Issue 122 - May 05, 2019
Inspirational Note...
In 2016 a Satsang held in the divine presence at Singapore. A youth asked how can one stay unaffected by all the negativity around us.

And here is what Swami said:

You find different people and situations in different places, which is normal and a part and parcel of life. You must constantly remember the name of the Lord. Namasmarana (repetition of the Lord’s name) and seva are two ways that can take you across the ocean of life without any problems. What does it take to do namasmarana? As you are walking or talking, let your mind start chanting. Let the name be ingrained in you. Mosquitoes are everywhere. When you apply mosquito balm on your hand, the mosquitoes will not come near and bite you. Similarly, chanting the name of the Lord is like a protective cover. Even if you walk in the most difficult or dirty areas, the mosquitoes will not come and bite you. With practice, one can achieve these things. With every breath you take, chanting ‘Sai Ram’ is crucial. Mental proximity to God is important. With your mind constantly connected to God, you will not have time for anything else.
 Service Updates
Pooja Sai Ashram - Bal Vikas Outing
Youth from Pooja Sai Ashram held an outing activity for Bal Vikas students. It was conducted at the end of the month, just as the children finished their school tests. Both children and youth gathered early in the morning at Sanur Beach. At sun rise they started their daily prayers and Yoga. After which, the Bal Vikas students chanted Rudram before starting the main activity. Children were divided into groups. Each group was taught a value lesson through fun activities and games. The children also recalled previous lessons taught in Bal Vikas classes. Overall, they enjoyed the outing. It was a great relief for the children after months of school and studying!