In no previous era
have men got so many clear intimations of the Advent of the Avatar as
now. So use this chance of association with Me as much as possible. Try
as quickly and as best you can to follow the directions that I give you.
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"
protection of the virtuous, for the destruction of evil-doers and for
establishing righteousness on a firm footing, I incarnate from age to age.
Whenever disharmony (asanthi) overwhelms the world, the Lord will
incarnate in human form to establish the modes of earning peace (prasanthi)
and to reeducate the human community in the paths of peace. At the present
time, strife and discord have robbed peace and unity from the family, the
school, the society, the religions, the cities, and the state.
Your virtue, your self-control,
your detachment, your faith, your steadfastness: these are the signs by
which people read of my glory. You can lay claim to be a devotee only when
you have placed yourself in my hands fully and completely with no trace of
ego. You can enjoy the bliss through the experience the Avathar confers.
The Avathar behaves in a human way so that mankind can feel kinship, but
rises into his superhuman heights so that mankind can aspire to reach the
heights, and through that aspiration actually reach him. Realizing the
Lord within you as the motivator is the task for which he comes in human
Avathars like Rama and Krishna had to kill
one or more individuals who could be identified as enemies of the
righteous (dharmic) way of life, and thus restore the practice of virtue.
But now there is no one fully good, so who deserves the protection of God?
All are tainted by wickedness, so who will survive if the Avathar decides
to uproot? Therefore, I have come to correct the intelligence (buddhi), by
various means. I have to counsel, help, command, condemn and stand by as a
friend and well-wisher to all, so that they may give up evil propensities
and, recognizing the straight mark, tread it and reach the goal. I have to
reveal to the people the worth of the Vedas, the Sastras and the spiritual
texts which lay down the norms. If you will accept me and say "Yes," I too
will respond and say, "Yes, yes, yes." If you deny and say "No," I also
echo "No." Come, examine, experience, have faith. This is the method of
I do not mention Sai Baba in
any of my discourses, but I bear the name as Avathar of Sai Baba. I do not
appreciate in the least the distinction between the various appearances of
God: Sai, Rama, Krishna, etc. I do not proclaim that this is more
important or that is less important. Continue your worship of your chosen
God along lines already familiar to you, then you will find that you are
coming nearer to me. For all names are mine, and all forms are mine. There
is no need to change your chosen God and adopt a new one when you have
seen me and heard me.
Every step in the career of the Avathar is
predetermined. Rama came to feed the roots truth (sathya) and
righteousness dharma. Krishna came to foster peace shanti, and love prema.
Now all these four are in danger of being dried up. That is why the
present Avathar has come. The righteousness that has fled to the forests
has to be brought back into the villages and towns. The anti-righteousness
that is ruining the villages and towns must be driven back into the
jungle. I have come to give you the key of the treasure of bliss ananda,
to teach you how to tap that spring, for you have forgotten the way to
blessedness. If you waste this time of saving yourselves, it is just your
fate. You have come to get from me tinsel and trash, the petty little
cures and promotions, worldly joys and comforts. Very few of you desire to
get from me the thing that I have come to give you: namely, liberation
itself. Even among these few, those who stick to the path of spiritual
practice (sadhana) and succeed are a handful.
My acts are the foundations on
which I am building my work, the task for which I have come. All the
miraculous acts which you observe are to be interpreted so. The foundation
for a dam requires a variety of materials. Without these it will not last
and hold back the waters. An incarnation of the Lord has to be used in
various ways by man for his uplift.
The Lord has no intention to
publicize himself. I do not need publicity, nor does any other Avathar of
the Lord. What are you daring to publicize? Me? What do you know about me?
You speak one thing about me today and another tomorrow. Your faith has
not become unshakable. You praise me when things go well and blame me when
things go wrong. Where money is calculated, garnered or exhibited to
demonstrate one's achievements, I will not be present. I come only where
sincerity and faith and surrender are valued. Only inferior minds will
revel in publicity and self-aggrandizement. These have no relevance in the
case of Avathars. Avathars need no advertizement.
The establishment of righteousness (dharma):
that is my aim. The teaching of dharma, the spread of dharma: that is my
object. These miracles, as you call them, are just a means toward that
end. These yogic powers are just in the nature of the Avathar -- the
creation of things with intent to protect and give joy is spontaneous and
lasting. Creation, preservation, and dissolution can be accomplished only
by the Almighty ... no one else can.
Your innate laziness prevents you from the spiritual
exercises necessary to discover the nature of God. This laziness should
go. It has to be driven out of man's nature in whatever shape it appears.
That is my mission. My task is not merely to cure and console and remove
individual misery but is something far more important. The removal of
misery and distress is incidental to my mission. My main task is the
reestablishment of the Vedas and Sastras (spiritual scriptures), and
revealing the knowledge about them to all people. This task will succeed.
This body has come through
the Lord's resolve to come. That resolve is intended to uphold truth (sathya).
Divine resolve is always true resolve. Remember there is nothing that
divine power cannot accomplish. It can transmute earth into sky and sky
into earth. To doubt this is to prove that you are too weak to grasp great
things, the grandeur of the universe.
My mission is to spread
happiness, so I am always ready to come among you not once, but twice or
thrice -- as often as you want me. But let me declare the truth. I do not
take anything from anyone except their love and devotion. This has been my
consistent practice for the last many years. People who come here are
giving me just the wealth of faith, devotion, and love. That is all.
Many of you come to me with
problems of health and mental worry of one sort or another. They are mere
baits by which you have been brought here. But the main purpose is that
you may have grace and strengthen your faith in the divine. Problems and
worries are really to be welcomed, as they teach you the lessons of
humility and reverence. Running after external things produces all this
discontent. That type of desire has no end. Once you have become a slave
to the senses, they will not leave hold until you are dead. It is an
unquenchable thirst. But I call you to me and even grant worldly boons so
that you may turn God-ward. No Avathar has done like this before, going
among the masses, counseling them, guiding them, consoling them, uplifting
them, and directing them along the path of truth, righteousness, peace and
love (sathya, dharma, santhi and prema).
Not even the biggest scientist can
understand me by means of his laboratory knowledge. I am always full of
bliss. Whatever may happen, nothing can come in the way of my smile. That
is why I am able to impart joy to you and make your burden lighter. I
never exult when I am extolled, nor shrink when I am reviled. Few have
realized my purpose and significance, but I am not worried. When things
that are not in me are attributed to me, why should I worry? When things
that are in me are mentioned, why should I exult? For me it is always,
"Yes, yes, yes." If you give all and surrender to the Lord, he will guard
and guide you. I react to the pain that you undergo and to the joy that
you feel, for I am in your heart. I am the dweller in the temple of every
Cultivate a nearness with me in the heart
and it will be rewarded. Then you too will acquire a fraction of that
supreme love. This is a great chance. Be confident that you will all be
liberated. Know that you are saved. Many hesitate to believe that things
will improve, that life will be happy for all and full of joy, and that
the golden age will recur.
This is a human form in which
every divine entity, every divine principle, that is to say, all the names
and forms ascribed by man to God, are manifest. ... Do not allow doubt to
distract you; if you only install, in the altar of your heart, steady
faith in my Divinity, you can win a vision of my Reality. Instead, if you
swing like the pendulum of a clock, one moment devotion, another moment
disbelief, you can never succeed in comprehending the truth and win that
bliss. You are very fortunate that you have a chance to experience the
bliss of the vision of the Sarvadaivathwa swaroopam (the form that is all
forms of the Gods) now, in this life itself.
But ponder a moment on this
Sathya Sai Manifestation; in this age of rampant materialism, aggressive
disbelief and irreverence, what is it that brings to it the adoration of
millions from all over the world? You will be convinced that the basic
reason for this is the supra-worldly Divinity in human form.
Again how fortunate you are
that you can witness all the countries of the world paying homage to India
(Bharatha); you can hear adoration of Sathya Sai's name reverberating
throughout the world, even while this body is existing --not at some
future date but when it is with you, before you. And again, you can
witness very soon the restoration of the Ancient and Eternal Religion (Sanathana
Dharma) to its genuine and natural status, the righteousness (dharma) laid
down in the Vedas for the good of all the peoples of the world. This is
the Sai sankalpa (will).
So utilize the chance of
association with me as much as possible, and endeavor as quickly and as
best as you can to follow the directions that I have been giving. Obeying
my instructions is enough; it will benefit you more than the most rigorous
asceticism. Practice sathya, dharma, santhi and prema, which are dear to
me; resolve to keep those ideals before you ever, in all your thoughts,
words and deeds. That can confer on you the summum bonum of mergence in
the supreme substance of Divinity.
People may be very near
(physically) to the Avathar, but they live out their lives unaware of
their fortune; they exaggerate the role of miracles, which are as trivial,
when compared to my glory and majesty, as a mosquito is in size and
strength to the elephant upon which it squats. My power is immeasurable;
My truth is inexplicable, unfathomable.
'Willing' is superfluous for
me. For my grace is ever available to devotees who have steady love and
faith. Since I move freely among them, talking and singing, even
intellectuals are unable to grasp my truth, my power, my glory, or my real
task as Avathar. Only those who have recognized my love and experienced
that love can assert that they have glimpsed my reality. For the path of
Love is the royal road that leads mankind to me. Do not crave from me
trivial material objects; but, crave for me, and you will be rewarded. Not
that you should not receive whatever objects I give as sign of grace out
of the fullness of Love.
Consider the meaning of the
name Sai Baba. Sa means 'Divine'; ai or ayi means 'mother', and Baba means
'father'. The name indicates the divine mother and father, just as
Sambasiva, which also means the divine mother and father.
Avathar has come in order to achieve the supreme task of uniting the
entire mankind, as one family through the bond of brotherhood, of
affirming and illumining the Atmic reality of each being in order to
reveal the Divine that is the basis on which the entire cosmos rests, and
of instructing all to recognize the common divine heritage that binds man
to man, so that man can rid himself of the animal, and rise into the
Divine, which is his goal.
I had to tell you so much
about my truth, for I desire that you should contemplate on this and
derive joy there from, so that you may be inspired to observe the
disciplines laid down by me and progress toward the goal of
self-realization, the realization of the Sai that shines in your hearts.
"You must know that
there is no end to the incarnations that God indulges in. He has come down
on countless occasions. Sometimes He comes with a part of His Glory,
sometimes with a fuller equipment of splendor, sometimes for a particular
task, sometimes to transform an Entire Era of Time, An Entire Continent of
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