Devotion and Sai Baba
In matters of of devotion, Sathya Sai Baba says
These are the signs by which people read of my glory.
What this implies, is that devotion to Sai Baba is really devotion to the teachings of Sai Baba.
Sai Baba frequently says
Just like the end of St John's Gospel, there are so many stories about Sai Baba, and so many teachings that he has given over the last 85 years of his avatara, for he is the fulness of the Divine, right from the moment of his birth. His mother Easwaramma, gave witness to this when she told a story, that after washing her child Sathyam, she placed him on her lap and after some moments, she was enveloped in pure light and entered the timeless reality.
What is the key, the kernel of devotion to the teachings of Sai Baba?
We humbly suggest the answer is the practice of Love.
Sai Baba says, among many other things,
Sanctify all the limbs of the body in selfless activity. But it is not always wasy to practice this becaue there is always some self interest in whatever man does. Self-interest is also necessary, but it should be within certain limits. God is the ocean of bliss. As is the size of your container, so is the amount of water you can collect from the ocean.
If you want to collect more bliss from the ocean of bliss, i.e., God, you have to increase the size of the container which means you have to cultivate expansive love. Expansive love is life, and constricted love is death.
Foster Love in you and share it with others. Whatever you do, do it to satisfy God. Only then will you find fulilment in your work. All your actions should be beneficial ot others. Only then can you win the friendship of God.
What about the Hurly-Burly?
Shakespeare mentioned the hurly burly of life, and how much it distracts and befogs the mind with sheer demanding activity. Human life passes through time, the world is a matter of our point of view, nothing more, nothing less. It is both illusion and the fulness of the divine. Which shall rule, the hurly-burly, or the island of peace within? What to do?
Take His Time
Take HIS time
Do not haste, waste, worry
Calmly examine the situtation
And discriminate right and wrong