Sri Sathya Sai Vrindawith Love, at His service

Argentina or Urgentina

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 group of devotees from Argentina.

This evening when Swami called a few devotees to the interview room who belong to Argentina, He asked them “Are you from Argentina or from Urgentina?” The devotees did not understand, and said they were from A – Argentina. He said, “Yes, you are from Argentina, but mine is Urgentina, implying you are Urgentina“. Swami continued and said, “There is a great urgency for Me to serve people. Just as a mother cannot wait to feed her hungry child, a father cannot wait to educate his apple of the eye, just as parents cannot wait when the child is unhealthy or suffering  for morning to dawn, and they will rush the child to the hospital, likewise I too cannot wait to rescue, help and serve those in need. Therefore, My mission is expanding faster than ever before. You too should not be from Argentina, but from Urgentina.

When a good, noble and a selfless thought comes, you should immediately put it into action. When a selfish, negative, bad thought comes, you should postpone it till it dies a natural death. Swami quoted the story of the great giver Karna. To test Karna, Krishna approached him in the guise of a Brahmin, and asked him the pot of oil that he was holding in his left hand, while he was using his right hand to apply oil on his head. Karna without blinking his eyes, extended his left hand and offered the pot of oil to Krishna. Krishna just to test Karna asked him, “Don’t you know the way to give? We should not use our left hand while offering charity, and must always use our right hand.” Karna replied,”I know Brahmin, the noble one, the right way of giving is to use the right hand. But you see, my right hand is busy and if I shift the pot from the left to right, there might be a lapse of time during which my mind may change, and I may not feel like giving it to You. I do not trust this mind, which changes every moment. Therefore, I decided to give it away right then and there, before my thoughts change.”

Using this story, Swami told, “Whenever a good, noble and a selfless thought comes, you must do it urgently, and therefore you must be all Urgentinians, and not merely Argentinians.


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