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Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,
The Ten Day Dasara festival came to an end in a grand way in the Abode of Highest peace, Puttaparthi. The Poorna Chandra Auditorium was full by 7:30am and the priests were already in their duties getting ready for the Porrnaahuti. At 9am there was some alertness among the people on the stage giving us a feeling that Swami would be on stage any moment. In no time our Lord, out of immense grace, with His beautiful smile, with the brightness of thousand suns filling the atmosphere with the Divine fragrance, seated in a different wheel chair, which had a good height probably for a better view for all the thousands assembled to see our Lord, came on the dais. all the priests gathered around Him, to seek His blessings and padanamaskar. Once Swami came into the picture, our Prashanthi Veda group headed by Sri Veda Narayana took over the proceedings and only then the whole Poornachandra Auditorium came alive and the chantings touched the roof.
Amidst Veda Chants, Swami slowly moved to the west end of the dais, getting closer to the ladiesâ€™ side. The ladiesâ€™ were in big numbers and once our Lord got closer to their side, their happiness knew no bounds. Seeing our Lord, so close and from a good height, is always a beautiful experience.. Swami then reached in the corner of the stage, near the Gautam Buddha statue the head priest and his wife, offered Arathi to Swami after which Swami came back to the eastern end of the dais and was watching the proceedings. Later, Swami moved to the Yagna kunda and offered a plate full of offerings in the sacrificial fire. Swami then sprinkled Turmeric rice on the priests and the holy water was blessed before the priests took them around the auditorium to sprinkle on the devotees. Swami meanwhile blessed the Prasad and in no time at around 10am Arathi was given to Swami and the morning Darshan came to an end without the divine discourse.
This afternoon Kulwanth hall was full and many devotees had to stand outside. Swami played His WAITING game. The whole week had been like this, and WAITING for Swami is always a unique experience. In WAITING for Him there is no frustration, Waiting for Him is DIVINE and DEVOTIONAL. Probably, to make all of us think more of God , Swami plays this Divine game and there is none who donâ€™t think of Him during this Waiting period and as the Waiting goes on the contemplation increases and it is another boon from Swami for the busy Kaliyuga, to do little bit of Namasmarana and ignite the GOD in us..
The waiting ended around 5;10 Pm When Swami decided to grant His divine darshan. Swami was seated on the dais as the Veda chanting was in full swing. Swami called about 50 boys one by one, some offering a letter, some roses and some were birthday boys with plates and Swami collected some Akshitalu (rice grains mixed in turmeric) from their plates and sprinkled on their heads blessing them.
At 6:30 pm as everyone thought the beautiful dassara will end without a divine discourse, Swami asked for the mike..
Seated in His chair, Swami gave a hour long discourse full of Atma gnana, the topic of the discourse as Swami said was realization of TRUTH and apart from that Swami also gave suggestions about cell phone usage, unity, patience.. Here are few excerpts from His divine discourse..
The whole world revolves around Karma and action must necessarily be good. Man should be in a good condition as to check what Karma is good. Do actions without any expectations. Referring to Him, Swami said, to uphold Sathya and Dharma Sathya Narayana has incarnated. People consider Him ordinary. What ever He says is only truth. Everything is created in Sathya (the truth) and merges in Sathya. Truth is present everywhere. Man is not mindful about truth.
Speaking about Him again Swami said, This body is 83 years. Many people say Swami has forgotten us.. I remember everything. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE FORGETFUL NESS.I have decided to speak on the truth. The TIME HAS COME for the world to know the truth. Sathya has no differences. All are children of Sathya. All are equal to Me.You might have noticed I smile at every one. I have no anger but some times I pretend to be angry to correct people. All are one. The SHAKTHI in every one is same and that is ATMA. You can see many bulbs here but the current is one. The world may be different but it is all ATMA.
I HAVE ONLY ONE DESIRE:
God will do anything to make devotees happy. I have no desires. The only Desire I have is LOKA SAMASTHA SUKHINO BHAVANTHU, (May all the beings in all the worlds be happy).The divinity is same in pleasure and pain. I have no other desires. I have incarnated to make all happy. Iam not simple NARAYANA, Iam SATHYA NARAYANA. It is necessary for all to understand His nature. There is no one in this world who are not recipients of HIS love..
There are no differences for Him though there are differences in worship. Mingle as brothers and sisters.All are His children.God is only Father. We all are His children.All are one be alike to everyone. What is POORNAHUTHI. It is TOTAL SACRIFICE. IAM SACRIFICE. Children as they grow older will understand My teachings. Till then you keep you mind in control.
Every one has cell phone today. Cell phone is supposed to be for convenience. But they are being MISUSED. Cell phone leads you in Bad talks and let you do bad actions. They are misused. You give number to one person and that number gets distributed to every one. Boys and girls are wasting their valuable time by talking over cell phones. They are actually over using them. This body is 83 years old. I have not used phone till now.I havenâ€™t talked to any one over phone till now. Swami ended saying people who have not bought cell phone better don't buy.
Swami ended His hour long discourse with Hari Bhajana Bina Bhajan and Arathi was given to Swami around 7:30 pm thus ending yet another beautiful dasara at our Lords Abode
With Pranams at the lotus feet of our Lord.
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(all the contents are based on memory and as the sound was not clear enough in Kulwanth hall there might be some errors which are not intentional and I surrender at the Lotus feet of our beloved Lord... Pls check the SSSBPT website for the official copy of the discourse...)
|And finally the grand day arrived! Today was Vijayadasami, the 90th
death anniversary of Shirdi Baba, the final day of the Dasara celebrations and also
the concluding Poornahuti ceremony of the Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna. It is
very rare that humanity does anything without expectation of a reward. Even the
stotrams (stanzas in praises of the Lord) or the suprabhatam (waking up prayer to
the Lord) have the last portion dedicated to what is called the Phalashruthi which
states what are the benefits one would accrue by reciting them! In the similar
fashion, the Poornahuthi day of the grand yajnam can be considered as its
Phalashruthi for it is on this day that the heart thrills and the eyes get a feast -
the reward for the meticulous and sincere attendance of the week long prayer.
The previous evening it had been announced that Swami would make the Poornahuthi
Poornam (complete and sweet!) at 10am today. So most of the devotees chose to go
straight to the Poornachandra auditorium rather than wait in Kulwant hall. But the
truly greedy ones for His darshan (and who can blame them for being so for isn't our
Lord so attractive and wonderful to see that the eyes experience what only the
tongue was cursed to feel - thirst!) sat in the Kulwant hall hoping that He comes
there first and then goes to the auditorium.
Now everyone too rushed there and in a few minutes the Kulwant hall wore a
deserted look with the only people there being the spillover crowd from the
auditorium! Just past 9.30 Bhagawan arrived onstage, and interacting briefly with
the priests, moved to the Western end of the stage. Along the way, all the teachers
and students clad in orange and cream had a good darshan and formed a sort of
backdrop for the Lord in orange! At the western end of the stage, Swami blessed
garlands to be placed on the mound of kumkum and turmeric that represents the
supreme and receives devotion during the conduct of the yajna. The water to be
sprinkled on all as a sign of divine blessing and benediction too was blessed and
Swami received Aarthi. The priests then sought permission to go to the mandir and
fetch the necessary tools to perform the poornahuthi. Swami permitted them and moved
the summer vacation to carry out seva activities in their region. The most
impressive aspect of this service is that all the finance is obtained from the
"spiritual savings" if we can call them so) of these students. They put a ceiling on
desires and many of them wash their own clothes and save the dhobi fees. Such
savings are directed towards the service. As Swami says, charity gets meaning when
it involves sacrifice. The 100 Rs given by a millionaire pales into insignificance
before the single rupee saved by hard effort! The photos of the previous years
service activities were shown to Swami and Swami was appreciative of them After He
blessed all those students, He heard the vedam chants for a while.