Prashanthi Bullettin -
February 23rd, 2006
Presentation by X and
XII and Divine Message....
February 23rd, 2006
This evening, Swami came out for Darshan at 3.30 p.m. Taking
a full round, Swami got down near the interview room as
usual, but then today He chose to get up from His chair and
walk onto the dais. There was loud applause as He briskly
walked with slight support, to the middle of the dais. He
sat after a while on the sofa placed there.
Immediately, the representatives of the 10th and 12th class
came forward with a huge card made for Swami. This evening,
they were ready with their farewell programme. Bhagawan
Blessed the card and the boys. At 3.40 p.m., He asked the
Vedam group to stop chanting and the presentation by the
School boys began.
The first group song was Kya Kush Naseeb Jo Sai Ko Paa Le...
The presentation was aptly titled 'Dil Yahi Kehta Hai'. It
was basically a couple of songs interspersed with
conversations in English, Hindi and Telugu and at other
times experiences shared by few students about how Swami had
Blessed their family members. Some of the boys talked about
the Hostel life and the lessons they learnt over there.
Songs like Teri Hein Zameen Tera Aasamaan.... Pyare Sai
Hamare Dil Khol Dekho Ye Meraa... Kanula Mundara Kadali Aade
Prema Moortive Neevu.... We Want To Be With You O Lord My
Lord.... and a couple of other English songs burst forth
from the hearts of all the students passing out of the
portals of the School.
Towards the end, there was a multi lingual offering of
gratitude to Bhagawan, winding up with the song Dil Yehi
Kehta Hai Maa Sang Rahe Hara Dam Yahaan.... Each time a
group song began, a few boys would go forward to Swami with
cards and roses. Each time, Swami talked to them, asked them
some questions filling their heart with thrill and Blessed
Not just that, even when the intervening Telugu and Hindi
conversations were presented by a pair of students, Swami
would lift His Hand and Bless them with Abhaya Hasta as they
concluded their part. Overall, it was a treat to all eyes.
To see the Divine Mother pouring Her Love and Grace on all
The presentation came to a close at 4.30 p.m. A couple of
boys went forward with trays containing different items for
Blessings. Finally the Principal Sri Sivaramakrishnaiah Garu
went to Swami to get some file Blessed. Surprisingly, Swami
asked for the mike to be arranged. Lo and behold, our Lord
had decided to Bless us all with a Divine Discourse - out of
the blue! Immediately all the students rushed forward, to
sit as close as possible to the dais and soak in His Divine
The mike was arranged and Prof. Anil Kumar took his place.
Swami stood up amidst applause and started speaking.
It is very nice to know that so many
of you have been here from Primary School and have studied
till your 12th class. It is very heartening to note that you
have secured good marks and a good name. But in the Primary
School your heart was full of compassion, love, feelings of
caring and sharing. There was a feeling of brotherhood. But
once you come to Higher Secondary School your behaviour and
actions deteriorate. They become cheap and mean.
Your words are full of devotion and make all happy. But some
of you have taken to the wrong path fostering a perverted
mind. Think for yourself, how your minds are.
Human life is a combination of Manas, Buddhi, Chitta,
Ahamkara and the Body. These five are most essential for
liberation. Above all, the mind must not be polluted. You
must never expect for that which does not belong to you. Be
cautious with those things that do not belong to you.
However, at this age such wisdom does not dawn on you.
Whatever you see, you desire to own it, possess it. It is a
type of madness.
Whatever you do, do it as an offering to Swami, to please
Him. Tell yourself - this is not mine. Who am I? From the
microcosm to the macrocosm, everything is Divine. From the
mosquito to the elephant, all are Divine! The characters
keep changing just as in a drama, but all roles are played
by Him alone. All words and songs are His. Only the attire
is different. Whatever is said and seen is all Divine.
But some of the boys are changing because of wicked thoughts
and sights. Whatever you see, it is God only. Such sacred
feelings itself is Mukti. All words must be sanctified.
Without hurting others and without hurting yourself, without
seeking for that which does not belong to you, you must
experience the oneness in this world.
However, few madcaps do not think like this. You know about
the Pandavas and the Kauravas. There was a war between them.
Whose mistake was it? The feelings were different,
experiences were different. Therefore, they started fighting
and killed each other. Who are Vali and Sugriva? They are
brothers. But they fought with each other out of
selfishness. Though they loved Lord Rama they could not
attain Him. At times, there were differences among the
Pandava brothers too!
You may undertake penance (Tapas) day and night, but it will
only turn into Tamas, unless the mind is turned towards God.
Manas Ekam Cheyaali. Mind is God. Turn your mind towards God
and He will become your very mind. Mana Eva Manushyaanaam
Kaaranam Bandha Mokshayo. Direct your Buddhi - Intellect
towards God and He will become your Buddhi. Fill your Chitta
with God and He will become your Chitta. Chitta Shuddhi is
most important. This is what every devotee prays for.
The Indriyas - senses are sparks of Divine. Sound, touch,
sight, taste and smell are all Divine. The desire that
arises in man is also Divine. True Love is not love for
worldly people or objects. True Love is Love for God alone.
Always keep this in mind - Sarva Karma Bhagavat
Prityaartham. Do everything to please God. You may love an
individual but let your focus be on the Divinity within him.
If at all you need to get angry be angry with yourself. In
this world only the 5 elements exist, nothing else. There is
nothing like the sixth sense. Even God does not have
anything called sixth sense. The hand represents these five
elements and the five senses. Does anybody have a hand with
six fingers? Even if they are born like that, they
immediately get it cut by the doctor.
Without controlling these five senses, thinking that there
is some other God is the highest foolishness. First, control
the five senses. You may ask, Is it possible Swami? If you
determine, what is not possible? It is so easy. When you can
attain God Himself, can you not control your five senses?
If you become a victim of these five senses, you will lose
your humanity and become a Rakshasha. You may have your
wife, children and desires. Nothing wrong in that. But do
not see any differences. All are God. A child comes from the
mother. It is truly God coming from God. Always feel that
nothing belongs to me or you. All is Divine. Divinity is
there even in sugar and in sand.
The whole Viswa is Viswarupa. Therefore, we must have Viswa
Prema. Then only you can see God and be God. Differences and
anger make you an animal. Animals do fight between
themselves. But should we also fight like that? Whatever you
do, it should be like gold. God is Hiranyagarbha. What is
the specialty of gold? It remains as gold even if mixed with
mud. You all are golden. But you have joined with the mud.
To purify you all, noble people have to come and clean you.
But you all entertain doubts. Why do doubts come? It comes
because of the feeling of difference. I am different and you
At this point, Swami beckoned to one student sitting in the
first line. Pointing to him, Swami said, I know everything
about everybody. But I act as though I do not know. Then
Swami narrated the story of one student who had lost his
mother when he was a young child. Since then, Swami had
taken care of this boy and today he was doing his post
graduate studies in Swami's college. Bhagawan then signalled
for the boy and he came unto Swami. Bhagawan patted him and
later materialized a green diamond ring and slid it onto his
finger, saying that green stands for Kshema (welfare).
See, I know all about this boy's family. My true property is
Love. I Love all, those whom I see and even those whom I do
not. Even at times when I appear angry it is just that I am
pretending to be angry. Iswara Sarva Bhootaanaam. It is with
this Love that God takes care of this entire Universe.
Various forms and names are attributed to God only to
facilitate the devotee to pray to Him. Therefore, the names
Lakshmi, Parvati, etc. Truly speaking each one of us is
This handkerchief is Divine. Saying so, Swami held
the handkerchief in His Hand. This
cloth has come from threads and the thread has come from
cotton. Thus all have come from Divinity. God cannot be seen
in any specific form such as Rama or Krishna. Anybody who
says so is just imagining. Divinity is One. It is the
devotee who keeps changing the form of his worship. But God
never changes. He is changeless and eternal.
In essence, the one with all five elements is Divine. Mere
Japam and Bhajans cannot take you to God. The mind is a
monkey mind. Know the truth that the five elements
themselves are manifestations of God.
Love is one, only the objects and relationships may be
different. Consider all as your brothers and sisters. When
you all come to Higher Secondary School, bad thoughts
naturally come into your mind. But you must avoid this. Else
you will fail. Not necessarily in the worldy way, but in
Love. Of what use is a pass merely in this world.
Firstly, anger should be controlled. Everything depends on
control. Control your capacities and feelings. All of you
are golden. Your words are so sweet but behaviour of some is
bitter. No, make that also sweet. Wherever you go, once you
say you are Sai's children, you should be full of Ananda.
Mere white dress is not enough. You must have a white mind
and a white heart. Then only can you be ideal students. With
such ideal students, I will always be there. Swami has been
protecting so many people in so many ways. Nobody can
Truth is most important. Do not speak untruth. God is the
true leader and pleader. He alone decides what is justice
and injustice. Never forget God. Earn God's Grace. Distance
yourself from bad qualities and you will find Swami will
automatically come close to you. Just prayers and Bhajans is
not enough to attain Divinity. Mind must be turned towards
God and then God will become your mind. God will also become
your intellect. He is indeed all your five senses. Follow
this easy path and you will attain the gigantic Moksha.
Moksha is nothing but Moha + Kshaya - Removal of attachment.
You see an aged beggar coming to you. He is God only. A king
or a beggar - everybody is God. Surrender to God's Love.
Study well with the feeling of making an offering to the
Lord. Surely you will secure a 'I class'. Conduct yourselves
in the same way as you did in the Primary School. In the
Primary School there are no men teachers. Therefore, they
have not taught you how to control your feelings. In the
Higher Secondary School this is done with appropriate
punishment and advice. Even small mistakes must be
corrected. Remember, degrees alone cannot make you an
educated individual. You must earn Divine Grace.
Swami concluded His Discourse at around 5.30 p.m. This
evening, the best part of Swami's Discourse was that He
stood perfectly well without showing any strain. Bhagawan's
voice too was loud and clear just as it used to be a few
years back. At the end, He concluded with the Bhajan - Hari
Bhajna Bina Sukha Shanti Nahin and sang the song fully,
which has become very rare now. Towards the end, He even
started clapping with both His Hands for a while. This was
something very grand and heartening for all of us to
After this, He sat down, a few Bhajans went on and then
Swami took Aarti at 5.45 p.m. and retired for the day.