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May 2014 Edition

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"Buddha taught that we should not have anger, not find others’ faults, and also not harm others, because all are the embodiments of the pure and eternal principle of the Atma. Have compassion towards the poor and help them to the extent possible. You think those who do not have food to eat are poor people. You cannot call someone poor just because they do not have money or food to eat. Truly speaking, nobody is poor. All are rich, not poor. Those whom you consider as poor may not have money, but all are endowed with the wealth of a loving heart (hridaya). Understand and respect this underlying principle of unity and Divinity in all, and experience bliss. Do not have narrow onsiderations like ‘these are my friends, they are my enemies, those are my relations’ and so on. All are one, be alike to everyone. This is the most important teaching of Buddha."

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Divine Discourse, May 13, 2006.

Feature Articles

Sathya Sai National Human Values Day 2014
Main Article | Reflections 1 | Reflections 2 (please click)

"Think of God and you will become a good Leader"
Throughout the ages, great and mighty leaders have walked upon the earth ...

National Easwaramma Day 2014
Main Article | SSE Reflections (please click)

Events

Sai Smaran Bhajans
A National Offering of Gratitude “Devotional singing (bhaj...

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 ...

Media

Bhagawan's Divine Message on Buddha Poornima Day
This video was produced by Prasanthi Digital Studio's

National Sathya Sai Human Values Day 2014 Videos
Bahai' | Christianity | Gospel | Islam | Bhakthi Vedanta | Jain | Amitesh (please click)

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Lewisham Centre: Maha Samadhi Day
April can now be deemed as one of the most emotional months i...

Region 1 - Easwaramma Day Celebrations at Tooting
This years Easwaramma Day celebrations were held at Tooting on 4t...

Region 1 - Young Adults Programme
Why do we do what we do? What are the reasons for the actions we ...

Region 1 - Volunteering at ‘The Passage’ for the Homeless
One of Bhagawan’s most recognizable quotes "Service to man is ser...

Region 1 - Youth-led Easter “Eggstravaganza”
Some people think the Easter bunny isn’t real… Region 1 decided t...

Region 1 - Regional Easwaramma Day Celebrations
On Monday 5th May 2014, Sai devotees from around Region 1 (London...

Region 2 - Slough Sai Centre Easwaramma Day Celebrations
The mother is the first of the five Maathas (Mothers), that the c...

Region 2 - London West Sai Centre Easwaramma Day Celebrations
Most auspicious sunny Sunday morning dawned at Sai Centre of ...

Region 2 - Young Adults Programme: Ceiling on Desires
Region 2 reignited last month with 2014’s Young Adults Programme ...

Region 2 - Harrow West Sai Centre: Maha Samadhi Day Celebrations
On the 27th of April 2014, Harrow West Sai Centre had a special programme ...

Region 3 - Bhajan Workshop
On Sunday 6th April, the Ladies wing of Thurrock Sai Centre hoste...

Region 3 – Food Distribution at the Strand
Since the commencement of the food distribution initiative toward...

Region 3 - Youth-led Easter "Eggstravaganza"
In Western Christian Tradition, Easter marks the end of Lent ...

Region 4 - Sai Cinema
What is better than a few hours of ‘Sai cinema’ on a nice Sunday ...

Region 4 - Rugby Centre: Maha Samadhi Day
Thursday 24th April 2014 Overslade Community Hall, Rugby 7pm T...

Region 5 - Maha Samadhi Day
Om Jai Sai Ram Devotees from Region 5 observed Bhagavan Sri Sa...

Region 5 - Bolton Sai Centre Paduka Pooja
Paduka Pooja (Worship of the impressions of Lord’s Feet) ...

Region 5 - Youth Easter Egg Seva
The goal modern youth should set before themselves is to sow the ...

Editorial

Dear Love and Light Readers,
Sai Ram to you!

For the millions of devotees world-wide, April has become a month of reflection, an occasion to ruminate over Avatars (Descent of God on Earth, the Incarnation of Formless with Form), their Purpose, Mission and Message.

We celebrated Srirama Navami denoting the birth of Lord Rama on 8th April. This was celebrated with great spiritual fervour in many Sathya Sai Centres around the UK and the world over. As Baba had revealed, Rama had thought, word, deed ever pure and totally free from blemish. He was Dharma (righteousness) personified; there was therefore no question of Him following Dharma. What He thought, spoke and did was Dharma. Rama’s Message for humanity was to become good and help others to unfold their goodness; as humans, to expand our human values to the utmost and to promote these traits in society to help others.

Devotees around the globe were immersed in prayers and in contemplation expressing their gratitude on the 24th April as they commemorated the third anniversary of our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba transcending to the formless. It is His sheer Grace that has given devotees the strength to come to terms with His physical absence and to continue living His legacy reflecting His Message of Love.

One is reminded of the words of the mighty warrior Arjuna, lamenting the loss of Lord Krishna when He departed the planet,

“We cannot sense the mystery of His Play. We have failed to understand it. There is no profit in worrying over that failure, now. With that deluding Human Form, He moved with us, mixed with us, dined with us, behaved as if He was our Kinsman and well-wisher, our friend and guide, and saved us from many a calamity that threatened to overwhelm us. He showered His Divine Mercy on us and solved for us the toughest problems that defied solution, in remarkably simple ways. During all this time that He was near and dear to us, we were carried away by pride that we had His Grace; we did not try to fill ourselves with that Supreme Joy, to dive deep into the Flood of His Grace. We sought from Him mere external victory and temporal benefits. We ignored the vast Treasure with which we could have filled our hearts. We never contemplated on His Real Reality.” Bhaghavatha Vahini, Chapter 10

In the UK, the organisation remembered this important day as the National Sathya Sai Human Values Day to commemorate His Life and Message which was celebrated on the 26th April with great enthusiasm by devotees from around the country who participated in the programme together with representatives of various religions at the prestigious venue of Watford Colloseum.

May opened its doors with the celebration of ‘Children’s Day’ - the National Easwaramma Day which was observed on the 3rd May which brought parents and children of all ages from around the country together to be One with Him. Easwaramma Day was also celebrated in several centres and regions of UK.

We observed Buddha Poornima on the 14th May. The life of Lord Buddha and His teachings is beautifully recounted by Baba – please don’t miss out on the video recording of His Divine Discourse in this edition of Love & Light where He also materialises the talisman that was worn by Lord Buddha.

With much anticipation and excitement, we look forward to our First Sadhana Meeting on the 18th May at Watford in preparation of our National Pilgrimage ‘Sai Samarpanam – One with Sai’. There is still the opportunity to join the pilgrimage: http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes/NP2014/registration/registration.php

And finally we have the Sai Smaran Bhajans, yet another chance to sing His Glory and be One with Him in London on Saturday 31st May.

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

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