SaiRam to all my family members at IL! My parents are Sai devotees, so am I. Just a thought went on in my mind as to link all Sai devotees in this thread. My mom regularly goes for Sundaram Service (every Thursday and Sunday) to make garland for Swami with her samithi members. She has been going to Parthi service for the past five years. I got the divine opportunity to meet Swami when he had come here to Chennai for AdhiRudhra Maha Yagyam. We went on the very first day and the last day of the Yagyam to get his divine blessings. That was the very first time i had seen Swami. Before that occasion, I used to be prepared as to what all i should think when am in the arena where Swami is present, and what all I need to pray. But all in veins. The moment i saw Swami in that large open ground, in a wheel chair rolled by Swami's students, tears hit my cheeks and i sighed a deep breath. "What do i ask for Swami? Is it my parents happiness? Is it to increase my strength manifold times to render service for my parents? Is it to instill peace within myself? Is it to install world peace?Is it the society's well knitted frame work? Is it to curb terrorism and human violence? Is it to transform to a vegetarian global community? Is it to root out negative politics in all walks of life? Is it to teach the young leaders of tomorrow about optimism? OR IS IT THE WELL BEING OF YOUR OWN SELF SWAMI? " Yes, all those questions just flashed across as Swami's eyes met mine before he stepped on to the beautifully carved throne setting. How could people ask for their own well being and pleasures satisfied when they meet Swami. When i posted this question to my mom, answers flashed across. Yes, he is an Avtar (Bhaghwan) in human form. But am unable to console my mind with the same. Swami tells that he gets all worries and pains from his devotees, but have we ever thought to undergo his hard-ships (even though humanely not possible) at least once? My mom tells i have gone mad. But i tell myself that Swami is one among us and the love we shower on him will be doubly and exponentially reciprocated back. Let us all unite here and pray for the well being of Swami always in all ways (not pausing with the prayers that were initiated here on the auspicious 23rd). Let we also share our experiences with Bhaghwan to inspire others. Regards SaiRam.