Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group V | Ms. Sai Nivedita Dash

Ms. Sai Nivedita Dash, II B.Sc. (Hons),
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,
Anantapur Campus.

Ms. Sai Nivedita Dash, a student of the second year B.Sc. (Hons) of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus narrates an experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan in her own words.

'It was Dasara 2004, and Gramaseva was going on. We were allotted the task of preparing the food packets overnight for distribution the next morning. The prasadam was, as usual, being packed in leaves, and then wrapped in newspapers. One night, my friend, who was sitting next to me, looked very sad. When asked, she complained saying 'we are doing all this work, spending sleepless nights, with only one objective in mind - to please Him. Can't Swami come at least once to see us while we are working? Doesn't He know how happy we would be to see Him?' No one had an answer to that question.

But Swami's ways are unfathomable. We resumed work after our brief conversation, and my friend took out a newspaper for covering the food packet and there were about 7 to 8 photographs of Swami in that. She was surprised and so were we. She took out another newspaper only to find a few more photographs of Swami. She took another and yet another and all of them had Swami's smiling photographs. My friend got the answer to her question. This may appear as a coincidence. But, for us, this incident brought great joy, and strengthened our faith. We have understood that Swami need not come to us in His physical frame. He is ever with us. He is ever ready to give us anything. He grants even our small wishes when asked with love.'

-- Ms. Sai Nivedita Dash

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