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March 2014 Edition

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"Active workers engaged in service should realise that there is nothing greater than service and seek to promote love of God, fear of sin, and Righteousness in society as the highest values to be cherished by all. Indeed, if there is love of God, automatically there will be fear of sin, and when these two are there, morality follows as a natural sequence. Sangha Neethi (social morality) is like a beacon for mankind. Everyone should develop love of God and take up service. Prema and Seva (Love and service) are like two eyes for a human being or the two wings for a bird. One who has no love for his fellowmen is like a blind man. There should be no pretence in manifesting love. It should be based on the condition that the Divine is present in everyone. When love is sincere, one will experience real peace and joy. Regard Me as an illustration of this truth. I have love for all, even for those who are bad. I have greater love for those who deride Me I draw them nearer to Me. I derive great joy from this. Hence My life is My message. With Me, it is always Thyaga (sacrifice and giving), not Bhoga (enjoyment). Sacrifice itself is enjoyment for Me. All active workers should excel in. sacrifice and dedication."

~ Discourse in the Poornachandra Auditorium on 21-11-1987

Feature Articles

UK Flood Relief
Unloading items for Flood Relief at ‘Centre for Donations’ at...

Prof. M Nanjundaiah: Our Special Guest in UK
It is our honour and privilege to announce that Professor M Nanju...

Sathya Sai Leadership Training Programme: The Next Phase
"I want you to be leaders to protect the world. Leaders like lion...

International Disaster Relief Report
I would like to thank the members of the Council, the Trust and our dearest devotees...

National Wing Meeting: A Summary
Held on Sunday 9th March 2014 Following the National Sathya Sa...

SITA Team
Sathya Sai Information Technology & Arts (SITA) Team has been an ...

News

Advisory Note to Devotees

Events

Sathya Sai National Human Values Day 2014
Theme: ‘Love is God; Live in Love’ Date: Saturday 26th April 201...

National Easwaramma Day 2014
Date: Saturday 3rd May 2014 Time: 10.30 – 16.30 Venue: London A...

Philippines Disaster Relief Medical Camp
2nd – 11th April 2014 Medical specialities required: - Gener...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Young Adults Programme: Meditation & Prayer
As I was looking forward to travelling home from University for a...

Region 1 - Maha Shivarathri Celebrations
"On Chathurdasi (the 14th night), the night of Shiva, only a frac...

Region 2 - Maha Shivarathri Celebrations
Maha Shivaratri, the night of the worship of Lord Shiva, occurs o...

Region 2 - Uncle Fize Mohammed’s speech at Harrow West Sai Centre
Every year, from February to November, people from our Sai ce...

Region 2 - Shivarathri Celebrations at Harrow West Sai Centre
2nd March 2014 'Once, when everything in all the worlds go...

Region 3 - Young Adults Programme: 9 Point Code of Conduct
On February 15, youth from Region 3 came together for its first Y...

Region 4 - Coventry Sai Centre: Food Bank Service
Jai Sai Ram, With Baba’s grace on 25th January 2014, a group o...

Region 5 - Shivarathri Celebrations
Shivarathri Celebrations in the Northwest Shivaratri was c...

Region 6 - SSE Basic Training and Awareness Day
SSE (Sai Spiritual Education) is an important wing of the Sri...

Region 6 - You Take One Step...
When a mishap befalls us, it is very easy to turn away from God. ...

Region 6 - Laksharchana Held by Farnborough Sai Centre to Celebrate Shivrathri
A Laksharchana was held in the Tamu Nepalese Community Hall in My...

Editorial

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

For all us in UK, February has been a great month for Prayer and Service. Sai devotees across the country and around the world, as well as millions of Hindus, celebrated Maha Shivarathri, the auspicious night of Lord Shiva, with fervor and sincere devotion. Hundreds of devotees immersed themselves in festivities of the holy night with special rituals, chants and bhajans, with many centres having held a night-long vigil singing the Divine name and reminiscing God’s Glory. With the air full of divine energy, one felt transported to the heavenly abode of our Master, Prasanthi Nilayam, where millions were blessed over the past many years to witness creations of the Lingam, the symbol of divinity and unity.

February was also the month when, for the first time, our sacred organisation participated in the Flood Relief Efforts in UK. Parts of UK were experiencing the worst weather conditions ever seen in recent memory and several parts of southern England and Wales were flooded. In response to an appeal from our organisation, devotees from around the country rallied to the call with spontaneity, enthusiasm, and a sense of kinship and made generous donations of essential items. To date, 3 deliveries of these items have been made in these areas. By the Divine Grace of our Lord, a Sathya Sai Emergency Relief (SERV) Committee has now been formed to help coordinate similar efforts from our organisation in the future.

Against this backdrop, the month also saw various initiatives taken to enhance and strengthen the activities of the Sathya Sai Organisation in the UK. A review meeting of the SITA (Sai Information, Technology & Arts) team explored ways to standardise various aspects of audiovisuals and media activities undertaken within the organisation. A new Steering Committee has been formed to coordinate the Sathya Sai Leadership Training Programme (SSLTP) with a view to support the development of leaders for the divine mission of our Lord, especially at all levels of SSSSO UK. The national wings meeting of all Centre and Group wing coordinators has been conducted recently for a deeper understanding of their roles in the Divine Mission and for leading programmes effectively to reflect His Work.

Finally, be on the lookout for registration for our forthcoming national events: Sathya Sai Human Values Day (26Apr14) and National Easwaramma Day (03May14).

Kiran Patel,
Chair, UK Central Council

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