Sai Sister Shveta Ji from India says: Hetal Ji, you can share my name and mail Id too. I am Shveta. I am regular reader of this Blog and I am sharing my father's experience (Shri Nirmal Kumar), who stays in Indore (MP) as he rarely uses internet. The Padyatra experience, which was posted here, inspired me and so I thought of sharing my father’s treasure on the Blog. Thank you so much Hetal Ji and the entire team, who gave this opportunity. You people are really very close to Baba. So here is the part 1 and 2 of experiences of my father as he wrote.
Part 1We are an orthodox Brahmin family. There are definitely numerous experiences about Shri Saibaba. Sai Baba is known to me since 1957. My father used to tell me and my mom about Saibaba and wanted to bring photo of Saibaba to worship Him and keep that in our Pooja Ghar. But the appearance of Saibaba looking like Yawan saint having beard face. My mom and I thought by caste Saibaba is not Hindu. So we opposed this idea of my father like anything. Ultimately my father could not bring Baba's photo and died in Feb 1977.
After the death of my father, I was alone and being eldest son in the family, I had to shoulder all the responsibilities of my three younger brothers, my mother and my own family with two daughters. There were eight members in my family and I was a simply a clerk in telegraph office. In those days, I was under deep water due to very heavy financial crises and it increases due to twin babies in 1978. It was difficult for me to manage day to day affairs due to the loans and I remained too gloomy. During those days, one of my friend, who was going to Shirdi ask me to accompany him. I laughed and said how a saint, who died long ago, can be helpful. But he pressed me very often to visit Shirdi, but due to lack of money and trust I was not willing to visit Shirdi. Then at last my friend told me to write a letter explaining all my problems to Saibaba. I was of the view that how a letter can be helpful to a person who is not alive. Having no option and just for the sake of my friend, I made up my mind and decided to write letter. So one fine day, I wrote all my problems, circumstances and difficulties by thinking I am writing to my father and posted it to Saibaba Shirdi.
After a lapse of one week period, I witness in full sense Saibaba in the Brahma Muhurt in my sleeping room. I saw Him physically and astonished and became wordless. On the very same day, I decided to visit Shirdi without funds. About 10 AM, my brother in law came and offered 200/- for Rakshabandhan gift to my wife. I took the money and went Shirdi on the same day by bus without seat upto Dhulia from Indore (around six hrs. Standing journey) and then early morning reached Shirdi 3 AM. I took my bath with cold water, which I never used to and ask the way to Samadhi temple. I went in the temple and saw the Saibaba same to same as I had seen Him at my residence having same clothes, same flowers and decoration too. As this was my first visit to Shirdi, I was having no clue how the Murthi and Samadhi is, but isn’t it greatness of Baba that I reached late to Mandir, but Baba is ahead of us who reaches to His devotees.
I was full of joy beyond description. Whatever today I am, I am with the grace of Saibaba. I was simply a poor clerk, but I retired as Chief AO from BSNL Dept. This is due to Saibaba, who is alive for ever and ever.
Part 2Once upon a time, I was sitting in Dwarakamai. In those days, there was no huge crowd. Around 1 PM, I requested Saibaba to show me some miracle. Just after few minutes, I forgot this casually and went to Samadhi Mandir. After a lapse of about ten minute or so, some 3-4 people came in the temple along with a very heavy and big size steel drum. I wondered as to how and why these persons are carrying such a big steel drum in the Samadhi Mandir. To my surprise, they told the Pujari that there is a very big garland of Mogra about 40 kgs inside the drum and that was offered by great social worker Baba Amate. I though it’s great to see this as Baba Amate is also like other VIP devotees e.g. Manoj Kumar. The garland was very fresh as the fragrance of Mogra spread over the whole area inside and outside the Samadhi Mandir. Then I remembered myself that I had requested Baba to allow me to witness some miracle, and the result was before me. I ask for pardon for this felt that hereafter I will not ask for any miracle.
I went outside the Samadhi Mandir and sat in the garden nearby Dikshit wada. Then the security man informed me that I am wanted by Pujari and again I went in the Samadhi Mandir. The Pujari offered me a coconut. I told him that I have not deposited this coconut hence it’s not mine, but the Pujari ordered me that this is Prasad from Saibaba and I should take it. I took the coconut and tears rolled into my eyes. Thus I experience this miracle and offered my high order of gratitude to Lord Saibaba.
Om Sai Ram.
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