Sri Sathya Sai Vrindawith Love, at His service

What should we ask God? – Divine Discourse Summary – Sri Sathya Sai Premaniketanam, Bijapur, Karnataka – July 25, 2019 (Morning)

Who can obtain God? Only the one whom God chooses, whom God draws close to Himself, only he can obtain God. If God should choose us, what should we do so that God accepts us, God calls us, God becomes close to us? We should do whatever God likes. If you please God, then God will take you close to Himself. If you make God happy, then God will always keep you with Him. To become like that, we should always do good things, do noble things, and we should not do other things. Why did Dhruva, Nachiketa, Markandeya get God? Because their minds were pure. You should also keep your minds pure. You should not fight. You should not speak or listen to bad words. You should be disciplined, punctual. And you should participate in Bhajans, be devoted.  

What did Prahlada pray? Lord Narasimha asked Prahlada, “I am very pleased with you. What do you want?” Do you know what Prahlada said? He did not ask for ice-cream or toys or time to talk to parents or TV show or picnic. What did he want? He said, “I don’t want anything. If I have your grace, that is enough. If you want to bless me with a boon, give me this that I should never ask you for anything. Give me that boon.” That is what Prahlada prayed. If you have such an opportunity, what will you ask God? “I want only You. If I have You, I have everything.” If the king is mine, then the whole kingdom will be mine too. If I am the prince, I will get my father’s property. Similarly, when you pray, “I want to become Yours, Swami. I want only You,” then Swami says, “Tathastu.” Means, may that come to pass. When that happens, all of you will become Swami’s and all that belongs to Swami, will be yours. So, you should always be like Prahlada. Anytime if God comes and asks, “What do you want, child?” you should be able to say, “Swami, I want nothing. Only if You are with me, that is all I need.” You should not ask for anything else. Okay?  

Ask for God, you get everything, world comes behind, world is shadow of God. That is what I am teaching them. See, this one lesson if they learn in this education, they will be safe, they will be happy and they will be good all their lives, wherever they go. If this one thing they learn that ‘I want only God. And God’s grace. And I must live my life in such a way that I earn God’s grace. I don’t lose God’s grace. I must lead a good life so that always God’s grace is upon me. And God is always with me.’ That is all they must pray for. That is all they must ask for.