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72 Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes That Guide Us Through Tough Times

Famous As: Spiritual Guru
Died On: October 15, 1918
Born In: India
Shirdi Sai Baba was a revered spiritual master, who was admired by both the Muslim and the Hindu devotees during and after his lifetime. His devotes regarded him as a satguru, fakir, saint, and an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. His devotees consider him a creator, sustainer, and destroyer of this universe. As per the accounts of his life, his thoughts, teachings, and preaching are about realization of the self, forgiveness, charity, inner peace, devotion, helping others, devotion to the God, Guru, and contentment. He condemned attachment towards perishable things. ‘Sabka Mallik Ek’ (Everyone’s Master Is One) is one of his most well-known epigrams. We bring to you a collection of some notable, inspiring, enlightening, motivating and thought-provoking quotes and sayings by Shirdi Sai Baba. Let us browse through the quotes and thoughts by Shirdi Sai Baba that hold a world of wisdom.
College education gives you the chance to earn money and live thereupon. But, umless it destroys certain illusions that are nourished by the common level of mankind, your lives will not be happy.

College education gives you the chance to earn money and live thereupon. But, umless it destroys certain illusions that are nourished by the common level of mankind, your lives will not be happy.

Shirdi Sai Baba
What is necessary is not EHV, but 3-HV: (Head-Heart-and Hands). The hands should carry out what the heart and approved of the ideas emanated from the head.

What is necessary is not EHV, but 3-HV: (Head-Heart-and Hands). The hands should carry out what the heart and approved of the ideas emanated from the head.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The end of knowledge is wisdom The end of culture is perfection The end of wisdom is freedom The end of education is character. And character consists of eagerness to renounce one's selfish greed.

The end of knowledge is wisdom The end of culture is perfection The end of wisdom is freedom The end of education is character. And character consists of eagerness to renounce one's selfish greed.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The objective of education should be impressed on the children's minds. The academic education of today is shallow and useless because it has no value orientation.

The objective of education should be impressed on the children's minds. The academic education of today is shallow and useless because it has no value orientation.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education must assume full responsibility to enter the moral and spiritual lives of pupils.

Education must assume full responsibility to enter the moral and spiritual lives of pupils.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The education system today makes and educated person selfish. It makes that person a slave to the senses and as a consequence the person forgets their own divine nature.

The education system today makes and educated person selfish. It makes that person a slave to the senses and as a consequence the person forgets their own divine nature.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education must promote peace, security and happiness.

Education must promote peace, security and happiness.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Not living for food, but living for the sake of an ideal, that is the goal of education

Not living for food, but living for the sake of an ideal, that is the goal of education

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education has to be welcomed as a Spiritual Practice for the establishment of Peace in the individual heart as well as in society including the human commonwealth.

Education has to be welcomed as a Spiritual Practice for the establishment of Peace in the individual heart as well as in society including the human commonwealth.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The ideal of service and the urge to practice it form the very heart of education.

The ideal of service and the urge to practice it form the very heart of education.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education must open the eyes and enable them to recognise the One behind the many.

Education must open the eyes and enable them to recognise the One behind the many.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Pure love is the chief manifestation of education.

Pure love is the chief manifestation of education.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The nation can prosper and be happy only when education develops in an atmosphere of Truth, Love and Reverence.

The nation can prosper and be happy only when education develops in an atmosphere of Truth, Love and Reverence.

Shirdi Sai Baba
True knowledge is that which establishes harmony and synthesis between ience on the one hand and spirituality and ethics on the other.

True knowledge is that which establishes harmony and synthesis between ience on the one hand and spirituality and ethics on the other.

Shirdi Sai Baba
It is essential to practice spiritual disciplines along with academic studies.

It is essential to practice spiritual disciplines along with academic studies.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Learning to earn a living is only half the job. The other half is to make life worthwhile and meaningful.

Learning to earn a living is only half the job. The other half is to make life worthwhile and meaningful.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education has to cultivate humility and discipline, but today it is yielding a harvest of pride and envy.

Education has to cultivate humility and discipline, but today it is yielding a harvest of pride and envy.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Science without discrimination Human existence without discipline Friendship without gratitude Music without melody A society without morality and justice Cannot be of benefit to the people.

Science without discrimination Human existence without discipline Friendship without gratitude Music without melody A society without morality and justice Cannot be of benefit to the people.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education has to endow you with an eagerness to surrender.

Education has to endow you with an eagerness to surrender.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education must be orientated towards the attainment of character for leading clean simple lives.

Education must be orientated towards the attainment of character for leading clean simple lives.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.

Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education must award self-confidence, the courage to depend on one's own strength.

Education must award self-confidence, the courage to depend on one's own strength.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Character is the most precious gift of education.

Character is the most precious gift of education.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education should ennoble the students, but instead it is debasing them. Instead of shaping the young into diamonds, it is turning them into coals. It is not bringing transformation in them, It is not bestowing wisdom.

Education should ennoble the students, but instead it is debasing them. Instead of shaping the young into diamonds, it is turning them into coals. It is not bringing transformation in them, It is not bestowing wisdom.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.

Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.

Shirdi Sai Baba
What the world needs today is neither a new order, a new education, a new system, a new society nor a new religion. The remedy lies in a mind and a heart filled with holiness.

What the world needs today is neither a new order, a new education, a new system, a new society nor a new religion. The remedy lies in a mind and a heart filled with holiness.

Shirdi Sai Baba
You are not educated if all you have achieved is the study of ten books.

You are not educated if all you have achieved is the study of ten books.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Unity of minds, natural love and co-operation, are the qualities we have to develop today. Education is not for securing university degrees.

Unity of minds, natural love and co-operation, are the qualities we have to develop today. Education is not for securing university degrees.

Shirdi Sai Baba
There is no use if knowledge grows while desires multiply. It makes one a hero in words and a zero in action.

There is no use if knowledge grows while desires multiply. It makes one a hero in words and a zero in action.

Shirdi Sai Baba
True beauty lies in true education.

True beauty lies in true education.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The cultivation of Love is the greatest need today.

The cultivation of Love is the greatest need today.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education is not acquisition of burdensome information regarding objects and men. It is the awareness of the immortal spirit within,, which is the spring of joy, peace and courage.

Education is not acquisition of burdensome information regarding objects and men. It is the awareness of the immortal spirit within,, which is the spring of joy, peace and courage.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Humility, reverence, compassion, forbearance, sacrifice and self-control are the qualities that reveal the outcome of the true education.

Humility, reverence, compassion, forbearance, sacrifice and self-control are the qualities that reveal the outcome of the true education.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education should serve to enlarge the vision and broaden the outlook of the people.

Education should serve to enlarge the vision and broaden the outlook of the people.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education does not mean the imparting of verbal knowledge alone.

Education does not mean the imparting of verbal knowledge alone.

Shirdi Sai Baba
You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song.

You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The learned man's life itself shines as the message for mankind.

The learned man's life itself shines as the message for mankind.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education today does not impart to the students the capacity or grit to face the challenges of daily life. The educational field has become the playing ground of ignorance.

Education today does not impart to the students the capacity or grit to face the challenges of daily life. The educational field has become the playing ground of ignorance.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Modern education develops the intellect and imparts skills, but does not promote qualities in any way.

Modern education develops the intellect and imparts skills, but does not promote qualities in any way.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The father, the mother and the teacher are the three primarily responsible for moulding the future of the country.

The father, the mother and the teacher are the three primarily responsible for moulding the future of the country.

Shirdi Sai Baba
A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.

A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord.

The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord.

Shirdi Sai Baba
No joy can equal the joy of serving others.

No joy can equal the joy of serving others.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.

Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Real education should enable one to utilise the knowledge one has acquired to meet the challenges of life and to make all human beings happy as far as possible.

Real education should enable one to utilise the knowledge one has acquired to meet the challenges of life and to make all human beings happy as far as possible.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.

Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The universe is a great university.

The universe is a great university.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Wisdom flashes like lightening amidst the clouds of the inner sky; one has to foster the flash, and preserve the light. That is the true sign of the 'educated' person.

Wisdom flashes like lightening amidst the clouds of the inner sky; one has to foster the flash, and preserve the light. That is the true sign of the 'educated' person.

Shirdi Sai Baba
What the head thinks, should be examined critically in the heart and this right decision should be carried out by the hands. This should be the primary product of the educational process.

What the head thinks, should be examined critically in the heart and this right decision should be carried out by the hands. This should be the primary product of the educational process.

Shirdi Sai Baba
You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!

You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!

Shirdi Sai Baba
Education today is a process of filling the mind with the contents of books, emptying the contents in the examination hall and returning empty-headed.

Education today is a process of filling the mind with the contents of books, emptying the contents in the examination hall and returning empty-headed.

Shirdi Sai Baba
True education consists in the cultivation of the heart.

True education consists in the cultivation of the heart.

Shirdi Sai Baba
I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray.

Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one's heart.

Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one's heart.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Most people thing that the purpose of education is to acquire a degree, a qualification. So what is this degree of B.A.? B.A.+D (D stands for degree) becomes BAD, and if you are more qualified you are M.A.+D = MAD!

Most people thing that the purpose of education is to acquire a degree, a qualification. So what is this degree of B.A.? B.A.+D (D stands for degree) becomes BAD, and if you are more qualified you are M.A.+D = MAD!

Shirdi Sai Baba
Unless knowledge is transformed into wisdom, and wisdom is expressed in character; education is a wasteful process.

Unless knowledge is transformed into wisdom, and wisdom is expressed in character; education is a wasteful process.

Shirdi Sai Baba
You seek too much information and not enough transformation.

You seek too much information and not enough transformation.

Shirdi Sai Baba
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.

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.

Shirdi Sai Baba
All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.

All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.

Shirdi Sai Baba
It is only in the depths of silence that the voice of God can be heard.

It is only in the depths of silence that the voice of God can be heard.

Shirdi Sai Baba
The sign of a person who has had an education is good manners.

The sign of a person who has had an education is good manners.

Shirdi Sai Baba
Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.

Shirdi Sai Baba

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.

Shirdi Sai Baba

Let anyone speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving a bitter reply. If you tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy. If anybody wants any money from you, and you are not inclined to give, do not give. But do not bark at him like a Dog.

Shirdi Sai Baba

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.

Shirdi Sai Baba

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.

Shirdi Sai Baba

To every one of us there must come a time when the whole universe will be found to have been a dream, when we find the soul is infinitely better than its surroundings. It is only a question of time, and time is nothing in the infinite.

Shirdi Sai Baba

Education confers humility, endows one with the authority to command, that will entitle one to affluence. With the help of charity and compassion this affluence can be made fruitful, and by this means, happiness in this world and peace in the next can be won.

Shirdi Sai Baba

A college which does not confer the knowledge of the Spiritual Reality to the students who are engaged in the pursuit of various material studies, is as barren as the sky without the moon, or a heart without peace, or a nation without reference to law.

Shirdi Sai Baba