Friday, 29 June 2012

PUSH -- just PUSH

Came across this today -- it is the perfect solution for any tough situation in life.

When everything seems to go wrong, just PUSH.

When people don’t react the way you think they should, just PUSH.

When people just don’t understand you, just PUSH.

P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Miracles are normal

I got this thought in my mailbox a few days ago. Beautiful!
"Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature."

C.S. Lewis said that, and it is an enormous insight. If we think that miracles are normal, we will expect them. And expecting a miracle is the surest way to get one.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Bhava adwaita versus Karma adwaita

You 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. 

The king 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

Do everything with love for God, not mechanically

The 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 yearning within. 

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 scriptures.

-- Bhagawan Baba

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

God will guide or He will send someone

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.

-- Sri Sathya Sai

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Revel in the contemplation of God

"When 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 others."
                                                 -- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Monday, 11 June 2012

Trust life and breathe

Got this very reassuring message in my mailbox today. I silently sent up a 'Thank you' to God. :)
"On this day of your life, Aarthi, I believe God wants you to know... 
...that there is a solution to all of this -- and it is right around the next corner.

A few weeks from now, you will not even be facing this problem. 
A few months from now, you will have forgotten you ever had it. 
A few years from now, you will wonder why you let yourself worry so much.

I'm not trying to make light of it here. I just want to put it in perspective.
Okay? Trust God here. Trust life. And breathe."