What: Study Circle
When: 5:15-6:00pm, Saturdays.
Why: “Not Information, but transformation, not instruction but construction should be the aim. (Sathya Sai Speaks 9)
Where: Friends Meeting Place, 4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Devotional activities constitute one of the two important wings (the other being Seva, i.e. Service activities) that help one achieve spiritual progress. Our Devotional Service primarily consists of Study Circle and Devotional Singing (Bhajans) every week, all year, with a few pre-announced exceptions.
What is a study circle? It is not just reading books. “Circle, study circle” means taking a point and each person discussing what is the meaning of the point to them. Like a round-table conference. Each person gives their point of view and finally values are derived from this. If there is just reading, there is doubt. But if each one gives his view, doubts will be answered. The topic is viewed; the study circle looks at different facets. It is like a diamond with its different facets, but there is one facet that is flat, the top facet, and from this all can be viewed. To discover the top facet is the task of the study circle.
– Conversations with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba by Dr. John S Hislop
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