29th September 2012 – Saturday
Amma was in a very humorous mood in today’s satsang. After she finished narrating the incidence of a brahmachari getting bitten in the fingers by a mentally troubled person, she went on to narrate yet another incident involving a brahmacharini.
Amma said that this brahmacharnini L- is an extremely kind-hearted person, who loves to run to the help of anyone needing help and succor.
One day, a physically handicapped old man came to see Amma and was walking up the stairs with difficulty with his crutches. Brahmacharnini L- was so overwhelmed with the suffering of that person that she wanted to extend a helping hand to him and make him seated.
Saying “Aiyo paavam” (Oh what a pity) she received one of his crutches. While the man was struggling to stabilize himself with a single crutch, our Brahmacharini, in an excited state to somehow help the person to stabilize, extended her hand, saying another “Aiyo” and took off the other cruch too, without applying her mind to catch hold of the person before removing the other crutch!
Right infront of her eyes, the old person, with nothing and none to support him collapsed on the floor, while our Brahmacharnini could only help crying out a big and louder “A-I-Y-Y-O…”
Amma was at her mimicking best when she enacted all this with her actions and voice. The whole crowd burst into laughter.
Amma was saying that it is not just enough if you are a good and kind-hearted person. You should apply your mind and act with presence of mind and shraddha; otherwise, your act of charity too may only collapse like this!