STATEMENTS OF BABA
will never be any dearth or scarcity, regarding food and clothes,
in any devotees' homes. It is my special characteristic, that I
always look to, and provide, for the welfare of those devotees,
who worship Me whole-heartedly with their minds ever fixed on Me.
Lord Krishna has also said the same in the Gita.
Be wherever you like, do whatever you choose, remember this well
that all that you do is known to me. I am the Inner Ruler of all
and seated in their hearts. I envelope all creatures. I am the Controller
- the wire-puller of the show of this Universe. I am the mother
- origin of all beings - the harmony of the three gunas (attributes),
the propeller of all senses, the Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer.
Nothing will harm who turns his attention towards me, but Maya will
lash or whip him who forgets Me. All the insects, ants, the visible,
movable and immovable world is my Body or form.
You need not go far, or anywhere in search of Me. Barring your
name and form, there exists in you, as well as in all beings, a
sense of Being or Consciousness of Existence. That is Myself. Knowing
this, you see Me inside yourself as well as in all beings. If you
practise this, you will realize all pervasiveness and thus attain
oneness with Me.
Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere.
If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive
them away, but receive them well and treat them with due respect.
Shri Hari (God) will be certainly pleased if you give water to the
thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked and your verandah
to strangers for sitting and resting. If anybody wants any money
from you and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do not
bark at him like a dog.
If my Leelas (sportive Divine actions) are written, the Avidya
(ignorance) will vanish and if they are attentively and devoutly
listened to, the consciousness of worldly existence will abate and
strong waves of devotion and love will rise up and if one dives
deep into my Leelas, he would get precious jewels of knowledge.
Let the world go topsy-turvy, you remain where you are. Look on
calmly at the show of all things passing before you. Demolish the
wall of difference that separates you from Me; and then the road
for our meeting will be clear and open. The sense of differentiation,
as I and Thou, is the barrier that keeps away the disciple from
his Master, and unless that is destroyed the state of Union or At-One-ment
is not possible.
Really this Jiva (human soul) transcends the three qualities,
viz. Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas, but being deluded by Maya, he forgets
his nature which is 'Existence-knowledge-bliss', and thinks that
he is the doer and enjoyer and thus entangles himself in endless
miseries and does not know the way of deliverance. The only way
of deliverance is Loving Devotion towards the Guru's feet. The great
Player or Actor Lord Sai has delighted His Bhaktas and transformed
them into Himself (His nature).
We regard Sai Baba as an incarnation of God but He always said
that He was an obedient servant of God. Though an incarnation He
showed the people the way, how to behave satisfactorily and carry
out the duties of their respective stations in this life. He never
emulated others in any way, nor asked others to have something done
for Him. For Him, Who saw the Lord in all movable and immovable
things of this world, humility was the most proper thing. None He
disregarded or disrespected; for He saw Narayan (Lord) in all beings.
He never said, "I am God," but that He was a humble servant and
He always remembered Him and always uttered - "Allah Malik" (God
is the sole proprietor or Owner).
We do not know the various kinds of Saints, how they behave, what
they do and eat etc. We only know that by God's grace they manifest
themselves in this world to liberate the ignorant and bound souls.
If there be any store of merits on our account, we get a desire
in listening to the stories and Leelas of the Saints, otherwise