Mera Jeevan Teri Sharan…

Presenting a lofty theme of absolute surrender to Godhood, students of Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam enacted a musical dance drama entitled ‘Mera Jeevan Teri Sharan’, My Life at Your Feet, this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam. Illustrating an uncle-nephew duo with different dogmas, the presentation emphasized the essential truth that God is the first and foremost choice in man’s life and not to be relegated to a second spot. This evening’s presentation marked the end of the ‘week-long’ Sports & Cultural Festival began on January 11, with the Sports & Cultural Meet.

Uncle Haridas, a firm believer of God vs. nephew Vikas, who often rebels against the concept of God believing that efforts and hard work alone brings success, was the central point of the presentation.

Adamant and unrelenting, when the young lad failed to fathom the greater Truth, the uncles sent him with the noble, pious and ideal village postman, Ramukaka during his official rounds in the village.

Watching the scenes at the time of ‘postal delivery’, of emotions of elation vs. emotions of frustration and sadness, the young lad gets a taste of life outside.

Reporting back home, when Vikas narrates the happenings to his uncle, of mixed responses from the public, appreciation for elation and blame for disaster, uncle brings back God in picture comparing His role akin to that of Ramukaka. God simply delivers the consequences of our own actions and similar to Ramukaka’s action, who deliberately delayed the delivery of a ‘damaging’ message, ensuring smooth conduct of a marriage, here the uncle preaches greater wisdom telling that God’s delays are not denials.

Bringing the greater awareness, a couple of scenes from great epics Ramayana and Mahabharata were also shown.

When squarely blamed by the Pandavas, out of sadness and frustration, for the ‘lifeless’ child born for the widow Uttara, Krishna stood nonchalant, subsequently bringing life into the lifeless child. Now being  praised by the Pandavas, calling Him Vamsodharaka, Krishna remains unaffected, telling the Pandavas that  when Abhimanyus was killed in the battlefield, He was blamed as Vamsanaashi…and now when He is getting accolades as Vamsodharaka…praise and blame does not affect Him…as He ever remains as Krishna Himself!

The Ramayana scene, showing Vibheeshana’s surrender to Lord Rama, was a poignant reminder to the simple Truth that whoever surrenders to the Lord will ever be taken care of, now and forever.

Now, having opened up, the little lad Vikas cries out calling God to accept him…forgiving him for his misgivings, having denied God all through.

Passionate and remorseful, he cries out and in the night he gets a dream of Bhagawan.

The presentation here brings in a great social worker, Sanjay, as a role model, who sincerely practices His precepts. Sanjay’s mannerisms and ideal life of dedication to Bhagawan attracts the young lad turning him finally to his new found God, Sai Baba.

Initially having failed to get admission to his higher secondary course, here he gets the first taste of His Love, in the form of a miraculous admit card from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam. Here, Sanjay reveals how grateful he is towards his alma mater, Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School. Elation knows no bounds here, as the whole drama crew surges forward singing paeans to Beloved Swami.

The presentation was interspersed with beautiful songs and dances.

The session ended with bhajans and Mangala Arathi at 1825 hrs.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II