Baffling Questions and Beautiful Answers in Spirituality — Part V

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Former President of India Abdula kalam with Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Compiled by S NAGARAJAN

Date: 21 April 2015; Post No: 1816

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By Santhanam Nagarajan

Here is a new Question – Answer series for the benefit of all.

From time to time we have baffling questions.  But there is nobody to answer them.

But here is an effort to compile the answers from the great scholars, sages and saints of India. Some beautiful answers are found in the ancient Hindu epics and scriptures.  This is an effort to compile them.  This is in continuation of the earlier article.

10) Why should one Meditate and recite God’s names?

By Dhyana (Meditation) you develop Jnana (Spiritual wisdom) and by Japam (recitation of God’s name) you develop Bhakthi (devotion) and by both, you cleanse your heart of the canker of ego. You can link yourselves with God, by a chain of love, through the recitation of the name, in silence and with full awareness of the meaning and its nuances. Each Sai ram, Hare Krishna, Hare Ram, or Vittal is a link; the more the links the longer the chain, the firmer the bond.  But each link has to be well forged out of well- tempered steel.  One false link, that is to say, the Name once uttered in sloth or slight, indifference or anger, resentment or rancor, will constitute a weak link and the bond will not bind!

-Sri Sathya Saibaba in Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 11-Link by Link


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11) What is the significance of the story related to Christ’s birth?

The story says there was a Star in the sky, which fell with a New Light, and this led a few Tibetans and others to the place where the Savior was born. This story is read and taken on trust by many, though stars do not fall or even slide down so suddenly.  What the story signifies is this:  There was a huge halo or splendor illuminating the sky over the village when Christ was born.  This meant that He, who was to overcome the darkness of evil and ignorance, had taken birth that He will spread the Light of Love in the heart of man and councils of humanity.  Appearances of splendor and other signs to herald the era that has dawned are natural when incarnations happen on earth.  Jesus was to shatter the darkness that had enveloped the world and the aura of light was a sign that announced the event.  The Masters arrive in answer to man’s prayer, “Thamaso maa jyothir gamaya” (Lead us from darkness unto Light!)

-Sri Sathya Saibaba in Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 11-He whom Christ announced


10) Why should one Meditate and recite God’s names? 11) What is the significance

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