Divine Visit – Fiji – September 16, 2016

It was a day of rest for Bhagawan’s entourage who were staying at Denarau Island, on the main Island of Viti Levu, which is than 10 kilometres from Nadi. It boasts of eight large resorts and stunning beaches. It was the group’s last day in Fiji, and there was much to reminisce about the trip, which began with the auspicious Bhoomi Puja of the Ashram, the island retreat,  the wonderful Satsang sessions with the Lord and the intimate moments when the family would serve a meal to Bhagawan.

It was simply amazing to witness conversations happen between the Lord and tiny tots, and the simplicity of Swami’s answers which they could easily comprehend! One morning while serving breakfast, Brother Sumeet’s daughter asked Swami, “Why did God create the earth?” Swami simply replied, “It is just like how your father built the home for you all to stay together and live happily. Likewise, God created this earth as a home for all His children, from insects to birds to beasts and humans. He created rivers and oceans for the fishes, He created the sky for the birds, He created terrain for animals and men, so that all can live as a happy family.” The little girl was quick to ask another question, “So are there other earths where people live?” Swami replied by pointing to the other houses seen around from the balcony, “Oh yes! Just as there are many houses around, there are many worlds where beings live. Either they have to visit you or you will have to visit them like neighbours do and you can know them!”

A short sightseeing around the island was organised in the evening. An early dinner was served to everyone. During dinner Swami lovingly named the upcoming Ashram as – Sai Prema Ashram, to the joy of all gathered. The entourage made their way to the airport and boarded the flight to Singapore, bidding farewell to the island nation which had hosted the Lord for a week, and had been witness to some poignant moments.