Sathya Sai Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai
Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Indian Contemporary Yogi, Guru, Philosopher, Spiritual Figure, Mystic, Philanthropist and Educator

Author Quotes

You take this meat eating. Many people have to kill the animals because of your non-vegetarianism. You are responsible for the death of those animals. They are killed because you eat them. This is a sin. What a sin to kill innocent animals and eat them.

Your duty is to pray for the welfare of the world and to work for it as far as it lies in your power.

Your duty is to serve, not search for faults.

Your heart must be transparent, like glass, with spiritual light within illuminating the whole world.

Your progress is reflected back as Grace, your decline is reflected back as its absence. The mirror just reflects. It has no partiality or prejudice.

Your thoughts play a vital role in shaping your life.

Your thoughts, words and deeds will shape others and theirs will shape you.

You should see that no dirt settles upon the mind; that is to say, you should move about in such company that dirt is avoided. Falsehood, injustice, indiscipline, cruelty, hate -- these form the dirt; Sathya, Dharma, Shanthi, Prema -- these form the clean elements. If you inhale the pure air of these latter, your mind will be free from evil bacilli and you will be mentally sturdy and physically strong.

You should completely forget the help rendered by you to others and the harm done to you by others.

You should conduct yourself according to the wishes of your mother. Do not disobey her.

You should consider every individual as God. This is true worship.

You should not [commit suicide]. However difficult life is, try to be its master and not its slave. Every human being has a preordained life span. It is like staying in a leased house. Before you actually vacate the house, you have to find another one to move in. Similarly, before leaving one body, God selects another body and a span, depending upon the karmic debts. In case death is inflicted arbitrarily, you are denying yourself a chance to work out your karma as early as possible and reach a permanent abode. In suicide, you are stranded midway. It would be a frightening state of affairs for you. There is no vacant space in nature. God has filled the space with spirits and many other invisible entities. When suicide is committed, they show up and terrorize you. Moreover, a jivi (individual soul) is blissfully aware of God only for one hour in its life. First, fifteen minutes while shedding the mortal coil, i.e., at death; second, fifteen minutes after coming out of the womb, i.e., at birth; and third, thirty minutes during the marriage. God is present with the jivi on all these three occasions. Hence, do not destroy the life that God has given you. Lead the life you have got righteously. The person who faces the trials in life calmly and always remembers God will one day, definitely, get His grace. Do not doubt its veracity. Face these tests with faith in Him.

You should not misunderstand and misinterpret what I say. It is my duty to convey to you the truth as is exist. Today the reason why the human population is increasing is because of the attitude of the people. For man to eke out his living to fill a small tummy of his, God has created plenty in the world. He has created a large amount of rice, a large amount of fruit, a large amount of wheat. While such good food has been created by Good, yet we go and eat meat and fish. And all the fish which we kill and eat are reborn as human beings.

You are all separate beads strung together on that one thread, God.

You must be engaged in constant repetition of the Name of God, so that you re-main a true servant of God while claiming to serve man, or rather, so that you may see in man the God that is his real nature.

You are always your own best guru, your own best teacher, the answers are always inside you.

You must enshrine in your hearts the spiritual urge towards light and love, Wisdom and Bliss!

You are doing service for you own sake. You are engaged in service in order to become aware of the Divine Spirit in you, in order that you may discard the allurements of your ego, in order to know yourself and to get the answer to the question that torments you, namely, "Who am I." You do not serve others, you serve yourself; you do not serve the world, you serve your own interest.

You must know that there is no end to the incarnations that God takes. He has come down on countless occasions. Sometimes He comes with a part of His glory, sometimes for a particular task, sometimes to transform an entire era of time, an entire continent of space, sometimes with a fuller equipment of splendor. The drama enacted by the Lord and the devotees drawn towards Him is the subject matter of Bhagavatha (Stories on the Glory of God). Listening to these stories promotes the realization of God. Many sages have testified to its efficacy and extolled the Glory of God, and they helped to preserve it for posterity.

You are in the Light, then the Light is in you, you are the Light.

You must make the mind the servant of God, not the slave of the senses.

You are not one person, but three: the one you think you are; the one others think you are; the one you really are.

You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song.

You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.

You must render service out of spontaneous urge from within, with a heart filled with love.

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Sathya Sai
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Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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Indian Contemporary Yogi, Guru, Philosopher, Spiritual Figure, Mystic, Philanthropist and Educator