Sunday, April 21, 2024
We are unable to gain control over the mind because of these six inner enemies (desire, anger, greed, attachment, pride and jealousy) coming our way. Is it not a fact that even the bright light of the moon on a full moon night is not visible if the clouds come in its way? The moment the clouds move away, the moon is visible. Similarly, you must constantly repeat the name of God (namasmarana) to drive away the clouds of these six inner enemies.
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Love is the very form of God. Love is God. Live in love. Love is present in all. Even the person whom we think is wicked has love for his wife and children. If you have love in your heart, you will find love everywhere. If you love a dog or a cat, they will also reciprocate your love. You will not be afraid of even wild animals if you do not harm them. As is the feeling, so is the result. Everything depends on our feelings.
Friday, April 19, 2024
Search for bliss (Ananda), the bliss that emanates from love with no blemish of attachment. Be like bees hovering on the flower of the glory of the Lord, sucking the sweet nectar of grace silently and joyfully.
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Good thoughts in mind, good words in speech and good deeds, when these are not found, how can Sai pat and praise and give you joy? Find out the answer yourself. What pleases most is sweetness in thought, word, and deed.
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
It is not possible to worship the formless absolute. Hence, the Rama Avatar appeared in human form to enable humanity to experience the formless in a form that is accessible and helpful to them. An Avatar assumes the form that is beneficial to and within the reach of human beings.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Above all, develop faith in the ideals of Rama. Faith in these ideals has been responsible for human survival for eons. What you must aspire to is a life governed by ideals. Everyone must aim to become an ideal person.
Monday, April 15, 2024
Among the qualities that make up a flawless character, love, patience, forbearance, steadfastness, and charity are the highest and must be revered. The hundred little deeds that we do every day become habits. These habits shape our intelligence and mold our outlook and life.
Sunday, April 14, 2024
The divine principle is the very embodiment of dharma (right action), and it is only by means of dharma that God can be worshipped. And dharma is a garland of the flowers of holy deeds, words, and thoughts. Earn the reputation of being good, doing service, and being efficient in doing good.
Saturday, April 13, 2024
The repetition of the Lord's name (namasmarana) is the primary means of one's liberation in Kali Yuga. Since the people of Kali Yuga do not have the strength and capability to carry out rigorous spiritual practices, they have been advised to repeat the Lord’s name (namasmarana). In Kali Yuga, there is no other means more effective than the chanting of the divine name for liberation.
Friday, April 12, 2024
Life is like a flight of steps toward God. You have your foot on the first step when you are born; each day is a step that must be climbed. So be steady, watchful, and earnest. Do not count the steps ahead or exult over the steps behind. One step at a time, each step you climb is enough success to be satisfied, and it will encourage you for the next one. Do not slide from the step you have reached.
Thursday, April 11, 2024
Only God is your true friend, who has no trace of selfishness and always helps you under all circumstances. Have firm conviction that God always helps and never hurts anyone. Whether in the forest or the sky, in a city, a village, at the top of a hill, or in the middle of a river, God is always with you, in you, and around you.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Start today with a new chapter in your life: the chapter of recitation of the holy name and meditation, recitation-oriented meditation, or meditation-oriented recitation. In the Tretha Yuga (era), the name was SitaRama; in the Dwapara Yuga, it was RadheShyama (Krishna); in this Kali Yuga, it is Sarvanama, that is to say, all names of the Lord: select anyone that appeals to you.
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Today is Ugadi, the beginning of the New Year. Since ancient times, humanity has celebrated many Ugadis but has yet to give up their bad qualities. True Ugadi is when one gives up bad qualities, fills one's heart with love, and takes the path of sacrifice.
Monday, April 8, 2024
Develop love toward everybody. Love gives but never takes. Love is a triangle. In this triangle, love gives and never receives. That is one angle. What is the second angle? Love is fearless. What is the third angle? Love is changeless.
Sunday, April 7, 2024
Be pleasant to everyone; let everyone be pleased with you. Do not hurt or harm by thought, word, and deed. Purify your heart; cleanse it of narrow selfishness. Bring any number of flowers and do worship (puja) with them. All will be rejected, and none accepted. Bring a single lotus, your heart, so fresh; Sathya Sai accepts and grants love and peace. Offer your virtues as flowers, virtues that spread beauty and fragrance. Offer your heart-lotus freed from insects and pests like lust, anger, and hate.
Saturday, April 6, 2024
Whatever you do, do it not for pleasing others but for pleasing the indweller in your heart, for your inner satisfaction. This means acting according to the dictates of your conscience. Every such act will please the divine.
Friday, April 5, 2024
The individual's effort is but half the pursuit; the other half is the grace of God. People fulfill themselves by self-effort as well as divine blessings; the fulfillment takes them across the dark ocean of dualities to the immanent and transcendent One.
Thursday, April 4, 2024
Spiritual pursuit is the right way of making use of time. It calls for developing good feelings and doing good deeds without selfish motives, extending love and compassion toward all beings. This is a real spiritual practice (sadhana). Sa means soul (Atma) and dhana means wealth. By utilizing your time in spiritual practice, you can enjoy spiritual wealth.
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
To experience the divine, one must perform good deeds. The divine is present in every being as consciousness (Chaithanya). This consciousness is also described as Sath-Chit-Ananda (Being-Awareness-Bliss). Sath means truth, that which is true and unchanging in all categories of time - past, present, and future. Truth can be cognized only by truth. Chit means total awareness. To have total awareness, you must have a comprehensive vision. You must have complete love to get that vision.
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
God tests devotees only to lift them to a higher level on the spiritual ladder. A true devotee leads a sanctified, sacred life while facing obstacles and problems with complete faith in the divine. The body is only for leading a holy life.
Monday, April 1, 2024
Dedicate your hands to the service of humankind. Jesus teaches infinite love and compassion. To manifest love and compassion, you must get rid of jealousy and selfishness and purify your hearts. Earn the true mercy of Jesus. Follow the path shown by Him and reach the position He holds.
Sunday, March 31, 2024
No one should count the harm inflicted on them and plan revenge. On the other hand, one must return love for hatred and fraternity for enmity. To behave otherwise is a sign of weakness, want of courage, and lack of faith in human goodness. Jesus won in this holy struggle.
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Without confidence, you can never attain divinity. Your confidence is your God. So, develop unwavering confidence in the Self. Self-confidence and Self-respect will lead to Atmic bliss and the vision of the Self.
Friday, March 29, 2024
You must see, hear, study, observe, experience, and reflect; then only can you understand Me. You will learn that I am love (prema) itself; that I give only one thing, bliss (ananda), through love. My task is to distribute solace, courage, and peace.
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Why worry about My origin, My nature, My mystery, My miracle? The basic thing is the hand, and the cup it holds is secondary. The supported is less important than the support, the basic reality, the pure existence. When you cannot reach down to your own basic reality, why waste time exploring the essence of godhead? As a matter of fact, you can understand Me only when you have understood yourself, your own basic truth.
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Whoever has the enthusiasm, steadfastness, and determination to reach the goal will succeed. Cultivate that faith in ultimate success; never despair, cavil, or doubt. That is my advice to one and all. Success is your birthright, and you must get it sooner rather than later.
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
To a worldly person, a God-intoxicated person will appear mad, and the person will laugh at them for it. But to the God-intoxicated person, the worldly appear insane, foolish, misled, and blind. Of all the insanities that harass people, God-madness is the least harmful, the most beneficial. The world has suffered untold damage due to its "mad" rulers and "mad" guides, but nothing but harmony, peace, brotherliness, and love have come out of 'God-madness'!
Monday, March 25, 2024
Do not give room for the waywardness of the mind. Purify the mind and direct it towards the righteous path. It is a straight and narrow path. In the spiritual field there is no royal highway. The path is narrow because the goal is infinitely precious. Crowds may swarm at a fish market but only a few ventures into a diamond shop. The road to God is for the few who are genuine spiritual aspirants (sadhakas).
Sunday, March 24, 2024
There are three types of devotion. The bird method where, like a bird swooping down upon the ripe fruit on the tree, the devotee is too impatient and, by that very impatience, loses the fruit, which falls from their hold. The monkey method, where, like a monkey that pulls toward it one fruit after another and by sheer unsteadiness cannot decide which fruit it wants, the devotee hesitates, and changes aim much too often and thus loses all chances of success. The ant method, where like the ant that slowly but steadily proceeds toward the sweetness, the devotee moves directly, with undivided attention, toward the Lord and wins God’s grace!
Saturday, March 23, 2024
The truth is that divinity is all-pervading. After profound inquiry, the sages (rishis) discovered that God is the source of everything in creation. The sages compare the cosmos (jagat) to a seed. The husk envelops each grain. Only when the grain and the husk are together can the seed germinate. Likewise, in the cosmos, the inner grain is God, and the outer husk is nature (prakriti). The cosmos demonstrates the unity of God and nature. Nature is dependent on God, and God is the basis for nature.