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Sathya Sai International Organisation, Zone 3, Region 31

SSIO Group Christmas Celebrations

The different regions and individual groups of the SSIO observe Christmas by a variety of ways that focus on the spiritual aspects of this special holy period. These include many service activities that spread the joy and the message of love and sharing. All are welcome and encouraged to join with us in any of the activities.

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His student’s space with inspiring short articles

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Many a time we feel that our prayers have not been answered. In my understanding there are two ways of looking at it. First, the prayer might not have been intense as it ought to be i.e. they are half-hearted. Second, the thing we have asked God may not be suitable or right for us. We do not know it, but God knows it and thus he denies it. But I have always believed that, if you have sincere a longing to be in good company and a desire to do good for others, God always listens. You have to have faith and take your steps. I will narrate a small incident from my life to demonstrate this.

The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning holds its annual Convocation on 22nd November every year. As a student of the Institute, this day has always been very dear to me for two special reasons. One, I always loved to take oath (usually taken by the outgoing students) in front of Baba, who is not only the Chancellor of the University but also of the Universe, with the belief that He will grant me the strength to always abide by it. Two, the drama presented in the evening by the students of the university – these dramas are always of highest quality both in content and presentation, as they are directed by Baba himself. And they always have strong message to take home.

Even after coming out of the portal of the hallowed Institute, I always made an effort to be at Prashanthi to be part of this great event every year. In 2002, I was working in Bangalore. It’s November and time to go home (Parthi) for Convocation and Baba’s birthday celebration. As usual, I had planned to attend Convocation ceremony, which in those days used to start at 3pm. Due to my work which required me to stay back until late in the evening, I could only catch the bus to Parthi from Bangalore on the morning of the 22nd. I used to stay near Baba’s ashram at Whitefield, which is a fair distance from the Central Bus Terminal at Majestic. I was praying and hoping that I could at least catch the bus at 11am , so that I would be on time for the afternoon program. Even though I started early, by the time I reached the station it was late and the 11am bus had left.

The first thought in my mind was, “Lord, why did you do this? You know very well how dear convocation is to me and I haven’t missed it for many years.” The next bus would be around 1:30pm, that would reach Parthi too late for the convocation and possibly just in time for the drama. I felt sad and helpless. But I kept on praying that I should somehow make it to Convocation. With prayers in my heart, I went and sat on a corner bench of the waiting lounge. After 15minutes, I heard someone shouting “Parthi”. I ran to that person, not knowing what he was up to. He again shouted in the local language (Kannada), “Is anyone going to Puttaparthi?” In all excitement I screamed , “ Yes, Yes I am going!”

As he showed me the bus, I ran towards it thinking I might at least get the last seat. As I boarded the bus, to my surprise, there was not even a single passenger in the bus and all the seats were unoccupied. As the driver was following me, I asked him why it was empty. He said, “This is not a scheduled trip. I am going to Puttaparthi to pick up a group of devotees who have chartered the bus to come to Bangalore.” I thanked him and with tears of joy in my eyes, walked inside and took seat number nine.

This driver was neither dutybound nor obliged to come to the terminal to pick up any passenger. But God knows when and whom to make an instrument. And the bus was here, just to pick me up. It was the driver, myself and of course Baba in the big bus (a 50 seater). The bus did not even stop for a break and we reached Parthi well ahead of time for the Convocation program.

Mysterious are his ways, uncertain at times, but always filled with unconditional and boundless Love. If we have unflinching trust and faith in Him, we will certainly be the recipient of his unconditional love.

Manoj Gautam


I recall a very fond memory related to Sai Baba and Dr. CJM, illustrated through a beautiful incident that has a great lesson embedded in it.

One evening, Sai Baba was going out from darshan when He suddenly stopped and asked if Dr. CJM had brought any letter for Him. There was no letter given by Dr. CJM, hence my response to Sathya Sai Baba was negative.

After the devotional singing was complete, Sai Baba returned to Poornachandra Auditorium (His residence). Through the evening, Sai Baba kept asking me nearly 5 to 7 times if there was any letter from Dr. CJM and my response was negative. Even prior to retiring to His room, Sathya Sai Baba asked one final time, if Dr. CJM had sent any letter to Him. When I said “No”, I could see an expression on Sathya Sai Baba’s face I could not quite understand or fathom the meaning of. Sai Baba retired to Hsi room saying, “Manchidi…” (Good).

The next day, I met Dr. CJM and asked if he wanted to send any letter to Sathya Sai Baba (without letting him know that Sathya Sai Baba was waiting/asking for his letter). Dr. CJM then narrated to me without any remorse the events that had taken place the previous day, and that’s when all the puzzle pieces fell into perfect place.

At that time, Dr. CJM was appointed as warden of the Sri Sathya Sai Senior Boy’s hostel. The previous day, there was an uncomfortable situation of disagreement between him and the the senior office bearer of the university, which resulted in Dr. CJM’s stepping down from the wardenship (including his teaching assignment) from the college.

When I asked Dr. CJM why did he not inform Sai Baba about this, Dr. CJM told me “What can I tell or write to the all-knowing Lord? He knows it all and does whatever is best for me. His will Be Done.”

I was hearing these great words coming from a devotee of the Lord who practiced Sai’s teachings to the letter. Dr. CJM spoke very few words, but his actions were louder.

Apparently, as informed to me by a few others the previous evening, while giving darshan Sai Baba went multiple number of times where Dr. CJM was sitting and stood in front of him, giving him enough opportunity to get up and talk to Sai Baba. But Dr. CJM neither stood up to say anything to Sai Baba nor did he give any letter explaining the incident.

It was then that I realized the expression on Sathya Sai Baba’s face. It was of great pride and satisfaction as Dr. CJM had accepted His decision without defending, seeking clarification or questioning it. He had accepted what came his way as Sai Baba’s will. Many a time in our lives we are faced with decisions that are delivered to us that go beyond comprehension of logical understanding. Sai Baba was teaching me the great lesson to accept it all as His will with a complete sense of surrender.

I am grateful to our Lord for giving us such great teachers who set an example of following our Lord’s teachings to the letter, always both in the happier and most demanding of times.

May Dr. CJM’s soul Rest in Sai.

Amitabh Das Gupta


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Celebrating the 93rd Year of Advent of Sathya Sai Baba

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NSW East

NSW Region East celebrated the 93rd year of the advent of Sathya Sai Baba on Sunday 25 November at Pennant Hills High School, Pennant Hills.

The theme of the program was Divinity in Diversity. It started off with a play by the young adults where a group of them were meeting up for a study circle. None of them turned up on time except for the moderator, and when the next young adult turned up the moderator suggested she share her journey into spirituality; this followed on with the other participants who turned up. The play was well written and the theme of seeing unity in diversity and true spirituality was indeed very well executed.

Following on from this was a continuation of the play with different characters. This time there were three dads with their baby daughters, and their topic of discussion was how Sai Baba played a role in their lives. This was a value based play and the fathers wanted to raise their children the way they were brought up with values and spirituality. It was indeed good to see these young fathers had the foresight to oversee that their children grew up with such values and also the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba.

After the play, there was an update on the Sai School and also the Service activity update from around Australia.

Finally, we had the National President Mr Indrapalan address the gathering. He spoke about the Sai National Conference scheduled for next Easter long week-end and released the names of the guest speakers. It was very received by all. This was followed by a short video message by Sathya Sai Baba.

The program concluded with devotional singing. There were approximately 300 people in attendance on the day.

WA

On Friday the 23rd of November, devotees from across Western Australia gathered to reflect and celebrate the life and message of our Lord, Sathya Sai Baba. The programme this year was a chance for us to recognise the multifaith message that Baba teaches – and with several guests from other organisations, we were blessedly given the chance to do that.

Our evening started off with a welcome to country and a talk by Tjalaminu (TJ) Mia of the Sister Kates Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation, who reflected on her spirituality and how it had helped her and her family get through some very dark times. The Sai Organisation has been invited along to a number of Community Engagement events with the Sister Kates group. This was followed by a beautiful musical rendition by Charles Snelleksz-Mathelot on the didgeridoo and traditional flute. The rhythms and melodies were a fantastic reminder of our good fortune to share this land with its traditional owners.

Next up, our very own SSE students performed a song called “Together we can change the world”. It was inspiring to see the confidence that all the children had as they matched the words with relevant hand gestures. We look forward to seeing them continue their devotional singing over many years to come!

Dr Samina Yasmeen from the University of Western Australia was next, and she spoke about faith and belonging from an Islamic point of view. It was refreshing to get a perspective on this important contemporary issue from someone so passionate and knowledgeable.

After this we heard from Pride Kalonga from a local church who sang a beautiful song called “My Reason” for us. Pride’s voice was just like “milk chocolate” as was said in his introduction, and all present vibed to his dulcet tones. His faith and dedication came through really strongly, and we were blessed to have him at our event.

After this we heard an update from all the work that has been done by devotees at the Sathya Sai College in Murwillumbah. It was inspiring to see the effort put in by everyone and a very good reminder of our capacity to contribute to this project – our National service project.

We then were blessed by the young adults who sang three songs for us, some of which will also form part of their upcoming pilgrimage offering. The first song, We Are Australian, notably was sung with Noongar lyrics for the chorus as provided to the Organisation by our friends at the Sister Kates Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation. The latter two songs, Path to You and Ninnuganni, were also rendered with spirit by the young adults which was inspiring to listen to.

Our final interfaith item followed, which was a qawwali (devotional song) from the Sant Nirankari Mission. Their spirit-raising songs blew the audience away and will be remembered for a long time to come. We rounded off the pre-singing programme with video presentations about the national conference and examples of service that had been carried out around Australia.

The devotional singing that followed were as blissful as always and were enjoyed by many of our invited multifaith guests. We concluded with a vote of thanks and handing out of SSE certificates by our Regional President, Raj Nagpal, and Education Coordinator Rouvin Mahadeva. After this, all enjoyed a delicious vegetarian dinner served with love and care by many volunteers. The event was also very conscious of being environmentally friendly with Eco-Bins sourced by our Enviro-care representative, that enabled attendees to separate recyclables, organic waste and landfill.

Numerous people sacrificed time and effort to allow this event to be a great success, so thank you to all. With Baba’s blessings and grace, we look forward to another year of love and service here in WA.

QLD

Queensland Region held a birthday party in celebration of Sathya Sai Baba’s 93 years of advent. Devotees and children were welcomed by a friendly clown, who handed out balloons and sweets. Quawalli songs and melodious devotional singing filled the celebrations with joy and love for Sathya Sai Baba. The SSE children performed a beautiful play with the message that if you call God with all your heart, He will come. The young adults engaged devotees in an interactive and fun game of Snakes and Ladders but with a twist. The game included Prasanthi stories about ‘ladders of sadhana’ and ‘snakes of the senses’ while the dice of ‘dharma or karma’ was rolled and devotes were asked to solve puzzles with Sathya Sai Baba’s messages. It was joyous occasion enjoyed by all.

VIC East and West

We all enjoyed our region’s birthday program, and put our best effort into everything for our beloved Lord. It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit – that is real team work and we all enjoyed that together on this occasion. The real credit and gratitude is only to our beloved Sathya Sai Baba.

The beautiful shrine, the excellent musical play, the vibrant devotional singing, the delicious food and the wise words from our guest speaker went very well. We have received overwhelming positive feedback on each of the aspect of the night. The teamwork represents true value and a sense of achievement.

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SAI Human Values Carnival – A Sai Offering with a Difference

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NSW Regions East and West held their first ever “SAI Human Values Carnival” on the 28th of October 2018 in Chipping Norton, Sydney.

Why a SAI Human Values Carnival?
Typically, a carnival is a public celebration of people coming together to experience a heightened sense of social unity, and it meant happy times with a real party atmosphere. In line with the origin of carnivals, the purpose of the “SAI Human Values Carnival was to celebrate our SAI community with SAI being our common identity who brings us all together in mutual love and friendship, to celebrate SAI’s teachings and to celebrate our own lives which have been enriched by our Divine Master. The event was originally designed for SSE children but was subsequently extended to all members. The team wanted to create an opportunity for SSE children to come together as one united SSE family and experience a taste of spiritual fun outdoors weaved with Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings.

The Day’s Events
It was a cold, windy and overcast morning with a threat of drizzle in the air when the teams arrived to set up for the carnival before 6.30am. As the team completed setting up nature too in her own way decided to participate in the carnival and the whole atmosphere smelt fresh and felt cool with the sun shining brightly across clear blue skies, and within a few hours the entire ground was transformed into a carnival atmosphere. The stall owners arrived a few hours later to decorate and put final touches to their stalls and activity stations. The carnival ground was tastefully decorated with all the props and decorative accessories that had been made for the carnival by the organising team. Themed eye-catching entrance banners got the participants into the carnival mood even before they walked through the main gates. The decorations and banners across all the activity stations and food stalls added to the atmosphere of the carnival.

150 bright young faces from different SSE schools filled the grounds that morning. The day started with devotional singing by SSE children, reinforcing the need to invoke God’s blessings and surrender the proceedings to his Divine will. The carnival activities were themed around four phrases:

Life is a Game – Play it
Life is a Challenge – Meet it
Life is a Dream – Enjoy it
Life is a Pilgrimage to God

There were 17 activity stations in total. All the members were allocated to small groups, and rotated across the stations which catered for each group with an array of engaging, interactive activities and entertainment offerings. Activity stations included a mad hatter’s tea party, a magic show, a mad science corner, an amazing race, a scavenger hunt, problem solving scenarios, active arts, photo booth & glitter, a petting zoo, environmental education activities, control of the senses and meditation sessions, a sensory room, service stalls, sandwich art competition and an inflatable slider. The Liverpool Council staff engaged adult participants in envirocare activities including litter collection in the surrounding areas.

Every group had a group leader who was with the group from start to end. Parents relaxed and enjoyed the company of other parents whilst their children were looked after by the SSE teachers. It was truly touching to see the many creative and innovative ways in which the stalls were decorated, and how the activities were executed incorporating Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings. There was a strong sense of togetherness and dedicated loving service from SSE teachers, co-ordinators, young adults and other members who assisted in various ways.

A SAI masterchef challenge for centres across NSW was the highlight of the carnival; the offerings included top-notch multicultural food, drinks and delicious treats to indulge the taste buds of everyone present.

The grand finale was a costume ball accompanied by live music and dance by our very own talented young adults! Members came adorned in their favourite costumes and other accessories and there were a few stunning examples of fancy dresses on display. It was quite a sight to behold!

Overall the event involved the SAI community of NSW in a new and unique way. The participants had come in sizeable numbers and their strength was above 450 including 120 volunteers who helped with organising and executing the event. The event was attended by 240 adults, 65 young adults and 155 children. The SSE turnout from all the schools in NSW was impressive. The activity station owners and the centre food groups did an amazing job as everyone at the event enjoyed themselves. The food was delicious, the young adult Expansion music team was entertaining, and as a team all worked hard to make the event a grand success. We even had a few people from the local area visit the food stalls and activity stations. The feedback received was overwhelmingly positive.

It was a fun carnival but with appropriate discipline and decorum to ensure everyone could have a great experience with Sathya Sai Baba. For example, when we visit Prashanthi Nilayam our focus is to be with Sathya Sai Baba even though there may be several other activities that are interesting. Likewise, we wanted the children to understand the purpose of the carnival and why they chose to be a part of it.

Putting the Pieces Together
As for the team members of the SAI Human Values Carnival, for each one it was a memorable, insightful and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. A new concept integrating human values was explored with innovative ideas and fresh thinking. It is hoped that this model will provide a fresh impetus to integrating human values in future initiatives in a manner that children, young adults and adults can relate to.

In the stage of life where we are actors and Sathya Sai Baba is the director, he taught us to always trust in His wisdom. As a famous saying goes, “God has a plan for me and that is all I need to know.” Many challenges were faced and overcome with complete trust and faith in the Lord. Sometimes it felt like you were scaling Mount Everest on a unicycle sans oxygen. One such challenge was when the Divine Director decided to change the date of the event at the very last minute from 21st October to 28th October, which required extensive amendments to the original plan and schedule which the team had been working on for 3 months. But the lesson we learnt was that as far as Sathya Sai Baba is concerned, every moment is new, and He emphasises that one should celebrate every moment as it comes – live in the present for it is truly a present from God. According to His plan the rescheduled day resulted in finding an alternative enclosed superior venue, brought many more members who could not make it the previous week and clear blue skies throughout the day.

We are most grateful to Sathya Sai Baba for giving us the vision, foresight, and a united team to put together a unique program with unity & love. Thank You Sathya Sai Baba!


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Ladies Day Celebrations Across Australia

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QLD

QLD Region held a service-orientated program to celebrate Ladies Day. The function began with devotional singing, a Ladies Day message and was shortly followed by service activities. These activities included assembling 200 birthing kits (Birthing Kit Foundation Australia), making dog and cat toys for the animals at the RSPCA, sewing animal pouches and making Christmas gift packs for the Blue Care clients which included a handwritten card, homemade Christmas cake and other Christmas goodies. The event concluded with lunch lovingly prepared by the ladies, and as part of the Serve The Planet initiative, reusable cups and plates were used.

VIC West

The ladies of VIC Region West celebrated Ladies Day by actively participating in and performing a musical medley, a drama, a quiz, and devotional singing. The highlight was the delicious food lovingly prepared by the brothers!

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VIC East

Victoria East Region Ladies Day was celebrated on 19th November at the Glen Waverley Community Hall. It was attended by about 140 devotees and the theme was “Holding on to Him”.

The program commenced at 7pm with Veda Chanting – this was the first time Veda Chanting was included in a regional Ladies Day celebration in VIC East. The chanting was done by a vibrant group of ladies, a few young adults and SSE children.

This was followed by an inspiring speech by Vasumathi Ravindran on the topic “Holding on to Sathya Sai Baba.” She discussed the tools Sai Baba has given us to continue to hold on to His values, and simple ways to practice His teachings in our daily lives.

A humorous Play titled “Sharanam Sharanam” was next on the program. The actors included ladies and young adults. The play explored the concept of surrender – leaving everything to His will, Holding on to Him with complete faith, and Letting Go and Letting God in.

The program concluded with devotional singing. There were 9 devotional songs, with a singer representing each of the 8 centres in the region for the first 8. The final song was the English song “I will Love You more and more each day” sung by the group.

Packed food and sweets were distributed at the end of the program. With Sathya Sai Baba’s Grace it was an enjoyable and spiritually elevating evening program.

NSW East

The Ladies Day celebration for NSW Region East was held on Sunday 18 November at the Dundas Community Hall, Telopea. The event comprised a number wonderful items, all of which had messages of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

The program commenced with veda chanting by the ladies and some young adults; this was indeed a very great start to an uplifting cultural program that was in store for the remainder of the afternoon. This was followed by a few devotional songs.

We then had a drama depicting the life of Sharada Devi who was an ardent devotee of Shridi Sai Baba. She was the one to whom Shirdi Sai Baba had prophesied that he would reincarnate as another avatar and that he would draw her to himself. Indeed at the age of fourteen when Sathya Sai Baba declared he was Shirdi Sai Baba, Sharada Devi, who was also affectionately called Pedda Bottu visited him in Andhra Pradesh. This was a very well orchestrated play and the message was conveyed very well.

The Ladies Coordinator for the Region, Mrs Vathana Sivabalan, then gave a welcoming address and shared some of the insights of her spiritual journey over the years. Following this was the guest speaker for the day – Miss Kashveera Chanderjith. Miss Chanderjith is a chartered accountant by profession and is the first deaf chartered accountant in the world. She is originally from South Africa and currently resides in Sydney working for Qantas. She is a long-time ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba. Kashveera was born deaf and mute, and when she was very young she visited Prashanthi Nilayam with her parents. Sathya Sai Baba told her parents at the time that when she went back to South Africa she would start to talk. She did indeed started speaking by saying her very first word – ‘flower’. Although she is still deaf, Kashveera speaks very eloquently. She had the audience enthralled by relating her life’s journey. She was very inspirational and everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening to her melodious voice.

This was followed by a short video message and the program ended with more devotional singing. Overall the program was uplifting and very insightful with lots of take-home messages.

NSW Region West

Compilation on Ladies Day:
On Monday 19 November 2018, we have had a beautiful offering by the ladies of NSW Region West on the Ladies Day.
Inspiring and practical messages were shared by the ladies through music, drama and a talk back show. We share below details of the program that ensued.

It has been said that “a home without a woman is like a forest”. I extend this to our Region where the aunties and sisters are the back bone and powerhouse of all that we do in our Centres and Region. On this day we acknowledge and salute their contributions.

Compilation on Ladies Day

Program
The 2018 Ladies Day celebrations started with chanting of 108 names of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, followed by a devotional musical presentation, a drama and a talk show. The program concluded with devotional bhajans and Aarati.

Drama
A drama entitled Sai – Our Life is your message is presented beautifully by SAI family ladies. The drama consisted mainly of two parts.

In first part: The Master – Lives in our hearts and will guide us at every step of life. It was presented how HE guides a working woman to take a right decision to teach at SSE. She not only motivates her colleague who is stressed but also consoles her boss at critical time. When they both were happy they suggest her to teach and showed interest in sending their kids to SSE if she teaches. That reminded her of Baba’s instruction in her dream, helped her to understand HIS instructions for her to teach. All are instruments of GOD.

In the later part: The Messengers – True messengers live the message and lead by example.
The main character in this part is a young woman, who is an ardent devotee of Baba and follows HIS messages in her life. She gets married and sacrifices her career to look after in-laws. Mother-in-law believes Lord Krishna is the only GOD. When a situation arises, where the daughter-in-law has to choose between serving her mother-in-law and participating in birthday celebrations at the centre, she decides to stay at home and serve her mother-in-law. Then all of a sudden, her husband who was on a business trip comes home unexpectedly He assures her that he will take care of his mother and convinces her to go to centre to participate in celebrations. When she returns home with her friends afterwards, to her astonishment, she does not find her husband. When asked, her mother-in-law, who tells that he has not yet come back from the trip and why she asks the question. The daughter-in-law tells her that she went to participate in celebrations only after her husband assured to take care of mother-in-law. But mother-in-law informs that daughter-in-law never left the house and made her comfortable. Daughter in law phones her husband who confirmed that he is still in overseas. Then they all realise that it is Baba who has come in as husband and then became daughter-in-law to look after mother-in-law. Finally, mother-in-law acknowledges that they are being the true messengers of Sai; they not only preach Love all Serve all but live his message.

The drama ended with reiterating HIS message that the best way to love God is to Love all and Serve all. It was a wonderful drama presentation. The messages were clearly presented to the audience.

Talk Show

A talk show was conducted where in it was discussed how to live with SAI and HIS message in daily life. Especially being woman in family, she caters to the needs of every family member including herself and balance between work and home. Many tips were shared such as having dedicated no-screen time where entire family comes together every day in the evening 6-8 PM to spend time together in doing house chores such as help in cooking and discussing with each other instead of watching mobile or TV.


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Global Akhanda Bhajans

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ACT

ACT Region joined in the Global Akhanda Bhajans (24 hours of devotional singing) along with the rest of Australia from 6pm to 12am on 10 November 2018 and again from 6am to 6pm on 11 November 2018. The event was held at the Vedanta Hall of the Shiva Vishnu Mandir in Mawson. The Akhanda Bhajan program was scheduled to enable Sai followers from various faiths, age groups and the Sai centres in Canberra to contribute towards the devotional singing.

“Each year one of the events in the Sai Calendar that I look forward to is the Akhanda Bhajan. It signals the culmination of another year of life in the Divine Grace. One session that I always look forward to is the children’s devotional singing. Witnessing another year of their growth in devotional singing fills me with hope of the furtherance of Sathya Sai’ mission. The 2018 event had an added aspect, as the 11th of November coincided with the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, 11/11/1918, which marked the end of the World War 1 (WW1). It is widely understood that if the Allies did not win WW1 the world we live in would be a very different place. I pondered on whether collectively the world had learnt anything from the various wars. It with this backdrop, I resolved to stay and support the singers and prayed to our beloved Sathya Sai Baba to thank Him for the peace and love that we shared, and continue to share for that peace and love to be felt in the hearts of people all over the world.” – Reflection from ACT Sai devotee Giri Selvadurai

“You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a bhajan. Believe that God is everywhere at all times, and derive strength, comfort and joy by singing His Glory in His Presence. Let melody and harmony surge up from your hearts and let all take delight in the Love that you express through that song,” said Sai Baba in an exclusive Divine Discourse delivered on 14th Nov 1976 on the occasion of Global Akhanda Bhajan. This was indeed the essence of the program in the ACT Region with Sai followers singing from the heart to please their lord.


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Sai MediCare Camp Fiji – 2019

To Medical and Dental Professionals, Clinicians, Nurses, Opticians, Para-Medical and General Volunteers

Registration for 2019 Sai MediCare Camp – Vanua Levu, Fiji is now open.

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‘Serve the Planet’ Initiative: Mobile Phone Round-up

The Go Green Conference, a conference that focused on environmental responsibility as an important element of spirituality, held in Prasanthi Nilayam in July 2018 saw the launch of another global ‘Serve the Planet’ initiative by the SSIO – a ‘Mobile Phone Recycling Project’.

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Universal Spirituality Program focused on Human Values – December 2018


Sathya Sai Centre of Hurstville invites all interested in participating in a program that explores the spiritual value and application of the key values that are enshrined in all the faiths; Love, Peace, Truth, Righteousness and Non-violence.

They meet every 1st Thursday of the month at Hurstville South Public School Hall, Cnr King Georges Rd., & Maher St., Hurstville. NSW. The next meeting takes place from 7.45 pm until 9.10 pm, Thursday, 6 December 2018.

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Victoria Region Bulletin, November-December 2018

Victoria Region East and West issue a monthly Unity Bulletin listing service events, celebrations, home devotional singing and a full listing of Sai Centres and Groups.

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