February 6, 2010 – Swami Blesses a Unique Case Study on the Sri Sathya Sai Drinking Water Projects

Darshan is such a fantastic phenomenon. It is poorly defined in English as the "holy sighting". Darshan is a conglomeration of vibrations, feelings, power, beauty, healing and above all - Love.

So many things happen even as Swami simply glides past devotees during darshan. An on-site interview panel, if set up, would generate a book easily after each darshan session, collecting the experiences and joy of the devotees present. It is His grace that we come to know of some of the things that happen and are able to partake the feast of that joy and Divine Love.

It about 4:40 p.m., Swami arrived for darshan. He gently moved passed the ladies' side and there He evinced keen interest in the people from the Nilgiris mountains. It appeared as though He blessed them with an opportunity to put up a programme the next day. Moving over to the gents' side, He blessed the same people who were seated there too.

Completing the round, He moved to the portico. Seated there were two research scholars and a senior professor from the University. They had painstakingly worked on and compiled a case study on the Sri Sathya Sai Drinking Water Supply Projects.

The water projects contain great lessons in leadership, inspiration and private-public sector co-operation in executing projects of such massive scale. They are also case studies for hassle-free, redtape-free, trust based man management.

The NUS (National University of Singapore) has an Institute for Water Policy. Since keen interest had been evinced in these projects, the Sathya Sai University took upon preparing a case study. Swami saw the case.

He leafed through the booklet. But even there, His attention was drawn to the ladies who were struggling to fetch water. He did not seem so much interested in the fact that the first ever international case study from the university had been made. His heart was with the poor and forlorn. He blessed the research scholars and the professor and then arrived to the stage.

Bhajans had begun and Swami sat right from the first one. It was wonderful. After about 25 minutes, Swami went briefly to the interview room and then came back for the bhajans. At 5:45 p.m., Swami beckoned for the aarthi. Raising both His hands in loving blessings for all who had gathered, He moved towards the residence at 5:50 p.m.

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