Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Every bad habit has to be replaced by a good one, no trace of vice must be allowed to persist, the heart must be drained of all egoism. This is the fruit of this pilgrimage that you must acquire. Let this be your resolution.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
You yearn to escape the consequences of birth and the aftermath of death. You desire peace and joy; for this, you have to cleanse the mind so effectively that it is eliminated.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Cultivate noble qualities. I shall give you everything. Nay, I shall give Myself to those who cultivate noble qualities and also to those who teach them.
Monday, January 18, 2021
All are equal in society. No distinction can be made as high or low. Whomever you ridicule, it amounts to ridiculing yourself. It is only your reflection that you see in him.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, May 2, 2006
Sunday, January 17, 2021
What is the Self?. That is the Atma. When you refer to the "I", that is the Self. Who is this "I"? Is it the body? Or is it the mind? Or the intellect (Buddhi)? Or the Indwelling spirit (Atma)? When you enquire into this question, you realise that the Atma alone is "I".
Saturday, January 16, 2021
What is Jnana, the Supreme Knowledge or Wisdom? It is to know your own true self. That is true knowledge. Self-knowledge is Self-realisation. Constant contemplation on the Self is the means of experiencing the direct vision of God.
Friday, January 15, 2021
The path of love is the noblest. It may not be possible for you to do japa (chanting of God’s Name). You may not be able to make the mind steady in meditation. You may not know the path of yoga. But you can develop love in your heart. The path of love is easy and it is a shortcut.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Every day you say, shanti (peace) three times! Say it with a pure heart and say it softly. When there is enmity in the heart, chanting Shanti Mantra will be of no use! Chanting it harshly also nullifies the effect of the chant! Words are not important, the feelings within your heart are important. Hence, perform all spiritual practices with purity of heart.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
What you should also do today is to resolve to tread the path of Gods. Have the resolve to begin remembrance of the Supreme Lord's Name, Ritual Worship, and Divine Service. The day on which you begin these, and thus inaugurate the Superior Path for your intellect, that day is northward turn for you. Do not wait for the almanac to tell you the date.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Every day is holy for those who utilise it for holy purposes; but there are some days set apart as specially significant and Makara Sankranti is one such. Sankranthi is so called because the day takes you from darkness to increasing light; the path of light is open from today. The Sun enters upon the journey towards North (Uttharaayanam) this day.
Monday, January 11, 2021
If your character is good, you will always be protected. You should always keep your senses under control. You should always have a check on your vision, listening and speech.
Monday, January 11, 2021
As long as you have the dualistic feeling of “you and I”, you cannot experience unity. Buddha recognised the principle of unity and based his life on this truth.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, May 13, 2006
Sunday, January 10, 2021
God is the only friend who will always be with you, in you, beside you and will never leave you. Therefore, the only way to prosper is to develop friendship with the Lord.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Keeping God as your guide and savior, whatever work you do, will yield sure success. God is your only true friend. Your friends may be with you only until you have wealth, but the moment you lose everything, they will desert you.
Friday, January 8, 2021
Sanctify the time given to you by good thoughts and good actions. For this, you need to cultivate the company of the good, which will in due course lead you to liberation. Fill your mind with thoughts of God. Engage yourself in godly actions. This is true spritual practice.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
There should be unity in thought, word, and deed. To achieve this triple Unity, one has to understand the truth about the Atma (Spirit). This Atma is Time and Time is God. Therefore, you should not waste time. Fill your time with good actions. There is no greater spiritual practice than this.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
There was a sage who addressed dogs, crows and men equally as God; he had realised the unity of all in the Divine Essence. That is the result of Divine knowledge, or intense Bhakthi, where you do not see anything other than your Chosen Deity, wherever you turn. Be ever in that Divine Bliss, the bliss that comes from God- consciousness, always and everywhere. That is the Eternal Bliss which the wise enjoy.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Samam means Brahman, the Absolute Reality; Samadhrishti means, seeing only Brahman, the One, in all things at all times. This Oneness (Ekathwam) is the basic truth. All other experiences are partial, distorted, false. Dwell on that, in your meditation.
Monday, January 4, 2021
Let us grow together, move and learn together, develop intelligence and attain noble goals together, without any conflict and let us live in friendship. This is the true meaning of equality. This equality gives peace.
Monday, January 4, 2021
One should find fulfillment in life by making proper use of time. This is the primary duty of man.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, May 13, 2006
Sunday, January 3, 2021
As you sow, so you reap. Whenever you feel disturbed by a sense of anger, envy, pride, jealousy and the like, be alert and resort to the contemplation of the Lord.
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Sanctify the new year by engaging yourselves in pure, selfless and ennobling activities. As far as possible, avoid causing harm or pain to others.
Friday, January 1, 2021
Being a human, make others happy. This is love. Your heart is full of love. On this New Year’s day, resolve that you will start every day with love, spend the day with love, fill the day with love, and end the day with love. You must share your love with at least five persons each day.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
The year becomes new, the day becomes holy, when you sanctify it by spiritual practice (Sadhana), not otherwise. Spiritual practice (Sadhana) can grow only in a field fertilised by Love (Prema). Love (Prema) is the sine qua non of devotion to God (Bhakti). The love you have towards material objects, name, fame, wife and children, etc., should be sanctified by being subsumed by the more overpowering Love of God.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
When the New Year begins, people start speculating as to what the New Year has in store for them and also for the world at large. The future of the world depends on the actions of man, not on the New Year. Actions depend on the mind, the mind on thoughts. As are the thoughts, so is the action. Hence, for the world to be peaceful and prosperous, man should foster truthful thoughts. The world will enjoy safety, security and peace only through men of truthful thoughts
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
You are not one person but three---the one, you think you are, the one others think you are and the one you really are. You think of yourself as your body and its sense cravings, others think of you as a personality. You are truly infinite spirit Divine. You should constantly remind yourself, "I am God" "I am God." "I am God." The day you see yourself as God, you become God.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Exile from your mind greed, hate and jealousy. Dedicate your hand to the service of mankind. Jesus teaches infinite love and compassion. To resurrect love and compassion, you must kill jealousy and selfishness, purify your hearts. Earn the true mercy of Jesus. Follow the path shown by him and reach the position he holds.
Sunday, December 27, 2020
You are the farmer; the body is the field. Sow the seeds of goodness, you can get the harvest of happiness; sow the seeds of evil, you reap the harvest of grief. You are the cause of either of these. Do not blame others or impute partiality to God. Above all, do not rely on this impermanent objective world; it is full of sorrow and change; cultivate detachment, equanimity and self-control and love.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
We are true Christians only when we live according to the teachings of Christ and practise them in daily life. Even if we follow two teachings of his, that would be enough. Christ said, "All life is one, my dear Son! Be alike to every one." If we truly follow this, it would be enough to fulfil our destiny.
Friday, December 25, 2020
This day, Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of Christ, resolve to lead the lives of loving service to the weak, the helpless, the distressed, the disconsolate. Cultivate tolerance and forbearance, charity and magnanimity. Hold dear the ideals He laid down and practise them, in your daily lives.