Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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# Saying
1 Your good conduct is your only true wealth.
2 Desire destroys devotion, anger destroys wisdom, greed destroys work - hence sacrifice these bad qualities.
3 If you feel you are a hundred percent dependent on God, He will look after you and save you from harm and injury!
4 A man's well-being depends upon his degree of contentment.
5 If there is no transformation of your heart, of what avail are spiritual practices?
6 Whatever you do, whatever you see, whatever you speak, saturate it with Divinity.
7 Where there is love, there God is!
8 The spirit of sacrifice is the hallmark of true education.
9 The wise use their money, intelligence, skills, aptitude and opportunities to help others and make their lives happier.
10 The day you understand that everything belongs to God, will be the day when wisdom descends on you.
11 The one who has the greatest satisfaction in life is the richest person.
12 All work is God's; He inspires, He helps, He executes, He enjoys and finally He is pleased.
13 To achieve anything in life, two qualities are very essential: firm faith and pure love.
14 The real significance of culture lies in giving up one's bad thoughts and actions, cultivating sacred thoughts and performing noble deeds.
15 All your activities must be dedicated to God for the highest good. Then it will provide good health to your body and mind.
16 God first, the world next, myself last!
17 Meditation is nothing else but rising above desires.
18 Select any one Name and one Form for your worship; but, do not talk ill of other names and forms.
19 Among the nine forms of devotion, the foremost is the cultivation of Sakhya (friendship) with God.
20 The goal of liberation can be attained if you walk on the stepping stones of devotion, wisdom, renunciation and the knowledge of Reality.
21 First and foremost, express gratitude to your parents, love them and respect them.
22 Love can conquer anything. Selfless, pure and unalloyed love leads man to God.
23 Mine, not thine; this sense of greed is the root of all evil. This distinction is applied even to GOD! -- my GOD, not yours! Your GOD, not mine!
24 Ideal human life is a combination of morality, spirituality and righteousness.
25 Doing one’s duty as worship is the highest spiritual endeavour.
26 Love is God. Live in Love.
27 You are a fragment of the Divine. This is the greatest truth that everyone must comprehend fully.
28 Forbearance (Kshama) is the grandest and noblest of all virtues.
29 God's Grace is the best insurance policy. It will help you in your time of need without any limits!
30 The quintessence of the teachings of the Upanishads, the Gita and Vedanta is control of the mind.
31 When you are cutting vegetables for cooking, remember that you are cutting your desires and ego with the knife of wisdom.
32 Righteousness (Dharma) protects the one who nurtures it. Dharma also destroys the one who violates it.
33 God is all Names and all forms.
34 Wise individuals use money, strength, intelligence, skills, aptitude and opportunities to help others and to make their lives happier.
35 Heaven and hell are created, depending on the conduct of those who live.
36 A good student is an offering that a good teacher makes to the nation.
37 A true devotee filled with love for the Lord welcomes what may appear as punishment as something for their own good.
38 God will be very near to you if your thoughts, ideals and deeds are in accordance with Rama's.
39 The first task of all teachers is to cultivate virtue in the hearts of their students.
40 Cultivate the heart to raise a harvest of Truth, Righteousness, Peace and Love.
41 If there is no transformation of the heart, of what avail are spiritual practices (sadhanas)?
42 The touchstone for virtue in a person is his keenness to give up, to sacrifice, and to develop detachment.
43 Just as the clouds cover the sun, the mind covers the Atma from which it has originated.
44 Desire destroys devotion, anger destroys wisdom, greed destroys work - hence sacrifice these bad qualities now.
45 When you surrender to the Lord, He will guide you and guard you like the eyelids guard the eye.
46 To secure the grace of God, one must adhere to right conduct and observe purity in thought, word and deed.
47 The ornaments you should cherish are truthfulness in speech, charity for the hands and listening to sacred love for the ears.
48 Service broadens your vision, widens your awareness, deepens your compassion.
49 When the mind is filled with good thoughts such as truth, love, forbearance and compassion, your life will be filled with peace and serenity.
50 Education must result in humility. Humility is the best credential for success in life.

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba:
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