|In an inexplicable moment of bliss and beauty, Sairam pledged his heart|
|There are many that take to God. But only a few have the perseverance and grit to hold on beyond the|
introductory 'honeymoon' phase...
Just as he was enjoying the attention and love from Swami, Sairam got what he then considered as another ‘negative’ experience. The warden summoned him to the office and told him that Swami had chosen him for a task. Sairam was excited at first. The excitement wore down as the warden made his next statement,
Chayee needed constant care and attention. But he also demanded constant vigilance and defence. No one could predict when he would fling a bottle of tomato ketchup nor could one predict when he would wet his bed. So, when the warden asked Sairam whether he was ready to take up the ‘Chayee duty’, he wanted to scream out against it. But again, his intention to make ‘Swami happy always’ ruled over his reluctance and he agreed to take up the dreaded and challenging duty. Again, he would discover that his good intentions were sufficient to please the Lord of his universe.
to be continued in the next part which is posted at the link below.
God is content with one's good intent - Sairam's experiences with Sri Sathya Sai - Part 2
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1. Destroyed in seconds but rebuilt over years of Divine Love
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3. Sachin Tendulkar and Sathya Sai - the story of the little master and his 'little' Master