US pilgrimage: Play, 11 July All Our Relations
The US children perform a play about the American Native Indian perspective on spirituality, using the medicine wheel. The native indians believe that rocks, trees, earth, animals, fish --all are our relations and have to be used and treated with respect.
The USA Choir --over 100 people in the choir and orchestra-- sing nine songs before Swami. Old favorites are heard, like "America the Beautiful", "Deep river", and Handel's Hallelujah chorus, as well as new ones like "Joy, there'll be joy, joy, joy, joy, joy!"
The words of the last song express the prayers of all in Sai Kulwant Hall to Swami: "Let the rain of Your Presence fall on me, everywhere that I go, with every breath I take."
US pilgrimage: unison singing, 29 June
(Sai Baba's entrance and intro to singing)
(the unison singing)
Approx. 700 devotees from the United States visited Prasanthi Nilayam starting 23 June, one of many pilgrimages in summer 2010. Here, they sing a wide variety of songs in Sai Kulwant Hall, from newer songs like Love All, Serve All to old favorites like Shalu Shalom Yerushalayim. One song states the feeling of all on this pilgrimage: Our God Is An Awesome God.