“Living in the thought of God all the time
You breathe God,
you eat God,
you sleep God,
you walk God,
you talk God and
you experience God
all the time.”
Sri Madhusudan Sai
Why Does A Global Calamity Occur? –
Divine Discourse Summary – March 19, 2020
How much ever it is told in a sweet, nice way, man has this typical arrogance of not paying attention to good things. But when a hard blow is dealt, then everybody sits up and listens. That is the situation that the world is finding itself in. I just met a few devotees. They were all worried. And then I said, see, it is a cycle of life. And it will go on and on. It is time to think how we are living. Are we living in the right way? “Give up the company of bad people.” Bad people means those who do not follow the Dharmic path, the true right path. What is Dharma? To do good is Dharma. Join the company of the good, who are doing good to the world. Night and day do good deeds. Always be mindful, remind yourself of what is real and what is unreal, what is permanent and what is impermanent. This is what is going to help us live as better human beings in this world. That is what will make us deserving of a place on this planet earth. So that is what the whole thing is being driven to. You learn it well when it is being told nicely or else you have to go through a hard lesson. Now we are going through a hard lesson.
I was told that many people are contemplating vegetarianism. Gone are the days you lived in caves and hunted animals. Everything has changed – the way we dress, we move around, we stay, we do our things has all changed. Then why animals should be killed for our food. There are better ways to have food. So why don’t we contemplate on some better means without harming anyone? Only wild animals have to eat by killing. Others don’t have to. We don’t have to. It is not necessary. When it is not necessary to harm anyone for our own life, then why we should be harming anybody? Live in a way that you don’t harm anyone in the process. Neither by your thought, nor by your word, nor by your deeds.
Anybody, however small, just because somebody is weaker than us, that does not give us the authority to harm them. In fact, our strength is in protecting the weak not in harming the weak. So this virus has taught us a good lesson. It has crushed the arrogance of the mighty, the rich, the powerful, the knowledgeable. You see? Nobody is saved. Let us pray that people understand how to deal with it. Let us pray that a medicine, a cure comes up quickly which helps those who are in need. But more importantly, let us pray that we all start living as human beings. Humanity – the compassion, the kindness should drive our lives.
What Makes Swami’s Projects Succeed? –
Divine Discourse Summary – March 01, 2020
He (Sri C Sreenivas) came as a young boy to Swami somewhere pre university college boys, like that. He went on, who would not study, who would not get admission in any college because of bad marks, went on to top the Bangalore University. He was the gold medallist in Bangalore University within a matter of three years. From where to where! And from there, he was a part of building so many large projects, not small projects, very large water projects, hospital projects. How is all this possible? You should understand what is the secret of achieving all this. It is the love for Swami. He loves Swami so much that he is ready to do anything that Swami asks him to do, however hard the task may be. He loves Swami so much that anything that Swami says, he will do. So also, Narasimha Murthy. What does he want? Nothing. It is just out of love for Swami and also because of Swami’s love for him that all this is going on as it is.
That is why even more than faith in God, we must have love for God. Love will make miracles happen. Love is so powerful. There is no greater power than love in this universe. The greatest power on earth is love. Your love for Swami will run these hospitals. Devotees’ love for Swami runs these institutions. Everybody’s love for Swami and Swami’s love for everybody makes all this happen. If the doctors have real love for God, and if they have the feeling that God is present in everyone, then they will be ready to serve (in rural areas). For love, love itself is the compensation. ‘I love these people and I am able to serve them. That itself brings me contentment. I do not need anything more than this.’ Only such people can do this kind of work.
When he (Sri C Sreenivas) went to set up the hospital, he did not have even one rupee in his pocket. I told him only one thing. “You do this selflessly. Everything will come – Money, people, everything. Only important thing is that you must work completely selflessly.” See today, not just one but three hospitals have been built. If you love God, are you ready to do anything for God? That is where faith comes into the picture. Love is one side of the coin; faith is the other side. You love God but you don’t have the faith, don’t have the courage to follow God? No use. Love will take the form of service. That is courage. That is faith. Every single life here should write this as a story of their lives which is full of love, which is full of faith, which is full of courage and surrender to God. To do God’s will, it takes courage. Not everyone can do it.