Sai Baba of Shirdi is the epitome of reverence. A guiding force that generates supreme faith and confidence in devotees. As a divine mother he is saturated with love for those who seek him. Sai gives the divine consciousness that transcends the limits of mortal body. His teachings are guiding his devotees to the path of salvation. People are blessed who follow his teachings.
The cardinal principlesof Sai Path are called‘Shraddha andSaburi. Sai Baba looksfor these two qualitiesin his devotees. Hereare the teachings andphilosophies of SaiBaba of Shirdi.
Shraddha means faith with love and reverence. Such faith or trust is generated out of conviction, a spiritual inspiration. According to Sai Baba of Shirdi, steadfast love in God is the gateway to eternity. Babas teaching, both direct and indirect explicate the significance of Shraddha.
Baba reiterates thespiritual guidance of ShriKrishna to Arjun -"Whosoever offer to Mewith love or devotion, aleaf, a flower, a fruit orwater, that offering ofpure love is readilyaccepted by Me".
His most concise message for one and all alike was "Why fear when I am here". Saibaba said that he was a slave in the service of those who loved him. He was ever living to help those who turn to him and that he has to take care of his children day and night.
A different Baba! Different times,Different target populations Different style & methods,Accusations of human lapses A parallel Legacy
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, a famous Indian guru, is known by many through his appearance – five feet in height, a voluminous hair-do – and his materialisations. Out of thin air he seems to create vibuthi, („sacred ash‟), rings, watches, necklaces. “Miracles are my visiting cards,” is his often quoted explanation for these phenomena.
An Issue known to be of importance to SaiBaba is education. Approximately 75 boys‟& girls‟ schools in India and abroadcarrying his name have been founded, andthere are Sai Baba colleges and universitiesrun by the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of HigherLearning.
Healthcare is promoted in Sai Baba‟s name.With the support of donations two SuperSpecialty Hospitals have been built and givefree medical treatment.Fresh water projects are a third type of largeinitiatives taken by his organization to helpthose in need.
His teachings can be summarised in a few of words,epitomising five human values: truth, right conduct,peace, love and non-violence. These words, or the icons offive major religions on earth, are imprinted on the leavesof the lotus symbol of the organisation.