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June 2014 Edition

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"The golden life of man should be tested on the touchstone of the Lord's name. Instead of following this easy path, man involves himself in multifarious troubles and wastes his precious life. Man is not merely a human. Verily he is God. He is submerging his inherent divinity in worldly desires. He should utilise the pure and sacred thoughts that arise in him to turn away from the transient attractions of the world and to set him on the path towards the Divine.

"Whether it is described as Chaitanya (Cosmic Consciousness), or the Kshetrajna (Indwelling Knower), or ,Jnana (Supreme Wisdom) or Ahamkara (I-am), or Easwara (the Supreme Lord), or Vishnu, or Ananda (Pure Bliss), or the Paramapadam (Supreme Abode), or Prakriti (Nature), or the Aadi Sakthi (Primal Energy)---all these are only different names given to the Atma (the Supreme Spirit). Originally It had no name." (Poem)

The effulgence of the Atma exceeds the splendour of a multi-faceted diamond. The diamond may have a myriad facets, but it is one and the same. Likewise, the Atma radiates infinite number of rays, but is only One."

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Feature Articles

Devastation in the Balkans
In recent weeks, the Balkan region of South East Europe has been ...

Blessings at a height of 30,000 feet
It was one of the evenings during May 1970, in New Delhi (India),...

Rudra Ekaadhashini Homam and Gurupoornima Celebrations
"This Yagna is being conducted for the welfare of the world...

Philippines Medical Camp Report
Fifteen medical volunteers from the International Sai Organisatio...

Letter from Dr. Narendranath Reddy Chairman, Prasanthi Council
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Greetings of loving Sairam to all of you...

Special Rudra Abhishekam
This programme will be a part of the 10th Rudra Ekaadhashini Homam being conducted...

National Wings

SSE - Sai Spiritual Education Training Workshops
Sai Spiritual Education Training Workshops held on 24th May 2014 ...

Spiritual - Sai Smaran Bhajans
"Sing aloud the glory of god and charge the atmosphere with divin...

Spiritual - UK National Pilgrimage 2014 Sai Samarpanam – One with Sai
2nd Sadhana meeting The second Sadhana meeting was held on Saturday 14th June at Oxhey Wood Primary School...

Spiritual - Do Inanimate Things too have Emotions and Feelings?
"I related this story to Hislop, when he asked me, whether inanimate things too had emotions..."I related...

Service - Sathya Sai Health Awareness Day
The 15th annual Sathya Sai Health Awareness Day in Wembley ...

ISSE - Stokes Wood Good Values Club Event (SSEHV)
Lady Gretton, Lord-Lieutenant, the official representative of Her...

Events

National Pilgrimage 2014
Dear Brothers & Sisters, Om Sri Sai Ram! With the Divine ...

Rudra Ekaadhashini Homam 2014
Saturday 12th July 2014 - Tividale, West Midlands ...

National Retreat
August 29 - 31st in Llandudno. Registration starts soon ...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Young Adults Programme (YAP) May
Jai Sai Ram The topic of May’s Young Adults Programme (Yap) in...

Region 2 - Easwaramma Day Celebrations at Harrow West Sai Centre
On the 11th of May Harrow West Sai Centre filled the hall with di...

Region 2 - Harrow West Sai Centre: Buddha Purnima Celebrations
Buddha Purnima was celebrated at the Harrow West Centre on 18th M...

Region 2 - Easter Sunday at Harrow West Sai Centre
Om Sai Ram! "You are all separate beads strung together on tha...

Region 2 - Buddha Jayanti Celebrations at London West Sai Centre
Region 2 London West Sai Centre celebrated Buddha Jayanti on Sund...

Region 2 - London West Sai Centre: Youth Day
I was informed by Vishal, our Youth Coordinator, that all youth w...

Region 3 - Central London Sai Centre: My Dear Lord
Swami frequently reminded us that what we see in the phenomenal w...

Region 3 - Regional Spiritual Event Hosted by Milton Keynes Sai Centre
On 10th May 2014, members of our Region 3 Sai family came tog...

Region 3 - Youth Narayana Seva
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"Sing aloud the glory of god and charge the atmosphere with divin...

Spiritual - UK National Pilgrimage 2014 Sai Samarpanam – One with Sai
2nd Sadhana meeting The second Sadhana meeting was held on Saturday 14th June at Oxhey Wood Primary School...

Spiritual - Do Inanimate Things too have Emotions and Feelings?
"I related this story to Hislop, when he asked me, whether inanimate things too had emotions..."I related...

Service - Sathya Sai Health Awareness Day
The 15th annual Sathya Sai Health Awareness Day in Wembley ...

ISSE - Stokes Wood Good Values Club Event (SSEHV)
Lady Gretton, Lord-Lieutenant, the official representative of Her...

Events

National Pilgrimage 2014
Dear Brothers & Sisters, Om Sri Sai Ram! With the Divine ...

Rudra Ekaadhashini Homam 2014
Saturday 12th July 2014 - Tividale, West Midlands ...

National Retreat
August 29 - 31st in Llandudno. Registration starts soon ...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Young Adults Programme (YAP) May
Jai Sai Ram The topic of May’s Young Adults Programme (Yap) in...

Region 2 - Easwaramma Day Celebrations at Harrow West Sai Centre
On the 11th of May Harrow West Sai Centre filled the hall with di...

Region 2 - Harrow West Sai Centre: Buddha Purnima Celebrations
Buddha Purnima was celebrated at the Harrow West Centre on 18th M...

Region 2 - Easter Sunday at Harrow West Sai Centre
Om Sai Ram! "You are all separate beads strung together on tha...

Region 2 - Buddha Jayanti Celebrations at London West Sai Centre
Region 2 London West Sai Centre celebrated Buddha Jayanti on Sund...

Region 2 - London West Sai Centre: Youth Day
I was informed by Vishal, our Youth Coordinator, that all youth w...

Region 3 - Central London Sai Centre: My Dear Lord
Swami frequently reminded us that what we see in the phenomenal w...

Region 3 - Regional Spiritual Event Hosted by Milton Keynes Sai Centre
On 10th May 2014, members of our Region 3 Sai family came tog...

Region 3 - Youth Narayana Seva
"Serve Man, Serve God" is a quote often referred to when carr...

Region 4 - Knit One, Purl One
The sisters in Leicester from Narborough Road and Leicester Centr...

Region 4 - Narborough Sai Centre: A Birthday to Remember
As I entered the residential home on the Sunday afternoon I notic...

Region 4 - An Interview with the Youth at Narborough Centre
Why do you like coming to the centre?

Region 5 - Bolton Sai Group Paduka Pooja
Bolton Sai Group organised Swami`s Paduka Pooja on the 5th April ...

Editorial

Dear Love and Light Readers
Loving Sai Ram to you!

As we enjoy the longest daylight hours of the year, the eyes of the world is focussed upon Brazil with the soccer players demonstrating their supremacy in human excellence. The month of June also saw the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings by the allied forces that liberated Europe to freedom which is benefiting all of us today.

As an organisation, our centres have been busy with their spiritual meetings to raise the spiritual consciousness of followers of Sathya Sai Baba enabling them to be ‘One with Sai’, the service wing engaged with their local community activities providing selfless service and the SSE (Sai Spiritual Education) teachers providing value based education to children broadening their hearts and filling an important space in the young lives and the youth embracing all the wings of the organisation.

Since the last edition of Love and Light, we had the 1st Sadhana Meeting on the 18th May, in preparation for our National Pilgrimage, ‘Sai Samarpanam – One with Sai’ planned 27th July – 2nd August 2014. The 2nd meeting was held on the 14th June. There is still the chance to join the pilgrimage, please register at:

http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes/NP2014/registration/registration.php

SSE training for existing and new teachers was organised on the 24th May; teachers have a significant role in the Sathya Sai Mission - apart from moulding the character of children, they make a significant contribution towards nation building.

The 7th Sai Smaran bhajans, a garland of devotional songs sung in a variety of languages, tunes, melodies and voices was offered to our Lord on the 31st May in Toothing, London. There was oneness in thoughts, in chants and action.

This month, Jews celebrate Shavuot signifying the revelation of the Torah by God to Mosses on Mount Sinai. Sikhs remember the martyrdom of the 5th Master of Sikhs, Guru Arjan Dev and Muslims around the world prepare for Ramadan when they will observe fasting during daylight; it is believed that Quran was revealed during the holy month of Ramadan.

For us, excitement is building up in anticipation of the Gurupoornima celebrations. We will be congregating at the holy sanctuary of the Balaji Temple in Birmingham, on the 12th July for Rudra Ekadashini Homam.

Apart from our offering of Love and Gratitude to our Lord, this unique event is performed as part of our prayers towards peace and happiness for everyone around the globe. To remember a few, the recent devastating floods affecting large areas of the Balkan region of South East Europe, people in the Philippines rebuilding their lives after the destruction left behind by a Typoon, terrorism inflicting pain and causing grief around the globe and many more.

The Homam will be an experience to cherish and remember! Please register at:

http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes/rudrahomam2014/registration.php

We pray for the Grace and Blessings of our Master, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Dr Kiran Patel,
Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation (UK)

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