Shraddha is the most basic prerequisite to experience divinity outside or inside, in whatever way. And that Shraddha is something that the Guru is capable of giving, because by listening to the words of a Guru, by following his footsteps, by practising what he tells us to do - Shraddha can be developed. This helps one to realise the divinity in all forms, in all names, and in all places! - Baba
With the Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are delighted to present our One Hundred and Seventy Eighth issue of Ananda Vahini.
Mind is the cause of bondage and liberation, and if one can master this mind, one can become not just a mastermind but the master Himself, says Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai.
In this issue, we present you the episodes 6, 7 and 8 from ‘Master the Mind’ series, - a 30 day Sadhana of Self-Realisation given to the staff, students and Ashram residents of Sathya Sai Grama , Muddenahalli by Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai.
In the midst of the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a nationwide lockdown, Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust has come forward to provide relief and support to many impoverished families, across eight states and two union territories for the past 11 weeks. Details are given in this issue.
- Sathya Sai Grama Communications Team.
'MASTER THE MIND'
SADGURU SRI MADHUSUDAN SAI
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 6
THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 7
GET YOUR BASICS RIGHT
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 8
BUDDHA JEEVI vs BADDHA JEEVI
SRI SATHYA SAI ANNAPOORNA TRUST AID THE NEEDY AMID COVID 19
Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Breakfast Seva programme has been providing daily morning nutrition to five lakh children, across six thousand schools in seventeen States and three Union Territories, until the lockdown came into effect on 24 March, 2020 due to Covid-19. That was the time that the dedicated Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna team embarked on providing support to the daily wagers, migrants and other needy families who were finding it hard to sustain a living during the lockdown. From March 26 to date, in the past 11 weeks, the Annapoorna team has provided over 31,000 ration relief kits to the needy and more than 20,000 meals have been served across eight states and two Union Territories.
Here are the details of the Covid-19 Support Activities undertaken across the country.
Five thousand grocery kits were distributed to needy families in Yelburga, Koppal District by the Honourable Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr Siddaramaiah on June 3, 2020. During the first week of the lockdown, essential groceries were provided to 132 construction workers at Tubharahalli slum spread over two days. On April 23, Annapoorna volunteers in Whitefield reached out to 350 people from underprivileged pockets in the area and served them meal packets comprising vegetable rice and curd rice. On May 4, Annapoorna volunteers in Whitefield served about 170 families with provisions such as rice, lentils (dal), oil, ragi (finger millet), salt, soaps, etc. They were all families of migrant workers, living in slums near Kundalahalli and Tubharahalli area, who were unable to earn their daily wages due to the ongoing situation.
On May 2, 1000 relief kits were distributed to needy families in Ramanagara and Kanakapura by the dedicated team of volunteers. On May 6, they also provided support to 2,000 needy families in Kolar with relief kits containing monthly groceries. This initiative was conducted with the support of Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust.
Grocery kits were also distributed in other areas of Bangalore like JP Nagar, Ramamurthy Nagar, Vinayaknagar, and RajaRajeshwari Nagar. 260 Grocery kits were distributed in Bantwal, Dakshina Kannada. 100 grocery kits were also distributed in Hubli, North Karnataka.
The Annapoorna team in Hyderabad was apprised about a shortage of drinking water in a hospital at King Koti area in Hyderabad. The team quickly sprang into action and provided the hospital with drinking water in three phases: 100 cartons of drinking water on April 17, 1200 bottles of drinking water on May 1, and 1200 bottles of drinking water on June 5, 2020.
For eight days, from April 8 to April 15, the Annapoorna team cooked....
In the context of the ongoing pandemic, there will be online prayers twice everyday to pray for global peace, with Bhagawan's Divine Guidance and Blessings. The timings for the prayers are:
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sanathana Vani Radio will be broadcasting the prayers from Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli. All are requested to kindly tune in during these times to sing along and participate in the prayers. (There will not be live Satsang due to the ongoing restrictions on congregations.) The sequence of prayers will be as below:
Sri Rudram Namakam
AUM (3 times)
Samastha Lokah... (9 times)
Divine Discourse Nirvana Shatkam
||Let us all Tune in and sincerely Pray for World Peace||
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