It is said we must be like a child to enter the kingdom of God. What is it to be like a child? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today with simple examples.
The units of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation must emphasise through example and personal practice that no joy is equal to the joy of sharing, giving and renouncing. You can understand this better when you pay attention to the behaviour of children. They are like realised souls, without attachment. Examine the contents of a child’s pocket. You may find a few pebbles, a piece of glass, a twig or a flower. The child gets from these more joy than adults derive from bundles of currency. Children don’t crave to possess and deny others. It doesn’t accumulate for the coming days, or for the mere pleasure of becoming renowned as an accumulator! The child may have a dirt-covered body, but its mind is free from dirt; elders are scrupulous about physical cleanliness but, their minds are cesspools of desire, hate, envy and clogging slush.
– Divine Discourse, Nov 24, 1972.