"Om Sairam dearest Sai
All the campuses of Sri Sathya Sai University have re-opened from
1st of June. This would be one of its kind re-opening for the
blessed university which lost her Chancellor on a physical level.
Every year, students would look forward to this day after spending 2
months with friends and family to re-unite with the Divine. This
year there seems to be a vacuum in their lives which will be
stabilised in no time.
As the Maha Samadhi construction started from the 27th May, students
who couldn't make it before could not even have Samadhi darshan.
The Maha Samadhi construction is in full swing. There are huge
curtains put up at least 20 feet away from the dais. This probably
is done to give enough space for the workers to do their job. This
afternoon, when I entered the ashram, i bumped into a person who,
with his physical appearance seemed to be working for the
construction. Even though he looked dusty, with torn clothes (a
typical worker appearance) the first thought that came to my mind is
brother how lucky you are! to be part of this great construction. I
asked him (to double check and also to get some "inside"
information) if he was working for Maha Samadhi construction and
with an innocent smile he said yes brother. I asked how is the work
going on. he said it is going on very well. They have finished
"flooring" part. The next sentence that he said was so touchy and
when some one like him says with that innocence it will hit you some
where in the heart.
He said with a sad face, what to do, I don't feel like even
hammering on the floor. every time I do that, I think, O our Swami
is sleeping. Will I be disturbing His sleep? he said he is tyring
his best to do the job bit quietly but this job doesn't allow to do
so. He continued, I had Swami's darshan many times in this same hall
and I wanted to speak with Swami atleast once in my life time but it
was not possible. Swami was always surrounded by people and getting
closer to Him was not easy. Now I am right there, with no one around
Swami, but still cannot speak with Him. I told Him, all your prayers
were answered as you are blessed to be part of the Divine
construction. He nodded in acceptance with an innocent smile again.
I thanked Swami for letting me meet such a nice person who cared for
Swami even after He left the body.
I could imagine the mindset of all the blessed workers there. Like
this brother I am sure many of them would have had Swami's darshan
in the same hall before. Keeping Swami's body right next to you and
to work is not an easy job. Especially when you know who Swami
is.All your nerves would be holding the whole body uptight.
According to the news, the Ganesha which was in the middle has been
removed. The white marble steps which were on the dais have also
been removed. I think(its not official) Swami's statue might be
placed in the place of Ganesha). According to EENADU news paper
report dated, 28th May, the statue will be unveiled on Swami's
birthday. (nothing official yet)
As the stage is now completely removed, all the mud, marble pieces
etc from the dais is now dumped behind North blocks in the ashram.
There were so many
devotees, local and overseas who went there to collect mud, marble
etc and why not, these were touched by the divine Himself. Probably
these are the only souvenirs available for general public touched
and blessed by Swami.These might be the same rock parts which Rama
stepped on to remove the curse on Ahalya. I know so many devotees
who take few hand full of mud from Puttaparthi to put in the
foundations during the new house construction or during construction
of temples etc and this particular mud being dumped, is equally
Meanwhile some local news papers are still spitting poison on
Swami's organisation and the Trustees. Who are we to question their
credibility and capabilities? Swami has personally handpicked each
and every Trustee. Can any one dare to question Swami?These news are
either written with evil intentions or out of complete ignorance.
there are also some media organisations which are spreading this
false hood to increase their TRPs or increase sale of newspapers.
Let every Sai Devotee bear this in mind that even an iota of doubt
or interest in such news will directly mean that we are doubting our
beloved Lord. After all these years of DARSHAN, SPARSHAN AND
SAMBHASHAN lets not waste that divine opportunity which was bestowed
on us which came after thousands of births of meritorious deeds. (I
am not targeting any one in particular or organisation and not
denying the basic FREEDOM OF SPEECH which the Indian democracy has
given to every citizen)
Instead of writing to that particular news paper or calling them to
lodge your objections,as Swami said Stay away from bad company, lets
not buy those particular news papers, lets not watch that particular
news channel. If every Sai Devotee, as a token of love for Swami
more importantly with due respect to His teachings of avoiding bad
company, decides not to subscribe that particular news paper, every
CULPRIT will feel the heat and this will be a very good answer for
the evil forces for messing with Sai Family.
On the other hand there are still people within Sai community every
where who are spreading negative energy among Sai sisters and
brothers. They don't blame Swami or His organisation but they seem
to brief the news paper reports, especially during informal Sai
gatherings in the time of service, which itself is equal to doubting
Swami. Let every one of us be reminded that even now Swami is in
full control of the whole world and Sai Organisation is no
Swami has willed when to come on earth and has willed when to leave
His body here. Of course because of the affection and love we had
towards His body, we may cry or feel sad but every one of us have to
come out of this grief at the earliest and enjoy the proximity of
all pervasive Swami.
Attached here is a photo of Swami's ICU published in radiosai.org
and also a photo of the dump in the ashram..."
With Pranams at
the Lotus feet of our beloved Lord,
R.Satish Naik (submitted to