Sri Sathya Sai Baba


Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Salvation can be found at the feet of the guru

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sri Sathya Sai Baba advocated the unity of all religions and advised all his followers not to give up their religions or beliefs, but enhance their original faith with a deeper understanding through devotion or some form of spiritual practice. He was famous for the many miracles which his followers claim but these little shows distracted from his true power; pure divinity.  He also made many predictions which did not eventuate, including the date of his own death.

Nonetheless, his followers adored him for the many truths he spoke. His words resonated in millions of devoted hearts all around the world. He was praised for the peace and healing he brought to so many lives and his simple teachings to make people better understand their own religions. Indeed, he was one of the greatest gurus of our time.

 

Name:

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Birth, Age, Death:

23 November 1926; 24 April 2011

Nationality:

Indian

Method/Religion started:

Sathya Sai Baba movement

Holy book/teachings:

Mostly transcribed lectures

Followers:

Circa 5 Million

Lifestyle requirements:

Simple living and vegetarian diet

Form of practice:

Daily meditation and prayer

Wiki (encyclopedia) link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sathya_Sai_Baba

 

 

The five basic human values that he advocated are:

  1. Truth (Sathya)
  2. Right Conduct (Dharma)
  3. Peace (Shanti)
  4. Love for God and all creatures (Prema) and
  5. Non-violence (Ahimsa) – this required a vegetarian diet

The movement requires strict morality, simple living and meditation so overcome the world of maya.

The charter of the Sai Organization says that every member should undertake sadhana (spiritual discipline) as an integral part of daily life and abide by the following nine-points code of conduct.

  1. Daily meditation and prayer
  2. Devotional singing/prayer
  3. Participation in the educational programmes conducted for children.
  4. At least monthly attendance at group devotional programmes held.
  5. Participation in community service and other programmes of the Organization.
  6. Regular study of the guru’s teachings.
  7. Putting into practice the principles of “ceiling on desires”, utilizing any savings thereby generated for the service of mankind.
  8. Speaking softly and lovingly with everyone with whom one comes into contact.
  9. Avoiding talking ill of others, especially in their absence.