SAI BABA’S TEACHINGS

SAI BABA’S TEACHINGS

People who follow the teachings of Sai Baba are blessed. His teaching is based on two important principles, called “Shraddha” and “Saburi”. Below an explanation of it, as well as a number of views of Shirdi Sai Baba.

SHRADDHA

“Shraddha” is a Sanskrit word, which roughly means: “faith with love and reverence” (in English: faith). According to Shirdi Sai Baba, steadfast love of God is the gateway to eternity. Sai Baba’s teaching, both direct and indirect, is a reflection of the meaning of “Shraddha.”

SABURI

“Saburi” means “patience and perseverance”. Saburi is a quality that according to Shirdi Sai Baba is needed on the long road to the ultimate goal. This quality is necessary from the first day of the search. If there is no Saburi, one cannot stay on the path of devotion.

PURITY

For Shirdi Sai Baba it was not the purity of the body that counted, but the inner purity. If one remained impure in heart and mind, physical cleansing would serve no purpose. Austerity should not be a goal in itself, according to Shirdi Sai Baba. For Shirdi Sai Baba it was not the purity of the body that counted, but the inner purity. If one remained impure in heart and mind, physical cleansing would serve no purpose. Austerity should not be a goal in itself, according to Shirdi Sai Baba.

COMPASSION

Shirdi Sai Baba himself was a model of compassion and love. He also taught his followers that. “Always help, whether it is a human or an animal.”

COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE GURU

Shirdi Sai Baba speaks respectfully of the guru and asks for complete surrender to the Master. He also says, pointing to his physical body: “This body is my house. I’m not here. My Guru has taken me away. “ TRUST M