One of the most popular and inspiring quotes Bhagwan gave us is 'Love All, Serve All'.
The other being 'Help Ever, Hurt Never'.
But I have been touched by the quote at PC Auditorium, 'Paraoparartham idam Shareeram' ( this body is to serve others)
Swami lived by those ideals, showed us we can actually practice. As such He told us, 'My life is My message'
Of course, now our efforts are to live by His ideals and make 'our Life is His Message' true, as our love & gratitude to Bhagwan.
How fortunate we are ? Swami picked few of 7 billion to shower His Grace so that we are aware of His Divinity. Majority were not touched by His Form, Darshan/Sparshan/Sambhashan.
Swami has said even if we live by just one of His teachings, bliss guaranteed. Not easy, but not impossible, with Divine Grace. Of course, we have a choice !
In today's quote Swami tells us about how to actually practice His teaching, 'Love All'. And, as always, it starts with each one of us. Charity truly begins at home. Let us try to make the world around us filled with love and thus make 'our lives, His message'.
first step to love all and serve all is to expand love in
your own homes. You must revere and please your parents who
gave you this chance to live and learn. If you ill-treat
them or inflict grief on their minds, how can you ever
gladden others by service and understanding? You know that
when a balloon is blown, it bursts and the air inside it
merges with the vast limitless expanse outside. Similarly
your love must fill your home, then the society you live,
and finally burst open to spread in the Universe. A drop of
water held in the palm is soon evaporated; but drop it into
the sea and it survives as a part of the sea. It assumes
the name and the taste, the majesty and might of the sea!
Cultivate Love; sow the seeds of love in all hearts,
everywhere around you. That is My Wish, My
Divine Discourse, 25 July 1975 (Courtesy Radio Sai) Imagine the impact we all can make if we live by this beautiful lesson from our beloved Lord. Let us try our best....
students score low marks parents feel great grief.
Similarly, when we fall low in morals and spiritual
virtues, our motherland bemoans her fate ten times more
sadly. We have to assuage the grief of the physical mother
and promote the peace and prosperity of our motherland. The
motherland is not a mere lump of earth. When we desire her
progress, we have to promote the progress of the people who
dwell therein. The skills needed for resuscitating and
reforming are found in youth. The reforming process
involves the removal, in daily living, of bad conduct and
bad habits, and the practice of good conduct and good deeds.
You must express your humility, fortitude, equanimity, and
gratitude for kindness received, in various acts in your
daily life, every day.
Pause. . . Do we treat our physical body as a friend/slave/temple/anything else ?!! You
must take care of your body, which is the case for the
Divine Spark, until its purpose of Self-Realization is