Om Sri Sai Ram
SWAMI’S LETTERS TO
DEVOTEES AND STUDENTS
AN ELDERLY WOMAN
An elderly woman
grieving her husband's passing received a surprise letter of
comfort from Bhagawan, expressing:
Wedding binds two
persons together as husband and wife. What were they to each
other minutes before? The one would not have worried for the
other if the wedding had not happened!
Where were the son,
and the brother before they were conceived and born? Life is
an interlude between what was and what will be. This interlude
should be used not to lament over what cannot be helped or set
right, but to seek God, see Him and take refuge in Him. Your
husband lived such a life in the light of Truth he had
glimpsed. He did no wrong to anyone; he loved and served the
suffering and the illiterate. He salvaged many families from
penury and infamy. He helped many young people to go through
college. Many sick persons were saved by his timely donations.
He was ever cheerful and spread cheer wherever he went. And,
at last, God willed that he cast away the body that limited
him. Of what profit is it now to calculate what might have
happened, had he not gone to Madras that day?
Your duty from now on
is to sustain the fame he earned, to follow the ideals he had
placed before himself. Your husband is here, in MY presence
now, and he will be there forever as he had wished to be when
alive. Swami will not allow him to be separated from the
Presence. He is now free from bonds and boundaries.
You are indeed
fortunate that destiny drew you to him and gave you so many
years of loving companionship with such a fine person. His
thoughts were pure; there was no blemish of envy, hatred, or
greed in him. So his place is with Me, forever. I am writing
this letter to you in order to shower on you the cool rain of
love. That rain will scotch the flames of grief that are now
raging in you. Your husband is at Prasanthi Nilayam, in the
presence of Sairam, having attained that climax by his
LOVE HAS NO
absence from Prasanthi Nilayam in earlier years, He used to
send letters to be read out loud for all the residents; to
bring them joy and make them aware that He was thinking of
them, and knew of their whereabouts—no matter the distance
Blessings to all at
Tell them to fulfill
the duties assigned and carry out the responsibilities fixed.
The daily schedule of Pooja, Dhyana, Bhajan, Sankeertan and
study should be followed punctually and with faithful
devotion. People should move along with others with love and
reverence. Of what benefit is Sadhana if it is done without
controlling jealousy, envy, pride, anger, and malice?
However long you may
live in the Ashram, these vices will yet undermine whatever
merit you acquire. The proof of the rain is the wetness of the
ground. The proof of Sadhana is the subjugation of the senses.
Give up irrelevant and impertinent talks and activity;
cultivate self-examination, self-discovery; develop the inner
eye, the inner discipline. Make the best of this chance
acquired as a result of the good done many previous lives. Of
course, Swami's Sadhana
OMNISCIENCE AND DIVINE QUALITIES:
Dear child Veerbhadram!
You are Badhram
(meaning: happy, full of confidence and joy). Aren't you? You
might answer, "What kind of bhadram is this?" Of course, that
answer is natural.
When life flows clear
and smooth with no hurdles to cross, to feel that it is all
because of one's own choice and to forget God, and when that
flow encounters obstacles and obstructions at every turn, to
lament and lose heart—are these not signs of the intellectual
frailty inherent in man? You, too, are human, dear Bhadram;
therefore, it is no wonder that you are overcome by depression
and despair when troubles bother you at every step.
Bangaroo! Man only is
the target of trouble; trees are not. Even when they are, they
have no capacity to express how deep they are hurt.
And though the life of
man is basically a manifestation of Immortality and an
unbroken stream of Ananda, he strays away from the awareness
of the Atman, the spring of that Ananda, slavishly yielding to
the ravishing tactics of the mind, the reason, and the
vagaries of the ego. Sinking and floating, rising and falling
on the turbid waves of the sea of delusion, he is tossed
between anxiety and calm, grief and joy, pain and pleasure. He
is afflicted with the evanescence of the world and the
unreality of his plans and passions.
Why are you confound
and confused by this false panorama? Remember, you are thereby
despising and denying your own Atmic identity. You have stored
in your brain the Vedas, the Sastras, the Puranas, the
Ithihasas and the Upanishads, but you behave like dull boor;
you bewail your lot and weep at your plight, as it is not
worthy of the learning you have accumulated. You have to draw
strength and courage therefrom and further the blossoming of
holy, heartening thoughts.
Should this one single
trouble—want of money—make you stoop in weakness and fear? You
have with you, and you know its efficacy, the Name, which is
Dhanvanthari for the ills and anxieties of man. Instead of
letting the name dance merrily on the tongue, why are you
paying attention to what you call 'loss,' 'grief,' and
You are the repository
of so many branches of scriptural scholarship; but you have
neither realized their value nor attempted to experience the
joy they can give you. This must be your goal. On the other
hand, you are spending your days contentedly and with vast
self-satisfaction, as if the biggest purpose to which you can
devote your learning is exhibiting it in speech and
demonstrating it in outer behavior. The result is, you are led
into the baseless belief that you are being 'attacked' by
anxieties and adversities.
Really speaking, these
are all objective phenomena, passing clouds that are but a
feature of the external nature. The Ananda that the Atma can
confer on you cannot be lessened or hindered in the least.
Have faith in this Truth. Don't you know, Bangaroo, the
freedom, the delight and the peace that you can derive by the
contemplation of the Ananda that the unbroken awareness of the
Atma can endow you with! Then, though mountains roll on your
head, do not get attached with, or affected by, happenings in
the objective world.
To preach to others is
quite easy; but it is extremely difficult to put even a
fraction of what is preached into actual practice and
experience the felicity promised. You have been announcing in
ringing tones that Swami knows everything; Swami is the
Unitive Embodiment of all the names and forms by which man has
adored God down the millennia. But you forget to establish its
truth in your life, which problems overwhelm you.
Don't I know? The
other day, when you were reduced to plead with your father for
help and when you were about to proceed to where he resides,
your wife suggested, "We shall write to Swami about our
troubles and losses," let me ask, why you told her, "I won't
allow this; you should not write." May I tell you the reason?
You thought she might inform me various other details! Don't I
know? Can I know if she writes to me? Foolish Bangaroo!
Don't I know that you
went to Ramachandrapuram, proposing to give a series of talks
on the [Bhagavad] Gita and returning with a minus balance? The
'Gita discourse' did not receive the response you expected,
since your talk was pervaded and polluted by the Burrakatha
style that has struck roots in you since long. It cannot
easily be overcome. Bear with it patiently and by steady
effort, get rid of this tendency. If you desire that your Gita
talks should be appreciated, some improvements are called for.
Without effecting them, why do you moan, be gloomy and
dejected, blaming your scholarship and your experience as mere
Well, for me, who is
fostering all these worlds, fostering you and your family is
no burden. I am giving you these series of troubles, in order
to teach you some lessons. "Study is not all important.
Practicing what you have learnt is very necessary." My purpose
is to bring to your notice this facet of the process of
Let me tell you this.
He who but plants a sapling cannot but water it; if he had no
will to water it, he wouldn't have planted it. This is the
identifying principle of the Atma and the Jiva, the Universal
and the Individual, God and man. You had written and published
that the name of Swami is dancing in home after home, that
Swami's Form is being adored in home after home. And for this
little vision, you were filled with Ananda. No, it is not
every home only; the Sai Name will arouse ecstatic delight
filling the entire world, nay, every inch of it. People sing
now, "All is Sai-full, this world is Baba-full." This fullness
will be realized, without doubt. Be bold; be in bliss; take up
the burden of the duties assigned to you. Seek the realization
of the four goals of man-justice, prosperity, righteous
desire, and liberation from bondage.
When you resolve to
progress on these lines the Lord of Parthi (Sai Ram) will
Himself be available to you as the God who will lift you and
liberate you. Therefore, Bangaroo, seek and gain your own
motivating principle, I will never give you up. I will forget
you, no never.
You have been
maligning the rich; give up this erroneous habit. Not only the
rich; you should not dishonor anyone in any manner in any
measure. Remember, Sai resides in all men; so maligning any
person involves the maligning of Sai Himself. If they are
bloated in their ego, they will suffer. How can it affect you?
Convey my blessings to your wife and children.
I have written this
long letter out of the compassion and love I bear towards you.
I have not written this out of anger or a sense of hurt. Be
ever in joy; be ever intent on practice and experience.
The Resident of your
LETTERS WRITTEN TO STUDENTS OF THE BRINDAVAN CAMPUS:
1 DEC 1971
I suppose all the
hostel boys are happy? Is the discipline being properly
maintained? Exercise some control in regard to your thoughts,
words and actions and understand and carry out SAI's command,
work hard and study with interest. Do not let down your
parents and their hopes and expectations but strive to make
them happy. Studying in SAI's college, staying in SAI's
nilayam and being frequently in SAI's company, you should feel
SAI's presence everywhere. It is only when you understand and
assimilate SAI's ideals of living that SAI's Grace is showered
In my presence you
display utmost obedience and reverence, but in my physical
absence, you indulge in careless and vulgar actions. You may
think that they are for your good but the truth is not hidden
from Me. Understand that SAI is present (resides) in your
heart; it is SAI's wishes and not yours. That should be
materialized in your actions, it is understood that you don't
believe that SAI resides in your heart.
SAI is your Thaai,
Maai, Aayi. So, do not give place to any ill feelings but
conduct yourselves towards one another as brothers do.
Convey my blessings to
The secret of perfect
health lies in keeping the mind always cheerful never worried
and never hurried
How are you all? Are
you pursuing the same old habits or has there been any change?
Has there been any acquisition of noble ideas and ideals? In
winnowing, the dry outer coverings are removed from the grain.
Similarly, you should also separate and isolate the seeds of
bad thoughts and emotions from the good and healthy ones. Let
not the seeds of bad thought sprout anywhere near you. At
least from this Sankranthi day onwards, live up to the word
you've given to Swami and walk along the flowery path shown by
SAI. Receive in full SAI's Grace and Love. Lead your life with
good thoughts, good inclinations and good ideals. Strive to
attain the fruits of your studies. SAI is your 'Hridayasthaayi'.
SAI is the One who grants your wishes. It is this SAI, who is
your Thaai: SAI MOTHER.
Blessings to All,
11 JULY 1972
To All Hostel Boys!
How are you? You are
very happy because I am not there. No, no, I am here, there
and everywhere. Swami is Love. Love is Swami. Therefore, Love
is there. There are two kinds of love. One is called Personal
love and the other is called Impersonal. Personal love relates
to the physical part of the being and Impersonal to the
spiritual part. Life is intended to practice Impersonal love,
because this Love is revealed in your heart and then you
realize wonderful universal truth, spirit or existence, which
is called God.
To devote yourself to
Swamiji in order to realize Him means shedding your individual
sense and knowing that you are Universal Truth and spirit.
This is possible only when you transcend the individual sense
or the ego sense in you. The ego sense is the cause of your
unhappiness, bondage and misery in the world.
'SAI KRISHNA' through
Geetha has asked you to surrender yourself to the Divine
completely and be free from the ego sense. When the ego sense
is eliminated you shall have the universal vision and based
upon that vision you love all alike. God is love and He dwells
in love. In one who dwells in God, God dwells in him. God as
love is dwelling in your hearts and therefore, the Kingdom of
Heaven is within you. When you realize this truth in the
freshness and beauty of the Immortal Spirit. Let thy life sing
with the music of love.
17 JULY 1972
Little knowledge is a
dangerous thing making one conceited, it causes his downfall.
Ego is the root cause of all troubles.
Realizing is resting.
Laziness is rusting. Is it not the truth? Surrender of the
disciple and blessings of the Swamiji (God) smoothens the path
of self-realization. Life without Swamiji is like a boat
without a rudder. Churning the mind with self-inquiry gives
the cream of Knowledge. Love is the manifestation of
self-illumined. Like water in a reversed pot, the spiritual
knowledge does not enter the mind pot. Man's heart is the
temple of the Divine. Don't inflame it with ideas of mine and
"Time lost is life
lost". Doing one's duty however small, in an unattached manner
gives rise to the awakening of self-awareness. Ego is limiting
and pushing one into darkness. Truth is a flame of life,
trying to reach the peak of attainment! The angry do not go to
hell but inflame hell fire wherever they are. Water does not
stay in the basket. Wisdom does not stay in the mind
passionate. Mind is like a dog, wanders without any
This is My Love
LETTER WRITTEN TO A
DEVOTEE FROM THE U.S.A
You as body, mind or
soul are a dream but what you really are is Existence,
Knowledge, Bliss. You are the God of the Universe. You are
creating the whole universe and drawing it in. To gain the
infinite universal individuality, the miserable little prison
individuality must go. Bhakti is no crying or any negative
condition. It is the seeing of all in all we see.
It is the heart that
reaches the goal; follow the heart.
A pure heart seeks
beyond the intellect. It gets inspired. Whatever we do reacts
upon us, if we do good, we shall have happiness and if evil,
unhappiness. Within you is the mighty ocean of nectar divine.
Seek it within you, feel it, free it, it is here the Self, it
is not the body, the mind, the intellect, the brain, it is not
the desire of the desiring, it is not the object of desire.
Above all, there you
are. All these are simply manifestations. You appear as the
smiling flower, as the twinkling star. What is there in the
world, which make you desire anything?
With Blessings and
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
1 JANUARY 1974
Wish you a happy and
peaceful New Year. What is the happiest day in your life? All
are happy days to a person of true knowledge. Happiness is an
internal conscious experience, which comes as an effect of the
extinction of mental or physical desire. The lesser the
desire, the greater is the happiness, so that perfect
happiness consists in the destruction or satisfaction of all
desires in the Absolute Being. Life is an experience meant to
train the individual for a higher, deeper and more expanded
state of existence through the experience of the results of
action. The aim of everybody's life is the attainment of
complete perfection in the spiritual absolute.
Prema is not an
illusion. It is a reality and actuality for those who have
realized oneness in life.
What is man's dearest
possession apart from his life; one's dearest possession is
one's own true Self and there is no permanently dear thing
apart from that.
God is great, all
others are mere dusts.
God only is real and
great. Everything else is unreal and valueless. I go further
and say that God only exists and there is nothing second to
Let every human being
remake himself. Let us understand that we live not for money
making, not for fulfilling our wants, not for scholarly and
intellectual pursuits, but for spiritual development. Effects
of karma's of the past have to be effaced with karma's backed
Every karma must have
a background of PREMA.
It is only in this
world that spiritual progress can be made. Annihilation of ego
and dissolution of desires can be made here and now. Conquer
desires, the little 'I' feeling, Vaasanas, vikaras, raga and
dwesha. All these have built this world of appearances and
Fill the heart with
the LIGHT of PREMA so that the evil qualities of hate, greed
and conceit find no place therein.
In winnowing, the dry
outer coverings are separated from the grain. So too, you
should separate the bad thoughts and emotions from the good
and healthy ones. From this Sankraanthi Day onwards, walk
along the FLOWERY PATH shown by SAI.
Receive in full SAI's
Grace and Love. SAI is your Hridaya Sthaayi. SAI is the ONE
who BLESSES your life with PEACE. SAI is the ONE who grants
IT IS THIS SAI, WHO IS
YOUR THAAYI (Mother).
With Blessings and
5 AUGUST 1974
Accept My Blessings
and Love. In the world today so full of people who are
selfish, unloving and unloved, this brand, this kind of
atheism is almost a religion.
What is the SELF? It
is the Self that says 'Not I' for if it says so, then it is
unreal self, since the real Self has no thought of itself. The
real Self is the selfless self, the self that has no thought
either of or for itself.
It is the Self that
has forgotten itself because somehow it remembers itself only
in others. It is the Self that seeks the truth without a
thought of self because truth is selfless wisdom. It is the
Self that is quiet because quietness is the cessation of self
through the wordlessness of the mind. It is the Self in
wordless meditation, because wordless meditation is the
stopping of the mind through union with the Divine. It is the
Self that does not judge, does not evaluate, does not compare,
does not condemn, does not separate, does not seek security of
any kind, and does not seek even itself.
It is the Self that
has completely abolished itself and yet in a strange and
mystical fashion is never more complete, never more real,
never more itself than it has ever been. This is the real
God is Love, Love is
Selflessness. Selflessness is the abolition of all sense of
selfhood and separativeness, all thoughts of you, all
identification with the isolative life of the counterfeit
being called self. Self is separativeness. Separativeness is
the denial of wholeness. Wholeness is God. The denial of God
is Godlessness, God privation, atheism. Atheism therefore as
now understood, is not the denial of this or that religion, or
the denial of this or that concept of God. It is rather the
denial of a life of love, which is the nature of God. It is
the assertion of the life of self, which is negation of the
being of God. In short, real atheism is the denial of love,
the assertion of selfishness.
The process of
God-ward called self-sacrifice is in its most real essence,
love. For, God is love and love alone can lead to Him. As the
most God-full act is the act of love, so the most God-less act
is the act of non-love or hate. But hate, which is
separativeness, can arise only when there is selfishness or
self-fullness. Thus it comes to pass that the most Godless,
loveless act is the act of selfishness or self-fullness.
Love must be
completely selfless to be God-ward, to be Divine. Its creation
must be the beloved first, its technique must be your
happiness not mine. This way to happiness is the forgetting of
oneself and the remembering of God (Sai Krishna).
Whatever we do reacts
upon us. If we do good, we shall have happiness and if evil,
unhappiness. Within you is the real happiness, within you is
the mighty ocean of the nectar Divine. Seek it within you,
feel it, feel it. It is here, the Self; it is not the body,
the mind, the intellect, the brain. iI is not the desire nor
the desiring. It is not the object of the desire. Above all,
these you are. All these are simply manifestations. You appear
as the smiling flower, as the twinkling stars. What is there
in this world, which can make you desire anything?
It is the pure heart
that reaches the goal. Follow the heart. A pure heart seeks
beyond the intellect. It gets inspired.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Through the awareness
of the Divine alone can we really bring true peace to the
world. There is no doubt that considerable effort is being
made by great leaders of the world in the material plane to
bring about peace and harmony. But Sai does not see any sign
of their success.
The only way left is
for us to turn our mind within ourselves and find out the true
and everlasting basis, the supreme source, from which alone
can we get true happiness and peace in the world. The basis is
GOD, who is in fact dwelling in the hearts of everyone of us.
He is the Universal Spirit.
Every one of us is the
very embodiment of Divinity. Your true being is
Sath-Chit-Ananda, representing Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.
You have forgotten this truth. Remember it now, and take the
holy and powerful name of the Reality until your mind
disappears and you stand revealed as Truth itself, and enjoy,
as Sai has been enjoying, the Eternal Bliss which never
The time will come
when the whole of this dream will vanish. To everyone of us
there must come a time when the whole universe will be found
to have been a mere dream, when we shall find that the soul is
infinitely better than its surroundings. In this struggle
through we call environments, there will come a time when we
shall find that these environment were almost zero in
comparison with the power of the soul. It is only a question
of time, and time is nothing in the infinite. It is a drop in
the ocean. We can afford to wait and be calm.
(Baba) Sri Sathya Sai
YOU IN ME AND I IN
The bird with you, the
wings with Me;
The foot with you, the
way with Me;
The eye with you, the
form with Me;
The thing with you,
the dream with Me;
The world with you,
the heaven with Me;
So are we free, so are
So we begin and so we
You in Me and I in
My Dear Boys!
Accept my Love and
Blessing. I received all your letters. Give all that is yours
to Sai Krishna lovingly. Like the fool who squanders his
life’s boon, you, too, can receive Bliss from above and still
look for the sun at high noon. Give all yours to Sai and merge
with Him, just like a moth that flies into the flame. Then you
will surmount all problems. He is reality. Life is a false
game. My Boys! Be Happy and study well. Your Sai is always
with you and around you.
NEW YEAR MESSAGE
Convey My New Year
Blessing to all boys. Tell them that they should study well
and pass their examinations in the First Class. They also lead
an ideal and worthy life by implicitly following Swami’s
Commands and cultivating high and noble thoughts. They should
shape themselves into boys having good qualities, good
behavior and a pure mind.
If they nurture such
sacred ideas at a young age they will stand in good stead both
in youth and in old age. Such sacred ideas will remain with
them throughout their lives and express themselves in all
actions. Also tell them that they should avoid excessive talk
and should give no opportunity to go out of their way to
establish unnecessary contacts with each other. Instead, they
should fulfill the purpose for which they have come and follow
the ideals of Sai.
Ultimately, this is
what will remain. This alone will take them to the goal and
shower Grace. No one is related or attached to the other.
The only true and
permanent relationship is with Sai and all other attachment is
merely worldly and false. This truth must fill their heart to
the brim and continue to ring within forever.
Tell the boys to study
hard and write the exams well. The opportunity, which they are
getting, is indeed a great boon, which even Devas aspire for.
Once this great opportunity slips away, it is lost forever and
this atmosphere can never be regained. The Avatar will soon be
recognised by one and all and the entire world will come to
His feet and turn towards the spiritual path. Make the best
use of your time now so that you do not repent unnecessarily
later. What is the use of all your studies if you cannot grasp
the real Vidya.
Convey My Love and
Blessings to all the boys and tell them to be disciplined.
This opportunity would never come again and ask them to make
best use of it. Even countless births would not get them back
Accept my Love and
Blessings. What is morality in the hands of a philosopher? A
good deal depends on the definition of the morality especially
in the hands of a philosopher. If he looks upon morality as
only a convenience imposed by common consent by the people on
themselves, the philosopher would presumably attach very
little importance to moral issues arising in that connection.
If on the other hand, his views lead him to look upon morality
as something more than a convenience of life, as having a
basis more fundamental and rooted in eternal verities, then
naturally the importance of morality to him would be very
great. It is purely a question of definition and attitude. My
Love and Blessings to all.
How are all of you?
Truth is that which does not hold anyone in dissatisfaction
but elevates one to more genuine form of happiness, until its
Absolute state is reached. It is not contradicted by any other
experience and does not point to the existence of any thing
better or higher than it. That which never changes and is
unrestricted by anything is Truth.
Physical Science is
objective and cannot lead to the Absolute Truth, but Spiritual
Science or Brahma Vidya can lead to the Absolute Truth. GOD
alone is Truth, all others are mere dust. Do you agree? Yes,
GOD alone is real and great; everything else is unreal and
valueless. There is nothing second to GOD. Live in GOD.
My Love to all.
Love and Blessings to
all. Tell the boys to maintain silence, be disciplined and
study hard and do well in the exams to please Swami.
In this age of Kali,
when the evil force are rampant and destroying all good
people, when even the devotees of GOD are going down to these
bad evils, the name of GOD alone can save anyone. Tell
everyone to take this “Sai” Mantra and live with it throughout
their lives. It is the name that will guide and save.
Many devotees have
come here and I am busy with the constructions going on; hence
I could not write anything to the boys. Give them My Love and
These days we are
unfortunately witnessing before our own eyes all the evils of
the Kali age being very freely practiced by men and women
everywhere, thus inviting the consequent inevitable sufferings
upon themselves and others. To counteract the evil forces that
are gaining ground, the only way prescribed is the chanting of
Sai’s name, the glory of which has been extolled again and
again. All devotees and well wishers of humanity should now
wholeheartedly take to the chanting of the name of Sai (their
Mantra) for longer hours daily with faith and devotion and
thus contribute their mite towards bringing in peace and
happiness, in this present day world of strife, turmoil and
My Blessings to all
Accept My Blessings.
On this 1st day of January, Blessings to you for a long,
healthy, happy, peaceful, comfortable life with the experience
of spiritual bliss. All of you should grow into ideal persons.
New Year Blessings and drops of Love. All the boys must study
well and cultivate discipline, humility and obedience. A life
devoid of Divine Grace is verily no life at all.
A birth wherein the
Love of GOD is not secured is really no birth at all.
Therefore, take to the path of spirituality, undertake the
necessary Sadhana and become worthy recipients of Sai’s Love
and Grace. Education merely for living is like chaff without
the grain. This is also not education in the true sense of the
term. Practice Sai’s ideals and experience Atmaananda. Love
and Blessings to all.
My beloved teachers
Accept My Love and
Blessings. In this world of change, we meet with various
vicissitudes of life, both pleasant and unpleasant. We are
afflicted with disease, both mental and physical. The body is
stricken with diseases and the mind with worries. In this
state of our unhappiness, turmoil and misery, there is only
one way and that is to take refuge in Sai.
Sai alone can remove
these difficulties and disease and bring us to health, peace
and prosperity. He who has got Sai’s name on his lip is a
Jeevan Muktha, because continuous remembrance of Sai
eliminates the ego sense and grants him the realisation of his
immortal, changeless Self. The name is a link between the
devotee and Sai. It brings the devotee face to face with Sai
enables him to attain knowledge of his oneness with Sai.
Your Sai, your Own Sai,
(Sri Sathya Sai).
29.3.1981 (Telugu New
Accept My Blessings.
Because I am now immersed in activities that do not allow a
moment’s break, I do not have the opportunity to talk to you
Sai is always with
each of you wherever you are. Be assured. The problems of the
country can be solved only when the special role of education
is recognised and efforts made to realise it. On you, the
students, and efforts made to realise it. On you, the
students, depends the progress or decline of the country. You
are the builders of future India. You are the roots of the
tree, the basement of the building. You have to journey longer
than the others. So it is not enough if you pour over plenty
of books. You must equip yourselves to be the guardians of the
society and the pillars of the nation. You must fill your
consciousness with a sense of responsibility. You have to
revive the culture of Bharath.
Discipline and sense
of duty has to bloom in you. Do not struggle only for “Marks”
but try to avoid “Remark” on your conduct. You must act as a
support of peace in the country and must not, like the
uneducated, lose control of yourselves and take part in
anti-social activities and destructive incidents. You must
shape yourselves as Divine Messengers of the ideals of
intelligent service that is the hallmark of a good citizen.
For, the purpose of education is the transformation of all
aspects of life into full strength and joy.
It is not the
provision of begging bowls to the youth, and calling them
degrees. Jobs are not so fundamental; inner joy is the
important gain. Suyoga is more important than udyoga
(Employment). From the menial to the minister, the current cry
is for jobs. Udyoga really means ‘ Higher Yoga’ and it is
available to everyone at all times. Education must confer
humility; it must transform, moral, mental and spiritual
fields and purify thought, word and deed. The educated must
gladden the heart of the parents; when that is done, it bears
Education is for life;
not for earning a living, remember. May you all be earnest and
skilled builders of a happy and prosperous country. May all of
you contribute to the establishment of Ananda in all hearts.
Sai is always with
you. Be Happy with Sai’s Love.
With Love and
I am not the body - a
mass of flesh, bones and blood.
I am not the mind – a
bundle of wasteful desires, manifest and unmanifest.
I am not the feeling -
of infatuation that obstructs the way to liberation;
I am that Eternal
Paramathman, who is aware of the power that I Am.
Accept My Blessings.
Received your letters full of fragrant flower of information
and prayerful salutations. They have caused this nice letter
to be sent to you. This letter is giving joy to Sai and
bringing Sai to you.
The need of the hour
is not to picture life as garden of happiness and romantic
love, but to hold it out as a battlefield meant to be lived as
an ideal of heroism and courage. In the present circumstances,
a play with words would be of no use at all. By obtaining mere
degrees, we can make neither your motherland glow with glory
nor can you blossom forth yourselves.
Seeking Truth, you
should transform yourselves into great devotees, lovers of GOD
and be ready for any supreme sacrifice including laying down
life itself. Bidding goodbye to all selfishness and
Self-interest, making Divine Love as the bow and Wisdom as the
arrow, you should forth as heroic students, placing your faith
in the transcendental Truth and GOD.
You should know that
you are born to achieve great and stupendous tasks in life.
You are the children of GOD. Heroes in action, great soldiers
in the age of Kali, full of compassion and Divine Love and
resolved to make Divinity resound with success in the world.
This is not the time
for rest and sleep. The future emergence of a glorious new
Bharath is dependent upon you. the mother is awaiting your
arrival on the scene. If the morality of Bharath is destroyed,
the world will sink into utter ruin. If the spirituality of a
Bharath suffers and setback, it will be to the determent to
the rest of the world. The unity and the integrity of the
nation would suffer a setback. The morality of Bharath is its
sweet experience of Divine Love. the love for GOD should
saturate and flow as the very life-blood.
Hearts should fill and
overflow with waves of idealism. Do not become slaves of
external life and education and destroy the small saplings of
spirituality in your heart light the lamps of Truth and dispel
all weakness in your heart. you are messengers of GOD and not
servants of the Lord of Death. Establish the Kingdom of
devotion. Earn the love of GOD. Develop spiritual knowledge
along with worldly education. Love based on gunas suffers
modifications. Make that transcendental Love as your own goal
in the life.
Do not become slaves
of low desires and feelings. Make spirituality as your
dwelling place. Every object in creation is transient. It is
only the Bliss of Atma, which is inexhaustible. Strive to
attain it. Only through Love of GOD can you attain such bliss
and develop it into full fruition. The inner significance of
‘Krishna Tulaa Bhaara’ is to show that all the wealth of the
world, with all its gold and diamonds, cannot match GOD.
It is only Divine
Love, which is equal to Him. Foster such devotion in your
hearts. Most of you have not understood the principles that
Swami embodies, nor can you comprehend. Understand Sai’s Love.
you cannot trace any selfishness in any corner of Sai.
Whatever He does, is for your sake. There is nothing in the
world, which Sai needs.
Camphor is white as
also the celestial cow,
Stars are white and
also the wings of a swan,
And so is the sweet
smile of beautiful Sai,
Sweeter than sweet
juice of sugarcane or
Even the wine, is the
love of Sai.
The Love of Sai is
more soothing and comforting than the sight of a beautiful
flower or the sweet smile of an innocent child.
Sai’s word can confer
all joy, happiness and prosperity on the world
Sai’s look can shower
the delight of the rain of the paarijaatha flower
Sai’s Hand can confer
the comfort of a loving mother’s hand.
This alone is for your
joy and welfare - the conferer of Love.
I expect from you only
one thing, that you should transform yourselves into ideal
children full of Bliss, the very embodiments of Atma, proving
all this to the world by your behavior and conduct in life.
That alone is True Education. All other types of education are
only its limbs and parts.
What happiness did the
Demon Somakasura enjoy, stealing the sacred scriptures and
abusing Hari? What did the ten-headed Ravana carry with him,
seeking the wife of another person? By how much did Duryodana
gain by denying even an inch of space to Pandavas? Could Kamsa,
who vengefully and watchfully killed the innocent children of
his sister, save himself from death?
Even today that would
be the fate of people, who are opposed to Dharma. What more
can I convey to you? Recognising his Truth, carefully follow
the proper path and conduct yourselves accordingly.
The Resident of your
With Pranams at the
Lotus Feet of Divine Lord Sai
Sai brother, M.