Om Namah Shivaya! Blessings to all ahead of the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri. Swami says, “People did not come here to sleep and eat; they came to manifest, by disciplined processes, the Divine in them. That is why each is called an individual (vyakthi), one who makes clear (vyaktha) the power (sakthi) that is in them - the divine energy that motivates them. For this purpose, people have come endowed with a body and the intelligence needed to control it and divert it to useful channels of activity. You must achieve this by the steady pursuit of morality and good deeds (dharma-nishta and karma-nishta).” - Divine Discourse, Shivaratri, 1963.
These words beautifully capture the very essence and purpose of our existence. They are also a solid reminder for all of us of how significant a role vibrionics can play in helping us realize the very goal of our lives and how we can channel our intelligence and actions for the greater good of our fellow sentient beings.
One such blessed soul who embodied this beautiful spark of Divine energy and used it for the betterment of humanity was Swami Ananda. It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Swamiji, who took Samadhi on 24 January at the age of 84. Along with Swami Narayani (Mataji), Swami Ananda co-authored the wonderful Handbooks on Healing which form the basis of the vibrionics system of healing. He supported Mataji in her spiritual journey to conceive and establish a simple, comprehensive, effective and revolutionary system based on Divine healing vibrations. This, with Sathya Sai Baba’s immense grace and blessings, evolved into Sai Vibrionics. We were greatly blessed when Swamiji graced us with his presence at our First International Conference in 2014. We will always remember Swamiji with gratitude as the epitome of simplicity and humility.
Having formalised our organisational structure a year ago (as announced in vol 11 #2 Mar-Apr 2020), we have now elevated our erstwhile Monthly Reports Coordinators to Regional Coordinators (RCs). From their limited role of collecting and uploading monthly reports, RCs now carry an expanded set of responsibilities. They will be spearheading the growth of vibrionics in their respective regions with complete oversight of all vibrionics activities. They will act as an interface between the IASVP wing director and the practitioners operating at the grassroots level. I am delighted to report that the 24 RCs from India have already held their 2nd bi-monthly virtual conference. These conferences have led to bringing the practitioners closer, on a common platform, giving impetus to data collection, streamlining of reporting procedures, writing of case histories, enrolment of practitioners in the IASVP, and distribution of Immunity Booster IB.
While touching on the subject of IB, though the overall Covid-19 cases being reported worldwide is on the decline, the pandemic situation is far from over. Although the drive for vaccination has started in earnest all over the world, in light of the emergence and spread of new strains of the virus, we are yet to know its effectiveness. It is therefore imperative that we continue the momentum we have built up in the distribution of IB and also continue to take IB even after vaccination. Several practitioners have voiced their apprehensions as to how to counter the side effects of the vaccine. We have addressed this concern in the “Answer Corner” and also the “In Addition” #2 of this newsletter, along with updated combos for both prevention and treatment of Covid-19.
We are delighted to report that the ‘Spread the Word’ campaign in Andhra Pradesh, India, has taken off. Our Vibrionics team met with the Principal and other faculty of the Junior College for Women in Anantapur on 6 February 2021. This was followed by an introductory/awareness talk on vibrionics by Practitioners 12051 & 02696 to an assembly of 500 students. On the invitation of the school authorities, a follow-up talk was given to the students on Thursday 11 February. Such was the interest from the audience that although originally planned as a 15-20 minute talk, the event went on for an hour and a half! Practitioner 12051 is in the process of forming a team to expand this initiative to other schools and old-age homes in both AP and Karnataka.
I am pleased to inform you that the process of replacing the earlier AVP workshops with virtual workshops is now complete. This remote learning option has given us the opportunity to harness the talent of many teachers as a direct result of solving logistic constraints stemming from distance and travel. The 1st two virtual AVP workshops were conducted by our USA & Canada coordinator in 2020 from Apr to Jul and Sep to Nov. Following those great successes, the 1st nine-week AVP virtual workshop in India was launched on 9 January 2021 by two senior teachers and is expected to conclude with a 2-day workshop at Puttaparthi. Much thought and planning has gone into the process of making these workshops comprehensive and interactive, interspersed with demos, role-plays and sharing by qualified practitioners from all over the world about their enriching experiences of treating patients, animals and plants.
Over the last few months, we have recorded another first in the Seva of Sai Vibrionics. In October 2020, we were blessed to have been presented with the challenge and the opportunity to provide remedies to approximately 10,000 troops deployed in various locations in snowbound areas and living under huge mental and emotional stress. A specific Combo was developed by our research team. The feedback received from recipients of this combo was incredible - all the people who took the remedy reported an overall positive state of well-being. More details are given in the “In Addition” #4 of this newsletter.
My dear brothers and sisters, in conclusion, I wish you all a blissful Maha Shivaratri. I pray that we may all be immersed in Shiva and spend the rest of our sojourn on this planet in Ananda. In Swami’s own words, let us all “Utilise this rare chance, this unique opportunity, secured by the merit of many births, for self-improvement.” – Divine Discourse, Shivaratri, 1965.
In loving service to Sai
Jit K Aggarwal