An emotion drenched evening enveloped every single heart, with overflowing gratitude on the last day of the Kodai retreat. As the children, youth and elders from over 20 countries, sang and spoke their hearts out, not a single eye remained dry. Love was melting and flowing as tears of gratitude through every single eye, that witnessed this miracle of pure love for the past ten days.
Every moment was suffused with the purest of feelings, when an emotional Brother Sumeet Tappoo sang a Hindi song that went,
“Kaise Jiyun Main Tere Bin, Tu Jo Nahi To Tere Bin Mera Jee Na Lage.”
(How do I live without you, for my heart does not find rest without you)
“Yeh Bhool Kaise Karoon Main Ke Bhool Jaun Tujhko.”
(How do I make this mistake that I forget you)
“Gar Main Kahin Kho Gaya Bhi, Tu Dhoondh Lena Mujhko, Tera Mera Mera Tera Rishta Bana Sabse Judaa.”
(Even if I get lost in the world you find me, for our relation is unique from all others)
As the tear-soaked song finished, Swami uttered the most beautiful words I have ever heard.
Swami said with a voice choked with emotions, “The song says that even if I get lost, you please find me. Yes, you may not be able to find me if you are lost but I can find you. In fact, I have found each one of you who was lost and brought you here. I travelled from home to home, country to country, only to find you and bring you to me. No one can understand the effort and pain that I have undertaken, to save you from straying away from Me. No one can ever understand indeed!”
Yes, I have seen Swami find His people in the most unique ways from around the world. Muddenehalli, an unknown sleepy village has become a melting pot of devotees and aspirants from around the world only due to His untiring efforts of finding His people and bringing them to Him. I am the most fortunate witness to this unbreakable bond of purest love between Him and His people, over the past 6 years. It’s only out of His mercy that He has brought one and all close to Him so that we do not waste away our precious life in futile pursuits, instead drink from the fountain of Purest Love at His Feet.
Indeed, He is the good shepherd who knows His flock and His flock knows Him and to Him every sheep and every lamb matters!
Isn’t it why we go on calling to Him…Baba…Baba!