Shirdi Sai baba Teachings and Shraddha-Saburi
Sai baba was one of the great saints of modern India. He is also a great spiritual guru for his devotees. Sai baba lived in the Shirdi town of Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state. Sai baba was a great driving force who generated great faith and confidence among his devotees who were looking for salvation. He loves his devotees and in general every one. Sai baba's spiritual teachings are a great guidance for his devotees to the path of salvation. Sai baba always talks about keeping faith and patience in all his teachings.
Among all the teachings of Sai baba, there are two principles called "Shraddha" and "Saburi". Sai baba always looks for these two qualities in all his devotees. Let us see the teachings of Sai baba.
Shraddha - Sai baba's teachings
'Shraddha' means faith with love. 'Shraddha' is a Sanskrit word. Such faith or trust can be generated only by conviction. Sai baba's teachings says that love in God is the gateway to eternity. Sai baba's teachings always explain about the significance of 'Shraddha'. Sai baba always reiterates the words told by Sri Krishna to Arjun - "Whosever offer to me with love and devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water or whatever may be, that offering of pure love is readily accepted by Me" in his teachings.
Saburi - Sai baba's teachings
'Saburi' means patience and perseverance. The quality of Saburi is needed for every one through out the life to reach the goal. Saburi is a quality needed throughout the path to reach the goal. Sai baba's teachings talk about Saburi.
Purity -Sai baba's teachings
Sai baba never talks about the purity of the outer body in all his teachings. Sai baba always matters about the inner purity of every one in his teachings. Nothing can be achieved by external or physical cleaning and appearance if the man remains impure in mind and heart. Sai baba always tells his devotees to be pure from within themselves rather than external purity in his teachings.
Complete Surrender to the Guru - Sai baba's teachings
Sai baba always puts the Guru on the high pedestal. In his teachings, Sai baba says that the Guru is the only base of the path way of devotion. Sai baba asks his devotees to completely surrender to the 'Guru'.
Let us now see the statements of Sai baba's teachings to his devotees.