With this post we come to the end 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.
3. Nine ‘Mantras’ for Joyous Living
1. Learn to live in God, for it shall provide you a support to ascribe your joys and sorrows to in life, and a source of strength.
2. Learn to live for others for the joy it provides to your soul will make your own life worth living.
3. Live a simple, natural, guileless, unpretentious and unostentatious life for it will help you to keep your needs under control and thus occasions to make you feel the need to give up your path to enable you to keep pace with the world, shall minimize.
4. Learn to withdraw yourself occasionally inward, for your shall then be able to control the wastage of your own energies, make a correct assessment of your own self, control your emotions and mind and not allow them to stray.
5. Accept responsibility gladly and try to discharge it to your capacity, for the sense of satisfaction it shall provide you will give you ‘Atmic Anand’.
6. Trace out the beauty in each soul, you come into contact with, appreciate it for it shall make your own life happy, easy and smooth at every step.
7. Learn to ignore the faults of others and speaking ill of them, for it takes you nowhere. Thoughts have wings. Bad thoughts react, making you and the other person, both unhappy.
8. recognize truth, adopt it, live in it, spread it, for the fragrance emanating from your body will then make the inner in you and the outside of you cool, calm, peaceful and joyful.
9. Learn to share your joys with others, for they are no other than your ownself. It will add to the sublimity of your own life and make your living joyous.
4. Devotional Couplets
- To the one whose name is Sai
And whose abode is Shirdi
To such an all pervading Sai
I offer my salutations again and again.
- The one in whose heart dwells Sai
And whose body is engaged in His service
To such a great devotee
I offer my salutations again and again.
- Many claim to be Sai’s form
But Sai is one and one alone
To my Master Sai Nath
I bow my head in revereance
- I pray to my Baba Sai
To give me the boon of Bhakti
To bestow on me the purity of heart and mind
And lift me up to His bosom
- Indulge not in hard penances needlessly
Causing discomfort to your body
Having complete faith in Baba
Cross the ocean of life.
- While living in this world
Ask not from Sai wealth, progeny and position
Ask from Him only that supreme wealth
Which Sai wishes to bestow on you.
- O’ my mind grieve not unnecessarily
Giving up all hopes and aspirations
When Sai is with you
Why frustrations should affect you.
- The body shall perish tomorrow
Know it as an eternal truth
Do not feel proud of it
Surrender yourself to Sai
- When you came into this world
You came empty handed
When you leave this world
Take Sai’s ‘Kripa’ with you.
- It is Baba’s promise to you
Have complete faith in it
“One who gets lost in Me
All his difficiulties end”
- Sai you are my master
I am Your ‘Das’
Life after life I may remain Your ‘Das’
It is my request to You
Thus says ‘Das Suresh’, O Baba! Confer on me this boon. From every pore of my body should emnate your name. wherever I move in this wide world, with your name on the lips, the fragrance of your Bhakti should engulf the whole atmosphere.
Whosoever inhales that fragrance, should start chanting your name. that Sai is a great Saint, should start flowing incessantly from His being.
Sai! You are unique indeed, since you make the dumb to speak, I am a mere fool who is not aware of your infinite powers.
Taking me as an ignorant child provide me ‘Sharan’ at your lotus feet. Life after life I may remain your ‘Das’, is my request to you.
‘Satchitanand Sadguru Sai Nath Maharaj Ki Jai’
Other Books of the Author Shri Suresh Chandra Gupta:
1. Sai Kripa Ki Pawan Smrityan – Hindi (Translated Version of Scribblings of A Shirdi Sai Devotee)
2. Sai AtmaChintan – Hindi
3. Sai Bhakti Ke Path Par – Hindi
END OF THE BOOK