Friday, September 15, 2000
During the evening Darshan, Swami came to the boys sitting near the garage and said…
Swami : Go and sit there. (Pointing to the third block. Then near the Ganesh portico to Prof. Anil Kumar) I told the boys to come and sit here and they all ran. Why should they all run? They can walk calmly. All devotees will wonder whether they are horses or students. They should not run like this.
Prof. A. K. : Yes, Swami, it is wrong.
Swami : Horse-teachers, horse-students. You should teach them not to run.
(Swami went to the interview room to get some bags of clothes to distribute to a group of devotees. To students) This is not for you all. After the Bangalore students come, I will give you all clothes and send you all up. (After a pause) Up or down?
Student : Up, Swami.
Swami : (While going, Swami took a letter from a student saying jokingly) I will beat you. Daily you are giving a letter. (Swami went and distributed the clothes. He also created a ring for a member of the group. Then on His way back)
Student : Swami, I am having stomach ache.
Swami : (Jokingly) Yes. It should pain more. (Swami took some more letters from students. To a student) See, that boy (pointing to the School student next to him) is very silent in Mandir but, is very naughty in the Hostel. (To an Institute student) You came late but are sitting in the front. (After interview, pointing a Laddu vessel to Prof. Anil Kumar) See, these Laddus have to be distributed to that group of devotees (implying the Muslim devotees to whom Swami had distributed clothes). They wanted Swami’s permission to build a Kalyana Mandapam. I told them to continue. They want to name it ‘Sri Sathya Sai Allah Kalyana Mandapam’. It is good.
A student came forward, took the vessel and along with Prof. Anil Kumar and distributed it to the group. At 4.40 pm, Swami came to the first block and took a book from one of the guests asking him…
Swami : Why have you named it as ‘Education in Human Values’? You should add ‘Sri Sathya Sai’ in front of it. Germany, U.S.A., all have their own human values. If you put ‘Sri Sathya Sai’, then it takes some shape. Why are you afraid to put Swami’s name? Why do you apply brakes before any good work? Why are you afraid? Did you show the book to Indulal Shah (Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai World Council; Trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust)? (After turning over its pages) I am not telling you to put My name for My sake. I am telling it for the sake of the public. Everyone has his own human values. You cannot give anyone human values. One has to develop them on his own. (To the old students) How many boys are there?
Student : Swami, 23.
Swami : What? November 23rd (laughed). Before there were not so many. I sent some boys to Delhi. Then how is it that there are so many boys?