Seeking the Divine Perfection...
Light and Love
The essence of Swami's Teachings - Sanathana Dharma. Swami
explains that to serve Him - it is to serve Him through all people
and creations - it is the spiritual realisation for the sake of
others. Swami Himself is the greatest example of service. How much
He Himself has given for the sake of others: how many schools,
hospitals are organised by His leadership, how many discourses and
books have given by Him, how many human beings has cured and
directly advised by Him, how many people have turned to the path
of spiritual development after visiting His Darshans. Also His
photos and books written by devotees are the sources of spiritual
inspiration for them who finds a time and a wish to discuss with
own conscience. His Sailogram has helped to be more balanced,
concentrated, healthier, etc. for many who believes in it and
(It's true that in the conditions of consumer-society where often
human values are reversed and many persons rush to judge spiritual
truths without knowing their essence and meaning. It is said that
the most dark time is before dawn....).
There is about what to contemplate and to ask from the own
conscience how about duty to serve Omnipresent Swami through
serving all people in view of universal human values?
Swami teaches humans through His Teaching concern to humans
spirituality, eternal human values, lifestyles and inner culture,
He also offers humans free will and teaches how to fulfil these
instructions in relationships with other living beings and with
Him. It is given the free choice of performance or not performance
There is a danger that the free choice without spiritual education
may lead to the delusion and mistakes against humanity and
consequently against Omnipresence Divine, whose carrier is every
Self-Realisation is practically as a personal transformation,
profoundly intense experience will lead to develop a new
understanding of the Wholeness and the role oneself in it. When
the most of people have achieved the level of Atmic
Self-realisation, it caused a major spiritual, physical,
psychological and cultural planet-wide transformation - as
spiritual evolution of humanity.
"Many hanker after Self-Realisation. But how can they have
Realisation when they have no self-confidence? What does
Self-Realisation mean? It is not discovering one's lineage and
mundane identity. These relate to the body. But you do not belong
to any family or clan. You are yourself. Even to declare, "I am
God", implies dualism. It is difficult to comprehend the Divine
Principle. The nearest approach to comprehending the Divine is to
consider Divinity as all pervasive." (Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba.
SSS. Vol.29. Chapter 26).
Throughout the entire history of humankind God teaches how to
develop oneself, seeking Divine Perfection and aspiring to Merge
As a human being is developed through biological evolution -
mutations and genetic recombination where behaviour determined
partly by genes, so the further development would proceed through
spiritual evolution determined by Atmic (Cosmic) consciousness.
On the way of Self-Realisation worldly attachments slowly is
replacing with attachment to God. This is difficult to accomplish
at once; it needs some inner courage, wish and inner state for
There was an interesting conversation between Swami and a lady.
Once in Prasanthi Nilayam, ... a lady got up from the last row and
spoke loudly, "Swami! I need your Grace." The lady repeated these
words a number of times. ... Suddenly, the Lord stopped, turned
towards her and said, "Grace, grace. Do you really know the
meaning of Grace?" The lady replied, "Swami, it means your
compassion, your blessings." Baba said, "No, it means much more
than that. If you really want My Grace you should prepare yourself
to face every type of calamity. You will lose all your wealth and
happiness and still instead of crying and repenting you will have
to completely merge yourself in meditating upon me and utter my
name in your heart. Your near and dear ones will turn against you.
People will implicate you in conspiracies with which you have
nothing to do. They will find faults with you where you are
totally innocent. Under all such circumstances, you will have
simply to think of Me and Me alone and suffer everything silently.
Come on, are you prepared to face all these things?" The lady was
stunned. She could not utter a word and sat down quietly." (Sai
Baba and Nara Narayan Gufa Ashram, Part II. ed. B.P. Misra,
Bombay, Prasanthi Printers 1990, p.31) .
Namaste - Reet