How do we stay pure and become empty vessels free of ego and false judgements?

…so that Your love can flow through us, act through us and speak through us?

mana eva manuṣyāṇāṃ kāraṇaṃ bandha mokṣayoḥ —the mind is the cause for both bondage and liberation. The mind is nothing but a bundle of thoughts; if you remove all the thoughts, then the mind disappears. What is the reason for the mind being what it is? The root cause is the feeling of ‘I’.

While performing any activity, your breathing takes place spontaneously without efforts. Are you putting separate efforts to breathe? The heart keeps beating right from birth until death— are you making it beat? You eat food, but are you controlling the digestion of food? All these processes happen involuntarily. This is the proof for God’s existence—God is doing everything! If there is no air, then you can’t breathe, and you won’t survive any longer. If everything is done by God, then ask yourself, ‘Who am I?’

Just because you received a material, worldly education, you have developed an ego; then you developed bad attitudes and you drifted away from God. As much as you possibly can, involve yourselves in service activities, so that ‘I’ will decrease and ‘Sai’ will increase. If you become less and less of yourself, finally you will end becoming ‘self-less’.

Everyday, make it a point to indulge in acts of selfless service, but do it with total, selfless love, without expecting anything in return. Only service performed without expectation is selfless service. If you keep performing that kind of service, the ego will vanish and the mind will become pure. It is not mandatory to take part in service activities at a particular time and place; do it whenever you get the opportunity, this will make the mind pure

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