Issue Twenty Five - May 26, 2016
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“Only the wise see unity in diversity. When there is unity, there is purity followed by divinity.”                                                                                                                                        - Baba
With the Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are delighted to present our twenty fifth issue of Ananda Vahini. The weekly newsletter includes interesting musings and short excerpts from the week's events.

In this week's issue, we bring you a brief update of the ongoing National Youth Meet 2016, held between May 25 and 27 at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli.

- Sathya Sai Grama Communications Team
The fundamental aim of the National Youth Meet is to demonstrate to the students how a life rooted in the practice of human values of Truth, Righteousness, peace, Love and Non-Violence can empower them to bring about a positive change not only to their lives, but also to the society, and world at large. Speakers from diverse cultural organisations share their experiences with the participants.

The three-day National Youth Meet is based on following themes:
Day One – May 25, 2016: Harmony of Religions
Day Two – May 26, 2016: Ideals from the Ramayana for modern times
Day Three – May 27, 2016: Education Conference – 'Spirituality and Morality in Education on the basis on Harmony of Religions' 

You would agree that we live today in a world so controlled by materialism, that the current generation is driven to compromise their value system at the altar of success. When we cultivate ‘Love for God’ in individuals, ‘Fear of Sin’ and ‘Morality in Society’ become natural in the nation; thus leading to its rise. The challenge of our times is to preserve the erosion of values, uphold tolerance and befriend peace and love. Therefore, if we want to strengthen a nation, we need to have a philosophy and a system of education, which is based in spiritual values.
National Youth Meet 2016

The National Youth Meet 2016 began with much aplomb and fanfare on Wednesday, May 25. The holy precincts of Sathya Sai Grama bore a festive look, welcoming all the delegates, students and guests from across India. Close to 1,400 delegates had gathered at the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham auditorium to take part in the three-day Meet.

The morning’s proceedings commenced at 10.00 A.M when Bhagawan was led into the tastefully decorated Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham auditorium by the traditional Poornakumbham and Nadaswara Vadana. As soon as Bhagawan ascended on to the dais along with the dignitaries, veda chanting by the students of Sai Loka Seva Pre-University College, Muddenahalli reverberated through the hall.

Felicitation of guests and lighting of the lamp signaled the official commencement of the Meet. Formal proceedings commenced with felicitation of the distinguished set of dignitaries, which included - Guest of Honour Sri M, Social Reformer and Educationist, Founder - Sri Satsang Foundation, Sheikhul Mashaeikh Dewan Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan Sahib - Head Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Swami Nikhileshwarananda, Head - Vadodara Centre, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Professor H.S Bhatia - former ISRO Scientist and State Secretary in Gurudwara, Sri Guru Govind Singh Sabha, Bangalore, Father Charles Ogada - Founder and President of the Spiritan Self Awareness Initiative, Nigeria, Rabbi Ezekiel Issac Malekar - Honorary Secretary, Judah Hyam Synagogue, New Delhi, Venerable Gheshe Lhakdor - Former Interpreter and Religious Assistant to His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Ms Gulshaa Begum - President, Global Peace Mission, Dr G Parameshwara - Honourable Minister, State of Karnataka, Sri Gangadhara Bhat and Sri Narayana Rao of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust.
Swami Nikhileshwarananda, Head - Vadodara Centre, Sri Ramakrishna Math, lighting the lamp.
Sri B N Narasimha Murthy felicitating Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan Sahib - Head Ajmer Sharif Dargah
 The Keynote Address by Sri M left everyone enchanted by the humility and simplicity of his talk. He revealed that the key to his physical and mental stamina was keeping hatred out of the mind. Wondering how we can fight in the name of religion given that the supreme reality is too vast to be conceived, he said that the essence of all religions was the same. He ended his talk, hoping that there would be a time when people all over the world would come to India seeking wisdom and learn the truth that the essence of all religions is ultimately the same.

His heartfelt talk was followed by an equally mesmerising address by Swami Nikhileshwarananda, Head, Vadodara Centre, Sri Ramakrishna Math & Mission. He said that the only way to avoid fighting and starting a new religion as a cause was by accepting all the religions as equal. He interspersed his speech with a lot of humour, and left the audience in raptures.

Sri M enthralling the audience with his riveting speech!
A bouquets of songs from various faiths were offered at the Lotus Feet.
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