|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Is Baba a Hindu or a Muslim?
“If we say that He was a Mohammeden, His ears were pierced (i.e. had holes, according to Hindu custom). If you think that He was a Hindu, He advocated the practice of circumcision. If you call Him Hindu, He always lived in the Masjid; if Mohammeden, He had always the Dhuni – sacred fire there, and the following things which are contrary to Mohammeden religion, i.e., grinding on the handmill, blowing of the conch and bells, oblation in the fire, Bhajan, giving of food, and worship of Baba’s Feet by means of Arghya (water) were always allowed there. If you think that He was a Mohammeden, the best of Brahmins and Agnihotris, leaving aside their orthodox ways, fell prostrate at His Feet. Those who went to make enquiries about his caste, were dumb-founded and were captured by His darshan.
So, none could definitely decide, whether Sai Baba was a Hindu or a Mohammeden. This is no wonder, for he who completely surrenders himself to the Lord, by getting rid of his egoism and body-consciousness, thus becomes one with Him, and has nothing to do with any questions of caste or nationality. Baba saw no difference between any two castes and even between beings. He took meat and fish with Fakirs, but did not grumble when dogs touched the dishes with their mouths.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter VII)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||