SBOI Darshan News 13th March
Swami blessed us all with His
darshan, both, in the morning and evening! Today 13th March morning
Swami came at around 7 .20 a.m. - 9.45 a.m. In the evening Swami
came at 3:30 p.m. at around 4.00 p.m. Swami called for institute warden
Mr. Shivashanker Sai & enquired about something, immediately after he
called 2 -3 boys* talked to them & signalled them to get something, right
away the boys went towards Bhajan Mandir & brought back musical
instruments like tabla, harmonium etc. the boy students from Mirpuri Music
College were extra blessed today, apparently they had their
music-practical in front of Swami. It was really amazing to hear
these students sing like qualified & experienced singers. Most
remarkably, they performed like professionals. They captivated hearts and
souls of all the devotees present in Kulwant hall with their devotional
Mira** Bhajans. One could visibly make out that
Swami too was enjoying the bhajans. Swami was selecting the Bhajans and
these boys would sing that particular selected bhajan. Musically speaking
bhajan is difficult to describe because it is not defined by any musical
characteristics; it is defined by a sense of devotion (bhakti). Bhajans
cover a broad spectrum of musical styles from the simple musical chant (dhun)
to highly developed versions comparable to thumri. Even so, these students
really were able to express devotion and musical abilities thru these (Meera)
Bhajans. Imagine the good fortune of these students i.e. singing
devotional songs in front of God Himself! Swami was all smiles and very
playful with these boys. These students sang something like ten bhajans
from 4.05 p.m. to 5.05 p.m.
After the bhajan singing by boys of music college. Swami desired to walk;
Swami got up with lot of difficulty & walked towards the interview room.
After covering 3/4 of veranda by walk Bhagawan wanted to sit on His chair.
On the way to interview room Swami talked to the devotees sitting on the
veranda. Swami went inside the interview room, meanwhile, usual bhajans
were going on outside. Today bhajan mandir was empty since everyone was
sitting outside. Surprisingly, Swami went inside the bhajan mandir &
was there for sometime and came back from the other door. Swami was
offered Arathi after 3 bhajans. Swami drove back to his new residence
before retiring back to his residence..
*students from Mirpuri Music College
**Meera Bai was one
of the foremost exponents of the Prema Bhakti (Divine Love) and an
inspired poetess. She is regarded as an incarnation of Radha. She sang in
vraja-bhAshA, sometimes mixed with rAjasthAni, in praise of Giridhara
GopAla (Shri Krishna), her lord for whom she developed in her heart the
most intense love and devotion.
Meera occupies indeed a sacred place in the history of Indian thought and
culture for her deep and passionate religious devotion, as also for her
poetry in which her genius was well revealed, and which was never bereft
of beauty in the true sense of the term. Her odes and hymns are so rich,
sweet and inspiring, not because of any high rhetoric or dexterity of
language, but because they are characterized by a tenderness and
simplicity of feeling as genuine outpourings of a heart completely
dedicated to God.
Much legend has gathered around the name of Meera, and there is a good
deal of controversy surrounding her time (when she lived) and connection
with the Mewar ruling family. According to Tod, the historian, she was the
queen of RAna Kumbha of MewAr to whom she was married in 1513.
Meera’s Songs and Her Cosmic Vision
Meera had the beautiful cosmic vision. She saw Krishna in trees, in
stones, in creepers, in flowers, thunder, lightning, and in every living
and non-living being. As long as there remains the name of Krishna , the
name of Meera will be forever remembered. It is extremely difficult to
find a parallel to this wonderful personality “Meera”. She was a saint, a
philosopher, and a romantic poet. She was a versatile genius and a
magnanimous soul. Her life has a singular charm, with extraordinary beauty
and marvel. She was a princess, but she abandoned the pleasures and
luxuries incident to her lofty placement in worldly sense, and chose
instead, a life of poverty, austerity, TyAga, Titiksha and VairAgya.
Though she was a delicate young lady, she entered the perilous journey on
the spiritual path amidst various difficulties.
She underwent various ordeals with undaunted courage and the conviction
that came from the ideals of Truth that she held. Meera’s songs infuse
Faith, Courage, Devotion and the unconditional Love of God in the minds of
the devotees. The songs inspire the aspirants to follow the path of
devotion through a simple sAdhana, true love, and they produce in the
singer and the listener a unique experience of exhilaration and
tranquility at the same time.
She immersed herself in the love of Giridhara Gopala. The name of
Giridhara Gopala was always on her lips. Even in her dreams, she lived in
Sri Krishna. Meera was a scholar in her own right: she is credited with
the two poetic works ‘rAg-Govind’ and a commentary on Jayadeva’s ‘GIta
Govinda’, which had had a profound influence on her psyche as a child.
Despite her scholarship, Meera chose to express her love for Giridhari
through the simplest and sweetest of lyrics. Meera’s mystic songs act as a
soothing balm to the wounded hearts.
Darshan news 14th March:
"Swami really surprised the devotees by coming bit earlier (2:45
p.m.) than His usual darshan time, Kulwant hall was half empty"....read more
Darshan news 12th March:
Swami came out at appx. 7:15 a.m. in the morning. The Veda chanting
filled the morning atmosphere of Sai Kulwant hall with spiritual
“fragrance”, the Veda chanting continued till 8:50. a.m. At 8:40
Swami called a (lucky) boy student from 1st line & created a gold
Darshan news 11th March:
Evening : Swami came at 3:55 p.m....read more
computer screen into Prasanthi mandir, this high resolution &
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