As one of the Seva Coordinators, my task is to sign up Western visitors and residents for various positions needed to keep the Ashram running. On any given day, these can range from veggie chopping, to cleaning the toilets, to trash removal, to sweeping the path Amma walks each night from her room to the Bhajan hall.
With Amma’s 53rd birthday just over a week away, there will be lots of additional work needed. Which means we have to start organizing and planning now. So tomorrow, the signs go up inviting everyone first to a general orientation meeting, then to come select their seva. I hope they all come – and I hope that all the positions get filled.
I also pray to Amma for lots of help.
Generally, there are two of us at the Seva Desk – me and Dayalu – but he had to leave town unexpectedly for a week. Luckily though, there are many experienced veterans – and hopefully, Amma will hear my prayers and all will go smoothly.
So, anyone planning to come to Amritapuri for the birthday, don’t forget to stop by the seva desk to sign up….
September 18th, 2006