Issue 197 - October 04, 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...
Inner View
By Sri Madhusudan Sai

Seed Of Goodness

Swami was talking to the mother of a student, who was happy spending all his winter holidays in practising for the Brass Band programme to be presented during Swami’s 92nd Birthday celebrations.

Unlike many other mothers, she was very happy that the boy did not mind being away from home for Swami’s sake. She confessed that her son had totally changed in the last few months of studies in Swami’s school.

Swami said, “Your son was always good. But the environment of the city was not good to allow his innate goodness to manifest outside. But in our school, the right kind of environment has allowed his inner goodness to come out. It is just like a seed which won’t sprout even if sown, unless it gets the right kind of weather. Likewise, the seed of goodness won’t sprout unless one is in good company.”
 Service Updates
Australia - September 2020
In Australia, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven the economy into a major recession, with unemployment being one of the most significant impacts on the nation. Youth across the country are engaged in providing groceries, meals and personal items to those families in need.
New South Wales (Murwillumbah):
  • 96 food hampers have been provided (equating to approx. 768 meals).
  • 229 cooked meal packs have been provided.
  • 50 food hampers have been provided (equating to approx. 400 meals).
  • 135 cooked meal packs have been provided.
October Report From Singapore
During this period, the youths have been volunteering with PERTAPIS, a Muslim charity organisation in Singapore, on a programme focusing on basic literacy and human values for children with no Internet access in their homes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most programmes for children of beneficiary families of PERTAPIS have shifted to online and virtual forums and these children have not been able to attend them at home.