Friday, February 18, 2011



Some persons are living legends. Sathya Sai Baba is one such.  It is difficult to explain how and why he became spiritual. As Lord Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita, it comes from a previous Birth, perhaps.

His teachings and his great deeds of service to humanity are truly magnificent.

Here are some of his most beautiful quotes. These are the ways – we must shape our life; the humanity must shape its course.

Ø Service has a double effect, it extinguishes ego and gives bliss.
Ø Before you speak, think -Is it necessary? Is it true? Is it kind? Will it hurt anyone? Will it improve on silence?
Ø Always respect another's opinion and another's point of view.
Ø Discipline trains you to put up with disappointments.
Ø You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.
Ø Unity is the secret of social progress, and service to society is the means to promote it.
Ø For the progress of humanity, work alone is not adequate, but the work should be associated with love, compassion, right conduct, truthfulness and sympathy. Without the above qualities, selfless service cannot be performed.
Ø Service slowly and steadily broadens one's heart, bringing with it an unexpected feeling of happiness, and it begins to transform the community around us as well.
Ø If the Parent is a drunkard, a gambler and a cheat, no amount of textbook ethics can cure the sons.
Ø Less talk - more work!  
Ø The values a man must cherish as his life-breath are, Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Non violence.
Ø Wealth that you hoard is not yours; wealth that you have given is really yours.
Ø No one can liberate you, for no one has bound you; you hold on to the nettle of worldly pleasures and you weep for pain.
Ø A language is as sweet as the tongues of the speakers.
Ø Every experience that is drawn through any of the senses has an effect on one's health.
Ø Discipline is the mark of intelligent living
Ø A man's well-being depends upon his degree of contentment. 
Ø God is not to be spoken of as coming down or going up, since HE is everywhere.
Ø What is the unmistakable mark of a wise man?  It is Love, Love for all humanity.
Ø Each man carries his destiny in his own hands.
Ø Silence is the speech of the spiritual seeker.
Ø Service springs out of Love and it scatters Love in profusion.
Ø Ignorance is the most important cause of sorrow.
Ø Have constructive thoughts, consoling words, compassionate acts.
Ø The end of knowledge is Love.  The end of education is character.
Ø Mine, not thine; this sense of greed is the root of all evil.  This distinction is applied even to GOD! -- my GOD, not yours! Your GOD, not mine!
Ø Love lives by giving and forgiving.  Self lives by getting and forgetting.
Ø God is neither distant, nor distinct from you.
Ø When there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.  When there is order in the nation, there will be PEACE in the world.
Ø The beauty of life depends upon our good habits.
Ø Good company is important; it helps to cultivate good qualities.
Ø You cannot see ME, but I am the light you see by.  You cannot hear ME, but I am the sound you hear by.  You cannot know ME, but I am the truth by which you live.
Ø God gave you the time, space, cause, material, idea, skill, chance and fortune.  Why should you feel as if you are the doer?
Ø Unity is divinity; purity is enlightenment.
Ø Reason can prevail only when arguments are advanced without the whipping up of sound.
Ø Take failure and victory coolly.
Ø There should not be any trace of dislike or distrust on the score of nationality, language, caste, economic status, scholarship, age or sex.
Ø Your thoughts, words, and deeds will shape others and theirs will shape you.
Ø Love seeks no reward; Love is its own reward.
Ø Truth has no fear; Untruth shivers at every shadow.
Ø Mind sees separateness, Love sees unity.
Ø Friendship is the expression of unshakable LOVE, LOVE that is noble, pure, free from desire or egoism.
Ø Do not use poisonous words against anyone, for words wound more fatally than even arrows.
Ø Patience is all the strength that man needs.
Ø A nation that has no bridle on its sensuality, can never thrive or survive.
Ø Teachers must be examples of LOVE and TRUTH.
Ø Love must express itself as SERVICE.
Ø Devotion is not a uniform to be worn on certain days and then to be put aside.
Ø Practice the vocabulary of love - unlearn the language of hate and contempt. 

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