A never-ending quest for answers to life's myriad questions! Sometimes, I understand and most often, I don't. But, I take everything as part of the lesson called 'LIFE'! As I read somewhere, experience is a tough teacher; she gives the test first and the lesson later. This blog will reflect my thoughts of life as I see it.
must use your intelligence to discover what is best under the
circumstances and in the situation, considering the status and the
profession which you have won. The barber should not treat all things
equal and use his razor to peel vegetables, cut pencils and paper,
bamboos and beards alike. Each instrument has its own special use and
purpose; every individual has some skills and responsibilities.
should be treated as a king and the farmer as a farmer. But make sure
your activities leave no scar on your faith in Unity. Though in
principle all is Brahmam, in dealing with them in day-to-day activity, you cannot follow the non-dual approach. There should be Bhaava-adhwaitha, not Karma-adhwaitha,
that is to say, the underlying faith should be in the Unity of all,
though the outer activity may be different for varied entities.
- Divine Discourse by Sri Sathya Sai Baba, May 23, 1965
tongue may utter the Name of the Lord, the ear may be open when the
glory of God is recited and the hand may shower flowers on the image of
God -- all this is of no avail, if carried out mechanically, bereft of
Reading scriptures or performing worship without
relishing the sweetness is equivalent to being like the spoon which dips
into sour and sweet with equal alacrity and insensitivity. The spoon
does not refuse or relish any taste.
True joy can be felt only when the
heart of the devotee is aware of the Supreme; when the mind is thrilled
with the recollections of the glory of God or the study of the
Be aware of your kinship with God, of the Divinity latent in you, of the immense potentiality within you. This can be attained by the exercise of discrimination and dispassion (Viveka and Vairaagya). No living form other than the human being is capable of this exercise.
When you earnestly aspire, the Lord Himself will guide you from within through illumination, or through someone He will send.
Do not despair in this journey; march bravely. Fill every moment with thoughts of God, in some form or other.
you revel in the contemplation of the splendor of the Lord, nothing
material can attract you; all else will seem inferior and the company
of the Godly and the humble alone will be relished. The Spirit can only
be awakened and realized through individual discipline, and the Grace
of God. These two can be won through love, purity and service to