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Inspiring Thoughts

"Foster the tiny seed of Love that clings
to ‘me’ and ‘mine,’ let it sprout into Love
for the group around you, and grow into
Love for all mankind, and spread out its
branches over animals, birds and those
that creep and crawl, and let the Love
enfold all things and beings in all the
worlds. Proceed from less Love to more
Love, narrow Love to expanded Love."
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba


“From the narrow vision of the individual needs, one must voyage out into the broad vision of the Universal. When a drop of water falls into the ocean, it loses its narrow individualities, its name and form and assumes the form, name and taste of the ocean itself. If it seeks to live separately as a drop, it will soon evaporate and be reduced to non-existence. Each one must become aware that he/she is part of the One Truth that encompasses everything in the Universe. Make the heart big and the mind pure, only then can peace and prosperity be established on earth. ”
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba



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

- Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba



“Whatever talent a person has should be dedicated to the rest of humanity - indeed to all living beings. Therein lies fulfillment. All men are kin. They are of the same likeness, the same build, molded out of the same material, with the same divine essence in each. Service to man will help your divinity to blossom, for it will gladden your heart and make you feel that life has been worth while. Service to man is service to God, for He is in every man, and every living being, in every stone and stump. Offer your talents at the feet of God. Let every act be a flower, free from the creeping worms of envy and egoism and full of the fragrance of love and sacrifice.”

- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba



“If a person overlooks the faults of others, and sees only their merits, and thus keeps his mind pure and serene, his whole life will be happy. To be unconcerned in all things, with the mind cool, free of desires and without hate, is beautiful in a seeker.”

Ramana Maharishi



“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.”

- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba


"The flame of a lamp has two qualities. One is to banish darkness. The other is a continuous upward movement. Even when a lamp is kept in a pit, the flame moves upwards. The sages have therefore adored the lamp of wisdom as the flame that leads men to higher states. Hence, the effulgence of light should not be treated as a trivial phenomenon. Along with lighting the external lamps, men should strive to light the lamps within them."

- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba



“There is only one religion, the religion of Love;
There is only one language, the language of the Heart;
There is only one caste, the caste of Humanity;
There is only one law, the law of Karma;
There is only one God, He is Omnipresent.”

- Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“Learn to do good things with the body; contemplate about good things with your mind. Cultivate good thoughts and perform good deeds. Sometimes, people ask: “Yes, we should learn to love everyone, but what should be done if the other person hates us in spite of our loving them so much?” Why should you be bothered whether others reciprocate your love or not? Your duty is to see that you do not swerve from the right path. If you also hate, how can you claim that you are still good? Endeavour your best to influence and transform others,but do not swerve from being good.”

- Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba



"Silence is the only language of the realised. Practise moderation in speech. That will help you in many ways. It will develop love, for most misunderstandings and factions arise out of carelessly spoken words. When the foot slips, the wound can be healed; but when the tongue slips, the wound it causes in the heart of another will fester for life. The tongue is liable for four big errors: uttering falsehood, scandalising, finding fault with others, and excessive articulation. These have to be avoided if there is to be peace for the individual as well as for society. The bond of brotherhood will be tightened if people speak less and speak sweetly. That is why silence was prescribed as a vow for spiritual aspirants by the scriptures. You are all spiritual aspirants at various stages of the road, and so this discipline is valuable for you also".

- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba



"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."

Mulan



"You sit in Meditation for ten minutes after the evening Bhajan session (devotional singing session); so far so good. But, let me ask, when you rise after the ten minutes and move about, do you see everyone in a clearer light as endowed with Divinity? If not, Meditation is a waste of time. Do you love more, do you talk less, do you serve others more earnestly? These are the signs of success in Meditation. Your progress must be authenticated by your character and behavior. Meditation must transmute your attitude towards beings and things, else it is a hoax. Even a boulder will, through the action of sun and rain, heat and cold, disintegrate into mud and become food for a tree. Even the hardest heart can be softened so that the Divine can sprout therein.“

- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba