Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 12
Topic - Excerpt from Divine Discourse
The poetry of Love

Fill the heart with love; then, the words coming out of the heart will be full of vitality and power. There is no Shakthi (Power) more effective than Prema (Love). The grammar of Love makes the words enter the hearts of the listeners and moves them into acceptance, appreciation and action. A child's prattle has no grammar, but, it wins the love of the mother. Raamakrishna Paramahamsa did not know the word 'pension'; he said 'pence' once, instead of pension. Swaami Vivekaananda interposed with the correct word, but, the Paramahamsa said that the word did not matter, it was enough if what was meant to be communicated was understood. The bhaava (the idea intended to be communicated) is the real thing; the bhaasha (language in which it is clothed) is of superficial interest only. I want you to imbibe the bhaava; I want the poets to inculcate pure bhaava, not pretty bhaasha. If you understand the bhaava which I am transmitting, then you can become genuine devotees and Saadhakas, and progress on the path of self-realisation.