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benevolent service. Baba told His devotees once, ‘Place Entire Faith In Me And You Will Soon Reach Your Object’. These soothing words reverberated in my head as I was waiting very anxiously for my exam results. I was a topper. The teachers expected full marks in all subjects out of me. I was studying hard and reading the Sai Satcharitra daily for several months. I always remembered ‘God helps those who help themselves’ and never forgot my Sai Baba. Every time I got great marks in tests and pre final exams, I thanked my Baba. If I didn’t get good marks, I used to ask Him to be by my side and improve my understanding of the subjects.
So, the final exams arrived. I did most of them well, but slightly messed up a few. All the while, I studied to get 1st rank and felt that the few mistakes I did, will not allow me to top as there is cutthroat competition. I felt dejected. It was as if the mountains of hard work, waking up at 4:30 continuously for months, and sacrificing playtime and my health were all to waste down the drain. For so many weeks after writing the exam and before my results day, I was thinking only of these results. Will I disappoint my teachers, my parents who all have high expectations? Will my friends get better than me? But I always had faith in my Sai Baba. I knew that He will reward my faith and dedication. Sometimes, I even cried. I later understood that I was exaggerating and overreacting. Eventually, the results day was coming closer. A few days before, I wanted to go to a Sai Baba Temple but unfortunately, it was closed. On the same day, I decided to go to another Temple and take Darshan of my Sai no matter what. I reached the other Temple just before the Aarti. I realized that I just wanted a Darshan but Baba made me see His Aarti. It even looked as though He was moving His eyes towards me and smiling.
Finally, results day approached and I was shaking with anxiety. I got my results. I got exceptional results, beyond my expectation. When we wholeheartedly finish a task with dedication and leave the results to Baba, He will give us the results we deserve which are more than we ever expected. I had faith that the hard work I did (for which He Himself gave me sufficient strength) was not wasted. I love my Sai. I even talk to Him as the most trusted Friend, but with devotion. One day, when I couldn’t control the uncertainty, I went to Sai Baba’s answers site. The reply was “Worries will be over. You are feeling uncomfortable for no reason. Remember Sri Sai. Sri Sai is with you”. How apt is this response from my Guardian! I felt very happy. During the agonizing wait of a few weeks for the results, I always remembered Sai. He took care of me. I read a post a day from this website and it gave me immense confidence. Now I asked myself what is ‘having faith in Sai?’ I used to get doubts whether I am worthy for His Grace and pity.
After I got my incredible results, I understood that faith is remembering that Sai will take care every time the problem agitates our mind. Then, what is complete surrender? It is to remember that Sri Sai Baba all the time with a pure loving mind but without any conscious effort. It is proved that we remember God during bad times and just forget and ignore Him during our happy moments. This is very wrong. I also believe that building a relationship with our Sai is very important. He, being a Merciful Lord, took a human form for our sake. We are indebted to Him for eternity. But we should never create a business with Him. You give me this and I will do a Parayan (Reading of the Sai Satcharitra). Before God, we should show devotion but not smartness. I cannot describe my Sai enough for He is God. How can we, mere mundane individuals, describe the omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent Sai Baba. Please reads these words carefully. Getting to know of Sai is itself the greatest acquaintance possible. If you consider Him your Father, He considers you a thousand times more strongly as His child. We talk of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna as Gods and Sai Baba has not the slightest difference to them. Believe me, if you think of Baba earnestly, He will go to any length and make the impossible fall at your feet. Fortunately, I have experienced several other Baba miracles, which by the grace of my Sai, I will post later. Baba, I ask You, please shower Your grace on everyone as You always have. Om Sri Sai Nathay Namah.
alternative medicine. Though everyone were tensed, i left everything to Baba.
One fine day, My husband and me went to nearby Baba Temple. When i was praying, i was able to see Baba in my vision pointing his right index finger towards earth. This is first vision in my life, at first i wouldn't understand the meaning. Then I prayed Baba please make me understand the vision. Later when i was eating, it strikes me that finger pointing towards earth meant my baby's position got changed. After a month, i went to take my 5th month scan. To our surprise, placenta and baby position got reversed. We went to doctor. Before even opening the scan, she asked if i took tablets regularly for placenta reversal. I said no, it was having side effects with me so i stopped. Doctor said, then position will not change, when she said in parallel she opened the scan report and she got surprised with the results. I was 100 Kgs during the last few weeks of my pregnancy, practically normal delivery is not possible. Adding to this baby was in oblique position- cross position doctor tried many ways but even the week before delivery it remained same.
On the day of doctor visit, i went to Mylapore Baba Temple, there again i had vision me entering labour room holding Baba's Hand. This time also baby was in same position. It was Tuesday and doctor wanted us to come on next Monday to fix date of c-section. Everybody lost hope on normal delivery and started convincing me on that. But i trusted Baba more than anyone and said to my parents and husband that Baba has plans for me, He knows what is good for me and i am wholeheartedly ready to accept that. Same week Friday my water got broke and around 8:15 Baba arranged everything for me from transport to bed in the hospital. Surprisingly mine was normal delivery and my entire delivery phase was there only for 1 hour and my labour pain lasted only for half an hour. Everybody got surprised. I never had pain though my birth canal started opening widely and even after injecting 2 hours prior my pain lasted only for 45 minutes during the end of delivery. First thing my doctor said in the labour room was i never expected it will be normal delivery for you. I insist all the devotees only thing, Trust Baba's Lotus Feet, leave all burden to Baba, Baba will take care. Baba has own plans for everyone Baba knows when to execute. Trust me Baba will never ever let us down. We need to wait patiently during our test period, once it’s over Baba will pour abundant blessings. Om Sai Ram.
I had applied for two majors, one was tough and one was considerably ok. I was not sure which one is suitable for me and which major had good career scope. All I wanted was to apply and see how it goes. I was waiting for admittance. One day I was doing Madhayana Aarti at my aunt's house. She had kept one red rose to Baba, throughout the Aarti, I was praying, if I get admit to the tough-Major then please let the flower fall from Baba. Flower never fell. Almost at the end of the Aarti, I prayed whole heartedly, "Baba I really want to go and study outside and be successful. Please do whatever is good for me" and I thought if I get admit for the second major that I had applied for, I will think, it's Baba’s blessings and take it up. Believe it or not, by the end of the Aarti, the red rose that was kept on Baba fell. Within few days, I got admit from the university for the second Major. I went to USA, completed my Masters and with Baba's Grace I am successful and well settled today. This was possible only because of my Baba. He was with me throughout my journey and He has always been there for me. He is my Everything. My advice to all devotees, pray to Baba whole heartedly, He knows everything that's going on in our life. Have Shraddha (Faith) and Saburi (Patience). He will do the best thing that is good for us.
I was looking for change of job from a long time, nothing ever worked. Every time something came my way, some or the other thing was going wrong. I read about Sai Nav Guruvar Vrat on this website and started doing it. I did it for first time and nothing really happened. I didn't lose faith, I started doing the Vrat for second time and things started falling in place. I got an opportunity from a very good company, everything worked out and I got the final offer on Thursday, our Baba day. Even though hiring process took four months. I never lost faith in our Baba. I kept praying and finally I realized, He postponed and took things slowly for a reason. I am thankful to Baba for fulfilling my wish. Thank You very much. Love You loads Baba. Anantha Koti Raajadhiraj Yogiraj Parabrahma Sri Sachidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai! Sai Ram to all.
But after completion of my post graduation (in June month), there was no job in my hand. Some of my friends entered in lecture job. I applied for Some IT jobs but there was no reply from them also. During these six months, I cried a lot in front of Sai Appa Photo. He was maintaining silence. But I had confidence on my Sai that definitely He will guide me in good way. This December month, my first sister who is working in IT Company told me about opening in company. She said you just apply for that job. I too applied for that but there was no hope that I will get a call for interview. In between most of my relatives were asking my parents about my job matter, i had no words to express my feeling. I cried a lot. One day I got mail for that company to attend the aptitude test. So I attended aptitude test. After two days, I got mail from that company to attend the further rounds. I attended the interview. Finally I got selected because of Sai's Grace. I really feel happy about this. But I didn't receive my offer letter. My friends and relatives told that definitely it would take two to three months for receiving the offer letter. I pray to Sai Appa to help me and get the offer letter soon. Surprisingly I got offer letter yesterday. I am going to join on 27 Jan 2015. I am really very happy. Don't lose your hope. Definitely Sai will help us. I just pray to Sai Baba to keep bestowing His love and blessing on all of us. Thank You so much for reading my experience. Om Sai Ram.
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