Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sacred Inter-Mission

A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot.
It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.
- Mildred Witte Stouven

Sometimes, it seems that just when I am finally making progress toward some goal or project, everything suddenly comes to a standstill.
Maybe this seemingly negative happening is, in fact, a positive one, an intermission that allows me to consider other options, enjoy a needed break, or improve on my plans.  Perhaps this intermission is essential to my spiritual growth - a time of moving my attention away from the busyness around me to the quiet of my own inner refuge of peace.

There, I experience a sacred reunion with the presence of God.  Lingering in the presence of God, I realize what it feels like to be at peace.

In the quiet haven of my soul, I meet with the presence of God.

(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry) 

GEM 470

Deem the critic as your friend, not the one who flatters you.

(From : Garland of 1008 Gems, Bhagawan Shri Sathya Sai Baba's Sayings)


Guide me, lead me, one step at a time
prepare me in advance
for what I should do
Give me strength to go every mile
walking and talking with you.
Just be with me Lord, and let me see
the light of your love and its reality
one step at a time
until your Kingdom is mine.
Where ere the path
may lead me Lord
go with me and hold my hand
Don't ever let me stray
from your loving command.
I know this life is not perfect
I know the humps are very high
what do I care, I keep moving on
knowing you are always there.
You're greater Lord than any trial
your power can move the mountains
Just be with me and I will know
I can reach the goal
I know I can

(From : General Files)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

God's Skillful Mastery

When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else.
And it'll become like a wildfire.
- Whoopi Goldberg

Each key on a piano plays a single note.  But in the skillful hands of a pianist, these individual keys work in harmony with each other to create beautiful music.

Similarly, I am an individual with my own notes to sound.  With God as the master musician, I blend with others in beautiful harmony.  Infused with love and understanding, compassion and forgiveness, I work with others to create beautiful chords of harmony.

In tune with God's love, I am fulfilling my destiny of spiritual oneness.  And I am helping create a peaceful, love-filled world for all those who will follow in my footsteps.

I am in harmony with God's peace and love.

(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry)  

Human Heart

At the time of birth, human heart is pure, selfless and steady. But with the passage of time, man loses his purity on account of his association with various individuals.

(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God,  sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

GEM 469

Culture must be evident in every aspect of life while studying, eating, sleeping, playing games, etc. ; culture expresses itself as discipline.

(From : Garland of 1008 Gems, Bhagawan Shri Sathya Sai Baba's Sayings)


One night a group of nomads were preparing to retire for the evening, when suddenly they were surrounded by a great light.

They knew they were in the presence of a celestial being. 

With great anticipation, they awaited a heavenly message of great importance that they knew must be especially for them. 

Finally, the voice spoke. "Gather as many pebbles as you can. Put them in your saddle bags. Travel a day's journey. Tomorrow night you will be both glad and sad."
Afterwards, the nomads shared their disappointment and anger with each other.
They had expected the revelation of a great universal truth that would enable them to create wealth, health and purpose for the world. But instead they were given a menial task that made no sense to them at all. However, the memory of the brilliance of their visitor caused each one to pick up a few pebbles and deposit them in their saddle bags while voicing their displeasure. 

They traveled a day's journey. That night, while making camp, they reached into their saddle bags and discovered that the pebbles they had gathered the night before had turned into beautiful and brilliant diamonds!
Indeed, they were both glad and sad, just as the voice had promised. They were glad they now had beautiful and valuable diamonds. They were sad they had not gathered more pebbles when they had the opportunity. 

The moral
If you spend time picking up the pebbles now -- learning all you can and working hard to apply it -- your future will then transform all that effort into great rewards.

- Author Unknown -

Monday, July 16, 2018

Sai Darshan II, Part 2 - Message 11

Sai Darshan II, Part 2 - Message 11

God knows that
You love Him...
Never worry about that...
However much
You love Him
He receives it and
Is content with it...

(Extract from : Sai Darshan II written by Seema M Dewan)


O Lord, take my love, and let it flow in fullness of devotion to Thee;
O Lord, take my hands, and let them work incessantly for Thee;
O Lord, take my soul, and let it be merged in One with Thee;
O Lord, take my mind and thoughts, and let them be in tune with Thee;
O Lord, take my everything, and let me be an instrument to work for Thee.

***Click on the above picture to watch the video on 'PRECIOUS MOMENTS WITH BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA'

***Click on the above picture to read my story on 'THE DAY I MET MY LORD, BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA'

Baba & I 峇峇与我' - Interview with Sister Adeline Teh (Malaysia)

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