Sai Is Always With Us Whether We Realise It Or Not
Sai Brother Pavan Ji from Bahrain says:
My name is Pavan and I am based in Bahrain. I have shared an experience of mine with Baba earlier. Baba Bless all the readers and moderators of this site.
I keep traveling between Mumbai to Bahrain and am currently in Bahrain. Yesterday, it was a Wednesday. I had this thought in my mind that tomorrow being a Thursday, I want to watch Shirdi Ke Sai Baba movie, since it’s been long I haven't watched it. I have a copy on my Pen drive and was contemplating watching it on the computer since my TV doesn't support the pen drive. Today, Thursday morning, I woke up and was watching TV while having my breakfast and was surprised and felt immensely blessed to see the exact same movie coming on a TV channel, and the movie had just started.
I would also like to take this opportunity to address all devotees and non devotees of Baba to express that not always do things work and happen the way we want them to. We get stressed, depressed and start pleading Baba. We even start feeling that Baba is not there with us, or is not listening to our pleas. I usually try and stop myself from feeling so, since I always leave all the happenings to Baba. However, being a mere human, I've been feeling lost and feeling that things are not working out exactly the way I would like them to. But our Baba being our eternal father, always reassures us that He is with us. By having this simple experience today, I was again reassured that Baba is with me and all of us.
Whenever I am not able to understand the direction to take, the action or next step in a situation be it professional or personal, I always look to Baba and surrender the situation to Him and express my willingness to Him to accept whatever He thinks is best.
I would like to request all the devotees of Baba, to understand that Baba is always there with you, whether you want Him to be or not. He is always listening to you. So please don't feel stressed or depressed, when you really want something, or want someone. Always remember our benevolent Baba and ask Him to give you or do for you whatever He thinks is best for you and accept what He chooses for you. However, please do not think that surrender would mean you not taking a particular course of action. You have to do your duty and actions in full faith and as your karma and surrender all motives and results to Baba and see how wonderfully He takes care of you. Our wants are not the motive of our life. Bask in the devotion of Baba. Surrender to Him, and see how wonderfully He takes care of you, provided you let Him to!
I would like to apologize if I may have hurt anyone's sentiments with my thoughts and experiences posted here today. May Baba always keep blessing each and every one of you. !!! OM SAI RAM !!!
Anonymous Devotee from USA says:
Hi all, I live with my family in USA. I was guided by Baba to take on to His bhakti last year. As nothing is possible without His grace, though I born and brought up in India and been to Shirdi as a kid did not know or understand the Mahima of Sai Nath. I would like to share an experience with Baba’s grace and hope it becomes a source of inspiration for all of us.
A few days back, I was cleaning out some paper in my house. Amongst them was receipt from Sai Baba temple with a picture of Sai Nath on it. Generally I shred all my papers to get them recycled, but I did not feel like shredding this one since it Baba's photo on it. Since there was big pile the paper got mixed into it and I completely forgot about it. I gave my daughter the papers and asked her to shred and completely forgot to take out the paper with Sai Baba'S photo.
After all was done and still I did not realize that the paper with Baba's photo had gone for shredding. My daughter came back and said she had gift for me. She asked me close my eyes and put a small piece of paper in my hands. And when I opened my eyes wonders of wonder she had put the photo of Sai nath from the paper that went for shredding, since she did not think it was right to shred Baba's photo.
Baba makes us feel His presence in strange ways and reads our minds and knows our wishes and guides us. Thank you Hetal Ji for such wonderful seva. Sai Ram to all and may Sai keep us showering with His grace and love.
Sai Informed Me Of When I Would Get A Job
Anonymous Devotee from UK says:
Dear Hetalji, thank you so much for the blog. I enjoy reading devotees stories and one such story recently inspired me to share mine. I live in London and this is from last year, when I was looking for a job. I had been looking for a job for a few years, after the delivery of my first child. I got small contracts here and there in a span of 3 years, but nothing to last. I was very disappointed, that I could not help my family and all my education was a waste. It was in this time that I came across your blog and heard about the Sai Vrat.
Before this I had read the Satcharitra a lot, so I thought I should try this as well. I looked online, found a copy and downloaded this. I then started the Vrat, during this time I also asked Baba some questions, from the questions and answers site. Three times Baba informed me of when I would get my job and what my job would be like. On the first instance, I got an answer that said my struggle of 3 years would come to an end. This gave me a lot of hope to keep going on.
On the second, that it would happen after RamNavami, which was around the same time my Vrat got over. This further strengthened my faith and on the third instance that I would choose writing. The third one I did not understand, as that was not entirely what I was doing, but I believed in Baba. It was somewhere in the middle of my Vrat that my husband came across something in his organisation, that matched my CV 90%, but involved writing as well, that I did not have much experience in. I sent my CV to the hiring manager. I was called for an interview. My husband was confident I would get the job, but I wasn't. I got the job offer the same day. It was a very big company and the role involved a lot of writing.
I started the job, just after RamNavami and my 3 years struggle came to an end. Baba was informing me of all this all along. My manager had a lot of faith in me. Although I was initially signed on for 3 months, I continued to contract for nearly 10 months and am thrilled with the experience I have got over the year. Now I am back looking for another contract, but I am sure Baba is with me and will guide me this time as well. Thank You Baba for always being with me and all Your humble devotees. Koti Koti pranam!
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