Seva is the highest sadhana (spiritual discipline), for God Himself takes human form and comes down to serve mankind and lead it to the ideals it has ignored. Therefore consider how delighted God will be when man serves man 2We are familiar with the concept of an Avatarwhen God takes birth in human form to re-establish dharma or put back righteousness in its igh place thus doing service to the world.
The omnipresent Lord, in the form of Krishna, served Arjuna as a charioteer. Not only this, but after His work as charioteer was over for the day, He used to take the tired horses to the river and wash them. In that manner he was prepared to work even as a cleaner. At that time, Vyasa looked at the Lord and felt that many great persons did not get the fortune which the horses had at the divine hands. 3 The Lord Sets the Example for Devotees to Follow When the Rajasuya yaga (sacrifice) was being performed, Krishna came and asked Dharmaraja to allot some work to Him.
Dharmaraja turned to Krishna and said that there was no work appropriate to Krishna and that if Krishna would himself indicate what work was suitable to Him, that will surely be allotted to Him. Krishna went close to Dharmaraja, patted him on the back, and said that he has a special qualification and that He would like to do work appropriate to His qualification. Dharmaraja could not make anything out of this. So Dharmaraja asked Krishna to tell him what His special qualification was so that he can find suitable work for Krishna-He said that He was fit for removing the leaves in hich people ate their food and which have been once used.
Because after people eat their food in the leaves, they become somewhat unclean, and if those leaves are not removed they create some dislike in the minds of people. Krishna therefore took up this work so that He could give pleasure and good feeling to people. 4The Lord sets the example for the devotees to follow. He teaches that service done to any living being is offered to Him only and is accepted by Him most joyfully. 5 Love Expresses Itself as Service Human lives are now passing on and on, filth over filth, bent, broken, iseased, distressed, disheartened.
To ennoble these lives and to make the human heritage worthwhile, I have come. I am evincing all this enthusiasm to teach you the proper attitude to seva, for, Love expresses itself as seva Love grows through seva Love is born in the womb of seva. And God is Love. The Avatar (Divine incarnation) is a Child to the children, a Boy to the boys, a Man among men, a Woman among women, so that the Avatars message might reach each heart and receive enthusiastic response, as ananda (bliss). It is the compassion of the Avatar that prompts His every activity. it, in his crude ttempt to improve upon it. o, the Avatar has to come as man among men, and move as friend, well-wisher, kinsman, guide, teacher, healer, and participant among men. He has come to restore Dharma, so when man follows Dharma, He is pleased and content. 6The acts of Sai are all selfless, sacred and beneficial. Sai has never caused harm. He is establishing the path of Truth, the path of Morality, the Holy path to God-Realisation. So Sais work will march triumphantly on. 7You may believe in it or not. I must tell you that total adherence to truth, absolute selflessness, universality and spontaneous utpouring of love are to be seen only in Sai and nowhere else.
Sai has not an iota of self-interest. 8 Always Wish Good of Others You have to understand the power of good thoughts. Thoughts travel from one person to another. If you are thinking ill of others that can harm the other person, but ten times more harm will come to you. Some of you will be indulging in the thought of harming others and wishing that those people should come to ruin. Such thoughts will harm us tenfold. Never allow them to come near us. Always wish good of others. Love all. For this I am an example. love all people. Even he wicked people love. I love all the more people who criticize Me.
I love such people who are making fun of Me. Therefore, I am always happy, extremely happy. That is why say, My Life is My Message. I am always full of sacrifice, renunciation, and giving for others. I never have selfishness. 9 My ife Is My Message The Principle of Love has no trace of ego or blemish. It is fully free from selfish attachments. Whatever Sai does, whatever Sai thinks, whatever Sai says, whatever Sai observes, it is all for your sake, not for Sais sake. My only desire is your joy, ananda (bliss). Your ananda is My ananda. I have no ananda apart from yours. 10You should follow Swami, the leader.
This is because from morning to night, Swami performs even the smallest task Himself and all His work is for the good of the world. It is in this context that often say, My Life is My Message. God and the voice of God are one and the same. Thus, doing what Swami does, as well as what Swami ordains, forms work that pleases Him. Work done without the thought of self and eschewing the craving for name or power pleases Him most. 11 Unique Opportunity to Participate in Swamis Divine Mission I Will Not Forsake You The totality of Divine Energy has come as Sathya Sai unto humanity to wake up the slumbering Divinity of every human being.
I will not forsake you. I have come to help, to accompany, and to carry you. I can never forsake you. I will never fail in My duty to My children but shall be very grateful to each child of Mine who helps in My task. l Fulfilling My Role as Sathya Sai When a devotee seeks with humility and purity to give seva and prema (love) to My creatures who are in need of such selfless service and sublime love when he considers all creatures as My children, as his beloved brothers and sisters, as the lessed manifestations of My Immanence, then in fulfillment of My role as Sathya Sai, descend to help, accompany, and carry that yogi.
I am always near such a yogi to guide him and to shower My love on his life. 2He who selflessly renders seva, sweetened with prema, to My creatures, he who sees Me in everyone and in everything he who remembers Me at every moment is the yogi nearest to Me. 3 Love All, Serve All This Body Has Been Engaged in Service Right from Birth This body has been engaged in service right from birth. You should also spend your life in serving others. This is My message. ractice whatever I preach. I love all and serve all and exhort you to do the same. You are not able to understand My love as your feelings are narrow.
That is your mistake, not Mine. Today, conflicts are on the rise as there is no proper understanding and adjustment among people. Adjustment will be possible only when there is proper understanding. IServe All with Compassionln all religions, birthdays of great personalities are celebrated but the ideals for which they lived are not remembered and followed. If you do not care to follow their teachings the celebrations lose their meaning and ecome artificial observances. It is not doing justice to the good people whose birthdays are being celebrated.
Christ taught people to love all beings and serve all with compassion. It is only by practising these ideals that one can truly celebrate His birthday. The Divinity within should be reflected in every action. The seat of Truth is in your heart. Worship means loving others with your full heart. You must live in love and lead a life of selfless service based on love. This is the only right Way Of celebrating the birth of Christ. 2 Lead Pure and Sacred Lives One should regard love for God as the greatest reasure one can have. When you love God, you will have love towards all because the Divine is in everyone.
Therefore bear in mind Love all serve all. The best way to serve God is to love all and serve all. Your devotion will get diluted if you entertain differences be?een people. Devotion to Rama or Krishna becomes meaningless if you do not practise their teachings. The worship of the Lord should be accompanied by leading a Godly life. Only then the bliss can be experienced. Today people carry on routine reading of scriptural texts like the Gita or the Bible. This serves no purpose unless they lead pure and sacred lives. They should fill their hearts with love of God and share that love with others. Through Love, You Can Achieve Anything Today, man visits temples and pilgrimage centres in search of peace, but peace is not found in pilgrimage centres. Peace is not found outside, it is within you. You are the embodiment of peace, truth and love. So search within, tread along the path of love. Only then you will be peaceful. Through love, you can achieve anything. God is Love, live in Love. Without love, you cannot be successful. Love helps you to know your Self. In order to experience love, you do not need to approach anybody nor do you need to exert yourself.
Turn you vision inward Krishna said, Mamaivamso jeevaloke jeevabhutha sanathana (human beings are the sparks of My Divinity). Serve anybody it amounts to serving God. The best way to love God is to love all and serve all. If you lead such a life, all your actions will be pleasing unto God. You need food, clothing, shelter, and some money to purchase medicines if you fall sick. That is why I said in the beginning, O man Never be over-amb ead instead a noble life by making proper use of the intellect. Happine in contentment. Dissatisfaction will lead to misery.
In order to experier peace, keep your desires under control. 4 Have a Pure Heart Filled with All your bhajans, penances and the like are of no avail unless you have heart filled with love. It is like preparing food in an untinned vessel. It i bound to get spoilt. It is to develop a loving heart that you have to emk the spiritual path. This pure love is the direct path to God. It is love wh unbounded and divine. The love of God should not depend on whethe rayers are fulfilled or not. Remember what ordeals the sages and sail passed through in their devotion to God.
They braved all difficulties an earned lasting fame as great devotees. Life is a challenge – Meet it Life game – Play it Life is love – Enjoy it Life is Awareness The best way to 10 is to love all, serve all. 5 Service Will Lead You to Devotion Your life is a journey, and your desires are the luggage. Less luggage, more comfort travel a pleasure. So, reduce your desires. Human birth is gifted to ser others, not just to eat, drink, sleep, and make merry. The best way to II God is to love all and serve all. Mans foremost duty is to serve his fello and make them happy.
Your life will be redeemed only when you invol yourself in the service Of society. The highest sadhana (spiritual practis transform love into service. Service will lead you to devotion. 6 Pray fo Welfare of All God Is Interested Only In Love and Service You should undertake service. In fact, the hands are given to you to serve humanil Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray. Therefore, undertake s service and attain glory. When you undertake good work, you enjoy pe your life. Today, the boys who sang bhajans are former students of thc Institute.
They have undertaken several services to please Swami. God interested in worship and other sadhanas (spiritual disciplines). He is interested only in service. Hence, undertake service and more and mo service. The best way to love God is to Love all and Serve all. God is int only in love and service. If you can recognise the importance of these t sadhanas and conduct yourself accordingly, there can be no greater sadhana. You need not have to spend a lot of money in service. Sanctif life by undertaking loving service you attain eternal joy.
Where There Purity, There Is Divinity There must be harmony between ones though words, and deeds. When there is unity between these three, there will purity. Where there is purity, there is Divinity. Whatever others do to y consider it as good for you. See that you do not lose your humanness any circumstances. In fact, humanness is your most valuable property. all and serve all. Then only you can lead a healthy and happy life.