Before reaching Sammadhi, one of the last things Shri Sai Baba did was giving Nine Rupees to Smt. Lakshmi Bai Shinde. Baba had explained to Smt. Lakshmi Bai ,the significance of these nine rupees as the nine qualities a true devotee should have.
The following are the nine qualities a good devotee should have
1. Absence of Egoism
2. Absence of Jealousy
3. Untiring Service
4. Absence of worldly Desires
5. Complete Faith in Guru
6. Peaceful nature
7. Desire to know the Truth
8. Absence of Envy
9. Absence of self-boasting and finding faults in others.
One cannot possess these qualities overnight or within a short period. In this modern world, where man is distracted by numerous things on a daily basis, it is very difficult process to develop all these qualities.
But remember nothing is impossible.
A true devotee of Sai Baba should aim to develop theses qualities over a period of time.
But the earlier the better!.
As you take steps aimed at achieving these qualities, remember that, the BLESSINGS of BABA will be there for you!