The Life and Teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi

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A vast and diversified religious movement originating from Sai Baba of Shirdi, is often referred to as "The Sai Baba Movement." Through the chronological presentation of Sai Baba's life, light is shed on the various ways in which the important guru figures in this movement came to be linked to Saint of Shirdi.
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Overview

A vast and diversified religious movement originating from Sai Baba of Shirdi, is often referred to as "The Sai Baba Movement." Through the chronological presentation of Sai Baba's life, light is shed on the various ways in which the important guru figures in this movement came to be linked to Saint of Shirdi.
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A general introduction to the life and teachings of holy man Sai Baba (1836-1918), who is little known in the west, but whose followers number millions in his native India. Traces his birth as a Moslem; his arrival in the small village of Shirdi, where he spent the rest of his life; his daily routine; the growth of his fame; and his final years and death. Among the themes of his teaching discussed are love, knowledge, and action; his style of expression is also described. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791412688
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1993
  • Series: SUNY Series in Religious Studies
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,009,159
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Guide to Pronunciation
Prologue
Pt. 1 The Life
1 Sai Baba's Background 3
2 Arrival in Shirdi, Departure, and Final Reentry 45
3 The Village of Shirdi. Sai Baba's Habits and Daily Life in the Early Years. First Miracles and the Beginning of Worship 59
4 Sai Baba's Daily Routine. His "Death" and "Resurrection" in 1886 81
5 Expansion of Sai Baba's Fame (1886-1900) 99
6 Shirdi Becomes a Modern Pandharpur (1900-1910) 123
7 1910 to 1915 171
8 His Last Three Years 221
Pt. 2 The Teachings
9 The Path of Love 261
10 The Path of Knowledge 313
11 The Path of Action 337
12 Modes of Expression in Sai Baba's Teachings 353
13 Sai Baba's Universalism 367
Epilogue 375
Appendix 1: Gods, Goddesses, Demons, and Religious Festivals 379
Appendix 2: The Hindu Calendar 385
Glossary 387
General Bibliography 411
Selected Bibliography on the Sai Baba Movement 423
Index 435
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