Who would share our sins?

 
INNER VIEW
By Sri Madhusudan Naidu

In this section , Brother Madhusudan Naidu shares interesting and insightful moments from the interactions of Bhaghwan with His Students, Teachers and Devotees. This is true wisdom straight from the innermost sanctum sanctorum of the direct Divine Presence!

These are the compilations of those nuggets of wisdom for the benefit of the devotees.

In this week’s INNER VIEW, Brother Madhusudan Naidu shares an interesting moment between the Lord and a devotee during his visit to Croatia


As the Indian lady accompanied by the Croatian hosts walked in to Swami’s room to serve Him breakfast, looking at the Idlis in the plate held by the Croatian lady, Swami asked, “Did you make those idlis?”

“No Swami! But Lakshmi (the Indian lady) did”, she replied.

“Oh! Then who should get the merit of serving me the Idlis, the one who cooked or the one who carried it?”, enquired Swami playfully.

Looking at Swami’s half smile, I instinctively knew that a lesson was on its way!

“We all will share the merit”, reciprocated  the Croatian lady with smiles.

Of course, every one wants to share the merits of others, but no one is willing to share their sins. God alone shares the sins“, He replied as a matter of fact.

What sounded like a simple statement, carried profoundest of truths, of His very continued existence.

A few years ago in the Prasanthi Mandir interview room, Sri B N Narasimha Murthy had tearfully asked Swami in an exclusively private moment about His deteriorating physical health, “Swami! What have you done to Yourself?”

Swami replied unperturbed, “Bangaru! Ee Dehamu Vacchinde Kadaa Loka Paapa Pariharamu Kosamu?“(My dear one! This body, hasn’t it come for the redemption of the sins of the world).

Need I say more !