Baba has declared that the fostering, guiding and guarding of Bhaktas (those devoted to God) is His task. Countless are the instances where He has saved them from physical and spiritual fall, where He has rendered timely and effective help, the help He knew was most beneficial. When the devotee cries out sincerely for help, Baba wherever He is, whatever He is ostensibly doing, drops His body and rushes with His causal body to the side of the person in distress, to save him. Or, He gives him the vision of His form to instil courage, consolation or cure. He counsels in dreams; He sends friends and funds; He frightens off thieves, felons and foes. Vatsalyam means affection of the mother towards the child. We are all children of this Sathya Sai Maatha.
Baba says,"The mother will not delay her help until the child calls out 108 or 1008 times. When she knows that the cry arises from sincerely felt anguish or hunger, she will rush with her succour. Nor will she demand that the cry must be of the correct note! So too, I do not demand musically correct Bhajana or repetition of or worship with 108 or 1008 names or a lakh or crore of Likhitha japam (Names written, 100 thousand or 100 lakhs of times)".