This tool helps track our progress as we journey along our spiritual paths. Let us use it to organize and monitor our spiritual activities. Be inspired by spiritual seekers from all over the world as we motivate and encourage each other to be Divine!
Have patience and wait prayerfully. Prayer can bring about the impossible. Recite the Glory of the Lord and repeat in the cavern of your heart His Name. That will bring success.
SSS Vol II Ch 32 - Inner Progress- p181
So there are three stages, concentration, contemplation and meditation. Concentration can be compared to the state of “One you think you are”. “One others think you are” is contemplation. Meditation enables us to recognize the state of “One you really are”.
Sathya Sai Baba excerpts from discourse: 05-25-1979
Let's dare to practice daily Prayers and Meditation to be Divine!
Prayers can be done almost anywhere irrespective of where we are. Meditation can help us experience our oneness with Sai. Prayers and Meditation help to calm the mind, elevate the surrounding vibrations, and invoke positive qualities within ourselves.
A simple way to start Prayers is to chant the Gayatri Mantra or Prayers from any faith.
Not sure how to Meditate? Start with a simple Soham or Light Meditation. Let’s hear from Swami!
As is the food, so is the mind;
As is the mind, so are the thoughts;
As are the thoughts, so is the conduct;
As is the conduct, so is the health.
Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. 27, Ch 3, 21/1/1994
Let’s dare to live a happy, healthy life with purpose and joy.
Food is the main source of our lives, bodies, minds, and characters so we should only eat what we need. The quality of the food that we eat should be pure, clean, sanctified, and satwic. This can be done in conjunction with the Healthy Living Track.
We can start by diligently taking care of our physical bodies. This can be done through any means we choose, as long as it’s regular and safe.
Eating healthy, balanced meals are important for maintaining a healthy mind, body and emotional balance. Let’s track each meal so we can improve our overall health and well-being. Each time we eat healthy, we’ll score some points on our personal health objectives.
Let’s take a step back and think - can we improve in this area of our lives? It's important for us to live a balanced life that includes quality time with family, friends, and loved ones. Loving relationships are integral to our lives as we positively influence each other.
Spend the years of life, the wherewithal you earn or possess, in the service of others who are in distress. Love grows on such service. Service is the sincerest form of adoration of God.
Sathya Sai Speaks, 11.25: May 15, 1971
The wise ones use money, strength, intelligence, skills, aptitudes and opportunities for helping others and making their lives happier. Thus, they win divine grace. For sevā (selfless service) is the highest form of worship.
Sathya Sai Speaks, 18.23: November 21, 1985
Let’s dare to serve to our fullest!
Now’s the time to document our service activities far away from thoughts of ego, pomp, or show, but simply as a personal journal. Through the practice of serving others we can experience inner joy and peace. Service helps us understand our fellow brothers and sisters, helping us develop our compassion. Service to man is service to God so let’s serve to fill our hearts’ content and grow in divine love.
From birth to death, from dawn till night, man pursues fleeting pleasures by the exploitation, the despoiling, the desecration of Nature, ignoring the truth that it is the property of God the Creator, and any injury caused to it is a sacrilege, which merits dire punishment.
Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 18
The world is losing its ecological balance as man out of utter selfishness, is robbing mother Earth of her resources like coal, petroleum, iron, etc. As a result, we are seeing natural calamities. Human life will find fulfillment only when ecological balance is maintained.
Quotes of Sathya Sai Baba in Tread Softly by Tina K. Schweickert (pg. 42)
Let us dare to care for our planet!
Our dear Mother Earth has been serving us for so long. Now, it is out turn to return the favor! Let’s aim to lead a zero waste lifestyle! There are many benefits of taking on the go green initiative. It reduces our climate impact, conserves resources, and minimizes pollution. With momentum, zero waste can benefit communities and support strong local economies. Beyond just keeping items out of landfills, it helps to encourage consumers to avoid disposable products in favor of sustainable ones. The Go Green Track will help guide us to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Do Not Waste Food
Do Not Waste Money
Do Not Waste Time
Do Not Waste Energy
Do Not Exploit Nature
Teachings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Volume 1
Let’s aim to conserve food, money, time, and energy to practice Ceiling on Desires. With the subsections for each of these practices, we can track our efforts to consume food in moderation and differentiate between our needs and wants to live efficient, productive, yet minimalistic lives.
Food is the main source of our lives, bodies, minds, and characters so we should only eat what we need. The quality of the food that we eat should be pure, clean, sanctified, and satwic. This can be done in conjunction with the Healthy Living Track
Let’s be mindful of our spending and use money for the betterment of society. Instead of splurging on the newest fashion trends, let’s put our money towards charitable efforts and even towards the future!
Time is the embodiment of God. Thus, we should work towards spending our time in a useful manner. It should be respected because everything in this creation is dependent on time. Breaking down a day, there are 86,400 seconds available to us. Why waste it when we can spend it on something effective?
Let’s use our physical, mental, and spiritual energies to uplift ourselves and the community. The path of Divinity is not seeing, listening, speaking, thinking, or doing anything bad. Let’s conserve our energy in these five areas, and make our lives more meaningful by living up to our potential.
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.
Regular Study of Sai Literature
To “Dare to be Divine,” practicing the teachings of Sai is vital. In order for us to practise His teachings, we need to know what His teachings are, with reverence and deep understanding. This section provides suggestions/recommendations on Sai-literature that directly relates to the Young Adults.
The following are the suggestions: