He believed that individuals can enjoy and become who they really are by turning their faith toward God and an intense desire to know Him.
Sathya Sai Baba. Image: News18
Sathya Sai Baba was born as Sathyanarayana Raju in Puttaparthi village of Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh on November 23, 1926. The spiritual leader later became popular as Sathya Sai Baba, the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi.
On the 11th anniversary of his death on Sunday, April 24, we dig deeper into his tenets:
Sathya Sai Baba was a highly revered spiritual leader whose life and message inspired millions to turn to God and lead more purposeful lives. His timeless and universal teachings, as well as the way he led his own life, have attracted truth seekers from all religions of the world.
What were the key principles of Sathya Sai Baba?
Sathya Sai Baba encouraged people to recognize who they really are. He believed that we are not those minds and bodies, but we are the eternal spirit that temporarily occupies those minds and bodies.
He was convinced that individuals can appreciate and become who they really are by turning their faith to God and an intense desire to know him. He said that the conscience is the reflection of the eternal spirit.
According to him, spirituality is having the courage and the determination to follow the conscience of people in all things and at all times. The purpose of this was to recognize that people are all united in God.
What was the essence of his teachings?
Through his speeches and writings, Sathya Sai Baba offered a veritable ocean of knowledge and guidance on various aspects of spiritual, religious and values-based life.
He pointed out that you don’t have to drink the whole ocean to know its taste, which means you don’t have to read all the scriptures to live a life of joy, peace and happiness. ‘love. It was enough to put into practice any aspect of the spiritual teaching.
Sathya Sai Baba believed that we are all embodiments of God and that the ultimate goal of our lives as humans is to realize that God resides within each of us.
Sathya Sai Baba died of respiratory problems on April 24, 2011 in Puttaparthi. His mortals were interred with state honors.