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In this earthly life, we are not aware of the real meaning of "Bliss" since we had no opportunity to enjoy "Bliss" But we are aware of certain rare souls who revel in Bliss always. They are God intoxicated souls. In the recent past many of the devotees of Sathya Sai Baba are aware that Saibaba always remained in Bliss. Very rarely he used to frown at students and devotees when they do not follow his advice or teachings. Otherwise his countenance exhibited an ethereal bliss.Once he has said, that 'responsibilities sit lightly on his shoulder. During the year 90, he made an historic announcement. that within a year a new Super speciality Hospital will be completed and the first set of surgeries would be conducted on the inaugural day, i.e, 22 November 1991. I was present at the venue when Saibaba publicly announced His decision. Soon after he left the venue to be present during the rituals associated with the commencement ceremonies.
The land was empty except some compound walls to demarcate the land..Hardly six months are left for the inauguration of the Hospital. To give the readers a bird's eye view, the building was planned to have a plinth area of around 300,000 square feet in two floors. The building had been planned to have a majestic view with a big central dome and architectural facades etc., The decoration work itself might take more than six months. While Saibaba was once proceeding to Bangalore, he enquired about the progress of the work! He immediately called Brigadier Bose and entrusted him with the task of completing the building within six months. More than 2000 laborers were engaged in the work day and night, It was a stupendous project. Puttaparthi was a remote village which was having only basic facilities. All materials have to come from nearby metros like Bangalore. A small airstrip which can accommodate some small planes was upgraded to International specifications to receive Jets from foreign countries to receive sophisticated medical instruments which are needed for the Hospital.
Many things happened miraculously. Sir IsacTigrett donated very costly medical instruments and the Govt. of India waived the taxes since the Hospital was meant for Free treatment for all the patients including costly surgeries. Within five and half months, the entire building with beautiful frontage was ready for handing over to install the machinery and equipment. As decided and announced by Saibaba during the previous year, first batch of surgeries were conducted free of cost successfully. The Hospital was inaugurated by Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao, the then Prime Minister of India. The Hospital contained the latest instruments and modern technology to assist the Specialists.. Many poor patients from the surrounding villages were benefited by the beautiful Hospital. Surgeries which cost easily 2 to 3 lakhs elsewhere were performed free on all patients. There was no billing Department in the Hospital. Such a magnificent project would have taken a minimum of six years in developed countries. None could believe that the hospital was constructed within five and half months. This is the supreme will of Saibaba which is never hindered by any obstruction whatsoever.