Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Prashanthi Bakery Now Caters For Ashram Dogs

Puttaparthi, South India

The bakery in the ashram's shopping complex has now allowed the local canine population to sample its wares.

Measures that have been implemented include a separate lines for male and female dogs as well as a barter system. "The dogs are very good at stealing things from devotees all around the ashram and hungrily harassing them for food", said Sripathi Sundaresan, manager of the ashram bakery. "If they bring their stolen items here, we will reward them with a chocolate bun, or maybe a piece of pizza. Good idea, huh?"

K. Lingeswaran of the Public Relations Office denied that the move will make their Lost Property service redundant. "It is Swami's sweet will", he exclaimed. "We can move all our Lost Property arrangements to the bakery's management. We already do nothing as it is, and now we can do absolutely nothing but sit here and snooze. Just see Swami's divine play!"

The move is believed to have been sanctioned by Sathya Sai Baba as part of an ongoing initiative to improve the ashram's environmental situation, which in turn results from the Swami's yearly outpouring of New Year good wishes and cheer.

R. Karunakaran asserted that discipline will still remain a paramount concern. "We will be watching for any breaches of the peace from these dogs", the chief Sevadal said while brandishing a long and thick wooden rod with a brown-coated mongrel in his sights. "Them dirty mutts may get excited and argue with each other over the last jam doughnut. And they're still banned from having sex in public too."


At January 07, 2006 10:58 PM, Blogger H.H. Swami Saiexposedananda said...

Hahaha, I've been reading some of the stories on this site and I think that this dog story is pure genius. It reminds me so much of life at the ashram! Keep it up!

I was a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba for just over a decade, and made six trips to see him in India. Now no longer a devotee, I use this blog to record memories, comments and muses on the SB scenario and also point out inaccuracies in SB's philosophical and theological presentation.


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