Swami's Grace is everywhere
Seminar in Estonia
Light and Love
"Let me remind you that
information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and
wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we
need them all." (Arthur C. Clarke). But at first there is a need
an experience to practice the Divine love that connects all
human activity in this dual reality mayaa.
Swami tells: "Everyone
should regard himself as a Messenger of God and try to lead an
ideal life. Love is the means of developing devotion and
achieving liberation, apart from other things. Only the love of
God is real love. It is the royal road for man to realise the
divinity in him and in everyone." (Excerpts from: Bhagawan
Sathya Sai Baba. SSS, Vol. 21, Chapter 34).
Seminar in Estonia "Spirituality, Science, Environment in
the Light of Sai Baba's Teaching" what was guided by
Swami's Grace is over. The teachers and Sai followers had a rare
for Northern country opportunity to listen three discourses of
Capt. Jatindar Shad on high professional level about bases of
Karma, essence of Meditation and about his personal experience
From the termination of a seminar has passed two and half
days and still I continue to receive phone calls and mails by
gratitude to our guests, to brother Jatindar who shared with us
Swami's Teaching - the philosophy and practice of knowledge
towards the Light and the Truth- and Mrs. Pam Shad. Translated
Swami's books are on a certain level for study. However, the
direct dialogue with close to Swami Devotees and their
discourses (brother Jatindar Shad) and discussions (Mrs. Pam
Shad) are a higher level to obtain the inner belief to Swami and
to one's Self. It is a level from hearts to hearts of
participants of seminar. Conversation (contemplation) from
hearts to hearts is a great mystery of Divine vibrations in
human beings and cannot express by words.
There was an interesting coincidence. This summer in
Estonia is extremely cold and rainy. On the day of arrival
guests from India weather improved. Such heat came to us in this
summer at the first. Warm and sunny weather lasted during all
days of the seminar but not more. When the guests departed,
weather has changed back as usual - cool and windy. Is it
Omnipresent Swami's gift to participants of a seminar and mainly
to guests from India that they have not caught a cold?
Evening discussions and bhajans singing did not require
translation. The feeling of oneness seems inspired all as guests
and teachers without words.
"No one can describe the
nature of Divine love. It is beyond the reach of poets. The
one who is immersed in the waters of Divine love will be
unable to speak to anyone.
Those who speak about God in the world do so only from
superficial experience, but those who are wholly saturated
with God's love will find no words to describe their bliss."
(Excerpts from: Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba. SSS, Vol. 28,
The important theme of
discussion and reports was the relation of Swami's Teaching to
different areas of modern progressive science. This coherence
is universal. New directions of physics, chemistry, biology,
psychology, medicine, etc. mostly reach nearer to that
trueness what is illuminating in Swami's different Works
through His Divine energy (vibrations) and explained with
words by understandable way to everyone. His Teaching is a
part of His Omnipresent Nature. It seems that here this nature
appears as His universal directions to humanity. Swami's
Cosmic Form represents not only the material world, but the
Wholeness, included the spiritual world.
In this light, any branch of science is as a display of
uniform Atmа, which manifests through certain actions of the
dual illusory world. To acknowledge it leads to the real Self
and to the correlation of human's actions as reflection
appearances of Atma on a higher level of consciousness. In this
light all, the different areas of science are in essence of the
same expression of Atma ? a mental reflection of human brain. By
Atmic consciousness no science exists, all is one and same Atma.
In this world of existence of mayaa by Swami:
"Science is concerned with
all the phenomena in nature. It furnishes what is required for
the physical body. It is doubtless essential to take care of the
body. But the body should not be deemed as the sole truth.
However, one should devote all efforts to its maintenance and
comfort. All achievements are dependent on the body. Even the
Divine can be realized through the body. But the body is not
yourself. It is only an instrument for realizing God. Moreover,
the Supreme Atmic Principle (Paramatma) is immanent in it."
(Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba. Guru Poornima Discourse: "Quest for
Truth" 9 July 1998, Prasanthi Nilayam).
It is essential to underline
to some leading classes of employers and media activists the
destructive results of consumer society actions what are
far from spirituality. It is a social need in spiritual culture,
Swami's Teaching, it is a need to undertake measures for its
introduction and application in various leading and political
layers of a society.
Without it humanity as stands on the verge of a precipice and
cannot prevent the global crisis near what the planet today is.
To acknowledge the downfall and to introduce Swami's Teaching
Omnipotence was one of the essential aims of teachers and
A human being can approach nearer to Atmic
consciousness (what pictorially at first appears as Peace in
mind) in the state of deep meditation by Swami.
Excerpt today?s TFTD as written at PN on 10 Aug 2004
declares: "If you have Shanti (peace) within, the world will
appear like a quiet, peaceful place. If you have Ashanti
(agitation) within, the world will be full of Ashanti. Shanti is
to be won by Sadhana (spiritual practice), not by study of
At the seminar in the beginning of reports, we learned to
practice initial stages of concentration. It seems, for many
participants this is the most hard to obtain the skill for this
It takes for western many time
to acknowledge and practice that Divine silence is the state
when all around fuses into one bliss, (divine sound, light ...
no words for it).
I do not exactly know what the seminar has given separately
to anyone but to all had been given an opportunity to
contemplate about inner conversation towards to real Self what
is inactive silent witness of eternity. Swami?s Omnipresent form
and brother Jatindar?s discourses were guides to create the
inner state for this. This opportunity has beautified by inner,
wordless smile - full of love and faith to Swami and to all
who/what is around - of Mrs. Pam Shad. Vibrations of her smile
as were transferred to the meeting halls and to meeting places
on fresh air. This was possible to feel by some unknown to
consciousness way. I have noticed that the participants tried to
come nearer to Mrs. Pam, to touch her and to talk with her in
language the general for all carriers divine sparks of Swami's
Omnipresent Cosmic Form.
Namaste - Reet