Chapter II


Object of Writing the Work

In the principal part, Hemadpant depicted Sai Baba’s supernatural occurrence of checking and wrecking the plague of Cholera by granulating wheat and tossing the flour, on the edges of the town. Hemadpant heard different supernatural occurrences of Sai Baba to his extraordinary enjoyment, and this pleasure burst forward into this wonderful work. Hemadpant likewise thought, that the depiction of these terrific marvels of Sai Baba would be intriguing, and educational to His enthusiasts; and would expel their transgressions, And he started to compose the sacrosanct life and lessons of Sai Baba. The life of the holy person is neither consistent nor rationalistic. It shows us the valid and extraordinary way.

Insufficiency and Boldness in Undertaking the Work

Hemadpant imagined that he was not a fit individual to embrace the work. He stated, “Hemadpant don’t have a clue about the life of Sai Baba cozy companion at that point how might he compose the life of a holy person or depict the idea of Incarnations, which even the Vedas couldn’t do? One must be a holy person himself, before he could know different holy people, at that point how might Hemadpant portray their magnificence? To compose the life of a holy person is the most troublesome, however one should quantify the profundity of the water of the seven oceans or encase the sky with fabric trappings. Hemadpant knew, this was the most bold endeavor, which may open him to disparage. Hemadpant, accordingly, conjured Sai Baba’s elegance.
The chief writer holy person of Maharashtra, Shri Jnaneshwar Maharaj, has expressed that the Lord cherishes the individuals who compose the lives of holy people; and the holy people additionally have a curious technique for their own of getting the administration, which the enthusiasts long for, effectively cultivated. The holy people motivate the work, the aficionado turns out to be just a roundabout reason or instrument to accomplish the end. For example, in 1700 Shaka year, the artist Mahipati sought to compose the lives of holy people. Holy people enlivened him, and completed the work; so additionally in 1800 Shaka year, Das Ganu’s administration was acknowledged. The previous composed 4 works-Bhakta Vijaya, Santa Vijaya, Bhakta Leelamrit and Santa Kathamrit, while the last composed two – “Bhakta Leelamrit and Santa Kathamrit”, in which the lives of present day Saints were portrayed. In parts 31, 32, 33 of Bhakta Leelamrit and in section 57 of Santa Kathamrit, the sweet life and lessons of Sai Baba are all around delineated. These have been independently distributed in Sai Leela Magazine, Nos. 11 and 12, Vol. 17; the perusers are encouraged to peruse these parts. So additionally Sai Baba’s great Leelas are portrayed in a little good book named Shri Sainath Bhajana Mala by Mrs. Savitribai Raghunath Tendulkar of Bandra. Das-Ganu Maharaj additionally has created different sweet sonnets on Sai Baba. An enthusiast named Amidas Bhavani Mehta, has likewise distributed a few accounts of Sri Baba in Gujarathi; a few Nos. of Sainath Prabha, a magazine distributed by Dakshina Bhiksha Sanstha of Shirdi, are likewise distributed. At that point the subject of protest comes in, that while such a significant number of works with respect to Sai Baba are surviving, for what reason should this (Satcharita) be composed? what’s more, where is its need?
The appropriate response is straightforward. The life of Sai Baba is as wide and profound as the unending sea; and all can plunge profound into the equivalent and take out valuable pearls (of information and Bhakti), and appropriate them the hoping for open. The accounts, illustrations, and lessons of Sai Baba are awesome. They will give harmony and bliss to the individuals, who are beset with distresses and vigorously stacked with agonies of this common presence, and furthermore give information and astuteness, both in the common and in profound areas. On the off chance that these lessons of Sai Baba, which are as fascinating and educational as the Vedic legend, are tuned in to and ruminated upon, the devotees will get, what they long for, viz., association with Brahman, authority in eight-overlap Yoga, Bliss of reflection and so forth. So Hemadpant figured, that He should assemble these accounts that would be his best Upasana. This assortment would be generally superb to those straightforward spirits, whose eyes were not honored with Sai Baba’s darshana. In this way, Hemadpant set about gathering Sai Baba’s lessons and articulations – the result of His unlimited and normal self-acknowledgment. It was Sai Baba, who motivated him in this issue; indeed, Hemadpant gave up himself image at His feet, and believed that his way was clear; and that Sai baba would make him very upbeat here.
Hemadpant couldn’t ask Sai Baba to give him authorization for this work; so he requested Mr. Madhavrao Deshpande moniker Shama, Baba’s most cozy enthusiast, to address Him for motivation to Sai Baba.
Mr. Madhavrao Deshpande moniker Shama have ascepted and placed Hemadpant cause to Sai Baba and said “this Annasaheb wishes to compose Your biography, don’t say that You are a poor begging Fakir, and there is no need to compose it, however in the event that You concur and help him, he will compose or rather, Your feet (elegance) will achieve the work. Without Your assent and gift, there is no hope effectively.” When Sai Baba heard this solicitation, He was moved and favored Hemadpant by giving him His Udi (consecrated remains) and putting His aid giving hand on Hemadpant head said :- “Let him make an assortment of stories and encounters, keep notes and reminders; I will support him. He is just an outward instrument. I ought to think of Myself My collection of memoirs and fulfill the desires of My devotees. He ought to dispose of his conscience, spot it at My feet. He who acts like this throughout everyday life, I help the most. What of My biographies? I serve him in his home in every potential ways. At the point when his self image is totally destroyed and there is left no hint of it, I Myself will go into him and will Myself compose My own life. Hearing my accounts and lessons will make confidence in aficionados’ souls and they will effectively get self – acknowledgment and Bliss; let there be no emphasis on setting up one’s own view, no endeavor to invalidate other’s assessments, no conversations of advantages and disadvantages of any subject.”
By This discussion Hemadpant recollected how his name changed Govind Raghunath Dabholkar to Hemadpant and put his mind on promise to explain the story of his own.
Govind Raghunath Dabholkar was on dear agreeable terms with Kakasaheb Dixit and Nanasaheb Chandorkar. They squeezed Govind Raghunath Dabholkar to go to Shirdi and have Baba’s darshana, and Govind Raghunath Dabholkar was also ready to go to Shiridi for Baba’s darshna. However, something in the stretch turned up, which kept him from going to shirdi. Meanwhile child of a companion of Govind Raghunath Dabholkar at Lonavala became sick. His companion attempted every single imaginable mean, physical and otherworldly, however the fever would not subside. Finally he got his Guru to sit by the bed-side of his child, yet this also was of little consequence. By this, he thought ‘what was the utility of the Guru, on the off chance that he was unable to spare his companion’s child? In the event that the Guru can’t do anything for them, what is use of going to Shirdi by any means?’ Thinking along these lines, he deferred his Shirdi-trip yet the unavoidable must occur.
And the unavoidable situation occurred for Govind Raghunath Dabholkar as follows: – Mr. Nanasaheb Chandorkar, who was a Prant Officer, was going on visit to Bassein. From Thana he came to Dadar and was hanging tight for a train destined for Bassein. In the interim, a Bandra Local turned up. He, sat in it and came to Bandra; and sent for Govind Raghunath Dabholkar and berated Govind Raghunath Dabholkar for putting off Shirdi trip. Nana’s contention for Govind Raghunath Dabholkar Shirdi trip was persuading and brilliant, thus Govind Raghunath Dabholkar chose to begin for Shirdi, that night. Govind Raghunath Dabholkar got his baggage and began for Shirdi. He wanted to go to Dadar and there to get the train for Manmad, thus he booked ticket for Dadar and sat in the train.
While the train was to begin, a Mahomedan came hurriedly to Govind Raghunath Dabholkar compartment and seeing all his stuff, asked “where you were bound to”. Govind Raghunath Dabholkar revealed to him his arrangement. At that point Govind Raghunath Dabholkar was recommended that he should go straight to Boribunder, and not get down at Dadar, and more or less Manmad Mail didn’t get down at Dadar by any means. In the event that this little supernatural occurrence or Leela had not occurred, Govind Raghunath Dabholkar would not have reached Shirdi following day as settled, and numerous questions would have pounced upon him. In any case, that was not to be. As fortune supported Govind Raghunath Dabholkar came to Shirdi the following day before 9 or 10 A.M. Mr. Bhausaheb Dixit was sitting tight for Govind Raghunath Dabholkar there. This was in 1910 A.D., when there was just one spot, viz., (Sathe’s) Wada for housing traveler enthusiasts. Subsequent to landing from the Tonga, Govind Raghunath Dabholkar was on edge to have darshana, when the incredible enthusiast, Tatyasaheb Noolkar came back from the Masjid and said that Sai Baba was at the edge of the Wada, and that Govind Raghunath Dabholkar should initially get the primer darshana and afterward, after shower, see Him at recreation. Hearing this he ran and prostrated before Baba and afterward my euphoria knew no limits. Govind Raghunath Dabholkar discovered more than what Nana Chandorkar had let him know. Every one of Govind Raghunath Dabholkar faculties were fulfilled and he overlooked thirst and appetite. The second Govind Raghunath Dabholkar contacted Sai Baba’s feet, he started another rent of life. He felt himself thankful to the individuals who prodded and helped him to get the darshana; and he thought about them as his genuine family members, and he can’t reimburse their obligation. Govind Raghunath Dabholkar just recall them and prostrate (intellectually) before them. The quirk of Sai Baba’s darshana, as he discovered it, is that by His darshana our considerations are changed, the power of past activities is lessened and step by step non-connection of dispassion towards common items grows up. It is by the value of activities in numerous past births that such darshana is got, and if just you see Sai Baba, actually all the world becomes or expect the type of Sai Baba.
On the primary day in Shirdi, there was a conversation among Govind Raghunath Dabholkar and Balasaheb Bhate with respect to the need of a Guru. Govind Raghunath Dabholkar battled, “For what reason would it be advisable for us to lose our opportunity and submit to other people? When we need to perform our responsibility, why a Guru is fundamental? One must attempt his best and spare himself. What can the Guru never really man who sits idle yet dozes inactively?” Thus Govind Raghunath Dabholkar argued freewill, while Bhate took up the opposite side, viz., Destiny, and stated, “Whatever will undoubtedly happen must occur; even incredible men have fizzled, man proposes one way, yet God arranges (despite what might be expected) way. Brush aside your shrewdness; pride or vanity won’t help you.” This conversation, with every one of its upsides and downsides continued for an hour or thereabouts, and as common no choice was shown up at. They needed to stop the conversation at last as they were depleted. The net aftereffect of this was Govind Raghunath Dabholkar lost his genuine feelings of serenity and found that except if there is solid body-cognizance and pride, there would be no conversation; at the end of the day, it is selfishness which breeds conversation.
At that point when they went to the Masjid with others, Baba asked Kakasaheb Dixit the accompanying:-
“What was happening in the (Sathe’s) Wada? What was the conversation about?” and gazing at me, Baba further included, “What did this Hemadpant state?”
Hearing these words, Govind Raghunath Dabholkar was abundantly astounded. The Masjid was at an impressive good ways from (Sathe’s) Wada where Baba was staying and where the conversation was going on. How could Baba realize our conversation except if He be omniscient and Inner Ruler of every one?
Govind Raghunath Dabholkar started to think why Sai Baba should call me by the name Hemadpant. This word is a degenerate type of Hemadripant. This Hemadripant was a wellknown Minister of the rulers Mahadev and Ramadev of Devgiri of the Yadav tradition. He was found out, well-meaning and the creator of acts of kindness, for example, Chaturvarga Chintamani (managing otherworldly subjects) and Rajprashasti. He designed and began new strategies for accounts and was the originator of the Modi (Marathi Shorthand) content. Be that as it may, Govind Raghunath Dabholkar was a remarkable inverse, a dolt, and of dull, average acumen. So Govind Raghunath Dabholkar was unable to comprehend why the name or title was given upon him, yet thinking intensely upon it, he imagined that the title was a dart to crush his sense of self, so that, he ought to consistently stay tame and humble. It was likewise a commendation paid to him for the cunning in the conversation.
Looking to the future history, we imagine that Baba’s assertion (calling Mr. Govind Raghunath Dabholkar by the name Hemadpant) was noteworthy and prophetic, as they find that he cared for the administration of Sai Sansthan shrewdly, kept pleasantly all the records and was likewise the creator of such a decent work “Sai Satcharita”, which manages such significant and profound subjects as Jnana, Bhakti and dispassion, self-give up and self-acknowledgment.

About the Necessity of a Guru

Hemadpant has left no note, no reminder about what Baba said with respect to this subject, however Kakasaheb Dixit has distributed his notes in regards to this issue. Following day after Hemadpant’s gathering with Sai Baba, Kakasaheb went to Baba and asked whether he should leave Shirdi. Baba Said, “Yes”. At that point somebody asked – “Baba, where to go?” Baba stated, “High up.” Then the man stated, “How is the way?” Baba stated, “There are numerous ways driving there; there is one path additionally from here. The way is troublesome. There are tigers and posers in transit.” Kakasaheb inquired – “However Baba, imagine a scenario where we take a guide with us?” Baba replied, – “At that point there is no trouble. The guide will take you directly to your goal, maintaining a strategic distance from wolves, tigers and trench and so forth in transit. On the off chance that there be no guide, there is the risk of your being lost in the wildernesses or falling into trench.” Hemadpant was available on this event and he imagined this was the appropriate response Baba provided for the inquiry whether Guru was a need; and he immediately really tried to understand that no conversation of the issue, regardless of whether man is free or bound, is of any utilization in profound matters, yet that on the opposite genuine Paramartha is conceivable just as the consequence of the lessons of the Guru, as is shown in this part of the first work in the cases of incredible Avatars like Rama and Krishna, who needed to submit themselves to their Gurus, Vasishtha and Sandipani separately, for getting self-acknowledgment and that the main temperances fundamental for such advancement are confidence and persistence.