Discourse No. (14)
The greater the trial, the greater the reward.
The darkest cloud has a silvery lining. The pall of night is lifted up, when the sun shine;; in all its brightness and glory. Even if the struggle be hard, why be sad and gloomy ? For, is not God, your Father, near you, to befriend you ? Keep your mind still like waters of the deep lake. Stand firm like a rock shrink not if calamities pour on you, like a hurricane. greater the trial, the greater the reward, the greater the misery, the greater the happiness, that must follow the the sunny day, when the night is over.
Stain not your mind or body with impurity. Walk the path of rectitude, with love for all—a smile for a sick and forgiveness to all. Make that the ideal of your life, if you wish to win the race and come out triumphant from the struggle of life.
Hatred, malice, revenge, jealousy, bigotedness, pride, greed, lust, sloth—these are the companions of Satan. Love, purity, righteousness, gentility, humility, tolerance, forbearance, broadmindedness, contentedness, culture, labour, sincerity, loyalty, one-mindedness—these are the fragrant flowers, that grow in the Garden of God. Make a bouquet of them and carry it with you, for each flower is reminiscent of God's glory and a remembrancer of His Kingdom. Make virtue your crown and vice a footstool, to trample it under your feet. Be a master, not a slave of your mind, body and the senses.
OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.