Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
Hazrat Tajuddin Baba of Nagpur
A person by name, Hanumantha Rao came to Baba Tajuddin and devoted himself totally to the worship of the saint. He learnt that several Harijans were being benefited by rendering service to the Baba. He was an employee in the secretariat. So he hoped that if he too became a Muslim, Baba Tajuddin would grace him. No sooner these thoughts arose in his mind than the Baba turned to him and asked him to get some book. Hanumantha Rao had a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita with him, which he gave to the Baba.
The saint glanced through it, turning it from side to side and said:
“What, we are in this!”
Hanumantha Rao understood what the saint implied and was thrilled.
The implication is that the spiritual truth of devotion to God leading to perfection which Baba symbolized is there in the Bhagavad-Gita also, a Hindu scripture. Baba made no distinction between religions. He even indicated that the followers of all religions should adhere to their own traditions and that there was no need for any one to become a Muslim for salvation or to earn His (Baba’s) grace.