In 1976, a number of deer from the adjoining forests of Mudumalai strayed into Brindavan. A nice place opposite to the Thrayee was provided for them. Swami fed them with apples and looked after them with love. One day, as Swami emerged out of the Thrayee to give darshan, students ran to him. At the same moment, in the garden opposite, deer too wanted to be close to Swami and moved up to Him near the wire mesh that stood around the garden.
Baba drew the attention of a devotee standing by to the enchanting scene comprised of the loving children and the equally loving deer. He said, “These are two-legged dear (deer); and those are four-legged deer (dear). Both are dear to me.”
Bliss is My food, My life is My message
Expansion is My life, No reason to love
No season for love, No birth, no death
LOVE OF A THOUSAND MOTHERS