|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Chana Leela – Moral
Let us mark and note carefully, what Baba has taught us by this incident. He has advised us that, before the senses, mind and intellect enjoy their objects, first He should be remembered, and if this be done, it is in a way by making an offering to Him. The senses etc. can never remain without their objects, but if those objects are first offered to the Guru, the attachment for them will naturally vanish. In this way, all the Vrittis (subtle thoughts) regarding desire, anger, avarice etc. should first be offered and directed to the Guru, and if this practice be followed, the Lord will help you in eradicating all the Vrittis.
When before enjoyment of the objects, you think that Baba is present, the question, whether the object is fit to be enjoyed or not, will at once arise. Then the object, that is not fit to be enjoyed, will be shunned and in this way our vicious habits or vices will disappear and our character will improve. Then love for the Guru will grow and pure knowledge will sprout up. When this knowledge grows, the bondage of body – consciousness (we are the body) will snap and our intellect will be merged in spirit-consciousness (we are the spirit). Then we shall get bliss and contentment. There is no difference between Guru and God. He who sees any difference in them, finds God nowhere.
So leaving aside all ideas of difference, we should regard Guru and God as one; and if we serve our Guru as stated above, God will be certainly pleased and purifying our minds will give us self-realisation.
To put the matter in a nut-shell, we should not enjoy any object with our senses etc. without first remembering our Guru. When the mind is trained in this way, we will be always reminded of Baba, and our meditation on Baba will grow apace. The Sagun Form of Baba will ever be before our eyes and then, devotion, non-attachment and salvation will all be ours. When Baba’s Form is thus fixed before our mental vision, we forget hunger, thirst, and this Sansar (world), the consciousness of worldly pleasures will disappear and our mind shall attain peace and happiness.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter XXIV)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||