Baba’s Key Teachings

  • Oneness of God.
  •   Equality and tolerance of all religions.
  • Love and respect for each other and compassion towards the downtrodden and animals.
  • He believed that mere reading of spiritual books was not enough, converting this knowledge to real spiritual change was essential i.e. improving oneself.
  • He emphasized forgiveness as a virtue and assertiveness in the pursuit of truth (the righteous path) rather than aggression.
  • Devotion to Guru as the spiritual path leading to liberation from the cycle of birth-death-rebirth.
  • His path of devotion emphasized Faith and Patience.
  • He did not believe in any major religious rituals, all he wanted was love and devotion from his devotees – they should remember him always.
  • He did not like devotees consuming alcohol at all; he was a non-vegetarian himself.
  • He believed and followed “different strokes for different folks”, for example, the life of an ascetic was required for some while for others the life of a house-holder would suffice. For some vegetarianism is essential while for others it may not be required.