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May 2013 Edition

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"Education must inculcate respect for human values like truth, righteousness, love, and peace. Education is for life. Life is for man. Man is there for society. Society is meant for spirituality. The spirituality is there for the nation. The nation is part of the world, and the world is for peace.
Today everyone wants peace. In fact you can attain and acquire peace only out of human values. For peace and happiness, human values are most important. Bereft of human values, man can never be in peace.
Without understanding this principle, man tries to acquire education. Man today considers that receiving information is education. It is not information that confers human values. Modern education makes a man machine, a computer. Greatness lies in becoming not a computer but a composer. You have to acquire education to make your life ideal."

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Feature Articles

The Sathya Sai National Human Values Day: Remembering the Divinity within
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Avathar of the Age, took Mahasa...

Spiritual Wing - Veda Part 2: Texts of The Vedic Tradition
The Vedas belong to those who value them, who are moved by thirst...

Education Wing - Poem: Baba and I
Baba has played a large part in my life, He helps me through my ...

National Easwaramma Day 2013
Spirit of Oneness Homage to Mother Easwaramma by the Children of...

Education Wing - Poem: My Mother
My mother is always there for me She loves me and protects meM...

Events

Sai Smaran Bhajans
All devotees are invited to join in an offering a garland of ...
Event flyer

National Pilgrimage 2013
Dear Brothers & Sisters,Om Sri Sai Ram! With the Divine Blessi...
Event flyer

UK National Sai Retreat 2013
Divine Bliss: Echos of Eternal Harmony Friday the 30th of Augu...
Event flyer

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Thornton Heath Sai Centre Mahasamadhi Anniversary
Thornton Heath bhajan group (Region 1), reflected on Swami’s 2nd ...

Region 1 - Vaisakhi, Raam Navami and Hanumaan Jayanti at Brixton Sai Centre
The month of April is always a busy one for the members of Brixto...

Region 1 - Taking Sai Bhajans (devotional singing) to the Community
On Sunday 14th April some of our Bromley Center members were aske...

Region 2 - Dr T Ravi Kumar’s mid week talk at Wembley Sai Centre
Thursday 2nd May 2013 Wembley Sai Centre have been thr...

Region 2 - Having Swami in My Life...
Knowing Swami and having watched the way He lives and speaks has ...

Region 4 - Easter Sunday Message by Pastor Thomas at Leicester Central Sai Centre
Pastor Graham Thomas of Lutterworth Church and some members of hi...

Region 4 - 25 Years of Narborough Sai Centre
25 years of Leicester Narborough Sai Centre, was celebrated on Su...

Region 5 - Mahasamadhi Day
Region 5 Mahasamadhi Day was lovingly hosted by the Leeds Sai cen...

Editorial

Dear Love and Light Readers,
Jai Sai Ram

We reflect on the month of April which is commonly associated with spring in the northern hemisphere; the month very aptly started with the celebrations of Srirama Navami denoting the birth of Lord Rama. This was celebrated with great spiritual fervour in many Sai Centres around the UK.

The month was also very special to us, His devotees around the globe who were immersed in prayers and gratitude for the countless benedictions that we continuously receive from our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba who transcended to the formless on the 24th April 2011.

As Baba poignantly reminded us on the purpose of His advent and those of other Incarnations (Avatars), "Every step in the career of the Avatar is predetermined. Rama came to feed the roots truth (sathya) and righteousness (dharma). Krishna came to foster peace (santhi), and love (prema). Now, all these four are in danger of being dried up. That is why the present Avatar has come.” Sathya Sai Baba, 23Nov6.

As remembrance to the purpose of His advent, we celebrated the Sathya Sai National Human Values Day on the 27th April which drew hundreds to Leicester.

The event very lovingly put together and inspired by our Lord, reiterated His Message on Human Values, "Human values are in everyone. What we need are persons who will provide the stimulus and the encouragement to bring them out. If the feeling that the divinity that is present in everyone is one and the same, is promoted among all, human values will sprout naturally in every person. To have this sense of spiritual oneness is the prelude to experiencing the highest bliss." Sathya Sai Speaks, Volume 20,20-21

The programme fittingly included representatives from the different faiths who elaborated on the importance of values from their religious perspective, presentations by children and musical offering by reputed artists. The highlight was the address by our guest speaker, Dr T Ravi Kumar (Associate Professor, Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and Warden, Brindavan, Whitefield) who shared his sweet and intimate experiences that he was blessed to have, having lived in the divine presence for over 4 decades.

We were then blessed with Summer Showers of Bhagawan’s Grace when Dr Ravikumar travelled around the UK to share the Love of Bhagawan with fellow devotees.

We remembered the chosen mother at the National Easwaramma Day on the 4th May.

Baba was once asked about His birth by Pandit Rama Sharma. Swami asked Mother Easwaramma to tell what happened to her during pregnancy. Mother Easwaramma said “My mother-in-law had dreamt of Sathyanarayana Deva and had cautionext-decoration: none; color: blue;">National Pilgrimage 2013
Dear Brothers & Sisters,Om Sri Sai Ram! With the Divine Blessi...
Event flyer

UK National Sai Retreat 2013
Divine Bliss: Echos of Eternal Harmony Friday the 30th of Augu...
Event flyer

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Thornton Heath Sai Centre Mahasamadhi Anniversary
Thornton Heath bhajan group (Region 1), reflected on Swami’s 2nd ...

Region 1 - Vaisakhi, Raam Navami and Hanumaan Jayanti at Brixton Sai Centre
The month of April is always a busy one for the members of Brixto...

Region 1 - Taking Sai Bhajans (devotional singing) to the Community
On Sunday 14th April some of our Bromley Center members were aske...

Region 2 - Dr T Ravi Kumar’s mid week talk at Wembley Sai Centre
Thursday 2nd May 2013 Wembley Sai Centre have been thr...

Region 2 - Having Swami in My Life...
Knowing Swami and having watched the way He lives and speaks has ...

Region 4 - Easter Sunday Message by Pastor Thomas at Leicester Central Sai Centre
Pastor Graham Thomas of Lutterworth Church and some members of hi...

Region 4 - 25 Years of Narborough Sai Centre
25 years of Leicester Narborough Sai Centre, was celebrated on Su...

Region 5 - Mahasamadhi Day
Region 5 Mahasamadhi Day was lovingly hosted by the Leeds Sai cen...

Editorial

Dear Love and Light Readers,
Jai Sai Ram

We reflect on the month of April which is commonly associated with spring in the northern hemisphere; the month very aptly started with the celebrations of Srirama Navami denoting the birth of Lord Rama. This was celebrated with great spiritual fervour in many Sai Centres around the UK.

The month was also very special to us, His devotees around the globe who were immersed in prayers and gratitude for the countless benedictions that we continuously receive from our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba who transcended to the formless on the 24th April 2011.

As Baba poignantly reminded us on the purpose of His advent and those of other Incarnations (Avatars), "Every step in the career of the Avatar is predetermined. Rama came to feed the roots truth (sathya) and righteousness (dharma). Krishna came to foster peace (santhi), and love (prema). Now, all these four are in danger of being dried up. That is why the present Avatar has come.” Sathya Sai Baba, 23Nov6.

As remembrance to the purpose of His advent, we celebrated the Sathya Sai National Human Values Day on the 27th April which drew hundreds to Leicester.

The event very lovingly put together and inspired by our Lord, reiterated His Message on Human Values, "Human values are in everyone. What we need are persons who will provide the stimulus and the encouragement to bring them out. If the feeling that the divinity that is present in everyone is one and the same, is promoted among all, human values will sprout naturally in every person. To have this sense of spiritual oneness is the prelude to experiencing the highest bliss." Sathya Sai Speaks, Volume 20,20-21

The programme fittingly included representatives from the different faiths who elaborated on the importance of values from their religious perspective, presentations by children and musical offering by reputed artists. The highlight was the address by our guest speaker, Dr T Ravi Kumar (Associate Professor, Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and Warden, Brindavan, Whitefield) who shared his sweet and intimate experiences that he was blessed to have, having lived in the divine presence for over 4 decades.

We were then blessed with Summer Showers of Bhagawan’s Grace when Dr Ravikumar travelled around the UK to share the Love of Bhagawan with fellow devotees.

We remembered the chosen mother at the National Easwaramma Day on the 4th May.

Baba was once asked about His birth by Pandit Rama Sharma. Swami asked Mother Easwaramma to tell what happened to her during pregnancy. Mother Easwaramma said “My mother-in-law had dreamt of Sathyanarayana Deva and had cautioned me that I should not be frightened if something happens to me through the Will of God. That morning when I was at the well drawing water, a big ball of blue light came rolling towards me and I fainted and fell. I felt, it glided into me." Swami turned to Rama Sharma with a smile and said "There you have the answer! I was not begotten. It was Pravesa (an Entrance), not Prasava (Enceinte)." Easwaramma, The Chosen Mother” by N Kasturi

Having energised and refreshed ourselves, we have the excitement of the next session of Sai Smaran Bhajans this month on the 18th May in Watford, London. This incidentally also coincides with the 2nd Sadhana Meeting for our National Pilgrimage to Prasanthi Nilayam to be held at the same venue ‘Sai Anandam - in Harmony with Sai’ planned for 28July – 03August. We are very fortunate to have as guest speakers, Mr Nimish Pandya (Vice President, Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation, India) and Mrs Kamala Pandya (National Deputy Coordinator for Balvikas, India) both very blessed with innumerable experiences in the Divine presence.

Kailash Venkat,
Chair, Region 5

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