Aum Sri Sai Ram
Have We Understood Him At All…? None can fathom or understand Him, this is true. But have tried to? Have we at least grasped the reason the Avatar chose to live and breathe amongst…and now through us…?
Would the Supreme Personality of Godhead leave a particular Will, when everything in this Universe is His Will…His Sankalpa? When everything…every atom belongs to Him…? Who would He bequeath what to…when all are His very own?
How foolish to think that jewels were jewels for Him and notes made of paper held any value for Him…only mortals can think this way, losing themselves in the labyrinth of finite minds, sinking in to the quicksand of their whims and fancies, getting further enmeshed in the cycle of transmigration, not having understood what the presence of the Avatar meant.
His ways can one ever understand? His devotees were His Bangaru – His gold and the only thing of priceless value for them, will always remain His life…His teachings…His Presence. Nothing and no one can replace this.
His life remained straightforward, His feet – bare, His form -unadorned, His way of dressing – basic, His words simple yet profound…did the Supreme Being Who donned such a persona, need what the material world and careless, callous, immature tongues term as ‘riches’?
His Presence is His legacy…Our breath His will…
…and each second of every day we are breathing in this ‘eternal legacy’ of His presence and this happens only due to His Sankalpa.
And with every breath, each cell of our being is getting divinized with His presence. The only thing required on our part is an awareness to grow, a constant belief that this is so. And along with this, a simple and sincere prayer…Oh Lord! May I see with Your eyes, may I hear with Your ears…may my speech and every interaction be divine…
Inside Out…Outside In
Sometimes that which is inside is to be found outside…perhaps this is true as regards a temple visit…the Lord we so fervently rush to worship inside the sanctum sanctorum, is to be found in those sitting outside… notwithstanding the weather – young and old; animal and human; hungry, diseased and alone, forsaken by fate, waiting for an iota of compassion to envelope them.
In the Beloved One’s words – I am in every heart. That is the temple where I dwell.
And that which is ‘outside’ is actually ‘in’. For everything that we need to know, all that we see and would like to reach is right within us. We should just perceive this as the truth. Then nobody is a stranger and there is no distance between anyone. We can reach out to all in the Cosmos just by being where we are. The power of thought and intention.
Beings of light did spring forth from the silence deep within of the Lord’s heart…and so we all remain connected and never apart.
Love All, Serve All; Help Ever, Hurt Never – from this statement of Beloved Mother Sai may we take our cue… Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu…Peace for all…the Universe through…