Sharing herewith experience of Sai sister Pooja ji. Pooja ji says: Om Sai Ram. Today I visited this blog for the first time and its a wonderful job done.
This is the first incidence where I became a strong and a firm believer of Baba. From the childhood I have been brought up in such a way that I always believed in God but still sometimes had questions about what I had been told and felt is god really there?
It was 16th march 2006 which was my birthday and also the last internal examination paper(environmental chemistry)...can never forget that day of my life. As usual since it was my exam I bowed down in front of all the idols of all the Gods and prayed that my exams were very good. Then when I was praying before Baba and was almost done with my prayers, I don't know why and how I continued my prayers only to Sai Baba saying,"Baba its my Birthday today n aaj mujhe aapse kuch to gift chahiye. Kuch bhi chalega - Baba its my birthday today and i need a gift from You, whatever it may be, it will be acceptable to me. Even if its some punishment and if You think its important for me I will do. But I want some gift from You today and that also before 12 midnight." Even I felt surprised that what I was doing? Then I left home gave my exams which were superb...was very happy because exams were over and it was my birthday too...came back home...then there was a sort of surprise birthday party for me in a hotel by my parents and relatives..came back home around 11.40 p.m...had received many gifts and also few envelopes containing money...started opening one by one..(Had completely forgotten about my prayers to Baba for gift since was not done thoughtfully)...then started collecting money from few envelopes...and one of the envelopes which was given by my maasi(aunty - mother's sister) was made up of Sai Baba's photograph...and immediately something clicked me and I saw the watch it was not yet 12 midnight and still there were few minutes for it...after removing money from it I opened the envelope carefully and properly so that it was a complete square photograph...I still have it and will be there forever. One thing that surprised me was my maasi had envelopes printed with their names also and usually on all occasions used them but that day how she gave me an envelope that was made from a card that had Sai Baba's photograph? (Sai baba's photograph converted into envelope by my cousin bhabhi and then later I again converted envelope back into the photograph).
Then I realised that Baba's gift to me was none other than HIMSELF and from that day Baba actually came into my life or else say I started recognizing his presence and I became His devotee and had all my doubts cleared which sometimes I had about God's existence. Then after that there are so many times when Baba has helped me out and showed me the path and I started recognizing His presence in my life.
Thank You Sai Baba for the most wonderful birthday gift and entering my life.
Love You BABA...ALWAYS.
Om Sai Ram!!!!!!!
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