"See the Divine in the human Being" : Sai Baba of Shirdi
" Those who think I reside in Shirdi, do not know the real Sai. Sai is not this three and a half cubic feet of body residing in Shridi.I have no abode. By the cause of karma I got embroiled and took this body. The world is my abode. Brahma is my father.Maya is my mother.By their interlocking I got this body." Shri Sai Nath
"There's a story of Sai Nath where a snake charmer was given a lot of money just to kill Shri Sai Nath. Because in the night Sai Nath used to suddenly go up to his own swing he had made about twenty feet above the ground. God knows, nobody knew how he used to get up there, but they would find him sleeping there. So the snake was taken by this snake charmer and he put the snake on to Sai Nath. And Sai Nath talked to him and He said, "Oh God, you've come here to meet me after such a long time. What is your job ?" Snake said, "This horrible snake charmer has asked me to bite you so I've come to tell you to be careful about these people." The snake charmer was looking with amazement that he was talking to him, Sai Nath said, "Alright, you go now." These are age-old snakes you see. So the snake went and bit the snake charmer. But then He came down and He sucked his poison and threw it away. "Because, after all," He said, "the snake is angry with you because you tried such a trick." So He sucked it. That's compassion. And He sucked his venom out and the fellow was completely changed and he said, "Now I'm going to announce it to all the people that these Brahmins wanted to kill Shri Sai Nath."
Shri Rama's Birthday, London, UK, April 2nd, 1982
"And that is how we have people who are more suited for Sahaja Yoga than we have in 'any' other country because they are so conditioned. And it is a very great blessing. For example now, Sai Nath who was the last incarnation of the Guru Principle. He was a Muslim. But all His disciples are Hindus. They are not Muslims. Muslims don't accept him even as God. Not only that, but there is one place called Hazimallang, where a saint died who was a Muslim. But he told that 'only the Brahmins, means the realised souls, must worship Me . And so they had to appoint some Brahmin, which they did not understand the word 'Brahmins.' They are Hindus who are worshipping a Muslim pia. So the idea, that once you become the pia, once you become a realized soul, then he has no religion. He is beyond religion, He 'becomes' the religion."
Agnya Chakra New Delhi, March 2nd, 1983.