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Shirdi Sai Baba – Sayings - Wisdom - Gyan

This is a collection of sayings, wisdom and gyan of Shirdi Sai Baba.

If one meditates on Me with truthful urge, he can know Me. To such a person, I shall grant not only the vision of My physical body but also take him to greater spiritual heights and make him eligible to receive the vision and blessings of Siddha Purusha (God-realized Soul).”

I am Divinity personified and all-pervasive. According to the needs of My devotees, I grant them the visions of Myself in different physical forms. Fort this, spiritual practice (Sadhana) is essential.

I am immortal. The primary duty of My Avatar is to provide My devotees all their requirements in this world and that beyond. If you worship Me, I will make you unambitious.

Do not fight with anyone. Do not retaliate nor scandalize anyone. When anyone talks of you, that is, against you, pass on unperturbed. His words cannot pierce into your body. Other’s acts will effect them alone and not you.

Discrimination is the touch stone, which enables one to understand what is real and what is unreal. First, setup God in your heart, then realize God. Speeches and lectures may be taken up after the realization of God.

He who stands on a firm foundation, beyond the clutches of ignorance and arrogance and who is fully aware that ‘Paramatma’ is immutable and unaffected by forces of destruction is a self realized soul.

An avadhuta is one who keeps his mind unaffected by the changes, the moods like happiness and pain etc.

Bad thoughts separate you from others and make you forget the divinity. So you must combat evil thoughts arising in your mind.

As soon as thoughts come to you, you should not rush into action, but use your intelligence and arrive at a correct decision.

Action taken after scrutiny results in peace.

The root cause of fear in man is the absence of pure and sacred thoughts in his mind.

However learned and powerful a person be, if he is not virtuous, he will succumb to his weaknesses.

Before you speak ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve upon the silence?

Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous.

Meditate on what you read and think of God.

You seek too much information and not enough transformation.

Baba wants only your six inner enemies to be surrendered to him. The six inner enemies are lust, anger, greed, delusion, pride and jealousy.

Before you speak ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, it is true, does it improve upon the silence?

If you are wealthy, be humble. Plants bend when they bear fruit.

Blessed is he who has become one with me.

I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.

If you succeed in cheating someone, don't think he is a fool. Rather, realize that he trusted you much more than you deserved.

You keep on doing your normal duties but with determined devotion in your mind. Then you will never be let down, nor will you be faltered. Just surrender every one of your actions to God. Then even if you are very low in spiritual evolution, you will be considered by the God great than even the best of the highborn.

Develop faith in God; Banish all desires from heart; Give up all hatred towards others; Do not grieve; Cultivate the habit of viewing joys and sorrows alike; practice silence; Be content with whatever you are given. If you cannot banish desires from your heart soon, try to do it gradually; Give up egoism; don’t think that you are greater than others.

The demand of senses can be reconciled and harmonized by treating both good and bad with equal mindedness.

To all living beings, food, sleep, fear and procreation are common. But human being possess an extra qualification i.e. wisdom. With the help of this wisdom, the human beings have got a great opportunity. Because of this, even those living in Heaven want to come as human being on this earth.

Human beings can easily recognize the transient nature of life by observing his own body. However much he protects his body with food and many other comforts, it deteriorates and finally dies.

Death may devour a person at any moment. So it is necessary to try for one’s own salvation as soon as possible and this should be the main aim of his life.

Birth as a human being must be treated as an opportunity to progress spiritually and not be frittered away in material pursuits.

The entire universe is enveloped by divine energy which sustains every object from atom to the human being. This life force that is in every living creation is God. Not realizing this truth, man is under the mistaken notion that God is somewhere far away from him. That is the reason why he develops hatred towards his fellow men.

Your sorrows are your teachers. Try to wipe out your ignorance and passions.

Ignorance is destroyed by wisdom. For this, desires and thoughts of mind are to be understood. This will be known when you observe highly bright colors during meditation and see a form in that colour.

The brightness of the color equals to that of sun. The color depends on your thoughts. Each of Kama, Krodha etc. shall have a different color. By identifying the color, you can know what Guna is predominant in your mind at that time.

If you do not get disturbed with these, then these colors embrace each other into one and you can see the form clearly. Practice to identify this.

Mind is the repository of good and bad thoughts.

It is the mind that makes heaven or hell. Control of the mind requires skilful handling.

It is by concentration and meditation that a man can become the master of his mind and control it to perfection.

When man reaches the stage of his having controlled his mind, he becomes a sage, a seer.

Once the mind is controlled, he can then go into the interior recesses of God’s mysteries.

Control of mind leads to illumination. It is a subtle, spiritual force, higher than intellect. It is called intuition, the third eye, the mystic passage, the ladder to Godhead. It is spiritual artery, which supplies spiritual food of the highest type. It is also known as inspiration. It is a link with God Himself. It is the fire of the soul. It is God’s gift and a token of His grace.

Seek not for love on earth or in heaven, knowing life to be transitory wake up from your ignorance and strive to attain knowledge and freedom before death.

Prayer must come from the bottom of the heart, not from the lips.

Prayer and worship has a very significant effect in one’s wellbeing.

Through worship the heart gets rooted in the divine and mind becomes focused on the one goal.

True prayer is inner communion.

God knows what to give and when.

Prayer and worship leads you step by step to perfection.

True worship is feeling the inner divinity.

God Dwells in all creatures, which may be serpents or scorpions. All creatures obey His command, God is the highest commander of this world.

You have to chant God’s name with your tongue, hear His miracles and story through ears, see His manifestation and beauty through eyes. Do not waste your time, human body is seldom got by the grace of God.

We will come to know of God’s will and His command through God-realized saints.

God is most merciful; neither I am God or Lord. I am his obedient servant and remember Him often.

By the intensity of your devotion, you merge into the ideal.

God will manifest here, only when the devotee is bursting with love and devotion.

Meditate on My formless avatar which is full of knowledge, bliss and absolute divine.

Unless you remove the obstacle of the wall that separates us, the gate for the meeting path will not be opened and we will not be merged together.

Anybody who knows the real Me, is the blessed and lucky one.

God is present and nothing is superior to Him. God is perfect, unlimited and eternal. God is creator, sustainer and destroyer. God is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. God is there, take it as truth. God is not there that is false.

No bit of space is without Godliness.

The world is the manifestation of God’s own form and nothing else. This world was created by God, so it is our duty to enjoy and appreciate its beauty. Earth supports the seed. Clouds spray rain over them, Sun makes the see sprout and grow. Earth, clouds, and sun coordinate in this game and play in all directions.

Each and every action is God, every single thought is God, every impulse is God and every feeling is God.

God is not attracted to outer appearances but rather by the cleanliness of the inner self.

Amongst bhaktas there is no high and no low. All are one. If one’s heart overflows with love to God, differences between man and creatures pale away into insignificance.

Take what comes. Be contented and cheerful. Never worry. Not a leaf moves but by His consent and will.

We should not harbor envy, rivalry, or combative disposition towards others. If others hate us, let us simply take to Nama Japa and avoid their company.