Gratitude to Bhagwan Baba by Higher Secondary School Boys 10th & 12th Standard
Come Feb-March it is exam season all over. For the students at Bhagawan's institutions the story is the same, but with an added tale. They do have something precious, priceless, colourful in their scheme of things for Bhagawan HimSelf. That is Gratitude…Gratitude to their Master Beloved…Gratitude to Beloved Mother Sai… Being grateful is one of the foremost and most important lessons students learn at the Feet Of Beloved Mother Sai. Time and again Bhagawan has spoken of the greater importance of being grateful…stressing on specially to – not being thankful alone, being grateful for everything in life and making lives an Expression Of Gratitude.
Commencing this academic year's Gratitude season, the passing out batch of students, both 10th and 12th standard, from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School offered a special programme comprising of songs, skits, narratives of experiences at Bhagawan's Divine Lotus Feet this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. The programme was aptly titled 'Yeh Hamaari Pyaari Daastaan...from I to We to Him...'
The programme commenced with a beautiful skit presenting the human life on earth, that was compared to ships caught in the turbulence of the ocean, before navigating through successfully with a mix of prayer and gratitude in the spirit of unity. Humanity only prays for what they want...not thanking for what they got, reminds the programme highlighting on the essential need of being grateful in every phase of life.
A song 'Tere Bina Ab Man Lahi Lagta...' captured the essence of the collective heart in the evening, singing of the Bong Of Love between Beloved Mother Sai and His chosen folks. As the session flowed on, beautiful anecdotes of intimate personal experiences continued, expressed in varied tongues, interspersed with poetic expressions, thematic dances and beautiful songs. They echoed in unison, with hearts full of gratitude... The Lord Of The Universe Is Amongst Us...Taking Care Of All Our Petty Needs Like A Mother...All That We Were...All That We Are...All That We Hope To Be...If There Is One Person We Owe It On To...It Is Our Beloved Mother Sai.
A rocking, electrifying instrumental ensemble involving Tabla, Mrudangam, Synthesizer, Drum was followed by a summary of the presentation as to how this amazing voyagers could cross the turbulent ocean of life by being Grateful To Bhagawan.
A video documentary on the Bond Of Love next was followed by a final Qawwali marking the end of the hour-long presentation.
Bhajans continued and the session ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.