Report on the Kerala Youth Camp
19th May to 21st May 2006
The Youth from
Kerala were yet again blessed when they got a golden opportunity
to bask in Bhagawan's Divine Presence and learn the gems of
wisdom imparted by experienced speakers and the Lord Himself.
The Conference was held for three consecutive days from 19th
May to 21st May 2006. On the evening of 21st
May 2006, Bhagawan gave His Discourse to the joy of the Youth
and thus fulfilling the prayers of 3000 Kerala Youth who had
converged from different parts of the State at Whitefield,
Brindavan – the abode of Bhagawan at Bangalore.
On the morning
of 19th May, Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall was beautifully
decked with fresh floral decorations, traditional lamps and
colourful festoons. Bhagawan came to the Hall at 8.30. After a
few Bhajans by the Youth, the Kerala State President of Sri
Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Sri Mukundan expressed gratitude
to Bhagawan for granting permission to hold the Sadhana Camp for
the fourth successive year in the Divine Presence. He related to
the joy of all assembled what Bhagawan had said on 31st
March 2006 when the speaker had conveyed to Bhagawan the
yearning of all the Kerala Youth to come to His Presence.
Bhagawan said then, "All their prayers have already reached Me."
Before introducing the speakers for the morning session, Sri
Mukundan requested Bhagawan to release a book entitled "Helpline
on the Sri Sathya Sai Path" containing the answers of the Warden
of Brindavan Campus of the Institute, Sri B.N. Narasimha Murthy
to the spiritual questions raised by the Kerala Youth in the
previous youth conferences. Bhagawan blessed the book and also
signed on it.
Balakrishnan, a renowned singer from Kerala earned Bhagawan's
words of appreciation and delight by his soulful rendering of
classical music and light devotional music. After the music
programme, Bhagawan was offered Arati after which He retired to
In the evening,
Bhagawan came to the Hall at 3.50 p.m. After a short Bhajan
session and Veda chanting, the evening's proceedings started
with four youth speakers – two gents and two ladies sharing
their experiences with the audience. The talks were short,
powerful and well appreciated. Then the fifth speaker, the State
Coordinator for Sri Sathya Sai Medical Programmes took the dais
and engaged the audience for a few minutes. This was followed by
a mellifluous music concert by Sri Madhu Balakrishnan. This time
the singer was blessed with a ring materialised by Bhagawan.
On the morning
of 20th May, as Bhagawan entered Sai Ramesh Krishan
Hall, the Kerala Youth started Bhajans. After a few Bhajans, Dr.
M.K. Ramachandran Nair, Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala
spoke of his experiences and also advised the youth about the
golden opportunity they had got at a young age to have Darshan,
Sparshan and Sambashan of the Lord. After the Vice Chancellor's
speech, Sri Hari Hara Subramanian gave a classical music
concert. After a few songs, Bhagawan got up and Arati was
offered. Then He retired to His abode.
In the evening,
Bhagawan came to Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall at 3.30 as the Kerala
Youth filled the entire Hall with chanting of Sai Gayatri. Two
Kerala Youth shared their rich experiences with the audience.
Again Sri Hari Hara Subramanian got an opportunity to render
songs in the Divine Presence. At the end of the recital,
Bhagawan materialised a beautiful diamond ring for him. The
proceedings ended with offer of Arati to Bhagawan.
entered the Hall, Sri Jyoti Lal IAS, Executive Director – Water
Authority, Government of Kerala addressed the audience on the
morning of 21st May 2006, the concluding day of the
Conference. After his illuminating speech, Sri Kavalam Sreekumar
and Sri T.S. Radhakrishnan gave a vocal performance. At the end
of their performance, Bhagawan was offered Arati.
session was a special one for the youth, which will be etched in
their hearts for ever. Bhagawan walked onto the dais at 4 p.m.,
and as the Bhajans were in progress, Bhagawan to everyone's
surprise came down the dais and collected letters from the
youth, spoke to some of them and also materialised Vibhuti to a
few of them. The Youth were brimming with joy and one could see
their faces light up in Bhagawan's Presence. Bhagawan also went
round the Hall giving Darshan to all the devotees. Then came
another special moment for which they had been waiting for the
past two days when Bhagawan gave His nectarous Discourse.
For the benefit
of readers, a gist of the Divine Discourse is given below.
said that three days had passed like three minutes for Him
and He was extremely happy to see happiness in their faces.
heart is like a plain paper. It attains the quality with
which it is associated. For example, a piece of paper smells
of fruits when fruits are placed on it. On the contrary,
when dry fish is placed on it, it smells of dry fish. So, it
is said, Yad Bhavam Tad Bhavati
(as is the feeling, so is the result).
reiterated that one should have good company. He said,
Tell Me your company, I shall tell you
what you are. Basically everyone is pure, but one has
to maintain that purity by joining good company and avoiding
Man is not one, but three:
The one others
think you are, the one you think you are and the one you
God. When someone asks you, "Who are you?" You should
answer, "I am I." This 'I' is changeless. The 'I' is present
everywhere. There is no place without the 'I'.
Sarvatah Panipadam Tat Sarvathokshi
Siromukham, Sarvatah Sruthimalloke Sarvamavruthya Tishthati
(with hands, feet, eyes, head, mouth and ears pervading
everything, God permeates the entire universe).
cultivate love. Do every act with love. Truth is God. Love
is God, live in love. See God in everyone. Even if someone
blames you, you should not get perturbed; you should think
that it is for my own good.
last three days, the songs that you sang and the activities
that you undertook are very good and are very pleasing to
waited for this opportunity for one full year and now I have
fulfilled your desire.
been thinking that swami has not spoken to you for the last
three days, but Swami is always with you speaking to you.
only one relationship between you and Me and that is love.
Our relationship is like mother and child relationship.
the end blessed the youth to live peacefully and happily. He
said our country Bharat is the Annadata (giver of food) for the entire world and
Kerala is the Annadata for the
whole of India.
concluded His Discourse with the Bhajan, "Prema
Mudita Manase Kaho Rama Ram Ram …"
came to a happy conclusion with the offer of Arati to Bhagawan.
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