Shirdi Sai Baba pendant. Shirdi Sai Baba was an Indian guru and fakir, who is regarded by his Hindu and Muslim followers as a saint. In his life and teachings he tried to embrace and reconcile both faiths: Sai Baba lived in a mosque, was buried in a Hindu temple, embraced Hindu and Muslim practices, and taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions. He took maha-samadhi on October 15, 1918..
"Mind is the cause for man's life, sorrow, joy, and liberation. It is the mind that makes us oblivious to Divinity and lures us to the enchantments of the world. Maya is that mental state in which the existent appears to be nonexistent and the nonexistent appears to be existent. All the experiences in the dream state are seen in the waking state as unreal. The joy derived in the deep state is attributed to the higher mind. Our mind shines with resplendent purity if we cultivate noble thoughts, ideas and feelings. It is only by developing the purity of mind that we can ensure the purity of action. Our destiny rests on our thoughts only. Thoughts in our mind can lead us into dungeons of darkness and also illuminate us . Harbouring evil thoughts or hatred, anger and the ego is the cause of our downfall. But we must know that there is an immortal Divinity in our mind. Man, mind and world are one and the same. So the mind must surrender unto the God to attain unity."........
.Enduring enamel on porcelain with plain stainless steel backing ..weight.-5.9gms.; height.-3.9cms.[1.4"].; width-2.4cms.[1"].