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Report: Anil Kumar's Visit to Birmingham, U.K

Abstract:
Summary fo the events and happenings taking place when Anil Kumar's visited the UK

Author: Hiren, Damien and Alkesh

The Sri Sathya Sai service organisation UK- region 4 was very delighted to host the service given by Sri Anil Kumar, thanks to the blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

As the tension in the atmosphere began to build with the electricity of anticipation for Sri Anil Kumar, the hall began to fill. Many service groups were present from all over England to help with the organisation at the Radha Swami Rasila Satsang Centre. They were designated to carry out various chores such as directing traffic, parking,hall arrangements, service of food and so forth.

It was all worth the effort just to see the enthusiasm of Sri Anil Kumar expressed with such conviction and dedication towards the approximately 900 Sri Sathya Sai Baba devotees in attendance.

To address his audience Anil Kumar began light heartedly enveloping his audience in bhajans filled with such heart-warming eagerness it was hard to resist the temptation of joining in. This was then followed by short parables expressing the desires of selfless love and unity, which seemed to encapsulate the ready to listen Sai devotees.

Much of what the Professor said were descriptions of first hand experiences between Sri Anil Kumar and Sri Sathya Sai Baba, hearing of these leelas and stories of Baba's activities, devotees hearts were lifted.

One such description given by the Professor was an incident where, in the course of a talk with Baba, he started to describe the group present including Baba as "we Indians"' Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba stopped him and said 'Why are you saying we Indians? I do not belong too a particular group, I belong to the whole world!' ". To this there was a loud applause from the audience.

Overall, it was a great experience to hear and see such an emotional display of devotion expressed by Sri Anil Kumar, and although we were there for the whole afternoon, it still was not enough. It was an informative and uplifting experience and one which those who attended are unlikely to forget.

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