Code of Conduct
Daily meditation and prayer.
Group devotional singing or prayer with family members
once a week.
Participation in Sai Spiritual Education by children of
Participation in community service work and other
programs of the organization.
Regular attendance at the Center's devotional
Regular study of Sathya Sai Baba literature.
use of soft, loving speech with everyone.
Not speaking ill of others, especially in their
Practice placing a ceiling on desires - consciously and
continuously strive to eliminate the tendency to waste
time, money, food and energy - and utilize the savings
for service to mankind.
Principles from Sathya Sai Baba
Love and serve your country. Do not be critical of other
sense of pride in your motherland. Just as your mother
has given birth to you, so too the land has given birth
to you. Whatever country you belong to, you should have a
sense of patriotism. You should not indulge in
criticizing other countries or people belonging to other
nations. Having trust and faith in your own country, you
won't try to put down any other country. Never bring
grief or sorrow to your country. To have pride in your
own motherland is important.
Honor and respect all religions as pathways to
have hatred toward any religion. Honor and respect all
religions equally. Even as you are a citizen of your
motherland but respect all countries, also respect all
religions equally. [See also: 'the
universal declaration of human
i.e. article 18]
Love all humanity as part of your family.
a sense of the brotherhood of man. Look upon each person
as your own brother or sister. There is only one caste,
the caste of humanity. All of us belong to the human
race, so everyone is equal. Therefore, love each one
Keep home and surroundings clean.
your own house and its surroundings pure and clean. This
hygiene will keep you healthy and benefit your worldly
Help the needy with food, clothing and shelter. Help them
become self-reliant when possible.
discriminating when dispensing charity. In the name of
charity or philanthropy, we tend to do injustice to one's
country. Charity does not mean that the land should be
full of beggars. We can provide some support and means
for the beggars, but provide food, clothing and other
conveniences in such a way that you are not encouraging
laziness and begging.
Be examples of honesty. Do not participate in any
corruption such as bribery.
give or take a bribe. Giving bribes, or accepting bribes,
is contrary to the very name of the Sri Sathya Sai
Organizations. Bear this in mind continuously.
Curb jealousy, hatred and envy.
seek ways to solve difficulties such as hatred, envy and
jealousy. To curb this sense of envy and jealousy, we
must develop a broader outlook. Do not differentiate on
the basis of race, caste, creed, or country. Follow your
cultural and religious customs in your own home, but do
not attempt to impose them on society. Rather than this,
love each person as your own brother or sister, not
seeing him or her as belonging to another creed,
religion, or country.
of the Sri Sathya Sai Organizations should do things by
themselves; they should not depend on others. You may be
very wealthy and have servants and assistants to help in
a few tasks, but your own work you must do yourself. If
you wish to be of service to society, serve yourself
first. One who will not serve society has no right to
belong to a Sri Sathya Sai Organization.
Observe your country's laws and be exemplary
should never go against the law of the land. We must
follow the letter of the law. The members of the Sri
Sathya Sai Organizations should follow the law in spirit
also and be models for the government.
Adore God, abhor sin.
must love God and avoid sin. Love God incessantly. As
long as you keep committing sins, God will never be