On the morning of March 9, 2021, the students of the Pre-University Boys Hostel were graced by Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai’s divine visit at 10 a.m.

The students and staff gathered at Atmadeep – the Prayer Hall. The students dedicated bhajans and devotional songs to Sadguru. He then lovingly interacted with a few students, enquiring where they came from, what language they spoke at home and so on.

Sadguru then highlighted that most of the colonised nations have lost their indigenous cultures and have succumbed to the control of the colonisers, India or Bharat being the only exception.  Despite multiple invasions over the ages, India has stood the test of time and, more importantly, has managed to retain its own culture. Although India accommodated and assimilated the good aspects of other cultures, it did not lose its own. And the reason for this, Sadguru explained, is that the core belief of all Bharatiyas is that, ‘All is divine’. This understanding of divinity pervading all is ingrained in our very genes and has been passed on from our ancestors, from the great seers of this land, as genetic memory, even though we may not be consciously aware of it.

Sadguru spoke of the three kinds of pleasures – physical, mental and spiritual — and how one must overcome lower pleasures and strive to experience spiritual happiness which is ever lasting. He also urged the students to be like Nachiketa from the Kathopanishad, to learn by observing, questioning and then understanding the truth rather than blindly accepting what someone might say.

Swami then partook lunch with everyone, showered blessings on all and returned   to Premdeep.