This translation from Telugu to English is done word-by-word to get the literal meaning. It is NOT an edited version.

Discourse By Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Ugadi (Telugu New Year)

13 April 2002

How does the sun rise and set every day without fail? How is it that the glitter of the sky and the stars hide during the day?

(Swami sings a Telugu poem)

Bharatiyas Have Given Peace and Security to All Countries

Embodiments of Love!

Generations of people have been experiencing the bliss of Ugadi since ages. Bharatiyas have given peace and security to all countries through the nature of their spirituality. So from ancient times until now, Bharatiyas have given peace and security to all countries repeating the dictum of ‘Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu’ (May all in the world be happy).

Man of today has obtained so much progress in the physical and worldly aspect. Yet ethically, man is unable to control criticism and narrow feelings. What is this reason? When each one investigates one’s own heart, it is possible to recognize that the root cause for this is there is only selfishness and self-interests deeply hidden in one’s heart.

Man of today does not love material things for the sake of the things. Individuals are not loved for the sake of the individuals. He is not respecting the country for the welfare of the country. Whatever is seen, whatever is said, whatever is thought, is used for his own selfishness. The day that we make these narrow feelings distant, we will be ones who experience the benefits of Ugadi.

Today as soon as getting up in the early morning, people have taken head-bath, put on new clothes, and have prepared a few delicacies in the house. However, just to have external cleanliness and wear external new clothes is easy but internally, regarding his inner feelings, he is ruining and polluting such a precious heart with bad feelings, bad qualities and bad thoughts.

The day that man makes his heart pure and sacred and develops selfless feelings, that day only man will become the best type of man. He will be one who experiences the benefits of Ugadi.

The heart of man is very sacred. Man’s life also is rare.

Janthunaam Nara Janma Durlabham.

Of all life forms,

Human life is the rarest to attain.

(Sanskrit sloka)

Even though having this rare human birth, man is not making the proper effort to live as a human being. Human beings are a bundle of desires. Man of today is spending time with desires from the feet to the head. He feels that it is happiness to fulfill the desires. It isn’t, it isn’t! (He doesn’t really get happiness if his desires are fulfilled) The truth that it joyful to control desires has to be recognized. The day that desires are controlled in man’s heart will be the day that his desires will be fulfilled.

The Sacred Culture of Bharath

Embodiments of Love!

Even though ages pass and even though the earth continues revolving, man’s heart is not changing (for the better). Education is increasing without limit. Education is creating agitation.

People feel that man’s heart is changing due to education. It is true: it is changing. In what way are people changing? People are following strange paths. Man is not learning the things that he should learn. He is wasting human life by increasing beastlike feelings and practicing demonic actions. This is not our (true) festival. This is not our ancient culture.

The sacred culture of Bharath recognizes the unity in diversity and sanctifies human life. However, today man is following a contradictory path. He is fragmenting unity into diversity. The intellectuals and educated people who fragment unity into diversity are increasing without limit but the individuals who recognize and practice the unity in diversity are reducing.

Even Bharatiyas are unable to recognize how great, how sacred and how sanctified the culture of Bharath is. The life of a (true) Bharatiya wishes for the welfare and happiness of all. Such a broad feeling cannot be seen in any other country. Such sacred feelings cannot be observed. However, even though such high feelings and such sacred feelings are present within man, he is unable to experience them.

Time is very sacred. You can think (understand) how much man is wasting such sacred time. The time that has passed will not come again. The time that comes is not ours (we have no control over the future). The culture of Bharath teaches that it is the important duty of man to make sacred the time that is here. Hence, the Vedas also declares:

Kaalaya Namah. Kaalakaalaaya Namah.

Kaala Pramanaya Namah. Kaalatitaya Namah.

Kaala Swarupaya Namah. Kaala Nimittaya Namah.

Salutations to He who is Time.

Salutations to the Master of Time.

Salutations to He who standardizes Time.

Salutations to the One who transcends Time.

Salutations to the Embodiment of Time.

Salutations to the One who determines Time.

(Sanskrit sloka)

Such an important measure of value was given to time. Not only this.

Sahasra Seersha Purushah.

Sahasraksha Sahasra Paad.

Thousands of heads has the Purusha

(The Lord or Supreme Being),

Thousands of eyes, thousands of feet.

(Sanskrit sloka)

The ancient Bharatiyas not only had faith in the culture of the Vedas, they also sanctified time with Divine feelings and auspicious conduct. Prior to the beginning of this modern age, the people and elders of the past followed the ancient culture and aspired towards unity and the harmony of all, in numerous ways.

Let us move together. Let us grow together. Let us expand the knowledge that we have learnt together. Let us live together in friendship, without conflict.

(Telugu poem)

This is what the culture of Bharath says. Where is it now? No coming and moving together can be seen. If there are four people in one house, there are different feelings for each of the four. Man’s (true) life is unity. Practice is its goal (aim). We are losing such a Divine unity today.

O Sacred Bharatiyas! No one has understood fully yet the value of the culture of Bharath. The power and capabilities of Bharatiyas are infinite. Bliss? It is without limit.

Every Single Man Desires Bliss

Today every single man desires bliss, bliss. He wants to have bliss. To obtain this bliss he is reading numerous books. He is making numerous pilgrimages, beholding many elders (noble or great souls), and hearing the teachings that they speak. He is doing so much worship. He is doing so much japa (repetition of the Name of God). He does so much austerity. But there is no bliss in this at all.

There are the five koshas (sheaths) in the body of man. Annamaya Kosha (the sheath of food, meaning the body itself), Pranamaya Kosha (the sheath of the life-principle), Manomaya Kosha (the sheath of mind), Vijnanamaya Kosha (the sheath of knowledge), and Anandamaya Kosha (the sheath of bliss).

The sheath of bliss is present but (the experience of) bliss is nil. There is no bliss. All the joys that man experiences today are only limited. All the joy that he experiences do not contain (true) bliss. They are limited joys. No matter what money or property is earned, they are also under limits.

Man is feeling that property, wealth, (unlasting) joys and even comforts and conveniences also, give bliss. This is foolishness. This joy does not give us true bliss. Comforts give us limited joy. Yet (true) bliss is limitless. Where does it come from? It does not come from outside. It arises from our heart.

The heart is the dwelling place of God. So, bliss comes from the dwelling place of God. To obtain this bliss, first and foremost man has to develop deep (complete) faith. Through faith, man will obtain Love. Through Love, man will practice Dharma. Through Dharma, Truth will arise. Through Truth, God manifests. Through that Divinity we can have bliss.

Therefore, the main foundation of bliss is Divinity. The main foundation for Divinity is Truth. The main foundation for Truth is Dharma. The main foundation to Dharma is Love. The main foundation of Love is faith.

The Eyes of Faith, Scripture, Dharma and Gratitude

Man of today doesn’t even have faith in himself. He is living like a being without breath. He is losing faith. All the ancient sages extol faith, faith, faith, faith.

Nammakam Anu Rendu Nainambulu Leni

Andhulaina Nedu Avani Yandu

Without the two eyes of faith,

People are blind in this world today.

(Telugu poem)

Man cannot see anything at all without these two. What are these two eyes? One is Sastra (scriptures) and the other is Dharma. But even the Brahmans who are equal to (or know) scriptures like this are forgetting such Dharma.

O Brahmans who are comparable to the Vedas! Always consider the scriptures as Truth. O Kshatriyas, be ready to give up the body for the welfare of the country. O Vaisyas! Having wealth, follow and have the qualities of Dharma. O Sudras live 100 years happily, practicing agriculture! Why waste all of the time (in other pursuits)?

(Telugu poem)

They are wasting all of their time with everything else. We do not get even a tiny bit of happiness out of this. One important quality of human beings, the quality that God has gifted, is gratitude.

Based on the culture of Bharath, people used to perform Surya Namaskaar (worship of the sun with a routine of exercises while repeating holy Names). One of the Names is ‘Kritanjnanaya Namah’ (‘Obeisances to the one who is grateful’ or, ‘Obeisances to the one who does not tolerate ingratitude’).

A speck of the radiance of the sun is present in the eye of man.

Chandrama Manaso Jataha.

Chaksho Suryo Ajayata.

Moon is the presiding deity of the mind;

Sun is the presiding deity of the eyes.

(Sanskrit sloka)

It is said that if man forgets the good that is done to him and who is ungrateful, even though such a one has an eye it is useless. Such a man in the world may be said to be blind. The sun will leave his eyes.

So every single human being, whoever it is, no matter what is done, one should not forget the help given. One may even risk one’s life but we should not forget gratitude. We are gaining so much help. We are accepting so much help. But man is not thinking about that even a bit. There is only selfishness, selfishness, selfishness. Man is spending foolish life like this. How can such foolish people be called human beings?

Truly, what is the meaning of spirituality? They think that it is spirituality to contemplate on the Self. No, no, no, no! To destroy the animality in man and to change one’s humanness into Divinity is spirituality. What are they changing it into? He is changing humanness into something demonic! The proper effort is not being done to change it into Divinity. This only is spirituality (to transform humanness into Divinity).

Today man is forgetting such a sacred nature of spirituality. Saying that today is a festival, people think that spirituality is to cook some sweets and eat them. They are wasting it (spirituality) in the form of a festival. That is not spirituality. When sacred festivals come, the important aim of that festival is to sanctify it by contemplating and remembering (its true meaning).

It should be felt that, ‘I am not only a human being! I am Divinity which is in a human form.’ Then only the animality in one will become distant. Hence today, due to him forgetting his humanness, animality is rapidly increasing.

A Story of Narada

Embodiments of Love!

Whatever nation it may be, whatever state it may be, whatever country, whatever region, whatever gender, whatever individuality, human nature should be protected. One shouldn’t forget this. One should not go without sanctifying the time by only keeping one’s own selfishness as an aim.

God (told Narada to find someone) in the world who has sacred behavior, sacred intellect and who is perfect. He (Narada) said (to Lord Vishnu), “Respected Sir, what sort of people should I search for?” (Vishnu answered), “He is a true human being who repeats God's Names from his heart, saying ‘Rama, Krishna, Govinda, Narayana.’

‘Human being’ means one who has a pure (sacred) heart. The sacred Names (of God) should come from this pure heart. Such a man is a true human being. Let him do any amount of worldly activities. Those are worldly tasks. I don’t count that at all. They are all temporary joys. (The results that come from worldly tasks give only temporary joys.) However, the one who does not remember the Name of God on sacred holy days is foolish. He is not a human being at all.”

Keeping his mind on this Narada said, “Swami, I am always saying the Name of God, ‘Govinda, Narayana.’ A time when I do not remember the Name of God cannot be observed. Therefore, is there a greater devotee than me?” Ego began here.

It is ego to think, “I am a devotee.” There are numerous devotees like this in the world. If each house is observed, there are devotees there (i.e., people who claim to be devotees). Devotees can be seen in every inch. This is not true devotion.

In all actions there should be expansion arising from the heart and going forward. The food that we eat reaches the stomach and after it is digested its essence is supplied to all the limbs.

Similarly, the Name of God that is contemplated on in the heart has to reach the eyes. It should reach the ears. It should reach the tongue. It should reach the nose. It should reach the hands. It should reach the feet. It should be spread throughout all of the limbs. Then only man will be one who (truly) contemplates on the Name of God.

When the food (of contemplation of God's Name) that is digested enters the eyes what happens? The food influences the sight. This means that sacred vision will begin in us. When it comes to our tongue, you will speak sacred words. When it comes to our ears, we will hear sacred sounds. When it comes to our feet, we will go only to sacred places. When it enters into our hands, these hands will do all sacred actions. One whose all limbs are used in sacred actions is a true human being.

So He (God) told him (Narada), “Come back again (after going about the world).” Narada went around everywhere. However, the ego that was in him didn’t go. He came again.

When he was going about, he met a Kirat (forest dweller or hunter) in the forest. He was one who lived by selling firewood. He was sitting in one place, closing his eyes and doing Namasmarana (repeating the Name of God).

Narada went to him. He said, “What is this, who are you?” (The hunter answered,) “Swami, I am a hunter. I am a supreme devotee of the Lord.” When he said that, Narada was surprised. (Narada said,) “Are you an ardent devotee? If you are an ardent devotee, why should there be a knife in your hands? You have it to kill something.” (The hunter answered,) “No, no, sir! No, no! I have decided to do four things with this knife.” (Narada asked,) “What are they?”

(The hunter said,) “First and foremost, Draupadi should be killed.” He (Narada) asked, “Draupadi is an ardent devotee! She is always chanting the Name of Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, isn’t it so? Praising her devotion, God gave her boons, isn’t it? So, what is the reason for wanting to kill her?”

(The hunter answered,) “She is certainly a devotee. But one time when my Krishna was eating, she called, ‘Krishna!’ Krishna left his meal and went (to her rescue). She was responsible for my Lord going without food. So, she was the reason of God going without food, therefore this lady should be killed.”

He (Narada) said, “Alright, we shall see.” Thinking that, he (Narada) went on. He saw Prahlada.

Harih Nama Harih Nama, Harih Namame Kevalam,

Kalo Nastiva, Nastiva, Gatih Nidha.

Only God's Name, God's Name, God's Name

will grant liberation, grant liberation in the Kali age.

(Sanskrit sloka)

He (Prahlada) was chanting, “Narayana, Narayana, Narayana.” He (Narada) went (near to Prahlada). “Dear, you are contemplating on God's Name. However, what is your action? By chanting the Name of Narayana, you are making it so Narayana doesn’t have any food or drink. When your father had an elephant try to trample on you, you said, ‘Narayana.’ But (to save you), Narayana fell beneath the elephant. Is this what you should make Narayana do? No, no!” “So, Prahlada should be killed.”

(The hunter continued talking,) “Then, who is the third one? There is Narada. He has a tambura (musical string instrument). He continues repeating, ‘Narayana, Narayana, Narayana.’ He only has selfish devotion but he doesn’t have the devotion of love that helps others. He should be killed.” He (Narada) became afraid! He thought that ‘My ego is the cause for this.’

“Then there is Meera. Whenever Meera was observed, she was only contemplating on Giridhar Nagara, Giridhar’ (a Name of Krishna, meaning ‘lifter of the mountain’). No matter how much she repeated this, she was unable to experience the nature of the Love of Krishna. When she was contemplating on Krishna, all the slaps that her mother-in-law gave her, reached Krishna. Due to it (the slaps) reaching Him like that, God suffered. Therefore, she should also be killed.”

So it was over and he (Narada) reached Vaikuntha (the abode of Vishnu). “Swami, I inquired about everything.” He told (Vishnu) that the one who doesn’t contemplate on God is evil. (Vishnu answered,) “No, no, you are very much mistaken, Narada! Due to being immersed in love for God, you are feeling that they are giving harm to God. He (the devotee incessantly repeating the Name of God?) is making God to be without sleep and food.”

(One should feel that) ‘The happiness of God is my happiness.’ God is always blissful at all times and in all situations. Even a tiny bit of suffering to the mind or to the body (of God?) should not be experienced. The one who gives the proper happiness to such a God like that is a true devotee.” Then Narada recognized. “Swami, to dispel my ego today, you have given me this work.”

Sacred stories of Bharatiyas like this have spread to so many parts the world. It is important that no matter how much devotion there is, even the tiniest bit of pain should not be given to the mind of God. If God suffers even a tiny bit inside, that is suffering to you. So, (feel that) ‘the happiness of God is my happiness. My happiness is God's happiness.’ The unity of the two has to be taught.

I and God are One.

He said that the relationship of these two has to be recognized.

So, what kind of devotion are all the devotees of today practicing? They are following their selfish devotion. One’s happiness is one’s own happiness. It does not matter how God is inconvenienced.

God is the embodiment of Love. That Love is in everyone. See that there is no objection (interference?) with that Love at all. We should also spread that Love. This is the important resolve of God.

Even from ancient times Bharatiyas gave this sacred culture to all countries. They didn’t feel that God was only one (in one form).

God is Present in Every Heart

Sahasra Seersha Purushah.

Sahasraksha Sahasra Paad.

Thousands of heads has the Purusha

(The Lord or Supreme Being),

Thousands of eyes, thousands of feet.

(Sanskrit sloka)

God has numerous heads. Meaning, God is not only one. All of these heads are the heads of God. God is present in every single head. God is also present in every heart. So, we should not feel that God is only in a certain place, like a worship room, Church, Masid or temple. Wherever there is a human being, there is God.

Daivam Manusha Rupena.

God is in the form of Man.

(Sanskrit ‘/.sloka)

God is in the form of man. But instead of recognizing what form He is in, we are criticizing Him. A few praise Him. The Vedas asks: whom are you criticizing? Whom are you worshipping? First and foremost think.

You say that you are criticizing your enemy. You think that you are worshipping one whom you love. No, no, no! You are criticizing yourself. You are harming yourself. Who is the one that you are worshipping? He is also in you. Therefore, when you criticize the person in front of you, you will be one who criticizes yourself. When you love the person in front of you, you will be one who loves yourself.

Hence, we should not criticize anyone, (because) that will come to you. So, whoever is criticized, it should be felt that it is God who is criticized. God is present in all times and in everything. It is said:

Sarva Jiva Namaskaaram

Kesavam Pratigachchati.

Salutation to any being proceeds toward God.

(Sanskrit sloka)

This is the important aim of the Vedas. Whom does it reach? If it is said, “Sir, namaskaar!” That namaskaar does not go to that individual. It will go and reach God.

Sarva Jiva Tiraskaram Kesavam Pratigachchati.

Rejection of any being proceeds toward God.

(Sanskrit sloka)

When we criticize anyone, it will go and reach God. We may be feeling something like, “I am criticizing him, I am criticizing her, I am criticizing that man,” but it is not them. You are criticizing yourself.

The Aim of Ugadi

Embodiments of Love!

Today is Ugadi. Yuga (an age or time) refers to every day, therefore it is said, Yuga + Adi (the beginning). Therefore, Ugadi has been coming since so long (every year Ugadi is celebrated). But no matter how many Ugadis pass, the bad feelings in our heart are not reducing at all. It is the true Ugadi the day that man purifies his heart, develops sacred feelings, is filled with the nature of Love and the feeling of sacrifice is shared.

The aim of Ugadi is not to eat, go about or wear (new clothes). Today a new shirt should be worn. However, how long is it new? Tomorrow it becomes old.

In that same manner, today we read a newspaper. Yet no one will read again the newspaper that they already read, is it not? The paper that is read today becomes waste paper tomorrow. Yet, even if we think that we can read the same newspaper ever day, it will not be possible.

We have gained a birth one time. We have experienced this birth. It is enough. We don’t need the next birth. We don’t need to take up another newspaper. We have already read this newspaper. We have experienced it. We have had happiness. We have had sorrow. We have worried. We have experienced all feelings.

(One should feel:) “Oh Lord! You have given this newspaper today to me. All that I had to experience, I have experienced. Now, I don’t need a second newspaper. I don’t need a second birth.” It is said:

Purna Janma Na Vidyate.

There will be no more re-birth.

(Sanskrit sloka)

Repeat the Name of God

Adi Sankara said:

Punarapi Jananam, Punarapi Maranam

Punarapi Janani Jatare Sayanam

Eha Samsare, Bahu Dukhare

Kripaya Pare, Pahe Murari.

Again birth, again death,

Again lying in the womb of the mother.

This worldly life is terrible sorrow.

Give Grace, Protect, oh Lord!

(Swami sings a Sanskrit sloka)

There were no books that Adi Sankara did not read. There were no slokas that he did not write.

He (a scholar) sat alone under a tree on the banks of the Ganga. A scholar was writing grammar. He was writing and writing. So many people were going and so many people were coming but he did not notice any of them.

Sankara took twelve students and he was also going to have a bath in the Ganges. However, that Brahman was sitting under a tree with closed eyes repeating, ‘Dukhrunkarane, dukrunkarane, dukrunkarane’ (a certain rule of grammar). He (Sankara) saw. Sankara was only a boy then. He sent one of the eleven students to find out what was he (the scholar) was repeating.

He (the student found out and) said (to Sankara) that he (the scholar) was repeating Panani grammar. The student came and told this to Sankara. When he (the student) said it, he (Sankara) went (near to the scholar). “Dear one, what is the essence of this book?” He then said:

Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam,

Govindam Bhaja Muda Mate

Samprapte, Sannhite Kaale

Nahi, Nahi, Nahi Rakshati


Repeat the Name of God,

Repeat the name of God,

Repeat the name of God, oh fool!

When the hour of death draws near

The rules of grammar will not protect.

(Swami sings a Sanskrit sloka)

“You are thinking about dukrunkarane. This will not save you at all at the end.”

Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam,

Repeat the Name of God,

Repeat the name of God,

(Swami sings a Sanskrit sloka)

Sing about Govinda (God). Therefore, this is what we need today. Sankara wrote many books regarding the Vedas. Finally, He also entered on the path of devotion. Namasmarana, Namasmarana, Namasmarana. He also did Namasmarana and taught ‘Bhaja Govindam’ (to repeat the Name of God).

What is the use (of Namasmarana)? Today everyone is also doing Namasmarana. They may be doing Namasmarana but the essence of the Name is not being understood. Why have a birth like that (what use is a birth like that)?

Punarapi Jananam, Punarapi Maranam

Punarapi Janani Jatare Sayanam

Eha Samsare, Bahu Dukhare

Kripaya Pare, Pahe Murari.

Again birth, again death,

Again lying in the womb of the mother.

This worldly life is terrible sorrow.

Give Grace, Protect, oh Lord!

(Swami sings a Sanskrit sloka)

The Present is Most Important

What is all this? There are so many things happening in the world. We are doing so many things. We experience so much. (But) we just don’t experience bliss and Love.

Hence, if we want to obtain bliss, it is not through these worldly things and vehicles. It is not through actions. It is not through reading books. It is not through beholding, touching and conversing with elders (or great, noble souls). God will manifest to you only when you make your heart sacred.

Have faith in everyone. Give joy to everyone. Then you will obtain bliss. If you only want yourself to be happy without giving joy to others, is it possible? No, no, no!

Therefore, what is the thing that we should do on this Ugadi day? From this day, we should try to sanctify our heart. That which has happened, has passed (happened). It won't come again. We are looking at the road that we have already walked on. We have to see the road ahead but why look at the road behind?

Future is not sure.

That is not truth for us. It passes in a moment. Where is the guarantee that we will be around for it (the future)? So don’t think of the future. Don’t think of it. Think about the present. The present is most important.

This is not ordinary present, this is omnipresent.

So, what this? Only when you make the present sacred, your past will also become sacred and the future also will become sacred.

The New Year

Embodiments of Love!

Today is the New Year Day of Andhra people, tomorrow is the New Year of Tamil people and the day after is the Vishu (New Year) of Kerela people. Each day there is a festival coming. There is no dearth of festivals. There are as many festivals as we need. Yet, we should experience the true meaning of these festivals.

Embodiments of Love!

From today, from this moment, make distant the bad feelings, bad qualities and bad conduct within you, and make the heart sacred. Then you will obtain bliss. It is no use only in reading numerous books. It is no use no matter how many elders you behold. First and foremost make you heart clean. Be sacred (pure). Do sacred works. Then only you will be sanctified. This is the important culture of Ugadi.

Tomorrow is the New Year of the Tamil people. Many people have come from Madras. This Madras is not the same Madras today (as in past years). Even from ancient days Bharatiyas considered Madras as an important town. But due to the changing of the administration today, it became divided. However, no one is divided from Me. I am united with all.

All are one, be alike to everyone.


Help From the World Bank

So, in Madras, rich people give some money and are they are drinking good water. But poor people, not having money in hand, are drinking polluted water and dirty water, and are succumbing to diseases. I have the desire and have resolved to give pure water to them, to sacredly protect and develop their health generation after generation, so they can be happy.

Only yesterday the three: secretary Mr. Chakravarthy, Mr. Srinivas from Madras and Mr. Indulal Shah from Bombay, went together to the authorities of the World Bank. They went and explained our sacred seva. They said that this is not merely our service. It is the seva (selfless service) that we do. We won't experience any results (personally). We won't aspire (or desire for results). It is seva that is done without desiring for the results, I told them (the three) that and they went there and repeated the words parrot-like (what I told them to say, to the World Bank authorities).

All the authorities of the World Bank came (here). (They declared,) “We have not heard about and we have not seen in any place or in any country this kind of seva. (Applause) Sathya Sai Baba is giving water like this to Madras which is somewhere else (far from Puttaparthi).” Today the phone call came, saying that they had said, “We will give the entire cost of this. (the project to supply drinking water to Madras)” (Applause)

See! On Ugadi day! Sacred results will come when there are sacred feelings. (The Bank authorities said,) “You don’t need to think anymore (worry) at all. You don’t need to come to us again. We will give help to you. We will give any number of crores (of rupees) (one crore is ten million).”

How great it is that such an enthusiastic feeling came! Twelve hours have not yet passed. They came last night at 7 PM. The phone call came at 7 in the morning when I was coming out. Have you seen?

Sai Devotees Should Sacrifice Selfishness

Therefore, if we do every single work with a pure heart, immediately a sacred result will come. We don’t need to take anyone else as a proof to this. I only am the proof. (Applause) Every work that I do, I do selflessly. There is no selfishness on any side. All is done to help others.

Many people are not trying to recognize this truth. They think that it is done for some result. There is no result that comes to Me. There is only one result that comes to Me. When everyone is happy, I will be happy. (Applause)

Therefore, you also, because you are Sai devotees, without fail recognize and follow this type of Sai path and be happy. When you also follow My conduct, this type of sacred result will be obtained by you also. You will obtain a sacred, sanctified name. You won’t even have to wait for a moment. If you say something only one time, without fail it will be successful.

So Sai devotees should sacrifice selfishness to some extent, act for the welfare of others and spend life with Love. Stop criticizing others. Stop hurting others. Do namaskaar even to those that hate you, as soon as you see them. As much hatred as there is in us, to that extent we will weaken. Hatred is very bad. We should not succumb to hatred at all. Develop Love. Love every single individual. There are poor people. We should do even a bit of help to people like that. That only is:

Help ever, hurt never.

Paropakara Punyaya Papaya Parapeedanam.

One attains merit by serving others

And commits sin by hurting them.

(Sanskrit sloka)

Vyasa said this in the Bhagavad Gita. What is this? It is an important principle in the culture of Bharath.

Paropakara Punyaya Papaya Parapeedanam.

One attains merit by serving others

And commits sin by hurting them.

(Sanskrit sloka)

Don’t think that you are giving trouble to just someone. When you give trouble to others, you are actually troubling yourself. To the extent that we give help to others, we will get that much of help back. To the extent that we give trouble to others, to that extent as a result you will be given trouble. We have to keep this vision in mind.

Therefore, from today, everyone should become embodiments of Love, be immersed in Love, have hearts of Love, and start sacred actions with this Love.

Bhagavan ended His Divine Discourse by chanting the bhajan, ‘Prema Muditha Mana Se Kaho…’