The weather was sunny with pleasant temperatures which would become cooler as the sun set.
There was much activity going on all over the place even in the administration block where toilets facilities were being expanded and other changes being made.
A new road was being carved out from a side road that will lead to the new mandir area in Sathya Sai Grama
All roads within the campus were being widened to two lanes. In some places retaining walls had to be constructed. New pipes have been put underground along the main road on both sides. All roads will be paved. Meanwhile gravel was being laid.
The new flats for staff and the first set of flats for owners were having finishing touches put upon them as well as the road being widened and redone.
Just past PremDeep two special new flats in one building are almost completed,
Sathya Sai Anandam was having the covering that has been over it slowly come off. Renovation has gone on inside with outside now getting repainted. Swami will move back there to live. There will be no more bhajans/discourse there.
Everything will be in the mandir. A massive cleanup will take place there starting on the 13th as well as for the new flats.
Forty tents were put up for volunteers and a few other people for during the yagnas. Another 60 are going to be added. There will be a total of 100 tents mostly for volunteers who will be helping out during the youth conference and Birthday.
The regular canteen will become the Western Canteen which will serve Western food. The big tent that was used for the Ati Rudram Maha Yagna will be converted into the General Canteen for the public.
All of these activities and more are happening at the same time. People are working around the clock. Everything has to be finished in a short time. It will be because it is Swami's Will.
Even with all that is occurring PremDeep was peaceful. The campus itself was peaceful as it is being converted into an ashram.
Rudram added more peace to the atmosphere. During bhajans Swami came. We felt his presence.
Narasimha introduced 2 speakers.
The first speaker was part of a group of students that Swami sent from the different campuses for a Youth Conference from 29 to 31 October at Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam in Raipur which is next to the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital. There were 230 students and 40 teaching staff members, coming from Alike, Mudenahalli, Gulbarga, Mudhol and Mandya campuses.
It was to help the students develop new skills and enhance old ones as well as getting familiar with the heart hospital. There were also cultural programs including visits to several temples. These kids stayed back from their vacations. Everyone had their own special story. Swami was there in his own way taking care of everything. Love is highest lesson one can learn from life.
Sri Ram was the next speaker. He realizes that everything he has ever received in life, is receiving and will receive is a gift from Swami. Whether it was jobs, answer that he needed or what ever. God always gives.
We are supposed to make use of what we have. See God in every moment. See God in everyone and everything.
The day will come when all will be able to see God everywhere.
Swami gave him a watch many years ago. It disappeared. He looked everywhere for it but couldn't find it. It turns out that the purpose for which the watch was given was finished.
To attract your attention sometimes Sai will give you something you like.
Narasimha spoke afterwards. Swami went to Hyderabad because of the wonderful work he has implemented and the water project. This is all true but Swami said that the main reason he visited with them because of their love.
Their selfless love. They transform work into worship. There was so much joy.
Swami Discourse was communicated to Madhu which was translated by Narasimha into English.
Life is meaningless without Love.
God has transcended many times to come to us in a way that is familiar to us.
Every moment is given to us by God. Use all our time to do service and concentrate on God.
Only when we are thinking of God are we using time for good use. Other times are wasted.
Disciples do not waste time
If you dedicate your life to God and service, you will not waste your life. Children think of play, young people think of worldly pleasures and old people think about their suffering. All are lost,
We worry about life. Use this opportunity to think of God.
Start Early – Drive Slowly – Arrive Safely. Start as a child with selfless love and selfless service, you will arrive safely.
Develop good habits when you are young. They will be with you all your life.
A tree when first planted needs protection and help to grow straight but after a while the tree will be straight on it own. It will not need any additional support.
The same with children.
Money comes to be used. You cannot take it with you when you leave.
Good company encourages others to do good things.
Give up selfishness and go with love.
You need to teach young people about love and good habits.
When you are doing good service, nothing can stop you.
Develop Selfless Love.
You have to do your job, but it is not sacred.
Without love you will be trouble for many people but with love there is no trouble.
Do all action with love. Bring children into this world and raise them with love. You have a sense of duty when you do this.
Live your relationships with love.
Do it with Love. Duty with love is good. Love is not responsible for duty.
You have to do duty. Love without duty is better.
Students develop selfless love.
Raipur hospital and later the Delhi hospital will bring much joy. Whatever Swami does is for your own good.
Swami knows what to do.
Dedicate everything to Swami. Who has given you everything. Time is God. Put it good use – God to God. You never knows what is going to happen Life is sacred – use it.
When devotees come to God, this is sacred time.
Always do service with selfless Love
Always practice religion of Love.
When the students went to Raipur, what they learned there will last their whole life. Soon another hospital will be constructed. (Near Delhi).
Students get good education and will able to serve hospital with the feeling of Love without Duty.
The future of the country, of society depends on our students learning and performing their duty properly with Love.
Jai Sai Ram Jai Sai Ram Jai Sai Ram
There will be bhajans/discourse on 8, 12 and 15 of November.
Cleaning help is needed to make the Premaamrutham Mandir and Sai Sannidhi – (new accommodation building) ready before the start of birthday celebrations.
The inauguration of Premaamrutham Mandir will be November18.
Different types of volunteers are needed from November 13th. Accommodations will be provided in the tents (Sai Chaya).
World Youth Conference On the occasion of Bhagawan Baba's 90th birthday on 23 November, a World Youth Meet has been organised from 19-21 November at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli. To Register: firstname.lastname@example.org
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