Sathya Sai Baba Quotes


editor   Saiom  Shriver

Sathya Sai Baba is a guru to over 100 million people.  There are thousands of books and millions of articles written about him.  A fraction of his own words are contained free online in 72 volumes at in the discourse link. Several 24 hour a day 7 day a week channels of are geared specifically to Africa, Asia, the Americas.


All beings are beautiful seen through eyes of love.


God looks upon sin as a Mother upon her baby's first halting attempts to walk


Those who ask for love in return are coolies demanding wages.


The actor who slaps you on stage waits behind the curtain to

congratulate you on your performance.


Proximity leads to attraction. Attraction leads to thought.

Thought leads to action.


Why does the dead ball moon shining with stolen light

have more power on earth than the self-luminescent stars

(many times larger and more brilliant)?  Proximity.


Why pluck a flower and hasten her death?


If the fruit is green it will not fall to the ground even if you beat it with a sharp stick.

When it is ripe it falls of its own accord in the silence of the night.


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!


Love is the rose. Lust is the thorn.


Diamonds shine more brightly foiled by black velvet.

(in reply to someone who asked about an author paid to write a book attacking Baba)


God is in every creature. How can you cause such pain?
(to a nonvegetarian).


Not in the morning (mourning) pond does the lionwash his blood.  (given in meditation)

Possible interpretations.

a. The Atlantic is referred to by many as the pond. For Americans, the sun seems to rise in the Atlantic

in the morning and sets in the Pacific of an evening. Not in the mourning pond ..people in pain

often don't want to be around others in pain, but around those who can transmit joy.

c. In the morning the blood on the lion's muzzle is visible in the clear light. But at dusk, it is not,

All of us except a handful have in some life or other acted in violence against others. We are

healed by the vision of those who see only our inate divinity.


Each is all.
(Baba's response when Linden H asked how he could love Baba more.).


One needs no map to see the stars.


Never harm a snake or a scorpion. He will only harm you if ordered to do so by
God. If so ordered there is nothing you can do about it.  (in Sai Satcharitra)


Health care is not a business.

Science is a glowworm in the light of billions of blazing suns


I give you what you want so that you will want I have to give.


Corn corn (seed) begets corn.


Love is expansion. Selfishness is contraction.

Nature can be modified by nurture; Dogs too can cease to relish meat

when they are trained to relish only vegetarian food.


A single glance of the Avatar bestows all boons

(For most they come one by one, gradually)


"As much as possible sleep under the midnight sky.
(said to a woman attempting to end a relationship)."


"Aries is Caesar. Caesar is the detonater. Caesar is the diaspora."


Vibhuti is for those of faith. Hospitals are for people without faith.

(Vibhuti is powdered ash Baba materialized and caused to flow from his pictures

around the world and from other objects. Endless miracles were associated with putting it

on the skin or tongue or drinking it in water.)


A barking dog in a room full of mirrors sees only enemies.


Shantiswaruplaara  (God whose form is Peace)


Albert Einstein was patient with his illtempered wife. One day
exasperated that he was lost in thought, she poured a jug of
water on his head. He looked up and said Frequently we have
lightning, but today we also have the downpour.


Those who expound most loudly about advaita (nonduality.. the Oneness of all) are often

the very ones exaggerating the tiniest differences. (paraphrased)


Even (lowlying) water when it becomes steam can rise into the sky.


When the sun is reflected in 10 pots, there are not 11 suns but 1.The sun does not
die when a reflection containing pot is spilled or evaporates
or is overtaken by nightfall.


You are actors on the stage before the footlights. The Director, who knows the
Play, who assigns the roles, who gives the cues, who calls you in and puts you
on is behind the curtain.


On marriage: Both should love and serve one another as One. There is no distinction nor any
difference between them. Both are One and one cannot live without the other.


Attain God who is Love by loving.


Medical experts can be hired but life cannot be secured on lease


(Re those who ask for healing) I heal one third immediately, one third slowly which is best,

and one third not yet because their hearts have not yet learned the lessons of the suffering.


As a mirror focused on the dark void has no power, but shines with light when focused

on the sun, so place your consciousness
on the good, not transitory evil.  (paraphrased).

*39 A woman was watching the pet of her friiend who was going to India for 6 months.

She, the dog, had hip dysplasia, and the woman often lifted her into the car. Asking Baba one

day if this was enabling the dog C, she opened in one of the 72 volumes of Baba's discourses to

"Be content if your seva (service) is to lift a lame lamb over a stile."

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