We are not human beings having a spiritual experience,
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Hislop: But Swami, grace is a rare prescription!
Sai: It might be thought that grace is difficult to secure. Such is not the case. Grace is the easiest thing to secure if the method is known and used.
In the Githa the method is given. As in driving a car, so confusing at first, but with practice so easy to do all the necessary tasks all at the same time and
also carry on a conversation without strain. There is nothing that cannot be accomplished with practice. Even ants in a single file crossing a stone will leave a mark. The Name it is that will guard you and guide
you throughout life. It is such small thing ! But to cross the ocean, an immense steam ship is not, needed. Even a small raft will do. The Name of God is the smallest of the small, and the largest of the large. The
mouth is the principal gateway of the body and the tongue must always carry the Name. Like a small lantern, the Name must go when and where you go, and then you can travel easily through the whole forest of life.
From: Conversations with Sai by John Hislop.
If we think as God constantly, we are bound to behave like God.
In due course we perceive to be God as well. According to the Upanishads, this is achieved through two types of spiritual discipline.
Observation of moral laws (check of selfish impulses,passion,desires)
Practice of meditation.
Television is "Tele-Visham", visham meaning "poison". (Sai)
Refrain from watching TV under all circumstances, if you want to keep your inner peace. (Mother Mary's Message to the World, channeled).
TV is controlled by a handful, it is used as an instrument for a certain purpose. We can't escape its subliminal messages, though we try to discern its contents into right and wrong. Even animal films
suggest a wrong paradigm of evolution - survival of the fittest. So, the only way is to keep it out of the house.
"Computer technology progress was driven by warfare... It is a monopolic technology, suitable to maintain centralistic structures of government". (Joseph Weizenbaum in Computer Power
and Human Reason. From Judgement to Calculation).
The incredibly fast evolution of computer industry wouldn't have been possible without extraterrestial help. (Falun Gong founder Master Li Honghzi).
"No computers in New Age!" (Sai in interview, source unknown).
Why are good actions good?
Those acts and practices that can
disclose the native splendour and glory of the Atman
are termed 'good'.
From Sai Net / page 53&54, Sathya Sai Vahini, Tustin print
Reincarnation in all Holy Scriptures
'The Books say well, each one's life The outcome of his former living is; The bygone wrongs bring forth sorrows and woes The bygone right breeds bliss.'
-BUUDHA, traditional poem.
'The soul must re-enter the Absolute from whence they have emerged. But to accomplish this end they
must develop the perfections; the germ of which is planted in them. And if they have not developed these traits in this one life, then they must commence another, a third, and so forth. They must go on like
this until they acquire the condition that allows them to associate again with God.'
-Jewish Kabbalhist 'BOOK OF ZOHR'
'Verily I say to unto you , 'among those that are born of women there have been none greater than John the Baptist...and if you can understand what I say, he is actually Elias, who was predicted to appear. He
who has ears to hear, let him hear.'
-Jesus in 'MATTHEW 11.10-11 14-15
'I died as mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as animal and I was
Man. Why should I fear.? When was I less by dying.?
- Islamic Sufi, Jalalu'l-din Rumi(1207-1273)
'Allah has caused you to grow as a growth from earth, and afterwards he makes you return thereto, and
he will bring you forth again.'
-Holy Koran, 71;17-18
'He is the one who gave you life, then He will cause you to die, then He will give you life -yuhyakum-again.'.
'Out of the earth have We created you, and We will return you into it and then bring you forth a second time'.
-Holy Koran, 20;55-57
From Sai Net - Sabapathy Siva. B.C.Canada(firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Twenty years back when Christmas was celebrated for the first time in Prashanthi Nilayam, I sang a song:
Love is My form, Truth is My breath, Bliss is My food;
My life is My message, expansion is My life,
No season for Love, no reason for Love;
No Birth; No death.
If it anyone asks you to tell about Sai Baba, sing this song. It will convey the whole message. Tell them, Love is His form and His life is His message. Develop the feeling of brotherhood of man and fatherhood
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba, CHRISTMAS SANDHESH, Divine Discourse on 25-12-1998