Past Sai Messages for the Day
Sunday, April 2, 2023
You must understand the true meaning of education and human values. Education has two aspects: The first is related to external and worldly education, which is nothing but acquiring bookish knowledge. In the modern world, we find many well-versed and highly qualified in this aspect. The second aspect, known as ‘Educare,’ is related to human values. The word ‘Educare’ means to bring out that which is within. Human values, namely, truth, right conduct, peace, love, and non-violence (sathya, dharma, shanti, prema, and ahimsa), are hidden within every human being. One cannot acquire them from the outside; they must be elicited from within.
Saturday, April 1, 2023
The five human values are verily the five life breaths of the individual. One who considers human values as one’s life breaths alone is a true human being. These five values are the fundamental powers of human life. Forgetting these fundamental powers, the individual relies more on worldly power. Our ancients realized that these five values were meant for the peace and prosperity of the world. Without understanding the significance of these values, one cannot understand humanness at all.
Friday, March 31, 2023
Realize that the entire universe is nothing but God (Brahman), which is the only reality. When there is this realization of Brahman, the one without a second – even the mind ceases to exist. It is only the operation of the mind that results in the perception of diversity in the universe. When oneness is experienced, there is no mind at all. All is Brahman in that state of consciousness. There is room only for love (prema) in this state. That love is truth.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Know that all distinctions between good and bad are basically the result of attachment and development, due to considering the world as real, although it is neither real nor unreal. Those who have escaped this ‘illusion’ and this duality are the great souls (mahatmas). They have realized that their reality is the unchanging Atma. They know that there are no two; they experience always only the One. Those who listened to this clarification attained equanimity. Their hearts were delighted with the upsurge of love. They acknowledged Rama’s kindness by gratefully prostrating before him.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Believe that love is God, and truth is God. Love is truth; truth is love. It is only when you love that you have no fear, for fear is the mother of falsehood. If you have no fear, you will adhere to truth. The mirror of love (prema) reflects the Atma in you and reveals to you that the Atma is universal and immanent in every being.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Love is the gift of God to every human being. It should be utilized for the service of society. Unity is essential for the progress of the community. A person should share their love with others. Only then will they have the right to be a part of society.
Monday, March 27, 2023
All you see in the external world, from microcosm to macrocosm, is present in you. The mountains, oceans, cities, villages, etc., are in your heart. All beings are in you. You are the basis of everything. Such being the case, what is it that you want to see in the external world? How foolish it is on your part to get carried away by the reflection outside, ignoring the reality within!
Sunday, March 26, 2023
To remove the evil of egoism, service is the most efficient instrument. Service will also impress the importance of unity of all humanity on the person doing service. One who dedicates time, skill, and strength to service, can never meet with defeat, distress, or disappointment, for service is its own reward. Their words will be ever sweet and soft, their gestures ever revered and humble. They will have no foe, no fatigue, no fear.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
All must have a firm resolution that as long as life lasts, they will dedicate themselves to the service of their fellowmen. Thereby they will realize their oneness with all humanity. Such a feeling of unity will lead to God-realization. Service is the only way to get rid of selfishness and self-centeredness. A devotee who has resolved upon such service is dear to the Lord.
Friday, March 24, 2023
The ancient sages and seers stressed the need for unity and cooperation among human beings. They said, "Let us move together, let us grow together, let us grow in intelligence together, and let us live in harmony with each other without giving room for conflicts." But such a spirit of unity is lacking in modern society. These days there is no unity even among the members of the family. Unity is the essence of human life. Only through the practice of unity can one attain the goal of human life.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Mankind is performing various tasks and undergoing many experiences. But what is the use of all this? Mankind is unable to enjoy everlasting bliss. Neither by wealth, nor by action, nor by the study of texts, nor by vision, touch, and conversation (darshan, sparshan, and sambhashan) with noble souls can mankind attain eternal bliss. One can visualize the manifestation of God and experience bliss only by purification of the heart.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Direct your mind (the Moon) and intellect (the Sun) into propitious channels of peace and prosperity. By spiritual practice (sadhana), you can correct your faults, mold your excellence, and ensure peace for yourselves, your society, and your country. Pray every day for the welfare of all the worlds: May all the worlds be happy (Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavantu). This is my message for the new year (Ugadi festival day).
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time is highly sacred and precious. Each one must introspect if they are making proper use of time. Time once lost, is lost forever. The future is not in your hands. So, mankind should make proper use of the present.
Monday, March 20, 2023
Selfless service alone can achieve the unity of humankind. Only through unity can humanity attain divinity. Hence service is essential to understand this unity in humanity. People are under the impression that service means merely helping the poor, the weak, and the forlorn. It is a big mistake to think you are rendering service to others. In fact, you are serving yourself because the same principle of the Atma, the same principle of love, is present in all. All human beings are essentially one. The differences lie only in their feelings. So, people should change their feelings and recognize the truth that the same divinity is immanent in all. Only then can there be a transformation in the human being.
Sunday, March 19, 2023
When people develop anger or hatred against truth, they move away from truth. Irrespective of their love or hatred, we should always love them. People keep a distance from one another due to differences of opinion. In fact, you are not different from others. Today, some people may appear to be indifferent, but tomorrow they may become dear to you. All are brothers and sisters! Hence, all should live like brothers and sisters with love and unity.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
My desire is that whenever any slight misunderstanding arises among you, you must set it right among yourselves, exercising love and tolerance. You should not plunge into passionate dialogue and let things blaze into a quarrel or a factional split. Recognize that you are engaged in the exercise of widening your hearts, of reaching the feet of the Lord through the expression of love. Unless you cultivate love, tolerance, humility, faith, and reverence, how is it possible for you to realize God?
Friday, March 17, 2023
Love all. Have faith that God is present in all. Make everybody happy. Only then can you attain happiness. It is impossible for you to attain happiness without making others happy.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
To God, all objects in the universe are alike because they are manifestations of the divine. The scriptures declare – “All this verily is Brahman (Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma).” Hence, whosoever worships the supreme Lord should also worship nature (prakriti). One should love and adore nature because nature is not different from the supreme Self. Nature is the effect; God is the cause.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
“Nations are many, the earth is one. Beings are many, but breath is one.” This truth must be recognized. All the resources of nature, like air, are available to all, irrespective of nationality or creed, or race. This is the unity in diversity that must be realized. Out of unity comes purity. All should seek to live as brothers and sisters.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
When individuals change, society will change. And when societies change, the whole world will change. Unity is the secret of social progress, and service to society is the means to promote it. Therefore, one should devote oneself to such service in a spirit of dedication.
Monday, March 13, 2023
Unity of the entire mankind is the need of the hour. When you develop unity, there will be purity in your heart. Where there is purity, there is divinity. Unity, purity, and divinity are closely interlinked and interdependent.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
What is spirituality (adhyatmika)? It is not just contemplating on the primordial spirit (Adi Atma). Spirituality lies in destroying the bestial nature and rising to the level of the divine. One should have total faith that one is not just a human being because there is God within. Only then will animal nature be subdued.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Gratitude is the most fundamental virtue of mankind. People, while performing prostrations to the Sun, extol the Sun God in various ways. One of them is salutations to the one who punishes the ungrateful. The effulgence of the Sun God is present in our eyes in a subtle form. The Moon was born out of the mind, and the Sun out of the eyes of the supreme being. It is said that the Sun God withdraws His effulgence from the eyes of the ungrateful.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Since you claim to be a Sai devotee, you should strictly adhere to the Sai path and make everyone happy. When you follow in My footsteps, you will certainly achieve sacred results and attain a good reputation. Being Sai devotees, you should give up selfishness and dedicate your lives to the welfare of society. Fill your lives with love. Stop criticizing others. Offer your respects to even those who hate you.
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Sage Vyasa has given the essence of eighteen Puranas (sacred texts) in two sentences. One attains merit by serving others and sins by hurting them (Paropakara Punyaya, Papaya Parapeedanam). When you help others, you will receive help tenfold. If you harm others, you will be put to harm ten times more. Keep this in mind.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
It is only when people understand themselves that they will be able to know the truth about the external world. One’s inner reality cannot be known by exploring the world outside. When one turns one’s vision inward and realizes one’s essential divinity, one will acquire equal-mindedness toward all beings. Out of that feeling of oneness, one will experience the bliss that passes understanding.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
God is present in everyone and resides in every heart. So, do not confine God to a temple, a mosque, or a church… God takes the form of a human (Daivam Manusha Rupena). Since you do not realize this, you indulge in criticism of others. Whom are you criticizing? Whom do you adore? Ask yourself. God is present in all. So, when you criticize others, it amounts to criticizing yourself. When you love others, you love yourself. So, never criticize anybody.
Monday, March 6, 2023
Though one has a bliss sheath inside, one is unable to experience it. There is no trace of bliss in humanity. The happiness derived from worldly comforts is limited. It is utter foolishness to think that worldly properties, possessions, comforts, and conveniences bestow lasting joy. None of these can give true happiness. True happiness has no limits. How can it be attained? It cannot be attained from the outside. It originates from our hearts. The heart is the dwelling place of God. To experience true happiness, mankind should develop firm faith.
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Strive - that is your duty. Yearn - that is your task. Struggle - that is your assignment. If only you do these sincerely and steadily, God cannot withhold for long the reward of Self-realization. The river strives, yearns, and struggles to merge with the sea from which it came. It has that urge for consummation, ever alert in its consciousness. It attempts to make itself pure and pellucid so that it may be welcomed by its source. It overcomes every obstacle of terrain to journey successfully towards its goal. One must utilize all the physical, mental, moral, intellectual, and material endowments that God has granted to progress toward the goal of Self-realization.
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Whatever you see in this world is the manifestation of truth. When divinity is all-pervasive, how can there be untruth? But you are unable to realize the all-pervasiveness of divinity. Turn your vision inward and observe absolute silence. Only then can you realize the all-pervasive divinity. Mere intellectual exercise will not help you in this regard. Whatever you see, hear, and experience is the manifestation of divinity. Only God exists everywhere.