98th Birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba – 23rd November 2023

“The Avatar comes to reveal man to himself, to restore to him his birthright of inner Bliss. He does not found a new creed, to breed a new faction, to instill a new God. If such happens, it is the consequence of the evil in man. The Avatar comes as Man in order to demonstrate that Man is Divine, in order to be within reach of Man. The human mind cannot grasp the Absolute, Attributeless Principle; it is Abstract and beyond the ready of Speech, Mind and Intellect. Fire is inherent in the matchstick but it is only when it is struck as flame that we can benefit from it. The Formless has to manifest as Form; the Formless has to appear with Form. Then only can man listen, learn, understand, follow and be saved, through the Bliss of that experience. He lights the flame of Realization in each; and the age-old ignorance is destroyed in an instant.”

– Sathya Sai Baba (Baba the Breath of Sai p.305)

“In this human form of Sai every Divine Entity, every Divine Principle, that is to say all Names and Forms ascribed by man to God, are manifest.”

– Sathya Sai Baba (The Embodiment of Love p.103)

“I have come to repair the ancient highway to God…

Avatars do not succeed or fail; what they will must occur; what they plan must take place… I have come to inscribe a golden chapter in the history of humanity, wherein falsehood will fail, truth will triumph, and virtue will reign. Character will confer power then, not knowledge, or inventive skill, or wealth. Wisdom will be enthroned in the councils of nations.” – Sathya Sai Baba (The Embodiment of Love p.174)

akhanda14 finish 9“My Birthday is the Date when Divinity Blossoms in your Heart”

– Sathya Sai Baba

It is a matter of great bliss to be loved by many. To win over the hearts of so many is a sign of Divinity. I love everyone and all love Me.  Do not hurt anyone by your harsh words and enter into any evil paths. Recognise the truth that God pervades everything from microcosm to macrocosm. With Shraddha and Vishwasa (sincerity of purpose and faith) and self-confidence, you can achieve anything in the world. Love God from the depths of your heart.  Follow Swami’s commands and you will attain everything and be victorious in all your endeavours!

– Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 2001

On His Birthday Embodying His Love In Our Lives

“With holy thoughts in you on this auspicious day, you must go out into the world and spread your sacred feelings among others. Don’t confine your feelings to yourselves or retain them only during your stay here. Spread them wherever you go”.

– Divine Discourse: 23 November 1997

“Today, thousands of people have gathered here. What has brought them together here? Love is the main cause. Without love, but few of you would have come from such distant places. How does this love express itself? It is a process of give and take. You have to receive God’s love, and you have to offer your love to Him. But, both are one and the same love. God’s love is reflected in you. That is the meaning of the declaration in the Bhagawad Geetha: “A spark of Mine is present in every being.”

– Divine Discourse: 23 November 1996


We have to treat others’ suffering and difficulties as our own. We have to be amicable with one and all. We must develop faith in the maxim that we are “Ekatmaswarupas (Embodiments of One Divine Self). If our thoughts are good, we will always engage ourselves in satkarmas (good deeds). If you indulge in bad thoughts, you will see bad everywhere. If you eat a mango, can you get the belch of a cucumber? No! Similarly, if you always entertain good thoughts, you will see good everywhere. We must also develop a sense of discrimination to differentiate between the good and bad, and incorporate the good, leaving the bad behind. This principle should be followed in society too with all our fellow human beings. See good, do good and be good – that is the way to God!

– Divine Discourse, 23 Nov, 2008

“The Sathya Sai Incarnation is one where you see the full manifestation and exercise of all the sixteen attributes of a Poorna Avatar. This happened only once before, at the time of Krishna Avatar. I am the Embodiment of Shiva and Shakti, that is Universal Consciousness and Universal Energy. And I show evidences of both to the fullest and maximum extent.”

“Note: A Poorna Avatar (Full Incarnation) is said to possess sixteen attributes. The five main attributes are-

1. Power of creation

2. Power of preservation

3. Power of dissolution

4. Power to incarnate

5. Power to shower Grace

“Each of these five attributes are present in all the three time periods (past, present and future) making the total number of attributes fifteen (5×3). The sixteen attribute is Chith which means Consciousness or Awareness and this is present throughout the age of Time. Among all the Avatars, only Sri Krishna and Sri Sai are said to be Poorna Avatars, possessing all the sixteen attributes. Even Sri Rama possessed only twelve attributes.” – Sathya Sai Baba (Amrita Vashini p34-35)

“At present we are passing through the Kali Yuga. The Incarnations of the Lord (in past ages) were not accepted as such by many. Even their parents, kinsmen, and comrades hesitated to adore Them. Only a few sages, who had cultivated the inner vision through study and spiritual discipline knew the Reality. But, today, while the currents of contradiction and controversy are undermining faith and adoration, the good fortune that has brought you face to face with Me, is something for which you must thank the merit won through many lives. This is no ordinary good fortune. This incarnation is moving with you, singing with you, talking with you, sharing with you your joy and grief in order to console, encourage and cure. This relationship is something unique; it has to be kept unbroken until the Goal is reached.” – Sathya Sai Baba (Baba the Breath of Sai p.314)

Shivalayam Temple

(Birthplace of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

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