RE: food for thought 12th November
Dear Friends,Those interested in joining the 24 hour Peace Vigil of the Sathya Sai group,can go across to the Sai School after Dr Amir Farid's Session at PLS on Saturday 13 from 4-6pm on the Importance of Spirituality in Healing.If you have not registered for the Voices of Peace, Conscience & Reason one day Forum on Tuesday 16November,2010 at the KL Golf & Counry Club from 9am - 4.30pm,you can still do so by calling Dr Vani:012 3930647 or email: pcore2010@.... Be prepared to stay on for the whole day and participate fully to make it a success.Thanks.John Gurusamy.
Subject: FW: food for thought 12th November
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 06:09:48 +0800
From: K. Ravindran [mailto:rewe41@...]
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 6:09 AM
Subject: food for thought 12th November
"And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;"
2 Corinthians 5:18
“Message of the Lord”!
“Loving Legend – Living Legacies"!
Today's Episode – "Water Comes from God - II"
Sai Inspires - November 12, 2010
What is a simple and powerful strategy to win God's Grace? Swami kindly explains to us today.
Have you read the twenty-fourth episode of
"Loving Legend - Living Legacies"?
Bhajan is very necessary to melt the heart of God. When you do Nagar Sankirtan early in the morning, everybody will get up and listen to the Divine Name. Hearing the name of God as soon as they wake up will fill them with great bliss and enthusiasm. Constantly remember the name of God; never forget Him. This is the noblest path; the true spiritual practice. When you do this, you will be immensely blessed.
-Divine Discourse, 24-05-2008.
All are One, be alike to everyone. - Baba
TODAY'S CONTEMPLATION Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
So Says Sai
The ego is most easily destroyed by bhakthi, by dwelling on the magnificence of the Lord and by rendering service to others as children of the Lord. You can call on the Lord by any name, for all names are His; select the Name and Form that appeals to you most. That is why Sahasranaamas are composed for the various forms of God; you have the freedom and the right to select any one of the thousand. The Guru will give you the Name and Form suited to your temperament and samskaaras (meritorious acts). If the Guru commands you under a threat and orders you to adopt a line of saadhana declaring "This is my aajna (command)," then you can tell him that the main thing is your satisfaction, not his. You have to do the saadhana in an atmosphere of joy and contentment.
The Guru should not force the disciple to grow with a bent in the direction that he prefers; the disciple has the right to develop on his own lines, according to his samskaaras and bent of mind. The old relationship of Guru and sishyas has today become topsy-turvy; rich and influential sishyas now rule the Guru and dictate how he should behave; and the Gurus also, keen on accumulating fame and wealth, stoop to the tactics recommended by the sishyas and thus lower their status. So, examine the Guru and his credentials, his ideals and practice before accepting him.
Source: Sathya Sai Speaks 01 - 1953-60.
There is no shame in walking the Right Path
You must dive deep into the sea to get the pearls. What good is it to dabble among the waves near the shore and swear that the sea has no pearls in it and that all tales of its existence are false. So also if you must realise the full fruit of this Avathaar, dive deep and get immersed in Sai Baba.
Half-heartedness, hesitation, doubt, cynicism, listening to tales, all are of no avail. Concentrated complete faith - that alone can bring victory. This is true to any worldly activity, is it not? How much more true must it be, therefore in the spiritual field? But if you have already attached yourselves to some one name and form, do not change it, do not choose another in place of the Prema swaruupam (embodiment of love).
A hundred people might come to your house and even treat you with affection, but you do not address them as Pappa or daddy. Have your mind fixed on one; do not now and then allow clouds of doubt, like "Is He great?" "Is He God?" to dim your faith. Be bold. Acknowledge the glory that you have witnessed; proclaim the joy that you have experienced; confess to the grace that you have earned.
When people ask you whether you too are going to Puttaparthi, for example, and whether you too are doing Bhajana, say "Yes" proudly, for there is no shame in walking on the right path!
- From Swami's Akanda Bhajan Discourse, 10th July' 1959.
Om Sai Ram
Divine Akanda Bhajan message
Swami once said most wonderfully in old Mandir Portico :
" WHEN YOU SING A BHAJAN WITH THE WORD "SAI" IN IT, IT MEANS THAT EVERYONE WHO SING IT ARE REACHING FOR ME AND I WILL REACH TO THEM TOO.
Never ever think Whenever you sing the Lord's name with Bhakti that he will not hear you, He will, it is only whether you sing with Bhakti or not. I want all of you to remember this whenever you sing Bhajans" .
Words that everyone of us should think and ponder, As we Start another Akanda Bhajan shortly let us all understand The importance of Bhajans, Swami tells us or reminds us the Imporatance of singing Bhajans loudly and with Devotion.
Om Sai Ram
The Wise Sage.....
There once was a wise sage who wandered the countryside. One day, as he passed near a village, he was approached by a woman who told him of a sick child nearby. She beseeched him to help this child.
So the sage came to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for such a man was a rare sight.
One woman brought the sick child to him, and he said a prayer over her.
"Do you really think your prayer will help her, when medicine has failed?" yelled a man from the crowd.
"Sadly, my friend, you know little of such things" replied the sage.
The man became very angry with these words and his face grew hot and red.
He was about to say something, or perhaps strike out, when the sage walked over to him and said:
"If one word has such power as to make you so angry and hot, may not another have the power to heal?"
And thus, the sages' words and prayers started the healing of two people that day.