“God is one, but many names are used to speak of this one Absolute Reality.”
From Sai Baba Gita
“I am God. And you too are God. The only difference between you and me is that while I am aware of it, you are completely unaware.” This is the answer Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba gives to people who query Him about His identity and divinity. This fundamental truth of man’s divine nature is at the heart of His message and mission.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba born as Sathyanarayana Raju (23rd November 1926 - 24th April 2011) - Sathya Sai Baba is an Indian guru spiritual figure, philanthropist, and educator who brings a universal message of love to help us in our troubled and trying times. Millions of people have been attracted to Sai Baba after hearing about his great love, which has brought comfort and peace to people of all faiths, and of his miraculous powers, which support and protect people worldwide. Sai Baba says that his acts of compassion and love and his miracles are a reflection of our own divine nature. He tells us that although we are unaware of it, our real nature is boundless love and immense inner strength, and that the purpose of our life is to realize our identity as pure, limitless love. We come to this realization through our relationship with God, which is deepened through loving service to each other.Sathya Sai Baba administered to the poor and hungry even as a young child and was known by his peers as their " guru." In childhood, He was liked by everyone, because He was always kind, forgiving all offences from playmates, never “requiting evil with evil”. And more… in school, He entertained other pupils by giving them sweets, which He took out from an apparently empty bag, materializing them. In 1940 20th october at the age of 14, Sai Baba publicly declared his mission. Since then, he has consistently called on all mankind to Love All, Serve All and has repeatedly asserted that the essence of all scriptures is Help Ever, Hurt Never! . He has often stated, "My life is my message." The name of Sathya Sai Baba's ashram is “Prasanthi Nilayam”, which means "abode of the highest peace".Sai Baba lives in the spiritual community Prasanthi Nilayam next to the village of his birth, he has gained millions of followers on every continent in the world. His work and teachings have attracted the attention and admiration of scientists, educators, and world leaders, as well as people from all walks of life including the poor and distressed. Sai Baba's mission is to bring love to the world and to lead us to a deeper awareness of the unity of all people and faiths. He awakens devotion to God and inspires us, through the example of his own life, to lead a good and virtuous life. 'I have come to light the lamp of love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster.'
Free Education and Health Care
Sathya Sai Baba established schools and colleges, hospitals, and other charitable institutions in India and abroad. Adjacent to his ashram, is the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, a highly acclaimed university of which Sai Baba was chancellor. Seventeen hundred students attend free of charge, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in many fields, including the Sciences, Humanities, and Commerce.In November 1992, Sai Baba inaugurated the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, a state-of-the-art 300 bed hospital. It is providing sophisticated medical treatment, including cardiac surgery and kidney transplants to the poor people of the region, and the needy anywhere, free of charge. Millions of visitors are accommodated yearly at Sai Baba's ashram, being provided lodging, food, and free medical care. Thousand of volunteers serve selflessly. The relationship with Sai Baba is direct and without any intermediaries. His life and teachings at one of his centers More than 200 books in 20 languages have been written by and about him.
The symbol of the Sathya Sai Baba organization represents unity the oneness of all people and all faiths.
There is only one family,
the family of man.
There is only one language;
the language of the heart.
There is only one religion;
the religion of love.
There is only one God;
and He is omnipresent.
Sathya Sai Baba
Posted By : Vinod Jindal on May 06, 2011