Progression of the Sai Avatar every Sixteen Years
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 1 (1953 - 60)
Quote - Excerpt from Divine Discourse
Worship In The Mind
This ‘speech’ today is a new experience for you. I am addressing a gathering today, but even though it may be new to you, for Me it is not new. I have given advice to large gatherings before, though not in this Appearance. Whenever the Formless becomes One with Form, It has to fulfil the Mission, and It does so in various ways.
But the one purpose, the re-education of Man, persists, whatever the era.
The first sixteen years of this Life have been, as I have often told you, the period when divine child sport predominated, and the next sixteen is being spent mostly in miracles in order to give joy to this generation. Joy and contentment are short-lived sensations; you have to catch that mood and make it a permanent possession: bliss (ananda).
After the thirty-second year, you will see Me active more and more in the task of spiritual instruction — teaching erring humanity and in directing the world along the path of truth, righteousness, peace, and love (sathya, dharma, santhi, and prema). Not that I am determined to exclude plays and miracles from My activity after that. I only mean that reestablishing dharma, correcting the crookedness of the human mind, and guiding humanity back to Sanathana Dharma (Eternal Universal Religion) will be My task thereafter.