|Let Go... Let God|
|A picture that fills me with nostalgia today - the bust of Swami welcoming everyone into Sri Sailam.|
The school had been performing well academically and so, many sought admission there. However, not everyone who came there were “Sai devotees”. The strict regimen of morning prayers, food prayers, evening prayers and night prayers combined with liberal doses of moral classes and spiritual theory boiled a lot of teenage blood which was present in abundance. Thus, for no fault of His, Swami was blamed as the root for many problems. This anger and irritation found vent on some of us who were ‘Sai devotees’. A constant battle waged between us and the ‘non-devotees’.
|Probably, one of the few discourses of Swami where I wasn't paying attention because I was writhing with|
pain in my heart...
|The beautiful 'open' prayer hall in Sri Sathya Sai Vidyapeeth, Sri Sailam (the main altar picture was|
different when I was a student there.)
|And I asked for the greatest boon in the Universe!|
|A dream come true indeed...|
"You were the boy who spoke yesterday right?"
Was I thrilled at this recognition! I nodded with a beaming smile. Swami told the same to the then State President of the SSSO, Kerala.
What happened next is enshrined in my heart...
(Dear Swami ensured that this whole conversation had got recorded by a Westerner and it reached me in very interesting circumstances. See the 1 minute video below:)
As Swami moved on, I felt that He had already granted me a seat in His school for the next academic year. Of course, I would have to go through the entrance exams and interviews, but His words to study Biosciences were responsible for me giving up mathematics and applying for the BPC (Bioscience, Physics, Chemistry) combination in Grade 12. Swami continued to guide me after that as well. But that will be the subject of another blog.