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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group VI | Ms. N. Sai Purnima

Ms. N. Sai Purnima, II B.Com. (Hons),
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus.

Ms. N. Sai Purnima, a student of the second year B.Com (Hons) of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus narrates her experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan in her own words.

'I joined Sri Sathya Sai Primary School in Class I at the age of six. On the occasion of the prize distribution in my first year at school, the Lord was sitting on the big jhoola in the school prayer hall with His feet on the footstool. He was enjoying the presentation by the small children. It was the Shabari-Rama scene of the Ramayana being enacted. In my role as Shabari, I came onto the stage, searching here and there for Rama; and then seeing Swami on the jhoola, I went to Him, and offered the fruits at His feet. Little did I know then the value of those wonderful Feet. Putting His hands on my head, He said 'good girl, good girl, good girl.' Those moments are my eternal treasure.

I cherish several valuable moments in His presence - singing His glory, sitting just a few feet away from Him, looking into His eyes, playing the violin in front of Him, dancing in front of Him; moments when I touched His hands and asked Him to be with us always; moments when I received a sari, a watch, a torch, a Diwali cracker, or a prize from His Divine hands; moments when He lifted His robe gently and with a gesture of His hand, granted me padanamaskar, moments when He took my letter and blessed the rose in my hands; sweet memories of showers of chocolates and akshatas we often received; memories of the blessing of our hall tickets, pens, pencils, etc; memories of His soothing voice wiping away our petty exam fears and advising us about our future; memories of snaps being clicked with Him in our midst. They will remain etched in my heart forever.

It was on the eve of a New Year. A group of students were seated around Swami who lovingly granted them a New Year message. Swami materialized a small white card, the size of a visiting card. Neatly inscribed on it reads thus: 'The only wealth that you can carry with you after your death is the love of the Lord. You should strive to earn that love of the Lord, during your lifetime. This can be done only with selfless love and devotion. To earn God's love, you must dedicate your time, body and actions to the service of the Lord.' This was His special message for His students.'

-- Ms. N. Sai Purnima

(As extracted from the souvenir Ananta Prematarangini published by the Anantapur Campus of the SSSIHL on the occasion of the 80th Birthday of Bhagavan)