If the consciousness is on the body, then you think you are the body. If you shift the consciousness to the thoughts of others, then you start perceiving yourself through others’ eyes, as your mind. If you shift the consciousness away from the body and mind into the Self, you perceive yourself as Divine, as the Self. - Baba
With the Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are delighted to present our One Hundred and Eightieth issue of Ananda Vahini.
In this issue, we bring you an update on the service activities by Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini team during the Covid 19 pandemic and Cyclone Amphan disaster in the State of West Bengal.
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.
We present you episodes 13 to 23 from the series, 'Master the Mind’ by Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai.
- Sathya Sai Grama Communications Team.
SRI SATHYA SAI AAROGYA VAHINI AIDS THE NEEDY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CYCLONE AMPHAN DISASTER
The COVID-19 crisis has devastated millions of people throughout the world. Before the state of West Bengal could even cope with the Coronavirus pandemic, Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst disasters in human memory buffeted the region with strong winds and heavy rains with floods extending fifteen kilometres inwards, post landfall with the greatest indundations in the coastal areas of West Bengal.
Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini heeding the clarion call, immediately turned to focus its attention to the helpless and destitute in West Bengal affected by the double onslaught.
Aarogya Vahini is an Public Health Outreach Initiative with uniquely fabricated mobile medical vans, equipped with high-end innovative and portable medical equipment and lab kits. Aarogya Vahini offers completely free of cost health services in screening, diagnosis, consultation with medicinal and investigative support and facilitates referral surgeries connecting tertiary care institutions through telemedicine. With its Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) and Divine Mother and Child Healthcare Programme, the team ensures the best possible primary healthcare services, to the last mile, to the rural population of West Bengal, totally free of cost.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team promptly launched a campaign to address the critical needs of the rural population in West Bengal amidst restricted movements, supplies, limited manpower, health concerns and necessary regulations.
With a clinical approach, the team focused on ensuring the safety of the doctors and health teams serving on the frontline, along with the patients, by the installation of Covid Kiosks and Sanitisation tunnels in hospitals. Volunteering for on-the-ground support to deliver Personal Protective Equipment to ensure safety for the Covid warriors.
Rural chronic NCD patients with hypertension and diabetes were supplied with maintenance medicines and nutrition was provided for mothers with new-borns to minimise incidences and probabilities of hospitalisations in such trying times, with the help of trained Community Health Workers, further monitoring through telemedicine
The dedicated team of Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini, also reached out to remote locations in seven districts of West Bengal, where they distributed food and essential supplies, assuring meals for thousands of households with geriatrics, new-borns and day-wagers out of work. They also strengthened kitchen stores in remote belts with local volunteers for community meals on daily basis.
Cyclone Amphan left countless huts without roofs and submerged mud-houses in water, leaving thousands without homes at all! Reaching parts of coastal West Bengal to witness several clusters of villages completely cut off by the river distributaries, relief community kitchens were supported as they served meals twice a day to thousands, every day
The masked crusaders navigated the extra mile amid the COVID-19 crisis in high humidity, high tides and rains to offer dry food, milk and tarpaulin to the interior most isles of the Sunderbans area.
With the desperate need of healthcare in these remote belts, the mobile medical team combating these two unprecedented crises, offered primary health services with medicines, sanitisers and masks, whilst ensuring all aspects of the safety guidelines, promoting community hygiene, physical distancing and use of protective gears, both for caregivers and beneficiaries. Thus the dedicated volunteers of the Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini team, continue the divine mission of spreading love and compassion through healthcare.
'MASTER THE MIND'
SADGURU SRI MADHUSUDAN SAI
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 13
KINDS OF VAIRAGYA
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 14
GET RID OF GUNAS BY JNANA
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 15
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 16
7 STEPS TO REALISATION
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 17
IMPORTANCE OF MOUNAM AND BEING MINDFUL
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 18
VEDANTA TO RESCUE THE WORLD
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 19
YOGI vs VEDATIN
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 20
THE STATE OF SAMADHI AND BEYOND
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 21
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 22
BRAHMAN ALONE IS PERMANENT
MASTER THE MIND - EPISODE 23
PRACTISE SILENCE (MAUNAM)
'MASTER THE MIND'
on SOUND CLOUD
All the episodes of this exclusively series are made available on Sound Cloud, where the episodes can be listened at convenience any number of times.
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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