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Essence of Buddha's Teachings

"Make all your actions conform to righteousness (Dharma). Whatever actions you do remembering God will get sanctified thereby.

See no evil; See what is good.

Hear no evil; Hear-what is good.

Speak no evil; Speak what is good.

Think no evil; Think what is good.

Do no evil; Do what is good.

This is the way to God.

This is the essence of Buddha's teachings. When you are indulging in evil pursuits through your senses, how can you get peace? Peace should come from Hridaya (the spiritual heart) filled with compassion." Sai Baba, SS, 6/98, p. 152

Satya And Dharma

"Among Buddha's teachings, the foremost were Satya (truth) and Dharma (righteousness). These two are the teachings of the Vedas: Speak truth (Satyam vada), practise righteousness (Dharmam chara)." Sai Baba, SS, 6/97, pp. 146 & 147

Nirvana

"Buddha declared that good life leads to liberation (Nirvana). This is the sacred consummation for a good life. In this state, a man is free from desires and actions prompted by them." Sai Baba. SS. 2/98, p. 33

"People talk about Nirvana. It is equated with Moksha or liberation. You must aim at achieving this liberation. Nirvana means experiencing bliss in the last moments of your life." Sai Baba, SS, 6/98, p. 152

"What is Nirvana? It is nothing but merger in bliss. Water bubble is born in water, is sustained in water and ultimately merges in it. Likewise, human being is born in bliss, is sustained in bliss and ultimately merges in it." Sai Baba, SS, 3/99, p. 69

"A state of supreme bliss is reached at the time of Nirvana (liberation). That state could be described as ever blissful, granting happiness, embodiment of wisdom, beyond duality, infinite as the sky, primordial, final goal, one eternal, pure, immutable, omnipresent witness, beyond emotions, devoid of the three Gunas." Sai Baba, SS. 8/99, p. 215

"Buddha termed the equal-minded as Nirvana." Sai Baba, SS, 6/97, p. 146

"Nirvana is the only truth. It is the sense of oneness with all life. To turn the mind towards that which is permanent is Nirvana." Sai Baba, SS, 6/97, p. 147

"Sacrifice is the means for attaining Nirvana (freedom from the bondage of mundane existence." Sai Baba, SS, 6/97, p. 148

"In the term 'man' 'm' represents 'mind', 'a' represents 'Atma' and 'n' stands for merger of the two. It also indicates 'Nirvana' or liberation. Buddha undertook spiritual pursuits and finally felt sorry he had wasted his life in such external pursuits while he had everything within himself." Sai Baba, SS, 8/97, p. 217

 

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