...Continued from Part 2
One of Paropakara has no fear. Fill your hearts with God. When God is in your heart, you will be full of love. Offer everything to God. Sarva Karma Bhagavad Preetyartham.(Undertake all such activities which are dear to God) Consider that everything is Divine. Give up doership. Body is important. Mind is also important. When mind has a thought, hands, legs, eyes, and ears follow in action. All limbs do their duty according to the dictates of the mind. Mana Eva Manushyanaam Kaaranam Bandha Mokshaysho. (It is the mind of man which is responsible for bondage and liberation)
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha (righteous conduct, righteous wealth, righteous desire and liberation) are the four tyres. Mind is the steering. The tyres are filled with the air of faith. Stomach is the petrol tank. You may have a petrol block because of overeating. Use clean and pure petrol. Eyes are the lights. Ears are loud speakers. Mouth is the horn. So, the body is a car. Everything is within. Journey is also within you.
Men are more valuable than all the wealth in the world. Man is the one who gives value to diamonds and gold. But people themselves are losing human values. Amongst Satya, Dharma, Shanti and Prema - Love is the most important. Love is God, Live in Love. Light is Love, bulb is Peace, wire is Dharma and current is Truth - all must be unified. Students must have Shraddha (faith). Shraddhavan Labhate Jnanam (The one with faith is blessed with wisdom). Your Love is enough. Your Shraddha is enough.
Students must get good name for the Institute. Watching your behaviour and conduct, people must say, “These are students of Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions”. You must always talk sweetly and softly. Talk with humility. This is the sign of the truly educated. Speak good words with parents, elders and with all others. You cannot always oblige but you can always speak obligingly. Institute has taken care of you with compassion and care. Don’t get a bad name. Run away from bad company. Always practice Satsanga. Does Satsanga mean the company of good people or devotees? No, 'Sat' is being, which is eternal, permanent and Divine. Be in the company of that which is eternal.
Satkirti is important. The father should be happy not when a son is born but when the society recognises his son to be good. That is true birth. Make your parents happy. Follow their commands. Never ask for dowry. Don’t sell yourself. Don’t demand. Give love. Take love. Develop good qualities. Get good name for the Institute and the country. Don’t have excessive desires. Don’t run away from the country to earn money abroad. Have less desires. Less luggage, more comfort. Money is necessary but within limits. One must have contentment. Boys are good, but parents spoil them due to excessive love. Boys should explain sweetly, softly, and clearly to their parents. There may be a bad son but there never is a bad father or a bad mother. So you should be happy and make your parents happy.
Source: Students with Sai Conversations – Part 1 (1991-2000)