Young Adults

“Tend to your parents with love, reverence and gratitude. Second, speak the truth and act virtuously. Third, whenever you have a few moments to spare, repeat the Name of the Lord, with the Form in your mind. Fourth, never indulge in talking ill of others in their absence. And finally, do not cause pain to others in any form.”

In a discourse in April 2003 to Youth from Kerala, in India, with inimitable simplicity Baba drew attention to Manu, who first codified Dharmasastra (the treatise on Dharma). Swami explained that the three main principles of Manu’s teachings are Bhadram Pashyantu (see good), Bhadram Srunvantu (hear good), and Bhadram Kurvantu (do good). Baba said these are the most important ideals for the youth.

On that occasion, Baba told the youth their entire being is divine but they were unable to understand the latent divinity in humanity. He cautioned them that while they were studying books to acquire various types of education and know many things, by this means they were unable to know themselves.

Baba has given important guidelines to the youth. He tells them to continue to practice the good habits they cultivate in His presence. He reminds them that God is their true companion, and with this in mind they will always be good and courageous. He cautions them that good discipline and good habits are not like a uniform to be put on for some time and then removed, they should always be with us.

He tells them to always chant God’s name for their spiritual evolution. This will also enable them to face the troubles and tribulations of life well. He tells them that faith in God should be unwavering, and that with steady faith anything in life can be achieved.

The Hong Kong Youth Wing, established in 1985 for the benefit of young adults, encourages the spiritual transformation of its members. This aim of the Youth Wing is achieved by guiding youth members on how and why they need to develop and practice spirituality in their daily lives and to emphasize that these practices are of paramount importance to the success of an individual in every aspect of his/her live.

The Youth are motivated when they take an active role within the Sai Organisation, working with all the other wings. Additionally, they give their time, love and caring by serving and contributing to the local community in numerous ways.

Swami has always said “My life is My Message ...” However, we have now to take on His mission as ours and are working towards “Our lives are His Message”. We begin living in that awareness by developing our character through the practice of the five human values of Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Right-Conduct), Shanti (Peace), Prema (Love) and Ahimsa (Non-Violence) as taught by Sathya Sai Baba.

I. Spiritual Activities

Weekly Classes:

  • Young Adults group is for young people between the ages 18-40. Our classes focus on the practice of spiritual disciplines, understanding religion and spirituality and learning practical life skills.
    Friday evening 7:00-8.30pm, contact: Babita Mahtani at

II. Service and Other Activities

SSEHV Classes

Special Educare English Enhancements Programmes are conducted at two local primary schools. The focus of the programmes is to develop the students’ confidence in English language through Human Values.

Service Activities

Swami says that an important way we can relate and connect to our very true nature is to engage in selfless service. The Young Adults participate in:

  • Visits to the mentally challenged – once in every 2 months
  • Street sleepers Narayana Seva – 2nd Friday of every month

III. Young Adults Evenings
Members get together once in 6-weeks for a fun evening of Spirituality

For any inquiries please contact the National Young Adults Coordinator Babita Mahtani at


Quotes for Youth

Here are some quotes from Bhagawan that address common concerns that youth have.

More freedom for Youth?
“Freedom is independence from externals. One who is need of the help of another person, thing or condition, is a slave thereof. Perfect freedom is not given to any man on earth because the very meaning of mortal life is relationship with and dependence on one another. The lesser the number of wants, the greater is the freedom. Hence perfect freedom is absolute desirelessness.”

“‘Love’ is a much misused word. Any positive response or attraction is called love; any feeling of attachment, however trivial or transitory is characterized as love. We must certainly coin new words or set aside specific words to indicate different forms of love…the response to sexual attraction is best described as fancy, fascination or delusion…The yearning to reach for the sublimity that lies inherent in Truth – this alone is entitled to be called by the holy word ‘Love’.”

Gratitude to Parents
“However high you may rise, no matter how rich you become, if your parents are neglected in distress, your life has been a tragic waste. If you have no urge to please them, who are very happy when their children show the slightest concern for their comfort, how can you even hope to please God? Show the parents respect with love and devotion. It is a tribute you should offer them for the great chance they gave you to come into this world, with all the wonderful opportunities it offers for self-realization.”

Excessive Talk
“Talking too much hurt’s one mind and destroys one’s memory. The first thing you have to do is reduce too much talk…This is most important for the students. The energy that is present in you will diminish if you talk too much…Talking too much will also weaken your nerves, making you a nervous wreck…It is because of this that our ancestors gave so much importance to silence. They observed silence for long periods of time. We see that to the extent we minimize our talking, we promote the intelligence that is present in us.”

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