In the dream, Shirdi Baba, garbed in a white robe, appeared before me and started scolding me for not believing in the triple avatarhood! He then explained the concept to me, quoting words and lines from the very Sai Satcharitra that I swore by. “What is it that you doubt when I am present in all the living forms in this universe, I am present in all the saints and the gurus. Open your inner eyes and you shall see this truth.”
In this temporary world, everything that emerges out of it is also temporary. Truth and good name are the only things that remain eternally permanent. Many great men have tried to remain immortal and be remembered by the people by acquiring tremendous wealth, having a lot of progeny or building great tombs in their memories. Their tombs do remain but they have only become tourist spots. They aren’t instruments to remember their glory. Therefore, do not strive for that which is not going to stay any which ways.
When the noise of the mind is reduced, you can listen to the voice of the heart or the Atma. When you are haunted by a question or a doubt, what you need to do, is to sit down, silence your mind and do some meditation, then your heart – the voice of the Atma or Divinity – will be heard and you will know what you have to do at that particular point of time.
Divine grace showers on everybody equally. Depending on your effort, you will get the right kind of experience. At your tender age, when you are young, the body is strong, mind is tender, and heart is full of love – that is the time when you should take to Sadhana. Even if you don’t do any Sadhana, just chanting the name of God that you love is good enough.
When you involve yourselves in selfless activities, that is bend the body, then comes mend the senses and end the mind ultimately. The inner significance of this particular theme is that only through selfless service, you will attain Nirvana or liberation.
What we think exists does not really exist; what we think does not exist, is what really exists. What exists is God and God alone; the world does not exist. That is the truth that all of you have to recognise. This world is nothing but the shadow of God. If you go behind the shadow and try to grab it, you will never get it. Only when you lay your hands on the real object, you can enjoy it. The whole world is nothing but a reflection of God. It is not the Truth. God is only the entity which is eternal, permanent, steady and is all the time there.