So Says Sai
- So Says Sai
Mission on which the Lord comes on this EarthIt is to clear the path of spiritual progress of Man that the Avathaar (Divine Incarnation) has come. The ashaanthi (restlessness) in which man is immersed has to be curbed. That is what is meant by, parithraanaaya saadhoonam - "the saving of saadhus," the saving of all good jeevis (individual beings) from the tentacles of ashaanti (grief) caused by want of knowledge of the relative unimportance of worldly things. All jeevis must get shaanthi and santhosha; that is the mission on which the Lord comes again and again on this earth. He selects a place full of pavithrathwam (holiness) and Dhivyathwam (divinity) and takes on the human form, so that you may meet Him and talk, understand and appreciate, listen and follow, experience and benefit.The tragedy is that when Godhead is invisible, formless, you concretize it as you like and pray to it and get consolation and strength out of it; but when it is before you, concretized in human form, you doubt and discuss and deny! People fall before the stone Naaga (snake) and pour milk on it and wash it lovingly with sacred waters; when it materializes into an actual cobra, they flee in fear! But a true bhaktha has no fear or disbelief.Source: Sathya Sai Speaks 01 - 1953-60.
- 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 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)