Heart to Heart
An old man came hobbling into the Beas Hospital using two sticks for support.
The Patient Welfare Officer asked him, “What is the problem?” He said, “Eye problems.”
The Officer asked, “Why didn’t you bring your son to help you?”
He said, “I have heard that in Maharaj Ji’s house there is no need of a son or helper. The sevadars in Maharaj Ji’s house will help me.”
He was admitted and the eye specialists operated on him. When he recovered, he bowed to the Guru with whose grace he recovered the use of his eyes, without the help of his sons. Labour of Love
Maharaj Ji once gave the example of a satsangi with one leg who used to come during the bhandaras. “He used to come from the hills of Himachal and was very poor. Just to save money to give in seva, he used to walk from his village in the hills to the Dera, with the help of his crutches, covering a distance of over 75 miles. Once he was brought to me by Mr. Bolakani. He offered one rupee in seva. Looking to his poverty, I asked the sevadars not to accept it, but he burst into tears, and I had to accept his offering.
“How can you value this seva? Is it not worth much more than the hundreds and thousands that the rich give? The value of seva is not in how much one offers, but in the feelings and love with which it is offered.”
Treasure Beyond Measure