Shirdi Diary Of GS Kharpade: Sai Maharaj Strolled In A Pleased Mood, Cracked Jokes
I attended the Kakad Aarti and was on my return praying when Dhondobaba arrived from Poona. He returned recently from Burma and I sat talking with him about the health of my friend Tilak and the state of his mind. It is as good as it can be under the circumstances.
He wishes me to return to the practice at the bar, but that depends upon what Sai Saheb says. We held our Panchadashi class and Mr. Balasaheb Bhate attended it. We saw Sai Saheb go out and later on I went to the Masjid after he returned. He asked me if Jivamuni would pay. I could not make out what Jivamuni meant but replied that Jivamuni would if ordered.
He said Jivamuni would not. He gave me a lot of fruits and sweets. The midday Aarti passed off. Today was Ekadashi and nobody except myself and Raghunath had a breakfast or the midday meal. Dhondobaba fasted. He returned to Poona at about 4 p.m. with Bhaoo, son of Dada Kelkar.
We then continued our Panchadashi class and in the evening went to see Sai Maharaj at his stroll. He was in a very pleased mood; walked light, made jokes and so on. At the Wada Bhishma read Bhagwat and Dasabodha.