The logo of the Sathya Sai Organizations
What does the symbol of Sai
The logo at the top of this page
is the logo of the International Sai Organization. We ask that you
respect it and don't use it except for Sai Organization matters.
The logo contains the five human
values that form the foundation of Bhagavaan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's
education-in-human-values program: truth (sathya),
righteousness (dharma), peace (santhi), divine love
(prema), and nonviolence (ahimsa).
Also pictured in the logo is a
tall pillar, called the sarva dharma (world religions)
stupa, with a lotus flower on it. (Literally, sarva
means entire, whole, every kind of; and dharma means
righteousness, morality, virtue, duty, the dictates of God, code
This pillar is near the temple in
Prasanthi Nilayam (Sathya Sai Baba's main ashram in India). At its
base are symbols of five of the world's major religions, along
with the associated sayings shown below. The pillar, with its
concentric rings, represents yoga, or Union with God. The
rings indicate the stages of yogic discipline required for
unfolding the "lotus of the heart", whose petals are at the top of
the pillar. The flame of inner illumination is in the center of
the lotus. Just as the lotus plant lives in water but does not get
contaminated by it, so we should live in the world but be
untouched by it.
Sarva Dharma Stupa emphasizes the
unity of all religions
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Hindu Om: Listen to the
primeval Pranava (Om) resounding in your heart as well as
in the heart of the Universe.
Buddhist wheel: Remember
the wheel of cause and consequence, of deed and destiny, and the
wheel of dharma that rights them all.
Zoroastrian fire symbol:
Offer all bitterness in the sacred fire and emerge grand, great,
Islamic crescent and star:
Be like the star, which never wavers from the crescent but is
fixed in steady faith.
Christian cross: Cut the
"I" feeling clean across and let your ego die on the cross, to
endow on you Eternity.
different faiths exist, let them flourish, and let the glory
of God be sung in all the languages and in a variety of
tunes. That should be the Ideal. Respect the differences
between the faiths and recognize them as valid as long as
they do not extinguish the flame of unity."
Sathya Sai Baba
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