Message for the Day…” Love and Compassion are inherent in Every Person…”

Sathya Sai Baba

It is meaningless to be born as a human being and lead an animal existence. Everyone should live up to the motto – ‘Help ever – hurt never.’ Every educated person should engage oneself in selfless service to the society, with humility and a pure heart. All academic distinctions or even observance of spiritual practices are of little use if there is no love in the heart. The heart is called ‘Hridaya’ in Sanskrit. This term is made up of the two words, ‘Hri’ and ‘Daya’(compassion). The Lord is described as Hridyavasi (the Indweller in the heart). Love and Compassion are inherent in every person. Every being must share their love with others selflessly. Failure to share one’s love is gross ingratitude to society, to which one owes everything. One should give one’s love freely to others and receive love in return. This is the deep significance of human life.

Message For the Day…” Feeding of Stomach is also a part of Worship…”

In order that one might do selfless service (seva), a little eating(bhoga) has to be gone through. Such eating is a part of sacrifice(yajna). To make this body-machine function, the fuel of food(anna) has to be used. Food is not sacrifice, but it makes sacrifice possible. Therefore, eating food is not to be laughed at as catering to greed, as feeding of the stomach. It is part of worship. Worship(puja) is not merely plucking a flower and placing it on top of the image; the gardener who toiled to nurse the plant that gave the flower is also a worshipper. Even the means for a sacrifice is an offering. Eating doesn’t mean placing food on the tongue; it is worthwhile only when chewed, swallowed, digested, assimilated into the bloodstream, and transformed into muscle and bone, into strength and vigour. So too, spiritual understanding must permeate and invigorate all moments of life. It must be expressed through all the organs and senses.

Sathya Sai Baba