Dispassion and Compassion

Winter has loosened its grips in the township and the day has been warm with a temperature of 28°C. As the day progressed into evening, it was the ‘warm’ feeling of expectation of The Lord’s darshan that overweighed the ‘warm – weather- feeling’, today here in this Prasanthi township.

Beginning the day’s story, this evening, Bhagawan arrived just after 1830 hrs. to go for a full round of darshan before appearing on the dais at 1850 hrs. As He adorned the dais men and women turned glued to the radiant Divine Form, while bhajans led by the students filled the air with devotional verve. The capacity audience followed the singing, focal point being the centre of attraction adorning the dais. Showcasing His dispassionate face Bhagawan sat on, reading through the day’s mail from devotees, occasionally raising His head glancing at the assembly. The status continued for the first half-an-hour till Bhagawan finished reading the letters.

The Lord often finds His best company with students. His interactions with them turns into a lovely tale, a sight that Prasanthi ever relishes to watch and rejoice. This evening, after finishing the ‘day’s mail’, Bhagawan started picking up boys from the front block, blessing each one of them with Vibhuti packets. Beginning with lead singers, Bhagawan called many a student and the session lasted for ten minutes before The Lord asked for Mangala Arathi at 1930 hrs.

Accepting Arathi, blessing the assembly, Bhagawan left the dais to leave for Yajur Mandiram at 1935 hrs.

Earlier, as He was coming on to the dais, Bhagawan blessed the Editor, Sanathana Sarathi, Telugu with a golden chain. As the Editor showed the latest issue of Sanathana Sarathi, Bhagawan leafed through the magazine, glancing and blessing the same.