Maharashtra Sevadal Blessing

This evening turned out to be a wonderful one with Bhagawan spending ample time outside, conferring blessing to one and all.

Today was yet another Sevadal blessing day. The outgoing Maharashtra batch of Sevadals was seated in the Poornachandra Auditorium, this evening, seeking special blessings.

Bhagawan came into the auditorium at 1837 hrs. Even as He assumed the special dais, down the main stage, prasadam for distribution were taken to Him, both by ladies and gents separately. After blessing the same Bhagawan came down the dais, this time to move on the centre pathway that divides ladies and gents. Excited bunch of Sevadals converged at the periphery; Bhagawan inched along, blessing one and all with His loving glance falling upon the ‘convergence’.

A bigger round was in the offing! From the centre-line, Bhagawan moved on to the right, setting off for a bigger round, this time, covering the entire assembly of Sevadals. Completing this round, even as Bhagawan was preparing to leave, group representative offered Mangala Arathi. In the meantime, ‘a lucky few’ got to interact with Bhagawan.

At 1852 hrs. Bhagawan climbed on to the dais, moving into the Poornachandra backstage. Blessed prasadam was distributed to the entire batch. ….And even as the session was coming to a close, bliss of His greater love and compassion was raining in many a heart and the Sevadals left the auditorium with their faces lit up and hearts full. Taking a second chance, many a lady sevadal later filed into the Sai Kulwant as well.

The storyline shifts to the bigger venue, the Sai Kulwant Hall. Showing up on the dais after His usual round, Bhagawan sat for a long seventy minutes with bhajans filling the precincts of Prasanthi Nilayam. After a quiet ‘first-half’, boys made the best of the given opportunity! A seemingly unending bunch of students, all with a single agenda of receiving His blessings, made a ‘beeline’ unto the dais.

With hands stretched out, humility writ large on their faces, some with blooming smiles adorning their faces, one after one as they ‘hopped’, approaching the dais, it was the Lord of greater compassion who received these lovely children with atmost patience and love! Bhagawan attended to each and every one of them, as if the evening was earmarked exclusively for these children. Some sought birthday blessings and Bhagawan reciprocated with sprinkling yellow grains; some others sought project blessings and Bhagawan with atmost patience and curiosity browsed through the pages of record books, often listening to their explanations. Someone else had a bunch of letters, apparently from an outgoing batch of students who are writing board exams. Bhagawan was very much at their beck and call, blessing them all with His bounty. For the assembly of devotees, this was indeed a greater blessing producing a productive longer spell of Divine Darshan!

Even after the ‘session’ Bhagawan sat for a couple of more bhajans before He chose to move into the Interview Room for a brief pause. Emerging in five minutes, Bhagawan accepted Mangala Arathi. As the Arathi song went on reverberating the hall, Bhagawan boarded the car, returning to Yajur Mandiram, ending a beautiful blessed evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.