Monday, 1 April 2013

From Team Venugaanam's desk



We are delighted to bring to you the April 2013 edition of Venugaanam. This edition begins with Swami’s Divine exhortation to all to develop unwavering faith in the 4F’s. Follow the Master, Face the Devil, Fight to the End and Finish the Game says Swami. Read this discourse of Swami and know His message in His own words.
In Atmajyothi, we continue the deliberation on realizing our inner nature and true potential. This edition discusses the application and utility of Vedanta.
Bhargav shares a beautiful description of the Puttaparthi marketplace in the article entitled “Santa- the Saturday Market”. He leaves us with a message of optimism that promises to brighten up the lively faces at the market place again.
“There is a Divine providence in whose eyes we are all precious and who values an Afghanistan child killed by an American drone just as much as it does those who died in the collapse of the Twin Towers. Since death is not the end of life, all has meaning”, opines Don Mascon. An absolute Must Read article entitled “The Soldier’s story” to understand that though the term 'homosapiens' does not yet really apply to the majority of humankind today, there is the whole of eternity to allow the souls of men to mature.
SowmyaRoopa shares her experiences as a student of the Anantapur campus. In the series called Golden moments, she shares an episode from her tenure as a teacher at the Ooty school, where Swami clearly showed how He gave the best of Himself and His time to His dear students.
Confusion may not be as bad as it always seems. Confusion is the time when one questions the more important aspects of life. It is in these moments that we learn to address the really important things that count in any relationship, venture, or endeavour. Confusion may often be the harbinger of clarity …no wonder then, that Swami is also called ‘Kolahalapriyaya Namaha’ – the One who loves confusion. Read more in the Article “Confusion Can be Good”, which has been adapted from The Speaking Tree.
 
There have been some significant developments last month.  Construction is progressing rapidly. Flooring work in the first and second floor has been completed, the staircase has been laid, and the external masonry and electrical work is complete. In the coming month, the painting and final finishing of the building is expected to be completed. It is expected that we will be able to welcome the children by June. Read more and see some recent photos in the construction update.
We also invite applications for suitable volunteer families who will be willing to live with and take care of the children.  The ideal volunteer would be one dedicated to Swami. We are open to families coming and joining who feel the inclination to participate and involve in Swami’s project. Volunteer families would be provided suitable accommodation and their children would be given appropriate educational facilities also.
Currently, there is a requirement for 2 English medium teachers for the proposed English medium education for the children. Candidates with appropriate background and experience may apply. We are also looking out for a cook for the children’s home once it starts functioning from June.
We are happy to have your feedback on how to make ‘Venugaanam’ a better communication tool. You may kindly mail us at contactus@saikrushnamandir.org . Do feel free to share with us your experiences in following Swami’s teachings or on any other theme of your choice.
April is the month of New Year Celebration in many parts of India. According to the Indian calendar, this New Year is called ‘Vijayam’. We wish you all a Very Happy and auspicious New Year of ‘Vijayam’.  May our lives be fulfilled by it becoming an offering of love for His glory.
May Swami turn our lives into a celebration of His message of love, sharing and caring.
With All our Prema,
Team Venugaanam
Sai Krushna Charitable Trust
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