Man is the crown jewel of Creation. Among the living beings,
he is the highest and the noblest. Human birth is the greatest
of all and it is therefore imperative that life is lived properly.
From where does human life derive it’s
sanctity and value? Is it the body or the human form that
confers value to human life? No, it is not the body because
that is made up merely of the perishable flesh and bones.
However, this very same body is also the residence of the
Atma and that is what makes human
life so valuable.
manifests in the individual as three Sacred Principles: The
Principle of the Atma, the Principle
of the Mind, and the Principle of the Word. Maheswara, Vishnu
and Brahma are associated with these three interrelated Principles.
Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara have no specific form but manifest
in the individual as the three Principles mentioned.
In the individual, Absolute Consciousness
or the Atma functions as the
Conscience; its residence is the Heart. From the Atma,
is born the Mind, which has cognitive power. It is the Mind
that enables us to cognize both the outside world as well
as the world within. The Mind in turn is the fountainhead
of word and speech.
In short, man is three Divine Principles all rolled into
one. That is, he is a composite of the Heart, the Mind and
the body; and Ishwara, Vishnu and Brahma provide the subtle
basis for these three aspects of man.
Man is misusing the Divine Power latent in him. Though gifted
with a pristine Heart, like a fool he is behaving as if he
is heartless. Man must remember that the Heart is the very
seat of God and live constantly immersed in the thought of
Vishnu is embodied as the Mind. The Mind is extremely powerful
and the most important instrument of man. It must therefore
always remain unsullied and nectarine in nature. Vishnu is
ever calm and smiling. Reflecting these aspects, the Mind
must be ever calm, serene and radiate joy.
Finally, man must remember that he has been blessed with
the gift of speech, symbolised by Brahma. In short, man is
capable of speaking, thinking and feeling. The Word represents
Brahma, the Mind represents Vishnu, and the Heart represents
Ishwara. Thus man himself represents the Divine Trinity.
The Heart is intrinsically pure, sacred and auspicious, and
must never be allowed to become polluted. Always maintain
the purity of your Heart. Don’t abuse any person, don’t
criticize others and don’t accuse any one.
True Word is Brahma. Pure Mind is Vishnu, and Pure Heart
is Ishwara. Recognize this truth and maintain the purity of
your Heart. Be firm in the faith that a Pure Heart is Ishwara,
that a Pure Mind is Vishnu, and that Pure Speech is Brahma.
Rooted in this faith, make proper use of your God-given facilities.
Good results would inevitably follow, and in the end you are
certain to merge with the Lord. Pure Speech, Pure Mind, and
Pure Heart are the true manifestations of Selfless Love.
EXCERPTS FROM A DISCOURSE BY SRI SATHYA SAI