Saturday, April 18, 2015

Express Gratitude to Society through Selfless Service

The ideal of gratitude has been handed down the ages as a heritage in India.  A man without this supreme virtue of gratitude is worse than a cruel animal.  Having received his wealth, education and skills from society, if he will not serve the cause of society, his wealth, education and skills are a sheer waste.  Man is deriving innumerable benefits from Nature, and enjoying the amenities provided by Nature in various ways.  But what is the gratitude he is showing to Nature?  What gratitude is he offering to the Divine?  He is forgetting the Divine who is the provider of everything.  That is the reason for his becoming a prey to various difficulties and calamities.  While he is receiving countless benefits from providence, he is offering nothing in return to Nature or God.  This shows how unnatural and heartless is the behaviour of man.  When we enjoin to return good for evil, how unbecoming is it to fail even to return good for good?  Man is not learning the great lesson Nature is teaching him.  The foremost lesson is doing service with no expectation of return.

- Baba -

Friday, April 17, 2015

Acquire Confidence in Yourself

Without self-confidence, no achievement is possible.  If you have confidence in your strength and skill, you can draw upon the inner springs of courage and raise yourselves to a higher level of joy and peace.  For confidence in yourselves arises through the atma, which is your inner reality.  The atma is peace, it is joy, it is strength, it is wisdom.  So, it is from the atma that you draw all these equipments for spiritual progress.  The first thing to do is to acquire confidence in yourself.  It is only when you have self-confidence that you will have self-satisfaction.  When a small bird perches on a small branch of a tree, on account of the weight of the bird, the branch shakes, but the bird is not going to be upset by such movement.  What is the reason? The bird which is sitting on the branch is not depending for its safety on the branch.  It is depending on its own wings.  Even if the branch moves up and down or even if the branch breaks, because the bird is depending on its own wings, it can fly away.  It does not worry at all.  Even the small bird which is sitting on the branch has got so much confidence in its own wings and in itself, that it is fearless.

- Baba -

Your Duty

Beloved 44


As the sunlight warms your face, feel the glow of My love caressing you.  Carry that feeling of warmth with you in all that you do.  Feel My presence strengthening you as you go about doing your best.  With Me to guide you, you cannot fail, for all your actions will be learning experiences.

Each tomorrow will be a new dawn in which you continue to bring out the best in yourself and in others.  Your faith will guide you to succeed.  As others see your faith in action, they will learn from you and follow your example.

The blessings of the future are yours, for you are My beloved creation.  Never will there be a time when I am not with you - loving you, blessing you, guiding you into the dawn of opportunities that await you.

"By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us."
- Luke 1:78

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

Joyful Dance

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Purify Your Love through Forbearance

You have to make your love pure.  To do so, you must develop forbearance, which is a serene patience and self-restraint under all circumstances, giving good to all, even to those who may want to harm you.  There is nothing greater than having this quality of forbearance.  Forbearance is equivalent to truth itself.  Forbearance is the heart of righteousness, forbearance is the very essence of the Veda, forbearance is non-violence in practice.  Forbearance is contentment, it is compassion.  Truly, it is everything in all the worlds.  Only when you have developed patience and forbearance, will you be able to obtain the Lord.

- Baba -

Xvxry Pxrson Is Important

One manager let employees know how valuable they are with the following memo:

"You Arx A Kxy Pxrson"

Xvxn though my typxwritxr is an old modxl, it works vxry wxll -- xxcxpt for onx kxy. You would think that with all thx othxer kxys functioning propxrly, onx kxy not working would hardly bx noticxd; but just onx kxy out of whack sxxms to ruin thx wholx xffort.

You may say to yoursxlf -- Wxll, I'm only onx pxrson. No onx will noticx if I don't do my bxst. But it doxs makx a diffxrxncx, bxcausx an xffxctivx organization nxxds activx participation by xvxry onx to thx bxst of his or hxr ability.

So, thx nxxt timx you think you arx not important, rxmxmbxr my old typxwritxr. You arx a kxy pxrson.
- Pasadena Weekly Journal Of Business -

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Service to Man is Service to God

If you do not feel the call at the sight of human distress, disease or deviation from the right, how can you muster the determination and dedication necessary to serve the unseen, inscrutable, mysterious God?  When you do not love man, your heart will not love God.  Despising brother-man, you cannot, at the same time, worship God; if you do, God will not accept that hypocrisy.  God is resident in every heart; so, if you serve anyone, that service reaches the God within him : it brings to you the grace of God.

- Baba -

Eternal Sai - 141

The chief characteristics of Sathya Sai are, let Me tell you, equanimity, forbearance. There are many who are engaged in criticism and calumny. Many papers publish all types of writings. Many pamphlets are printed. All kinds of things happen in the world. My reply to all these is a smile. Such criticisms and distortions are the inevitable accompaniments of everything good and great. Only the fruit-laden tree is hit by stones thrown by greedy people. No one casts a stone on the tree that bears no fruit!

(SSS Vol XV - Chap 33)

God Blesses Me

Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank.
- Christina Rossetti

God, You are the source of my life, of all life, and I give thanks that Your love for me has no limits or bounds.

Every time I look around, I appreciate Your abundance and a multitude of my blessings become evident to me.  No matter where I go, I am always surrounded by Your presence.

You bless me with love - love that fills me and flows out from me to others through a gentle smile, a kind gesture, a friendly word of encouragement.

You bless me with hope - hope that is made even stronger by my faith in Your unfailing presence.  In all that I do, God, I am prosperous, and I give thanks to You.

God showers me with blessing upon blessing.

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


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.

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