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Extracts from Swami's discourse, 5 July 2003
Below are four extracts from this discourse, followed by the transcript of that part.
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Main message: Swami has no trace of body attachment --and we shouldn't either.

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After the surgery, I was able to walk within a short span of three days. This was possible because I have no trace of body attachment. I see all of you with Atmic consciousness and hence I am blissful. I teach everyone, "My dear! Don't fall a prey to body attachment; develop Atmic consciousness and lead a blissful life". Your Aananda (bliss) is My aahaara (food) and aarogya (health).

Today, we are celebrating Doctors' Day. This is the day when doctors rededicate themselves to the alleviation of suffering of patients. There are a few doctors who discharge their duties with a spirit of sacrifice, keeping the welfare of patients as their sole objective.

Dr. Sundaresh took great pains to ensure the well-being of Swami. He was monitoring Swami's progress every moment. I was telling him repeatedly, "Sundaresh, I am all right, do not worry". But he would not be satisfied and would enquire about My welfare every now and then to see if I had pain in any part of the body.

Dr. Hemanth Murthy (ophthalmic surgeon) pleaded with Me to undergo an eye operation as well, along with the hip surgery. The damaged retina, which was removed from My eye, was as dark as charcoal. Since then I am able to see clearly with both My eyes. With such doctors around, any surgery can be performed successfully. Eye surgeons like Dr. Hemanth Murthy and orthopaedic surgeons like Dr. Sundaresh are few in number in this world. Such doctors today should be given all encouragement and support.

Main message: Swami did not take on anyone's illness. It was just His body having indisposition.

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For the past one month, you could not see Swami. What is the reason for this? It is because of the indisposition of this body. I have neither taken upon Myself the illness of anybody nor has it emerged from this body. Today, I am revealing the truth to you.

Man worries about his health all the time.

The body is made up of five elements
And is bound to perish sooner or later,
But the Indweller has neither birth nor death,
He has no attachment whatsoever.
Truly speaking, the Indweller is verily God Himself,
Who is in the form of the Atma
(Telugu Poem)

By falling a prey to body consciousness and forgetting divine consciousness man many a times becomes a victim of many problems.

Physical afflictions are temporary just like passing clouds which come and go. This is natural for any human body which is bound by action, but these have to be overcome boldly.

Life is a Challenge, Meet It;
Life is Love, Enjoy It;
Life is a Game, Play It.

You have to play the game of life in the right spirit. I have been doing the same. I have absolutely no pain.

Main message: Swami underwent suffering to demonstrate that one should not be attached to the body..

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I underwent all this suffering only to demonstrate that one should not be attached to the body. Instead, one should develop divine consciousness. I am not this body. Body consciousness leads to untold suffering. In order to enjoy happiness and peace one has to get rid of body attachment. What is this body?

This body is a den of dirt and prone to diseases;
It is subject to change from time to time;
It cannot cross the ocean of Samsara.
It is nothing but a structure of bones.
O mind, do not be under the delusion that body is permanent.
Instead, take refuge at the Divine Lotus Feet.
(Telugu Poem)

The first step on the spiritual path is to contain body consciousness. Dehabhimana (body consciousness) will disappear once you develop Daivabhimana (Divine Consciousness). You are subjected to misery and suffering because you are immersed in body consciousness. I have no pains since I have no body attachment.

I take delight in your love. Your prayers are responsible for My speedy recovery. In all the corners of the world devotees have been praying intensely. Through prayer you can achieve the impossible.

Embodiments of Love! Gradually give up body attachment. Develop Atmic consciousness. Atma alone is true and eternal. Atma is our life. Everything else is a passing cloud.

Main message: Suffering is natural for the human body. Face it drawing strength from the Atma.

I was all smiles when I was being taken to hospital. Many doctors surrounded Me there. They were anxious. I told them not to worry. "This body is not Mine. It is yours. You can do whatever you deem fit to this body. I have no pain whatsoever," I assured them. I returned after three hours. Again I was full of smiles. A true spiritual aspirant is one who undergoes difficulties with a positive frame of mind. Do not be too concerned about the suffering of the body. In fact, for a human body suffering is quite natural. One has to face suffering drawing strength from the Atma.

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