Lovingly shared by a sai
devotee.... (Posted on 10.02.2004)
SWAMI TALKING TO WAITING BOYS
Today was a memorable day for all the waiting boys - 21 of them.
They had been planning since almost a month and a half to put up a small
music programme in the Divine Presence. Swami kept playing Hide & Seek
with them - and finally it fructified today. As soon as He arrived in the
morning for Darshan- he sent for one of the waiting boys. We all were
there as it was a holiday - Bakri Id. Swami told him that He has come early
so as to listen to their programme and asked him to find out whether the
others were ready to put up the programme.
The boy went into the Bhajan Hall and checked with the others, came back
and reported in the affirmative to Swami. Swami then walked into the
Interview Room and asked them to start. He then went to the Bhajan Hall and
sat on the throne. What followed was a heartfelt rendering of beautiful
songs by the waiting group. Most of the songs were Swami's compositions
like Daya Cheta Dhanyulu Kavalara., Naa Mora Vinava., Narayan Bhajo Narayan..,
Rama Rama Seeta, Aharaha Tava..and other songs like Kaise Jiyun Main
Tere Bin.., Uyirum Neeve Ulagam Neeve Taye.
Songs over - Aarti was about to start. Swami asked to stop, but by then
the Pujari had lit the camphor. So the Aarti took its own course. After
that Swami spent almost an hour talking to the boys. Following are
excerpts from the conversation that went on:
Swami: Who actually started this idea of a music programme?
Boys: All of us Swami. We practiced in one of the houses.
Swami (To VC): Who is this boy?
VC: Swami, he has done M.Sc. (Maths) and then M.Tech.
Swami: Is he a good boy? What grades has he got?
VC: Swami, he is a very good boy - throughout his studies he has got first
Swami: Yes, Give him a lecturer's job. In our Institute we pay the
lecturers Government Scale only. (to another boy) What are you doing?
Boy: Swami, IAS.
Swami: I do not want IAS, reverse it. I want SAI. I will tell..
Swami then asked most of them about their qualifications. Boys gave
answers like MFM, MBA, M.Sc.(B).
Swami: (in appreciation of the boys - pointing to the lady VIP's) See,
these boys have completed double post graduations and are now waiting for
Swami to give them a job. They do not want to go outside. (Hearing
MBA, MFMa number of times - commented jokingly) Why so many MBA's and
VC: Swami, outside it is very costly. They have to write tough exams and
then, they also have to pay almost 5 lakhs to get a seat. After all that
they do not get good quality education as they get here.
Swami: Yes, that is true. But after completing their studies they should
not sit idle. Their parents have spent so much on them. They must go and
serve their parents.
Swami pointed to an industrialist VIP and asked him to come in.
Swami: How much salary do you pay in your company? See, these boys have
all finished double PG's and MBA's and are waiting for Swami to give them
an opportunity to serve.
Swami(to a boy): What have you studied?
Boy: Swami - B.Com., MBA, M.Phil.. You only gave me a gold medal.
Swami: Swami gives everything to everybody. See, I will tell you one
important thing. Your mother has no legs. She cannot walk. But she is
working so hard and feeding you. Why don't you start working and take care
of her and give her some rest.
Boy: I prepare food for her and only then I move out to work in the
village. Even when I stayed in the Hostel I used to go home and cook food
Swami: You are moving around all the time. Who will take care of her?
Boy: Swami, I am moving around
only for you and not for anything else.
Swami (in appreciation): See, this boy wants only Me and nothing else.
Seeing my boys taking such good care of their parents, I am overjoyed.
This is possible only with our boys. Outside this is very rare. Seeing you
all do such good service I am very happy. But are you doing Swami's
Boy: Yes Swami. We all are going to the villages and organizing medical
camps, education for children, self-employment programme..
Swami: Chaala Santosham.
Boy: Swami, a small prayer. We have attained so many degrees. Instead of
we going out and looking for jobs, give us the capacity to generate jobs
for 10 other people.
Swami: O, then you all have to be in top positions as big managers.
Boy: Swami, please allow us to start a small scale industry that will help
give employment to many of the local people here.
Swami: But then how will you market it?
Boy: Swami, if we do with a good intention, market will automatically be
Swami: Very good. If you have that confidence, it will happen. Faith is
VIP: Yes Swami, Honesty and Loyalty are very essential.
Swami: Yes, Truth, Honesty and Loyalty are very essential.
Boy; But Swami all this is available only here, not outside.
Swami: Yes, but you should be able to achieve the same even outside.
Boy: Once we achieve this here, wherever we go we will be able to do the
Swami: Once you have completed your education, you must go and take care
your parents. Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava.. You should never disappoint
them. If you cause one drop of tear from your mother's eye, you will cry
throughout your life.
Swami: What did Lava and Kusha say? (Swami was choked with emotion and
with tears in His eyes) We want to take care of our parents - Rama and
Sita, and we want to serve them all throughout our life.
Boy: Swami, please do not feel so bad, we cannot see you like this.
Swami: These are tears of joy. Idi Ananda Bhashpamu - not Shoka Bhashapmu.
Seeing you boys taking such good care of your parents, I am feeling so
Boy: Swami, Mee Aanandame Maa Ananadamu..
Swami: Abbo!!! Kadu Bangaru, Mee Aanandame Naa Ananadamu..
Boys: We find it difficult to see
you limping and walking like this. Please
Swami: Even this event is for your sake only.
Boys; Please pardon us for our mistakes.
Swami: Yes, I have pardoned and am therefore talking to you all. I have no
pain for I do not have any body consciousness at all. In Brindavan, that
day, a boy was tying Toranam at the door, standing on an iron chair. I
opened the door and the boy in excitement fell on me with the iron stool.
The bone broke into three pieces. The doctors said - God's bone is very
strong. It is difficult to replace it. Therefore they put an iron rod in
its place. It is because of the iron rod that I am limping. I have no
pain. This too will go away slowly. See even at this age I am so beautiful
and healthy. Can anyone be like this? The doctors advised three years bed
rest but I am already walking. I am very healthy.
Boy: Swami, Your Love for us is so great.
Swami: Aunu, Naa Prema Chaala Apaaramainatidi. (Yes, My Love is Infinite).
You boys cannot understand it.
Swami created a Vajra Lingam (transparent crystal lingam) and gave it to
the M.Tech. boy and told him to keep it safely.
Boy: Swami, we are ready to do even a sweepers job at your Lotus Feet.
Swami: Can I give such a low job to My boys? Mee Gauravame Naa Gauravamu (Your
dignity is My dignity). I will give you jobs according to your
It was almost 9.40 a.m. Swami got up from the throne and asked loudly:
Boys: Swami, we want You.
Swami: I am ready, take Me.
Boys: We are also ready. Take us.
Swami: Santosham. Santosham.
As He walked out holding the hand of one of the boys, the boys started
praying - Swami keep us with you.
Swami jokingly said - See your desires are already increasing.
In the afternoon, Swami came around 3.20 p.m. Vedam chanting went on for
some time. Suddenly, Swami called Prof. Anil Kumar and asked him to speak.
What followed was a torrent of beautiful messages, experiences and Telugu
poems of Swami. The talk was very inspiring. He went on for around half an
hour plus and stopped. There was a loud applause. Swami asked him to
continue and we had another half an hour plus. Excerpts of his talk are
available in the next mail.
Aarti followed. Swami got up. A Music college boy gave the Aarti and
another gave a flower. Swami asked the boy to sing Rama Katha. The boy sang
the beginning part. Swami blessed him and his singing partner very
lovingly. As He moved towards the car, He saw the waiting boys waiting for
Him. He spoke to them for some time and then pointed towards the Interview
room. Needless to say, they all rushed into the Interview room.
As an icing on the cake, Swami spoke to them for almost 45 minutes. He
talked to each boy individually. He said that the coming Thursday (Poornima)
is a very auspicious day and He will give appointment letters to them on
that day. Incidentally, He also created a small pouch for the M.Tech. boy
to keep the Lingam that He had created in the morning!! He gave them
individual photographs to their delight!!