Words of Sai
Prayer must be united with practice. You should not pray for one thing and practice another; such prayer is only a means of deception. The words you utter, the deeds you do, the prayers you make – all must be directed along the same path. If you slander others, and look down upon them, you will instead have turmoil and along with the turmoil, all the attendant sorrow and pain! This is incorrect practice. When the food is taken by the hand to the mouth, and then chewed and swallowed, the essence spreads to every part of the body. So also, when the hands are engaged in acts promoting peace, the tongue must be occupied with prayers for peace. Let these virtues saturate your thought, word and deed. This is the basis for genuine peace…for the individual and the word.
– Divine Discourse, Prasanthi Vahini