Chapter 7 (Part 4) – Scribblings of A Shirdi Sai Devotee

This is part 4 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.

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
Chapter 7 Part 3 What A Fallacy It Is?

7. Loneliness

In the silent valley of my heart

Where peace eternal prevails

Birds sing celestial songs

Cool bliss laden breezes blow

The soul within O’ Sai

Experiences your gracious presence

And yearns to merge in thee

In this vast arena of the universe

Where innumerable claim to experience your grace

In the quiet crevices of my heart

I feel forlorn

Not a soul to share with

Your all encompassing love.

Tales of complete surrender

Experiencing your grace at every step

Total dedication to your lotus feet

My ears hear every day

My heart feels enthralled

For a moment only

The reality dawns soon

And once again

The feeling of loneliness overpowers me.

How come every one be wrong

The heart within feels guilty

The soul endeavours to look deeper still

Experiences a void

Unsurmountable.

Sanity returns soon,

Why look outside

When nothing exists

Beyond the Self

Realize it

Dive deep into it

And become one

With the eternal self within

Which is Sai

The ‘Parabrahm’.

8. The Eternal Self

O’ mind

I command thee to be subservient to me.

Do not attempt to be my master

Thou hast already played enough mischief with me.

Suddenly a thought flashes

Who is this ‘I’ commanding the mind?

Where does it reside?

Where is the mind I command?

The I is within me

The body being its dwelling place.

Can I see it?

Can I identify it?

And suddenly a vacuum is flet

But who does this vacuum experience

In the physical frame exists

Neither the ‘I’ nor the mind, I adore

But then who am ‘I’

And what is my existence?

O’ my Baba

Where are you?

To whom the ‘I’ in me sems to have belonged whole life.

I am your child

Do come, guide me and show me the path

The ‘I’ in me seems to have been lost

In the wilderness of ‘Nothingness’

I seem to exist no where

And so do you

Then what is this existence?

And what is your position vis-à-vis my existence

A mere ‘Maya’ or a mirage?

Where does it exist?

What is the purpose of its creation?

Suddenly a thought overpowers the ‘I’ in me

The whole is one

A big zero, a shuniya

Which itself exists no where

Suddenly the chant of ‘Sai Mahadeva’

Vibrates within me from nowhere

The faith strikes

The ‘I’ in me feels surcharged

How could my Sai be nowhere?

He is the eternal self within me

Whom the ‘I’ in me has loved and belonged to

He is here, there and everywhere

Let the ‘I’ in me

Dwell in Him,

Become one with Him

Is it again the mind,

Playing mischief with me?

The light that flickers in me

Has been bestowed by ‘Sai’ alone

Enlightening the self

And becoming one with Him.

I am absolute Existence

I am absolute Consciousness

I am absolute Bliss

I am the Truth Eternal

I am the Light

I am the Love

Purity Incarnate

I am Omnipresent

I am Omnipotent

I am Omniscient

I am beyond Life and Death

I am Satyam, Sivam, Sundram

The self eternal

And so are you

O’ my Baba!

Continued…Chapter 7 Part 3


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