Chapter 7 (Part 9) – Scribblings of A Shirdi Sai Devotee

This is part 9 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?
Chapter 7 Part 4 Loneliness
Chapter 7 Part 5 Your Glory O’ Baba
Chapter 7 Part 6 No Trace of ‘I’
Chapter 7 Part 7 The Ultimate Reality
Chapter 7 Part 8 Come Baba Come

17. Sai’s Ankita Child

I implored Sai,

To save me from the vicissitudes of life

To give me more and more

To make my life comfortable, respectable and easy

With a place of dignity in society.

Sai smiled and said:

The other day you asked Me

Th give you my ‘ananya bhakti’

To fill your heart with love and compassion,

To enable you become My ‘Ankita’ Child

Do you know?

One cannot be a bhakta

Unless he imbibes all virtues in life.

One cannot be a rich man

It his heart if filled with love and compassion

For he shall then learn

To share his wealth with others

And never be able to accumulate

If one is compassionate

He would not care for his own comforts

The concern of the less fortunate, the neglected and the poor

Will become his own.

I leave the choice to you

To decide what you wish to ask from me

My bhakti, my love, my compassion

Or the pleasures and comforts of life

The choice is yours

But do not try to rid

Both horses together

And deceive your own self

Let me assure you

If you choose the path of bhakti

You shall have to make sacrifices

At every step of life

But then,

The responsibility for your well being

Shall entirely become mine

And you might then, become entitled

To call yourself my ‘Ankita’ Child.

18. Make Me to Fade as a Child

I came into this wide world

Like a child.

During the whole of my life

I might have endeavoured to play

ome child like pranks here and there

But as the child soon returns to its natural Self

Make me to return to my original state of a child

I implore you, O’ My Baba.

Very man y years spent on this Mother Earth

Seem to have taken me nowhere.

Oh! What a bliss it is

To live like a child

And leave all one’s burdens on Him

Who has undertaken to bear them

The one who has experienced

The divine ecstasy the surrender bestows

Knows the sublime heights

It takes one to.

I pray to you my Baba

To let this physical frame

Face into oblivion,

Like a child

As it came.

Continued…Chapter 7 Part 10


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