Monday, July 5, 2010

Sathya Sai Baba

So I just found him. First I found his words. They met my heart. Then I saw his image. A distinctive profile highlighted by the halo effect of a huge orb of what I think of as a 70’s afro. So who is this guy? He is Sathya Sai Baba and he is one of us, here to remind each of us that we are all one.

Sathya Sai Baba encourages us to recognize who we are. We are not these minds. We are not these bodies. We are the eternal spirit that temporarily occupies these minds and bodies. We can appreciate and become who we really are by turning inward with faith in God and an intense yearning to know Him. Our conscience is a reflection of the eternal spirit. Sathya Sai Baba tells us that our conscience is our master. When we follow our conscience, our thoughts, words, and deeds will be noble and consistent. Spirituality is having the courage and determination to follow our conscience in all things and at all times. In doing so, we recognize that we are all united in God. We are bound together by divine love.

thought for the day - 5th July 2010 

The capacity to overcome the Gunas (tendencies) of Prakriti (Nature) is not inherent in any one; it comes to one with the Grace of the Lord. And that Grace is to be won by Japa (Repetition of God’s Name) and Dhyana (Meditation). The truth has to be experienced, in order that it might not slip away from consciousness; and the discipline needed for this is also Japa and Dhyana. This must first be clearly understood: it is impossible for every one to control the tendencies of Prakriti; the power is possessed only by those who have Prakriti in their grip and whose commands Prakriti does obey. Prakriti is the basis of everything in the Universe. It is the basis of Creation and Existence. All this is Prakriti: men or women, beasts or birds, trees or plants; in fact, all that can be seen is inseparable from Prakriti.


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