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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sai Sadguru - The Preceptor Unparalleled, Part-1

The Unceasing Sun

As we celebrate Guru Poornima in Prasanthi Nilayam - the celebrations starting right from July 14 2013 and extending upto August 1 - it is truly a huge occasion. Understandably this divine hamlet has been teeming with thousands of devotees in the last few days.

Reflecting on the significance of this festival and more important, Baba as the Sadguru, I penned down a piece for Radio Sai website.

This is how it begins:

“Swami, You have looked after me like an extremely doting mother, corrected me like a disciplinarian father, loved me like a most dear friend and also guided me onto the right path like a guru... but of all these, what is the best way to relate to you, Swami? What is it that I should cultivate and foster?”

This student was completing his education in Baba's college that year and the thought of leaving Baba's presence was always bothering him. He was constantly asking himself, “How can I connect with Swami permanently? How can I strengthen this bond with Him?” and he wanted an answer...

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