A journal on culture, philosophy and Human Values


The Sri Sathya Sai Centre for Human Values, (unit of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust), Prasanthi Nilayam, is launching an online quarterly e-journal named Praśānti. The e-journal made its case for existence given the lacunae that was felt in publishing scholarly/quasi-scholarly articles from Prasanthi Nilayam that would endeavour to elucidate further the depth and beauty of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings and its practical applications in life. Many praise-worthy articles are written based on varied experiences that the devotees have had with Bhagavan. Many of these have largely been based on personal life with a considerable emphasis on Divine Sankalpa, usually referred to as miracles. While they are precious and helpful to the devotees, there is considerable lacuna in using these for presenting Bhagavan’s Universal teachings with depth and rigor for the entire humanity.

The journal will attempt to highlight and annotate selected works of Bhagavan Baba (written and spoken), through the medium of the invited authors’ research and rich experience. Some of the prominent themes of Bhagavan Baba’s writings and discourses were Bharatiya Samskruti (Indian Culture), Vedanta, Human Values and its application, unity of faith and specifically the three Indian scriptures namely Ramayana, Bhagavatham and Bhagavad Gita. These will form the broad themes for our journal. The journal will also acknowledge the rich legacy of excellent articles from the archives on these themes, published over decades under the umbrella of the various Sri Sathya Sai Institutions.

The primary readership targeted for this e-journal includes devotees interested in serious study of Bhagavan Baba’s teachings, members of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations in India and abroad, teachers, students of various Institute of Sathya Sai Education, and faculty, researchers, students and alumni of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. It also caters to community of research scholars and other spiritual aspirants at large. It is also our hope that scholarly/quasi-scholarly articles would stimulate the interest of intelligentsia interested in a deeper and broader understanding of Bharatiya Samskruti and Bhagavan Baba’s teachings.