Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha – Day 2

Sri Sathya Sai Grama Seva, the Karma Yoga initiated by Bhagawan reached its 4th day yesterday while the Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajnam into its second day here in Prasanthi Nilayam. On the fourth day of the Grama Seva a total population of 34,600 people in 6,300 households in Bukkapatnam mandal were covered.

The evening session, Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha, the archetype assembly of the learned, featured three speeches and a scintillating musical offering by the students of Brindavan Campus of SSSIHL.

The session commenced with invocatory Veda chanting by the students of Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School. The first speaker for the session was Sri R Ganesan, an BBM student at the Muddenahalli Campus of SSSIHL. Speaking about mind and its vagaries, the wandering mind, Ganesan narrated his own experience with reference to his admission in the Institute that gave a boost to his confidence in his own self and faith in Bhagawan. Being in Bhagawan’s Institute allows the student to grow spiritually helping to evolve training him to contemplate within, said the grateful student who spoke with great elan and confidence.

The next speaker Sri Sai Sathyanarayanan, a final year undergraduate student, began with a story on Selfless Love emphasising that God is a 4-letter word, L-O-V-E. Speaking about Grama Seva in brief, narrating a beautiful experience of a student’s warm, loving spontaneous response to a ‘self-styled’ outcast who did not want the student to go near him, the young speaker highlighted how the Karma Yoga is helping students to evolve, blossoming them into worthy instruments in Sai mission. Narrating a beautiful incident from Mar 2011 illustrating the efficacy of selfless prayer, the young speaker concluded with a wonderful quote, “turn yourself to God and stay tuned to God.”

The third speaker Miss Maitali Verma, a doctoral research scholar from the Anantapur Campus of SSSIHL spoke of the 10 commandments she learned from her 10 years at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet. Presenting a research-oriented thesis on Bhagawan’s teachings, Bhagawan’s messages or Sai’s sayings, the speaker emphasised that one will be able to practise His teachings, the ten commandments if he/she three S’s with him/her…that is SRI SATHYA SAI.

Bhagawan’s Divine discourse followed next wherein Bhagawan emphasised on the importance of leading a life of character.

The final programme was a musical offering by the students of Brindavan Campus. Singing their hearts out to Beloved Swami, showing great commitment and dedication, blossoming talents from the Campus regaled the audience with their professional approach, receiving rounds of applause.

Bhajans continued and ended with Bhagawan singing Om Shivaya…Om Shivaya… Mangala Arathi was offered at 1900 hrs. marking the end of the session.

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