Sai Ram. This is our fourth issue and despite teething troubles
we are getting along well, thanks to Swami's Grace and of
course your good wishes. We at Heart to Heart appreciate
tremendously the favourable comments we have been receiving,
in addition of course to many suggestions, which, be assured,
are receiving our careful attention.
This time the cover story is the UNITY CUP one-day international
cricket match that was played here in Puttaparthi, yes in
Puttaparthi, with cricket stars from all over the world. That
was way back in December 1997, and since then most people
have sort of forgotten the event. But just before the match,
it was hot news, especially with people wondering what a cricket
match has got to do with spirituality. After the match was
over, everyone promptly forgot all about it, including the
possible spiritual overtones.
We are taking you back in Time not only to
relive those exciting moments but also to reflect on the possible
reasons for Swami to bless such an event besides taking keen
personal interest in it. If we look back on the Rama and Krishna
Avatars, most of the events of the Rama Avatar
are quite straightforward to understand - they can be "fitted"
within a Divine Agenda as we can conceive of it. When it comes
to the Krishna Avatar, the Lord leaves us baffled with
many of His actions. Moving on to the Shirdi Avatar,
the mystery deepens, while in the present Avatar, the
Lord keeps on taking us by surprise all the time. Be that
as it may, of one thing we may be certain : As Kasturi poignantly
put it, even a mere wave of the hand by Swami has significance,
although we might not always understand it.
Coming back to the Unity Cup Match, Swami
never explained the spiritual undertones of His action. As
for understanding His actions, He has tersely remarked, "If
Balarama [brother of Krishna] could not understand Me, how
can you?!" Very true. Yet, this much we can say. The
Unity Cup Match clearly underscores certain lessons taught
by the Lord in the Gita, and to that extent, it is
not surprising that the Lord decided to stage the match; that's
what we feel. What about you? Why don't you write and tell
us? We would very much like to hear from you. Our address
remains the same: [email protected]
God bless. Jai Sai Ram.