MANY CERTIFICATES - REASONS WHY
Bala Sai Baba wants us to lead a perfect life, and sets a good example of how this can be achieved, i.e., one in which spirituality and materialism go hand in hand. It does not make a person complete by concentrating only on the material benefits and forgetting the spiritual path, or vice versa. Baba advocates:“Don’t become lazy in the name of spirituality.”
Bala Sai Baba is very well educated in almost all the educational fields and this often leads to people questioning why a divine Incarnation - an Avatar – would need so many honors and doctorates. They wonder, “Does he have an ego like us mortal human beings?”
For questions like this, Bala Sai Baba answers:
"Mortal men will feel pride if they have just one doctorate, unlike God, who remains humble with ten. Their pride swells with the more degrees and titles they achieve. So, to destroy the ego, which they even show in front of God, I show them that God is greater in every respect. Also, everything comes from God and goes back to God. There is no reason for anyone to feel proud, or think of themselves as being greater than other."
In his 2004 birthday speech, Sri Bala Sai Baba explained: "I take these honors from the whole world in the name of my devotees, who admire and help Me in the service of mankind. Now I can support the needy ones more effectively".