‘Divine Lessons From Sathya Sai Baba’ by Diana Baskin

‘Divine Lessons From Sathya Sai Baba’ by Diana Baskin

Divine Lessons From Sathya Sai Baba

Divine Lessons From Sathya Sai Baba

Sri Sathya Sai Baba: “It is not a question of surrendering or giving to some other one. One surrenders to oneself. Recognition that the Atma is oneself is to surrender. Surrender really means the realization that all is God, that there is nobody who surrenders, that there is nothing to be surrendered, nor is there anyone to accept the surrender. All is God. There is only God.”

‘Divine Lessons From Sathya Sai Baba’, by Diana Baskin, Quotations from talks, interviews and discourses by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba; Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Prashanti Nilayam, First Edition 2009. Visit the Sathya Sai Organisation Website.

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 19th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 19th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Every person is prone to commit mistakes without being aware of it. However bright the fire, some smoke is bound to come from it. So also, whatever good deed one might do, there may be a trace of bad in it. However, every effort should be made to ensure that the good is more and the bad is less in due course of time. You must also carefully think over the consequences of what you do, talk or execute. In whatever way you want others to behave, love and honour you, in the same way you should first behave, love and honour them. If you do not love and honour others and complain that they are not treating you properly, it is surely a wrong conclusion.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 19th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 18th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 18th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

The benefit we can derive from anything is proportional to the faith we place in it. From adoration of Gods, pilgrimages to holy places, uttering of Mantras (hymns) or resorting to doctors, we derive benefits only according to the measure of our faith. When someone gives a discourse, the more faith we have in the individual as a scholar and expert, the more clearly and directly we can draw the subject into our hearts and understand it deeply. For the growth of faith and the fostering of clear understanding, the most essential requirement is the purity of the heart.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 18th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

‘Sadhana The Inward Path’ – Quotes From Sri Sathya Sai Baba

‘Sadhana The Inward Path’ – Quotes From Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sadhana - The Inward Path

Sadhana - The Inward Path

Sri Sathya Sai Baba: “There is no short cut to any laudable achievement. Steady struggle alone can ensure victory. Things that are gained with little or no effort are not worth exulting over. The process of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dhyana and dharana (control of the inner and outer senses, regulation of pose and breath, withdrawal into the inner consciousness, meditation and concentration) is difficult; but the final stage is Nirvikalpa Samadhi, the condition of perfect undisturbed equanimity. Whereas the pursuit of material pleasures will be ‘agre amritopamam pariname visham’ (like nectar at first but poison in the end). The pursuit of equanimity will be ‘agre visham pariname amritopamam’ (like poison at first but nectar in the end).”

Sadhana ~ The Inward Path Quotations from the divine discourses of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba; Sri Sathya Sai Education and Publication Foundation, Bombay, Revised Edition 1978. Visit the Sathya Sai Organisation Website.

‘Sadhana The Inward Path’ – Quotes From Sri Sathya Sai Baba

‘Sadhana The Inward Path’ – Quotes From Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sadhana - The Inward Path

Sadhana - The Inward Path

Sri Sathya Sai Baba: “Just as the sugar cane does not yield sweet juice unless it is crushed, just as sandal wood does not give the fragrant paste unless it is grinded on a stone; the goodness of people does not come out unless they go through difficulties. From ashanti you get prashanti. From prashanti you get prakanthi. And from prakanti you get paranjoti. It is like the alternating of night and day; this recurring of joy and grief. Welcome disappointment, for it toughens you and tests your fortitude. The ills draw you nearer to God, making you call on Him always when you are in difficulty. Love God though tribulations may be your lot. Love Him though you are refused and rebuked; for it is only in the crucible of travail that the metal is purified and cleansed of blemish. The saints Jayadeva, Tukaram, Kabir, Gouranga, Ramakrishna, Ramadas, all had to go through travail and tragedy so that they could see God and merge in Him. They have won permanent niches in the temple of human memory. Ridicule and contempt must be met with joyous unconcern. Even Avathars are not free from such feeble tactics from small men.”

Sadhana ~ The Inward Path Quotations from the divine discourses of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba; Sri Sathya Sai Education and Publication Foundation, Bombay, Revised Edition 1978. Visit the Sathya Sai Organisation Website.

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 14th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 14th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

There are many destructive forces in the world. But, luckily along with them, there are also constructive forces. As students of Vidya (True Knowledge) you should not turn yourself into worshippers of bombs and machines. You must transform yourself into active persons, worshipping the Divine. Authority and power are powerful intoxicants. They will pollute one until he/she is completely destroyed. They breed misfortune. But, genuine knowledge will confer on you fullness and fortune.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 14th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Aum Sai Ram

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


Aum Sai Ram

Sri Satya Sai Baba has been benevolent enough to visit Delhi-NCR (April 9th-14th).

Satya Sai Baba has a following of billions of devotees all across the world who have been enthralled by his divine visit and also vastra-daan and narayan seva was done for general public queuing up in thousands at the Satya Sai International Centre in Delhi.

Ahimsa may be central to our world view yet how many of us follow it?

Similarly we are a secular country and as such each one of us is entitled to their choice of God and belief.

In an age when Durga and Kali are worshipped as symbols of profundity, erudition and might in the world’s largest democracy, it is indeed disheartening to see the feelings of devotees hurt many a time by disturbing articles written by non-believers.

The crazy thronging of people queuing up for Sathya Sai Baba’s darshan was indeed a sight to watch! For those who called him Human, isn’t it ironic, the kind of work he has done from building universities to hospitals to providing water to billions of people?

I question the world that has forever questioned Satya Sai devotees! How many times must the divine prove themselves? In the words of Bob Dylan, “The answer my friend is blowing in the wind! How many times must a man turn his head; and pretend that he just doesn’t see!”

Times Of India Reference

‘Sadhana The Inward Path’ – Quotes From Sri Sathya Sai Baba

‘Sadhana The Inward Path’ – Quotes From Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sadhana - The Inward Path

Sadhana - The Inward Path

Sri Sathya Sai Baba: “The One is shining in and through the many, the One is the many. ‘Ekoham bahusyam’, the One decided to become the many to enjoy its own manifoldness. The One appears as all this diversity. That is the Truth. The insistence of the fundamental unity of all creation is the special feature of Indian thought. Do not be satisfied with paltry scraps of information. Seek the Knower behind the knowing process. That is the real victory”

Sadhana ~ The Inward Path Quotations from the divine discourses of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba; Sri Sathya Sai Education and Publication Foundation, Bombay, Revised Edition 1978. Visit the Sathya Sai Organisation Website.

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 11th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 11th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Good character is the precious jewel of human life. Human birth itself is the consequence of countless good deeds and it should not be frittered away. This chance must be utilized to the fullest extent. With deep yearning and steadfast discipline, you must endeavor to experience Divinity and redeem yourself.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 11th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 10th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 10th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Eating food is a holy ritual, a Yajna. It should not be performed during moments of anxiety or emotional upheavals. Food should be considered as medicine for the illness of hunger and as the sustenance for life. Treat each trouble you encounter as a fortunate opportunity to develop your strength of mind and toughen you spiritually.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 10th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai