Saturday, May 26, 2001
Swami came at 4.37 pm. He spoke to a student in the Central Hall. He came to the Jhoola room and asked a Hospital Boy…
Swami : How many operations?
H. Boy : Swami, today is Saturday. No operations.
Swami : Saturday, cleaning?
H. Boy : Yes, Swami.
Swami : Yesterday?
H. Boy : Eight, Swami.
Swami : (To a doctor) Today no operations?
Doctor : Cleaning, Swami.
Swami : Yesterday nine operations. (To Brindavan Warden) Did you see paper? Doctors (in our Hospital) have conducted a very difficult operation. It was done for the first time in India. (To the doctor) Have you read in the paper? (To another doctor) Have you seen? It was a brain operation. First time in India. We don’t know whether it was performed in America earlier or not, but in India, it is the first time. The paper tells that such operation has not been done even in America. A very small hole is made in the brain for precision surgery. It was done in Sri Sathya Sai Hospital. For the first time in India. (Swami then called a student and told him) Go inside. Get the paper in which the operation was mentioned.
(To Brindavan Warden) Rs 75 lakhs. Government of India has given for the operation. (To a doctor) How many operations totally?
Doctor : More than 300, Swami.
Swami : It’s OK. It shouldn’t strain the nurses too much.
(To Ajit Popat) When are you going?
Popat : Tonight, Swami.
Swami : 2 o’ clock?
Popat : Yes, Swami, 2 o’clock.
Swami : (Smilingly) That is early morning. Not night!
(To Brindavan Warden) Have you seen Indulal Shah? He was crying. He kept saying, “I have no words, no words to thank Swami”.
B. Warden : Swami, has she (Mrs. Sarla Shah) come too?
Swami : How can she come? Only Indulal Shah came. He said, “We didn’t even expect to take her home. (She was very ill) We thought, she may go (pass away) directly”. He thanked the student (Sriram). He was an instrument, good instrument. He did what an instrument must do. Where is he?
(To Sriram) Have you seen Indulal Shah?
Sriram : No, Swami.
Swami : No? Why? (To another student) Where do you come from?
Student : From You, Swami.
Swami : (To Brindavan Warden) Looks like, he has a problem in his brain. Send him to the doctor. One should not speak artificially, isn’t it? (Just then, the student sent earlier, got the newspaper. Showing the picture)
Swami gave the paper and Brindavan Warden read the article published in the Bangalore edition of The Times of India, titled, ‘Image-guided surgery arrives at Sri Sathya Sai Hospital’. He started reading the article saying, “In our Hospital…”
Swami : Our Hospital? Tell the name. What is the meaning of ‘our Hospital’?
B. Warden : Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences.
Brindavan Warden continued reading aloud. After finishing reading the article, Swami said that each word in one’s speech must be spoken clearly. Swami blessed Brindavan Warden after his speech. Aarti was at 5.21 pm. Swami gave Prasadam trays to students and blessed all from the balcony before retiring for the day.