Sathya Sai Baba teaches that man’s basic nature is divine and that the purpose of life is the realization of that divinity. This will occur, he says, through leading a moral life, rendering selfless service to those in need, and developing love and respect for all life.
He re-emphasizes principles that form the foundation of the world’s major religions: truth, right conduct, peace, love, and nonviolence. He encourages us to practice these human values in our daily lives and sets an inspiring example by the way he leads his own life. He says that faith and confidence are necessary requisites for a happy and successful life: “Confidence leads to peace, peace leads to love, love leads to truth, truth leads to bliss.”
The responsibility for bringing about World Peace, says Sathya Sai Baba, rests with the individual. His prescription is simple, yet profound:
If there is righteousness in the heart,
There will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the 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.