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August 2012 Edition

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"Man's life finds fulfilment only when his mind experiences the principle of unity. There is no point in bringing about unity among people without uniting their minds. Manah eva manushyanam karanam bandhamokshayo (mind is the cause for bondage and liberation of man). You see someone and say he is a bad person; you see another person and call him good. But, in reality, good and bad are present in your mind and not in the people around you. You call this handkerchief white and this microphone black. The difference in colour is perceived by your eyes, but essentially black and white are one and the same. Everyone should make efforts to visualise unity in diversity. Only then can one experience divinity."

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Events

UK Satsangs with Prof. Anil Kumar
Monday 20th August - Oldham, Manchester 7pm-9pm Venue: Indian A...
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Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare Seminar
Dear Brother & Sisters, Om Sri Sai Ram! With the Divine Blessi...

National Articles & Reports

Divine Light
God is Light. In Christianity, in Islam, in Hinduism, in Buddhism...

Professor Anil Kumar
Professor Anil Kumar Kamaraju from Prasanthi Nilayam hardly needs...

Spiritual Wing - Ramadan… a time for detachment and self-regulation
It’s that time of year again where Muslims all over the world wil...

Service Wing - Sai Ideal Healthcare in UK
Inspired by the Divine example and teachings of our Master, Bhaga...

Youth Wing - Sathya Sai Leadership Training Programme: August
Our SSLTP module this month was over 2 days – Saturday 21st and S...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Ganesh Chariot Festival
On 29th August 2012, several thousand devotees commemorated at th...

Region 2 - Guru Poornima Celebrations
7th July 2012 The Region 2 Guru Poornima celebration was a Div...

Region 2 - Harrow West Sai Centre Celebrates Guru Poornima
With the Blessings and Grace of our Beloved Lord, Guru Poornima w...

Region 2 - SSE End of Year Graduation Celebrations at Pinner Sai Centre
July 2012 As we bring another SSE year to a close, on Sunday 8...

Region 2 - YAP: "Holy Hearts, Helping Hands"
Sunday the 29th July saw Sri Sathya Sai Centre, Greenford host th...

Region 3 - August 2012 Update
I’ve recently become acquainted with some lovely Christian ladies...

Region 4 - Rugby & Coventry’s Global Service Day
This year, the Sathya Sai Centres of Coventry and Rugby joined to...

Region 4- Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Narborough Road, Leicester – Global Service Day
The Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Narborough Road, Leicester celebrat...

Region 4 - Global Service Day at Snibston Discovery Park
Sunday 15 July 2012 This year we opted for Snibston Discovery ...

Region 4 - Olympic Values - Children of Sathya Sai EHV Good Values Club, Leicester
The children of the Sathya Sai EHV Good Values Club had ‘Olympic ...

Region 5 - Guru-Poornima Celebrations
Devotees from across the region gathered in Bolton on Sunday 8 Ju...

Region 5 & 8 - Retreat: LET GO…. LET GOD
The day opened with sun shining brightly for our Regional Retreat...

Region 6 - Study Day at Park Barn Centre in Guildford
Sai Baba specifically asked us to read his teachings and this dir...

Region 7 - Guru Poornima in Cardiff
Sunday 8th July 2012 by Clare Pargeter, Chair Bath Group. Wha...

Region 7 - Music Team Workshop
The Regional Music team held a Devotional Singing Workshop in Mar...

Editorial

Om Sri Sairam
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Whilst July has swept by with the excitement of the Olympics and our Muslim brothers and sisters fasting for Ramadan, we are set for a spiritually uplifting August starting with Sri Krishna Janmashtami, followed by the National Sai Retreat and Satsangs all over the UK with none other than Professor Anil Kumar.

The holy month of Ramadan continues till the 19th August, culminating with Eid and we have an insider’s perspective on the month of fasting the body and the mind for spiritual upliftment and self-control.

Excitement is building for our National Retreat which is taking place in the picturesque surroundings of Llandudno. The opportunity to spend a spiritually charged weekend in the company of Professor Anil Kumar is one not to be missed. With nearly 40 years of direct experience with Bhagawan Himself, it is guaranteed to be an enthralling weekend filled with unmissable memories of our Majestic Avathaar.

Swami says that "Hazrath Mohammad proclaimed the different stages as I am in the Light; I am the Light; The Light is in me; The Light is me." He goes on to say that “He who is aware of this Is Brahman himself And Brahman is he.” This beautifully fits in with our theme for the Retreat which is “Divine Light”. Swami says that the "Divine Light is the light that illumines and sustains the three worlds, pervading everything in Creation. It gives you the enlightenment That Brahman you are, and Brahman is in you, You and the Brahman are not different." What a beautiful plan He has sketched for us for the retreat this month. There are a few places available for devotees to attend as Day Delegates in the retreat. So if you haven’t registered yet, then please do it urgently by logging into http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk.

Our Pilgrimage to Prasanthi in October this year (7th -12th, 13th -27th) follows on with the same theme of "Sai Jyothi". It gives us another golden opportunity to bask in the Divine Light of our beloved Swami who continues to shower us with His love every day. Please visit the website http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes/nationalpilgrimage2012/ for more information.

Finally, the journey of Prof Anil Kumar will continue after the retreat with Satsangs taking place around the country. Everyone is invited to these events taking place in Manchester, Leicester, Bristol and London. To confirm your place please register at http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes/

We hope you enjoy this month’s articles from around the country, and we look forward to seeing many of you at the retreat.

Srikailash Venkitadri,
Region 5 Chair

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