"The main objective of the Sathya Sai Organization --which you must always keep before you-- is to help man recognize the divinity that is inherent in him. So, your duty is to emphasize the One, to experience the One in all you do or speak. Do not give any importance to differences of religion or sect or status or color. Have the feeling of one-ness permeate every act of yours. Only those who do so have a place in this Organization; the rest can withdraw."
At the age of 14, Sathya Sai Baba declared to his parents that he had come to this world with a mission to re-establish the principle of Righteousness, to motivate love for God and service to fellow man. Since then, he has consistently called on all mankind to Love All, Serve All and has repeatedly asserted that the essence of all scriptures is Help Ever, Hurt Never!
Through his speeches and writings, Sathya Sai Baba has offered a veritable ocean of knowledge and guidance on all aspects of spiritual, religious, and value-oriented living. He has often repeated that it is not necessary to drink the whole ocean to know its taste, that it is not necessary to read all scriptures to live a life of joy, peace, and love. It is enough to put into practice one aspect of spiritual teaching.
A few drops of the ocean of Sathya Sai Baba's teachings, an attempt to encapsulate its essence, follows. Sathya Sai Baba urges mankind to:
-Believe in God --for there is only ONE GOD for all mankind, though
He may be called by many names.
-Follow sincerely their respective religions and live their daily lives in consonance with the teachings of good behavior and morality.
-Respect all other religions --for no religion advocates the negative and lower qualities of man.
-Perform selfless service to the poor, the sick, and the needy without thought of reward or fame.
-Cultivate in their lives the values of truth, divine love, right conduct, peace, and nonviolence and promote these values among all.
-Be patriotic and respect the laws of the country in which they live.