Wednesday, June 7, 2023

VEDA 323

The entire world has a primordial basis. Here is a silver plate and a silver tumbler. Silver is the basis for these. The name and form of the object can be changed, but silver remains the same. Likewise, all names and forms are bound to change, but the primordial basis remains changeless.

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

GEM 264

There is no higher God than the mother.

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

To Move Mountains

Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation
through holding to the vision.
- Florence Scovel Shinn

A mountain of a problem can be overcome through faith in God and through use of my own God-given abilities.  So whenever the problem I face seems like a mountain, I bring it down to a manageable size as I affirm my faith in God.  I know that nothing is impossible for me through the power of my Creator.

With God, all things are possible.  Even the seemingly impossible becomes possible when I put God first, when I trust God to show me the way.  My faith in God is a confidence-booster that gives me the courage to act when action is needed and not to act when a calm presence is best.

Within me lies a vast reservoir of strength and knowledge.  I face each day with faith, for divine potential is within me.  My possibilities become realities through the power of God.

I have faith that moves mountains.

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


Every person is apt to commit mistakes, without being aware of it. However bright the fire or light, some smoke will emanate from it. So also, whatever good deed a man might do, there will be mixed with it a minute trace of evil. But efforts should be made to ensure that the evil is minimized, that the good is more and bad, less. Of course, in the present atmosphere, you may not succeed in the very first attempt. You must carefully think over the consequences of whatever you do, talk, or execute.

(SSS. Vol XVIII – Chap 20)

Monday, June 5, 2023

An Offering Of Time

Lord, I have time,
I have plenty of time,
All the time that you give me,
The years of my life,
The days of my years,
The hours of my days,
They are all mine.
Mine to fill, quietly, calmly,
But to fill completely up to the brim
To offer them to you.

~ Michel Quoist (b.1921), France

The Lord


There was a young woman called Kumari who lived in a village. She lived a very normal life, like all householders. She spent her time in housekeeping, cooking, washing etc. She never had any time for other things. One night while she was asleep, she died. After her death, she felt that she was being pulled out for her physical body by two huge and strong looking men, who took her to a ‘light.’ There they repeated an account of all that she had done in the twenty four years of her life on Earth. They said that she had never given anything to anyone, except a shawl that she had once given to a lady who was a relative of her husband. The men who were reading out the account of her life said, “The only thing we can give her now is this shawl, for that is just about the only thing she ever gave to anyone.”

Suddenly a voice came from the ‘light’, “This is not the woman I told you to bring, why have you brought her?” The men replied, “Lord, you told us to bring Kumari from Saloona village.” “No, no! There is another woman in the same village by the name ‘Kumari.’ She is a weaver. It was her time to die. Go immediately and return this soul. This Kumari has a long life to live, whereas that one’s time is over.”

In an instant the attendants took the soul back. When they reached her house, they saw that Kumari’s husband and children were crying, sitting near her dead body. As per instructions, the soul was put back into the dead body and to everyone’s utter surprise, Kumari sat up and rubbed her eyes, as if she had just had a long, long dream.

Just at that moment, the other Kumari, who lived a few houses away, was rolling out chappatis for breakfast with the rolling pin in her hand. She just fell down in the kitchen and breathed her last!

Dear Readers, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. There are many people who have had ‘near-death’ or ‘after-death’ experiences. They come back to life to tell their strange stories that are difficult to believe. This is a true story. The lady in question is old now, but she is still alive. After this unfathomable experience, she realized the importance of giving. Then she donated all kinds of things to those in need. She donated food, clothes, utensils, shoes, gold etc. Whenever there was an opportunity to give, she rose to the occasion.

Dear Reader, you may or may not believe this story to be true. But the lesson from it should not be overlooked. Everyone in this world may not be as fortunate as you or us. We must resolve to set aside some portion, be it a fixed sum or a tiny percentage of our monthly earnings for extending a helping hand to those who are not as fortunate as we are.

Swami says, “Good and bad are self-made, the effects of what was done in previous lives.” If you do good to others, you may not get anything in return. But, you must continue to do good anyways!



How can life be sanctified ?

Cultivate and develop only sacred thoughts and thus sanctify your lives. If you want to have good thoughts, you must resort to the spiritual sadhana (discipline). The starting point for spiritual path is Satsang - holy company. The company of the wise begets detachment, detachment leads to the destruction of delusion, followed by the acquisition of steady wisdom, and culminating finally in liberation, while alive.

(Summer Showers 1990, pg 76)

VEDA 322


One cannot realize the indwelling Divinity until and unless one gives up body attachment. Body attachment is an obstacle on the path of spirituality. Attachment to the body is the main cause for man's unhappiness, anxiety, misery and lack of peace. One should consider the body as an instrument and lead a life of truth, keeping in view the indwelling Divinity.

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

Sunday, June 4, 2023

GEM 263

There is no separate path to know God other than knowing one's own self.

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


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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