Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Manhattan

Young Adults

Photo: Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi, a small village in South India, on 23 November 1926. As a child, he demonstrated exemplary qualities of compassion, generosity, and wisdom, which clearly distinguished him from the other children of his village.

Our Center hosts Young Adult monthly meetings outside of the weekly Devotional Programs. In these meetings, Young Adults take part in Devotional Singing, Study Circles and other Spiritual Disciplines.

The Young Adult programs were established to encourage young adults to lead purposeful lives by learning and practicing spiritual values as defined and established by the life, message, and works of Sathya Sai Baba. Young Adult programs are intended to enhance, not interfere with, harmony and understanding in family relationships and within the Sai Organization. The programs provide forums for Young Adults of like mind to meet and to discuss issues in leading spiritual lives in today's world.

Young Adult meetings and programs include educational and devotional activities, and place a strong emphasis on selfless service. Discipline, modest attire and the separate seating of the young men and young women characterize the meetings, being for the pursuit of spiritual purposes.

The Sathya Sai Young Adult Program was established to address some of the unique needs of devotees between the ages of 18 and 35. As it is not separate from the regular Sri Sathya Sai Organization, Young Adults are expected to participate in Center activities as well as in the Young Adult Program. As such, there is usually one Thursday every month where the Young Adults organize and present the weekly Devotional Program at the Sathya Sai Baba Center of Manhattan.

The Young Adults are currently following a National Spiritual Discipline Program. More details on this can be found at the Sai Young Adult USA website.

For more information on the Sai Organization's Young Adult program please visit the International Sai Young Adult website.

Please feel free to talk with our Young Adult Representatives, or any of the officers at the center for more information.

“Swami Says ...”

Young men and women, the future citizens of the world! The future of the country depends on the skill and the sincerity of the youth. Therefore, the necessary enthusiasm and encouragement must be generated among the youth. All my hopes are based on the students, the youth. They are very dear to me. The future of the world, good or bad depends on your conduct. The country will be safe, secure, peaceful and prosperous only when your conduct is good. What the world needs today is not affluence and material comforts, but men and women of noble character. The country is bound to disintegrate if the behavior of the young men and women is not on the right lines.

- Sathya Sai Baba