Sairam Dear All, Hope all is well with Swami’s grace!
“The Secret of A Happy Life” – Study Circle SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
This coming Sunday we will be starting off with 11 times Rudram chanting at 6 AM as part of our 95 Sadhana Program. Those who wish to join, please join using the information: Please Dial: 646 558 8656 and meeting id 528 912 168 and enter password as 040270. For more information please reach out to Sis. Sushma Tangella. Also Sis. Sushma is conducting free Rudram learning classes, those who would like to participate and learn, please reach out to Br. Ragu Raman or Sis. Sushma Tangella.
We will have our regular Bhajans from 2 PM followed by “The Secret of A Happy Life” study circle from 3:00 PM.
The Secret of A Happy Life
Sometimes certain feelings originate in our heart. Clouds which originate from the sun cover the sun itself. Water that is not used for many days is covered by the moss which has grown in the water itself. Cataract, which is born of the eye, covers the vision of that very eye. Ash which comes out of the fire covers that same fire. So too, compassion is present in our very heart. But we neglect it, or divert our heart in a wrong way. A seed has oil in it, but you should know the procedure of extracting oil from it. Without thrashing the sugarcane, you cannot make sugar out of it. First, you have to crush the cane and extract the juice. Then you have to boil the juice to make sugar out of it. On the other hand, if out of compassion, you do not remove the juice from the cane, you will never get sugar. The flower of compassion doesn’t work over here. In the same way, our body is like sugar cane. Unless it is crushed by sufferings and pain, it doesn’t give the sweet juice of compassion and kindness. This is known as ‘Samskara’ or refinement. Refinement means removing all bad qualities, and fostering all good qualities. This is the main principle and the secret for leading a happy life. Unless you feel hot you would not purchase an air conditioner. Unless you feel hungry you won’t eating anything. In the same way, unless you face difficulties you will not remember God. In times of happiness and joy people don’t pray to God, but in difficult times they realise the need for God. In times of pleasure and comfort, man becomes egoistic. Pleasure is the interval between two pains. Therefore, first we have to suffer pain. Then only can we enjoy pleasure.
Source: Follow Your Conscience, Discourse 6, My Dear Students, Volume 4
Please join this session. Sairam.
95 Sadhana Program: For more details please go to www.ssbcflushing.org/nyc95 As part of the 95 Sadhana Program, the following is scheduled this Sunday as part of Center activity 1. We will start off with 21 AUMS before bhajans and conclude with 9 SAMASTHA LOKA after bhajans as part of Daily Prayers. 2. As part of the 95 Sadhana Program we will be chanting 95 times Sai Gayatri
Note: Daily Prayers common conference call is scheduled daily at 8 PM. For those who wish to join daily at 8 PM please see the details. Dial-in number: (712) 775-7465 | Participant Code: 209737
95 Days of Daily Bhajans:We have started new initiative of having at least one bhajan for 95 days starting from Thursday, August 20th 2020 until Monday, November 23rd 2020. Please sign up by going to the below url http://www.ssbcflushing.org/nyc95/95-daily-bhajans.
95 Days of Daily Service:We have started new initiative of having at least one service act honoring our unsung heroes for 95 days starting from Thursday, August 20th 2020 until Monday, November 23rd 2020. Please sign up by going to the below url http://www.ssbcflushing.org/nyc95/95-daily-service.
While joining if it prompts for entering password please enter 10081008 For those who cannot join live using the above link, please dial in directly using the number (Audio Only): Dial In Number:(646)-558 -8656 Access Code: 965-450-877#
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Time Sensitive: SSIO Ladies Day 2020 Celebration: Invitation to Participate
Sairam Dear Center Presidents, Vice Presidents and Group Leads,
Please forward this e-mail to your members.
We encourage active participation from our Sai Sisters across the region in the Ladies Day program.
Please see details below.
Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavantu
May all the beings in all the worlds be happy
From: Aparna Murali Sent: Friday, August 28, 2020 1:12 AM To: SSIO-USA All Regional Presidents Cc: SSIO-USA National OBs; Jack Feely Subject: Fwd: Time Sensitive: SSIO Ladies Day 2020 Celebration: Invitation to Participate
Sai Ram, dear brothers and sisters- kindly review and forward this important announcement regarding SSIO’s online Ladies day celebrations. There many wonderful opportunities for women devotees to participate. We are counting on your encouragement and support.
National Education coordinator |Sathya Sai International Organization, USA
From: Harish Naidu Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 4:01 PM To: Alejandro (Alex) Grana; Aparna Murali Subject: RE: Time Sensitive: SSIO Ladies Day 2020 Celebration: Invitation to Participate
From: Phil Gosselin Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:46 AM Subject: Fw: Time Sensitive: SSIO Ladies Day 2020 Celebration: Invitation to Participate
From: Alejandro (Alex) Grana Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:55 PM
Subject: Time Sensitive: SSIO Ladies Day 2020 Celebration: Invitation to Participate
Dear Zone Chairs,
Om Sri Sai Ram.
Praying you’re well by Swami’s Grace. Kindly find attached an important communication from the 2020 Ladies Day Organising Committee, for your kind attention. Please note that some of the requested items are quite time sensitive.
SSIO Ladies Day 2020 Celebration an Invitation to Participate
By Swami’s Grace we are fortunate to have an online SSIO Ladies’ Day Celebration on 18th and 19th November 2020 with the theme: “Woman is the Beacon of the Nation through 3HV (Head, Heart, Hands)”
The Ladies’ Day Organising Committee consisting of Dr. Hyma Reddy, Ms. Marianne Meyer, Ms. Sujata Ganguli, Ms. Kayoko Hira, Ms. Chitra Mirpuri, Ms. Alida Parkes, Ms. Maria Cecilia Villamizar, Ms. Aparna Murali, Ms. Roshini Visvanathan kindly invite you and your zone to participate in the SSIO Ladies’ Day 2020 Celebration by providing the following material.
All the material below should be sent to email@example.com” style=”mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #656565;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;”>firstname.lastname@example.org. (and in cc to the relevant task leader)within the indicated dates.
Kindly review all submissions received from your countries to check the quality and please make a pre-selection of the videos (photos) to be shared with us. To enable the use of highest quality, please send us links to download material in high resolution format from the original source.
Testimonials videos on Spiritual Transformation:
Ladies from all zones including YA and longtime members representing all cultures/traditions are invited to produce a one to two minutes video clips on how the practice of Sai Teachings (SSHV) improved their lives and the positive effect/impact on their families, at work, in society, and the planet.
Some of the above clips will be included throughout the two sessions of Ladies’ Day Programmes singly or consolidated into three, six or nine minutes according to time slots available.
Some of the above clips will be posted on social media and websites before the event as teasers (to promote Ladies Day) and may be used to inspire members and also general public both at national and international level.
As the clips may be consolidated into one longer video, please do not include graphics, special effects or background music. (See example attached, as reference)
If the clip is recorded in a local language, we should receive that clip in its original language (with translation in word doc.) and, if possible, a copy edited with subtitles in English.
Deadline to submit the videoclips: 30th September
Guidelines for Testimonials:
1. Hold i-phone/i-pad horizontally
2. Send clips by email in highest resolution with link to original source preferably in .mov or mp4 format.
3. Each clip should indicate as caption subtitle: Zone-Country-Name of Testimonial
4. Shoot from waist up in a quiet, neutral location preferably outdoor.
5. Be careful to avoid background noises.
1.Start with your first name, country and occupation,
2.Give an example of a teaching put into practice, how it improved your character/life and the positive effect/ impact on others. (family, at work, in society, and the planet)
Kindly propose two or three names of individuals (with contact information) who will speak for about five to eight minutes each. Please add a short biodata of the suggested speakers. The committee will then make a final selection and will approach them for further information and instructions. These talks will be pre-recorded.
Deadline to submit proposals 31st August
Please send this information to: Ms. Chitra Mirpuri: email@example.com” style=”mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #656565;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;”>firstname.lastname@example.org WhatsApp +212 665 111000
Ladies Cultural Programmes:
We are looking for musical productions, choirs, dramas, skits or orchestra performed by ladies. If you have produced any recently or in the past years, kindly share them with us. The committee will make a selection or consolidate some of them into a medley from different zones.