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 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 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 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 have been born because you did not pass in certain subjects; there is some balance of experience, which you must acquire to complete the course. If you get convinced that your true nature is the Atma, then you have finished the course and 'passed'.

You say, "enjoy"; but it is when you "end joy", that you can really enjoy.

You have come from God, you are a spark of His Glory; you are a wave of that Ocean of Bliss; you will get peace only when you again merge in Him.

You seek too much information and not enough transformation

You have it in your power to make your days on Earth a path of flowers, instead of a path of thorns.

You have to achieve many objectives during this life. The highest and the most valuable of these is winning the mercy and love of God. The love of God will add unto you the wisdom you need for attaining unshakeable inner peace. Everyone should endeavor to have an understanding of the true nature of the Divine. If you want to succeed in this pursuit, you have to cultivate the spirit of service and be engaged in good deeds which will earn you the gratitude of all people. Thus, you not only accomplish the task of cleansing your consciousness, but also become a fit candidate for achieving spiritual victory.

You have worked very hard in your life discharging worldly duties and come to Prashaanthi Nilayam, seeking rest for the body and peace for the mind. That being so, it might look strange if you were asked to undertake some kind of work here also.

You may be able to pay back any debt; but the debt you owe your mother, you never can repay.

Work disinterestedly. Content to do one's duty as best as one can.

You must act ever in the consciousness of your divinity and recognize in each being, a brother, a child of God. The whole world is one family.

You are all members of the same family, bound by the Religion of Love.

You must be a lotus unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water, which sustains it!

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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