SaiRam and greetings to all of
you from Prasanti Nilayam. The last major festival of the year,
Mahashivaratri, is over and the air is now filled with rumours
on when Swami will go to Brindavan, His summer residence at
Bangalore. Of course, nobody knows when that will happen until
it happens! The prayers from the devotees of Banglaore intensify
as each day passes without His coming. After all, they have
been waiting for this event for one long year.
Meanwhile, there is a look of despondency
that is setting into the faces of the residents of Prasanthi
Nilayam. There will no longer be those beautiful darshans.
They can no longer hear His beautiful voice. Nor can they
revel in the company of devotees from distant lands who bring
with them tales of the Lord’s compassion and love. It
is as though a thick rainforest that had thunder showers everyday
is suddenly about to turn into a Sahara desert for the next
This is the power of the Lord’s physical
form. The sweetness of the proximity is addictive. Ask the
Gopis and they will tell you all about it. As one devotee
put it: His omnipresence is sweet. But His presence is much
That is true, but the Lord is a tough task
master. He says, ‘I am not angaswarupa, I am atmaswarupa’,
meaning ‘I am not this body you see, I am the Self immanent
in all. How can you limit me to only one form?’
So, it is time for the Parthi people to experience
His Omnipresence; to see Him in all people they meet; to experience
Him in all that they do; to feel His GRACE in all moments
of the day.
Yes, that is the word: GRACE. So beautiful,
soothing and assuring. That is our cover story this time.
Read it, enjoy it and experience His Grace.