Satsanga Mahatmyam…

Continuing with the festive spirit of Onam, beautiful children from Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Peeth, Srisailam, Kozhikode, Kerala  presented a Musical Dance Drama entitled ‘Satsanga Mahatmyam’ this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The presentation was a thesis on the greatness of Satsang, that leads one to his Ultimate Goal of Realisation. Depicting the epochal rivalry between Sage Vishwamitra and Sage Vasishta, wherein Sage Vasishta repeatedly belittled Vishwamitra refusing to accept his Brahmarishi status, the presentation heralds the greatness of Satsang , which alone finally helped Vishwamitra the much coveted Brahmarishi status.

Beginning depicting Vishwamitra’s desire for the Celestial Cow, Nandini, a desire which was rejected by Sage Vasishta, subsequent scenes present Vishwamitra’s severe penance and his increasing rivalry that ends up in his attempt to kill Vasishta. Understanding his folly when Vishwamitra accepts Vasishta, beseeching him to initiate him into Brahmadeeksha, Vasishta in turn sends him to Lord Adisesha. Vishwamitra learns the finer lessons at the hands of Adisesha, who exploited Vishwamitra’s weaknesses, advising him to meditate on his guru Vasishta while trying to understand the greatness of Satsang.

The presentation was intertwined with beautiful dance and song sequences…ended in perfect style with Bhagawan singing His famous Bhajan, “Hare Rama…Satsangatwe Nissangatwam…”

Earlier the programme began at 1700 hrs. with two scholarly speeches by Dr KS Radhakrishnan followed by Dr KBS Rajan. Speaking first Dr KS Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Kerala Public Service Commission elucidated on the greater significance of Onam, which is Kerala’s national festival. Marking a mention of Bhagawan’s magnanimity that allowedKeralites to celebrate Onam in His immediate Divine Presence, Dr Radhakrishnan exhorted the greater need of the present time to develop spiritual equanimity.

Delivering a speech full of pun, in oxymoronic style,  Dr KBS Rajan, Member (Judicial) Central Administrative Tribunal, highlighted on the sad plight of the present day’s life. The present day’s life is tainted with marooned negative vision, which in contradiction to the olden golden days, and we need to inculcate Love – that is the Language Of The Heart, as preached by Bhgawan Sri Sathya Sai, said the speaker hoping for a better future.

Bhajans continued and ended with Bhagawan singing “Govinda Krishna Vittaley…” . Bhajans by the students continued and ended with Mangala Arathi at 1845 hrs.

Tomorrow is Thiruvonam…!!!

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II