|Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, our beloved Lord has emerged as a beacon of hope in a world that is desperately seeking an end to the unrest and sorrow prevalent today. His message of "Love All Serve All - Help Ever Hurt Never" is a spiritual salve that will lead mankind from the pain of darkness and ignorance and to the light and bliss of immortality. In the present global scenario of value crisis, Sathya Sai way of life: "Love for God, fear of sin and morality in society" is the panacea for all the illnesses of the society all over the globe. |
|We all know God; have heard of God and his tales of wonderful acts performed to save a dearest devotee. These tales and epics had created a place of respect, honour and fear for God in our hearts. Right from childhood our lives were always trapped in this false predicament as to whether God would get angry and punish us for what we are doing. It was Bhagavan Baba who shattered this myth and instilled the beautiful virtue of Love for God in all our hearts. Love is His form. Love filled his thoughts, words and deeds. We saw a different version of God than what was fixed in our minds. For the first time in the history of mankind, God came walking to us. Most of us look at Spirituality as a highly abstract and complex concept. He made it simple with his few simple words casually said in even more casual conversations. |
|He revealed his beautiful form to us day in and day out without even asking for it. Stories tell us of great sages and saints who engage themselves in deep penance for eons to have one glimpse of his mesmerizing form. For Swami Vivekananda's question of "Did you see God?", only Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa had an answer at that time. Today we all have the answer. We have seen God, we conversed with God, we moved with God, we lived with God and lived for God. He out of his infinite love and compassion gave us the chance to be his contemporaries. We all have been touched by him. |
Here is an assurance from our Beloved Bhagavan:
No matter where you go, always know that I will be there, inside you, guiding you every step of the way. In the years to come you will experience me in different manifestations of my form. You are my very own, dearer than dear to me. I will protect you as the eyelids protect the eyes."
"You already have Me and I have you. I will never leave you and you can never leave Me. From this moment do not hanker after anything. Do your duty with unwavering Love, seeing all as God. Be content. In time everything will be given to you. Be happy. There is no need to worry about anything. Whatever is experienced, whatever happens, know that this Avatar willed it so.
There is no force on earth, which can delay for an instance the Mission for which this avatar has come. You are all sacred souls and you will have your parts to play in the unfolding drama of newer Golden Age, which is coming."
|He has defined our roles in His message to Brother Charles Penn in 1979:
"Your mission has begun. Those are My words to you, My devotees. Each of you has a unique and valuable part to play in this lifetime. Only those whom I have called can serve Me. My Mission has now reached that point in time when each of you now has work to do. This planet has a purpose in the great galaxy in which it held. That purpose is now unfolding before our eyes. I call upon you to radiate the Bhakti (devotion) within you so that its unseen power will envelop all who come into your orbit. |
To successfully perform your part, always remain centered upon Me. Allow yourself to impart that purity of heart within you towards all human beings and all living creatures and do not reach for the fruits of your work. This part of My Mission is performed in absolute silence. You are My instruments from whom My love will pour. Be always aware that the moment you let your ego descend upon you My work ceases. When you have overcome your negative thoughts, you will again become My Source.
The multiplication of My Love will be felt throughout the world. I have prepared you for this work over many incarnations. I have drawn you to Me. I have made great steps in My Mission over these past incarnations. My work is ceaseless and so your work, too, is without end.
Know that I am within and without you. There is no difference. Rid yourselves of the petty matters forevermore. You are now in Me and I am now in Thee. There is no difference. My Darshan (spiritual blessings) will pour forth from Me to and through you. You may be unaware of this constant action. Be ever pure of heart and soul and mankind in your lifetime will benefit from your unique qualities. Others, too, will join Me in this Mission when I draw them to Me.
The time is approaching when all humanity will live in harmony. That time will be here sooner than one expects. Before it arrives be prepared for whatever is needed to reveal to every living thing the true purpose of existence. It is not what anyone alive can imagine. It is not something that one can try to aspire to. It is beyond all comprehension. I can say that its beauty is magnificent beyond all dreams. And as each of you perform your silent work, I embrace you to My Heart and henceforth your souls shall be lifted up and your eyes will reveal My Presence within.
This I say to all My Devotees from the Lord's Mountain Top where all the Universes become one. Be about My work, My beloved Bhaktas. Your breath will carry the scent of the blossoms of Heaven. Your example will be that of Angels. Your joy will be My Joy."
Till now we were His pampered children. The time has come to be His responsible children for our lives will now become His Message. Let each one of us remind ourselves that
|"The woods are lovely dark and deep, |
but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep
and miles to go before I sleep".