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"Love All Serve All" - "Help Ever Hurt Never"
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM TODAY 23.06.2017

Today science has advanced to a great extent! Human beings have undertaken space travel. People want to know what is there in space, they are curious to know what is there in the moon and even wish to travel to the Sun. But what is the use? First recognise the Divinity within yourself. Open the doors of your heart. Develop love more and more. Understand the truth. Experience God. There lies the bliss. It is very easy to know God, but very few understand this. You must make every effort to understand the immanent Divinity. The divinity within is covered by ego and anger. Therefore, it is said, real knowledge dawns only when attachment is destroyed (Moham hithva punar vidya). Where does this attachment come from? Excessive desires lead to attachment. You will experience divinity everywhere when you enquire deep within!

(Divine Discourse Mar 14, 1999)
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM TODAY 22.06.2017

Think for a while, what benefit will you gain by listening to gossip and talking unnecessarily about unsacred things? Nothing! In fact, you will be polluting your heart in the process. All that you see and hear gets imprinted on your heart. Once your heart is polluted, your life will become meaningless. The other day, while speaking to the devotees from Visakhapatnam, I quoted this example: “Human heart is like a pen. The colour of the words that you write will be the same as the colour of the ink in the pen.” Hence, teach your ears to listen to the stories of the Lord instead of listening to vain gossip. Only when you fill your heart with selfless love, all that you think, say and do will be suffused with love. Remember, God expects you to fill your heart with love and lead a sacred life.

( Divine Discourse, Aug 22, 2000. )
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM TODAY 21.06.2017

Embodiments of Love! Why should you search for God when He is everywhere? You are God! All spiritual practices (Sadhana) will go in vain if you do not know your true identity. First know who you are! Instead of asking others, “Who are you?” better ask yourself, “Who am I?” You say, “This is my book!” Who is this ‘I’? This feeling of ‘I, my’ is illusion (maya). All this is matter. All this is negative. You are the master of this material world. Master your mind and be a mastermind. You should make every effort to know your true identity. To know your true self, first give up body attachment. When you say, “this is my handkerchief,” ‘you’ are separate from your ‘handkerchief’. Similarly, when you say, “this is my body, my mind”, are you not separate from the body and the mind? The question that still remains is, “who am I?” Constant enquiry on these lines would lead you to Self-realisation.

(Divine Discourse, Mar 14, 1999)
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM TODAY 20.06.2017


Offer to God the flower of sense control (indriya nigraha). All spiritual practices will prove futile if you lack sense control. Lack of sense control is the main cause of all the unrest and agitation that you find in the world today. How can you control the senses? First, you should exercise control over the tongue. You must control your tongue as it always craves for a variety of delicacies. Ask this question, “O tongue, how many bags of rice, wheat and vegetables have you devoured! How many delicacies have you consumed! Fie on you if you are still not satisfied!” Eat only to satisfy your hunger and sustain the body. Do not give undue importance to taste. Likewise, tell your eyes to see God instead of watching unsacred things on the television or media. Teach your ears to listen to the stories of the Lord instead of listening to vain gossip. (Divine Discourse, Aug 22, 2000)

(Divine Discourse, Mar 14, 1999)
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM TODAY 19.06.2017

Today man has taken to many paths to acquire wisdom. All the knowledge that one has acquired is not true knowledge in the strict sense of the term. Knowledge of the spirit, Atmic knowledge, is the true knowledge. That is Brahma Jnana (Knowledge of the Divine). Work, worship, and wisdom - all begin with service. No matter what service it is, if it is done with love and divine feelings, it becomes worship (upasana). What is wisdom? All actions related to our senses, the fleeting objects of the material world,speak of our ignorance. Wisdom dawns the moment the mind is withdrawn. The thoughtless state between two consecutive thoughts is Brahma Jnana. You are not able to experience this thoughtless state of Brahman and are carried away by fleeting, ephemeral, and momentary things. True wisdom dawns when all thoughts are decimated. Bhagawan's philosophy requires you to practice unity in work, worship, and wisdom.

(Divine Discourse, Mar 14, 1999)
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM TODAY 18.06.2017

Embodiments of Love! God does not expect you to perform rituals nor study the scriptures. All that He desires from you is eight types of ‘flowers’. The flower of ahimsa (nonviolence) is the first of the eight flowers you should offer to God. Nonviolence means not causing harm to any living creature in thought, word or deed. Doctors perform surgeries on patients to cure them of their ailments. During surgery, doctors cut the body with a knife. You cannot call it an act of violence because it is beneficial to the patient. Some people argue that even cutting vegetables is an act of violence because the vegetables and trees have life in them. No doubt, vegetables and trees have life, but they do not have the mind. Consequently, they do not suffer any pain. One with the mind experiences pain and pleasure. Humans, animals, birds and insects are endowed with the mind, not the trees and vegetables.

(Divine Discourse, Aug 22, 2000)

- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM TODAY 17.06.2017

The world is one vast society. Every individual in it is part of this society, bound to it by the love that draws an individual to another, to be kith and kin. This love is there, deep in the heart of every individual. Only, it is unrecognised, ignored, doubted, denied, and argued away. It is the secret source of all empathy and service; it creates the urge to live in and for society. It is Universal Love (Vishwa-Prema) that flows from one spark of the Divine to all sparks. When the eyes shine illumined by the highest wisdom, Jnana, they see all as One. Then the individual realises - Sarvam Brahmamayam Jagath (All is pervaded by Divinity in this apparently changing and transforming world). To experience this One revealed as present in all, at all times, you must develop faith and discipline your mind. Your mind must shed its fancies and foibles; then you will know and experience the Truth.
(Divine Discourse, Feb 4, 1973)

- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM TODAY 16.06.2016

At times you may feel weak because you yield to anger and sorrow much more easily than others. I ask you to take extra pains to overcome these two. Repetition of the Lord’s Name is the best antidote for this, and if only all of you would take it up, the Lord would rush to your rescue. Never hate or feel envy towards anyone. Pardon the other person’s faults but deal harshly with your own! The Lord’s Name will instill the faith that everything is God’s Will and teach that you have no right to exult or despair. When you go to a doctor, you must take the prescribed medicine and follow the advice and instructions. There is no use blaming the doctor if you default. How can the doctor cure you if you do not take the medicine or stick to the dietary regulations? Do as I say, follow My advice, and then observe the result.

(Divine Discourse, Aug 2, 1958)

- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM 15.06.2017

The greatest disease is the absence of peace. So everyone who craves for good health must pay attention to the emotions, feelings and motives that animate you. Just as you give clothes for a wash, you have to wash the mind free from dirt again and again; otherwise the dirt accumulates to form a habit, then it is difficult for the washerman as well as harmful to the clothes. Cleaning should be a daily process; you should see that no dirt settles upon the mind. That requires you to move about in such company where falsehood, injustice, indiscipline, cruelty and hate, which form the dirt are avoided. Truth, righteousness, peace, nonviolence and love — these form the clean elements. If you inhale the pure air of these latter, your mind will be free from evil bacilli and you will be mentally sturdy and physically strong.

(Divine Discourse, Sep 21, 1960)

- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASHANTI NILAYAM TODAY 14.06.2017

Treat others the same way as you would like them to treat you. Never brood over the past. When grief overpowers you, do not recollect similar incidents from your past and add to your grief; instead, recollect happy incidents! Draw consolation and strength from such memories and raise yourself above the surging waters of sorrow. Seek the light always; be full of confidence and zest. Do not yield to despair, for it can never produce results. It only worsens the problem, for it darkens the intellect and plunges you in doubt. Take up the path of spiritual practice very enthusiastically. Half-hearted, halting steps will not yield fruit. It is like cleaning a slushy area by a stream of water. If the current of the stream is slow, the slush cannot be cleared. The stream must flow full and fast, driving everything before it, so that the slush might be scoured clean.
(Divine Discourse Aug 2, 1958)

- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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