Issue 81 - July 22, 2018
Inspirational Note ...
In one of the Satsangs held in the divine presence at Netherlands. A little boy asked how did it all start.

And here is what Swami said:

The whole universe?

Boy: Everything!

Swami: In the beginning, there was only one boy. He was bored; he did not have anyone to play with. He had no brothers, no sisters and no friends to spend his time with. So he thought, ‘Why not have some people around me, so that I can play and be happy?’ Therefore, the boy willed, and many more boys and girls, friends and brothers and sisters appeared, so that they could love each other, play with each other, serve each other and be happy.

The same way, God was there. He has no beginning and no end, but He alone was there, and there was no one around Him. He wanted the company of people of His kind, so He decided to create this whole universe – a playground with all the beings as His playmates. Then, with one thought of His, everything started happening. God is all-powerful, He can do anything. Therefore, He created this entire universe – all the beings, all the creatures – in His image. That is how the whole creation came about.
Service Updates
Argentine Seva
June was the coldest month in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but the youth group was ready to serve those in need. On the one hand, the youth served breakfast each Sunday morning to the homeless and they distributed a great number of new gloves, hats and scarves that they had received as donations to protect the homeless from the cold. They gathered in the centre of Buenos Aires City and served breakfast to approximately 100 people.
Blood Drive and Hygiene Kits Preparation at Region Four Youth meeting
June 25, 2018 was a milestone day for the Youth in Region Four. It was the first Region Four Youth meet in the Divine Presence of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in San Jose, California, USA. Youth from USA, Canada, Argentina and Brazil came together to participate in this meet. The venue was Immanuel Lutheran Church, located in the heart of the city of San Jose.
The Beloved Lord then graced the event with His entourage, granting Bliss to all the attendees with His Love and Divine Presence. Bhagawan, after being received with due honors visited every booth at the convention. He graciously interacted with volunteers in every booth discussing the relevant projects, granting His Divine guidance and invaluable insights on the next steps.
Houston, Texas Homeless Seva
Twenty three youth, aged between 13 and 21 showed up this day at the church which is used to hold the Youth Night organized by Montrose Grace Place. The doors opened at 6 PM as the eager youth made their way in. There were many familiar faces and quite a few new ones. They were all given free bus passes as usual, as they signed in. They all took their seats at the dining tables and the volunteers spread themselves amongst them. A delicious meal was served in plenty, to their hearts content, as the volunteers dined and engaged with them. The youth are usually quite lively and expressive and yet others were quiet and reserved.
Huntsville, Alabama Homeless Seva
July 12, 2018
Women and children are the foundation and backbone of society. Thus, they are also the ones who often bear the burdens of societies, and so, their well-being is the best indicator of how healthy any society is. Bhagawan is especially interested in their care throughout the world. His recent initiatives geared towards health care and education among rural populations is proof of this. Alabama is a rural state and also one of the poorest in America, located close to Mississippi, the state which Bhagawan mentioned in His recent discourse in Encinitas, California, USA. Following His lead, Sai youth in Alabama decided to serve breakfast to the ladies staying at the Downtown Rescue Mission and to their children.
Bhagawan ’s Infinite Love and Blessings
Our family has always been staunchly devoted to Shirdi Sai Baba and Lord Dattatreya, and we have had several personal experiences. Back in 2007, when Bhagawan decided to take our family into His fold, He visited my father at his workplace...
I can think of many other amazing incidents where we experienced His presence in our lives, His infinite love and blessings. We can only be forever grateful! I sincerely thank Bhagawan for being with us always and guiding our lives towards Him.