December 26, 2007 Leave a comment
A person may be highly educated but if he lacks culture, he cannot expect respect from society. Even if he is extremely intelligent without morality, he cannot earn adoration of people. He may occupy a position of authority, but if he crosses certain limits, people will dislike him without giving charity and upholding righteousness and without following the path of truth, it will be futile to expect people to honour him. It is a great mistake if one conducts himself without fear of sins. Since time immemorial, people of India had been treading the path of spirituality, deriving moral strength and bliss therefrom and sharing the same with others. Today men are unable to experience this internal joy and they accomplish mighty tasks, but are not able to realise the divine blessedness.
Human birth is meant to enjoy this supreme bliss. Once people recognise this goal of human life, they will understand human values, which indeed are born with them.
But how to achieve bliss? With material objects provided to men? No, for this, man has to develop faith in God and in his own ‘self’, where there is faith, there will be love; where there is love, there will be peace; when peace is there, truth will prevail, when truth exists, there will be God and where there is God, there will be bliss. When the mind is attuned to God, a person will feel peace within.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba in a lecture spelt out a method to attain God’s grace. It is like depositing one’s hard earned money in a bank for safety. Though the deposit belongs to the individual, yet the bank manager will not give cash on just asking for it as certain regulations have to be followed before its withdrawal.
It can be done only through a cheque. Likewise, a devotee should have deposited the ‘money’ of meritorious deeds with God, the Manager of the ‘Divine Bank’ of the signature of ‘Love’ is affixed on the cheque of sacrifice and surrendered to Him. Only then He will confer the ‘wealth’ of His grace on the person concerned. Every man (and woman) is endowed with such tremendous strength which none of the other denizens possess. There is limitless power in everyone but he or she was not able to recognise it. It should be kept in mind that life is a long journey while desires are his baggage. ‘Less the luggage, more is the comfortable travel and even a pleasure." A person is sure to be free from problems and worries if he reduces his needs.