Issue 201 - November 01 , 2020
Master the Mind
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 series of talks, ‘Master the Mind’, primarily given to the Ashram residents of Sathya Sai Grama, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai guides us step by step, to take up a 30 day sadhana to understand, analyse, master and finally merge the mind into the divine self.
Inspirational Note...
In 2015 a Satsang held in the divine presence at Singapore, a devotee seeks guidance on the nine phases of teacher transformation.
Here is what Swami said:
If I tell you the whole thing, what will you do? (Laughter) I want you all to put together your thoughts and come up with how, step-by-step and practically, you can teach them multiple things. For the first part, you should at least start with the general introduction of why teachers play the most important role in society -- how they transform society, how they can help the nation. All that Swami has spoken about today can be part of the first course.
How do they need to behave? What do they need to do in order to be of help to society? Then give them some practical examples. When I say transformation is important, practice before you preach. Give them some examples, give them stories, give them exercises to do. The next time, when a child makes a mistake, how would they deal with the same child? Would they get angry and judgmental or would they compassionately try and resolve the problem with the child? Would they try and understand why the child is behaving that way, or simply conclude that it is a bad child? Would they take a positive approach, or would they take a negative approach? In this manner, and with each of these principles, create practical exercises which the teachers can implement and follow. They should return and feel that, yes, they were able to find a difference, and are ready for the next course. Break up each the nine phases this way.
 Service Updates
Selfless Service in Australia
October 2020
Youth medical volunteers in Perth have partnered with CARAD (Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees) to provide personal hygiene packs to approximately 100 needy families, monthly. These packs include laundry items, toilet papers, tissues, nappies, baby wipes, soaps, oral health items and personal cleansing supplies. These packs are received with much gratitude.

New South Wales (Murwillumbah):

  • 130 food hampers have been provided, equating to approximately 1040 meals.
  • cooked meal-packs have been provided.

  • 60 food hampers have been provided, equating to approximately 480 meals.
  • 135 cooked meal-packs have been provided.
Women Power
Sai Prema Hosts Pinktober Event
In celebration of Pinktober, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sai Prema Foundation collaborated with Mama Ashy Project and hosted 54 women from Nadonumai Settlement in Lami for free medical checks and breast examination at Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre.
Morning tea was served to all patients, guests, press and members of Sai Prema Foundation Fiji. Pictures may be viewed on Facebook:

Special Clinic for Students and Staff of Gospel School for the Deaf
Sai Prema Foundation hosted 72 students and staff of Gospel School for the Deaf at Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre for FREE general health check-ups.

The students and staff were grateful for all the services provided with such care and dignity, completely free of all charges.
COVID-19 Community Response Initiative
Free Medical Check-up
As part of Sai Prema Foundation's ongoing efforts to make a difference to the underprivileged and needy, the villagers were hosted at the Sanjeevani Medical Centre to free medical check-ups; transportation and refreshments were also provided totally free of cost which brought smiles to the faces of these struggling families!
Today, the Foundation ensured that the villagers did not have to spend a single dollar for their health and wellbeing.
The visit was coordinated by the Navua team of Make a Difference, Fiji.