Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Come Feb-Mar and there starts a barrage of gratitude programmes by students in Prasanthi Nilayam. These programmes are expressions of greater love and affection towards Mother Sai for His benevolence in marking and molding them to become worthy instruments.
On the 22nd Feb evening, two passing out batches from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, 10th and 12th standards, offered their gratitude at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet, bursting into stories galore of the Bond of Love between Mother Sai and His children.
Beginning with a qawwali, soon the presentation got into interactive mode, sharing life saving and savouring miracles, from their own lives and that from others, declaring in no uncertain terms their greater love for Mother Sai.
Referring to the big void of Beloved Bhagawan’s physical absence, students took consolation from some of their experiences wherein Bhagawan showed through dream sequences that He is ever present in Prasanthi Nilayam. One of the boys narrated an experience wherein he dreamt off Swami sitting and watching a drama programme on the previous night leading to Makara Sankranthi 2012.
Another interesting incident was narrated by Sai Krishna wherein his father who had a damaged iota valve and thus was crushed to Parthi experienced a dream wherein Bhagawan incised his chest region to take out the damaged heart only to replace the same with a brand new heart, materialized instantly, in presence of doctors in the Sai Kulwant Hall. Upon medical inspection on the very next morning it was confirmed that the heart in place was a brand new one.
Narratives ranged from His touch in deciding the career to Bhagawan teaching a primary kid, who was new to South Indian dosa and thus confused the same with burnt black chappathis , the difference between a Dosa and Chappathi… to an encore of a drama presentation at Bhagawan’s own instance satisfying the crying souls of Primary School who missed out His physical presence during a drama presentation, as Bhagawan had moved into the interview room in between.
A student who had a peculiar habit of erasing Vibhuti mark, that escaped teacher’s attention, had Swami in his dream advising not to continue with the habit. Another boy who had boils on his body once wondered why an empty throne, big in size, kept in such a small room in the hostel. The same night the boy had a dream wherein He found Bhagawan sitting on the throne and as the boy was playing harmonium He threw the back-cushion unto the boy telling him to keep the same with him and he would be cured. To his utter amazement ,the next morning the student woke up completely cleared of all boils.
How Jyothi meditation helped one of the boys to recover lost jewellery back home, how a crippled baby inside the womb came out complete after incessant prayers, how Vibhuti with incessant sincere prayers helped another boy curing hot burns without any operation and how a baby born, blue and lifeless, was turned into a normal one with Swami appearing and patting the lifeless body was narrated by the students to an assembly that sat soaking in His miracle stories.
The students concluded offering gratitude to Bhagawan for all that He is for them, teaching them and training them to live His axiom – Brotherhood of Man and Fatherhood of God – in a world that is torn asunder into various compartments as per man’s whims and fancies.
Pledging to continue the journey, claiming themselves to be Sai Legacy, the children ended the presentation with a group song of Love and Gratitude to Beloved Bhagawan.
At the end of the presentation students sought Divine Blessings for their ensuing board examination. Sri Sivaramakrishnaiah, Principal, Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School offered the hall tickets at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet seeking Divine Blessings. Students followed with group offerings. Bhajans continued for the next 20 minutes before Mangala Arathi offering at 1820 hrs.
Entire batch of students was presented with special mementos as a token of love from Beloved Bhagawan.
Prasadam was distributed to the entire assembly of devotees.
II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II