Words of God: The Sai Avatar on Himself - Part 8  

"... I do not use others as My media; I have no need to...."
 "...nor do I hand over powers to anyone..."

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..... Do not believe in mesmerism. Do not try to learn it or practice it. What you see then are evil spirits. God is not that easily attainable. God, who is a form of satvaguna, will never enter into these lowly things and talk. Man is seven steps below God. Evil spirits are six steps below God. God's aura falls on all these steps. Evil spirits have slightly greater strength than man. With this extra strength, they have the power to masquerade themselves as Gods. (Do not get cheated by these spirits. Beware!)

... Talking of faith, I must issue a warning. Many people are collecting money in various places using My Name for various purposes like arranging receptions, building mandirams, doing puja etc. That is unauthorized and against My Wish and Command. Do not yield to such requests and encourage this practice which I condemn. Then there is another set of people who trade on your faith. They advertise that I have 'possessed' them; that I am 'talking' through a medium or a stove (!) or some other thing. Treat all such people and their agents or brokers as you treat cheats; if you do not treat them so, then you are also accomplices in the cheating process.

There are others who gather groups of followers and admirers and collect money exhibiting some idol or image that has been 'given' by Me or advertising some other sign of My Grace. Some of them even declare, "Sai Baba sent me to you to take from you some money" or "Sai Baba has given me this" or "Sai Baba blessed me specially thus and thus" and then ask for your help or your praise or your purse! I ask you to chastise all these types of men and turn them away - whoever they are.

There are again some others who are swept off their feet by hysterical demonstrations by certain weak-minded Individuals, which are described as My speaking through them or acting through them! Take it from Me, I am not given to such absurdities!
I do not use others as My media; I have no need to. I do not swing from side to side and prattle!

.... Their gestures, words and actions are hollow and vain; those who burn incense before them and revere them are turning away from Me and running after Falsehood.

..... For, how can the Full ever dally with the paltry and wear the habiliment of the
trifling? When God has come assuming Form, take it from Me, it will not fill inferior vessels or embellish tawdry stuff or enter impure bodies .

..... 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.....

- Sai Baba


Source: - Sprouts of Faith SSS Vol II, Spend your days with Shiva SSS Vol II,  Sri Sathya Sai Anandadayi Journey with Sai.

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