Parthi Yathra by the Devotees of Uttar Pradesh & Uttarkhand - Day 2
Prasanthi Nilaym, 27 09 2015:- Depicting Jeevatma’s ‘soul-searching’ journey to its ‘reality’, Balvikas Alumni from the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand presented a drama entitled “Paramatma Ki Khoj” – Search For The Divine, on the final evening of the 3-day Uttar Pradesh – Uttarakhand Parthi Yatra here, in Prasanthi Nilayam today.
The Atma that originates from the Paramatma gets enmeshed in the worldly, fully engrossed in the devilish tricks of Maya, traversing through the turbulence of greed, attachment and much more. It takes many life times for the Jeevatma to get refined, only to know that it traversed from ‘I’ to ‘I’ in a long arduous journey. It was this often explained theme of Bhagawan that formed the crux of this evening’s drama presentation “Paramatma Ki Khoj” in the immediate Divine omnipresence.
Donning the role of a story teller, the ‘Jeevatma’ enters the scene describing ‘its’ own story, showcasing three beautifully distinct sample episodes from three different times.
The Jeevatma that appeared as Ravana once failed to fulfill its journey, being harnessed by sensory attachments.
Next time, when the Jeevatma appeared as Thomas, an ardent disciple of Lord Jesus, though he was totally devoted, yet, he was fully attached to the physical form, such that when the Lord disappeared from the physical sight, he was grieve-stricken and could not convince himself of the Lord’s reappearance in three days. Here, he asked for a proof and in turn got the best of the sermons from his Lord, who asked him to seek Him within.
The final episode depicted an ordinary mortal – Govind, with a righteous, sacrificial bent of mind. A strange meeting with a Fakir, who was Shirdi Sai in the guise of a mendicant, wins him the final wisdom. The under-educated mortal poses a volley of questions about life and suffering without success…however finally he hears the voice of the Lord, Who advises the suffering mortal to look within to know Him and thus earn Prasanthi.
Phir Sai Ke Darshan Honge, Harpal Man Ke Darpan Mein… The presentation ended with a theme song merging these beautiful wordings, ascribing Sai as the Antaratma, Inner Core of every being, entire creation.
Bhajans followed, ending with Bhagawan singing Prema Muditha Manasa Kaho... in His mellifluous voice. Mangala Arathi at 1815 hrs marked the end of the evening proceedings.