Issue 195 - September 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...
By Sri Madhusudan Naidu

Counting The Sheep 

It was during the trip to Singapore in January 2018, that Swami was on His way to visit the home of a dear devotee, when due to the heavy traffic, the car was rather moving slowly. Swami kept looking out of the window of the car apparently watching the other cars on the road, and also the tall skyscrapers that flanked the busy highway. 

After a longer than usual drive finally Swami arrived at the apartment of the devotee where a few other close members of Singapore Sai family had also gathered to bask in His love. Looking at all of them, He let out a sigh of relief and said, “There was too much traffic and so it took longer than usual to reach here. As it was taking time on the road, to pass My time first I started counting the cars on the road, but there were too many so I lost count of them. Then I started counting the buildings and lost count of them too. Finally I started counting my devotees, and I found all of them.”

The eager audience of this divine remark burst in a spontaneous laughter, and so did Swami. But definitely there was more to it than a casual conversation. 

To Swami, the uncountable opulence of cars and immeasurable affluence of properties of Singaporeans, don’t interest a bit, however a few pure hearted devotees of Singapore is all that He cares for and is happy to have them with Him always!

The divine shepherd that He is, knows His sheep and His sheep know Him, and in His flock every single sheep counts!
Service Updates
Selfless Service in Greece Continues
The Greek devotees got together to offer a wheelchair to a homeless handicapped man which made him very happy. In addition, they offered groceries and other necessities to two families in the Aspropyrgos and Pagrati areas of Athens.

Lastly, the Uvacha and Growing to be God teams continue to translate a great amount of material in the Greek language!
Helping Beings In Need
Selfless Seva Trust Of Istanbul
Selfless Seva Trust of Istanbul, Turkey, has continued to do Seva activities between August 3, 2020 and August 30, 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;
  • 700 meals in Sisli Region
  • 273 meals in Pendik Region
  • 600 meals in Ömerli Region
  • 608 meals in Uskumruköy Region