From Shri Sai Satcharitra
"God lives in all beings and creatures, whether they be serpents or scorpions. He is the Great Wirepuller of the world, and all beings, serpents, scorpions etc., obey His command. Unless He wills it, nobody can do any harm to others. The world is all dependent on Him, and no one is independent. So we should take pity and love all creatures, leave off adventurous fights and killings and be patient. The Lord (God) is the Protector of all.
Last few days were really tough. Tough on the mind. All kind of insecurities were at attack on mind. The attack of insecurities also suggests that the faith in Sai Baba is not yet total. Though Sai Baba took care of many things in a miraculous way.
There were also attacks from friends and relatives, the mental attacks. Of not being good at anything and not being able to fulfill the responsibilities. All the time I was watching Sai Baba’s pictures and letting the words injure the mind.
It was much painful and I was watching Sai Baba’s picture and letting it happen. I was letting it happen as SaiBaba’s will, there was no complain for the speakers whose words were injuring the mind. I was enduring the pain as the essential, as something good for me, as a gift from Sai Baba to get me closer to him. All the time, for three days I was watching Sai Baba’s picture and Sai Baba’s grace, Baba’s Nazar was sustaining me in those difficult times.
Also due to Sai Baba’s grace there was no complaints against the complainers whose complains were injuring the mind. (Let anybody speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving any bitter reply. If you always tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy. Sai Baba in Chapters XVII & XIX). I was just letting the injuries to the mind happen as something essential for the growth, something essential for getting closer to Sai Baba, if it had come to me, it was necessary for me, otherwise Shri Sai Satcharitra Sai Baba would not have given it to me.