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3. Why is so important to encourage our children to earn the Grace of God?

We must earn the ‘grace’ of God. But, contrary to this, people are craving for the ‘grass’ of worldly desires. Grass is something that is consumed by the cattle. You should not become cattle by developing a taste for grass. You must strive to earn God’s grace and thus become good individuals.
Sathya Sai Baba, 12 Jan 2004
 
Human life valueless without God: Of what use is a son who does not use his hands to perform good deeds, who does not use his tongue to utter the Lord's name and who does not cherish in his mind truth and compassion? This is the triple purity that makes human life sublime. Every effort has to be made to experience Divine love and purity. One who has secured love can accomplish anything. Without Divine grace, man is no more than an animal. Men should realise that without God's love, human existence is utterly valueless.
Sathya Sai Baba, 6 May 1992
 
Make effort to secure God's Grace:
Man should strive to control his senses, develop good qualifies and lead an ideal life. A bird like Jatayu earned God's grace. A simple old woman like Sabari won God's love. But men today, despite their scholarship and scientific knowledge, are making no attempts to secure God's love.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Jan 1969
 
Society today suffers from lack of peace. Evil forces are rampant owing to the unchecked growth of selfishness and self-interest. These tendencies have to be rooted out. This can be done only by taking to the spiritual path.
Sathya Sai Baba, 22 Nov 1989
 
Prahlada declared, "He alone is a father who tells his son: Child, realise God. He is a true Guru who leads the disciple to God." Such teachers and parents have become rare these days.
Sathya Sai Baba, 6 May 1992