Sri Sathya Sai Baba is a highly revered spiritual leader and world teacher, whose life and message are inspiring millions of people throughout the world to turn Godward and to lead constructive and virtuous lives. His timeless and universal teachings, along with the example of his own life, are attracting seekers of Truth from all religions of the world. He was born as Sathya Narayana Raju in 1926 in Puttaparthi, then a remote hamlet in South India. As a child he was brilliant in his studies, but what made him unique was his extraordinary wisdom and compassion.
At the age of fourteen, he declared that he wouldhence forth be known as Sai Baba and that his mission was to bring about the spiritual regeneration of humanity by inculcating love for God and service to all beings. Over eight decades, his life has been a stirring and moving saga of love and compassion. Today, Prashanthi Nilayam – his ashram in South India – attracts thousands of spiritual seekers from virtually every corner of the globe. This ‘abode of highest peace’ offers solace and inspiration to all who aspire for Peace.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba uplifts man by teaching and demonstrating that man is inherently divine and his nature is selfless love. Quoting the scriptures of various faiths, Baba often reminds us that Love is God and God is Love, and that Love is immanent in the heart of every being. Through his own example, Baba demonstrates how to tap that unfailing Source. He reemphasizes principles that form the foundation of the world’s major religions: Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love, and Non-violence. He repeatedly exhorts mankind to “Love All, Serve All” and asserts that the essence of all scriptures is “Help Ever, Hurt Never!”