asato ma sadgamaya
tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
mrityor ma amritam gamaya
you tube from my friend Sai Art – Sai Baba chanting the prayer
Sitting here on this Friday morning and reflecting on my time with Sathya Sai Baba, I realize now what an adventure it was. The entire experience was like the story of Alice Through The Looking Glass. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) by Lewis Carroll.
On those visits, I often felt like I, like Alice, had fallen down a rabbit hole to some strange and mysterious land, where the impossible became possible and sometimes strange and weird things happened. It was a time of highs and lows, laughter and tears, wonder and dread. Every experience imaginable seemed to happen there with Swami.
Now it seems all so far away. Like a dream that comes vividly in the night, touching the soul, and by morning has faded to just a few hazy details. This is the time of year, I would normally be in Puttaparthi but I stayed home instread. In fact, my visits to India have been less frequent for some time.
My friends report that Swami is doing well and will need to rest more in the future. Let’s all wish him well.
One of My Favourite Stories of Darshan From Long Ago.