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

The minimum qualifications for Grace are surrender of ego.

The greatest fear man can have, is the fear of losing God's Love.

The most sacred quality in Me is Prema (Love). This Prema is immeasurable!

The harder the circumstances, the more trying the environment, the stronger are those who come out of those circumstances.

The most vital requirement for man is water. It sustains life. Three-fourths of the earth?s surface is covered by water. Water is described in the Upanishads as Jivam (the life-force). Hence, the foremost form of the Lord is water.

The end of knowledge is love; the end of education is character.

The heart of man, which is now allowed to lie fallow, has to be plowed by spiritual exercises like repetition of God's name.

The mother does not ask the child to do such an impossible thing. Instead, full of love, the mother stoops and lovingly picks up the child. Likewise, the Lord incarnates assuming a human form to bless and rescue those who cannot rise to the level of the Divine. Incarnation is an act of benediction.

The end of wisdom is freedom; the end of culture is perfection; the end of knowledge is love; the end of education is character.

The heart with compassion is the temple of God.

The mother is the pillar of the home, of society, of the nation, and so of humanity itself.

The essential quality of an Avatar is to teach you to make good and proper use of your thought, word and deed. Depending on the conditions and the environment in the country, the Avatar will teach and show the right use of the Divine faculties gifted to man.

The Jagath (world) is unreal, non-existent, and the mistaken notion that it is real has to be renounced. The understanding that the idea of Jagath is a superimposition by our mind on the Reality is Jnana (Spiritual Wisdom). Though the objective world appears real, one must be aware that it is deluding us. Therefore, one has to give up the yearning for deriving pleasure from the objects that appear and attract, both here and hereafter. Thus, one is liberated as soon as one renounces all attachment and desires. The Ajnana (ignorance) can be destroyed only with the Atma Vidya (knowledge of the Divine Self). When this illusion disappears, the ups and downs that one faces in Samsara (the ever-changing world) also gets destroyed.

The name ?Bhagavatha? can be applied to every account of the experiences of those who have contacted God and the Godly. God assumes many forms and enacts many activities. The title ?Bhagavatha? is given to the description of the experiences of those, who have realized Him, who have been blessed by His Grace and chosen as His instruments. By Bhagavatha, we also mean those, who are attached to God, who seek the companionship of God. To be in the midst of such devotees is to foster one?s own devotion. The experience of devotees is a panacea that cures physical, mental and spiritual illnesses.

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.

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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