Sai Inspires May 16, 2022
What must we ruminate on and strengthen in our practices for a peace-filled joyful life? On the sacred occasion of Buddha Poornima, Bhagawan lovingly reminds us of Buddha’s profound message!
Buddha realised that self-realisation cannot be attained through penance or prayers or austerities. Buddha emphasised the importance of developing good vision (samyak drishti). Good vision leads to good thoughts, good speech and good action. He laid stress on association with good people. The company of good leads to good deeds. The four rules to be observed are: cultivate good company, avoid association with evil persons, do meritorious deeds always, and remember what is transient and what is eternal. Good company does not mean merely association with good people. Sat refers to the Divine. What is required is to seek the company of God, who is the source of all bliss. When one’s thoughts are centred on God, one’s feelings, speech, and actions get sanctified – samyak bhavam, samyak sravanam and samyak kriya. This leads to the purity of inner sense organs. Purity in thought, word, and deed is the requisite for experiencing the Divine.
– Divine Discourse, May 11, 1998.
Buddha prescribed five duties: good vision, good thoughts, listening to good things, good speech, and good actions. These five-fold duties constitute true sadhana. – BABA