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A collection of Sri Sathya Sai Baba quotes and sayings on God, life, death, happiness, love, spiritualism, thoughts, future, learning, peace, guidance, desire, nature, world, change etc.

108 Sri Sathya Sai Baba Quotes For A Positive Mind

Quick Facts

Famous As
Spiritual Guru

Born On
23 November 1926 AD

Died On
24 April 2011 AD

Born In
Puttaparthi

Founder / Co Founder
Sri Sathya Sai University

Died At Age
84

Sathya Narayan Raju, commonly known as Sri Sathya Sai Baba, was an Indian spiritual teacher and philanthropist, who claimed to be a reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Over the years, he attracted both fame and controversy with the acts of miraculous healing, demonic resurrections and dexterous clairvoyance. Many perceived these as simple acts as conjuring tricks while others recognized them as a sign of divinity and godliness. He established the Sathya Sai Trust to provide free heath care and education, which included several ashrams, schools and clinics. His star studded list of followers includes Aishwarya Rai, Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Gundappa Viswanath, Joan Brown and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. On his 88th anniversary, the Indian Department of post released a commemorative stamp on him. We have curated Sathya Sri Sai Baba’s quotes and thoughts on issues such as love, peace, happiness, spirituality, knowledge, wisdom and humanity. These quotes have been excerpted from his teachings, sermons, speeches, writings etc.

Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Do not use poisonous words against anyone, for words wound more fatally than even arrows.

- Sathya Sai Baba

The end of education is character

- Sathya Sai Baba

As worldly thoughts diminish, thoughts of God increase. Normally, the mind is all the time desiring these worldly things. As the desires are cut out one by one, the peace becomes stronger.

- Sathya Sai Baba

A man who has no love in him is as barren as a cloud with no moisture, a tree with no fruits or a cow yielding no milk; he is ever far from God and can never earn His Grace.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy.

- Sathya Sai Baba

There is only one caste... the caste of humanity. There is only one religion... the religion of love. There is only one language... the language of the heart.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Anger, ego, jealousy are the biggest diseases,Keep yourself aloof from these three diseases.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Love is a bridge over the sea of change. Do not build a house on it.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Charity does not mean that the land should be full of beggars. We can provide some support and means for the beggars, but provide food, clothing and other conveniences in such a way that you are not encouraging laziness and begging.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Once we surrender our mind to God completely, He will take care of us in every way.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is love, enjoy it!

- Sathya Sai Baba

Let all beings in all the worlds be happy. Include this universal prayer in your prayers every day. This is my birthday message to you.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Learn to speak what you feel, and act what you speak.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Love is selflessness, Self is lovelessness.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Be simple and sincere.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve the silence?

- Sathya Sai Baba

Practice the vocabulary of love - unlearn the language of hate and contempt.

- Sathya Sai Baba

You are not one person, but three: The one you think you are; The one others think you are; The one you really are.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Good company is important, it helps to cultivate good qualities.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Love all. Serve all. Help ever. Hurt never.

- Sathya Sai Baba

The secret of perfect health lies in keeping the mind always cheerful - never worried, never hurried, never borne down by any fear, thought or anxiety.

- Sathya Sai Baba

If you honour your mother, the Mother of the Universe will guard you against harm.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Our life is like a block of ice which is melting away every moment. Before it spends itself, devote it to the service of others. Education in Human Values is designed to prepare everyone for this life of dedicated service.

- Sathya Sai Baba

The grace of God is like insurance. It will help you in your time of need without any limit.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Do not get attached to worldly things and pursuits. Be in the world, but do not let the world be in you.

- Sathya Sai Baba

I am you; you are ME. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Some say knowledge is power, but that is not true. Character is power.

- Sathya Sai Baba

You must welcome tests because it gives you confidence and it ensures promotion.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Being a good example is the best form of service.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Only that which is got by hard effort will yield lasting benefit.

- Sathya Sai Baba

You do not have to practise all that you read. Take one or two things to practise and then it will become a reality to you.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Of the twenty-four hours a day, Use six for earning and spending, six for contemplation of God, six of sleep and six for service to others.

- Sathya Sai Baba

When individuals change, society will change. And when society changes, the whole world will change. The welfare of the individual is bound up with the welfare of society as a whole.

- Sathya Sai Baba

As close as you are to God, so close is God to you.

- Sathya Sai Baba

...Every moment is the right moment.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Look at the world with the vision of peace, love, and compassion. Then the whole world will appear loving and peaceful.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Life is an opportunity afforded to each not to eat and drink, but to achieve something nobler and higher to merge in the Reality.

- Sathya Sai Baba

You are seeking joy and peace in far-off places. But the spring of joy is in your heart. The haven of peace is in yourself.

- Sathya Sai Baba

No religion has a separate God showering grace only on those who profess to abide by that faith.

- Sathya Sai Baba

There is only one royal road for the spiritual journey...Love

- Sathya Sai Baba

Duty without love is deplorable. Duty with love is desirable. Love without duty is Divine.

- Sathya Sai Baba

All is divine, all is God, and unity is divinity.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Multiplicity is a delusion. Unity is the Reality.

- Sathya Sai Baba

True devotion must not get dispirited; nor elated or satisfied with lesser gains; it must fight against failure, loss, calumny, calamity, ridicule and against egoism and pride , impatience and cowardice .

- Sathya Sai Baba

Do not think about the body. The body comes and goes; for it there is birth and there is death. But you are not the body. Body is just rust and dust. Think only of God. Love God.

- Sathya Sai Baba

The Atma is everywhere.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Desire is a bonfire that burns with greater fury, asking for more fuel...

- Sathya Sai Baba

Whatever books you may read, you cannot realize the Divine merely by intellectual effort. Oneness can only be promoted by the practice of love.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Desire is storm, greed is whirlpool, pride is precipice, attachment is avalanche, ego is volcano. Discard desire and you are liberated.

- Sathya Sai Baba

A person might be an expert in any field of knowledge or a master of many material skills and accomplishments. But without inner cleanliness his brain is a desert waste.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Man's many desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has the more they weight him down.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Where there is no purity, there is no Unity. Without Unity you cannot attain Divinity. Then your life is just a waste. First purity, next Unity, then you realize your Divinity.

- Sathya Sai Baba

You have it in your power to make your days on Earth a path of flowers, instead of a path of thorns.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Every experience is a lesson. Every loss is a gain.

- Sathya Sai Baba

The body is just a water bubble. The mind is like a mad monkey. Do not follow either the body or the mind. Follow the Conscience. It is above the mind. It is permanent. It is the voice of God, the voice of unchanging truth inside you.

- Sathya Sai Baba

You can remain in the world for any number of years, but don't let the world take hold. Don't let the world take hold of the inside world. There is the example of the lotus. It stays deep down in the mud. It comes up to the light, and it can't stay without water because it would die. But it does not get mixed up either with the mud or the water. You have seen the lotus; even if the water comes it just goes off again. Now, when they talk of God, they always say 'the lotus eyes, the lotus feet' because of this inner significance.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Devotional singing induces in you a desire for experiencing the truth, to glimpse the beauty that is God, to taste the bliss that is the Self. It encourages man to dive into himself and be genuinely his real Self.

- Sathya Sai Baba

When you have God come amongst you to support and sustain you, why grovel through crude vulgar entities? Avoid places where they bargain in terms of gifts, donations, for Spiritual guidance and Transmission.

- Sathya Sai Baba

In Sadhana there will be internal talk with God. You will give up all attachments and at­tach only to God.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Service broadens your vision widens your awareness. Deepens your compassion.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Truth has to persist unaffected, in the past, present and future. That which is absent in two states, how can it be true.

- Sathya Sai Baba

When you realize the Atma then there is no individual.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Let us grow together, enjoy together...

- Sathya Sai Baba

All service should be regarded as an offering to God, and every opportunity to serve should be welcomed as a gift from God. When service is done in this spirit, it will lead to self- realization.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Seek your own Reality, That is what a wise man should do.

- Sathya Sai Baba

All spiritual practice must be directed to the removal of the husk and the revelation of the kernel.

- Sathya Sai Baba

I have come to light the lamp of love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Discipline is the mark of intelligent living.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Speak with Love and it becomes Truth.

- Sathya Sai Baba

The ego is a very bad quality. Ego sees everything as sep­arate; it sees everything as dual. You must remove this ego and see only the Unity. Think only of Unity; think only of the basis of everything.

- Sathya Sai Baba

The essence of all religions is One. Surrender is the main duty of everyone. Surrender means the feeling of oneness, I and God are One. Why? The reason is that the One who is present in you is present in me.

- Sathya Sai Baba

When you feel you cannot do good, at least desist from doing evil.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Less talk - more work! There is too much talking going on. Because of excessive talking, spiritual energy is being wasted.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Love must express itself as service

- Sathya Sai Baba

The heart with compassion is the temple of God.

- Sathya Sai Baba

When you do not accept the insult some one casts on you, it goes back to the person who indulged in it first; a registered letter that is not accepted returns to the sender.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve the silence?

- Sathya Sai Baba

You have come from God, you are a spark of His Glory; you are a wave of that Ocean of Bliss; you will get peace only when you again merge in Him.

- Sathya Sai Baba

God is the Sun and when His rays fall upon your heart, not impeded by the clouds of egoism, the lotus blooms and the petals unfold.

- Sathya Sai Baba

All things are beautiful seen through the eyes of love.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Knowledge that is not put into practice is like food that is not digested.

- Sathya Sai Baba

You are always your own best guru, your own best teacher, the answers are always inside you.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Love as Thought is Truth. Love as Action is Right Conduct. Love as Understanding is Peace. Love as Feeling is Non-violence.

- Sathya Sai Baba

What do we lose by another's good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them. That should be our desire and determination.

- Sathya Sai Baba

God is the Seed; The Universe is the Tree, Impulses and passions are the branches, Intelligence is the flower, Pure Consciousness is the fruit, Love is the sweetness in the fruit.

- Sathya Sai Baba

I have come not to disturb or destroy any faith, but to confirm each in his own faith - so that the Christian becomes a better Christian, the Muslim, a better Muslim, and the Hindu, a better Hindu.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Serve others for they are reflections of the same Entity of which you are yourself another reflection. No one of you has any authenticity, except in reference to the Original. Feel always kinship with all creation.

- Sathya Sai Baba

I - Want - Peace, I is ego, Want is desire; Remove ego and desire and you have peace.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Without God, life is like a school without a teacher. It is a wire with no current passing through it; it is a body with no soul.

- Sathya Sai Baba

The body will shine if the character is fine; service of man and worship of God will preserve its charm.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Man will realize his mission on earth when he knows himself as divine and reveres others as divine.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Spiritual discipline is the cultivation of Love. Be full of Love. taste the exhilaration that Love can confer. Let everyone see your exuberant with light and joy.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Silence is the speech of the spiritual seeker.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Whenever and wherever you put yourself in touch with GOD, that is the state of meditation.

- Sathya Sai Baba

It has been well said that the food one consumes determines one's thoughts. By eating the flesh of various animals, the qualities of these animals are imbibed. How sinful is it to feed on animals, which are sustained by the same five elements as human beings! This leads to demonic tendencies, besides committing the sin of inflicting cruelty on animals.

- Sathya Sai Baba

Trust in my wisdom. I do not make mistakes. Love my uncertainty for it is not a mistake. It is my intent and will. Remember -- nothing happens without my will. Be still. Do not ask to understand. Do not want to understand.

- Sathya Sai Baba

I have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have not come on behalf of any exclusive religion. I have not come on a mission of publicity for a sect or creed or cause, nor have I come to collect followers for a doctrine. I have no plan to attract disciples or devotees into my fold or any fold. I have come to tell you of this unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of Love, this virtue of Love, this duty of Love, this obligation of Love.

- Sathya Sai Baba

When asked where God is, people point towards the sky or some far and distant region: no wonder then that He does not manifest Himself! Realize that He is in you, with you, behind you, and all around you; and He can be seen and felt everywhere.

- Sathya Sai Baba