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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Lesson 153: In my defenselessness my safety lies

Every morning she is up before dawn. It does not matter how the weather is outside. She doesn’t mind the heat of the summer or the chill of the winter or the wetness of the monsoon. The weather does not interfere with her experience. Walking to the bags, she sorts out the food for the …

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Lesson 141: My Mind holds only what I think with God

Let me tell you a story. It is not an unusual tale but quite a commonly told one. You could ask "why anyone should read a story that has been said many times before," but bear with me. This is a story that needs to be said again and again, till you believe it. It …

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Lesson 36: My Holiness envelopes everything I see

Lesson 37: My Holiness blesses the world “Senseless. Useless. You sent me here. I want to go back to Mumbai.”  The messages appear rapidly on my phone. Somehow, the anger did not rise. Instead, I felt a wave of compassion. Two days ago, I had been scared when he messaged about not wanting to live. …

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Lesson 33: There is another way of looking at the world

I was more than a little confused. It was not like Shea to be upset or moody, especially with me. I was the one she confided to in her worst moments. Why was she not speaking to me today?  Her choice to be quiet instead of talk to me had me confused. Maybe she had …

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Lesson 32: I have invented the world I see

A strange thing took place as I hugged the kiddo this morning. Usually in my morning rush, I would respond to his hugs with a mixture of hurry and restlessness to get moving. Today as his arms wove themselves around me, I had the strangest feeling I was hugging myself. I could see my need …

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Lesson 30: God is in everything I see because God is in my mind

Looking at the cut on my leg, I couldn’t help but feel anxious. It was bleeding profusely. I would need a tetanus shot. God, I hated injections. Sara walked in echoing my thoughts. “Oh dear! How did you cut your leg! You are bleeding all over the floor!” She ran to get the first aid …

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Lesson 29: God is in everything I see

As the phone rang, I knew what it would be. There was only one reason people woke me up in the middle of the night. Another baby had been left at our doorstep. As I got ready, I knew what everyone at the orphanage would be doing by now. There was a standard set of …

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Lesson 27: Above all else I want to see.

Applying the colour to the client’s hair, I stepped back to check if it was applied evenly. It looked fine. I smiled at the client. “Done. Now we wait for half hour. Do you want some tea while you wait?” “No. Just get me water,” she replied. I left to get it. It was a …

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