Sathya Sai Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai
Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba
1926
2011

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

Author Quotes

We should realize that man has not only a mind, which conceives thoughts, but also a heart, which can put them into practice.

Wealth has to be earned through Righteousness. Desire has to be for Liberation.

There should not be any trace of dislike or distrust on the score of nationality, language, caste, economic status, scholarship, age or sex.

To reform: First weed out the evil thoughts and bad habits. Second cultivate good habits.

Trust in my wisdom. I do not make mistakes. Love my uncertainty for it is not a mistake. It is my intent and will. Remember -- nothing happens without my will. Be still. Do not ask to understand. Do not want to understand.

There was no one to understand Me until I created the whole world

To remove the evil of egoism, service is the most efficient instrument.

Truth has no fear; Untruth shivers at every shadow.

Therefore, human comprehension is restricted by the limits of human consciousness. But the sages of yore were able to cognize the Formless God in the visible Form because they had imbued themselves with Divine Consciousness. Thus, according to their levels, different people regard an Avatar as a mere human being or the Cosmic Reality.

To talk of the Vibhuti that I give or to talk of the things that I materialize and the miracles I perform is not correct. Sometimes, I feel like laughing at the ignorance of people when they attach such importance to My miracles. People talk only of such things and forget the much bigger aspect in Me.

Truth is one; there cannot be two. For, two can only be One, occurring twice.

Think before speaking; Think before acting; Then go ahead, If you feel good about it.

Today man is putting his senses to misuse and as a result his body is becoming weaker day by day. He shortens his life-span by his unsacred vision and by indulgence in sensual pleasures. Lakhs of light rays in his eyes are being destroyed because of his unsacred vision. That is the reason what man is developing eye defects.

Truth is the basis of Righteousness.

Thinking, discriminating and practice - all three constitute the basic human characteristics.

Today, all the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) are polluted and, consequently man is mired in insecurity. Today the world is losing its ecological balance as man, out of utter selfishness, is robbing mother Earth of her resources like coal, petroleum, iron, etc. As a result, we find earthquakes, floods, and such other devastating natural calamities. Human life will find fulfillment only when ecological balance is maintained. Balance in human life and balance in Nature, both are equally important.

Try to conduct yourself in such a way as not to injure others.

This body is the residence of God. The food you take is the offering you make to him. Your act of bathing is the ceremonial bathing of Him who is in You. The ground you walk on is His domain. The joy you gain is His gift. The grief you experience is His lesson. Remember Him ever, in sun and rain, day and night, asleep and awake.

Today, let it be anyone, whether one deems himself a devotee or not, he should give up meat eating. Why? Meat eating promotes only animal qualities. It has been well said that the food one consumes determines one's thoughts. By eating the flesh of various animals, the qualities of these animals are imbibed. How sinful is it to feed on animals, which are sustained by the same five elements as human beings! This leads to demonic tendencies, besides committing the sin of inflicting cruelty on animals. Hence, those who genuinely seek to become devotees of God have to give up non-vegetarian food. Calling themselves Sai devotees or devotees of Rama and Krishna, they fatten the chickens. How can they be deemed Sai devotees? How can God accept such a person as a devotee? Therefore, whether they are devotees in India or outside, they should give up from this instant meat eating? Therefore, those who aspire to become devotees of God must give up meat, liquor and smoking.

This is a human form in which every Divine entity, every Divine principle, that is to say, all the names and forms ascribed by man to God, are manifest... You are very fortunate that you have the chance to experiences the bliss of the vision of the form, which is the form of all gods, now, in this life itself.

Today's man is pursuing unrestrained sense cravings. These pursuits drag man's mind into the gutter.

This is bad; this is good - can such judgments be ever made about anything in God's creation when all are manifestations of His will?

Together with melody and rhythm, you have to impart feeling to your singing to make the bhajan a sacred offering to the Divine. A tune without feeling is an infliction. Giving up conceit and exhibitionism, you must sing the bhajans in a spirit of humility and devotion. That is the right way to perform bhajans.

Those who have gone through pain and suffering can understand and sympathize with those who are in pain

Transmuting "man" into "God" and experiencing that Ananda or Bliss is the one and only achievement for which life is to be devoted.

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First Name
Sathya Sai
Last Name
Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Birth Date
1926
Death Date
2011
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Indian Contemporary Yogi, Guru, Philosopher, Spiritual Figure, Mystic, Philanthropist and Educator