Transformation Of ‘Valmiki’ – Sinner To Saint…

Balvikas children from the state Of Chandigarh & Haryana presented a Hindi dance drama entitled, “Transformation Of Valmiki – Sinner To Saint”, this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The drama was organised on the sidelines of the State Parthi Yatra. The drama this evening took the audience to the Treta period of Lord Rama, when the story was conceived and delivered, narrating the greatest ever story of transformation of a heart. Stories from the Ramayana ‘yore’ reveals that Ratnakara, a dacoit of fearsome devilry turned himself into a great Maha Rishi, who later auithored the epic Ramayana.

Ratnakara, who was in his tireless looting spree, one day, during his journey through the jungles, happened to meet up with the great sage Narada. Lord Narada was engaged in blissful singing of the Holy Name Of Lord Narayana, strumming his veena. The dacoit prior to his meeting up with the sage had a strong intuition that he was into receive something priceless.

Facing the devil, the fearless Sage, who was in the guise of Gautam, asked the dacoit as to whether his family, for whom he was into the heinous act, will partake his sins? Ratnakara went back to his family, posing the question. On being refused by his family, he returned to the sage, seeking redemption.

The Rishi here revealed to the dacoit of his past, before initiating him into the sacred Name of ‘Rama’. He was advised to continue with the Nama Japa until the Maha Rishi was returned to the spot and thus the storyline for this evening.

Earlier, commencing the proceedings, the State President Of SSSSO spoke on the greater need for transformation, following Bhagawan’s dictum, “Love All Serve All”. He was highly appreciative of the youth force, especially those from the Balvikas, who are into responsible positions in the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Oraganisational activities. The presentation illustrated the truth that ‘Good Company Leads To God’s Company’.

Bhajans by the state wing next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II