Sri Sathya Sai Baba and His ashram - Sai Baba's Teachings

Sathya Sai Baba encourages us to recognize who we are. We are not these minds. We are not these bodies. We are the eternal spirit that temporarily occupies these minds and bodies. We can appreciate and become who we really are by turning inward with faith in God and an intense yearning to know Him. Our conscience is a reflection of the eternal spirit. Sathya Sai Baba tells us that our conscience is our master. When we follow our conscience, our thoughts, words, and deeds will be noble and consistent.

Sai Baba talks of the 4 "Fs" - Follow the Master, Fight the Devil, Fight till the end and Finish the game.

Spirituality is having the courage and determination to follow our conscience in all things and at all times. In doing so, we recognize that we are all united in God. We are bound together by divine love.

In His discourses, Sathya Sai Baba has declared:

"I have come to light the lamp of love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have come to tell you of this universal, unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of love, this duty of love, this obligation to love. Every religion teaches man to fill his being with the glory of God and to evict the pettiness of conceit. It trains him in the methods of unattachment and discernment, so that he may aim high and attain spiritual liberation. Believe that all hearts are motivated by the one and only God; that all faiths glorify the one and only God; that all names in all languages and all forms man can conceive denote the one and only God. His adoration is best done by means of love. Cultivate that attitude of oneness between men of all creeds and all countries. That is the message of love I bring. That is the message I wish you to take to heart."

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

Essence Of His Teachings

Through his speeches and writings, Sathya Sai Baba has offered a veritable ocean of knowledge and guidance on all aspects of spiritual, religious, and value-oriented living. He has often repeated that it is not necessary to drink the whole ocean to know its taste, that it is not necessary to read all scriptures to live a life of joy, peace, and love. It is enough to put into practice one aspect of spiritual teaching.

A few drops of the ocean of Sathya Sai Baba's teachings, an attempt to encapsulate its essence, follows.

Sathya Sai Baba urges mankind to:

* Believe in God --for there is only ONE GOD for all mankind, though He may be called by many names.
* Follow sincerely their respective religions and live their daily lives in consonance with the teachings of good behavior and morality.
* Respect all other religions --for no religion advocates the negative and lower qualities of man.
* Perform selfless service to the poor, the sick, and the needy without thought of reward or fame.
* Cultivate in their lives the values of truth, divine love, right conduct, peace, and nonviolence and promote these values among all.
* Be patriotic and respect the laws of the country in which they live.

Sai Baba giving a discourse

Sai Baba giving a discourse

 

 

 

 

 

Related links

About Sai Baba
Sai Baba's quotes
Sai Baba's miracles
Sai Baba - The 3 Incarnations

Other links

• What Sai Baba says about Books/Reading

• What Sai Baba says about Singing