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Sayings Of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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Get the flower, and you have its beauty and fragrance.

In color see harmony, in light see joy.

In outward form and in the depths of things, behold your Self.

You are the Truth.

Have faith in his Grace, and lead a virtuous life, a life devoted to the service of the weak, a life spent in the thought, about the might and glory of God.

Pray that you may carry out your duty well. God will certainly answer your prayers.

There is in this world no austerity higher than fortitude, no happiness greater than contentment, no punya (good deeds) holier than mercy, no weapon more effective than patience.


Man is born to share and serve, not to grab and grieve.

God is the Doer, You are the instrument.

To light a fire, strike one match to start;

To light your life, take one word to heart.

"The wealth you earn is not true wealth!

True wealth is the grace of God."


"God has a million names ... a million forms. Select any name of His that appeals to you. Choose any form of His. Every day when you awaken to the call of the brightening East, recite the Name, meditate on the Form. Keep the Name and Form as your companion, guide, and guardian throughout the waking hours. When you retire for the night, offer grateful homage to God in that Form, with that Name - for being with you, by you, beside you, before you, behind you, all day long. Know that within the many forms and many names, God is present is all of them. The inner being is, in reality, only One."

When the Name is pronounced by the tongue, and the image is adored by the mind, these should not degenerate into mechanical routine; the meaning of the Name and the content of the Form, must, at the same time, inspire and illumine the Consciousness.

Brahma was in existence well before mind and intelligence came into existence.

Brahma cannot be understood be one's mind or intelligence.


Be in the World But let not the World be in you.

Look upon joy and grief as teachers of hardihood and balance.

Grief is a friendly reminder, a good taskmaster; ever a better teacher than joy.

God gives both protection and punishment; for how can He be the Lord if he does not insist on strict accounting and strict obedience?

It is easy to conquer anger through love, attachment through reasoning, falsehood through truth, bad thoughts through good and greed through charity.

Pain is a gap between two moments of happiness.

Happiness is an interval between two moments of pain.


An educated man must realise that he has more obligations than privileges, more duty than right.

You need offer only two things:

pure love And self - less service.

No one has a right to advise others unless he is already practicing what he preaches.

"From the Form to the Formless, from the Formless to the Form - both processes are possible and progressive. The personal God is an expression, a symbol, a representation of the impersonal God. The impersonal does become personal and assumes form and attributes. This is the very nature of the Divine."

Sorrow and pain are caused desire.

The cure is to used the same desire, and turn it to God, too desire God.


Science is below the mind

Spirituality is beyond the mind.

Friendship is the expression of unshakeable love,

Love that is noble, pure, free from desire or egoism.

God is Truth,

Truth is Goodness,

Goodness is Beauty,

Truth, Goodness, Beauty,

Sathyam, Shivam, Sundaram

is yourself.

be yourself.


"Service is the most difficult of the nine steps to Inner Reality ...

It is basically action arising out of the yearning to win the grace of God ...

It is the most important step to erase the ego ...

Through service alone can man attain mastery of the ... senses, the passions and the predilections, and through that reach Divinity Itself ...

I have come to teach you the proper attitude of service - for Love express as service, and God is Love ...

Service of man leads to the discovery of man as God."

The mind pf a person not engaged in Seva is a Devil's Workshop.

Truth has no fear;

Untruth shivers at every shadow.


Hardship keeps one always alert and in trim.

They reveal hidden resources of skill and intelligence;

they toughen fortitude and deepen the roots of Faith.

Truth, Righteousness, Peace and Love ..

These are the four pillars on which the mansion of happiness, here and hereafter, is built.

"The message of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, which Jesus Christ proclaimed two thousand years ago, should become a living faith for the achievement of real peace and the unity of mankind. The oneness of creation, affirmed by the ancient seers and sages, can only be expressed in a transcendental love which embraces all people, regardless of creed, community, or language."


The play is His,

The role is His,

The lines are written by Him,

He directs,

He designs the dress and decoration,

the gesture and the tone,

the entrance and exit.

You have to act well the part and receive His approbation when the curtain falls.

Do not contemplate on death;

it is just an incident in life - contemplate on God,

who is the master of all life;

beware of Him all through life.


"Falsely identifying oneself with the body, man suffers in the coil of attachment towards mother, father, wife, children, relatives, and friends.

He does not realise that he has neither the body nor the senses, but that he is Brahma Itself."

The ego has to sacrifice itself so that man's divine nature can manifest itself. "Mine" is death;

'not mine' is immortality. Renunciation results in peace. The golden key of non - attachment opens the lock which keeps the door to heaven shut.

"Really, if only you have faith in the Name, you need not struggle to secure the chance to detail to Me your desires and wants. I will fulfill them even without your telling Me."


The term Bhagwan means the one who is capable of lighting the divine effulgence, the illumination of wisdom, the eternal inner light of the soul. Can there be anything greater than earning the Love of such an omniscient, omnipotent Lord? There is nothing on earth or beyond it which is equal to Divine Love. To make all endeavors to earn that Love. is the whole purpose and meaning of Human existence.

The secret of liberation lies not in the mystic formula that is whispered in the ear and rotated on the Rosary. It lies in the stepping out into action, the walking forward in practice.

I bring tears of joy into your eyes and I wipe the tears of grief.

Don not come to me with your hands full of trash, for how can I fill them with Grace when they are already full. Come with empty hands, and carry away My Treasure, My Love.


At first, name and form are essential, that is the reason who Avatars come, so that God can be loved, adored, worshipped, listened to and followed, and finally realised as nameless and formless.

See God installed in everyone; every body is a temple, where the Omnipresent God is to be adored and worshipped by your service.

A Pure Thought from a Pure Heart is better than a Mantra.

Give the Guru your mind as you would entrust Gold to the Goldsmith.

The Guru may need to melt, mould or beat your mind, But do not worry, as he will return to you a precious Jewel.

Do not say Swami give me peace, but do not give me pain, as Swami may need to inflict pain before the process of purification is complete.


My hand stretches out for receiving only when a pure heart full of prema is offered. On other occasions it gives, never takes.

Make your life a rose that speaks silently in the Language of fragrance.

I am always guarding you and guiding you, march on; have no fear.

Close your eyes, withdraw your indriyas (Senses) from then sensual objects. search Him in the heart with one - pointed mind, devotion and pure Love. You will surely find Him, He is waiting there with outstretched aims to embrace you. If you cannot find Him there. You cannot find Him anywhere else.

You may say that progress is possible only through My Grace, but though My Heart is soft as butter, it melts only when there is some warmth in your Prayer.


Prayer is the very breath of religion; For it brings man and God together and with every sigh, nearer and nearer.

You ask from Me a thousand things of the world, but rarely do you ask for Me.

I require from each of you no other gift, no more valuable offering than the Heart I have endowed you with. Give me that heart, as pure as when I gave it to you, full of the nectar of Love I filled it with.

The Lord is understood only by His bhakta - The bhakta is understood only by His Lord.

May the pure and the righteous rejoice! The wicked and the false, the cowardly and the cruel may also rejoice, for He in His mercy will lead them back onto the Holy path. If I close the door against the sinful, the fallen and the Renegade, where else can they go?


Wherever your faith meets my Love, There is a cure.

The desire to know God, love God and be loved by God is not desire that binds.

No person can dream of Swami, unless Swami Himself desires it so.

To Eliminate the ego, strengthen the belief that all objects belong to God, and you are holding them on trust. This would prevent pride; is also the Truth.

Our good conduct is our true wealth.

Whatever you speak, He hears;

Whatever you do, He witnesses;

Whatever you think, He weighs.


The heart with compassion is the Temple of God.

Happiness is Awareness.

If you live on the level of the body and the individual, you will be entangled in food, entertainment, and frivolity, in ease, envy and pride. Forget it, ignore it, overcome it - you will have Peace, Joy and Calm.

On the divine path, there is no chance of failure; it is a path on which every milestone is a Monument for Victory. It is the Path of Love.

When troubles come, look beyond the mountains to the Blue Skies. See that you are witnessing My play. See that your life is as temporary as the dancing clouds. Your coming and your going is just part of your performance. Take God alone seriously, and play the parts you are given by Me with Love. I will grieve should you misunderstand your roles. You are the Spirit within you; you are your blessed self. My Kingdom that is within you is your real home.

"Oh, how I Love you. How I care for you. Come! Rejoice with Me. You are ever dear to Me."


Most devotees seek Health, Wealth, Power and Fame from God, which are all trivial assets, yielding momentary pleasures.

Love as thought is "Sathya" (Truth)

Love as action is "Dharma" (Righteousness)

Love as feeling is "Shanti" (Peace)

Love as understanding is "Ahinsa" (Non-violence)

Love is God; live in Love,

Truth is God; live in Truth,

Bliss is God; live in Bliss.

Character is the hallmark of man. A life without good character is a shrine without light, a coin that is counterfeit, a kite with the string broken.


"As science develops and technology advances, humility and Love should also develop to the same extent."

Nothing is to be used as itself, for itself.

Love yourself and Love others. This is true worship.

I call those ready to see me; of course, there are different levels of readiness.

I have came to inscribe a golden chapter in the history of humanity, wherein falsehood will fail, truth will triumph and virtue will reign. Character will confer power then, not knowledge or inventive skill or wealth; wisdom will be enthroned in the counsels of Nations.

Let different faiths exist, let them flourish. Let the Glory of God be sung in all languages in a variety of tunes. Respect the differences between the faiths and recognise them as valid, as long as they do not extinguish the flame of unity.


Life is a bridge, Cross over it but so not build a house on it.

Where the road ends God is attained, and the pilgrim finds he has journeyed from himself to Himself.

When grief overtakes you, you run to God... When joy is restored you throw Him overboard ... Bhakti is not a temporary slave, it is the unbroken contemplation of God without any other interposing thought or feeling.

Wherever my bhakta say My Name, I am present there.

The Ananda (Bliss) that I derived from Bhajan I do not get from anything else.

One without Power does not mean Lake of Physical or Mental Strength.


The wise are those who know the Self.

I am aware of the Past, the Present and the Future of everyone of you.

"Self Confidence is the Foundation,

Self Satisfaction is the Will,

Self Sacrifice is the Roof,

Self Realisation us Life itself..."

"I need only one 'Mandir' - Your Hearts!

Preserve the purity of your hearts, so that SAI may reside therein..."


There is only one Caste,

The Caste of Humanity.

There is only one Religion,

Religion of Love.

There is only one Language,

Language of the Heart.

There is only one God,

He is Omnipresent.

Start the Day with Love,

Fill the Day with Love,

Spend the Day with Love,

End the Day with Love.

Though I am Omnipresent and found everywhere, you can find Me installed wherever My Glory is sung.


I give you what you want so that you may want what I want to give you.

A Sadhake must blossom into a Sadhu.

Namasmarane is an instrument to realise the Lord.

Do not case God in a picture - frame,

Do not confine Him in an idol,

He is all Forms,

He is all Names.

Service to Man is Service to God.


Discipline is the Weapon of growing children.

If animal feelings are washed out, divine feelings begin to overflow instead.

Take one step towards me,

I shall take a hundred towards you,

Shed but one tear,

I shall wipe away a hundred.

All are embodiments of divine.

Have; Constructive Thoughts,

Consoling Words,

Compassionate Acts.


I - Want - Peace

"I" is Ego,

"Want" is Desire;

Remove Ego and Desire and you will be left with Peace.

In this Avatar, the wicked will not be destroyed, they will be corrected.

Living with God is true Education,

Living for God is true Devotion,

Living in God is true Spirituality.


I have come not to disturb or destroy any faith, but to confirm each in his own faith, so that the Christian become a better Christian, The Muslim a better Muslim, and the Hindu a better Hindu.

Be convinced that God can and will appear in any form. Do not refuse to recognise Divinity in the form you dislike and did not expect.

I am Infinite, Immeasurable, Unique, and Incomparable, equal to Myself alone; I am My own Measure, Witness and Authority.

Silence is Brahma.

Love all

Serve all.


Serve without trace of ego.

Heroism lies in Conquest of Senses.

Love is God,

Live in Love.

I have come to sow the seeds of faith in God.

God has to come in human form and move about among them, so that He can be Listened to, Contacted, Loved, Revered, and Obeyed.


Be what you profess to be,

Speak what you intend to do,

Utter what you have experience,

No More,

No Less.

Why fear when I am here.

Have faith that Sai is with you at all time and at all place.

Educated Man must realise that he has more obligations than privileges, more duties than rights.

Real Devotion should always be absolute and unconditional.


Be content.

Nothing can happen against His will.

Man is born to share and serve; not to grab and grieve.

Learn to adapt adjust and accommodate.

Avoid pomp, exhibition, and boasting.

Be simple, sincere and sweet.

God belongs to All.

He is Universal.


Give Love and Receive Love.

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