Phyllis Krystal Speaks - Health of Sathya Sai Baba
Many devotees have been asking me to offer a message to help during this time of deep concern over the present serious physical condition that Baba is undergoing. I have hesitated until now to add to the many messages being circulated around the world, however, I am now feeling an urgency to do so. Baba has taught us repeatedly to "keep it simple", so that even a child can understand. Let us therefore practise what He Himself has been teaching us for so many years ...
Baba has repeatedly assured us that we are not the body. I recall one interview when He glided into the interview room and, looking around at the gathering with a wide smile, asked, "Did you know that you are all walking temples?" At first, we were all astonished, until He explained that our bodies are like temples in which the real Self or "God-Self" residesóbut He also assures us that He too is not the body. He has chosen to be born and live in a physical body at this time of world-wide turmoil, negativity and fast changes; to help us to face this opportunity to raise our consciousness by remembering our true identity and regularly practising His teachings. This will enable us to begin to make the necessary changes in our character and conduct, especially in our relationship to each other.
I shall never forget His words to me at the end of the very first visit my husband and I made to meet Him in January 1973. When I asked Him if, or when, we should return, He pointed His finger directly to my heart, and then, very slowly and seriously said, "First, you must remember that you do not need to come back to see this little body," as He pointed to Himself. After a pause, to be sure that I understood, He continued, "Find my counterpart within your own heart." After another long pause, He ended, by saying reassuringly, with a loving smile, "You will come back to be re-energized." He has continued to urge all of His devotees to detach from His physical form, as it is not His true identity any more than our bodies are our true selves.
At present, His physical body is undergoing many severe problems and we all want to help and have many ideas of how to do so. However, He Himself has told us that what will really help Him is for us to send our love and prayers. In addition, we should regularly practise His teachings to help us to remove the negative habits, thoughts, and emotions that we all have, but prefer to keep buried and do not want to address. Baba tells us repeatedly not only to listen to His teachings or read about them, but to be willing to practise them in our daily life.
He has Himself shown us how to turn our attention away from criticizing others, which is a waste of time and energy; because it is impossible to change anyone else or for anyone to change us. Let us give Baba what He has requested, by sending Him our love, but also by being honest and facing our faults and bad habits, such as criticism, envy, jealousy, anger, greed, and all the other blocks that prevent us from doing what He wishes us to do, which is simply to "Love All, and Serve All!"
With love and Sai Ram to all who may be receiving the above,
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