After 85 years of living His life as His message, Sri Sathya Sai Baba decided to shed His Physical Body on April 24th 2011. However, His earthly sojourn did not end there, nor did His mission. Soon after, He announced His continued presence in the Subtle Body and also His intention to hasten the process of transformation from man to divine. In His own words His message is –
“Whether I am in the body or not, the purpose is just the same. It has not changed. Whether I was Rama or Krishna or Allah or Jesus or Buddha – the purpose has always remained the same. I have come for transformation of the human heart, and I continue to do that. If there were circumstances in which I could have stayed in the physical body, I would have continued to do the same. There would not have been any change. The destination is the transformation of human into Divine.”
These are the compilation of summaries of His Divine messages in the subtle form.
The inner significance of the Sankranti festival is that we have to learn to develop upward vision, spiritual and higher vision. Even on the spiritual path, taking up activity is very important. All activity should be done for the love of God and offered to God.
When there is God here with you to grant you devotion and liberation, where is the need of desiring the world? Whatever you do and give, do it for God’s sake and offer it to God. With that fundamental feeling, whatever you do will become worship.
The highest Divine principle can only be understood by the one who has a pure heart. Now what is this Chittashuddhi or purity of heart? Selfless love is purity. Selfish love is impurity. ‘I’ and ‘mine’- is impurity. But when we think ‘we’ and ‘ours’, it becomes purer.
There is one thing which we cannot regain once we lose – this human body. Adi Sankara proclaimed to the world that among all species of life, human birth is the most precious and once you get it, you have to treasure it.
To cross over this ocean of Samsara, of life and death, it is not enough if you do penance, or if you visit pilgrimage centres, or if you study all the scriptures in the world. It is possible only when you render service to noble people, noble souls.
Religions are many, but the path to God is one. Beings are many, but breath is one. Philosophies are many, but God is one. Though Jesus gave up His body, we have faith that He is always with us and we lead our lives basis that faith.
The one who gives up ego becomes dear to all. The one who gives up anger, does not repent and is at peace. The one who gives up desires attains the highest. The one who gives up greed becomes happy. In this game of life, there are six members in the opposite team.
What is the use of education that leads us only to death? We need to learn that education, which leads us to immortality. Our scriptures have been declaring time and again that you can’t attain immortality through wealth, activity and progeny.
People come in the proximity of great ones in order to progress spiritually. However, spirituality is not an external exercise. It is the internal assimilation of this idea. Keeping a target of chanting the name of God a certain number of times can only lead to a quantitative exercise or a ritual; it may not be spiritual.