|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
“We have done with Chapter 51 and now, we come to the last Chapter (No. 52 in the original). In this Hemadpant gave his concluding remarks and promised to give an index, giving the contents of all the Chapters in verse as is given in Marathi sacred books, but unfortunately that index was not found in Hemadpant’s papers. It was therefore, composed and supplied by an able and worthy devotee of Sai Baba, Mr. B.V. Dev (Retired Mamlatdar) of Thana.
As we give in English books an index in the beginning and contents of each Chapter at its top, we need not consider the last Chapter as index here; and so, we consider this Chapter as the Epilogue. Unfortunately, Hemadpant did not survive to revise the manuscript of this Chapter and make it ready for the press. When it was sent to the press Mr. Dev found it to be incomplete and unintelligible in certain places, but it had to be published as it was found. The main topics dealt therein are briefly given below.
Greatness of Sadguru Sai
We prostrate ourselves before and take refuge in that Sai Samarth, Who besets all animate and inanimate things in the universe – Who pervades all creatures equally without any differentiation, to Whom all devotees are alike and Who knows not honour and dishonour, like or dislike. If we remember Him and surrender to Him, He fulfils all our wishes and makes us attain the goal of life.
This ocean of mundane existence is very hard to cross. Waves of attachments beat high against the bank of bad thoughts and break down trees of fortitude. The breeze of egoism blows force and makes the ocean rough and agitated. Crocodiles in the form of anger and hatred move there fearlessly. Eddies in the form of the idea “I and Mine” and other doubts whirl there incessantly, and innumerable fishes in the form of censure, hate and jealousy play there, Though, this ocean is so fierce and terrible, Sadguru Sai is its Agasti (Destroyer) and the devotees of Sai have the least fear of it. Our Sadguru is the boat, which will safely take us across this ocean.
Now, we fall before Sai Baba and holding His Feet make the following prayer for the public; Let not our mind wander and desire anything except Thee. Let this work (Satcharita) be in every house and let it be studied daily. Let it ward off the calamities of those, who study it regularly with reverence.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Epilogue)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||