Sai Baba

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Sai Baba on Service to God

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“Service to God has been described as Bhakti (devotion). The heart of the devotee overflows with love for the Lord through constant remembrance and recitation of His name. Out of this stream of love, devotion emerges. One who is nourished by the nectar of Bhakti will not desire anything. To be unaffected by joy or sorrow, gain or loss, praise or blame, to remain steadfast and unwavering in faith is the hallmark of true devotion. Affection, attachment, desire are natural to man. However, when these qualities are directed towards God and when one is continuously engaged in good deeds, these qualities acquire purity and sacredness. Then one becomes not just a great soul but God Himself.”–Sai Baba

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Sai Baba on Sacrifice and Purity of Heart and Mind

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“Sacrifice is the highest virtue. There is no happiness greater than that obtained from sacrifice. Only those who sacrifice are the children of immortality. One who has the true spirit of sacrifice gives to others without any hesitation or reservation, smilingly and gladly, even his dearest and highest possession. Surrendering the fruit of action to the Lord is real sacrifice. A Thyagi (one who sacrifices) does not shrink even to give up his body, regarding it as worthless straw. Sacrifice means something more than giving up of wealth, gold, and material objects. It is discarding one’s evil qualities like hatred, jealousy, wrath and malice that have become ingrained over many lifetimes.” — Sai Baba
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