By Sri Madhusudan Naidu
Counting The Sheep
It was during the trip to Singapore in January 2018, that Swami was on His way to visit the home of a dear devotee, when due to the heavy traffic, the car was rather moving slowly. Swami kept looking out of the window of the car apparently watching the other cars on the road, and also the tall skyscrapers that flanked the busy highway.
After a longer than usual drive finally Swami arrived at the apartment of the devotee where a few other close members of Singapore Sai family had also gathered to bask in His love. Looking at all of them, He let out a sigh of relief and said, “There was too much traffic and so it took longer than usual to reach here. As it was taking time on the road, to pass My time first I started counting the cars on the road, but there were too many so I lost count of them. Then I started counting the buildings and lost count of them too. Finally I started counting my devotees, and I found all of them.”
The eager audience of this divine remark burst in a spontaneous laughter, and so did Swami. But definitely there was more to it than a casual conversation.
To Swami, the uncountable opulence of cars and immeasurable affluence of properties of Singaporeans, don’t interest a bit, however a few pure hearted devotees of Singapore is all that He cares for and is happy to have them with Him always!
The divine shepherd that He is, knows His sheep and His sheep know Him, and in His flock every single sheep counts!