Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Mind control, restraining the senses, transcending the worldly dualities, forbearance, unwavering faith, and equanimity are the primary virtues that must exist in a true spiritual aspirant. In addition, there must be an intense longing for liberation (Moksha).
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Do not look on, when you find some one in pain or grief. As far as possible, relieve the pain, console the grief-stricken.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Having complete faith in the Divinity within is self-confidence. This is the foundation on which the walls of self-satisfaction have to be raised and the roof of self-sacrifice laid, so that the mansion of Self-Realisation is complete.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
When you have the feeling that Divinity is within you, you will not think, see, hear, talk or do any evil.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Performing work as worship is also tantamount to meditation. You must perform all actions as offering to God.
Friday, February 12, 2021
The Path of Worship (Bhakti marga) is the name given to the path of surrender to the Lord's Will, the merging of the individual Will in the Will of the Universal.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
See Him in all, worship Him through all, for He is all. Engage in activity, but, fill the activity with devotion: it is the devotion that sanctifies.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Meditation must transmute your attitude towards beings and things; else it is a hoax. Even a boulder will, through the action of sun and rain, heat and cold, disintegrate into mud and become food for a tree. Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 9/Ch. 1, January 13, 1969Even the hardest heart can be softened so that the Divine can sprout therein.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
You sit in meditation for ten minutes, after the evening devotional chanting sessions; so far, so good. But, let me ask, when you rise after the ten minutes and move about, do you see every one in a clearer light, as endowed with Divinity? If not, meditation is a waste of time. Do you love more, do you talk less, do you serve others, more earnestly? These are the signs of success in meditation.
Monday, February 8, 2021
Conquer inner foes; triumph over your ego. That is the Victory for which you deserve congratulations, not the others. That is what I referred to as True Freedom (Swaaraajya).
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Be convinced that there is a God, guiding and guarding us. Remember Him with gratitude. Pray to Him to render you pure. Love all; serve all. Join good company. Visit temples and holy men.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
The wrong notion that the world is real and that you are the body has been so deeply implanted in you through birth after birth, that it can be removed only by means of a very potent medicine, administered continuously. The medicine, God's Name (Ram Ram Ram), is to be swallowed and assimilated ad infinitum. Its curative essence will travel into every limb, every sense, every nerve and every drop of blood. Every particle of you will be transmuted into Ram.
Friday, February 5, 2021
Do not grieve, nor be the cause of grief. The very embodiment of Bliss (God) is in you, as in others, as in all else. In spite of a multiplicity of containers, the contained is the same. That is the principle of Being, Awareness, Bliss (Sat, Chit and Ananda). The minutest atom, the mightiest star, both are basically one. All are, in Truth, Brahman, Divine.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Spiritual wisdom cannot be won without a pure mind. He must discover who he is, before he ventures upon the inquiry, "Who is God?" Once he has discovered who he is, there is no need to know who is God, for, both are the same.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
However much a man may possess, if he has not cultivated detachment, it is but arid waste. Detachment from sensual pleasures and objective pursuits helps the growth of Love towards God and the Godly.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
God is not far from you, or away in some distant place. He is within you, in your own inner altar. Man suffers because he is unable to discover Him there, and draw peace and joy from that discovery. Of course, you have to be in the world, but you need not be of it. The attention has to be fixed on God, the God within. Man must keep the Goal of God-realisation before him, while engaged in the noisy, hilarious procession of life.
Monday, February 1, 2021
Be reasonable, considerate, sympathetic, full of toleration of the other points of view. Improve yourselves day by day in these matters. That is My Blessing for you today.
Monday, February 1, 2021
You are not an ordinary person; you are God yourself. There is no need to search for God. Wherever you look, God is there.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, July 26, 2007
Sunday, January 31, 2021
This is My message to you this day: Do not exhibit anger or grief or pain. Be happy, spread happiness around you. Sweetness alone is the offering that God likes.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
God will serve you; He will save you and be by your side ever. Only you have to cultivate your character and polish your interior so that He might be reflected therein. Let His Will be done---this should be your guideline.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Become attached to God. Feel His Presence, revel in His Glory. Do not cause Him 'disappointment' or 'distress' by any act or word which He does not approve. Do not give Him the slightest 'bother' or 'worry.'
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Discrimination and detachment are the two assistants of man. Keep them strong and give them full facility, for they help man to live unharmed and joyful.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
God is not to be spoken of as Coming down or going up, since He is everywhere, available for your becoming aware of Him, through beauty, truth, goodness, strength, love, or any one of the divine attributes.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
God in human form is the only way in which divinity can be grasped by man. Here and now, it is only as He, that God can be felt and experienced.
Monday, January 25, 2021
By taking to repeating the Name of God and picturing in the mind the glory of God who has that Name, as well as a thousand others, slowly the cataract of the inner eye will disappear and, man can see the God who is in his innermost heart, installed in the altar therein. Resolve now to enter upon this spiritual practise from this moment onwards.
Monday, January 25, 2021
There is no place in this universe where God is not present. Hence, do not entertain any doubt about the existence of God.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, July 28, 2007
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Learn to have single-pointedness (Ekagrata). Through that concentration, it is possible to open the inner eye also, clear and complete, so that man may visualise God.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
So long as you say, 'I am,' there is bound to be fear, but, once you say and feel, 'I am Brahman' (Aham Brahmasmi), you get unconquerable strength.
Friday, January 22, 2021
What profit do I get spending my time in discovering the faults and weakness of others?’ Thus the first spiritual practice (Sadhana) is to search for the faults and weaknesses within yourself, and to strive to correct them and become perfect.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Love is Divine. Love all, impart your love even to those who lack love. Love is like a mariner’s compass. Wherever you may keep it, it points the way to God. In every action in daily life manifest your love. Divinity will emerge from that love. This is the easiest path to God-realisation.