UG students from Brindavan Campus of SSSIHL pay their gratitude to Bhagawan

On the anniversary of His final public Darshan, thus far…, passing out students of Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Sciences and Bachelor of Arts from the Brindavan (Bangalore) campus of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning assembled in Prasanthi Nilayam on the 25th March 2012. They started the programme with an emotional speech thanking Bhagawan for the memories He has given them. That scintillating smile, those endearing eyes, that enchanting gait, those beckoning fingers, those wonderful memories, sighed the students.

Starting the programme with the invocation of Lord Ganesha with ‘Vakrathunda Mahakaya…’, the passing out batch of Under Graduate students from Brindavan christened ‘Vajras’ (Diamonds) went on to sing many memorable songs including ‘Kanula Mundara’, ‘Pyare… Sai… Hamare’, ‘What can I do but thank You’ and ‘ Premaku Rupama” which also saw two students choreographing it before concluding with the Qawwali, ‘Dil Yehi Kahta Hain’.

Between the songs, many students got up and shared their wonderful experiences with their Lord. While one student spoke about the entrance of an Orange flash of light to protect him during a critical surgery, another spoke about how Bhagawan miraculously solved a financial problem they had. A student who has been studying in Bhagawan’s institutions since his primary school recounted an instance when Bhagawan asked him what he wanted and the student had promptly replied with, “I want only You, Swami”. In response Bhagawan stood with outstretched hands and said ‘Take Me’. The student with moist eyes continued to say how He had indeed given Himself to all students. Saving the life of some, consoling the grief of another and solving the financial crisis of a third, Bhagawan has saturated them with gratitude for Him.

Some other students spoke about the life in Bhagawan’s hostel which is a home away from home. The brotherhood they developed in the place and the self reliance and the self confidence they will take away with themselves, they said, are unique to this place.  Another student recounted how his mother had a vision of Bhagawan on the photograph of Jesus Christ in the hospital during her difficult pregnancy. He thanked Bhagawan for his birth blessed by the Father and the Son.

The students brought the curtains down quoting Johannes A. Gaertner,

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.

The teachers of the campus distributed gifts from Bhagawan  to all the passing out students. The Sunday session came to a blessed end with Bhagawan singing “Madhuvana Sanchari Shyama Murari“. Arati was offered to Bhagawan at 1830hrs.