Aradhana Mahotsavam has just gone by and Eswaramma Day is around the corner – both occasions being very auspicious and celebrated with immense devotion and great reverence to honour our Mother Sai and His mother Eswaramma. On the occasion of Aradhana Day, we celebrate Swami’s life and His message – Love & Service being the two most important pillars of His teachings. Swami says, “Though the service to humanity is holy, unless it is merged in the higher ideal of the Lord, realizing the Lord immanent in all, adoring the Lord in the form of everyone, there is no profit at all. One should have full faith in the divinity of man and service should be offered in the uninterrupted contemplation of the Lord”…Satyam Sivam Sundaram Vol 1, Chapter 14, p191. This is Swami’s vision, which must be a source of inspiration for those who take up the path of service. Eswaramma, the Lord’s own mother, was the embodiment of Swami’s core message of love and sacrifice. Swami said, “Before Easwaramma passed away, I fulfilled all her wishes. There is no fee whatsoever in our institutions. Education is offered totally free to one and all. Our hospitals are also free.” It was through Easwaramma that Swami taught us the attitude of worship in which one should render service. Baba declared that His Life is His Message. So, being in His presence, observing His compassion, His simplicity, His earnestness, His insight, His love, is itself a valuable opportunity for the aspirant to gain fullness and freedom…Satyam Sivam Sundaram Vol 3, Chapter 7, p89.
After two years of restrictions and uncertainties, life has almost completely transitioned to normalcy and so have our clinical seva activities in both rural and urban areas. We now have regular clinics and camp activities, including, Thursday clinic at Sivam, Hyderabad, Saturday clinic at Dharmakshetra, Mumbai, weekly clinic at the Wellness Centre at SSSIHMS Whitefield and Sunday clinic at the International Centre, New Delhi. I’m happy to report that our 108CC box charging sessions have also restarted with Karnataka kicking it off on 9th April, followed by Mumbai on 23rd April. In Puttaparthi, we continued to have recharging sessions even during the pandemic, while following social distancing norms.
It is important to recognize opportunity in adversity. It is true that life unfolds between the polarities of order and chaos. Our vibrionics mission’s adaptation to the chaos and disorder created by the Covid-19 pandemic stands as a testament to this higher perspective, a necessary part of the evolution of life. The development and mass-scale distribution of the Immunity Booster (IB), the success and expansion of our broadcasting model, the complete digitization of our case histories including the ones from the first International Vibrionics Conference, https://vibrionics.org/?page_id=4046 and the augmentation of our postal network in India that has grown from 8 to 43 practitioners are all noteworthy initiatives that show how we have evolved our organizational and operating models to become a lot more efficient and robust coming out of the pandemic.
Our vernacular AP training program is showing incredible promise – all nine APs (five Hindi and four Telugu speaking) have successfully completed their probationary period under the tutelage of their respective mentors. They are now equipped to make an impact at the grass-root level in remote villages and communities. A regular system of feedback and information sharing is in place to further strengthen the AP structure. In the near future, more workshops are being planned for AP candidates from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Northern parts of India. The feedback we have received shows that this training program has been widely appreciated as we are now able to train dedicated persons in their vernacular language and the admission process and training period are shorter. We believe this paves the way for the future growth of vibrionics aligned with maximum societal impact.
The IB distribution in Prashanti Nilayam was started in March 2020 and from February 2021 onwards every seva dal received IBs. However, in view of the reduced number of Covid-19 cases being reported, it was recently decided to put this distribution activity on hold. It will resume when the need arises.
Swami addresses us as Embodiments of Shanti for He visualizes the inner core in each of us. In fact, He is the inner core in us. He asserts “In everyone, Sai exists; so, for everyone, Shanti is the core”…Garland of 108 precious gems by Prof Kasturi 4th Edition, 1979, p107-8. To put this teaching into practice, a group of 18 SVPs from India came together on 6th March 2022 to broadcast daily divine healing vibrations to the war-torn regions of Russia and Ukraine. We are also sending our prayers for world peace. We have full faith that the age of love, harmony and cooperation will soon replace war, hatred and greed. After all, it is none other than our own Mother Sai, who has vouchsafed “Remember that there is nothing in this world as powerful as the Lord’s name to protect it. It is not arms and bombs that will save the world. Only God’s Grace should protect the world”…Sathya Sai Speaks vol 24 p34.
I wish you immense Prema and Shanti in your practice and lives.
In loving service to Sai
Jit K Aggarwal