Sai Sister Shifana Ji from India says: Dear Hetal Ji, I am Shifana from Chennai. I came across your blog, when I was surfing for Sai devotee’s experiences. From the day, one believes me or not, I am really stuck with your wonderful work. From the deepest of my heart, you are doing a great-great-great job in bringing Sai devotees together in giving them space to share and write their real experiences in the right place (Web), where millions could reach out and gain knowledge from it, reading them brings us even closer to our Baba.
I would like to share my experiences with you all. I kindly request you to post my experiences on your blog. This is my first post that I am sharing.
I never knew about Baba, nor have seen Him even on picture. But once my cousin mentioned about Saibaba, but it never entered into me. In 2008, my aunt took me out and I was never told where we were heading to. Finally we reached the place. It was Sai’s temple and that was the first time I saw Him. I was telling Baba that “I really don’t know who You are God. It’s the first time I am seeing You and I don’t know anything about You”.
I was into a relationship for 3 years by that time. So, I even prayed Baba for wellness of my relationship and to get married to him, also to make our parents accept our marriage. He is a Muslim and I was Hindu. After a little while, we left the temple and the days just rolled on.
In the year 2009, I had to do my college project for which I joined in a company. There I was given training by a lady employee and to my wonder she was a thick Sai devotee. She used to have small Baba’s idol in her desk. Every small activity that she did was with Sai’s grace. Watching her dedication towards Baba grabbed my attention to ask her about Baba. Then later she explained the experiences and miracles that happened with her. I was moved by it and tears of happiness started rolling down. I was very much attached to Baba by then. So, I requested her to get me a photo of Sai. To my surprise she gave me small idol of Baba, which she brought for her manager from Shirdi. Baba had a plan to give it to me. Why because, he left the idol without even unpacking it in his desk, when he got transferred to some other place. So sweet of my Baba that He picked me in His hands. It is true that without Baba’s wish, no one can get close to Him. He knows the best for us and the right time to stand for us, when we need Him the most I am very much thankful to Baba.
It was the first time Baba came to my house (idol). My parents too agreed it and that was the first time they came to know about Baba. Days rolled on and I started knowing more and more about Sai Baba by surfing the net. He just slowly changed my life and I started living by His teachings. Baba knows our past and future, so He had been guiding me in all the ways and I believe He made me to be His devotee to really help me out from all my future crisis. Through Baba’s blessings, I was able to be friend with one of my college mate. Even she was Baba’s devotee. Slowly we became very close and started visiting Sai’s temple together often.
One day, I saw 9 Guruwar Vrat book with her. She said anyone can do it and it’s very powerful. Thus I got one English version of it and started doing the vrat. That was for my marriage. I completed the vrat with full devotion and faith and handed over my life’s decision to Baba. After few days, I and my lover had some serious misunderstandings between us, which made our interaction and connection weak. I was very much upset and wondered why Baba has given me such terrible days. Sometimes even I fought with Baba. But then too I never gave up my faith and love for Baba. During that period, my parents informed me that they are going to start looking for alliances. I was very much worried. I gave up everything to Baba. A year passed on, they were very much serious about my marriage. I prayed so much to Baba and by Baba’s blessings one day I and my lover started talking normally and all the misunderstandings between us washed away. It was like I got my life back. I was very much happy and thanked Baba a lot.
Baba knew we both love each other a lot and we cannot be without each other. So we decided to marry soon and were ready to face all the problems that came our way in the name of Religion. Even in that tough time, we both were fighting for our love, stood strongly for each other, nor Baba left us alone. He was helping us all the time. Today we are married couple and our parents are slowly turning back to normal. But with Baba’s grace, even this problem will be over soon and both the families will be completely normal. I am always thankful to Sainath.
Baba has made me realize a strong truth that “He never leaves our hand once if He grabbed, He holds it for lifetime and helps us in every moment of life”. He is so sweet and I always adore Baba a lot. Baba never left me, when I was in pain, nor He will leave me in future. Baba Ji Thanks for all Your support.
Sai Nav Guruwar Vrat For Humanity & UnityI am just a simple girl, who wants to serve and help people in the ways I am able to. I have always been wishing that all humans live a happy life with peace and unity everywhere. In various stages of my life till now, I have met many people leading a sorrowful life, which ultimately makes me worried. In some cases, I even shed tears for them. This makes me question to God – “When all these sufferings are going to change? When are You going to make us understand the true purpose of life and the right way of living it?”
Even though I don’t contain much of divine spiritual knowledge, somehow I wanted to help people in making them understand – “what life is? And where the real happiness lies in?”
None of us are perfect but, if we look around most of us are leading the wrong way of life (materialistic), where there is no Humanity around. But hatred, ego and jealous are on the brim that we are ready to kill each other.
The actual purpose of Religions and God are completely misunderstood all around the world and we have started waging wars and killing each other in the name of Gods. More importance to worldly things – money and materials has corrupted us to such an extent that many are ready to betray their parents and let them to streets.
In this world, we lack humanity. Many don’t realize that this is not the way to live the gifted life of GOD. Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries without the former humanity cannot survive.
By Baba’s grace, I am His devotee for couple of years. By Sai’s blessings, Spiritual feeling has blossomed into me. Until Baba wishes, nobody can become close to Him. I personally sense that Baba has drawn me to Him, so that He could mold me with His ways and make me lead this worldly life in righteous path. With His grace, the importance of a Guru is understood. Today with Baba’s blessings, I am trying to change myself and in every phase of my life I am living by His teachings that He has taught us all. Baba has ten-folded my limited knowledge about pursuing life. I am really grateful to Baba that He came into my life and molded me with His perception of life. From my experience, I can promise that anyone, who leads life the way He has taught us, will acquire peace and boundless happiness.
My Guru made me realize the importance of humanity. Even if a minute is spent in praying or chanting any God’s name with Purity and compassionate thoughts, that’s more blissful than going to temple and performing Pooja or praying for hours with contaminated thoughts inside.
By Baba’s grace I got motivated. My urge of helping people increased and was waiting for the right opportunity like this. On March 1st 2012 Thursday, in the morning hours, I was listening to “Sai Tere Hazaaron Naam by Rana Gillji”. Suddenly a feeling raised “Why don’t I start SAI NAV GURUWAR VRAT by requesting other Sai Devotees to become One and do a VRAT together for humanity among people. Pray Baba to bless all the children around the world to wash away their sufferings, disbelieves and help those who are leading a terrible life. Making them realize the spiritual path in this materialistic world and the divine concept of Sabka Malik Ek”.
In this Kalyug period, we people are not able to get the righteous path in which we can get rid of doing the bad deeds. We are corrupted from our soul level. A Miracle should happen all over so that people slowly realize and walk towards spiritual path and understand the importance of humanity and become pure. We know that this birth and death in this earth is a cycle till we repay our own deeds. We should be conscious of - “what is Right and what is Wrong?” so that we can get salvation from this worldly affairs.
Sudden thought of Hetal Ji’s Blog aroused in my mind and through her help. I wanted to post my request to all the Sai Devotees to join as ONE to perform the Vrat.
Through this, I am not trying to convey that one should leave his/her own Religious path and worship only Sai Baba.
All the Religions in this world state that God Is One, God Is Light. He has got no form and no Religion – He is the Religion of Love, Harmony and Humanity. He is the Supreme Soul.
Sai always had pointed out the importance of unity among Religions. He united people from Hindu, Islam, Christian, etc., and curbed their Hatred among themselves. He emphasized His children to lead a simple life, be Lovable, help others, be compassionate, have state of inner peace, have pure devotion to his/her God/Guru and give up all bad desires (foul speeches, ego, jealous, anger, pride, lust).
I attain eternal happiness in helping people and I am grateful to Baba that He made me to come out and request you all. My Guru is everything for me and He had made me to write this.
I am surrendering myself to You completely, Baba, guide me forever and show me the moral path in this birth and in births later on. Take off all my bad thoughts, keep teaching me Baba. Bless all of us forever Baba.
I am really not that good in expressing my views and to put my thoughts in words. I thank my husband, who helped me in editing this post. I even took some help from Baba’s site to bring out the right words. Baba knows my inner heart. So, I trust it won’t let me down in gathering His devotees as One for this cause (VRAT).
So I request Hetal Ji and other devotees to support me for this social cause and let’s get together and take a step to make this world a better place. Despite if the change doesn’t happen to the widest, let it happen with the fewest as an initial step of great cause.
My sincere apologies to everyone and to Baba, if I have hurt somebody’s feeling in this post unknowingly.
Looking forward for your support
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