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With the Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are delighted to present our One Hundred and Sixty Seventhissue of Ananda Vahini. The weekly newsletter includes interesting musings and short excerpts from the week's events.
In this issue, we present you the updates of Bhagwan's visit to Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence during August 10 to 19, 2019.
Also, a report on Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations held at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli, on August 23, 2019 has been presented.
We share with you the joy of an important milestone achieved by Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals. With love in the heart and service on hands, 10,000 Pediatric Cardiac Surgeries and Interventions have been performed since their inception in 2012, providing totally free of cost Pediatric Cardiac health care services for the ailing children across India and the world.
Expanding its healthcare services in Afghanistan to save the little hearts of the country, a MOU was signed on August 28, 2019 between Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care and The Ministry of Public Health of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
In this week's INNER VIEW, Sadhguru Sri Madhusudan Sai shares about an interesting moment between Him and a devotee.
- Sathya Sai Grama Communications Team.
By Sri Madhusudan Sai
Content and Intent
A simple advice to a devotee who leads a trust abroad and thus needs to keep his communications precise and perfect was given by Swami in one simple sentence that completely defined what any communication must be like, “Make sure that the content and the intent always match.”
Come to think of it, hasn’t it happened to us many times that we don’t mean what we say, or fail to say what we truly mean. And that leads to all the confusion!
As the poet Kahlil Gibran put it, ‘Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.’
So, Swami was on dot when He advised to ensure that the content of the communication and the intention behind are the same.
THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN SIGNS MOU WITH SRI SATHYA SAI SANJEEVANI HOSPITALS
AUGUST 28, 2019
MOU was signed on August 28, 2019 between Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care and The Ministry of Public Health of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
This MOU shall go a long way in saving little hearts from Afghanistan. Under this MOU, Senior Consultants from Sanjeevani shall be training Medical professionals from Afghanistan in Pediatric Cardiac Sciences with an aim to establish a centre for Pediatric Cardiac Department in Afghanistan.
Dr Mohibullah Zeer, Dr Rasooli and Dr Ahmadzai from Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan along with Afghan Embassy officials visited Sanjeevani Hospital and expressed Gratitude on behalf of Afghan Govt. to Sanjeevani Management for supporting the Afghan Children through this noble partnership.
DIVINE VISIT TO SRI SATHYA SAI UNIVERSITY FOR HUMAN EXCELLENCE
AUGUST 10 TO 19, 2019
The three campuses of High School, Pre-University College and University came together with great love and support to carry out the preparations for Bhagawan’s visit from August 10 to 19. Preparing themselves with speeches, dramas and songs with only their Lord in mind, the students and staff members of the Campus committed themselves to doing things which would make Swami happy. Right from the tiny tots of the grade six to the final year students of the University, the students undertook the tasks of cleaning and decorating the Campus ready to welcome Swami on August 10.
August 10, 2019:
After visiting Sri Sathya Sai Sriniketanam, Jayapura and Sri Sathya Sai Vishwaniketanam, Hampi on the same day, Swami arrived at Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, Gulbarga on the evening of August 10 along with Sri B N Narasimha Murthy, Sri Gowri Shankar and Smt Priya Gowri Shankar. Swami was welcomed by procession of girl students of the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence and High School students chanting Vedas, Lezim folk dance and Bhangra dance by the students of the High School.
Swami proceeded to the prayer hall and after listening to a few Bhajans, commanded Sri Narasimha Murthy to speak. Sri Narasimha Murthy spoke about the Campus visits undertaken that day and the difficult journey that they had faced due to heavy rains in Chikmagalur. Thereafter, Swami enquired about the health and stay of the students from the Belgaum campus and then retired for the evening.
August 11, 2019:
In the morning, after Swami had granted Darshan to all who had gathered, the Satsang began with Vedic chants by the students of the High School. Swami then spoke to all the students, advising on how Vedas should be chanted in a melodious voice with devotion. He then taught the students how to chant ‘Aumkaram’, after which...
Satsang with University for Human Excellence Girls’ Students
‘Sai Katha’ by University for Human Excellence Girls’ Students
Independence Day celebrations - Bhagawan hoisting the National Flag of India
Bhagawan with the staff
Evening Satsang on Independence Day
Patriotic Drama by Grade Six Students of Belagavi Campus
A special evening session with the students of Belagavi Campus
Session with staff and students of University and Pre-University College
Bhoomi Puja of Kitchen and Staff Quarters
Blessing the Support Staff
Blessing the students of University of Human Excellence and Pre-University College with Laptops and Tablets
SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI CELEBRATIONS
SATHYA SAI GRAMA, MUDDENAHALLI
AUGUST 23, 2019
The glorious celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami on the 23rd of August began with a procession having several young children dressed as adorable Radhas and Krishnas. It was a treat to watch the colourfully decked up cattle and other animals eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Lord. Seeing our beloved Sai Krishna lovingly feed the animals, one could imagine the scene of Sri Krishna caring for all the animals in Brindavan in the Dwaparayuga. The day’s programme began with the chanting of the Shivopasana Mantra by the young boys of grade six of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva High School. Sri B N Narasimha Murthy addressed the importance of surrender in the path to liberation. Through a beautiful experience, he explained that though the Bhagavad Gita says that the Lord is Maya (or illusion), the only path to cross over the Maya and reach the Lord is by surrender. Only by surrendering oneself and shedding the ego, one can bask in the grace of the Lord.
Swami’s special Janmashtami discourse was a profoundly simple one which shed light on the ways of the Avatar. Krishna called himself a teacher of Truth and every act of this Poorna Avatar was to spread this message of truth and divine love. People revere Krishna for several reasons – for His Leelas and Mahimas (miracles), for His bravery in defeating demons, for being an excellent Statesman or for His profound wisdom. But the true message of Krishna’s life was the spirit of sacrifice. He sacrificed His parents’ right after birth, His friends, His comforts, the throne and finally His own life. Everyone worships him as God because He chose the well being of humanity....
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