Issue 196 - September 27, 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 Sai

Purpose of Life

As the young lady volunteer walked in to the room and conveyed her gratitude to Swami for having given her a new direction in life which otherwise would have been wasted away, she said tearfully, "Swami! Thank you so much for giving me a purpose in my life."

The master of words was quick to reply, "Yes dear one! The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”

I wondered how this simple play of words conveyed the highest truth. Most of the youth today not knowing where to go, lose their way following the crowds. In such times Swami comes to their rescue by showing them a higher way of leading their lives. He travels around the world inspiring many to join service activities, engage in higher joys of loving and serving God and ultimately experience the oneness with all creation.

Just the other day Swami was looking out of the window in Fiji, and remarked, "Look, those ships that are sailing towards the harbour in the dark. They are being guided by the light house that indicates the shores and avoids accidents. Today, My Ashrams that are being established around the world will be light houses guiding humanity towards their goal of God.”

Yes, Swami is here teaching us to lead a life of purpose, let's make 'following Him' the only purpose of our lives.
Service Updates
Argentine Youth Activities
During August 2020, the youth of three different areas of Argentina distributed food for 1,830 people. Due to the pandemic, Argentina is going through big restrictions and some groups had to stop Seva activities temporarily. However, the groups which are able to continue providing food to the needy gave a great relief of food and clean items to more people. The relief packages were distributed in three cities: Córdoba, La Plata and Iguazú.
Narayana Seva Resumed
Rio de Janeiro, Recife and São Paulo
With great enthusiasm, the youth of Brazil have restarted Narayana Seva after social activities have been resumed by the local health authorities from Rio de Janeiro, Recife and São Paulo.

Following all the preventive protocols and social distancing, the volunteers are back distributing meals to the homeless in these cities with so much joy!
Canadian Newsletter September 2020 Edition
Seva Activities in Toronto

  • Feed the World Initiative
  • Sikh Seva Society
  • Christi Ossington Neighbourhood Centre
  • The Toronto youth have started participating in ceiling on desires (COD) by sending the saved amount to educate girls in Swami’s institutions.
Seva Activities in Alberta
The youths of Edmonton continued their Seva activities and served fresh food packets to their needy friends in downtown Edmonton.

All necessary precautions were taken during the food distribution.