May 1st Divine Discourse - Sai Ramesh Hall, Brindavan
of Swami's Divine Discourse on May 1, 2008 at Sai Ramesh Hall,
Swami started with the wonderful poem
"Khanda khandaantara khyaatinaarjinchina mahaneeyulanu ganna maatru
Swami then continued :
The Vedas taught one to revere ones parents- "Maatrudevobhav,
Pitrudevobhava, Achaarya devobhava." But today all these are not to
be seen or practiced by any one any where. Every one is running
behind money and the desires are becoming limitless. Today even as
all the foreigners themselves are speaking of control of senses and
ceiling on desires, we Indians are not doing this. There is nothing
wrong in having desires but they must be in limit. Everything is
getting polluted- the 5 elements themselves are being polluted. When
the basic 5 elements responsible for man's sustenance are polluted
how can we expect man to be good?
Nowadays people look good outwardly, while inwardly they have fully
poisoned minds. This is not good. Who is man? He is nothing but the
embodiment of divinity. When he is traversing in wickedness how can
you call him a man? Nowadays people are proud of their children
getting high degrees. What is the use of degrees? They are only
leading to money-mindedness devoid of love and truth. Every one is
learning to put a smile on the face where as inside they are fully
poisoned. When you practice truth and learn to love every one, then
alone peace will descend. If you want peace develop love. People
resort to untruth for even small things. They get angry over silly
matters. All this leads to violence. True humanness is nothing but
In today's generation we do not love our parents who gave us birth
and toiled their lives to make us what we are. But we readily love
some outsider who comes in to our life more than our parents. Is
this true love? No... no... people are searching for peace out side
whereas it is present within us. Rituals do not confer peace. First
we should see to it that there is no conflict or turbulence in our
heart. All the conflicts that we are seeing today are because of
wickedness in the human heart. We do not find a true friend today.
Even best friends fight with each other. People are behind money and
amassing wealth. What is all this finally for? You have come empty
handed into this world and you will go back the same way. Money
comes and goes where as morality comes and grows.
Devoid of morality man is nothing but a demon. Everyone is seen in
terms of money while the Values like gratitude and respect are dying
day by day. For all these problems there is only one remedy. That is
Gods name. When you think of him all miseries will melt away. God is
the one who punishes, he is the one who praises, protects, loves...he
is every thing. Difficulties, pleasures, pain, everything is God's
gift. If you think of god constantly all the miseries will turn into
happiness. Pleasure is nothing but an interval between two pains.
The cause of all is the mind. Mind is nothing but a bundle of
thoughts. Do not hurt anyone. Try to love every one. Because "Vishvam
Vishnu swaroopam." (The world is but a form of God).
Results of hurting or helping some will come only later. As you eat
so is the belch. If you eat a cucumber will you get a belch that of
a mango. No! In the same way, because of desires alone, all the
suffering comes. The results of your actions will depend on what you
do. The whole creation works on cause and effect. As you sow so you
reap. If you ask any one who are you? They will say I am so and so.
But if you ask God who are you? He will say I am I - Aham brahmasmi.
Whomever you ridicule it reaches God. If we control our thoughts,
every thing will be in place. Either good or bad - all depends on
our thoughts. If you believe everything is God then can love
criticize love? No, it cannot. Even as animals love each other,
cannot men love one another.
Keep love and truth as the two main principles of your life. God is
the only saviour and true love can be obtained only from him. That
is why he is called as Apathbhandava. (A friend in times of
distress). Look at a young married couple. When they are newly
married and walking on the road, if husband happens to see a thorn
he will quickly go and remove it. After some more time the same
husband will say,"Look and walk. There is a thorn." After some more
time he will say, "Are you blind? Cant you see the thorn there?"
This is what worldly love is all about - temporary in nature. Love
of the heart is what is important, not of body. Here so many people
are assembled and were participating in bhajans. Will everybody's
prayer reach God? No.. no.. only some one or two prayers would reach
him. And that one or two prayers are enough to protect every one.
This is what gurunanak said when he was asked about the efficacy of
bhajans. The arrival of politics are creating divisions every where.
Every home has 4 parties. Participate in bhajans with whole
Swami started to sing Hari bhajana bina sukha shanti nahin. Then
after he repeated japa dhyana bina samyoga nahin. He asked, "What is
true meditation? Merging your heart with god ..that is true
meditation. Bodies are many but there is only one atma .God is like
the sun who provides light every one. Peace is nothing but the union
of love and truth. Don't run after passing thoughts. Hold onto the
eternal God kill the I, the ego within you. This what is symbolized
by the cross."
Then Swami sang the melodious Rama Rama Rama Sita.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM - 03.05.2008