How Baba Entered Into My LifeAnonymous Devotee from India says: I believe Baba has been there with me before I was born itself because He only told my mother that she was pregnant and to prefix my name with a Sai. However it was only a recent incident through which I came into contact with Baba.
I worked in company that was near Baba temple in Mylapore, Chennai. My friends were staunch devotees of Baba and I would accompany them to the temple, but never prayed because I thought - "He was just a man, that everybody believes". In 2007, I was hit by severe depression. Previously I have been depressed and down and at times moody too, but this time I couldn’t understand why I was so depressed. My mind was a mess and I didn’t have the energy to fight it back. So I prayed in general to God the above that this time I leave this too You. I can’t handle it.
Because of this depression, I was visiting temples and seeking God. In that course, I thought I will also go to Baba temple next to my office. I had not mentioned this to anyone and quickly forgot about. But He has His own ways. My friend, who is strong Baba devotee, said that she is going to Baba temple that day and I quickly remembered my wish and decided to go along with her in the evening after work. My friend and I travel together to work every day. So After work, that evening, we both left to Baba temple.
I had it in my mind that I will do an archana for Baba since it’s the first time I was going to His temple. But as we were nearing the temple, my friend said that her dad will be picking us up, so we shall quickly pray and leave the temple. I was disappointed. I wanted to do the archana, but decided ok no need and bought lotus flower to give Him. We stood in the queue to Baba idol (where we can touch Baba's idol). I prayed wholeheartedly poured out fully my worries and troubles about this depression and how it’s troubling me like offloading a whole weight off me. When I reached His idol, I kept the lotus flower on His lap, fell at His feet and got up to move on. Suddenly, to my surprise, the pujari asked me to stop, did a full archana for Baba and then allowed me to go. I was so stunned.
It was like Baba saying I heard what You told me. That episode gave me immense strength and over period of few months through His constant help, I got over my depression and ever since He has been there. He has helped in tremendous ways whether small or big, but I so disregard Him now. I hope to get back to Him fully with full devotion ASAP.
Udi MahimaNitin Ji from India says: I am a Public Health professional and a researcher by profession at present. I am a Dentist, but practice Public Health now. I am having a tough time these days. My professional life is fine, but my personal life is having a bad phase. Anyways, below is what I experienced personally.
I am going through a very stressful period these days. My mother in law is not agreeing to our marriage with rituals though we consider ourselves married and have complete faith in Sai Baba that one day her mother herself will get us married. Only one who has experienced the detachment with one's partner can understand the pain. So when this started happening, I was somehow dragged to Sai Baba. I use to pray Sai Baba, but not like what I am today. I heard about Sai Satcharitra and Sai Guruvar Vrat. I started Sai Satcharitra Path and started Sai Guruvar Vrat.
I was by the grace of Sai Baba that I could complete Sai Satcharitra in one week time and I started feeling lighter and more patient and a small conversation with my fiancée happened and I could understand that she is in immense pain and I should be more supportive. So I agreed to keep away knowing the fact that this will further pull me into darkness and utter depression. I started Sai Satcharitra Path again with a wish that Sai Baba listens to my wish, but I believe though I cannot see something happening Sai Baba’s words never fail. Sai has promised that He will call me and Pratibha to Shirdi and give us His blessing before we step into our auspicious married life.
While Sai Satcharitra parayan, this week, On Thursday I met with an accident and altercation and in turn had my foot sprained. I did feel bad, but thought that this is how my poorva janm sanskaar are getting burnt. But when I started parayan in the evening, I read miracles of UDI and thought of applying on my feet because it was painful and unbearable. So I applied UDI, which I was blessed with when I went to a Sai temple. Amazed in another 5 minutes, I was more than 75 okay and though a little pain and discomfort is still present, but not which could have been. Please realise the importance of UDI and don't leave without UDI. Sai Baba Himself gives UDI and protects in the form of UDI. Please pray for us.
Sai Blessed Me With A Jobexperienced His presence in my life so many times. If there is any mistake in my letter, I request you to kindly correct it.
three years back, I was in a family situation, where I had to quit my job to take care of my kids. At this moment, in my dilemma, I read a page from Sai Satcharitra to take a decision. Baba told me to be happy with what I had. But later I quit the job and worked only on part time. I suffered a lot during this period. Three months back, I received a Baba Pranam writing book from my mom. She asked me to complete the book in eight days starting a Thursday.
I started writing Sai Pranam, thinking that if I get a full time job. It will help me as I am planning to visit India this year and this will help to reduce the work burden of my husband. I was called for an interview. When I finished the eighth day, I got the job on 1.5 months contract basis. I promised Baba to share this experience if I get the job. I completed the job and this will certainly help me and I know Baba will help me to find a better job in future. Baba I pray to You to forgive my fault and kindly take care of us and all Your devotees. Without You, we will be lost. Thanks Hetal Ji.
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