Children To Lead Walk For Values In Queen St

Otara Sathya Sai Preschool

Otara Sathya Sai Preschool


Children To Lead ‘Walk For Values’ In Queen St
4:00AM Friday Mar 20, 2009
By Simon Collins

The Sathya Sai preschool in Otara is free. Otara preschoolers will get a taste of downtown Auckland tomorrow when they lead New Zealand’s first “walk for values” up Queen St.

The mostly Pacific Island and Maori children attend New Zealand’s only preschool run by the Institute of Sathya Sai Education founded by an 82-year-old Indian guru, Sathya Sai Baba.

Sai Baba followers in Canada held the world’s first “walk for values” in 2003 in response to gang violence.

Since then walks have become annual events in Canada, the US and Australia, and the movement’s 1500 followers in this country hope the Queen St walk will help to spread their message of love and peace.

“If you look around you from broken families to family violence to the statistics that show our alcohol and drug abuse, it’s very apparent that our society does need to go back to the values that we essentially are,” said spokesman Manoj Nathoo.

“In promoting the walk, we have asked people who have shown interest to undertake to practise a certain value. If you pick love, we hope that from the time you register to the time you walk you will make a deliberate effort to be more loving and caring.”

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Fall Food Drive Gets Healthy Boost

DAILY BREAD FOODBANK . Volunteers work on sorting food at the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. For story by BLACK. Photo by Rene Johnston/Toronto Star

Volunteers sort food at the Daily Bread Food Bank. The food bank has collected 271,000 pounds of food so far in its fall drive but is still well short of its goal of 500,000 pounds. Photo by Rene Johnston/Toronto Star


Fall Food Drive Gets Healthy Boost
Food bank is grateful for volunteers’ support but is still short in its autumn campaign
Oct 14, 2008 04:30 AM
Debra Black
Staff Reporter

For Niramayan Vigneswaran, a 25-year-old student at Centennial College, Thanksgiving Day is a time to give back. So he and about 25 friends from his Hindu temple, the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough, were at the Daily Bread Food Bank yesterday donating and sorting food.

“Volunteering is an important part of your life,” said Vigneswaran, who hopes by this time next year to be training to be a police officer.

“You have to realize at the end of the day there are those (who are) in not as great a situation as you are. I believe we’re here for a purpose and we need to serve that purpose – to do good.

It makes me sad that there are people that have to come to get food because they can’t support themselves.”

Vigneswaran was one of about 260 volunteers at the Daily Bread Food Bank yesterday – including Liberal incumbent for Etobicoke-Lakeshore Michael Ignatieff, his wife and some supporters – who were sorting food.

Ignatieff came unannounced and said to food bank executive director Gail Nyberg as he kissed her hello and shook hands: “We park politics at the door on this day.” Then he took his place at a table and began sorting.

Nyberg was pleased by the show of support from all the volunteers yesterday. The Daily Bread Food Bank had only anticipated having 200 volunteers this Thanksgiving, but 60 more than expected showed up to help out. Nyberg put them to good use, even asking a few to sweep up.

With only a few more days left in the fall food drive, Nyberg, however, remains concerned about the final outcome. So far the food bank is still well short of its goal of 500,000 pounds of food and $500,000 in donations. Nyberg said as of Thanksgiving Day the food bank had collected 271,000 pounds of food and $269,000 in donations.

“It’s still a ways to go,” said Nyberg, who is hoping over the next few days people will dig deep into their pockets and hearts and come up with both food and cash donations. But the uncertain financial picture – with the wild ups and downs of the money markets and fears of possible job layoffs – has caused many to think twice about donating both money and food, Nyberg said.

But the food bank’s fall drive wasn’t the only thing on Nyberg’s mind yesterday. She urged all the volunteers during a break in sorting to remain politically informed and make sure they vote today.

She didn’t care what party they supported as long as they voted, recounting how her son, who is serving in the Canadian military in Afghanistan, had called her earlier in the week to tell her he had voted. Even though the mother and son differ in their views politically, both cherish the hard-fought right to vote as an important part of the democratic process, she said.

But whatever the election results, Nyberg fears many more of the GTA’s working poor will be turning to the food bank for help this winter.

Currently, 28 per cent of food bank users are in families with at least one person working, according to the food bank’s own research. Across the GTA last year, there were 952,000 visits to food banks for food last year. Nyberg expects that number to climb substantially in the coming year.

The fall food drive runs until Friday. Financial donations can be made online at dailybread.ca or by calling 416-203-0050. Food donations can be dropped off at any fire hall, Loblaws or Real Canadian Superstore.

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Huge Attendance At Sai Baba Temple Guru Purnima Celebrations

Sai Baba

Sai Baba


Huge Attendance At Sai Baba Temple Guru Purnima Celebrations
Thu Jul 24, 2008
BY K.B.NAIR

MONTEBELLO,CA – An unprecedented flow of hundreds of devotees to receive the blessings of their guru Sai Baba marked the celebration of Guru Purnima at the Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan LA, here in an event spread over three days, July 17 – 20. With almost double the number of expected people showing up, volunteers were hard pressed to produce the Mahaprasad to feed all arrivals. However the army of volunteers responded to the challenge by setting up a kitchen on site for cooking and made sure that not a single visitor left hungry.

The event paying respect to the guru saw several aaratis, poojas and hawans performed during its duration which were all well attended and supported by eager followers of the Baba. The Lalitha and Vishnu Sahasranamams were also recited on different days, On Saturday, after the daily morning kakad aarati the final ceremonies commenced with the Samoohika Kserabhishekam. This service comprised the bathing of the sacred idol of Sai Baba with water and milk in which almost a hundred people participated.

Following this ritual the curtains were drawn and the idol was kept away from the sight of the public while it was draped for ‘alankara’ in fresh new apparel and the alter decked with flowers and food . There was much joy and excitement among the gathering when the drapes were drawn to a darshan revealing the Guru in splendid attire placed in beautifully decorated surroundings.

After the pooja of the Sadguru the priest had the growing congregation squat on the floor and immerse itself in the combined chanting of “Om” for a quarter of an hour which added a whole new spiritual ambience to the religious experience.

Addressing the devotees on the occasion , the founder of the temple, Dr Prabhakar Tummala reminded devotees how the temple when it was inaugurated last year, started with just the basics. He thanked Baba’s staunch devotees which has grown to over 4,000 strong and the volunteer ‘soldiers’ of Baba in converting it to a full fledged temple in a matter of months. He continued to say that this sanctuary is a “Shirdi away from Shirdi.”

Tummala announced upcoming events and said a neem tree would also be planted behind the structure to replicate the setting in Shirdi in India.

The morning rituals concluded with the ceremonial planting of the Udumbara tree when a puja was conducted in the courtyard of the temple with devotees doing three pradarshans around it while chanting “Om Sai Namo Namaha” and each one throwing a handful of rice into the receptacle holding the plant. This again was to duplicate the presence of a similar tree in Shirdi under which the Sai Baba spent several happy and peaceful hours.

In the afternoon there were bhajan sessions led by Suresh and a presentation of episodes from the Ramayana by children of “Bala Gokulam” which meets at the temple every Saturday.

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Spreading A Gospel Of Positive Energy

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Spreading a gospel of positive energy
Don Retson, edmontonjournal.com
Published: Friday, May 30 2008

EDMONTON – Preeti Mathur beamed recalling how a complete stranger approached her to ask if her group was responsible for the good vibes at a park on Edmonton’s south side.

“What are you doing?” a face-painter asked Mathur at McIntyre Park in Old Strathcona last Saturday afternoon. “I feel positive vibrations today coming from this corner of the farmers market.”

Mathur’s comment drew smiles and approving nods the next evening at Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Edmonton.

Members of the centre made up a large number of the 200 people who took part in Edmonton’s fourth annual Walk for Values the previous day. Mathur was chief organizer of the event.

The walk isn’t a fundraiser. It’s meant to create awareness of the importance of practising positive values to bring about a more caring and kinder world.

Participants pledge to practise one of five values – love, truth, peace, non-violence and right conduct. They believe that when each individual tries to change, there’s a positive impact on their families, communities and ultimately the world.

A Hindu by birth, Mathur was educated in a Catholic convent in her native India.

Today, she’s educational co-ordinator of Sai Baba Centre, a non-denominational spiritual and service organization, with millions of devotees worldwide.

During a Sunday evening devotional service, Mathur noted some passersby were so impressed they signed up on the spot and took part in the three-kilometre walk.

“It was a wonderful, motivating and energizing experience,” Mathur said of the event, which included speeches, music and the decoration of a gazebo and floats.

Mathur was attracted to the Sai Baba organization by the teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba of India, in particular his belief that all religions are facets of the same truth.

This respect for other faiths is one of the first things to strike a visitor. Each of six major world religions is featured in a glassed-in display.

During a tour, centre president T.R. Pillay explains that the elaborate and artistic work of the displays was done by Sunday school students. “We made sure that people of any faith that come in here will feel comfortable and that’s why we have these displays depicting the various faiths,” he said.

The Sai Baba centre has been around since in 1983, at various locations. Wanting a permanent home, devotees eventually bought a property at 9619 Whyte Avenue. The building once housed Studio 82. An additional $150,000 was spent on renovations to convert the old movie house into a place of worship.

For historical reasons, the facade of the building is unchanged from its Studio 82 days. However, the words “Sai Sadan” (House of God) on the exterior are a dead give away that movies aren’t what’s happening inside any longer. There’s also a message from spiritual leader Sai Baba to “Love all; serve all,” not your typical greeting at a movie theatre.

At devotional services, males in white or light-coloured clothing (symbolic of the purity of spirit each is aspiring for) sit on chairs or on the carpeted floor on one side of the huge worship hall. Females in traditional Indian saris sit on the other side of the room.

Facing all is a giant picture of Sai Baba, considered by millions of his followers around the world to be an avatar or incarnation of a divine being. Devotees revere him as a great spiritual leader, a humanitarian, a man of miracles.

There’s a great emphasis in the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organization on service to the poor, the destitute and the sick. “Help ever; hurt never” is one of Sai Baba’s famous quotations. Another is: “Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray.”

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Shocking Defamations From Ex-Devotee Of Sathya Sai Baba

Following several scathing exposures about Anthony Tony O’Clery‘s very disturbing online behavior and shocking defamations, he continues to viciously, erroneously and defiantly defame others without proof. This is the guy who is trying to “expose” Sathya Sai Baba and who attempts to deceive others into thinking that he is dedicated to the truth and morality.

After publishing my article about Tony O’Clery’s Vandalism On Wikipedia, he made the following comments on the SSB Yahoo Group and the QuickTopic forum:

Are these extreme pro sbs pedophiles?
Namaste,
It seems to me that the pro sai activistd defend too much. Is it
because they themselves belong to gay pedophile rings? (Reference)

Is the real reason pro sb activists are so vituperative because they are gay pedophiles like sb.? (Reference)

There is a strange connection between simon defending pedophilia and the actions of simom joe and lisa, they all seem to be gay but are they more? (Reference)

With regard to the 3 amigos of the gay-pedophile-groupie club.
One of the greatest problems that pedophiles like sb and his ring have is self-delusion. Like the ancient greek hoplites they think that pedophilia is just like being gay and that one day it will be recognised as a normal human interaction instead of Ahimsa. This is why the supports of sb in the gay-pedophile-groupie club, namely joe, simon and lisa are so vehement for they are on a crusade and are locked in physically, psychologically and sexually to the concept. (Reference)

joe lisa and simon answer a question.
Namaste,
As founder members of the gay-pedophile-goupie club, I need a question answered, from joe lisa and simon. Do members of the club do anal intercourse and fellation like sai baba? Do female members do cunnilingus and use dildos?This is a puzzling question, perhaps you sai devotees can answer it for from your own and sb’s experience… (Reference)

sb and prashant nilayam have enlisted a gay pedophile groupie club
Namaste,
It is obvious that perhaps not only jose geraldo moreno is being financially retained but lisa and simon as well. If they are not then joe and sb are conning them. However it is interesting how the world of gay pedophiles is coming to the defence of sb. (Reference)

Hi got into the hotel internet cafe
Hi,
I have a question did nirmal at the brothel in prashanti nilayam get a hold of joe or simon yet about their unpaid bills, and the death of devadatta?…S. (Reference)

Brothel owner trying to contact simon and joe.
Just got this from offshore.
Devadatta’s mother wants to contact simon and joe. Namaste, I hear Nirmal, the prashanti nilayam brothel Madam, is quoted as saying that poor little Devadatta’s mother is looking for Simon and Joe. He had said they were the nicest clients to him notwithstanding the disgusting things they made him do. His mother wants to know why he died, who stole his organs and why Joe didn’t pay his brothel bill, causing the sequence of events. She said that she wants to thank simon for giving Devadatta dope to kill the pain of his existence………. (Reference)

That’s right, Tony O’Clery is questioning if Pro-Sai Activists, Lisa, Simon and I belong to “gay pedophile rings”, are “gay”, are “gay pedophiles”, are “3 amigos of the gay-pedophile-groupie club” and that we are being “financially retained”! O’Clery also defamed India’s President as being “in all liklehood a gay pedophile like his guru”.

Tony O’Clery makes the case for me that Anti-Sai Activists are a bunch of liars, defamers and vindictive people who bitterly resort to lies, deceit and dishonesty because the truth simply does not argue in their favor. Where are all the moral and truthful Anti-Sai Activists taking a stand against Tony O’Clery’s defamations against others? They silently endorse and approve his comments (which is evidenced by their silence and continued support of Tony O’Clery).

The truth about Anti-Sai Activists is now out and there is no stopping it.

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Psychics! Psychics! Psychics!

I found another very amusing article written by Tony O’Clery / “aoclery” (an ex-devotee of Sathya Sai Baba about how all the members in his family are “psychic” in various ways. O’Clery said:

FamilyPsychism.The family is quite psychic in different ways. My wife Jean is very sensitive and can feel and see “things”. Her mother can see and converse with disincarnates at will, almost. Brigid has lucid dreams but is extremely sensitive to feeling and when someone is sick she knows about it, distance doesn’t matter. Brigid also can see spirits and was the first to notice the previous dweller in our house, whose name she got. Tony is also psychic as well but he doesn’t explore it, however like many in the family he can see auras and other phenomena. Stella was a late bloomer in this field but is quite sensitive

Nicole has been psychic for as long as I can remember. Even as a child she could see Auras and talk to animals, as could Brigid and Tony. She could also see spirits and Angels would visit her. As she has become older this gift seems to have stabilised into clairvoyance and clairaudience as well. She can read the Tarot very well and has healing hands and has always been able to do Reiki. It seems that she has giant spirits that protect her. At one time she was being oppressed by spirits bothering her, pulling her hair, pushing her and otherwise scaring and tormenting her. She went to a Pundit but he had no lasting effect. Eventually the spirits stopped bothering her and she became quite strong in the meantime. The giant spirits came some time later and Nicole says they are very tall and she tells me they are blue and wear what they call “priyapanda” headbands.(Lovebands.)Nicole doesn’t speak Sanskrit so this word had to be translated.

A couple of examples of her work are her contact with Eilish and her communication with her fiancee’s father.

It seems that Nicole was awakened in the early hours by an apparition in her room accompanied by loud knocking. It was her fiancee’s father he had just passed away in hospital. He wanted to give messages to his family about the dangers of materialism. He had particular messages for his son William. One day he appeared to Nicole while William was there and he wanted to give William a fish. So as Nicole was the only one who could see the old man she told William to kneel in the middle of the room with his hands out. His father then put the fish in William’s hands and he could feel the cold wetness and the weight of it, even though only Nicole could see it. Nicole said that the smell of fish permeated the apartment all day. Eventually because the father wanted to give messages to all the family she organised a meeting of the family. She acted as an intermediatory for him and passed the messages and communications back and forth. After the session was finished Nicole told him that he had to go on to “the Light”. At that moment two Angels appeared and he went with them from this border plane to a place of rest.

Another time something similar happened was when a girlfriend’s cousin died in Ireland. Within hours of the death and almost immediately Nicole was informed, she was talking to the person that had crossed over. The deceased said that she was surprised by the after-death experience and it wasn’t anything like she had expected, as a Catholic. This communication helped her friend to come to terms with her cousin’s death. Nicole described the deceased and even knew that another relative had passed over pretty recently. The deceased had been met by members of her family and was quite happy to be deceased. She had died of cancer at about twenty eight years of age. Nicole relayed some messages and thoughts as well. Nicole had done the same thing for the same friend with regard to her friend’s mother, who had died, some two years previously. Nicole describes the appearance of the deceased without ever having known or seen her.(This seems to be a Seva work that Nicole is performing. For knowing what has happened to a loved one after they cross over seems to be very comforting, and the real nature of what death is understood better.)There are other examples but there is no point in recounting them all.

Her idea of God is Universal Energy or The Shakti, although she doesn’t use that term. Another daughter Stella is able to see spirits as well. She has seen old men sitting watching television, and then going out to look at the ocean view. She has sensed them around amd seem some previous dwellers of various houses. (Reference)

That’s right, O’Clery claims that his family can “sense things”, can see dead people, can talk to dead people, can see auras, can talk to animals, are clairvoyant, are clairaudient, have “giant spirits” protecting them, read tarot cards, can heal people with their hands and can see old, dead men watching television!

Tony even described himself as “psychic”. Tony also believes he can converse with dead people and hear their voices in his head and that he enters demon trances.

This is the Anti-Sai weirdo who blathers about others suffering from “True Believer Syndrome“.

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