Issue 113 - March 03, 2019
Inspirational Note...
In 2016 a Satsang held in the divine presence in California, USA. When asked about the mind

Here is what Swami said:

Everything has come from God. Even the mind has been created by God alone. Therefore, it is not you who created the mind in the first place. Creation is purely God’s and, therefore, even the mind is divine in its true nature. However, what you do is, like a child who wears fresh, bright clothes given to it by its mother in the morning, and gets them covered in dust and sand, playing in the field; by the time it gets home, the color of his clothes has totally changed because of the dirt. What does its mother do? She takes the clothes, washes them clean and gives them back, pure and bright.

The mind is a creation of God. The way you use it is in your hands. If you do not use it in the right way, it will become soiled, it will become impure and then, you have to turn towards God and say, “Lord, I am suffering because of my own mind, through the impurities that I have collected. Please clean it, please make it bright and tidy, so that I can be pure again and I can wear a clean and bright mind.”

Nothing in the world is wrong. Nothing in the world is bad. Everything in this world is divine. However, just as everything looks yellow to a person with jaundice and everything tastes bitter to someone with a fever, using the mind in the wrong way has caused the whole confusion. Everything was created pure, in the divine image, but the feeling of ‘I –ness’ arose in you. The easiest cure is to say to God, “You separated me from You so that I could experience Your magnificence, live for You and serve you. Please teach me how to return to You, serve You, love You and be pure. I have soiled the spotless things that were given to me. Please take them back from me and wash them clean and bright, as they were originally.”
 Service Updates
Dilkusha Children Get Free Medical Check-Ups At The Sanjeevani Medical Centre
On February 2, 2019, the members and volunteers of Sai Prema Foundation Fiji and staff of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre were given the opportunity to serve the ‘Children of God’ from Dilkusha Children’s Orphanage Home. The staff and most importantly, its inhabitants, the children were served!

23 children and five staff members were given free general medical check-ups by the staff of the Medical Centre along with assistance from many volunteers which included volunteer dental professionals and others.
The Best Health On Wheels Medical Camp
By Sai Prema Foundation In Fiji
On Saturday, February 16, 2019, volunteers, health professionals and members of Sai Prema Foundation, Fiji set out early in the morning for a free ‘Health on Wheels’ medical camp in Namara District School in rural Rewa, Fiji Islands.
This was the first medical outreach that involved ‘One Fiji’ volunteers with around 30 volunteers on this day. ‘One Fiji’ is a project launched by Sai Prema Foundation, Fiji to help the lives of fellow Fijians by offering opportunities for members of the public to volunteer and help make a difference in their communities.
Medical Camp In Dengkil, Malaysia
The youth from Malaysia have recently formed a group named “1 Youth for Malaysia” (“1YFM”), whereby anyone interested in doing good work can join the group of youths without any discrimination of race, religion and so on. The sole intention of the “1YFM” is to provide a platform to allow any youth to embark on selfless service, charity or good work for the benefit of the society and the nation.
Just as the New Year had begun, the youths of “1YFM” set off to carry out a medical camp at a Kampung Orang Asli (aborigine or indigenous village) at a place called Dengkil, which is an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur.
Australia Updates
  • Murwillumbah High School Breakfast Program
  • Murwillumbah Free Food Hampers
  • Townsville Flood relief
  • Divine Mother and Child Health screening, Murwillumbah
  • Divine Mother and Child Health monthly screening, Melbourne

There was also a monthly community outreach session in eastern Melbourne which involved the Divine Mother and Child services and the serving of a lunch meal. One doctor attended and saw three mothers and one child. The doctor conducted a mini session in diabetes and there also was a structured human values activity session conducted by a youth for the children present there.

Pooja Sai Ashram Balvikas
Last February, the youths of Pooja Sai Ashram resumed bi weekly Balvikas program. This program aims to teach human values and English lessons to children in the neighbouring primary school. This program is conducted in  Ashram which involves children coming from the vicinity. In the program, the class begins with children singing Bhajans and prayers lead by the youths. Thereafter, children are taught about human value lessons. The next program is the Rudram class. Here, children are taught basic Rudram chantinga.