The mission of Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba has come to this world to offer moral and spiritual sustenance and to lead us from darkness to light. He encourages us to recognise who we are. We are not the mind; we are not the body; we are the eternal spirit. We can understand and become who we truly are by turning inwards with faith in God and an intense yearning to know Him. Our conscience is a reflection of the eternal spirit. Sathya Sai Baba tells us that our conscience is our master. When we follow our conscience, our thoughts, words, and deeds will be noble and consistent. Spirituality is having the courage and determination to follow our conscience in all things and at all times. In doing so, we recognise that we are all united in God. We are bound together by divine love. His mission is best described in His own words:
"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 the attitude of oneness between people of all creeds, all countries, and all continents. This is the message of Love I bring."
Sathya Sai Baba is not seeking to establish a new religion or to direct people to a particular creed or religion. He proclaims:
"Let the different faiths exist and let the glory of God be sung in all languages and tunes. That should be the ideal. Respect the differences between the faiths and recognise them as valid as long as they do not extinguish the flames of unity. If each person lives the ideals propounded by the founders of their religion, unaffected by greed or hate, then the world will be a happy and peaceful habitation for mankind."
Sathya Sai Baba says that He has come for all mankind and not for any particular community, religion, country, or interest. His teachings are universal and not sectarian, attracting devotees and seekers of all religions, spirtual paths and nationalities. Sathya Sai Baba’s capacity of control and endurance cannot be easily understood. His biggest miracle is His ability to transform individuals into loving, caring and sharing human beings. Sathya Sai Baba has proclaimed, "My Life is My Message" and He invites people, "to come, inquire, examine and then decide" for themselves if they want to follow His teachings.