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September 2012 Edition

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"Sai has come in order to achieve the Supreme task of uniting as one family all mankind, through the bond of brotherhood; of affirming and illumining the Atmic reality of each being in order to reveal the Divine, which is the basis on which the entire Cosmos rests; and of instructing all to recognise the common Divine heritage that binds man to man, so that man can rid himself of the animal and rise to the Divinity which is his goal. I am the embodiment of Love; Love is My instrument. Those who have recognised My Love and experienced that Love can assert that they have glimpsed My reality, for the path of Love is the royal road that leads mankind to Me."

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sai Healthcare

Sai Ideal Healthcare in UK
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba constantly reminded mankind that the...

Region 1 - Blood Donation: Liquid Love
Our beloved Swami has always placed an emphasis on the beautiful ...

Region 3 - Free Walk-in Health Awareness Day at The Mayor’s Newham Show
21st/22nd July 2012 The sun was shining brightly but the groun...

Event: Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare Seminar
We are pleased to announce the 2nd Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare Seminar in the UK ...

National Pilgrimage 2012

Sai Jyoti – My Experience Thus Far
Sai Ram to all and my humble pranams at the Lotus feet of my belo...

Event: Sai Smaran Bhajans
We would like to invite you and your family members to our 2nd Sai Smaran Bhajans for the year ...

National Sai Retreat 2012

Personal Account of the National Sai Retreat 2012
17th to 19th August 2012 After an absence of several years, th...

Education Wing - National Sai Retreat 2012
Llandudno, Wales - 17th to 19th August 2012 My family and I ar...

Professor Anil Kumar National Talks

Region 4 - Satsang with Professor Anil Kumar
21st August 2012 The Region 4 satsang (spiritual gathering) wi...

Region 5 - Satsang with Professor Anil Kumar, Oldham
The hall at Oldham mandir was packed with devotees eager to enjoy...

Region 7 - Professor Anil Kumar’s Visit to Region 7
On the evening of Wednesday 22nd August, Professor Anil Kumar cam...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Guru Poornima Celebrations 2012
Dear Love & Light Readers, Loving Sai Ram to you! Region 1 ce...

Region 1 - Sports Day 2012
August 2012 "Life is a game, play it. Life is a challenge, mee...

Region 2 - Sports Day 2012
Students should realise that the determination and perseverance t...

Region 5 - Love - Universality of Faiths - Multi-Faith Celebration
It was a beautiful day as Lidget Green Sai Centre hosted the Regi...

Region 5 - Multifaith Poem
So many different faiths, so many lovely stories, That allow God...

Editorial

Dear Fellow Pilgrims,
Loving Sai Ram to you!

August marked yet another significant period of activity in our calendar. The name 'August' originates from Emperor Augustus for the very many positive events that occurred in his life in that month; it means 'great, magnificent'. True to its name, the month of August brought abundant joy for the countless in the UK.

This year is celebrated by our organisation as the Year of Illumination, an year for prayerful yearning for Light, its Radiance, its Brilliance and its Enlightenment within.

The month witnessed the finale and the finish of the Olympic Games which lured humanity together in unity from around the globe. It also marked the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting for the millions of Muslims. Hindus all over the world also celebrated Krishna Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, a unique incarnation possessing all attributes assigned by man to Godhood. The air indeed was filled with Light all around!

We were very fortunate and doubly blessed by the visit of Prof Anilkumar Kamaraju from Prasanthi Nilayam, who brought the joy of the 'Divine Light' of Bhagawan, initially to the National Retreat which was attended by over 400 delegates at the sea side resort of Llandudno, and then to the different cities of UK namely, Oldham, Leicester, Bristol and London.

The programmes in the different regions generated tremendous enthusiasm amongst devotees which has helped create and sustain their spiritual focus. Devotees travelled long distances from remote parts of the UK to attend. It has also helped raise understanding and awareness of the unity and love within our Organisation. For the events, strong team work was required with national perspective rather than just being limited to regions and centres which will be an asset for the organisation for years to come.

Please visit the Organisation website for links to Prof Anilkumar's talks.

September is expected to be another busy month with the 2nd National Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare Seminar planned for the 16th September. The day will involve talks, presentations and discussions on integrating Bhagawan's message of selfless service in the field of healthcare in a sustained manner. Invitation is open to all professionals involved in healthcare activities including students, healthcare managers, administrators, researchers, and those in healthcare industry and informatics. All participants are requested to register on–line.

Also take note of the 'Sai Smaran' Bhajans (devotional singing), our National offering of gratitude to Bhagawan planned for the 29th September. I am overjoyed to see that this event is led by our Youth. The programme will also include our final Sadhana meeting for 'Sai Jyothi', our National Pilgrimage planned for October. Again, please ensure you register on-line.

On behalf of the Council, I thank you for your active
participation in the programmes planned.
Kiran Patel
National Chair, UKCC

Professor Anil Kumar National Talks

Region 4 - Satsang with Professor Anil Kumar
21st August 2012 The Region 4 satsang (spiritual gathering) wi...

Region 5 - Satsang with Professor Anil Kumar, Oldham
The hall at Oldham mandir was packed with devotees eager to enjoy...

Region 7 - Professor Anil Kumar’s Visit to Region 7
On the evening of Wednesday 22nd August, Professor Anil Kumar cam...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Guru Poornima Celebrations 2012
Dear Love & Light Readers, Loving Sai Ram to you! Region 1 ce...

Region 1 - Sports Day 2012
August 2012 "Life is a game, play it. Life is a challenge, mee...

Region 2 - Sports Day 2012
Students should realise that the determination and perseverance t...

Region 5 - Love - Universality of Faiths - Multi-Faith Celebration
It was a beautiful day as Lidget Green Sai Centre hosted the Regi...

Region 5 - Multifaith Poem
So many different faiths, so many lovely stories, That allow God...

Editorial

Dear Fellow Pilgrims,
Loving Sai Ram to you!

August marked yet another significant period of activity in our calendar. The name 'August' originates from Emperor Augustus for the very many positive events that occurred in his life in that month; it means 'great, magnificent'. True to its name, the month of August brought abundant joy for the countless in the UK.

This year is celebrated by our organisation as the Year of Illumination, an year for prayerful yearning for Light, its Radiance, its Brilliance and its Enlightenment within.

The month witnessed the finale and the finish of the Olympic Games which lured humanity together in unity from around the globe. It also marked the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting for the millions of Muslims. Hindus all over the world also celebrated Krishna Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, a unique incarnation possessing all attributes assigned by man to Godhood. The air indeed was filled with Light all around!

We were very fortunate and doubly blessed by the visit of Prof Anilkumar Kamaraju from Prasanthi Nilayam, who brought the joy of the 'Divine Light' of Bhagawan, initially to the National Retreat which was attended by over 400 delegates at the sea side resort of Llandudno, and then to the different cities of UK namely, Oldham, Leicester, Bristol and London.

The programmes in the different regions generated tremendous enthusiasm amongst devotees which has helped create and sustain their spiritual focus. Devotees travelled long distances from remote parts of the UK to attend. It has also helped raise understanding and awareness of the unity and love within our Organisation. For the events, strong team work was required with national perspective rather than just being limited to regions and centres which will be an asset for the organisation for years to come.

Please visit the Organisation website for links to Prof Anilkumar's talks.

September is expected to be another busy month with the 2nd National Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare Seminar planned for the 16th September. The day will involve talks, presentations and discussions on integrating Bhagawan's message of selfless service in the field of healthcare in a sustained manner. Invitation is open to all professionals involved in healthcare activities including students, healthcare managers, administrators, researchers, and those in healthcare industry and informatics. All participants are requested to register on–line.

Also take note of the 'Sai Smaran' Bhajans (devotional singing), our National offering of gratitude to Bhagawan planned for the 29th September. I am overjoyed to see that this event is led by our Youth. The programme will also include our final Sadhana meeting for 'Sai Jyothi', our National Pilgrimage planned for October. Again, please ensure you register on-line.

On behalf of the Council, I thank you for your active
participation in the programmes planned.
Kiran Patel
National Chair, UKCC

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