Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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Who is Sri Sathya Sai Baba?

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born on November 23, 1926 in the village of Puttaparthi in Southern India. He has established his Ashram there which is known as "Prasanthi Nilayam" or "The Abode of the Highest Peace". Millions of spiritual seekers visit the Ashram every year to receive his Divine blessings.

As a child, Sri Sathya Sai Baba demonstrated the qualities of compassion, wisdom, the desire to serve others and great respect for elders. He also displayed remarkable miraculous powers and knowledge, and talent in drama, music and dance. He could quote from and discuss the spiritual texts without ever having studied them.

As the early age of fourteen, he left his brother's home where he lived and declared that he had work to do and that his devotees were calling him. He has declared his Mission in the following terms:



"I have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added lustre. I have not come on any mission of publicity for any sect or creed or cause, nor have I come to collect followers for my doctrine. I have come to tell you of the Universal unitary faith, the path of Love. Believe that all Hearts are motivated by the One and Only God, that all names in all languages and all forms man can conceive, denote the one and only God. Cultivate the attitude of oneness between people of all creeds, all countries and all continents. This is the message of Love I bring" – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The Teachings of Sai Baba

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The teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba are universal and simple. They are based on five fundamental human values:

  • Truth
  • Righteous Conduct
  • Peace
  • Love and
  • Non-violence

These values are espoused by all the great religions of the world. By faithfully practicing these values in daily life, individuals can rise to their highest spiritual potential. Thus the pursuit of Truth will lead to Righteous Conduct; Righteous Conduct promotes Peace; Peace enables one to Love; and Love is God.

Sai Baba says that all religions are facets of the same Truth. Through Love and understanding, Baba encourages us to forge unity of all people regardless of race, religion, colour or gender.

Sai Baba emphasized that all human beings are inherently divine. Like lost children, we have forgotten the art of living in harmony with our true nature. We have a birthright to regain this heritage. Baba is here on this earth to remind us of our roots. He is teaching us by example that, through practice of Love, compassion, generosity, forgiveness and sacrifice, all mankind can join together and usher in a new era of peace and harmony in the world.

Said Baba has come to reinforce our faith in our respective religions, and faith in ourselves and in the One All Pervading Supreme God. He says:

"Let the different faiths exist; let them flourish; let the glory of God be sung in all languages and in a variety of tunes. Respect the difference between the faiths and recognize them, so long as they do not extinguish the flame of Unity." – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Among Sai Baba's followers can be found people of all faiths — Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Zoroastrians, Jains, Sikhs and others. At his Ashram people of all these faiths and of all races and colours from all parts of the world gather together to receive his blessings.

Universal Messages

"Love All, Serve All. Help Ever, Hurt Never." – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Selfless Service

"Human lives are now bent, broken, deceased, distressed and disheartened. Help these lives and make the human heritage worthwhile." – Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"When you feel the desire to give away in charity, direct your minds towards good educational institutions, healing facilities for the sick and the amelioration of distress among the poor." – Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"The bliss you derive from SELFLESS SERVICE to the society, you can never get from any other activity. The thrill that a kind word, a small gift, a good gesture, a sign of sympathy, a word of compassion can bring about to a distressed heart is something beyond words to describe." – Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"Learn a lesson from the tree: When it is heavy with fruits it does not raise its head aloft with pride, it bends low, stoops, as if does not take any credit for its accomplishments and as if it helps you to pluck the fruit. Learn a lesson from the birds: They feed those who cannot fly far; the bird relieves the itch of the buffalo by scratching it with his beak; they help and serve each other with no thought of reward. How much more alert must man be, then, with his superior faculties? Service is the best cure for egoism. So engage in it, to relieve pain and grief to the extent that you can." – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Human Values

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Truth

"Man's real value is based upon his adherence to good conduct and his reliance on TRUTH."

"It is TRUTH and TRUTH alone that is one's real friend and relative. Abide by TRUTH and tread the path of righteousness and not even a hair of your body will be harmed."

Love

"The end of wisdom is freedom, the end of education is character, the end of culture is perfection, the end of knowledge is LOVE".

"Without cultivating LOVE for others, you can never cultivate LOVE for yourself".

"If man has no LOVE in him and if he does not share it with all beings in all creation, he is but a burden to the earth…"

Right Conduct

"Whatever you do, you must regard it as a DUTY done without selfish motives and without selfish gain."

"Everyone must become a worker, a hard worker, a sincere worker and an enthusiastic worker."

"RIGHT CONDUCT is the foundation of the welfare of society. It is the truth which is stable for all time."

Peace

"What exactly is PEACE? It is the stage in which the senses are mastered and held in balance."

"Speak softly and sweetly and spread joy and peace around you."

"When love is shared PEACE reigns."

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Education & Character

"The end of EDUCATION is CHARACTER."

"A life without CHARACTER is a shrine without light."

"The fate of the country depends on the CHARACTER of its people."

Non Violence

"While science has overcome the barriers of time, distance and nationality, it has done little to promote better understanding between man and man, nation and nation."

"Examine you mind, your thoughts. Speak ill of none, do not humiliate anyone."

"Do not use poisonous words to anyone for words wound more fatally than even arrows."

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