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September 2014 Edition

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  • Region 2 - Ganesha Chaturthi at Wembley Sai Centre.jpg
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"You are wasting your precious time thinking that all that you see in this objective world is true. No! None of these objects is real. Truth is eternal and is beyond the three periods of time - past, present and future. That Truth is Divinity. God is only one, now and forever. How foolish it is to think that the worldly vision which is subject to change from time to time is real. You are a student today. Tomorrow you will become an officer in an Organization and few years later you will be a retired officer. Then, which is true? Is it the life as a student or as an officer or as a retired official? Thus, all that you see in this objective world and all the relationships between individuals are only temporary, never real and permanent. Divinity is not like that. Recognise the Truth that the Divine is omnipresent - yesterday, today and tomorrow."

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Divine Discourse, Sep 27, 2006

Feature Articles

National Sai Retreat 2014 – Llandudno
Main Article | SSE Student | SSE Parent | SSE Parent | Morning Activities | Youth | Workshop Summary

UK Sai Sathsangs with Professor Nanjundaiah
R1 - Tooting | R2 - Watford | R3 - Mill Hill | R4 - Leicester | R4 - Birmingham | R5 - Warrington

Dasara Festival
Dasara, also known as Vijayadashami, is one of the most important...

Global Youth Offering for 89th Birthday Celebrations
We have an opportunity for a Global Youth Offering for His Birthday...

Youth Wing - Serve the Planet 2014: Children are our Future
What is Serve the Planet? Serve the Planet is a global youth-l...

Bhagawan Shirdi Babas Birthday
This month we celebrate the advent of our Shird Sai Baba (28th Se...

Few Precious Days at the Abode of God and at His Institute
"The Sai educational institutions have been established not merel...

Events

Sai Smaran Bhajans
an offering of loving gratitude Saturday 4th October 2014 ...

National Birthday Celebrations
Saturday 15th November 2014 - Wandsworth, London - Details and registration to follow.

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Professor Nanjundaiahs Talk
Tooting, London; Sunday 7th September Following the tremendous...

Region 1 - "Life Is a Game, Play It"
Each and every day we go through our daily routine without lookin...

Region 2 - Ganesha Chaturthi at Wembley Sai Centre
On Thursday 28th August 2014, Wembley Sai Centre celebrated Ganes...

Region 2 - My Janmashtami Greenford Sai Centre
On the 17th of August, it was Krishna Janmashtmi (birthday of Lor...

Region 2 - SSE Sports & Graduation Family Day
This year, the SSE and the Youth Wing came together to plan and d...

Region 4 - Laksharchan
In this Kali Yuga we are so busy with our day to day lives we for...

Region 4 - In Joy: Essence of his Message
Birmingham, Wednesday 3rd September We were blessed to enjoy S...

Region 4 - Presentation at an Inter-Faith Meeting Leicester
On 15th of September like minded people came together in a like m...

Region 5 - Movie YAP
"Ceiling on Desires" - Utilise savings generated for service to m...

Region 6 - Family Values Day at Blunden Hall
On Sunday, 13th July 2014, the SSE wing of Region 6 held their an...

Editorial

Dear Love & Light Readers,
Loving Sai Ram to you!

We recollect the epic run of August that brought much joy to the pilgrims from UK who had the opportunity to perform in the Divine presence in Prasanthi Nilayam and the countless devotees commemorating the Divine Incarnation of Lord Krishna.

The month finished with the National Sathya Sai Retreat held 29th – 31st August in Llandudno, North Wales, which was themed ‘Divine Grace: Fountain of Eternal Joy’. The location provided the perfect setting for the retreat with the mountains that stand either side looking like sages lost in contemplation and the vast sky losing its identity to the sea.

We were blessed by the visit of Prof M Nanjundaiah, a true ambassador to Bhagawan Baba who shared very many anel youth-l...

Bhagawan Shirdi Babas Birthday
This month we celebrate the advent of our Shird Sai Baba (28th Se...

Few Precious Days at the Abode of God and at His Institute
"The Sai educational institutions have been established not merel...

Events

Sai Smaran Bhajans
an offering of loving gratitude Saturday 4th October 2014 ...

National Birthday Celebrations
Saturday 15th November 2014 - Wandsworth, London - Details and registration to follow.

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Professor Nanjundaiahs Talk
Tooting, London; Sunday 7th September Following the tremendous...

Region 1 - "Life Is a Game, Play It"
Each and every day we go through our daily routine without lookin...

Region 2 - Ganesha Chaturthi at Wembley Sai Centre
On Thursday 28th August 2014, Wembley Sai Centre celebrated Ganes...

Region 2 - My Janmashtami Greenford Sai Centre
On the 17th of August, it was Krishna Janmashtmi (birthday of Lor...

Region 2 - SSE Sports & Graduation Family Day
This year, the SSE and the Youth Wing came together to plan and d...

Region 4 - Laksharchan
In this Kali Yuga we are so busy with our day to day lives we for...

Region 4 - In Joy: Essence of his Message
Birmingham, Wednesday 3rd September We were blessed to enjoy S...

Region 4 - Presentation at an Inter-Faith Meeting Leicester
On 15th of September like minded people came together in a like m...

Region 5 - Movie YAP
"Ceiling on Desires" - Utilise savings generated for service to m...

Region 6 - Family Values Day at Blunden Hall
On Sunday, 13th July 2014, the SSE wing of Region 6 held their an...

Editorial

Dear Love & Light Readers,
Loving Sai Ram to you!

We recollect the epic run of August that brought much joy to the pilgrims from UK who had the opportunity to perform in the Divine presence in Prasanthi Nilayam and the countless devotees commemorating the Divine Incarnation of Lord Krishna.

The month finished with the National Sathya Sai Retreat held 29th – 31st August in Llandudno, North Wales, which was themed ‘Divine Grace: Fountain of Eternal Joy’. The location provided the perfect setting for the retreat with the mountains that stand either side looking like sages lost in contemplation and the vast sky losing its identity to the sea.

We were blessed by the visit of Prof M Nanjundaiah, a true ambassador to Bhagawan Baba who shared very many anecdotes of the Divine Grace of Bhagawan which brought joy to all those who participated both in Llandudno and from homes through video streaming. The omnipresence of Bhagawan could be felt throughout the retreat. Prof Nanjundaiah then travelled length and breadth of UK namely Leicester, Warrington, Birmingham, Watford, Mill Hill and Toothing to share Baba’s Love. He reminded us to make use of the rare opportunity; not to be like frogs, ignoring the lotus that blooms by their side but be like bees that swarm from far and near to drink the nectar which was available in plenty. He asserted that Bhagawan was our guide and guardian, watching over us and warning us when our steps went wrong. His words, to chant the divine name with intensity and not mechanically and to continue loving Baba until the end, still resonate in my ears which he spoke with so much of authority and conviction.

There is now a real sense of autumn in the air with leaves changing colour, ultimately to shed and scatter on the ground. There is smell of dampness with chill gradually setting in.

This week marks the start of a period of intense spiritual activity for the Hindus when they focus their minds on the Divine Mother as they celebrate Navaratri festival to culminate in Dasara. Bhagawan has reminded that the festival is a celebration of forces of Goodness, of the Pure-Self over the downward dragging impulses. We recollect Dasara for the thrilling Declarations that Baba used to make during His discourses about Himself and His Divine Mission.

The Navaratri festival has a special significance this year with the celebration on the 28th September of the birthday of Shirdi Sai Baba. Sathya Sai Baba has often referred to Shirdi Sai Baba as His previous avatar.

October will be an invigorating and spiritually energising month. We congregate for the \'Sai Smaran\' Bhajans (devotional singing), our national offering of gratitude to Bhagawan planned on the 4th October in Leicester (Region 4) – see attached flyer.

The Avatar Declaration Day will be celebrated on the 20th October. As last year, we will again have the opportunity to participate in ‘Serve the Planet’ project. Details will be communicated soon.

Finally, we will be celebrating the 89th Birthday Celebrations of Bhagawan Baba nationally on the 15th November in London – Details will be communicated soon.

We wish all our readers best wishes and Sai Ram!

Dr Kiran Patel,
Chairman, UK Central Council

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