What is our true ancestry and legacy, which we must never forget? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today in crystal clear terms.
O ye children of immortality! Listen! Listen to the answer given in the message of the sages (rishis) who had the vision of the most majestic of Persons (Purushottama) who dwells beyond the realms of delusion and darkness: O, ye human beings! Brothers! The only means for you to liberate yourselves from the succession of deaths is ‘knowing Him’. Do not imagine that you are sinners, for you are heirs to eternal bliss (ananda). You are images of God, sharers in undiminishable bliss. You are by nature holy, ever-full; you are indeed God moving on the earth. Is there a sin greater than calling such as you sinners? You are dishonouring and defaming yourselves when you acknowledge the appellation ‘sinners’! Arise! Cast off the feeling that you are sheep. Don’t be deluded into that idea. You are the Atma. You are drops of the divine nectar of Immortality, which know neither beginning nor end. All things material are your bondslaves; you are not their bondslaves.
– Sathya Sai Vahini, Ch 4.