Anonymous Devotee from UK says:
Dear Hetal Ji, it’s really great to read the experiences in this web site. You are really doing a wonderful job. I feel very happy and relief, when I read this experiences. I am away from all the mental tensions and problems. Here I would like to share my experiences with all of you. How Baba came into my life and how He saves me from all the obstacles and dangers. I really vow Him at His lotus feet throughout my life. He is everything to me till I die.
I am from Hyderabad. It was in 1996. I was doing my hotel management. I have plans to go abroad and do further education and settle well. This was my dream. In 1999, I was planning to go to Australia to do further studies. I applied for visa and I got my pre visa approved. I was very happy and was waiting for my final visa. But things went wrong, my final visa was stopped due to some reasons (financial matters). It was pending for almost 6-7 months nearly. I and my parents were very tensed about it. I and my mother did poojas and were waiting for the result.
One day my aunt (my dad's sister) called us and told that a lady from out station came to her house. She will solve your problems by doing some spiritual things. So I and my mother went to my aunt’s place and told that lady about my Australian trip pending for so long. She told me that I will go at any cost and told me to do some ritual things. When she was telling me this matter, I saw Baba's feet appearing and passing towards for a few seconds and disappeared. My eyes could not believe this incident. At the same time, I saw a UDI oozing out of Baba's photo. I really felt wonder struck. Nobody else was in that room except me and that lady at that time to see this incident.
After I came home, I started doing what that lady told me to do and after some days by Baba's grace and krupa, I got visa and ready to fly. I left to Australia and things are going well and I started looking for job and it took a while to get, but somehow managed with my money I brought. After few months, I was in some troubles and things went against me and I have to leave Australia. My dad told me to come back and told me to go to UK. I said ok and went back to India. In 2001, I started applying for student Visa. Again I got Visa problem. I waited for at least 4-5 months. Then this time one of dad's friend’s wife (she is Sai devotee) told my mother to go to one place, where there is a lady (she is also Sai devotee). She can solve the problem. So I and my mother went to her house.
There I saw Baba statue in her house beautifully decorated with shawl and flowers. I felt very happy seeing Baba. My mother told that lady that I am having Visa problem to go to UK. She told me everything will be all right. Baba will take care, and told us not to worry at all. She told us one mantra, which is very very powerful and told us one pooja, which is also very very powerful to do. I and my all family members started chanting that mantra 108 times every day and started doing pooja to Baba. After few days with Baba's grace, I got visa and flew to UK.
I started looking for job to cover my living expenses. I got job in restaurant and started working. Suddenly one fine morning, I met my younger brother’s friend outside on the road and he told us that he got 5 years work permit and was working in a hotel. He told me to apply as well. I applied as well and got the job and surprisingly the employer did my work permit as well for 5 years just for £600, which is very cheap. Usually it takes £3000-4000, and also not guarantees that you will get it. I got my work permit approved in less than a month time. My joy knew no bounds. My parents felt very happy.
After one year, I got married. I brought my wife. We had good time. We traveled all over Europe enjoyed a lot. After 3 years, there was differences between me and her and got divorce. It’s time for me to apply for British passport. I vowed to Baba that I will present Him silver crown if I get British passport. I got it without any problems. I presented the silver crown to Baba on my birthday (it came on guru poornima day 2011). I was so happy. So my parents gave this crown on my behalf in Baba's temple near my house (in India). they sent me some pictures as well. I saw and felt very happy.
I was staying with my brother's family for few years. Then I moved to different place and staying alone in different house (30 min drive). I was working in good company and things were going well. After few months, things changed drastically. I lost my job. I was planning to china and Hong Kong trip (which I booked all in advance). So I went and came back. Everything went well by Baba's grace. It was a great trip. After I came, I struggled a lot in getting job in my field. I put lot of effort, but I could not get job. This is real time, where I started praying with true love and devotion. I ignored Him all these years (since 1999-2011). I really feel ashamed and bad for this. Baba pulled me towards Him to set me in right path and right life. I started applying for jobs. Daily I used to go to temple near my house. I used to watch Baba's live Darshan every day on my laptop. My day used to start by seeing His Darshan only. I started looking for experiences in search engine and found your website. I started reading the devotees experiences and felt very amazed and happy and thought that I should also post my experiences once, I get the job.
I came across the 9 Guruvar Vrat and started doing it. During this Vrat (on guru poornima day 2012), I saw Baba in Deepam, which I lit in front of Baba's photo. I was wonder struck and couldn't believe and I was mesmerized and was goose bumps for few minutes and called my parents and told them my experience. They felt very happy and told me to send the picture. I told I will. I sent it through my friend, who was going to India. They saw those pictures and felt very happy. In first guru poornima day 2011, it was my birthday, when I gifted Baba a crown and on second guru poornima day 2012, it was my mom's birthday, when the above incident happened. It was an unforgettable coincidence in my life time. It’s all my Baba's grace. He is everything to me. I am nowhere without Him.
After completing, on my 9th Guruvar Vrat, I went to my nearby temple to distribute the 9 Guruvar Vrat books in temple. Then pandit told me that there is Baba's Bhajan going on next door, go and distribute the books there. So I went and saw Bhajan was going there. I felt so happy and tears came out of my eyes and couldn't believe for a while that I am sitting in front of Baba and doing Bhajan. After Bhajan, I gave books and came back home. After few days, I got good job with nice salary in big company in my field. But it was for short term. I made good money. Thing were going well by Baba's grace and I was having good life. After few months, the job ended and I started looking for jobs again. It was tough time and was jobless for 4 months (one thing I need to remind to all devotees). When we get what we want, we ignore what we vow to God. Same thing happened in my case. I totally ignored about the vow and was literally struggling. I keep asking Baba each day in question and answer web site about my problems and job matter and other personal matter. I used to get very straight forward and beautiful answers, which used to give me a lot relief from my pains and troubles. One day Baba reminded me about the vows I need to fulfill. So I decided to fulfill the vows (I want to keep them private). Now I am doing 9 Guruvar Vrat again for the second time (to get a good job with good salary) and I was about to finish in a week time the Vrat.
I keep reading different Baba's books and feel very close to Him and learn a lot, but we need to put them in to practice in our daily life. Then only we feel the experiences and Leela's of Baba. I asked Baba that UDI should come out His photo on 2013 guru poornima day. I bow to Lord Sai at dust of His feet (my guru, my life and everything) to me to fulfill my wish. Dear devotees I would like to tell you that we need to have faith and patience and also have control on our desires and senses. Then only we can across this worldly ocean. Have faith in Sai and leave burdens on Him and see the miracles He does for His devotees. I experienced practically. I was jobless for nearly an year and Baba looked after me as His child with love, caring giving me money in different ways surprisingly. I used to get money and cheque from employee benefits of UK. Baba gave me good house for my shelter (which is 5 minutes walk from my place).
I do not have to grieve (suffer for anything). I just remember 11 assurances given by Baba, whenever I am in trouble and read His Leela's and chant His name. I feel so relief and happy. I am just waiting for a job I asked Baba. I wish soon it will happen. I also wish Baba that even in my coming births, I want to be His 'Loving Devotee'. I would like to conclude my experiences now. If I have any other experiences, I will post them later. I humbly pray to Baba ''please bless all Your devotees and there family member's with good and beautiful life. Baba, please forgive me if I had forgotten anything or put anything wrong in my experience post. Bow to Sai, peace to all. Om Sai Ram.
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