Prashanthi Bullettin -
August 19th to 23rd, 2005
August 23rd, 2005
This morning, Bhagawan sat onstage after His darshan round
from 7.40 to 8.15 am. Later, in the Bhajan Hall He again
interacted with some of the MBA alumni who were still here,
and created a ring for one of them. After He retired to His
abode, there was some unusual activity going on there - and
at 11.30 am, Swami left in the Mercedes accompanied by Mr.
Chakravarthy, Secretary of the Central Trust. The Porte car
followed the Mercedes, driven by Bro. Satyajith. Bhagawan
took the road to Bangalore, but returned to Prashanthi
Nilayam around 12.45. In the afternoon also, Bhagawan sat
onstage after darshan for around half an hour from 4 pm.
August 22nd, 2005
This morning, Swami came for darshan around 7.20 am, and
called some of the MBA alumni for an interview. These were
the participants of the panel discussion yesterday. Around 8
o'clock, the interview was over, and the alumni had hopes
that Swami would speak to all of them. But Bhagawan chose to
go for a drive in His car. The car drove out of the Gopuram
gate, and immediately returned! Then the alumni were asked
to go inside the Bhajan Hall and they rushed in - filling up
the Bhajan Hall in seconds! Instead of speaking to them from
a distance, Bhagawan very lovingly went around in His chair
up to the very end of the Hall, speaking to most of the
alumni individually, calling by name students who had passed
out years and years ago! Many an eye was filled with tears
at the Lord's bountiful grace. Most of the morning Bhajans
were also sung by the alumni, till Bhagawan returned to His
abode after Arati at 9.20 am.
In the evening, Bhagawan gave an interview to some devotees
from Thailand. Evening Bhajans began at 4.50 pm, and once
again, some of the alumni got a chance to lead the Bhajans.
August 20th and 21st, 2005
The alumni of the School of Business Management of the Sri
Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning have gathered for a
meet, titled 'Reconnect', for the 20th anniversary
celebrations of the founding of the School. On 20th morning,
nearly 500 of the alumni were present, and were sitting in
the front part of Sai Kulwant Hall where the students
usually sit. After darshan, the alumni were asked to go into
the Bhajan Hall, and Bhagawan entered from the interview
room. From 8.30 to 9 o'clock, Bhagawan spent time with them,
going along the Bhajan Hall centre aisle like yesterday,
making two rounds this time.
In the afternoon, the official programme of the 'Reconnect'
meet began. A
detailed report of the meet is given at the
official website of
August 19th, 2005
This evening, Swami went into the Bhajan Hall at around 4.10
pm. Around 4.30, He went in His chair down the aisle in the
Bhajan Hall, right up to the very end. Then He went back to
the front of the Bhajan Hall via the upper portico, thus
granting close darshan to a large number of people.