Friday, July 17, 2020
Students have to be encouraged to “Follow the Master (the inner voice of Conscience), Face the Devil (the down-dragging anti-social urges), Fight to the End (until one is able to overcome the inner foes of lust, anger, greed, undue attachment, pride and hatred) and Finish the Game (of life on earth).”
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 19, Divine Discourse, December 28, 1986
Thursday, July 16, 2020
The body is the temple of God; God is installed in everybody, whether the owner of the body recognises it or not. It is God that inspires you to good acts, that warns you against the bad. Listen to that Voice. Obey that Voice and you will not come to any harm.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 2, Divine Discourse, February 27, 1961
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The conscience is the form of the Divine within everyone. Whatever you do, the conscience tells you whether it is right or wrong. However, to ascertain the directive of the conscience you have to wait for some time. You should not be in a hurry. When you want to say something, you must consider for a moment whether it would be proper or not and then speak. When you want to listen to something, you must examine whether it is good or bad to listen and then decide what is proper.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 29, Divine Discourse, January 18, 1996
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Anxiety is removed by faith in the Lord; the faith that tells you that whatever happens is for the best and that the Lord’s Will be done. Quiet acceptance is the best armour against anxiety, not the acceptance of the heroic. Sorrow springs from egoism, the feeling that you do not deserve to be treated so badly, that you are left helpless. When egoism goes, sorrow disappears. Ignorance is just a mistake, mistaken identity of the body as the Self!
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 1, Divine Discourse, April 1957
Monday, July 13, 2020
Consider everything as God’s Will. Whatever happens to you, be it profit or loss, pain or pleasure, have the resolute faith that it is good for you. When a person suffering from malaria consults a doctor, he will be given the bitter quinine medicine. Unless he takes the bitter medicine, he cannot be cured of the fever. Likewise, have the firm conviction that difficulties and suffering are the ways and means by which God purifies you. There is a reason behind whatever God does.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 32, Second World Youth Conference, November 21, 1999
Monday, July 13, 2020
Whoever you criticize or praise, it reaches God. When you criticize God, you cannot escape the consequences. Hence, never criticize.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, May 1, 2008
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Good company leads you to detachment and by detachment you will achieve self-realization. It is then that you will be able to realize the essential nature of the Self (Atma Thathwa) and develop faith in your own ability and yourself. I hope that you will stick to the company of the good (Sathsanga) in the future and keep away from all bad company.
Summer Showers, Divine Discourse, May 24, 1973
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Each one should ask themself this question: Great souls (Mahatmas) and outstanding sages were also people like me; they were also embodied beings. If they could attain perfection, so can I, if I follow their method.
Prema Vahini, Ch. 4
Friday, July 10, 2020
If one has no self-confidence, one will not be able to achieve much although he has faith and devotion. One may have confidence in one’s own self; but if he has no devotion and faith, that too will not help him. Devotion and self-confidence are like the negative and positive. It is the combination of these two that will enable us to fulfil our sacred thought.
Summer Showers, Divine Discourse, May 1997
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Man should not give scope to ego (Ahamkara) by identifying himself with the body. 'I' does not correspond to the body. 'I' corresponds to the eternal and immortal Atma, which is not tainted by ego, pomposity, and immorality. Only when man develops such self-confidence (Atma viswasa) can he set an ideal to others. Man today does not understand the meaning of Self-confidence. First of all, man should have faith in himself.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 36, Vishu, April 14, 2003
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Cultivate the vision directed inward. The mind will then be illumined with the cool comforting Light of Love, Wisdom. That is why the mind has as its presiding deity the Moon (Chandrama manaso jathah). Hence, the celebration of the Day of Thankfulness for all Gurus and the Prime Guru, Vedavyasa is done on the Full Moon Day. Scatter the dark clouds of ignorance and egoism that cover the face of the Sun shining in the sky of your heart. God will be ever near, ever dear, ever ready with counsel and courage.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.12, Guru Purnima, July 1974
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
What is an offering to the guru? The real offering is to know that you yourself are the Guru. You are the Guru, you are Brahma, you are the divine power, everything is in you.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 29, Ch. 30, July 30, 1996
Monday, July 6, 2020
Who is your Guru? You yourself are your Guru. Your mind itself is your Guru. The moment you realise this truth, there will be no need for you to have any other Guru.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 29, Ch. 30, July 30, 1996
Monday, July 6, 2020
God is the only source and sustenance for the entire universe. Everything else is an illusion. Sorrows and difficulties, loss and gain, diseases and sickness – treat them all as divine will.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, November 23, 2008
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Today, it is full moon day (Purnima). What does Purnima signify? It means the completion of the full circle by returning to the starting point. One half of the circle is represented by worldly life. It is like the letter "C". This is equated with science, which is incomplete knowledge. The full circle represented by the moon represents the state of the mind when it is filled with Love.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 27, Ch. 21, Divine Discourse, July 22, 1994
Saturday, July 4, 2020
The right approach is to consider Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheswara as the guru. These three are symbolised by the three qualities (Gunas): Brahma is activity (Rajas), Vishnu is serenity (Sathva) and Siva is inertia (Thamas). The whole cosmos is constituted by these three qualities. The three are present in man. The trinity are present in the form of the three qualities in every human heart. Hence, you are your own guru. You need not seek him elsewhere. You are a guru unto yourself. All potencies are within you. This is indicated by the Gayathri Mantra. You have to feel at all times your inherent divinity, which is also present in everyone.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 29, Divine discourse, July 30, 1996
Friday, July 3, 2020
The true meaning of Guru is, “one who is beyond attributes and forms, the Supreme Self (The Brahman)”. When this Self is within you, where is the need to search for a Guru? A teacher who teaches others has had a teacher himself. The one who has no Guru above him is the true Guru.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 29, Divine Discourse, July 30, 1996
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Guru Purnima is the day on which one celebrates the dispersal of the darkness of ignorance from the mind. Hence, people should fill their minds with the all-embracing Love Principle. To experience the fullness of Love, you have to fill your hearts completely with Love. That will be the result of total devotion.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 27, Ch. 21, Divine Discourse, July 22, 1994
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
A true spiritual preceptor (Guru) is required to reveal the real nature of Divinity. Such a Guru has been equated with the Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The devotee who regards God Himself as his Guru will not have any difficulties. The true guru is like an ophthalmic surgeon. The latter removes the film in the patient's eye and restores his natural vision. The Guru also should remove the veil of ignorance and attachment that blurs the vision of the disciple and restore his natural spiritual vision.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 16, Guru Purnima, July 24, 1983
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Surrender does not mean that the devotee and God are different. True surrender implies the sense of oneness with God. "Without You, I cannot exist," should be the attitude of the devotee
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 24/Ch. 23; 2 Sept 1991
Monday, June 29, 2020
You have to recognise that life is meant for selfless service and not to be lived for selfish purposes. Only through such service can the oneness of mankind be experienced.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 20/Ch. 26: 19 Nov 1987
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Transform your entire life into a saga of love. You will then lack nothing to make you happy. All wealth and position will be added unto you. Love conquers all.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 29/Ch. 52: 23 Nov 1996
Saturday, June 27, 2020
When you realise that the same Divinity resides in all, you will never be afraid of anything or anyone. The more you love your fellow beings, the greater will be your bliss and joy.
Divine Discourse, 21 May 2000
Friday, June 26, 2020
If all humanity prays at one time for unrest, injustice, disorder, and falsehood to be transformed into peace, truth, love and mutual service, things will certainly become better.
Prema Vahini, Ch. 70
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Through meditation, people reach the divine experience of realising the Atma within themselves. Through meditation, spiritual aspirants are able to cast off sheaths of ignorance, layer after layer. They withdraw their sense perceptions from contact with worldly objective experiences. The process that aims at this holy consummation deserves to be called meditation.
Dhyana Vahini, Ch. 2
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Do not care for the vagaries of the mind. Carry on remembrance and meditation of the name and form that you like best, in the manner you are accustomed to. In this way, you will acquire one-pointedness (ekagrata); you will realise your heart's desire.
Dhyana Vahini, Ch. 8
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Every individual should regard the enquiry into nature of the Atma as the primary purpose of life. Purity of thought, word and deed is essential for this enquiry.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 18/Ch. 3: 21 Jan 21, 1985
Monday, June 22, 2020
When one understands the truth that the same divine principle is present in all, there will be no room for differences and troubles. Therefore, always focus on the Divinity of humanity. All our difficulties arise when we multiply our differences, forgetting our Divinity. Therefore, we should firmly install the divine principle in our heart, which is the same in everyone.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 41/Ch. 8: 31 May 2008
Sunday, June 21, 2020
We must consider that we have taken birth only to render service to society as a sacred duty. Whatever small service we may do, if we do it in the right spirit, serving with no thought of self, we shall be doing something commendable and worthwhile. An act of service by itself may be a small thing. But it must be done wholeheartedly. Just as a cow transforms whatever it may consume into sweet, wholesome milk, any kind of service rendered with a pure heart will result in great good. You should not have any returns in view in rendering service. "This is my duty. I am born to serve" -- it is with such an attitude that you should take up service.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 20/Ch. 26: 19 Nov 1987
Saturday, June 20, 2020
First cultivate humility and compassion. Then, learn the knowledge and the skill needed for the particular seva (selfless service) project. Thus, you can make your life meaningful. By this means, you can add to the ananda (joy) of the person who has given you the chance to render this seva to your fellow human beings.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 15/Ch. 32: 21 Nov 1981