Who is Sai?
The optical sense cannot visualise
the Truth. It gives only false and fogged information. For example,
there are many who observe my actions and start declaring that my
nature is such and such. They are unable to gauge the sanctity, the
majesty and the eternal reality that is Me. The power of Sai is
limitless; it manifests forever. All forms of 'power' are resident in
this Sai palm.
But those who profess to have understood
Me, the scholars, the Yogis, the Pundits, the Jnanis, all of them are aware
only of the least important, the casual external manifestation of an
infinitesimal part of that power, namely, the "miracles"! They have not
desired to contact the Source of all Power and all Wisdom that is available
here at Brindavan. They are satisfied when they secure a chance to exhibit
their book learning and parade their scholarship in Vedic Lore, not
realising that the Person from whom the Vedas emanated is in the midst, for
their sake. They even ask, in their pride, for a few more chances!
This has been the case, in all ages. People
may be very near (physically) to the Avatar, but, they live out their lives
unaware of their fortune; they exaggerate the role of miracles, which are as
trivial, when compared to My glory and majesty, as a mosquito is in size and
strength to the elephant upon which it squats. Therefore, when you speak
about these 'miracles', I laugh within myself out of pity, that you allow
yourself so easily to lose the precious awareness of My reality.
My power is immeasurable; My truth is
inexplicable, unfathomable. I am announcing this about Me, for, the need has
arisen. But, what I am doing now is only the gift of a "Visiting Card"! Let
Me tell you that emphatic declarations of the Truth by Avatars were made so
clearly and so unmistakable only by Krishna. In spite of the declaration,
you will notice in the career of the same Krishna that He underwent defeat
in His efforts and endeavors, on a few occasions; you must also note that
those defeats too were part of the drama, which He Himself directed. For
example, when many Kings pleaded with Him to avert the War with the Kauravas,
He confessed that His Mission to the Kaurava Court for ensuring peace had 'failed'!
But, He had not willed that it should succeed! He had decided that war would
be waged! His Mission was intended to punish the greed and iniquity of the
Kauravas and to condemn them before the whole world.
Now, I must tell you, that during this Sai
Avatar, there is no place for even such 'drama' with scenes of failures and
defeats! What I will, must take place; what I plan must succeed. I am Truth;
and Truth has no need to hesitate, fear or bend.
'Willing' is superfluous for Me. For, My
Grace is ever available to devotees who have steady Love and Faith. Since I
move freely among them, talking and singing, even intellectuals are unable
to grasp My Truth, My Power, My glory, or My real Task as Avatar. I can
solve any problem however knotty. I am beyond the reach of the most
intensive inquiry and the most meticulous measurement. Only those who have
recognised My Love and experienced that Love can assert that they have
glimpsed My reality. For, the Path of Love is the Royal Road that lead
mankind to Me.
Do not attempt to know Me through the
external eyes. When you go to a temple and stand before the Image of God,
you pray with closed eyes, don't you? Why? Because you feel that the Inner
Eye of Wisdom alone can reveal Him to you. Therefore, so not crave from Me
trivial material objects but, crave for Me, and you would be rewarded. Not
that you should not receive whatever objects I give as sign of Grace out of
the fullness of Love.
I shall tell you why I give these rings,
talismans, rosaries etc. It is to signalize the bond between Me and those to
whom they are given. When calamity befalls them, the article comes to Me in
a flash and returns in a flash taking from Me the remedial Grace of
protection. That Grace is available to all who call on Me in any Name or
Form, not merely to those who wear these gifts. Love is the bond that wins
Consider the meaning of the name, Sai Baba.
Sa means 'Divine'; ai or ayi means 'mother' and Baba means Father. The Name
indicates the Divine Mother and Father, just as Saambasiva, which also means
the Divine Mother and Father (Samba-Siva). Your physical parents exhibit
Love with a dose of selfishness; but, this Sai "Mother and Father" showers
affection or reprimands, only for leading you towards victory in the
struggle for self-realisation.
For this Sai has come in order to achieve
the supreme task of uniting the entire mankind, as one family through the
bond of brotherhood, of affirming and illumining the Atmic Reality of each
being in order to reveal the Divine which is the Basis on which the entire
Cosmos rests, and of instructing all to recognise the common Divine Heritage
that binds man to man, so that man can rid himself of the animal, and rise
into the Divine which is his goal.
I am the embodiment of Love; Love is My
Instrument. There is no creature without Love; the lowest loves itself, at
least. And its Self is God. So, there are no atheists, though some might
dislike Him or refuse Him, as malarial patients dislike sweets or diabetic
patients refuse to have anything to do with sweets! Those who preen
themselves, as atheists will one day, when their illness is gone, relish God
and revere Him.
I had to tell you so much about My Truth,
for, I desire that you should contemplate on this and derive joy therefrom,
so that you may be inspired to observe the disciplines laid down by Me and
progress towards the Goal of Self-realisation, the Realisation of the Sai
that shines in your hearts.
SSS Vol IX, 19.6.1974