Baba's Sayings


The Sayings Of Shirdi Sai Baba

  1. Sabka Malik Ek! (‘one God governs all’).
  1. Allah Malik! (‘God is our Sole Protector’).
  1. Allah Accha Karega! (‘God will do good’).
  1. If I take one rupee (one dollar) as Dakshina (remuneration fees) from anyone, I have to return tenfold to them.
  1. Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere. If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away, but receive them well and treat them, with due respect.
  1. Shri Hari (God) will be certainly pleased, if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked, and your verandah (courtyard) to strangers for sitting and resting.
  1. Let us love and serve each other and be happy.
  1. He, who attains the supreme goal of life, is immortal and happy; all others merely exist, i.e. live so long as they breathe.
  1. I live in all beings and creatures, whether they be serpents or scorpions. I am the great wirepuller of the world, and all beings, serpents, scorpions etc. obey My command. Unless I will it, nobody can do any harm to others. The world is all dependent on Me, and no one is independent. So we should take pity and love all creatures, leave off adventurous fights and killings and be patient. I am the protector of all.
  1. If you spread your palms with devotion before Me, I am immediately with you, day and night. Though, I am here bodily, still I know what you do; beyond the seven seas. Go wherever you will, over the wide world, I am with you.
  1. My abode is in your heart and I am within you. Always worship Me, who is seated in your heart, as well as, in the hearts of all beings. Blessed and fortunate, indeed, is he who knows Me thus. Remember Me always, believe in Me heart and soul and then, you will be most benefited.
  1. Though I have become a fakir, have no house or wife, and though leaving off all cares, I have stayed at one place, the inevitable Maya (illusions of the World) teases Me often. Though I forgot myself I cannot forget her. She always envelops Me. This Maya (illusive power) of the Lord (Shri Hari) teases God Brahma and others; then what to speak of a poor fakir like Me? Those who take refuge in the Lord will be freed from her clutches with His grace.
  1. For seeing Brahman (realizing the self) one has to give five things, (i.e. surrender five things) (1) five pranas (vital forces), (2) five senses (five of action and five of perception), (3) mind, (4) intellect and (5) ego. This path of Brahma-jnana of self-realization is as hard as to tread on the edge of a razor.
  1. Do not try to get mantra (prayer verses) or upadesh (instructions) from anybody. Make me the sole object of your thoughts and actions; and you will, no doubt, attain Paramartha (the spiritual goal of life). Look at me whole-heartedly, and I, in turn, look at you similarly. Sitting in this masjid, I speak the truth, nothing but the truth. No sadhanas, nor proficiency in the six shastras, are necessary. Have faith and confidence in your Guru. Believe fully, that Guru is the Sole Actor or Doer. Blessed is he who knows the greatness of his Guru and thinks Him to be Hari (Lord Vishnu the Preserver), Hara (Lord Shiva the Destroyer) and Brahma (The Creator), (Trimurti) incarnate.
  1. To get the knowledge (realization) of the Self, dhyana (meditation) is necessary. If you practice it continuously, the vrittis (thoughts) will be pacified. Being quite desireless, you should meditate on the Lord, who is in all the creatures, and when the mind is concentrated, the goal will be achieved.
  1. Meditate always on My formless nature, which is Knowledge incarnate, Consciousness and Bliss. If you cannot do this, meditate on My form from top to toe as you see here night and day. As you go on doing this, your vrittis will concentrate on one point and the distinction between the dhyata (meditator), dhyana (act of meditation), dhyeya (this meditated upon) will be lost and the meditator will be one with the consciousness and be merged in the Brahman.
  1. The mother tortoise is on one bank of the river, and her young ones are on the other side. She gives neither milk, nor warmth to them. Her mere glance gives them nutrition. The young ones do nothing, but remember (meditate upon) their mother. The tortoise glance is, to the young ones, a down-pour of nectar, the only source of sustenance and happiness. Similar is the relation, between the Guru and disciples.
  1. I am the Inner Ruler of all and am seated in your hearts. I envelope all creatures, both in the movable and immovable world.
  1. If anyone prostrates before Me and surrenders his heart and soul to Me, then all chief objects of life, viz., Dharma (righteousness), Artha (wealth), Kama (Desire) and Moksha (Deliverance) are easily and unsolicitedly attained.
  1. There will never be any dearth or scarcity, regarding food and clothes in My devotee’s home. It is my special characteristic, that I always look after and provide for, the welfare of those devotees, who worship Me whole-heartedly with their minds ever fixed on Me.
  1. Fakiri (mendicancy) is real, Lordship (riches) is transient.
  1. Whosoever devoutly offers to Me a leaf, a flower or a fruit or water, of that pure-hearted man, I accept that pious offering.
  1. He who sees Me in all beings and creatures, is My beloved.
  1. Leave off all cleverness, and always remember “ Sai “ “ Sai “ . If you do that, all your shackles would be removed and you would be free.
  1. You may attend to your world duties, but give your mind to Sai and His stories, and then, He is sure to bless you.
  1. However oppressed and troubled one may be, as soon as he steps in the Dwarkamai (Baba’s Masjid), he is on the pathway to happiness.
  1. Give (charity) with faith, or even without it give with magnanimity, i.e. liberally, give with modesty, awe and sympathy.
  1. My treasury is full and I can give anyone, what he wants, but I have to see, whether he is qualified to receive My gift. If you listen to Me carefully, you will be certainly benefited. While sitting in this Masjid, I never speak any untruth.
  1. This Saburi (unwavering patience and perseverance) will ferry you across the sea of this mundane existence. Saburi removes all sins and afflictions, gets rid of calamities in various ways, and casts aside all fear, and ultimately, gives you success.
  1. Let anybody speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving any bitter reply. If you tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy. Let the world go topsy-turvy, you remain where you are. Standing in your own place look calmly at the show of all things passing before you.
  1. Demolish the wall of difference that separates you from Me, and then the road for our meeting will be clear and open. The sense of differentiation as I and thou, is the barrier, that keeps the disciple away from his Master. Unless that is destroyed the state of union is not possible.
  1. Nobody should take the labour of others in vain. The worker should be paid his dues promptly and liberally.
  1. A man ought to enjoy whatever I (God) bestow on him in firm belief, that I pervade everything, and whatever bestowed by Me, must be good.
  1. A man must spend his life-time in doing action, specifically the Karmas (actions) enjoined in the Shastras (spiritual teachings), with resignation to My will. Inactivity, would be canker to the soul.
  1. A man who realizes the oneness of all things, ceases to be affected by the common foibles of humanity.
  1. Mere reading won’t do. You have to think and carry out what you read, otherwise it is of no use.
  1. There are 9 types of Bhakti (devotion to God):
    1. Shravan(hearing); 2. Kirtan (praying); 3. Smaran(remembering); 4. Padasevan (resorting to Guru’s feet); 5. Archan (worship); 6. Namaskar (bowing); 7. Dasya (doing service/charity); 8. Sakhyam (friendship); 9. Atmanivedan (surrender of the Self)

    Cultivate these and you will attain stability and peace of mind. I will be pleased and manifest Myself in the home of the devotee.
  1. Wealth should be the means to work out dharma (life’s duties). If it is used for personal enjoyment, it is wasted. The best way to receive, is to give.
  1. I always think of him, who remembers Me. I require no conveyance, carriage, train or aeroplane. I manifest Myself to him, who lovingly calls Me.