LASA Sings For Universal Oneness…

A group of 19 youth, both men and women from 11 European countries, came together presenting a bouquet of musical offering entitled ‘Sai Vision’ this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The group, LASA, an acronym for Love All Serve All, belongs to 11 different European countries from Region 6 & 7 of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations – Overseas.

Led by Joerg Schuppler, conductor of the show from Austria, who was the lead voice, as well the force behind the keyboard and the Bagpipes, had Jadranko Panjeta on drums, Ada Henisz on violin, Christina Leithmer on clarinet, Reinhart Ebmer guitar and Marta Panjeta on guitar supporting the show.

Apart from the central underlying theme of Universal Peace and Harmony as the main motto,  there were songs on themes, Power Of Nature, Belief and Faith, Darshan, Love etc. There was also a final catchy number entitled Sai Avatar, a compilation from Bosnia & Herzegovina that spoke about the open story of the bliss of their journey unto Bhagawan’s Abode for His Divine Darshan. “May be some day We’ll come back for more…Came here poor Rich we go…” echoed them ending the 55 minute programme at a high note.

Leading from the front, as the lead vocal, Conductor Joerg Schuppler from Austria incited the audience to join in chorus singing Hindi lines Hum Sab Ek Hein…Hum Sab Ek Hein…

The songs for the evening were: Just Believe In It, Come Together, Let Me Do It, Hold On To The Lord, Sai Baba Sai Maa, Power Of Nature, Sitting On A Star, The Sea, Easy Going, Have The Faith and Sai Avatar. The countries participated were: Austria, Germany, Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The choristers came from different nations, holding aloft the Unity theme, were clad in uniform dresses, ladies in blue sarees and men in white pyjama kurta, typical Indian wear.

The final song entitled Sai Avatar, compiled quite innovatively brought special smile in the many a face formed part of the capacity audience…

We took the Air France to Bangalore

Landin’ on the New International

Just a few hours drivin’ in the car

And we were in the presence of the Avatar

There was no place in the rooms to stay

So, we had to find another way

We’are happy in Shed – It’s a hotel 1-star

‘Cause we’re lliving in the presence of the Avatar

Sai Avatar, Sai Avatar Kali Yuga Sathya Sai Avatar

Mosquito bites and ants in pants

Thank You Swami we have no complaints

Every morning we were last in line

But first to receive Your Love Divine

Sai Avatar, Sai Avatar

Things are packed It’s time to go home

Maybe some day We ‘ll come back for more

Came here poor Rich we go

Thank You Swami…for the role in Your show!

Sai Avatar Sai Avatar

Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram

Jai Bolo Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Ram.

LASA, that is active in Europe, meet once in a year discussing and chalking out furthering its mission.

Bhajans continued and ended with Bhagawan singing “Sathyam Jnaanam Anantham Brahma…” Mangala Arathi was offered at 1910 hrs.

Earlier, the programme commenced at 1700 hrs., after half an hour Veda chanting, with a Ganesha offering. Aptly these soulful singers ended with three Omkars.

Tomorrow, on the New Year Eve, Prmiary School Alumni would be offering a programme comprising of anecdotes and songs at the Sanctum Sanctorum in Sai Kulwant Hall.


II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II