Sathya Sai Baba Center Of Flushing
The Sathya Sai Baba Center of Flushing, New York endeavors to provide a meeting place where spiritual aspirants of all faiths, races and walks of life can meet together to study and practice the teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and take part in selfless service in accordance with the principles laid out by Him.
The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation was founded in the 1960s by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to enable its members to undertake service activities as a means to spiritual advancement. The Sathya Sai Organisation derives inspiration, guidance and strength from Bhagawan Baba’s mission and message of propagating the truth of man’s inherent divinity, which is proclaimed and preached by all religions of the world. In consonance with this truth, the Organisation has as its main objective selfless love and service without any distinction of religion, nationality, race, socio-economic status, either for those who work in the Organisation or for those who are served by them. Thus, it transcends all barriers, leading humanity towards the ideal of ‘Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of Man’. In fact, this spiritual basis enables every one in the Organisation to pursue his own religion better by putting its teachings into practice by way of love and service to the God who dwells in all hearts. That is why the Sai Organisation features in its emblem the symbols of some of the major religions of the world. There is no fee or subscription for membership. .
Sai Baba says: ‘Service to man is service to God’. Man is not merely a human being, he is the embodiment of Divinity. Since God is the indwelling source of all living beings, doing service or good to a person is in reality, worshiping God Himself. Sai Baba emphasizes the need for all of us to realize the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God. Only through selfless service and love can we embark on this journey from “I” to “We” thus realizing the unity among one and all.