Sri M Said…

Saburi means complete patience, especially in Sadhana where one has to go through so many trials and tribulations. Sometimes, people take up Sadhana very enthusiastically, but the moment some trouble comes upon them, then they leave their Sadhana. They run off because they think that either the problem has come because of their Sadhana, or, they think, “First, let me put this right, then I will go back to my meditation”. It never happens because sorrows, troubles and tribulations are part of our lives.

Sri M Said…

If for thirty-five or forty years, we are close to someone who we consider a great teacher, like the Sai Baba of Shirdi and we worship Him; but if our lives do not change, as His teaching is meant to do and if we remain the same, as selfish as ever before, as angry as ever before, as petty as ever before – then it all comes to naught!

Sri M Said…

Sai Baba used to say that he practiced Guru Yoga. That means, complete attention on the teacher. Baba used to mention His Guru, a man called Venkusha who lived in the Nizam’s provinces which was in that part of Andhra Pradesh which was close to Maharashtra. He was the Zamindar of that province. In His youth, Baba lived with this person, Venkusha, for quite sometime and all the Sadhana that He did was to sit and look at His Guru wide-eyed and nothing else. He said that He looked and He looked and He looked. He also listened to what was taught to the others.

Sri M Said…

The central message is that, there is only One Supreme Being and that Supreme Being resides in the hearts of all. He is the Antaryami of all – He resides in the heart of all beings. And by living a good life and praying and meditating and trying to touch the Lotus Feet of this Being, who resides in your own heart, one can grow spiritually and attain great spiritual heights.