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Do Inanimate Things too have Emotions and Feelings?

Do inanimate things too have emotions and feelings?

"I related this story to Hislop, when he asked me, whether inanimate things too had emotions and feelings of disappointment and despair. The occasion at Dharmakshetra was:

I asked that about a hundred saris be brought, so that I could select some, for distribution to the women workers at Anantapur who are helping build the Sathya Sai College there! I selected 96 and asked them to return 4 to the shop. I kept the 4 aside and 96 were placed in my room. Later, when I passed the table on which the four discarded saris were kept (Hislop was standing by the side of that table), it was noticed that the card board box which contained the four was dripping tears! The saris were weeping (!) that they could not get appreciation from me and were declared unfit. Yes! They had shed tears. You may ask whether this is ever possible. I answered, there is nothing in this world which has no heart, which is incapable of feeling joy or grief! Only, you must have the eye to see, the ear to listen, the heart to respond!"

Sathya Sai Speaks, Volume 7, 73

How can we please Baba?

"I have come for Dharmasamsthapanarthaya, for the restoration of Dharma (Right Conduct), the Right that sustains the earth that ensures peace among men and among the nations. Live in Dharma, promote Dharma by your acts, thoughts and words that is the Puja (worship) I appreciate, for that is paying reverence to the task which I have set before Myself. Foster Dharma, feed Dharma, fertilise Dharma, encourage Dharma it is My Work and I will be pleased."

Sathya Sai Speaks, Volume 7, 49