I live in USA where we have too much snow. One day, when I was pulling my car from my drive way, my car got stuck in the snow and I was not able to move it and no one was there in my house to help me out. I didn’t see anyone near my house. I was trying very hard, but I could not do much. I was a new driver, so I had not experience to drive on snow. I remember I asked help from Sai, but not with too much faith. Suddenly I saw an old man, who was 50 plus year old, came down the street and said you want help. I was little scared, because it was quite down there. But I still said yes please. He asked me to move the car front and back. I was scared, but still I tried to do that. Nothing worked out. Then he went to his car and came back with bunch of news papers and put near the wheels and asked me to back up now. Wow, car was out from the snow. Thank god, I just said thanks to that guy and I postponed my plan of going out and went inside my house. I never thought of this incidence. From where this old man came and how he helped me. I just forgot about that.
But yesterday, I finished my prayer and Aarti of Baba. I was just talking to my 7 years old daughter about Sai Baba and telling her stories about Baba and His teachings. She just said something that makes me think how I can forget my Guru, who was always with me in my good and bad time. My daughter recalled me about this incidence and said mom Sai Baba also helped you, when you got stuck in snow. Do you remember that guy? He might have changed His body and came to help you. Right mom. I was speech less. I said yes baby that’s true. Suddenly she said you should write about this in the internet that Sai Baba helped you too. For a moment, I felt Baba is there in my daughter and asking me to do all this. Because, she was looking at Sai Baba's picture and saying it again and again. Well I don’t think 7 years old kids have that much brain. So I decided that yes I will try to write this out, so that all the devotees can see that Baba can come to us in many faces. It’s just you have to have full faith on Him.
Before that there was one thing happened. It was Thursday, Baba’s day. I was fasting that day. I was going out to RMV with my brother-in-law. While I was driving, I just hit the curb and my car tyre got blasted. It was the main and very busy road. I was so scared. I came out from the car and looked at it, but thanks to Sai, the car was fine, but the tire was in a bad shape. Then I tried to call my husband and told him the whole story. He said let me call AAA, but I was not in his card. So they were charging around 200 dollars. For avoiding these charges, my husband has to be there with the car. But he was in office. He could not come from there and we were stuck on the middle of the road. Then a police officer came and I was scared to see him. He asked me what happened. Did you hit someone? And I was so scared. I said a lie that I just avoided an accident. Someone jumped the red light and we were about to hit each other. But I pulled my car near the curb and he believed me. But the truth was that I was doing something on my cell phone. Sorry Baba, I said a lie. The police officer came with some tools from his car. But we were not able to pull out the tire and change it. And then we don’t want to pay 200 dollars to AAA. We were just trying to change it, but on a very fast moving road. One man about 60 years old, stopped his truck and came to me and said what happened. He looked at the car and got stuff from his truck and fixed everything. But while he was doing the work, he was very quiet. I was just saying to him “Oh thanks a lot man. Thank you we were in trouble”. He was still quite. I said hey you are angel and you helped me thanks a lot. He was just quite. He finished his work and said ok you are all set and went from there. Everything was fine. I thanked for Sai. But now, I believe that it was Sai who helped me.
It was Friday of last week, when I was much stressed and I was outside in my back yard lying on the swing. I was hearing Sai Bhajan "thoda dhyan laga". I was still thinking about Him and looking in the clouds. I remember I said oh Sai if you are there, I want to see You. In few seconds, I can see His face in the clouds. It was a big face, a huge face. Oh God is that true or just my imagination or just a allusion. I don’t know and tears started rolling from my eyes. It’s not true. I know that I said it to myself and I closed my eyes. When I opened my eyes, there was nothing. I said to myself, if you are there then I want to see You again. Please give me your Darshan. Sai, I need you in my life Baba. Oh God, His face image formed again on the clouds, but smaller then the last one. It was very clear. Trust me, It was not my imagination. I have seen Him. I have seen Baba. He was their looking at me. I was just looking and looking and waiting for His image to disappear. But It was there for long time. When I was satisfied, I said thanks Baba for your Darshan. I know you are there with me and then the image disappeared. I tried to see again, but there was nothing. I went inside my house and start doing my evening prayers. I was so happy. I felt like I got everything in my life. After finishing my prayer, I was still not satisfied. I went to Sai temple, which is 20 minutes drive from my house. I thanked Baba. This is best thing happen in my life. My daughter is having some skin problem for which I am very worried. But I know Baba is there, He will take care of it.
Jai Sai Ram
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