Dear readers, Shirdi Sai Baba had the unique way of imparting spiritual teachings to his ardent devotees. His teachings were knowingly given against the backdrop of a practical experience, a specific event or a divine blessing.
If he wanted someone to see the presence of venerable life in all creatures, he would impart that teaching in his unique way.
If he wanted people to shun the rigid ideas of caste and creed, he would use the prevalent notions and ideas and expose them when opportune time arrived.
To those who doubted him, he expressed their inner feelings, thoughts without putting them down but highlighting that through a story or narrating a passage of events.
He would gently correct the actions of people by blessing them whenever they needed guidance.
Let us try to carefully look at some of the teachings from Sai-Satcharitra. We will not detail all the historical events here since they can be read in the holy book of Sai-Satcharitra. Let us just revisit the main teachings. Om Sai Ram. Earnestly hope you like reading these.
One should get rid of its ego, place it at My feet. He who acts like this in life, him I help the most.
Hearing my stories and teachings will create faith in devotees’ hearts and they will easily get self – realization and Bliss; let there be no insistence on establishing one’s own view, no attempt to refute other’s opinions, no discussions of pros and cons of any subject.
Go High up. There are many ways leading there; there is one way also from here (Shirdi). The way is difficult. There are tigers and wolves in the jungles on the way. If you take a guide, there is no difficulty. The guide will take you straight to your destination, avoiding wolves, tigers and ditches etc. on the way. If there be no guide, there is the danger of your being lost in the jungles or falling into ditches.”
If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly. How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life and who thus always remember Me? I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of. So, hear My stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment. The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it will be one with Supreme Consciousness. The simple remembrance of My name as ‘Sai, Sai’ will do away with sins of speech and hearing”.
Be wherever you like, do whatever you choose, remember this well that all what you do is known to Me. I am the Inner Ruler of all and seated in their hearts. I envelope all the creatures, the movable and immovable world. I am the Controller – the wirepuller of the show of this Universe. I am the mother – origin of all beings – the Harmony of three Gunas, the propeller of all senses, the Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. Nothing will harm him, who turns his attention towards Me, but Maya will lash or whip him who forgets Me. All the insects, ants, the visible, movable and immovable world, is My Body or Form.