Thursday, July 25, 2024
Happiness lies in union with God. If you have the firm conviction that God is in you, with you, and around you, you will never face any hardship or misery in your life.
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
God certainly listens to the prayers of devotees. Some people hesitate to pray lest their prayers cause God inconvenience. They are mistaken, for God can never be inconvenienced. God has no suffering at all. God considers devotees' happiness His happiness.
Tuesday, July 23, 2024
You see many things in dreams, and you acquire many things during dreams: power, pelf, status, reputation. But when you awake, you do not weep over the loss, even though for the duration of the dream, all that was very real gave you real satisfaction and joy. That was a "dream," you tell yourself; what prevents you from treating with similar nonchalance (detachment) the possessions gathered during the waking stage of your life? Cultivate that attitude, and you can depart with a smile whenever the curtain falls on this dreamland stage.
Monday, July 22, 2024
Today, people chant the divine name, not from the source but out of force. No benefit accrues from chanting the divine name unless it is done wholeheartedly. Chant His name wholeheartedly, at least for half a minute; that is enough. One teaspoonful of cow's milk is better than barrels of donkey's milk. God is interested in quality, not in quantity.
Sunday, July 21, 2024
Your heart is full of love. The yearning for God that emanates from your heart is love. Let truth and righteousness be reflected in your word and deed, respectively. The harmony of truth, righteousness, and love will lead to peace.
Saturday, July 20, 2024
The term guru means one who dispels the darkness of ignorance. Gu means one who is beyond attributes (gunas), Ru implies one who is beyond forms (rupas). This refers only to God. That is why the guru is hailed as Brahma, Vishnu, or Siva. Only God is the true guru. All others are merely teachers, like the teachers of different subjects in a college. Guru is the one who reveals the guri (target) to the disciple. Target here refers to the Atmic Principle.
Friday, July 19, 2024
If you throw a stone in a well, it will give rise to ripples. How far will the ripples go? They will spread in the entire well and go up to its edges. Similarly, when you drop a stone of a good or a bad thought in the lake of your mind, its effect will spread to your entire body.
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Cultivate the spirit of love with sacred feelings and divine thoughts. God is not found separately in a temple, an Ashram, etc. Truth is God. Love is God. Righteousness is God. When you worship God by following these principles, He will manifest Himself then and there. There is no doubt about this. Love God wholeheartedly. Pray to God and make friends with Him. You can achieve anything if you have God as your friend.
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
The most important quality is purity. Today, everything is polluted. Water, air, and all the five elements are polluted. As a result, the human mind is also polluted. How is purity to be achieved? Fill your mind with thoughts of God, dedicate all your actions to God, and consider God the inner motivator.
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
People should learn to give. They should not try to grab all that comes their way. Our bodies are given to us to do good to others. One attains merit by serving others and sins by hurting them. Do not always accept the service of others; instead, try to serve others to the extent possible.
Monday, July 15, 2024
See no evil; see what is good. Hear no evil; hear what is good. Talk no evil; talk what is good. Think no evil, think what is good. Do no evil, do what is good. This is the way to God.
Sunday, July 14, 2024
There are multitudes of waves in the ocean, which are not alike and vary in shape and form, but there is no difference in the seawater contained in every one of these waves. Similarly, names and forms of people are different, but the spark of divinity that is Being Awareness Bliss (Sat-chit-ananda) is the same in everyone. Everyone is an embodiment of Being Awareness Bliss. When we realize this, sacred feelings will prevail, and no petty ideas will arise in the mind.
Saturday, July 13, 2024
The seed of divinity must be fostered by human effort and steady care to blossom and fructify. Remove from your mind all traces of desire to harm others by thought, word, and deed. The reaction you will encounter by indulging in such temporarily satisfying behavior will be disastrous. Each such act is a seed planted in your mind, a weed that will grow wild and destroy your peace and joy.
Friday, July 12, 2024
Restrain your desires. Always experience the bliss of the divine. That is true humanness, which manifests itself when you think of God. Happiness is union with God. How much bliss can you experience if you see God in yourself and everybody? Let all differences cease. Recognizing the divinity present in all, you should foster the principle of love and develop compassion in the heart.
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Without character, wealth, education, and social status are of no avail. Character is the fragrance of the flower; it gives value and worth. Poets, painters, artists, and scientists may be great, each in their field, but without character, they can have no standing in society.
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Truth (sathya) and righteousness (dharma) together will confer peace. One who adheres to truth and righteousness will always remain peaceful. One need not search for peace outside. Where there is truth, there is peace. Where there is peace, there is non-violence.
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
The Gita declares, “Remain equal-minded in happiness and sorrow, gain and loss, victory and defeat (Sukha Dukhe same kritva labhalabhau jayajayau).”  You can truly enjoy your life as a human being only when you consider both sorrow and happiness, profit and loss, with equanimity. There is no value for happiness without sorrow. Therefore, welcome sorrow if you want to experience real happiness.
Monday, July 8, 2024
Only God's name will protect you in all periods and circumstances. Everything in this world is like a passing cloud. Only bliss and love are permanent. Love is God. God is love. So, live in love.
Sunday, July 7, 2024
What is meant by meditation? To think of God at all times and under all circumstances is true meditation. You should install God in your heart and discharge your duties with the feeling that God is the basis of everything. Only then can you be called a true devotee. Wherever you go, whatever you may do, recognize the truth that there is only one God, and He is all-pervasive.
Saturday, July 6, 2024
Never use harsh words. You cannot always oblige, but you can always speak obligingly. Bodily wounds can be cured by the use of medicines. But the wounds inflicted by the tongue can never be healed. That is why I repeatedly tell you to cultivate love and talk with love. I never use harsh words, even when I appear to be angry. I always speak lovingly. You, too, will become divine when you cultivate such divine love.
Friday, July 5, 2024
In everything you do, speak and act truthfully, using all the strength and talent with which you are endowed. At first, you might fail in this and encounter difficulties and suffering. But ultimately, you are bound to succeed and achieve victory and bliss. Only truth conquers, not untruth. Through your behavior and way of life, you can realize the truth; you can realize God.
Thursday, July 4, 2024
The guru grants the highest joy. What exactly constitutes this joy? Is it physical well-being? Mental poise? Intellectual alertness? Sharpness of the senses? No. The rishis declare that words return crestfallen after attempting to describe that state. Even the mind, with its fast-moving wings of imagination, cannot reach that state. The highest joy has its source and spring in the Atma, the spark of cosmic splendor. One who is ever aware of the Atma in them and all is the divine teacher (sadguru).
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
The whole world is like a mansion, and various countries are like different rooms in it. So, do not divide humanity based on nationality. It is because of such division that humanness is on the decline. Sai devotees should not entertain any such differences. All should stand united.
Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Right from this day, let your lives be suffused with love. Let your hands undertake deeds that are beneficial to society at large. Let your thoughts be centered on the principle of love. You should rise from the level of the individual (vyashti) to society and ultimately merge with God (Parameshti).
Monday, July 1, 2024
God gave the rains, fostered the sapling, and ripened the grain; what right have you to call it yours and give it in charity? It is not charity (dana) that you do; you are only offering gratitude to God. You are sanctifying the grain you have harvested by offering the food prepared out of it to these Narayanas (Gods in human form). Call it Narayana Seva! That will be more correct.
Sunday, June 30, 2024
The body is made up of five elements and is bound to perish at some time or other. But the Indweller has no birth, death, attachment, or bondage. Truly speaking, the Indweller is God Himself.
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Sow the seed of love in your hearts, and it will grow into a big tree in due course. God is one. Do not entertain any differences of creed or caste. Carry the message of unity to every home. Regard love as your life-breath and the sole purpose of your existence.
Friday, June 28, 2024
Always experience the bliss of the divine. That is true humanness, which manifests itself when you think of God. Happiness is union with God. How much bliss can you experience if you see God in yourself and in everybody? Let all differences cease. Recognizing the divinity that is present in all, you should foster the principle of love.
Thursday, June 27, 2024
Develop love for God. The more you develop love, the more you experience happiness and the closer you go to ultimate bliss.
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
God tests His devotees only to take them to a higher level on the spiritual ladder. A life of a true devotee is sanctified when they face obstacles with full faith in the divine. The body is only for leading a sacred life.