You must have contentment, whatever the gain or loss or state. This is essential. Contentment grants and increases happiness. For the contented mind, life is an endless festival, but the mind worried by desire will have no rest. With desire troubling you, concentration is impossible. Desire is the fire in your frame; it reduces you to ashes. Contentment is the effective drug to destroy it. Just as a bath in the cool waters of a stream refreshes a traveler who is exhausted and perspiring in the burning heat of day, the one suffering from the scorching fire of greed will be refreshed by the pellucid waters of contentment.
There are no defects in God. All words and deeds of God are perfect. You see the reflection, reaction and resound of your feelings. They are psychological in nature. God always gives good alone. Understand and experience this truth.
Let all beings in all worlds be happy and peaceful…
On August 31st 2008, in an interview to all the former students of Sri Sathya Sai University who are working as staff in various Swami’s institutions in Puttaparthi and Bangalore, Swami directed that the universal prayer “Lokah Samasthah Sukhino Bhavantu” which is chanted at the end of every Sai Bhajan session should actually be chanted as “Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu.”
Swami said that in the current version of the prayer which is “Lokah Samasthah Sukhino Bhavantu”, the meaning is understood as “Let everybody in this world be happy.” But truly our outlook should be much broader, and our prayer all-inclusive to include all beings in every plane in all the worlds that exist in this entire universe. And this is what is conveyed in the modified version of this universal prayer.
Therefore, it should be chanted as “Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu.”
Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu is a chant wholesome, selfless and true…that has the welfare of each being and the establishment of Oneness as its core. It is a chant so very dear to our Lord, Who set an example for us all to emulate through His limitless selfless actions. On 31st August 2008, Bhagawan adapted Lokah Samastha into Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu….so as to enable us to awaken, be aware and envelope not only our lokaah or planet with love and goodwill, but to extend and emit kindred feelings such that it includes and embraces all embodied or disembodied beings, upon all the planets the cosmos through…the basis being love for every atom of creation.