Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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# Saying
1 When you recognize your own faults, you then begin to understand the ways of the Divine.
2 Unless you shed egoism, and love all and serve all with equanimity, the Lord will not acknowledge your devotion!
3 Practice detachment from now on; practice it little by little, for a day will come sooner or later when you will have to give up all that you hold dear.
4 There is no greater quality in you than selfless love, which expresses itself in service to others. Selfless love is the source of real bliss.
5 The thought of God, the contemplation of God, the grace of God – these alone can confer the purity we need.
6 When animal feelings are washed out, Divine feelings begin to flow freely.
7 Love, respect, tolerance, mutual co-operation and forbearance – these must flow from the heart of each to all.
8 The tongue should be engaged only in speaking the truth, sweetly and softly, in remembering God, and in eating what is wholesome and good for the body.
9 I am in you, with you, above you, behind you, protecting you at all times, just as the eyelids protect the eye.
10 The father, the mother and the teacher are the three primarily responsible for molding the future of a Nation.
11 Education must result in humility. Humility is the best credential for success in life.
12 Our deeds reveal our motives, our motives design our habits, our habits decide our character, and our character determines our destination.
13 Be a servant; a servant of God - then, all strength and joy will be added unto you.
14 Injuring or Hurting or Causing harm to another is a sign of animality.
15 To secure God's grace one must adhere to right conduct and observe purity in thought, word and deed.
16 Man today worships inanimate idols and images, but makes no attempt to love his fellow human beings. This was the first message of Jesus.
17 God's grace is easily secured by the sacred use of your senses.
18 If you wish to enjoy enduring happiness, you must fill your mind with pure thoughts and entertain fine feelings in your heart.
19 Desire destroys devotion, anger destroys wisdom, greed destroys work - hence sacrifice these bad qualities at the Lord's Feet.
20 In fact, happiness results not when desires are fulfilled, but when they are controlled.
21 Devotion to the Divine will give you bliss, prosperity and peace.
22 Do all acts as offering to God; do not classify some as ‘my work’ and some as ‘His’ work.
23 Obey the Guru, follow His instructions, progress along the spiritual path, this is real 'Puja' to Him!
24 A nation that has no bridle on its sensuality, can never thrive or survive.
25 Physical knowledge is negative, while spiritual knowledge is positive. Humanness blossoms when the positive is blended with the negative.
26 Assign to your mind the task of serving the Lord and you can easily tame it.
27 Love is God - Live in Love.
28 Cherish your parents as embodiments of the Divine.
29 True sacrifice consists in sharing with others one
30 Simple faith in the words of the wise is more profitable than years of study and discussion.
31 Ignorance, wavering faith, fickleness, and egoism-these tarnish the Nature of Man; they rob him of even the tiniest into of peace.
32 Remember the Lord with Love. Worship Him with Love. Sanctify your life with Love.
33 An air-conditioner may cool your body. But, God's Grace alone can cool your heated brain and troubled heart.
34 Constant reflection on the glory of God helps to transform and transmute the body, mind and spirit.
35 The thought of God, the contemplation of God, and the grace of God - these alone can confer the purity we need.
36 Never get inflated when praised or deflated when blamed. Be a spiritual lion.
37 Secular knowledge is like the bulb and spiritual knowledge like the current. Both are essential for the progress of man and the world at large.
38 Obey your Guru, follow his instructions, and progress along the spiritual road - that is real Pada Puja (worship of the feet).
39 There is no nobler quality in the world than love. It is wisdom. It is righteousness. It is wealth. It is Truth.
40 Develop firm faith that whatever our mother does for us unselfishly is for our own good.
41 When the heart is filled with good thoughts and feelings, all that comes out of the senses - your speech, vision and action - will all be pure.
42 Children can be moulded more easily through sweetness and softness which maternal affection implies.
43 Practice the vocabulary of pure and unselfish love - unlearn the language of hate and contempt.
44 The future of the world is decided by the ideals implanted by teachers in the minds of young boys and girls entrusted to their care.
45 If you can fill yourself with good thoughts in any situation, your life will become sanctified.
46 Spiritual Sadhana means cultivating noble thoughts and undertaking good deeds.
47 Constant reflection on the glory of God helps you to transmute the body, mind and spirit.
48 Education is meant for Dharmacharana (practice of righteousness) and not for Dhanarjana (acquiring wealth).
49 The beauty of life depends upon our good habits.
50 Sweetness in character alone is the offering that God likes.

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba:
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