Students in the Interview Room with Sri Sathya Sai - Part 1

September 9,1991

On this day, Swami graciously blessed the 1st MBA boys with an interview. Bhagavan profoundly delivered this sweet message for almost two hours. 

Student : Where are we going Swami? (Destination) 

Sathya Sai with Students in the Prasanthi Nilayam Interview Room
Swami : You are going from hostel to the Institute, Institute to the Mandir and back to the hostel, like a triangle. (Jokingly)

Swami : What is education?

Student : Concentration of mind.

Swami : Yes, concentration of mind. Not merely collection of facts. But all of you are collecting information.

Swami : (Asking the question) What is man made up of? (He Himself told) Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide. Trees are made up of three elements; Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide. Man exhales Carbon Dioxide and trees receive it and give Oxygen to man. This is how balance is maintained. The sun is made up of Hydrogen and Helium. Hydrogen burns but Helium does not. When both the gases are present together, how can Hydrogen alone burn and not Helium? There is a balance existing between them. Who has created the gases there?

Scientists combine Hydrogen and Oxygen to prepare water. But who has created this Hydrogen and Oxygen? When you churn the ocean of milk, you first get poison and then comes Amrita (nectar). Similarly when humanity is churned, you get Vairagya (detachment). When you question yourself, ‘Am I the body?’, you realise that the body is made up of flesh, blood, bones, urine and excreta, then you will get detachment. Though the body looks good on the outside, it is dirty inside. Life is momentary.

Youth is like lightning - it does not last long.
Desires are like passing clouds.
Beauty is like a flower that blossoms in the morning,
And dries up in the evening.

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