These are the quotes from “The Dharmic Challenge – Putting Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings into practice” that I am currently reading. All the quotes were given by Swami.
Wipe out the root causes of anxiety and fear and ignorance. Then only can the true personality of man shine forth. Anxiety is removed by faith in the Lord, the faith that tells you that whatever happens is for the best and that the Lord’s will be done.
Everything has emerged from truth. Truth is the form of the Divine. Everything is based on truth. There is no greater dharma than truth.
Your duty is to abandon. Abandon all your plans, even the best ones. Abandon all thories you cherish, the doctrines you hold dear, the systems of knowledge that have cluttered your brain, the preferences you have accumulated, the pursuit of fame, fortune, scholarship, superiority. These are all material, objective. Enter into the objective world after becoming aware of the Atma. then you will realize that all is the play of the Atma.
Your conscience knows the real source of joy; it will prod you towards the right path. Your business is to take it as a guide and not disobey it every time it contradicts your fancy.
In all worldly activities, you should be careful not to offend propriety, or the canons of good nature; ou should not play false to the promptings of the Inner Voice, you should be prepared at all times to respect the appropriate dectates of conscience; you should watch your steps to see if you are in someone else’s way; you must be ever vigilant to discover the Truth behind all this scintillating variety. This is the entire Duty of man, your Dharma.
Everyone should respect all others as one’s own kin, having the same divine spark and the same divine nature. Then there will be effective production, economic consumption, and equitable production, economic consumption, and equitable distribution, resulting in peace and the promotion of love. Now, love based on the innate diviniy is absent, and deceit, greed and cruelty.
If there is rightenousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character.
If there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.