September 28, 2002 (Saturday)
Swami came out of the interview room at around 3.10 pm and blessed the birthday boys. Swami collected a letter from one of the staff members and gave administrative advice and emphasized that confidence is more important than convenience.
Swami : (To a student) Where is your ring?
Student : Swami, it is with my mother.
Swami : (Swami materialised a ring for that student.) Is it good?
Student : I do not want the ring. I want to stay with You Swami.
Prof. A. K. : Who said that if Swami gives a ring, you can’t stay with Him.
Swami : When Swami gives something, you should never say ‘No’, otherwise everything will become ‘No, no’.
Prof. A. K. : Yes, Swami. There are Gods who say ‘So be it’. So, we should not say ‘No’ when Swami gives anything.
Then Swami called Shashank Shah, student from the first year M.B.A. class, who was sitting in the front row. He gave a big brown envelope to Swami. Swami opened it and inside there were copies of the Youth Newsletter of the Bombay Sathya Sai Seva Organisation titled ‘YES’ – Youth in Eternal Seva. Swami went through the newsletter and asked him a few questions.
Swami : What is the meaning of ‘Bombay Buzz’?
Shashank : Swami, this section focusses on the latest activities in the Bombay Sai Organisation.
Swami : (Pointing at a page in the newsletter) Why are the eggs above and the nest below in this picture? (Smiling)
|Shashank responding to the Divine queries|
Shashank : It is a design, Swami. (After seeing the newsletter in detail, Swami distributed the newsletter to the senior teachers sitting nearby.)
(To Shashank Shah) Baat Karta Hai? (Will you give a talk?) Shashank Shah nodded in the affirmative and gave a talk for 15 minutes. Then Swami asked him to sing. He sang the Bhajan, ‘Hari Bhajan Bina Sukh Shanti Nahi’.
|The talk and Divine Blessings|
Swami was extremely happy with his speech and blessed Shashank profusely by putting His hand on his head many times. With a fulfilling session, Swami left the portico towards the interview room.