Spiritual Education Children Dramatize Pathways to Eternal Freedom and Joy


HOUSTON: The Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) children of the Sathya Sai Baba centers of Houston will present an inspiring and entertaining cultural program on November 23 from 4:00 pm – 7:15 pm, at the Sur Auditorium at Durga Bari Temple on 13944 Schiller Road, Houston, TX 77082.

The Sai Spiritual Education children will present three short-act plays. The first play titled the “Secret to My Success” dramatizes transformational events in the lives of two characters, a medical student and a mother. The former confronts peer pressure by realizing that the end of education is character, while the latter overcomes the challenges of motherhood by realizing the transient nature of attachment.  The next short-act play titled the “Liberation of the Elephant King (Gajendra Moksham)”. A metaphorical but emotional tale, taken from an ancient Indian spiritual text, about a powerful and proud elephant (Gajendra), who fights to free himself from the deadly clutches of a crocodile.  The struggle and eventual Divine rescue symbolizes achievement of human liberation (moksha) from the travails of life by removal of the ego.  Thirdly, a soulful musical drama, titled “Where My Devotees Sing, I am There”, pays homage to Saint Thyagaraja, a legendary 18th century musician, poet, and philosopher. Thyagaraja dedicated his life to composing devotional compositions (kritis) in praise of the Divine.  For Thyagaraja music was a way to experience God’s Love. The play depicts the path to eternal joy through a glimpse of the saint’s life that gives a message of humility, faith, and devotion.

The program will commemorate Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s 88th Birth Anniversary and celebrates the practice of the five fundamental and universal human values of Truth, Right Action, Peace, Love, and Nonviolence. The cultural program is followed by dinner. Admission to the program is free.

For further information call 832-215-8675 or 832-687-6766.