Devotees never know when they are blessed by Lord Sai Baba and come to His fold. But realising this, the new-born devotee never fails to sing his/her Lord's glory. This is what is said by Sai sister Neetu ji in the below experience.

Sai Sister Neetu ji from USA says: Dear Hetal Ji, Thank you very much for giving all Sai devotees a wonderful platform to share their personal experiences with others and making their faith deeper in holy feet of Sri Sai Baba. Baba’s Leelas are infinite and His love and kindness for His children are unconditional. My shallow writing is incapable of depicting His grace and divinity for His devotees. It is just an attempt to express my gratitude and faith in Baba’s holy feet for His motherly love for all of us.

I am worshiping Sai Baba for about two years. How I became Baba’s devotee is a miracle to me itself. No one in my immediate family or relative ever worshiped Sai Baba. But when I was a small kid, I had once read Baba’s story of lighting deepaks with water in some story book. I had read hundreds of stories in Nandan, Champak and other comic books as a kid and forgot them. I don’t know why, but I never forgot this particular story even after I grew up. I did not know anything about Baba’s life or Shirdi temple other then this particular story. I belong to eastern part of India and had never been to Bombay before. I had never worked in India when I was there like any other girl in my family. It wasn’t very much encouraged in our family.


Years went by and I finished my education in India, got married in Dec. 2002 and came to USA in Jan. 2003. In these past years of my life, I had always worshiped almost every GOD other than Sai Baba. When I came to US, my husband already had a small picture of Baba’s Idol in Shirdi in our home temple. It was just sitting there with other deity’s pictures, so I used to worship it with other pictures only, because it was already there. Although I never forgot Baba’s story I read as a kid. But I always remained ignorant of Him. I used to think that He was just a Sadhu (Saint), who probably had just a little more power, because He lighted deepak with water. There are many other Babas in India who claim to be a saint. One of my aunts, who also live here, is a Sai Baba Devotee. Whenever I used to here, Baba’s name forms her or anyone else in any conversation. I did not pay much attention to it. It was just a talk for me which I used to forget later.

Few years after coming to US, I went to school again and got my MS degree in IT. I completed my degree (in April 08) a little before recession hit US in 2008 and started my job hunt. I was desperately looking for the job. But with no prior work experience and recession hit economy; it became impossible for me to get even an entry level job. It was the worst time to look for a job as thousands of people were losing their jobs everyday all over USA. I was trying hard to find any job; even if it was not in my field, to get my foot in the door. I did every pooja and fasting in my power to get the job. But the result was zero. Friends and even relatives started telling me that there is something wrong with my approach. And I was not trying hard enough or putting enough effort into it and not networking with as many people as I should do. I should be more aggressive towards it. But I was doing everything to the best of my capabilities with no results.

It was going to be two years (2010) after my graduation without a job and my desperation and depression reached its heights. I seriously started thinking of leaving my husband and home here and going back to India for the job for at least six months. I started talking and sending my resume to people in India. I was frustrated and sad all the time. One day, I was sitting very sad and browsing internet for some mantra or ritual for getting job. In one of the postings (I don’t remember the website), someone mentioned that the person was also struggling for job and he read Shri Sai Satcharitra and got it. It was a ray of hope for me in the dark. Baba was the only one I never prayed to for job. At this point I did not know anything about this sacred book other than its name and that it is something about Sai Baba. Now I became very impatient for the book that where will I find it in USA. I started searching for the book in online stores and sites and found a website (http://saiseva.omsrisai.net/store/index.php). I ordered the book online through this website, but I could not get it soon as the person who had to ship the book had already left for India. Meanwhile, I became very curious about the contents of the book. I started reading more and more for what the book was about and Sai Baba. I became so curious about Baba that for some time I forgot about my job situation. I found a website (forum.spiritualindia.org) where they have audio format of the sacred book and “Sai Bhakton ki Sacchi Kahaniyaan” episodes. I started listening to the audio chapters of Sai Satcharitra. Once I started listening to it, I could not stop myself. It was so interesting that I was listening to the chapters nonstop, as much as possible in one day. At that time I did not know about the Parayan method. When I listened to Baba’s Leelas, I cried in almost every chapter. As I was moving through the chapters, with each chapter my faith was getting deeper in Him. I also watched all the episodes of “Sai Bhakton ki Sacchi Kahaniyaan” and cried in every episode after watching Baba’s kindness and miracles for His devotees. Now I came to realize what Baba was. All the doubts and ignorance about Him was gone. My head was completely clear and there was an absolute peace in my heart. I felt like, now I’ve found my true Guru and GOD. I became His devotee in that moment and surrendered myself to Him. After I finished listening to all the chapters first time, it was attracting me so much, that again I started listening to it from the beginning.

I wanted to know and read about Baba as much as possible. I read about his Thursday vrat, Parayan method and started it right away with Sankalp (pledge) for my job. By the time, I started my vrat I received the book and Baba’s UDI in mail. I read sacred book every day even after Parayan. I cried in front of Him every day. I told Him that You are the One Who does everything. People are just a medium to get Your job done. So I will only cry, ask, and request for my job to You, not to even one single person other than you. And that’s what I did. I was also watching ‘Sai Baba’ serial on star plus and YouTube continuously.

In March 2010, I received my first formal interview e-mail (six people panel interview). After my graduation, from a government organization (Although we don’t have green card yet, only EAD). When I was going to the interview room from the hallway, I felt Baba’s presence there, looking and smiling at me and walking by my side to the interview room. I was hired as a fulltime employee with a much unexpected salary for an out of college candidate, for first job, with no prior work experience and in a very difficult time when people were struggling to keep their jobs every day. I had experienced Baba’s miracle and grace first hand. I couldn’t stop fasting on Thursdays even after getting my job and had already stopped counting it long time ago. This year in April (2011), I went to India to see my family and there I performed my Vrat Udyapan (closing pooja) on Navratri Ashtami.

I had a very intense desire to visit Shirdi at least once in my lifetime for Baba’s Darshan. I always prayed to Him for this, since I surrendered to Him. Five, six days ago, Just before leaving for India, I was watching Sai Baba serial on star plus. And here is Baba’s words “Agar mere bhakt ko mujhse milne ki uttkantha hoti hai to main use shirdi bula leta hoon”. (If my devotee has a keen desire to see me then I call him to Shirdi.). It seemed like Baba was talking to me. As Baba said it, my tears couldn’t stop for some time. And guess what, I went to India only for three weeks and in that short period of time Baba called me to Shirdi for His Darshan. Me and my husband landed in Bombay, went to Shirdi for Darshan and then went to my home town in UP. I had never been to that part of India. But Baba already made all the travel arrangements for us before we reached there. The whole trip went extremely well. It was another experience of His love for me.

Baba is with me on every step of my life. He lives in my heart. He is taking very good care of me and my family. These incidents were just a beginning of Baba’s grace and miracles in our lives followed by countless incidents of His grace we experience in our life every day. I will write about those experiences in my other postings. I pray to Baba to give us Agadh Shraddha (faith) and Bhakti in His holy feet. Baba please keep Your Varadhast (hand) always on our head. We will be orphans without You. Apke shree charno mein mera koti koti pranaam hai.

Jai Sri Sai Baba


© Devotees Experiences with Shirdi Sai Baba

23 comments:

  1. Sai sister Neetu,

    Very very nice experience.
    Om Sai Shree Sai Jay Jay Sai

    Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jay!

    Regards

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  2. really moving experience....jai sai deva

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  3. JAI SAIRAM,
    Wonderful Experience.
    Anantha koti Brahmanda Nayaka Rajadhi Raja Yogi Raja Para Brahma Shri Sachidananda Samartha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.
    I Love You Baba.
    OM SAIRAM
    OM SAIRAM
    OM SAIRAM
    OM SAIRAM
    OM SRI SAIRAM
    OM SAIRAM
    OM SAIRAM
    OM SRI SAIRAM
    OM SRI SAIRAM
    OM SRI SAIRAM
    OM SRI SAIRAM

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  4. Sho shweet....jai sai ram.i was upset but after reading the experiences i had tears in my eyes out of love aand faith on baba.jai jai sai ram

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  5. Very graceful experience neetu ji...

    Please anyone guide me how to share my own experiences. i couldn't find a proper link for it.

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  6. Om sai ram

    Nice experience.. today morning i got a dream an elephant chasing me. Can anyone tell me what it indicates, what is the meaning.

    Om sai ram

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  7. We all love baba ..can someone please tel me what does moving on the spiritual path mean ? We al want baba with us bt does mvng on the spiritual path mean tht we must forgt our parents ,our husband n kids ..hw is tht possible?

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  8. We all love baba ..can someone please tel me what does moving on the spiritual path mean ? We al want baba with us bt does mvng on the spiritual path mean tht we must forgt our parents ,our husband n kids ..hw is tht possible?

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  9. Heavenly experience Neetuji. You are a blessed child of Baba. Stay blessed.

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  10. Sai Ram to all devotees!
    Today early morning i got a dream.One snake was found by my brother-in-law.I t bite him.I saw the snake it was very small in length and its face was just like a pig.Suddenly i thought how come a snake having a face of a pig.Not able to understand its meaning i suddenly got up.Can anyone understand and tell the significance of this dream?
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAI JAI SAI!!!

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  11. om sai ram its a very beautiful experience thanks for sharing your story neetuji. may god bless you and your family with happiness, peace and satisfaction.

    Jai sai ram
    Nimisha

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  12. Hi neetu,

    sorry for writing like this but shirdi saibaba never encourage fasting i think u already red that from one incident in Shri Sai Satcharitra if u still doing this plz stop.

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  13. Very nice experience again on Baba's kindness on his children.

    Sai Baba ki Jai... Satguru Sai Nath ki Jai !!

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  14. OM SAI RAM
    BABA JI THANK U SO MUCH
    AAPKO PATA HAON MEIN KIS LIYE THANK YOU BOL RAHA HU BAHUT BADI LIST HAIN LIKHNE MEIN BAHUT TIME LAGEGA.
    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....MUCH

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  15. om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram

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  16. Om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram

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  17. Om Shri Sai Ram.....

    I am still in a shock to see the miracle of Sai Baba in my life, i never expected that in a short span of time Baba will listen to me and fullfill my wish.

    Four months back my boy friend had broke up with me due to some unavoidable circumstances. I was totally shattered as i was in deeply love with him and planned to get married. I could not understand why this has happened to me when i was 100% committed to him. I had no one to support me, then i started visiting different temples because there i used to get peace but still there was something missing. One day i dont know how but i felt a strong connection between me and Baba, though i used to visit Sai Baba temple earlier also but this time it was different. I started visiting Baba's temple whenever i get chance and i used to get an extraordinary peace. There i asked Baba make my love come back to me and Baba showed me the way to fullfill my wishes. I completed Saptah Parayan in one week without any disturbance and completed Naam Jaab in 41 days without break. See the miracle of Baba that ladies have this genuine problem that they will not be able to complete 41 days Naam Jaab in one go but in my case there was no break. Every day i used to pray to Baba to bless me with my love.

    Although there was 0% chance of him to come back to me but i had 100% faith on Baba that he will make him come back to me. I had kept Faith and Patience and prayed to Baba with full devotion.

    Two days back to my surprise i got an sms from my boyfriend and he actually came back to me and apologized for his mistake. I cannot express how happy i am today and it is all because of Sai Baba's blessings. His miracles are outstanding.

    Thank you so much Baba, please always be my side in all my ups and down and guide me. I love you a lots Baba.

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  18. baba please forgive me baba really i dont know why i got so much angry on my father please forgive me please...i am sorry baba

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  19. OM Sai ram sai Sai sai sai sai sai sai sai sai sai SHREE sadguru sai nathay namah OM sairam

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  20. Saibaba , giv me some suggestion right now lots of ups and down in my life. I have two sons both are baba's devote. But both not sattel in his life one complete his study but did not get job and second have good job but did not find out life partner.baba I know you ALLWAYS with me. Baba help out in this situation OM sairam sairam sairam sairam sairam

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  21. Im really exited to post my experience with all of you i should be thankful to ky sai mama for this. I lolove baba alot but sometimes maya dominates my love and it tries to keep me away from baba.. Today i went to temple to get baba darsanam.. After sometimes some negative thoughts which can sepeeate baba from me ran in my mind i fept very badbad at that moment because i want to purely love baba 100% with out anything so i felt so sad when i was not doing it so i thought of leaving temple but it wwas almost evening aarathi titime so my heart was not allowing kme to leave so i asked baba i m here killing my ego evrything and im completely surrendering to you please make my happy by bridging gap between me and you i want to love you purelpurely and with zero expectations plese help me baba i asked him right after 10 minutes miracle had happened i was speechless and eyes filled with water because during with aaarathi i was called near to baba to do vinjamara out of lots f crowd there i felt at that moment he is laways wants to be with us its our duty to find him and moving towards his way.. Im praying baba to shower his blessings to all the needy.. Love you so much sai mama thankful to you always.. Om sai ram

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