We are delighted to bring to you the January 2013 New Year edition of Venugaanam. This edition begins with Swami‟s Divine exhortation to all to value the friendship with God as the only permanent relationship. It is this friendship which helps man to get over ignorance. What is the purpose of life and how does one achieve it? Read this discourse of Swami and know it in His own words.
In Atmajyothi, we continue the deliberation on realizing our inner nature and true potential. We are all aspects of the One Self and this deliberation throws light on how we can de-identify ourselves from the body mind complex.
Shirdi Baba always stressed on the importance of Shraddha and Saburi (intense faith and persevering patience) as the fundamentals of spiritual success. Bhargav shares his experience with Swami and how the same understanding dawned on him as a result of this experience.
SowmyaRoopa shares her experiences as a student of the Anantapur campus. In the series called Golden moments , she narrates incidents that happened during those precious years and specific instructions from Swami to improve our lives. In this article she shares an interview wherein Swami highlighted the essence of education and how one can get rid of ignorance.
“A book is man‟s best companion”. It can provide entertainment when one is bored and inspiration to the depressed. In the article on Book Recommendation- Prakash speaks on the best books he has read and how these have helped to share his life.
There have been some significant developments last month. Construction is progressing rapidly and the masonry, plumbing and electrical work are being done for the first floor also.
The New Year and Christmas celebrations were held on 30th December 2012, at Phase 1 of Sai Krushna Mandir amidst much grandeur. It was wonderful to have members of the Sai Grihalakshmi Apartments family, students, devotees and their families participate in the grand function. The great take away from this function was the amount that can be achieved when dedicated families and individuals come together for Swami's work keeping Him as the center and reason of their lives. As Swami says, when like minded people unite for a noble purpose, wonders can be achieved.
Read more in the update on construction and Swami‟s birthday celebrations update.
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Happy reading! Wish you all a Very happy and festive New Year 2013. Even as we celebrate the onset of another New Year - may Swami turn our lives into a celebration of His message of love and service.
With All our Prema,
Sai Krushna Charitable Trust