Sai Baba Quotes | Quotes by Sai Baba
1To every one of us there must come a time when the whole universe will be found to have been a dream, when we find the soul is infinitely better than its surroundings. It is only a question of time, and time is nothing in the infinite.
2You are not educated if all you have achieved is the study of ten books.
3True beauty lies in true education.
4Let anyone speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving a bitter reply. If you tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy. If anybody wants any money from you, and you are not inclined to give, do not give. But do not bark at him like a Dog.
5You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!
6Education must assume full responsibility to enter the moral and spiritual lives of pupils.
7Everyone's God is One.
8What the world needs today is neither a new order, a new education, a new system, a new society nor a new religion. The remedy lies in a mind and a heart filled with holiness.
9It is essential to practice spiritual disciplines along with academic studies.
10The ideal of service and the urge to practice it form the very heart of education.
11Education must open the eyes and enable them to recognise the One behind the many.
12Education has to be welcomed as a Spiritual Practice for the establishment of Peace in the individual heart as well as in society including the human commonwealth.
13Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.
14Education should ennoble the students, but instead it is debasing them. Instead of shaping the young into diamonds, it is turning them into coals. It is not bringing transformation in them, It is not bestowing wisdom.
15What the head thinks, should be examined critically in the heart and this right decision should be carried out by the hands. This should be the primary product of the educational process.
16The education system today makes and educated person selfish. It makes that person a slave to the senses and as a consequence the person forgets their own divine nature.
17Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray.
18Not living for food, but living for the sake of an ideal, that is the goal of education
19Education today does not impart to the students the capacity or grit to face the challenges of daily life. The educational field has become the playing ground of ignorance.
20The learned man's life itself shines as the message for mankind.
21The universe is a great university.
22Education is not acquisition of burdensome information regarding objects and men. It is the awareness of the immortal spirit within,, which is the spring of joy, peace and courage.
23Education has to cultivate humility and discipline, but today it is yielding a harvest of pride and envy.
24Education confers humility, endows one with the authority to command, that will entitle one to affluence. With the help of charity and compassion this affluence can be made fruitful, and by this means, happiness in this world and peace in the next can be won.
25Education must be orientated towards the attainment of character for leading clean simple lives.
26Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.
27The father, the mother and the teacher are the three primarily responsible for moulding the future of the country.
28Character is the most precious gift of education.
29College education gives you the chance to earn money and live thereupon. But, umless it destroys certain illusions that are nourished by the common level of mankind, your lives will not be happy.
30Education has to endow you with an eagerness to surrender.
31It is only in the depths of silence that the voice of God can be heard.
32Humility, reverence, compassion, forbearance, sacrifice and self-control are the qualities that reveal the outcome of the true education.
33Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
34The objective of education should be impressed on the children's minds. The academic education of today is shallow and useless because it has no value orientation.
35Life is a song-sing it. Life is a game-play it. Life is a challenge-meet it. Life is a dream-realize it. Life is a sacrifice-offer it. Life is love-enjoy it.
36The cultivation of Love is the greatest need today.
37Wisdom flashes like lightening amidst the clouds of the inner sky; one has to foster the flash, and preserve the light. That is the true sign of the 'educated' person.
38Education does not mean the imparting of verbal knowledge alone.
39Education must award self-confidence, the courage to depend on one's own strength.
40All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.
41You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song.
42Education should serve to enlarge the vision and broaden the outlook of the people.
43Education must promote peace, security and happiness.
44Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.
45I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.
46Unless knowledge is transformed into wisdom, and wisdom is expressed in character; education is a wasteful process.
47Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.
48Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.
49Education today is a process of filling the mind with the contents of books, emptying the contents in the examination hall and returning empty-headed.
50You seek too much information and not enough transformation.
51The nation can prosper and be happy only when education develops in an atmosphere of Truth, Love and Reverence.
52Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one's heart.
53Modern education develops the intellect and imparts skills, but does not promote qualities in any way.
54There is no use if knowledge grows while desires multiply. It makes one a hero in words and a zero in action.
55Real education should enable one to utilise the knowledge one has acquired to meet the challenges of life and to make all human beings happy as far as possible.
56What is necessary is not EHV, but 3-HV: (Head-Heart-and Hands). The hands should carry out what the heart and approved of the ideas emanated from the head.
57Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
58A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.
59Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
60Unity of minds, natural love and co-operation, are the qualities we have to develop today. Education is not for securing university degrees.
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