Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 31 (1998)
Topic - Excerpt from Divine Discourse
Faith, love, and grace

Bhagavathamu (Telugu pronunciation) has five letters: bha, ga, va, tha, mu. In this five-letter word, bha stands for bhakthi (devotion), ga stands for jnanam (wisdom), va stands for vairagya (detachment), tha stands for Thatwam (sacred principle), and mu stands for mukthi (liberation). The primary need for liberation is bhakthi. It gives shakthi (power, energy), and shakthi leads to rakthi, which in turn leads to virakthi. Virakthi is the gateway for mukthi (liberation). When you sow the seed of devotion, wisdom develops, which leads us to liberation. Vairagya is to shed raga (attachment). Bhagavatham shows the way to liberation through devotion and detachment.