Prasanthi Vidhwan Mahasabha…

Yajnas are not done here in a routine way, with any worldly expectations or goals; they are performed most selflessly for universal welfare, echoed Bhagawan when a discourse audio was relayed in the first evening of Prasanthi Vidwaan Mahasabha 2012 here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Earlier, the proceedings began with Veda chanting at 1630 hrs., lasted ten minutes, before tiny tots from the Primary School took over chanting Namakam for another ten minutes.

In the first session of Prasanthi Vidhwaan Mahasabha, ensemble of learned speakers, there were two speakers sharing the podium enlightening the audience. The speakers were Sri Ruchir Desai, Asst. Professor, Brindavan Campus and Dr. Nori Surya Narayana Murthy, en erudite scholar in Sanskrit and Telugu.

Speaking with reference to Bhagawan’s Divine discourse on the occasion of first Prasanthi Vidwaan Mahasabha, half-a-century ago, Sri Ruchir Desai spoke about Yajna, Sacrifice and the purport of oblations quoting Bhagawan, summing up mentioning a personal story illustrating Bhagawan’s selfless love. Concluding his speech Sri Desai said, Bhagawan lived every moment for others, living His message ‘My Life Is My Message.”

Dr. Nori Surya Narayana Murthy, the guest speaker for the day, spoke eloquently on the glory of ‘Sundara Kanda’ in the epic Ramayana. The speaker expounded the supreme virtues of Hanumanji which endeared him to Lord Rama and made him stand as a role model for the youth to emulate. Lastly Dr. Moorthy described Bhagawan as the reincarnation of Lord Ramachandra Who descended down to foster and protect Dharma. Dr. Murthy’s enlightening speech was entwined with beautiful poetic renderings singing glories to Lord, illustrating various stories.

Thereafter, budding talents from the Brindavan Campus presented a soulful musical offering singing paeans to Bhagawan, to His varied manifestations. Some of the numbers were “Aum Namah Shivaya…” and “Dorakuna Ituvanti Seva…” etc.

Earlier Prof Anantaraman, currently Media Co-ordinator with Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, also a senior faculty with Dept. Of Management Studies, SSSIHL spoke on the legend and evolution of Prasanthi Vidwaan Mahasabha in the immediate Divine Presence. Beginning with a reference to the legend of Dasara festivity, Prof Anantaraman gave an overview of the evolution of the ‘archetype assembly’ of the highest Divine Abode, before narrating his personal experience with Bhagawan with reference to the Mahasabha.

Sri Aman Jhaveri, Research Scholar with SSSIHL, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus performed the pleasant task of introducing the speakers to the august assembly.

Even as bhajans continued the guest speaker was felicitated by Prof Sashidhara Prasad, VC, SSSIHL. Prasadam was distributed to the entire assembly and Mangala arathi was offered at 1910 hrs.

II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II