July 26, 2019 – Evening
Swami was received at Sri Sathya Sai Sharadaniketanam, Mandya in the evening by the traditional Veeragaase and Kamsaale dancers, traditional trumpets, Mangalavadya. The procession was led by Veda and Poorna Kumbam. Students and staff from both the Mandya and Mysore Campus were present to welcome Bhagawan. After arrival, He took His guests straight to His room and spoke to them about the history and genesis of the Campus before urging them to rest for a while.
In the evening, Swami came down for Satsang. Sai Hrudayam prayer hall was filled with the students of both the campuses, their parents, devotees, alumni, who were all eagerly waiting to enjoy the divine nectar. Dr David Cornsweet addressed the students first and explained how Swami is toiling to provide best quality of education and facilities to thousands of students studying in different campuses. He told the students to make best use of the opportunity. Sri B N Narasimha Murthy sir spoke about how to offer gratitude to the Lord through daily prayers.
Swami blessed all with His divine message, “You are all learning Vedas, you all chant Upanishads. So Isavasya Upanishad says – Tatra ko noha ka shokah ekatvam anupashyataha. The one who sees oneness of God inside, outside, everywhere, in everything, will never be sad. There will never be a moment when he will be sad or sorrowful. So what is the secret to be happy always? To realise God within. That is the only way to be happy permanently in this world from the date of your birth to the date of death, every single day, every hour, every moment you can be happy if only you realise God inside!
How to realise God? That is the next question you should ask Me. The good news is that you already are God. It means half of your problem is solved. You don’t have to search for God. You don’t have to find God. He is already there. You are already God!”
Thereafter, the Satsang concluded with Arati and Prasadam distribution.
July 27, 2019 – Morning
In the morning, Swami called all the Grade 10 boys to His room and spoke to them about the six qualities i.e Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Madha and Matsara, and how to get rid of them. He guided each one to understand and develop their true strength. He explained the fortune of the students studying in Sathya Sai Educational Institutions. Swami named the grade ten students as ‘Sai Yogis’ and commanded to become ‘Yogis of Sai’. To the great joy of the students, He announced that a Pre-University College will commence from the next academic year. He graciously distributed gifts and sweets to students and blessed the initiative of opening a dental clinic in the Campus, and also upgrading the computer lab.
The morning session was held in the Dhyana Mantapam in the Shiva temple, soon after. Swami visited Sri Gavisiddeshwara temple His guests and explained the significance of the place and the Yogi Channabasappa in the cave. He blessed the Yogi with Vibhoothi, and remembered how Sri Madhusudhan Sai had a vision of Vishawaroopa Darshan in this place when he had visited in 2012. After listening to soulful Bhajans, chanting of Rudram, Songs, Nirvana Shatkam, there was a dance performance by the dance teacher of the campus.
There were talks by students Chetan and Sai Shivansh, and also Mr Bob Imhoff. Swami was very happy that boys the have learnt Vedam and Nirvana Shatkam. He went on to explain about the importance of Nirvana Shatkam in His discourse. Swami proceeded to dining hall where He had food with both the Mandya and Mysore campus children. He distributed ice creams to all, also guided the staff to see Swami in every child and look after them with great love and care!
After blessing everyone, Swami departed back to Muddenahalli.