Loving Sai Ram from Prasanthi Nilayam
14 May 2016
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Sathya Sai Baba

Ramayana is replete with many lessons for mankind. It reveals that worldly tendencies lead us to sorrow, whereas spiritual tendencies lend contentment and happiness to mankind. Unfortunately, people today do not wish to follow the example of the great devotees of God, who live in eternal Bliss. To people, desire (abheeshta) has become dearer than ideals (adarsha). Desires are ephemeral, whereas ideals are eternal. During their life in the forest, Sita rightfully remarked to Rama that the three evils, namely, untruth, lust, and violence are the cause of all evils in the world. Sensual pleasures are like passing clouds. These pleasures give temporary joy, whereas Atmic realisation bestows eternal Bliss. There is no sorrow for those people who live in the Bliss of God.

- Summer Showers in Brindavan 1996, Ch 5.

We must control our desires. Don’t waste money, time, food, and energy. - Baba