Cultural Programme by 10th Class Students of Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School
21st September 2006
On the evening of 21st September 2006, the students of Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary presented a play entitled, “Love is God, Live in Love”. The play though short had a pregnant message to convey to the audience: “Start the day with love; Spend the day with love; Fill the day with love; End the day with love; That is the way to God.”
Bhagawan came to Sai Kulwant Hall at 3.50 p.m. and went a full round of the Hall in the car. After alighting from the car, Bhagawan went into the Bhajan Hall of the Mandir to see the actors who were getting ready for the play. As Bhagawan came out of the Bhajan Hall and went to the dais, all the actors trooped out to the performing area to begin their performance. After presenting a card of the day’s programme to Bhagawan, the students offered their salutations and welcomed Bhagawan through a beautiful synchronised dance with deft movements.
The play started on a sublime note that whatever the Avatar says is a Mantra. “Start the day with love; Spend the day with love; Fill the day with love; End the day with love; That is the way to God.” A conversation ensues between two persons – one who leads an idealistic life and another who leads a materialistic life. The materialistic person starts the day with a cup of coffee, then spends the day in watching television, in the evening he plays cricket with his mates and goes to bed in the night without even a spark of spirituality in his life. On the other hand, the idealistic person when he gets up in the morning thanks God for the sylvan surroundings with its verdant beauty. He spends the day religiously.
Another scene portrays Ramesh Sahani, a person of integrity and character and Rishikesh, who poisons the ears of his boss and wins his heart. As a result, he is favoured for a training stint to Japan. The boss asks Ramesh to do something for the company against his ethics, but Ramesh refuses. The boss threatens that his job would be at stake. But Ramesh is unruffled. After a week, the boss realises his mistake and calls Ramesh to his chamber and is curious to know as to how Ramesh stood to his stand even in such a situation. Ramesh humbly tells his boss that he is wedded to ideals and never trespasses it. Pleased with his integrity, the boss recommends his name to the board of directors for the post of deputy director of the company. There is no fear in the presence of love was the noteworthy declaration to the congregation assembled in the Hall.
At the end of the play, all the actors converged in front of Bhagawan to get His love and blessings with a song: “We love You Sai, we love You Baba, much more than words can say. Make every moment eternal, we don’t ask for more. Start the day with love; Spend the day with love; Fill the day with love; End the day with love; That is the way to God.” Bhagawan showered His love on all those concerned with the play by being amidst them, posed for photographs and spoke with many of them endearingly. Before Arati, Bhagawan asked the students to sing the final song again. Then Prasadam was distributed to the students and Bhagawan retired for the day.