Published on Saturday, Sep 04, 2010 at 1400 Hrs. IST
Heralding the 85th year of the Advent of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba the state of West Bengal came up with twin presentations, a dance presentation entitled Nrithyanjali by the Balvikas children based on the poetic collection of India’s First Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore followed by a drama entitled “Sambhavami Yuge Yuge..” portraying the illustrious spiritual journey of Swami Vivekananda under the Mastership of Sri Rama Krishna Paramahamsa.
In the evening, emerging at 1743 hrs., Bhagawan went for a full round before assuming His seat on the dais. Twenty minutes bhajans ensued before the scheduled proceedings began with an announcement on the programme.
Bal Vikas children’s attempt was to unravel the beauty of Rabindra Sangeet that has a universal appeal, notwithstanding the language barrier. The great mind’s creative ability was often reflected in his attempt to reconnect every moment of life with the Divine. Selecting a few of such songs with eternal universal and patriotic appeal, blending the same with renderings by Balvikas children, West Bengal forayed dancing to the melodious meaningful tunes of the great poet, on the evening of 31st Aug, in the immediate Divine presence.
From Tagore’s inspiring poems to the illustrious spiritual saga of Swami Vivekananda! Taking over from the Balvikas children, the spirited youth from the state had a presentation entitled “Sambhavami Yuge Yuge” on the illustrious life of Swami Vivekananda.
Set in the backdrop of a college anniversary function, the winner was asked to speak about Swami Vivekananda, opening up the celebrated story of the spiritual giant of India.
The storyline touches upon the meeting of the Master and Disciple, their intimate bond as Guru – Sishya, Naren’s inquisitiveness in meeting with God etc. Every meeting with the Master turns out to be a revealing experience for the young sincere seeker. Knowing the pulse of the young seeker, the master grants him a transcendental experience gradually elevating his disciple. The Master’s discourses on detachment and discrimination touches the young seeker’s heart bringing profound impact. The Master with his spiritual acumen wants the young seeker, knowing fully his original spiritual heights, to be reconnected to the Mother Divine, Joy Maa…as he often addressed her.
Compelled and inspired by his Guru, Narendra makes an attempt to have a face to face with The Mother and in his sheer excitement opts to seek only spiritual wisdom than asking for petty trivial worldly boons.
Those were the molding days of young Narendra who went on to become India’s profound voice of Wisdom. The Guru in his final days, before leaving the cage of flesh and blood, imparted the spiritual powers unto his disciple, with a reminder to him that Naren should not return to his original source from whence he has come until and unless he accomplished the task, God and his Guru had entrusted upon him.
The final scene was an illustration of the roar of the lion, inspiring the young masses of Bharat, to come out of slumber, to get engaged in Karma Yoga, to bring the nation back to her feet, of greater glory. He advised them to “Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached”, a message he has imbibed from his Master.
Ending the presentation, the youth took expressive freedom when Swami Vivekananda spoke about the Advent of the Master of all, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba!
Truly, the roaring of the lion echoed in many ears even after the presentation, truly inspiring the souls to the greater realms of selfless service towards a Greater Bharat!
Upon the end of the forty minute presentation, Bhagawan moved down the dais to pose for photographs with the groups, youth and the balvikas. Returning onstage, Bhagawan accepted Mangala Arathi at 1940 hrs. Blessing the concourse with abhayahastha, Bhagawan moved off retiring for the day at 1945 hrs.