Index of earlier Bulletins
August 7th, 2005
This Sunday morning, Bhagawan came to the Sai Kulwant Hall at 8.20 and sat onstage after His darshan round. Vedam went on with the Primary School children chanting with great gusto. 20 minutes of listening to this, then Bhagawan went inside the interview room. Bhajans began at 9 o'clock, Bhagawan came to the Bhajan Hall around 9.15, a few minutes later He took Arati and retired for the morning. In the evening also, Swami sat onstage for a few minutes before going into the interview room. Bhajans were at 5 pm and Arati was at 5.30, but Bhagawan had gone to His abode at 5.20 pm.
August 6th, 2005
In the morning, after Bhajans, Bhagawan made a surprise round of Puttaparthi at the unexpected hour of 9.45 am. In the evening, He gave an interview for some devotees instead of going on rounds in His car. And after that, He went into the Bhajan Hall - it was only 4.15 pm or so. He asked the USA group to sing Bhajans today. So, all of them trooped into the Bhajan Hall with Swami watching all the while. The ladies sang very well and led all the Bhajans, which were the usual Sanskrit-Hindi Bhajans except for "Love is My form..." Bhagawan listened to the Bhajans for nearly 50 minutes before taking Arati and retiring to the Poornachandra.
August 5th, 2005
This morning, Bhagawan caught many people unawares by coming to the Sai Kulwant Hall by 6.40 am! After a darshan round of the Hall, He moved out and went on a round outside in the car, after which He returned to the Poornachandra directly before 8 o'clock.
The Economics Department of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning is hosting an all-India conference on 'Modelling Economic Policy and Behaviour' from 6th to 8th August. In the evening, Bhagawan blessed the senior professors and students of the department who showed Him the programme sheet and a card. Bhagawan had come to the Sai Kulwant Hall, gone on a round outside and returned, going inside the interview room.
At 3.50 pm, Swami came onstage, and the Vice Chancellor announced that Bhagawan was giving an opportunity for some of the students to present their ideas on the five human values of Sathya Dharma Shanthi Prema and Ahimsa - Truth, Righteous conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence. The first talk was by Dr. Deepak Anand, who had completed his PhD in the Management Department last year. He spoke on Sathya and Dharma. The next talk was on Shanthi and Ahimsa, by Sai Giridhar of the MSc class. The third talk was by Vishnu Bhan of the 1st year MBA, and covered the topic of Prema. The Vice Chancellor Sri Anil Vinayak Gokak concluded the proceedings by making some connecting links between Prema and Seva - selfless service - as enunciated by Bhagawan. Bhajans were then sung for a few minutes, and Bhagawan went back to His residence at 5.10 pm.