Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 41 (2008)
Embodiments Of Love!
Shun The Feeling Of I And Mine And Develop A Broader Outlook
Human Beings Are Those Who Practise Human Values
Truth Originates From One’s Own Heart
Develop Inner Vision
Henceforth, develop universal love and dedicate yourself to the service of society. Life is constantly ebbing away. To utilise all your resources for the good of others is the way to experience real bliss. Whatever may have been your lapses in the past, begin a new life of dedication and devotion from today. Make the best use of the sacred atmosphere prevailing in the ashram and engage yourself in spiritual practices and service to the people around you.
Even if you cannot love others, do not hate them or feel envy toward them. Do not misunderstand their motives and scandalise them; if you only knew, their motives might be as noble as yours or their action might be due to ignorance rather than wickedness or mischief. Pardon the other man’s faults, but deal harshly with your own. The holy culture of this ancient land has been spoilt by just one impurity: intolerance of another’s success, prosperity, or progress. If you cannot help another, at least avoid doing them harm or causing them pain. That itself is a great service. What right have you to find fault with another or to talk evil of them? When you say that nothing can ever happen on earth without His will, why get annoyed or angry? Your duty is to cleanse yourself and engage in your own inner purification. That endeavour will bring you the cooperation of all good men, and you will find strength and joy welling up within you.
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba