Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 25th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 25th 2010

One has to be careful in matters relating to realization of God. Whatever inconveniences one may encounter, one must try to carry on one’s Sadhana (spiritual practice) without any break or modification in the discipline. One name that does not give any slightest feeling of dislike or disaffection should be selected for meditation and japa (repetition). One should not change the Name and the Form that one has loved and cherished and selected for repetition. Concentration is impossible if the Name is changed; the mind will not attain one-pointedness.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 25th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 24th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 24th 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day


Hanuman As A Pillar Of Faith

Hanuman As A Pillar Of Faith

Faith is very important. When lust, anger and other bad qualities diminish and disappear, faith in the Eternal Self and in the rightness of spiritual inquiry will grow and get confirmed. Non-attachment is the very foundation for attaining the Universal Absolute. Even for a small structure, the foundation has to be stable and strong, or else it will fall in a heap pretty soon. To make a garland, we require a string, a needle and flowers, don’t we? So too, when Jnana (wisdom) has to be won, the string of devotion, the needle of non-attachment and the flowers of steady, single-pointed focus are essential.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 24th 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 21st 2010

Sathya Sai Baba – A Thought For The Day – May 21st 2010

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

Sathya Sai Baba - A Thought For The Day

If Vedanta (Vedic Philosophy) is spoken parrot-like to others without any attempt to put it into practice in one’s own life, it is not just deceiving others but deceiving oneself, which is even worse. Therefore you must be as you want others to be. It is not the nature of a Sadhaka (spiritual aspirant) to search for faults in others and hide his/her own faults. If your faults are pointed out to you by anyone, do not argue, try to prove they are wrong and do not bear a grudge against him/her for it. Reason within yourself how you are at fault and set right your behaviour. Instead, rationalizing your faults for your own satisfaction or wreaking vengeance on the person who pointed them out – these are certainly not the traits of a Sadhaka or Bhaktha (devotee).
~ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai “Thought for the day” as written at Prasanthi Nilayam
May 21st 2010 – Curtesy RadioSai

‘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.