Human Values in daily life
There are many different facets to the five Human Values identified by Sri Sathya Sai Baba, some of which are listed below:
Putting them into practice
When we express the Human Values through positive behaviour, we take the first step towards transforming our lives for the better and becoming exemplary human beings.
We also begin to understand how these values apply to every aspect of our lives and how they transcend cultural and religious boundaries and create unity amongst us all.
Here are some examples of how we can express the five Human Values through our behaviour:
Feeling compassion for those who are less fortunate.
Celebrating cultural differences between colleagues at work and people in our community.
Feeling fulfilled in life.
Spending time each day to quieten our mind.
Allowing things to flow in to our life naturally and in their own time.
Trusting that things will always turn out the way they are meant to.
Not telling a lie.
Maintaining high levels of integrity.
Seeking higher guidance before making a big decision.
Having and following ethical guidelines for running a business/or as an employee.
Helping others even during busy times.
Always being prepared and on time for meetings.
Seeing everyone as valuable.
Believing that all of creation deserves to be treated well.
When angry, calming down before speaking so as not to say things we later regret.
Use the link below to find out more about Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation UK (SSSIOUK).
honesty, integrity, optimism
care, compassion, forgiveness, enthusiasm, devotion
contentment, humility, patience, self-confidence, self-respect
gratitude, perseverance, determination, responsibility, sacrifice, courage, duty, ethics
gentleness, consideration, co-operation, equality, cultural respect
"THE VALUES A MAN MUST CHERISH AS HIS LIFE-BREATH ARE: TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS (RIGHT ACTION), PEACE, LOVE AND NON-VIOLENCE. OF THESE FIVE VITAL PRINCIPLES, LOVE IS THE FOREMOST. IT IS LOVE THAT FLOWS AS THE UNDER-CURRENT FOR THE OTHER FOUR VALUES. HOW DOES IT FLOW THIS WAY? WHEN LOVE IS ASSOCIATED WITH OUR THOUGHTS, IT MANIFESTS ITSELF AS TRUTH. WHEN LOVE IS ASSOCIATED WITH FEELINGS, IT PRODUCES PEACE. WHEN LOVE ANIMATES ACTIONS, IT RESULTS IN RIGHT ACTION. WHEN LOVE IS COMBINED WITH UNDERSTANDING IT BECOMES NON-VIOLENCE. THEREFORE, WHENEVER YOU FEEL ANGRY, THINK OF LOVE, DEVELOP THOUGHTS OF LOVE IN YOUR HEART. YOU WILL HAVE PEACE.”
SRI SATHYA SAI BABA