"Is This For Me??"
I am with a child, I am a child. . ." How delightfully
true! In 1978 a large group of children from a center in England
visited Brindavan, taking with them seven sacks of 'presents'
for Swami (to be given to the needy.) And what a collection
it was! Apart from all the garments, the children had given
the things they liked best - teddy bears, toy trains, cars,
toys, even clothes-pegs, and a packet of Weetabix breakfast
And is this for me, too? Swami kept saying in wonder, as he
took out, examined, and played with each item to the children's
Then he took them to see His little animal friends in the
Brindavan garden, sitting a small rabbit on his crown of hair
for their amusement; and then on to fondle the calves, for
at that time the Gokulam was situated behind the former residence.
(Meantime several important personages who had come to see
Him were forced to curb their impatience!)
The first night the children were far too excited to sleep,
so Baba visited their quarters and asked them if they would
go to sleep if He went to sleep? There was a chorus of assent.
So the Avatar lay down on the floor, pretending to sleep,
till all were in blissful slumber, when He was able to creep
out on tiptoe.
Excerpt from Sai Humour, by Peggy Mason, pages