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Love - Way To Divinity | 94th Birthday
Celebrations | 21st Nov, 2019
Prasanthi Nilayam’s spiritual workshop is on, with the Sri Sathya Sai Seva
Organisation taking the lead to reach out the masses with the best of the Sai
spiritual practices. This evening’s topic was based on one of Swami’s famous
triune axioms on Love... Start The Day With Love, Fill The Day With Love, End
The Day with Love.
Commencing the proceedings Sri Tribhuvan Sachdeva, an alumnus of SSSIHL,
currently an official with the SSSSO – MP, presented a brief narration of the
ensuing session, narrating the magical significance.
Speaking on the first topic, Sri Sundar Anantharaman, Dt. President, SSSSO,
Bengaluru West lucidly elaborated on the theme Start The Day With Love. Calling
love as an energy, classifying the three types of love that Bhagawan has
identified and elaborated, that being Swartha Prema (selfish love), Anyonya
Prema (mutual give and take type of love), Parartha or Paramartha Prema
(selfless love), the speaker advocated the last one for all, that being flawless
like that of Sunlight, most unconditional. How do we commence our day with Love?
Flowing on, the speaker narrated the sadhana route, starting with the morning
prayer facing the palm, Karagre Vasathe Lakshmi...’, following up with Aumkar
for 21 times... Demonstrating the intricacies of AUM chanting as taught by
Bhagawan in detail, the speaker engaged the audience to follow and perfect the
art. Elaborating on the third sadhana in the auspicious morning, Sri Sathya Sai
Suprabhatam, Sri Sundar explained the significance of the same, diverting next
to the important topic of Jyoti (light) Meditation, demonstrating the same with
the audience following suit.Photo
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Love - Way To Divinity | 94th Birthday Celebrations | 21st Nov, 2019
Sri Vijay Krishnan, an alumnus from SSSIHL, deliberated next on the second topic
for the session, Fill The Day With Love. If we, the devotees, have a choice to
be a spiritual person, then this act means filling every moment with love, said
the illustrious speaker stressing on the importance of changing the perspective.
Narrating the Mahabharata incident of Arjuna’s change in perception, the speaker
voiced the greater clarity that it is the association that makes the difference,
and association with Bhagawan is the biggest gift we have been fortuned with. We
are blessed to have the Destination ItSelf as our Guide. In conclusion Sri
Vijaya Krishnan said, we have one single choice, that being what we want, that
is... ‘Swami I Need You’.
Elucidating on the final phase of the triune message, End The Day With Love, Sri
Brijesh Bamalwa, State Youth Coordinator from West Bengal, spoke of the finest
of the love that the creation has ever witnessed, that of Mother Radha towards
her Source n’ Force, Bhagawan Sri Krishna. True Love is the love for God,
affirmed the speaker, posing the question, how do we realise this stage? Talking
on His prescription, he elaborated on the sadhana required, sounding on the
devil of smart phones and social network mania, poisoning the present day
generation. In our quest for being online, we have lost our inner connectivity,
confessed the speaker, stressing on the absolute need to listen to the voice
within before getting to bed. Mass chanting of ‘Kara Charanam Kritam Vaak...’
followed for a while next.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Brijesh finally spoke on importance of
Self Audit, advocating on the need for a spiritual account, a balance sheet at
the end of the day. Hands, heart and head should be in sync sounded the speaker
concluding most beautifully, saying let’s lose ourselves in the beautiful lap of
Mother Sai, listening to Sohum...Sohum... meaning I Am...I Am Sai!
Sri Murali Jaju, National Spiritual Coordinator for SSSSO, speaking in Hindi,
summarised the session touching upon the salient points of the day’s topic. All
that we have ever experienced with Swami and in His Presence is nothing but
LOVE...LOVE...LOVE!, he said with easing conviction, touching upon the triune
points of discussion in nutshell. Once we leave our problems with Bhagawan, in
His Hand, we need to rest in peace. When problems come to us, give them
appointment between 5 and 5:30 and when at 5 pm you are troubled by the
problems, sit with Me, affirming that ‘My Swami is bigger than my problem’,
narrated the speaker sharing with the audience one of the tips given by Bhagawan.
A theme song on LOVE followed net. Bhajans continued and the curtains for the
day came to a close with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.
Speaking on the occasion, stressing on a need for a refocus on the theme, AIP
Sri Nimish Pandya reminded the august assembly that Narayana Seva is not mere
poor feeding, but a personal, family and community sadhana, which comes with
stage-wise evolution from the individual to the family to the community.
Reminding that every single task is done for his or her own self, for self
emancipation, the AIP had a word of caution that, it is not enough to say that
we are Sai devotees, or we belong to Sai centres, but practice is of paramount
importance. With reference to the Narayana Seva, we have meandered a little away
from the goal, admitted the AIP, asking the devotees to refocus on the essence
of the activity to ensure the sanctity that has greater spiritual connotation.
What does Beloved Bhagawan say on the subject? Bhagawan says, when we are
engaged in Daridra Narayana Seva, God in the poor is being served, that the
formless God has taken the form of the poor hapless one, the Daridra Narayana. (Bhagawan's
Divine discourse was played, resounded on the public address system, filling and
fulfilling Prasanthi Nilayam).
An en masse Laksharchana on Sri Sathya Sai Sahasrana Namavali (1008 holy Names
Of Bhagawan) followed next.
Profusely thanking Bhagawan for the golden opportunity, the AIP in his
concluding remarks hoped that no human being on the face the Earth should go
hungry, which is the collective sankalpa (vision) on the occasion.
Sri DV Chandrasekhar, alumnus and currently Sr. Manager, SSSIHMS, Whitefield was
the master of ceremonies for the morning.
Bhajans continued and the session concluded with Mangala Arathi to Beloved
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