what use is it to honour the Avatar and hold the
day when the Avatar took human form as sacred?
The Message of the Avatar must be born, must become
alive, must grow in you, your heart-that is the
Birthday, you have to celebrate. Celebrate the
Birthday in your own village. You need not travel
long distances to where I physically am! Plant
the seeds of Love in your hearts. Jet them grow
into trees of Service and shower the sweet fruit
of Ananda. Share the Ananda with all. That is
the proper way to celebrate the Birthday."
day when you resolve to practise My advice; to
follow my directives, to translate My message
into acts of service, and to engage in spiritual
discipline-that day is My birthday for you. The
23rd of November which you now honor as the day
on which I was born, is only like any other day,
even if you celebrate it in a routine, ritual
fashion. Adore man: the adoration reaches Me.
Neglect man; you neglect Me. Of what avail is
it to worship the Lord and to suppress man, His
counterpart on earth? Love for God must be manifested
as Love for man, and Love must express itself
Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu (Let all beings in
all the worlds be happy). Include this universal
prayer in your prayers every day. This is my birthday
message to you."
of Love! Do not pay attention to the day when
the body was born and fulfil selfish ends by celebrating
the event pompously. The day when you manifest
pure feelings in your hearts, plant firm faith
in the Divine Principle in your thoughts and cultivate
unselfish enthusiasm to serve others, that day
deserves to be celebrated as the Real Birthday.
Seva can give you the experience of the Omnipresence
of God, God as Vishnu."
none in the world who has been able to see Me.
They are seeing every thing and they are trying
to understand everything, but they are not making
the slightest attempt to understand what is divinity,
which is present within them. When we talk of
God we should know that God has no birth. Birth
is only for the body. A body which is born has
to die but God is above birth and death. He has
no beginning, no middle and no end. He is neither
born nor can He be destroyed. He is present everywhere
in the form of Atma."