CLICK THE ARROWS ONLY NEXT TO THE MONTH OR YEAR UNDERNEATH PROFILE / BLOG ARCHIVE
THE TITLES WOULD BE SUSPENDED
Thought of the day !
I have read a few Sai Books witness some Sai Miracles, exception of this letter of Bhagwan BABA to His Brother, captivated my interest for many years.
A compelling read.
On 25 May 1947, at the age of 20, in response to a letter from his brother who was concerned with what he was doing, Sri Sathya Sai Baba wrote the following letter. This letter disclosed his mission. Dr. Gokak’s essay, An Historic Letter of Baba (in Golden Age, Kingdom of Sathya Sai, Brindavan, India, 1979, pp. 1-9), gives particulars surrounding this letter, and this letter was typed from that essay.
My dear One! I received the communication that you wrote and sent; I found in it the surging floods of your devotion and affection, with the undercurrents of doubts and anxiety. Let me tell you that it is impossible to plumb the hearts and discover the natures of jnaanis, yogis, ascetics, saints, sages, and the like. People are endowed with a variety of characteristics and mental attitudes, so each one judges according to his own angle, talks and argue in the light of his own nature.
But we have to stick to our own right path, our own wisdom, our own resolution without getting affected by popular appraisal. As the proverb says, it is only the fruit-laden tree that receives the shower of stones from passers-by. The good always provoke the bad into calumny; the bad always provoke the good into derision. That is the nature of this world. One must be surprised if such things do not happen.
The people have to be pitied, rather than condemned. They do not know. They have no patience to judge a right. They are too full of lust, anger, and conceit to see clearly and know fully. So, they write all manner of things. If they only knew, they would not talk or write like that.
We, too, should not attach any value to such comments and take them to heart, as you seem to do. Truth will certainly triumph someday. Untruth can never win. Untruth might appear to overpower Truth, but its victory will fade away and Truth will establish itself.
It is not the way of the great to swell when people offer worship and to shrink when people scoff. As a matter of fact, no sacred text lays down rules to regulate the lives of the great, prescribing habits and attitudes that they must adopt. They themselves know the path they must tread; their wisdom regulates and makes their acts holy. Self-reliance, beneficial activity --these two are their special marks.
They may also be engaged in the promotion of the welfare of devotees and in allotting them the fruits of their actions. Why should you be affected by tangle and worry, as long as I am adhering to these two? After all, praise and blame of the populace do not touch the Atma.
The TOUCHING LIVES CAMPAIGN of Bhagwan BABA commenced November 23 1926 from Puttarpati to PRETORIA.
Bhagwan BABA I wish YOU a very Happy 85 BIRTHDAY may you have many more !
I wish you LUV and Light !
Thought of the day !
Education = ENLIGHTENMENT
Education = EMANCIPATION
Education = ENRICHMENT
for the Real DARSHAN listen to my favourite tune Wildflower !
|Skylark - Wildflower .mp3|
|Found at bee mp3 search engine|