Jesus and Sai Baba:
Two Masters, One Message
The teachings of Jesus and Sai
Two thousand years ago when Jesus walked on this earth He gave
mankind a message. He taught them in parables and showed them way
to the Kingdom of God. Today we have Bhagawan, the Supreme Lord,
once again walking the earth and showing the way to HIS Kingdom.
Back then it was the Son and now it is the Father.
But the message is the same!
Man cannot live by bread alone, but needs every word that God
Man does not live by bread alone. He lives by the
Atma. Devotion and surrender and not
greed and deceit should form the basis for man's life and lead to
the blossoming of Spiritual Wisdom in his Heart.
Life is not to be
dedicated for mere food and drink, or merely catering to the
cravings of the senses. It has to be devoted to the attainment of
Bliss that God alone can confer.
Do not put the Lord your God to the test.
Who is there so bold that he can say, "The Lord must wear this
dress", "The lord must act only in this manner"? Who can limit His
glory or set His direction?
Go away, Satan! The scripture says, 'Worship the Lord your God and
serve only him!'
Fill your Mind with the desire to see God, be with Him, Praise
Him, glorify Him, and taste the Glory of His Majesty. There is no
Bliss higher than that.
The essence of the
Scriptures lies in this one rule: "Repeat the Name of the Lord,
keeping His Glory always before the Mind."
Happy are those who mourn; God will comfort them!
Bear calumny, loss, disappointment, defeat, boldly and with
equanimity; them no mental, depression can overwhelm you. I must
tell you that I am happy when someone among you is subjected to
suffering, for that is a chance given to you to demonstrate your
intelligence and sense of values.
Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has
Real education requires the cultivation of a sense of humility.
Great learning brings humility. Without humility there is no
True education gives
you humility; from humility you get deservedness; from such
deservedness you will get wealth; from wealth you will get
Dharma, and thence happiness in this temporal world as well
as in the spiritual world.
Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.
God will satisfy them fully!
Understand that the purpose of life is to know through Love the
ultimate embodiment of Love, namely God. And demonstrate through
your own Love that you have known Him.
Happy are those who are merciful to others. God will be merciful
Live without hating others, condemning others, and seeking faults
journey lies through compassion, sympathy, mutual help and
service. These are fostered by Society and are to be used for
Happy are those who work for peace, for God will call them His
When man thinks, speaks and acts along virtuous lines his
Conscience will be clear and he will have Inner Peace. Knowledge
is power, it is said; but Virtue is Peace.
Strive for the
happiness of the community and of the human race. Pray that all
men everywhere may have peace and plenty. Be eager to do good, and
always be good.
Happy are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell
all kinds of evil lies against you because you are My followers.
Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven.
This is how the prophets who lived before you were persecuted.
Meet hatred with your innate Love; Meet grief with innate joy;
meet anger with the shield of Shanti
or Inner Peace. You are bound to win.
Happy are the pure in Heart. They will see God.
It is Inner Purity that matters, not the outer movement of lips.
Smarana [chanting the Name] being an
inner activity, helps that inner transformation.
Do not think that I have come to do away with the Law of Moses and
the teachings of the prophets. I have not come to do away with
them, but to make their teachings come true.
Sathya Sai: I have not come on any mission of publicity for
any sect, creed or cause; nor have I come to collect followers for
any doctrine. I have no plan to attract disciples or devotees into
my fold or any fold. I have come to tell you of this universal
unitary faith, this atmic principle, this path of love.
Ekam Sath Viprah Bahudha Vadanti
(truth is one, but scholars refer to it by
different names). It is not correct to say that you like only Rama
or Krishna or Siva or Sai Baba. There is only one God and He is
omnipresent. Do not hate other religions. A Hindu should become a
better Hindu, a Christian a better Christian and a Muslim a better
If your right eye causes you to sin, take it out and throw it
away! It is much better for you to lose a part of your body than
to have your whole body thrown into hell. If your right hand
causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away! It is much better
for you to lose one of your limbs than for you whole body to go to
We should not give freedom to the organs but use them in complete
accord and control within the limits set by ones country, time and
You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth
for a tooth'. But now I tell you; do not take revenge on someone
who wrongs you. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, let him
slap your left cheek too. And if someone takes you to court to sue
you for your shirt, let him have your coat as well. And if one of
the occupation troops forces you to carry his pack one furlong,
carry it for two. When someone asks you for something, give it to
him; when someone wants to borrow something, lend it to him.
I command you: never hate others, or wish evil of them or talk ill
of them. Only then can you attain the state of
Santhaswarupam [become the embodiment
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who
curse you and pray for those who ill-treat you.
To think that some are your enemies, some are your friends, some
are your children, some are your relations and to develop
attachment or dislike towards them is not correct. See the one
Atma in them all. Give up illusion
Imagine that Light
in you more and more intensely-and it will be so. Let it shine all
around you, enveloping you in the brilliance of Love; let it
spread from you, in ever widening circles, taking into its fold
your kith and kin, the loved ones, friends, companions-nay,
strangers, foes, rivals, enemies-all men all over the world, all
living beings-all Creation.
Make certain you do not perform you religious duties in public so
that people will see what you do. If you do these things publicly
you will not have any reward from your Father in heaven.
Do Karma, but do not hanker after the
fruit. Do not complain that you did not get public recognition for
the donations you gave to some Trust. Fruits, whether good or bad,
yourself have to consume; so the best means of liberating yourself
from the consequences is to ignore the fruit and do
Karma, only for the sake of
No one can be a slave of two masters; he will hate one and love
the other; he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You
cannot serve both God and money.
It should be realised that there is room in the heart for only a
single person. It should not be regarded as a long sofa or as a
musical chair. God alone should be installed in the heart.
Where money is calculated and garnered, and exhibited to
demonstrate one's achievements, I will not be present. I come only
where sincerity, faith and surrender are valued.
Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you. For God will
judge you in the same way as you judge others and he will apply to
you the same rules you apply to others. Why then do you look at
the speck in you brother's eye and pay no attention to the log in
you own eye? First take the log out of your own eye, and then you
will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your
Do not try to find fault with others; search, rather for your own.
I direct you to implant three ideas in your Hearts: (1) Do not
forget God: (2) Do not put faith in the world you se around you;
it is changing every second and does not last; (3) Do not be
afraid. You are the imperishable Atman
that knows no fear. I want you also to banish two ideas from your
Hearts: (1) Forget the harm that anyone has done to you and (2)
forget the good that you have done to others.
Ask, and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock, and the
door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive,
anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to him who
Individual effort and Divine Grace are both interdependent;
without effort there will be no conferment of Grace; without
Grace, there can be no taste in the effort. To win that Grace you
need only have faith and virtue.
Radio Sai E-Magazine, December 15, 2003