Sri Sathya Sai Vrindawith Love, at His service

End to End!

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 a moment between the Lord and His devotees during this Kodai retreat.

Just as Swami was distributing sarees and clothes to the volunteers of Seva Vrinda at Kodai Kanal on the last day, Sister Swati Pai, coordinating the team, pointed out to a small group of volunteers and said, “Swami unlike those who stayed for three days in batches, these volunteers have stayed end to end, and done service.”

Swami was quick to respond, “Even I have stayed end to end.”

Though it sounded like a simple statement echoing the same words of Sister Swati, Swami elevated the meaning to an all new dimension. 

Yes, He always stayed end to end and served every one. He has always been the first, and the last servant! Every morning, He woke up to serve all, till He slept again. Every single day at Kodai the only thought on His mind was ‘What else to give the devotees, what else to tell them, how else to look after their comforts?’

From arranging the Western to the North and South Indian cooks, to seating arrangements in the dining hall, to personal supervision of the serving of food, to enquiring with them about their stay and comfort, from handing over shawls to keep them warm, to cameras to capture the eternal moments, from distributing diaries to jot down the memories, to giving pens with torch lights to light their way, from soul-filled sessions in the mornings and evenings, to the most intimate interviews in between, He was all over the place serving and serving, and serving everyone. 

It wasn’t long ago that in Germany when someone during the Youth Meet asked Swami as to how to introduce Him to the youth who are new, He said, “Tell them I am the servant of servants, and not the Master of Masters”.