Study Circle: 06/11/17
Link to Discourse: Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 2, Chapter 18: Hands and Feet Everywhere
If your goodness is in danger, come to Me. I shall tell you how to cultivate it and reap the fruit. According to you, those who have entered this compound once should not die. If they do, your faith wavers and dwindles. Well, not even an eyelid can open without the Lord’s Will. So try to get the Lord’s Grace and leave all questions to be answered by Him according to His fancy.
“My feet are within your reach at all times”
I have no hate or anger in My composition; My Life blood is love, I am the repository of compassion. Understand Me and My nature right.My Grace is ever there. To the outward eye, My action is magic, miracle; to the inner eye, it is all a divine play (leela). Well, the Hand that creates is the Hand that gives — there is no keeping back. It is always for you and you alone. That is My truth; know it and be happy. I have started the work for which I have come down. I have collected the metal, the steel, the stones, the bricks. I have dug the foundation trenches, and the superstructure will rise soon. There can be no interruption. You will see thousands pressing along this road, hundreds on every rock on these hills. The devotees who are at Prasanthi Nilayam are sad that they have had no chance of even a respectful obeisance (namaskaram) for three months. They feel that those who come from afar and leave in a few days are luckier. To them I say this: You are deluded by a false sense of values. Why worry so much at not being able to touch these Feet? My Feet are within your reach at all times, wherever you are. “Hands and feet everywhere (Sarvathah paani paadhah).” If you wail in agony, “Don’t you hear me?”, My ears are there to listen. If you pray from the depths of your heart, “Don’t you see my plight?”, My eyes are there shedding grace on you. Get out of illusion and become Love; then you get only love from Me.
Question 1: Swami says, “Well, not even an eyelid can open without the Lord’s Will.” Do you think we have free will? Please share your thoughts.
Quote: “I have started the work for which I have come down. I have collected the metal, the steel, the stones, the bricks. I have dug the foundation trenches, and the superstructure will rise soon. There can be no interruption.”
Question 2: What work do you believe Swami has come on earth for?
Question 3: What do you think are the metal and stone He has collected, and why do you think He uses those names?
Question 4: What do you think are the foundational trenches, and what super structure do you think Swamis is referring to?
Question 5: When is our goodness in danger, and how do you know it is in danger?
Affirmation: I am love.
Life Application skill: Practice loving all.