'Deena' means poor, indigent, distressed, ruined, afflicted, miserable, sorry, dejected, melancholy and 'Poshana' means 'protection'. Baba is the steady guardian of all such, the strong prop for all such. He calls on all to bring to Him, their afflictions and their miseries and take from Him, relief and joy. The only distinction He recognizes is, in the quantity and intensity of grief in the heart. Preference is bestowed on those with greater grief.
He is the Kalpavriksha, the Wish-fulfillment tree of the Deena of all lands. As at Shirdi, now at Prasanthi Nilayam (or wherever He is) He has His 'treasury' full of gifts of joy, contentment, hope and courage to all who need them. For, the Deenas need not incur debts or suffer hardships in the journey to Prashanthi Nilayam. Baba syas: 'If you pray in all earnestness I shall be before you, ready to grant the boon. My ears, hands and feet are everywhere, to listen, to grant, to walk in!'. The description, Sarvathah Paani Paadam, Sarvathokshi, Siromukham, (Everywhere His hands and feet, His eyes, head and Face) given in the Gita is no exaggeration; it is a fact, as devotees of Sathya Sai know.
"Do not despair; do not bend your head in shame, that you are a sinner born in sin. In you there is a spark of the Divine; so you are the inheritor of an immortal destiny. You are wallowing in the darkness of ignorance and so, you flounder and fall. You are to be pitied and protected, not condemned and castigated," says Baba.