PRASANTHI VIDWAN MAHASABHA
On the sidelines of the Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna, Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha, ensemble of the learned, commenced this evening herein Prasanthi Nilayam. Two enlightening speeches, Bhagawan’s Divine discourse and a musical offering were the highlights of Day-1 of Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha this evening.
This evening’s proceeding commenced at 1640 hrs. with invocatory Vedic chanting by the tiny tots of Primary School. Sri Aman Jhaveri, Research Scholar with SSSIHL, then introduced the two speakers for the evening session.
The two speakers were Dr Sanjay Mahalingam, Faculty Member with School Of Business Management and Finance, SSSIHL, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus and Dr T Ravikumar, Associate Professor at the Brindavan Campus, also Warden of the Brindavan Boys’ Hostel.
Speaking first, Dr Sanjay Mahalingam narrated some of his experiences with Bhagawan explaining the subtle yet profound lessons he learnt therein. Narrating an experience, Dr Sanjay then explained how Bhagawan answered reminding him of His Own advice given long ago inside the Interview Room, If you think there is a problem then problem exists; delete the problem then there is only Consciousness. Narrating a couple of more experiences Dr Sanjay stressed on the importance of ‘connecting from within’ seeking Him within…in wordless silence.
Dr Ravikumar, who spoke next on the subject ‘Swami – Mother Divine’ chose to speak on the three attributes, in the Lalita Sahasranama, of the ‘attributeless’ Mother Divine, Sri Mata…Sri Maharajni… Srimad Simhasaneshwari. Elaborating on the three attributes, Dr Ravikumar, who spent four decades in His physical presence, went into his nostalgic past, sharing some of the priceless pearls from His vast collection of experiences.
Bhagawan’s Divine discourse followed next, played on the public address system.
The final programme for the evening was a Musical Offering by the blossoming talents from the Muddenahalli Campus. Beginning with a Ganesha invocatory offering “Mahaganapatim Manasasmarami...” they continued next with the Mahishasuramardini Strotram, originally composed by Adi Shankara. Other numbers were “Easwar Allah Tere Jagmein Kyon…”, “Veena Vadini Amritavarshini…” and a Qawwali, “Tere Darbar Mein Aaye Hey Hum Aaj…”, an apt finale for a beautiful evening.
Bhajans continued and ended with Mangala Arathi at 1855 hrs.