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Bhagavan says, "Through the unremitting practice of Truth, Righteousness, and Fortitude, the Divinity quiescent in the individual has to be induced to manifest itself in daily living, transforming it into the joy of truly loving." "Know the Supreme Reality; breathe It, bathe in It, live in It, then It becomes all of you and you become fully It." A material object is not self-expressive or swathah-prakaasa. It depends wholly on the capacity for knowledge or chith-sakthi of the individualised Atma for its manifestation or prakasa. The relative world of objects is dependent upon the relative consciousness of the jivi or individualised Atma. When the object is further scrutinised and the true basis of the Plurality is grasped, Brahman or the Oversoul as the First Principle is acknowledged as a logical necessity. Subsequently, when sense control, mind-cleansing, concentration and inner silence are achieved, what appeared as a logical necessity dawns upon the purified consciousness as a Positive Permanent Impersonal Will (Prajnaanam Brahma), whose expression is all this.
Sathya Sai Vahini reveals to us in unmistakable terms that the self in man is 'no other than the Overself or God'. We are told that this is true not only of mankind but of all beings, everything and anywhere! In fact, "Will causes this unreal multiplicity of Cosmos on the One that He is. He can by the same Will end the phenomenon." "Being (God) is behind the Becoming and Becoming merges in Being. This is the eternal Play," says Bhagavan.
As Bhagavan writes, "the supreme end of education, the highest purpose of instruction, is to help us to become aware of the universal immanent Impersonal." Sathya Sai in His role as the Teacher of Teachers is instructing us herein for this supreme adventure of the soul. Seekers proceeding on this pilgrimage have in Him a compassionate guide and guardian, for He is the embodiment of the very Will that planned the Play.