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An Empirical Study of Teachings and Works of Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Sociology, PG Govt. College for Boys, Chandigarh 160011, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 9-16, September,14 (2015)

Abstract

Sri Sathya Sai Baba has given new dimension to human transformation. Through his teachings, life and works, he has established world - wide movement based on infinite and self-less LOVE. His concept of humanity is that all are one. Every individual has the freedom of following one’s own religion and faith. He not only preached but also practiced what he propagated. He emphatically reiterated a number of times: there is only one religion, religion of love; there is only one caste, the caste of humanity; there is only one language, the language of heart; and there is only one God, and that is omni-present. Through his organizations, he provided water, food and shelter to millions across the world without any charge. Sri Sathya Sai Education System is a unique system of helping child to be what one can become. For him, truly educated person is one who has broad mind and compassionate heart. His life is a message for his devotees. The present research work was conducted in Himachal Pradesh with the purpose of understanding the activities of Sri Sathya Sai Organisation and to study the views of devotees about the life, teachings and works of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. For the conduct of this study, a sample of 324 devotees was taken. Data was collected with the help of a questionnaire which was mailed and also administered by personal interaction. It is found that the respondents have staunch faith in the divinity of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and they experienced that his teachings and works have inspired them and transformed their lives.

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