Divine Teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba
During His sojourn on Earth, Sri Sathya Sai Baba delivered more than 2,000 discourses, most of which were subsequently compiled in Sri Sathya Sai Speaks and Summer Showers. In addition, He wrote 16 books in the Vahini series.
His discourses and writings focused on what He had come to give us: a path toward realizing our own Selves, toward realizing and experiencing the oneness of all creation. His discourses and writings are filled with simple explanations of how we should live and how we should treat our fellow humans in order to further ourselves along the path to enlightenment.
In one of His Divine discourses Sri Sathya Sai Baba said: “Practice what I teach. That is enough. That is all I ask.” Let us imbibe His words, apply them in daily practice, and find fulfillment in life. Click on the links below to download PDFs of each of the first three volumes.
Watch the video that highlights our connection with Nature
Hear thoughts from environmental speakers from around the world
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Trees are one of our greatest spiritual teachers.
How can we get inspired by the many lessons they have to share with us?
Learn More About Trees' Spiritual & Ecological Roles
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Spiritual Perspectives on the Environmental Crisis
Listen to the discussion between SSSIO Environmental Sustainability Committee members, exploring the connection between scientific and spiritual dimensions on climate change.
Learn about spiritual solutions to the environmental crisis. Watch short videos and access checklists with practical tips you can apply in your life and your Sri Sathya Sai Centre.
How can protecting the planet
help me to grow spiritually?
The essence of sadhana (spiritual practice) is giving love to everyone and offering selfless service (seva) at every opportunity possible. It is encapsulated in Sri Sathya Sai Baba's famous dictum: "Love all, Serve all”. It extends to all Nature, including animals and plants.
Our spiritual journey requires that we expand our love beyond our family and ourselves.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba said, ”You have to realise that Nature is a manifestation of God. Hence, Nature should not be ignored.“
Widening our love to encompass Nature will help us realise that Nature is a gift from God. We can then expand our notion of seva to, for example, exchanging a plastic spoon for a bio-degradable option at a Sri Sathya Sai event, as a means for us to offer love to the Divine Light that permeates all creation.
Although, we may define spiritual practices as meditation, prayer, bhajan (devotional singing) and attending Sri Sathya Sai events, our every thought and action can be part of our spiritual practice. At the Go Green Conference, Shaun Brown, from Australia, said, ”We need to realise that everything we do has an impact on the environment”.
At a global scale, the current climate crisis is a reflection of the collective conscience of humanity. Shruthi Vijayakumar, from New Zealand, said, ”The external pollution we see is just a reflection of our inner pollution.” Our ceaseless desires are causing havoc around us, as people are unaware of the unity of God, Nature and Man. We are failing to learn selflessness from Nature. ”Nature gives unconditionally. Man cannot take unconditionally. On the contrary, God made us stewards of nature,” said Katina van Lamsweerde from Netherlands.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba says, ”The universe is the ‘university’ for man. Man should treat Nature with reverence.” Exploring this relationship with Nature is the starting point to dutifully managing the impact we have on the environment.