Letter written by Shree Maharaj to Sou. Nirmalatai Neelkanthrao Khare, published in Third edition of ‘Tuchi Baap Dhani’
Chi. Sou. Nirmalatai best of the Blessings of Shree Swami Krupa. Received your letter dated 10/11/1973 and noted its contents.
You are overwhelmed with the memories of Shree Sadguru Baba Maharaj. It’s but natural. I understand (your) feelings. Continue (nama-smaran) recitation of Shree Baba. Recite holy name of Shiva. Read biography of Shree Baba. Read Shivaleelamrit. That will bring you peace of mind.
You have also become emotional due to the loss (death) of (your) grand mother this year. It appears that Bhau also has become very emotional (due to it) and it is but natural. But how long a fully developed (ready to eat) fruit can remain on the tree. Some day or the other it has to fall. The game of life and death continues without any break in the lord’s empire. One has to control emotions / thoughts and look ahead.
I have prayed to Shree Baba for Sandhya’s marriage. It should (in all probability) get solemnized this year. Chi. Narendra’s exam has commenced on 8/11. I have sent him a letter today itself.
Shree Baba’s birth anniversary was celebrated for three days as usual. About 2800 meals were served during the period. There was no problem whatsoever.
Namasmaran for 72 hours, Dhwaj Pujan, Laghurudrabhishek on all the three days, Mantrajagar of the three branches, Shree Ganapati Atharvashirsha Sahastravartan, Spiritual Discourses, Kirtan, Collective Namasmaran, Parayana (Reading of) Dyaneshwari and other holy books, Prize distribution, Debate competitions, Ladies’ Namasmaran, Reading of holy books, done separately by them etc. all programmes were nicely performed.
Tulsi-viwaha, Tripur-poojan, and lighting holy lamps of Tripur were done with usual solemnity. On first and last day Shree’s Palkhi procession was held around temple (within campus). On the day of birth anniversary Palkhi and Dindi procession was taken (outside the campus) about one and a half furlong long and contained about five hundred persons with fire crackers and holy band ahead of the procession. Like every year people had come from different destinations. I can only say that Shree Sadguru Baba (Maharaj) only got everything done.
I note that Shri Neelkanthrao alias Bhau has entered in sixties on 4/11/1973. I have prayed to Shree Baba for his long life, good health and overall welfare. I wish him all the best in all his pursuits. Whatever Upasana you are doing every day is ok. All will get peace of mind out of it. Be assured that everything will be alright with the blessings of Shree Baba. Have firm faith that he is blessing you all continuously. Every thing will be the Best.
You performed aarati there on the day of birth anniversary. Very Good. I was very happy to read about it. You would come here on the day of Datta-jayanti. Will talk more (on that day) when we meet in person.
With the blessings and wish of Shree Sadguru Baba I will definitely come to Wardha whenever possible, because I really don’t get time due to the routine. I (really) wish to come. I should come to your place at least once in one or two years but I can’t help it. I came to know that your grandchildren had come to Wardha. It’s good. They enjoy coming to grandmother’s place. They also enjoy and the Grandparents also are happy. Everything is all right here at Shree’s place. On 21/11/73 I will go out. I shall return to Pune on 3rd (of December). Prasad of Shree’s Jayanti is sent herewith.
V. G. Joshi