As described in Chapter XIX of Shri Sai Satcharita, the following words of Baba are of general welfare and invaluable. If they are kept in mind and acted upon, they will always do you good.
“Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere. If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away but receive them well, and treat them with due respect. Shri Hari (God) will be certainly pleased, if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked and your Verandah to strangers for resting. If anybody wants any money from you and you are not inclined to give, do not give but do not bark at him like a dog. Let anybody speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving any bitter reply. If you tolerate such things you will certainly be happy. Let the world go topsy-turvy, you remain where you are. Standing in your own place look on calmly at the show of all things passing before you. Demolish the wall of difference that separates you from Me, and then the road for our meeting will be clear and open. The sense of differentiation as I and thou is the barrier, that keeps away the disciple from his Master and unless that is destroyed the state of union is not possible, ‘Allah Malik’, i.e. God is the sole Proprietor, nobody else is our Protector. His method of work is extra-ordinary, invaluable and inscrutable. His Will will be done and He will show us the way, and satisfy our heart`s desires. It is on account of Rinanubandh (former relationship) that we have come together, let us love and serve each other and be happy. He who attains the supreme goal of life is immortal and happy; all others merely exist, i.e. live so long as they breathe.”
Ananta Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Rajadhiraja Yogiraja Parabrahma
Shri Satchidananda Samartha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jaya.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
Shirdi Sai Baba devotee