My guru, after depriving me of everything, asked me for two paise. I gave them to him.
He did not want metallic gifts. What he asked for was (i) faith (nishta) and (ii) saburi i.e.,
patience or cheerful endurance.
The guru is like a charged monsoon cloud that happily rains eternal
bliss on one and all. And is such Bliss something to be stowed away and
hoarded? No, indeed! It is to be enjoyed to the heart's content and
shared with others.
People do ask for abundance of wealth and prosperity, or for the cure of
disease, removal of difficulties, or for fame, honour, power and
authority. It is happiness they always ask for.
Shri Sai SatCharitra Chapter 16 verse 40.