Prof Kasturi and Governor's Birthday
Prof says once it happened to me. Swami was in Whitefield at
that time and the private Secretary of the state Governor was
running about to carry a message to Swami. Unfortunately for me,
he saw me, and said "Mr. Kasturi, I am glad you are here. I am
trying to contact Swami, but not able to do so. Tomorrow is
Governor's birthday and He wants to come to offer his homage to
Swami tomorrow morning. So Please find out from Swami when he
"My head began swelling! "Ah private secretary of Swami!" I
accepted the assignment and asked him to wait. I went inside the
bungalow, and waited for Swami being alone. Because, if Swami
reprimands me, there should be no witness of my discomfort!
I succeeded in having Him alone, and said "Swami private
secretary to Governor" and so on. Swami was furious. He said "
Who gave you authority to wag your tail here.
If you wag your tail, I will cut it. Why did you accept the
assignment? That man asked you" to find from Swami! Is it a
thing to be found out? It is his birthday, he wants to come, and
I will have to be ready to receive him, is it? Tell that man
that the gate will be open from 6 am to 8 p.m. nothing very
remarkable about Governor's visit. It is not such important
thing that you bring that message to me.
You got my reply, now go back and tell him. What is all this
nonsense? This is what I got. So don't take advantage of
closeness and don't allow your head to swell! You should not
look down upon others, who have not that chance. You should not
try to find out the reason for your being graced so much to be
Even the slightest wave of egoism in your mind is unspiritual,
because Swami is spiritual leader. So every act of His, ever
gesture of His, every word of His, is to promote our spiritual
progress, to illumine our consciousness, to elevate our
Swami Says: "Life is a game of football. You are the ball, and
you are bound to be thrown and kicked about, this side and that.
How long have you to bear this treatment? Until the air is full
in the ball. Deflate it; no one will kick it again. The air that
inflates it is ego. When the ego is out, bliss comes in.
Jai Sai Ram