Loving Sai Ram from Prasanthi Nilayam
29 June, 2014
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We often read scriptures as mere stories and miss the hidden message. Today Bhagawan lovingly unravels one such message from the epic Ramayana.  

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Sathya Sai Baba

In the Ramayana story, Queen Kaikeyi yields to the selfish wiles of her maid and as a consequence, her lord King Dasaratha lost his life. Rama who she regarded as her very life-breath was exiled into the forest, and Bharatha her son, disowned her for the very same act! She drew on herself the condemnation from all the people in the Kingdom of Ayodhya. The story is an allegory. Dasaratha is the human body with the five senses of perception and the five senses of action - the ten chariots or Dasha-ratha. He wedded the Queen, the Mind, and the mind yielded to the servant and caused the downfall. This clearly teaches us the legitimate role of the mind as the master of one’s senses. If the master serves the servants, then, he or she loses their self-respect and falls in the esteem of all.

- Divine Discourse, Nov 20, 1982.

Your endeavor must be to bend the body, mend the senses and end the mind. - Baba.