Cherry Blossom Path By Sonya Ki Tomlinson
SAI TEMPLE TEXT - SERVING HEARTS
Sairam Sacred Beings
Pray you and your family are practicing safe measures during the covid pandemic. And though there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty during these times we must endeavor to maintain our divine connection to God. God is our refuge, our succor, our ultimate protection and our all-knowing guide. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.
"Where is God? God is in you, with you, around you."
Dear ones, since God is in us and everywhere, naturally he is in every living being. So, we should really try to treat everyone with great respect and love because God is present in them.
Swami often says, "Love all, Serve all" and "Service to man is Service to God"
The third component to experiencing a happy, peaceful life is Service/Seva.
There is so much suffering in the world, many are in need of help. Whatever you can do to relieve the pain others are undergoing will also add to your happiness. Remember, we are all one, since God is present in each and everyone.
Some suggestions for selfless service:
1) donate food to your local food bank.
2) serve in a soup kitchen.
3) donate clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks and other needed items to shelters and charities.
4) go through your closet donate anything you are not wearing as long as it is in good condition.
5) become a mentor for underprivileged youth.
Take time to meditate on ways you can "Love all and Serve all"
Divine ones, my little buntings, life is full of challenges incorporating these three spiritual practices in your daily life: Chanting the name of God, Meditation, and Service you will surely experience lasting happiness and rainbow smiles.