas, there is no remedy like the Oriental largeness. That astonishes and disconcerts English decorum. For once, there is thunder it never heard, light it never saw, and power which trifles with time and space. I am not surprised to find an Englishman like Warren Hastings, who had been struck with the grand style of thinking in the Indian writings, depreciating the prejudices of his countrymen while offering them a translation of the Bhagavat Gita.”
Global Hindu Heritage is very happy to inform that we started about 150 Bala Samskar Kendras in five States in India – Assam, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu - to teach about the richness of Hinduism, Hindu festivals, Hindu ethos, Hindu History, and culture and traditions. Sri Rajesh is a very active member in the community championing the Hindu Values not only to the children but also actively involved in making the Hindus proud of their culture.
Our Children are taught about the richness of our culture by teaching about various scriptures and the timeless wisdom found in them.  Our students will learn how Hindus conceive the abstract concept of God, their features, physical features and the divine qualities. We talk about the characteristics of Lord Rama, the attributes and his behavior and the qualities that we can emulate. Many of our Gods are incarnated at different times and we try to explain about different Avataras and the purpose of incarnating at a particular time.
Who is Sri Satya Saibaba?
Sathya Sai Baba born Ratnakaram Sathyanarayana Raju; 23 November 1926 – 24 April 2011. At the age of fourteen he claimed that he was the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba,[4][5] and left his home to serve his devotees.
Sai Baba's believers credited him with miracles such as materializations of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces and watches, along with reports of miraculous healings, resurrections, clairvoyance, bilocation and was allegedly omnipotent and omniscient.[8] Multiple studies have concluded that his acts were based on sleight of hand or had other explanations that were not supernatural, although his devotees believe them to be signs of his divinity.
The Sathya Sai Organisation, founded by Sathya Sai Baba "to enable its members to undertake service activities as a means to spiritual advancement", has over 1,200 Sathya Sai Centres (branches) in 126 countries. Through this organization, Sathya Sai Baba established a network of free super speciality hospitals and general hospitals, clinics, drinking water projects, a university, auditoriums, ashrams and schools.
In 1963, it was asserted that Sai Baba suffered a stroke and four severe heart attacks, which left him paralyzed on one side. These events culminated in an event where he apparently healed himself in front of the thousands of people gathered in Prashanthi Nilayam who were then praying for his recovery. On recovering, Sai Baba announced that he would one day next be reborn as an incarnation named Prema Sai Baba in the neighboring state of Karnataka.
ROLE OF WOMAN
What role can women play in the present times? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us as we observe the Ladies' Day.
Every woman must be given education in a well-planned manner. She must be able to understand the problems of the country. She must render such service and help as she can, within the limits of her resources and capacity, to the country, community, and family. No nation can be built except on the culture of its women. The coming generation is shaped by the mothers of today; this generation is so full of adharma (unrighteousness) and injustice because their mothers were not vigilant and intelligent enough.
Miracles
In various books, magazines, filmed interviews, and articles, Sathya Sai Baba's followers have reported the occurrence of miracles and healings of various kinds attributed to him.[39] Sathya Sai Baba's devotees believe that he relieved his devotees by transferring their pain to himself. Daily, he was allegedly observed to manifest vibuthi (holy ash), and sometimes food and small objects such as rings, necklaces and watches.
In devotees' houses all around the world, there are claims from observers, journalists and devotees that vibuthi, kumkum, turmeric powder, holy water, Shiva lingams, statues of deities (brass and gold), Sugar Candy, fruits, herbs, amrita (a fragrant, nectar-like honey), gems, colored string, writings in ash and various other substances spontaneously manifest and materialize on the walls, furniture, pictures and altars of Sathya Sai Baba.
Teachings
Sathya Sai Baba taught the unity of all world religions adding that people who follow him do not need to give up their original religion. He also placed emphasis on respecting parents, especially the mother. He consistently advocated the five basic human values: satya (truth), dharma (right conduct, living in accord with natural law), ahimsa (non-violence), Prema (love for God and all his creatures)[11] and Shantih (peace).
Additional teachings espoused by Satya Sai Baba include:
•    Service and charity (seva) to others.
•    Love for all creatures and objects.
•    Putting a ceiling (limit) on one's desires is sadhana (Spiritual discipline).
•    Everything that has been created is maya (illusion), only God is real.
•    Every creature and object is God in form, though most do not experience this as their reality.
•    Vegetarianism, moderate and sattvik diet.
•    Abstinence from drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and taking drugs.
•    Detachment from the material world. Importance of bhakti (devotion) to God.
•    Developing virtues (prashanti) and eschewing vices of character.
•    Japa and other sadhana (spiritual exercise) to foster devotion.
•    Reverence for parents, teachers and elders.
•    Sense control
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Ghar Waapasi is going on unimpeded. We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 20 Pracharaks working at the ground level. More people we hire, more villages can cover to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers.
1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00
2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants.
DONATIONS
PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the Ghar Wapasi Donation category.
By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com
By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, . It is tax-deductible.
RUPEES, if you would like to contribute to rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information
For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at ; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com

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