Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group V | Ms. Kavitha P.S.

Ms. Kavitha P.S., II B.com (Hons),
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,
Anantapur Campus.

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

'It is in the year 2002 that our life-boat went into rough weather. The series of deaths in the family and many other problems had affected my mother's mental state very much. She had lost sleep in the nights, and even the use of sleeping tablets proved futile. At that time, a friend of my aunt came to our house. Touched by our tragic circumstances, she wanted to help us. She felt that only God could give us the strength to brave through this difficult time in our lives. So she spent a whole day at our home narrating her experiences with Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who was believed to be an incarnation of God. It was so inspiring that my mother's lost hopes were revived. When we came back from school that day, we found our mother a changed person. Thus, Baba became Bhagavan to us. Gradually He became an integral part of our lives as our guide, refuge and solace.

After my XII Standard examinations, I was looking for a good place to pursue higher studies. Having had my schooling abroad, I was not familiar with the colleges in India. We were again in a dilemma. Once again, my aunt's friend came to our rescue as a direct messenger from Swami. Having been a student of Swami herself, she told us about the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. Listening to her, I developed a strong desire to join that college. Added to that, Swami appeared in my mother's dream one of those days; she dreamt of all of us standing outside the Sai Kulwanth Hall with luggage and Swami saying to her 'I know everything. That's why I came to you.'

Many obstacles came in the way of my admission. Firstly, our relatives, who had never heard of Swami or His College, objected to my going there. Secondly, I had some reservation about going to an unknown place with unknown people. Added to this, the admission form went to my permanent address though we had given the present mailing address. When my father causally rang up to our native place, he came to know about this, and then the form was posted to us. By Swami's grace, my father convinced all our relatives, and brought me to India. I cleared the test and now I am with Swami.'

-- Ms. Kavitha P.S.

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