Living in LOVE
One morning I walked into the section of the children’s ward in which I work, and was greeted by an intelligible wave of excited chatter and the giggling of mothers. “Do you know what they are saying doctor?” asked the nearest mum. “No,” I replied, feeling intrigued. “They’re saying that when you come in, they feel as if their mother has arrived.”
These simple words stunned me and I was moved to tears. A feeling of overwhelming gratitude to Swami and a sense of oneness with Him washed over me and warmed me to the core. Somehow those words brought home to me just how much LOVE Swami has brought into my life, transforming my outlook and my interaction with others to such an extent that in some tiny way, people are starting to see Him in me.
“ Be about My Work, My Beloved Bhakthas. Your breath will carry the scent of the blossoms of Heaven. Your example will be that of Angels. Your joy will be My Joy.” (Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)
What a breathtaking promise!! It is spectacular but true. As Swami’s physical body seems to become smaller and more distant day by day, there is a corresponding exponential growth in His spiritual presence felt in the people around us, be they labelled or unlabelled Sai devotees. More and more we are glimpsing the Divine in the thoughts, words and deeds of those around us. People everywhere seem to be yearning for something more in their lives than material success, it is as if they are just waiting for the opportunity to serve others and will respond to the call in hordes. Many are not even waiting for the opportunity, they are creating their own service projects with a selflessness and zeal which just has SAI written all over it, even if they do not know His physical form. In the same South African newspapers which report unthinkable crime and corruption, we find creeping in regular stories of ‘ordinary’ people with hearts of gold, reaching out to the orphans,...
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