Words of God: The Sai Avatar on Himself - Part 7  
I am here to lead mankind from Untruth to Truth
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..... I shall not change my course even by a hair's breadth as a result of what people may say about me. I am not afraid of anyone or thing. Truth has no fear: untruth shivers at every shadow. This body of mine is named Truth (Sathya); the principle that is in this body is also Truth. Truth enclosed in Truth has been rendered the Truth of Truth. (Sathyasya Sathyam). This Form has been assumed, in order to lead mankind from untruth to truth.

I eat as you do, move about as you do, talk in your language, and behave as you can recognise and understand for YOUR sake - not for my sake! I turn you towards the Divine, winning your confidence, your love, your submission, by being among you, as one of yourselves, one whom you can see, listen to, speak to, touch and treat with reverence and devotion. My plan is to transmute you into seekers of Truth (Sathya-anveshaks). I am present every where at all times; my will must prevail over every obstacle; I am aware of the past, present and future, of your innermost thought and carefully guarded secrets. I am *sarvaantharyami, **sarva saktha and **sarvajna. Nevertheless, I do not manifest these powers in any capricious manner or merely for display. For, I am an example and an inspiration, whatever I do or omit to do. My life is a commentary on my message.

For example, you must have noticed that I never call a woman, alone for the 'interview'. I call women only in groups of ten or fifteen.I want that you should note this, and infer that one has to be extremely cautious in dealing with the other sex, for, though I am above and beyond the Gunas, since this body is obviously masculine, I want to teach both men and women how they have to regulate their social behaviour and be above the slightest tinge of suspicion, or of small talk.

Again, I am active and busy, all the twenty-four hours of the day. Every day, the mail brings me thousands of letters, and you hand over to me, personally hundreds more. Yet, I do not take the help of anyone else, even to open the envelopes. For, you write to me intimate details of your personal problems, believing that I alone will read them and having implicit confidence in me. You write each one only a single letter; that makes for me, a huge bundle a day; and I have to go through all of them. You may ask, how I manage it? Well, I do not waste a single moment.

And, all this I do, not for personal gain, but, only because I have come for your sake. I never seek another's help; I offer help, never receive it. My hand always gives; it never takes. Conclude from this that this must be Divine, not, human power.

Some of you may be wondering, 'How does Swami arrange these elaborate festivals and functions? Whom does he charge with the various items of work?' I do not allot work to this person or that, or consult anyone for ideas and suggestions. All this is done by the Divine Will, operating through the force of Love. For example, though there are thousands gathered here, absolute silence prevails. Under what compulsion? Only the compulsion of Love. In other places, where a hundred people collect, a hundred and fifty constables are present to keep them quiet! Here, there is no need for anyone to see that silence is maintained. For here God is the Master, and Creation dances in joy. There is no third entity here.
Only ****Purusha and *****Prakrthi are here. A glance from the corner of the eye is enough to get things going towards successful conclusion. Love activates, Love fulfils.

..... I know there are some who proclaim, "Devotees have grown out of all proportion in these parts and so, Baba has allotted this region to me and directed me to take up the work of teaching and guiding you; so, admire my acts and adore me". I never allot in this manner, nor do I hand over powers to anyone, nor can such low minds deserve my Grace. No, never, For me who has the burden of the Universe, can a region or a few more devotees be too much? I am surprised at the stupidity which swallows such absurdities and flocks round these pitiable quacks.....

..... Some persons pray to me, "Swami! All my people go on pilgrimage to Tirupati; why don't you turn their minds and make them come to you?" What an absurd question? What colossal ignorance of my reality as well as of the manifold majesty of God! - Sai Baba


Source: - Prasanthi Nilayam 11.10.1970

The Commentary on the Message SSS VolVII

*SARVAANTHARYAMI: the inner motivator, present everywhere at all times.
**SARVA SAKTHA: all powerful.
***SARVAJNA: the all knowing, intelligence that is all comprehensive

****PURUSHA: the Lord.
*****PRAKRTHI: man, matter, the physical etc.


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