Sai Vibrionics Newsletter

" Whenever you see a sick person, a dispirited, disconsolate or diseased person, there is your field of seva. " Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Hands Reaching Out

From the desk of Dr Jit K Aggarwal

Vol 14 Issue 2
March / April 2023

Dear Practitioners

Just ten days ago we had the heavenly experience of participating in night-long bhajans on the joyous occasion of Maha Shivaratri. Swami says, “On the night of Chaturdasi, the 14th day, the night of Shiva… Shiva alone has to be meditated upon that night without the mind straying towards thoughts of sleep or food. This must be done once a year on Maha-Shivaratri, a special spurt of spiritual activity is recommended, so that what is shavam (corpse) can become Shivam (God), by the perpetual awareness of its Divine Indweller.” (Mahshivaratri Discourse, February 1969.) Swami has a beautiful way with words and very simply gave us the secret to connecting with the higher self. This message of Swami has great significance for us all. Having a stable mind and a good heart-mind connection is important for every vibrionics practitioner.

It has been our endeavour to be in touch with practitioners all over the world through our newsletter, once in two months. Sent to all email IDs in our database, the newsletter serves as our main channel of connecting with practitioners. In addition, we indirectly and systematically connect with each one through their Regional Coordinator in India or Country Coordinator, if outside India. It has been a matter of concern for us that over the years we have lost touch with many practitioners. While some changed their email address without updating us, some of our earliest practitioners did not have email IDs in those days and gradually lost contact with us. With the initiative of Practitioners 10375 & 11573, and the relentless efforts of many others, the India database, to a large extent, is now up-to-date. However, updating the records of practitioners outside India still remains a challenge. In this regard, I am happy to report that Practitioner 11576 has recently taken on the task and has, in fact, in a short time already made progress. I earnestly request all country coordinators to extend all possible help to him in this challenging task. 

Just before the onset of the pandemic, to aid the growth of Vibrionics and its smooth functioning, we formed a structured organization with nine wings, each led by an appointed Director. A few months ago, the core team of senior practitioners who accepted responsibility for running the organisation, set-up a think tank in order to introspect and analyse the functioning of the organization (News Vol 13 Issue 4). The team tasked itself with evaluating the activities of all the wings and formulating a comprehensive roadmap to fulfil the aims and objectives of Sai Vibrionics to take it into the future. We surrendered to the Lord and with His guidance and by receiving inputs from the team after brainstorming with other senior practitioners, we came to a decision - establish a formal institute. In the process of formalising the Institute documents, there have been many challenges spread over several months but the Lord Himself conferred the courage to pursue this to its satisfactory conclusion. Then came many hurdles during the official registration process. Again it was entirely due to His Grace that our efforts were rewarded. I am pleased to announce that Sai Vibrionics Institute for Research and Training (SVIRT) has now been granted registered status with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India. Our official address is an apartment in Puttaparthi, a parting gift to the Institute and last wish of our very dear practitioner 03518 (refer to In Memoriam in this issue).

After a long period of forced isolation, we enjoyed the opportunity to briefly visit New Delhi last month where we interacted with practitioners from North India (see In Addition). It was so heartening for us to hear about the good work being carried out by so many. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to know more and their dedication to vibrionics assured us that, at the ground level, tremendous vibrionics seva is indeed a stable reality in that region. We were encouraged to continue our own efforts and work harder to match their zeal. 

Early last month on 6 Feb, a huge earthquake struck parts of Turkey and Syria, leaving a trail of devastation and, sadly, a huge loss of human lives not to mention property. As the world prayed, a group of practitioners from different corners of the globe immediately rushed to broadcast their healing vibrations for the people stricken by the horrendous calamity. Swami says, "All prayers arising out of pure love, unselfish eagerness to render service and from hearts that are all-inclusive will reach God. For God is the very Embodiment of Love." (SSS Vol XI p.121)

Swami’s Aradhana Mahotsavam day is just around the corner. Aradhana means an act of glorifying God or worship. His life, His message and His humanitarian works can all be enshrined in one word - Love. His unconditional and limitless love continues to comfort, nourish, protect, heal, and fill the emptiness experienced by millions in every corner of the world. I wholeheartedly believe that serving in the vibrionics mission is a way of worshipping Him. 

In loving service to Sai

Jit K Aggarwal