So Says Sai ... The second element is water. In water, you will find that one of these senses has disappeared and that is the smell. We do not smell water butMessage 1 of 662 , Jun 1, 2010View SourceSo Says Sai
The second element is water. In water, you will find that one of these senses has disappeared and that is the smell. We do not smell water but we have the sabda, sparsa, rupa and rasa in it. Because out of the five qualities, one, namely the smell has disappeared; we have the other four, that is the sound, the touch, the shape and the taste. These four are contained in water. So, water is not so heavy and hard as the earth. It is able to move out a little more freely than the earth can.The third element is fire. In this, one more quality has disappeared. Neither rasa nor gandha can be attributed to fire. We have only the sound, the touch and the shape exhibited by fire. Therefore, it has become lighter than either the earth or the water and it is able to go higher and higher, and more freely.
Source: Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1972.
So Says Sai ... The troubles and tribulations that come in the wake of an attempt to destroy the undesirable activities of the mind will disappear through theMessage 662 of 662 , Dec 5 5:36 AMView SourceSo Says Sai
The troubles and tribulations that come in the wake of an attempt to destroy the undesirable activities of the mind will disappear through the strict course and rules described above. What remains is only putting them into actual practice by the spiritual aspirant. Even the most powerful drug cannot effect a cure when it is brought to the bedside of the patient. The sufferer has to take it in, little by little, as per schedule, with all the attendant care, and try to assimilate it into the system. The healing principle of the drug must pervade the entire body; the body must be suffused with the drug. Similarly, the authoritative texts (siddhanthas) and the Vedanta have no power to destroy individual faults and weaknesses.If full results are wanted, then one must give up all false and low feelings and act according to the true teachings of the Vedanta and the siddhanthas. If one does, one will attain the fruit. The secret of success in meditation lies in the purity of the inner life of the spiritual aspirant. The success is proportionate to the importance the spiritual aspirant gives to right conduct (san-marga).Everyone has the right to achieve this high degree of success. I do not say this in just a quiet tone; I declare this loud enough for all quarters to hear. Knowing this, meditate and advance! Do meditation and progress! Realize the Atma!
Source: DHYANA VAHINI (Stream of Meditation)