Have you been with Swami before? – Divine Discourse Summary – Navaratri – September 26, 2017
There is nothing in this universe called coincidence. Especially when it comes to the Lord and His devotees. Again and again, in different times and different ages, the Lord incarnates and along with Him, He brings His people.
It is the same monkeys who incarnated again as the Gopalas to be again with their Lord and enjoy His proximity. The same Gopalas have again reincarnated and are with Swami as His students, as His devotees to enjoy His proximity even now. Swami, who was there before, who is there now and who will continue to be there even in the future, He is aware of everybody’s all the things.
And therefore there is no surprise that you all have such love for Swami which nobody has taught you and Swami has love for you. On their own, with one little experience, they are able to remember their feelings of the past and are able to love Swami and love each other instantly. The devotion, the love that you have right now for Swami, it is not something that you have achieved in the 4 or 6 or 8 months of your stay in these campuses; it was always there as a seed dormant in your hearts which has come alive in the right time. When we listen to the glories of the Lord, the stories of the Lord, it purifies us from within. The ornaments for hands is charity. To listen to the scriptures is the ornamentation for the ears. The ornament for the throat or neck is to speak the truth. Listening to these stories may not be sufficient. Along with that, you must contemplate on the stories and the message that it brings in order to understand it completely. And finally having learnt the lessons from these stories, we must put them into our daily practice. That is Nidhidhyasanam. Then your digestion is complete. You have not only eaten, you have also swallowed, you have digested it and assimilated it. Then your digestion is complete. So, when you listen to these stories, try to understand what are the lessons that you are learning and use those lessons in your daily life.
I know where My people are, what they are doing, when they will come, what they will do – everything is a part of this Bhagavatham – Sathya Sai Bhagavatham- of this Yuga. At the right time, in the right place, in the right way, all those and all that which I need will appear by itself. Just have Bhakti. Everything else – the Shakti, the Yukti, whatever is required to do what is needed to be done, everything will be given to you.