Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha…

On the sidelines of the Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna. commenced this morning, Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha, ensemble of the learned got underway this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam. This evening session had two speeches, Divine discourse followed by a musical offering by the Muddenahalli Campus.

The session commenced at 1640 hrs. with invocatory Vedic chanting by the tiny tots of Primary School. Sri Aman Jhaveri, Research Scholar at SSSIHL, then introduced the two speakers for the ensuing session. The two speakers from Dr Sanjay Mahalingam and Dr T Ravikumar, who chose to speak on the lines of Jnana and Bhakti path through their experiences.

Speaking first Dr Sanjay Mahalingam, faculty with School Of Business Management at Prasanthi Nilayam, narrated three experiences he had with with Bhagawan, explaining the subtle yet profound lessons learnt thereon. Narrating an experience involving financial crisis, Dr Sanjay then narrated how he got the right answer from within, wherein he listened to Bhagawan’s Own advice in one ‘simple sentence’ given to him in an interview some year’s ago, ‘If you think there is a problem, then problem exists; delete the problem and then there is only consciousness’. Narrating a couple of more experiences, Dr Sanjay stressed on the greater importance of connecting to Bhagawan from within, seeking The Divine in wordless silence.

Dr T Ravikumar, Associate Professor at the Brindavan Campus, also Warden of Brindavan Hostel, spoke next lucidly narrating some of the most beautiful moments he experienced with Bhagawan. A longtime devotee fortunate to spend almost fifty year’s at His Lotus Feet, forty year’s in His physical presence, Dr Ravikumar spoke about the ‘Mother Divine’ aspect of Bhagawan this evenng. Picking up the first three attributes of the ‘attrinuteless’ Mother Divine,  in the sacred Lalitha Sahasranama, Sri Mata Sri Maharajni Srimad Simhasaneshwari Dr Ravikumar then narrated 3-4 thrilling experiences elaborating on the three attributes.

A musical offering by the budding talents of Muddenahalli Campus followed next. Beginning their programme with a Ganesha offering, Mahaganapathi Manasa Smarami, then went on singing another four numbers that included the sacred Mahishasuramardini Strotram, originally compoised by Adi Shankara. Other songs were…Easwar Allah Tere Jag Mein in Hindi, Veena Vaadini Amritavarshini… and a Qawwali, “Tere Darbar Mein Aaye Hey Hum Aaj…”, an apt finale for a beautiful evening.

Bhajans continued and ended with Mangala Arathi at 1855 hrs.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II