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March 2013 Edition

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"Shivarathri is a day when one tries to establish friendship between the mind and God. Shivarathri makes one aware of the fact that the same Divinity is all-pervasive, that It is to be found everywhere. In our daily experiences, there are a number of instances which reveal the existence of Divinity in every person. Consider a cinema; on the screen we see rivers in flood, engulfing all the surrounding land. Even though the scene is filled with flood waters the screen does not get wet by even a drop of water. At another time, on the same screen we see volcanoes erupting with tongues of flame, but the screen is not burnt. The screen which provides the basis for all these pictures is not affected by any of them. Likewise in the life of man, good or bad, joy or sorrow, birth or death, will be coming and going, but they do not affect the Atma In the cinema of life, the screen is the Atma It is Shiva, it is Sankara, it is Divinity. When one understands this principle, one will be able to understand, enjoy and find fulfilment in life."

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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The Significance of Mahaa Shivaraathri
Among festival days, Mahaa Shivaraathri is of exceptional imp...

Youth Wing - National Youth Conference 2013: How To Make OUR Life HIS Message
22nd February – 24th February Please visit our Youth Conferenc...

Divine Directions – How to serve ably as His instrument
"My place is among you, with you and wherever work lies. That is ...

National Sathya Sai Orientation Conference 2013
'The Mission of Sathya Sai: How to serve ably as His Instruments'...

Education Wing - My Baba and I
(Transcript of the speech by Miss Sai Laveniya Mithiran, SSE stud...

Youth Wing - National Youth Conference 2013: Workshop Summary
What a fantastic and inspiring weekend. The theme chosen was per...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Bhajan Seva by Tooting Sai Centre
"You too must pass your days in Song. Let your whole life be a Bh...

Region 1 - The visit of the Ahmaddiya group to the (SSE) Balvikas of Merton Sai Centre
On Sunday 10th February, Merton Sai Centre had the opportunity to...

Region 2 - Skanda Vale Trip: Love and Service in action
On 16th February 2013 Harrow West Sai centre organised a trip...

Region 3 - Sikhism
Sikhism was founded in the 16th century in Punjab in India. D...

Region 7 - Bath Sathya Sai Group presents at Mayor of Bath’s Interfaith Day of Prayer
On the 3rd February 2013, the Bath Sai Group took part in the May...

Editorial

Dear Love & Light Readers,
Loving Sai Ram to you!

February turned out to be another eventful month for the Organisation with hundreds of devotees and esteemed guests attending the National Sathya Sai Orientation conference and the National Youth conference. The National Sathya Sai Orientation Conference was held on the 9th February for Office Bearers and Active Workers from around the country. The focus of the conference came under the theme ‘Mission of Sathya Sai – How to Serve Ably as His Instruments’. We were blessed to have a video call with Dr Narendranath Reddy, Chairman of Prasanthi Council. We were reminded of our Master, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, His Life, His attributes of Selfless Love and Sacrifice and many others and His Avatar hood which He demonstrated by His Omnipresence, Omniscience and Omnipotence, His Mission to establish Brotherhood amongst humanity and His Message of Divinity that pervaded everything.

The workshops helped reinforce the guidelines that Bhagawan had given on the Organisation and how one could serve Him ably as an instrument. The day also saw inspiring speakers drawn from the very young to the more experienced. From across the Atlantic was an inspiring talk presented by Dr Narendranath Reddy, who joined us via a video link and reiterated the Mission and Message of Baba. The conference was indeed a very elevating and memorable experience for all.

We were also fortunate to hold the National Youth Conference (22-24th February) which brought over 250 youth together in unity from around the country. The theme of the conference was ‘How we can make our Lives His Message’. Esteemed guest Dr Sunder Iyer from USA, a former alumnus and lecturer of the Sri Sathya Sai University, Prasanthi Nilayam, was the special guest who enthused the youth with his inspiring thoughts and experiences. The love, energy and the positivity throughout the weekend was beyond description. The workshops, question and answer sessions and musical items created a Prasanthi atmosphere and left everyone feeling energised and ready to be His messenger.

March will be another busy month all over the UK with Regional Conferences and the Shivaratri Celebrations. The next few weeks will also see the launch of our National Pilgrimage, The Sathya Sai Human Values Day and National Easwaramma Day.

I would like to wish everyone a very very happy Mother's Day, and a Holy Mahashivaratri.

Kiran Patel,
Chair, UK Central Council

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