Swami's letters to Devotees and Students
AN ELDERLY WOMAN
An elderly woman grieving her husband's
passing received a surprise letter of comfort from Bhagawan,
Wedding binds two persons together as
husband and wife. What were they to each other minutes before? The one
would not have worried for the other if the wedding had not happened!
Where were the son, and the brother
before they were conceived and born? Life is an interlude between what
was and what will be. This interlude should be used not to lament over
what cannot be helped or set right, but to seek God, see Him and take
refuge in Him. Your husband lived such a life in the light of Truth he
had glimpsed. He did no wrong to anyone; he loved and served the
suffering and the illiterate. He salvaged many families from penury
and infamy. He helped many young people to go through college. Many
sick persons were saved by his timely donations. He was ever cheerful
and spread cheer wherever he went. And, at last, God willed that he
cast away the body that limited him. Of what profit is it now to
calculate what might have happened, had he not gone to Madras that
Your duty from now on is to sustain the
fame he earned, to follow the ideals he had placed before himself.
Your husband is here, in MY presence now, and he will be there forever
as he had wished to be when alive. Swami will not allow him to be
separated from the Presence. He is now free from bonds and boundaries.
You are indeed fortunate that destiny
drew you to him and gave you so many years of loving companionship
with such a fine person. His thoughts were pure; there was no blemish
of envy, hatred, or greed in him. So his place is with Me, forever. I
am writing this letter to you in order to shower on you the cool rain
of love. That rain will scotch the flames of grief that are now raging
in you. Your husband is at Prasanthi Nilayam, in the presence of
Sairam, having attained that climax by his spiritual attainments.
HAS NO DISTANCE
During Bhagawan’s absence from Prasanthi
Nilayam in earlier years, He used to send letters to be read out loud
for all the residents; to bring them joy and make them aware that He
was thinking of them, and knew of their whereabouts—no matter the
Blessings to all at the Mandir!
Tell them to fulfill the duties assigned
and carry out the responsibilities fixed. The daily schedule of Pooja,
Dhyana, Bhajan, Sankeertan and study should be followed punctually and
with faithful devotion. People should move along with others with love
and reverence. Of what benefit is Sadhana if it is done without
controlling jealousy, envy, pride, anger, and malice?
However long you may live in the Ashram,
these vices will yet undermine whatever merit you acquire. The proof
of the rain is the wetness of the ground. The proof of Sadhana is the
subjugation of the senses. Give up irrelevant and impertinent talks
and activity; cultivate self-examination, self-discovery; develop the
inner eye, the inner discipline. Make the best of this chance acquired
as a result of the good done many previous lives. Of course, Swami's
DISCLOSING HIS OMNISCIENCE AND DIVINE QUALITIES:
DEAR CHILD VEERBHADRAM
Dear child Veerbhadram!
You are Badhram (meaning: happy, full of
confidence and joy). Aren't you? You might answer, "What kind of
bhadram is this?" Of course, that answer is natural.
When life flows clear and smooth with no
hurdles to cross, to feel that it is all because of one's own choice
and to forget God, and when that flow encounters obstacles and
obstructions at every turn, to lament and lose heart—are these not
signs of the intellectual frailty inherent in man? You, too, are human,
dear Bhadram; therefore, it is no wonder that you are overcome by
depression and despair when troubles bother you at every step.
Bangaroo! Man only is the target of
trouble; trees are not. Even when they are, they have no capacity to
express how deep they are hurt.
And though the life of man is basically
a manifestation of Immortality and an unbroken stream of Ananda, he
strays away from the awareness of the Atman, the spring of that Ananda,
slavishly yielding to the ravishing tactics of the mind, the reason,
and the vagaries of the ego. Sinking and floating, rising and falling
on the turbid waves of the sea of delusion, he is tossed between
anxiety and calm, grief and joy, pain and pleasure. He is afflicted
with the evanescence of the world and the unreality of his plans and
Why are you confound and confused by
this false panorama? Remember, you are thereby despising and denying
your own Atmic identity. You have stored in your brain the Vedas, the
Sastras, the Puranas, the Ithihasas and the Upanishads, but you behave
like dull boor; you bewail your lot and weep at your plight, as it is
not worthy of the learning you have accumulated. You have to draw
strength and courage therefrom and further the blossoming of holy,
Should this one single trouble—want of
money—make you stoop in weakness and fear? You have with you, and you
know its efficacy, the Name, which is Dhanvanthari for the ills and
anxieties of man. Instead of letting the name dance merrily on the
tongue, why are you paying attention to what you call 'loss,' 'grief,'
You are the repository of so many
branches of scriptural scholarship; but you have neither realized
their value nor attempted to experience the joy they can give you.
This must be your goal. On the other hand, you are spending your days
contentedly and with vast self-satisfaction, as if the biggest purpose
to which you can devote your learning is exhibiting it in speech and
demonstrating it in outer behavior. The result is, you are led into
the baseless belief that you are being 'attacked' by anxieties and
Really speaking, these are all objective
phenomena, passing clouds that are but a feature of the external
nature. The Ananda that the Atma can confer on you cannot be lessened
or hindered in the least. Have faith in this Truth. Don't you know,
Bangaroo, the freedom, the delight and the peace that you can derive
by the contemplation of the Ananda that the unbroken awareness of the
Atma can endow you with! Then, though mountains roll on your head, do
not get attached with, or affected by, happenings in the objective
To preach to others is quite easy; but
it is extremely difficult to put even a fraction of what is preached
into actual practice and experience the felicity promised. You have
been announcing in ringing tones that Swami knows everything; Swami is
the Unitive Embodiment of all the names and forms by which man has
adored God down the millennia. But you forget to establish its truth
in your life, which problems overwhelm you.
Don't I know? The other day, when you
were reduced to plead with your father for help and when you were
about to proceed to where he resides, your wife suggested, "We shall
write to Swami about our troubles and losses," let me ask, why you
told her, "I won't allow this; you should not write." May I tell you
the reason? You thought she might inform me various other details!
Don't I know? Can I know if she writes to me? Foolish Bangaroo!
Don't I know that you went to
Ramachandrapuram, proposing to give a series of talks on the [Bhagavad]
Gita and returning with a minus balance? The 'Gita discourse' did not
receive the response you expected, since your talk was pervaded and
polluted by the Burrakatha style that has struck roots in you since
long. It cannot easily be overcome. Bear with it patiently and by
steady effort, get rid of this tendency. If you desire that your Gita
talks should be appreciated, some improvements are called for. Without
effecting them, why do you moan, be gloomy and dejected, blaming your
scholarship and your experience as mere useless loads?
Well, for me, who is fostering all these
worlds, fostering you and your family is no burden. I am giving you
these series of troubles, in order to teach you some lessons. "Study
is not all important. Practicing what you have learnt is very
necessary." My purpose is to bring to your notice this facet of the
process of learning.
Let me tell you this. He who but plants
a sapling cannot but water it; if he had no will to water it, he
wouldn't have planted it. This is the identifying principle of the
Atma and the Jiva, the Universal and the Individual, God and man. You
had written and published that the name of Swami is dancing in home
after home, that Swami's Form is being adored in home after home. And
for this little vision, you were filled with Ananda. No, it is not
every home only; the Sai Name will arouse ecstatic delight filling the
entire world, nay, every inch of it. People sing now, "All is Sai-full,
this world is Baba-full." This fullness will be realized, without
doubt. Be bold; be in bliss; take up the burden of the duties assigned
to you. Seek the realization of the four goals of man-justice,
prosperity, righteous desire, and liberation from bondage.
When you resolve to progress on these
lines the Lord of Parthi (Sai Ram) will Himself be available to you as
the God who will lift you and liberate you. Therefore, Bangaroo, seek
and gain your own motivating principle, I will never give you up. I
will forget you, no never.
You have been maligning the rich; give
up this erroneous habit. Not only the rich; you should not dishonor
anyone in any manner in any measure. Remember, Sai resides in all men;
so maligning any person involves the maligning of Sai Himself. If they
are bloated in their ego, they will suffer. How can it affect you?
Convey my blessings to your wife and children.
I have written this long letter out of
the compassion and love I bear towards you. I have not written this
out of anger or a sense of hurt. Be ever in joy; be ever intent on
practice and experience.
The Resident of your Heart,
SELECTIONS FROM LETTERS WRITTEN TO STUDENTS OF THE BRINDAVAN CAMPUS:
1 DEC 1971
I suppose all the hostel boys are happy?
Is the discipline being properly maintained? Exercise some control in
regard to your thoughts, words and actions and understand and carry
out SAI's command, work hard and study with interest. Do not let down
your parents and their hopes and expectations but strive to make them
happy. Studying in SAI's college, staying in SAI's nilayam and being
frequently in SAI's company, you should feel SAI's presence everywhere.
It is only when you understand and assimilate SAI's ideals of living
that SAI's Grace is showered on you.
In my presence you display utmost
obedience and reverence, but in my physical absence, you indulge in
careless and vulgar actions. You may think that they are for your good
but the truth is not hidden from Me. Understand that SAI is present (resides)
in your heart; it is SAI's wishes and not yours. That should be
materialized in your actions, it is understood that you don't believe
that SAI resides in your heart.
SAI is your Thaai, Maai, Aayi. So, do
not give place to any ill feelings but conduct yourselves towards one
another as brothers do.
Convey my blessings to all
The secret of perfect health lies in
keeping the mind always cheerful never worried and never hurried
How are you all? Are you pursuing the
same old habits or has there been any change? Has there been any
acquisition of noble ideas and ideals? In winnowing, the dry outer
coverings are removed from the grain. Similarly, you should also
separate and isolate the seeds of bad thoughts and emotions from the
good and healthy ones. Let not the seeds of bad thought sprout
anywhere near you. At least from this Sankranthi day onwards, live up
to the word you've given to Swami and walk along the flowery path
shown by SAI. Receive in full SAI's Grace and Love. Lead your life
with good thoughts, good inclinations and good ideals. Strive to
attain the fruits of your studies. SAI is your 'Hridayasthaayi'. SAI
is the One who grants your wishes. It is this SAI, who is your Thaai:
Blessings to All,
11 JULY 1972
To All Hostel Boys!
How are you? You are very happy because
I am not there. No, no, I am here, there and everywhere. Swami is
Love. Love is Swami. Therefore, Love is there. There are two kinds of
love. One is called Personal love and the other is called Impersonal.
Personal love relates to the physical part of the being and Impersonal
to the spiritual part. Life is intended to practice Impersonal love,
because this Love is revealed in your heart and then you realize
wonderful universal truth, spirit or existence, which is called God.
To devote yourself to Swamiji in order
to realize Him means shedding your individual sense and knowing that
you are Universal Truth and spirit. This is possible only when you
transcend the individual sense or the ego sense in you. The ego sense
is the cause of your unhappiness, bondage and misery in the world.
'SAI KRISHNA' through Geetha has asked
you to surrender yourself to the Divine completely and be free from
the ego sense. When the ego sense is eliminated you shall have the
universal vision and based upon that vision you love all alike. God is
love and He dwells in love. In one who dwells in God, God dwells in
him. God as love is dwelling in your hearts and therefore, the Kingdom
of Heaven is within you. When you realize this truth in the freshness
and beauty of the Immortal Spirit. Let thy life sing with the music of
17 JULY 1972
Little knowledge is a dangerous thing
making one conceited, it causes his downfall. Ego is the root cause of
Realizing is resting. Laziness is
rusting. Is it not the truth? Surrender of the disciple and blessings
of the Swamiji (God) smoothens the path of self-realization. Life
without Swamiji is like a boat without a rudder. Churning the mind
with self-inquiry gives the cream of Knowledge. Love is the
manifestation of self-illumined. Like water in a reversed pot, the
spiritual knowledge does not enter the mind pot. Man's heart is the
temple of the Divine. Don't inflame it with ideas of mine and thine.
"Time lost is life lost". Doing one's
duty however small, in an unattached manner gives rise to the
awakening of self-awareness. Ego is limiting and pushing one into
darkness. Truth is a flame of life, trying to reach the peak of
attainment! The angry do not go to hell but inflame hell fire wherever
they are. Water does not stay in the basket. Wisdom does not stay in
the mind passionate. Mind is like a dog, wanders without any objective...
This is My Love
LETTER WRITTEN TO A DEVOTEE FROM THE
You as body, mind or soul are a dream
but what you really are is Existence, Knowledge, Bliss. You are the
God of the Universe. You are creating the whole universe and drawing
it in. To gain the infinite universal individuality, the miserable
little prison individuality must go. Bhakti is no crying or any
negative condition. It is the seeing of all in all we see.
It is the heart that reaches the goal;
follow the heart.
A pure heart seeks beyond the intellect.
It gets inspired. Whatever we do reacts upon us, if we do good, we
shall have happiness and if evil, unhappiness. Within you is the
mighty ocean of nectar divine. Seek it within you, feel it, free it,
it is here the Self, it is not the body, the mind, the intellect, the
brain, it is not the desire of the desiring, it is not the object of
Above all, there you are. All these are
simply manifestations. You appear as the smiling flower, as the
twinkling star. What is there in the world, which make you desire
With Blessings and Love,
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
1 JANUARY 1974
Wish you a happy and peaceful New Year.
What is the happiest day in your life? All are happy days to a person
of true knowledge. Happiness is an internal conscious experience,
which comes as an effect of the extinction of mental or physical
desire. The lesser the desire, the greater is the happiness, so that
perfect happiness consists in the destruction or satisfaction of all
desires in the Absolute Being. Life is an experience meant to train
the individual for a higher, deeper and more expanded state of
existence through the experience of the results of action. The aim of
everybody's life is the attainment of complete perfection in the
Prema is not an illusion. It is a
reality and actuality for those who have realized oneness in life.
What is man's dearest possession apart
from his life; one's dearest possession is one's own true Self and
there is no permanently dear thing apart from that.
God is great, all others are mere dusts.
God only is real and great. Everything
else is unreal and valueless. I go further and say that God only
exists and there is nothing second to SAI (God).
Let every human being remake himself.
Let us understand that we live not for money making, not for
fulfilling our wants, not for scholarly and intellectual pursuits, but
for spiritual development. Effects of karma's of the past have to be
effaced with karma's backed by PREMA.
Every karma must have a background of
It is only in this world that spiritual
progress can be made. Annihilation of ego and dissolution of desires
can be made here and now. Conquer desires, the little 'I' feeling,
Vaasanas, vikaras, raga and dwesha. All these have built this world of
appearances and illusions.
Fill the heart with the LIGHT of PREMA
so that the evil qualities of hate, greed and conceit find no place
In winnowing, the dry outer coverings
are separated from the grain. So too, you should separate the bad
thoughts and emotions from the good and healthy ones. From this
Sankraanthi Day onwards, walk along the FLOWERY PATH shown by SAI.
Receive in full SAI's Grace and Love.
SAI is your Hridaya Sthaayi. SAI is the ONE who BLESSES your life with
PEACE. SAI is the ONE who grants your wishes.
IT IS THIS SAI, WHO IS YOUR THAAYI (Mother).
With Blessings and Love,
5 AUGUST 1974
Accept My Blessings and Love. In the
world today so full of people who are selfish, unloving and unloved,
this brand, this kind of atheism is almost a religion.
What is the SELF? It is the Self that
says 'Not I' for if it says so, then it is unreal self, since the real
Self has no thought of itself. The real Self is the selfless self, the
self that has no thought either of or for itself.
It is the Self that has forgotten itself
because somehow it remembers itself only in others. It is the Self
that seeks the truth without a thought of self because truth is
selfless wisdom. It is the Self that is quiet because quietness is the
cessation of self through the wordlessness of the mind. It is the Self
in wordless meditation, because wordless meditation is the stopping of
the mind through union with the Divine. It is the Self that does not
judge, does not evaluate, does not compare, does not condemn, does not
separate, does not seek security of any kind, and does not seek even
It is the Self that has completely
abolished itself and yet in a strange and mystical fashion is never
more complete, never more real, never more itself than it has ever
been. This is the real Self.
God is Love, Love is Selflessness.
Selflessness is the abolition of all sense of selfhood and
separativeness, all thoughts of you, all identification with the
isolative life of the counterfeit being called self. Self is
separativeness. Separativeness is the denial of wholeness. Wholeness
is God. The denial of God is Godlessness, God privation, atheism.
Atheism therefore as now understood, is not the denial of this or that
religion, or the denial of this or that concept of God. It is rather
the denial of a life of love, which is the nature of God. It is the
assertion of the life of self, which is negation of the being of God.
In short, real atheism is the denial of love, the assertion of
The process of God-ward called
self-sacrifice is in its most real essence, love. For, God is love and
love alone can lead to Him. As the most God-full act is the act of
love, so the most God-less act is the act of non-love or hate. But
hate, which is separativeness, can arise only when there is
selfishness or self-fullness. Thus it comes to pass that the most
Godless, loveless act is the act of selfishness or self-fullness.
Love must be completely selfless to be
God-ward, to be Divine. Its creation must be the beloved first, its
technique must be your happiness not mine. This way to happiness is
the forgetting of oneself and the remembering of God (Sai Krishna).
Whatever we do reacts upon us. If we do
good, we shall have happiness and if evil, unhappiness. Within you is
the real happiness, within you is the mighty ocean of the nectar
Divine. Seek it within you, feel it, feel it. It is here, the Self; it
is not the body, the mind, the intellect, the brain. iI is not the
desire nor the desiring. It is not the object of the desire. Above all,
these you are. All these are simply manifestations. You appear as the
smiling flower, as the twinkling stars. What is there in this world,
which can make you desire anything?
It is the pure heart that reaches the
goal. Follow the heart. A pure heart seeks beyond the intellect. It
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Through the awareness of the Divine
alone can we really bring true peace to the world. There is no doubt
that considerable effort is being made by great leaders of the world
in the material plane to bring about peace and harmony. But Sai does
not see any sign of their success.
The only way left is for us to turn our
mind within ourselves and find out the true and everlasting basis, the
supreme source, from which alone can we get true happiness and peace
in the world. The basis is GOD, who is in fact dwelling in the hearts
of everyone of us. He is the Universal Spirit.
Every one of us is the very embodiment
of Divinity. Your true being is Sath-Chit-Ananda, representing
Existence-Consciousness-Bliss. You have forgotten this truth. Remember
it now, and take the holy and powerful name of the Reality until your
mind disappears and you stand revealed as Truth itself, and enjoy, as
Sai has been enjoying, the Eternal Bliss which never exhausts itself.
The time will come when the whole of
this dream will vanish. To everyone of us there must come a time when
the whole universe will be found to have been a mere dream, when we
shall find that the soul is infinitely better than its surroundings.
In this struggle through we call environments, there will come a time
when we shall find that these environment were almost zero in
comparison with the power of the soul. It is only a question of time,
and time is nothing in the infinite. It is a drop in the ocean. We can
afford to wait and be calm.
(Baba) Sri Sathya Sai Baba
YOU IN ME AND I IN YOU
The bird with you, the wings with Me;
The foot with you, the way with Me;
The eye with you, the form with Me;
The thing with you, the dream with Me;
The world with you, the heaven with Me;
So are we free, so are we bound;
So we begin and so we end;
You in Me and I in you.
My Dear Boys!
Accept my Love and Blessing. I received
all your letters. Give all that is yours to Sai Krishna lovingly. Like
the fool who squanders his life’s boon, you, too, can receive Bliss
from above and still look for the sun at high noon. Give all yours to
Sai and merge with Him, just like a moth that flies into the flame.
Then you will surmount all problems. He is reality. Life is a false
game. My Boys! Be Happy and study well. Your Sai is always with you
and around you.
NEW YEAR MESSAGE
Convey My New Year Blessing to all boys.
Tell them that they should study well and pass their examinations in
the First Class. They also lead an ideal and worthy life by implicitly
following Swami’s Commands and cultivating high and noble thoughts.
They should shape themselves into boys having good qualities, good
behavior and a pure mind.
If they nurture such sacred ideas at a
young age they will stand in good stead both in youth and in old age.
Such sacred ideas will remain with them throughout their lives and
express themselves in all actions. Also tell them that they should
avoid excessive talk and should give no opportunity to go out of their
way to establish unnecessary contacts with each other. Instead, they
should fulfill the purpose for which they have come and follow the
ideals of Sai.
Ultimately, this is what will remain.
This alone will take them to the goal and shower Grace. No one is
related or attached to the other.
The only true and permanent relationship
is with Sai and all other attachment is merely worldly and false. This
truth must fill their heart to the brim and continue to ring within
Tell the boys to study hard and write
the exams well. The opportunity, which they are getting, is indeed a
great boon, which even Devas aspire for. Once this great opportunity
slips away, it is lost forever and this atmosphere can never be
regained. The Avatar will soon be recognised by one and all and the
entire world will come to His feet and turn towards the spiritual path.
Make the best use of your time now so that you do not repent
unnecessarily later. What is the use of all your studies if you cannot
grasp the real Vidya.
Convey My Love and Blessings to all the
boys and tell them to be disciplined. This opportunity would never
come again and ask them to make best use of it. Even countless births
would not get them back this opportunity.
Accept my Love and Blessings. What is
morality in the hands of a philosopher? A good deal depends on the
definition of the morality especially in the hands of a philosopher.
If he looks upon morality as only a convenience imposed by common
consent by the people on themselves, the philosopher would presumably
attach very little importance to moral issues arising in that
connection. If on the other hand, his views lead him to look upon
morality as something more than a convenience of life, as having a
basis more fundamental and rooted in eternal verities, then naturally
the importance of morality to him would be very great. It is purely a
question of definition and attitude. My Love and Blessings to all.
How are all of you? Truth is that which
does not hold anyone in dissatisfaction but elevates one to more
genuine form of happiness, until its Absolute state is reached. It is
not contradicted by any other experience and does not point to the
existence of any thing better or higher than it. That which never
changes and is unrestricted by anything is Truth.
Physical Science is objective and cannot
lead to the Absolute Truth, but Spiritual Science or Brahma Vidya can
lead to the Absolute Truth. GOD alone is Truth, all others are mere
dust. Do you agree? Yes, GOD alone is real and great; everything else
is unreal and valueless. There is nothing second to GOD. Live in GOD.
My Love to all.
Blessings to all. Tell the boys to maintain silence, be disciplined
and study hard and do well in the exams to please Swami.
In this age of Kali, when the evil force
are rampant and destroying all good people, when even the devotees of
GOD are going down to these bad evils, the name of GOD alone can save
anyone. Tell everyone to take this “Sai” Mantra and live with it
throughout their lives. It is the name that will guide and save.
Many devotees have come here and I am
busy with the constructions going on; hence I could not write anything
to the boys. Give them My Love and Blessings.
These days we are unfortunately
witnessing before our own eyes all the evils of the Kali age being
very freely practiced by men and women everywhere, thus inviting the
consequent inevitable sufferings upon themselves and others. To
counteract the evil forces that are gaining ground, the only way
prescribed is the chanting of Sai’s name, the glory of which has been
extolled again and again. All devotees and well wishers of humanity
should now wholeheartedly take to the chanting of the name of Sai (their
Mantra) for longer hours daily with faith and devotion and thus
contribute their mite towards bringing in peace and happiness, in this
present day world of strife, turmoil and unhappiness.
My Blessings to all
Accept My Blessings. On this 1st day of
January, Blessings to you for a long, healthy, happy, peaceful,
comfortable life with the experience of spiritual bliss. All of you
should grow into ideal persons. New Year Blessings and drops of Love.
All the boys must study well and cultivate discipline, humility and
obedience. A life devoid of Divine Grace is verily no life at all.
A birth wherein the Love of GOD is not
secured is really no birth at all. Therefore, take to the path of
spirituality, undertake the necessary Sadhana and become worthy
recipients of Sai’s Love and Grace. Education merely for living is
like chaff without the grain. This is also not education in the true
sense of the term. Practice Sai’s ideals and experience Atmaananda.
Love and Blessings to all.
My beloved teachers and boys!
Accept My Love and Blessings. In this
world of change, we meet with various vicissitudes of life, both
pleasant and unpleasant. We are afflicted with disease, both mental
and physical. The body is stricken with diseases and the mind with
worries. In this state of our unhappiness, turmoil and misery, there
is only one way and that is to take refuge in Sai.
Sai alone can remove these difficulties
and disease and bring us to health, peace and prosperity. He who has
got Sai’s name on his lip is a Jeevan Muktha, because continuous
remembrance of Sai eliminates the ego sense and grants him the
realisation of his immortal, changeless Self. The name is a link
between the devotee and Sai. It brings the devotee face to face with
Sai enables him to attain knowledge of his oneness with Sai.
Your Sai, your Own Sai, (Sri Sathya
29.3.1981 (Telugu New Year Blessings)
Blessings. Because I am now immersed in activities that do not allow a
moment’s break, I do not have the opportunity to talk to you all
Sai is always with each of you wherever
you are. Be assured. The problems of the country can be solved only
when the special role of education is recognised and efforts made to
realise it. On you, the students, and efforts made to realise it. On
you, the students, depends the progress or decline of the country. You
are the builders of future India. You are the roots of the tree, the
basement of the building. You have to journey longer than the others.
So it is not enough if you pour over plenty of books. You must equip
yourselves to be the guardians of the society and the pillars of the
nation. You must fill your consciousness with a sense of
responsibility. You have to revive the culture of Bharath.
Discipline and sense of duty has to
bloom in you. Do not struggle only for “Marks” but try to avoid
“Remark” on your conduct. You must act as a support of peace in the
country and must not, like the uneducated, lose control of yourselves
and take part in anti-social activities and destructive incidents. You
must shape yourselves as Divine Messengers of the ideals of
intelligent service that is the hallmark of a good citizen. For, the
purpose of education is the transformation of all aspects of life into
full strength and joy.
It is not the provision of begging bowls
to the youth, and calling them degrees. Jobs are not so fundamental;
inner joy is the important gain. Suyoga is more important than udyoga
(Employment). From the menial to the minister, the current cry is for
jobs. Udyoga really means ‘ Higher Yoga’ and it is available to
everyone at all times. Education must confer humility; it must
transform, moral, mental and spiritual fields and purify thought, word
and deed. The educated must gladden the heart of the parents; when
that is done, it bears fruit.
Education is fir life; not for earning a
living, remember. May you all be earnest and skilled builders of a
happy and prosperous country. May all of you contribute to the
establishment of Ananda in all hearts.
Sai is always with you. Be Happy with
With Love and Blessings
I am not the body - a mass of flesh,
bones and blood.
I am not the mind – a bundle of wasteful
desires, manifest and unmanifest.
I am not the feeling - of infatuation
that obstructs the way to liberation;
I am that Eternal Paramathman, who is
aware of the power that I Am.
Accept My Blessings. Received your letters full of fragrant flower of
information and prayerful salutations. They have caused this nice
letter to be sent to you. This letter is giving joy to Sai and
bringing Sai to you.
The need of the hour is not to picture
life as garden of happiness and romantic love, but to hold it out as a
battlefield meant to be lived as an ideal of heroism and courage. In
the present circumstances, a play with words would be of no use at
all. By obtaining mere degrees, we can make neither your motherland
glow with glory nor can you blossom forth yourselves.
Seeking Truth, you should transform
yourselves into great devotees, lovers of GOD and be ready for any
supreme sacrifice including laying down life itself. Bidding goodbye
to all selfishness and Self-interest, making Divine Love as the bow
and Wisdom as the arrow, you should forth as heroic students, placing
your faith in the transcendental Truth and GOD.
You should know that you are born to
achieve great and stupendous tasks in life. You are the children of
GOD. Heroes in action, great soldiers in the age of Kali, full of
compassion and Divine Love and resolved to make Divinity resound with
success in the world.
This is not the time for rest and sleep.
The future emergence of a glorious new Bharath is dependent upon you.
the mother is awaiting your arrival on the scene. If the morality of
Bharath is destroyed, the world will sink into utter ruin. If the
spirituality of a Bharath suffers and setback, it will be to the
determent to the rest of the world. The unity and the integrity of the
nation would suffer a setback. The morality of Bharath is its sweet
experience of Divine Love. the love for GOD should saturate and flow
as the very life-blood.
Hearts should fill and overflow with
waves of idealism. Do not become slaves of external life and education
and destroy the small saplings of spirituality in your heart light the
lamps of Truth and dispel all weakness in your heart. you are
messengers of GOD and not servants of the Lord of Death. Establish the
Kingdom of devotion. Earn the love of GOD. Develop spiritual knowledge
along with worldly education. Love based on gunas suffers
modifications. Make that transcendental Love as your own goal in the
Do not become slaves of low desires and
feelings. Make spirituality as your dwelling place. Every object in
creation is transient. It is only the Bliss of Atma, which is
inexhaustible. Strive to attain it. Only through Love of GOD can you
attain such bliss and develop it into full fruition. The inner
significance of ‘Krishna Tulaa Bhaara’ is to show that all the wealth
of the world, with all its gold and diamonds, cannot match GOD.
It is only Divine Love, which is equal
to Him. Foster such devotion in your hearts. Most of you have not
understood the principles that Swami embodies, nor can you comprehend.
Understand Sai’s Love. you cannot trace any selfishness in any corner
of Sai. Whatever He does, is for your sake. There is nothing in the
world, which Sai needs.
Camphor is white as also the celestial
Stars are white and also the wings of a
And so is the sweet smile of beautiful
Sweeter than sweet juice of sugarcane or
Even the wine, is the love of Sai.
The Love of Sai is more soothing and
comforting than the sight of a beautiful flower or the sweet smile of
an innocent child.
Sai’s word can confer all joy, happiness
and prosperity on the world
Sai’s look can shower the delight of the
rain of the paarijaatha flower
Sai’s Hand can confer the comfort of a
loving mother’s hand.
This alone is for your joy and welfare -
the conferer of Love.
I expect from you only one thing, that
you should transform yourselves into ideal children full of Bliss, the
very embodiments of Atma, proving all this to the world by your
behavior and conduct in life. That alone is True Education. All other
types of education are only its limbs and parts.
What happiness did the Demon Somakasura
enjoy, stealing the sacred scriptures and abusing Hari? What did the
ten-headed Ravana carry with him, seeking the wife of another person?
By how much did Duryodana gain by denying even an inch of space to
Pandavas? Could Kamsa, who vengefully and watchfully killed the
innocent children of his sister, save himself from death?
Even today that would be the fate of
people, who are opposed to Dharma. What more can I convey to you?
Recognising his Truth, carefully follow the proper path and conduct
The Resident of your heart.
Courtesy: Sai Devotees