Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Swami came at 4.30 pm. He came straight to the Jhoola. Sitting on the Jhoola…
|Sri Sathya Sai on the Jhoola in Trayee Brindavan|
Swami : All are sitting here only. All Parthi boys have gone. (Referring to the new students who had joined for the new academic year) New faces.
Warden : Yes, Swami.
Swami called a teacher to speak. Swami blessed him saying, “Manchidi” (Good).
The teacher started by narrating the story of a man with four wives, representing the four types of devotees.
Swami : Four wives! Aarthi, Artharthi, Jignasu, Jnani.
He started the story stating that a person before going abroad, asked his four wives, what they wanted.
Swami : Eh! Not before going. While coming back he sent word asking what they wanted. He was a businessman.
The teacher said that the first wife representing Aarthi was a diseased lady.
Swami : Aarthi is not sick. What is Aarthi?
Teacher : Distress. Artharthi.
Swami : Artharthi is the second. She wants this thing, that thing. Aarthi means desires.
He then spoke of the second wife, Artharthi. Swami told that she represented ‘show’.
The third wife represented Jignasu, who wanted the spiritual books of the land.
Swami added that she was interested in the message of spiritual leaders. The last wife represented ‘Jnani’. Swami blessed him after his speech.
Swami : (Smiling) In what you told, nothing was complete! There was no full stop. Only comma, comma. There were four wives. The businessman got and gave what they wanted. What does that mean? There is no essence. It is just like telling, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…’
Swami got up and accepted Aarti at 5.20 pm. Swami blessed a professor going to Prasanthi Nilayam. Swami gave Prasadam trays to the boys. He blessed all from the balcony before retiring for the day.