Today, on the 3rd day of the ongoing Dasara Saptaaha Jnaana Yajna, evening session of Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha had three speakers, two from Prasanthi Nilayam Campus and one from Anantapur Campus of SSSIHL.
Earlier, the programme commenced with Veda chanting followed by special invocation by the tiny tots of Smt. Easwaramma English Medium High School.
Being the Avatar Declaration Day Prof Anantaraman, Media co-ordinator with Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust spoke on the greater significance of the day that earned an indelible impression in the history of mankind, when the Lord chose to define the day with His Divine Annunciation of His Avataric Mission.
The first speaker for the evening was Sri Bhabani Shankar Padhy, Research Scholar from Prasanthi Nilayam campus. Beginning with an introduction of the varied dimensions of Navarathri festival, further illustrating varied faces of the Mother Divine, in different parts of India, ranging from North East to South to the Southernmost tip of India, Kanya Kumari where Mother is worshipped as Goddess Kanya Kumari. Narrating the legend of Kanya Kumari whose is eternally waiting for Her Lord, Lord Shiva, as a virgin, the speaker made further reference to Sage Bharadwaja's severe penance, despite all oddities, comparing the same to that Sai Fraternity that is fated to undergo mental trauma of physical absence of the most beauteous Divine form. Speaking quite authentically with clarity Bhavani interlaced his speech with beautiful incidents as well as some couplets ending it with mention that one day at the twilight of our physical sojourn each individual will retrospect finding out how each one them have become a miracle in His Divine Hands.
Speaking next, Sai Prasanna, an MBA student from Prasanthi Nilayam campus elucidated on the glory and potency of Lalitha Sahasranamam, 1008 Names of Goddess Lalitha. Speaking on the potency of the Sahasranama, Sai Prasanna brought references from the illustrious book Anyatha Saranam Naasthi before narrating some of the interesting incidents with students. Referring to the attribute in the Sahasranama wherein She was called 'Brahmanda Janani', Sai Prasanna dwelt on the allegorical meaning of the Name in its broadest all encompassing term, narrating how the revised universal Mantra, Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu was introduced by Bhagawan some years ago.
Third and final speaker for the evening was Kum. Shilpa from the Anantapur campus of SSSIHL. Poetically explaining the greater glory of Bhagawan, Shilpa dwelt on man's repeated failures in finding God at the right place, within him, despite advancing in worldly ways, conquering the world outside.
Baba's discourse followed, played on the public speaker system. Man should introspect repeatedly asking whether his purpose of coming unto planet earth has been achieved,exhorted Bhagawan, saying that man is here to know his true nature. If man knows his true nature, he will know everything. It is easy to follow the path of Truth. Follow the spiritual practice that help you to know your true nature, reminded Bhagawan to the students and assembly of devotees.
Depicting the glory of Bhagawan's project Deena Janoddharana Pathakam, showcasing the story of 'Anathas turned to Sanathas', children belonging to the scheme from Andhra Pradesh presented a Musical Dance Drama entitled Nee Challani Needalo Entha Haayi Saayi. The presentation with beautiful dance and songs as well as some 'flash backs' of moral, was about the story of a destitute child, who found his great good fortune once got enrolled under the Pathakam.