Issue 125 - May 26, 2019
Inspirational Note ...
In 2016 one of the Satsangs held in the divine presence at Singapore. A devotee asked how can one change people or ignore them due to their habits.

And here is what Swami said:

Because I don’t think like you, I am still here trying to change people. If I thought like you, I would ignore them and walk away. Habits are like this: if you remove the ‘H’, ‘abit’ remains. If you remove the ‘a’, ‘bit’ remains; even you remove the ‘b’, ‘it’ remains. In the case of habits that you have developed over many years, it will also take a few years to change them – but it is possible to change. If it were not possible to change, why would I even want to talk about it? You have to be more patient.

Purity – to want to change, Patience – to wait for the results to happen and Perseverance – to keep up the effort until you achieve. If you want water from the earth, you don’t just dig a few feet. Do you give up if you don’t get water? If you did not have water, you would die of thirst, so you would dig more until you reached the water. That is the only way you would be able to quench your thirst and live, as you would otherwise die for lack of effort.

Take one habit at a time and work on it; if you dig in ten places, a little here and a little there, you are not going to get water. If you dig deep in one place, you will attain results. Take one habit at a time and, very slowly, get rid of it. Once you have gotten rid of one, you will develop enough will-power to get rid of the others and, slowly, you can overcome them all. You cannot do it all in one day; what you have developed over years, you will lose over a period of years.
Service Updates
Celebrating Easter
During April, Easter is celebrated and it is a special occasion to distribute chocolate eggs to children. In the different places of service in Argentina, each group of youth distributed a total number of 2,164 meals!
In the city of Buenos Aires, the youth group that meets every Thursday cooked rice with vegetables and spices. They distributed the food to the people who live on the street. Every Thursday, they distribute 82 food trays, amounting to a total of 330 meals per month.
Canadian Newsletter May Edition 2019
With Bhagawan’s divine grace, the Canadian youths served the following items to their needy friends on the streets of Edmonton Alberta.

  • Minute Maid Fruit Punch Juice
  • Nature Valley Oats and Honey Granola Bars
  • Banana
  • La Baguetterie Dinner Rolls
Seva in Chihuahua, Mexico
The youth began by taking tortas (sandwiches), fruit and juice to these families. Soon, a Christian group serving the community through “La Victoria”, a church and community centre in the area, graciously offered the volunteers the use of their kitchen and spacious dining hall. In this way, they were able to offer more complete and nutritional meals to the families on a weekly basis!
Seva Collaborations in the Bay Area
Guided by HIS Mission to feed the hungry, the USA Young Adults (YA) have joined hands with other non-profit organisations in the community, such as Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) and 4Others and took up a task to pack meals (uncooked rice, soy, veggies and vitamins) that will be shipped to reach hundreds of hungry children around the globe via FMSC’s network of distributors!
Seva in Huntsville, Alabama
May 23, 2019
Bhagawan  is with the youth whenever they participate in  Seva . This day was no different. He selects the time and place because He knows where the needs are! During this activity, Sai youth realised that the volume of community members requiring assistance was greater than usual.  Bhagawan  saw to it that His children, whether recipients or volunteers, were well-cared for!
Feeding the Need in Houston, Texas
The Houston Youth Group has been blessed to have a consistent service opportunity to serve the Homeless on the streets of Houston. It has been going strong for a few years since its inception. 108 sandwiches, which included tofurky slices, pickles, cheese, mustard and mayo were prepared with Love and Joy. A snack and juice was also included. The youth always take delight in this wonderful opportunity to play their part in the universal story of His Glory. After preparing the sandwiches and packaging them, they sit in a circle and chant OMs and Gayatri Mantra with the intention of infusing that universal, unconditional Love into the meals!
Seva in Fremont, California
Every third Sunday, 100 meals are prepared and served at Oakland shelters. It is exciting to note that the volunteer youth group is expanding, as more youth consisting of friends and colleagues are showing a lot of enthusiasm! 

In the month of May, the entire activity was fun filled for many children and their mothers. A few Sai youth prepared 100 sandwiches and served at an Oakland homeless shelter. All the children and mothers who participated in this service expressed contentment and satisfaction. Since children are the future; watching them develop an attitude of helping the needy is especially gratifying!