Who is Sathya Sai Baba?
Sathya Sai Baba is one of the most revered spiritual teachers in the world today. His life and message are inspiring many people throughout the world to turn God-ward and to lead a more purposeful and moral life. Sai Baba promotes re-establishing eternal values of truth, right conduct, peace, love and non-violence in the daily life. His timeless and universal teachings, along with the manner in which he leads his own life, are attracting seekers of Truth from all the civilizations of the world. He does not strive to direct followers of his teachings to any particular religion. Rather, he recommends to continue to follow the religion of our choice and/or upbringing with greater earnestness. His followers come from all faiths, races and spiritual pathways. They meet regularly to study his teachings, for devotional singing, and to engage in service activities in order to practise his message of love and peace to unite all mankind.
I have come to light the lamp of love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added lustre. ... I have not come on any mission of publicity for any sect or creed or cause; nor have I come to collect followers for any doctrine. ... I have come to tell you of this Universal unitary faith, this path of love. ... Believe that all hearts are motivated by the one and only God; that all names in all languages and all forms man can conceive, denote the one and only God. ... Cultivate that attitude of oneness between men of all creeds, all countries and all continents. That is the message of love, I bring.
Sathya Sai Baba was born on 23rd November 1926 in Puttaparthi, a remote village in the state of Andhra Pradesh in Southern India. There, he has also been living up to the present time.
Since childhood he has demonstrated extraordinary wisdom, compassion and generosity to people in need. His life has been a remarkable and touching story of love and compassion for more than eight decades.