KATHA : ALL IS DIVINE
is divine. When we are firmly established in the truth of our
divinity, we will directly realise that others too are Divine.
Compassion for others is felt as long as we do not consider ourselves
as separate entities. There is a story to illustrate this truth.
certain lady prepared some sweets for Shirdi Sai Baba. Somehow
it so happened that a dog entered the house and ate them. The
lady beat the dog with a stick and drove it away. Once again she
prepared a plate of sweets and carried them to Baba. Baba refused
them saying that He had eaten them and that His hunger had been
appeased. The lady said that this was not possible because she
had brought the sweets for the first time. Baba said, “No,
I ate the sweets you prepared. I was beaten with a stick and driven
away by you.” The lady wondered for a while what Baba meant
and then suddenly remembered how the dog had entered her house
and eaten the sweets and was beaten by her. In this way Shirdi
Baba made His devotees understand that He was not confined only
to His physical form but is the indweller of all living beings.