Sai Sruti Ji from USA says:
This is Sruti. I am really thankful to Hetal Ji for giving us this opportunity to share Baba's miracle to worldwide devotees. Also, please don’t disclose my email id and forgive me if there any mistakes in my English.
I am blessed to be at the feet of Baba since childhood as my parents were strong devotees of Baba. There are countless incidents in my life where Baba hold my hand and made me go ahead in my life. The only word which is always there at the tip of my tongue is BABA. Truly to say I have a habit of calling Him TATA (which means grandfather). I got used to it since age of 10 as I used to feel Baba as old man by seeing His pictures. Baba tests His devotees to make them strong, but He is always with us like a mother who always holds the hand of her child with care and affection. Surrenderness is what Baba wants from His devotees and for this He goes on testing us. But we can never understand God and His will. Our work is only to believe God and surrender Him completely. I want to narrate the power of Sai Baba Vrat Katha and how it changed my life. Now in my blog, I would like to narrate a recent experience (September 14th, 2012) with Baba who has helped us in the most tough and troublesome time.
It was at the age of 5, when one of my aunt gave me a new year calendar greeting card, which has Shirdi Baba photo on it. I didn’t know that He is GOD and I should pray Him. But somehow this was the point where Baba asked me to come to His sharan. I got attached to the photo and used to keep that with me. From that day, I am attached to swami as a family member. I offer Him as prasadam whatever I eat and feel Baba as a friend, guide and guru.
As years went on, I came to know about Shirdi Baba and used to chant always Baba on my lips. I would like to narrate a recent incident which happened in my life and how Baba helped us to come out from the situation. It has been 1year 10 months, I got married and even it is Baba's prasadam to me. We stay at USA, and here it is very common for the IT people about the project and change in their job until we get a green card over here. It has been 2 years, since my husband is at USA and 1 1/2 year for me. We were very happy in our married life and also our in-laws visited our place. Everything was going great.
Suddenly one day my husband came to me and told me that he lost his job and from tomorrow he is on bench. I still remember it was very shocking news to both of us. We didn’t have even single money in our saving to spend our rest of days until he gets a new job. We not only had the problem of job lost, but also we had our work permit extension next month and in the case of not having a job it cannot be done. We cannot stay in USA without the work permit. So all our situations were messed up. It was a very big test of Baba to us. We didn’t have sleep for about 40 days.
I was continuously praying and praying, but no where we were able to see a ray of hope. My husband was giving the interviews, but was not getting any positive reply. This all went about 1 month14 days and we had only 10 days left to file our work extension. I was completely immersed in doing all possible types of pooja asking help to God. Then in Indus ladies forum, I came to know about Sai Baba Vrat Katha and thought to perform this pooja with great devotion and belief surrendering myself to Baba.
I started this pooja on September 13th, 2012 with great devotion and had fast that day. I was expecting good news too soon. On Sept 14th, 2012 when my husband came to lunch, he told me that there are no more hopes for us to stay at this place and we have to prepare our self to move to India next week Sept 21st, 2012. I cried before Baba saying that "Was this the miracle You wanted to show me Baba"? I thought He gave me the answer for my prayers that we have no more work left in USA and have to move to India.
However, I felt this is God’s will as what to happen and when to happen. I was upset for 2-3 hours and then told Baba, I am ready for whatever decision You take for us. Also, prayed Him that we have credits in USA and need to clear that. I asked to show Him some way then we shall leave to India next week. I didn’t understand how to say all these to my parents and my in laws as it would be a great shock to them. It was around 6 in the evening. My husband came home and was speaking to one of his friend on the phone regarding an interview. I didn’t disclose sadness on my face and had prepared his favorite dish for the evening. He suddenly took me out to the same place where he told me the shocking news that he lost his job.
There he told me" Sruti, Can you expect why did I get you here? I got job in a very good company". I was shocked, tears rolled down my eyes and it was unbelievable situation for me. I kept on listening to him whatever he was saying, but my mind was near BABA. Things changed in 2 hours. I am thankful and grateful to BABA. I am doing 5th week of the Guru Katha and there are 4 more weeks left.
God is always with us holding our hands and showing us the right path. We have to surrender ourself completly with belief. Bolo Sadguru Sainath Maharaj ki Jai!!!!
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