Sai Ram dear brothers and sisters! I really liked this and am therefore
sharing with you all.
Once Swami was sitting with the students around Him. Suddenly He asked a
strange question. "I am
going to give Sai Gita (Swami's pet elephant) to you. Tell me who wants
her? Who will take her?"
The boys were taken aback. Everyone wanted to say 'Yes' when Swami asked
them something, but this... They thought," How will I take her home?",
"How do I feed an elephant?", and so on. Suddenly one of them said,
"Swami, I am ready to take Sai Gita".
Swami, in His immense Love, waved His hand and materialised a small silver
elephant and gave it to the boy. I am sure you can imagine the plight of
the other students. Would not each of them have regretted not accepting
Swami's offer? Regretted that they let their heads think and find
instead of letting their hearts decide?
This beautiful leela was enacted by Swami, for each one of us. It echoes
to the entire Sai fold, "Grab every chance Swami gives you! Else, you
might regret it later." But what exactly is this chance ? It is every
opportunity to get closer to our Lord, every opportunity to make Him
happy. Everyday, every moment, we are surrounded by opportunities to help
others, to put a smile on a sad face, to do some noble deed. But we hardly
realize that they are unique chances for Sai Seva, to make our dear Lord
happy, to get one step ahead in our journey towards Him(which is in fact
the journey to our true self).
Be ready to realize and accept every opportunity for Seva, to participate
in a service activity of the nearby Sai centre, take time out of your busy
schedule to stop and help out a colleague at the
workplace, spare a few
moments so that someone in misery can speak their heart out and confide in
you. It is said that man was born with two ears and one mouth so that he
talks less and listens more!
If at all we do realize this fact, and decide to do a noble deed, what
follows immediately is a train of thoughts, each one finding a new reason
as to why it should not be done. The brain is at work then, and not the
heart. We are all full of limitations, full of incapacities. Put the heart
to work andwe realize "After all, who am I doing it for? Doesn't the
Loving mother know my limitations?" Yes. Swami knows what we are capable
of doing. He knew very well that none of the students are able to take Sai
Gita home and feed her. But when we are ready, He will create a Sai Gita
that fits into our hands.
So, dear brothers and sisters, the next time you come across an
opportunity for Sai Seva, don't think twice. Grab it and leave the rest to
the all compassionate Lord of the Universe! Remember, we are THE CHOSEN
ONES, The direct messengers of the Avatar! If we don't make a difference
in the world, who will???
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