September 29, 2006
my humble pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Lord,
A warm Sairam to all. This afternoon was another memorable day in the land
of our Lord with few surprises, materializations and also bonus bhajans by
This afternoon, the Kulwanth Hall, the holy place, where devotees from all
walks of life and from all corners of the world, assemble to see our sweet
Lord, was full by 3pm. As all the devotees were eagerly looking towards the
car parked before Swamy’s house, Mr.Chakravarthi, Secretary of Sathya Sai
Central Trust, comes out from Swamy’s residence and walks briskly towards
Kulwanth Hall. After few minutes He takes over the stage ready for an
announcement. As all of us were eagerly waiting with ears wide open
wondering what the news would be… a good news or a sad news…. As he came
from Swamy’s residence there would be a definite message from Swamy…
“Om Sairam.. with blessings of Swamy and His consent, Swamy has blessed two
speakers this afternoon to address the august assembly Mr.Gokak, the present
Vice-Chancellor of Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and very familiar
speaker for years now, Mr.Venkatraman, eminent scientist and a long time
devotee of Swamy”.
All of us were surprised with a big Question mark on our faces, as why Swamy
didn’t come out (ofcourse He explained that in the discourse). It is very
rare for any programme to start while Swamy is still in His Abode.
Mr.Gokak explained the importance of Navrathri and threw some light on
Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswathi and just after 5 mins of his talk, Swamy’s car
enters Kulwanth hall. Swamy stopped by ladies side and accepted letters from
2 ladies and also spoke to them for a while. Swamy took a full round and the
car was parked at the usual place just next to interview room and the door
slowly opens giving a full view of the blissful form of Swamy; as the chair
slowly lands on the ground. The boys slowly removed the foot guard under
Swamy’s feet (they do that when Swamy prefers to walk).One of the boys got
up to help Swamy and Swamy signals him to take his seat.. Mr.Gokak was still
continuing his talk and Swamy still in the wheel chair. After the talk
Mr.Gokak went to Swamy and took His blessings and Mr.Venkatraman followed
him. Prof. Venkatraman spoke on the value of eduction and reminded the
students as how lucky they are to learn education from the source Himself.
He also remembered
a visit by Swamy to two villages which coincidentally, is scheduled in
tomorrow’s grama seva programme. Swamy had said that those two villages are
His two eyes. He showered lots of love and blessings during His visit to
these villages. Swamy was still seated in the wheel chair and the car parked
behind Him. Prof.Venkatraman continued, considering the distance between me
and Swamy, I would take some courage and request Swamy to bless the august
assembly with His divine discourse even though Swamy’s discourse is never
preplanned. Swamy responded with His Sweet smile making our hearts jump in
joy as we were going to hear the golden words from Swamy 3 days in a row, Hatrick as we call in the game of cricket.
Prof.Venkatraman went to Swamy (who was still near the car) took blessings
and later Swamy rose from His chair and walked the few steps to reach His
thorne placed in the center of the dias. One boy was holding His right hand
and Swamy walked bit slowly.
Swamy signaled the boys to start Veda chanting and the primary school kids
were in the driver’s seat with their characteristc full throat chanting.
After about 5 mins Swamy signaled to stop.It was 4:45pm by then and what
next??… Swamy signaled for the discourse table … the moment of the day atlast came and hall was pindrop silence.Swamy slowly rose from His thorne
and as Prof.Anil Kumar was ready for his interpretation, and as we all were
eagerly awaiting the first word fromSwamy… will it be a verse or Prema
Excerpts from the discourse:
It was the second one… Prema Swaroopulara… reading the audience pulse… Swamy
started to explain why He came late for darshan… “This afternoon, as I came
late.. Many people had their own conclutions, doubts (Apohalu) I have to
satisfy every body.. there were few devotees waiting for me at My residence,
I spend time with them and made them happy and here Iam to make all of you
happy (applauds)..What ever I do is for My devotees. There is nothing I do
which is personal. Even the food I take and the water I sip is for the sake
of My devotees (loud applauds again). Today’s world is experiencing many
troubles and worries and also there is so much pollution all over. Even Iam
affected by this pollution!!
All your worldly knowledge is of no use. You say I have a MA degree, MBA
degree but what are you giving to the society? What seva are you doing?.
People should think of EDUCARE… today there is no EDUCATION there is
AGITATION.. Because of there there is unrest in the world.There is no peace
its all pieces.. pieces.. Even a millionaire come to Me and says.. Swamy I
have every thing… But no Peace. .. Where from this peace comes.. its within
Students you should know why you are here. Many are not doing what they are
supposed to do here. Enhance devotion within you.Read only good books. Dont
read CHEAP novels and become CHEAP...instead become CHIEF.
God’s incarnation mysterious. When Krishna asked Narada, How is the world?
Narada replied Krishna, People cry when some one dies and rejoice when some
body is born. Is this world not a strange one?
Swamy continued His talk till 5:40 almost one hour talk… He sang Govinda
Krishan Jai bhajan with full strength and also repeated all the stanzas
twice… and just as we thought He is finished… He picked up another bhajan
Vahe Guru Vahe Guruji Bolo…. He sang about three lines of the bhajan and
suddenly His voice was sounding bit weak. Swamy stopped there and continued
to speak… Iam speaking all the time, in My house and also here so my voice
has become weak and to add to that because of this pollution, water and the
food are polluted and so my voice has become much more weaker.
Swamy later asked the boys seated in the front… “What do you want?” the boys
replied in one voice Swamy!!! Swamy with His sweet smile replied.. Iam
always there for you… Take me…. (there were loud applauds and some even
cried).Swamy later continued and what He said, just made me cry…. Iam there
any time for you. You just have to tell me when. ... What a remarkable
statement.. Swamy only YOU... and ONLY YOU can tell this from the BOTTOM OF
Swamy suddenly materialized a golden chain to a boy sitting in the audience
amidst roaring applause. The chain was smaller and Swamy opened the link and
put it around the boys neck.. thus ended a hour long Divine Leela full of
So ended another memorable day in Puttaparthi.
With Tons of Sai Love from Puttaparthi