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Monday, December 18, 2017

HIGHER GUIDANCE

VEDA 359





Brahma symbolizes speech. What kind of speech is being referred to here? The speech which is symbolic of Brahma has auspiciousness, purity, splendor and sweetness. You should see that your speech is pure, soft and sweet. Brahma pervades the entire universe as primordial sound. You should therefore preserve the purity and sanctity of speech by observing silence and truthfulness. The words you speak should contain the magnificence, sanctity and purity of Brahma.



(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God,  sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

On The Horizon


When I pray, I give thanks to God.
Every day, I get up and I thank God that I'm alive.
- Phyllis Diller


If I were basing my judgment on how the horizon looks, I would believe the surface of the Earth ends within a few miles of where I stand.  Yet, basing my judgment on experience, I know that the world and the glory of God's creation do continue beyond my point of view.

Whenever appearances seem bleak and I start to become concerned about my prosperity, I remember that there are blessings beyond the horizon.  From my own experience and through my faith, I know that God is constantly supplying me with whatever I need.  Whether in my relationships, job, or finances, I know there is so much more beyond what seems to be, for God is my provider.

So I look beyond appearances.  I have strength of mind and a wisdom I have cultivated throughout a lifetime - a lifetime in which God has provided for me.


God is my life and provides my every blessing.


(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry)  

GEM 361



Liberation will not come through meditation or penance.  Love is the only means.


(From : Garland of 1008 Gems, Bhagawan Shri Sathya Sai Baba's Sayings)

One Name and Form




You must exercise your own intelligence and pin your faith on the name and form you like. Do not listen to all and sundry and surrender your judgment. Have one name and form; then only can concentration take root.



(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God,  sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sai Darshan II, Part 1 - Message 76



Sai Darshan II, Part 1 - Message 76


These worldly riches
Are nothing...
Compared to the heavenly riches
That are waiting to pour
Upon you...



(Extract from : Sai Darshan II written by Seema M Dewan)

God is Good




In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Before there was anything, there was God.

Before there was ice cream and chocolate sauce; or popcorn and pop; or computers, VCRs and TVs; or the sun, the moon and the stars - or even space itself - God was there. There wouldn't be anything at all if God hadn't thought it all up.

But he did.

God said, "Let there be light!" And there was light.

God saw that the light was good, and so he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "Day," and the darkness he called, "Night."

Evening came. It was the end of the first day of God's creation.
The next day God made the earth, and he put the blue sky above it. At first the earth was completely covered with water. There wasn't any dry ground anywhere.

Evening came again, and that was the end of the second day.
Morning came on the third day, and God made dry land appear. God called the dry ground "Earth" and the water he called, "Sea."

And God looked at all that he had made, and he saw that it was good.

Then God said, "Let there be plants on the earth, and all the things that grow!" And all the different kinds of plants and trees began to grow; apple trees and banana trees, grass and dandelions and roses, wheat to make bread, and corn so kids would have a vegetable they would like; but God made spinach and broccoli too.

And God looked at all that he had made, and he saw that it was good, even the broccoli and spinach.

There was evening and there was morning. The third day had come and gone.

On the fourth day God said, "Let the great lights appear in the sky!" (so kids will know when to go to bed and when to get up for school). And just by his word God made the sun and the moon and the stars.
And God looked at all that he had made, and he saw that it was good.
There was evening and there was morning. That was the fourth day.

On the fifth day God said, "Let there be swimming things in the oceans and lakes, and birds in the air!" And the oceans were filled with hammerhead sharks and dolphins and whales. And in the sky there were robins and eagles, blue jays, cardinals and yellow bellied sapsuckers. Until then the earth must have been a very quiet place. But not any more!

And God looked at all that he had made, and he saw that it was good.

There was evening and there was morning, the fifth day had come and gone.

Then God said, "Let there be animals upon the earth!" God made giraffes, and zebras, and lions and tigers and bears. He made moose with great big antlers, and little gophers and chipmunks and squirrels. He made monkeys swinging through the trees and giant gorillas sitting in the forests eating bananas. He made huge elephants, and he made hippopotamuses rolling around in the mud. What a great imagination God has!

Then God said, "Let us make people in our own image" (God said, "us" because God the Father was there, and so was Jesus, and so was the Holy Spirit - but still he was just one God). So God made people in his own image.

When you look at yourself in a mirror, you see an image of yourself. What you see in a mirror is a reflection of what you are like. We are the image of God. We are a reflection of what God is like.

God made us in his own image. Always remember that.

So God looked at all that he had made, and he saw that it was good.

And there was evening, and there was morning, and that was the sixth day.

On the morning of the seventh day God saw that the whole universe and everything in it was finished. Nothing else needed to be made. And it was all very good. So God rested on the seventh day to celebrate all the good work he had done.

God blessed the seventh day and made it holy.

What does that mean?

When something is "holy" that means that it is special. When God made the seventh day holy, he made it a special day, different from all the rest.

God rested from his work on the seventh day and enjoyed all that he had made. That is what God wants us to do too. That way we will always remember that all good things come from God.

God made everything there is.

And God is good.


- Author Unknown -

VEDA 358





Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara are not embodied beings; they are symbolic of Gunas (Attributes). They exist in the form of attributes in the human body and impel it to perform various functions. But man, who is unable to understand his humanness, is not capable of recognizing the Divinity within him.



(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God,  sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

KRISHNA


At last I find a meaning of soul's birth
Into this universe terrible and sweet,

I who have felt the hungry heart of earth

Aspiring beyond heaven to Krishna's feet.


I have seen the beauty of immortal eyes,
And heard the passion of the Lover's flute,
And known a deathless ecstasy's surprise

And sorrow in my heart for ever mute.


Nearer and nearer now the music draws,

Life shudders with a strange felicity;

All Nature is a wide enamoured pause
Hoping her lord to touch, to clasp, to be.


For this one moment lived the ages past;

The world now throbs fulfilled in me at last.


(From : Sri Aurobindo "Last Poems" 15-9-1939)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Breaking Free


Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind,
but great actions speak to all mankind.
- Emily P Bissell


When I leave my familiar surroundings for someplace new, I may feel like a stranger at first.  Even though I know I have made a wise move, I may feel uncomfortable with my own excitement over something wonderful happening.
And so it goes when I move past the familiar, yet negative habits from which I am breaking free.  This is new for me and exciting, yet it is such a change.  So I give myself a chance for a breakthrough by living with the newness for a while.

While I am settling in with this achievement or change, I talk it over with my Creator.  I want to be so aware of divine guidance, strength, and peace that I recognise and accept each whisper of an idea about them all and then incorporate these divine ideas in my life and living.


Aware of God, I am aware of my freedom.


(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry)  

O LORD, TAKE MY LOVE

O Lord, take my love, and let it flow in fullness of devotion to Thee;
O Lord, take my hands, and let them work incessantly for Thee;
O Lord, take my soul, and let it be merged in One with Thee;
O Lord, take my mind and thoughts, and let them be in tune with Thee;
O Lord, take my everything, and let me be an instrument to work for Thee.

***Click on the above picture to watch the video on 'PRECIOUS MOMENTS WITH BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA'

***Click on the above picture to read my story on 'THE DAY I MET MY LORD, BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA'

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