Bite sized bits of truth

A- There are a million ways to stimulate the mind. The more I seek truth, the more I also seem to distract myself. How do I break the hold, this ego-mind seem to have on me? It makes everything I know seem important and entertaining. Baba:- You do it moment by moment , piece by …

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Action is conscious choice

How does one work without attachment? You told me action is conscious choice and to let the heart guide it. But I am not sure I got it. Sai Baba :- When you choose what is not meant for you, your body and your energy will let you know that you have made a wrong …

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Devotion to form or Oneness?

Baba, is it more important to be a devotee or focus on Oneness? Sai Baba :- The 'form' is just a means to get you somewhere. In prayer, most focus on the form, but the purpose of the process is forgotten. Devotion is a process of evolution. It is the stepping stone to Oneness. It …

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Of Special Relationships and Oneness

Baba:- On the topic of special relationships, wanting specialness and belonging, I want you to understand that when I said you are not special, but you are all special to me, I also meant 'you all belong to me, God.' Everyone belongs to me. If you look deeper, you will see that all times, the …

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Why does the game exist?

Baba, if all this is a dream, an illusion, then why create something? Why choose? Why gift a human the potential of choice, of creation? Sai Baba- Because that is how the manifested world works. Since, there is a belief that you exist, there has to be a choice. The whole ‘game’ here is to …

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Of Routine, Grace and Clarity

Baba, tell me about the importance of routine? Why is it necessary to have one? You had an unfailing one. How does it help on the path? Does routine not create rigidity? Sai Baba:- Routine is not about rigidity. In a thing such as a world, where everything is movement, how can routine be rigidity? …

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Talk to me about prayer

Tell me more about prayer and devotion, Baba? Sai Baba- When most people sit in front of God, they go with a long list of demands, wishes and desires. Even as you pray, you are running through other chores in your head. This stream of thoughts generated by your desires, experiences, needs and wants is …

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Potential of creation

(This is part of my upcoming book – The Lost Path to Devotion. To know more and read more, visit this page.) I feel like asking you about the potential of creation. What does that mean Baba? Sai Baba :– The potential of creation is the sum of all possibilities in the world. The potential of creation …

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Keeping the mind with God

(This is part of my upcoming book - The Lost Path to Devotion. To know more and read more, visit this page.) Baba, How do I keep my mind with you? Sai Baba :- First of all, your mind is unreal. And so, there is no question of you keeping it with me. What you …

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The ways of grace

In what has been a tough year, the shower of grace has been both unexpected and welcome. The body has been battered and yet there has been enough grace to see that even in the lowest moments, there has been the support of some remarkable individuals I am privileged to know. What I thought was …

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