Regarding Scribblings of a Sai DevoteeSai brother Bharath ji from India says: I am Bharath. After a tough childhood, educated at a top college in India, traveled abroad, had professional success and a career defeat made him see life differently. Returning to India, he supported various causes, came into Sai's care, now every day being guided by Sai. He writes on various topics - mostly sustainable living, self-realization being main themes.
Om Sainathaya Namaha. I would like to recommend the following to all Sai bhaktas going through difficult times in their lives.
1. Sai Satcharitra - read it whenever you can - a random chapter with faith helps also.
2. Scribblings of a Sai Devotee - found by self recently and going through it as and when possible. This offers amazing insights into dilemmas faced by Sai bhaktas in today's world from the heart of a sincere devotee Sri Suresh Chandra Gupta.
3. Writing "sriramajayam" or "om nama shivaya" (or any other God's name) on printed Naam-bank/blank papers is a great calming force supplementing the above reading activity.
These are Sai's solution for me during tough times - ordinarily not faced by others. The good news is I could feel the presence of Sai (and many other masters as well) on certain days of the year this year. There have been many amazing coincidences.
Recently, Sai made me read up on Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh - as i was reading came a letter by post from the local ashram blessed by Sri Sivananda at time of its founding! (Letter was a donation receipt). Sai also made me read up on Swami Sivananda (and now asking me to recommend Sai devotees to take any advice from Swami Sivananda's yoga practices as you see fit for your life without clashing with Sai bhakti and total surrender to Sai. In fact, when we visited Rishikesh three years back, the first food we had at a pilgrims' resting hotel had pictures of Sai Baba showing us He and His fame are everywhere! Om Sainath!
Sri Sai Ram Miracle In My LifeUSA says: I come to know about Sai Baba's 9 Thursday Vrat from my colleague. We (I and my husband) were in big immigration problem. Last 3 months was testing period in our life. Though my only solace and savior is Sai Baba.
We started our permanent resident processes (green card) around 10 years ago. We had problem in every single petition we applied. Last year our petition was moved to final stage. We thought that the long journey is going to end. Unfortunately our green card denied. Because of immigration officer’s mistake, the wrong file was referred. I went to out of status, need to leave the country within 6 months of denial and lost my job. We were in deep sorrow, sleepless nights. We think about this process every single minute as we don't get opportunity to explain to anyone just wait and wait after applying petition.
I was sharing my problem with my friend. She advised me to do Sai Baba 9 Thursday Vrat. Since it was Thursday, I started on same day evening. I was not big devotee of Sai Baba at that time. As I started my Thursday Vrat I was able to feel presence of Sai Baba with me. I was saved from accident because of my Sai Baba. I got strong faith on Sai Baba that I will get my problem solved by the time I finish vrat. Every single day my devotion strengthened. I started listening to Sai Satcharitra , Sai Baba Aarti songs. I do read Datta Bavani every day. I cry in front Sai Baba photos.
One day I felt like Sai Baba is crying for me. He is carrying my burden on Him. I keep praying to Baba, "We don't have anybody to solve this immigration issue other than You. You are only savior. Please give us peace". Three months passed with faith on Sai Baba.I completed my 9th Thursay Vrat.
By Tuesday we received email status of green card production order .No words to explain how much Sai Baba did for us. It is nothing other than Sai Ram's miracles. He is with us. I understood clearly we need faith and patience and He will take care of rest.
Sai Ram gave us peace, happiness within a week I completed my vrat. My family is thankful for rest of our life. Sai Ram strengthened our devotion. One day after my night aarti I told my husband that you make a reminder note that we will get our problem solved before end of november. He made a note in his mobile. Day before yesterday my husband was reading the note he made in his mobile,"Om Sai Ram solve the problem before end of november". I am wordless to explain his miracles.
Now we got green card in hand by Sai's grace. We are planning for India trip after six years. I am praying Sai Baba to bless us Shirdi trip. Sai is our life.
TransferUSA says: I have been going to Sai temple everyday for almost 2 months due to my little brother in some court case. I have been praying to Sai Baba everyday to help him get out of it. Also I have been praying for myself to have peace and successful life.
Year ago I had got A transfer out of town which has been really hard for me. But after I started reading Satcharita I got call from my boss that I might be moving closer to home by next year. I just need Sai’s Blessing to help my brother get out of court case. Please pray for me. Om Sai Ram
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