Sri Sathya Sai Vidyaniketanam at Gulbarga houses the students from Grade 6 to Grade 12 and the Undergraduate students as well. As promised, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in His subtle form decided to bless them all yet again with His divine proximity, guidance and love. He reached the Campus by evening and was received with lot of love by all the students who had been eagerly waiting for Him. After dinner, He retired for the night.
On the morning of August 27, 2018 in the prayer hall there was a Satsang with Bhagawan with all the students and staff of the Campus. Bhagawan gave a discourse on the importance of the divine selfless prayer – ‘Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavanthu’. He explained about the importance of prayer in one’s journey of becoming selfless. Bhagawan also said that He gives first preference to the selfless prayers of devotees.
During the evening, Bhagawan blessed all the Undergraduate students and faculty with an interview and spoke about ‘Sanathana Dharma’. He told that all the religions of today are the fruits from the “Maha Vruksham” (great tree) called Sanathana Dharma which is a way of life and not a religion. Bhagawan also said that ‘Sathya Sai Baba is not God, but God is Sathya Sai Baba and that Sathya Sai Baba is just a expression or a symbol of God. Swami also went on to speak about Para Vidya and Apara Vidya, and pointed out that worldly knowledge is just for a living, whereas spiritual knowledge is the ultimate goal of one’s life. After Mangala Arati and dinner, Swami retired for the night.
On August 28, 2018, Bhagawan visited Sri Sathya Sai Premaniketanam at Bijapur and then returned to Gulbarga by the afternoon of August 29, 2018. During the evening on this day, there was a musical treat by the Undergraduate students.There were few Vachanas, Abhangs, and Kritis offered at His Lotus Feet. Bhagawan blessed them with yet other opportunity to perform during the Annual Sports and Cultural meet in January 2019. Later, Bhagawan received Mangala Arati and rested for the evening.
August 30, 2018, was yet another unforgettable day as Bhagawan visited the hostel at Gulbarga Campus. The day began with Ganapathi Moolamantra Homa which was conducted by the Undergraduate students and staff. Bhagawan arrived at the Yaaga Shaala at about 10 a.m. and presided over the Poornahuti. Sri B N Narasimha Murthy addressed all, and Bhagawan blessed everyone with His discourse thereafter. Bhagawan, in His discourse highlighted the importance and inner meaning of Homas and Yajnas. He then sprinkled the holy water of the Homa on all the students, staff and gathered devotees.
Following this, there was a programme presented by the students. They offered various songs, speeches, poems and even a dance. After their performance, Bhagawan proceeded to inaugurate the newly setup 130Kwp solar power plant at the Campus. The merciful Lord also visited the hostel rooms of students and staff and gave them valuable advice. Thereafter He had lunch with the students, distributed ice creams, blessed them and retired to His residence.
On August 31, 2018 morning, Bhagawan blessed everyone in the Campus profusely and made His way to His next fledgling Campus – Sri Sathya Sai Prashantiniketanam at Hyderabad.