Saturday, 19 November 2011

Coolness comes from detachment - what a thought!

"Give each problem the attention it deserves; but do not allow it to overpower you. Anxiety will not solve any difficulty; coolness comes from detachment. Above all, believe in God and the efficacy of prayer; the Lord has said that he who does good, thinks good and speaks good will not come to harm. That is the way to get
equanimity, shaanthi." - Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

How to earn the grace of God

To earn the Grace of God, 
you have to pray to the Personified Power 
with Name and Form; 

it is your yearning that decides in what form the Lord appears. 
You call and He answers. 

If you are not earnest, if you feel indifferent, 
and say, “Let Him come when He wills, in the Form He likes 
and with the Name He prefers,” He will not come at all. 

Call on Him with anguish; He will respond.

-- Bhagawan Baba

Friday, 11 November 2011

All about adapting, adjusting and accommodating

Do not worry about the unsatisfactory environment you may be in. Of course, sometimes the place you are in may have drawbacks and may not be ideal. But it is of no use trying to run away from it. You can overcome any obstacle by training your own mind. 

Stay in your environment and pray to the Lord that He may fill you with His thoughts and vision, enabling you to ignore the defects of your surroundings. Do not seek comfort, for it might not be conducive to meditation. Learn to be comfortable in any place; that is better. 

Live in joy wherever you are for that is the way. Revel in the realm of your mind, worship there the Lord you have chosen as your goal and be free of all the defects of your natural or human environment! Then no spot will be irksome to you, nor will any place seem disgusting.

-- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Living in the present

"All that has to happen will happen. Do not worry about it. 
Past is past, forget the past. 
Future is uncertain, do not brood over it. 
Present is important, live in the present and be happy."
- Bhagawan Baba

Thursday, 3 November 2011

When does God interfere and come to the devotee's rescue?

It is only when man develops faith in God that God will come to the rescue of man. 
In fact, Divinity is not confined to any form. 

It is a power, and that power is infinite. 
Such an infinite power can accomplish any difficult task.
God may assume a number of forms, but divine power is only one and the same.

Considering the praapthi (deservedness) of the concerned individuals, 
God interferes to bring about transformation in them.

                                                                                              -- Bhagawan Baba

Amazing lines! Resonates the experiences I have had. Swami has touched me and transformed me. I truly believe that He chose to interfere and turn around my life for a reason that He alone knows. I shall remain content with just knowing that He has a plan in mind for me, although I can't see the bigger picture with my limited vision. I'm happy just knowing that He is in control of my life and is with me all the time.