The Sri Sathya
Sai Organisation of Karnataka had organised cultural programmes
across four days from 29th October to 1st November 2010.
On the 29th of October, over 500 Balvikas children from the state
had come on a Parthi Yathra and sixty of them, thirty boys and
thirty girls, participated in the evening's bhajans. It turned out
to be a freshening experience with hundreds tender vocal cords
singing aloud with innocent loving expressions in the immediate
Divine presence. After Arati, a couple of boys and girls from the
Balvikas group got opportunities to come up to the dais to receive
blessings. Silence prevailed all over as Bhagawan sat meditatively
with a radiance of love. Spontaneously, the children united in one
voice to chirp, "We Love You Swami". Bhagawan lovingly indicated
that He loved them too.
On the 30th of October, a cultural programme entitled, "Karishye
Vachanam Thava" by the youth of Karnataka was scheduled for the
evening and the participants was seated in the bhajan hall. Bhagawan
spoke to many of the actors and inquired about the role they were
playing in the drama. Bhagawan subsequently went onto the stage and
indicated that the programme can commence.
Beginning with a narration in Karnataka's own folk art form,
Yakshagana, the yakshas, picked up a modern story of three
youngsters who get into the thick of life, viewing the same with
different perception. When the first one, Akash who jumps into a
whirlpool of high ambitions, meeting with success initially, the
second one Shreyas was a worried person who despite employing honest
means was unable to get the desired breakthrough. Bhagawan's
teachings of Shreya vs. Preyas found a mention here when the third
one, Sumit decided to give him a counseling.
Akash met his doom soon as his bank opted for bankruptcy, an
aftermath of the stock market crash. Akash was a lost man while
Sumit and Yashas were not so badly affected with the downturn. They
kept meeting during the Narayana Seva. When Sumit turned worried
about his not-so-well-paid job, Yashas had the story of young Naren
and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa as words of encouragement and
Finally understanding dawned upon Akash when his father was
miraculously saved when Sumit and Yashas took him to Bhagawan's free
super specialty hospital in Whitefield. The drama was frequently
anecdotical with relevant episodes from the lives of Sankaracharya,
Vivekananda, Bhishma, Ashoka etc. being quoted to inform and
Upon the end of the presentation, Bhagawan moved down the stage to
spent about ten minutes with the participants, moving amidst them
and posing for a photograph. The boy who played the role of Yashas
was blessed with a chain from the Divine hands.
On the 1st of November, the Bal Vikas children from Mysore District
of Karnataka got the opportunity to present a dance drama entitled "Satsankalpameva
Jayate" in the Divine Presence.
Dhruva was born to King Uttanapada and Suniti, his first queen.
Suniti, embodiment of virtue, imbues her son Dhruva with morals
through vedantic stories and songs. Suniti tells Dhruva the story of
Bhramarshi Vasishta who proves to Rajarishi Vishvamitra that
Satsanga is even more powerful than Vrata.
Suruchi, Uttanapada's second queen, is in a heated argument with the
king in her chambers. Dhruva walks in with Uttama, her son. King
tells them to sit on his lap. Suruchi pulls away Dhruva from his
father's lap. She tells him that only Uttama, her son, has the right
to sit on the King's lap and is the rightful heir to the throne.
Suruchi tells Dhruva to seek Lord Vishnu's blessings to take birth
as her son to get that right. Taking his parents blessings, Dhruva
leaves for the forest assuring them that he will return with the
Lord's blessing. Initiated by Sage Narada, Dhruva meditates for over
6 months when the Lord appears before him and gives him a place in
heaven as Dhruva Nakshatra (Star Polaris). After the presentation,
Bhagawan blessed the participants with a group photograph and one of
them with a chain. Beckoning for the Prasadam, Bhagawan ensured that
sweets were given to all before accepting Arati and retiring to