Chapter 7 (Part 3) – Scribblings of A Shirdi Sai Devotee

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This is part 3 of Chapter 7 of the divine book “Scribblings of A Shirdi Sai Devotee” written by an ardent and staunch devotee Shri Suresh Chandra Gupta ji from New Delhi.

Devotee readers who have missed earlier chapters can read from the links below.

Devotee readers who have missed earlier chapters can read from the links below.

Chapter No. Part Title
Introduction NA Introduction & Preface
Chapter 1 Part 1 Sai Baba – The Saint of Shirdi
Chapter 1 Part 2 Sai Baba – The Saint of Shirdi
Chapter 2 NA Understanding Shirdi Sai In Baba’s Own Words
Chapter 3 Part 1 Building Up Of Lodi Road Temple, New Delhi
Chapter 3 Part 2 Urge to Know Baba
Chapter 3 Part 3 First Visit to Shirdi
Chapter 3 Part 4 Meeting with Sri Satya Sai Baba
Chapter 3 Part 5 Paramhamsa Omkara Swamy
Chapter 3 Part 6 Functioning of Delhi Sri Sai Samaj
Chapter 3 Part 7 Building of Lodi Road Temple in New Delhi
Chapter 3 Part 8 Commencement Of Puja At The Temple
Chapter 4 Part 1 Stray Thought! On Bhakti
Chapter 4 Part 2 Stray Thought – On Gurus and the Path of Baba
Chapter 4 Part 3 Stray Thought – On Building Temples
Chapter 4 Part 4 Stray Thought! On Bhakti
Chapter 4 Part 5 Stray Thought on Receiving Messages from Baba
Chapter 4 Part 6 Stray Thought on Foretelling Events
Chapter 4 Part 7 Stray Thought on Literature on Shirdi Sai Baba
Chapter 4 Part 8 Stray Thought on Circulation of letters and other such activities
Chapter 5 Part 1 Offerings at the Lotus Feet of Shri Sai Nath
Chapter 5 Part 2 Offerings at the Lotus Feet of Shri Sai Nath
Chapter 5 Part 3 Offerings at the Lotus Feet of Shri Sai Nath
Chapter 5 Part 4 Offerings at the Lotus Feet of Shri Sai Nath
Chapter 5 Part 5 Offerings at the Lotus Feet of Shri Sai Nath
Chapter 6 Part 1 Beads from the necklace of Sai Bhakti
Chapter 6 Part 2 Beads from the necklace of Sai Bhakti
Chapter 6 Part 3 Beads from the necklace of Sai Bhakti
Chapter 6 Part 4 Beads from the necklace of Sai Bhakti
Chapter 6 Part 5 Beads from the necklace of Sai Bhakti
Chapter 6 Part 6 Beads from the necklace of Sai Bhakti
Chapter 6 Part 7 Beads from the necklace of Sai Bhakti
Chapter 6 Part 8 Beads from the necklace of Sai Bhakti
Chapter 7 Part 1 I Sing For You Alone O’ Sai
Chapter 7 Part 2 The Truth of Life

5. What A Fallacy It Is?

Standing afar, Sai is calling me

Says he:

“I am hungry O’ my child!

Could you put two ‘chappatis’ in my ‘jholi’

If available, pour some ‘dal’ too in my ‘tumrel’

Eating rich foods of different varieties

In utensils of gold and silver

I am fed up

I haven’t forgetten the taste of those plain ‘Chappatis’

Which the poor women fold of Shirdi

Would put in my ‘Jholi’

The sweet taste of those ‘Chappatis’

Mixed with their affection

Is still lingering within me

And I am yearning for the same.

The devotees of today have snatched away

Even my ‘Jholi and tumrel’ from Me,
vAnd have wrapped Me in clothes

Laden with gold and silver.

I am unable tobear this burden

I, an unassuming Fakir,

Used to waring a torn ‘Kafni’

Have been fastened in chains of Gold and Silver,

I narrate to you My tale of woe today

Couldn’t I avail of these luxuries in My lifetime?

I didn’t even cast a glance at these

And these persons claim to be my devotees

Of knowing me full well

What all dramas do they not enact in my name?

And adopt high sounding tiltes for themselves

Little realizing that Sai is watching all their actions.

Big palatial buildings

Smeared with the blood and toil of the pooor

Are being raised all around

For installing My Idol sitting on a rugged stone

In the hope that by doing so

They shall please Me

And I shall fill their coffers

With still more wealths

And satisfy their never ending desire to acquire more.

I too often meet their demands

Knowing full well that by doing so,

They shall sink deeper in the abysmal pit

In the hope that some day

They shall raise themselves

To the stature of a true devotee

And ask from me that

Which I want to give to them

A little bit from the ‘Tresury’ I hold

Whosoever experiences an iota of My Grace

Towards whom in my generosity

I throw even a few glittering stones

Taking them as diamonds

They start commercialising in My name

Engaging themselves in trades of sorts

Some get themselves installed

On the throne of gurudom

Some assume the role of literatures

Some others assume the title of Sangeet Samrats

By singing a few songs

And that too for money’s sake

Forgetting how could a person calling himself

The devotee of a Fakir

Ever become an emperor in His name

If he could be a mere Fakir

Who in actual fact is

The emperor of emperors

The ‘Shahanshah of Shahanshahs’

Today’s man has forgotten

His Sai

Who always lived in poverty

But who in every possible way

Endeavored to wipe off the tears

Of the hapless and the poor.

Watching the man of today

Engaged in the rat race of making a show of his ‘Bhakti’

In words and deeds

I feel a deep agony within me

Peole call me Sai Samarth

But are not prepared to take a lesson

From my life lived on earth,

What a fallacy it is !!

I merely yearn for the affection of my devotees

And wish to share with them

The great treasures I hold

But these fools have got lost in the dazzle of name and fame

Having themselves lost the way

Mislead others

Just think of those devotees of mine

Who have surrendered their heart and soul to me,

On my assurance

What shall their feelings be?

I have no objection whatsoever

To somebody calling himself a Guru

To their becoming literateurs, songsters, masters’ of temples

I would, however, like

That they should raise themselves about all such temptations

First know my real swaroop

And then only make others know Me

Collect the gems hidden therin

And then only start distributing them to others.

If remaining half baked themselves

They assume these high sounding titles

People will only give me a bad name

Saying that devotees of Sai take to him

To obtain merely material benefits of life.

People within your own self and feel

Shall they be away from truth?

O’ my devotees!

Before assuming the mantle of being called my ‘Bhakta’

Look within your own self, and determine

Is it not merely your thus claiming?

Have you been able to surrender to me

Your Heart and soul?

If not, your claim to be a devotee

Is merely an hollow assertion

Neither shall you be able to attain God nor Godhood.

Arise, awake and fasten your belts

There still is time left

Surrender to me your heart and soul

Your knowledge, your intellect and all your actions

And call your Sai with a loving heart

He shall come running to you.

6. Realm of Ecstasy

When my physical frame is at complete rest

And the mind tranquil

The soul within experiences

A celestial bliss

And exuberates abounding love

Capable of engulfing the whole universe.

In those moments of ecstasy,

You ‘O’ my Baba!

Stealthily enter the portals of my heart

And provide it an immortal joy

The feeling of oneness with you.

In those blissful moments

Nothing but ‘I’ and ‘You’ remains

And share the bliss within.

‘O’ my Baba!

Take me more often to this realm of ecstasy

So that the ‘I’ in me stops bothering me

Leaving me unaffected

By all that is happening outside me

Good or bad

And I remain in this world

Yet away from it

Totally immersed in you.

Continued…Chapter 7 Part 3


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