Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes On Education, Love, Life, Faith

Shirdi Sai Baba also known as Sai Baba of Shirdi, was an Indian spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees as a saint, a fakir, a satguru and an incarnation (avatar) of Lord Shiva and Dattatreya. These Shirdi Sai Baba quotes will motivate you in life. He also also condemned distinction based on religion or caste and It remains unclear if he was a Muslim or a Hindu. One of his well-known proverb, AllahMalik (God is King) and Sabka Malik Ek (Everyone’s Master is One), is associated with both Hinduism and Islam. He is also known to have said Look to me, and I shall look to you.

90 Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes

  1. “Death and life are the manifestations of God’s activity. You cannot separate the two. God permeates all.”
  2. “Mukti is impossible for those addicted to lust.”
  3. “Gain and loss, birth and death are in the hands of God.”
  4. “Why fear when I am here?”
  5. “Look to me and I will look to you.”
  6. “What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts.”
  7. “Be contented and cheerful with what comes.”
  8. “My devotees see everything as their Guru.”
  9. “I am formless and everywhere. I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space.”
  10. “All that you see taken together is Myself. I do not shake or move.”
  11. “If we see all actions as God’s doing, we will be unattached and free from karmic bondage.”
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  13. “Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.”
  14. “Do not be idle: work, utter God’s name and read the scriptures.”
  15. “If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul. If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Leelas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.”
  16. “My business is to give blessings. I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers? I will take you to the end. Surrender completely to God.”
  17. “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. 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.”
  18. “If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal. Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana. I am the slave of my devotee.”
  19. “Stay by me and keep quiet. I will do the rest. What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough. My eye is ever on those who love me.”
  20. “Whatever you do, wherever you may be, always bear this in mind: I am always aware of everything you do. I will not allow my devotees to come to harm.”
  21. “If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out my hands to support him or her. I think of my people day and night. I say their names over and over. My treasury is open but no one brings carts to take from it. I say, “Dig!” but no one bothers. My people do not come to me of their own accord; it is I who seek and bring them to me. All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauper However distant my people may be, I draw them to me just as we pull a bird to us with a string tied to its foot.”
  22. “I love devotion. This body is just my house. My guru has long ago taken me away from it.”
  23. “Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me. Without my grace, not even a leaf can move.”
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  25. “I look on all with an equal eye. I cannot do anything without God’s permission.”
  26. “Do not try to get mantra or upadesh 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, hara and brahma (trimurti) incarnate.” ,Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes on faith
  27. “God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast. I have to take care of my children day and night and give an account to God of every paisa.”
  28. “Spend money in charity; be generous and munificent but not extravagant.”
  29. “Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully, but do not forget God.”
  30. “Do not kick against the pricks of life. Whatever creature comes to you, human or otherwise, treat it with consideration.”
  31. “Do not be obsessed by the importance of wealth. See the divine in the human being.”
  32. “Do not bark at people and don’t be aggressive, but put up with others’ complaints.”
  33. “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 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”.
  34. “For seeing brahman (realising 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-realisation is ‘as hard as to tread on the edge of a razor.”
  35. “There is a wall of separation between oneself and others and between you and me. Destroy this wall!”
  36. “Give food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and clothes to the naked. Then God will be pleased. Saburi (patience) ferries you across to the distant goal.”
  37. “The four sadhanas and the six Sastras are not necessary. Just has complete trust in your guru: it is enough.”
  38. “Meditate on me either with form or without form, that is pure bliss.”
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  40. “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.”
  41. “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.”
  42. “The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life.” ,Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes on life
  43. “God is not so far away. He is not in the heavens above, nor in hell below. He is always near you.”
  44. “If anyone gets angry with another, they wound me to the quick. If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave. What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them.”
  45. “That should be our desire and determination. I stay by the side of whoever repeats my name.”
  46. “If formless meditation is difficult, then think of my form just as you see it here. With such meditation, the difference between subject and object is lost and the mind dissolves in unity.”
  47. “If anyone offends you do not return tit for tat.”
  48. “God lives in all beings and creatures, whether they be serpents or scorpions. he is the great wirepuller of the world, and all beings, serpents, scorpions etc. obey his command. unless he will it, nobody can do any harm to others. the world is all dependent on him, and no one is independent. so we should take pity and love all creatures, leave off adventurous fights and killings and be patient. the lord (god) is the protector of all.”
  49. “I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.”
  50. “Whoever makes me the sole object of their love, merges in me like a river in the ocean.”
  51. “Poverty is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.”
  52. “Put full faith in God’s providence.”
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  54. “Distinguish right from wrong and be honest, upright and virtuous.”
  55. “Do not be obsessed by egotism, imagining that you are the cause of action: everything is due to God.”
  56. “If you avoid rivalry and dispute, God will protect you.”

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  57. “People abuse their own friends and family, but it is only after performing many meritorious acts that one gets a human birth. Why then come to Shirdi and slander people?”
  58. “Speak the truth and truth alone.”
  59. “No one wants to take from me what I give abundantly.”
  60. “Do not fight with anyone, nor retaliate, nor slander anyone.”
  61. “Harsh words cannot pierce your body. If anybody speaks ill of you, just continue on unperturbed.”
  62. “Choose friends who will stick to you till the end, through thick and thin.”
  63. “Meditate on what you read and think of God.”
  64. “No harm shall befall him, who steps on the soil of Shirdi. He who comes to my samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease. though i be no more in flesh and blood, i shall ever protect my devotees. trust in me and your prayer shall be answered. Know that my spirit is immortal, know this for yourself. Show unto me him who has sought refuge and has been turned away. In whatever faith men worship me, even so do i render to them. Not in vain is my promise that i shall ever lighten your burden. Knock, and the door shall open, ask and it shall be granted. To him who surrenders unto me totally i shall be ever indebted. Blessed is he who has become one with me.”
  65. “I give my devotees whatever they ask, until they ask for what I want to give.”
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  67. “You should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint.”
  68. “If you do not want to part with what you have, do not lie and claim that you have nothing, but decline politely saying that circumstances or your own desires prevent you.”
  69. “Let us be humble.”
  70. “Satsang that is associating with the good is good. Dussaya, or associating with evil-minded people, is evil and must be avoided.”
  71. “What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get.”
  72. “Recognise the existence of the Moral Law as governing results. Then unswervingly follow this Law.”
  73. “All gods are one. There is no difference between a Hindu and a Muslim. Mosque and temple are the same.”
  74. “When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize that you are God and not different from him.”
  75. “The giver gives, but really he is sowing the seed for later: the gift of a rich harvest.”
  76. “Wealth is really a means to work out dharma. If one uses it merely for personal enjoyment, it is vainly spent.”
  77. “To God be the praise. I am only the slave of God.”
  78. “God will show his love. He is kind to all.” ,Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes on love
  79. “Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.”
  80. “One’s sin will not cease till one falls at the feet of Sadhusò.”
  81. “Be ashamed of your hatred. Give up hatred and be quiet.”
  82. “The Moral Law is inexorable, so follow it, observe it, and you will reach your goal: God is the perfection of the Moral Law.”
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  84. “I am your servants’ servant.”
  85. “Always think of God and you will see what He does.”
  86. “Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are.”
  87. “He, who attain the supreme goal of life, is immortal and happy; all others merely exist.”
  88. “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.”
  89. “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.”
  90. “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.”


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