When Swami gave cooling glasses to a student...

Monday, June 26, 2000 


During evening Darshan, Swami enquired Prof. Anil Kumar whether he was all right or not.

Prof. A. K. : Swami after one dose itself, I was all right.

Swami : (Joking) It is not because of the Vibhuti, but because you spoke with your wife! Isn’t it? (Prof. Anil Kumar and all others laughed. After some time, Swami came out of the interview room and went near the birthday boys.) These many birthday boys? Eight boys. (Swami materialised Vibhuti and distributed to all the eight students. Swami asked their names. Four students told their names. Pointing to the fifth student, He asked) Which class are you in?

Student : Ist class Swami.

Swami : Your age?

Student : Six years, Swami.

Swami : How do you know?

Student : Swami, father and mother say so. (Swami smiled, went inside the interview room, came out with a cooling glass. He went straight to a student and asked) Was it to you I told about your eyes?

Student : Yes, Swami. (Swami gave the cooling glass to the student and told him to wear it. The student wore it. Looking at this, devotees clapped.) See, all the ladies are clapping for you, but gents cannot see. (Referring to the eyes) Yesterday, they were very red, today they are less red. Wear the glasses when you are exposed to sun. (To a guest) Where are you living at present?

Guest : London, Swami.

After sometime, Swami took the waiting students (those students who have completed their education in Swami’s Institute and are waiting for His guidance for their future course of action) for interview. There, Swami told them about the Heart-Lung machine. After this, Swami, came out to the portico and started taking letters from students.

Prof. A. K. : Swami, staff quarters is glittering.

Swami : Ah!

Prof. A. K. : Swami, staff quarters is being painted, cleaned and repaired. Very nice, Swami. They are even changing old taps. 

Swami : Inside also, it should be clean. When are you going to Dharmavaram? 29th, 30th…

Prof. A. K. : Swami, she is coming tomorrow.

Swami : (To another teacher) When I am asking about him, he tells about his wife! (Swami took letters from many students and everybody asked for Padanamaskar. Swami called Dr. Siva Sankara Sai, Warden of the Senior Students’ Hostel at Prasanthi Nilayam. (A former student and Research Scholar of Swami’s University, Dr. Siva Sankara Sai was appointed as the Warden of the Hostel in 1994. He is also a Faculty Member in the Department of Physics at the Institute.) He showed Swami the photographs of students newly selected for the Institute Brass Band. Swami said something and called one of the newly selected students and spoke to him. Swami called a fat boy.) Hey boy! (The student came running.) Where do you come from? 

Student : Vijayawada, Swami. Swami, my mother is not well.

Swami : If she is staying so far, what can I do? Do you have so much of love for your mother?

Student : Yes, Swami. (Swami materialised Vibhuti for the student.) 

Swami : (To a teacher) From which place does this Pakoda (Swami used to lovingly call all fat students with this appellation. Literally, it meant a fried Indian savoury) come? 

Teacher : Swami, he is from Bejavada.

Swami : (To the student) From Bejavada…..

Student : Yes, Swami.

Swami : What is your belt size, sir? (Everybody laughed. Swami took letters from students and asked a student, pointing a person who was standing next to the pillar) Is he a Seva Dal?

Prof. A. K. : Swami, might be a new security person.

Swami : (Swami called the person.) Where do you come from?

Seva Dal : Swami, I come from Delhi.

Swami : Oh! Delhi, Himachal Pradesh. I know. (Swami materialised Vibhuti for him. Calling a Visiting Professor, Swami took a letter from him.) Take Padanamaskar. (To the Visiting Professor) Where do you come from?

Professor : Shimla, Swami.

Swami : I know Himachal Pradesh. I have been to Shimla six times. I went there while going to Jammu and Kashmir. Meetings used to be there in cross roads. People used to climb trees to look at Me.

Prof. A. K. : Swami, this professor comes every year to teach our boys.

Swami : I know.

Professor : There are so many devotees in Shimla, Swami.

Swami : Yes, there are many devotees. (Swami called Warden, Dr. Siva Sankara Sai) Are boys having sports?

Warden : Yes, Swami. Daily they go for jogging and exercise.

Prof. A. K. : Excise, Swami.

Swami : No excise, it is exercise. You are speaking Guntur-English, Botany-English. (To Warden) Exercise Chestava? (Do you exercise?)

Warden : Swami, we exercise. Swami, students want Poornachandra session.

Swami : Why you are telling? Nobody is asking Me.

Students : Swami, please Poornachandra session, Swami.

Swami : Yesterday boys asked Me. I showed them there – there is Poornachandra.

1 comment:

  1. Om Sairam It is Bliss indeed to read about Satchidananda Himself speaking the human language and conversing as if a mere human... He tells Me and of course all of us that He is doing this only to cleanse the human vision thus that each one of us humans can see ourselves and all else that there is, in this creation and beyond, as nothing but Satchidananda Himself...


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