BUDDHA POORNIMA AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM
Two speeches and a drama presentation marked the second and final evening of Buddha Purnima 2014 celebrations herein Prasanthi Nilayam today.
In the evening, the proceedings began with an introductory talk by Dr V K Raveendran, Chairman Zone 4 of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations - Worldwide.
Dr. Raveendran introduced the speakers for the session. The two speakers were Venerable Aaron Lobsang Thardodh and Venerable Gesha (Dr) Lobsang Lhundup.
Venerable Aaron, who spoke in English, spoke on the theme 'Love' , as to how human beings can be different from other creatures by exhibiting their inherent potential called LOVE, the best medicine for all ailments.
Venerable Gesha chose to speak in Tibetan translated by Venerable Aaron. His speech was on the enlightening life of Siddhartha turned Buddha and Buddha's main principle of Non-dualism.
The Sai Youth of Malaysia then presented a drama entitled THE MASTER LIVES ON...presenting the life of the protagonist whose vibrant, dynamic life came crashing down as an aftermath of the physical departure Baba. Drawing parallels from the life of Ananda, Buddha's cousin turned first disciple and his plight during Buddha's physical departure the presentation highlighted the truth that Bhagawan has not gone anywhere and is present anywhere and everywhere, listening and responding, guiding and guarding every single devotee. The powerful presentation ended with the bhajan 'Buddham Sharanam Gachchami..."
Bhajans by the devotees from Region 4 continued before students took over and ended with Bhagawan's Thursday Special "Life Is My Form...Truth Is My Breath..."
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust