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Quotes on Dharma – Part 2

These are the quotes from “The Dharmic Challenge – Putting Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings into practice” that I am currently reading. All the quotes were given by Swami.

Wipe out the root causes of anxiety and fear and ignorance. Then only can the true personality of man shine forth. Anxiety is removed by faith in the Lord, the faith that tells you that whatever happens is for the best and that the Lord’s will be done.

Everything has emerged from truth. Truth is the form of the Divine. Everything is based on truth. There is no greater dharma than truth.

Your duty is to abandon. Abandon all your plans, even the best ones. Abandon all thories you cherish, the doctrines you hold dear, the systems of knowledge that have cluttered your brain, the preferences you have accumulated, the pursuit of fame, fortune, scholarship, superiority. These are all material, objective. Enter into the objective world after becoming aware of the Atma. then you will realize that all is the play of the Atma.

Your conscience knows the real source of joy; it will prod you towards the right path. Your business is to take it as a guide and not disobey it every time it contradicts your fancy.

In all worldly activities, you should be careful not to offend propriety, or the canons of good nature; ou should not play false to the promptings of the Inner Voice, you should be prepared at all times to respect the appropriate dectates of conscience; you should watch your steps to see if you are in someone else’s way; you must be ever vigilant to discover the Truth behind all this scintillating variety. This is the entire Duty of man, your Dharma.

Everyone should respect all others as one’s own kin, having the same divine spark and the same divine nature. Then there will be effective production, economic consumption, and equitable production, economic consumption, and equitable distribution, resulting in peace and the promotion of love. Now, love based on the innate diviniy is absent, and deceit, greed and cruelty.

If there is rightenousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character.

If there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home. 

If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.

If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.

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Om Tat Sat Narayana Tu

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Hymns from the Vedas – Creation

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Quotes on Dharma – Part 1

These are the quotes from “The Dharmic Challenge – Putting Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings into practice” that I am currently reading. All the quotes were given by Swami.

God is everywhere, in everything, in everyone. All your words, the acts that you do, your duty at home, towards son and husband, do it with love. See God in everyone. Have your feet in the world but your mind in the forest.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is Love, live it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Without self-confidence, no achievement is possible. If you have confidance in your strength and skill, you can draw upon the inner springs of courage and raise yourselves to a higher level of joy and peace. For confidence in yourselves arises through the Atma, which is your inner reality. The Atma is peace, it is joy, it is strength, it is wisdom. So it is from the Atma that you draw all these equipments for spiritual progress.

“If  God wills” means only if you assert your own all poweful will. The solution is therefore to awaken the inherent power and splendor of your soul. Do it. You are verily the immortal Truth, the great, deathless, and changeless Reality. Be victory, ever yours.

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The Dharmic Challenge

 A provocative collection of stories that illustrate the difficulties of living a Dharmic life. The authors, devoted to the teachings of Satya Sai Baba, explore different facets of Dharma such as truth, right conduct, duty and the need to be guided by conscience.

 Written by people of widely divergent backgrounds, these stories are alike in their honesty and sincerity of their efforts to live their lives according to Sai Baba’s teachings. Through these dramatic narratives, the authors reveal their frustrations, growth, failures and successes. This book motivates the reader to contemplate and examine his own life, to question his ability to meet this profound challenge in an often inhospitable society. These inspiring writings tell us it CAN be done.

Man must dedicate himself to Dharma and be engaged always in Dharma so that he may live i peace and the world may enjoy peace…Dharma is the foundation of the welfare of humanity; it is the truth that is stable for all time.  –Sathya Sai Baba

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