Issue 77 - June 24, 2018
Inspirational Note ...
In one of the Satsangs during Swami's 2016 visit to Germany, a devotee asked how the all knowing God did not reveal this phase of the mission while He was in His physical form.
Here is what Swami said:
When I was born in Puttaparthi, in this form of Sathya Sai, for 14 years I did not tell anyone who I was. everybody called Me Raju; nobody called Me Sai Baba. That is, until one day, I decided to let the world know that I was the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba. all My curious friends asked Me, Why You did not tell us until now, though we were so close to You, that You were Shirdi Sai Baba. Why are You saying this only today? I told them, The time is now right so I have told you now. On another occasion, in 1963, I said that I am not just Shirdi Sai Baba, not just Sathya Sai Baba, but also Prema Sai Baba. From 1926 to 1940, people did not know that I was Shirdi Sai Baba. From 1940 to 1963, nobody knew that I was also going to be Prema Sai Baba. Therefore, when the time was right, I revealed what was required...

Service Updates
Argentine Youth Seva Activities
The youth in Buenos Aires took advantage of the social networks to call people from the society to help the homeless have warm food and clothes. They posted pictures of the project and the items that they needed to give to the poor. Fortunately, there was a good response because many people were interested in helping. Most of them approached the youth to donate warm clothes and food to distribute. In addition to this, there was a lady who cooked 30 lunch boxes twice a month. The youth wanted to give an opportunity to those who were keen on the project but were unable to help them on Sundays.
Canadian News June 2018
The youth of Edmonton would like to thank Bhagawan , their loving and ever merciful Lord, for giving them this opportunity to transform and go closer to Him by serving their less fortunate friends. Food and healthy drink distribution is always in progress for the needy people. While serving they felt Bhagawan’s love as always and comments such as “It’s always good to see you”. This, for them, is a reassurance that they are serving Swami in all beings!
Satsang and News section
Reflection Retreat and Get-Together
The group of devotees has made another effort to understand and put into practice Swami`s proposals. Before initiating the task of making the Center for Human Excellence a reality, they need to strengthen their bonds of friendship. One cannot give what one does not have. Therefore, it is vital for the team`s behavior to be consistent with Swami`s message.
Huntsville, Alabama Homeless Seva
The Huntsville - Downtown Rescue Mission (DRM), a Homeless Shelter served breakfast to sixty-five people on June 12, 2018 between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM. The breakfast consisted of grits, biscuits, fruits, pastries and donuts
“God is good! He makes me feel good!!” - A resident of the DRM

“When the devotee progresses to the state beyond the limits of the body as well as of ‘I’ and ‘Mine,’ then there is no more distinction; devotee and God are the same.” - Gita Vahini 3:16
Bhagawan’s timing is impeccable, of course, and the hope for a bright future for the planet, guided by His teachings, can be found in the humble, the youth, the meek and especially in the unlikeliest of communities whose members are facing their own challenges yet are always willing to help others. Their fortitude and forbearance is an inspiration for all of us, and is even more evident in these settings in the nations beyond these shores.
Houston, Texas Seva
On a hot Thursday evening, the Houston Sai youth returned to serve their fellow embodiments of love at the homeless youth drop-in center. After patiently waiting outside the church where the event was held, the homeless youth made their way in, seeking refuge from the scorching heat. Owing to the weather conditions, there was a large turnout of about 25 youth with some new faces who greeted everyone with a cheerful smile as they walked in.