Prashanti Vidwan Mahasabha commenced this evening at Sai Kulwant Hall.
Prof Anantaraman, currently Media Co-ordinator with Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, also a senior faculty with Dept. Of Management Studies, SSSIHL spoke on the legend and evolution of Prasanthi Vidwaan Mahasabha in the immediate Divine Presence. Beginning with a reference to the legend of Dasara festivity, Prof Anantaraman gave an overview of the evolution of the 'archetype assembly' of the highest Divine Abode, before narrating his personal experience with Bhagawan with reference to the Mahasabha
In the first session of Prasanthi Vidwaan Mahasabha, ensemble of learned speakers, there were two speakers sharing the podium enlightening the audience. The speakers were Sri Ruchir Desai, Asst. Professor, Brindavan Campus and Dr. Nori Narayana Murthy, en erudite scholar in Sanskrit and Telugu.
Speaking with reference to Bhagawan's Divine discourse on the occasion of first Prasanthi Vidwaan Mahasabha, half-a-century ago, Sri Ruchir Desai spoke about Yajna, Sacrifice and the purport of oblations quoting Bhagawan, summing up mentioning a personal story illustrating Bhagawan's selfless love. Concluding his speech Sri Desai said, Bhagawan lived every moment for others, living His message 'My Life Is My Message."
Dr. Nori Narayana Moorthy, the guest speaker for the day, spoke eloquently on the glory of 'Sundara Kanda' in the epic Ramayana. The speaker expounded the supreme virtues of Hanumanji which endeared him to Lord Rama and made him stand as a role model for the youth to emulate. Lastly Dr. Moorthy described Bhagawan as the reincarnation of Lord Ramachandra Who descended down to foster and protect Dharma. Dr. Moorthy's enlightening speech was entwined with beautiful poetic renderings singing glories to Lord, illustrating various stories.
Thereafter, Brindavan Campus presented a musical offering singing paeans to Bhagawan in His varied manifestations. Some of the numbers were "Aum Namah Shivaya..." and "Dorakuna Ituvanti Seva..." etc.