May 12th 2005
After a wonderful Darshan on the 8th of May 2005
(as described in our previous update), there was no Darshan on the morning of the 9th. However, in the evening, Swami came out for Bhajans and also witnessed a cultural programme put up by the Bangalore Balvikas children, on the life of the well known Saint Basvanna.
The 10th was a sad day for all the devotees. As you may know, when Swami was coming out in the morning walking all the way from Trayee Brindavan to the Sai Ramesh Hall, His Body fell and Bhagawan's right Hand suffered a fracture. The brothers around helped Him to get up and Swami sat on the Golf Cart and with all that pain, He took a full round of the Ramesh Hall giving Darshan and also receiving letters! That is Divine Love and Transcendence!
Later, a cast was put for the fracture to heal. There was no Darshan on the 11th. Devotees and everybody around were wondering when they would have His Darshan again. But can anything keep the Lord away from His devotees. No force on this earth or in the three worlds can come in the way of the Lord and His devotees!
Came 12th morning. All devotees were seated in Sai Ramesh Hall knowing fully well that Bhagawan may not come out for giving Darshan. But still, they were all there as usual. Minutes ticked by. Hours ticked by. It was already 9.00 a.m. Hopes were fading away.
At 9.30 a.m. the usual hush hush - and He came out of Trayee in the special Toyota car 'Porte' and proceeded to Sai Ramesh Hall. The Bhajan Maha Ganapate Namostute.... was going on just as He was entering the Sai Ramesh Hall from the ladies side. Brother Satyajit was driving the car and Swami was seated in the left seat. This hi-tech 'Porte' car was the same one that Bhagawan talked about and showed all of us during the Christmas celebrations last year in December 2004. Just to remind you, here is an excerpt from that update regarding the wonder car!
(25th December 2004 Update Excerpt) ....Then came the best part! Swami asked brother Satyajit to present a demo to all of us. It was 3.55 p.m. All heads stretched out to watch the wonder! Brother Satyajit sat in the driver's seat and pressed a button. Lo! The door of the car on the other side slid open so smoothly! Then another press of a button and the seat next to the driver, slowly came forward, took a 90 degree turn and then smoothly glided outside the framework of the car. Having glided outside, it then lowered itself and came to ground level and halted!
Brother Satyajit, came out, unbuckled the seat and wheeled it in front of Swami! There was a loud applause from all. Bhagawan smiled and asked him to fix it back again. He took the seat and buckled it back. He took the drivers seat and pressed the button. Just as it had glided out, it raised itself, went in, took a turn and locked itself in perfect position! My, what a marvel! Technology and Robotics at its best!
We felt that finally Science and Technology had seen its fulfillment today as it offered itself, at its best, to its Creator! Could there be a better purpose that it could have served other than facilitating and providing convenience to our dear Lord? If only, S&T were put to only beneficial uses such as these, the world would have been a much better place to live in!...................
Bhagawan came down the centre pathway and exited Sai Ramesh Hall near the Saraswati Statue. Then to everybody's delight, He re-entered the Ramesh Hall from the ladies side and went past the Ganesha idol. Just at that time Brother Rajkumar Jain rushed up to the stage and removed the Chair that was kept for Swami. In a few minutes it became clear why.
Bhagawan came out of the car in the same seat that He was sitting inside the car and was wheeled onto the elevator and then onto the stage. Just when He took up His position in the middle of the stage, the Bhajan 'Satya Dharma Shanti Prema Swaroopa' was being sung. There were a number of high tempo Bhajans being sung- Radhe Govinda Bhajo Radhe Gopala Bhajo..., Vanamali Radha Ramana ..., etc. He was keeping beat with His left hand. The right hand was covered with a shawl and He was using the handkerchief too with His left hand.
Bhagawan was on the stage for about 30 minutes and everyone had Darshan to their hearts' content.
Bhagawan asked for Aarati just as the 1st line of the Bhajan Nandalala Nandalala was being sung.... and after Aarati, He went to the back of the stage, where the car was already waiting for Him.
It was a wonderful experience overall.
In the afternoon, Bhagwan came out at 4.15 p.m. The backdoor on the stage welcomed Swami onto the stage. He was wheeled in the same chair that is part of the Toyota car. Bhagawan sat for Bhajans till around 4.45 p.m. Then he returned through the same door and went inside Trayee.