This is one of the most auspicious and festive times of the year. We have just observed two significant festivals – Onam and Krishna Janmashtami, which under normal circumstances would’ve been celebrated in Prashanti Nilayam with great energy and enthusiasm. But if the pandemic has taught us anything it is that now is the time to turn inwards. There is a lot to learn from these two festivals. They are both symbolic of the spirit of love, sacrifice and, above all, selfless service. Swami says “Consider all activities as an offering to God and all work as God’s work. Just as two wings are essential for a bird to soar high in the sky, and two wheels for a bicycle to move, prema (love) and seva (service) are essential for man to reach his destination. No benefit accrues from rendering service devoid of love. Do not expect any returns for your acts of service. The satisfaction that you derive from rendering service is itself a reward.” - Sathya Sai Baba, Krishna Jayanti Discourse, 3 Sept 1999. As you all know, the mission of Sai vibrionics is based on this very premise of selfless service and unconditional love!
I am thrilled to share with you that our brothers and sisters have launched the Vibrionics Circle of North American Practitioners (“vCNAP”), a secure and private communication network for practitioners from the US, Canada, Guyana and Trinidad. This huge milestone is the culmination of relentless efforts by the North America Coordinator with technical support from practitioner 02844, to create a highly collaborative and enriching platform for exchange of ideas, Q&As, inspiration, Swami’s leelas, live announcements, prayer requests, and many more exciting features. This network which replaces the monthly zoom calls is being monitored on a daily basis and practitioner questions will be answered by a panel of three experienced SVPs and posted on the forum for the benefit of all from this region.
As the third wave of the pandemic is being brought under control in India, the demand for our Immunity Booster IB has started to slow down. Nevertheless, distribution of IB in Puttaparthi continues with great vigour by local practitioners and vibrionics admin, ably supported by other volunteers. Practitioner 02835 from Orissa, having prepared 550 IB bottles for distribution at short notice, deserves a special mention. The total number of beneficiaries of IB in India, as we go to print, has reached 487,089. Also, with the easing of restrictions in many parts of India, we are seeing practitioners planning in-person camps and re-starting clinics. I earnestly encourage practitioners to participate in medical camps organized by the Sai Organization for reaching out to the masses, taking all necessary safety precautions. We shall eagerly look forward to receiving your reports and hearing about your experiences in the field.
Our broadcasting initiative has taken off very well during the pandemic and is, in fact, seeing a significant surge in broadcast requests; primarily, originating from our new and enhanced website. I request all practitioners with an SRHVP machine to come forward and volunteer for this service. We have finalized the broadcasting standard operating procedure (SOP) and guidelines that will be sent to volunteer practitioners soon. I also request all practitioners without the SRHVP to reach out to their regional coordinators with broadcast requests.
In line with our mission to take Sai Vibronics to the masses, we need to identify and train members from our local Sai community who are willing to serve in camps and community centres in their neighbourhood and nearby villages. Accordingly, we have created a new category of vibrionics torchbearers, Assistant Practitioners, for whom we have designed a simpler and faster admission process that is followed by an e-course and workshop training in their vernacular language. All practitioners are requested to actively identify and connect us with potential candidates for the same. We are in the process of selecting the first batch of candidates who will undergo training in Hindi in a workshop scheduled for Dec 2021.
It has been a fruitful year for our “spread the word” campaign having conducted several interactive awareness webinars. We are honoured to have associated with the well-known Chinmaya Mission in Delhi-NCR for one such awareness talk. I am delighted to report that the talk was very well received, followed by an interesting and engaging Q&A session, opening possibilities for the future. In order to boost the mission of Sai Vibrionics, we propose that all vibrionics regional coordinators may liaise with their respective state coordinators to arrange similar talks for Sai devotees on suitable virtual platforms. We are always happy to support you with any assistance that you may require to facilitate such programs. You can email us to [email protected] for further information.
As always, I’d like to make a humble request to all practitioners to send in more patient testimonials (audio, video, text). Our organization relies heavily on the experience of practitioners and the greater the contribution from all of you the more we will collectively learn and grow.
I wish you all enriching times ahead. Please stay safe and keep up the great work!
In loving service to Sai
Jit K Aggarwal