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DISCOURSE - posted WEDNESDAY 15th October 2015
ARMY: Divine Discourse Notes Wednesday 14th October 2015

♥ Om Sri Sai Ram. As we pray to Bhagavan to grant His Divine message today I perceive him seated in the chair in an orchre robe. I repeat as He speaks. 

One may attain complete scholarship over many subjects and conquer the audience whilst orating. One may be a great warrior fighting battles and winning them. One may be born as a king and rule over kingdoms. One may give 1000 crores in charity. One can count 1000's of stars in the sky. One may also name all the species in life. One may even go to the moon but can anyone control his mind and senses and become totally selfless and stay Blissful in oneself ? 

Embodiments of Divine Love. Man is able to conquer external things to a certain extent. Even man has set his foot on the moon. But is he able to go at least one inch within himself. No ! It is not possible for him. Without knowing the truth all the time he is going outwards to conquer things in the world which are absolutely temporary. But he doesnt even investigate what is permanent and try to do that. 

Run away from bad company. Get into good company. All the time involve yourself in discriminating between what is permanent and what is temporary. Day and night involve yourself in noble and sacred activities. Giving up those things which are eternal and permanent, all the time he is using up all his energies to go after things in the outside world that are transient and temporary. 

What is the cause of this kind of total ignorance? The root cause of all ignorance is body consciousness. When one thinks that he is this body and mind he is subjected to the misery of things in the external world. Man is born into the world crying. Even when he leaves the world he goes out crying. All the time he is grieving and never enjoying. When he is born he asks the question, "Koham? Who Am I?" When you listen to the cry of new born babies they are crying "Who Am I ?" The baby is born with that question "Who Am I ?" The parents tell their child that you are "so and so" and we are your parents. They do not tell him that he is already liberated and all the time the very emobodiment of Bliss and Purity. All the time the child is being told that you are this body and that this is your family and telling all kinds of untruths, making him believe that those are the truths. The child hears these untruths so many times thus he then also thinks that these untruths are the truth. God is cautioning man all the time through his inhilation and exhilations. God is giving the answer to the question "Who am I?", that you are "Sohum - I am He". Kohum means "Who am I?" Sohum means "I am Himself". 

It is said wisdom itself is God. This world itself is Atma. Tattwamasi - You are That ! Aham Brahmasmi - I Am God ! In the Vedas these great declarations are found called Mahavakyas. We dont tell our children these great declarations. Instead we tell them you are this body, this is your name, you belong to this family and this is what you have to achieve in the world. By telling these untruths we are spoiling their minds. The child is born absolutely pure and sacred but we people make the choildren unsacred and impure by speaking all these untruths. The Truth is the You are Not the body, the body is yours ! You are not the mind the mind is yours ! You are the Atma. In the Veda they declare, "I Am Atma". Even in english you can say "I Am Atma, I Am Atma". Whichever language you speak the Truth is one and the same. Since we involve ourselves with the body and the senses we are wasting out lives always believing the untruth. 

There is a simple story in the Upanishads. A lion cub, at birth, was separated from its mother. It was roaming around in a forrest. Finally it found a flock of sheep and started living with them. Though it was a lion, and becuase it was in the company of the sheep, this lion cub started behaving like a sheep. Sheep are always full of fear and they move around in a group due to this. One day, when this lion cub was moving around with the sheep, it heard the roaring of a lion. Once the sheep heard the roaring of the lion the sheep started running away. The lion cub was curious to know where that roar was coming from. It had never heard such an amazing wonderful voice. It thought to itself, "I should know where that roar is coming from." Therefore he ran in the opposite direction of the sheep. The sheep had a leader. The leader of the sheep called the lion cub and asked, "Where are you going?" The lion responded, "Such a wonderful roar I have never heard. I want to know where it is coming from."
"That is the roar of a lion ! You should not go there. It is dangerous for you. Come back with us." The lion cub said, " I am not going to come with you. I want to know the source of this roar." The cub started off in the opposite direction. The sheep left lion cub to itself. After sometime the lion cub saw the lion. That big lion looked at the lion cub and was amazed to see it there. "What are you doing with the sheep?"
"I am also a lamb. I am moving around with the sheep."
The lion said, "You are a lion cub !"
"I bleat like a sheep and eat like a sheep. I am also a sheep."
The lion then told him, "It is because of the mistake of the company of the sheep that you are mistaking yourself for a sheep."
Tell me your company I will tell you who you are. If you are in the company of fools you will also become a fool. Therefore, we should get into the company of scholars and good and sacred people. That is why you should run away from bad company and get into good company. From good company you get into detachment. When the big lion met the lion cub the lion told him, "You are also a lion. Because you dont see yourself therefore you are not able to realise who you are." The big lion took the cub to a river and showed him his form. The lion cub saw its own reflection in clear water and was surprised. With little effort the cub could also roar. The lion cub then realised that it truly was a lion and not a sheep. Because we believe that we are the body, for the sake of the body we keep doing everything. In such a situation God manifests as an Avatar or an incarnation as a lion and remainds the human beings that they are also Divine. 

There is only one Atma and it is resides in the hearts of all beings. This whole world is enveloped in God. All that you see and do is Divine, that is what the Divine incarnation teaches. As is the feeling so does it happen. Dust you think, dust you are. God you think, God you are. When dust gets into the company of water it sinks. It cant come up. But dust in the company of wind goes upwards. When you have good company you also have good thoughts. Thus the ABC of life is Avoid Bad Company and Always be Careful. If you are always careful you will Always be Cheerful. Therefore good company is important. I have organised such a big function so that all of you will be in good company. From good company you develop detachment. From detachment you give up all bondage to the world. When you give up all bondage to the world you will be steady in your mind. From there you gain liberation. But my dears, just giving up bad company is not enough. It is not enough if you just listen and get into good company. It is necessary that you contemplate on what you have heard. Your contemplation is not enough. You must also practice and experience. If you dont practice it is useless. I have been always been telling you that You are the Embodiment of God, You are the Embodiment of Love, You are the Embodiment of Peace. Only when you develop love for God can you control your body and sense.

In a satsangh a man was expounding Bhagavantham. All the people, hearing the stories, were very delighted. An old woman was shedding tears. Looking at the tears of this old lady the man who was expounding the Bhagavantham was very happy. He saw the old lady crying and thought that she was a great devotee who was shedding tears of joy listening to his exposition of the Bhagavantham. In those days books were different. The Bhagavantham was written on palm leaves and tired with black thread. This Bhagavatha went to the old lady and ask her about her tears of joy for the Bhagavantham. That old lady said, "Master, I dont know what is Bhagavantham or the stories of Bhagavantham. I have lost my husband recently. When I saw the black thread on the palm leaves I remembered the black thread on the waist of my husband. That is why I am crying." 

What is the use of going to such satsanghs. Satsangh means not just listening and forgetting what we have listened to we need to contemplate and practice what is heard. Starting with good company we can reach the ultimate destination of liberation. When you change your company your thoughts will also change. Whether it is Athi Rudra Maha Yagna, Navarathri Homa or Duga Puja all of them are responsible for giving you satsangh or good company, there is no other purpose. All the five sense should merge into the programme. When all five senses are focused in this programme they will also get merged into Divinity.
1. Listening: you are listening to the sounds of Veda chanting and talks.
2. Touch: the kinds of offerings you put into the fire or doing prostrations all this leads to sense of touch
3. Seeing: looking at such a beautiful Yagna itself is vision.
4. Tasting and Tongue: enjoying the taste of Bhakthi Rasa (taste), not just of the prasad that are given, and drinking the nectar of devotion.
5. Smell: fragrance. The fragrance that arises from the Yagna gets into our body and purifies our mind and body.

It is my purpose, when you come to a yagna, that all the senses get purified and become sactified as all the focus is on Divinity. Therefore, you come here to enjoy the preence of the yagna butkeeping your mind somewhere else is not correct. Where ever the body is there also should be the mind and heart that is what is concentration. From concentration you go to contemplation. Finally we go from contemplation to meditation. When you make your mind steady and purify it only then you can see God. Where there is clear and steady water you can see your reflection very well. But in moving dirty water you can not see anything. The big lion took the cub and showed him his own reflection in the clear waters, then he realised the truth. The mind is like the water. When the mind is steady and pure even the sky gets reflected in that. Only in that reflection can you realise that you are not this body. You are Atma. Due to worldly desires the clear waters are getting polluted. The body is also is moving hither and thither thus the mind becomes fickle - you cant see your own reflection. In the muddy waters, that are always moving, you can not see your own reflection. 

Everyone is all the time asking me that they should be able to see and talk to me. What is the effort that you are putting in to realise your desire? In the same way as the sky gets reflected in pure and steady waters, in a pure and steady mind God gets reflected. The whole world may be there but a blind person can not see anything. Due to worldly desires mind becomes blind. Dual mind becomes half blind. If you want both world and God together it is impossible. When somebody like Prahlada prayed to God "I want only God" he obtained the world also. If we get God it is good enough. God is object. God is real. The world is its shadow. Depending on the position of the sun the shadow keeps diminishing or growing but the object remains the same. Subjected to the constraints of space, time and causation the world keeps changing all the time. Only God is eternal and permanent. 

Suppose I come here and call all the people to listen to my discourse. How many people will come ? When we perform Athi Rudra Maha Yagna people want to see and enjoy. That is why nobody joins here. We are doing this Athi Rudra Maha Yagna to get rid of this misery. Body consciousness is responsible for attachments. We are arranging this programme so you can get rid of attachment and develop devotion. Attachment to God is good. Attachment to world is not good. One who destroys this misery is Rudram. Where is this misery? It is in our attachment. Attachment is responsible for all our sorrows. Mind has to get attached to something or the other. If the mind gets attached to the world it cant get attached to God. In a dessert there can be water and air both can not coexist. When your mind is filled with God you will not have body consciousness. When you have body consciousness you cant have Divine consciousness. 

All of us have gathered here in order to learn the art of how to control the body and the senses and make the mind steady and pure. In a steady pure mind God will manifest. When you offer all your selfishness and desires into the sacred fire and develop devotion that is the goal of this Yagna. There are eleven rudras, 10 senses and 1 mind. We have to offer all of this into the sacred fires of the Athi Rudra Maha Yagna. Only then can we get rid of body consciousness and develop Divine consciousness. We all should utilise this opportunity and derive Bliss. 

My blessings are there bountifully on everyone. Even for arranging this Yagna one family has sacrificed so much, they are selling their properties. One must understand this sacredness and purity of this action. They dont want any properties, they want only proper ties! They are doing all of this to develop the proper relationship with God. The main priest of this Yagna, his daughters heart surgery is taking place. Even the surgeons are waiting because of the blood pressure. It is a by-pass surgery. Now what I have done is passed the surgery itself ! (applause). Because of the sacred he has made, and the merit that has been earned, his daughter will gain good health. Due to the sacrifice that he has done he will get Yoga - union with God. Happiness is Union with God. Because of service and sacrifice definitely the Yagna will find its fullfillment. 

We are participating in this Yagna and we should know that we are very fortunate. We need to realise that the one who is doing this offering is Brahma, sacrificial fire is Brahma, the one who enjoys this is also Brahma - everything is God. I bring the discourse to a close by blessing you that all of you should realise only God is the eternal Truth and this world is an illusion and derive Divine Bliss. 

DISCLAIMER: Please remember these are jotted down notes, small healthy snacks to help US act as Gods (BE GOD) from the Discourse given by SUKSHMA BABA at Muddenahalli. This is NOT word for word or the full discourse. Nor do these NOTES convey the Divine Feeling or Divine Energy, in that moment, that is flowing in Abundance. If you want word for word, Heart to Heart, Divine Energy - go Within or attend these discourses. Enjoy the humble jottings.

DISCOURSE - posted WEDNESDAY 14th October 2015
ARMY: Divine Discourse Notes Tuesday 13th October 2015

♥ Om Sri Sai Ram. As we all pray to Bhagavan to give His Divine Message I perceive Him seated in the chair, in an orange robe, and I repeat as He speaks. 

In the same way as the reflection does not stick to the mirror, in the same way that the drops of water do not stick to the lotus leaves, sins will not stick to a man or woman with devotion. Both birth and death are behind you all the time. This heart of creation, vehicle of creation, runs on the two wheels of birth and death. If one of these wheels falls away the creation itself would stop. That is the secret of this creation. 

Embodiments of Divine Atma. For every man who is born on this earth death is inescapable. Birth and death live together and that is what drives this universe. In the same way as night follows the day and day follows the night, death follows birth and birth follows death. 

The world is nothing but reflection, reaction and resound. For every action there is a reaction. Whatever we think, say and do definitely there will a reaction for that. If you want to cross over this law of karma, action and reaction, you have to transform all your actions as yagna. Oh man, is it possible for you to cross over this action and reaction? Whether you study many scriptures, or go to the forrest to do penance, is it possible for you to cross over this law ? If you take a vessel, a small well or the ocean the quantity of water you can carry is limited. Is it possible for us to cross over this law of karma ? Definitely there is a consequence for every action that we are involved in. In this land of action we do keep involving ourselves in many kinds of activities. If you want to attain liberation is it possible? Because action and reaction come one after the other, all the time, it is very difficult for us to cross over this law. Because of one action there is one reaction. Because of the reaction another action starts. The whole life we lead is because of this action and reaction. 

If we dont want any reaction for our action what is that that we have to do? When you transform all your actions into karma yoga only then the actions will not earn reactions. Yoga is perfection in action. Whatever you do, if you do it perfectly, that action will not create any reaction. 

What is Karma Yoga? If you perform all your actions for the love of God all your actions will turn into karma yoga. Whatever actions you are involved in, whatever yagna you are perform, whatever you eat when you offer everything to me then the Karma Yoga will come - if you offer it to me ! When we do all our actions with love for God then our actions will not haunt us. 

What do you mean by Yagna? Is it just an offering into the fire? They are only external activities that you involve yourself in. In fact, they can not cleanse your heart. If the activies, that we undertake, do not cleanse our heart then it becomes useless. Purity of mind is important. It is Yoga which grants us purity of mind. Therefore, whatever we think, say and do when we offer it with love for God that will become Karma Yoga. Spirituality is not complex or complicated, it is very very easy. Whatever you do you offer it for with love to God and give up the desire for the result of the action. That becomes Karma Yoga. On one hand you offer all the activities with love for God and on the other hand you just sacrifice the desire for the result of action. When you do all this sincerely the actions will not end in reaction. Whatever we want to offer to God naturally we want that activity to be perfect. We are not going to offer rotten things to God. We offer to God only that which is very pure. When you write an address on a letter the postman will only deliver it to that address similarly on all your actions you address them to God, Krishna, it goes to Krishna. But many people, who are narrow minded, the try to escape from the reaction when they do wrong things. When they do good things they take the credit saying "I am doing it" yet, when they do wrong they offer it to God. 

Once there was an argument between a husband and wife. Their son, having obtained great expertise in sports, won some awards from a match and brought the prize home. The father came home from the office. The son went to tell him that he won a prize. The mother also followed him. With great pride the son told the father that he had won a great prize. The husband said very proudly, "Look at this, my son has won a great prize. Because he is my son he was able to win all these prizes!" The wife told the husband, "You are telling that the boy has won prizes in sports because he is your son. Have you looked at his progress report? He has secured zeros's in every subject!" Then the husband told the wife, "It is because he is your son that he has secured zeros in his subjects! You dont have a brain and your son doesnt have a brain !" 

Look at how, because of selfishness, a person changes his voice. If somebody does good things and achieves good results they tell I have done this good act. But when they do something wrong they say it is Gods will that this has happened. It is a kind of treachery. Only a sincere person will get wisdom. When you do something with insincerity and austenation God will not accept your offering. When you make all your actions sacred and offer them with love to God then Karma becomes Karma Yoga. 

These Yagnas are very essential. It is our culture. Even if a boy has a birthday he will go to the parents seeking blessings. Parents will bless their son with gifts which he likes. They do this in order to demonstrate their love for the son. Such customs and traditions we do practice. In Indian culture Yagnas are very noble activities. What we think exists really does not exist. What we think does not exists really exists. What exists is God everywhere at all times. This is the word of Sai, the path of Truth. 

Energy becomes matter and matter becomes energy. It is written in an Upanishad that from Space came the Wind, from Wind cam Fire, from Fire came Earth. All these five have subtle relationships. Akasha does not get translated properly when you call it "space". It is not "space", it is vibration. The primordial vibration that eminated is called "AUM". It is also referred to as the Nada Brahma. Due to the vibration of the sound of God, that is AUM, the breeze started blowing. 

We have seen a music programme here with a veena. The melodious music that comes forth is due to the vibrations. When the vibrations happen in the akasha there comes the wind. There is an inseparable relationship between wind and fire. If there is no wind there can not be any fire. If you see a fire that means wind is also there. That is why fire came from the wind. From fire came water. When you heat water it gives up its form and becomes vapour. When the water vapour loses its heat then it becomes water again. Because of fire water becomes vapour and vapour becomes water. That it is why it is said that water emanated from fire. Fire means heat. When water became still cooler it became earth. That is how from Akasha earth evolved. In every human being there are these five elements therefore whatever happens in the akasha that will effect the other four elements too. Akasha is full of vibrations. When you chant a mantra the whole akasha will be filled with vibrations. These vibrations pervade everyone present there and make the sacred feelings emanate in their personalities. 

Vibrations do not have any weight or mass. Heavy matter can move only a little distance then it stops. But vibrations that do not have any weight they can move anywhere. We chant the mantras here and the vibrations will pervade the whole universe. Veda mantra has such power. Todays Indians have forgotten their own culture. We are rejecting our own culture. We are not trying to protect this sacred culture except we are acccepting alien cultures into our country. All cultures are no doubt good. We have to accept only good things in our culture and reject the bad things. In our culture the place of God is very very high and important. Its is also a mistake on our part to say that God has a name and a form. He is Formless ! The Formless God manifests with many names and forms to move amongst His devotees. 

Sweets are different but sugar is one and the same. Some children might like mysore pak and some children like gulab jamum. All these sweets may have different forms but the sweetness is one and the same. Whether you worship Rama or Krishna or Shiva, all are equal. In the same way as there is sweetness in all the sweets One Divine principle is there within all the names and forms of God. We cant call it a religion. It is a way of life. That is the ancient Dharma. 

Sanathana Dharma does not have a beginning, middle or end. Sanathana Dharma is the Atma dharma. Atma is the eternal that is never born or dies. But we are sacrificing, giving up, this oneness of all creation and we are dividing ourselves into religions castes and languages. God manifest again and again in order to restore dharma. That is why I aspire that we will have this Yagna and also teach you the basics of Sanathana Dharma. 

Ramayana and Bhagavatha are very sacred scriptures. Our children should learn all of them. Bhagavathamu means we will become good. If you study Bhagavatha you will become good. Bha means Bhakthi, ga means widsdom, va means detachment, tha means the fundamental principle Tatwa, mu means mukthi. When you study Bhagavatha you will get all these five. Children should listen to all this with sincerity, contemplate and practice. When you try to understand these divine principles your efforts will find fullfillment. Our school children are very very sincere. Whatever is said to them, with great sincerity they will try to understand and practice. In another school a teacher was teaching the Ramayana to the children. The school inspector came into the classroom. He asked the children what they were studying. All of them said together, "The Ramayana." The inspector asked, "Who wrote the Ramayana ?" A boy was frightened and said, "Sir, I did not write the Ramayana. Maybe the teacher knows." Teacher was also afraid and said, "I did not write the Ramayana. Principle commanded me to teach the Ramayana. Probably he wrote the Ramayana." All the three of them approached the principle and asked the question. He replied, "I did not write the Ramayana. It was probably the education depatment that did." We have forgot the great scriptures of our own land and are subjected to total ignorance. But our children are not like that. The students and teachers are getting together in order to rejunvenate the Indian culture.

From Kali Yuga we are getting ready for Sathya Yuga. What is this Kali Yuga. Kali Yuga is selfishness. Selflessness is Sathya Yuga. When you give up your selfishness and self interest then Kali Yuga will change into Sathya Yuga. Sacrifice is not giving up your wife and children and going into the forrest. Real sacrifice is giving up your selfishness. We when give up selfishness and self interest we ourselves are getting transformed into men and woman of sacrifice. Due to the obtacles of Kali Yuga practicing spirituality is a problem. In Sathya Yuga, if you want to practice spirituality it will become very easy for you. In a classroom all the children are very quiet and disciplined and the teacher will be able to his work perfectly. But on the other hand if the students are moving here and there without concentration then the teacher can not help. In the Kali Yuga there are alot of disturbances. What ever is said the students can not follow. Even if they wish to practice correctly there are many obstacles on the path. When the Kali Yuga ends, and Sathya Yuga, comes everybody will be able to develop and practice spirituality very easily and derive Divine Bliss. The programme has been developed to End Kali Yuga and bring in Sathya Yuga. Only when you give up your selfishness and self interest you can definitely enjoy the benefits of Sathya Yuga. There may be sunrise but if you are still sleeping there is still night for you. Even if Sathya comes and you do not give up selfishness and self interest you will still continue to live in the Kali Yuga. I bring my discourse to a close aspiring that all of you will develop sacred feelings, give up wrong feelings, and welcome this Sathya Yuga and enjoy the benefits. 

DISCLAIMER: Please remember these are jotted down notes, small healthy snacks to help US act as Gods (BE GOD) from the Discourse given by SUKSHMA BABA at Muddenahalli. This is NOT word for word or the full discourse. Nor do these NOTES convey the Divine Feeling or Divine Energy, in that moment, that is flowing in Abundance. If you want word for word, Heart to Heart, Divine Energy - go Within or attend these discourses. Enjoy the humble jottings.

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