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The sound of God begging for food: A poem on Shirdi Sai Baba

Shirdi Saibaba Padhukas
Written by venkatraman

Sairam friends,

My Sai friend Sushmitha who studies in Australia wrote a Poem on Shirdi Sai Baba and wanted me to read it. I liked it and hence sharing it for you to read.

Sushmitha was going through some issues. At times, She annoys me asking if Sai really exists…he he…but she loves Sai and I am pretty sure, Sai loves her too.

Here’s the poem…I titled it as

The sound of God begging for food

Sultry noon, there was that familiar voice

The sound of God begging for food

Why did this queer man seem like a brother?

Why did this Muslim boy seem like an angel?

Despite his worn-out gown, head dress and the stick

He seems like a precious jewel in disguise to ward off evil

The town was partly in denial that He seems Godly

Why are these eyes shedding uncontrollable tears of ecstasy?

Why does this mind, never at peace suddenly feel calm as an ocean?

Just one smiling glance from this weird man seems to solve my problems

Who is He? Why do I feel like seeing Him again and again and again?

If He was a magician, he had nothing to do with money or fame

If He was a mendicant, how was He so learned and knowledgeable?

If He was a loner, He was always with His devotees

If He was a normal human, was He always absorbed in Self

If He was a three-and-a-half-cubit man how did He pervade everything?

If He was a Muslim, He knew the piercing insight of the Vedas

If He was a Hindu, He preached the Koran like Allah Himself

He was no ordinary mortal, but a satpurusha, the God Himself

An ocean of mercy and love, He was the eternal existence bliss and happiness

100 years later, the craving to see this man has not vanished

He is no more in flesh and blood, but a strange sense of strength

Just to believe that he is right behind you, I can almost feel it

What were I to do Sai maa, without you?

-Sushmitha

Hope you liked it. Only yesturday, I was telling Saibaba that I don’t like writing about my life often in StarSai and wanted to focus on devotees experiences.

Please send your experiences.

Om Sai Ram

Venkat

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1 Comment

  • Thanks a lot Venkat for posting this… <3
    I now have ample full faith in Baba…
    He has shown me enough to strengthen my faith in Him

    I have thus resigned myself at His Holy Feet forever… Never ever will I again doubt His existence…

    Thanks for helping me strengthen my faith in Him 🙂 🙂

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