The Royal Path to God
one loves one's fellow beings, the greater would be the Bliss that
one enjoys. The more you love others, the happier you would be.
Therefore, if you wish to be constantly happy, you must always
love all. Love is the Royal Path to God. The best way to God is to
love all and serve all.
Everyone wants to be
happy. Such a desire is natural and it springs from the fact that
man's true nature is Bliss. Bliss is the Form of God but man does
not understand that. He does not understand that he has originated
from God, that life's undercurrent is God, and that his final
destination also is God. Bliss should be the goal, and one must
seek it in all earnestness. The human body is temporary; hence,
the pleasure that it can give is also fleeting. One must therefore
seek that which is permanent, that is God, or, what is the same
It is meaningless to
seek Bliss by way of instruments such as the sense organs that are
impermanent. The body can give only bodily pleasure, and the Mind
can at best give mental satisfaction. But these do not represent
Bliss; Divine Love alone is Bliss. This Love Principle is present
not only in man but also in all beings, birds and beasts included.
Therefore, one has to place the same value on the lives of all
beings. Share the love latent within you with not only fellow
human beings but also with all the creatures in Nature. That is
the True Universal Love Principle. Such Principle alone should be
the basis of one's life.
The Path of True
Love alone can take you unfailingly to God and confer Permanent
Bliss. Bodies may be different but the God within all bodies is
the same. There is a man who is addressed as father by his son.
The daughter-in-law calls him father-in-law, while the
grandchildren call him grandfather. The individual is the same but
the manner in which different people address him varies. Similarly
the same God is given different names by the followers of
different religions; they hail Him as Allah, Jesus, Rama, Krishna,
Buddha, and so on. Though the names vary, God is one and the same.
Therefore, there is really no room for dispute between people
belonging to different religions. You may address God by the name
of your choice but all calls go to the same destination. Goal is
one and God also is one.
Scholarship will not
protect or redeem you; only Pure Love can. Pure Love is like a
well- paved, one-way road with no speed breakers. You can rush
along it to God at whatever speed you want. Overcoming all
obstacles, you must keep rushing towards God. That must be the
characteristic of your spiritual journey.
a Divine Discourse of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
E-Magazine, September 15, 2003