|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Qualifications for Brahma-Gnyan or Self-Realization (contd.)
“After the dissertation was over, Baba turned to the gentleman and said, “Well sir, there is in your pocket the Brahma in the form of fifty-times of five (Rs.250/-) rupees, please, take that out.” The gentleman took out from his pocket the bundle of currency notes, and to his great surprise found, on counting them, that there were 25 notes of 10 rupees each. Seeing this omniscience of Baba, he was moved and fell at Baba’s Feet and craved for His blessings.
Then Baba said to him, “Roll up your bundle of Brahma viz. currency notes. Unless, you completely get rid of your avarice or greed you will not get the real Brahma. How can be, whose mind is engrossed in wealth, progeny and prosperity, expect to know the Brahma, without removing his attachment for them? The illusion of attachment or the love for money is a deep eddy (whirlpool) of pain, full of crocodiles in the form of conceit and jealousy. He who is desireless, can alone cross this whirlpool. Greed and Brahma are asunder as poles, they are eternally opposed to each other. Where there is greed there is no room for thought or meditation of the Brahma. Then how can a greedy man get dispassion and salvation? For a greedy man there is no peace, neither contentment, nor steadiness. If there be even a little trace of greed in mind, all the Sadhanas (spiritual endeavours) are of no avail. Even the knowledge of a well-read man, who is not free from the desire of the fruit or reward of his actions, is futile and can’t help him in getting self-realization. The teachings of a Guru are of no use to a man, who is full of egoism and who always thinks about the sense-objects. Purification of mind is absolutely necessary, without it all our spiritual endeavours are nothing, but useless show and pomp. It is therefore, better for one to take only what he can digest and assimilate. My treasury is full, and I can give anyone, what he wants, but I have to see whether he is qualified to receive My gift. If you listen to Me carefully, you will be certainly benefitted. Sitting in this Masjid, I never speak any untruth.”
When a guest is invited to a house, all the members of the household and other friends and relations that happen to be present are entertained along with the guest. So all who, that were present in the Masjid at that time could partake of the spiritual feast, that was served by Baba for the rich gentleman. After getting Baba’s blessings, one and all, including the gentleman, left the place quite happy and contented.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapters XVI & XVII)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||