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« on: December 13, 2004, 08:40:51 AM »
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    To speak means express thoughts aloud or to say things. In the following lines an attempt has been made as to how we should speak. It is very important for all spiritual Sadhaks.

    Sai mummy declared " He who carps and cavils at others pierces Me in the heart and injures Me, but he who suffers pleases me most" (Chap 44 of SSSC).If we analyse the above we will be convinced that Saima is correct. The sixth nama in the 108 Glorious names of Sainath is "OM SRI SAI SARVA HRUNNILAYAYA NAMAHA" It means I bow to Sai who is seated in all hearts. As He is seated in all hearts arrows of sarcastic and offensive words against others will certainly pierce His heart Baba wants us to see Him in all. If once we develop this attitude ie., Sai dwells in the hearts of others, we will be pleasing Him to the maximum extent as we cannot hate or be jealous of Baba and talk in a discourteous way.

    Baba cautioned reg our behaviour and how to talk in Chap 2,19,21,33 and 44.He says we should not hurt others by our speech, not to indulge in scandal mongering, always to speak truth etc., Now the topic for discussion is 'How to speak'

    Let us see the invaluable advice given to King Janaka by Sulabha, a sanyasin. She observed the King was restless when she wanted to argue with him. The essence of her advice is as follows  'when we want to convey any message through argument or speech, both the speaker and the listener should have a calm and composed mind with a sense of equality, devoid of anger ,ahankara selfishness etc., Man has two qualities latent in him, he can attract or repel another by his talk. There are three categories of men : Superior, equal and inferior whom we come across. The power of attraction if shown towards an equal develops into friendship, if shown towards superiors it turns into devotion and respect , if shown towards inferiors it develops into compassion.

    Dear readers, the best course will be to think that the other person is as nearer to Baba as we are. Our ego should not play any role so that the real purpose for which we talk to others is defeated. If we think superior to the other man the language will be different and will not enter into is ears. The golden rule is 'You treat others as you wish to be treated by others' This is possible if we adopt the rule of Three C's ---- Never Complain, Never Comment and
    Never Criticize.

    given by D.SHANKARIAH

    om sai sri sai jaya jaya sai
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.


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