Sathya Sai Society of America

Sathya Sai Baba's Teachings

Sathya Sai Baba taught that the Divine resides in every being. In fact, Divinity pervades the cosmos. Fundamentally it is One. Therefore, service rendered to any human, animal or habitat is service to that One. This means that when we offer aid to another we are really offering aid to our Self. Moreover, the One, that Supreme Divinity, is the agent who accomplishes the task through us. In effect, the results of whatever we do belong to that One.

At least three powerful consequences are bound to occur when we aspire to assume a viewpoint based on these principles. The first consequence is the avoidance of a serious pitfall in the course of rendering service. That pitfall is a stance shaped by condescension, arrogance and ego. The second consequence is the manifestation of a profound virtue. That virtue is a stance shaped by compassion, love and humility. The third consequence is that we grow in our experience and knowledge of the unity of this cosmos and all that is in it and pervades it. In short, we are transformed by the act of service. We come to know who we really are.

Sathya Sai Baba has said that “To realize the One, the Universal Absolute, which personalizes itself into God and Creation, there is no discipline more valuable and more effective than service.” He emphasized that only one “royal road” exists for the spiritual journey. That road is Love.


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