Baba Hears UsAnonymous Devotee from India says: I am an ex bank employee who took voluntary retirement to be at home with my old mother. I got introduced to Baba in 2009 when I was 47 years old. I had gone to Shirdi in 2007 but I went just to accompany my relatives and did not feel anything special. Now Baba has become a part of my life. In 2009 we moved to a new city and one of my neighbours took me to the local Sai Mandir. It was a Thursday and I felt good in that temple. Without my conscious decision I started going to the temple as a matter of habit. Slowly Baba made His way into my heart. For example, during one of my visits to a friend's house for haldi kumkum for Navratri, she gave a God photo to all the guests. Most of them got Durga Maa photos and I got our Baba's photo. Baba also came cycling in my dream one day! But sadly that is the only time He came in my dream. Soon I started exploring the internet for more information on Baba as I did not know much till then. I learnt about Sai Satcharitra and Nav Guruvar Vrat and also many websites where devotees share their experiences with their God. This instilled more faith in me.
I would also like to share one more experience here. After my elder daughter got married and left the house my younger daughter also left home for further studies. And I was left alone at home as my movement outside home was restricted for being available for my old mother who is 90 years of age. At this point of time miraculously, Baba sent my nephew to stay with me for two years and do his post graduation from the city I lived in. He was a great source of love and joy to me and I have thanked Baba always for that. Now along with my two daughters I got a son at my 50 years of age! As life goes on, his studies got over and he too left to go back to his parents. But I could not handle the depression, pain and loneliness after he left and every day I went deeper and deeper into the pain. I lost interest in everything including praying to Baba though I still continued going to the temple every Thursday. Casually I went to the book shop in search of some book to deal with my depression and I almost bought two books on the subject when suddenly my gaze stopped at one title "Sai Baba is still alive" by Jaya Wahi. I bought that book without further thought and the more I read it the more faith was filled in me. I prayed desperately to Baba to heal me. To my own surprise, I found subtle changes in me and I am now in the path of progressing towards inner contentment irrespective of outside circumstances. It is not that I am completely out of my painful state, but I can feel the change within me and I am sure with Baba's support and guidance I will be completely healed and learn to accept life situations and love people unconditionally.
My Faith In Baba
One more experience was that we were looking for a Gas Station to fuel the car. It was 11 pm in the night and all the Gas Stations were closed. I prayed Sri Sai Baba and asked Him to help us out, in less than 10 minutes, we found a Gas Station that was open and continued with our plans. Another Experience is I was looking for an important document and searched the house for about 1 to 1 ½ hrs, but could not find it anywhere. Next morning as soon as I woke up, i prayed Sai Ram and asked Him to help me. I did my entire work and just when ready to go to work, I realized that I had not looked in one place where I might have kept it and I found it. Thanks to Baba. All these might seem simple, but I believe in Baba and that He helped us. I try to perform “9 weeks Vrat” once a year, if Baba wishes, twice a year. I have also read the Sthavana Manjari and continue to read on every Thursday. Baba has showed the right direction and helped us. Like Baba says “Trust in me and your prayers shall be answered!” One more Quotation of Baba which I believe a lot is “Don’t get carried away by any flattering or Criticisms! Baba will help you! Thank You Sai Ram.
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