Baba made the 'Guru' (the Master), a profound base of the path of devotion.
The spiritual impulse is certainly latent in every individual heart, but
it needs great inspiration and compulsion to bring it to the surface.
offered that inspiration through his own account brimming with love for
his Master. He said, "How can I describe his (Guru's) love for me? When
he was in spiritual trance, I sat and gazed at him. We were both filled
with bliss. I cared not to turn my eyes upon anything else. Night
and day I pored upon his face with an ardor of love that banished hunger
and thirst. The Guru's absence even for a second made me restless. I meditated
on nothing but the 'Guru' and had no goal or object other than the 'Guru'.
Wonderful indeed the art of my 'Guru'. I wanted nothing but the Guru
and he wanted nothing but this intense love from me." The significant
feature stressed by Sai Baba in his own example and words is the great
importance of developing this devotion to one's Guru. It is seeing
God in the Guru. This was a self-projected ideal of a ‘Guru’ that motivated
innumerable seekers who came in contact with Sai Baba.