I’m blessed to be writing to you around the time of the Onam festival, which is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm by the people of Kerala in remembrance of their most beloved protector, King Bali. Emperor Bali is famous for his selflessness and generosity he showered on the people of his land. Our Loving Lord said “Embodiments of love! Trees yield fruits for the benefit of mankind without any selfish motive. Rivers carry water for helping others. Cows yield milk for the good of others without any trace of selfishness. The human body is given for the purpose of helping others”…Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Onam Discourse, 2 September 2009.
We are so fortunate to have been given the opportunity by Swami to live our lives with a purpose by undertaking selfless vibrionics service; especially, at a time when a significant percentage of our global population is suffering from physical, mental, and emotional health problems. It gives me great joy to tell you that over the past one year, in a great show of collective seva bhava, 1184 vibro clinics/camps were conducted across India and 36,039 patients were treated. 154 practitioners from the States of Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Odisha took part in these camps. We gratefully acknowledge the selfless contribution of the regional coordinators and practitioners who have been actively involved in organizing and participating in this massive collaborative initiative.
I am thrilled to report that practitioners from the Indian States of AP and Telangana held their first State-level conference In Visakhapatnam in July this year. It was a highly successful pilot project that brought many dedicated practitioners and zealous volunteers together. We believe it will serve as a role model for other States and regions in India and will, hopefully, sow the seeds for a national conference in the near future; more details in the In Addition section of this issue.
Recently I have been made aware that several practitioners have expressed their disappointment at not seeing their case histories published in the newsletter. I would like to reassure all practitioners that every case history that we receive is an important contribution to the vibrionics mission. The only reason that we are unable to publish all cases in the newsletter is because of the limitation of space. To resolve this problem, we will soon be posting all case histories on our website in order to make them available to the vibrionics community. We welcome the suggestion of Practitioner11573, a member of our think-tank, that we provide feedback to practitioners on every case history they send in. Our case histories team will be implementing this initiative in due course.
Though the deadly threat of Covid-19 has waned, new strains are constantly emerging and infecting people. This summer a new descendant of Omicron called EG.5 (Eris) started to spread. It is already the dominant coronavirus subvariant spreading globally, especially in countries like China, UK, and USA. Although Eris has become the most prevalent strain, it does not appear to cause significant illness or pose an immediate danger. The good news is that our practitioners have continued to distribute the Immunity Booster (IB), which has already benefited over one million people.
As we approach the joyous festival of Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, let us dwell upon a beautiful message from Swami, in the hope that it will help make your vibrionics practice more meaningful. “The Gopis knew the secret of spiritual surrender. Their worship was not tainted by any bargaining spirit. For those who bargain and crave for profit are like paid servants, clamouring for wages….Be a member of the family, a kinsman, a friend. Feel that you are the Lord's own. Then the work will not tire; it will be done much better; it will yield more satisfaction; and the wages? The master will maintain you in bliss. What more can anyone aspire for? Leave the rest to Him; He knows best; He is All and the joy of having Him is enough reward. This is the secret of human happiness. Live your lives on these lines and you will never come to grief. Krishna says: My devotees never suffer sorrow"…Sathya Sai Baba, Krishna Jayanti, 19 Aug 1965.
In loving service to Sai
Jit K Aggarwal