The first Hospital that Swami built was in Puttaparthi and opened in 1956. Till now, it has served millions of people (please see our current cover story “Where Love Greets You and Grace Cures…). Since then Swami has established many medical institutions, including two Super Specialty Hospitals, which have given completely free treatment to all patients, including expensive surgeries, without any discrimination whatsoever.
In one significant divine discourse, Swami exhorted:
“Some of you may ask why there should be a Hospital at all here! Why should not Baba cure diseases by an exercise of His Will? That is the question. Well, for one thing, this Hospital is not My only Hospital. In fact, all Hospitals everywhere are Mine. I visit them all. Why, all those who call out from their hearts for succour, in whatever language, from whatever clime, whether from Hospitals or homes, are Mine.
Doctors are embodiments of the Divine. As such, it is their duty to see that people do not shed tears of grief. They may doubt how far this is possible. Do as much as lies within your power. What happens thereafter need not bother you. Treat ‘Duty as God’ and ‘Work as Worship’. If you carry on your work in this spirit, the world will be a happier place for all.
Our Hospital stands for unity in diversity. It does not crave for money, name and fame. In olden days, education, health care, food and water were provided free of cost. I have determined to provide them all free.”
Over the years on many occasions Swami has given deep insights on true healthcare through His mission and message. The purpose of this quiz is to share with you these precious doses of medicare from the Divine Doctor.
Vol 6 Issue 10 - OCTOBER 2008
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