|It is no mean achievement to be the Sarathi to the Sanathana Sarathi!|
That exclamation is what happens when one does one’s work for God! It is the difference between spirituality as we understand it and actual spirituality which is doing one’s duty and daily work as a service to God. And the life of Sri.P.V.Padmanabhan has been one long saga of transforming work into worship. The story of how he came to Swami, how he became Swami’s chauffeur and how he learned what is truly meant by Spirituality, is indeed a nectarous one, another leaf in the gigantic banyan tree of the Sai Bhagawatham.
|The group photograph that Swami gifted the Seva Dal from Kerala. Padmanabhan is marked with "1" while his friend,|
Venugopal is marked with "2" (in yellow).
|Padmanabhan with Swami at Kodaikanal looks so different from what he looked like in his|
first picture with Swami. That was a group photo of the Seva Dal from Kerala and
he had a thick moustache and beard then!
|The darshan in the good old days of the Sairam Shed around the tree and Krishna idol at Brindavan, Bangalore.|