From questions_44_0 (Bernd) on:
Sathya Sai Baba Discussion Club, message 1035:
Date: 11/17/00 5:33 a.m.
...for all, who are disappointed by "gurus&gods"!
in German language the disappointment is just the opposite of being faked by someone or something.
It is meant as the end of being blind!
During the last couple of years I met a lot of people being involved in kind of personal distance relationship to SSB.
ALL of them had a common feature: the giving up of personal responsibility to SSB.
Whether they got ill or just noticed their business getting worse...the outcome had been similar in each case: first some prayers to SSB and if id didn't work then a trip to India to his ashram followed!
And when they cam back to Germany...their new given glasses showed them another reality referring their problems....BUT NOTHING...had changed except their views.
So it could happen that a dear friend of mine lost himself again in drug dependency though he had traveled 3 times a year to the ashram.
And so it could happen that another friend completely had to rebuilt his company at another place because he always had believed SSB would do his job.
And it could happen that a woman interrupted her therapy and thought she would heal by "his" power alone...nada!...her illness got so worse that she couldn't work anymore.
For all those mentioned people there was one positive outcome and ENCOURAGING message after others had helped to get them out of their black holes:
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE ON YOUR OWN FEET WITH THE LOVE OF YOUR OWN HEART AND GOD IS SHINING WITHIN IT!
So please use this lecture of disappointment as a new beginning in your lives!
Each of you, devotees and ex-devotees has more value for my life than any guru can ever have!
Why not for your own life, eh!?