Issue 208 - December 20, 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 2017 a Satsang held in the divine presence at Athens, Greece, a devotee asked what does unity mean.

Here is what Swami said:

First and foremost, unity means, that what you think, you must speak; what you speak you, must do. Thought, word and deed should be the same. That is the first type of unity one must achieve. Thinking something, speaking something and then doing something else is not unity. Unless you achieve inner unity, you cannot achieve outer unity. There are great presidents and prime ministers giving speeches about uniting, uniting, uniting, but merely by giving speeches, no one does, in fact, become united. It is only when they think good, speak good and act good, developing unity within, that they can find unity outside.

I always say, “You are all divine beings.” You also say, “We are all divine beings,” but you only talk like that. Do you act according to that premise? Perhaps you think and speak that way but, as far as acting that way, it is not so. Therefore, unless you achieve unity within, you cannot achieve unity outside in the world, as the basis of all unity is unity of one’s own thought, word and deed.
Service Updates
Helping Beings In Need
Selfless Seva Trust Of Istanbul
  • Selfless Seva Trust of Istanbul, Turkey, has continued to do Seva activities between November 2, 2020 and November 29, 2020; many people were visited and provided with the following services:
On Mondays and Wednesdays, food was cooked regularly and delivered to several homes in need throughout the month, at the following districts:

  • 800 meals in Sisli Region
  • 340 meals in Pendik Region
  • 800 meals in Ömerli Region
  • 168 meals in Uskumruköy Region
  • The youth have also continued with the Narayana Seva individually as per Swami’s dictum, ‘Let no one go to sleep hungry’.
  • 1,601 meals delivered individually.
  • Necessary medical supplies were provided to the people with ailments in the Sisli, Istanbul region.
  • The house-rent of two homes and utility fees such as electricity and water of 10 homes were paid.
  • This month, 1.5 tons of coal and 3 tons of firewood in Sisli and Pendik Region, and 300 kg of coal in Uskumruköy Region were distributed to the homes of the needy.
  • Every day, in two districts of Istanbul – Zekeriyaköy Region and Fenerbahçe Region – dogs, cats, birds and sometimes horses are provided with food, water, and medical care. When encountered, all kinds of animals in need are provided with the necessary help.