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Avatar Declaration, Oct 20th 1940 “I have Work to do. My devotees are calling!” Ever since that historic day, Bhagawan Baba has been engaged in transforming.

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2 Avatar Declaration, Oct 20th 1940 “I have Work to do. My devotees are calling!” Ever since that historic day, Bhagawan Baba has been engaged in transforming hearts through Love and Service. Manasa Bhajare Guru Charanam

3 Avataric Mission I have a "Task": To foster all mankind and ensure for all of them lives full of bliss (ananda).(ananda) I have a "Vow": To lead all who stray away from the straight path again into goodness and save them. I am attached to a "work" that I love: To remove the sufferings of the poor and grant them what they lack. 25/05/1947

4 Celebrating Avatar Declaration Day 2013 “The core of the spiritual discipline of service is to see everyone as yourself and yourself in everyone. You are not doing service to others, you are doing service to yourselves, to the God in you who is equally present in all” Sathya Sai Baba 21/11/1981

5 SERVE THE PLANET SSSSO UK Activities 1. UK Sai Centres providing food items to their local food bank(s) starting w/c 14 th October 2. On October 20 th 2013, all 8 Regions of UK will be serving food in homeless shelters 3. Laksharchana Programme in London on October 20 th 2013

6 SERVE THE PLANET Narayana Seva with Naamasmarana “You arrange dinner parties and picnic……………… Instead I would ask you to feed some hungry people with the delicious dishes, people who have never had in their lives the joy of having eaten a full meal, not to speak of a rich meal. Serve man as God. Give food to the hungry, food that is the gift of Goddess Nature. Give it with love, and humility, give it sweetened with the name of the Lord” BABA

7 Food Banks: The Trussell Trust

8 Food Items Typical items include: Milk (UHT or powdered) Sugar (500g) Fruit juice (carton) Soup Pasta sauces Tomatoes (tinned) Cereals Rice Pudding (tinned) Tea bags / Instant coffee Rice / Pasta Tinned fruit Jam Biscuits or snack bar Local food banks have dedicated websites which are updated weekly with items that are needed. Centre leads will announce what specific items are in need from local food bank.

9 What Happens After Food Items are Donated? Trussell Trust Food banks provide 3 days of food supply to those in great need. Source of process: Trussell Trust Website

10 Food Banks: SSSSO UK Plan of Action Centre Lead to contact local Food Bank Regular Announcements at the Centre Storage, Packing, Delivery

11 Serving Homeless Shelters If you are interested in participating, or would like to organise one in your neighbourhood, please contact your Regional Service Coordinator. An on-going activity in all Regions for many years. As a Special Celebration of Avatar Declaration, each Region will be feeding the Homeless on October 20 th.

12 Laksharchana Chanting the Divine Name 100,000 times together as a Sai Family for the welfare of all beings on this planet. Venue - Oxheywood School, South Oxhey, Watford WD19 7SL Date/Time - Sunday 20 th October, 11.30am to 2.00pm Om Sri Sathya Sai Krishnaaya Namaha

13 Laksharchana Om Sri Sathya Sai Krishnaaya Namaha What greater penance can there be other than making the Divine Name dance on your tongue constantly? Only chanting of the Divine Name is the real tapas (penance), real tirtha (place of pilgrimage), and kshetra (holy place). Therefore, nama sankirtan has supreme importance in the life of man. Chant the Divine Name constantly and redeem your life. BABA 19/7/1996

14 For More Information Centre Chairs will give more information about donating. For more information: Contact your Centre Chair, Service or Youth-Coordinator Details of the Homeless Shelter activity and Laksharchana will be available on the website below Website:


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