The below experience is very interesting to know. The title given is very apt as one will realise in the end that itis rea test of Shraddha and Saburi. Job seekers will certainly gain strength and their faith and confidence will increase many folds.

Anonymous devotee from India says: Sairam Hetalji, we owe a lot to you, for you are such a Graced soul, came on earth with the Divine Mission! Baba showers infinite grace on you which empowers and energizes your being to dedicate itself wholeheartedly to the Lotus Feet of Sai through this blog! May Baba keep on using your potential to pour the oil of devotion to the wicks of our mind to brighten up the light of Shraddha and Saburi in each one of us.

I have posted certain Devotees Experiences in your blog, before this. Some of which are regarding the Shibpur Sai Temple, Nadia, West Bengal. In those posts I had no objection in mentioning my name. But, for this one, I would request you not to disclose my name over here, obviously if you find this post worthy to be published in your Blog.

In this post, I am going to narrate Sai’s Grace that has been bestowed upon me, after a good test of Shraddha & Saburi! I apologize for any mistake encountered in due course of the narration.


After completion of my Masters Degree in 2007, I was not hired & went through a frustrating period of almost a year. Later on, in 2008 with a hope to pursue a career in industry job, I applied for an M.Tech course at Bengal Engineering & Science University. With Baba's grace, I got selected after an interview & started pursuing my M.Tech course for tenure of 3 years.

In 2009 , one of my M.Tech batch mates who was working as a Research Associate in a NGO, got a better opportunity for a Project & asked me, whether I was interested to join the job left by her. As an answer to my affirmative reply, she recommended my name to the Head of the Institution & after an interview I got selected for the post & joined my new job in November 2009. My office was situated at Southern Avenue, very near to the Jatin Das Road Sai Temple near Deshapriya park, Kolkata. After few months, one day I felt an intense urge to visit Baba temple, after my office. Later on I made it a practice to visit Baba temple on every Thursday, after my office. Sometimes, by Baba’s grace, I had to overcome certain hindrances also for this, but always I used to take these as tests of my sincerity. I prayed to Baba for a better job, for shortly after joining my new job, I came to realize that it has got no future prospects. An opportunity to work as a Research Scholar in a PhD project came to me through this job & I prayed for it to Baba during my Shirdi Trip in December 2009. But to my utter disappointment, Baba did not grant this to me.

After coming back to Kolkata, I continued to visit Baba Temple every Thursday & kept on praying for a better job. Days keep on passing & after a fair long time I came to know that a MNC is going to hold a campus interview at our University. Incidentally, the interview was conducted on a Thursday. I took it as a green signal from Baba, & faced the interview boldly even without a good preparation. With Baba’s grace I qualified all the rounds of interviews, that day & was called for the final phase of interviews at the Plant along with a very few batch mates. I was confident enough to get this job as I thought it was Baba’s Divine Sankalpa & my prayers were going to be answered shortly.

On the scheduled date we all went to the Plant for our interviews & completed few rounds of interviews throughout the whole day. The HR told us that the final results would be informed to the selected candidates afterwards. After waiting anxiously for 1 month, the HR called me along with one of my batch mates & told that both of us were selected for the job. But prior to final recruitment we should face a final interview by the President.

Both of us went to the Plant on the scheduled date & after waiting for almost 5 hrs our interview started. This time the interview did not go well for us, as the President rebuked us for trivial issues, even after answering his questions, that made us a bit doubtful. The HR told us to wait for the results. After waiting for an hour, the HR told us that the results could not be declared that day, as the President got engaged in an urgent meeting. The selected candidate would be informed over phone. We received no call from the plant after that. After a couple of months I came to know that an experienced candidate was hired from outside & our interview session was a sheer fake one. None of us got a single job through campus interviews from such a famous University. What could be more frustrating than this!!

I told Baba, “I know You are testing my patience. So, I will keep on visiting Your temple & see what You do for me at the last”.

Afterwards I completed my M. Tech course with high marks & was convocated. I tried for jobs in my field but all efforts were in vain, as for my field of study freshers could be hired only through Campus Interviews. The moment one becomes a pass out, could no longer be hired as he/she is not having any work experience. After sometime, I discarded the hope to pursue my career in my M.Tech field of study & prepared my mind to establish my career in my Mother Subject (subject of my B.Sc & M.Sc). I started preparing myself to seat for the School Service Commission Examination to get recruited as Teacher at the Govt undertaken Schools.

Obviously in this regard my M.Tech degree is valueless, but still it’s a bit satisfactory that at least my Bachelors (B.Sc) & Masters (M.Sc) degrees in my mother subject would be evaluated. I started to work hard for the exam & continued to visit Baba Temple on every Thursday after my office. My exam date was scheduled on 29th July 2012. I did sit for it & was a bit satisfied with my performance. Immediately after the exam, certain issues sprang up & a good number of Court cases were filed up against the Board regarding the exam procedure. That obviously delayed the results. Usually, the results are declared within 3 months from the date of exam. But this time, we had to wait for 14 months for the results. By Baba's grace, I qualified the written test & was called for the interview. On the day of interview, I applied Vibhuti & Udi on my forehead & started for the venue. After I got into the cab, I was overwhelmed to see a Baba pic placed inside the cab. I instructed the driver to follow a route in which I had to pass through the Baba temple; I use to visit every Thursday. As my cab was passing by the temple I offered my Pranams to Baba. But, my interview was not satisfactory as I was unable to answer two questions. But still with faith in Baba's grace, I started waiting for the final results & after few weeks it was declared. My joy knew no bounds when I came to know that my rank was 31! What a miracle!! It’s purely Baba's grace! I know that in the evaluation process of this exam marks are given in fractions for the best screening in order to determine the ranks. A deficit of 1 mark could put a candidate 10 rank behind. For B.Ed degree, the allotted marks were 6. But I did not hold a B. Ed degree. The competition was just fierce for me. One could imagine well what a matter of risk was it to sit for the exam without having a B.Ed degree. But in spite of that my rank came as 31. What to call it other than Sai Kripa!!

After few weeks I attended the counselling session & got posted to a good High School not much distant from my place. I joined the school as an Assistant Teacher & was revived with a new life. I am sure, Baba tested me thus, & showered His compassion & grace to this tiny creature of His vast creation!

I firmly believe that believing Sai, loving Sai, following the teachings of Sai & surrendering to Sai is the best worship one could offer at the Lotus Feet of Sai. Baba tests our patience & subsequently makes us free from the sufferings of our Karma. He does only that, what is best for us, when we really need it, as He is omnipresent & omniscient!!

Bow to Shree Sai

Peace be to All

Jay Sainath Maharaj Ki !!


© Devotees Experiences with Shirdi Sai Baba

35 comments:

  1. OM SAI RAM

    What an experience- it is indeed a teaching for us who starts to complain very soon.

    My deva is really merciful.

    Dear Hetal ji

    Thanks for your Comments Policy.

    What do you think of all the expereinces those are posted in comments like those from an old Baba Book? We do not mind any experience related to Dear Sai, but too many postings distract from main experiences posted in blog.

    Love to ALL, Peace to ALL

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  2. Om Sai Ram...Very Good Experience...Its a incident which increase the believe of devotees multiple folds for Baba...He is our magician....We Love You Baba...Always Be With Us....Om Sai Ram

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  3. Baba, thank you for this message Deva. I know you are listen to my prayers. Waiting for my results Deva, i know you have decided something good for me.

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  4. om sai ram,,
    what a nice experience.I really need to appeciate your love and patience to our saima..
    .please save me baba you know what happened yesterday..i did not sleep till 5 in the morning and was crying...why is it happening to me baba ...is this the result for loving someone so sincerely years together..baba now i am totally shattered baba please help me out...please i can digest the pain in my heart it is like my heart is breaking and it is so heavy..since i cannot share it with anyone..do something baba you know i sacrificed my career for him..but he behaved as if he never loved me..it is really hurting baba..please do something...
    i love you baba..you are my mother...

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    1. Hi dear,

      You know i am going through the same situation from last 2 months. He is cheating on me from last 1 year. and i am with him frm last 4 years . I helped him in his struggle time... any ways.. I am still not able to sleep. But you know what i believe baba show us reality . Give us a chance to rethink about our life and he is real savior. That's why he arranged this for us. So that our future life will be full of happiness. Keep reading baba stories and chanting his name. And trust me he will give us strength to get out of this hell. Om Sai Ram .. I know sai ur with me :)

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    2. Thank you for your kind words.!
      om sai ram

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    3. thanks for your comment...baba answerd me through you for the doubt i had since months

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  5. Baba please cure my mother's health problems. Give her a healthy life. U know baba she is the only one who understand my pain in mylife. I can't live without my mother Baba. Today i give her UDI with water to drink. Baba please meri biswas ki rakhya karo baba.

    Jai Sai Ram
    LU BABA

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  6. Wishing all the devotees a Happy Ugadi.

    Very nice experiences, this part is very true: "I firmly believe that believing Sai, loving Sai, following the teachings of Sai & surrendering to Sai is the best worship one could offer at the Lotus Feet of Sai."

    O Deva, Thank You for surrounding us with family and friends who bring us joy and cheer. Bless us O Sadguru so we may bring about smiles to the faces of those who are in need.

    Thank You for all the miracles and a beautiful life O Sai :)

    Jai Sairam
    Sharma

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  7. Sai's Mysterious Ways


    By R. Subbulakshmi


    In December 1984, I had a problem in my uterus and underwent a major surgery in abdomen in January 1985. After the operation, I grew weak as I am past fifty. I needed help for everything, even to turn over or sit up in bed. It was very discouraging. One day feeling utterly helpless. I complained to my Sai-half, Sri R. Radhakrishnan: "Why do I keep on living? What good am I? I am just a nuisance. I can't do anything for anyone".


    He was preparing himself to go to Shirdi for participating in the Sai Leela meet scheduled for 27th and 28th Jan, 1985. He answered with a smile: "Oh" I don't know about it. I think there is something you can do. You can pray to Lord Sainath for the sake of others". What a good medicine that was. There, flat on my back, I began to pray for my fellow-patients, for the doctors and nurses, for Sai-bandhus, for any one who came to mind. And as I did, I found I was moping less, and focusing more on the world outside. Without knowing it, I was getting out of myself, out into the world -if only in spirit. And eventually I was there physically too.


    In fact, my health improved, so much, so that a year later, I could accompany my husband to Shirdi in February 1986 for the annual Gathering of Sai Leela Contributors and later and to Vijayawada to participate in the Akhanda Sai-Nama Saptaham. Today I am living at home, and I am able to take care of myself, but I am still following that excellent prescription for feeling useful.


    Source Sai Padananda July 1988

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    1. Wonderful post. Saileelas are medicines by itself. Thanks for your kind posting.

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  8. IS SAIBABA LIVING AND HELPING NOW?


    (Baba attends Puja on 28-2-1944)


    Sai Baba declared that those who think that HE was at Shirdi did not understand Him. He further declared He did not require any conveyance to go anywhere. It is stated that in Chap 40 of SSC, when the devotees surrender themselves completely to Sadguru, He sees that the religious function in their houses are duly executed and comply with all the necessary formalities. Let us know from the narration given by Mrs.GS.Devi in Sai Sudha of May 1944 that the above statements are true to the word and letter:


    HH BV Narasimha Swamiji, Founder President AISS visited Konakandla village in Ananthapur district of AP on 28-2-1944.He was taken in a procession, ofcourse with Sainath's photo with full honours to the residence of the Host, Sri Venkoba Rao.The person resembling a fakir with a dirty and torn cloth, bundle of rags on his head and old papers bundle in his hands accompanied them in the procession. He even took Arathi with Pujya Narasimha Swamiji,three persons observed him but thinking he is a mad man they ignored.Pujya Swamiji distributed thirtha, prasad to the devotees present. This fakir went to some other house and had his food. He came to Swamiji again and remarked "Are you meeting me tomorrow at Vajrakarur Mister?" This he asked in english (We know that Baba used to speak all languages including english from the statement of Shama to HH BV NarasimhaSwamy). Venkoba Rao felt the fakir was disturbing Pujya Swamiji and asked him to leave the place.


    That night Mrs GS Devi had a dream in which she saw a 6 yr old known boy addressing her "Aunty, Aunty What is this sleep? Food without Ghee was served, I was driven out thinking I was a mad man by your brother, Did you notice?"


    She was initially confused on hearing this but later caught hold of boy's feet and repented for what had happened. Sri Venkoba Rao was informed of this dream at the time of Thursday Puja. On hearing this he and his wife took a vow not to touch food till the fakir comes in the same fashion. On the second day evening at 8 pm "Baba" entered their house, Venkoba Rao without taking any chance fell on the fakir's feet. He offered hot milk and delicious food. Mrs Devi expressed her desire of writing Sri Sai Charitra and sought His blessings. He advised her to go to Shirdi for a reply. He advised Mr and Mrs Rao to have food as they did not have anything for the past two days. Though He wanted to tell about some wordly problems they did not give any chance because again Maya would play her part. Later he took rest and left.


    Dear readers, What a fine message Baba has conveyed through the above incidence. Let us call Him from the bottom of our heart and enjoy His bliss. He declared "I rest where there is full devotion".

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  9. HAPPY NAVRATRI TO EVERYONE...OM SAI RAM

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  10. OM SAI RAM.What a lovely experience .

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  11. OM SRI SAI RAM
    PLEASE BLESS AVIK WITH US WORK PERMIT BABA
    PLEASE BABA
    SEND HIM AN ANGEL.
    PROMISE ON U BABA I WILL KEEP UP MY PROMISES
    PLEASE GIVE HIM HAPPINESS. HE SHOULD MOVE ON IN LIFE.
    PLEASE BABA
    TODAY I DID ONE MISTAKE
    IM SORRY BABA.
    FORGIVE ME
    OM SRI SAI RAM

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  12. Om sai ram....
    Nice experience share by one of d devottees.
    I like last paragragh of urs experience where u written baba test our patience, thank for sharing it......
    Only sai sai sai.....

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  13. om sri sai ram
    please bless us.
    do not punish me
    please forgive me baba
    please give me happiness.
    om sri sai ram

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  16. Beautiful Experience- sure this devotee has taught us what PATIENCE is :) Om Sai Shirdi sai Dwarakamai

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    1. very true ,it's called true devotion.sai baba bless all of us this kind of devotion.

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  17. Happy ugadi to everyone. Please someone guide me how to post experiences in this blog
    Om Sai Ram

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    1. Happy Ugadi Baba and to your devotees :)

      Dear devotee, you can submit your experience using this link :

      http://submission.shirdisaibabaservices.in/


      Om Sai Ram

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  18. OM SAI RAM SAI Sister !!

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  19. Shradha b Saburi are Two qualities which our guru deva insists That we devotees have
    Sai natha
    My maa
    Feeling low since morning
    Please help me n make me cheerful my maa
    Maa pls let my eye check up go well
    Luv u my mom
    Falling at ur feet

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  20. I can feel your presence each and every moment in my life.....love you baba...........lovely experience :)..sai ram

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  21. Love you so much Baba.
    Please excuse me Baba.
    Anantha Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Rajadhi Raja Yogi Raja Para Bramha Shri Sachidananda Samartha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.
    SARVAM SHRI SAINATHARPANAMASTHU.

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  22. Om sai ram,Om sai ram,Om sai ram,Om sai ram,Om sai ram,Om sai ram

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  23. Wonderful experience. This proves that Baba does the best for us, and only thing we need to have is firm faith.

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  24. Sai Ram to fellow devotees,

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences here.

    Beautifully narrated too.

    Read SatCharitra online@

    http://knowmoreaboutshirdisai.wordpress.com/

    Sri SatChit Anand Satguru Sainath Maharaj ki Jai!!

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  25. Very nice experience! Baba showed you that He didn't want you to take that job where the interview was a mere fake one as He knew that job would not be good for your career prospects and instead made you take this other, better job. Sometimes Baba tells us not to take some path, and even though we may think it is the right one, Baba knows better and will never guide us wrong. Om Sai Ram!

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