A heart of Gold, a soul so pure,
lived in Shirdi a saint, humble to the core
His deeds were many, his words very few
One who was in trouble, came to him, askew
But when the anxious, left holy Dwarkamayee
His woes ended, he himself felt renewed
A fresh fervour, a new spring visible in his gait
No afflictions bother him, as they did, Night and day
So was this loving saint then, so is the holy man today
Tho’ a hundred years have gone by, amidst us he still stays
Responding with promptness to distress call of devotees
Shirdi Sai Baba is simple and easy to appease
all he asks for is two paise,
No money or fortunes, no bungalows or flashy life
Those who understand him well, do not their time while
They humbly place two paise, at his benevolent lotus feet
With Shraddha and Saburi, the renowned saint they please.
Give me nothing, give me all, was his contrasting refrain
No! He wasn’t befuddled, nor wished to see us strained
When asking for nothing, he indicated money isn’t prime
Essential to basic living, no rushing after it all the time,
Don’t make it life’s sole object, have faith in the divine
Live life the way you ought to, what you seek, you will find
This is all that Shirdi Sai said to his thronging devotees
Give me 100% and be blessed, exit this world in pure bliss
I do not pine your riches, nor clothes nor food nor house
When I ask for everything I want your love O devout.
Give me utmost devotion, always keep me in your mind
Show Shraddha, have patience, if your goal you do not find
You may ask for hundred, and I may grant a thousand more
Rest assured dear Bhaktas, your good is my sole concern
But if I give you fifty, doesn’t mean I love you less,
It’s just that fifty is sufficient, like poison all the rest.
Two paise give me always, your entire life sail through
These paise I most value, way above everything you choose
One paise is Shraddha, utmost love for God Supreme
Two paise is Saburi, the patience I want you to keep
Patience that what happens is always for the best
It is a clarion to sound you, no time there is to rest
Focus only on ‘naam jaap,’ utter often Allah Malik
If Yade Haq adorns your lips, you need no more to uplift.
Chant his holy name, sing his praise till its time
to bid adieu to the world, meet your Maker super fine
God is one entity, no matter what name you wish to give
He looks after his children equally, no trepidation keep.
He brought us into this world, each one of us unique
let us then stay together, offering him
Trust & devotion, his eager gaze doth seek.
Nishtha and Faith are the source of true, ultimate joy
Topped with loving patience, there ain’t a better ploy
To bring him into our life, we need these basic two
“So give me what I long for and give it to Him too.
Two paise is all I want, dear Bhaktas show not greed
Shraddha & Saburi is treasure, no wealth e’er can compete!”