The Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Merton (or more commonly known as Merton Sai Centre) is an affiliated, London based Region 1 centre of Sri Sathya Sai Organisation UK and meets regularly in the Mandir for bhajans and other spiritual activities. In 1989, the Merton Sai Centre name came to be registered with the Central Council of the UK.
“The Organisations named after Me are not to be used for publicising My Name, or creating a new cult around My worship. They must try to spread interest in japam (recitation of God’s Name), dhyaanam (meditation) and other sadhanas (spiritual practices), which lead man Godward; they must demonstrate the joy derivable from bhajan (devotional group singing) and Naamasmarana (remembering God’s Name), the Shaanthi (peace) that one can draw from Sathsang (good company). They must render seva (service) to the helpless, the sick, the distressed, the illiterate and the needy. Their seva (selfless service) should not be exhibitionistic; it must seek no reward, not even gratitude or thanks from the recipients. Seva is sadhana (spiritual exercise), not a pastime of the rich and well placed. Each one must realize this truth.” – “Sathya Sai Speaks”, Vol. VIII, Chapter- 6.