Charter

PERMANENT CHARTER granted by BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA to the SRI SATHYA SAI ORGANISATIONS, AT THE THIRD WORLD CONFERENCE, dated this 14th day of January, in the 55th year of His Advent, Anno Domini 1981. BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA

SAI BABA, out of His infinite Grace and Mercy sends blessings to all to whom this Permanent Charter shall be seen, showed or read .

WHEREAS the advent of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba as declared by Him is for the establishment of Sanathana Dharma.

AND WHEREAS this World Conference is a Spiritual Organisation founded for the whole Mankind, not recognising any distinction or separateness on the basis of religion, caste, colour or creed.

AND WHEREAS this Organisation takes within its fold persons belonging to all religions in order to establish unity of all faiths AND WHEREAS, it is for establishing and promoting the content of such Sanathana Dharma and also to establish oneness of all thoughts that the Sri Sathya Sai Organisations are taking existence.

AND WHEREAS the most fundamental object of this Organisations as laid down by Bhagavan is to “Awaken in Man the awareness of the Divinity INHERENT in him” by propagating through practice and example the basic principles of Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Righteousness), Shanthi (Peace), Prema (Love) and Ahimsa (Non-violence) set by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

AND WHEREAS to experience this Divinity, mere environment and circumstances outside are not sufficient but a change in the minds of men is necessary.

AND WHEREAS the activities of the Organisation are only a means to the spiritual progress in this direction and which progress will ultimately enable everyone to enjoy inner peace notwithstanding the stresses and strains, the frustrations and sorrows, the defeats and successes, the ups and downs of life.

AND WHEREAS to achieve maximum results towards these objectives:

IT IS HEREBY DECLARED

That this shall be the Charter governing the Sathya Sai Organisations all over the world.

That all the office bearers and members of the Organisation at present and all those who will join this Organisation shall be one in Deed and in Name, by the name of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations and as such, they shall be entitled to carry on the activities in the name of the Organisation.

That in order to achieve the objectives as laid down herein above the members shall follow a strict Code of Conduct of Sadhana (spiritual disciplines) so that they become worthy instruments of our Divine Master in the efforts to fulfill the objectives of this Organisation.