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February 2013 Edition

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"Love is thus, an amalgam of sweetness, effulgence and wisdom. Compassion is the reflection of love. Jesus is the embodiment of compassion. He looked with compassion at the poor and the miserable and gave them succour. In those days, people used to treat birds and animals without pity in the temple in Jerusalem. Jesus sought to put an end to these cruel practices. From those times to the present, those who care for the well-being of all living beings and humanity were subjected to many trials and tribulations. Good people are always pursued by difficulties and troubles. The messiahs, the prophets, saints and God-men have always suffered from troubles and ordeals of various kinds. You should not bother about them. Have faith in God. When you live up to the truths you believe in, you will be indifferent to what others think. Jesus was unaffected by the persecution to which he was subjected on a charge of treason. Moreover, whatever attempts may be made to suppress good people, their goodness cannot be extinguished."

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Featured Articles

The Christian Festival of Lent
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National Youth Conference 2013 – 2 weeks to go!
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Trust Matters
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Service Wing - Medical Camps 2011: India
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Visit by Ambassadors of the Sai Mission
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The New UKCC
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Youth Wing - Me Myself and I - My Personal Experience
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Honouring Recently Retired Trustee - Mr Balram Puri

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - New Years Day Celebrations at the Sai Mandir
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Region 3 - Introduction to Vedas: Part 1
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Region 6 - Christmas Sathsang
Held at Park Barn Community Centre in Guildford...

Region 3 - Hatfield Sai Centre Celebrates 34th Anniversary
One of the first Sai Centres in the UK, Hatfield Sai Centre w...

Region 3 - Sankraanti: Excerpts from Divine Discourses
(Excerpts from a Divine Discourse by Bhagavan Baba in Sai Kulwant...

Editorial

The new year started with singing, contemplating and remembering the divine name when we congregated in Watford to join in Sai Smaran (12th January). About 350 devotees were present throughout to express their gratitude to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The air was filled with divine vibrations with youth and the service volunteers serving devotees throughout. There was a wonderful feeling of brotherhood and unity all around.

UK witnessed extreme wintry weather conditions in the middle of January when we were reluctantly compelled to cancel the 2 day National Sathya Sai Orientation Conference in Hatfield, planned for current and previous Office Bearers and Active Members. The conference was particularly significant since we were blessed to have the two senior most leaders of our Organisation, Mr Gary Belz (Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation) and Dr Narendranath Reddy (Chairman, Prasanthi Council) as our special guests.

Whilst we were disappointed, our special guests did have the opportunity to interact with members of the UK Trust, Central Council, Board of Directors of the Sathya Sai School and Institute of Sathya Sai Education.
The conference has since been rescheduled for Saturday 9th February at Hatfield.

In February, the sacred period of Lent is observed by many Christians around the world for a period of forty days, which focuses attention on preparation necessary for spiritual aspirants such as prayers, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and sacrifice. Lent is traditionally observed to remember the 40 days and nights Lord Jesus Christ spent praying alone in the Judean desert without food before the beginning of His public ministry. Interestingly, February is related to the Roman month Februarius which was named after the Latin term februum, meaning purification!

Dr Kiran Patel,
Chair, UKCC

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