Sathya Sai Baba
Sri Sathya Sai Baba is one of the most revered spiritual leaders of the
20th century. He has propagated the message of looking towards God and
moving on the path of spirituality throughout the world. He has never
intended to start a religion and nor does He recommend His followers to
adopt a particular religion. From a young age of 14, Shri Satya Sai Baba
has been working towards the goal of serving others and guiding them in
the right direction.
He has been walking on this path for more than 50 years, with the
highest ideals of truth, right conduct, peace, love, and non-violence.
People from far off places come to the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Ashram at
Puttaparthi, known as Prasanthi Nilayam. Baba interacts with all His
followers on a personal level, without any intermediary in between.
Prasanthi Nilayam Puttaparthy
The main ashram of Shri Sathya Sai Baba is at Puttaparthy and it is
known as Prasanthi Nilayam, meaning "abode of the highest peace".
Sathya Sai Baba inaugurated the ashram on November 23, 1950, His 25th
birthday. The ashram complex consists of beautiful temples, a
kalpavriksha (wish-fulfilling tree) a meditation tree and a Darshan
hall, where Sathya Sai Baba meets his devotees. There is also a post
office, a public relations desk, a canteen and even a bakery within.
Just a village a few years back, Puttaparthi has progressed to a
Other Satya Sai Baba Ashrams in India
Apart from the main ashram at Puttaparthi, there are two other Satya
Sai Baba Ashrams also in India, namely
The Brindavan Ashram of Shri Satya Sai Baba is situated in Whitefield,
on the outskirts of Bangalore.
The third ashram of Sri Sathya Sai Baba is at Kodai Kanal, a beautiful
hill station in India.
Message of Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Satya Sai Baba encourages people to look inside themselves and
recognize who exactly they are. An individual is not the mind, not the
mind; he is the eternal spirit that temporarily occupies the mind and
the body. He preaches people to have unquestionable faith in God and
follow their own conscience with courage and resolve. This is what
spirituality is all about and this is what will bring unity and peace.
The main motto of Baba has been "Love All, Serve All".
Teachings of Shri Satya Sai Baba
Through His writing as well as His discourses, Satya Sai Baba has
created a wide pool of knowledge and guidance. The main teachings of
Baba have been summarized below