Posted on 15-05-2004
A loving SaiRam to all of you. Went to Brindavan
today by the grace of Bhagawan after nearly two weeks. I had not
seen Bhagawan after HIS shoulder sustained an injury. My thoughts were
very much with Bhagawan all the time. I can imagine the pain that it must
be causing, though it is hard for me to understand how HE behaves as if
nothing has happened! This is one more instance of the Lord being in
human casing rising above humanness.
Reached Brindavan by 7:15AM and took position in the Annexe of SR Hall. By
the time our line was to go in, the Hall was full and we sat in the
Annexe itself in the front few lines. Sitting here, you could see when
Swamy is leaving Trayee. A vantage point, indeed. I sat eyes closed and
started to chant Vishnu Sahasram. I was half way through, when by
7:40AM, the music announced that the Lord is coming. Attention all! Our
eyes were fixed at the Trayee outer gate. Within a few moments, Bhagwan
was coming. There were a few people around HIM. HE passed by the Trayee
gate and now reached the back of the stage. HE made appearance on
the stage within no time as music gave way to Omkar and then Bhajan.
Bhagawan was seated in a nice sofa which was fitted with wheels, so that
it can be moved about easily. Swamy had a shawl around HIM. From the
distance, I couldn't see much except the orange robe and the halo of
hair. Swamy sitting and keeping time with the Bhajans, HIS right hand is
sort of stiff. With HIS left hand, HE picks up the kerchief and wipes.
Continues to listen and keep time.... There was full house for darshan
even though Swamy was not coming for rounds. There were no reserved
blocks. After the students block, all were general devotees.
After sitting for about 8/10 bhajans, Swamy signalled and immediately HE
went back through the back door. The boy who was singing 'Jagadeeshwari
dayakaro maa', just stopped for a second and picked up immediately again.
Bhajans continued after Swamy left by 8:10AM. They went on till 8:50AM.
After Swamy left, HIS red throne replaced HIS place on the stage in front
of the Krishna idol, signaling, Swamy is never away! At 8:50AM, word
came from inside and Aarati was given.
Even though we had no close darshan of Swamy, there was no difference in
the love and energy that surrounded and engulfed us. HE is teaching
us that, HE is with us always. There is more to our beloved Bhagawan than
just a beautiful form that will fill us with bliss. It is a wonderful
feeling to be here in Brindavan basking in the Love of Swamy.
Jai Sai Ram
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
SaiRam to you all. It was a week day today. But never looked like one at
Brindavan. Perhaps today was a holiday for some people. I reached
by 6:30AM and found a place in the 'fortune tokens' line.
There were 20 odd lines formed and would go in to the SR Hall, depending
on the token number they would pick. I had an option to take a place in
any of these. I made a mistake here. Instead of leaving it to Swamy, I
took up a place in the line that would pick the token first. The flawed
thinking was that, this line has the maximum chance of picking a good
number! I conveniently ignored it for the moment that even the chance of
picking a huge number were equally bright! As it turned out, our man
picked a 20+ number and we watched line after line entering the SR Hall!
Lesson: In matters pertaining to spirituality, use the heart, not the
Swamy was kind enough to put me in the SR Hall. I took up a place closer
to the right aisle by 7AM and the waiting began. But not for very long. At
7:10AM, the music started. 'Tu pyaar ka sagar hai' instrumental welcomed
Ocean of Love.
Bhagawan was here, much earlier than usual! In fact, the seating
arrangement was not complete by then and everybody scurried for a vantage
point as soon as the music announced the Lord's arrival. As usual, Swamy
got down at the Ladies' side and started walking. HE stopped a few times,
spoke to devotees, received letters, made Vibhuti and made everybody
happy. Now HE reached the boys and the birthday boys had blessings.
Having done that, Bhagawan turned right and walked on the central aisle.
As HE made Vibhuti for someone, immediately the kerchief was passed on and
HE wiped HIS hand and moved on. Sitting at a distance of about 10 feet or
so, I could read Swamy's lips as HE asked some people ' Where from' and
'How many' and if the answer is too feeble to be heard, HE would just lean
a bit forward and give HIS ear! Oh, how beautiful this sight is!!
Toyota Prius is catching up by now! Now it came near Swamy and the door
opened. At the end of the hall, Swamy boarded the car and it went past
Saraswathy and took a right to go to Trayee through the hostel avenue.
Darshan over by 7:30AM!
If this is not 'Love MY uncertainty', what is? Wiser devotees generally
looked at me with pity and amusingly when I used to ask, what time Swamy
comes for Darshan! Today explained why they wonder thus! If somebody
arrived at 7:45, expecting Swamy to come at 8AM, he/she would be in for a
Today's darshan was short and sweet. To catch a glimpse of that Divine
Form from whatever distance is indeed a mark of HIS grace and nothing
else. As Swamy declared once, the gist of which is, 'A day will come when
people will just see ME as a flash of orange light from a very great
distance and feel themselves blessed to have had a glimpse of ME'. I must
say, I had a very good darshan by these standards.
Jai Sai Ram.
Ever At HIS Lotus Feet
Posted on 02-05-2004
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We reached Brindavan by 6:45AM today. I was late for the lines going in.
So I found a seat in the third row of the extension behind the
Saraswathy idol. From here, I could see the Trayee gate as well as
entire central aisle. Having reached late, I couldn't ask for more.
By 7:40AM, the music started, followed by Omkara and Bhajans. Soon Swamy emerged and got down at the ladies' entrance. HE received letters from the
lady devotees, blessed them as HE walked to the central aisle. Now, HE
turned right and walked on the central aisle. Today the ladies had a great
day as Swamy made Vibhuti for someone and in general took many letters
from them. Now and then, HE cast a look at us all and with an upward
raising hand, HE lifted us all. Now, HE has reached the end of the Ramesh
hall. I really had a good view sitting straight, seeing Swamy in full all
the time. Having reached the end of the hall, HE now turned to HIS left,
about to go to the right aisle. By now, the car caught up and the
door was opened for Swamy. HE got into the car. The car was about to go
straight and onto the right aisle.
But Swamy said, HE wanted to go the extension. We were excited! The car
slowly drove circumambulating the Saraswathy idol and we in the
extension had a real close darshan of our Lord. I felt deeply grateful to
all those who worked to raise this low ground to the level where it is
now. Now, sitting here, we could see Swamy through out. This was not
possible last year. We were simply thrilled to have had the closest
darshan of this summer so far. Thank you Bhagawan. You prove time and
again that Your grace is unlimited. Only our mind is limited.
Having gone round the Saraswathy idol, the car now was on the right aisle
and reached the stage in a couple of minutes. Swamy came out and the
small elevator took HIM on to the stage. HE assumed HIS throne. Bhajans
were going on and Swamy sat for about eight to ten bhajans, often
signaling HIS right
hand upwardly, lifting us all. It looked like a symbolic execution of what
HE said once, 'MY descent is for your ascent'.
After sitting for about half an hour now, Bhagawan went back to Trayee
through the door on the stage. Another holy day has passed but not after
making us feel better, holier and most importantly, happier.
Jai Sai Ram.
At HIS Lotus Feet, always
Posted on 01-05-2004
News from Brindavan, 01.05.04.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
There was more crowd than usual today for Darshan. We reached by
7:30AM. Got a place in the extension. Sat waiting for Swamy.
At 7:40AM, music started. We all were in attention by now. Everybody
looking at Trayee. Swamy emerged at 7:45AM from Trayee. As usual, HE
got down near the ladies' entrance and started walking, stopping in a
place to bless a lady. Soon HE came to the boys and there were lot of
birthday boys today and HE blessed them all touching the tray
they held. HE spent some time there and started walking in the
central aisle. HE reached the end of the hall and spoke to a group of
people there. As Swamy started walking to HIS left now, to enter the
right aisle, emotion overflowed in one brother whose letter Swamy
didn't take and HE cried out 'Baba' and broke down. A Sevadal lovingly
escorted him to a back row as Swamy stood just for a while and looked
at him. I am sure HE must have answered the prayers by just a look.
By now, the car was following Swamy at some distance but Swamy was not
looking for it. HE continued walking on the right aisle and reached
the end, again reaching the boys. Now, a chair was brought and Swamy
sat down to please them all. HE sat for just a couple of minutes
and soon the students surrounded HIM. As HE got up, HE spoke to the
Principal of the College here and then got into the car.
Swamy said once that all the merits of previous births will just
secure a first darshan for you. There after every darshan is a bonus
that Swamy is giving us. Aren't we really fortunate to witness the
Avatar of our age!?
At HIS Lotus Feet
Posted on 26-04-2004
News from Brindavan, 25.04.04!
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
These days there is no better place to visit in Bangalore on Sundays.
People think as much and you have another packed SR hall on Sunday. I
reached by 6AM and wondered where I will be 'placed' today. I was in good
time to join the lines that picked 'fortune tokens' to get in. Our man
picked 14! Phew!! But
never mind. Last summer's rich experience came to my rescue which taught
me that you should never pray for a good token number. You can and in fact
should only pray for good darshan. So I was in the fourth row from the far
aisle and the waiting started. I came today after a long break of about
ten days. By about 7:30AM or so, the entire hall and the extension was
full. At 7:50AM, the music rent the air followed by three Omkars and
Swamy came in HIS car, got down at the ladies side of the entrance where a
mango leaves thoranam was tied. HE walked towards the boys after talking
to one or two people. Noe HE reached boys, talking to a few and continuing
the straight path, having crossed the central aisle. Will HE come this
way? I asked myself, are you prepared for it, should HE come this way? I
was excited because, thanks to some changes, I leapt into the second
row from the aisle by now! But Swamy had other plans!! HE took a left,
having reached the right aisle. Talked to some former students and now
seemed headed for the stage. Oh, indeed! Soon, HE was on the stage.
HE assumed HIS throne and the bhajans continued. Swamy must have listened
to three or four bhajans when HE got up; is HE leaving? No, HE walks
towards the ladies' side of the stage. The car zooms into SR Hall. But
Swamy sends it back. HE gets down from the stage and walks towards the
Kalyan Mandap. HE walked all the way to Kalyan Mandap. The ladies side and
devotees on that side are on their heels, literally and are ecstatic. We
are cut off from what is going on and I sat my eyes closed contemplating
on the beautiful form that just presented Itself to us! After a while I
could see Swamy in the car going into Trayee. Lot of people got up
thinking Swamy has gone back, but I continue contemplation.
Suddenly I here some excitement and open my eyes. Lo! Bhagawan is back on
the stage having entered it from behind. I see gaps in my front that have
been created by other devotees who got up thinking Swamy has gone back. I
lost no time in leaping ahead and took a real vantage point from where I
could see Swamy following the bhajan and rhythmically tapping HIS hand. It
was a very beautiful sight. I thought, what else could the singers ask
for! The very goal of all singing is there in front of them!!
Bhajan picks up momentum. Swamy adds to the fun. HE points to the singer
and indicates, 'Didn't you have food, I can't hear anything!'. Or at least
that is what I understood. We sing loudly and are lost in this beautiful
sight. I think to myself, perhaps the Formless Godhead won't be so much
joy! Of course that is a path yet to be trodden. But while we are here in
front of our beloved Lord happily listening to the bhajans, we did wish
the moment to be frozen and be there forever like that.
HE sat for 3/4 songs. Then HE spoke to some boys down the stage. There
were two boys who were fortunate to offer aarati and rose today. They
hands. Swamy consented and asked for aarati and also said you could
continue singing after aarati. This was a departure from usual Sunday
practice when there is no aarati in the morning. But Swamy just wanted to
make the boys happy. Didn't we hear, HIS love knows no bounds and HE makes
people happy! That is precisely what HE did. As we sang 'Om jai Jagadeesh
hare....', Swamy exited through the back door.
Later we came to know, there was Narayan Seva today and Swamy must have
gone near the Kalyan Mandap to bless the food.
Tomorrow (Monday) is Trayee day. Swamy is reportedly hosting a lunch for
all the boys. How fortunate are these lot.
Bhajans continued after the aarati.
Jai Sai Ram.
SaiRam Brothers and Sisters!
Wish you all a very holy and happy Vishu. The scrolling display at
Brindavan also said the same. There were beautiful flags, and hangings
that preached our beloved Lord's teachings. There were banners and more
banners. There was a beautiful arch on which, I presume it was written
Vishu wishes in Malayalam. I could decipher Vishu and no further! One
banner proclaimed 'WE LOVE YOU SWAMY'. Another one talked about Money
comes and goes, morality comes and grows'. And yet another said 'Love asks
for no reward, Love is its own reward'.
As usual, the SR Hall was fully booked and we general people had no place
in it. SAI Youth were all over the place. I anyway, didn't have a place in
the exension either! That is because, I reached Brindavan exactly at the
stroke of 8AM when Swamy's car was also rolling out of Trayee! The car
came to the ladies' side entrance and stopped. Swamy alighted and walked.
I see the stage, there are no microphones there. Perhaps there will not be
any discourse. I enquired if there was a discourse yesterday and learnt
there was none.
Swamy walked almost in a hurry to the boys. A groups of boys came and
kneeled in front of the Master. HE talked to them for a considerable time.
I was at the farthest possible distance and has no way of knowing what was
going on. But as I have said before, suffice it to say, 'An exchange of
love' was going on. Swamy didn't turn to the central aisle right now. In
fact, HE kept walking straight, talking to the boys and staff. HE reached
the far aisle now. HE made vibhuti and put it in the hands of a few
people. Immediately a handkerchief was passed on, Swamy wiped HIS hand and
continued. HE turned right now. Talking to more boys! And also to a few
people on the other side of the right aisle.
Now, HE moved to HIS left, moving towards the central aisle. The car has
come to proximity now. But Swamy is not looking at it. HE is having a very
busy day with devotees. Bhaktha vatsala that HE is, HE is totally
oblivious of HIS physical discomfort. I wondered, how the car can take a
90 degree turn in that small place. But it did and faithfully followed
Swamy. HE now reached the central aisle. The Youth from Kerala got their
chance and Swamy spent a considerable time with them alternating between
the ladies' and gents side. I thought what a way to recharge themselves. I
am sure they will go back richer in experience and ripened in love so that
they can resume their service activities with a fresh zeal. I remember
Swamy assuring people who do sincere Seva that HE will provide all that
they will need. And here HE starts with providing motivation and love.
It is more than half an hour now since Swamy arrived. HE is still walking,
now reached the edge of SR hall. Still busy with the devotees. Now the car
came near Swamy and the front door opened. HE got in. But the car moved
really slowly. Everyone in the extension was excited and stood up. I
couldn't see Swamy for a while. The car took the slope near the hostel and
went off. We thought Swamy had gone back. But just as HE did yesterday (I
read it from brother Raja's account), HE appeared on the stage. All this
while Bhajans were going on. I thought there was more emphasis on Krishna
today. Even as Bhagawan reached the stage and assumed HIS throne, bhajans
continued enthusiastically. Swamy sat intently listening to the bhajans. I
didn't even see HIM putting 'taala' as HE usually does. HE must have sat
for about half an hour or so. At around 9AM, HE got up and Aarati was
given. Swamy lovingly standing there, holding the railing as Prasadam is
passed on to each and every soul there. But the soul already had the
prasadam of Darsanam and is possibly a little more elevated now.
Swamy supervised for sometime and then went back through the door on the
When I was on my way to Brindavan, I could see countless traffic police
and other khaki clad police on my way. Prime minister was here yesterday
for a political meeting. This policemen were all over the place. Near
Brindavan I enquired and learnt that he will be visiting Swamy later in
the day. Even inside the Ashram there is lot of security. It is a very
good sign indeed that the PM is coming to Swamy often and seeking HIS
It was blissful to sit, albeit at a great distance and watch Swamy while
the bhajans were on. Got this chance for more than half an hour today.
Wonderful Vishu!! I am sure Vishu became a really HOLY one for our
Malayalam brothers and sisters. I am so happy for them.
SaiRam Brothers and Sisters!
It was a holy, festive and colourful day at Brindavan this morning. Aware
that it was a Sunday and having read that SAI Youth from Kerala will be
coming, I decided to go early in the morning so that I can get a chance to
be in the SR hall. I reached the railway crossing by 5AM. The gates were
down. A locomotive carrying goods was slowly passing and took ten
frustrating minutes to cross us. Even as I reached there, I could see bus
loads of youth clad in white and sporting a scarf that read SAI Youth,
Kerala! I parked my bike and immediately got into the line which was still
waiting to enter into the Ashram campus. The SAI youth were first let in
and their numbers looked endless. I don't remember seeing so many of them
last time around. So, now that these youth are here, they will occupy the
place near central aisle. No way we can get there. We were in the general
queue. As we stood there, Suprabhtam chants could be heard from inside.
5:15AM: Nagar Sankirtan emerged from inside the Ashram. It was feeling
really good to catch up with some melodious bhajans even before the
5:30AM: Queue started entering the Ashram. It was growing by the minute.
Once inside, I realized, there were no token pickings today as we can't
make into the hall at all! The hall was full with students/staff, SAI
youth from Kerala and Sevadal from Andhra Pradesh occupying the far side
after the right aisle. I ran and found a place nearer to Saraswathy from
wher I can see Bhagawan emerging from Trayee. The extension is marked will
yellow lines that serve as borders. They have clearly delineated the area
where car will be travelling if Bhagawan intends to come that way. Very
good and well done job! Now that I found a place, the waiting began.
5:45AM: Nagar Sankirtan returned to the Ashram. Women in front of
Saraswathy and men behind it ended the Sankirtan with Aarati.
The whole place was painted white with saffron patches on it. Or so it
if you saw the vast gathering of youth from Kerala who were sporting
saffron colour scarfs. There were men and women and thousands of them. The
Ashram was also decorated with the 'Toranams'. I looked around, sensing
the festive atmosphere. Soon, the stage attracted my attention. I could
understand that there was going to be a discourse by Bhagawan or
there will be speeches by others. The stage was tastefully decorated with
floers of different colours. Either side of the stage, stood colourful
umbrellas. Minutes ticked by with the Sevadal trying to accommodate as
many people as possible in the hall. Even without the SAI youth, Sundays
are very crowded days at Brindavan. Today they were also there and so
everyone sat compactly and as much space as possible was squeezed out. As
time progressed, I could see that gents were sitting even near the road
between the hostel and the extension of SR hall. That was an indication of
how packed it was today. We all were desperately waiting for the music
that would announce the arrival of the Lord.
At 7:55AM, the music began, only briefly, and led to Omkar and a brief
veda chanting. By now the car is seen. Swamy is coming! Will HE come this
side? I had my own doubts because there seemed to be more in the agenda
than just darshan. Car stopped at the usual place and Swamy got down. He
staright to the stage and got on. Even as HE was doing this, a superb song
was rendered. It was in Malayalam. I could only understand the sanskrit
words that came in it. It was a song to welcome the Lord. And the song was
a little long. It also hailed HIM as Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram; told us to
love all, serve all, help ever, hurt never; and also daiva preeti, papa
bheeti and sangha neeti. The song was really touching and it told why
Swamy says 'There is only one language, the language of heart'. We
couldn't understand the whole song but derived bliss from it.
Then one of Kerala Sai organization officials (Mukundan?) rose to speak.
He mentioned that 3000 youth have come from Kerala to this years Sadhana
camp. I think this is much larger than the number that came last
year. He placed on record his gratitude to Swamy for permitting them to
come. He said that the youth had come to experience the love that Swamy
is. Then he announced that Swamy has permitted an MBA boy (Sanjay) to
speak. Thus the Sadhana camp started with a 15 minute introductory address
by him. Sanjay followed for another 15 minutes. Of noteworthy mention is
he quoted the new testament where the Lord said, 'Ask and ye shall be
given, seek and you will find, knock and the door shall be opened to you'.
He illustrated how Bhagawan also operates on the same principle by
quoting from his personal experience. But what touched me more is the
following story which is for us all.
A fisherman used to go to a river that had lots of fish. He used to cast
his net far and wide and collect plenty of fishes. All of them would sadly
end up in the frying pan. But it was seen that two fish would escape
everyday. Other fish wanted to know the secret behind their luck. They
asked the duo how they survived everyday when most of the rest succumbed.
They said, when the fisherman casts his net far and wide, only safe place
are his feet. We go near his feet and thus escape the net. Similarly when
the 'Natanasutradhari' himself has come to world and casts his net of 'maya'
far and wide, the only safe place are HIS feet and we should cling to
That. Message went into the heart like an arrow.
After this Bhagawan rose to speak at 8:35AM and spoke for about 55 min. I
will write the highlights of the divine discourse in another mail. It was
translated by the Warden of Boys hostel, Brindavan. Swamy ended the
discourse at 9:30AM and aarti was performed.
It was announced that Swamy had kindly permitted them to carry on the
Sadhana camp at the Kalyana mandap and it would start at 10AM. There was
also a drama to be staged at 5:30PM.
We didn't see Swamy from close but enjoyed HIS discourse for nearly an
Thanks to raised extension, we could see Swamy easily. Swamy exited
through the back door. HE blessed all with upraised hands and sipped some
water after the discourse. Easily today was more crowded than other
Sundays. An ocean of humanity came. Perhaps this sort of pining for a
glimpse of the Lord, albeit from a great distance is not seen anywhere
else. I couldn't help thinking that the greatest gift that SAI gives us is
contentment. A thrilling Sunday had just started in Brindavan!
Jai Sai Ram
Divine discourse 11.04.04, some points.
SaiRam to all. I am reading from my memory as I sit
to write some of the points that Swamy mentioned in course of HIS
discourse. Only my forgetfulness is responsible for any omissions.
- "The Lord dwells in and pervades the entire universe. HE shines forth in
every atom, every cell. Such a Lord is the the Lord of Parthy. Will HE not
respond to your prayers"? This was the gist of the starting poem.
Swamy spoke about the microcosm being in the macrocosm and the macrocosm
being present in the microcosm. HE spoke at length about the universe and
how God pervades everywhere. HE also mentioned how life on earth is
sustained by the rotation and revolution of the earth.
- "Once upon a time, Arjuna asked Sri Krishna as to why HE needed to
perform actions. HE replied, Arjuna, I have no need to do any action, I
have nothing to achieve, yet I do action. It is because, whatever I do,
people follow me. If I sit idle without doing action, people will also
follow the same". Swamy also said that every action that HE does has a
meaning. Every step that HE takes, HE follows a particular dharma, about
which we are not aware.
Bhagawan stressed in the latter part of HIS discourse on Truth and Love.
HE said that Truth is the real name of God and every other name is
'duplicate'. It is enough if you pray to HIM as 'Sathya Swaroopaya Namaha'.
HE time and again exhorted us to speak truth, speak pleasingly.
Swamy completed the discourse with a lovely four liner verse on Maya which
could not grasp immediately. I am waiting for the text of the discourse to
read about that. I have missed most points. But hope whatever I could
recollect is worthwhile.
Swamy sat down after the discourse and while sitting HE led us to sing
Rama, hare Rama, Rama Rama hare hare'. After that he sipped some water and
blessed us all with upraised hands. We were delighted! Aarti was performed
and HE left through the back door on the stage.
Please pardon me for the extremely short note on HIS discourse. I could
recollect only as much right now since I didn't carry a pen or paper. But
those words will keep coming back and I hope we get to read the complete
At HIS lotus Feet.
Jai Sai Ram.
Posted on 06-04-2004
SaiRam and love.
It feels so good at Brindavan! I feel quite homely in Brindavan even when
Swamy is at Parthy. But when our Lord is here, it is so much sweeter!! The
blissful Lord gives bountiful of joy to us all. This was the first darshan
of this summer for me after welcoming Swamy prayerfully on 31st March.
It has been raining everyday since Swamy came here. It started rainign
last night and the drizzle continued till morning. I reached Brindavan at
6:45AM. Last year Swamy used to come by 7AM or so. But HE comes at around
8AM now. At least till now, that is. Today being a working day, crowds
were less and I could find a place in the SR Hall. I sat near the right
aisle. There was about an hour. So I sat and started chanting everything
that I knew by heart. I continued and don't quite know when I slipped into
a doze! I woke upto melodious instrumental music and the time was 7:55AM.
Craned necks, eager eyes, everybody watching the direction from where our
Lord would emerge. I could see the two policemen doing duty near Trayee
gate. They folded their hands in reverence. Swamy arriving, I told myself.
Soon the ash coloured carappeared and now I could see the lovely halo of
hair that is so familiar to us. The car stopped near the ladies' entrance.
Swamy got down, immediately a lady went and HE spoke to her. I am told HE
made vibhuti for her. Blessed soul! Bhagawan walked through the ladies
side, slowly, lovingly taking letters and talking to some. There were only
two people behind Swamy. Jain sir would hold Swamy's hand. But Swamy held
his hand as if to satisfy them. HE seemed to be walking comfortably. HE
received letters, plenty of them. HE would hold letters with HIS left hand
and bless with the right. When the bunch of letters was sizeable, HE
passed them on in to the carry bag. HE reached the students now, all the
while walking slowly.
There were blessings galore there. I was seated too far to actually know
what was going on. But I can safely say that it was exchange of love.
Bhagawan spent a considerable time there talking to the faculty and
students. Then Swamy continued to walk down the central aisle. I am told
HE has been walking there last 3/4 days. We wondered if HE would come to
the right aisle as well! HE really made everyone so happy. There was joy
and joy, nothing else. I can't possibly describe that. But I feel elevated
when I reminisce that. That is the kind of magnet our Lord is. HE will
stir your within and transform you. HE stood at the end of the hall and
looked at the people sitting in the extension. Someone came running to HIM
and HE spoke to HIM. The car was following all the while at some distance.
Now it came near Swamy, crossed HIM, went till Saraswathi and turned back.
Swamy boarded it and went back through the central aisle and while driving
HE was waving HIS hands at us and many of us waved back and folded their
palms in reverence. Darshan has ended but sweet memories of it will
continue. When you are down, just think of HIM and pick yourself up.
Why do I mention so many times that Swamy walked slowly. HE told sometime
back that 'see, so many people are able to see ME for a greater length of
time because I walk slowly. If I had just walked through you and gone
back, you would say, Swamy came and went'. So showering of joy is
torrential while the CLOUD that pours moves slowly so that the recepients
can get more of that joy.
Oh, Brindavan with all this love and positive energy feels so good. Hope
HE lets me in soon again to experience that love divine.
Jai Sai Ram.
Ramesh K. Sistla