Quote for the Day
Since I moved freely among people, talking and singing with them, even intellectuals were unable to grasp My truth, My power, My glory, or My real task as Avatar. I can solve any problem however knotty. I am beyond the reach of the most intensive enquiry and the most meticulous measurement. Only those who have recognised My love and experienced it can assert that they have glimpsed My reality. Do not attempt to know Me through the external eyes. When you go to a temple and stand before the image of God, you pray with closed eyes, don’t you? Why? Because you feel that the inner eye of wisdom alone can reveal Him to you. Therefore, do not crave from Me trivial material objects; but, crave for Me from within, and you will be rewarded. The path of Love is the royal road that leads mankind to Me. My grace is ever available to devotees who have steady love and faith.
– Divine Discourse, June 19, 1974
Summary of the Discussion
1.We can realize the Swami is avatar, only when we have His grace.
2.Grace comes provided we make a conscious effort of following Swami’s principles.
3.When we close our eyes and pray we can see through the inner eyes of wisdom;By closing our eyes, we are blocking out all the distractions and focusing on only God. To connect with the Almighty we should get rid of materialistic desires.
4.Never ask for petty material objects, instead ask for liberation.
5.Service to Mankind is another way to realization. Swami ‘s life is His message, He led by example by by undertaking mammoth service projects which served all humanity selflessly.
6.Lead the path of Love and service that enables us realize his divinity.