Sunday, November 23, 2014

Never Hurt


Never ever hurt or injure another person by thought, word, or action.  You may wonder, "Is such a thing possible?"  Yes, it is, provided you have firm determination.  With resolution and absolute determination, there is nothing in this world that cannot be achieved.  Fear is a great obstacle to achievement.  Once you realize that the same Divinity resides in all, you will never be afraid of anything or anyone.
 
 
(SS 2000:8)

Unforgettable Teachers


All of us recall special teachers — people who not only taught us but inspired us in ways that changed our lives. William Arthur Ward once said, "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." Here are five life-changing values inspired by unforgettable teachers.


The Teachers I Will Always Remember...

... Taught the Value of Learning and Knowledge

They were enthusiastic about their subject. However, they gave more than knowledge. They showed how learning could enhance creativity, spark interests, and uncover talents. They instilled in students a curiosity to learn and an undying passion to keep learning.

... Taught the Value of Respect

They treated others with honor. They explained how kind words, and sometimes silence, could prevent hurtful confrontations and turn enemies into friends. They taught the value of respect for the community as well as the individual.

... Taught the Value of Integrity

They demonstrated empathy for those who were ill or suffering from personal loss. They would go the extra mile to offer support. Their ethics inspired students to live with courage and approach life with honesty, dignity, and self-worth.

... Taught the Value of Responsibility

They taught that personal actions have consequences and that the individual must be accountable for his or her choices. They emphasized that when people think others are to blame for problems, that very thought is the real problem. They taught that each student was ultimately responsible for his or her learning and its impact on their future.

... Taught the Value of Perseverance

They taught that education continues until our last breath. They told stories about the hard times they had faced, and how God had often turned difficulties into blessings. They refused to let students quit after repeated failures. They demonstrated that "Faith is the assurance of things not yet seen."

Not all of these teachers taught in formal classrooms. Nor did they all have a formal education. Some of them are still teaching, and the education they provide is priceless.

I believe that the greatest gifts we can give our children are the same kind of values these teachers demonstrate. Then our children can also become unforgettable teachers, sharing values that will inspire happiness and faith for future generations.


- Steve Brunkhorst -

89th Birthday - 3


The day when you resolve to practise My advice, to follow My directives, to translate My message into acts of service, and to engage in Sadhana - that day is My birthday for you. The 23d day of, November, which you now honour as the day on which I was born, is only like any other day if you celebrate in a routine, ritual fashion. Adore man; the adoration reaches Me.  Neglect man; you neglect Me. Of what avail is it to worship the Lord and to suppress man... His counterpart? Love for God must be manifested as love for man, and love must express itself as service." 

- Sai Baba, SSS, Vol. X, pp. 41 & 42 -

The Power of Your Will


The Power of Your Will



Faith in God is not experiencing one's love for God, but in truth, it is experiencing God's love for you.

Most fear to take the path of faith for they are accustomed to see everything with the eyes of fear.

Faith is patiently waiting in complete devotion for God's will to reach you.......... Fear is guessing God's will with impatience and questioning the presence of God.

The path of faith becomes difficult when one believes in his fear of placing his complete faith in God.

Faith is the freedom from all fears..........

You are free from fear the moment you realize that the root of all pain that you endured was within the thought that believed in the doubt and held on to the fear of its happening.

Whatever must happen will happen......... your only preparation is believing in the strength that God has placed in you.

You have to be silent in prayer whenever fear overcomes you.

It is not the circumstance that troubles you ........ it is when you declare to yourself that "I am weak" that circumstances begin to intimidate you.

You become an ant when you doubt yourself and allow time to stand taller that you........

What do you have, My dears, when you have lost the faith to be your Self? What can you enjoy and what can you keep, when at every moment, the fear of being weak haunts you? What are you afraid of?............ There is no greater fear than forsaking yourself and being aware of it.......... You have to rise this very moment with all your strength......... Yes! You have to utilize every bit of the strength you have within you............ Drawing strength from within shall make you even stronger........... Fill yourselves with the faith that "I can face anything".......... And you can........... Just say it to yourself over and over again ........... That simple affirmation shall change the way you see this whole universe............. Do not from now demean the strength of God that is within you......... Be aware of that strength and you My dears shall touch the skies with the power of your will............



(Inspirational message received by Seema M. Dewan, March 26th, 2012)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

On Wings Of Faith


It is when you are really living in the present - working, thinking, lost, absorbed in something
you care about very much - that you are living spiritually.
- Brenda Ueland


Thank You, God, for life!  I know that in all my experiences - whether they are joyous or emotionally painful - You are there to love and comfort me, to be my strength.

When my burdens seem too great, You lift me to new heights, and I am able to soar on wings of faith.  When the path before me is dark and I am uncertain, You are the light that shines before me to guide my way.  When I am not sure if I have true love in my life, You give me love that is far greater than any I have ever experienced.

When the world seems full of discord and strife, You encourage me to make a difference by being peaceful myself and then allowing my peace to flow out from me into the lives of others.  God, You are my strength.


God is my strength.


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

Equal Sight


One must have samadristi (equal sight).  All creation must appear to the eyes as equally auspicious.  One must look upon all beings with as much love and faith as one has in oneself.  For there is nothing evil in creation, no, not even an iota.  Evil appears as such only through faulty vision.  Creation gets coloured by the nature of the glasses we wear.  By itself, it is eternally pure and holy.
 
 
(Prema Vahini, pg 6)

Sai Blessings - 35


Anger Surges


Change Of Life


Be not afraid, my precious ones,
when your time on earth is through.
Death- is but a change of life.
No harm will come to you.

No need to fret or worry,
when transition time is nigh.
Would I create my children,
just to let them die?

For as your children are to you.
That's how you are to me!
And the tender love you feel for them,
I feel for you, my family.

You are all my sons and daughters.
Every color, culture, creed.
And I placed you on the earth plain,
to love, and help each other's needs.

Though at times you may feel lonely.
We walk together, you and I.
I would never let you walk alone.
I am always at your side.

I share in all your pleasures.
Your heart aches, and your pain.
As you learn the things that must be learned,
whilst there upon the earthly plain.

No good deed goes unnoticed.
No kind gesture made in vain.
You will each receive your just rewards,
when I bring you safely home again.


- Richard John Scarr -

Sai Blessings - 34


O LORD, TAKE MY LOVE

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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