December 25th, 2001

By pushing blame and harm far,
developing feelings of Love
and having the good intellect that all is One,
people only may make the earth into heaven.
(Telugu poem)


Embodiments of Love!

Sathyam Bruyath, Priyam Bruyath,
Na Bruyath Sathyam Apriyam.

Speak Truth. Speak pleasantly.
Do not speak unpleasant truth.
(Sanskrit sloka)

‘Sathyam Bruyath’ (to speak truth): (this is) moral life. ‘Priyam Bruyath’ (to speak pleasantly): this is dharmic. ‘Na Bruyath Sathyam Apriyam’ (don’t speak unpalatable truth): this is spiritual. Man is the combined form of the three: morality, Dharma and spirituality.
One is not a (true) human being if one has (practices) truth but not Dharma. One is not a (true) human being if one has (practices) Dharma but not truth. Man is the form of the three: morality, Dharma and spirituality.
We cannot see an ocean devoid of waves. We cannot see the sun devoid of rays. The sea without waves is not a sea. A sun without rays is not a sun. A man without love is not a man. (Applause) Love is as important to man as waves are important to the sea. Love is as important to man as the sun is a basis for the rays. So man always has to lead a life of Love. Don’t begin to have hatred for anyone. Don’t harm anybody.

Hence, the Vedas teach that in human nature, God is in the heart. They call this ‘hrudaya’ (heart). ‘Hrut’ (the place which has) plus ‘daya’ (compassion) is ‘hrudaya’. The one who has compassion is man. So, this compassion should be permanent in man.
In the middle, a few characteristics of behavior, distortions due to sense objects, arise in man. Man’s desires alone are the root cause for bad qualities and bad ego. Hrudaya (a compassionate heart) cannot remain in a man who has ego. This only is a lack of compassion. Therefore, there should be a heart of compassion in every man.
Every man should inquire about today’s times, circumstances and about the situation of the country. One should not live only for selfishness and self-interests. Man is not only an individual. He is a part of the community. Society is a part of creation. Man’s life is more important than just being an individual.
Prakrithi (Nature) is the combination of the four: Divinity, creation, society and the individual. Man, who is an individual joined in society and in creation, should make the proper effort to gain Divinity. Jesus also said this same thing. He said that an individual’s life apart from society is useless.
Purity will come to the place that has unity. Where there is purity, there only Divinity will come. Where there is Divinity, there only Divine nature will be gained. Therefore, people of today have to feel that unity, purity, and Divinity are the root cause for Divinity.
If one inquires well into Vedanta, there are three types of akasha (space) in man. However, what are the forms of this space? When the inquiry is made, we can understand to any extent.
The three Arabian kings come together when Jesus was born. They came to have darshan of him. One said:

The one you think you are.

He said that, “He seems to be a Divine man.” The second one said:

The one others think you are.

Meaning, this is a nature that pertains to society. This is not individual; it is the form of society. The third king taught that:

The one you really are.

He said, “He is one who has Divinity.”
Due to man’s brains and man’s heads being different, their thoughts are also different. So, we should not give any chance at all to these different thoughts. Regarding that, due to today’s influences of Kali Yuga, man is aspiring for duality but he doesn’t relish unity at all. He is fragmenting unity into diversity. But the ancient ones had faith that there was unity in diversity.

Therefore, it has to be said that out of the three types of akasha, we should recognize the very first akasha. That which relates to the body is called Bhutakasha. What does Bhutakasha mean? All that can be seen is Bhutakasha only. All that is seen will become unseen: seen-unseen.
The entire world that is seen is only Bhutakasha. All that is made of material is only Bhutakasha. All that has life is only Bhutakasha. All the living beings are only Bhutakasha. Even the stars that can be seen by our eyes are Bhutakasha. The sun which is 9 crores away is also Bhutakasha. The milky ways which are even farther, are also Bhutakasha.
This means that all that can be seen by the sight in our eyes, everything that can be seen, is Bhutakasha. This means that it is unlasting and impermanent. First and foremost we have to make an effort to recognize such a Bhutakasha.
Everything in this Bhutakasha is the combination of a material and the combination of praana (life). Mountains, oceans, forests, all are Bhutakasha only. All of these forms are forms that we recognize.

But, that which swallows this Bhutakasha is Chitthakasha. Chitthakasha swallows such a vast universe. This means that, you can just imagine how small Bhutakasha must be to have Chidaakasha swallow it! However, the entire sky, the sun, the moon and the stars join and compromise Bhutakasha. In our sight how big it is! Such a vast and mighty universe appears very small to Chitthakasha. Chitthakasha swallows such a vast universe.
The entire perceptible universe is only an atom in Chitthakasha. You may doubt, “How?” You have seen very huge mountains. You have seen great oceans. You are seeing the sun which is nine crores of miles away. Then, you are seeing milky ways which are even vastly farther away. You have seen all of these but all that is seen remains as an atom in your mind. Therefore, the entire world which is seen remains as an atom in the mind.
Bhutakasha has been compared to the body. Chitthakasha is like the mind. The form of the two, the body and the mind, is thus proved for us. However, there is another thing that is the basis for all of this. That only is called Chidaakasha by the Vedas.

Bhutakasha, Chitthakasha and Chidaakasha: Bhutakasha is the body. Chitthakasha is the mind. Chidaakasha is the Atma. (Applause) Therefore, the combined form of these three is human nature. Man is not low. He is the embodiment of infinity and the embodiment of vastness. We are considering such a human nature to be so low.
Atma can't be seen at all. This means that Atma has a form. Chidaakasha only is space. That Chidaakasha only is the nature of Atma. Therefore, what does Atma mean? Chidaakasha only is Atma. This has no form. It can't be seen in a form. It isn't present at one time and not present at another time. This is something that never changes its nature. Vedanta calls (describes) this as:

Nirgunam, Niranjanam, Sanathanam, Niketanam,
Nithya, Suddha, Buddha, Muktha, Nirmala Swarupinam.

Attributeless, unsullied, eternal, always pure,
Pure intellect, free, unpolluted form.
(Sanskrit sloka)

Chitthakasha always may be seen in a dream. But Chidaakasha can't be seen in anything. It is always full of bliss. It is unwavering. It is nectarine. That only is the nature of Atma. One may gradually observe Chitthakasha in the state of sleep. Bhutakasha may be seen in dream state. Yet, this Atma akasha (Chidaakasha) may be seen only in deep sleep state which is beyond the dream state. That only is Chidaakasha. In that we will gain bliss alone. How?
At night you slept so nicely. No dream at all. No dreams at all. No type of agitations at all. One says, “I was so happy!” This means that the main form (aspect) of Chidaakasha is peace only. That which is beyond the dream state is the form of Atma.

Therefore, we are the master of all three: Bhutakasha, Chitthakasha and Chidaakasha. Saying, “This is my body,” it can be pushed aside. Saying, “This is my home,” it may be brushed aside. Saying, “This is my mind,” it may be put aside. Though saying “My mind, my house,” regarding everything, you are different from them. Therefore, Atma is:

Master the mind, be a mastermind.

You are the master of all. How can such a man who is a master, be low? Therefore, what is your form of Atma? This means that Chidaakasha only is the form of Atma. It is not Chitthakasha and not Bhutakasha. It isn't the ephemeral forms. Hence, Vedanta (declares that) this Chidaakasha remains as the form of Atma.
The relationship of the three: waking, dream and deep sleep states compare to the relationship between Bhutakasha, Chitthakasha and Chidaakasha. Therefore, they are direct, indirect and sacred.
Sacredness only is the nature of Atma. It doesn’t have any type of distortions. It doesn’t have any visible forms. So, no sounds arise from it. Hence, it is beyond sounds. So, it is said in Vedanta:

Shabda Brahma Mayi, Charaachara Mayi,
Jyotir Mayi, Vaak Mayi, Nithyananda Mayi,
Paraat Para Mayi, Maaya Mayi, Sri Mayi.

Brahma is Sound,
Everything mobile and immobile,
Light, Speech, Eternal Bliss,
Almighty, Elusive, and Auspicious.
(Sanskrit sloka)

That which has these eight aspects is the form of Atma.

Charaachara Mayi, Jyotir Mayi,
Vaak Mayi, Nithyananda Mayi.

Mobile and immobile, light,
speech and Eternal Bliss.
(Sanskrit sloka)

Hence, how can we describe this Divinity? This means that, that which is beyond form is this nature of Atma. Buddha and Jesus made numerous attempts wanting to behold such an Atma.

Buddha was also like that. “I am being deceived seeing this perceptible world. I am being deceived by experiencing relationships related to the body. Chi! The body is temporary. Sights are impermanent.” He said:

Yad Drishyam Tannasyam.

All that is seen will perish.
(Sanskrit sloka)

Whatever is seen will become distant some day.
Therefore, he went to all elders. He beheld all great people. He heard all the teachings they gave. He read all books. Yet he didn’t have satisfaction. Then he threw away all those books. He made distant all the matters that the elders said.
He said, “There are only five things which my eyes can see. They only are sound, touch, form, taste, and smell. God gave these five elements. If I make these five elements sacred, that only is my liberation.”
Instead of making the five elements sacred, we are undertaking numerous pilgrimages and sadhanas. All of these sadhanas are only useless. All of these thoughts are useless. As long as you have the power of intellect, you are seeing. This nature is beyond your intellect.
That has to be completely given up. The sight has to be corrected. You have to have good listening. You should have good thoughts. You should speak good words. Therefore, if these five elements are made sacred, there is no other greater sadhana. He (Buddha) said this.

Jesus also said that only. When all of the fishermen came, first and foremost they desired that which appealed to them in the world. Peter said, “I want a lot of fish.” However, he was on Lokakasham; this only is Bhutakasha. He (Jesus) fulfilled all their desires (relating) to Bhutakasha. Finally he thought about Chidaakasha, Chidaakasha. ‘This (Chitthakasha) is not what I should desire. I have to go beyond my Chitthakasha.’
Jesus also said that to everybody. “O people! Why this hatred? Why these agitations? Foster all with compassion. Love everyone. Hope for everyone. Have faith in the unity in diversity.” Jesus also said this. There were no different (teachings) of his. Numerous disciples wrote just as they liked. When they put his body on the cross, it (an ethereal voice) said:

All are one my dear son, be alike to everyone.

What is this? As the mother Mary was crying, he said:

Death is the dress of life.

What is this? Death is only changing this dress. This dress is changed and another dress comes. Will human beings always have the same dress? One changes dresses every day. In that same way, these bodies change through numerous births. So it should not be called death just because it changes. This is only related to the body.

The nature of life is always permanent. That only is the nature of Immortality. That is the nature of nectar. That only is Bliss. That Bliss only is called Eternal Bliss and Supreme Happiness. However, what Jesus said was:

Adwaitha Darshanam Jnanam.

The perception of Non-Duality is Jnana.
(Sanskrit sloka)

Hence, what does the perception of non-duality mean? Not two but one. If it is only one, it may be two. Therefore, it is said:

Ekam Eva Adviteeyam Brahma.

Brahma is One-without-a-second.
(Sanskrit sloka)

If it is two, it may be said that there is many more. However:

Ekam Eva Adviteeyam.

(Sanskrit sloka).

One and one only, that which has no second. God is that without a second: only one. Due to worldly feelings (regarding) all of this, due to the nature of pravritthi (outer path), you are feeling that there are so many forms and so many names. Yet if one thinks truly, there is actually only one God, only one form and only one name. In songs also they are singing:

Eka Prabhu Ka Aneka Naam,

One God has numerous names.
(Hindi bhajan)

Different bodies may be changed. Therefore, you should not keep the illusion of the body. As long as there is body attachment, we will not gain attachment to Atma.

As long as we have the body, we have to discharge duties of the body. These inter-relationships have to be fostered. Likes and dislikes should be fostered. But we should not feel that they are permanent. All of these move away like passing clouds. Is there any truth in moving clouds? All of these keep changing. So, that which keeps changing is not Truth.
Truth is that which does not change. That only is formless. That is Sadakasham (eternal space). Sadakasha is the form of Atma. It does not change. It has no form at all. It may put on any form that you prefer.
You have made a little sweet juice. It takes the form of whatever glass you pour it in. A mother has four children. One comes and he says, “Mother, I want red juice.” Another one comes and he says, “Mother, I want green juice.” Another one comes and he says, “I want black juice.” Another one comes and he says, “I want white juice.”
If the color of the juice keeps changing, the juice itself will be spoiled. So what does the intelligent mother do? She will ask, “What juice do you want, dear son?” He will say, “I want red juice.” She pours it in a red cup and gives it. Another one comes and says, “Mother, I want green juice.” She pours it in a green cup and gives it.
They have satisfaction yet the juice is the same! It is only this green one, red one, black one, white one, cups (that change) but no change comes to the juice. (Applause)
Therefore, in the world we are hoping for all kinds of forms. All of these bodies are like the differences in cups. We should not only consider these differences. So, give up (or sacrifice) attachment to the body, choose attachment to the Atma, and Divinity must be loved. So, what is it that should be chosen? Attachment to the Atma.
Bodies change some day or the other. By aspiring towards that which changes, we will succumb to sorrow some day. If we want to remove sorrow, if we want to experience immortality, if we want to experience bliss, we have to fully give up forms.
As long as it (the body) exists, it should be respected. As long as it exists, it has to be served. As long as it exists, it has to be protected. But afterwards we don’t need to think about it. Why think of this?
Why should we be sad? Sorrow is only ignorance. So we should not give opportunity for this sorrow. Whatever time anything comes, it will go in that same time.
We should feel that Divinity is one. There must be faith that Divinity is one. It is only these cups that keep changing. However, the cups change but the nature of Atma is inside. The nature of Atma will never change. Therefore, have faith in the nature of Atma. Consider that the nature of Atma is Bliss.
This is substantially what Jesus taught. He proved to them any ideal in all ways, physically and materially. Finally he proved that there is only one Truth.
Then, there were the disciples. There was Mathew who was an income tax commissioner. He used to come to the fishermen and collect the income tax. Jesus was always teaching all of the fishermen. This Mathew wrote all of that. Mathew wrote all of it and he made it into (a part of) the Bible. Then, all the rest that was written, they wrote based on their own feelings.
Nowhere did Jesus say “I am God” or “I am a head” or “I am sacred” or “I am a Guru.” He taught (God) as Father saying:

God is my Father, my Father, Father, Father.

So, his nature was very sacred. He taught the proper path for experiencing unity. He didn’t give any place at all for diversity. However, wherever he went, he said, “I am Divine only, Divine only.”

Five thousand years ago, in Uttara Pradesh, there was a man called Mathew. He used to be called, ‘Adberwon’. He always was saying, “I am God, I am God.” All heard and became surprised. “What is this? Is he crazy or what? Why is he talking like this? Is it ego or what?”
Saying that, a few more people, all the scholars, began to have hatred. “Even though we have learnt so much knowledge, we are not saying that we are God! This mad fellow called Adberwon is saying, “I am God, I am God.”
Saying that, they went to the king and made a complaint. The king also made many inquiries. At last, a lot of distorted publicity and complaints came. The scholars also came to the king.
What does a ‘scholar’ mean?

Pandita Sama Darshanaha

A scholar is one with equal vision.
(Sanskrit sloka)

The scholars who did not have equal vision, increased enmity and began hating him. They told the king, “O King! If we keep such a crazy fellow in this world, we will leave this village. We will leave your kingdom.” They made that determination.
He (the king) said, “Then, what is to be done?” (The scholars answered,) “If he is God, cut off his legs, let us see!” He (the king) gave that order. When his legs were being cut off, then also he said, “I am God, I am God.” He did not suffer. Even all the blood from his legs was saying, “I am God, I am God, I am God.”
Then the king felt very bad. “I committed such a sinful act due to these ignorance scholars. He is a supreme devotee, a supreme devotee, a sacred life.” Saying that, he (the king) praised him and described that what he was saying was the truth.

In this same way, Jesus also. Jesus also, even from the very beginning, never said that he was God. He only kept saying, “Father, Father, Father, Father.” He pacified all the hostile people who came to him.
“There is only one God for me, for you and for everyone. There is only one Father to you, to me and to everyone. We are all children of this Father. Hence, the children of God.” He also taught that.
Finally, due to hostile people increasing, they went and caught hold of (convinced) the head priest. He also knew the fault in it. Yet, he knew that everything Jesus was saying was true. However, to protect his position, he (the head priest) gave this kind of punishment to him (Jesus). He said to crucify him.
The Governor said like that but he felt very bad. He said, “Chi, chi, chi! Have I succumbed to such a sin?” The second day, when Jesus rose again, he (the governor) spread the fame that he (Jesus) was a very great man.
In the very beginning, all the Roman Catholics did not say that he was God. They didn’t say that he was a disciple. They didn’t say that he was the servant of God. However, they gave another name. They called him ‘persona’. All the Roman Catholics (called him), ‘Persona, persona, persona’.
‘Persona’ means ‘sacred (or pure)’. English people put that sacred ‘persona’ as ‘person’. So (the word) ‘person’ has come from ‘persona’. This means that this Divinity is present in every single human being. Therefore, they called everyone ‘person, person, person’. (Applause) Hence, even I and even every human being is a form of the Divine.

I and you are One.

Therefore, all are embodiments of the Divine. So, there is the Divine Atma in everyone. They gave the name of ‘persona’ to this Atma. Hence, there is Divinity in every single human being.
A human being devoid of God cannot be seen at all. A living being devoid of God cannot be seen at all. There is no life form devoid of God. There is Divinity in every living being.

Sarvata Paani Paadam, Tat Sarvota Cha Siromukham,
Sarvato Sritomeloke, Sarvamato Tishtati.

With feet, eyes, head, mouth, and ears pervading everywhere, God permeates the entire Universe.
(Sanskrit sloka)

There is Divinity even in every form.

There are so many sacred meanings evident if the Bible and Koran are grasped and observed in this way. However, all stupid people who don’t know the meanings, increase a different meaning for each one, and through that they’re entering onto a perverted path. Allah, Jesus and others, no one said anything bad.

Mohammedans call Him Allah.
Good Christians call Him Jehovah.
Worshippers of Vishnu call Him the lotus-eyed One.
Worshippers of Siva call Him Sambhu.
There is only One (God) who increases joy, grants long life, prosperity, auspiciousness and protects.
(Telugu poem)

He is One for all. So, whether Allah, Jesus, Rama or Krishna, we are only putting (names) according to our preferences but God is only One. Thinking, ‘Allah said like this, Jesus said like this, Rama said like this,’ is only all our delusion.
All of them only taught sacred paths for the uplift of people. They taught that everyone should live safely. No one, no elders said things like, “Kill them and cut them up.” Accepting horrible meanings like this, they are increasing a type of evil in this world. It shouldn’t be, it shouldn’t be so!
No matter what great ones say, they only said affectionate words. They said to love all. They did not say to hate anyone. Some say that they (the great ones) said to kill some Hindu people. That is a big mistake. No one has the authority to kill. The Atma in everyone is One.
Hence, making this type of bad feelings arise regarding God, man today is acting and behaving wickedly. This is not good for anyone. Love everyone.

Love all. Serve all.

This is the true Divine teaching. Don’t give anyone suffering. Don’t give any pain to the minds of others. If the mind (of others) is given pain, the amount that the other person’s mind was hurt, it (that same pain) will come ten times to your mind. If you have made anyone to suffer, others will make you suffer ten times that. So we should not give suffering to anyone at all.
Bad words shouldn’t even be spoken to anyone. If you don’t like to speak (with them), sit and keep the mouth closed. Only do like that but just don’t speak bad words. (Applause)

You cannot always oblige but you can speak always obligingly. Obligingly, obligingly, obligingly.

You have to make your time sanctified with words like that.

Embodiments of Love!
All of you are embodiments of Love. That Love only is God. The man without love will become like the ocean without waves and like the sun without rays. So, that which has waves is the ocean. That which has rays is the sun. The one who has love is a human being. If he doesn’t have love, he is not a human being at all. Therefore, if we want to protect our humanness, we have to develop love.
There is no other God that excels love. God is Love. Love is God. Therefore, we have to develop Love and tear apart all distorted feelings. The one who has mean-mindedness will feel according the whims of his mind. All of these are the characteristics of lowliness. These are characteristics of ignorance. This is only a kind of naivete (naïve innocence).
Therefore, none of you should believe those who teach these types of distortions. We have to have faith in our Love. If you are one who doesn’t have faith in your Love, how can you have faith in anyone else? Therefore, Love is God and God is Love.

Love is God, live in Love.

We have to develop this kind of Love but, however today, education is increasing and this Love is becoming nil. Hatred is increasing. Feelings of differences are increasing. Distorted meanings are increasing. You are forgetting the Truth.
However, can the one who forgets Truth in this way be a human being? Therefore, we should not forget the Truth. You are changing into animals by taking the distorted meanings and feeling that these distorted meanings are the Truth.

Really, what is the meaning of spirituality? There are also stupid people who don’t even know the meaning of spirituality. Spirituality means killing the animality in every man, developing humanness and transforming it into Divinity. This is spirituality. (Applause)
It is not possible at all to gain Divinity without killing the animality in us. Therefore, first and foremost, we have to put our animality under control. Only when this animality is put under control, Divinity will become sacred (experienced).
All should be loved. But, this love is not vast (broad). It is narrow love. Due to that reason man is changing into an animal. This is not right. Such a man will never be able to attain the proper path. He will not attain bliss at all. He will always be falling into sorrow.
We will have bliss when we keep vast feelings. As the love is developed, bliss will also increase for us. As the hatred is increased, we will only get (that which is) unlasting and impermanent.
Embodiments of Love!
Importantly what you have to recognize is that God is the embodiment of Love. Man is the embodiment of Love. Therefore it is said:

Daivam Manusha Rupena.

God is in the form of Man.
(Sanskrit sloka)

So, God in the form of man is only you! Wherever is seen, He is taking the form of human beings but He will not take any other form. Divinity is present in any other living being also.
A cow yells. What does it say? It yells, “Amma!” (Mother) What mother? It doesn’t know any other language therefore it says, “Amma! Jagadamba!” (Mother! Mother of the universe!) It is only Divinity (the Divine Name) that comes from the mouths of everything. Hence, Divinity dances in every single human being.

This religion of Christ, that which formed this Christianity, came through Jesus. Jesus also went to Jerusalem and sat. His mother was crying, wondering where he went. He was a four-year-old boy. There was a festival going on. There were huge crowds that gathered in Jerusalem. But this boy could not be seen.
While searching, wondering where he had gone to, finally, she searched until evening. Both wife and husband were sitting in one place together, feeling very bad. This boy (Jesus) came running. His mother Mary became joyful and said, “Dear son, dear son! Have you come? Where were you from so much time?”
(Jesus answered,) “Me? I was with God. Will anyone cry if (someone) is with God? Why are you crying, mother?” There, the priest had been reading in that Church (Jewish synagogue). He (Jesus) sat and listened in that Church.
In Jerusalem there were many sacred festivals held. He saw them there. He made all of them understand that living beings should not be harmed. He did everything like Buddha All pigeons were sold there and they used to be given in sacrifice. When these pigeons were given in sacrifice, it meant to them (the people) that it was pleasing to God.
Then Jesus (said), “Chi! Is it pleasing to God to kill living beings?” Saying that, the small boy (Jesus) went to all the shops that were selling pigeons and let all of them free. Everyone became angry with him. They beat (him). They scolded. They did other things. He said, “Whether (you) scold or criticize, it is only to this body but it is not to me.”

This same situation (arose) in the Mahabharata. “Krishna should be given tambulam (offering of betel nut and leaves, or paan).” All the Pandavas asked, “Who should be given the agratambulam? (Chief offering consisting of tambulam, etc.) Krishna only is the protector for all of us. Krishna should be given the agratambulam.”
That evil man Sishupala got up. At the time when the tambulam was being received (by Krishna), he said:

Are you being worshipped because you stole the clothes of the maids as they were bathing? Being honored because of spending time playing pranks with cowherd women? Stop all this narration now! End all self-aggrandizement and shut your mouth!
(Telugu poem)

When he said, “Krishna, shut your mouth,” tears fell from Dharmaja’s eyes. “Chi! In such a big gathering this evil person has told my Krishna, ‘Shut up’!”
Krishna threw the plate that the tambulam was given on. The plate went and cut off Sishupala’s head. The chakra (the discus, Vishnu’s weapon) was not brought from somewhere else. The plate only was the chakra.
The blood came and fell at Krishna’s Feet. Then Dharmaja became even angrier. “Krishna, even though he criticized You so much, his blood is falling at Your Feet! This is completely unjustified! It doesn’t have the authority to be at Your Feet.”
Then Krishna said laughing, “Dharmaja! Criticizing and praising, rejecting and accepting only reaches the body but not the Atma. (Applause) He was always (remembering) Me saying, ‘Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna!’ He was remembering Me with hatred saying, ‘Krishna, Krishna.’ I will not inquire whether it is out of hatred or love. It is most important to Me that My Name is remembered.”

It is said:

Smarane Taruno Paayam.

Redemption is through contemplation (on God’s Name).
(Sanskrit sloka)

Then He said:

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)

Therefore, we can achieve any task with Namasmarana. Namasmarana can be done during whatever work is done. Even if you are going on a journey, you can do Namasmarana. There should be a certain time and place if meditation, japa or austerity is done. You don’t need any place or time (for Namasmarana):

Sarvada Sarva Kaleshu Sarvatra Hari Chintanam.

Contemplate on God everywhere, at all times
and under all circumstances.
(Sanskrit sloka)

Therefore, if this Namasmarana is done, there is nothing greater.

The Kingdom of Mother Sai students and Srinivas also said, “Swami, You can forget anything but do not forget us.” God doesn’t forget anyone. (Applause) It is only the devotees who forget and remember but not God. It is your imagination only that comes as a reflection here. Therefore, everyone is having imagination. It is only (your own) reaction, resound, and reflection.
Hence, don’t fall into delusion regarding things like this. God will never forget anyone. He will not command anyone. He continues to love all. So, develop Love. Make distant the bad qualities in you.
However, very bad qualities are developing in children due to today’s education. Truly, they are not (true) students at all. Only people like that will begin this type of bad intellect. Srinivas said that true students, Sai students, would never become like that. Yet, there are so many who pose as “Sai students” and act. However, our students are always only sacred students. (Applause) They are those who have very great qualities. It is not possible for anyone to point a (accusing) finger at them.
In the world there are many people who change their names for their own selfishness and self-interests and say, “We are Sai’s devotees, Sai’s devotees, Sai’s devotees.” They are using the name of Sai and living (earning a livelihood). That also makes Swami happy only. It is all right however it is done; it is enough if Namasmarana is done.

Smarane Taruno Paayam.

Redemption is through contemplation (on God’s Name).
(Sanskrit sloka)

Harih Nama Harih Nama, Kevalam,

Only God's Name, God's Name, God's Name
(Sanskrit sloka)

So, never give opportunity for bad qualities. Don’t give any chance for accusations. Hence, always live with Love. Feel, “Love is my God.” There is no other place that excels Love.

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


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