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A little background about myself, Ever since I can recollect, I remember Sai Baba being introduced to me as God (Satya Sai Baba and Shirdi Baba are different incarnations of the same God to our family, dear readers kindly make note I don't wish to offend anyone and I am sure many of you will agree with me, so I receive help from both Baba's sometimes as Shirdi Sai closer from the last few years and sometimes as Satya Sai Baba. However I don’t pray to them separately as to me they are One). As a kid I had a very happy and healthy upbringing, my father being a well-read engineer and my parents being ardent devotees of Sai along with my brother. I was always a class topper and everything was going good. My parents gave a lot of importance to living a life abiding what Baba likes being kind and helpful towards others. As I grew older I don’t know exactly when things started changing may be during my teens and I started losing focus. Although again in my 10th grade I was the school topper by Baba's grace but in the 11th and 12th grade I performed miserably. However, I did become close to Shirdi Sai Baba I don’t know why and felt His Love very strongly but I was so stuck in my web of thoughts I ended up failing the 12th Board exam in one subject. Later with the support of my family I managed to take the supplementary exam and also completed my engineering half heartedly. Again this is a story in itself which I will narrate later but Baba helped me so much I have no doubt He made me clear my exams with a first class in fact 2 percent away from Distinction. I cannot tell you how miserable I was and how Baba helped me.
Later Baba helped me get a wonderful job something that suited me in a big MNC. However because of my strong communication skills my job in India was going good but somewhere deep inside I was unhappy knowing this is not the best of my potential. I left my job and came to the US. The main reason I am writing this experience here is to help my Brothers and sisters to see Baba like I have re learnt to see Him, of course we all need our Sai Maa's Grace to be able to do that. Again I will say when Sai holds your hand, He never leaves you whether you are aware of it or not. He constantly takes care of you all the time like a Mother with great Love and patience. Recently I took my GRE exam after ages of no studying and miserable foundation of the last crucial years, being married and away from the student life, I was hesitant to take the exam. However again because of my husband's and my family support I thought of starting to study. Initially I would be so scared and lost I would constantly fumble over things and worry and waste a lot of time. I wanted to prepare on my own with no coaching because I felt even to understand the rapid coaching classes a minimum level of aptitude was needed which was lacking in me. So now the actual change begins and it took some time. I started by looking back at my childhood and found that I was a topper or let’s say a winner until I studied hard and was living a way that time partially understanding things of kindness more as my parent’s instructions. I suddenly remembered how easy and effortless it was for me to study and would cry in front of Baba saying how I ended up being a failure the journey of being meritorious and falling down on the ground was still not digested inside me.
Because of my parents, I had clear understanding that Sai only helps everyone and I lacked effort. However, I noticed my friends that at the time when I failed although I prayed like really taking Baba's Name 108 times, I never really tried hard, I was too scared to open the books. Again looking at my B.tech, whenever I tried to study even 1 day before the exam with the little that I could Sai always rewarded my effort by passing me, can you imagine 4 years with no back-logs with this kind of an effort! Please make note I am not encouraging one night studying I only wish to emphasize that Baba helps when we make a sincere effort even when it’s late. You might think why I did this for 4 years why I didn’t change but let me tell you I had unknowingly given up on life and was studying because I had to. However before the exam day because of Love of Baba and for my parents I would manage to study all that I can before taking the exam and Sai was always merciful. Looking at this I started studying again in a method that works best for me. I promised Baba that I will try and asked Him to be fully responsible for my life.
Meanwhile as I cried and prayed and studied and fumbled I decided to cut off a little from everyone only to get connected to my Sai within. I would read devotee experiences feel thrilled and started working hard. I started reading the Sai Satcharitra (only to stay connected to Baba and get answers which Baba gives and are difficult to explain but I hope you all understand) just one chapter a day, as our kind Baba is so merciful. I have never even done a lot of Pooja or rituals for Him just prayed for everyone and would remember Him in all my tasks in my everyday life, as taking His name would give me Strength from like nowhere. Coming back to the GRE exam, I postponed the exam so many times that I started losing faith in myself. If anyone of you has felt this you would know how scary this is, like this I had lost a year already but in the last few months as soon as I promised and tried things changed drastically and rapidly, I asked Baba through chits regarding the dates of my exam and promised Him I will take the exam with whatever little preparation but that I would. Recently with not much preparation I took the exam believing and knowing Baba is the one Who is taking my exam and only He will give my results I scored not very great score but to me it’s a Miracle to get 300+. I have with Baba's Grace decided to give another quick exam in a few days as I have to submit college applications but I think this story of mine might bring hope to some student just like your stories have given me hope and Sai's love.
Please make note I am not writing this post because I want something specific but because I am happy to have Baba with me always and for His Love on me. I know He will do the best for me. I know, I have to go a long way to kill my ego and wish to live only with Baba's love and guidance and pray to you, all to pray for me too and that I become what my Baba wants me to be and all of us His children. Please see the gist below as this path of Baba introduced to me might work for you too in the way it suits you with Sai's grace. 1. Surrender all your worries small and big at Baba's Feet and ask Him to take care. (I believe past karmas do have effect on the present life but Baba has control on everything at times He wipes our karmas and makes us free, at other times He holds you and gives us the strength to face the trouble feeling His Love and come out victorious) 2. What the mind reasons appears to be a fact but if you listen to His voice the Conscience inside we will feel His Love and an answer from Him to do the right thing. In my case taking the exam with such little preparation instead of postponing and just doing the right thing at that time was enough, please face your fears do what you are supposed to and Sai will help. Just do the right thing, He wants us to be the most successful and has all the powers to control our materialistic needs too! 3. The change in me of wanting to be a good human being and successful the way Baba wants me to be knowing He will give me all things best for me, I am experiencing Bliss with tears of joy to look back at my life and see how blessed I am to be always loved by Baba when I was least aware of Him due to my worries and ignorance. May Baba's Love keep showering on us and may our mother be with us all the time. Baba has mysteriously solved all other problems too and if we totally surrender and keep praying to Him to do what He knows is best for me. This truth of His Love gives me enormous strength and in the near future I will update you all with my admission to the college hopefully that my Baba chooses for me. I pray that Baba stays with me in all my births and with all of us. Sai Ram.
Last year in the month of Jan, i decided i should stop talking to her as my mental state was really getting worse. So i messaged her same. I started doing Sai Baba Vrat so that i will get a job and she would accept my proposal. Due to Baba blessings, i got selected in five companies which i can't believe either and finally i joined a new company. Few months passed and one day she messaged me and we started talking casually. I asked Baba one question if she is not in my life then why is she coming back? Few days before, she drop me mail explaining the reason behind her denial. I don't want to disclose it but something has happened in her past and after that she don't feel for anybody. Finally after 1 year, i decided to met her and i told her what ever has happened just forget it but within this 2.5 years nothing has changed i still have the same feelings for you and want to marry you, but she replied she don't want to marry anybody as she don't feel for anybody. She told me to move on, i told her i have tried everything but nothing worked. While leaving i told her one thing, it’s my believe that within few months everything will be fine. I have started Doing Sai Baba Vrat again because i believe in Sai Baba Miracles. I would request everyone to pray for me, as i feel incomplete without her. Tears are rolling down from my eyes while writing. Om Sai Ram, please Bless me, i need Your blessings desperately. Ananta Koti Brahmand Nayak Raajadhiraj Yogi Raj Par Brahma Shri Sachidanand Sadguru Sai Nath Maharaj Ki Jai.
Second Incident is, Baba gave me such a great and surprise gift on my birthday. Me and my husband, we know each other from childhood. Now I am 30 years old. Still now me and my husband never celebrated my birthday together. Last 20 days back, I fought with my husband and I went to my parents place. Mine is love marriage. When I got married with my husband, my parents stop talking with us. Recently they started taking to me only. Still now, my husband never came to my parent’s home. Last week was my birthday, I fought with him but my concentration was on my husband only. Finally my birthday date came. I was not in mood to do anything on my birthday. I was feeling like crying. I was just praying Baba, please I want a gift from You. I don't know what You will do, I want my husband on my birthday. I was asking Baba like a small kid. I was just praying. Exactly at 12 pm my phone was ringing. It was my husband’s call. I was so happy and tears were in my eyes. Immediately my 2 years old daughter answered the call, my husband told her to come out daddy is outside. I just ran outside, my husband was standing in front of the gate. I don't know what to do. I went to Baba's Photo and started crying like a baby with happiness. Baba gives me what ever ask Him. Baba love You a lot. Still I can't believe this incident which happened on my birthday. Now also tears are coming from my eyes. Baba please be with us for all the time. Om Sai Ram.
compartment where engine was there. I was really surprised, how one can ask the passenger to get in, where the engine was there. I felt Baba's presence beside me.
Second experience on the same day, i reached at border of Tamil Nadu and had to go to bus station to catch the bus to Vellore. It was new place for me, i don’t know how to go and can't read the boards even as everything was written in Tamil. My co-passenger who travelled with me in train came and took all of us along with him to bus stand and showed the bus and provided all the details that i wanted to reach the junction. From there i had to catch a train to Rameshwaram. I saw Baba in him. Third experience on the same day, the train was at 7. I was so tensed whether i could catch the train. Baba again helped me here as the train was delayed for 15 minutes which made us to catch the train. Baba, You are there in each and every second of my life. I believe everything will happen according to You. I do believe Baba will give best for me. Whatever happens, i feel Baba will do only good for me. Baba please shower Your blessings on us. Akhilanda Koti Brahmand Nayak Raajadhiraj Yogi Raja Parabrahma Sri Sachidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.
medical problems in my life, but i always used to pray to Baba to help me and come out. I am very thankful to Baba for His support. I want to share my latest experience which i have promised to share. Last night around 2:30, i woke up and realized pinching pain in my chest (not continuous) near to heart. I thought it will go itself and prayed Baba to cure it without going hospital because i am fed up to going hospital. But it could not cure since morning till 9 am. I was keep on praying Baba. Morning, I had acidity medicine. Finally, i received relief by Baba Grace and decided to share it. I pray Baba for His continuous Grace and help to me and all devotees. Jai Sai Ram.
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