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!
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.
When we want to use our faculties, time and energy for geting close to Baba we have to cut down on many other activities.
Nature, which is the manifested sprit of God, tells human beings, “ i have given you a body, a mind and soul, i have created the facilities on this earth. Put them to the best posssible use for your good and that of others”.
Pure love is the chief manifestation of education.
All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.
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.
Even we fail a number of times it does not matter, the main point is wheather one is using our God-given faculties to their maximum limits.
The cultivation of Love is the greatest need today.
The first problem theat arises when faith is dependant only on miracles creted by a Saint or master is that the devotee becomes miracle-dependent.
If one is sincere enough and is fully surrendered to Baba then he will controll his desires and conduct.
The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord.
God has given intelligence to human beings in comparison to animals, to discriminate between good and evil. Such practise will slowley but definitely grow devotion in him imperceptibly.
The main question about the faith in the Master is should miracles be the only factor/plinth of such faith even if a Master is capable of creating such miracles?
Education does not mean the imparting of verbal knowledge alone.
Modern education develops the intellect and imparts skills, but does not promote qualities in any way.
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.
Saburi is an essential factor for the generation, sustenance and growth of devotion.
Not living for food, but living for the sake of an ideal, that is the goal of education.
Whenever in doubt about his thoughts and actions a devotee should try to relate these with the information on similar situation provided in Shri Sai Satcharita.
In every state of mind and soul while going through the diffrent events of life, we should always look to Shri Sai so that we do not go far from Him.
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.
Education should serve to enlarge the vision and broaden the outlook of the people.
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.
The devotee of Shri Shridi Sai know that whoever surrenders to Him. He takes care.
Education must award self-confidence, the courage to depend on one’s own strength.
The universe is a great university.
The devotees should always try to improve their inner qualties of patience, faith tolerance, eggolessness and gradually his closeness with baba will increase.
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.
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.
Devotees who only depend on the powers of miracles of a master will lose faith if the miracles prayed for does not take place.
We must make Sai our mainstay of life and pray to Him with our heart and soul.
Everyone’s God is One.
Education must open the eyes and enable them to recognise the One behind the many.
I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.
Character is the most precious gift of education.
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.
Faith and patience are complementary to each other.
Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray.
True beauty lies in true education.
Sai’s job is to carry out the functions of God – creation, sustenance and destruction – and to lead souls in their spirituals journey towards Divinity. After leaving the body He is there in his God state, as cosmic reality.
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.
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.
It is only in the depths of silence that the voice of God can be heard.
The father, the mother and the teacher are the three primarily responsible for moulding the future of the country.
Education has to endow you with an eagerness to surrender.
You are not educated if all you have achieved is the study of ten books.
The worthy devotees conquers their weakness of mind to depend on miracle and stand out on their own in the world as great personalities of faith.
Learning to earn a living is only half the job. The other half is to make life worthwhile and meaningful.
Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.
Unless knowledge is transformed into wisdom, and wisdom is expressed in character; education is a wasteful process.
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.
The seed of faith takes a lot of time to generate and to grow. It may take years or even a few lives.
No joy can equal the joy of serving others.
Humility and simplicity are not weaknesses, they are the biggest strength one can posses on the path of spritiual devlopemnts.
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.
True knowledge is that which establishes harmony and synthesis between ience on the one hand and spirituality and ethics on the other.
The Sadgurus take a human body out of infinite compassion for the suffering devotees.
The learned man’s life itself shines as the message for mankind.
The ideal of service and the urge to practice it form the very heart of education.
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.
It is essential to practice spiritual disciplines along with academic studies.
The sadguru is the repository of all Shaktis becuse his cariers on the wishes of the ‘Parabramha’, therfore all Shaktis of the ‘Parambrhma’ assist whenever He wishes.
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.
Sai has embodied Himself by the love aspect of God for the suffering lot, and His kindness is unfaithomable.
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.
There is no use if knowledge grows while desires multiply. It makes one a hero in words and a zero in action.
Tolerating the pleasures and pain of life the true devotees continue to do their best for the cause of the Master.
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.
If we follow the prescriptions of Baba, as contained in Shri Sai Satcharita, our thought process can go though a qualitative change and we can have a clear picture of the world around and our reliance in the vast universe.
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.
Baba can always give a direct solutions to all the problems but His method has been to lead the devotee through a self-finding and analytical mental process .
The Sadgurus do not believe in keeping their disciples dependent on them for all times to come with a view to get continued personal service from them.
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.
If one start praying to Baba for Bhakti and yet continues to conduct himself in an unethical manner forbidden by Baba then how do we expect Baba to generate bhakti in this mind?
Sai Devotess may go on talking birth life after life, but Sriguru Sai will be there always to help and guide them towards happiness and spritual evolution.
For his devotees Baba has set two cardinal priiciples in the path of devotion. The first one is “Shradha”, which means devotional faith, and the other one is “Saburi”. Which means tolerance with patience.
Faith without patience will bring loss of faith at frequent intervals of time and will not allow growth.
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.
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.
Unity of minds, natural love and co-operation, are the qualities we have to develop today. Education is not for securing university degrees.
The Sadgurus desire to evolve the disciples to the state of perfect human being (Satpurush), with perfect noble qualities so that these evolved souls can further carry on task as per the divine Plan.
Humility, reverence, compassion, forbearance, sacrifice and self-control are the qualities that reveal the outcome of the true education.
Education has to cultivate humility and discipline, but today it is yielding a harvest of pride and envy.
The sign of a person who has had an education is good manners.
Whatever He is, for us He is our most dear, most loving and most caring Sai, he is our father, mother, friend and Guru.
Sai is looking after His devotees and children as much today as He used to when He was at Shridi.
The nation can prosper and be happy only when education develops in an atmosphere of Truth, Love and Reverence.
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.
The Sadgurus not only give emancipation to the human souls under their care but the also create a few spritials workers from among the evolved devotees to assist them in thir unversal and subtle activities.
The Sadgurus take a human body out of infinite compassion for the suffering devotees.
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.
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 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.
Whenever we surrender to him the support of whatever Shakti is necessary will be provided by him, wheather it is for material benefit or spritual upliftment.
When reading Shri Sai Satcharita or other literature on Baba, our thought should always be focused on the aspect of conscious mental evolution that Baba repeatedly taught and exemplified through his own conduct.
Not doing what God has empowered us to do but merely wishing for miracles to happen is treating an illusory path.
Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one’s heart.
True education consists in the cultivation of the heart.
Education must assume full responsibility to enter the moral and spiritual lives of pupils.
Faith or surrender means leaving everything on Baba – body mind and soul.
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.
You seek too much information and not enough transformation.
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!
Education must promote peace, security and happiness.
You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song.
I had a Guru. He was a great saint and most merciful. I served him long – very, very long; still, he would not blow any mantra in my ears. I had a keen desire never to leave him but to stay with him and serve him and at all cost receive some instruction from him.
Education must be orientated towards the attainment of character for leading clean simple lives.
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 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 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.
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.