Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Students from Prasanthi Nilayam, Brindavan, Muddenahalli campuses along with students of Mirpuri College Of Music and Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School presented a scintillating drama entitled Sri Sathya Sai Avatara Rahasya marking the grand-finale of the Annual Sports & Cultural Festival this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam. Scripting a 100-minute tale depicting man’s arduous journey muddled with inner foes, the presentation speaks about the descent of The Almighty in various forms, from time to time, essentially with the aim of annihilating man’s inner foes, helping him to ascend.
Be it the PKW, Power, Knowledge or Wealth, be it Kama, Krodha and Lobha, that is, desire, anger and greed, or be it Ahamkara and Mamakara, ego and attachment, man often fumbles to the devilish tricks of these vices, causing his downfall… and it is this downfall in terms of Truth and Righteousness that causes the ‘descent’ of The Mighty Supreme Lord. It was this story of ‘descent’ of The Supreme Almighty, over and over again, with numerous leading ‘conducive’ circumstances formulated the theme for this evening’s most innovative and thought-provoking drama presentation by the students of Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions.
The 100-minute presentation, in several episodes ranging from time immemorial to the present day, made a sincere attempt to capture the reality of human sojourn, to ascent himself beyond Ahamkaram and Mamakaram to reach ‘I Am I’.
How The Supreme, from age to age, from time to time, annihilated the evil, establishing Truth and Righteousness? Traversing through various episodes illustrating the tales of yore, from Hiranyakashipu to Ravana, from Dhritarashtra to Duryodhana, …and to King Indra, the presentation drove home the Truth that every time man falls victim to these ‘illustrious’ vices, God forces Himself down to lift him up, annihilating the twin evils…
The drama began in the backdrop of a scene, Manav Vs PKS, where the Attorney for Man fights for justice at the Royal Supreme Court of Almighty. Even as the ‘trial’ goes on, Sage Narada in his inimitable style appears to plead on behalf of the ‘accused’ to help clear any miscarriage of justice. …And the ensuing deliberation leads to innate awakening of ‘manav’, that it is his very own inner instincts, vices, lead to his downfall, bringing his world upside down to a chaotic phase. Illustrating this profound Truth, scenes went on changing from Rama’s time to Krishna’s and ‘beyond’ bringing the sum and substance of the quintessential Truth that, the Cosmic Creation is His Vishwaroopa and He alone descends in myriad form to help ascend man to the Supreme Reality. This is the Truth of Sagar Manthan of the puranic yore, that the nectar churns out of man’s heart represents the realization of The Ultimate Truth.
God can be bound only with love and not by force, and when man surrenders his Ahamkaram and Mamakaram at His Lotus Feet, He becomes his and in turn he becomes His.
The programme ended with a group song by the entire crew singing paeans to Beloved Bhagawan.
Be it the costumes, script, sets or enacting, the presentation turned out to be a superlative effort by the talented folk of students. Innovative LED backdrop synchronization with live scenes made the presentation animatingly alive. The cast acted not, but lived with the script for100 minutes, immersing the capacity audience in daze and wonderment, joy beyond bounds.
Aptly, at the end, the grateful students offered the presentation at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet, declaring …For Him, By Him, To Him and With Him. The drama had the beautiful bhajan “Narayana Bhaja Narayan… Narayana Bhaja Narayan Narayan…” played in ‘slow’ interludes, reminding the audience of the Supreme Truth of God’s Ultimate Stamp Of Supremacy on His creation.
A masterpiece for The Master, by His loving children.
Har Har Mahadev! Har Har Mahadev!! Har Har Mahadev!!!
Bhajans continued and ended with Mangala Arathi at 1910 hrs.
II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II
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