Sathya Sai Baba on Conquering Desires and Attacments

The body is made up of five elements and is bound to perish some time or the other. But the Indweller has neither birth nor death. He does not have attachment or bondage. Truly speaking, the indweller is God Himself. (Telugu Poem)

One cannot realize the indwelling divinity until and unless one gives up body attachment. Body attachment is an obstacle on the path of spirituality. […] Attachment to the body is the main cause for man’s unhappiness, anxiety, misery and lack of peace. One should consider the body as an instrument and lead a life of truth keeping in view the indwelling divinity.

Sathya Sai Speaks, Volume 33, page 73


Man reaches out to a new desire the moment one [previous desire] is realized. He is ever struggling and ever unhappy, for he does not seek the eternal, the lasting, the source and the substance. He is content with the transient, the trivial and the temporary. […]

Shivaraathri, February 16, 1977.  Sathya Sai Speaks, Volume 13, Chapter 30


Desire makes man forget his real nature and reduces him to the status of the beast.

Sathya Sai Baba.  Sathya Sai’s Thought for the Day. March 20.


Let the desire and attachment be for God; He alone is eternal and He alone is the source of all joy. For the rest: love a thing as a thing only. Love man as man only. Love God fully.

A Compendium of the Teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, p. 131


The first thing you have to do to impress upon your mind the reality, is to recite the name of God and dwell on His Glory in the mind.                                        Sathya Sai Baba.  Sathya Sai’s Thought for the Day. April 7.


God is neither distant, nor distinct from you. You are God. You are Sath-Chith-Aanandha (Being, Awareness and Bliss Absolute). You are Asthi (being), Bhaathi (awareness), Priyam (bliss). You are all. When do you cognize this Truth? When you shake off the delusions whichhide the Truth. If your yearning to experience Brahmaanandha, the Sath-Chith-Aanandha issincere and pure, from this day, keep ever in your memory what I am about to tell you:

(1) "I am God; I am not different from God." Be conscious of this always. Keep it ever in mind. "I am God; I am God. I am not different from God." Be reminding yourself of this. Pray that you may not fail in this saadhana (spiritual exercise).

(2) "I am the Akhanda Para Brahman (Indivisible Supreme Absolute)." This is the second Truth to be established in the consciousness by unremitting repetition and prayer.

(3) I am Sath-Chith-Aanandha ("Being, Awareness, Bliss").

 (4) "Grief and anxiety can never affect me." Develop this Faith and convince yourselves of this Truth by repeated assurance and prayer.

(5) "I am ever content; fear can never enter me." Feel thus forever. Pray that this conviction grows stronger and stronger. Exhort yourself, "O self! Utter 'Om Thath Sath', 'Om Thath Sath' "the threefold symbol of Brahman. As the physical body is maintained healthy and strong by the five praanas (vital airs), these five prayers will endow you with the "awareness of Brahman," which is the same as "the status of Brahman Itself."

Bhagavan's Birthday Discourse, Prashaanthi Nilayam, 23 November, 1983.

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap