Sai Explains Why We Worship Deities
Me: Baba, if God is within us, then why do we pray to these external gods and deities?
Sai: All the external gods and deities are reflections of the divine powers that reside within you.
Me: Then why should we pray to them?
Sai: So that you may awaken those powers within you. In essence, the one you pray to is none other than your own true SELF. Recognize who you truly are, and what your real potential is. All that is needed is for you to awaken these forces in you.
Me: But for me YOU are God!
(Message received in Hindi. For English translation see below)
Agar meri chavi tujhe us khuda tak pahuchne me madadgar hai to theek hai
Par itna jaan leh
Mein keval tujhe wahan tak pahuchane ka ik bahana hoon
Mein tujh mein hoon, tu mujh mein
Koi antar nahin
Pahuchna sabko us Maalik ke paas hai
English translation of Baba’s message:
Sai: If my image helps you reach the Lord, that is fine
But know this;
I am merely the means to help you get to Him
I am within you, and you are within me
Nothing separates us
We must all reach that One and only true divine Source
These messages and answers have been received during meditation and trance states.