The Youth from Kerala were yet again blessed
when they got a golden opportunity to bask in Bhagawan’s
Divine Presence and learn the gems of wisdom imparted by experienced
speakers and the Lord Himself. The Conference was held for
three consecutive days from 19th May to 21st
May 2006. On the evening of 21st May 2006, Bhagawan
gave His Discourse to the joy of the Youth and thus fulfilling
the prayers of 3000 Kerala Youth who had converged from different
parts of the State at Whitefield, Brindavan – the abode
of Bhagawan at Bangalore.
On the morning of 19th May, Sai
Ramesh Krishan Hall was beautifully decked with fresh floral
decorations, traditional lamps and colourful festoons. Bhagawan
came to the Hall at 8.30. After a few Bhajans by the Youth,
the Kerala State President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations,
Sri Mukundan expressed gratitude to Bhagawan for granting
permission to hold the Sadhana Camp for the fourth successive
year in the Divine Presence. He related to the joy of all
assembled what Bhagawan had said on 31st March
2006 when the speaker had conveyed to Bhagawan the yearning
of all the Kerala Youth to come to His Presence. Bhagawan
said then, “All their prayers have already reached Me.”
Before introducing the speakers for the morning session, Sri
Mukundan requested Bhagawan to release a book entitled “Helpline
on the Sri Sathya Sai Path” containing the answers of
the Warden of Brindavan Campus of the Institute, Sri B.N.
Narasimha Murthy to the spiritual questions raised by the
Kerala Youth in the previous youth conferences. Bhagawan blessed
the book and also signed on it.
Sri Madhu Balakrishnan, a renowned singer
from Kerala earned Bhagawan’s words of appreciation
and delight by his soulful rendering of classical music and
light devotional music. After the music programme, Bhagawan
was offered Arati after which He retired to His abode.
In the evening, Bhagawan came to the Hall
at 3.50 p.m. After a short Bhajan session and Veda chanting,
the evening’s proceedings started with four youth speakers
– two gents and two ladies sharing their experiences
with the audience. The talks were short, powerful and well
appreciated. Then the fifth speaker, the State Coordinator
for Sri Sathya Sai Medical Programmes took the dais and engaged
the audience for a few minutes. This was followed by a mellifluous
music concert by Sri Madhu Balakrishnan. This time the singer
was blessed with a ring materialised by Bhagawan.
On the morning of 20th May, as
Bhagawan entered Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall, the Kerala Youth
started Bhajans. After a few Bhajans, Dr. M.K. Ramachandran
Nair, Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala spoke of his experiences
and also advised the youth about the golden opportunity they
had got at a young age to have Darshan, Sparshan and Sambashan
of the Lord. After the Vice Chancellor’s speech, Sri
Hari Hara Subramanian gave a classical music concert. After
a few songs, Bhagawan got up and Arati was offered. Then He
retired to His abode.
In the evening, Bhagawan came to Sai Ramesh
Krishan Hall at 3.30 as the Kerala Youth filled the entire
Hall with chanting of Sai Gayatri. Two Kerala Youth shared
their rich experiences with the audience. Again Sri Hari Hara
Subramanian got an opportunity to render songs in the Divine
Presence. At the end of the recital, Bhagawan materialised
a beautiful diamond ring for him. The proceedings ended with
offer of Arati to Bhagawan.
After Bhagawan entered the Hall, Sri Jyoti
Lal IAS, Executive Director – Water Authority, Government
of Kerala addressed the audience on the morning of 21st
May 2006, the concluding day of the Conference. After his
illuminating speech, Sri Kavalam Sreekumar and Sri T.S. Radhakrishnan
gave a vocal performance. At the end of their performance,
Bhagawan was offered Arati.
The evening session was a special one for
the youth, which will be etched in their hearts for ever.
Bhagawan walked onto the dais at 4 p.m., and as the Bhajans
were in progress, Bhagawan to everyone’s surprise came
down the dais and collected letters from the youth, spoke
to some of them and also materialised Vibhuti to a few of
them. The Youth were brimming with joy and one could see their
faces light up in Bhagawan’s Presence. Bhagawan also
went round the Hall giving Darshan to all the devotees. Then
came another special moment for which they had been waiting
for the past two days when Bhagawan gave His nectarous Discourse.
For the benefit of readers, a gist of the
Divine Discourse is given below.
Bhagawan said that three days had passed
like three minutes for Him and He was extremely happy
to see happiness in their faces.
The human heart is like a plain paper.
It attains the quality with which it is associated. For
example, a piece of paper smells of fruits when fruits
are placed on it. On the contrary, when dry fish is placed
on it, it smells of dry fish. So, it is said, Yad
Bhavam Tad Bhavati (as is the feeling, so is the
Bhagawan reiterated that one should
have good company. He said, Tell
Me your company, I shall tell you what you are.
Basically everyone is pure, but one has to maintain that
purity by joining good company and avoiding bad company.
Man is not one, but three: The
one others think you are, the one you think you are and
the one you really are.
You are God. When someone asks you,
“Who are you?” You should answer, “I
am I.” This ‘I’ is changeless. The ‘I’
is present everywhere. There is no place without the ‘I’.
Sarvatah Panipadam Tat Sarvathokshi
Siromukham, Sarvatah Sruthimalloke Sarvamavruthya Tishthati
(with hands, feet, eyes, head, mouth and ears pervading
everything, God permeates the entire universe).
One should cultivate love. Do every
act with love. Truth is God. Love is God, live in love.
See God in everyone. Even if someone blames you, you should
not get perturbed; you should think that it is for my
For the last three days, the songs that
you sang and the activities that you undertook are very
good and are very pleasing to me.
You have waited for this opportunity
for one full year and now I have fulfilled your desire.
You have been thinking that swami has
not spoken to you for the last three days, but Swami is
always with you speaking to you.
There is only one relationship between
you and Me and that is love. Our relationship is like
mother and child relationship.
Bhagawan at the end blessed the youth
to live peacefully and happily. He said our country Bharat
is the Annadata (giver of
food) for the entire world and Kerala is the Annadata
for the whole of India.
Bhagawan concluded His Discourse with the
Bhajan, "Prema Mudita Manase Kaho Rama
Ram Ram …"
The Conference came to a happy conclusion
with the offer of Arati to Bhagawan.