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
Friday, June 19, 2020
What is the nature of this love? When praying to God, you should have a feeling of total surrender. If you are really keen about realising God, if you are hungering and thirsting for God, then you should cultivate this all-absorbing love. Mere expression of desire is not enough. You should endeavour to experience union with the Divine.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 29/Ch. 52: 23 Nov 1996
Thursday, June 18, 2020
To experience Atma, the only means is the way of Love. When you are filled with Love, the Lord is easily attained. Love is God. Live in Love.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 25, Ch. 10: 14 April 1992
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Wherever you go for service, Swami will always be with you. Whatever happens I shall protect you. Do not be carried away by profit or loss. Think of God ceaselessly. Even the great saint composer Thyaagaraaja doubted for a moment, the Shakthi (power) of Rama but immediately repented and said the fault was his to have doubted, but, God was all powerful. Never give room for doubt. The inner current of all the nine types of devotion is Prema (Love for God).
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 30, Ch. 17: 19 July 1997
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Live in love. Love is life. Without loving or being loved, no being can exist on the earth. Love sustains. Love strengthens. Love is the urge behind all adventure, all sacrifice, all success.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 11/Ch. 30: 1 August 1971
Monday, June 15, 2020
For acquiring selfless love, the quality of kshama or forbearance is a vital necessity (kshama is a word rich in meaning. Besides forbearance, it also implies extreme patience and an enormous capacity to forget as also forgive). Every individual must cultivate this noble quality.
Summer Showers 2000, Ch. 12
Sunday, June 14, 2020
The Lord will protect in all ways and at all times those who worship Him in complete and uncontaminated devotion (bhakthi) -- just as a mother protects her infants, a cow saves her calf from danger, and the eyelids guard the eyes effortlessly and automatically.
Prema Vahini, Ch. 48
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Whoever with discrimination and renunciation (viveka and vairagya), humility and wisdom (vinaya and vijnana) is aware of the knowledge of Reality, whoever is always immersed in the contemplation of my divine play (leela), whoever dwells on my name at all times and under all conditions, and whoever sheds tears of love whenever the Lord's name is heard from any lip -- these are my genuine devotees.
Prema Vahini, Ch. 48
Friday, June 12, 2020
Through prayer, you can overcome any difficulties. Only God's grace is true and everlasting. God protected the lives of many devotees and alleviated their suffering in response to their prayers. So, make every effort to earn the grace of God.
Divine Discourse, 21 July 2005
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Realise that both joy and sorrow are passing phases, like clouds across the blue sky. Learn to treat prosperity and adversity with equanimity. Just as fish lives only when it is immersed in water, so too human being lives only when immersed in bliss.
Divine Discourse, 23 Nov 1961
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
It is the prime duty of everyone who has had the chance of this human birth, to spare a part of their energies occasionally to prayer, repetition of the Lord's name, meditation, etc. Everyone must equate living with truth, righteousness, peacefulness, and good works that are of service to others.
Prema Vahini, Ch. 65
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
God will decide what, when, and where to give. Hence, dedicate all actions to God and Let Him decide what you are fit to receive. When everything is left to God with pure love and total faith, God will take full care of you.
Divine Discourse, 20 Jun 1996
Monday, June 8, 2020
Some people may wonder, "If I develop kshama as Swami says and my life gets packed with troubles, how then will I survive?" Well, it all depends on what is meant by survival. kshama is the true breath of life. It is the greatest ornament that one can acquire. It is kshama that enables you to develop equanimity, and go beyond duality. Going beyond duality is the real purpose of life, and this cannot be done without kshama. You must therefore be happy when troubles descend on you because that is when kshama truly blossoms.
Divine Discourse, 25 May 2000
Sunday, June 7, 2020
When your mind wanders away from the recital of the Name, lead it onto the picture of the Form. When it wanders from the form, lead it onto the Name. Let it dwell either on that sweetness or this. Treated thus it can be easily tamed. The imaginary picture you have drawn will get transmuted into the bhava chithra (thought visualisation), dear to the heart and fixed in the memory. Gradually it will become the sakshathkara chithra (Vision of the actual Form) when the Lord assumes that Form in order to fulfill your desire.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. 14/Ch. 41: 21 Nov 1979
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Before sitting for meditation, the mind should be freed from bad thoughts and filled with sacred thoughts. This calls for control over all the sense organs. The ears should be trained to listen only to matters relating to the Divine and to eschew evil gossip. The eyes should be told to see God. The mind should be restrained from restlessness by making it concentrate on the breathing process and relating inhalation and exhalation to the repetition of the manthra, "So-Ham," "So Ham" ("I am He"). By this process, the life-breath is controlled.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol.17/Ch. 6: 11 March 1984
Friday, June 5, 2020
Purity is to be preserved and promoted not by multiple baths or by avoiding contact with others condemned as 'untouchables.' You cannot be pure by the observance of the superficial taboo, 'Don't touch.' The body can be clean if washed with water; speech can be cleansed if it is saturated in truth; life can be purified if it is sanctified by thapas (religious austerity), and the intellect can be cleared of blemish through jnana (spiritual wisdom).
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 14 Ch. 41, Nov 21, 1979
Thursday, June 4, 2020
All are one; all are essentially Divine. Give up multiplicity to attain unity. The Vedanta declares that the Atmic principle is the underlying unity in diversity. Bulbs are many but the same current flows in all of them. Likewise, the Atmic principle exists in all. Man's inability to understand this principle of unity is the cause of his ignorance. True humanness lies in understanding unity in multiplicity.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.34 Ch. 9, May 7, 2001
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
You are doing seva (selfless service) for your own sake. You are engaged in seva in order that you may become aware of the Atman in you, in order that you may discard the allurements of your ego, in order to know yourself and to get the answer to the question that torments you, namely, "Who am I?" You do not serve others. You serve yourselves. You do not serve the world. You serve your own best interest.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 13/Ch. 29: 6 March 1977
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Whatever He does, be confident and carefree, for it is He who holds the string of your life. That solid faith will fill you with the essence of love (prema-rasa). The string is the bond of love and grace and every individual (kite) is thus bound to the Lord. All you must do is to walk the path so that the bond of love and grace is strong.
Prema Vahini, Ch. 29
Monday, June 1, 2020
Cultivate love. Everything is based on love and love alone. Man is born in love, is sustained in love and ultimately merges in love. Love is the basis of human life. But you are forgetting such true love and are getting carried away by the worldly and physical love, which is not love in the true sense.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 33/Ch. 19: 20 Nov 2000
Monday, May 25, 2020
True wisdom lies in seeing oneness. It is a sign of ignorance to see duality ignoring the underlying unity. Duality is not the truth.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, May 13, 2006
Monday, May 18, 2020
Love is God. God is love.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, September 27, 2006
Monday, May 11, 2020
You must develop the faith that God is your mother, father, and everything else and that He alone is your sustainer and refuge.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, September 27, 2006
Monday, May 4, 2020
When you understand the principle of unity and hold onto it firmly, you become Sai Baba yourself.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, March 21, 2004
Monday, April 27, 2020
Never be under the mistaken notion that God is elsewhere. He is always in you. Your reflection is God’s reflection. Your reaction is His reaction.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Dasara October 17, 2004
Monday, April 20, 2020
A pure mind is like a pearl in the oyster. Worldly life is like an ocean. In that ocean you can find the pearl of a pure mind within the oyster of the human body.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, April 4, 1992
Monday, April 13, 2020
Share your love with everyone. This is what God expects from you.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, April 13, 2002
Monday, April 6, 2020
Consider that God’s happiness is your happiness and your happiness is God’s happiness. Imbibe this spirit of oneness.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, April 13, 2002
Monday, March 30, 2020
You cannot separate love from God. Live in love. That is the only way you can understand love and experience God.
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, April 9, 2005
Monday, March 23, 2020
Love may appear to be a very simple thing to you. But there is no force greater than love
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, September 15, 2004