Happy Diwali Dear ReadersLord Sai Baba is with us in every step of life, only part we need to play is to have constant faith on Him. As and when we go on cultivating the habit of keeping faith in Him, He strengthens our patience, which is considered as second side of coin in devotion to Lord Sai Baba. Here Sai Sister Sindhu ji experiences the same.
Sai Sister Deepti ji from Australia says: First of all, I would like to thank you Hetal ji for creating this blog. You have made it like an online version of Sai Leelas, which is highly appreciative. Secondly, I would like to thank Rashmi who guided me to this blog. I have been reading devotees’ experiences with Baba and have been thinking to put mine as well. But somehow could not do it till now. With Baba’s grace, I am going to share the same now. It is up to you if you want to publish it on your blog.
My parents raised me in Sai' grace. Until I got married, I used to read Shri Sai Satcharitra and visited Shirdi and our local temple every now and then. I used to pray Him like any other god for good marks in exam, admission in engineering etc. I prayed to Him to get married to my husband as I used to like him. Baba fulfilled each and every wish. Not even a single wish was denied. After marriage too, I used to pray Him for baby boy for coming to Australia as me and my husband lived apart for about one and half year and Sai blessed me at every step.
After coming to Australia, HE actually started giving me knowledge. Knowledge about His existence, knowledge like a Guru gives to His disciple. I realized that I came alone to this world and none will come to help me other than Sai. I was living with my husband and son. I was not working. Financial condition was also ok so I was supposed to work. It took a while, but Sai has never denied anything He gave me job too. But somehow, I was too depressed as I had issues with my husband. There was no Sai Satcharitra. So I started reading about Him on internet. Slowly He made me understand that He is always there and everything in the world will vanish one day. The only thing which will be with us is Him. I became so close to Him. Then I found Sai Guruvar Vrat Katha. I started doing it.
This time I asked Him for home in India. I said for 9 Thursday, but He fulfilled it on 7th Thursday itself. Vrat Katha says, on Udaypan day we must feed poor people. Because we don't have poor people in Australia, I thought of making Prashad on 9th Thursday and take it temple. While coming back from work, I thought of making semolina halwa for Prashad. When I reached home, I found there is very little semolina in my home. So I changed my mind and thought I will make wheat flour halwa. As soon as I started making my mind said first thought was of semolina then I should make semolina only. I made it and went to Sai Temple. When I reached there and told Pujari about my Prasad they said you can't distribute it here as it is homemade and due to health and safety policy we won't allow. I was very upset but I thought that Sai actually helped me as my Rava halwa was less in quantity and it will not be wasted. Then to my surprise I met my friend and she asked me about the Prashad I was holding. I told her that I am upset as I was unable to distribute it. She said let me have some. As I opened my box, all the devotees from the temple came to me asking for Prashad and my Prashad was distributed within minutes. I felt so happy that tears flowed through my eyes. Really Baba fulfills all your wishes.
I read Sai Satcharitra in Train while going to work as I don't have time to read it at home. Every day, I try to read 2 chapters. Whenever the chapter is little bigger my train slows down or sometimes just stops and I am able to finish it before I reach my station. I have been doing this since last 7-8 months. Never ever in these 8 months it has happened that I am unable to finish my chapter before my station arrives. I think it’s Baba who helps me to finish my chapter by slowing down my train. I heartily thank Him for being with me every day.
Last time, when I visited India, I saw one of the Baba's picture in one the restaurants and I felt so affectionate about it that I can't tell you. Since then I have been searching for this picture, but I couldn't get it. In fact every time, I used to close my eyes and I used to think of same picture and used to wonder where could I get it. From then on one of Thursday, I was reading through one of the Sai Bhakt communities and found the same picture in one of Sai Bhakt profile photos and was surprised to see the same picture. Tears rolled down from my eyes and I felt like Baba has given me gift on Thursday.
I was always keen to go back to India and settle there. But my husband applied for permanent residency in spite of me asking him not to do. Later we got permanent residency, even then I wanted to go back and we became eligible for citizenship. I thought ok we will have citizenship and go back to India. I prayed to Baba that I will do 21 Sai Vrat and I or my husband should get a job in INDIA. You won't believe on my 21st Thursday of Sai Vrat Baba booked Land in Australia. Whatever He wishes He makes it happen and creates atmosphere. I would really like to thank Him for all the blessing He has given me all these years.
I was having trouble with a coworker. I kept praying to BABA to give me peace of mind. Yesterday, I had a dream where I was standing with my co-worker and remembering Baba's feet by closing my eyes. As soon as I opened my eyes in my dream, I saw Baba standing with Specs and telling too many things to my co-worker in English (my co worker speaks English only). I felt so happy when I woke up this morning and in my normal routine of reading Sai Satcharitra. I had the line where Baba says "Just remember Me and I will pull you out of any trouble". Same thing He was doing in my dream. HE really blesses His devotees who may be seven seas far. Baba then blessed me with beautiful daughter. She is now 10 months old.
My latest experience where HE came to Protect me and my husband is as below:
I, my husband with 2 kids and my in laws went to Gold coast for holiday. On our return, our flight got cancelled and the airways asked us to stay in their recommended resort for that night. We took a Taxi to this resort. On the way taxi driver asked what happened and we told him that our flight got cancelled etc. He left us at resort. I was running out of nappies for my daughter so I asked my husband to come along with me to buy them. It was 10 PM. I and my husband started walking and were trying to search for convince store where we can get nappies. It was dark quite and we can see some weird people around who were drunk and behaving badly. I told my husband not to worry as Baba is with us. We found a petrol station where we were able to get nappies. When we went to pay for those nappies, same taxi driver came and asked us why we were there. We told him the reason and he said I will drop you back as this area is not good and you guys should not be here at this time. On the way back to resort, he told us that this area comes under top criminal cases and you should not be out here. Now I have no idea why that taxi driver came there and why at that moment. Isn't it Sai Himself coming to save me and my husband from mishap. Later, taxi driver left us at the resort again and left. When we went to the door it was closed and we didn't know how it will be open as we were given keys for our room and not to the main door. As I and my husband were wondering about how to go in, suddenly two old age husband and wife came. It was 11:00 and people here sleep early that too old age people will not be seen outside. This couple came to us and said we have got the keys, let us open the door and we were amazed. We asked them if they belong to resort staff and they said no we are just another travelers. Once again it was Baba who came to save us. After returning to the room, I cried and told the story to my in-laws and how Baba came to rescue us.
HE has been there with me all the time. Even now in my day to day life, He guides me through His messages on Facebook, through quotes, emails. HE IS MY BEST FRIEND, who is always there whenever I need Him. Although I know I shouldn't be asking Him to fulfill my wishes, but we are Human trapped in Maya and hence we keep on doing it. I just think this is the way we come close to Him, so there is no harm in asking. May He remain with everyone like He has been with me. May He bless all His devotees and full fill all their wishes.
OM SAI RAM
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