Wednesday, July 16, 2008

SELECTION OF 100 SHIRDI SAI BABA SAYINGS - A Collection from Sri Sai Satcharita




  • Why Fear When I Am Here?

  • I Love Devotion.

  • Let Us Be Humble.

  • I Do Not Shake Or Move.

  • I Will Take You To The End.

  • I Am Your Servants’ Servant.

  • Surrender Completely To God.

  • I Look On All With An Equal Eye.

  • Avoid Unnecessary Disputation.

  • I Am Formless And Everywhere.

  • Speak The Truth And Truth Alone.

  • My Business Is To Give Blessings.

  • I Am The Slave Of My Devotee.

  • Put Full Faith In God’s Providence.

  • Look To Me And I Will Look To You.

  • See The Divine In The Human Being.

  • Fulfill Any Promises You Have Made.

  • Do Not Kick Against The Pricks Of Life.

  • My Eye Is Ever On Those Who Love Me.

  • God Will Show His Love. He Is Kind To All.

  • All That You See Taken Together Is Myself.

  • My Devotees See Everything As Their Guru.

  • Meditate On What You Read And Think Of God.

  • Without My Grace, Not Even A Leaf Can Move.

  • Be Contented And Cheerful With What Comes.

  • Stay By Me And Keep Quiet. I Will Do The Rest.

  • Mukti Is Impossible For Those Addicted To Lust.

  • I Will Not Allow My Devotees To Come To Harm.

  • If Anyone Offends You Do Not Return Tit For Tat.

  • I Cannot Do Anything Without God’s Permission.

  • I Stay By The Side Of Whoever Repeats My Name.

  • Trust In The Guru Fully. That Is The Only Sadhana.

  • What You Sow, You Reap. What You Give, You Get.

  • To God Be The Praise. I Am Only The Slave Of God.

  • Always Think Of God And You Will See What He Does.

  • If You Avoid Rivalry And Dispute, God Will Protect You.

  • What Is Our Duty? To Behave Properly. That Is Enough.

  • The Wise Are Cheerful And Content With Their Lot In Life.

  • God Has Agents Everywhere And Their Powers Are Vast.

  • All That Is Seen Is My Form: Ant, Fly, Prince, And Pauper.

  • Saburi (Patience) Ferries You Across To The Distant Goal.

  • No One Wants To Take From Me What I Give Abundantly.

  • Gain And Loss, Birth And Death Are In The Hands Of God.

  • One’s Sin Will Not Cease Till One Falls At The Feet Of Sadhus.

  • Be Ashamed Of Your Hatred. Give Up Hatred And Be Quiet.

  • Do Not Fight With Anyone, Nor Retaliate, Nor Slander Anyone.

  • Do Not Be Idle: Work, Utter God’s Name And Read The Scriptures.

  • Distinguish Right From Wrong And Be Honest, Upright And Virtuous.

  • What God Gives Is Never Exhausted, What Man Gives Never Lasts.

  • If You Are Wealthy, Be Humble. Plants Bend When They Bear Fruit.

  • Get On With Your Worldly Activities Cheerfully, But Do Not Forget God.

  • If Anyone Gets Angry With Another, They Wound Me To The Quick.

  • Meditate On Me Either With Form Or Without Form, That Is Pure Bliss.

  • I Think Of My People Day And Night. I Say Their Names Over And Over.

  • Choose Friends Who Will Stick To You Till The End, Through Thick And Thin.

  • Whenever You Undertake To Do Something, Do It Thoroughly Or Not At All.

  • He Is Not In The Heavens Above, Nor In Hell Below. He Is Always Near You.

  • This Body Is Just My House. My Guru Has Long Ago Taken Me Away From It.

  • Those Who Think That Baba Is Only In Shirdi Have Totally Failed To Know Me.

  • If A Devotee Is About To Fall, I Stretch Out My Hands To Support Him Or Her.

  • Spend Money In Charity; Be Generous And Munificent But Not Extravagant.

  • Have Faith And Patience. Then I Will Be Always With You Wherever You Are.

  • I Give My Devotees Whatever They Ask, Until They Ask For What I Want To Give.

  • Poverty Is The Highest Of Riches And A Thousand Times Superior To A King’s Wealth.

  • The Giver Gives, But Really He Is Sowing The Seed For Later: The Gift Of A Rich Harvest.

  • Do Not Bark At People And Don’t Be Aggressive, But Put Up With Others’ Complaints.

  • Other People’s Acts Will Affect Just Them. It Is Only Your Own Deeds That Will Affect You.

  • cannot Endure Abuse From Another, Just Say A Simple Word Or Two, Or Else Leave.
  • Whoever Makes Me The Sole Object Of Their Love, Merges In Me Like A River In The Ocean.

  • My People Do Not Come To Me Of Their Own Accord; It Is I Who Seek And Bring Them To Me.

  • If We See All Actions As God’s Doing, We Will Be Unattached And Free From Karmic Bondage.

  • If You Make Me The Sole Object Of Your Thoughts And Aims, You Will Gain The Supreme Goal.

  • Whoever Withdraws Their Heart From Wife, Child, And Parents And Loves Me, Is My Real Lover.

  • My Treasury Is Open But No One Brings Carts To Take From It. I Say, “Dig!” But No One Bothers.

  • I Have To Take Care Of My Children Day And Night And Give An Account To God Of Every Paisa.

  • If One Devotes His Entire Time To Me And Rests In Me, He Need Fear Nothing For Body And Soul.

  • I Am The Slave Of Those Who Hunger And Thirst After Me And Treat Everything Else As Unimportant.

  • Harsh Words Cannot Pierce Your Body. If Anybody Speaks Ill Of You, Just Continue On Unperturbed.

  • When You See With Your Inner Eye. Then You Realize That You Are God And Not Different From Him.

  • Give Food To The Hungry, Water To The Thirsty, And Clothes To The Naked. Then God Will Be Pleased.

  • Recognize The Existence Of The Moral Law As Governing Results. Then Unswervingly Follow This Law.

  • Do Not Be Obsessed By Egotism, Imagining That You Are The Cause Of Action: Everything Is Due To God.

  • There Is A Wall Of Separation Between Oneself And Others And Between You And Me. Destroy This Wall!

  • If One Sees Me And Me Alone And Listens To My Leelas And Is Devoted To Me Alone, He Will Reach God.

  • Death And Life Are The Manifestations Of God’s Activity. You Cannot Separate The Two. God Permeates All.

  • You Should Not Stay For Even One Second At A Place Where People Are Speaking Disrespectfully Of A Saint.

  • Whatever Creature Comes To You, Human Or Otherwise, Treat It With Consideration. God Is Not So Far Away.

  • All Gods Are One. There Is No Difference Between A Hindu And A Muslim. Mosque And Temple Are The Same.

  • The Four Sadhanas And The Six Sastras Are Not Necessary. Just Has Complete Trust In Your Guru: It Is Enough.

  • Whatever You Do, Wherever You May Be, Always Bear This In Mind: I Am Always Aware Of Everything You Do.

  • Wealth Is Really A Means To Work Out Dharma. If One Uses It Merely For Personal Enjoyment, It Is Vainly Spent.

  • I Get Angry With None. Will A Mother Get Angry With Her Children? Will The Ocean Send Back The Waters To The Several Rivers?

  • However Distant My People May Be, I Draw Them To Me Just As We Pull A Bird To Us With A String Tied To Its Foot.

  • What Do We Lose By Another’s Good Fortune? Let Us Celebrate With Them, Or Strive To Emulate Them. That Should Be Our Desire And Determination.

  • If Formless Meditation Is Difficult, Then Think Of My Form Just As You See It Here. With Such Meditation, The Difference Between Subject And Object Is Lost And The Mind Dissolves In Unity.

  • People Abuse Their Own Friends And Family, But It Is Only After Performing Many Meritorious Acts That One Gets A Human Birth. Why Then Come To Shirdi And Slander People?

  • If You Do Not Want To Part With What You Have, Do Not Lie And Claim That You Have Nothing, But Decline Politely Saying That Circumstances Or Your Own Desires Prevent You.

  • Satsang That Is Associating With The Good Is Good. Dussaya, Or Associating With Evil-Minded People, Is Evil And Must Be Avoided.

  • The Moral Law Is Inexorable, So Follow It, Observe It, And You Will Reach Your Goal: God Is The Perfection Of The Moral Law.