Dear Brothers & Sisters,
Just Got on net. Thought Worth to share for those who want to improve their lives with the blessings and Guidance of Baba.
Baba's advice to His devotees to follow the following fundamental principles in their lives:
“Peace is a Sacred virtue. It is the embodiment of the self. It is an ornament to man. The heart of the selfless one is its abode. Losing this holy ornament peace, which is eternal and everlasting, you will fall prey to agitation and unrest”.
“The Universe is created, sustained and dissolved by the Trigunas. These Trigunas are the life breath of this illusionary world, and activate the workings of the Universe, influenced by the Trigunas, you are losing the Divine Jewel of Peace”.
“You should strive not to come under the spell of evil company. Give up evil company, wish for noble company, do meritorious deeds day and night; think of the eternal”.
“Evil Company results in evil feelings, wrecks your human quality and devalues your life. Its is this loss of virtue which leaves you as a man in form, but not as a man in action. Evil Company is like a venomous worm, which instantaneously preys on the noble virtues of man and kills them in the end”.
“The words of evil sound sweet; but the mind is saturated with poison. The evil man is the very opposite of the true man. He who so ever observes the harmony of thought, word and deed is a real man. You must cultivate Divine feelings and lead a life of exemplary excellence”.
“It is not mere association with evil persons that constitute evil company. The cultivation of evil qualities is also evil company”.
“If you want to shine in full splendor, you totally exterminate ego, envy, falsehood etc. You must completely drive them away without leaving any trace.”
“You must develop self-respect, self-confidence and self-support. You are all lacking these qualities. Develop them. The person who makes self-sacrifice can acquire self-satisfaction. If you cultivate all these, then only, you will enjoy freedom and justice. This love is the basis of Universal Brotherhood. By cultivating this love, the Divinity in you will shine.”
“You will realize that yourself and God are one if you persistently practice the faith that “I am God”. Mere lip service yields no results. You must practice the unity of thought, word and deed. You will develop spiritually. Listen to spiritual teachings with one-pointed attention. What you heard, you must remember and act upon them. The tongue should utter the Divine name, the ear must rejoice form, the heart should be filled with love for God. Strive sincerely to practice this.”
“Don’t waste food. Food is God. Your body is made of food. Eat as much as it is necessary to eat. But do not throw away food by taking too much of it. By wasting food, you will be wasting Divine Energy.”
“Don’t waste money. God is wealth. Since God is wealth, misuse of money is evil. Practice charity by gifting away money, food, clothes etc., instead of misusing them in extravagance. Misuse of money is sin and evil“.
“Time wasted is a life wasted, spend the time by using sanctifying words. Wasting time is wasting God-given life”.
“Don’t waste energy. You are all wasting energy by indulging in bad thoughts, bad looks, hearing bad things and doing bad actions”.
“If you try to practice all these, a time will come, when your mind will be extinguished and you will achieve merger with the Divine”.
“If you are afflicted by evil thoughts at the time of eating, these evil thoughts affect the food you take, and consequently affects your mind. Mind is born of the food you take. That is why you must take satwic food. The gross part of the food you take will be converted to excreta, the remaining part of the food makes your muscles strong, the subtle part of the food becomes the mind. Similarly, the gross part of the water you takes becomes urine; subtle part of it becomes blood and the remaining part becomes the Prana”.
“If you attain any power, you need not feel overconfident about your prosperity. You should constantly remember that whatever you enjoyed was due to the grace of God only, and also due to the good acts you have done earlier and for having upheld the rules of Law of Righteousness only. It is clear that once the fruits of a person’s pious acts get exhausted, the consequences of his sins will have their effect and he has no other alternative but to face them. The benefits of good acts yield good results. Virtue only will win over vice and those who contravene the rules will suffer”.
Source: THE GLORY OF SHIRDI SAI
May Baba Bless All!
om sri sai ram!