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VIDEO  Drama presented by Bhagawan's students on August 15 2004

Bharatiya Samskruti Atma Samskruti

Mother India’s patriotic refrain ‘Vande Mataram’ resounded in Prasanthi Nilayam this evening when the II Year Post Graduate students presented a patriotic drama entitled Bharatiya Samskruti Atma Samskruti on the occasion of 66th National Independence Day here in Prasanthi Nilayam. The 85 minute presentation in 12 episodes was based on the theme, as the title goes, ‘Freedom Of The Soul’ as the key for real freedom, as preached by legendary Swami Vivekananda.

 

Bharatiya Samskruti Atma Samskruti

 

Depicting the story of a lawyer, arguing on behalf of a ‘guilty’ Chairman of Allied Chemicals that caused homicide of innocent civilians, the presentation takes the audience through various episodes, illustrating anecdotes from India’s illustrious struggle, finally concluding at a high note, showing the transformation of the otherwise unethical, unrighteous lawyer into a man of great self dignity firmly reposed in Soul Culture, thanks to Swami Vivekananda’s influence upon him. Concluding the presentation Vivekananda’s voice echoed affirming that the transformed lawyer is not the single case, but there are countless such souls that took inspiration from this highest ‘soul’ principle that finally helped India in her Independence struggle.

 

Bharatiya Samskruti Atma Samskruti

 

The presentation concluded with a group song, that echoed religious harmony. Interestingly, the curtain was drawn depicting various posters of the key legendary characters contributed to the freedom struggle, namely, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Bhagat Singh, presented uniquely like filling a picture puzzle, pasting them on the wide backdrop, that when finished portrayed a beaming Bhagawan.

 

Bharatiya Samskruti Atma Samskruti

 

Bhajans continued and prasadam was distributed to the entire assembly. The session concluded with Mangala Arathi at 1845 hrs.

Also read : Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Friday, August 10th, 2012
Devotees from Visakhapatanam district of Andhra Pradesh staged a Musical Dance Drama entitled “Sai Krishnaya Charanam Namo Namah” on this Sri Krishna Janmashtami evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam. At the outset, the district president of SSSSO, Visakhapatanam gave an overview of the activities of the Organisation in the district.

The presentation was based on the theme, drawing similarities between the two Avatars, Bhagawan Sri Krishna and Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai. Interspersed....Read more

 

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Monday, Aug 15, 2011

Maa Tere Liye Hai Hum   Vande Mataram

Today is National Independence Day, 15th August! As the whole nation is gripped in patriotic fervour, commemorating the occasion, Prasanthi Nilayam, as she has been for past many years, once again got into celebrating mood joining the countrymen, commemorating the occasion in 'The Divine Presence!'.

The schedule for the day was a drama presentation, in the evening, by the postgraduate students of SSSIHL, Prasanthi Nilayam campus. The presentation entitled "Aaazaadi - Inner Dependence" was a portrayal of India's independence, with flashbacks from the past, highlighting how two cardinal values, Truth and Righteousness strung together playing the vital 'chord' in the national Independence saga.

Bharat is the motherland of many noble souls who earned great name and fame in all the continents of the world.  This is the land of valorous people who fought foreign rulers and gained independence. This is the land which has excelled in music, literature and other fine arts. Having been born in this great land of Bharat, it is your sacred duty to protect its rich cultural heritage. - Sri Sathya Sai

Commencing with a dance of rejoicement celebrating Freedom, the Spirit of Independence made a guest appearance giving an intro to the programme, promising to take the audience through the story of Independence struggle.

Two of the illustrious sons of India, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and Chandrasekhar Azad took the centrestage as narrators, taking the storyline with interlaced commentary showing flashbacks of illustrious lives and selected episodes.

Bharat is the motherland of many noble souls who earned great name and fame in all the continents of the world.  This is the land of valorous people who fought foreign rulers and gained independence. This is the land which has excelled in music, literature and other fine arts. Having been born in this great land of Bharat, it is your sacred duty to protect its rich cultural heritage. - Sri Sathya Sai
Raja Harischandra whose adherence to Truth and Righteousness, who showed exemplary character at the face of oddities, being strictly duty bound, Chatrapathi Shivaji whose courage, valour and love for Motherland made him an illustrious son of the land were illustrated before the scene shifted to a jail scene showing the trial and tribulations of the countrymen who were made to suffer at the hands of cruel British officers.

Bharat is the motherland of many noble souls who earned great name and fame in all the continents of the world.  This is the land of valorous people who fought foreign rulers and gained independence. This is the land which has excelled in music, literature and other fine arts. Having been born in this great land of Bharat, it is your sacred duty to protect its rich cultural heritage. - Sri Sathya Sai

The final scene was from the Mahabharat, where Pandavas in exile, make an attempt to fetch the forbidden fruit of Sage Romarishi and as a consequence while facing the wrath of curse from the Rishi, Lord Krishna Himself appears as saving grace... true reward for their constant contemplation and complete surrender.

The presentation ended with the Spirit of Independence making a final appearance offering his salutations at Bhagawan's Lotus Feet. Narrating the symbolic link between Bhagawan and the Tricolour of India, the spirit went on declaring Bhagawan as the greatest patriot, at Whose behest and blessings the nation changed her course, winning independence from the British.

As sonorous tunes erupting into an Aazaadi song echoed in the backdrop, the drama cast came forth, one after one, to the Altar, offering a "Flower Of Love" each at the Divine Lotus Feet! Indeed faces were full of emotions as memories of nostalgic golden days, where The Lord in physical would Himself bless these children, gushed forth engulfing the entire assemblage.

Bharat is the motherland of many noble souls who earned great name and fame in all the continents of the world.  This is the land of valorous people who fought foreign rulers and gained independence. This is the land which has excelled in music, literature and other fine arts. Having been born in this great land of Bharat, it is your sacred duty to protect its rich cultural heritage. - Sri Sathya Sai

After the one-hour presentation bhajans continued for another fifteen minutes before Mangala Arathi offering at 1845 hrs. Prasadam was distributed to the entire assemblage.

Earlier, the session commenced at 1630 hrs. with Vedic Chanting for 45 mts. that was followed by bhajans for the next 15 mts. before the curtains unfurled for the "Aazaadi" presentation.

WE WISH MOTHER INDIA A HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

 

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From Independence to Swarajya

Drama presented by Bhagawan's students on August 15 2004

 

 

THE TRUE FLAG OF VICTORY

Bhagawan Speaks on Bharat

 

Nearly two and half decades ago while speaking to the students of His university on this day of India's independence Baba clearly set forth before the young minds the ideals and idols they should pursue. He also elucidated what independence means in its truest sense. Here are a few excerpts from that revealing discourse delivered on August 15, 1985.
 


 

One must learn lessons from one's mistake, repent and resolve not to commit it again. The history of India holds forth before us the folly of repeating the wrongs already done.
 

The French, the Portuguese, the Moghuls and the Afghans have all warned Indians against this nature. French Governor Dupleix has recorded that he was able to establish French rule in the then Karnataka region with the help of the Nizam. Mir Jaffer helped Lord Clive to conquer Bengal. Raghunatha Rao Peshwa helped the foreigner to conquer Maharashtra.
 

Foreign rule was established in India, with the help of Indians themselves. Inhabitants of an island, eleven thousand miles away, were able to conquer India, sixteen times its size having eight times its population, and rule over it for one hundred and ninety years, because of one basic defect - disunity caused by mutual suspicion, selfishness and jealousy. Union is strength; disunion brings disaster.
 

When Gandhi was twenty-four years old, he proceeded to South Africa at the invitation of an Indian business house to conduct a court case. There he witnessed the humiliation being heaped upon Indian settlers by the Whites. Differences can exist between man and man in health, education, wealth and temperament. But fundamentally all men are equal and should be treated as such. But racial animosity was the accepted policy of the White rulers in South Africa.
 

The Advent of Sathyagraha by Gandhi
 

Gandhi stayed on among the oppressed Indians and native blacks and devised the strategy of Sathyagraha (passive resistance or civil disobedience) to end the exploitation. When the movement showed signs of quick success, General Smuts invited Gandhi for discussion.
 

Gandhi explained to him that he had to resort to non-violent Sathyagraha since the inhuman policy of insulting and injuring humans having black skins had to be resisted and exterminated. General Smuts retorted by pointing out to Gandhi how millions of Indians - human beings like the rest - were kept out of villages and condemned as untouchables. The General's word acted as a bullet shot right at the heart of Gandhi.
 

Gandhi felt that he had no right to correct another while he was himself infected with the same evil. He decided to return to India and practise the strategy of Sathyagraha for the removal of untouchability and other social evils and to free his Motherland from exploitation by foreigners.
 

Sathyagraha was the path of Truth and Love, of the means being as pure as the ends. Verily, he who accepts criticism gladly and thanks the critic for his remarks is the one really human. Since Gandhi was willing to learn and had the humility to acknowledge criticism, he could mould the people of his land and be hailed as the Father of the Nation.

He looked upon the country as one. He planted the seed of unity of all faiths and all communities, which under his guidance grew quickly into a big tree. He built a great movement on the basis of Atma bhalam (soul-force) that strengthened unity and self-confidence. Selfishness that had possessed the nation as an evil genius and mined its progress in material, moral, political and spiritual fields, was suppressed while the movement was on. The people suffered much but sufferings is the prelude to success. There is no rose without thorns. Without giving, no one can gain. How can anything great be achieved without overcoming internal and external obstacles?
 

The Meaning of Swatantra and Swarajya
 

The independence we celebrate today was finally achieved and proclaimed at midnight on August 14, 1947. What exactly does the word 'independence' mean?
 

It means we are not dependent on anyone, any longer. We are dependent on ourselves alone. The Indian word for independence is Swa-tantra. It means 'our Tantra'. The word Tantra means 'the Atma'... So Swatantra means independence from everything except the Atma.
 

One should always follow only one's heart; that is our only Guru and God. There should be no dependence on the others. This is the stage of Swarajya, becoming the sole monarch of oneself. The word Swaraj, commonly used for an independent state, connotes only absence of worldly dependence. Independence can be enjoyed by man only if he gets rid of bondage to the senses which drag him into tantalising ventures. The attainment of Yoga, involving sense-control, expansion of love, and cleansing the consciousness, is the true goal. Only when this happens can God's glory be reflected in the heart of every individual.
 

The True Flag of Victory
 

Love for one's motherland is good. But it should not lead to hatred towards the motherland of others. Your prayer has to be, "May everyone everywhere be happy and peaceful." For, only when the world has peace and prosperity, can India be peaceful and happy... Your peace and happiness are linked with the world's peace and happiness. Any act of hatred or violence committed by you will pollute the atmosphere of the world. When you adore any living being, the adoration reaches God, for He is in every being. Similarly insult to any living being too reaches God. So, expand love towards all, everywhere.

The flag is the symbol of victory, of the joy of Independence. Each nation has a flag for itself. Pay attention to another flag to symbolise another laudable victory. And this is over one's lower instincts, impulses, passions, emotions and desires. This is the flag which has to be unfurled in every human heart. When you achieve this victory, you will become the true inheritors of Bharatiya (Indian) culture.

- Divine Discourse on Independence Day, August 15, 1985
at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute for Higher Learning, Prashanthi Nilayam.

 
 

Jana Gana Mana...


 

A special musical offering from the studios of Radio Sai celebrating 67 years of India's Independence.

It is rich and vibrant at the same time melodious and moving. Just like this magnificent nation.
 



Vocals - Koustubh, Aswath, Anirudh 
Mohan veena - Mani krishna
Sitar - Suryanarayana Murthy
Veena - Sai Prasad
Flute - Pramod Umapathi
Dilruba - Suryanarayana Murthy
Mridangam & Kanjira - Sudheer
Timpani - Harry
Keyboards & Music arrangement - Anirudh
Mixed & Mastered at Prasanthi Digital Studios by Dhananjaya Shet