Shri Satchidananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jaya.
It is described in Chapter X of Shri Sai Satcharita that “There are two kinds of Gurus (1) Niyat (appointed or fixed ) and (2) Aniyat (unappointed or general ).The latter by their advice develop the good qualities in us, purify our hearts and set us on the path of salvation; but contact with the former dispels our sense of dualities (sense of difference) and establishes us in unity by making us realize ‘Thou art that’.There are various Gurus imparting to us various kinds of worldly knowledge ;but he,who fixes us in our nature (Self) and carries us beyond the ocean of worldly existence, is the Sadguru. Sai Baba was such a Sadguru.”
It is further described that “Sai Baba never thought of making the least show of His worth (piety). He had no Body-consciousness but He had great love for His disciples. If anybody went to take His darshan, He, without being asked, would give every detail of his past, present and future. He saw Divinity in all beings. Friends and foes were alike to Him. Disinterested and balanced, He obliged the evil-doers as well as the pious. He was the same in prosperity and adversity. No doubt ever touched Him. Though, He acted through the body He was, not in the least, attached to His body or house. Though, He looked embodied, He was really unembodied, i.e., free from gross existence.”
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
Shirdi Sai devotee