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 Date31:10/2017

You are judged by your spiritual discipline not by the number of temples you go to or the quantity and the cost of the offerings you have made there. Do not calculate the length of time you have spent in the company of the Lord's Name and exult! Calculate rather the length of time you wasted, away from that contact and repent. Have Lord’s Name ever in your thoughts and you can brave any calamity! Remember how Mother Sita braved the taunts, insults and tortures of the aggressors in Lanka; what gave her the mental stamina? It was the Lord’s name (Rama nama) and nothing else. Desire and anger (Kama and krodha) cannot co-exist with true devotion to God. Your devotion to God must be sincere and steady. Bhakti is not a matter of beads and beards nor does worship consist of flowers and camphor! The seedling of devotion must be carefully watered, weeded, manured, and dusted with pesticides, to yield a harvest of love, peace and joy. (Divine Discourse, Jan 29 1965)

- BABA 

 Date30:10/2017

Worry and grief of one sort or another will always be there, in the past, present, and future, while walking, dreaming, and sleeping. But place faith in the Lord and do your tasks as dedication to Him and they will definitely vanish! Remember the Lord with thankfulness at least thrice or even twice a day; that will give you great peace. Do not give up your worldly duties, but do them with the name of God on your lips. Do not involve yourselves in the affairs of others to the extent that you get so entangled that you cannot extricate yourselves. Spend your time in the contemplation of the beauties of nature, which are spread out before you in earth and sky - lovely green expanses, soothing and joyful cool breezes, the panorama of coloured clouds and the music of the birds. Sing the glories of God as you walk along. Do not talk hatefully, do not get angry, do not disturb the sky with your shouts and curses, and do not pollute the air with vengeful boasts. (Divine Discourse, Sep 2, 1958)

- BABA 

 Date29:10/2017

Atma-Rama, the Rama who confers eternal joy, is present in your heart. So repeat His Name, it is the Sun that can make the lotus in your heart bloom. Rama is not the son of Emperor Dasaratha but of the ruler of your ten senses (dasendriyas). The recital of Rama’s name must become as automatic, frequent and essential as breathing. The seed letters of Rama are from the Shiva and Narayana mantra, for it is composed of the second letters of both: Na-ra-yana and Na-mah-sivaya. The name Rama endows you with power and all the spiritual capital you need. It also has a form too, and you should picture the form when you repeat the name; then the name becomes concrete and its remembrance is easier. Live always in the presence of that form-filled name. Then life becomes one continuous worship of the Lord. (Divine Discourse, Sep 02, 1958)

- BABA 

 Date28:10/2017

The deha, the body is but an instrument to realise the Dehi or the Indweller. Realising your oneness with the Dehi must be your deeksha or steady pursuit. And this pursuit must express itself in actual practice as discipline and training of the senses (Nishtha and Sikshana). Water and fire individually cannot move a train; they must both cooperate to produce a third thing - steam. The steam moves the engine forward. Kerosene and air must both unite to form the gas which ignites in the petromax lamp to give light. Yoga is explained as chitta vritti nirodha - the curbing of mental agitations. It also means the Union which is possible when mental agitations are curbed and equanimity is achieved. Devotion, wisdom or action (Bhakti, Jnana or Karma), must all lead to the achievement of equanimity; otherwise, they are simply a sham. The curbing of the mind will take you to the winning post. (Divine Discourse, Jan 29, 1965)

- BABA 

 Date27:10/2017

Everyone has Divinity embedded in them, as well as Truth and sweetness. The only issue is one does not know how to manifest that Divinity, how to realise that Truth, and taste that sweetness. So, one carries the twin burdens of joy and grief tied to the ends of a single pole slung across his shoulders. Courage is the tonic for getting both physical as well as mental health and strength. Give up doubt, hesitation, and fear. Do not give any chance for these to strike root in your mind. By means of their inner divine strength, people can achieve anything; they can even become God. To help you give up fear and doubt, keep the Name of the Lord always on your tongue and in your mind, and dwell on the endless forms of the Lord and His limitless glory. Attach yourself to Him; then your attachment for these temporary objects will fall off; or at least, you will start seeing them in their proper proportion as having only relative reality. (Divine Discourse, Sep 02, 1958)

- BABA 

 Date26:10/2017

The Lord will manifest Himself when the pillar is split with the sword of yearning. Hiranyakashipu did it and immediately the Lord appeared from within that pillar. The Lord did not hide in the pillar anticipating the contingency. He is everywhere; and so, He was there too. The lesson Hiranyakashipu learnt was that the deha-tatwa must be split if the dehi-tatwa must reveal itself. That is to say, the ‘I-am-body' consciousness must go, if the ‘I-am-embodied’ consciousness, must emerge. So long as you are in the dehi (I-am-embodied) consciousness, no pain or grief, pride or egoism can tarnish you. A small quantity of seawater kept separately in a bottle will smell foul in a few days. As long as it is in the sea, nothing affects it. Be in the sea, as part of it; do not individualise and separate yourself. Do not feel that you are the body (deha), separate from the Indweller (dehi). (Divine Discourse, Jan 29, 1965)

- BABA 

 Date25:10/2017

There are two qualities in every person. One is the animal nature; the other is humanness. Unfortunately people are forgetting their humanness by falling prey to the six enemies of lust, anger, greed, envy, attachment and pride, and misusing God-given talents. They are thereby degrading themselves to the level of an animal. On the other hand, one should use one’s mind, status, and talents to become virtuous, pursue the path of righteousness and strive to raise oneself from the human to the Divine. All things in the world should be used properly, and not misused. A knife can be used for cutting vegetables or another's throat. How a knife is used depends on the one using it. The person’s mental state should be in proper condition. A person’s conduct is related to one’s thoughts and feelings. The heart is inherently pure. But one's thoughts can maintain that purity or pollute it. One can make or mar one’s destiny by one’s thoughts and actions. (Divine Discourse, Jul 16, 1997)

- BABA 

 Date24:10/2017

To sit in lotus posture (padmasana) and make the Kundalini shakti (spiritual energy) rise from the Mooladhara (basal plexus) to the Sahasrara (the node in the crown of the head) is not dhyana (meditation). True Meditation consists in recognising the presence of God in all types of work you do in your daily life. God is the indweller of all. To attempt to confine God to one place you choose is not meditation! According to our culture, we first pay obeisance to the work we have to do. Before we undertake any work, we should regard that work as God. That is what the Upanishads teach us, “Tasmai Namaha Karmane - I salute the work I have to do and adore God in that form". Have you seen a person who plays on the tabla or the harmonium? Before they begin to play on it, they pay obeisance to the instrument. To regard the entire creation as the form of God and to perform your duty in that spirit, is true meditation. (Divine Discourse, May 12, 1981)

- BABA 

 Date23:10/2017

The flower of penance (Tapas pushpam) is very dear to God. Penance does not require you to give up your wife and children, go to a forest, and put your head up and feet down - that is not tapas! To practice real tapas, we should abandon bad thoughts from our minds as soon as they occur! The co-ordination of thought, word and deed is tapas. Whatever thoughts sprout in your mind, to utter them as words and to put them in practice as your work is true tapas. It is in this context that scriptures reveal, “Manas Ekam, Vachas Ekam, Karmanyekam Mahatmanam - the person who can coordinate their thoughts with their words and their words with their deeds is indeed a great soul (Mahatma). Give up bad thoughts from your mind – that is sacrifice! That sacrifice will become yoga (spiritual path). Remember, giving up one's property and one's wife and going to the forest is not yoga! (Divine Discourse, May 12, 1981)

- BABA 

 Date22:10/2017

Human birth is most sacred and rare (Jantunam nara janma durlabham). The word manava (human being) also means one who is sacred. Why do we resort to debasing such a sacred human being? People advocate several good and sacred things, but when it comes to practice, they back out. When a conflict arises between precept and practice, you must have the courage to stand up to the situation and make every effort to tread the sacred path. You will, in your day-to-day life, encounter several people with bad qualities and wrong behaviour. Do not join their company. Offer them a salutation (namaskar) and move away. You may ask, why we should offer salutations to evil people. We salute good people, so as to not lose their company. We also salute the evil people requesting they move away from us. We must join the company of good people, cultivate good qualities, and lead a good life, thus sanctifying this precious life. (Divine Discourse, Nov 4, 2002)

- BABA 

 Date21:10/2017

What exactly is the meaning of ‘Sai Baba’? Sai means Sahasrapadma (the thousand petalled lotus), it means Sakshatkara (realisation or direct experience of the Lord), Ayi means mother, and Baba means father. Thus, ‘Sai Baba’ means He who is both Father and Mother and the Goal of all yogic endeavour; the ever-merciful Mother, the All-wise Father, and the Goal of all spiritual efforts. My advent is to establish righteousness (dharma samsthapana). When you are groping in a dark room, you must seize the chance when someone brings a lamp into the room. You should hurriedly collect your belongings that are scattered there, or discover where they are located, or do whatever else you need to do with the light. Similarly make the best of the chance when the Lord descends in a human form and save yourself from disaster. The undue importance that you now attach to the satisfaction of sensual desires must diminish as a result of your association with sacred books and saintly personages. [Divine Discourse, Feb 26, 1961] [Divine Discourse, Nov 4,2002]

- BABA 

Date20:10/2017

What exactly is the meaning of ‘Sai Baba’? Sai means Sahasrapadma (the thousand petalled lotus), it means Sakshatkara (realisation or direct experience of the Lord), Ayi means mother, and Baba means father. Thus, ‘Sai Baba’ means He who is both Father and Mother and the Goal of all yogic endeavour; the ever-merciful Mother, the All-wise Father, and the Goal of all spiritual efforts. My advent is to establish righteousness (dharma samsthapana). When you are groping in a dark room, you must seize the chance when someone brings a lamp into the room. You should hurriedly collect your belongings that are scattered there, or discover where they are located, or do whatever else you need to do with the light. Similarly make the best of the chance when the Lord descends in a human form and save yourself from disaster. The undue importance that you now attach to the satisfaction of sensual desires must diminish as a result of your association with sacred books and saintly personages. [Divine Discourse, Feb 26, 1961] [Divine Discourse, Nov 4,2002]

- BABA 

 
 Date19:10/2017

Do not be carried away by others’ opinions – either good or bad. Develop your own line of thinking, based on your conscience. Develop self confidence. Where there is self-confidence, there will be self-satisfaction. Where there is self-satisfaction, there will be self-sacrifice. And through self-sacrifice comes self-realisation. Self-confidence is the foundation for the building; it remains below the surface of the earth. Self-satisfaction represents the walls, self-sacrifice is the roof, and the life in this house is self-realisation. Without the foundation of self-confidence, self-realisation cannot be achieved. Therefore, build up your self-confidence slowly. In this process, start early, drive slowly and reach your goal of self-realisation safely. First and foremost, develop love. It is easier to cultivate love than all other qualities. There is nothing in this world which cannot be achieved with love. [Divine Discourse, Nov 4, 2002]

- BABA 

 Date18:10/2017

Narakasura is present in everyone as lust, hate, greed and as fear and grief, which are against the very nature of humanity. Just as an umbrella with a silk cover cannot protect you from rain but the one with a waterproof cover can, so too in this storm-driven world incessantly flushed by torrential rain, an umbrella with desire-proof and anger-proof coating is very essential. There is great latent power inherent in every¬one, and when that power is made explicit (vyakta), a human being deserves to be called individual (vyakthi). When the latent qualities from within you manifest, the demons will automatically be destroyed. Your reality is Atma; your quality is bliss (ananda). Krishna is the Super or Omni Self (Paramatma) and Satyabhama (Krishna’s consort) represents the individual self (jiva). On this auspicious day, Paramatma destroys the evil propensities with the active collaboration of the individual self! Remember, the individual self can defeat evil with the active grace of the Lord. (Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 3, Dec 1963)

- BABA 

 Date17:10/2017

When the qualities of an asura (demon) enter nara (man), he becomes Narakasura. In such a person, you find only bad qualities and evil feelings. Such a person does not join the company of the noble and does not make efforts to reach God, but makes friendship with only wicked people. Such a mentality is the consequence of evil deeds over a number of births. Ravana had acquired all types of knowledge like Rama. But unlike Rama, he joined bad company, entertained bad thoughts, and indulged in wicked deeds. Hence, people revere Rama and abhor Ravana. One is revered or ridiculed on the basis of one's conduct. Understand that none should lead a self-centred life. Wherever a good activity is taking place, wherever a prayer meeting is held, take part in them with enthusiasm. The scriptures guide us, “Give up bad company. Join the company of the noble. Perform meritorious deeds day and night.” (Divine Discourse, Nov 4, 2002)

- BABA 

 Date16:10/2017

Now, engage yourself in spiritual discipline, spiritual thoughts and spiritual company. Forget the past. At least from now on, seek to save yourself. Never yield to doubt or unsteadiness. That is a sign of ignorance. Have faith in any one Name and the Form indicated by that name. If you revere Shiva and hate Vishnu, the plus and the minus cancel out and the net result is zero. I will not tolerate the slightest hatred of any Name or Form. The wife has to revere the husband, but that does not mean that she has to hate his parents, brothers or sisters. You can never attain the Lord through hatred of one or more of His many Forms and Names. If you throw contempt at the God that another reveres, the contempt falls on your own God. Avoid factions, quarrelling, hating, scorning and fault-finding; they recoil on you. Remember everyone is a pilgrim towards the same goal; some travel by one road, some by another. (Divine Discourse, Oct 10, 1964)

- BABA 

 Date15:10/2017

God loves the flower of peace (Shanti). This flower of peace should not be interpreted to mean that you should be silent towards whoever is attacking you or blaming you. It is not that at all! If you are unmoved and unperturbed in spite of anyone finding faults in you, that is real Shanti. If you can fill your heart with love, you will always be peaceful. Through our own bad qualities, we lose peace. With truthful thoughts, you will have peace. With untruthful thoughts, you lose peace. It is only when you are free from all thoughts that you can have true peace. Your own bad thoughts are responsible for all your pain and sorrow. Through good thoughts and ideas, you will become a sadhu (saint). Sadhu does not mean one who merely wears an orange robe, shaves the head and wears holy beads (Rudrakshas). Every person who has good thoughts and good ideas is a sadhu. (Divine Discourse, 12 May, 1981)

- BABA 

 Date14:10/2017

Develop divine love (Prema) towards the Lord, the Embodiment of Supreme Divine Love. Never give room for doubts, hesitations and questions to test the Lord’s Love. “Why have my troubles not ended? How come this situation is happening to me?” Do not think that God does not care for you or He does not know you. You may not get what you want, when you want, but do not be under the impression that God does not love you or care for you. Do not get shaken in mind; never allow faith to decline. That will only add to the grief you already suffer from. Hold fast to your chosen deity – Shiva, Rama or Sai Baba. Do not lose the contact and company, for only when coal is in contact with the live embers, it can also become one. Cultivate nearness to Me in your heart and you will be rewarded with a fraction of Supreme Divine Love. (Divine Discourse, 10 Oct, 1964)

- BABA 

 Date13:10/2017

Imagine your son and servant is at home. If your son is pilfering some things or developing bad habits, you will try and control him by correcting, scolding, and persuading him to return to good ways but will never take him and hand him over to the police – will you? On the other hand, if your servant steals a small spoon, at once, you will consider handing him over to the police, isn’t it? What is the inner significance from this situation? The reason for the difference in behavior is the narrow idea 'this boy is my son’. Because the servant does not belong to you, there is no consideration for forbearance and patience! Cultivate the broad idea 'everyone is mine', then, love, patience and forbearance will grow abundantly. (Divine Discourse, May 12, 1981)

- BABA 

 Date12:10/2017

The eagle is pestered by crows so long as it has a fish in its beak. They swish past it to steal the fish out of its mouth. They pursue the bird wherever it sits for a little rest. At last, it gives up the attachment to the fish and drops it from its beak; the crows fly behind it and leave the eagle free. So leave off sense pleasures and the crows of pride, envy, malice, and hatred will fly away. Practise renunciation from now on so that you may set out on the journey when the call comes. No one knows when that will happen. Else, at that moment, you will be in tears, when you think of the house you have built, the property you have accumulated, the fame you have amassed, the trifles you have won, and so on. Know that all this is for the fleeting moment. Develop attachment for the Lord, who will be with you wherever you go. Only the years that you have lived with the Lord have to be counted as life, the rest are all out of count. (Divine Discourse, Oct 10, 1964)

- BABA 

 Date11:10/2017

The flower of ‘compassion to all living beings’ (Sarvabhute Daya Pushpam) is very dear to God. From the seed of Divinity grows the tree of creation. In this tree, the fruits are human beings who are Jeevatma. In each of these human fruits, Divinity is present as a seed. In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna said, "Beejam Maam Sarva Bhutanam" (I am the seed in all living beings in the form of Atma, the soul). Recognising the truth that God is present in the form of Atma in all living beings, being compassionate to all is what God expects from you everyday. God loves the flower of forbearance (Kshama) very much. It is truly the highest quality of a human being. Often you develop narrow ideas, thinking of 'I', 'my family', and treat others as different from 'me'. When you truly love, you develop patience and forbearance. Expand your love to encompass all living beings, that will fructify as forbearance. (Divine Discourse, May 12, 1981)

- BABA 

 Date10:10/2017

When you go to a temple, you see the idol, and very soon, your thoughts are with your footwear you left outside at the gate! This simple thought reveals the depth of concentration you have achieved. Unless you take care of every single aspect, you cannot experience the benefits from your spiritual practices (sadhana)! A water-filled-pot with one, a few or many holes is useless for carrying or storing water, isn’t it? Hence, you cannot achieve liberation by merely going to sacred places, or seeing, touching and conversing with great souls. You must put in your full and complete effort to follow the instructions and their directions. Following the path of Radha, Meera, Gouranga and Thukaram, you must feel an inseparable affinity with the Lord, as inseparable as the sea and the wave. Remember, you are really of the same essence, the same taste, the same quality as the sea, though you have the name and form of the wave. (Divine Discourse, Oct 10, 1964)

- BABA 

 Date9:10/2017

Broadening your heart and making it bigger and bigger, you should make it as big as God Himself. A balloon, in its initial stage, is tiny. If you go on blowing air into it, it becomes bigger and bigger and later explodes. Though beginning with the ideas of 'I' and 'mine', if you ultimately move on to the place that, "all are mine and all are one”, gradually you will become broader in your vision, and then you burst and merge into God who is omnipresent. You should recognise the truth that your life should consist of making the journey from the position of 'I' to the position of 'We'. If all the time you simply stay in the place of 'I', you will remain where you are. This creation is like the bridge which connects man with God. 'I' is one hill. 'God' is another hill. The bridge between the two is the aspect of creation. If you break and destroy the bridge, you can never reach the destination. I am hoping that you plunge into society and do service, and thereby use the bridge to reach God. (Divine Discourse, May 12, 1981)

- BABA 

 Date8:10/2017

A fatal weakness that most people fall for is ‘dambha’ (conceit, egoism or pride), the desire to be talked about, to be praised! People take delight in tom-tomming their achievements and capabilities. They desire that their names and deeds are published in daily newspapers in big bold letters for all to see. Don’t fall for this clamour! This actually makes one ludicrous and pitiable. Do not strive to get attention in the newspapers. Instead, you must strive to earn status in the realm of God; earn fame in the company of the good and godly, progress in humility, and in reverence of elders and parents. If you are forever stuck in the primary class repeating the alphabets, when will you understand the teaching of the scholars from the scriptures? Spiritual subject is beyond the reach of your senses and you must garner strength to listen and cherish them dearly in your minds. I desire that you practice them and live in joy! (Divine Discourse, Oct 10, 1964)

- BABA 

 Date7:10/2017

Offer the flower of non-violence (ahimsa) to God. We regard ahimsa to mean not to cause harm and hurt to other living beings. The true meaning of ‘Ahimsa’ is to not cause hurt and harm through thoughts, words or deeds. The control of your sense organs is another flower that must be offered to God. Our senses run without any control. If running horses are not controlled, they pose a danger. God has created each organ of the human body for a specific purpose. It is only when we use these sensory organs along the right path for which they have been created will we be entitled to God's grace. Our inner strength will decrease rapidly with agitation or unnecessary sorrow; body also suffers illness due to mental agitations and distractions. One ages very quickly through excitement and sorrow. The reason for your not preserving this sacred instrument in sound condition is lack of control over these sensory organs. Hence the second flower of sensory control should be used for worshipping God. (Divine Discourse, May 12, 1981)

- BABA 

 Date6:10/2017

In temples or homes, you may have seen people breaking coconuts to offer to God. If you try to break the nut just as it fell from the tree, will it break? No! The fibrous outer cover must be removed to first expose the shell. The fibre protects the shell and lets it grow, preventing blows from the environment. Liberation results from breaking the mind filled with vagaries and wishes. But how can you break it when the fibrous armour of sensual desires encompasses it? So, carefully and persistently, remove them and dedicate your mind to God! Smash it open in His presence. At that very moment, you are set free! The toughest fibre is anger; it is indeed the stickiest dirt! When you get angry, you forget everything and quickly descend to the lowest depth. You lose all discrimination during the agitation. Be Aware! Cultivate virtues assiduously. Virtue is your life-breath, character is the backbone. (Divine Discourse, Oct 10, 1964)

- BABA 

 Date5:10/2017

Are the flowers you offer in worship created by you? You bring flowers which were created by the Will (sankalpa) of God on some tree or garden and offer it back to the Creator Himself. What is the greatness in offering flowers created by God and giving them back to God Himself? Many people bathe in the Ganges, take the water from the Ganges into their palms and offer it back to the Ganges itself. Is there any merit in this? Let me suggest a better alternative to offer to God. From the tree of your life, select the fruits that you have carefully nurtured and grown, blossoming in the form of good qualities from within, and offer them to God! There is some distinctiveness in that! To promote these good qualities, you may have had to undergo several troubles. But remember, it is through troubles these good qualities have grown and your mind now naturally acquires divine concentration! (Divine Discourse, May 12, 1981)

- BABA 

 Date4:10/2017

The world around is full of sorrow and strife; you are trying to avoid them and derive a little joy and peace somehow, overlooking the grief and disappointment. Your efforts are like digging a well in a sand heap. The deeper you dig, the faster it caves in, and then, you begin the whole process at a slightly different place! When piles of sensual desires overwhelm you and drag you down to grief, you think of a way out! The only way to get everlasting joy is through Bhakti (devotion); that is the best among the yuktis (the paths dictated by intelligence). That alone gives the shakti (the strength). The seed of devotion grows only in a well-prepared ground. The method of preparation is given in the Vedas. It clearly articulates the code of conduct, the method of living and the ideals to be followed. Adhere to the code of conduct. Even if you have not been able to study the Vedas, listen to the words of those who follow its teachings and have been overcome by the joy of that experience! (Divine Discourse, 10 Oct, 1964)

- BABA 

 Date3:10/2017

We worship God with flowers, offer ritual adoration (puja) and pay obeisance. There is something sacred and superior than this! It is to offer God a pure mind and good conduct. This is called Paraa Bhakti. By worshiping God with puja and flowers, the spiritual aspirant remains stationary in their journey to God; failing to rise to a higher position is unwise. The worldly flowers always fade, lose fragrance and develop unpleasant odours. Instead of worshipping with worldly, impermanent flowers and receiving transient rewards from God, worship Him with what is lasting to attain a much higher stage. The first flower to offer God is non-violence (ahimsa). The second is control of senses (dhama). The third is compassion to all living beings (daya). The fourth is forbearance (kshama). The fifth is peace (shanti). The sixth is tapas (penance). The seventh is meditation (Dhyana). And the eighth is the flower of Truth (Sathya). (Divine Discourse, May 12, 1981)


- BABA 

 Date2:10/2017

Putlibai, Gandhi mother observed a vow wherein she would not take food until she heard a cuckoo sing. One day, she waited long and the song of a cuckoo was not heard. Worried that his mother is sticking to her vow and not taking food, young Gandhi went behind the house and mimicked a cuckoo singing. He came inside and told his mother to have her food as the cuckoo sang. Mother Putlibai felt very sad as she knew her son was lying. She cried, “O God! What sin have I committed to give birth to a son who speaks untruth?” Realising the immense grief he caused to his mother by uttering a lie, Gandhi took a vow that he would never indulge in falsehood thenceforth. Mothers, train your children in moral values and do not overlook your children’s mistakes. You must reform them whenever they stray away from the right path and reward them for their good deeds. (Divine Discourse, May 6, 2001)


- BABA 

Date1:10/2017

You can redeem your life only when you understand wherefrom you came, your role presently and your destination. To accomplish this, first learn the righteous usage of your sense organs (Indriyas). For instance, consider your nostrils. They are designed to be used to breathe and smell objects and discard that is foul-smelling. Did you ever realise that the respiratory process also conveys a significant spiritual message when you inhale and exhale air every second? It contains the precious mantra, ‘So-hum’, which is called Hamsa Gayatri and is the essence of non-dualism (Advaita). So-Ham should remind you the message of identity between God (So) and you (Aham). Why do you forget this and instead of using your nose for sacred goals, use it to take snuff? By abusing, you make it the root-cause of various respiratory diseases. Most ailments people suffer today are due to the use of sense organs for improper purposes. Hence, recognise the critical role of the senses and use them righteously. (Divine Discourse, Oct 6, 1997)


- BABA 


2017年10月1日

なたがどこからやって来て何の役目を担っているのか、そしてあなたの目的が何かに気づいたときにのみ、あなたの人生を改善できるでしょう。それを達成するためには、まず最初にあなたの感覚器官(インドリヤ)の正しい活用法を学びなさい。たとえば、あなたの鼻について考えてごらんなさい。鼻は呼吸したり、ものを嗅いだり、不快な臭いがするものを捨てるのに役立つようにできています。あなたが空気を吸って吐き出すとき、重要な霊的メッセージが伝えられていることに気づいているでしょうか?それにはハムサ・ガヤトリーと呼ばれる貴重なマントラ「ソーハム」がつまっていて、それが非二元論(アドヴァイタ)の真髄です。ソーハムは、神(ソー)とあなた(アハム)の同一性のメッセージをあなたに思い出させねばならないのです。何故にあなたはこのことを忘れて、神聖な目的のために鼻を使う代わりに嗅ぎタバコを吸うのに使うのでしょうか?誤用することで、あなたは様々な呼吸器疾患の原因をつくっています。人々が今日患う実に多くの病気が、間違った目的のために感覚器官を使うからです。それゆえ、感覚器官の重要な役割を認識して正しく用いなさい。

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