You and I are One
To realize the truth that you are God.
You are not the body, you are not the senses, you are not the intellect, you are you. You should realize, “I am I”. That universal “I” principle is only one. “Truth is one, but the wise refer to it by many names”. But the individual “I” represents ego. When you cut this “I”, it becomes the cross that is worshiped by the Christians. It means: when you give up your ego, you become your true self.
You are not an ordinary person; you are God yourself. There is no need to search for God. Wherever you look, God is there. This cloth is God, this flower is God, this table is God, everything is God. It is only due to your ignorance that you give scope to differences like “I” and “You”. You are not a separate entity.
There is no need to search for God. Have faith that God is within you. When you have faith in God, you develop love. From love emerges peace, and peace gives rise to truth. This truth is God. Truth does not exist separately. There is no need to search for truth. Truth has no form. Truth is truth. Who has created peace? Peace is peace. It also has no form. Love is love. It is not anybody’s creation. Love is God, live in Love.
(Divine discourse on the occasion of inauguration of the Sri Sathya Sai World Youth Conference 2007, on 26th July 2007 in Prashanti Nilayam)
- How do we differentiate the individual “I” from the universal “I”?
- How do we see God in ourselves including everyone else/everything else manifested in this world?
- What are the limitations of the circumstances and experiences that prevent us from recognizing the principle of love?
- What is the significance of Sathya Sai Baba addressing the devotees as “Embodiment of love?”
Remind yourself several times throughout the day that you are God, that you are Love, Truth and Peace.
Affirmation: You and I are one.