always says, “SEVA is the best method of GOD REALISATION.
When a man goes out to serve the humanity, he develops
selflessness and becomes egoless.” Taking this teaching
of Baba in stride , many Satya Sai Seva units all over
the globe are involved in service.
year of 1996-97, Bosnia was undergoing an ethic crisis
with heavy blood letting and loss of life as well as
property. People were literally on streets and were
living on the materials supplied by the relief agencies
of the U.N. and other agencies all over the world. SRI
SATYA SAI SEVA ORGANISATION was one of those
organisations involved in these humanitarian efforts.
Russian and Ukrainian branches of Sri Satya Sai Seva
Organisation had gone into these regions to contribute
their mite in order to ameliorate the conditions of
people living there. They were distributing food packets
and medicines to the people and helping in building of
tents and make-shift arrangements there. They continued
doing this till the time the conditions of the people
had reached manageable proportions. Later they along
with the U.N. task force took complete responsibility
for permanent rehabilitation of those being served.
leaving after completing the work there, the Ukrainian
branch wanted to distribute photographs of Baba. As they
proceeded doing so, they got curious inquiries from
people there as to who this man was. When told that He
is Satya Sai Baba, the recalled in unison ---
man came here. He talked to us for a long time, gave us
hope that better days will come and distributed relief
material among us just like you did.”
surprised Ukrainian group informed the Russian group
also of the strange revelation.
Russians too came to that spot and asked --
did Sai Baba come here? Do you have any idea?”
Bosnians replied ---
don’t remember clearly. But we do know that He kept
coming regularly for a long time until organised help in
form of the UN task force arrived. He never told us who
He was but when asked said “You needed me. So I came.
Don’t worry. I’ll take care.” After the U.N. force
came, He said, “I need not come now. My work will now
be done by them
to the U.N. team)”.
He lifted His hand, said “My blessings” and
they returned back from their SEVA, they reported to
Baba all that they heard from their site of work. Later
when this issue was raised in the interview room, Baba
so many things at different times. Does it mean I should
keep publicising everything never tell what I give
everyone? It is between me and the receiver.”
Later when the interview concluded, Baba started slowly
walking back into His chamber, He suddenly turned,
looked piercingly at everyone assembled and said ---