Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 32 (1997)
There is no teacher greater than the Conscience.
There is no preceptor greater than time.
The world verily is the greatest text.
God is the only true friend.
The entire creation has originated from Truth and ultimately merges in Truth.
There is no place where truth does not exist. Recognize this pure and unsullied truth.
To Uphold Morality, Adhere To Truth
It is based on this that the ancient sages and seers said:
Sathyam bruyath, priyam bruyath, na bruyath sathyamapriyam
(Speak truth, speak pleasingly, do not speak truth that is unpalatable).
Sathyam bruyath refers to moral value. Manava jathi (human race) cannot survive without neethi (morality).
Today the whole world is engulfed in troubles and turmoil on account of injustice, falsehood, and unrighteousness. Only young men and women are capable of restoring the declining human values. Only when man upholds morality can there be equality, fraternity, and freedom in society.
To uphold morality, one should adhere to truth. That is why it is said, sathyam bruyath. This is the primary duty of man. The second one, priyam bruyath (speak pleasingly) refers to dharmic value. It is based on this that the Bhagavad Gita says,
Anudvegakaram vakyam sathyam priya hitham cha yath
(Speak truth in a pleasing and wholesome manner. Your speech should not excite others impulses and emotions).
The third one, na bruyath sathyamapriyam (do not speak truth that is unpalatable) refers to spiritual value. One has to adhere to these principles to progress on the spiritual path.
Embodiments of Love!
The Himachala (the Himalayan mountains) forms the boundary for India on the northern part. What is the inner meaning of Himachala? Hima means ice, which stands for purity and peace. Achala means that which is steady. So, himachala signifies purity, peace, and steadiness. The perennial rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswathi symbolise the continuous blood circulation in the human body.
Be Proud To Be A Bharatiya
Loka samastha sukhino bhavantu (may the whole world be happy)!
Nations are many, but earth is one.
Jewels are many, but gold is one.
Stars are many, but sky is one.
Cows are many, but milk is one.
Bodies are many, but breath is one.
One Who Is Not A Sevaka Cannot Become A Nayaka
One Who Is Not A Sevaka Cannot Become A Nayaka
Heart Bereft Of Love Is Like A Barren Land
Love is God, live in love.
Where there is faith, there is love,
Where there is love, there is peace,
Where there is peace, there is truth,
Where there is truth, there is God,
Where there is God, there is bliss.
Do Not Lead A Life Of Selfishness
Bend the body, mend the senses, end the mind
O man, enquire, what great happiness You have acquired by forgetting God and
Spending all your education and energy Limitlessly in eking out a livelihood Right from dawn to dusk. [Telugu Poem]
Establish Direct Contact With God
You May Hoodwink Anyone, But Not God
Sarvatah Pani Padam Tat Sarvathokshi Siromukham, Sarvatah Srutimalloke Sarvamavritya Thishtathi (with His hands, feet, eyes, head, mouth, and ears pervading everything, God permeates the entire universe) .
Desires Are The Luggage In The Journey Of Life
“Less luggage more comfort makes travel a pleasure.”
Bhikshanam deharakshartham vasathram sheetha nivaranam (food is meant to sustain your body and clothing to protect you from cold).
True Yoga Lies In Unifying Your Love With The Divine
“Yogaha chtta vritti nirodaha,”
controlling the vagaries of the mind is yoga and allowing the senses to have their own way is roga (disease).
O mind, do not ask for anything.
Ask, and it shall be delayed.
Do not ask, and it shall be granted soon.
Did He not shower His grace on Sabari, who never asked?
Did He not perform the last rites of Jatayu and grant him liberation, without his asking?
Whatever You Do, Do It As An Offering To God
“Hands in the society, head in the forest.”
Do Not Waste Food, Money, Time, And Energy
You Are Not A Computer; You Are A Composer
Help ever, hurt never.
Paropakarah punyaya papaya parapeedanam
(helping others is merit, harming others is sin).
“Where there is unity, there is purity.
Where there is purity, there is Divinity.”
Ashram Education Inculcates All Noble Values In Man
Your Character Depends On Environment Around You
If wealth is lost, nothing is lost,
If health is lost, something is lost,
If character is lost, everything is lost
There Is Only One Guru, And He Is God
Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru Devo Maheswarah
Neither by penance nor by pilgrimages
Nor by going through sacred texts
Can one cross the ocean of Samsara.
Only through service can one redeem oneself.
There may be gold, silver, copper, iron filings, diamonds, rubies, silks, and other things of value spread out on a flat surface. But a magnet pays no attention to all the riches; it selects only the iron filings. It is the same with devotees. God does not select on the basis of wealth. He looks to the purity of the heart.
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba