Poetry of Sathya Sai Baba


“The poet is able to discover more than the mere thinker. He recognizes and knows the next step and the next. In fact, he is aware of the goal. The Kavi or Poet is divine in the estimation of India. So he has tremendous responsibility. He should not trail behind the whims of the mob in search of cheap fame or counterfeit prosperity. He must fertilize and canalize the divine urge in man.” Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Sathyam Shivam Sundaram. P176. Discourse on Poets’ day at Prasanti Vidwanmahasabha-1965).

Sri Sathya Sai Baba was known to the world at large as a philanthropist,a healer, a miracle maker and an embodiment of love. To his close devotees he was an Avatar, that is, a Divine Incarnation.

Little did people know that he was also a gifted artist,a musician,a singer, a writer,a narrator and a poet. It was, as a matter of fact, this particular aspect of his striking personality that was more appealing to me. Incredible but true, he left school at the age of fourteen when he set out to accomplish his divine mission on earth as he put it. He nonetheless wrote amazingly beautiful poetry and books in Telegu, his mother tongue. His works were later translated by his biographer, Sri Kasturi, in English.


Sow the seeds of the Name of God;

Watch the crop as it grows;

Enclose it with a fence of discipline;

Be happy when the flower of knowledge blossoms;

And the grain of bliss is harvested.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba 

Seeds of Love

Scatter the seeds of Love in dreary desert hearts,           

Sprouts of Love will make the wastes green with joy,

Blossoms of Love will make the air fragrant

Rivers of Love will murmur along the valleys,

And every bird, beast and child will sing the song of Love.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Frise Bas Perle


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