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May 2012 Edition

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"Embodiments of Love!
Spirituality does not mean a life of solitude. True spirituality lies in understanding the unity of the entire humanity, and giving up the sense of attachment and hatred. The principle of atma is the same in everyone.
What is the form of the Atma? Sugar has a form, but can anyone describe the form of sweetness? Sweetness can only be experienced, it cannot be explained. Similar is the case with the atmic principle too. It is ancient, eternal, attributeless, formless, pure, unsullied and immortal.The sweets such as mysore pak, gulab jamoon, burfi, etc., may vary in name and form, but sugar is the same in all. Likewise, names and forms are different, but the principle of atma is one and the same."

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Media

National Sai Remembrance Day 2012 - Sri Sanjay Sahni : Morning Talk

National Sai Remembrance Day 2012 - Prayers

National Sai Remembrance Day 2012 - Musical Item

National Sai Remembrance Day 2012 - Dr Kiran Patel

National Sai Remembrance Day 2012 - Sri Sanjay Sahni : Afternoon Talk

National Easwaramma Day 2012 - Sri Sanjay Sahni : Morning Talk

National Easwaramma Day 2012 - Sri Sanjay Sahni : Afternoon Talk

Region 3 - Talk by Sri Sanjay Sahni at Mill Hill Sai Centre

National Articles & Reports

National Sai Remembrance Day 2012 - Celebrating the "Religion of Universal Love”
Like a feast to a starving man, Like rain for the parched earth...

National Easwaramma Day 2012
In this world, there are many relationships but none equals the r...

Sai Smaran – National Gratitude Bhajans 2012
On Saturday 21st April, devotees from across the UK united togeth...

Youth Wing - SSLTP Module 2: Self Leadership
The second module of Sathya Sai Leadership Training Programme (SS...

Education Wing - SSEHV at Stokes Wood Primary School Leicester
SSEHV started at the school about two years ago. It started with ...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - YAP "Whats Next"
The monthly regional Young Adult Programme (YAP) allows youth...

Region 2 - Young Adults Programme : Transformation through Service
On Sunday 29th April, Harrow-East youth hosted our regional Y...

Region 3 - May 2012 Update
Ilford Sai Centre Ram Navmi, Hanuman Jayanti and Easter celebrati...

Region 4 - Youth Satsang : Healthy "Living the Sai Way"
On 14th April 2012 the youth of Region 4 congregated in satsang...

Region 4 - SSE Study Day
On Sunday 11th March the SSE Group 3 and Group 4 (formerly LOTUSS...

Region 5 - YAP: Bhajans, Why do we need them?
In Region 5’s second YAP we aimed to delve deeper behind the reas...

Region 5 - Mahasamadhi Celebrations
The Regional Mahasamadhi celebrations were organised in Oldham, o...

Region 6 – Youth Wing: i2I Self-Knowledge Workshop - III: “To Be”
"The mind is responsible for both bondage and liberation of man. ...

Region 6 - Sri Sathya Sai Baba Memorial Bench
A memorial bench marking the Maha Samadhi of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is now in place at Hove park.

Region 8 - Scotland Satsang With Professor Sanjay Sahni
Scotland was blessed on 29th April 2012 with a visit by the Emeri...

Editorial

Dear Fellow Pilgrims,
Loving Sai Ram to you!

The past two weeks has been a delightful and wonderful experience of Divine Love for hundreds and thousands of our devotees throughout the UK. We started with Sai Smaran, Gratitude Bhajans offered at His Divine Feet; we then had the National Sai Remembrance Day which will undoubtedly remain in our memories for years to come. Not to forget the National Easwaramma Day, held after so many years which brought parents and children of all ages from around the country in unison to reflect His Glory. This was a period of celebration, in thankfulness for having being conferred with one of the greatest boons that anyone could ever wish for, that of having crossed His physical path.

Overarching this excitement, we had the highlight of the company of Dr Sanjay Sahni, Director of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Brindavan Campus who apart from attending the National events toured UK to share Bhagawan's message of Love with fellow devotees. We experienced the feeling of constantly being close to Bhagawan. These were precious and very unforgettable few days indeed!

With our thirst for our Divine Master not quenched, we have organised "Sai Jyothi", our National Pilgrimage for 2012 to Prasanthi Nilayam, our spiritual birthplace – please visit the link below for registration and further details

http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes/nationalpilgrimage2012/

Dr Kiran Patel,
UKCC Chair Person


The Glory of Motherhood

The Vedas declare 'Maatru Devo Bhava', Mother is verily God. Our mother is our first God and Guru. It is the mother who first points her child to it's father, who then takes the child to the Guru or teacher who in turn guides the child towards God.

Bhagawan reminds us that our foremost duty today is to revere our mother as divine and serve her regardless of country or circumstance. Maternal love Swami says, is akin to that of the Creator who projects and protects the infinite cosmos in a countless ways.

There are many notable examples in daily life of the divine quality which motherhood represents. The cow which sustains us with it's nourishing milk represents the divine as mother. The earth takes care of man in many ways; the earth represents the divine as mother. The country or motherland which provides us protection, cares, loves, provides us our rights and offers us chances to serve also represents the divine as mother. The sacred scriptures given to us by the great seers and saints which reveal to us the purpose of our human life represents the divine as mother.

Swami says that the physical mother or Dehamaatha is the first of the 'Five Mothers' that the child encounters. Her The monthly regional Young Adult Programme (YAP) allows youth...

Region 2 - Young Adults Programme : Transformation through Service
On Sunday 29th April, Harrow-East youth hosted our regional Y...

Region 3 - May 2012 Update
Ilford Sai Centre Ram Navmi, Hanuman Jayanti and Easter celebrati...

Region 4 - Youth Satsang : Healthy "Living the Sai Way"
On 14th April 2012 the youth of Region 4 congregated in satsang...

Region 4 - SSE Study Day
On Sunday 11th March the SSE Group 3 and Group 4 (formerly LOTUSS...

Region 5 - YAP: Bhajans, Why do we need them?
In Region 5’s second YAP we aimed to delve deeper behind the reas...

Region 5 - Mahasamadhi Celebrations
The Regional Mahasamadhi celebrations were organised in Oldham, o...

Region 6 – Youth Wing: i2I Self-Knowledge Workshop - III: “To Be”
"The mind is responsible for both bondage and liberation of man. ...

Region 6 - Sri Sathya Sai Baba Memorial Bench
A memorial bench marking the Maha Samadhi of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is now in place at Hove park.

Region 8 - Scotland Satsang With Professor Sanjay Sahni
Scotland was blessed on 29th April 2012 with a visit by the Emeri...

Editorial

Dear Fellow Pilgrims,
Loving Sai Ram to you!

The past two weeks has been a delightful and wonderful experience of Divine Love for hundreds and thousands of our devotees throughout the UK. We started with Sai Smaran, Gratitude Bhajans offered at His Divine Feet; we then had the National Sai Remembrance Day which will undoubtedly remain in our memories for years to come. Not to forget the National Easwaramma Day, held after so many years which brought parents and children of all ages from around the country in unison to reflect His Glory. This was a period of celebration, in thankfulness for having being conferred with one of the greatest boons that anyone could ever wish for, that of having crossed His physical path.

Overarching this excitement, we had the highlight of the company of Dr Sanjay Sahni, Director of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Brindavan Campus who apart from attending the National events toured UK to share Bhagawan's message of Love with fellow devotees. We experienced the feeling of constantly being close to Bhagawan. These were precious and very unforgettable few days indeed!

With our thirst for our Divine Master not quenched, we have organised "Sai Jyothi", our National Pilgrimage for 2012 to Prasanthi Nilayam, our spiritual birthplace – please visit the link below for registration and further details

http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes/nationalpilgrimage2012/

Dr Kiran Patel,
UKCC Chair Person


The Glory of Motherhood

The Vedas declare 'Maatru Devo Bhava', Mother is verily God. Our mother is our first God and Guru. It is the mother who first points her child to it's father, who then takes the child to the Guru or teacher who in turn guides the child towards God.

Bhagawan reminds us that our foremost duty today is to revere our mother as divine and serve her regardless of country or circumstance. Maternal love Swami says, is akin to that of the Creator who projects and protects the infinite cosmos in a countless ways.

There are many notable examples in daily life of the divine quality which motherhood represents. The cow which sustains us with it's nourishing milk represents the divine as mother. The earth takes care of man in many ways; the earth represents the divine as mother. The country or motherland which provides us protection, cares, loves, provides us our rights and offers us chances to serve also represents the divine as mother. The sacred scriptures given to us by the great seers and saints which reveal to us the purpose of our human life represents the divine as mother.

Swami says that the physical mother or Dehamaatha is the first of the 'Five Mothers' that the child encounters. Her role is the greatest and most crucial in showing the child the importance of the other four mothers, namely Gomaatha, Bhoomaatha, Desahmaatha and Vedamaatha.

Bhagawan has demonstrated to us through his own example by dedicating the 6th of May as Easwaramma Day, the day that is earmarked to revere and honour the 'Chosen Mother', Mother Easwaramma. It is a day where the children of the Balvikas or Sai Spiritual Education movement across the world celebrate it as Children's Day and show their gratitude to their mothers. Mother Easwaramma was the embodiment of simplicity, selfless love, patience and compassion. By remembering her greatness and saintliness, Swami teaches us the importance of honouring our mothers at all times.

The SSE children, parents, teachers, SSE alumni, Sai youth and elders of the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation of the United Kingdom came together on the 5th of May 2012 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire for the National Easwaramma Day celebrations to express their heartfelt gratitude to their Beloved Mother Sai in what was a truly sacred and joyous occasion for all to witness and experience.

"If you honour your mother, the Mother of the Universe will guard you against harm"

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Mrs Vidyulatha Narayan
National SSE Coordinator

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