Baba Saved My Life And Gave Me A New DirectionAnonymous Devotee from India says: I am one of the several devotees who are grateful for all that Baba has done for me. This is my first post here. My family was not a great believer in Baba but accepted the fact that we don’t know much about Him and did not have an opinion about Him. But in due course of time, Baba pulled me to Himself, stood by me, saved me and showed a new meaning to my life. If I am in a position to be alive and writing this down, it’s only because of Baba. The first time I went to Baba's temple was to accompany a friend (a college time crush). He was a regular visitor and devotee. Even though I did not believe in Baba, just to test Him, I prayed for something silly and Baba made it happen before I could step out of the temple premises. However, I did not take it as a big sign and brushed it off as something very silly.
Time is the biggest healer and slowly people close to me understood my decision. Then came the parental worry for my remarriage. I was not even interested. I was educated, independent and completely battered after all the abuse. I had become distrustful of everyone. The only person I believed was Baba. My parents started performing all sorts of Pooja and pariharas to "fix" my life. I met several guys to satisfy my mother and was starting to freak out if world had become devoid of good human beings! My father is a great devotee of Kanchi Mahaperiyava. He started forcing me to worship him. I believed only Baba. I never openly told anything to my father but within my mind I decided I will think of only Baba and that when a miracle happened. It was more like a vision - The black and white picture of Baba standing with other devotees of His flashed before me. Just that I was shocked that the face was not actually Baba's it was that of Kanchi Mahaperiyava as though they both were one and the same. I met a person whom my mother suggested (through one of the matrimony sites which I don’t trust). I felt like trusting Him but was waiting for a sign from Baba.
During this period I was regularly performing Shej Aarti at home, reading Sai Satcharitra, performing Nav Guruvar Vrat and visiting Raghavendra and Sai Baba temples every Thursday. I had a dream one night during one of the months when I was just casually talking to him. The dream was Sai Baba performing Pooja in Manthralaya. He walks up to me, gives me an idol and tells me everything will fall in place there is nothing to worry. The idol was that of Kanchi Mahaperiyava. This made me realize that all guru's are the same and will stand by their devotees. This felt like the signal and I decided to get married to this person and our marriage date was on a full moon day, a Thursday, Kanchi Mahaperiyava's Jayathi, my hubby's guru's birthday. Was this just coincidence?? Too much to be a coincidence. I completely believe that it was Baba's grace and the new direction that He was providing for my life. For a person like me who could not believe anyone Baba guided me to a guy who is of high thinking, a real good human being and takes care of me. Thank You Baba, for everything. I pray that You always keep me close to You and stay with me. Om Sai Ram.
My Life Changing Experience
Reason being: 1) Parents wanted me to get marry but I did not want to compromise (somewhere in my heart I wanted to go for love marriage but which was not possible as my family is strict and I never had any affair for 25 years of my life) so I was ok with arrange marriage but I wanted to get someone perfect for me. 2) I was not getting in my career growth which I was craving for (job change to MNC) I worked hardest for it. One day one of my friends was just discussing about her belief in Sai Baba and how she follows Sai Baba and keep fast for every Thursday. She said its wish fulfillment fast. I don’t know what I call it, was I selfish or what, I don’t know. That was the moment I said I want to go for these fasts for 9 Thursdays. I started from very next Thursday. I used to go to temple on every Saturday as Thursday I used to be busy so I just worship at home. 9 Thursdays over, 1-2 big interviews I gave (May-July). Nothing happened. I was so depressed. I properly did my worship for closing the fasts after 9 Thursdays. But my belief, my attachment with Baba, my interest in Baba was just getting stronger day by day (now selflessly with no wish in heart).
In month of September, I got the call from same company where I gave interview in July, they wanted to take further round of interviews. I was like what, I gave all rounds, at last in November I got offer from same company (biggest brand of the world) I was like so surprised how did this happen. Things happened but why so late. Anyways I had to leave the current city and moved to Mumbai. (Far away from parents) Before leaving for Mumbai I was so scared that nobody knows me there. How will I manage? Should I go or not? I slept at night (before day of leaving) with a thought, Baba show me the direction. I could not see anything but myself sitting with a hunk guy (lake side) on a bench. I could see from back side only. That’s all. Morning, I was blank and just left for Mumbai. Before leaving, at airport my mom said, it’s going to be life changing turn of your life (he is going to meet you there I’m sure) I was so shocked my mom is saying all this. I never expected this from her because I share that fear and respected relation with her in such matters. I just ignored I was like what mom forget it. And I left.
I reached Mumbai, Strange city, people unknown. I reached my guest house. My best friend called me and said one of my cousin is in Mumbai. He is going to help you out in searching for accommodation. I hesitated and said no I will manage. She said you just call him. I did not call for two days. I was stressed in new city. My friend called me again and asked me to call him as she knew i am tensed because of accommodation search. I called his cousin. He asked me about my company’s address which was 500 meters away from my company. He asked me about my guest house address which was 1000 meters away from his apartment. We met, he helped me in settling down in new place and finally he proposed me and I said yes. By November 20, our mind was set to get married. I could see everything in him which I ever dreamt for. And I could feel it he is the same hunk whom I saw my dream. As if everything was so planned before I stepped in new city. I came to know he is big follower of Sai Baba. His whole family just follows Sai Baba. He was previously in the same city where I was. He used to visit the same temple of Baba on Saturday where I used to go on Saturday. His address was 1000 metres away where I used to stay in previous city. That’s why my connections with Baba were getting stronger. I just can’t believe all this co-incidents. By Feb, I was married to my man (love marriage) while working in biggest company of the world. Baba made a perfect path for me, I just realized it later when things happened actually ϑ ϑ Aum Sai Ram. He always showers His blessing on us. His miracles are far beyond our imaginations. Nowadays I am again in some of rough situation of life. I believe Baba will plan for me and bring me out of it safely.
Life Took A Twist
Unfortunately my other work visa which was pending was also denied. Life was shattered. Me and my wife knew tough times were ahead. We were not able to digest this. For few days we discussed with ourselves what could be our next move. If i have to get another work visa and work it would be another 10 months of stay at home. I thought to myself maybe Baba wanted me to learn more about life and know the importance of life. My family and my wife supported me a lot during these times. My wife changed her job in order to support with more money. All i had in mind was Shraddha and Saburi. If you have faith and patience you can climb mountains. I never let my faith go down. I read each and every chapter of Sai Satcharitra with full heart and knew His blessings were always there for us. The time came for 2014 visa and i applied this time with full faith. I waited patiently for the application to be picked up in lottery and luckily my application was picked. By God's grace this time i got my visa approved and all set to get back to work after a year. All this one year i had full faith and waited patiently for Baba's blessings. Thank You Baba for all the lesson You taught me during this period. Sachidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.
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