8th December 1911
I forgot to mention yesterday and the day before that Upasani Vaidya, that use to be at Amravati, is here and saw me soon after my arrival. We sat talking. He told me briefly his story since leaving Amravati, how he went to Gwalior state, how he purchased a village, how it became nonpaying, how he met a Mahatma, how he got ill, how he tried all remedies, applied to various sadhoos and Mahatmas, how finally Sayin Maharaj took him in hand, how he improved, and is now under order to stay here. He has composed a stotra of Sayin Maharaj in Sanskrit. We all got of early and attended the Kakad Aarti. It is very edifying. I prayed, bathed, and saw Sayin Maharaj go out, then again he returned and once more in the afternoon. Sayin Maharaj, looking at me said "Ka Sarkar" Then he gave the general advice that I should live as God keeps me and added that a man fond of his family has to bear many things & c. & c., and told the story of a rich man who starved till evening, cooked for himself and ate a very rough bread, all on account of temporary difficulty. We saw Sayin Maharaj again in the evening and sat in the verandah of the house built by Dixit. Two gentleman from Bombay brought a Satar, and playing on it, said Bhajan. Mr. Thosar, whom I call Hazarat, also sang very beautifully and Bhishma had his usual Bhajan. Time passed away pleasantly till midnight. Thosar is a very pleasant companion. I had a long talk with my son Balvant, the Bombay men and others about contemplation etc.
Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM