Master’s messages- Vol 1- 3.8-Need for a guru

Guru is the one who dispels the darkness of ignorance in us

When one is inclined towards the spiritual path; he starts pursuing in that path but without proper direction; gets lost. Hence the need for a guru who will guide him and lead him to the ultimate.

Gu – Gunateetha-one who has transcended the 3 gunas namely rajas, tamas and satwik.

Ru- Rupa varjita- one who has grasped the formless aspect of God head by sublimation of lower to higher qualities. Guru is the one who dispels the darkness of ignorance.

Story based on the above message

https://saibalsanskaar.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/respect-your-teacher-story-of-guru-brahma/

Message from Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 1- Chapter 3

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Master’s messages-Vol 1-3.7- Doing one’s duty

Do one’s duty to the best of one’s abilities and without any attachment

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One should do one’s duty in this world with dedication and sincerity but without attachment. If one develops the quality of detachment slowly; they will not be hurt and suffer so much. Attachment leads to expectations and unmet expectations lead to disappointment. Disappointment makes us unhappy. So lets do our best in whatever work we undertake.

Story based on the above message

https://saibalsanskaar.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/let-us-be-happy/

Essence- Sathya Sai Speaks- Vol 1- Chapter 3

Master’s messages-Vol 1- 3.6-Faith and Conviction

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Have the faith undiminished

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One must be firm and fixed in their faith. Once convinced we should not waver. When sun is directly over our head there will be no shadow similarly when faith is steady in our head it should not cast shadow of doubt. Lord comes in human form age after age to warn and guide us. When faith is undiminished one can move safely in the world. No harm can come to us. One must be vigilant on the goal with inner concentration.

Story based on the above message

https://saibalsanskaar.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/when-the-wind-blows/

Essence from Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 1- Chapter 3

Master’s messages-Vol 1- 3.5- Keep the faith in the Lord

Keep the faith in the Lord undiminished

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One must keep their faith in the Lord undiminished. Biggest obstacle is ego and possessiveness. These are with us since many ages. It can removed only by discrimination and renunciation. Bhakti, japam, dhyanam and yoga will help to remove this quickly. We must proceed slowly and steadily, making sure of each step as we proceed; so that we do not fall backwards.

Story based on the above message

https://saibalsanskaar.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/bhaja-govindam-story-18-verse-17/

Essence- Sathya Sai Speaks- Vol 1- Chapter 3

Master’s messages- Vol 1- 3.4 – Let the will of Lord prevail

Do your duty with an attitude of surrender

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True surrender is to tell “Let the Will of Lord prevail”. One’s duty is to connect oneself with the current of His grace. A prisoner in jail doesn’t own even his clothes; similarly in this world we don’t own anything, everything is given by Him. One has to give up the doership. Do one’s duty sincerely but with an attitude of surrender.

Story based on the above message

https://saibalsanskaar.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/surrendering-at-the-feet-of-our-mastergurugod-sub-value-faith-devotion-value-love/

Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 1- Chapter 3

Master’s messages- Vol 1-3.3- Dharma will protect the righteous

“If we protect Dharma, Dharma will protect us”

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First step in spiritual discipline is adherence to dharma (righteousness). “Dharmo Rakshathi Rakshithaha”. “If we protect Dharma, Dharma will protect us”
Protection of Dharma does not mean mere adoration of Dharma. It is the effort of putting the principles of Dharma into practice. Dharma grants happiness and peace. Adharma makes life miserable with agony and sorrow. Dharma observed in worldly life; will lead to observance of dharma in spiritual life also.

Story based on the above message

https://saibalsanskaar.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/practice-of-dharma/

Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 1- Chapter 3

Master’s messages- Vol 1- 3.2 Connect yourself to the source

In this impermanent world only the immanent power of the Lord is permanent

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In this impermanent world only the immanent power of the Lord is permanent and fixed, so one has to perforce to attach oneself to that source and sustenance. There is no escape for anyone from this. When shadow falls either on mud or dirt, on wet or dry patch of land, it does not get affected. Shadow and its experiences are not eternal or true. Similarly we must be convinced that we are but the shadow of the Absolute and that is the remedy for sorrow and pain.

Story based on the above message

https://saibalsanskaar.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/bhaja-govindam-verse-10-story-11/

Courtesy- Sathya Sai Speaks- Vol 1- Chapter 3

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