Sai Sister Sudhamayee Ji from India says: Hello All, I am Sudhamayee. I posted three of my experiences previously. One of it was published on Jan 18, 2012 ( Believe in Sai Baba of Shirdi), the second one on Feb 22, 2012 (Sai Baba Came To Our Home and third one on Mar 15, 2012 ( Sai Baba Listens Each And Every Word Of His Devotee). Here I am, to explain one more experience. I have furnished in my previous experience that I started praying Baba intensely at the age of 16 years, when I was pursuing my intermediate. He changed me drastically from then.
I used to be a mischievous and negligent student in my school days. I never used to sit and study. Though I had a capability of achieving good marks, I never indeed achieved because of my negligence. I used to roam a lot, talk a lot, quarrel a lot, bunk classes for watching films, and never used to be punctual and sincere. I had a strong passion for filmy songs and dance. But I never let those interests to manifest into serious and healthy hobbies. Rather I allowed them to ruin all my study time and other progressive skills. I simply used to watch TV and practice all those steps of my favorite stars in my study hours. Simply, I was like a typical example of bad girl in my school days. But at the stage of intermediate, when I started praying Baba, I changed a lot even without my notice. My passion for filmy dance and some other unhealthy practices have abandoned me. From then I never practiced a single step of film dances again. Sometimes it wonders me itself. From then I used to work hard, talk less, be sincere and all this happened without my intention and endeavor. I scored very good marks at my intermediate level. Even I maintained the same pace at my engineering. My school friends surprisingly used to ask me to my face “Is this really you, who is securing top score in the branch? How come did you grow such an intelligent? Did you ever expect such accomplishments in your life?” I used to just smile simply because I know the reason is not my intelligence, but it is my hardworking nature and perseverance, which Baba had blessed me through His preaching. From an undignified, talkative, quarrelsome, reckless child, Baba transformed me in to a dignified, reserved, descent, understanding, hardworking and a sincere child. I really owe Him a lot for this. Now, I am coming to my experience straightly.
In my B.Tech., by Baba’s grace, I was going through a successful period in my life. But one day, when my mom met an astrologer, it was said that my zodiac sign is going through a transition of period of “Elinati Shani or Sade Sati”, a period of 7.5 years, where Saturn shows bad impact in all aspects of life. It seems that the planet Saturn troubles my zodiac sign (LEO) a lot compared to the other zodiac signs. I may fail in studies and may be prone to ill health. So the astrologer suggested that it would be better for me to light lamps before God every day. But to my surprise, I was already practicing lighting lamps from a month before as per the instruction of Baba. I felt happy that Baba is guarding me from all the evil, in all the directions. But somehow I had an unknown fear inside my heart. I could bear health problems, but I cannot bear failures in studies. So, I started performing all those remedies required to satisfy planet Saturn. Eventually I faced a tuff time in my educational life for the first time, since I started praying Baba. Those days my sister used to stay away from the home in a hostel for education. Once she came to home for vacation. She is also an ardent devotee of Baba. On listening to all these, she got irritated and reminded me of the preaching of Baba. She suggested that Baba doesn’t like believing all these stuff because it undermines the fact that God is the ultimate power above all planets, astrologists, etc. Only then I realized the mistake I was doing. Until then I used to visit Sai Baba temple on Thursdays, but after I learnt about this Saturn period, I stopped visiting Baba’s temple and instead I started visiting other temples to cool Saturn Graha. So I asked apologies to Baba and requested Him to help me by guarding me and guiding me. I was still more carefully until this 7.5 years of Saturn period ends. In order for confirmation, I requested Baba that He should come in my dream on that day with His right hand raised in the posture of blessing (it symbolizes Abhaya Hastam means a promising holy hand). That day with expectation of such dream, I slept happily. But at midnight 12:00 clock, my mom woke me up and said that she got a call that my uncle residing in some other state has suddenly expired due to heart attack. That was a very bad news for us. My mom had to start immediately. I forgot about the dream for which I requested Baba. I haven’t even slept for the whole night. That day morning I cried before Baba like anything. I asked Him if it is that much difficult to control the Saturn’s bad effect that I had to hear death news, when I asked to protect me from it. That day morning, my mom was away from home for the ceremony and I was alone in the home. Someone came to our home and stood at the gate. I went out and asked what he wanted. He simply told me to come to a particular place on a particular date for voting without fail and stretched his hand to give me something. I took it. It was a finger ring. I said ok to him and came inside the home. I kept the ring on the table and went inside for some other work. Mean while I was thinking and praying to Baba about the dream. After completing the work, I came to the table and have seen the ring clearly. To my surprise, it is the finger ring with Baba’s picture carved with His right hand raised up as if He is blessing. This is the exact way in which I requested Baba to appear in the dreams. Then I realized a thing. The man who came to our home for asking me to vote did not even mention for which party I should vote. He didn’t go to any other’s house in our lane. He just came to our house, called me out, gave me the ring and went away. I was busy with some other work, and was in a bad mood and hence I did not notice that.
But why Baba chose to bless me in the form of ring? There is a reason for this too. When I was 10 years old, some political party people distributed finger rings in our colony, for promoting their party sign. That day our family was out of station. So we did not get any. My friend (neighbor) got a Saibaba’s ring. She showed me that. I liked it a lot and asked Baba to give me such a ring. But as the election publicity period is already over, I didn’t get any. Being a very small girl, I was very much annoyed with Baba. From that day, I used to remind Baba of that situation, and say “Baba, that day, when I was a small child, You disappointed me. You owe me a ring”. I believed that after ten years, Baba gifted it at the right time. What a perfect timing He has.
I never faced any difficulties in my educational life like failures in semester exams as predicted by astrologer. In one semester, I strongly felt that I would fail in a subject. But one day before the declaration of results, Baba came into my dreams in bodily form. He sat in the hall of our home and was eating some food. Somehow I felt that the food is spoiled. I tried to warn Baba by holding His hand and requesting Him not to eat it. But He plunged His hand from mine and shouted at me to get away and continued eating. I felt very bad and thought why Baba is rude to me. But I could not interfere in His work and stood calmly watching Him. Next day, our results were out and I stood branch 1st. Then I understood the meaning of the dream. He ate the spoiled food only to avoid me from eating it. He took the pain for rescuing me. Baba had never let me down during my educational period both in my UG and PG. This is really a miracle to happen in the Saturn period. But I don’t say that I am always blessed with happiness without any problems. Baba made me to bear with all my past karma in the form of ill health. I suffered a lot of health problems like sinusitis, migraine, gastric trouble, typhoid, chickenpox, what not. But Baba always fulfilled my wish. He never allowed any of the health problems to hinder my education.
Once when I was pursuing my PG, I caught chickenpox a month before my semester exams. Along with me, my maternal aunt’s daughter too caught the same disease. My aunt is a doctor, so I stayed in her house for treatment. I cried a lot before Baba to cure it quickly so that I could prepare well for exams. But He didn’t respond and didn’t at least give me any hints. I was very much disappointed. But He blessed me in other way. I never got fever except once and I used to eat whatever edible by me in the period of treatment. On the other side my cousin used to suffer with high temperature often and was unable to consume anything except liquid food. I got cured completely within 5 days, and was very active as ever. I went to college with the same energy as before, prepared and stood branch 1st in that academic year.
On completion of my education, one day I dreamt the ring has broken into many pieces and has been thrown out of the house by someone. Indeed, within 6 months, I got the ring. It broke into two pieces. But I kept it in a small bag and stored it in my cupboard. So I got worried and not wanted to miss it at least until the completion of Saturn period. I prayed Baba to make the ring be with me until the Saturn period completes and later get it lost if He desires. From that day, I used to carry it in my wallet so that I could safe guard it carefully. I don’t know how it happened, but the ring was lost in the month of December 2011. Somehow it fell out of my wallet somewhere. I was not disappointed with this incident because by the end of the month November 2011, the 7.5 years of Saturn period was completed. So Baba came to me at the right time in the form of ring, guarded me against bad effects of Saturn, and made it get lost by the end of the Saturn period with prior intimation. First I felt as if Baba has left me forever, but He did not. After a week, I realized that the ring is lost. He appeared in my dream assuring me that He is always with me and the loss of the ring is nothing to do with His presence. JAI SAI RAM.
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