Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital,
the first of Bhagawan’s Temples of Healing, turned 59
yesterday. Precisely it was on 4th October 1956 that,
this holy institution was pressed into service by
Ever since, it has been a saga
of selfless, relentless service, holding aloft
Bhagawan’s maxim, “Love All Serve All”. Celebrating the
joyous occasion, staffers from SSSGH presented a musical
evening today here in Prasanthi Nilayam. The programme
was studded with devotional songs, bhajans interspersed
with lucid commentary.
Entitled “Samarpan”, the
dedicative offering was themed on the concept of
Bhagawan as Ultimate SadGuru, understanding His ‘Para
Tattwa, all-pervasive Divinity.
The programme commmenced with an
invocatory Guru Vandana, “Brahmanandam Paramasukhadam…”
paying obeisance at the Lotus Feet of The Supreme Guru.
When God Himself becomes Guru, one is unmade and remade
at the hands of the Divine Sculptor; the next offering
was a piece of gratitude, “Vachanandame Sai…”. Singing
paeans to Jagat Guru, Guru Strotra followed next, sung
with passionate devotion. Shunning the ego-centric life
man should traverse the God-centric path to satiate his
precious human sojourn. Echoing this sentiment, the next
dedication was Bhagawan’s own composition, “Sathya
Dharmamu Shanthi Premalatho…”. A Kannada
composition by Sage Purandaradasa followed next,
reminding man of his innate Divinity that, he is verily
the reflection of the Supreme Godhood.
Winding up, two bhajans
followed, not before explaining the unquestionable
purport of ‘bhajans’ in Prasanthi Nilayam. It was said,
quoting Bhagawan that, in Prasanthi Nilayam every bhajan
that one attends is equivalent to attending 108
Ashwamedha Yagas. The fifty-minute presentation was
interspersed with lucid commentary, explaining each song
and purport in detail.
Rightly, to hold on to Him with
a permanent relation one should seek Him as Supreme
Teacher. Verily, this evening turned out to be a
spiritual treat for the august assembly and for the
devotees in general, that, the staffers of Sri Sathya
Sai General Hospital sent across the message of absolute
significance of Guru worship of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai,
understanding Him as the innate Divinity shining in each
one of them.
Bhajans continued and ended with
Bhagawan singing “Sunday Special” Subramaniam
Subramaniam…. Mangala Arathi at 1815 hrs. marked
the end of the proceedings.
II Samastha Lokah
Sukhino Bhavantu II