This organization is names as “ Persatuan Kebajikan Sri Sakthi Ashram ” and names after “SAKTHI” to denote the greatness of Amma worship and shall be used to spread interest in prayer, meditation, and other spiritual exercises that lead man towards Amma. They must demonstrate the joy derivable from Amma Pooja , devotional singing and repetition of the Amma ‘s Name, the peace that one can draw from good company. They must render service to the helpless, the sick, the distressed, the illiterate, and the needy. Their service should not be exhibitionist; it must seek no reward, not even gratitude or thanks from the recipients.
Guruji Sakthi Priyananda
I am Manifest, Unmanifest,
I am Transcendent Divinity;
I am Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva,
As well as Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati.
I am the Earth, the Sun and the Stars,
And I am also the Moon.
I am all animals and birds,
And I am the outcaste as well,
and the thief.
I am the low person of dreadful deeds,
And the great person of excellent deeds.
I am Female, I am Male, and I am Neuter.”
– From The Devi Bhagavatam
PURPOSE OF SRI SAKTHI ASHRAM
The purpose of a Sri Sakthi Ashram is to provide a meeting place for learning and practicing of the teachings of Amma( Sakthi Sampradaaya) and to provide education and excel Hindu students as learned personnel with good character. The Ashram is a focal point for individuals who are striving to lead disciplined spiritual lives and who want to devote a significant portion of their time and energy each week to performing acts of selfless service to the needy and the distressed. This ashram shall always be a non-profit organization that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty , ignorance and oppression by helping people build secure , productive, just , loving and knowledge communities. Its main target shall be poor children and parents from the Indian community apart from other minor activities targeted at other community as well.
Amma teaches us that mankind is unique among all God’s creations. Human beings are capable of recognizing that they emanate from God. We have the capacity to commune with Amma by turning inward. Ultimately, it is our destiny to merge with Amma . To merge with Amma shall be the ultimate goal of all devotees at Sri Sakthi Ashram. Gurus in Sri Sakthi Ashram teaches us that all religions are expressions of these same universal principles. They strives to provide an environment where people who aspire to lead spiritual lives are able to assemble and learn from one another. This is accomplished by engaging in devotional, educational, and service programs recommended by Amma , which help us to progress along the spiritual path. These programs embody the universal values given to us by Amma . The most important program is the rendering of selfless, loving service to our fellow human beings. Amma does not fully recommend that we become ascetics and retreat from the world. Instead, Amma teaches us that the world is our school, the universal human values our curriculum, and the realization of the unity of Godliness in the diversity of creation the ultimate lesson. Practical spirituality is the theme of the Sri Sakthi Ashram. Practical spirituality is not just contemplating Divinity . Practical spirituality is striving to incorporate the universal human values in all aspects of our lives during every conscious moment.
CODE OF CONDUCT & POLICIES
2.1 The Core Pillars of SSA Code of Conduct
a)Be Universal – Don’t be Selfish or Self Centered
b)Be Humble – Don’t Be Egoistic and Offensive
c)Be Divine – Don’t be Unethical or Immoral
d)Be Practical – Don’t be Theoretical
e)Be Clean – Don’t be Unhygienic
2.2 Below Principals Must Be Followed For All Seva Activities :
-Must be dharmic
-Must be best of ability
-Must be self-less ( cannot be selfish actions )
-Must be duty bound – responsibility & accountability ( dharma )
-Must have right motive on action and it’s results
( As Karma Yogi , we must know the motive of all our work. Our motive must be pure and we must understand that karma yogi do not plan to get the fruits of his works before he starts any kind of work ).
SAKTHI SAMPRADAAYA POLICIES
1)Always greet another devotee “Sakthi” followed by Namaskaram or Hari Om or Om Sakthi”
2)Always install Sri Kamakshi or Maha Tripura Sundari idol or picture at home and perform pooja and meditation towards goddess as “Eka Devatha” concept.
3)Always perform Sri Kumari Pooja and Sri Suhashini Pooja at home at least once a year to yearn goddess blessings in form of earthly mothers and virgins.
4)During Nama-karana ceremony where in this ceremony the child is given a formal name, incorporate “sakthi” after baby’s name per astrology. ( Eg Kailas is the name given to the baby boy via astrology, include sakthi and the baby’s name shall be now “Kailas Sakthi”).
5)Only Sakthi upasagar should initiate SSA’s child into upanayana (thread ceremony), where child would be later introduces to Veda and thereafter to sakthi sastras.
6)Wear maroon or any other colors associated to maroon ( Eg pink, red, saffron etc ) during prayers at home, temple or ashram.
7)Always wear tilak ( kum kum ) at all times to remind us and others the seat of Intellect where Sakthi is close to awareness. Tilak is applied at the Ajna Chakra, the space between the two eyebrows to indicate the third eye where sakthi resides.
8)SSA’s sampradaaya is SAMAYACHARA and DAKSHINACHARA which focus to the internal mode of worship, and to worship employing homas; the fire ritual. It is the very Sri Vidya upasana.As for Dakshinachara tradition, SSA worship the Sri Chakra. SSA does not subscribe to KAULACHARA and VAMACHARA tradition.
9)Always organize yatras to 51 Sakthi Peetham – the sacred abode where the limbs of the body of Sati were fallen per puranas.
10)Celebrate Maha Gayathri japam, Aadi Maasam and Navarathri as grand as possible and invite other and propagate the significance of all these sakthi related festivals.
11)Organize trainings and classes for below mentioned teachings and sacred text sastra parayanam where more sakthi upasagars are produced in future to perform more effective sakthi related exposure sessions and rituals in Malaysia and abroad.
a. Srimad Devi Bhagavatham
b. Markendeya Puranam
c. Tripura Rahasya
d. Durga Saptasati
e. Sri Markendeya Purana
h. Rashmi Mala
i. Dasa Maha Vidya
j. Sri Vidya Traditions