XXXII Annual Convocation of SSSIHL-UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION DRAMA (Fifth day of Birthday week celebrations)
Celebrating the occasion of 32nd Annual Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Insitute of Higher Learning students from SSSIHL presented a drama entitled Sai Kathamrutham - Stepping Stone to God this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.
The storyline of the drama was adapted from Shirdi Sai Satcharita, the famous story of a millionaire seeking quick Brahma Jnana. Expanding the story with the addition of some beautiful episodes the presentation listed out the essentials one need to seek before attaining Brahma Jnanam or Kaivalyam.
The first step in Brahma Jnana is detachment.
This was elaborated through a flashback story of Kaivalya .. Kaivalya, who was asked by the Prime Minister of the country to act as a Brahma Jnani, with a perverted aim, finally ended up becoming a complete recluse who developed greater detachment much against his older nature.
Next step in Brahma Jnana is Shraddha and Saburi. Illustrating this lesson the students brought out a beautiful story Baba used to narrate during the golden Trayee session days... the story illustrates undying passion of a young seeker who relentlessly, with all out determination, pursued to possess a parting "kaivalya' mantra left by his departed Master. At the end, after long ordeals, when his fate took him to the royal court to satiate his dying hunger, the king upon knowing thesad- story of the seeker decided to help him out get back the mantra leaf that was in the possession of a dancer by name Ratnavali. Ultimately, when finally the mantra reached the young disciple, by a mere glance into the insciption the seeker attained his goal...a classic example of Shraddha and Saburi.
The final episode was a depiction of God's grace that is essential to attain Brahma Jnana...as God alone can take one to cross the final hurdle.... a jouney one has to traverse with the Lord. Depicting the beautiful story of Hari Gopal, a die-hard devotee of the Lord of Badri,who converted a six month delay into a single day.
Earlier the session commenced at 1700 hrs. with a small function felicitating the winners of Sai Krishna Award for excellence for the faculty at SSSIHL. This year's awards for excellence were given to Dr Sai Satish, Asst. Professor with Dept of Chemistry, Dr Dr. R Prabhakar Rao, Associate Professor and HOD with Dept of Economics and Prof. (Miss) Rajeshwari C Patel of Dept of English.
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