Jagadeesan Speech at
21st December 2001
Nine Point Code of Conduct
Daily meditation and prayer.
Group devotional singing or prayer with family members once a week.
Participation in Sai Spiritual Education by children of the
Participation in community service work and other programs of the
Regular attendance at the Center's devotional meetings.
Regular study of Sathya Sai Baba literature.
The use of soft loving speech with everyone.
Not speaking ill of others, especially in their absence.
Practice placing a ceiling on desires - consciously and
continuously striving to eliminate the tendency to waste time,
money, food, and energy - and utilizing the savings for service to
Introductory Address by K B Santhanam, Member of Council of
Management, Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Maharashtra
Dassera day, that is, when we complete the nine days of the
Navaratri Festival, one of the devotees walked out and said “The
year 2001 is a very memorable year.” I did agree with him, and I
was wondering why the year 2001 should be a memorable year. Let me
recall some of the events, which has taken place in the year 2001.
As part of the divine mother Easwaramma celebrations in Mumbai,
the Sathya Sai Trust Maharashtra has established “Easwaramma
Foundation” to help girls who are in need of higher education and
the needy widows on this ocassion, with the help of Bhagavan. We
had the pleasure of welcoming our sister Dr. Geeta Reddy, then
came the celebrations of Dharmakshetra Day in Dharmakshetra. We
had with us the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Vilasrao
Deshmukh along with his cabinet colleagues. They specifically
mentioned that they have to come to Dharmakshetra not as Ministers
but as sai sevaks. One of the ministers even said that “ We would
like to do some seva at Dharmakshetra , if you can please tell us”.
Then came the movement for which all Sai devotees pray and wait
for the divine physical presence for two hours in Dharmakshetra.
With the blessings of Bhagavan we had another opportunity of
welcoming Prof Anil Kumar in Mumbai. He shared with us his
experiences of how he came under the fold of Sai Blessings. One of
the memorable events, on that evening was the Youth Bhajans. I
think, in the days to come the devotees will not forget that
evening. We could feel the divine vibrations in Dharmakshetra on
The Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Mumbai has relaunched the Youth
awareness programme for the college students, the idea being to
carry Sai’s mission, message and life for the youth of Mumbai.
Today with the blessings of Bhagavan, one of the brothers from
Malaysia, an ex-senior civil servant with the Government of
Malaysia, said to me a few minutes back : “ I am not idle, I am
still very busy. Still I find time to do Sai’s work”.
Presently Jagadeesan is an advisor to the U.N.O and an ardent
devotee for more than 25 years, but his age is only 46 years. He
wrote in one of his books, I came under Sai Mission in 1976. He
calls it as his second birth in this world. He has to his credit
six books. He is now authoring a book on Vedas, it is basically
meant for those Indians who have settled abroad. He has carried
Bhagavan’s mission, message and life to the youth of Malaysia. He
has set up a well set youth organization in Malaysia which
consists of four Chinese, Malaysian and Indian youths.
Today we have an opportunity to learn from him his experience in
setting up the Sai Youth Movement in Malaysia. He is a central
coordinator for the World Council for Malaysia. With these few
words, I welcome and introduce brother Jagadeesan. Brother
Jagadeesan, also has a title from the Government of Malaysia for
the services rendered. They call it as “Adaoto”. It is just like
knighthood being offered by the imperial British. I request Mr
Nimish Pandya to say welcome to him with a bouquet o flower,
A Short Talk by District President Mr Nimish Pandya
Om Sri Sai Ram. Pranaams at the lotus feet of our beloved
Bhagavan, our honoured guest for the day, respected elders and my
dear brother and sister. Today by the grace of Bhagavan , we the
youth of Mumbai are extremely fortunate to have brother Jagadeesan
in our midst. As we all know our brother Jagadeesan has played a
very crucial role in establishing the youth of Malaysians as the
instruments of Bhagavan’s message in that country. Today we
request him to share his experiences of that journey with us.
Unfortunately today being a working day, many of our youth
brothers and sisters are not here and we assure you that the
message will get passed on to them, and now I request you to
please talk to all of us.
Speech by J Jagadeesan
Sairam! Revered elders, fellow youth, Mr. Indulal Shah , the world
chairman and my brother Nash who has come all the way from Los
Angeles. My loves to all of you.
I was told that I am going to address the youth of Mumbai. I can
see there are lot of youth here, which means for me the definition
is youth at heart not necessarily youth by chronology. For
example, I think one of the youngest people around, so dynamic and
doing so much work is uncle Indulal Shah. Yes, I have not seen him
rest for so many years. Brothers and sisters, I would like to
start the session by sharing with you one interesting thought. Can
you imagine we sitting in this Hall thinking, claiming, accepting
the fact that God walks on earth. Now, for the millions of people
around the world, this is very funny, for you know and if they
were here to hear us they may lock us up and throw the key away.
But, I must tell you that at the age of 32, I was an atheist and
agnostic. I did not believe in God, did not believe in religion. I
thought my own religion Hinduism was a real joke. You go to the
Hindu temple what do you see, an elephant, you see a rat, you see
a peacock, you see the whole zoo in there, and I used to think
that religion was meant for the weak minded people and strong
minded people don’t need religion. Then at the age of 32 years, I
heard about Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Of course, in those day
I did not call him Bhagavan. I called him very rude names and
became a strong anti-Sai Baba. I attacked him viciously. I now
would like to share with you this particular part of my life, but
before I do that I normally would like to start my session to get
God on my side. So I normally like to sing one song, but you have
got so many great singers here I dare not sing you know? . I will
use my advantage and sing one song in English. Will you join me?
I will love you more and more each day
I will love you more and more each day
I will sing my Lord
I will serve my Lord
I will call your name everyday
Om namo Ganapati Vinayaka
Buddha Jesus Allah Allah
Om Shri Bhagavan Sai Natha
I will love you more and more each day
I will love dear Sai forever and a day
In my heart my Lord I will build my land
Prasanthi just for you
I will fill my heart with love my Lord
I will fill my heart with love my Lord
If I love all then you know then you know my heart is true
If I love all then you know then you know my heart is true
I will love you more and more each day
I will love you more and more each day
I will love dear Sai forever and today
I will love dear Sai forever and a day
I will love dear Sai forever and a day
Dear brothers and sisters. In 1976, I was a strong anti Sai-Baba
atheist, agnostic. I did not believe in God. The reason is very
simple. I was born in a Hindu family. My mother was a devout
Hindu, but by the time I graduated from University, we were
challenging the existence of God. I used to ask the question “ Did
God create man or did man create God?” We used to say that man
created God, why? As a crutch for the weak-minded and I used to
encourage others to go and pray, you know why? All the weak minded
need God. Strong minded people like me do not need God, then at
33, I heard of Bhagavan Baba, and I began to attack him viciously.
I said lot of bad words about him. I won’t mention those words
They used to say that Baba used to materialize vibhuti by the wave
of his hand and I used to say that why he wore long sleeves. They
used to say that vibhuti comes from pictures, I used to go to
homes of devotees and rub any picture on the wall. If you go to
your house and rub any picture on the wall, you will get dust. So
I would tell people. Look, don’t clean your house for one week and
you will get vibuthi on your pictures. How can you be so naïve as
to believe that vibhuti is coming, it is not scientific, I said.
That was my opinion.
Then, in June 1976, a gentleman from Sri Lanka came to Malaysia to
talk about Baba. There was a very small Baba group in those days
and he happened to stay in my Aunty’s house across the street
where I was staying, and when he was there my thoughts about Baba
began to increase. Why? How to attack him? So I only thought of
how to make fun of him - Alibaba and all those names you see. Then
came one day. This man I thought had some merit, he knew some
palmistry and lucky numbers. So I told my wife, my late wife, let
go and get some lucky number from this man.
So at 8 o’clock I went to my Aunty’s house. My Aunty was a baba’s
devotee, and as I entered there on the table on my Aunty’s room
was a book with Baba’s picture on it. So I looked at the book. You
see for those devotees, the whole world was a Maya, everything is
in the mind. What the mind see is what becomes real. I looked at
the book and in my mind I said “ Uh! Avaatar it seem and I opened
the page of the book and inside the book there was a picture of
the old man. I asked my Aunty who the old man is? She said “He is
Shirdi Sai Baba” Who is that ? "He is a previous incarnation of
Sathya Sai Baba". So I said my God! They come in series! - and
that started the argument. From 8 o’clock to 10.30 I was attacking
Nowadays you all sing bhajan for only one hour, repeating Baba’s
name. I was repeating Baba’s name 2 1/2 hours attacking him and
attacking him. Which mad fellow would attack him for two hours.
Anyway to cut a long story short, you can read details of this in
the books I have written. At 10.30 I challenged him mentally. I
said "Baba if you are who they say you are then show me a sign and
then I will believe", and there, my fellow devotees, vibhuti came
on the picture at that moment and my entire life changed.
For the first time I realised that there is a power beyond science
and this power is not a blind unhearing power. This power can hear
me, and this power can respond to me and come into my world in the
form of vibhuti. I thought “Oh! my God. This is such a power that
exists, what am I wasting my time for.” But the funny thing is, on
that day, if someone had called me and shown me the vibhuti, I
would have never believed. I would have said that you all have put
the vibhuti and are trying to fool me.
Now I was the first one to see the vibhuti coming. So every lady
in the house now is accusing me of putting the vibhuti in the
picture. So, really Baba caught me. There was no other way to
escape. They said “you did it” and I said “I didn’t do it”. That
was my day of transformation and after that day miracle after
miracle started happening in my life and then June, July, August
and September I had to go to Paris for a conference as I was
working for the Malaysia Government. I thought I would go for four
days to India and drop in to see Baba. My mother who is a very
lovely lady was not a devotee at that time. She told me "you are
only going for four days in India. You have got a lot of contact
with the Indian Multinational companies based in Malaysia. Why
don’t you ask one of the companies to fix an appointment to see
Baba". I said "good idea".
So I called the Company’s local manager. The company’s man was
Kirloskar. I asked them - "Can you fix an appointment with me to
see Sai Baba. I am going to India". The man said “No problem sir.
We will fix it immediately. I will call my headquarters and fix
it” he said. So one week later he called me back and said it is
possible for us to fix an appointment with any ministers in India
but to fix with Sai Baba it is impossible. But I was happy about
it anyhow. Anyway I ended up in Puttaparthi. When I got to
Puttaparthi and sat down, I look like any of you, like any other
Baba walks in. He comes to me and stands in front of me and he
says “ Malaysia?” I got a shock of my life. No one knew, I was a
total stranger there. I just said “yes sir”. He said come. I was
very fortunate. I was the only one he called for interview. My
father passed away when I was only seven years. After 33 years, I
found my father again. He treated me like a child and pinched my
cheek. He hit my head. He hugged me. What I would do to a little
child he did to me and I just stood there. Ffor the first time I
realised that love is not an emotion, love is an energy and His
love was encompassing me wave after wave and I felt so bad that I
had opposed this great Divine Being. I thought I must apologise to
Now how do you apologise to Him and tell him all the bad things I
had thought about Him. I dare not say I had opposed him. So I
thought, I will put it mildly. I said – “ Bhagavan please believe
me that only about 4 months ago I was a disbeliever. I put
“disbeliever” and you know what he said – “ Aiy not only
disbeliever but strong opposition, strong opposition “ he said. My
knees gave away and I collapsed and started crying profusely. Not
silent tears but loudly like a baby and Baba said " Shu! Shu!
Don’t cry. People outside will hear". He said – "Get up! Get up! I
know everything". Therefore, my dear devotees he revealed to me
the omniscience of Sai.
The trouble with us we never understand and appreciate the
omniscience of Sai. All of us are happy if God is relative
omniscient. It is a new word I have introduced – relative
omniscience and relative omnipresence. We don’t want Baba to know
everything we are doing. Only when we are sitting in the Bhajan,
he should know or when we are doing some occasional seva, once a
month, he should know. Other than that Swami must not know what we
are doing. when we lie, when we cheat, when we become angry, when
we become jealous, when we be selfish, when we are petty, when we
don’t do seva etc. We prefer God is relatively omniscient.
We don’t realise that He knows every little details of our lives.
Let me share with you a small incident. All of you had many such
experiences, but this is incredible. When I married my wife I used
to call her "life" in those days. "Life, come here". "Life do
that", like that I used to call her. Ours was a love marriage. My
relatives started teasing me. Ah! What a loving husband your are
calling your wife "life, life, life" and I used to pretend and
joke. "Life" means loving wife i.e life is a short term for a
lousy wife depending upon what she is doing so if I called her
life she must know loving wife or lousy wife. This was like a
joke. But after three months it became very embarrassing for her,
everyone started teasing her so I stopped calling her “life” and
started calling her by her real name i.e “ Shanti”. Then I forgot
all about it.
Now six years later I am was in the first line for Swami. He is
asking me – "Oh! Where is wife?" So the trouble is sometimes he
asks you a kind of question you think he doesn’t know. So I
thought he doesn’t know. So I told Swami – "I am going to Paris
for a conference". Swami said - "I know, I know". The he says –
"Uh! , nice lady, bit of a temper though, but you know wife is not
life. Life is life, wife is wife". I was wondering what He is
talking about. I had forgotten all about this, then he looked at
me and smiled and suddenly I remembered and I burst into laughter.
In the interview room, then he asked me to sing a song . Since I
became his devotee Baba’s song started coming to me. More than 950
songs I have done in English and some other Indian languages and
he asked me to sing a song in the interview room.
I must tell you an interesting thing now. Later when I met Prof
Kasturi, I mentioned about this incident, he said –" Jagadeesh",
this is very unusual. Normally, Baba tells all husbands. wife is
life. But you were already calling your wife ‘life’. So he turned
around to let you know that he knows it. This is the incredible
omniscience of Baba. I can go and telling so many stories about
the miracles of Baba, but dear brothers and sisters, many years
ago, when I started my journey to SAI, when I used to go around
the world, I talked about Baba’s miracles. Now I stopped talking
about his miracles. You know why? What is so wonderful about the
fact that an avatar can do miracles. If vibhuti comes out of the
picture, it is so wonderful. If he can materialize thing in it so
wonderful. If the avatar cannot do miracles then we would be
surprised. So now the message I go and tell around the world is
let us now not talk anymore about Baba being the man of miracles..
We must become Baba’s miracles. We must become the vibhuti.
Vibhuti means God’s Glory. As devotees we must manifest vibhuti in
society. People should not talk of Baba as man of miracles. They
should say “Baba’s devotees are His Miracles”.
This is the challenge we must take up. Baba once said that there
will come a time when people need not go to Puttaparthi to
experience Baba’s love. He says “My Darshan must flow to you and
through you to the world”. People around the world must feel the
love of Swami through his devotees. Then His mission is fulfilled.
Baba’s mission is to encourage us to sing songs. No he has come to
transform us and make us into avatars. I would like to share with
you how as we go along with the session.
Nowadays I do not talk about Baba’s miracles. I talk about
miracles of Sai devotees. The miracles of Sai devotees are the
greatest miracles now. Can we create miracles in the society? Can
we bring the power of the avatar to us and make impossible things
happen? We dare do this. This is the challenge. Dear Brothers and
Sisters I have got a presentation that all of you can see this.
Recently in Malaysia we had ‘A National Satya Sai Baba
Convention’. There were 150 devotees in a big hall, Chinese as
well as Indian and I made this presentation to them and I called
it ‘An agenda of Action for the youth.’ In this millennium now
what is the challenge that we as devotees must take? Do we keep on
saying Baba is an avatar. Baba is an avatar, he can do miracles.
No! let me again tell you if an avatar cannot do miracles we
should be surprised. Avatar’s nature is miracles. We must become
his miracles. So now I will share with you one thing called ‘Sai
Agenda For Action‘. This is the presentation I made to the
Malaysian National Convention. I think it is relevant everywhere
in the world But if it is not relevant to you – drop it.
I am just sharing this with you, so everybody can see what’s here.
So you see now the ‘Sai Agenda for Action’ is not for India or any
other countries. It is for global action, and this particular
statement for me represents us. We devotees must span the globe. I
want to share with you first now this particular thing called
individual sadhana. Many of you must have heard about individual
sadhana. I am going to present it in a new light today. With my
apologies to the traditionalist here, my presentation is unusual.
I don’t follow the normal style.
Since Uncle Indulal Shah wrote to me that you can present it in
your normal unusual style, therefore I am taking the liberty. Now,
all of you have heard the nine codes of conduct. How many of you
have heard the nine codes of conduct? Come on raise your hands.
O.k Very good, thank you. Now I am going to ask you again. If you
put your hand. I want you to come up here and repeat the nine
codes. There was not a single hand raised. How many of you raised
hands then and not now why? If you do not know the nine codes of
conduct by heart then how are you going to practice it. "But
Jagga, the nine codes are in the book". "Yes, the book will get
moksha". But you don’t know, in the heartland of Sai world, in the
center and the power of Sai devotion. Not even one fellow could
put up the hands for knowing the nine codes of conduct. It is a
good lesson for us. Don’t take the nine code of conduct for
But anyway I suddenly realised something very unusual I found out
now. The seven of the codes will lead us to heaven. Two of the
codes prevent you from going to hell. At least follow the two. We
can’t take you to heaven . It is up to you to go to heaven, but I
realised that two of the codes will prevent you from going to
hell. So whether you want to go to heaven or not it is up to you.
Whether you meditate, do seva or not it is up to you. But don’t go
to hell unnecessarily.
What are the two codes.
1) Never speak ill of others especially in their absence. This is
a direct and straight ticket to hell.
2) Always speak lovingly and softly.
So devotees, this message I found Swami repeating again and again
in different formats, different ways. See, if you meditate it is
all right, but if you meditate and talk ill of others what’s the
use. Today the problem with the world is that everybody wants to
find fault, everybody wants to condemn, everybody will talk behind
the back. This is the challenge now. Follow these two codes at
least. These two codes are easy to remember. Nine codes one may
not remember, but at least two codes you must remember, it won’t
take you to hell.
Watch now what is the other individual sadhana?. Swami keep on
repeating this. You cannot always oblige but you can always speak
obligingly. This again is linked to the two codes. This I always
follow in my life. If I cannot agree, I speak obligingly. It is
very simple how many of you speak obligingly? You may not always
agree but do not be disagreeable. All these come from the two
codes. See what Swami is doing here repeating the same message in
different ways. This is a incredible sadhana that we must follow
in life. If you do this then there will be no conflict in Sai
Centres. I am sure that in Mumbai there is no conflict anyhow.
Now devotees, Swami has got this beautiful thing. He says " satyam
bruyath, preyam bruyath, Na bruyath satyamapreeyam. I have heard
in many speeches of Swami. Satyan bruyath- Speak the Trust, preyam
bruyath- Speak with Love, Na bruyath satyamapreeyam – Never speak
a unloving truth. This particular message came to me when I was
reading in America. One day, addressing the sai devotees and I saw
this message in Sanathana Sarathi. I think it is a wonderful
truth. See for example many people don’t know how to follow this
truth. For you the other quote says never speaks ill of others
especially behind behind their back. Now I must tell you how
people can twist Baba’s words. One fellow came to me – one sai
devotee. Jagga! I think Baba’s teaching are fantastic. I asked
why? Oh! Baba says never speaks ill of other behind their backs,
so I told my colleague straight on the face of what I thought of
him (laughter). I said, "Brother I see how you twisted the whole
thing". Do you know what the other quote before that, "I asked
him". He ask what? I said "Always speak softly and lovingly".
How people misinterpret Swami’s teaching. I don’t like you to tell
straight in your face of what I think of you. Baba is satyam
bruyath, preyam bruyath, Na bruyath satyamapreeyam. How can I
convey this message to the devotees in Malaysia and around the
world. So I made it into a song.
"Speak the truth my friends, speak with love, so say Sathya Sai
Never speak a truth that hurts my friend,
Let love be your guiding light"
What I did was in America. When I went last time I made it into a
bhajan. I asked them to follow me. (Starts singing the bhajan.)
satyam bruyath, preyam bruyath, (twice)
Na bruyath satyamapreeyam (twice)
Speak the truth my friends,
speak with love, so says Sathya Sai
Never speak a truth that hurts my friend, (twice)
Let love be your guiding light (thrice)
(all together repeat the whole song)
What is so difficult about this. A simple bhajan session is going
on, somebody doesn’t sing well. I get a chance to fix him up. Who
selected the bhajan for you today? This doesn’t help at all. He
will get angry even more. Whenever we speak, please ensure there
is more light than heat. Everything can be done, we can correct
another person, always correct with love. This is the basic
centers on which Sai centres are built. Sai centers are not built
on big bricks. Foundation is love, water is love, roof is love.
Dear devotees. Then since the devotees cannot remember the nine
code of conduct, Baba in His infinite mercy said, since you cannot
remember nine, I give you three. "Daivapreethi, Paapa beethi,
sangha neeti". Love God, fear sin, promote morality in society. At
least remember this. This one thing about Hinduism. The eastern
religions never talk about fearing God. Fearing God is a western
concept. God is love, so you never fear God. God is our father,
why should we fear him. We should only fear if we do wrong. So
love God, fear the wrong we do. Why should we fear the wrong we do
not because God is going to punish us. All of us knows that so
many wrongs we do, God never punishes us, that is why we continue
doing wrong. Why? Fear the karmic consequence of sin. You do
something wrong you will be hit someday for sure. Sangha neeti,
this is a beautiful explanation. Fear morality in society. Baba
brought the meaning of morality in the society to a very high
level. He says if we know there are people hungry and we have the
ability to feed their hunger and we don’t do it, it is divinely
immoral that’s the level of morality is brought us. If we can help
someone in need and we can help and we don’t do it that is
immoral. At least we can remember this.
What does love God mean, dear devotees? Forgive me for saying love
God does not mean ‘Oh! Baba I love you so much Baba . I hate the
other fellow but Baba I love you, it cannot be like that, love God
doesn’t mean loving Baba’s pictures. I am telling in front of
everyone here and also in front of Swami. I will tell this that
love God doesn’t mean loving Swami. Swami is in every one of us if
we love everybody equally. Automatically God love is with us. But
we think we want to love the picture of God and not everybody
else. If we love everybody equally then God’s love will be with
us, he has no choice but to love us.
So what is it so difficult to love everybody. Do you know it is
more difficult to hate someone. If you are angry with someone, are
you happy? If you hate someone, are you happy? And yet you become
unhappy. We hate people, we become angry with others, we fight
with them unnecessarily. Why? Be happy. What is so difficult about
Revere your parents. This message every youth must understand.
Whether you do seva or do nothing, you must love your parents,
treat your parents as God. Swami will then automatically love you.
This is the message I am going around to give. Never bring tears
to your parent eyes. Make your parents happy, happy, happy.
Dear devotees, whatever I say, I do in my life. I had a mother in
my house, 83 years old. She broke her leg and every morning after
I prayed, I come downstairs, though I had to go to work, I must
come down. I would pray with her, I would chant mantra with her, I
massaged her feet though I had two servants looking after her, I
massaged my mother’s feet everyday. People are surprised. I say
that is my birthright. Why should I give up my birthright to my
servant lady. Let us get the youth to understand one thing, that
with one swipe with one act, we can remove all negative
behaviours. How? If we can make every youth to understand never
bring tears to your parent eyes. Always make your parents happy.
The world will automatically become all right. Only one thing you
have to focus on. Never make your parent unhappy.
Every youth must learn this. Now what they do, in front of their
parents. They behave one way, behind their parent another way.
Maybe not in Mumbai but other places. Constant Integrated
Awaresness, Swami talks about this. This is like C.I.A of America.
How can we make contact with consciousness, you see dear devotees,
see this mike here, God or divinity is like this electrical
energy. Electric energy is everywhere, but to tap the energy you
need a hydro-electric station, after spending billions of rupees
on high tension wires, low tension wires, electricity is finally
brought to the mike to make sound and light over here. But for all
this power existing, If I do not know how to plug this in, it is
useless. All this power with all the money spent if you do not
know how to plug it, it is useless. Only if I align it after I
plug the mike, the power flows. I must know how to make contact.
But dear devotees, this electric appliance gives us the beautiful
idea. Look at this house. Three holes here, Brahma, Vishnu and
Shiva. Three paints here, Satvic, Rajasic, Thamasic gunas. If we
align with the socket God is with us. Very simple you know how to
get Divinity to flow through us. But can we plug in. How can we
remain in God awareness all the time. Forget about you being aware
that you are God. Let us be aware that God is around.
Baba once said you know where God is hiding. Once Shiva told
Narada that I am fed up with mankind. They are just praying,
praying, praying. Nobody is following me. I am going to hide. So
Narada asked ‘Swami! Where will you hide?’ I am going into outer
space and hide. So Narada said ‘Swami! You cannot hide there’.
Swami asked 'why'? 'Mankind will make a rocket and come and find
you'. 'Then I will hide in the ocean'. 'Swami you cannot hide
there also because they will get a submarine to go inside the
ocean and find you there'. Shiva asked ‘ Where can I hide then,
Narada?' 'Find one place where they will never look for you’
Where?' ' In the heart'.
Yes, how many times must we pray to plug in to God. The muslims
pray five times a day. Sixteen times? Let me ask you a question.
What time does your day starts. Six o’clock in the morning. O.k.
Baba says your day does not start when you get up. Your day starts
when you go to bed. So I am going to share with you now the
experiences of plugging in. Sixteen parts of C.I.A, how many times
should we pray.
I will give you a very simple way. First, Swami says when we go to
bed, say a Shanti Prayer – ‘Om Sai Ram’. ' Thank you God'. This is
to please god. 'Why?' He says this, how the nature of your sleep
will affect the day. Suppose you don’t sleep well, your whole day
is spoilt. So , firstly, Shanti Prayer ‘Om Sai Ram’. You know what
I do. I invoke all the gods, chant Gayatri Mantra three times. I
tell God I am going to sleep. Look after me. To make sure, to let
them know, I am sleeping (laughter). Sometimes, they don’t bother.
They are very busy. Secondly, when you awaken, think of God and
say ‘Sairam’, say some holy things first. Many people when they
get up first they say “Eeaeiah”. Don’t say that. First thing in
your mouth should be ‘Sairam’. You plug in immediately, you make
sure God is aware.
Thirdly, if you do morning exercise, chant silent mantras. It is a
wonderful way to keep your mind alert to him. While bathing chant
mantras, try Gayatri Mantra silently in your mind. Fifth time,
first formal prayer in front of your altar. This prayer is the
only one when you have about four to five minutes others are 5
seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds short ones. Sixth , breakfast
prayer of thanks. If you leave the house, pause for a moment in
your doorstep. Send a prayer to god to guard your house. I always
pray to Swami to look after my house. Then as you sit in your car
or go by bus or train, occupy your mind by bhajan or mantra. Don’t
look around here or there or listen to gossips. Eight time, at
work or in school or college as you sit down, a short prayer for
Dear devotees, if you have, to make time for prayer in your
office. But if you are sitting with lot of your colleagues around
you, then no one should know you are praying. After you start
working, don’t think of God anymore. Why? Because, you are already
plugged in. Now see here, I remove the plug from the mike, my
voice is not audible, therefore I worry about the electricity. The
moment I plug in my voice is audible. Must I worry about the
electricity? No like that, you go to office and you plug in then
electricity will do its work. There is a saying that when you
pray, pray as if no work will help you. The next- tenth time- at
lunch you pray such that no one must know you are praying, only
God. Must know, you must not make exhibition of prayer, it is very
As you go home say hello to God, dialing God’s number, then
exercise in the evening and say your prayer. I go for swimming in
the evening. I swim 10 to 12 length. Every length I chant do
mantra chanting. First length ganapati mantra, second length Devi
mantra, third length Sai mantra, Gayatri mantra by the time I am
finished. I have chanted so many mantras that the whole pool has
got charged up. Those of you who do exercise, jogging is the
wonderful time to chant mantra. Repetition of sport mantra is a
wonderful way to change your mind.. Evening bath make it
abhishekam. After bath second formal prayer this time with your
family prays together. A short prayer of thank-you at dinner time.
God thank you for the food and finish that it, then you have last
and are back to number one before you go to bed.
You know about how much time it takes in all. About 5-6 minutes
depending about how long in the morning you pray. If you want from
God twenty-four hours protection, is it so difficult to give six
minutes of insurance coverage? You cannot get insurance coverage
if you give Rs.10 against an insurance coverage of Rs. 100 crores.
Baba says "Part time devotees wants full time grace. If you cannot
do all the 16 times prayers then I am quoting Baba – ‘Chanting
Gayatri Mantra 3 times in the morning and 3 times in the evening
before you go to bed would take care of all your arrears in the
form of loan and interest will be cleared off. So at least if you
cannot do all, at least when you get up chant Gayatri at least 3
times and before you go to bed at least 3 times or if you need a
bit more chant Gayatri when you bathe. Chant this mantra when you
eat your food. So Gayatri mantra is a universal mantra. This is
Baba often talks about self confidence. But the difference self
confidence with a small ‘s’ which is confidence in your own
ability, skill, knowledge, talent etc. And the self confidence
with the big ‘S’ – this is the confidence in the supreme self
within you, that you are the spark of the divine. This is also
called Atma Viswasam. Actually, for a long time I did not realise
this until the recent birthday I heard Baba says “Atma Visvasam”,
and I said to myself – Oh my God! Self confidence is not that
ability that everybody in the world has got, but confidence that
he is there with you alone to do anything. This is atma visvasam.
That means you have nothing on your own, you dare, give everything
to the divine.
I will share one small story with you. Do you know that there is a
difference having faith in God and having confidence in God. I
will tell you a small story I read in Chinna Katha. I have a
friend of mine. His name is Nimish Pandya. He decided to go to
America for holiday in America. He went to this Grand Canyon. He
went alone and as he went to the canyon at the edge of the canyon
there was a sign saying – ‘Don’t go near the edge. But this fellow
was a Baba’s devotee. Why fear when I am here. So he went near the
edge. As he stood looking down the earth gave away and he started
falling. As he fell about 100 feet he caught hold of a tree and
hung on it. Now my friend Nimish Pandya is left holding the branch
of the tree looking down about 2900 feet below from where he was
and he is alone since he has faith in Baba he started calling for
help from Baba with different combination of names. Fifteen
minutes of calling Baba nothing happened. Then he thought to
himself that this Baba is new. I better go to my old gods – Shiva,
Krishna, Saraswati- Devi, Laxmi-Devi.
In Indian mythology, there are 1008 names of God . He went on
telling all the names of god. Still nothing happened. Then he
realised that he is in America, so how can Indian Gods be
effective here. So he started calling Jesus, Mother Mary and soon
he kept on calling and calling and finally God got fed up. Who
won’t get fed up when you disturb him so much. So the whole heaven
opens and God voice thundered through the canyon. “My Son! I hear
our voice.” Now God's voice which is sometime deep and thunderous
repeats. “My Son! I hear your prayer. My Son. Let go off the hand
and I will catch in the palm of my hand.” How many feet below? My
friend shouted back. "Hey! Who is playing the fool there. Come on
there, throw me a rope, don’t play the fool".
Dear devotees. We had the faith to call but not the confidence
that God would answer his call. This is the problem. We have now
in many Sai centers and organizations in the world. You see self
confidence everybody has , but the Atma visvasan in the context of
faith in God is something you need when you want to dare to do the
projects that is beyond your normal ability.
I want to give you a few examples. What I call now a miracle of
“Sai Devotion.” For me the miracle is not vibhuti coming in the
pictures. I share with you one or two real life stories with you
of Atma visvasan. How you must dare. Many people around the world
sit in the chair. I ask then why you are not doing anything. They
say we are waiting for Baba to show us the way. But how will Baba
show you the way when you are sitting in the chair? They say "Once
I get the money and man power I will do it". If you want all the
money and man power before you do it then you don’t need God’s
grace. Anyone can do it if he gets the money and man power. A
devil also can do. But nothing, no money or man power you only
know that something noble you want to do.
We say I am going to do this. I am getting up. I am walking.
Swami, you must catch me. If not I will fall. If the cause is
noble, if the motive is pure the Avatar must come and help us. He
must come. He has no choice. That is the Avatar mission I am
telling you. Devotee! Dare! You must dare to have faith. Swami
unless you come I will fall. I will give you an example of some of
the things we have dared in Malaysia. You tell me whether this is
God’s miracle or our miracle. At the conclusion of the story you
Several years ago in Malaysia we decided to launch a human value
drama. Nowadays we call it Educare. I wanted the public to be
excited about it. You see today the biggest mission of Avatar is
human values. Anybody can build a school or a hospital. With money
you can do anything. But how can you raise values among the youth
of today? It is not something that anybody can do. To bring the
values down is easy. To raise the values it is not easy. All of us
know this. So I thought to myself nowadays you cannot lecture the
youth. You must behave well or you will go to hell and the youth
will say the hell is crowded by adults. There is no question of
going to hell. You must somehow motivate them to do something
good. So I said allright. We in Malaysia Sai Centres got all
together and decided to launch a Human Value fever.
For the whole of Asia, eleven countries including India were
included. Human Values Drama Festival. So I called the SAI counsel
for the meeting. We told countries like Japan, Australia,
Philipines, Hongkong, Indonesia. All these countries you have your
own drama festival. In your country among not sai devotees but
public. How do we get human values in society? Instead of
lecturing to the youth let the youth write the whole script. Let
them act it out. So every time they act like mantras they repeat
the words something will go in the subconscious mind. Only those
values which go into the subconscious mind can be grasped.
So of whole of Asia, eleven countries, my counsel were asking me.
"Jagga! Why should non-sai people come to Malaysia unless we give
them a price of one million dollars. Why should they come?" My
counsel was a logical fellow. I am an illogical fellow. I said
"Okay, good point" so I said "Here is what I will do. Give each
country ten free return tickets to Malaysia and back. Then they
will have a competition in their own country for the public and
give this as a prize – a free ticket to Malaysia. For ten people
in the drama group, a holiday in Malaysia as a reward".
So Sai counsel asked me the next logical question. "Jagga! How are
you going to get the money for 110 tickets". I said - "Listen!
Don’t ask me all the question. Lets give some work to Swami also".
Honestly I told this to them. If Swami does some work for us then
what is there. Let see. But I have a plan. See for every mad idea
I have a plan. My plan was simply this. I will go to every airline
like Quantas, Air India. I will ask airlines like Quantas if they
would like to bring some people from their country for the Human
Value Drama. Can you give tickets for your own people? You can
give ten tickets or four tickets whatever it is. Go to Japan
Airline – can you give four tickets to your people to come not to
us. Like this we had thought; we would go and ask all airlines
then we can buy some tickets and get ten people to come. This was
First I thought I would go to Malaysian Airlines and ask them can
you donate three or four tickets for us. If Malaysian Airlines can
donate three or four tickets then I will go to Quantas and tell
them Malaysian Airline are giving ticket. Why can’t you give?
Logical plan no. Hello? But human logic is one thing. But Baba’s
logic is great.
So I write a letter to the Malaysian Airlines and I said we would
like to have this drama festival. An we have the tickets. So he
said fix an appointment and see him. So I went to see him.
Fortunately, in Malaysia the Sai Movement have done lot of work.
It has done lot of Medical camp, and lot of seva we had done. Our
credence is very stong. So first, brief him with what we are
doing. He is a Muslim man. He said Sai Movement is doing such good
work I said yes. So I aid we are doing this Asian Human Value
Drama festival so can we have some few tickets. Hey Jugaa!! What
you are doing is very good but many people ask us for free tickets
and we cannot give them to everyone but let me talk to my managers
I will come back to you. I went back home and waited.
Four days later I get a letter from the manager of the Malaysian
Airlines. Please come and meet us we have a lot of questions to
ask you about your proposal to our Chairman before we go for a
meeting. Some of our Chinese brothers and myself went. This other
Malaysian Airlines gentlemen comes in is a very rude fellow. He
comes in sits down and says Ok! Tell what’s its all about? I got
no time now I am very busy tell me what’s it all about? So I
started slowly telling to him about our Sai Movement in Malaysia
then slowly coming to the plan he says Okay Listen! I got no time
now I must go now Singapore cannot, we have a joint service
agreement with them. So I slowly write on a piece of white paper.
Singapore cannot. Thailand cannot. I am writing Thailand cannot.
In my mind I am telling Swami Swami! What Swami! You put me into
such trouble now. Singapore cannot, Thailand cannot.
Then this man says "Rest okay". I said "Rest okay". I asked what
do you mean? He says "Rest Okay"! I said "Ninety tickets free?" He
said "Yes". Now this man is looking at me and thinking I am a
fool. I couldn’t believe it I went there hoping to get 4 tickets
and this fellow is telling me ninety tickets, I said "Ninety
tickets?" He said "Yeah! Free?" He said "Yeah!" So I am now
stunned. I said "AAA! Yeah UMM!" I did not know what to say. I
then asked him "Tell me what we should do now". "Okay! Okay! I
will tell what you should do you just give the names of all who
are coming, and we will ensure the tickets. This is the name of my
officer you co-ordinate with him. Thanks you very much" and he
went off. I took two hours to come out of this. Five of us got up
and walked out of the office completely stunned. We went to a
coffee shop and sat down and I asked "Brother did he say ninety
tickets" he said "yeah!"
Dear devotee tell me now even if a minister asks they wont get
ninety free tickets. For me this is Swami’s miracle that we have
done it. Atma Visvasan. Another example I will give you. Do you
agree this is Swami’s work and not our work. But see, unless I
dare to do it, I won’t have the experience. If I say alright let
me ask everybody for money, first they collect all the money and
then propose, nothing will happen. We dare! Another one I will
tell you. We decided to organize in Malaysia a symposium on
spirituality and commerce and morality, so what happened is the
committee members suggested Jagga if you really want to get people
to support, let us get a Nobel Prize winner to come and speak so I
asked how to get a noble prize winner.
Normally the Counsel would say "You try, they would want me to do
the thing So watch dear devotees always whenever I do such mad
projects. I ask Swami to guide me well. If I am making a mistake,
stop me early. If I go far and then collapse the organisation will
also fall with me. So always I used to pray like that two things
with a noble motive and pure. Then I thought how shall I get the
nobel prize winner. So I went to Jumsai and asked him whether he
knew any nobel prize winner, he gave a name somewhere in U.K. Just
a name no address. I kept it. Very good. Let me go to Norwegian
Embassy and ask the Ambassador the names of the nobel prize
winners, logical isn’t it.?
So I fix and appointment and went to Norwegian embassy there I sat
with the ambassador briefed him for 1 hour what the Sai movement
is all about. Then I said Sir! I have come to you because we would
like to have list if the noble prize winners. He said wonderful
idea you are having. But you know you must go to the Swedish
embassy and meet the Norwegian embassy for noble prize winners. I
thought Oh! My God. When I came down I thought Swami is putting a
Now watch, my dear devotees, how divinity plays again where
everything happens on parallel lines. Things happen which are
totally independent suddenly converge into a point. Now first I am
now looking for a nobel prize winner, second thing happening here
I get a letter from a devotee in U.K addressed to me; Dear
Jagadeeshan, at that time he had just read my book ‘Journey to
God’ so he wrote Thank You for writing this book’ it has changed
my life he wrote a nice letter, I get a lot of letters like this.
Now my problem was the nobel prize winner so I couldn’t be
bothered about this letter.
Now one week later one night I get a telephone call, "Hello Hey
Jagga this is Shodia." "Yes?" I said :Who is this?" "You don’t
remember me?" "No?" "Where are you calling from?" "London?" "Yeah
Yeah! You don’t remember I wrote to you". "To me?" "Yeah! About
the book!" :Oh! My god!" The fellow who wrote to me about the book
and thanking me is now calling me. I said "Yes! Brother Oh!
Brother!" "Thank you very much for writing the book" he told me
like this. I said "Its okay!" Then he told me, "Jagadeeshan please
make me happy". I asked, "How can I make you happy?" "Tell me what
you want from London. I will send it to you". I said, "I don’t
want anything". Maybe he thought Malaysia is a poor country. But
he wants to help as a brother. I said, " I don’t need anything".
"NO! NO! Please help me ask me something". I said "Okay I want
something". He asked what it was. I said, "One noble prize
winner". In the line there was a pause. He asked, "What did you
say?" Then I gave him the name Jumsai had given me and I asked him
can you contact him? So he said I will try.
He called me two days later. "Jagadeesh this man has now migrated
to America". I said, "I see". "That’s finished-that’s gone too
far. How am I to contact him. Then this man is telling shall I
follow up for you. I said, "What do you mean?" " I will call
America and find out where he is". I said, "Brother don’t do this,
so much money it will cost you. He said "NO! NO! Please! Please! I
want to do it for you". I asked, “Where are you working by the
way?” He said I am working in ‘British Telecom’ (Laughter). This
fellow telephones America and find out this man then he calls me.
This man he says he is very old , but he gives another name then I
tell him to follow up. He followed all this contacts and finally
got the noble prize winner from U.K who agreed to speak on the
subject of Science and Spirituality. This man was one of the
people who founded the Atomic research in U.S.A in D.N.A, Dr.
Wilkins then he is asking me “this man wants to know who the SAI
BABA Organisation is, are you the monies in another organisation.
So we sent to him all the information about Sai Movement what we
have done in Malaysia, the message the Prime Minister had given us
etc. Then we got the reply. The Noble prize winner agrees to come,
he and his wife.
Dear Devotees again how did this happen? Swami’s will you see two
or three things happening. I was searching for Noble Prize winner
in a embassy of Norwegian. But this man comes in and delivers him.
Dear devotees what is the message? We must dare to do, then the
miracle happens. One final things, I will tell you, the greatest
Vibuti is within Malaysia now. You see, In Malaysia we have done
so many human value events, human value drama festivals, song
festivals, debates, etc. But yet I was not happy. One day I called
a Advisor, I am not a president now, the president is a Chinese
devotee. So a very powerful committee - sometime they follow
advice sometime they don’t follow.
I asked them are we doing our best. They said, "Yes Jagga! We are
doing our best" I said "I don’t think" so they asked, "What do you
mean?" In a function, a drama festival the Malaysian King was
invited as a Guest of Honor. Next to India, I think Malaysia is
the first country where the Head of State came as a Guest of Honor
for the SIA function. The Prime Minister has given messages to us.
The government has seen the work we are doing and they support us
truly. So they say, "Jagga! So many people have given us some
support. How can you say we are not doing out best."
I said "No! Best means BEST". Every project we do must create
enthusiasm, unless we have enthusiasm among the devotees and the
people we are serving so all the projects succeeded, enthusiasm is
there. What is ‘S’ I asked them they said "SAI." Don’t bring SAI’S
name and spoil everything BABA is there we will keep ‘S’ aside.
What is ‘T’. ‘T’ is time. Every project we do must meet a need of
the country or the area , for e.g. now for the Gujarat disaster if
you offer your help now there is no point. So timing means when
the problem is there, we go and help them. It is meaningful after
everything is over you take your time and then go and help there
is no point. Timing has to be maintained.
What is ‘S’. ‘S’ I found was missing in many many SAI agenda’s
around the world and that is sustainability. Now what began to
worry me is this. I asked myself this question, all the youth who
came and took part in the Human Drama Festival are they going home
and practicing values, the song festival, the writing festival,
the human values celebration, are they practising the values at
home?. Are we doing activities for the sake of activity or are we
transforming society. So I took a challenge. So they said we will
try. I mentioned the project. Everybody became pale. They said,
"Jagga! Why are you choosing such a difficult project chose a
easier one". I said, "Listen if the whole floor is black and white
no one will know which part made white. But if the whole floor is
black then we will know which part we made white".
So what we did was launched a project called ABC - Action for the
Betterment of the Community. What did we do? We went to the mayor
of Kuala Lumpur, a Muslim man. I asked him, "Mayor! Show me the
area in Kuala Lumpur that has a high crime rate. The highest
misbehavior among youth. Give us three years we will bring it
down". Now which mad man will go and ask him to do all this. The
Mayor looked at me and asked, "Jagga! Do you really want to do it?
Why?" Listen I said, "Very simple Baba has said one thing we have
the power to transform. Youth can transform youth, I want to see
if we have the power to transform. I wanted to see whether we can
make them feel good". He said it is a very dangerous area. That
area was finally chosen. The area is called Sanpang. It is a low
cost high rise slum area declared by the police in Malaysia as the
black area. High crime, high vandalism, high drug pushing
We went into the area with a multi racial task force. I got
Muslims to join me, I got Christian priests, I got Buddhist
priests. We went inside with the task force. Dear devotees the
area has 9000 people, manly Muslims, 6000 Chinese, 2000 Indians.
We were opposed by the Muslim, the Chinese, the Indians. Told my
people that anyone who will go inside will go like a slipper.
Slippers are foot wear that you throw away after you wear them,
don’t expect a pat on the back if you want to serve them serve as
slippers. Expect a hit at the head. If you can’t do that don’t
volunteer. Then they came.
I needed man power, I went to the corporate sector. I went to
Coco-cola, Colgate, Palmolive. Let me take volunteer from here. I
briefed Colgate they gave me 10 volunteers. The peons volunteered
themselves. I briefed Coco-Cola they gave me 10 volunteers. I
briefed New Strait Times-15 volunteers, Malaysian Mining I got 45
volunteers, like this. We went on for three years. This was
Malaysia’s 75th birthday gift to Swami. Our birthday gift for
Swami was prepared three years before Swami’s 75th birthday. That
was my plan and then in August I finally went and told the Mayor
now we are pulling out. The mayor said "Jagga! Let me send my
people- my own staff into the area to find out what is the result
of your work" These people went and compiled a report.
Then the Mayor called us, one side all the Sai devotees and the
other side all the Heads of Departments- all muslim except one
chinese. We sat there. The Mayors staff gave the report. Crime
down by 80%, vandalism down by 90%, drug pushing down by 60%.
Lepak totally whipped out. Lepak means hanging around. We formed a
strong youth force out of the youth. The Mayor was stunned. The
Mayor asked us, "How is it possible that we have so much money, so
much manpower and yet we could not do this, how could they do
this? Jagga how did you do this?" He asked.
I said, "Firstly it is God’s grace. Secondly Baba has said one
thing "No youth is bad, but the energy of the youth must be tapped
and channelised somewhere. Show them good way to channel the
energy the youth will follow it. but if no one shows them the good
way then they will follow the bad way". So we went and became the
role models for them. This was no easy task. We had to have young
people every second day volunteers, engineers, lawyers, doctors,
business fellows every second for three years. Can you imagine the
level of dedication to this. Every second day we were on the
ground. You can’t do one month and go away. No! you must become
their brother, elder brother, role models. We created such a
inspiration. We formed a youth club. We took the youth to holiday
camps for two days, entertained them. We gave them Swami’s human
value messages and we transformed the consciousness.
This is the greatest challenge. The basis of the Avatar’s message
is What? Transformation of consciousness. If we can bring down
crime in a area by 80%. Negative behavior down is Avataric work.
Dear friends the choice is ours, whether we want to do little be
here little bit there or whether we want to dare to do something
so fantastic that God must come and help us.
I will tell you in this process of one interesting miracle which
happened. We were together working in the drug pushing. So my
volunteers began to come and tell me "Jagga! The drug pushers
began to give a message to target our volunteers". My youth
leaders asked me what shall we do? We heard the story. "Don’t
worry" I said. "Let me pray". Honestly I prayed to Swami. "Swamiji
I need guidance". Indubhai can telephone Swami, I can’t telephone
so I must pray I must use international connection. "Swami Please!
Swami Help Me!" The message came in my mind very clearly. "Don’t
worry tell them to do nothing will happen to them". Next day I
told my youth, "Go! Swami says nothing will happen to you. Go!"
Fearlessly the went in. They cleared! They dared to go. And we
Dear devotees one big mistake happened when we when we wanted to
make this whole area conscious of the anti-drug problem. We
decided to have a largest anti-drug dancing chain. Everybody 5000
in a row of village people joined in huge chain dancing and
singing anti-drug songs against drugs. So everybody lined up.
There are these houses - next door, huge high rise flats. As we
were doing this the Deputy Prime Minister was supposed to come
that day for the function. As we were doing it, it started
drizzling. Now we know one thing is that the area was about five
miles away and people can’t run away. But with the houses next
door you can go into the houses. So all my volunteers got together
and all were praying. Now this story was told in front of Swami in
Our national Youth Vice President said, We prayed, " Please Swami
Please Swami don’t let it rain everything will be disturbed". They
said the more they prayed the more the rain came and then they saw
the miracle. All these hundreds and hundreds of mothers and
children, boys, old men came together. The rain poured but they
never broke the line they just stood there in the rain. And none
of them are Sai devotees. We could not believe it. You know why?
You know why they did this? They could have just walked away 10
yards into the houses. But they stood there, the mothers, the
children the old men, you know why? Because the love we had given
them they knew. They did not want to hurt our love. The love they
wanted to reciprocate. And the only way to do was to make this
program a success by standing the ground. This is the power of
Dear devotees if you want to transform people we cannot just touch
and go. Baba says only when a lump of coal is in touch with a
burning amber, the lump of coal will also become burning amber. If
you want to transform, you must be there by yourself and this
sacrifice is a must do. But many business people tell us around
the world "Jagga! You have got business to do. How do you get time
to do all this". I will tell you a story that Baba told. Baba
says:- Have you heard about the story of the coconut tree? This is
a coconut tree. In this coconut tree are coconuts and now the sun
is shining. Therefore the shadow of the tree is there on the
ground. So the shadow coconut tree has shadow coconuts. One day
the coconut man decided to pluck the shadow coconut of the shadow
coconut tree. Thinking why should I make the effort of climbing
the coconut tree when I can take the coconuts from the shadow tree
which is on the ground. So he went to the shadow coconut tree to
grasp the coconuts and pluck them but as he tried to grasp them he
could not. He went on grasping, grasping but not even one coconut
came into his hands. Baba says this shadow coconut is the worldly
life and the coconuts are the worldly rewards; the real coconut
tree is the spiritual life and the real coconuts are the spiritual
Baba says if you were to only follow worldly life, you can grasp
these rewards. What is it you want is the worldly life. Let us see
now you work to want money to buy a house a car. Why? You want
money or a house or a car you think it will make you happy, but
does it really make us happy? Many of the fellows who commit
suicide are richest fellows in the world. So we found now that
getting material things will not make us happy. I have got one
car. I am miserable. How to make myself happy? Let me get two
cars, two cars not happy, three cars still not happy. Now Swami
says "Spiritual life, what is spiritual life? Spiritual life does
not mean sitting down for two hours in a day and chanting mantras.
Do god’s work that is spiritual life. Spiritualise your life, make
your life an adventure".
Dear devotees, can you imagine avatar of the Kaliyuga has come 100
years from now people will be thinking how lucky we were at that
to live with the avatar. See how lucky the gopis were. What gopis?
We are already here! We are the gopis. We have got the chance to
become the gopis. But what we do is we only drink coffee. My
question to you is how many of you have taken the chance in
presence of avatar? Your life must become an adventure, the avatar
is here. But how many of us have taken the challenge. We are so
engrossed in this time, no money. Jagadeeshan is unemployed he can
do. Indubhai unemployed, Nimish Pandya unemployed they can do. I
am so busy. All of us are busy, all of us have got only 24 hours.
What will give you happiness and peace and challenge? What do we
do when we work, work , work, we bond, we eat, we sleep, we mate,
we beget children, we die. My dog will do the same thing. Bond,
eat, sleep, mate, get children and die. What’s the difference
between me and my dog? One day I was thinking what’s the
difference between me and my dog? The difference is I wear
clothes: now in America, dogs are also wearing clothes.
Dear devotee, what is the difference? The dog only cares for the
master who feeds him. Doesn’t care for anybody else. I have the
capacity to care for the world. That is the difference. Ask
yourself what kind of life you are living. So we live this worldly
life. Baba says spiritual life. What is spiritual life? Pray for 3
minutes. I am telling you. I tell people in Malaysia please don’t
pray for two hours. God is fed up with all the prayers. How many
times he listens, enough, enough, enough. Three minutes is enough.
Dial the number- "How are you? I am Okay. Thank you". Then go out
and do. Baba’s says in the spiritual life as you pluck the
spiritual fruits the worldly fruits will automatically come to
you. Believe me this Krishna in the Bhagvad Gita called
Yogakshema.. Krishna says in the Bhagvad Gita - "Dedicate yourself
to me, do my work I will look after your Yogakshema. All of you
Indians you don’t know the meaning of 'Yogekshema'. Let me tell
you. 'Yogakshema is an incredible word for me it has been guiding
my life you know. Yogakshema means whatever you have in life I
will protect for you, whatever you need in life I will give you.
but everybody, every single human body who forays in the temple,
church, mosques, SAI centre is asking for yogakshema - Please god,
whatever I got please keep for me. Whatever I need please give me.
But everybody forgets the beginning of the formula how to get the
yogakshema. Dedicate yourself to me. Do my work, dear devotees. I
shall give you simple examples.
There are four children in the house. Amma of the 4 children one
day comes to sai center and she gets a sweet, she puts the sweet
in her purse and she goes home and sits in the chair and the 4
children come around her and start telling amma you are so
beautiful. Amma you are so pretty. Amma you’re so nice Amma. They
keep repeating this for 1 hour. One child only one tells Amma I
love you. Then gets up and goes around the house, cleaning the
house helping in the kitchen, cleaning the pots and pans, sweeping
the house, etc. The three of the children sit beside of Amma
saying "Amma I love you Amma-I love you Amma- you are so pretty
and so on."
Amma has only one sweet, now which child will she search for and
give the sweet to, without the child asking who do you think? Yes
of course, the child who did not ask for it. Who did not have to
convince his mother that he loves her by sitting beside her and
pretending to be nice. Who showed his love for her by helping her
in the household work without any expectations. So all of you know
the answer and yet you don’t want the sweets, dear devotees, the
mother will seek out this child and without the child asking she
says 'Darling. Here is the sweet for you". "Why ma? Why you give
me sweet? I didn’t ask for it". Mother says does not matter. God
is like that. This is yogakshema.
It is up to you dear devotee, if you want the sweets do his work
without any expectations. The challenge is climb the spiritual
coconut tree. Let God look after your life. Time is too short.
Next time I come I will tell you how to all become avatars. There
is a formula of how to become avatar. But since Uncle Pitre is
signalling I must stop now I must stop now. I want to thank you
all for listening. I have a lot of other things to show but my
time is too short. Dear devotees, I want to thank you for your
kindness and patience for listening to me. There are many centres
in the world where Baba has not come physically. But here in
Mumbai Baba has come to Dharmakshetra. He has addressed you. You
have got the World Chairman you have got people like Nimish
Pandya, Uncle Pitre and many others. You all should have this
burning desire to make Mumbai the lighthouse of the world of SAI
Today we hear Mumbai Mafia and so on. But one thing is the ABC
programme don’t dare do it unless you have volunteers with you who
will walk through hell with you. You can’t go there for 2 days
programme, they will run away. You must have people who are ready
to go through hell and come out. If you have people like this then
do things. I wish Indubhai was in Malaysia. How lucky you all are
to have him. For me, he is an inspiration at this age he does not
show his age. I cannot sit on the floor for more than 2 minutes.
He is just working working working all the time.
Dear devotees, how long are we going to live we don’t know. My
wife passed away four years ago when she was very young. God gave
me strength. So death we don’t know when. Don’t worry about death.
How are we living? How are we living? Are you making this life the
greatest adventure or do you have a choice whether you live or die
nobody cares except your family. When you live in such a way the
world will say "My God, thank you for giving us this person.
Because this person existed so many people benefited". This is the
challenge and for this dear devotees, we are lucky Swami is here
I will love you more and more each day (2)
I will love you dear lord forever and a day(2)
I will sing my lord I will serve my lord
I will call your name every day
On namo ganapati vinayaka
Buddha Jesus Allah Allah
Om Shree Bhagwan SAI natha
Om Shree Bhagwan SAI natha
Om Shree Bhagwan SAI natha
I will love you more and more each day
I will love you dear sai lord forever and a day
In my heart My Lord I will feel My Lord
Prashanti just for you
Prashanti just for you
I will fill my heart
With love my lord
If I love you all you know my love is true
If I love you all you know my love is true
If I love you all you know my love is true
I will love my dear Sai forever and a day.
Mr. Nimish Pandya comes on the mike.
All I can say is - My God that was Jagga. Thank you once again. On
behalf of Mumbai, we are very very happy to have you here and we
extend our ever ever continuous invitation. Next time when you
come to Mumbai don’t use it as a transit station but use it as a
destination apart from when you come to Puttaparthi. You are in
our hearts. You are welcome here and thank you very much. I shall
now request Jagga to perform aarti before we close this session
today and we say goodbye from this place.
OM SAI RAM