|25-01-2009 drama 'Krishna Tarangaalu' by Youth from Krishna District|
Prashanti Nilayam are sunnier than they are in any other part of the world for along
with the morning sun rises the hope of seeing the Lord clad in glorious orange. And
devotees throng this divine hamlet. The Kulwant hall was packed to capacity and the
adjoining pathways welled with people eager to glimpse Him on this fine morning.
Swami arrived at 9:05 am and everyone's heart thrilled as He moved through them
slowly in the chair. Completing the darshan rounds, Swami moved to the portico. He
enquired from Prof. Anil Kumar about his recordings in the RadioSai Global Harmony
studios. Swami calls it as the "Bangalore Radio" for He heard it first while
residing at Bangalore. Today, He has His personal digital radio set in Yajur Mandir
and is a keen listener - probably the only channel to which the Lord subscribes and
rightly so for the channel carries His message alone - pure and unsullied. Swami
came out and then began a second darshan round! He went through the entire ladies
side and via the central marble block into the gents side too. The place brimming
with people now had them brimming in joy and satisfaction as Swami went about
collecting letters and blessing all. He sat outside listening to the bhajans and
this bonus darshan only brought more joy. Then He moved into the bhajan hall where
the conclusion of the bhajans and Aarthi took place. After the bhajans, Swami began
speaking with the students there. He asked a person whether he was listening to the
"Bangalore radio" and also whether he had one! He said, "They air all my old
discourses on it. I don't know from where they get it, but they put it. Bhajans also
come always." Looking at one of the students who is a singer, Swami said
mischievously, "Your wife sings songs there. Both of you can sing and give
discourses. But what you talk between each other on the phone will not come there!
That is a secret!" To Swami all of us are open books. The word "secret" loses its
meaning when we are with Him. Swami then moved to Yajur Mandir. In the evening,
there was a programme scheduled by the devotees of the Krishna district. They had
come prepared with a programme entitled "Krishna Tarangaalu". The stage was set and
all actors ready by 3:00pm. Swami arrived for darshan and as He moved through the
ladies side, He noticed the large number of children seated there. He spoke to some
of the ladies' coordinators and then He moved into the gents' side. However,
something seemed to be 'bothering' Him if we may say so. He turned back and then
asked for all the children to be seated in the path through which He arrives so that
they would all be able to see the play well. He personally supervised the movement
of the children into the path 'reserved for Him'. This kind of 'path filling'
happens on the gents' side, the path getting cleared again whenever Swami wants to
use it, but not so on the ladies' side. After being assured that all the children
were seated properly, Swami moved to the stage and asked for the programme to begin.
|It began with the usual queues of florals, cards and offerings. The first part was a speech and this speech was rendered by a 4-5 year old! He flawlessly chanted a poem composed by Swami and then went on speaking with a professional flair with a sweet innocent accent and diction. When he said, "All the five elements reside in your hand", Swami raised His hand and showed it to him with a smile. Naturally people clapped in joy. The boy received Swami's blessings and offered a rose also. It was after that that the drama began. The drama centred on a "worldly-foolish" person who stays back in his native village in Krishna district instead of going abroad and earning crores like his classmates. He opens an orphanage and spends his life and time in educating young minds about the glorious heritage of the land and inspiring them to be good people. Thus it was that great saints and people of character that Krishna district has produced got their rightful share of the stage. His friends think of him as a disillusioned fool but get a slap on their faces when one of their own sons refuses to comply with the father's order to leave for US immediately against the request of the the "spiritually rich" elder to stay back and donate blood for a dying accident victim. The son goes to the hospital and saves a life. A complex sequence of events take place wherein the mother of the concerned son also meets with an accident and the father with his other millionaire friends realizes that there are things in life more important than money. As the son speaks powerful dialogues replete with the wisdom that Swami has showered over the years, Swami was so moved and happy. In between the play itself, He called the good son and materialized a gold chain for him.|
something so powerful in virtues and goodness - be it good thoughts or good words.
These never become cliched and how many ever times they are delivered or rendered,
just witnessing them is an inspiring experience. There were tears in the eyes of
people as the nobility in the drama was witnesses. Goodness always moves. Good words
and noble thoughts never become repetitive and thats why every discourse that Swami
gives, people listen to with renewed enthusiasm and new interest. And Swami
encourages us to do that always - think good, speak good and do good.
As all the children came together and made the final formation, Swami blessed them and moved down to pose for photographs with them. As He moved down He asked the little boy right in front, his name. He made the photographers move to the left and right to ensure that everyone were covered. Its really moveing, the amount of care and concern He shows through these minute details. You almost exclaim, "Gosh! Only God could do that!", but but remain silent reminding yourself that you are indeed in The Presence. A shower of gifts followed next with Swami gifting sarees for the girls and white T shirts for the boys. The devotees started bhajans. After a while, Swami gifted two huge photographs that had been taken minutes before to the delighted group. Then receiving Aarthi and blessing all with a two handed Abhayahastha, Swami retired.
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