Prashanthi Bullettin -
January 29th, 2006
Darshan and Music
Program at Brindavan....
January 29th, 2006
As you all may know, Swami has not been giving very regular
Darshan at Brindavan. Therefore, all devotees and students
were very eager to have a glimpse of their Lord and quench
the incessant thirst in their hearts.
On the 27th, Friday, Bhagawan came out for Darshan after a
long gap. It was 3.30 p.m. when He came onto the dais from
the centre door on the Shanti Vedika. He sat on the stage
for around 20 minutes listening to the Bhajans and then went
inside the Trayee compound. To the delight of those
assembled inside the Trayee premises, Swami went around the
building for a long stroll, talking and interacting with
many devotees including some of His family members.
After a while, He specifically asked for somebody and all
were wondering who it could be. The Gopala was so concerned
about the cow that He was enquiring about its welfare. Soon
the Trayee dog and a cow were brought to Swami’s Presence.
He Blessed both these fortunate animals who were deserving
to draw the Divine attention upon themselves. Swami retired
into the building at 5.00 p.m.
The next day, the 28th, Saturday, was also a lucky day.
Bhagawan came out in the afternoon for Darshan at 3.45 p.m.
This time, He came out on the wheel sofa from the main gate
and proceeded straight to the Sai Ramesh Hall. He went along
the central pathway right until the end of the Hall and
returned along the same path, filling the hearts of devotees
with joy. The sofa was then wheeled onto the lift and Swami
came onto the stage and sat for a full 40 minutes amidst
loud Bhajan chanting and Blessed all devotees. He then
retired for the day.
The best came on the 29th, Sunday. Swami most
compassionately came out in the morning at 9.55 a.m. Bhajans
had started at 9.30 a.m. itself and the chandeliers came on
lighting the Hall brightly as Swami came out. The difference
was that Swami appeared very bright and smiling with Bliss!
He was on the sofa and behind Him were a team of members
including brothers Divij, Nitin, Dr. Padmanabhan, Mr.
Balaram, Mr. Jain and Sri C. Srinivas. The Bhajans were
going on in full swing and Swami sat on the dais enjoying
the Bhajans and even waving His Hand as was so common in the
Bhagawan was looking very splendourous and glowing with
Divine Grace and Bliss. A footrest was placed to make Swami
more comfortable. A couple of Bhajans were sung and then at
10.05 a.m., to everybody’s delight, Swami signaled to Sri C.
Srinivas for the sofa to be taken down. Bhagawan came down
on the gents side. There was an excited hush amongst the
devotees as the sofa started moving through the Hall.
Bhagawan showered His Divine Drishti on all assembled in the
Hall. First it was the turn of the students to soak in His
Divine Love. He moved slowly along the pathway, taking
letters and talking to many of them.
He proceeded further, moving past the old students block and
went till the end of the Hall. He received many letters and
talked to almost every third or fourth devotee in the lines.
Mr. Seshan the former CEC was also seated on a chair and had
a brief audience with Bhagawan. Swami reached the end of the
Hall where all the devotees were standing, craning their
necks to have a glimpse of His Divine Form. From there,
Swami took a turn and returned along the central path
towards the Shanti Vedika. The devotees were charged as
Bhagawan moved along with a Blissful smile. He interacted
mostly with the devotees on the gents side. When He reached
the front end of the Hall, He took a left turn and went
along the ladies side, towards the Kalyana Mantapam.
Over there, the security men signaled for the car to be
brought. Some commotion was there but Bhagawan had other
plans. He gave a signal for ‘about turn’ and came back to
the Hall to quench the never ending thirst of the devotees
for His Divine Darshan. This time, as He moved along the
ladies side, He interacted with the lady Bhajan singers.
Crossing the dais, He once again went towards His students
and spoke to some of them. Finally the sofa stopped at the
elevator and brother Ravikumar was ready to switch it on.
But O the Love of our Lord and God!! When He wishes to pour
His Love He just soaks us with it. To everybody’s amazement,
Bhagawan signaled for the sofa to be taken on a U-turn. And
there He was repeating the whole Darshan once again. This
time, He went zig and zag crossing the blocks on the gents
side and reached the end of the Hall. While returning, He
chose to come again on the central pathway, talked to a few
devotees and taking a left turn, crossing the lady Bhajan
singers came to the lift on the left end of the Hall.
He went up the lift, sat down on the dais. The Ladies too
were singing Bhajans alternately. Swami was waving His Hand
and enjoying the Bhajans. It was 10.40 a.m. when finally our
Lord, having saturated all hearts with His Love and Grace,
chose to retire for the morning. Aarti was given and the
sofa was about to be taken back to the centre door. But
Swami wanted to give more of Himself to His devotees! The
Divine Mother was at her best! He wished to stand up and
Bless the devotees. Swami got up catching the railings in
front of Him. Having supported Himself well, He Blessed all
the devotees with both His Hands! Immediately, there was
loud applause from all assembled in the Hall. As though that
was not enough, He turned to the Ladies side and Blessed
them with one Hand, then turned to the Gents side and also
Blessed them with one Hand! He then walked with support
towards the back door leading to the Trayee compounds. Thus
the Lord had shown how He was ready to go to any extent to
give joy and happiness to His devotees!
Bhajans continued as is the normal practice every Sunday. A
few minutes later, an announcement was made both in English
and Kannada that there would be a public function this
evening. All were excited because this meant another
wonderful Darshan and something more!
The lights went on at 5.05 p.m. as Swami came out in the
evening. Bhajans were on for quite some time. He came
walking on the stage and sat down on the sofa. All devotees
clapped as He came walking in. Swami received the card made
by the Brindavan boys and Blessed them. He signaled to them
to start the Music programme which they had prepared for
this occasion. The Governor of Karnataka, Sri T.N.
Chaturvedi made his appearance and after taking Pranaams sat
down behind Bhagawan’s sofa.
The Music Programme commenced at 5.10 p.m. and went on till
5.50 p.m. – a good collection of devotional songs. Swami
enjoyed every bit of it. Some of the songs were 'Maa Prana
Daivam Nija Divya Matru Rupam', 'Kaise Jiyun Mein Tere Bin',
'I Keep Feeling Your Love In Me Over And Over Again', 'O Sai
Maa', 'Sai Maata Biddalame Andaram', 'Maa Sai Mana Bangaru
Baba', and many others. Students were anchoring the show by
interlacing the songs with brief commentary and prayers to
Bhagawan. The theme being Divine Mother and Her Love. The
commentary was delivered in different languages like Hindi,
Bengali, Malayalam, and English. As the students stood up
and spoke, Swami Blessed them from the dais.
At 5.50 p.m. the programme concluded and Bhajans followed.
There were 6 or 7 Bhajans and then Bhagawan stood up,
received Aarti at 6.05 p.m. and walked back to the centre
door at the rear of the stage and into the Trayee dwellings.
Thus the curtain came down on
the beautiful day lifting all hearts up with joy and thrill!.