Sai = Poor one ( in Persian) and Sai = Good one ( in Hindu local language).
- He was a sanyasi, who developed “Vairagya” in young age due to past karmic pious activities.
- He was not a muslim, but he is regarded as muslim due to these reasons. He used to quote from Vedic scriptures and Quran. His attire bore resemblance to muslim faqir as due to an anecdote.(It was only after Baba forfeited a wrestling match with one Mohiddin Tamboli that he took up the kafni and cloth cap, articles of typical Sufi clothing).
- He promoted worship to one god. His preaching were a mix of Hinduism, Islam and Sufism. Famous utterances were ” Sabka Malik Ek” and “Alalh Malik”.
- Sai Baba left behind no spiritual heirs, appointed no disciples, and did not even provide formal initiation (diksha) to anyone.
- It has been a practice among sanyasi and yogis to help local people in health conditions by using their mystic powers. That’s why he got popular.
- His famous attire consist of a knee-length one-piece Kafni robe and a cloth cap.
Teachings of Sai Baba
He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. He gave no distinction based on religion or caste.
He advised his devotees and followers to lead a moral life, help others, love every living being without any discrimination, and develop two important features of character: devotion to the Guru (Sraddha) and waiting cheerfully with patience and love (Saburi).
Unfortunately , lacks of people are thronging to Shridi for sake of their selfish motives and desires. Thousands of temples have open all over world. But, his actual preachings are fully ignored. In his teachings, Sai Baba emphasised the importance of performing one’s duties without attachment to earthly matters and of being content regardless of the situation