Sai Brother Neeraj Ji from India says:
Sai Ram Hetal Ji, This is my first post regarding the presence of my Guru, my Friend and my God, Sainath in my life and I really feel the urge of sharing what happened just yesterday (21st Nov 2012), which is one of the many things Baba has done for me from the time I have surrendered myself to Him.
I was going through a very tough time on the mental level about 2 years back and after all the running to various Mandirs, Gurudwaras etc. (no offences meant), Baba called me to His temple and since then He has been my pillar of strength and I have never looked back in my life. Problems have come, but when they came and how they disappeared I really don't remember. All I know is that Baba is with me at each and every breath and step of my life and my life has absolutely no meaning without Him. He is the supreme guiding force for me and will always be!
Hetal Ji, you are doing a noble service by giving all the Sai disciples a platform to connect and share their learning and experiences regarding our God, Guru and Friend, Sai Baba and this website comes across as a testimonial to all the atheists out there, who doubt the presence of God (though God doesn't need to prove anything to anyone, God knows who we are better than we know ourselves) and also a way for those wanting to know about our 'Sai', a glimpse into some of the miracles that keep happening with Sai devotees. So that they can take that step forward towards Sai and see their lives change for the good because our Baba loves everyone equally and stands by us during thick or thin.
I can go on and on regarding everything I know about our Sai, but I guess I should start writing about the miracle that happened just yesterday with my brother. I was going through a nightmarish time about 2 years back and that's when Baba literally caught my hand to take me out of the troubled waters and here I am, experiencing His presence around me and witnessing the miracles that keep happening with me and all the Sai disciples. I have surrendered my life to Sai and not a single day passes when I don't think of Him.
Yesterday I was in the office and my brother called me and told me that I need to write an application for him. I was surprised because he has started working and an application is a thing of the school days or any government related work. I asked him what happened and he told me he has lost his wallet in the market and he needs to get the application approved and stamped by the local police station to get the copies of the documents made, which were there in the wallet. He lost 3 debit cards, bike RC and license with Rs 850 cash. I wasn't worried about the cash, but I was angry at my brother. I was furious because of his carelessness, since he is quite young. He is always in a hurry to do things, to go anywhere and to drive bike or car etc. A few weeks back, he had a bike accident because of this carelessness and this attitude of doing things in a hush. Luckily that day was Thursday and Baba really saved my brother that day. He could have had more injuries, but he was left with a few bruises only.
I pamper my brother a lot, but yesterday I lost my cool and scolded him real bad. After a few minutes, I regretted saying all that to my brother and apologized to him. But I was worried that though the things he has lost can be re-gathered, but all the running, he will have to do in the government offices. After the call, I came and sat at my work station and I have a few Baba's pictures on my desk. I closed my eyes and started praying that Baba please help my brother and have him get his wallet back.
The place, where my brother told me he has lost his wallet, is a dingy place and the kind of people that hover around there are not the ones from whom you can expect something like a wallet being returned anyhow. So I had lost hope of it coming back and generally when we humans are upset, our faith shakes and our belief shivers and unfortunately something of the same sort happened with me and I felt as if this is impossible. My brother is destined to do all the running to get a replacement of everything he has lost in the wallet.
I asked Baba that I don't need the money, but just the documents in there and if somehow my brother gets the wallet back and it has money in it, I will use the money for charity the way You would like me to feeding poor or giving some sort of clothing to poor or needy etc. But I didn't have any hope to get it back not thinking that Baba can't do it for us, but maybe there is something good in this running for my brother that Baba has planned. So I was dejected and upset with all that happened. As a strange coincidence, dejected after speaking to my brother, I opened facebook at work to divert my attention and since I have joined a couple of Sai communities, I saw one post on my news feeds page, from this website with the header "Sai Baba helped to find lost wallet". It was quite a surprising coincidence indeed. I read the whole post, which mentions how Baba helped a devotee get his wallet back in a week.
Then a few hours later, I called my brother to check on whether he has checked about the process of getting the documents re-made. He told me that he had already got the application stamped by the local police station and has checked with a few people regarding the running he has to do. And suddenly out of nowhere my brother shouts that 'he got his wallet' and in excitement said 'he will call me back'. He disconnected the phone and I was under the impression that he must have left the wallet at home without realizing and now has got it back. That moment I looked up towards heaven and thanked 'Sai' for all this but what I came to know later made me realize that it’s a pure Sai miracle that my brother has got it back.
My brother told me that he was outside a shop (which is nearby our house) and his wallet got dropped there without his realization and a man picked it up and gave it to the shopkeeper saying someone wallet is lying here, please keep it with you and I will come a little later to collect and give it to him as that nice man was busy. Even though the shop is a nearby one, I don't know if the shopkeeper opened the wallet or not to see who does this belong to, but that man came back to that shop, picked up the wallet and left to deliver this all by himself. He kept looking for an hour and while my brother was talking to me on the phone this man asked him for the address, which was our address and my brother saw the wallet in his hand and that's when he said- 'he got his wallet' on the phone.
In times like these, when no-one has the time to help anyone, this nice man comes looking for an address for an entire hour and gives the wallet back to my brother. It was very easy for that person to not give it back, to give it to the shopkeeper and leave the place, to give up on not finding the address for an hour but he still came. SAI BROUGHT HIM TO MY BROTHER WITH THE WALLET!
This ends the experience I had yesterday which by the grace of my 'Maalik' (as I prefer to call Sai Baba at times) was a divine one. I felt so lucky that despite all my wrongdoings, Baba loves me so much that he couldn't see me in trouble. Baba says- If you seek help, it will be given at once. This is so true, Baba never lets His devotees down, NEVER.
This is one of the latest experiences I had which I thought was worth sharing and I hope, wish and pray that Baba keeps loving all His devotees like He does always and keeps calling us to Shirdi every couple of months. For the Sai disciples who have been there, they know its heaven on earth. With that, I would like to thank Sai Baba, Mere Maalik for all He has done for me so far and all the Sai disciples for taking time to read this.
Om Sai Raam!
Jai Sai Raam!
Hamare Sai Raam!
Sabke Sai Raam!
To end this post, I would like to write one of Baba's 11 vachans, which I love the most- “Meri Sharan Aa Khali Jaye, Ho Koi To Mujhe Bataye”. Namoh Sai Natham!
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