Similarities of Techings of Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba

Divinity guides humanity in adherence to ethics and the practice of morality. Most of us are aware of what is good and what is bad but we keep to the the desired path only when there is a pull and propulsion from a force which is beyond the domain of the standard and the mundane.

The two SAIs, Shirdi Sai Baba) and Sathya Sai Baba) represent forces in humankind who came to bring about universal moral and spiritual transformation. It is said that the purpose of the two avatars was to re-establish love and eliminate negativity from the collective human psyche.

Both the SAIs believed in love and devotion and stressed the importance of devotional acts like chanting God’s name, praying regularly, leading a God-centric moral life. Both the SAIs insisted on the purity of heart and goodness of actions (karma) & character.

Their views were similar on treating all alike, irrespective of the differences on the grounds of caste, creed, religion, nationality. They believed in the Unity of Mankind and the Brotherhood of Man. Both performed miracles to draw devotion from their followers. There are numerous Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba miracle stories. Both had come to transform human beings.

Another common teaching was to have unity of thoughts, words and deeds, It was a prerequsite for being called a human being.

They stressed on serice and compassion to all creatures. Their advent was to transform mankind and lead to their spiritual enrichment.

The core teaching of Shirdi Sai Baba was – Shraddha and Saburi. Shraddha stands for faith, while Saburi means patience. He said the practice of these two virtues could help conquer all th e sorrows and gain unconditional happiness.Sathya Sai Baba spoke about the cardinal human values in the form of Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Righteousness), Shanti (Peace), Prem (Love) and Ahimsa (Non-Violence). Their teachings were similar in making us aware of our innate Divinity and to bring about the inner transformation of man. The transformation of man was important to perceive the unity of all beings, creation of a spiritual fervour and to contribute to the welfare of humanity.

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