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

The purpose of living is to achieve the `living in God'

The tongue should be engaged only in speaking the truth, in speaking sweetly and in consuming what is pleasant and wholesome for the body. Man degrades himself by consuming intoxicating drinks and non-vegetarian food and by indulging in smoking. These noxious habits affect the brain also.

The quality of one's feelings determines one's future.

The treasure that is precious is the quality of even mindedness in all situations.

The Rama Principle

The reasoning faculty must be employed to distinguish between the limited and the unlimited, the Temporary and the Eternal.

The refinement of an individual is measured by the yardstick of sense control.

The role of a Sanyasi (monk) can be likened to a species of fish. The fish moves around in the depth of the lake; it will not be stationary at one spot. And while moving around, the fish eats up worms and the eggs of pests, thus cleansing the water. So too, the Sanyasi should always be on the move, journeying into the far corners of the land. His duty is to cleanse the society of evil by his example and precept. He must transform it by his teachings into a society free from vice and wickedness.

The root is education and the fruit is virtue.

The feminine is the foundation on which a peaceful and happy world is to be raised.

The joy of being the master of senses is far greater than being their slave.

The name ?Sai Baba? means ?Divine Mother and Divine Father?. Like a mother, I will be tender and soft and give you happiness, and like a father, I will punish you when needed. Through these methods I shall take you to a high level.

The first lesson of service has to be learned in the family circle itself.

The joy that we cause in the heart of God is the only worthwhile achievement.

The only permanent change is slow, steady change.

The first step in the Sadhana is the cleansing of the speech. Talk sweet without anger. Do not boast of your scholarship or attainments. Be humble, eager to serve; conserve your speech. Practice silence. That will save you from squabbles, frittering thoughts and faction.

The Lord is but a witness; He is above all hate and anger, of attachment derived from "mine" and "thine".

The parents gave you this body and fostered the intelligence and love that are embedded in it; so, gratitude is their due.

The first thing you have to do, to impress upon your mind the reality, is to recite the name of God and dwell on His Glory in the mind.

The Lord is the refuge of all who seek refuge, the savior of all who have to be saved. He is the Embodiment of Being-Awareness-Bliss (Sat-chit-ananda). He is now at Puttaparthi as the Effulgent Emperor over the region of Truth, Goodness and Beauty.

The peace that pervades the heart can never be shaken for any reason; only peace of this kind is worthy of the name.

The food that one eats has to be pure, free from the subtle evils radiated by the persons who collect the materials, who cook the dishes, and who serve them.

The Lord will be watching with a thousand eyes the least activity of man to discover any slight trace of selfless love sweetening it.

The play is His, The role is His gift, the lines are written by Him. He directs, He decides the dress and decoration, the gesture and the tone, the entrance and the exit. You have to act well to receive His approbation When the curtain falls earn by your efficiency and enthusiasm, The right to play higher and higher roles that is the meaning and purpose of life

The food we consume should be tasty, sustaining and pleasant; It should not be too hot or too salty; there must be a balance and an equilibrium maintained.

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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