Monthly Archives: January 2012

No prayer is too small

It was Guru Poornima, 2002. The conference for Bal Vikas Gurus had come to an end. I had one more day left in Prashanti Nilayam, before heading back home to California. I had yet to purchase small gift items to … Continue reading

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Faith is unquestioning surrender to God’s will

What is faith? Unquestioning surrender to God’s will is faith. Whatever happens is attributed to the working of God. God is taken as great, good and kind. He is the sole dispenser of all things. Since all events proceed from … Continue reading

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Swamy says…

He who is ever ready to sacrifice his comfort for helping another, is the genuine devotee. “The fruit of envy is agony.” ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Facets of the Divine Diamond) Humility can be built only on a foundation … Continue reading

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Five Maxims of Love

1. Give More Than You Receive Many years ago when we visited Swami, He asked me, “How much do you make?” Most of us especially from the U. S., feel it is awkward to answer questions like, “How much do … Continue reading

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Testing and Tempering

The Persian trip was not, however, without the difficulties and trials usually attendant upon Baba’s work. The negative forces of illusion, which many good people think it well to deny, Baba uses, even as he does the positive forces, to … Continue reading

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Dark Night of the Soul

The saint’s question to Pleader concerning his spiritual experiences while undergoing the rigors of fasting, silence and seclusion is one which many people ask the followers of Baba. It is somehow thought that a Master parcels out states of higher … Continue reading

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Ways of the Guru

Baba functions in full knowledge of God’s laws; he knows exactly how much of the ‘heavenly food’ his disciples have the capacity to digest at any time. Only when they have fully integrated into their consciousness whatever intimations of divine … Continue reading

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