Little Drops of Mercy
The nature of sea is very calm. Very calm. But when the seashore comes in front of the sea, the calmness is hidden away back.
And you can see great waves on the seashore. That ocean is filled with mercy. Kindness is there. And truth is always there. It is so calm that when a drop mixes with that … such satisfaction of mind, such peace, you can't even think of it. So fantastic.
And that ocean is endless. Endless. This ocean we can see in maps, but that ocean is endless. And what is this? When a wave rises and falls on human beings who are trying to bathe, mercy comes over them. Mercy comes. They feel the mercy of God, they feel the kindness of God.
When a man actually tries to read this nature, he'll find the beautiful fruits, beautiful birds, kind green nature, and beautiful sunset, beautiful sunrise and birds chirping, the blue heaven, with calm and quiet nature, and the whole thing, the whole atmosphere, so kind, so nice; nobody can experience that. But when man just tries to enter …
Feel a leaf, so smooth, so soft, so kind. It is nature. Smell a eucalyptus tree. So nice. Smell a rose and try to enjoy the beauty of a rose. So nice. These are the little drops of His mercy that He has given to us. The beautiful red apple, filled with sweetness. Flowers filled with scent. So many. So many colors. Without a brush, without a tube, but beautiful colors. And changing colors. This is nature.
And in a little seed, many apples and a huge tree. Hidden in a little seed. That is its nature. That is little drops of His mercy. And His little drops of mercy, we can't even imagine them. How can we imagine that ocean where it is always mercy? But there are the little drops.
When we are eating an apple, we feel something very nice. Leave it, okay. But where there is always mercy, and no end of mercy. And I, what am I? Many big, big saints even, can't write His glory of that ocean.
This ocean, a big huge wave will come and overturn that ship. But in that ocean, if a ship is overturned, it will be made okay. That is His kindness.
A saint has said that He has done a very wonderful thing in this world. I can't be judge over it, I'm just writing my idea. That over a little idea, He wrote the whole story, and over the story, He made it true. And what a man could imagine to be a fairy tale, to be a magical thing, He brought it to be the natural thing.
So this is His mercy. Many, many books, big fat books are not able to describe His mercy or that ocean where the soul has to plunge. How can I describe that?
Have you seen beautiful birds? How beautiful they look. Have you seen that blue sky, blue heaven? How beautiful it looks. These are only little drops of that ocean.
But even then it looks so beautiful.
This satsang was given by the ocean near San Francisco, California on August 5th, 1971.