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Selection Of 100 Shirdi Sai Baba Sayings- Collection from Sri Sai Satcharita
Sai Baba of Shirdi is considered to be one of the greatest saints of the modern
age. No one knows exactly when he was born and when he came for the first time
to Shirdi; his early life is shrouded in mystery. It is believed, however, that
he may have arrived at the age of thirty and then stayed for the rest of his
lived for a time under a Neem tree in the village of Shirdi until he moved into
a dilapidated mosque, which remained his abode until he passed away in 1918.
is known for the power of his presence, the purity and integrity of his life and
above all his ability to fulfill the heartfelt needs, both spiritual and
temporal, of those who come to him with humility and love.
made no distinction between class or religion, treating all as a mother would
her children. He often taught in parables, which were difficult to interpret
except for those for whom the teaching was meant and promised that he would be
active 'even from the tomb'.
people have been benefited by his power and compassion and millions still flock
in ever increasing numbers to his tomb to pay their respects, to offer their
love and devotion and to plead for the boons that he so freely dispenses.
Collection from Sri Sai Satcharita*
am formless and everywhere
that you see taken together is Myself.
one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body
business is to give blessings
I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?
will take you to the end.
you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme
in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana
by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest.
is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough
you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of
everything you do.
If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her.
think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over.
My treasury is open but no one brings carts to take from it. I say, ďDig!Ē but no one bothers.
people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to
that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper
who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me
look on all with an equal eye
has agents everywhere and their powers are vast
wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life
If you are wealthy, be humble. Plants bend when they bear fruit.
money in charity; be generous and munificent but not extravagant
not kick against the pricks of life
not be obsessed by the importance of wealth
not bark at people and donít be aggressive, but put up with othersí
food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and clothes to the naked. Then God
will be pleased
anyone gets angry with another, they wound me to the quick
If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.
do we lose by anotherís good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to
That should be our desire and determination.
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.
If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.
am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else
makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.
to me and I will look to you.
contented and cheerful with what comes.
My devotees see everything as their Guru.
is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a kingís wealth.
Put full faith in Godís providence.
withdraws their heart from wife, child, and parents and loves me, is my real
Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous.
not be obsessed by egotism, imagining that you are the cause of action:
everything is due to God.
we see all actions as Godís doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic
peopleís acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will
Do not be idle: work, utter Godís name and read the scriptures.
you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.
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?
the truth and truth alone.
not fight with anyone, nor retaliate, nor slander anyone.
friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.
Meditate on what you read and think of God.
give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.
should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking
disrespectfully of a saint.
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.
us be humble
that is associating with the good is good. Dussaya, or associating with
is evil and must be avoided.
you sow, you reap. What you give, you get.
Recognize the existence of the Moral Law as governing results. Then unswervingly follow this Law.
gods are one. There is no difference between a Hindu and a Muslim. Mosque and
temple are the same.
Fulfill any promises you have made.
and life are the manifestations of Godís activity. You cannot separate the
two. God permeates all.
Mukti is impossible for those addicted to lust.
and loss, birth and death are in the hands of God.
When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize that you are God and not different from Him.
The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed for later: the gift of a rich harvest.
is really a means to work out dharma. If one uses it merely for personal
enjoyment, it is vainly spent.
To God be the praise. I am only the slave of God.
will show His love. He is kind to all.
Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.
sin will not cease till one falls at the feet of Sadhus
ashamed of your hatred. Give up hatred and be quiet.
Moral Law is inexorable, so follow it, observe it, and you will reach your goal:
God is the perfection of the Moral Law.
I am your servantsí servant.
think of God and you will see what He does.
Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.