On the auspicious occasion of Bhagawan’s 97th Birthday, what can we offer to Him? How can we please Him? Our beloved Lord explains His own nature and also what He wishes us to do.
Strive to become embodiments of love. Be ready to offer all your capabilities and skills to the Lord of all. It is God’s love that rewards you when you engage yourselves in japa, thapa or yaga (Repetition of God’s name, penance, ritual of sacrifice). What greater achievement can you strive for than receiving Love Divine from God? The Principle of Love has no trace of ego or blemish. It is fully free from selfish attachments. Whatever Sai does, whatever Sai thinks, whatever Sai says, whatever Sai observes, it is all for your sake, not for Sai’s sake. My only desire is your Ananda (joy). Your Ananda is My bliss. I have no joy, apart from your happiness. Whatever thoughts arise in Me are only for the peace and welfare of the world, for the progress of youth, and for creating ideal boys and girls who will lead others along the path. You must dedicate yourselves to rendering enthusiastic service to the people of the world, recognising that the Sai Principle has no egoistic urge.
– Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 1982.