On the occasion of Christmas, the advent of Jesus Christ, what should we pay attention to? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today to introspect and practice.
The cloud of ignorance veils the truth. God sends sages, saints and prophets to unveil the Truth and Himself appears as an Avatar (divine incarnation) to awaken and liberate man. Two thousand years ago, when narrow pride and thick ignorance defiled mankind, Jesus came as the embodiment of Love and compassion and lived among men, holding forth the highest ideals of life. You must pay attention to the lessons he elaborated on in the various stages of his life. ‘I am the Messenger of God,’ he declared, first. Yes. Each individual has to accept that role and live as examples of divine love and charity. This day, Christmas is celebrated. Bring to mind the words he uttered, the advice he offered, the warning he gave, and decide to direct your daily lives along the path he laid down. His words must be imprinted on your hearts and you must resolve to practise all that he taught.
– Divine Discourse, Dec 24, 1980.