Issue 124 - May 19, 2019
Inspirational Note...
In 2017 a Satsang held in the divine presence in Singapore. When asked how to turn the mind inwards.
Here is what Swami said:
How do you turn your car right or left? That is how you must turn your mind daily. You know which way you must go to reach a certain place, which will happen only if you turn the car right, because the direction is towards the right, which is the correct place. If you know that the place that you want to reach is on the right side, then why would you turn the car toward the left? When you know that your purpose and destination is to reach God, why would you turn the mind outward? That is not where you are going to find the truth. You must turn the mind inward, as that is where you will find the truth.
The two basics of turning the mind inward are viveka (discrimination) and vairagya (detachment). Discriminate each time, asking yourself, ‘Will this take me toward God or away from God? If it is taking me away from God, why should I turn that way? I must turn the other way.’ Then there is vairagya or detachment. Detaching yourself from that which takes you away from God and attaching your mind to things that will take you closer to God, is its very purpose.
If you are clear about where you want to reach, you will know where to turn the mind. You must do this by yourself – by your own self-effort.
Service Updates
Love and Respect for Animals
Be the reason someone feels loved today. Be the reason someone feels hope today. Be the reason someone feels peace today. Love All, Serve All . Do not Love only the humans; Love the Entire Creation. Love the minerals, the plants, the animals, the elements – Love anything and everything that is in this Universe. We are All connected. We are One! 
Seva in April 2019
The Association conducts ongoing workshops and lectures for many groups, depending on their awareness. Classes and workshops are conducted at the Robe of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, which the Polish group received in Muddenahalli. At each meeting there is a discourse, questions and answers, meditation, transfer of Divine Energy and Arati . Each month, there are three different meetings, which take place on Saturdays.
How to Make God Yearn for Our Darshan
In my apartment in a small town close to Hamburg in Germany, on the morning of December 9, 2018, I woke up with a strange feeling of wanting to tune to the Sanathana Vani radio stream. The programme streaming was “Badri's Hour” and the talk was about how we must make God yearn for OUR Darshan and not the other way round
We all look to practice Swami's Nine point code of conduct, Meditations, Bhajans , Service and so on. All these activities are ordained to bring us in close proximity to our own Higher Self, which is God. However, a lot of us sometimes forget that coming closer to God involves reducing one’s sense of self to a big Zero; to becoming just a fruit that wants to be eaten. It serves us as a good reminder to remember that God draws himself to sweetness, purity and selflessness. All of which a Mango is and we can be too. May Swami’s Love blossom in all Hearts! Jai Sai Ram.