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Shirdi Diary By GS Kharpade: When Baba Told Me A Long Story, But I Understood Nothing!
I got up early in the morning, prayed and attended the Kakad Aarti which was a little later than usual as Megha having been unwell could not get up in time to blow the conch shell. Sai Maharaj did not say a word as he got up and left the Chawadi. Upasani Shastri and Bapu Sahib Jog did not come soon.
So I sat writing letters. When Sai Maharaj went out he asked me how I spent the morning which was a mild rebuke for not having read and contemplated. I went to see him again when he returned and he was very kind.
He commenced a long story and kept on as if speaking to me, but I felt sleepy all the time and did not under stand anything of the story. I was told afterwards that the story was a very thinly veiled recital of the events that actually happened in the life of Gupte.
So he said. The midday Aarti was late and it was 3 p.m. by the time we returned and had our meals. I lay down a bit and then attended Dixit's Puran. Later on we went to the masjid but were told to salute from a distance, which we accordingly did.
Sai Baba came for his stroll and we saluted as usual. Dixit had an illumination of the masjid yesterday and repeated it today also. At night there was the usual Bhajan of Bhishma and Puran of Dixit.