Prashanthi Bullettin -
February 24th, 2006
Presentation by IInd PG and
February 24th, 2006
This evening, Swami came out for Darshan at 3.30 p.m. Taking a
full round, He got down near the interview room, walked onto the
dais and took His sofa placed at the centre. Bhagawan asked the
mike to be placed in position and the Vice Chancellor introduced
the programme for the evening. He stressed on the need for the
passing out students to keep two aspects ever in their mind. One
is the 'spiritual vision' and second 'social service'. He said
that they were now entering the phase of 'active participation'
in Bhagawan Baba's Master Plan and Mission.
At 3.45 p.m., the final year postgraduate students and the final
year diploma students of the Music College began their offering.
It was the typical farewell programme with 8 soul lifting songs
and 11 heart touching talks and poems. One difference was the
violin playing in the background that lifted the entire
presentation to an emotional plane.
It started with few boys going to Swami with cards, roses and
all that. Then some conversations in Hindi and Bengali. The
songs were mostly new ones. We had Jhil Mil Jhil Mil Khilte
Taare.... Maa Jeevana Aadhaarama Maa Hrudaya Sangeetama.... We
Love You Swami..... Sathya Dharmamu Shanti Premalato Nee Nitya
Jeevana Yatra Saaginchu... O Maa Sai Maa.... Enta Premayo
Swamiki Enta Premayo Satya Sai Bhagawanuki Enta Premayo.... Ye
Bandhan To Pyaar Ka Bandhana Hai Janmo Kaa Sangama Hai.... O
Nestamaa Priyamaina Bandhamaa....
Interspersing these songs were short talks and poems in Tamil,
Telugu, Tulu, Konkani, Kutchi, Nepali, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi
and so on. As usual, associated with group songs were boys going
to Swami with roses and scripts of songs. Bhagawan Blessed them
all profusely. The presentation came to a close at 4.40 p.m. and
after that almost 12 to 15 boys stood in a line to receive
individual Blessings. Swami patiently interacted with each one
of them and then all boys pleaded for a Divine Message. Once
having tasted the sweetness of His words yesterday, they wanted
it again today. Bhagawan graciously consented!
It was 4.50 p.m. Swami stood up and began the Divine
To live in this world you need secular
education (Hemataaraka Vidya). For the life thereafter you need
spiritual education (Brahma Vidya). Even with all great degrees
like MA and MBA, with all wealth, affluence and property, and
with all name and fame; man is not able to win over the worldly
All this secular education is merely to fill one's stomach and
for taking care of the family. Today, taking care of the family
has also become a big problem. Even as the child is in the womb,
parents are already paying capitation fees and donations for
booking a seat in the school. Wherever you go, money has become
the prime factor. All struggle so hard to earn a living but they
are unable to understand the purpose of life.
Take scientists for example. One scientist invented the bomb
that could destroy the world. But later towards the end of his
life, he turned mad. Scientists know great things but they lack
knowledge of simple things. In a way science has become absence
of sense - senseless. Once a scientist was asked how many sons
Dasharatha had. He said only one - Rama. He did not even know
the names of the other sons. He remarked - what is there in
name? But he himself is struggling to earn a great name, year
after year. What about that?
Worldly knowledge will only help in living a comfortable life.
What great thing do we gain by merely studying? Chaavu Leni
Chaduvu Chaduvavalayu.. one must study that which leads beyond
death. All worldly education is like bulbs and fans (negative)
whereas spiritual education is the current (positive). Man
forgets and is ignorant of the inner current (there is static
current even in your hair) and runs after the outer current.
Along with secular education, spiritual education should also be
acquired. Mere secular education cannot even make an ant move.
Once you control your five senses nobody can be greater than
you. Everything is contained within man. All is contained in the
Viswa Rupa - Cosmic Form. Without realizing this truth
undertaking any amount of spiritual pursuit is in vain. All our
descriptions of Divinity are waverings of our mind. It has
nothing to do with Godhood. That is why Tyagaraja said - Who can
ever describe You O Lord?
What is sacrifice? Is it merely parting with money? Sacrifice
your desires. Does desire mean having wife and children? Today
life may be there, tomorrow it may not. All are like passing
clouds. One who knows God fully can never speak. Only when you
are just neck deep in Divinity you can describe God. When
Shishupala criticised Lord Krishna in all possible ways, Krishna
explained to Yudhistira that one should never mind praise or
blame. They are like passing clouds. All are the same. They are
We say, I sit, I hear, I see.... one should enquire into this
'I'. We all keep asking - who are you? But we never question -
Who am I? I am I. Everybody should know his true nature. When
clouds pass through the sky, the moon or sun cannot be seen.
Have patience, it will pass away and then we can see the light.
Patience is very important. We are always in haste. Haste makes
waste. Waste leads to worry. What is worry? Not knowing one's
true nature is worry.
When bad thoughts enter your mind, replace them with good
thoughts. If you practice this, you will become virtuous. All
great people have achieved their greatness in this manner. Can
anything happen without God's Will?
Human being is the one with a single desire not the one with
multiple desires. Jantu Naam Nara Janma Durlabham. Human birth
is very rare and precious. Do not entertain bad feelings like
hatred, jealousy, anger towards anybody. To be truly human, one
must control the bestial qualities. However fragrant the flower
may be, when it is mixed with dirt it will smell fowl.
You can get married and have children. There is nothing wrong
with that. But do not entertain the feeling - my wife, my
children. This 'my' feeling is wrong as it leads to attachment.
What is Manasu? 'Ma' means 'I', 'Na' means 'No i.e. remove'.
Therefore, remove the i feeling and then 'Su' remains. 'Su'
stands for Sugandham - fragrance. Born as a human being,
belonging to the human race, if we go by 'Ma' and 'Ma' alone it
will lead to Maya. Therefore remove the Ma - 'i' feeling and
then Sugandham will come into your life. Su symbolises
Sugandhaswarupa, Supriya, Sunandamaya, Sukhaswarupa.....
Students, you all have studied a lot. But ultimately, if you are
not happy, everything is a waste. You all are young. Without
realizing the consequences of actions, you desire for so many
things. What can mere degrees give you? In degrees you are
'heroes' but in action you are 'zeroes'. Whatever you wish to
accomplish, do so in your own home towns and villages. Students,
you do have to study, you have to take up jobs; but do not
forget spiritual knowledge.
Pleasure and pain are like clouds - Megha. Do not let them
distort your intellect - Medha. Be intellectual, noble, ideal,
experienced. This will lead to fulfilment of your education. Use
sweet words with all. If you are peaceful, then all around you
will be peaceful. If you are restless, all around you will also
be restless. For the world to be peaceful, you need to be
peaceful. Therefore, happiness and peace of the world is in you.
If you pollute your mind, the world will also appear polluted.
Yad Bhaavam Tad Bhavati.
Good and bad belong to you. God has no role to play in this. He
is the very embodiment of Love and Peace. Under any
circumstances, be peaceful. You will surely find peace in your
It is 5.40 p.m. Swami sits down and continues...
Duty is God and Work is Worship. Sarva
Karma Bhagavat Prityaartham.
Saying so, Bhagawan narrated in brief the life of Kunti and the
Pandavas, focusing on the part when Lord Krishna leaves His
Human body and then Mother Kunti is so grief stricken that she
too leaves her body. At that point, Swami explained how Dharmaja
performed five different activities at the same time, which is
impossible for any normal human being. The last rites of Mother
Kunti had to be performed, the young Parikshit had to be
coronated and then the Pandavas had to leave for the final
Bhagawan also narrated how one by one the Pandavas dropped down
and finally Dharmaja and a dog following him, reach the gates of
hell. Dharmaja pleads for the entry of the dog and both stay
there for just a few minutes. This gives so much joy to all the
inhabitants over there. Dharmaja blesses them saying - Dharmo
Rakshati Rakshitaha - May Dharma protect you.
Swami concluded singing Hari Bhajan Bina Sukha Shanti Nahin. It
was 5.50 p.m. We had a few Bhajans and then Swami took Aarti and
retired for the day.