Prashanthi Bullettin -
February 18th-19th, 2006
February 19th, 2006
This morning, Bhagawan did not come out for Darshan.
Therefore, in the evening, we all hurried to the Mandir,
pining to have His Darshan. At 4.10 p.m. the restless
devotees whose eyes were glued to the Poornachandra
Entrance, heaved a sigh of relief when they finally saw the
car make its appearance at 4.10 p.m. At 4.20 p.m. we could
see the flash of the orange robe as Bhagawan was wheeled
into the car.
As the car made its way along the pathway in the Kulwant
Hall, we could see a big group of men wearing white turbans
seated on the gents' side. As Swami's car approached their
area, the coordinators stood up and moved towards Bhagawan.
One of them held an album in his hands and started showing
some photographs to Swami. Swami very keenly watched all the
photos and the car remained stationed there for quite some
time until Swami had seen the whole of it.
The car moved on and finally positioned itself as usual in
front of the interview room. The door slid open and the
beautiful form of Bhagawan was seen moving out on the chair.
After the chair rolled out, our brothers helped Swami to
stand and then catching their hand, Bhagawan started walking
into the middle Portico. As He moved along, He enquired so
many devotees about their personal matters. Slowly, He
appeared at the other end of the middle Portico. From there,
He took a turn and started walking towards the dais.
Again, as He moved along quite fast, He spoke to almost
everyone in the front line, including Prof. Anil Kumar of
course. Swami's chair that was kept in the centre of the
dais was shifted towards the gents side as per His
instructions. Bhagawan reached the chair, stood for a while
showering His Divine Looks on many and then sat down. First
He spoke to Mr. Chakravarthi and then He interacted with
Prof. Anil Gokak, our Vice-Chancellor. Immediately, the
Vice-Chancellor spoke to Prof. Anil Kumar and a search
began. It was clear that Bhagawan wanted some students to
speak to all of us.
Within minutes, a number of students were lined up, as
speakers are never in shortage in Bhagawan's college! By
4.50 p.m. the mike was placed in position along with the
podium. Meanwhile, Swami received letters from a number of
students seated in front. He spoke to them, answering their
queries. At 4.55 p.m., Vedam stopped and Prof. Gokak shared
with the audience the great joy that all of us felt at
having our dear Lord with us again. He elaborated on this
aspect for some time and then invited the student speakers
too, to share their joy and happiness and also the agony
that we all felt in His absence for the last one month.
The first student speaker was Sri B. Aravind from the I MBA
class. He beautifully and very aptly narrated the story of
the Gopikas in Brindavan who were pining for their Lord when
He was away in Mathura. Any amount of consoling would not
help them and finally when the Lord Himself sent Uddhava
with the message of His Omnipresence and Omniscience, that
too would not satiate their thirst for the Darshan of the
Following this, Sri Aravind shared with us an episode of
Bhagawan's Omniscience. In the year 2004, in November, he
and a group of students were involved in writing the script
for the Convocation Drama. They had prepared 2 to 3 scripts
and finally Swami had chosen one. However, the boys were
very fascinated with another script that they had written.
It was about an architect who also happens to be a student
of Swami (in the story of course). This architect dedicates
his whole life to build a Sarva Dharma temple for Bhagawan.
However, owing to ill health he resigns from the company but
then indirectly helps in completion of the project.
Bhagawan, in an interview, pleased with his sincerity and
commitment grants him the boon of making his temple a
success and also grants him a long life saying that his body
was Swami's true temple.
The boys felt a little disappointed that this script was not
selected. A year passed by and came November 2005. Again the
same group was engaged in preparing a few scripts. They had
completely forgotten about this story. However, Swami
Himself reminded them that He had already given them a
script. It took them quite some time to understand what
Swami meant and finally prompted by Him, they dug out the
same script which then happened to be staged recently in
The second speaker was Sri Chetan Raman of the I Year
MBA(Fin) class. He shared with all of us the fact that how
lucky students are as Bhagawan Himself becomes their Mother,
Father, Guru and even a Guest. Normally, we chant Matru Devo
Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava, Acharya Devo Bhava and Athithi Devo
Bhava. But for the students, it is just the reverse! Devo
Matru Bhava, Devo Pitru Bhava, Devo Acharya Bhava and Devo
Athithi Bhava. He illustrated each point by sharing
experiences from his own life and finally concluded his
speech with a Hindi song - Itni Shakti Hamein Dena Daata
.... Give us such strength O Lord that the faith in our
minds does not weaken....
It was 5.25 p.m. and Bhagawan signalled for the Vedam
chanting to start again. At 5.35 p.m., Bhagawan asked the
Bhajan boys to commence the Bhajans. As they stated singing,
Swami stood up holding the railings. As He stood there,
tapping with His fingers, from the Gopuram side entrance, a
team walked in. Led by Mr. Rajan of the Ashram and the
Anantapur Collector Smt. Anuradha, was the Governor of
Gujarat, Shri Nawal Kishore Sharma. He walked unto the dais
with his aide and Swami looked at him and smiled.
The Governor sat down on a chair placed for him near the
Ganesha idol. After a while, Swami walked back to the Middle
Portico talking to a few devotees as He went along. Watching
Swami going towards the middle Portico, the Governor stood
up and hurried to offer the bouquet to Bhagawan and seek His
Blessings. Swami halted, turned around and received the
bouquet and Blessed the Governor and even his aide with a
few words and smiles.
Swami continued walking in. After entering into the Middle
Portico, He sat down on the chair. He went into the
interview room and at 5.45 p.m. He received Aarti and
retired for the day.
February 18th, 2006
This evening, Swami arrived at Parthi just before 4.30 p.m.
after starting from Brindavan Ashram at around 1.00 p.m.
There was a brief stopover at Bagepalli, a town on the way
where an old age home and a Sarva Dharma temple has been
built by a devotee of Bhagawan.
After entering the Sai Kulwant Hall, He got down at the
first pillar on the ladies side, walked up to the portico
holding our brother's hand. The Welcome song was going on,
sung by the music group inside the Bhajan hall with others
joining them. It was a Divine treat to watch Bhagawan after
almost a month, and too walking with such ease! After a few
minutes, He took Aarati.
As the Aarati was going on, Swami came into the Bhajan Hall
and sat on the throne. After the Aarati, He asked,
"Bagunnara?" - Are you all fine? The boys chorused "Yes,
Swami". Then He walked into the interview room. Swami was
smiling and talking so cheerfully that it sent ripples of
joy and ecstasy in all our hearts!
After a few minutes, the Porte car arrived, and the chair
was taken inside. Swami came out on the chair and into the
car, and retired to Poornachandra.
Bhajans commenced at 5.00 p.m. and around 5.35 p.m. our most
compassionate Lord, wanting to Bless us once again came into
the Kulwant Hall. He went to the Bhajan Hall, sat on the
throne and was there for around 3 to 4 Bhajans. He then took
Aarti once again and retired to Poornachandra.