Bali – Tegeh Kori, December 29th, 2011
Approaching the end of the year Anand Krishna visited the Sai Center for the third time. The Sai Center located on Kemuda stret Denpasar is the biggest Sai Center in Denpasar. Exactly at 7 P.M. the Bhajan started, half an hour later after the Bhajan was finished, Baba’s messages were read out. And Anand Krishna read out those messages.
Anand Krishna started it with reciting Twam Eva prayer. It is a prayer to venerate and praise a Guru, his Guru, Shri Satya Sai Baba, who always led and guided him through joy and sorrow. He spoke about his experiences when he was in Prashanti Nilayam on November 23rd, 2011, he sat before Baba’s Mahasamadhi and he felt sad. People can say Baba is still alive, Baba did not pass away, Baba is omnipresent. But when he remembered his experiences before Baba entered his Mahasamadhi, there was happiness when he was waiting for Baba to come out of his room, to see his physical body, to wait for a Dharsan with him. Now these things do not exist anymore, nobody can imagine they happen.
Anand Krishna talked with a friend, how is it now? What should we do? A lot of books have been written about the teachings of Baba, also there are many discourses on cassettes, CDs. The stories about Baba are also countless, so are the experiences that we got from Baba, what next?”
He thought about reviewing Baba’s last message (Baba read it out on November 22nd, 2010). It was as important as his first message (Manasa Bhajare Guru Charanam) which for Anand Krishna is a manifesto of Baba.
Continuing the review of Baba’s last message, Anand Krishna proceeded to the second part (he already delivered the previous one at Sai Center Mahendradatta, about women), about young people, about the youth. This message seems simple but it is difficult to practice, and it must be practiced.
Baba’s said, God is one and He dwells in your heart. Anand Krishna reviewed, whatever we remember, we will become like that. Anand Krishna took the example; if we remember the soaps, we will bear a resemblance to the characters in the soaps. A politician will politicize anywhere. He will politicize in his family, and he will politicize any business.
What is our life’s goal? In Gyana Wahini (one of Baba’s messages) every time we die, we will remember our one hundred previous lives. In those hundred life times, we see many wives, husbands, children, fathers, and mothers. Who are we attached to? With which husband, which wife, children, father, mother? Therefore, Baba ordered us to play our roles. Don’t get involved too much with the role. Your wives, husbands, children, they don’t belong to you, they too belong to Baba. When we declare they belong to us, there will be problems.
Yes, we have to play our roles once more. The director sits behind the screen, and so do the stage master and the stage manager. When we are playing our roles, and we are confused, we have to turn our heads to the back, to the director, to turn to God. Focus to God and we will end our confusion.
Anand Krishna continued, what does Moksha mean? Moha Sha, the end of moha, attachments, and this has to happen when we are still in bodies, when we are still alive, it has to happen now, right now. Love your children, wives, and husbands not because of attachments but because of Love. Baba said Bhakti is not like a school or an office uniform; you wear it from morning to afternoon. Bhakti lasts for 24 hours a day.
When speaking to university students, Baba said, what is your goal of going to school? You want to see Saraswati, don’t you? But now you look for Ratih and Kamajaya. It is a complete mistake. You won’t reach your goal. And don’t look left, right, or listen to gossips. Now which mall are we going to? What are we going to watch? Don’t ever want to be just like that. Learn to say bye after hi, don’t say anything anymore. This type of association can mare our heart not pure anymore. Our heart can be as pure as it can be; we can do bhajan as many times as we want to, but if we are still befriended with people who are not beneficial for our consciousness, then these things are meaningless and you will also lose your heart’s purity.
From now on take the straight and right path. If people say a lot of things to us like, “Why should you do bhajan, you are still young, you can still do it when you are old, it’s better we go to the mall now to have some fun.” If somebody says anything like that to you, don’t listen to them, don’t see their face anymore, ignore them and leave them immediately.
Anand Krishna added, a few days before Baba entered his Mahasamadhi, he said, Your Life is My Message. Many people said Baba said something wrong, no, Baba did not say anything wrong. When they see you and you do bad deeds, you do anything that is not commendable, they will see Baba. What they see is not Baba’s physical body, but your deeds. Baba expected a lot from you, young people. The future of the nation and the country is on your shoulders, Anand Krishna ended his review and messages.
(Reporter and Photografer: Made Mulia, Translator: Sylvia Antaresa)