Friday, 28 December 2012

Lord's grace is the most reliable means of support

"The reinforcement of Grace from the Lord is the most reliable means of support. When you win the Grace of Lord, dishonour, defeat and despair fade away like fog evaporates before the Sun. Even disease cannot touch you. Hence, I advise you to face life by strengthening your spiritual urges and invoking the Grace of the Lord."

-- Bhagawan Baba

Become tough through denial

"Life becomes sweeter, with a little dose of denial too; if you get all your desires, it begins to cloy. Deny yourselves many of the things your mind runs after and you will find that you become tough enough to bear both good fortune and bad."

-- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
Mahaaraani's Women's College, Mysore,
on 12-9-1963

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Without God, nothing is worth anything

"God is your indweller and so when you seek Him outside, He cannot be caught. Look for Him within you. Love Him with no other thought, and feel that without Him, nothing is worth anything. Feel that He is all. Then you become His and He becomes yours. There is no kinship nearer than that!"

-- Bhagawan Baba in a divine discourse on Oct 17, 1966

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Call on God in true faith and you will be heard

I was indeed touched and reassured by this message that I received today in my email.

"On this day of your life, Aarthi, I believe God wants you to know...
...that all who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the
heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they
have asked and desired.

Martin Luther said that, and he was right. Now Martin
Luther is not exactly considered a spokesman for the
New Age -- yet this extraordinary statement echos
precisely what is said in Conversations with God and
many other books of the New Thought movement.

The point: Truth is truth, no matter what the source.
And what many people say is "wrong" with so-called
New Age thinking turns out to be the belief of the
man who instigated The Reformation! Wow."

God alone is our anchor

You are born with a helpless lamenting cry; you should die with a smile of joy. That is the purpose of the years between. But those years are wasted now. People are tossed about from one want to another, one grief to another, until they are blinded by despair and exhausted by foiled pursuits. Most illnesses are due to this despair and exhaustion. God alone is your anchor, who will save you from stress and storm. Do not neglect or ignore Him in your life. -- Bhagawan Baba in a Divine Discourse on Oct 15, 1966