Friday, January 15, 2016




Baba said, "Fakir was the real Lordship as it was everlasting, and the so called Lordship was transient" in Sri Sai Satcharitra, Ch. VIII.


Those were dark days for Japan. A massive earth quake had hit the country. Millions were rendered homeless; famine broke out; disease followed; danger of anarchy loomed large.


The Emperor of the day realized that there must be an efficient administrator for the organization of relief measures – distribution of food, making available medical help and the provision of shelter to the homeless millions. There was only one man who was equal to the tremendous task – Kagawa.


Ironically enough, this great leader was in jail. He was released by a special order. The Government offered him a large salary, a huge residence, a car and all other comforts – if only he would undertake the task of organizing the relief.


Kagawa loved the poor folk. "Gladly will I accept this onerous responsibility, "he said. "But I shall accept no salary, no perquisites. To work with poor, I must be poor!"


Rightly is Kawaga known as the Gandhi of Japan.

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